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Coffee made from elephant dung sells for $500 per pound

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Friday, December 07, 2012

AP: A herd of 20 elephants in Thailand eats coffee beans and then the beans are collected from their dung to make an exotic brew.

 

Portland police release pot guide after Washington legalizes marijuana

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Friday, December 07, 2012

KGW: Portland police released a guide that answers questions Oregonians may have about interstate marijuana use and possession.

 

Netflix signs deal to stream Disney movies

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Businessweek: Netflix announced an exclusive deal with Disney to stream the movies mere months after they are in theaters, a right normally reserved for HBO or other subscription channels.

 

Internet mogul McAfee arrested in Guatamala

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Washington Post: The apprehension follows a chase by authorities that John McAfee documented in updates to Wired magazine and on his own website and Twitter account. He said he previously avoided capture by burying himself in sand and altering his appearance.

 

Seattle pot smokers celebrate

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chicago Tribune: The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.

 

Apple to make some Macs in U.S.

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek: Apple plans to spend more than $100 million next year on building Mac computers in the U.S., shifting a small portion of manufacturing away from China, the country that has handled assembly of its products for years. It reflects pressure on companies to create even a modest number of domestic jobs as the unemployment rate hovers near 8 percent.

 

The Hobbit director reveals secrets

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

NBC News: Peter Jackson explains from his native New Zealand why he decided to make the prequel to his Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings triliogy, and shares some of his filming techniques in advance of its world premiere.

 

Activists hijack Victoria's Secret brand to spread rape awareness

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Gloss: An activist group known as FORCE created a fake sexual consent ad campaign that mimicked Victoria's Secret's Pink brand.

 

Starbucks to sell $450 stainless steel gift card

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

L.A. Times: The Starbucks gift card will be available starting Friday, at the shopping website Gilt.com.

 

Instagram disables Twitter integration

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

USA Today: Instagram removed the option to send pictures to Twitter and plans to cut off the ability to embed photos on the site.

 

Oldest dinosaur found in a closet

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gizmodo: The oldest known dinosaur, which predates other specimens by 15 millions years, is found in a museum store room.

 

The most looked-up words of 2012

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

USA Today: Democracy, globalization, marriage and bigot — all touched by politics — made the Top 10, in no particular order. Read more to find out the top two looked up words of 2012.

 

Fashion heavyweights go on trial for tax evasion

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Huffington Post: Industry icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are accused of avoiding €400 million in taxes.

 
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