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What's up with these sun-diving comets?

Comets skimming past the sun may seem like ill-fated cosmic snowballs, and a team of scientists is trying to figure out what makes some fizzle and others explode as they make their solar death dives.Full story

Family, friends remember fallen troops as heroes

The troops who died when a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan all had something in common: a love of family and country, according to friends and family members. Full story

Remembering a fallen hero

  State Rep. Jon Woods, R-Ark., a friend of Air Force Technical Sgt. John Brown who was killed in the Afghan helicopter crash, shares his reaction to the death.

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In this Monday, July 2, 2012, photo workers Thomas Fisher, left, Charles McCurdey and John Brown collect dead fish from Butterfly Lake in Knoxville, Tenn. City officials speculate that the record heat of recent days depleted the water’s oxygen levels and killed the estimated 10,000 or more bluegills