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Lessons From the Brief, Lonesome Life of Echo the Wolf

A gray wolf walked to the Grand Canyon for the first time in 70 years, only to be shot by a hunter.

Photo from the Arrizona Game and Fish Department shows the wolf spotted on the Kaibab Plateau

Even true stories about wolves sound like fables.

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Out of Uniform: A Firefighter Pedals a Message of Safety

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

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Vintage Racism: The "We Don't Want Trouble" Defense Makes a Comeback

Want proof that "post-racial America" is a myth? Look no further than a timeworn racist excuse.

Back in the Jim Crow days, there were two basic approaches to racism in the segregated South. You were an aggressor—a lawmaker wedded to segregation, a member of a lynch mob, a scientist trying to prove non-white people were inferior, or your garden variety white person who might use a racial epithet. Or you were a bystander—someone who maintained the status quo by saying, "We don't want any trouble."

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Can Community Colleges Survive the Economic Downturn?

Despite increased demand for education, budget cuts are causing two-year schools to cut back, denying a college education to thousands of students.

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Horrifying Video: Watch This (Fake) Criminal Buy Handguns with Ease in Arizona

Watch a team of investigators easily obtain handguns in Phoenix just two weeks after a crazed gunman killed six people in nearby Tucson, Arizona.

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Just two weeks after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that left six dead and many more wounded, a private investigatorial team sponsored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went into a gun show in Phoenix and tried to buy handguns while skirting the system of checks and balances that attempt to keep criminals dispossessed of weapons. What they found is that it was amazingly easy to acquire lethal weapons, even after outright telling gun sellers that they probably couldn't pass a background check.

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