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Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1M estate

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Reuters: The former South African president left the estate to his family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and local schools.

 

Abortion rate at lowest since 1973

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Washington Post: A study reports the U.S. abortion rate decreased to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011.

 

Microsoft to name Satya Nadella as next CEO

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Bloomberg: The software maker's board is preparing to name Satya Nadella the new chief executive officer.

 

Amanda Knox awaits murder trial verdict again

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Friday, January 31, 2014

The Atlantic: The former exchange student was convicted of the 2007 murder of her former roommate, overturning the 2011 acquittal.

 

California Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington Post: Rep. Henry A. Waxman has decided to retire at the end of the congressional session.

 

New treatment could reduce children's peanut allergies

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: An experimental therapy has helped more than 80 percent of children with peanut allergies safely consume a handful of peanuts.

 

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TIME: Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden made the world a safer place.

 

Major stem cell discovery claimed

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BBC: Scientists in Japan discovered stem cells can quickly be made by dipping blood cells in acid.

 

State of the Union speech to address income inequality

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BBC: President Barack Obama will unveil an executive order to raise the minimum wage during his annual State of the Union address.

 

Google Glass consumer launch set for year's end

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LA Times: Google plans to release Glass to the general public near the end of 2014.

 

Florida Rep. Trey Radel to resign

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Monday, January 27, 2014

USA Today: GOP Rep. Trey Radel of Florida will resign from Congress.

 

Most don't know the health-insurance deadline

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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Atlantic: A survey reported only 45 percent of Americans identified March 31 as purchase deadline for health insurance.

 

Less than half of children's screen time is educational

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Friday, January 24, 2014

NYT: A study reports that as children age they spend more time with screens, but less time with educational activities.

 
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