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Gore: Carbon-Free Electricity in 10 Years Doable

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Former Vice President Al Gore called Thursday for a "man on the moon" effort to switch all of the nation's electricity production to wind, solar and other carbon-free sources within 10 years.

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Pizza Clerk Surprised to Find Robber is Her Dad

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Police said they will not file charges against a clerk whose parents and husband were charged with robbing the pizza restaurant where she worked, officials said. Police said the clerk didn't know they planned to rob the Pizza Patron Friday night.

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Warming Health Report: Poor, Elderly to Hurt Most

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Global warming will affect the health and welfare of every American, but the poor, elderly, and children will suffer the most, according to a new White House science report released Thursday.

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Bill Clinton Aims to Stabilize Malaria Drug Prices

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Former President Clinton's foundation has signed pricing agreements with several suppliers involved in making a malaria-fighting drug in an effort to stabilize the medication's fluctuating costs and ensure more dependable availability.

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Record Number of Babies Born Last Year

Posted: 07/18/2008 - More babies were born in the United States last year than ever before, according to preliminary data, but it's not another baby boom just yet.

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FDA Declares It's OK to Eat Tomatoes Again

Posted: 07/18/2008 - It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. government declared Thursday - lifting its salmonella warning on the summer favorites amid signs that the record outbreak, while not over, may finally be slowing.

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Calif Condors' Animal Instinct Takes Over in Fire

Updated: 07/18/2008 - As wildfire whipped toward a remote sanctuary of the endangered California condor last month, the rare birds got their biggest test in survival after years of pampering by biologists:

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Should we move species to save them?

Posted: 07/18/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them. Dubbed assisted colonization or assisted migration, the idea is to decide how severe the threat is to various species, and if they need help to deal with it.

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Tiny bug threatens California citrus industry

Posted: 07/18/2008 - FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

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Flowerpot's spontaneous combustion blamed for fire

Posted: 07/18/2008 - MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) -- Fire investigators said a fire that destroyed a Mendota Heights home last week was caused by a flowerpot. Fire Chief John Maczko said a flowerpot on the home's deck spontaneously combusted.

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Fla. man rents home from fake landlord

Posted: 07/18/2008 - OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- An Ocala man who's been paying $800 a month in rent just learned he's actually been paying a phony landlord. Authorities said Carl Kopsho was at a gas station in January, telling his friends he was looking for a place to live when a stranger approached and offered to help.

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Pizza clerk surprised to find robber is her dad

Posted: 07/18/2008 - DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Police said they will not file charges against a clerk whose parents and husband were charged with robbing the pizza restaurant where she worked, officials said. Police said the clerk didn't know they planned to rob the Pizza Patron Friday night.

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Afraid of laundry? You will be after reading this

Posted: 07/18/2008 - GORHAM, Maine (AP) -- Mara Ranger will be a little paranoid doing laundry now. When she was removing clothes from the washing machine at her Maine farmhouse Wednesday, the clothes moved. She told WMTW-TV, "I jumped back" and saw a snake. She quickly shut the lid and called for help.

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