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Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply....
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Steps North Texas city has taken to save water
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area...
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2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect....
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Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) -- A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission....
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GPS satellite launched into space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite has been launched into space....
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$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin
DENVER (AP) -- Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states....
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NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade....
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Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds....
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See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen....
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Sinistra wins Evan Shipman at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Sinistra edged Big Business by a nose Thursday in the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course....
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