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U.S., S. Korea respond to N. Korea missile launch


Personnel from the United States Army and the South Korea military carried out a joint exercise to counter North Korea’s “destabilizing and unlawful actions” when it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, a statement from the U.S. Army announced Tuesday. The Army said the exercise utilized the Army Tactical Missile System …

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Google now tracking air pollution when mapping streets


OAKLAND — In Oakland, California, the Google cars that collect maps and photographs of city streets have also been collecting air, and measuring pollution block by city block. Melissa Lunden is the chief scientist for Aclima, the company that built the pollution sensing equipment added to Google’s Street View cars. …

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Chinese government urges restraint after N. Korea missile test


BEIJING — North Korean state television’s most famous news anchor triumphantly announced what the country called an historic event after it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile — and not shortly after the Chinese government urged restraint. A foreign ministry spokesperson said North Korea should stop violating Security Council resolutions but …

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Hot air balloon crashes near Disney World


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Nearly two dozen people were recovering on Tuesday from injuries sustained in a hot air balloon crash that took place near Walt Disney World. CBS affiliate WKMG-TV reports the hot air balloon, which was operated by Orlando Balloon Rides, tipped over in a retention pond on …

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New England clammers could face future without clams


SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The soft-shell clams that are harvested by hand and raked from the mud flats of Maine are becoming less plentiful, and the downward trend jeopardizes one of New England’s oldest and most historic coastal industries. Maine is the soft-shell clam capital of the country. But clammers harvested …

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