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    June 19, 2010

    Nation Dispatches

    NEW YORK Eight-year-old dies in fire trying to save little brother An 8-year-old-boy ran back into his burning apartment to save his little brother but died along with him in the thick smoke and flames, according to neighbors and relatives. Tyanthony Duckette and his sister were carried out of Thursday morning’s blaze at the Queens […]

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    June 19, 2010

    Methane gas seen as new threat in Gulf

    NEW ORLEANS – It is an overlooked danger in the oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico’s fragile ecosystem. The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found […]

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    June 19, 2010

    U.S. weighs sending carrier to South Korea

    The Obama administration is wrestling over whether to send an aircraft carrier to take part in military exercises with South Korea in what would amount to a significant show of force after the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in March. The back-and-forth over the USS George Washington reflects the precarious security situation in […]

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    June 19, 2010

    World Dispatches

    AMAGA, Colombia Hope fades for 50 workers trapped by mine explosion Authorities held out little hope Friday for dozens of workers trapped underground after an explosion ripped through a coal mine, killing at least 18 during a shift change. At least 50 workers remained unaccounted for a day and a half after the explosion and […]

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    June 19, 2010

    Attack, blast kill five NATO soldiers

    At least three Americans are among them as the June toll in Afghanistan rises to 34.

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    June 19, 2010

    Report: Some blind regain sight via stem cells

    SAN FRANCISCO — Patients blinded in one or both eyes by chemical burns regained their vision after healthy stem cells were extracted from their eyes and reimplanted, according to a report by Italian researchers at a scientific meeting. The tissue was drawn from the limbus, an area at the junction of the cornea and white […]

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    June 19, 2010
    Amy Bishop

    Suspect reportedly attempts suicide

    Amy Bishop, in jail on charges of killing three, was indicted this week in her brother’s death.

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    June 19, 2010

    Grizzly kills Wyoming man outside park

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A grizzly bear killed a Wyoming man outside Yellowstone National Park, apparently just hours after researchers trapped and tranquilized the animal. The attack happened Thursday in the same place where two researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team had examined a large adult male grizzly earlier that day, Park County Sheriff […]

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    June 19, 2010
    DOGS

    Capitol has clearly gone to the dogs

    A number of lawmakers bring their pooches to work; one says it helps to keep things informal.

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    June 19, 2010
    Tomohiro Aoki

    Nations hope to change Japan’s whaling ways

    A commission hopes to fix a regulatory system for whaling nations that is riddled with exemptions.

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