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Bricklaying robots poised to help with mason shortage

Bricklaying robots could help alleviate the labor shortage in masonry, and take some of the physical strain off of crews in the field.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into … more

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Trump’s plan to rebuild US roads relies on local dollars

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Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case. … more

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Take a Knee. Take a Break. Repeat.

If you work your knees hard every day—laying tile, for example, or plumbing pipes—you probably already feel some pain. All that pressure on your knees may have even taken a … more

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