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The U.S. Air Force Wants Laser-Firing Jets By 2022

X-Wings, anyone?<p>Back in early April, the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff mentioned that the service will always need good pilots "who want to come in and fly the F-22, the F-35, the X-Wing fighter." Now, Gen. Mark Welsh may not have been meant that the Air Force is building a real life X-wing. But …

Is Scottsdale getting too crowded?

The last time there were this many apartments or condos being built in Scottsdale, John F. Kennedy was president and "Beatlemania" was sweeping the …

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World's Largest Elephant Poached in Kenya

After weeks of speculation, Kenya Wildlife Service has confirmed that Satao, the world's biggest elephant, was killed with a poisoned arrow to his left flank on May 30. The death has shaken Kenya and unleashed a countrywide conversation about what went wrong with anti-poaching efforts.<p>"Today I had …

We Have 3 Options in Iraq—And They're All Bad Ones

What can the United States do now that our troops are gone from Iraq and the nation is falling apart? Not a whole hell of a lot.<p><i>UPDATE: Today the U.S. began airstrikes in Iraq, following President Obama's declaration on Thursday night that he would do so to protect American citizens and refugees</i> …

This Guy Wants To Build A Beach On A Boat For Sun-Starved New Yorkers

A floating barge for Manhattan? Sure!<p>Just in time for summer, a New York entrepreneur and experience designer has proposed a solution for all the Manhattan beach bunnies who are tired of venturing off their 23-square mile island paradise to go to the beach: Just put a beach on a boat, and float it …

7 Waterfalls That Will Take Your Breath Away

Across the world there are hundreds of thousands of waterfalls, each of them as unique and magical as the next.<p>Some of them rage for hundreds of …

Fill The Oceans With Concrete: Unknown Monster Ate A 9-Foot Great White Shark

In news that I really didn't need to remind me to never venture out in the ocean past my ankles, scientists are stumped as to what the hell ate a …

Listen to FDR’s Emotional D-Day Radio Address

D-Day: the debt we owe to those forever young

The Normandy invasion of June 6 1944 was the decisive moment in the destruction of Nazism<p>In Normandy today, we shall witness the passing of a generation. Seventy years after D-Day, the veterans from the 17 countries who took part will stage their final collective commemoration of the greatest …

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Recipe: A Favorite Sandwich to Take to the Beach<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Foxgloves: Rethinking a Fickle Flower<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>DIY: How to Clean and …

Swiveling Chair Gives You Power Over Your own Privacy

Sometimes when you work, you just want to be alone. Other times, you welcome the input and communication with others. The unusual Tuttomio chair from …

What's really driving the proposed NFL pot policy change?

This proposal could mean a reduction in marijuana testing and suspensions while giving Commissioner Roger Goodell unilateral authority to hear future appeals on HGH. It's a great deal for the league's PR and a really bad deal for the NFLPA.<p>In a rare moment of progressive policy-making, the NFL is …

Report: Donald Sterling threatens to sue the NBA

Sterling has not paid his $2.5 million fine, doesn't intend to and is suing the league.<p><b>More: Magic Johnson responds to Sterling on CNN | Latest</b> …

DIY: How to Make A Copper Pipe Curtain Rod for $35

If you’re like me, every purchase that arrives in the mail is a source of great anticipation and high hopes. I tear open the box and pull out the …

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Desert agave or maguey plant vector illustration. Flower, design.<p>Royalty-Free Stock Photo<p>vector illustration of a desert agave or maguey …

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Cutting it close: Pa. man survives accident that put chainsaw into his neck

The calendar said March, but Monday clearly was Valentine's day -- James Valentine, to be specific -- when the 21-year-old Pennsylvania man survived a work accident that sent the razor-sharp teeth of a chainsaw blade deep into his neck and shoulder, and barely a centimeter from a vital …

Giant six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor - CNN.com

The Crabster CR200 is an underwater exploration vehicle developed by the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p>Crabster CR200<p><i>CNN Labs explores the latest innovations around the</i> …

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Police investigate killing of 4th professional near Phoenix<p>Stay cool: Phoenix summer gears up with excess heat warning<p>Man drowns while tubing in Salt …

Deputies: Couple carted full pot growing operation in truck

A California couple was arrested along an Arizona interstate on charges of transporting an entire pot growing operation in a rental truck, sheriff's …