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London’s Big Ben Is ‘A Little Temperamental’

Officials say the famous clock at Britain’s Parliament — used by Londoners for decades to check the time — has recently been slow by as much as six seconds.


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Duke Freshmen Refuse To Read Book ‘Fun Home’ Saying It Violates Their Beliefs

Some incoming Duke University freshmen have refused to read the summer reading book “Fun Home”, saying it goes against their beliefs.


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Police: Suspect Sexually Assaulted Utah Girl After Luring Her Into Field With Lost Pet Ruse

Prosecutors allege in court documents that the teenager enticed the girl from her house by knocking on her door and asking for help looking for a lost cat.


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Judge: Idaho’s Controversial Ag-Gag Law An Unconstitutional Limit On Animal-Rights Groups

The ruling is the first in the country to deem an anti-dairy spying law unconstitutional, said Mathew Liebman of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, one of the lead attorneys on the Idaho case.


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Utah Teen Accused Of Luring Girl, 12, With Lost Pet Ruse, Strangling Her In A Field

The 15-year-old boy tried to entice another girl with a similar ruse at another girl’s house in suburban Salt Lake City about 20 minutes before he knocked on the door of victim’s Kailey Vijil’s home, according to the charging documents.


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Oregon To Test Pay-Per-Mile Idea As Replacement For Gas Tax

Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on public roads within Oregon, instead of the tax now added when filling up at the pump.


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Utah School Makes Yearbook Insert For Special Education Students After Complaints

A high school that angered a Utah mom by leaving special education students out of a yearbook will now print an insert to include their photos.


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Utah Attorney General Took Donation From 1-800 Contacts After Defending New Law

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company’s behest.


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Utah School Omits Special Education Students From Yearbook

An angry Utah mother says school administrators made a mistake by leaving her daughter and her special education classmates out of a high school yearbook for the first time in years without announcing the change.


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Suit: Worker Died Using Bucket As Toilet In Truck

Lane’s employer, Superior Home Maintenance, provided a bucket in the truck for employees who needed to go to the bathroom at work sites that lacked facilities, according to the lawsuit and documents from Oregon OSHA, which investigated the workplace death.


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Oregon Considers Relaxing Self-Serve Gas Ban In Rural Areas

Oregon’s ban lists 17 motives. Among them, self-service “discriminates against customers who are elderly or have disabilities who are unable to serve themselves,” and it could create a “dangerous situation” for unattended children.


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Utah Cat Beating Suspect Arrested After Owner’s Nanny Cam Video Surfaces

Police called it torture and say they’re surprised the cat survived the attack. The animal was seen being shaken, grabbed by the tail, punched in the head and slammed to the ground.


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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A cross stands in the Roman catacombs in the gardens of the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Castel Gandolfo

A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations From Around The World

See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.

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Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.

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Travis Flies In Support Of Sandy

Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.

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Closing Ceremonies Of The London Olympics

Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.


Smokey Bear Through The Years

See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.

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