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British Theater Showcases Special Effects From The 18th Century

The Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, England, is celebrating its 250th anniversary. And the festivities involve bringing back some old theatrical tricks — including one number called the "Thunder Run."

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As Debt Talks Hit An Impasse, What's Next For Puerto Rico?

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With the help of her aspiring young artists, Vanessa German has transformed a house in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood into a work of art. Erika Beras hide caption

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Young Artists Find Home And Healing At Pittsburgh Art House

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British Theater Showcases Special Effects From The 18th Century

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Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in B Flat Major Lena Weman

A chicken house in Seagrove, N.C. North Carolina is one of the country's largest poultry producers. As farms move closer to residential areas, neighbors are complaining that the waste generated is a potential health hazard. Kelly Bennett/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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When A Chicken Farm Moves Next Door, Odor May Not Be The Only Problem

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Ariell Johnson has combined her love of comic books with a place where people can socialize in her new business, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Jasmin Carroll/Courtesy of Jasmin Carroll hide caption

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Move Over, Comic Book Guy: Philly Comics Store Prizes Diversity In Its Heroes

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For Some, Powerball's Promise Wasn't Just A Big Payout — But Stability, Too

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