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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material....
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Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

PRAGUE (AP) -- Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction....
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2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space....
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SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery....
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Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow....
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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

DENVER (AP) -- Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form....
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NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck....
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Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized....
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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers....
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Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) -- A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said....
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Do you think Congress should lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba?

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