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Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate....
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SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX said Friday that evidence points to a large breach in the rocket's helium system during a routine prelaunch test that turned into a devastating fireball three weeks ago....
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Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in Asia, conservation groups said Friday....
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To train doctors, Vermont school shifts to hands-on learning

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases....
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US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed....
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Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas....
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Pioneering California physicist dies; built important tool

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for studying the universe and played a role in the project that created the first atomic bomb has died, a lab official said Thursday....
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Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea....
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Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Millions of pounds of Dungeness crab are pulled from Pacific Northwest waters each year in a more than century-old ritual for commercial and recreational fishermen....
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Private wells in New England coming up empty amid drought

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- When Roxanne Moore got up to make her morning coffee a few weeks ago, she turned on the faucet and got a burst of water - then nothing came out but air....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should the Charlotte police release to the public the video footage from the police shooting earlier this week? <More Info>

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Yes
100%
Total Votes: 12

Yesterday's Poll

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Will you be tuning in to any of the Presidential Debates this fall?

Yes
95%
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5%
Total Votes: 6,314