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China to relax one child policy

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Friday, November 15, 2013

BBC: China will loosen restrictions limiting most couples to having only a single child.

 

White House will let insurers continue canceled health plans

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal: President Obama says Americans who received insurance cancellation letters can keep their plans for one year.

 

Snapchat turns down $3B from Facebook

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

USA Today: Snapchat's founders turned down an offer of more than $3 billion in cash from Facebook.

 

Hawaii 15th state to legalize gay marriage

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

KHON: Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

 

Canadian porn bust rescues 386 children

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Associated Press: An operation dubbed Project Spade is one of the biggest child porn busts ever say Toronto police.

 

Congress's approval rating hits 9 percent

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time: Congress's approval rating hit a new low of just 9% of the American public, Gallup found.

 

Austrian robot commits 'suicide'

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Daily Mail: Cleaning gadget apparently 'switches itself on' and moves onto kitchen hotplate in 'suicide bid.'

 

New world trade center tallest in nation

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CNN: New York City has needled out Chicago for the title of America's tallest building.

 

Sweden closing four prisons as number of inmates decreases

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Guardian: Prison numbers in Sweden dropped 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do the same in the next few years.

 

Wal-Mart's Black Friday to start earlier than ever

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Yahoo: WalMart's Black Friday deal bonanza starts earlier than ever this year, at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Somalia gets first fiber optic link

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Reuters: African fiber optic company Liquid Telecom has delivered a broadband Internet cable to Somalia's doorstep.

 

Amazon, Postal Service to deliver on Sundays

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Bloomberg: Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery.

 

Twitter deemed suitable for Islamic investment

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Reuters: Shares in Twitter Inc have been found eligible for investment by Islamic funds, according to IdealRatings.

 
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