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9:06am

Fri June 3, 2011
Agriculture

Spring Rain Leads to Dramatic Improvement for Colorado's Winter Wheat Crop

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Agriculture officials say Colorado’s winter wheat crop is improving.  For the first time this spring, about two-thirds of the winter wheat crop is rated in fair to good condition, according to the latest Colorado Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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7:35am

Fri June 3, 2011
Strange News

Why Are Some People Mosquito-Magnets?

Ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to be attracted to some people, while others never get bitten? Scientists say mosquitoes flock to people wearing dark clothes, those who move around a lot and pregnant women. Plus, new research shows mosquitoes are attracted to people drinking beer.

7:29am

Fri June 3, 2011
Around the Nation

Sukanya Roy Wins Bee By Spelling Cymotrichous

The Scripts National Spelling Bee came down to a word meaning "having wavy hair." It fell to Sukanya Roy, 14, who wore her straight hair in a pony-tail. In a spelling contest broadcast on prime-time ESPN Thursday, she outlasted competitors with the winning word cymotrichous.

7:11am

Fri June 3, 2011
Europe

Mladic Doesn't Enter Plea At War Crimes Tribunal

Ratko Mladic, the former Serbian commander accused of genocide, has appeared for the first time before the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague. It was a preliminary hearing, and Mladic declined to enter a plea.

4:00am

Fri June 3, 2011
Law

'Big Guns' Will Prosecute Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a Manhattan hotel. Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sean Gardiner of "The Wall Street Journal," who's been covering the case.

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