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Monday, August 29, 2011

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  • Some Beach Areas Stunned By Irene's Mild Touch
    Hurricane Irene did not turn to be the storm of the century. It did, however, cause millions to lose power, forced hundreds of thousands to be evacuated and resulted in a number of fatalities. Still, many in beach towns remarked at how lucky they were.
  • Washed Out Bridges Strand Vermont's Small Towns
    Vermont became an unexpected casualty of Hurricane Irene. The storm dropped up to seven inches of rain Sunday — flooding streams and sending rivers crashing over their banks. In the state highway system alone, 12 bridges were washed out.
  • Where Generations Of Soldiers Healed And Moved On
    The last doctors and patients are leaving Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which is closing after more than 100 years of reshaping military medicine. For patients like Lt. Tyson Quink, the historic hospital in Washington, D.C., is where he's rebuilding his body, and his life.
  • Libyan Rebels Use Upper Hand Over Gadhafi Loyalists
    In Libya, the tide has turned against Moammar Gadhafi and his supporters. And that has left an uncomfortable question for the new rebel authority: What to do with his loyalists and supporters?
  • Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely
    Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles. Though an industry has sprung up around the idea, psychologists recommend other approaches to help kids retain information.
  • Simple Things To Do To Lessen Back-To-School Stomach Bugs
    When it comes to packing lunches for school, keeping hands and counters clean is probably the most important tip. Also, putting a bottle of hand sanitizer in kids' backpacks is a good idea.
  • New Japanese Prime Minister, New Obama Adviser
    Japan's finance minister moves to the prime minister's office after the country's ruling party voted him in Monday. Yoshihiko Noda is known as a fiscal hawk. And, President Obama is expected to nominate a Princeton University labor economist to a key economic post. According to The Wall Street Journal, the president will name Alan Krueger as his pick to be Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
  • 'Land Bank' Knocks Out Some Foreclosure Problems
    The housing crisis has left banks stuck with crumbling, foreclosed houses that they can't resell. In Cleveland, a quasi-government corporation takes over those houses, and the lenders pay to demolish them. The idea may soon take hold in other cities as well.
  • Britons Upset With Twinings Earl Grey Recipe Change
    A storm is brewing over a change that British tea maker Twinings made to its Earl Grey recipe in the United Kingdom. The distinctive flavor of Earl Grey comes from bergamot oil. Bergamot is a kind of orange. Twinings recently jazzed up the 180-year-old recipe with some extra citrus flavor. Consumers are not refreshed.
  • Big Apple Reboots After Shutting Down For Irene
    New York dodged the big one as Hurricane Irene had pretty much petered out by the time it hit the city. Before the storm arrived, the entire transit system had been shutdown.

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