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No cellphone, no Wi-Fi: Living in America's quietest place

<b>By Kevin Monahan, Producer, NBC News</b><p>GREEN BANK, W.Va. – Every week, Chuck Niday patrols Green Bank, W.Va., in a vehicle that looks a bit like something out of the movie “Mad Max,” aiming to protect the largest steerable radio telescope in the world.<p>He searches for sources of interference, which can …

Emotions Run High After Boston Bombing Suspect's Burial

The news that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a rural cemetery just north of Richmond, Va., is causing controversy there.<p>According to the <i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i>, concerns are being expressed by "a local Islamic leader, Caroline County officials and some …

Cost of fighting Ventura County fire at $4.5 million and rising

The estimated cost of fighting the massive Springs fire in Ventura County stands at $4.5 million and continues to rise, officials said.<p>Assisted by water-dropping helicopters and planes, about 2,000 firefighters from across California and neighboring states continue to battle the 3-day-old wildfire, …

'Towering inferno' fears for Gulf's high-rise blocks

<b>Fears of a "towering inferno" disaster in the Gulf are growing after fires left residential buildings heavily damaged in the United Arab Emirates cities of Sharjah and Dubai.</b><p>The Arab Gulf states are home to some of the most spectacular high-rise towers in the world. But some building experts say …

A new problem for fracking: Drillers are running out of water

Could severe water shortages short-circuit the US shale gas boom? With 64% of the country in drought, water is looming as the next hot-button issue in the debate over hydrofracturing, also known as fracking, which involves injecting chemical-laden water under high pressure to create fissures in …

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