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California scientists discover new mammal species in Africa

Scientists make a rare discovery, a new species of mammal. At first glance, it looks like a rat. It has a long tail, small furry body, but look at that long nose.

NASA satellite data shows that air pollution has decreased in the U.S.

Dramatic new satellite pictures from NASA that dial back doom-and-gloom predictions about our air-quality. The quality of the air we breathe has apparently improved, dramatically.

Undercover videos that reveal illegal activity at farms could be outlawed

Chickens buried alive. Pigs so sick that their intestines hang out of their bodies. These are some of the grisly scenes from videos taken by animal rights activists who went undercover at farms that produce food destined for dinner tables.

8 oddest vending machines from around the world

Legend has it the first machine dispensed holy water in exchange for a coin in ancient Egypt. Tobacco vending machines have been around since the 1600s. Then came soft drinks, chocolate bars, bubble gum and condoms.

Are you a heavy drinker? You'd be surprised

Sheldon Shiraki sits at the bar in the trendy Fritti restaurant in Atlanta, happily sipping an ice cold cocktail. Asked how many drinks it would take for the government to consider him a "heavy drinker," he laughs.

10 least stressed cities in the U.S.

Want to get away from it all? These cities offer shorter workdays, a low cost of living, sunshine and healthier living. 1. Salt Lake City Zen factor: Plenty of jobs, low cost of living

Federal, TN authorities bust multi-state heroin ring, indict 22

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- Federal and local officials have busted a national heroin distribution ring after a one-year investigation, officials announced Friday at a press conference.

Debate heats up on 6 month anniversary of legal pot in Colorado

Denver, CO (KDVR) -- It's been nearly six full months since Colorado opened the door to recreational marijuana, and its impact depends upon who you ask.

Obama calls himself 'The Bear' as criticism mounts

His poll numbers are in the basement. Chaos is erupting in the Middle East. And as President Obama's second term wanes on, his critics are already dubbing him a "lame duck".

Tea party leader dies from apparent suicide in Mississippi

A tea party leader tied to alleged political dirty tricks that rattled Republicans in Mississippi and beyond is dead -- shot once in the head in an apparent suicide, according to police.