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Angelina County Extends Burn and Fireworks Ban Over 4th of July

Because of the ongoing drought, Angelina County Commissioners have voted to extend the official ban on outdoor burning, and they've also forbidden  all sales and private use of fireworks over the July 4th weekend.

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Sign of the Times: More and More Doctors Quitting Private Practice

In a clear signal that the times they really are a’ changin’, it’s reported that more and more physicians are closing their private practices and moving into larger health care systems.

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Deadly E.coli Outbreak in Europe

Here's sobering news for people thinking of traveling to Europe this summer.  A new strain of the deadly E.coli bacterium has broken out in Germany, and it has spread to several other European countries, including Great Britain.

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Cold Cases: Forensic Experts Work to ID Unidentified Crime Victims

There are more than 400 people buried in the Harris County Pauper's Cemetery just outside Houston who've never been identified.  Forensic Anthropologists are using state of the art forensic technology to identify some of them, and, it is hoped, figure out how and why they died.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Feds Release New Guidelines on Advertising Food to Children

A working group from four federal agencies -- FTC, CDC, FDA and USDA -- has released new voluntary standards for marketing food to children.  Childrens' and consumer groups are not optimistic they'll work.

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Japan Nuclear Plant Pumping Highly Radioactive Water

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.

Removing the 25,000 tons of contaminated water that has collected in the basement of a turbine building at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant will help allow access for workers trying to restore vital cooling systems that were knocked out in the March 11 tsunami.

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Houston Boy Brings Gun To School – 3 Injured

A six year old boy brought a gun to school and injured himself and two others in the cafeteria when it fell out of his pocket. Luckily, no one was badly hurt, but the incident raises questions we have all heard too many times before- How safe are our schools? How do we enforce stricter gun laws?

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