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The Interior Department plans to conserve millions of acres of habitat for the greater sage grouse in 10 states. The move limits areas where petroleum and agriculture development can take place.
The first words Bridie Monds-Watson sings on her debut album double as a tidy thesis statement: "A teenage heart is an unguided dart." The Irish singer-songwriter records under the name SOAK.
AMC's show Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the dawn of the PC-era at a time when companies like Texas Instruments dominated the Silicon Prairie. The second season debuts Sunday.
Gao Binggua of China wanted to break the record for wearing the heaviest coat of bees: 240 pounds of bees. To attract the swarm, Bingguo had several queen bees placed on his body.
A New York man named God Gazarov sued Equifax after years of being denied loans because the credit agency doubted his name. Equifax said its computer system wouldn't issue a credit report to "God."
The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.