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Batteries ready to power California grid

Peak-hours demand for energy in Southern California will soon be covered by batteries instead of plants burning natural gas.
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A look back at how presidents made history with executive orders

What is the difference between an executive order and a presidential memo? Plenty. We also review some famous executive orders U.S. presidents have signed.
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New drug offers hope for people with aggressive cancers

A promising new drug, PF-06647020, targets cancers that spread quickly and are notoriously hard to cure, including some breast, ovarian and lung cancers.
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Catching a cold? Check your tech.

Fitness devices that track the number of steps a person takes could soon routinely do a lot more to monitor people's health.
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Students gather in U.S., abroad to learn coding [video]

Efforts to teach students how to write code for computer programs are spanning the globe.
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Melania Trump as Slovenians knew her

Melania Trump will soon become the second foreign-born first lady in a "nation of immigrants." Slovenians remember their native daughter.
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Immigrants find success in Silicon Valley’s venture capital industry [video]

See how newcomers to America found success with venture capital in Silicon Valley's competitive technology industry.
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Solar power booms in Africa as new technology rolls out

New solar technology could help provide cheap power to many of the 600 million people in Africa who currently lack access to reliable electricity.
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Next-gen weather satellite to improve forecasting worldwide

A newly launched weather satellite could save lives by better predicting extreme weather.