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Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Popocatepetl volcano
At least six U.S. airlines canceled more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports Thursday after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed out ash, steam and glowing rocks, airport officials said. (07/04/2013)
Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
The San Jose, Calif., man known as Jaws ate one more wiener than his previous record to capture the mustard-yellow champion's belt. He said afterward that he was motivated by the prestige, not the $10,000 prize money. (07/04/2013)
At the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom. (07/04/2013)
Veterinarian Justine Lee answers your questions about animals, and about being a crisis care vet.
NASA launched Voyager 1 in 1977. Some scientists expect the craft to pass out of our solar system, into the space between stars. But they aren't sure how they'll know when that happens.
Some researchers are trying to understand the brain by starting to build one. At Reading University's newly constructed Brain Embodiment Laboratory, researchers plan to connect cultures of living human neurons to robots - to give meaning to their neural activity.
President Barack Obama's push to fight global warming has triggered condemnation from the coal industry across the industrial Midwest, where state and local economies depend on the health of an energy sector facing strict new pollution limits.
A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Investigators are interviewing several witnesses, and Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said there are indications the shooting was not random.
On a day meant to ponder the nation's birth, and those who built and defended it over 237 years, Prescott, Arizona's residents had 19 of their neighbors, their friends, their relatives to remember: The 19 wildfire fighters who died last Sunday fighting a massive blaze 60 miles from Phoenix.
Grab the bug spray. It will soon be peak season for disease-carrying mosquitoes in Minnesota.
Interactive map, photos and video of deadly blazes across the United States.
Fire investigators seeking to determine what went wrong when 19 firefighters died were expected to make their way to the site where the bodies were found to get their first look at the scene, a mountainous spot about a quarter-mile southwest of Yarnell, Ariz.
Before the fireworks take to the sky, Minnesotans will celebrate Independence Day in a myriad of ways and locations. Here are a few suggestions.
Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without jobs underscore weakness in the recovery, drag down consumer spending and still roil the nation's politics.

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