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The Ugly Mug restaurant and bar in Minneapolis displays a few of its MillerCoors products. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Simon Says

Minnesota Survives A Cold Near-Beer Experience

2 min

Minnesota Survives A Cold Near-Beer Experience

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Lebanese men watch Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah give an address July 2. Nasrallah says authorities will never be able to arrest four members of his militant group who have been indicted in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Bilal Jawich/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Tension Mounts For New Lebanese Government

3 min

Tension Mounts For New Lebanese Government

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Musical wake-up calls have long been part of the space program — but some astronauts also take it upon themselves to make their own music. Dieter Spears/Inhaus Creative hide caption

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Music News

How Astronauts Fill Their Space With Music

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How Astronauts Fill Their Space With Music

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A page from the Liber Abaci manuscript. Leonardo da Pisa wrote symbolic calculations in the margin to illustrate the methods described in the text. Click Here For A Closer Look Siena Public Library hide caption

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Siena Public Library

Author Interviews

Fibonacci: The Man Behind The Math

4 min

Fibonacci: The Man Behind The Math

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For her solo debut, Pennies in a Jar, Nikki Jean reached out to the songwriters who have inspired her most. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Nikki Jean: Friends In High Places

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Nikki Jean: Friends In High Places

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Chileans affectionately refer to the Esmeralda as "The White Lady," but human-rights advocates say the ship's history is stained. Activists say for true reconciliation, the Chilean Navy must acknowledge the ship's past. Amy Isackson hide caption

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The Americas

Ship Brings Peace, And Chile's Grim History, To Port

3 min

Ship Brings Peace, And Chile's Grim History, To Port

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A sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River in Washington in 2008. A bill has recently been introduced in Congress to reauthorize the killing of sea lions that are eating the endangered salmon. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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Sea Lions Targeted For Eating Salmon

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Young female soccer players in the U.S. are ready for some new idols, like defender Rachel Buehler and forward Abby Wambach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports

World Cup Gives Girls A Goal

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World Cup Gives Girls A Goal

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