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11:32am

Thu April 21, 2011
Remembrances

Marine Activist Loses Battle With PTSD

Growing up in Houston, Clay W. Hunt was the quintessential Texas kid. He was a good athlete, competitive. Hunt was friendly and nice looking and the girls liked him.

"He just loved the outdoors, and he was a team sport kind of guy. He much preferred to be on a football and baseball team," says Susan Selke, Hunt's mother.

After high school Hunt went to college but halfway through he decided he wanted to be a Marine. He tested so well, the Marines wanted him to be an officer, but Hunt declined. He wanted on the team.

He was infantry and happy.

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11:11am

Thu April 21, 2011
Krulwich Wonders…

Carbon In Love

In this episode, No. 4 of our carbon series, we get to the heart of the matter.

If there's a growing concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere, (and there is) why does that make the planet warmer?

In our cartoon and in the slideshow below, you see the CO2 molecule getting hit by the heat energy from bouncing light. And instead of breaking up, it just gets excited (the chemical equivalent of getting warmer). That's essentially the chemical explanation for global warming.

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10:40am

Thu April 21, 2011
The Two-Way

OOPS: Real Madrid Player Drops Trophy Under Team's Bus

If he'd been using his feet instead of his hands, maybe this wouldn't have happened:

Sergio Ramos, one of the best players on one of Spain's best soccer teams, dropped the trophy from the top of an open-air bus Wednesday night as he and his Real Madrid teammates were celebrating their Copa del Rey (King's Cup) victory over arch-rival Barcelona.

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10:31am

Thu April 21, 2011
Business

McDonald's Reports 1st-Quarter Sales, Income Growth

The world's biggest burger chain reported Thursday that first-quarter sales grew to about $6 billion, nearly 10 percent higher than the first quarter of last year, and net income grew nearly 11 percent. McDonald's cited strong sales of new products like specialty coffees, smoothies and oatmeal, and modernization efforts like updating lighting and seating, and adding more 24-hour outlets.

10:10am

Thu April 21, 2011
The Two-Way

'Domestic Terrorism' Possible In Case Of Pipe Bomb In Mall Near Columbine

The FBI has "identified a person of interest in what [it is] calling a case of domestic terrorism" in Jefferson County, Colo., just two miles from Columbine High School, Denver's KUSA-TV reports.

And, the station adds, "the fact that [a] pipe bomb and propane tanks were found on the 12th anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School is not lost on investigators."

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