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Hikers walk on the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall at Yosemite National Park in California. The National Park Service has to cut $134 million from sites around the country, including Yosemite, due to the lack of a budget deal in Congress. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences

Sequestered Spring Means Fewer Rangers, Services At National Parks

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Sequestered Spring Means Fewer Rangers, Services At National Parks

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Illustration of the High Arctic camel on Ellesmere Island during the Pliocene warm period, aboutthree-and-a-half million years ago. The camels lived in a boreal-type forest. The habitat includeslarch trees and the depiction is based on records of plant fossils found at nearby fossil deposits. Julius Csotonyi hide caption

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Julius Csotonyi

Fossils Suggest Giant Relatives Of Modern Camels Roamed The Canadian Arctic

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Cornetist Adam Rosbottom rehearses with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in January. The band was founded in South Yorkshire, England, in 1917. Christopher Werth hide caption

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Christopher Werth

Music News

Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane

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Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington last month. Some analysts wonder if he and other policymakers have kept interest rates too low for too long. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Economy

Time For The Fed To Take Away The Punch Bowl?

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Time For The Fed To Take Away The Punch Bowl?

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Scientists say that understanding how the cocktail party effect works could help people who have trouble deciphering sounds in a noisy environment. Guests make it look easy at a Dolce and Gabbana Lounge party in London in 2010. Paul Jeffers/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Hear That? In A Din Of Voices, Our Brains Can Tune In To One

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Hear That? In A Din Of Voices, Our Brains Can Tune In To One

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Now that Pope Benedict XVI has officially gone into retirement, the next leader of the Catholic Church has a lot to consider, including finances. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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If The Catholic Church Were A Business, How Would You Fix It?

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Medical marijuana on display at the grand opening of the Northwest Cannabis Market's Seattle location in February. While recreational pot use is now legal in Washington, the state has not yet issued rules governing the industry. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Even Where It's Legal, Pot Producers Weigh The Business Risks

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The cover image from Rhye's debut album, Woman. Stuart Hardie/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Rhye's 'Woman' Takes Easy Listening To Provocative Ends

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Rhye's 'Woman' Takes Easy Listening To Provocative Ends

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