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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:50amA gas pipeline was being fixed in Harlem and officials didn't want a flood of 911 calls from people smelling gas. So they masked the smell by adding cinnamon to the gas.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:44amTo celebrate Laura Grambel's college graduation, her mom ordered a cake: Indiana red and white, with a photo of Laura's face. One more request: a graduation cap, made of icing. Instead, the baker drew a cat on Laura's head
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:35amThirty years ago Tuesday, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. She was aboard the shuttle Challenger. Less than three years later, it would explode on takeoff, killing seven crew members.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:11amAn enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:00amThe G-8 leaders reached some agreement on steps to shore up the still-weak global economy. But Russia remains an outlier in the group when it comes to addressing the bloody civil war in Syria.