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Nowlin Haltom (left) and Michael McKeon join other same-sex couples in a national "Request Marriage" action this Valentine's Day outside the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office. The couples requested and were refused marriage licenses. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working on a new all-natural insect repellent. It not only keeps bugs away — it kills them in seconds. Trebol-a/Flickr hide caption

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Sam Thayer, an urban forager who has written field guides to edible plants, munches on Siberian elm seeds called samaras he found in Washington, D.C. Thayer says the seeds taste like a cross between sweetened oatmeal and lettuce. Maggie Starbard hide caption

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A family from New Orleans visits a beach in Pensacola, Fla., just before spring break season last month. In the distance, workers continue to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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