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ASSOCIATED PRESS Firefighters from Apple Valley, Calif., battle the Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos, N.M., on Wednesday. The blaze had grown to more than 108 square miles by Wednesday morning, but it was being held back from the southern boundary of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and its above-ground storage area.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Belarus plainclothes policemen detain a protester during a "Revolution by Social Networks" rally in Minsk on Wednesday. The Vesna rights advocacy group said more than 100 people were arrested after police lost patience and began rounding up the demonstrators, beating many with truncheons.

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A wildfire burns near Los Alamos, N.M., on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Thousands of residents calmly fled from the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on lab property where scientists 50 years ago conducted underground tests of radioactive explosives. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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The University of California San Diego's engineering institute at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is illuminated by flames behind it in Los Alamos, N.M., on Tuesday. Thousands of people were driven from their homes, but officials tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive lab materials. (Associated Press)

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Darius Mason has lots of powerful weapons to battle some of Mars's indigenous species in the video game Red Faction: Armageddon.

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The Pioneers of American Industrial Design postage stamps honor 12 of the nation's most influential industrial designers. There will be a dedication ceremony at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. (Associated Press)

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A yearlong experiment with the electric grid could make plug-in clocks and devices with programmable timers run up to 20 minutes fast. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A frame grab of the PBS website from May 31, 2011, is shown, as PBS officials confirmed on its official Twitter account that the website had been hacked. Lulz Security has stolen mountains of personal data in about a dozen different hacks, embarrassing law enforcement on both sides of the Atlantic. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A photo of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in clown paint hangs from mock gallows in front of the Parliament during a peaceful rally for a ninth consecutive day, attended by thousands called through a social networking site in Athens, on June 2, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says foreign-born engineers, scientists and tech innovators could ease Michigan's unemployment by moving to the state and becoming entrepreneurs. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this photo from April 18, 2011, Frans van Houten, CEO of lighting and consumer electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics, poses prior to a news conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Associated Press)

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Jimmy Russell looks over one of the 23 new fermenters Wild Turkey Distillery has installed in an expansion at the plant. Automation has led to an increase in production.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Two moviegoers check out movie trailers on their iPad and iPhone before buying tickets at a cinema in Los Angeles. Theater owners have tried playing amusing warning messages and sent ushers to sweep through the auditorium to get folks to keep quiet and stay off their phones during shows.

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Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on June 19, 2011. (Associated Press/Sierra Vista Herald-Bisbee Daily Review)

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** FILE ** In this May 31, 2011, photo released Saturday, June 4, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), a worker climbs scaffoldings set up around the decontamination device, having functions of nuclide adsorption and coagulation settling in the newly built radioactive water processing facilities at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

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Cole MacGrath battles really large monsters in inFamous 2, a video game exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

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An Oracle Racing AC45, skippered by James Spithill, makes its way past a cruise boat and the San Francisco skyline in this view from Sausalito, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Smithsonian research botanist John Kress said the app that identifies American trees via smartphone pictures initially was meant as a way for scientists to discover new species in unknown habitats.

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W. John Kress displays the Leafsnap app on his iPhone along with tree leaf specimens at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum's specimen storage room in Washington. The free app "is going to be able to populate a database of every tree in the United States," he said. "I mean that's millions and millions and millions of trees, so that would be really neat." (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords posted to her public Facebook page by her aides on June 12, 2011. The photos were taken May 17, 2011, at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, the day before she had her cranioplasty. (Associated Press/Giffords Campaign)