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Exceptional Memory Explained

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine reported in 2006 on a woman named Jill Price who could remember in great detail what she did on a particular day decades earlier. James McGaugh, Larry Cahill and Elizabeth Parker put the woman through a battery of tests and ascertained that she was not using any of the memory tricks that have been known to mnemonists for millennia.

Critics see ‘Chilling Effect’ in Alabama immigration law
The champions of Alabama’s far-reaching immigration law have said that it is intended to drive illegal immigrants from the state by making every aspect of their life difficult. But they have taken a very different tone when it comes to the part of the law concerning schools. “No child will be denied an education based on unlawful status,” the state attorney general, Luther Strange, argued in a court filing.
Solar Energy Push For Western States Planned By Obama Administration
solarThe Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the latest "Solar Energy Zones"
Sugary Drink Consumption Out: How Do You Stack Up?

sugar_drinksThe newest data on Americans’ consumption of sugary drinks is out, and it isn't great. According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of the population age 2 and older consumes sugary drinks, meaning soda, sweetened bottled water, sports and energy drinks and fruit drinks (but not 100-percent juice) every day.

Boehner rejects date sought by Obama for speech to Congress

Top congressional Republican John Boehner on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to delay a planned jobs speech to a joint session of Congress by a day in order to avoid "impediments." Obama had asked to address Congress at 8 p.m. EDT next Wednesday, a time that overlaps with a Republican presidential debate sponsored by NBC News and POLITICO.

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