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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city's largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

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