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First Female Space Tourist
Anousheh Ansari is her name. She is the first female space tourist. She is going into space today aboard a Soyuz space capsule.
Fashion Models Too Thin
Spain has banned fashion models who are too thin, and other countries are looking to follow suit.
Homeless Dog Makes Annie Cast
A homeless cocker spaniel named Whiskey won a role in a new stage production of Annie in New York.
Finger scanner tracks lunch line purchases
Skyscrapers Added to World Trade Center Site
Oregon students can now have a finger scanner keep track of their school lunch purchases.
Architects have revealed designs for three office towers that will join the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center buildings that were destroyed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Turning Up the Heat on Trash
Florida's St. Lucie County, in what is believed to be the first such project, has approved spending $425 million on a 100,000-square-foot plant that, when fully operational, will vaporize up to 3,000 tons of garbage a day.
McDonald's Wins Malaysia Restaurant Fight
The American fast food giant has prevailed in a five-year legal battle against a restaurant in Malaysia that calls itself McCurry.
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