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With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans MicrobeadsIllinois became the first state in the union to ban microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap.

L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago Blackhawks

L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago BlackhawksThe L.A. Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in a dramatic Game 7 overtime win.

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo DetaineeIn the first ruling of its kind, District Judge Gladys Kessler has halted the force-feeding of a Syrian man being detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus appears to have jumped from one human to another for the first time in United States.

Exoplanet’s Spin Detected For First Time — And It’s Fast

Exoplanet’s Spin Detected For First Time — And It’s FastTime flies, you say to yourself all the time. Well, here's a little perspective: In a gassy planet about 65 light years away from Earth a day only lasts eight hours.

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is ContaminatedUnbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time.

There’s A ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?

There’s A ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?It's looking like clouds will obscure Monday night's lunar eclipse for nearly all of the U.S. East Coast, but much of the West and Midwest should be able to see it.

What’s A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

What’s A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860It's a classic example of supply and demand: How much would you pay for a bottle of fresh air in one of the world's most polluted cities?

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. DiesThe Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 BillionThe Federal Reserve continues to see "progress in the labor market," so it will continue to wind down its economic stimulus program.