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Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER (AP) -- Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form....
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Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects....
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Report: Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says....
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Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release....
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Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise

BERLIN (AP) -- An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks....
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Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study....
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Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods....
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Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what....
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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday....
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Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think Congress should lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
90%
Yes:
10%
Total Votes: 80

Yesterday's Poll

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Do you agree with City Councilman Burgess's proposal that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense?

No:
66%
Yes:
34%
Total Votes: 11,183