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On Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Egypt, the first U.S. Cabinet official to meet with newly elected president Mohamed Morsy.
The French could get a magnificent light show for Bastille Day this weekend thanks to a geomagnetic storm due to hit Earth Saturday, a U.S. government scientist said.
A Brazilian city's curiosity about clean energy sources turned into an innovative program where inmates at the local prison can reduce their sentences by pedaling on bikes that charge car batteries. The batteries are then used to power streetlights. It is one of a number alternative sentence reductions being rolled out in Brazil. A new federal law will allow inmates to shorten their stay by reading books.
If your summer travel plans are stressing you out, you're missing the point of a vacation. Take a break from the planning and build in time to do nothing if you actually want a shot at unwinding.
Tensions are high on a tiny, sun-soaked street, where neighbors know each other's names and once prayed together at a church with stained-glass windows that they could see from their front steps. Everything changed, they say, when immigrants started lingering on street corners and leering at local residents. "It's not that we're against immigrants," Oswaldo Espinosa says. "We just don't want them here." The "here" he's referring to is not what you'd expect. Tultitlan is an industrial town outside Mexico City, where more than 100 immigrants from Central America pass through daily, stowaways on cargo trains heading north toward the United States.
Embarrassed by their weight and worried about their health, a father and son embark on a life-saving journey together.
Connor Boss appears to be just like any other contestant waiting to sign into the Miss Florida USA pageant until it is her turn to fill out the registration sheet. Boss, with her nose almost touching the paper, has trouble reading the form. Boss, 18, is the first legally blind contestant to compete for Miss Florida USA. Ten years ago, she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a hereditary eye disease that caused her vision to get progressively worse.
A scathing report on the response of Penn State University officials to child sex abuse allegations said that "a culture of reverence" for the football program contributed to the abuse and its cover-up. This "culture of reverence," in fact, functioned more like a quasi-religious cult than a college football program, one professor says.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ENTERPRISE
New-York-Microunits (with art)
Anyone who knows real estate is likely familiar with the old adage about the things that matter in property: Location. Location. Location. But in New York City, with a population of more than 8 million, finding a good spot for the right price can be tricky. So Gotham's mayor is looking for help.
US-Arlington-Cemetery-Renewal (with art)
A volunteer army in the hundreds gathered Monday at Arlington National Cemetery to devote their best efforts toward preserving the final resting place of those who devoted their lives to their country. The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) hosted its 16th annual "Renewal & Remembrance" beautification project at the sprawling cemetery. Scores of lawn and landscape professionals, joined by volunteers including children as young as 3, spent the day working on the preservation of land surrounding thousands of grave sites.