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  1. New robot learns from its mistakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NewsOK.com

    A new robot can learn through trial and error, just like humans. It can teach itself tasks like assembling toy planes and putting clothes hangers on a rack.

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  2. Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | NewsOK.com

    The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. FILE - This May 13, 2010 file photo Pelicans float on the water as an oil platform sits in the background off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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  3. Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | NewsOK.com

    Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites - by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. In the newest work, University of California, Berkeley, researchers used a smartphone-run video microscope to target a challenge in parts of Central Africa - some devastating infections caused by tiny parasitic worms.

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  4. UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | NewsOK.com

    Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, likened the city's police chief to a dog chasing its tail and accused city government of rascality.

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  5. Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quicklyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | NewsOK.com

    Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects. The unusual steps were discussed at a forum Tuesday held by government safety regulators who are frustrated over what they say is an unacceptably low rate of recall repairs.

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  6. Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes doneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | NewsOK.com

    Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief is hosting a gathering of automakers ay to search for solutions. In some recalls for problems as serious as air bags that can spew shrapnel into drivers or fuel tanks that can rupture in a rear-end crash, completion rates are below 15 percent, six months or more after the recalls were announced.

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  7. Adjunct professors are officially the new working poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    More than half of all welfare recipients rely on government assistance because their job doesn't pay enough, not because of unemployment. And adjunct professors are high on the list.

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  8. Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Airport workers, home care workers, Walmart workers and adjunct professors are among those set to join in the Fight for $15 protests across the country, in what organizers are calling the biggest ever mobilization of workers in the U.S. The campaign is being spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union and began in late 2012. On Wednesday, organizers say protests for higher pay and union for low-wage workers are planned for more than 230 cities and college campuses.

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  9. New York lawmakers mull warning labels on sugary beveragesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The proposed mandate, now pending in the state Assembly, comes as states across the country grapple with the costs - human and financial - of obesity and other diseases related to the American diet.

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  10. Study suggests fracking could release radon from groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Levels of cancer-causing radon gas in Pennsylvania homes have increased as the fracking industry has expanded, USA Today reports from a new study. The study is a preliminary "first look" into a possible connection between fracking and radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, says co-author Joan Casey.

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  11. Cheating spouse: To forgive or not to forgive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    When a spouse cheats, the betrayed has two choices: Walk away or try to make it work. Experts say there are concrete steps to making it work, and while the odds may be stacked against these couples, the rewards can be great.

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  12. Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was choking her. FILE - In this March 22, 2015, file photo, Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford, right, celebrates with Ariel Atkins after the team's 73-70 win over California in an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament in Berkeley, Calif.

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  13. Texas tops Cal to advance to first Sweet 16 in 11 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Even just a month ago, Karen Aston had no idea how her Texas team would come together in the end. The Longhorns were dealing with devastating injuries and so many moving parts.

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  14. California treats home crowd to opening NCAA Tournament winRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Reshanda Gray and California treated the home crowd to an impressive opener in the NCAA Tournament, and the Golden Bears hope they are just getting started two years after reaching the program's first Final Four. Wichita State forward Kelsey Jacobs battles for the ball against California forward Courtney Range during the first half of a women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Berkeley, Calif., Friday, March 20, 2015.

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  15. Western Kentucky blows late lead in NCAA loss to TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    After doing nearly everything right to put her team in position for an upset in the NCAA Tournament, Govan missed a potential winning 3-pointer in the closing seconds. Coach Michelle Clark-Heard wouldn't have changed the play, just the outcome.

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  16. Durst heir faces murder charge after documentary broadcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Robert Durst couldn't explain away similarities between his handwriting and a letter he said "only the killer could have written" that alerted police to his friend's shooting 15 years ago. FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom.

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  17. Going full circle for math and pastries on a special Pi DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Saturday is the day when love of math and a hankering for pastry come full circle. Saturday is Pi Day, a once-in-a-year calendar date that this time squares the fun with a once-in-a-century twist.

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  18. Oregon ends 7-year losing streak to Cal, 80-69Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Joseph Young scored 25 points, Dwayne Benjamin had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Oregon pulled away in the second half to beat California 80-69 on Wednesday night, ending a seven-year losing streak against the Golden Bears. Oregon's Joseph Young shoots against California's Dwight Tarwater during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif.

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  19. Cal seniors, best friends Boyd, Gray prepare for final runRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    In this photo from Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Brittany Boyd, left, and Reshanda Gray embrace before basketball practice at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif. These two seniors are a big reason the California Golden Bears have reached new levels under fourth-year coach basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb, including reaching the program's first Final Four in 2013.

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  20. Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay in lower-wage industriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries. Other retailers and some fast food restaurants may now feel compelled to follow suit to retain their workers and attract others to fill openings, economists said.

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