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Tue May 17, 2011

Snowmass Fossil Dig Resumes

Scientists have unearthed a bounty of rare Ice Age fossils from a reservoir near the resort town of Snowmass Village.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Last fall, construction workers discovered a fossil while expanding a reservoir outside Snowmass Village. Turns out that bone lead researchers to what’s become one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries, and Tuesday the Denver Museum of Nature and Science resumed the dig with plans to finish what they started.

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Tue May 17, 2011

Wal-Mart's Profits Up, Portugal Gets Bailout

The country's biggest retailer said its profits in the most recent quarter rose about 3 percent over this time last year to $3.5 billion. Also Tuesday, European officials approved a bailout package for Portugal worth about $100 billion.


Tue May 17, 2011
Around the Nation

Twitter Follower Helps Track Down Missing Computer

Sean Power said his laptop was stolen on a trip to New York. He'd installed a program that let him locate the computer if anyone turned it on. He could even see the user through the built-in camera. He reached out to his Twitter followers, one of whom sent updates as she went to the restaurant where a man was using the computer.


Tue May 17, 2011
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Truant Students Get A Wake-Up Call

The sound of a telephone ringing will hopefully coax some 250 Iowa students out of bed each school day. That's how many students officials at Marshalltown High School say are chronically late. The school will graciously provide wake-up calls to those who have been tardy five or more times.


Tue May 17, 2011
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Report: Schwarzenegger Fathers Child With Staffer

Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he fathered a child outside his marriage 10 years ago.