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Clean energy high fives

A couple of weeks ago, when I read yet another story about the decline of coal, I found myself pumping my fist in the air.

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A promise to Magdalena

The obituary, yellow and brittle, had a line that landed like a sock to the solar plexus: “Besides his wife and children, his aged mother, Mrs.

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Another outbreak threatens U.S.

Health-care workers around the globe are trying to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, while also striving to contain SARS, bird flu, measles, drug-resistant tuberculos

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Sweet dreams

Last week, German researchers announced they’ve unlocked a way for people to control their dreams by zapping their sleeping brains with electricity.

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New holidays

If there’s one thing we Americans love, it’s our Jefferson-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of taking off our pants and sipping a few cold ones in the recliner.

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The election-year drinking game

OK, kids, gather ’round.

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Mr. Audience Participation

Hi. I’m Mr. Audience Participation. You might know me from such events as concerts, movies, plays, ballgames, meetings, presentations and speeches.

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My week of loving-kindness

My son Ben recently sent me a link to “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on YouTube.

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A snow baby

According to family lore, I was born during a snowstorm. My dad drove my mom to the hospital, all of two blocks away in our tiny Indiana town.

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Furniture Against Firearms

A gun-control organization is calling for the resignation of a state representative after her gun misfired in her Capitol Annex office.