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Does Toll Brothers' Strong Revenue and Earnings Beat Make It a Buy?

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:10pm
The housing market is looking good so far in 2017, and everything associated with it is benefiting.
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'Fearless Girl' joined by 'Peeing Pug' statue

CNN: Top Stories - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:08pm
Fearless Girl and the Charging Bull were joined briefly on Monday morning by a third statue, a urinating dog.
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'Fearless Girl' joined briefly by 'Peeing Pug' statue

CNN: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:08pm
Fearless Girl and the Charging Bull were joined briefly on Monday morning by a third statue, a urinating dog.
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STEM, pen, and science camp at UVa-Wise

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:07pm

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are mixing things up with the art of writing at UVa-Wise this week.

Several youngsters are spending the week exploring the wonders of science at UVa-Wise. They are also learning to reflect and write about what they see and experience during the Summer Science Camp.

“Our primary goal is to offer some fun activities to these kids as they learn about the different branches of science,” said Amy Clark, a professor of communication studies at the College. “This is the perfect age because they’re so inquisitive and open to new learning opportunities.”

The science camp, co-sponsored by the Appalachian Writing Project and the Department of Natural Sciences, brings UVa-Wise natural science faculty together with the youngsters for four days of fun and learning.

“We wanted to incorporate writing because that’s something that’s always linked to the humanities but not STEM,” Clark explained. “We want them to know that it’s important to be able to communicate what they’re observing and learning. We plan to include some creative writing, possibly some blogging, and lab reports.”

Professor Margie Tucker, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, got the idea to offer the summer camp when she thought about the available resources on campus.

“I don’t think we have an agenda except to introduce our kids to some really cool ideas and open their eyes to things they may have never seen before,” Tucker said. “I talked to a bunch of people about it and everyone agreed it was a great idea, and Amy offered to combine it with her creative writing grant so we could do a program.”

The youngsters spent Tuesday dip netting with Professor of Biology Wally Smith in the wetlands, followed by a writing session. Stargazing at the campus observatory with Professor Lucian Undreiu, rocks and fossils with Professor Bob VanGundy, dragonfly chasing with Professor Josephine Rodriquez, fun with physics with Professor Adriana Undreiu and virtual reality with Seth France are among the activities planned for the rest of the week. Writing sessions follow each activity.

 

 

 

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Cleveland Officer Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Fired

MSNBC: U.S. news - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:04pm
The Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice in 2014 has been fired, officials announced Tuesday.
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Spicer spars with reporters over 'fake news'

CNN: Top Stories - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:03pm
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spars with reporters after CNN's Jim Acosta requests an example of a "fake news" story during a press briefing.
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Firm Floats Plan to Hang Colossal Skyscraper From an Asteroid

MSNBC: Tech & science - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:02pm
Dubbed Analemma, the fanciful tower wouldn't be built on the ground, but suspended in air by cables from an asteroid repositioned into geosynchronous Earth orbit just for the purpose.
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3 Things Investors Should Know About Genomic Health Stock

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:02pm
Interested in Genomic Health stock? Here's what you need to know before buying.
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Lauryn Hill and Nas going on tour

CNN: Top Stories - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:01pm
Lauryn Hill and Nas are ready to rule the world.
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CBS Entertainment boss Geller exiting that job

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:58pm
CBS says its entertainment president, Glenn Geller, is stepping down from that position.
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When leaders are too 'charismatic,' everyone loses, study says

CNN: Top Stories - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:47pm
Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and Antonin Scalia have all been described as charismatic. But experts wonder whether all that charisma has a downside.
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When leaders are too 'charismatic,' everyone loses, study says

CNN: Health - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:47pm
Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and Antonin Scalia have all been described as charismatic. But experts wonder whether all that charisma has a downside.
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Lawmakers criticize brewery expansion over China-made tanks

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:47pm
Some lawmakers and officials are irritated a Rochester brewery receiving state economic development funding has purchased beer fermentation tanks from China that could have been produced in New York.
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This man is wiping out school lunch debt, one campaign at a time

CNN: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:44pm
Jeff Lew's online fundraising campaigns are single-handedly wiping out the lunch debt for the greater-Seattle area. John Legend's just donated $5,000.
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Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:42pm
President Donald Trump is meeting with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency ahead of a decision on whether the United States will withdraw from an international pact aimed at slowing climate change.
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AP WAS THERE: Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:38pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, suffered a partial meltdown that instilled fear in hundreds of thousands of nearby residents and changed the way Americans viewed the technology.
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Here's Why the Worst Is Yet to Come for Under Armour, Inc.

FOX News: Business - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:37pm
The next Nikes growth story is coming apart at the seams.
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U.S. Has Started Sending Weapons to Syrian Kurds, Officials Say

MSNBC: U.S. news - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:35pm
Two U.S. defense officials say that the American military has begun to provide equipment and weapons to the Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Force
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