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Lego Releases Female Scientists Set, May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

Napa Valley, Sonoma...Hiwassee Highlands? Georgia Gets Its First "American Viticultural Area"

Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last week, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California’s Napa Valley is probably the best known).

Google Curiosity Leads GPB Macon Host Leah Fleming To Meet Leah Fleming

As GPB's Leah Fleming Begins Hosting Macon's Morning Edition She Decides To Finally Meet Leah Fleming.

'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

Met Opera's Union Lockout Postponed; Financial Analysis To Come

The drama continues. For months now, unions have been negotiating with the Metropolitan Opera's leadership over compensation and benefits; employees also accuse the Met of financial mismanagement.

U.S. 'Appalled' By Deadly Airstrike Outside U.N. School In Gaza

An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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