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David Sweat, one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York earlier this month, has been shot near the Canadian border but taken alive just days after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed by police.

Looking to escape the staggering costs of a university education in the United States? You are not alone. And German education officials say a growing number of Americans are heading to the land of beer and bratwurst to get one.

At last count, there were 4,300 Americans studying at German universities, with more than half pursuing degrees, says Ulrich Grothus, deputy secretary general of the German Academic Exchange Service.

For the second time in as many days, a swimmer off North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark.

After giving birth, some women save the placenta in order to consume it in the following weeks. In fact, Texas just passed a law giving women the right to take the placenta home from the hospital, the third state to do so.

Science doesn't support a lot of the claims of its purported benefits. But for Melissa Mathis, it's about her rights. Last year she had her baby, Betsy, in a Dallas hospital. When Mathis took Betsy home, she wanted to take the placenta home, too.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has used his new powers to officiate weddings to marry a same-sex couple.

Two years ago, a wildfire was raging in the foothills of North Arizona. The Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters from Prescott, Ariz., were on the ground, battling the blaze.

Then the weather and the winds shifted, and the two-day-old Yarnell Hill Fire changed course. The commander had a huge decision to make: stay on safe ground, or try to cut off the blaze?

He made the call — and before the day was over, 19 hotshot firefighters were dead. It was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in U.S. history.

David Nightingale: Franklin's Electricity

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At the time of the Declaration of Independence it wasn't known what electricity was. A fluid, perhaps? Or a fire?

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Sunday on Midday Magazine, we heard from a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act — New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat. He welcomed the Supreme Court’s 6 to 3 ruling in the King v. Burwell case unveiled Thursday, which upheld the legality of Obamacare’s federal tax subsidies. Today we hear from a physician and healthcare manager on the ground: Dr. James Reed, CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners. Reed says he was unsurprised by the ruling, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing.

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An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket experienced what the private space launch company calls "some type of anomaly in first-stage flight" about two and a half minutes into its flight.

NASA commentator George Diller confirmed that "the vehicle has broken up."

Pieces could be seen raining down on the Atlantic Ocean over the rocket's intended trajectory. More than 5,200 pounds of cargo, including the first docking port designed for NASA's next-generation crew capsule, were aboard.

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A new police chief should be on the job in Northampton, Massachusetts by July 1st.

The Northampton City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday night to vote on the appointment of Jody Kasper to be the city’s next police chief.

         Kasper, a 19-year veteran of the force and currently Captain of Operations, would be the city’s first female chief of police.

City Council President Bill Dwight said a simple majority vote by the nine-member council is required to confirm the appointment.

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