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National & World Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11 Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11
A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said.

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Home Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction (Video)
Sotheby's is preparing to auction a rare 100-carat emerald-cut diamond. The auction house says the diamond is expected to fetch as much as $25 million.
Home Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico
Researchers from the E/V Nautilus had quite a surprise Tuesday, when a curious sperm whale swam around their remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameras captured the encounter.

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Consumer Protect your pets year found from fleas Protect your pets year found from fleas
You're not the only one who's enjoying the warmer weather, so are the fleas that are on the lawn, at the park and maybe in your house. That's why you want to make sure your pets – both dogs and cats – are protected.

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Weather Weather blog: Hot, dry summer now the prohibitive favorite Weather blog: Hot, dry summer now the prohibitive favorite
Just like a song that has the same verse over... and over.... and over...

and over....

Here comes the fresh 90 day forecast from the NOAA's National Climate Prediction Center and the story...is the same. In fact, it might be even more declarative: May is going to be hot and dry. Late spring is going to be hot and dry.

The summer is going to be hot and dry.

The autumn will be... warm.

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Entertainment Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors have demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

Technology

Technology PC sales decline to lowest level in 6 years
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.

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Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.
Business Citigroup slims down, boosts profits
Citigroup kept a lid on costs and that helped boost its bottom line last quarter. The big bank continues to slim down following the financial crisis.

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Offbeat School for strippers shuttered after wild parties
If not for the loud parties, the owner of a $2 million mansion north of downtown Tampa might have continued operating a training school for strippers next door to an exclusive gated community.