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Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

TOKYO (AP) -- An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago....
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Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose allegedly illegal killing by an American hunter in 2015 ignited international outrage. Now Cecil's son Xanda has been legally killed in the same area, bringing fresh scrutiny on the "trophy" hunting of a species whose numbers in the African wild have plummeted....
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Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle....
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California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules....
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Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks....
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National Weather Service cancels its union contract

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In what could be the first major labor showdown of the Trump administration, the National Weather Service announced it will cancel its contract with the union representing about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers....
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Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia....
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival....
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World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study....
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SpaceX chief says 1st launch of big new rocket will be risky

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX's chief said Wednesday that the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands "a real good chance" of failure....
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Yesterday's Poll

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How do you feel about the Pa. Turnpike subsidies for mass transit?

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