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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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How Much Weight Do Ex-Smokers Put On After Quitting?

Since nicotine is an appetite suppressant and a stimulant, a fear of weight gain is one reason many smokers cite for refusing to quit.

And a new report stating ex-smokers pack on more pounds than previously thought probably won’t help matters any — but all may not be as it seems.

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Yellowstone Sets Meetings On Winter Plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to hold a series of public meetings to get comment on its proposal to increase the number of snowmobiles and other snow-machines allowed into Yellowstone National Park

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Man’s Best Friend May Also Be Children’s Best Friend Since Study Reveals Dogs Keep Babies Healthy

The positive effects dogs have on the mental well-being of their adult owners has been well-documented.

Now a new study suggests that the presence of our furry best friends also acts to keep babies healthier.

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Prescription Painkillers Emerge As the Leading Cause of Accidental Death

For years, car accidents have been the leading cause of accidental death. But that all changed four years ago when, for the first time, vehicle-related deaths were topped by poisoning due to prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.

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Children’s Discovery Center Offers Academic Pre-school

The manager of the Children's Discovery Center wants parents to know about the academic pre-school at Laramie County Community College and it's advantages for children. Carrie Westling says the center offers courses for children age 6 months to 6 years, as well as an after school and summer school for school age children. Westling says the center is accredited with the highest accreditation a pre-school  can receive in the United States, one of only 700 pre-schools to receive that recognition.

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Company Buying Wind Farms in Wyoming [AUDIO]

A new joint venture funded by TIAA KREF and an Alaska company, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. is acquiring two wind farms in Wyoming. Doug Randall reports.The Wyoming Poison Control Center is warning people about the hazards of button batteries. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Casper Group Breaks Potluck World Record [GALLERY]

Upon arrival there was already every manner of hotdish and casserole on display. Salads, desserts and drinks, all ready to go.The planning took months, the execution just hours. Interfaith of Natrona County had come up with a unique way to create awareness and do some fundraising at the same time

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Vilsack Urges Collabarative Forest Planning [AUDIO]

A convicted killer who left Mississippi after being pardoned by ex-Governor Haley Barbour may fight attempts to force him to return from Wyoming. Amy Richards has a report. As federal officials work for restoration of forests and grasslands, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he sees a united effort on the part of interested persons and groups is the best approach to developing a management plan. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Language Delays in Baby Boys May Be Linked to Testosterone

If it seems to be taking your baby boy a long time to say his first words, blame testosterone. A new study shows boys exposed to elevated levels of the male hormone while in utero have more than twice the risk of language delays compared to girls.

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