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    Prefab housing generally refers to factory-built modular and panelized housing. Many experts say it is more efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional housing.
     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • Japan's Cabinet stopped short of a commitment Wednesday to phase out nuclear power by 2040, backtracking from an advisory panel's recommendation in the face of opposition from pro-nuclear businesses and groups.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • Farmers and activists from all over the continent converged on European Union headquarters Wednesday to push for a food policy that is fairer to family farmers and kinder to the environment and developing nations.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • Space shuttle Endeavour embarked on its new life as a museum piece Wednesday, leaving behind its NASA home and heading west on the last ferry flight of its kind.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • A bear cub rescued from a fire in the Idaho backcountry after suffering second-degree burns on all four of its paws has been moved to a wildlife sanctuary and is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 1:30 PM EST
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  • NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor was supposed to depart Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Monday for its permanent museum home in Los Angeles. But stormy weather along the Gulf of Mexico nixed the travel plans.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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