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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.


Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.


Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.


Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

The "Friendship Nine" were college students arrested for a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter in 1961. A judge is set to clear them of a five-decades-old trespassing conviction.


Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.


VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

As the generation that served in World War II and Korea grows older, the demand on the Department of Veterans Affairs for end-of-life care is growing with them. Now, the VA is trying new ways to help.


Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.


Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.


Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.


Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.


For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.


In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."


How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask 4 Villagers To Weigh In

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all?


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