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  • LuAnna Fox and three-year-old daughter Kamille watch her 10-year-old son Sheldon look for salvageable items from the ruins of the family's house on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in this Aug. 9 photograph. Wildfires have burned more than 90 square miles on the reservation since June.

    In an epic wildfire season that has destroyed hundreds of homes throughout the West, it's been an especially brutal one for the Northern Cheyenne, 4,500 people on a reservation short on resources.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • This photo provided by Kenneth McNulty shows a 28-year-old block of cheddar, one of three boxes of unintentionally aged cheddar recently discovered in a Milwaukee cheese market. The three boxes _ 28, 34 and 40 years old _ will be auctioned to the public. Some experts say it might comprise the oldest collection of cheese ever assembled.

    A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • Guardsmen distribute life vests near Braithwaite, La., as they prepare to help flood victims from Plaquemines Parish, a rural area outside New Orleans that was flooded during Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

    Plaquemines Parish has a reputation for weathering storms and is perhaps the hardest place hit by Isaac. In this hardscrabble, mostly rural parish, even the sick and elderly are hardened storm veterans.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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