Birds win in fight over wind farm near northwest Missouri wildlife refuge

Oregon-based Element Power’s has dropped its $400 million plan to build Missouri’s largest wind farm in Holt County. It had been criticized from the beginning because of the site’s proximity to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. Opponents feared a slaughter if migratory birds flew into the 350-foot-high turbines.

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Celebrities’ nude photos aren’t meant for you

Over the weekend, hackers leaked another batch of celebrity nudes. And pictures are still pouring in. Jennifer Lawrence, Jill Scott, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Gabrielle Union and Hayden Panetierre are just a few starlets who have been exposed. As hackers continue to leak celebrity nudes online, we must remember these are not Facebook pictures or Instagram snapshots. These are private, stolen moments and we were not invited.

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Teen births and abortions are down, but no one is certain why

Some cite reality TV, films about sexually active youths and the Internet. Some cite more effective contraceptives and straight talk in schools. Some point to the stigma of abortion and even the long economic slowdown. Whatever is driving down teen pregnancy numbers, “we call it the greatest story never told,” said Bill Albert of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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