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Christmas Tree Farms Threatened by Root Mold

December 6, 2013 4:25 am

The National Christmas Tree Association says that 30 to 35 million American families buy fresh farm grown Christmas trees every year during the holiday season. Christmas tree farms that are growing Fraser fir trees in North Carolina and Oregon are being threatened by a mold that is killing the roots and destroying their crops.

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Measles Cases In U.S. Spiked In 2013, Says CDC

December 6, 2013 4:24 am

A new report says some 175 Americans had contracted the disease through November 30th — nearly three-times the annual average of 60 cases.

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A Brief Recap Of Nelson Mandela´s Life

December 6, 2013 4:23 am

For those who aren't familiar with the South African leader, here's a quick explanation of how he became a symbol of the fight against oppression.

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New Wheelchair With Rubberized Tracks Can Handle Any Terrain

December 6, 2013 4:22 am

Classified as a mobility scooter, the Ziesel electric contraption is not only stylish, it also comes equipped with a roll bar. Most impressively, it can easily maneuver in varying terrains including sand, mud, grass, gravel and snow.

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Artist Creates Colony of Toothpick-Sized Wooden Sculptures

December 6, 2013 4:21 am

Toni Kanwa's artwork, ‘cosmology’ showcases a network of impossibly tiny, needle sized figures, crafted of wood.

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AP Top Stories Dec. 6 A

December 6, 2013 4:10 am

Here's the latest news for Friday, December 6th: Mandela mourned; Severe weather in US; Storm hits UK; Pot party in Seattle.

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´I Met My Hero, Mandela, Behind Bars´

December 6, 2013 3:26 am

Tokyo Sexwale is one of South Africa's new generation of highly successful businessmen. But he's never forgotten his early years when Mandela, even from within a prison cell, was fighting to change South Africa.

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Mandela ´a Masterful Politician´

December 6, 2013 3:26 am

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, describing him as a "brilliant politician".

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Gross Taking Helm of PIMCO Unconstrained Bond

December 6, 2013 3:26 am

Bill Gross will assume management duties of this widely held, Bronze-rated PIMCO fund when current manager Chris Dialynas takes a leave of absence in 2014.

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Icy Blast of Winter Weather Hits South, Midwest

December 6, 2013 2:55 am

Cold and Icy weather is hitting from the South to the Great Lakes on Friday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (Dec. 6)

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