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Justice Dept. won't sue states over marijuana legalization

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Los Angeles Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will not challenge  laws in states such as Colorado and Washington that allow commercial marijuana sales.

 

Life on earth may have started on Mars

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

BBC: New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Earth was.

 

Texting drivers may violate law in New Jersey

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

CNN.com: A New Jersey state appeals court warns don't knowingly text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.

 

Scientists close in on age-related memory loss

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

CBS News: New research is helping identify early warning signs of age-related memory problems and its causes.

 

Fast food workers prepare for nationwide strike

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Boston Globe: Thousands of workers in 50 U.S. cities are expected to take part in a one-day strike Thursday, demanding $15-an-hour wages and the right to unionize.

 

Toilet paper more valuable than rupee in India

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

YahooFinance:  Toilet paper is holding its value in dollars better than the nation's currency.

 

Corporate breaks at risk in tax plan

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Reuters: Billions of dollars in U.S. tax breaks prized by manufacturers, energy companies and other industries could be targeted for elimination.

 

U.S. poised to strike in Syria

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LA Times: The U.S. has naval and air forces poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order.

 

All 25,000 applicants fail Liberia college admissions exam

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BBC: Not a single candidate passed this year's admission exam to the University of Liberia.

 

Walmart coffee as good as Starbucks in taste test

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Time: Walmart coffee was rated the same as a similar Starbucks coffee in a recent taste test.

 

Binge watching may be bad for Netflix

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Monday, August 26, 2013

WSJCheatsheat: Netflix has made the practice of binge-watching popular, with users of the streaming TV service able to watch endless seasons of their favorite shows with no interruptions, but it may have negative impact on bottom line.

 

6 'wildly offensive' comments from industry titans

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Salon.com: Mark Zuckerberg's new super-PAC prospectus reminds us he's ready to "move fast and break things," democracy included.

 

Zurich provides 'safe' compound for prostitutes

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Monday, August 26, 2013

BBC: Prostitutes and their clients will be expected to use a custom-built compound on an industrial site in the Zurich suburbs.

 
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