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Breathtaking Photos of Matterhorn From All Hours of the Day

On the border of Switzerland and Italy lies Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino), Europe's 14,692-foot-high mountain. With one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps, Matterhorn is an attraction for both climbers and photographers. Since the 19th century, many people have approached the mountain …

Climbing

Lawmakers cutting deals on farm bill

From small Western towns to Holstein cows, deals are being cut this week to try to give the farm bill a fighting chance when Congress comes back from its mid-January recess.<p>Persons close to Speaker John Boehner said he is now more determined to get the bill done. “The speaker was emphatic,” said …

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Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …