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Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

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How 2 bodies in Swiss glacier stayed mummified for 75 years

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15-pound bag of frozen pork lands on family's Florida home

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New Hampshire man captures rare blue lobster, donates to science

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UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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    Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 22:36

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, […]

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    How 2 bodies in Swiss glacier stayed mummified for 75 years

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 14:58

    Last week, during a routine inspection tour, a ski-lift technician for the Swiss adventure resort Glacier 3000 found what he thought was a collection of black rocks near the Tsanfleuron glacier in the western Bernese Alps, reported The New York Times. Upon close inspection, though, he discovered that the rocks were, in fact, mummified bodies. DNA […]

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    15-pound bag of frozen pork lands on family’s Florida home

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:32

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards. But that’s what happened at 4 a.m. Saturday when a 15-pound bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family. Adair said Thursday that the package hit his roof with a “big bang.” […]

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    New Hampshire man captures rare blue lobster, donates to science

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:10

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. The Portsmouth Herald reports Greg Ward initially thought he had snagged an albino lobster when he examined his catch Monday off the coast where New Hampshire borders Maine. The Rye lobsterman quickly realized his hard-shell lobster was […]

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    UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:03

    LONDON (AP) – A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling […]

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    U.S. to ban American citizens from visiting North Korea

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 16:00

    American citizens will be banned from traveling to North Korea beginning at the end of August, the State Department announced Friday. “Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, the Secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals’ use […]

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    Teens watched, laughed as man drowned, police say

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 15:53

    COCOA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week. Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond in the city of Cocoa on July 9. Cocoa police say they later discovered a group of teens between the ages of 14 and […]

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    Deadly earthquake shakes Greece, Turkey

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 21:33

    2. #Greece 6.7 or 6.9 magnitude Earthquake. 2 dead. First images out of #Kos, credit: https://t.co/GfmXtx6DDD pic.twitter.com/PngaswiUWt — Το Ρωμέικο (@RomeikoCalendar) July 21, 2017 KOS, Greece — A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than […]

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    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removal

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 16:19

    Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. The statement says that following a procedure to remove a blood clot revealed the diagnosis., “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from […]

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    Rare view of underwater forest preserved since Ice Age

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 13:53

    An ancient underwater forest found south of Alabama’s Gulf Shores in the Gulf of Mexico could provide a time capsule to a pre-human era on Earth. The cypress forest dates back to an Ice Age more than 60,000 years ago when sea levels were 400 feet lower than today, according to the new documentary “The […]

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    How to watch O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 13:38

    After nearly nine years in an isolated Nevada prison, O.J. Simpson could soon walk free. The former football star and convicted felon is set to appear before a parole board from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada on Thursday in one of the most anticipated hearings in recent memory. CBS News’ 24-hour live stream, CBSN, will carry […]

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    DOJ: Safeway to pay $3M over lax controls at pharmacies

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 13:03

    SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies. The settlement, announced Tuesday, closes an investigation that began with Safeway stores in North Bend, Washington, and Wasilla, Alaska, in April 2014. For months, the stores […]

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    Dog helps rescue deer stranded in body of water

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 20:07

    PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. — When a young deer got into trouble in New York’s Long Island Sound, it took a team to bring it to safety: first a dog, then a few Good Samaritans, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. The owner of Storm, an English golden retriever, knows he’s loyal and caring, but on […]

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    Ann Coulter gets pushback from Delta Air Lines over seat change tweets

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 20:03

    NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment. Coulter began tweeting about the episode Saturday in which she said the airline gave away an “extra room seat” she reserved before a flight from New York to Florida […]

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    Fate of Giant Sequoia National Monument hangs in the balance

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 16:35

    Majestic old-growth trees stand within one of the national monuments that President Donald Trump wants to dramatically shrink in size or do away with. The Giant Sequoia National Monument, which falls within California’s Tulare, Kern and Fresno counties, is one of several sites in the crosshairs. The giant sequoia trees are some of the largest […]

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    Strangers step up after man with Down syndrome loses home, movie collection

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 16:35

    As a raging wildfire closed in on their Oroville, California, home on Saturday, Steve and Vicki Orsillo knew they only had about 20 minutes to evacuate. They quickly gathered their valuables — photographs, important documents and a small suitcase full of clothes. But Mark Orsillo, their 34-year-old son with Down syndrome, was only concerned about […]

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    1-trillion-ton iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 16:26

    LONDON — A vast iceberg the size of the state of Delaware with twice the volume of Lake Erie has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday. The iceberg broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf, scientists at the University of Swansea in Britain said. The iceberg, which […]

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    Some Uber drivers say cheaper fares have them sacrificing sleep to earn more

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 16:07

    Some Uber drivers are concerned the company’s lucrative incentives are pushing them to sacrifice sleep for more pay. Uber is in the first month of its six-month program designed to help drivers make more money called “180 Days of Change.” The program calls for tipping, shorter cancellation windows and no more unpaid wait time. But […]

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    Review: Proposed Tesoro project won’t pose major harm

    by Associated Press on Jul 12, 13:12

    SEATTLE (AP) – Local regulators say a proposed project at the Tesoro oil refinery in Washington state won’t pose major direct environmental harm despite concerns raised by Native American tribes, conservation groups and others. Tesoro Corp. is planning a $400 million project at Anacortes, including upgrades to help it meet upcoming federal gasoline emissions regulations. […]

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    How NASA plans to knock asteroids heading toward Earth off course

    by CBS News on Jul 09, 16:28

    Since one of the biggest asteroids to strike Earth nearly 65 million years ago, our planet has been unarmed — until now. On the front lines of defending the planet is the newest technological advancement by NASA’s Planetary Defense team: the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, otherwise known as DART. DART’s mission? To knock asteroids flying […]