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Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

Posted: 05/06/2014 - The opening months of Colorado's recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions as pot users try to extract potent oil from the drug at home laboratories.

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GOP sharpens focus on Benghazi as midterms loom

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Republicans are sharpening their focus on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as midterm elections loom closer, with a likely vote this week on establishing a select House committee to investigate the Obama administration's response.

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2 injured in circus stunt gone wrong upgraded

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Two of the aerial acrobats injured when they plummeted to the ground in a Rhode Island circus accident have been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

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Crews battle large wildfire in central Oklahoma

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Crews are battling a large wildfire in central Oklahoma near Guthrie early Monday that destroyed several homes as it raced through the parched landscape.

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Survey: US gas prices jump 3 cents per gallon

Posted: 05/05/2014 - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 3 cents, to $3.72, during the past two weeks, marking the 12th straight week of price hikes at the pump.

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Powerade drops controversial ingredient

Posted: 05/05/2014 - A controversial ingredient is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks, after the chemical was also taken out of rival Gatorade last year.

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Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

Posted: 05/05/2014 - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete's case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year.

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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

Posted: 05/05/2014 - School nutrition directors across the country say government-mandated changes to cafeteria menus have been expensive and difficult to put in place.

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Baby safety gates aren't always safe, study finds

Updated: 05/05/2014 - Baby gates meant to protect young children aren't always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on these gates.

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