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New proven screening for lung cancer

Yearly CT scans of middle-aged and older smoker___and former smoker____can reduce the risk of death from lung cancer by 20% according to an 8 year, landmark study funded by the federal government. Health experts are saying that this study's results represent a historic leap forward in cancer detection that could save thousands of lives, although at considerable cost

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Jack Dempsey fighting Jack Sharkey in 1927. (Central Press/Getty)
Jack Dempsey fighting Jack Sharkey in 1927. (Central Press/Getty)
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The Smithsonian Comes to Shelby

I stopped by our Marias Museum Sunday afternoon and wished I could had stayed longer.

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Jack Dempsey fighting Jack Sharkey in 1927. (Central Press/Getty)
Jack Dempsey fighting Jack Sharkey in 1927. (Central Press/Getty)
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Author Josh Kelly Visits Shelby to Talk Jack Dempsey

Back in 1921, not long after oil had started gushing from our northern Montana fields, real estate sales here in Shelby were declining, dimming our little town's prospects of becoming the "Tulsa of the West." Then the mayor's son dreamed up a marketing ploy: offer to host heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's next fight.

What began as a publicity stunt soon spiraled into a civic drama unlike any Montana had ever seen, or would ever again.

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Milos, Bicanski, Getty Images
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Despite Protests, Greek Lawmakers Approve Austerity Plan [PHOTOS]

Despite protests outside Parliament during voting, Greek lawmakers approved a package of austerity on Wednesday.

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John Moore, Getty Images
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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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(by Flickr User cliff1066)
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LET FREEDOM RING

Did you know that the Liberty Bell was NOT rung on July 4th, 1776 because the Declaration of Independence was neither signed nor proclaimed on that date? Do you realize that John Hancock was the only one of the 56 signers of the Declaration who actually signed it on July4th! And get this...both Jefferson and Adams, ex-presidents and signers of the Declaration of Independence, both died on July 4th in 1826, and just a few minutes apart!

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(flickr User,David Thibault)
(flickr User,David Thibault)
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IT’S ALL ABOUT AGRICULTURE

Probably here in the Golden Triangle, we pay rapt attention to agriculture because it is our lifeline, and really. our country's lifeline. Agriculture is what the Golden Triangle is all about. Brady area farmer Gary Gollehon reports that Kansas and Oklahoma recently received anywhere from an inch or two of rain

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(Flickr User Marion Doss)
(Flickr User Marion Doss)
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THE FIRST LADY OF THE NEW FRONTIER

So many books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding the late Jacqueline Kennedy and now Barbara A. Perry, a former judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, has written a beautiful presentation, "Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier", which is the first book to focus on Kennedy's White House years

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(Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.

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Osama bin Laden Covers TIME Magazine With Red X

Just days after President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives in Abbottabad, Pakistan, TIME released a preview of its latest issue, in which the terrorist leader appears with a red X over his face.

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Sports Fans React to Bin Laden’s Death

Most people watching 'ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball' game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets knew that the reason the crowd suddenly erupted into cheers was because they had just found out Osama Bin Laden had been shot dead by American special forces.

The players on the field, however, had no idea. "I really didn't understand what was going on there for a minute," said Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, whose team wound up losing 2 to 1 in 14 innings.

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Vacationing IT Consultant Unknowingly Live Tweets bin Laden’s Death

Sohaib Athar was vacationing in the mountains outside of Abbottabad, Pakistan, late Sunday night when he heard the sounds of helicopters closing in.

The IT consultant had his laptop with him, so he began live-tweeting what we now know were U.S. special forces descending upon Osama bin Laden's hideout.

"Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it," Athar concluded after realizing what he had done. Read on to see highlights from Athar's tweets, detailing this historic event.

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