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Burning Man Organizers Sue Over Millions in US Permit Fees

RENO, Nev. — Burning Man organizers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to recover millions of dollars they say the government has overcharged them in fees over the past seven years at the counter-culture celebration in the Nevada desert. Black Rock Cit...
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Newsom Signs Law Overhauling Charter Schools

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law overhauling California's charter schools Thursday in a move seen as a compromise between teachers’ unions and charter school supporters, who have long argued over how...
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Dutch Inventor Says His Ocean Cleaning Boom Is Working

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. Boyan Slat, a university dropout who founded The Ocean Cleanup nonpro...

Valiant Survivors Reclaim Their Femininity in the Face of Cancer

Cancer takes an intense, emotional toll on those who are stricken with the dreaded disease and face the challenge of battling and treating its effects. For women, the experience can be especially traumatic as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery often result...