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Detroit is largest American city to file for bankruptcy

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Friday, July 19, 2013

New York Times: Detroit is the largest American city to file for bankruptcy, as well as the largest municipal filing in terms of debt.

 

Device turns any bike into electric one

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Friday, July 19, 2013

CNET: The Rubbee on Kickstarter is a clever take on the concept of electric bike conversion kits.

 

Physicists closer to understanding how world began

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Friday, July 19, 2013

AP: Two scientific teams have for the first time precisely recorded an extremely rare event in physics that adds certainty to how we think the universe began.

 

Gov. Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

AP: Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in Texas.

 

McDonald's under fire for assuming workers have two jobs

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Salon.com: McDonalds got heat for telling its staff to have two jobs. But its financial planning advice is even more offensive.

 

Cancer detected by surgical knife

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

USA Today: Doctors in London are testing a new knife that can detect cancer during surgery.

 

Tesla CEO backs 'Hyperloop' method of transport

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wired: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says a "Hyperloop" network of pneumatic tubes could transport travelers between NYC and LA in 45 minutes.

 

Massive 'Game of Thrones' dragon skull lands on UK beach

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CNET: The  skull is a publicity stunt from Blinkbox, a streaming video company that is now showing the third season of the popular series.

 

Rolling Stone blasted for Tsarnaev cover

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reuters: Rolling Stone magazine draws criticism for putting glamorous shot of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover.

 

J.K. Rowling revealed as crime novel author

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

USA Today: J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cuckoo's Calling" under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, who was purportedly an ex-military man.

 

Jennifer Garner is new face of Max Mara

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yahoo: The actress and mother-of-three has signed on to appear in the new ad campaign for Max Mara, marking the first time the iconic brand has ever used a celebrity spokesperson.

 

McDonalds goes to Vietnam

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BBC:  The US burger giant said it would open its first outlet there next year.

 

New Twinkies have fewer calories

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Monday, July 15, 2013

USA Today: Twinkies are back, but at a lower weight and calorie count.

 
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