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Horse helps disabled girl learn to walk in OR

Four-year-old Abigail Fantz giggles and her curls bounce as she stands straight up on a moving horse.

Japanese engineers create robot guitarist

Quick math question: What has 78 fingers, 22 arms, and no brain? Answer: "Z-Machines," the robot band with a surprisingly human sound.

Colorado residents may get refund from pot tax

Colorado residents could see some green in their pockets thanks to the new recreational marijuana taxes.

120,000 visitors flock to ice caves on Lake Superior

For thousands of years, waves on the largest of the Great Lakes have battered northwest Wisconsin, shaping the dramatic sandstone caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

8 most bizarre requests from hotel guests

Concierge requests are typically predictable: tickets to a show, flowers, artisanal chocolates. But some guests demand a truly outlandish hotel experience.

Rice University students develop life saving infant breathing machine

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.

Sunken art exhibit opens up in the Maldives

Personally, we'd rather not have anything obstructing the incredible views from a Maldives resort. We could stare out the window for months -- especially if those windows are underwater.

Mother of astronaut helps overturn CA murder conviction

After almost 17 years in prison, this was it: This was The Moment. Gloria Killian's murder conviction had been overturned. Carrying a small bag of her belongings, she walked out of prison as a free woman.

Juvenile detainees create children's books in WA

Reading, writing and arithmetic are the building blocks for a good education. And now local students are learning how to read thanks to the hard work by students at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Safety tips for Spring Break 2014

During spring break, college students often flock to the coast for some sun, sand, and a splash in the ocean. While this is a time to kick back and relax, experts say, don't let your guard down completely.