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04.11.14

Pilot saves dogs by flying them all over the U.S.

Arizona is full of Chihuahuas, but they may be adopted should they be sent to Pennsylvania. Peter Rork uses his plane to fly dogs to places where they're more likely to be adopted.

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04.10.14

Fast-food workers accuse some employers of wage theft

While pressing for an increase in the minimum wage and to join a union, the workers at some demonstrations have carried signs saying "wage theft."

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04.09.14

China ventures overseas for farmland

China has 20 percent of the world's population, but just 9 percent of its usable agricultural land. The country is buying foreign farmland, or leasing it, or forming partnerships with companies.

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04.07.14

Satellites beam "Dr. Who" to movie theaters, and show the future

The 50th anniversary episode of the British TV show came to movie theaters in the U.S. and Latin America. And so did the fans. Theaters now see themselves showing more than movies.

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04.04.14

Mega-menus a huge hit in China

Menus had gotten elaborate with illustrations and calligraphy. A lot of people started taking them home as souvenirs. To stop that, restaurant owners have supersized them.

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04.01.14

Women riding scholarships to college for lesser-known sports

They are winning a lot of college scholarships for such sports as bowling, rowing and equestrian activities.

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03.21.14

Fires and fatalities don't keep Bangladeshi women from the factories

Ninety percent of the workers in Bangladesh's garment factories are women. It's a rough job, but it gives them a paycheck and the freedom to take care of themselves.

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03.21.14

March Madness just got madder with a $1 billion Buffett bet

Billionaire Buffett and Quicken Loans will give $1 billion to anyone who picks all the winners of the 63-game NCAA men's basketball tournament. The odds? 1 in 9 quintillion, give or take.

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03.14.14

Starving alpacas rescued from ranch

The business of raising alpacas went bust quickly for one ranch in Oregon. Its starving animals were taken away to be cared for and then sent to new homes.

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03.12.14

Nome makes itself ready for Iditarod

The Alaskan town is the finish line for the nearly 1,000-mile dogsled race.

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03.10.14

How much water do you use? Americans aren't sure, survey shows

In fact, Americans use twice the amount of water they think they do. And many don't know how they can save water by using low-flow toilets and a different clothes washer. 

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03.06.14

Helping homeless college students

Georgia is creating an outreach program to help homeless students at the state's public campuses. Nationwide, more than 58,150 college students identify themselves as homeless.

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02.25.14

PRO/CON: Permitting online gambling

Should the government regulate online gambling, or should it ban it? Two writers give their opinions on the matter.

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02.24.14

Hearing held on bid to form first college athletes union, QB speaks

Northwestern's quarterback co-founded the newly formed College Athletes Players Association. He testified that he was paid scholarship money to play football.

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02.14.14

Two TV cable giants to merge into one company

Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. Many are worried that the companies joining forces could mean more expensive cable TV for customers.

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02.11.14

Icy Mother Nature is eating up salt by the tons

Storm after storm has hit much of the U.S. this winter. Counties, communities and consumers are running out of rock salt and ice melt.

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02.06.14

Parliament to Buckingham Palace: Pare back your spending, fix your palaces

British lawmakers have taken the royal family to task, saying that they need to cut their expenses and find ways to make more money, not to mention do some repairs.

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02.06.14

US population patterns still show effects from recession, Census says

People are not moving from state to state as much as they used to. They're staying put.

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02.04.14

Drought forces Hearst Castle to pool resources

California's tourist attraction is conserving water any way it can. The outdoor Neptune pool will be used to water the landscape, and the estate's six fountains have been shut.

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02.03.14

The market's booming for used electronics

Many consumers want to buy the latest gadgets. So they sell their old ones. And bargain buyers are snapping them up.

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02.03.14

His Panther takes to water like a duck

On the California coast, the founder of WaterCar took his jeep-like model for a spin - on the ocean.

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01.31.14

For China's workers, the New Year means money spent and travels taken

The Lunar New Year festival puts pressure on Chinese workers to spend money on gifts for family and friends, and travel to their home villages during the busiest time of year.

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01.28.14

Futsal, a small and fast style of soccer, picks up just as fast in LA

The growing popularity of futsal is expected to triple the number of places to play in the next two years.

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01.27.14

Farmer grows crops in water fertilized by fish

"It's the only farming method where you can produce both a protein product and a farming product," the farmer says of the fish he raises and the vegetables he grows through aquaponics.

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01.27.14

Boats go fishing for trash in Rio's big bay

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Garbage-collecting boats are sweeping Guanabara Bay to catch trash like plastic bags, TVs, sofas and even refrigerators.

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01.22.14

World's 85 richest have wealth equal to half the world population

The fortunes of a few dozen billionaires are equal to the entire wealth of the poorer half of the world's population, the British charity Oxfam reported.

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01.15.14

West Virginia's capital gets water back after a chemical leak

Charleston, W.Va., had been without water for five days because of a chemical spill.