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1953 Harry Truman Completely Renovated The White House

Renovation work on the White House in the early 1950s. The current executive mansion is mostly an imitation of the original 18th-century building. Credit Abbie Rowe/National Park Service, via Harry S. Truman Library

If you walked into The White House today, you might think you were entering the mansion whose construction began in the 1790’s under the supervision of President George Washington. But in fact, except for the four exterior walls, today’s presidential ...

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Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At Age 91

Million-dollar idea: As the weekly meetings at her home grew to include dozens of people, two of them — Felice and Al Lippert — convinced Nidetch, pictured in 1965, she had the makings of a business

Jean Nidetch had a soft spot for struggling women. Whether they were fighting to maintain a healthy weight, striving to get an education or working hard to launch a business, Nidetch was there to help. In her efforts, Nidetch had an ...

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Man Holds Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto & Change The World

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If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go ...

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Jerry Brown Orders Mandatory Water Cuts For California Drought

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Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s first mandatory water restrictions as the drought gripping the state enters a fourth year. Brown issued an executive order seeking a mandatory 25 percent reduction in use and a requirement that new homes feature water-efficient ...

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Supernova Reveals Origins of Cosmic Dust

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant sea horse, the Horsehead Nebula, located in the constellation of Orion, is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust. The bright area at the top left-hand edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust. Radiation from this hot star is eroding its gaseous birthplace. A massive star located outside Hubble's view is sculpting the top of the Horsehead itself in a similar way.

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure. This detailed view of the horse's head is being released to celebrate the orbiting observatory's eleventh anniversary. Produced by the Hubble Heritage Project, this picture is a testament to the Horsehead's popularity. Internet voters selected this object for the orbiting telescope to view.

The Horsehead, also known as Barnard 33, is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against the bright nebula, IC 434. The bright area at the top left edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust. But radiation from this hot star is eroding the stellar nursery. The top of the nebula also is being sculpted by radiation from a massive star located out of Hubble's field of view.

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NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of stars and rocky planets, and provides the elemental ingredients for life. But its origin is obscure. Many astrophysicists think that dust is forged during the explosive supernova deaths of massive, short-lived stars, ...

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Why Hillary Clinton Could Be The Next U.S. President

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Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee, and she will most likely win the 2016 election. When you see the objective conditions of the Republican Party today and most likely over the next 2 years and compare them to Clinton’s strengths, ...

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Study: Marijuana Users In Colorado Skyrocket

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  DENVER — Colorado arrived as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1BdXt69) reports the study by the National Survey on Drug ...

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Falling Gas Prices Continue To Plummet Around The Country

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Average retail gasoline prices fell another 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, starting this week with an average price of $1.92 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 170 gas outlets released Monday. Gas prices averaged 20 ...

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