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Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure

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"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be Fined

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Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.

Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump

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Top leaders from the Justice Department, FBI and the intelligence community headed for the White House amid a new dust-up about the FBI's use of confidential informants.

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Foreign Investors Shrug Off Miami's Rising Sea Levels

Sea-level rise is so acute in South Florida that local governments are eyeing hundreds of millions in spending to mitigate floodwaters. But wealthy foreign investors don't seem fazed.

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Battered By Bleaching, Florida's Coral Reefs Now Face Mysterious Disease

Florida's coral reefs are being decimated by a mysterious disease. It comes after years of warming waters have bleached coral reefs around the world, leaving them weakened.

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For Vegas Oddsmakers, Home Team's Fairy Tale Season Becomes A Frightfest

Some casinos placed the odds of the Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup as high as 500-to-1 last fall. Now the team has made the final in its first season, and some bettors stand to win big.

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Richard Goodwin, Crafter Of Johnson's Famous 'We Shall Overcome' Speech, Dies

Speechwriter Richard Goodwin, a driving force in American politics during the upheavals of the 1960s and the husband of Doris Kearns Goodwin, has died at age 86.

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VA's Caregiver Program Still Dropping Veterans With Disabilities

An NPR investigation last year revealed that a number of VA centers were ejecting hundreds of caregivers from the program. The VA promised reform, but a year later few have returned to the program.

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Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

While the bill lacks support from GOP leaders in the House and Senate, it's intended to send a message to President Trump to avoid interfering with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air

Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.

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Tina Fey Hosts Star-Studded 'SNL' Season 43 Finale

The season ender of Saturday Night Live opened Trump style with a nod to the finale of The Sopranos. It was Fey's sixth time hosting the show and her musical guest was Nicki Minaj.

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Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch

While the Pentagon opposes the measure, the military has conducted operations in space for 50 years.

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A Texas Town Mourns, And A Nation Struggles To Find New Ground In Gun Debate

Public schools in Santa Fe, Texas, are closed as the community grapples with how to move on. But authorities in Texas disagree about whether guns are to blame for the violence.