Archive for July 21st, 2013

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Race leader Chris Froome of Great Britain finishes Stage 20 of the 2013 Tour de France. The penultimate stage of the Tour put Froome ahead by 5 minutes and practically guarantees he finishes Sunday in Paris in the yellow jersey.
Organizers feared this year's Tour de France wouldn't generate the excitement of previous years, but viewership was up along with excitement at the win of a British cyclist.
Mountain Fire

Mountain Fire: Evacuations lifted for Idyllwild, Fern Valley

Riverside fire officials say they are lifting evacuation orders for the communities of Idyllwild and Fern Valley as of 11:00 a.m. this morning.
Mid City crash
Los Angeles police say a suspected drunk driver triggered a chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured three others when one of the cars involved careened onto a sidewalk.
The Conjuring - Official Main Trailer [HD]
Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending "The Conjuring" into first place at the box office.
Judy Brewer was the country's first full-time female firefighter.

A woman among men: Female firefighter blazed a trail

One county in Virginia is promoting the fire service to teenage girls, hoping they'll follow in the footsteps of Judy Brewer, the first career female firefighter in the U.S.
Hey, isn't that ...? New facial recognition software is designed to help store employees recognize celebrities like Mindy Kaling — and other bold-faced names.

High-end stores use facial recognition tools to spot VIPs

A new facial recognition system is helping luxury shops give the VIP treatment as soon as big spenders walk in the door.
Anaheim protests
A day after demonstrators around the U.S. gathered to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman, crowds are meeting in the Orange County city of Anaheim to mark the anniversary of the death of an unarmed Latino man who was shot by police last year.
An arborist from the Montana Conservation Corps works to clear pine trees from land in Centennial Valley, Mont.

Fighting fire with fire: Why some burns are good for nature

Fire is a natural part of the western landscape, and a push over the last century to eliminate fires has threatened the habitats that some plants and animals need.

Blogs

Paperless School
The Federal Communications Commission will modernize its federal E-Rate program, which provides funding for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.

Programs

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