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The Big Sandy Power Plant, 4 miles north of Louisa, is the biggest industry in Lawrence County. Local residents blame President Obama's environmental policies for the company's plans to close the plant in 2015.
A grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Some environmentalists hope President Obama lives up to campaign promises regarding climate change in his second term.
New education standards place more emphasis on nonfiction reading and writing over fiction works. Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature.
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President Obama gives a speech on Inauguration Day four years ago. Since then, Florida-based Politifact has been tracking his success keeping campaign promises. It released its report card this week.
Tacoma, Wash., tops The Advocate magazine's list of "Gayest Cities in America." It was followed by Springfield, Mass., and Spokane, Wash. Advocate editor Matthew Breen says marriage equality gave the advantage to cities in Washington state this year.
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A photo from Aug. 15, 2012, supplied by the Institute for Science and International Security, shows buildings at the Parchin military base south of Tehran, Iran, shrouded in pink tarps. It's believed to be an effort to stop the U.N nuclear agency from monitoring the site, which is suspected of being used for secret work on atomic weapons.
Car companies are picking up automobile concepts such as this Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January in Las Vegas.
Garfield High School's academic dean and testing coordinator, Kris McBride, at a news conference announcing the teachers' boycott of the MAP test in Seattle on Jan. 10.
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