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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

Archaeologist Chester DePratter stands by the site of Camp Asylum, the Civil War-era prison in Columbia, S.C. The site will soon be cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. hide caption

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In WFAE

Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction.

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

An old police car is permanently parked on the highway through O'Brien, Ore., where cuts to the sheriff's office have prompted some locals to mount armed patrols. hide caption

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon JPR

High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

A Google data center in Oklahoma is shown. Google recently slashed prices for its cloud services; Amazon responded by cutting its cloud prices. hide caption

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

Consumers Faced With 'Amazon Tax' Shopped Elsewhere

Monica Chavez packs up a box at an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix. The company's sales declined in states where it much charge taxes. hide caption

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Consumers Faced With 'Amazon Tax' Shopped Elsewhere

A study shows that state laws forcing the online retailer to collect taxes resulted in a 10-percent drop in sales. The winners, but not by much, were other online retailers and brick-and-mortar operations.

Army Vs. National Guard: Who Gets Those Apache Helicopters?

An airborne Apache attack helicopter takes off above a Black Hawk helicopter from the South Carolina Army National Guard base in Eastover, S.C., in 2007. The Army is planning to move all the National Guard's Apache helicopters to the regular Army, a move opposed by many in the Guard. hide caption

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Army Vs. National Guard: Who Gets Those Apache Helicopters?

The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard considers that an insult. But Army leaders say it's not personal; it's just about saving money.

Who Are Nepal's Sherpas?

A truck carries the body of Ankaji Sherpa during a funeral rally in Katmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday. Ankaji Sherpa died last week in the avalanche that killed at least 13. hide caption

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Who Are Nepal's Sherpas?

Members of this Nepalese community are renowned for their climbing skills and remarkable endurance at high altitudes. They are paid well by local standards, but it's a job fraught with risk.

High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks to reporters after arguing the case before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. He's with XIV Foundation CEO Jennifer Gratz, who was a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy. hide caption

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High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.

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