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Convenience Store In Massachusetts Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Convenience Store In Massachusetts Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

| August 24, 2017

Handy Variety in Watertown, Mass., sold the winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. It’s the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.

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Could Offering Spy Secrets To State Officials Help Safeguard Future Elections?

Could Offering Spy Secrets To State Officials Help Safeguard Future Elections?

| August 24, 2017

Congress could arrange for state elections officials to view high-level secrets about potential threats to their elections. First, they need security clearances.

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Trump’s Fractured Relationship With Congress Causes GOP Dread

Trump’s Fractured Relationship With Congress Causes GOP Dread

| August 24, 2017

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are trying to show unity, while Trump is sowing division that could doom the party’s fall agenda.

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For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest

For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest

| August 24, 2017

Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.

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Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department’s Power Grid Study

Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department’s Power Grid Study

| August 24, 2017

A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.

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Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

| August 24, 2017

Drones have delivered everything from pizza to condoms to hot dogs. In Tanzania, they have a bold new mission.

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Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

| August 24, 2017

By Matt Largey U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued the injunction, writing that changes did not “fully ameliorate” the law’s “discriminatory intent.” She had struck down the original law in 2014. (Image credit: LM Otero/AP) …read more Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/23/545664409/-federal-judge-permanently-blocks-texas-voter-id-law

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#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

| August 23, 2017

Originally envisioned as a method of organization, the hashtag has gone from an obscure idea to an indelible part of our communication landscape.

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