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10 Biggest Asteroids to Hit Earth – How Does Recent Rock in Russia Compare? [VIDEO]

We've all seen the stunning video of the space rock that blasted in Russia recently. Is it anywhere near one of the biggest ever?

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This Giant Asteroid Is Barely Going to Miss Earth on Friday

Apparently unrelated to the recent event in Russia, another meteor will come within 17,000 miles of Earth. That might not sound particularly close at first listen, but when it comes to a gigantic rock the size of half a football field, it's a bit scary.

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Dept. of Energy Finds Hanford Nuclear Waste Is Leaking – What Will Be Done With the Single-Shell Tank?

Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy released information indicating one of the single-shell tanks at Hanford from 1945 is leaking.

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PNNL Research Says BPA May Be Safer Than We Were Led to Believe

Ten years ago we were told BPA -- bisphenol A (the stuff in Nalgene bottles) -- was a component to be feared. Manufacturers now market "BPA free" products. New research from a lab at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is suggesting it might have been a lot of fuss for nothing.

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See Intense Footage of the Meteor Landing in Russia

Zombies. Man-killing space aliens. Killer clowns. It's okay if these are the first things that run through your mind when you watch this insane footage of a meteor landing in Russia. The meteor crashed into a building, and destroyed it

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Falling Meteor Rocks Russia, Causing Injuries to 500 People

It may have looked like a scene out of a sci-fi movie, but a meteor racing across the sky in Russia had people scared out of their wits Friday morning.

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Tri-Cities Doctor Accused of Fondling Breasts of Unconscious Cancer Patients

Earlier this month a Benton County Superior Court judge ordered Dr. Lloyd Olson to pay his former employer's attorney fees after Olson lost a suit he filed for back wages. It appears the judge sided against Olson because a technician at a local hospital testified he touched women inappropriately while they were knocked out before surgery.

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Seattle cancels drone program
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No Drones Over Seattle – City Cancels Program and Returns Unit to Supplier!

Citing a backlash from the community and questions over privacy, Seattle has scrubbed its surveillance program.

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Richland Plans for Kadlec Growth – Hospital Is City’s Largest Employer + No. 4 in Tri-Cities

$140 million went from Kadlec Health Systems to Tri-Cities families last year.

That's up from Kadlec's $30 million payroll just 11 years ago when it employed 740 people. Today it employs about 2,200 people -- the most in Richland's "business district" and the No. 4 largest private employer in the Tri-Cities. That's according to the City of Richland, which is doing everything it can to help Kadlec continue to grow.

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North Koreans Among Many Killed in Iranian Nuclear Site Explosion

You haven't heard much about this from the White House, but apparently Iran is pretty close to building a nuclear bomb -- at least it was until a large explosion Jan. 21.

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