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Calving season brings hope to western SD ranchers

Calving season brings hope to western SD ranchersSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle ranchers discovered tens of thousands of dead animals in their fields last fall after an unexpected blizzard slammed western North and South Dakota, a devastating loss for their livelihood, but they're finding renewed hope as spring calving season contributes to their herds' recovery.

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Jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

Jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzlingWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The scientists and support staff stationed on Amsterdam Island find professional value in being about as far away from the hubbub of humanity as it's possible to get. But this week, some of them wandered down to the southern Indian Ocean shoreline to look for the floating objects that could help explain the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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In South Korea, draft dodgers go to prison, many for shared beliefs

In South Korea, draft dodgers go to prison, many for shared beliefsKim Ji-gwan has a succinct explanation for why he, his father, and two brothers all chose to go to jail rather than be drafted into the South Korean armed forces. In the past, the US and many other countries accepted religious beliefs as grounds for opting out of military service. The UN Human Rights Council reports that 669 of 723 conscientious objectors in jail worldwide as of last November are Korean. And almost all of these prisoners are

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UK man to be extradited for South Africa killing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say a British man accused of arranging the murder of his bride on their honeymoon trip to South Africa in 2010 will arrive in Cape Town on April 8 following his extradition from Britain.... Read more...

Content Fatigue: What you must do to stay in front of your customer in a cluttered market

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of data that's already online via blogs and social media, consider this: by 2020 that information will increase by 600%. Overwhelming, no? I was just at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and a lot of talk was around the noise, as well as a term you'll be hearing a lot in the future: Content Shock. What's Content Shock specifically? Well, it's too much of just about everything. Out of Content... Read more...

Rhapsody and Napster leave Echo Nest following Spotify's takeover

Rhapsody and Napster leave Echo Nest following Spotify's takeoverEcho Nest must have developed cooties after Spotify bought it. Just days after Rdio said it would stop using the song recommendation provider to avoid sharing data with a rival, Rhapsody has announced that it's ramping down its own Echo Nest deal (which also applies to Napster) within several months. The company doesn't characterize the split as a defensive move, though.

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