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Today Is 10/11/12! What Does It Mean? [INTERVIEW]

I love days like these like 8-9-10 or 11-11-11 or 7-7-7. Today is 10-11-12. Kind of a cool day to get married or do something significant but what does it really mean?

Bear had a chance to ask Tri Cities psychic Janice Lynch about the meaning of this day 10-11-12

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Should ‘Kennewick Man’ Be Renamed ‘Coastal Man’?

Have you heard the news? An expert gave a presentation this week at Central Washington University laying out evidence for why the Kennewick Man was likely not a native of the Columbia Basin, but rather a visitor from the coast.

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We’re Making Tri-Cities History – The Greg & Woody Waking Crew Starts Oct. 15

From Sacajawea to the B Reactor, the Tri-Cities has a proud history. We're proud to be adding another milestone to the significant dates in local lore this month. Go ahead and pencil this into your child's history books, this is going to be a date you'll want to remember

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Velo Steve, Flickr
Velo Steve, Flickr
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Where Do Microwave Ovens Come From? [VIDEO]

The microwave oven is a wonderful time saver. When you want to defrost a chicken, warm up a bowl of soup, pop some popcorn or cook an instant burrito, you can’t beat microwave technology.

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Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Established and More

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

1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

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Kevork Djansezian / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 21 – Robin Williams, Josh Hartnett and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robin Williams
Age: 61
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Starring on the sitcom ‘Mork and Mindy,’ his Oscar-winning role in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ nominations for other movies like ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ and ‘Dead Poets Society,’ and his voiceover work in ‘Aladdin’ and the ‘Happy Feet’ franchise

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 30 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ Published and More

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

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Manhattan National Park Bill Introduced In House

The House of Representatives will take up a new bill that would create a national park/monument for the Manhattan Project, including Hanford.

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Celso Flores, Flickr
Celso Flores, Flickr
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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

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

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Author Ray Bradbury Dies

Writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night  at the age of 91 in his Los Angeles home. Bradbury is perhaps best known for his book Fahrenheit 451, a novel depicting a dystopian future where books are outlawed

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Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
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How Soldiers and a Horse Rancher Settled Richland

Even though the Indian treaties of 1855 at the Walla Walla Council (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla_Council_%281855%29) opened the West to white settlement, it did not necessarily create peaceful conditions for the settlers.

For the next twenty years, Indian uprisings were not uncommon. Finall

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