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Former U.S. swim star Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

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Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken took her first steps this week since being paralyzed from the waist down when she severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle crash earlier this summer. In videos and images she posted online, Van Dyken is seen standing and...(more) 



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Well: Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk

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Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found. 



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Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers.  



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Endangered red wolves face uncertain future

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A federal judge temporarily banned coyote hunting to save endangered red wolves, but local hunters say that the wolf preservation program does more harm than good. Meanwhile federal officials are reviewing its wolf program in North Carolina. (Aug. 2          



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U.S. EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

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Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release. The Obama administration will now face a last-ditch round of lobbying from biofuel producers seeking changes...(more) 




James Foley captured war in images

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Freelance journalist James Foley captured images of love and war in the weeks before his abduction by terrorists in Syria.  



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Russian trucks enter Ukraine without OK; Ukraine says it won't attack

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Russia on Friday sent a convoy of trucks bearing what it termed humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine, saying it would no longer wait for Ukrainian government approval to bring the supplies into the embattled region. 



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On east Ukraine front, residents make home in Soviet-era bomb shelter

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By Thomas Grove DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - For those living on the front line between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine, the difference between life and death is often making it to the bomb shelter before the doors close. Shelling here has become a...(more) 



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How big is your water footprint? You may be surprised

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LONDON, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- If you recently bought a pair of jeans or ate a burger for dinner, followed by a nice cup of coffee, you probably didn't link the touch of cotton or the aroma of the food to the amount of water...(more) 



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Review: Purggo bamboo charcoal air purifier for the car

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Instead of using one of those scented car air fresheners chock full of phthalates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), consider an all natural version, which uses bamboo charcoal to eliminate odors. 



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Another walk-off win for Nationals

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Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 home victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. 




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