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Researchers take dinosaurs’ temperature with teeth

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Scientists in California say they have for the first time devised a way to accurately take the body temperatures of dinosaurs — by examining the creatures’ teeth. Chemical analysis of the Jurassic period fossil teeth from two sauropods — long-tailed, long-necked dinosaurs that rank among the…

US eyes sanctions against Libya

WASHINGTON – The United States is mulling a “full range of tools” including sanctions against Libya to stop a deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters there, the State Department said Wednesday. “We’re looking at a full range of tools and options that are available to us to achieve our goals of…

Person who saved Rep. Giffords’ life is openly gay

The person credited with saving the life of a US congresswoman who was shot at point-blank range Saturday morning is openly gay, according to a published interview. “She’s been a great ally to the LGBT community,” Daniel Hernandez Jr., a 20-year-old college student intern, told the Dallas Voice Sunday. Hernandez,…

Crews battle Utah wildfire sparked at firing range

Wildfire sparked at firing range spreads to Utah neighborhood, burns 2 homes, threatens dozens A wind-stoked fire sparked at a firing range during a National Guard training session blazed across hundreds of acres Monday as crews rushed to keep it from reaching any more homes than the two authorities said…

Pundits mine Kagan memos to reinforce own views

Depictions of Kagan range from politically ambitious to Clinton loyalist to ho-hum pragmatic moderate The release of 42,000 pages of memos relating to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s years in the Clinton White House has provided a kind of Rorschach test in which reporters and commentators can find whatever images…

US citizen killed on flotilla was reportedly shot four times in head

“One of the nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship, a U.S. State Department official said,” CBS News reports. The official identified the victim as Furkan Dogan, who was believed to have been residing in Turkey. The…

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