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Lost years due to gun deaths charted by Oregon web dev firm

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon web dev company Periscopic was so moved by December's school shooting in Newtown, CT, they decided to use their skills to map gun deaths. A self-described "socially-conscious" data visualization firm, they used FBI-provided 2010 gun death data to create a real-time interactive graph that details the "lost years" victims might have lived.

Their calculated total for the 9,595 people in 2010?

413,908 stolen years.

 

How sweethearts are made

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Atlantic: The New England Confectionery Company near Boston makes 4 million pounds of Sweethearts in the six weeks before Valentine's Day, with phrases like UR HOT and TEXT ME.

 

Heinz bought by group that includes Warren Buffett

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

AP: An investment group that includes billionaire investor Warren Buffett acquired Heinz in a $23.3 billion deal.

 

Obama pitches universal preschool

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Yahoo.com: Two days after his State of the Union pledge to guarantee high quality preschool for every 4-year-old in the U.S., President Barack Obama takes his pitch on the road.

 

American Airlines and US Airways merge to become world's biggest airline

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

AP: American Airlines and US Airways merged in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

 

Can the new Blackberry overtake the iPhone?

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Financial Post: Blackberry's new operating system Blackberry 10 is appealing, but will it be enough to topple the iPhone? Here's how the two compare:

 

GOP rebuttal becomes "water-bottle gate"

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CBSNews: The gist of Sen. Marco Rubio's state of the union rebuttal was lost on the Twittersphere about 11 minutes in, when the visibly overheated senator broke away for a quick sip of water.

 

Conditions on cruise ship unclear

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yahoo.com: A cruise line says it is making the passengers stranded aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting passenger accounts of filthy, hot conditions and limited access to food.

 

Intel gets inside TV

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Erik Huggers, Intel TV's front man, explains why Intel should lead the charge on making televisions smarter.

 

European horsemeat scandal prompts raids

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Reuters:After horsemeat was discovered in some products labeled as beef, authorities in Britain and France have taken action to determine sources.

 

Chip Kelly potentially keeping Michael Vick flying as an Eagle

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PHILLY.COM: Former U of O coach Chip Kelly has been settling into his new job at the Philadelphia Eagles, but the big news is that occasionally controversial quarterback Michael Vick might be sticking around.

 

Obama to discuss jobs, economy in State of the Union

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

USA Today: President Obama will stress jobs and the economy in his State of the Union speech, but will also touch on foreign policy.

 

France approves gay marriage, adoption bill

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Huffington Post: France's lower house of parliament approved a bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

 
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