Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

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In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

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Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.

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The Nest of a Bald Eagle

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This week is Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Bald eagles are automatically unique, because they’re the national bird in the United States. On top of that, they make the largest nest of any bird in North America.

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What President Obama’s veto means for Keystone’s future

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A bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was the first order of business for the Republican-led Congress this year, and today that bill was vetoed by President Obama. Gwen Ifill gets two views from Jeremy Symons of the Environmental Defense Fund and Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute.

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Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

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A Texas jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the memoir American Sniper.

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Sesame Street Presents "House of Bricks"

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House of Cards is a political drama that is set in current day Washington DC. Main Character Frank Underwood, played by actor Kevin Spacey, displays the power of manipulation in the political world. Because of the shows popularity and the debut of Season 3 this week, Sesame Street displayed their own version known as “House of Bricks.” 

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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For many years, people have discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have stated the probability of life existing on another planet, other than earth, is favorable... especially when considering the size of the universe.

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70th Anniversary of the "Battle of Iwo Jima"

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Today is the 70th year anniversary to the beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima. It began on February 19, 1945 when the United States fought the Japanese Empire for Iwo Jima.

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Why We Pick And Choose Which Science To Believe In

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Climate change, vaccines, genetically modified foods -- those topics are ripe for debate and disbelief among people of every political persuasion who aren’t convinced by scientific evidence. 

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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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Things To Avoid On Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th is a day of superstition and bad luck. However, there are plenty of ways to ensure you have good luck on this day full of taboo. According to Discovery news, there are 13 things people should avoid doing on Friday the 13th.

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House Education Committee Passes Bill To Limit Power Of The South Dakota High School Activities Association

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The House Education Committee passed a bill on Wednesday to limit the decision-making powers of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. This bill would not allow the Association to create a policy regarding sexuality or gender identity with high school students. 

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Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

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In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.

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Nick’s Burger Shop Has Top Burger in South Dakota? What about Black Hills Burger and Bun?

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MSN has labeled Nick’s Hamburger Shop in Brookings for having the best hamburger in South Dakota.  This old fashion style hamburger joint opened in November of 1929. Although the times have changed, the demand for their burgers has not.

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

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The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has led to some harsh comments about parents who don't vaccinate their kids. But Juniper Russo, a writer in Chattanooga, Tenn., says she understands those parents because she used to be one of them.

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