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Ukrainian ex-leader vows to fight back

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Friday, February 28, 2014

BBC: Viktor Yanukovych promised to to fight for Ukraine in his first public appearance since being ousted as president.

 

Michelle Obama promotes food label overhaul

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

BBC: The First Lady unveiled plans for new nutrition labels on U.S. food packages.

 

NASA discovers planets outside of solar system

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Forbes: NASA's Kepler mission uncovered 715 new planets circling 305 stars.

 

Bitcoin on verge of collapse

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

L.A. Times: The sudden closure of Mt. Gox, the world's largest virtual currency exchange, triggered a massive sell-off.

 

Toddler obesity rate plummets

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BBC: A national study has found the obesity rate among young children has fallen 43% since 2003-2004.

 

President Obama warns of U.S. Afghan pullout

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BBC: President Barack Obama warned Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai that the United States may pull all troops from his country by the end of 2014.

 

Bitcoin-trading website disappears

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CNN: Mt. Gox was taken offline, putting the millions of dollars invested in the digital currency at risk.

 

Pentagon plans to downsize U.S. Army

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Monday, February 24, 2014

BBC: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reported plans to eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.

 

Netflix reaches agreement with Comcast

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Monday, February 24, 2014

CNET: The video-rental company will pay Comcast for direct access to its broadband network.

 

President Obama to host Dalai Lama

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Friday, February 21, 2014

BBC: The President will meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in a private meeting in the White House Map Room.

 

Flu hitting young people harder this year

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Friday, February 21, 2014

CNN: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported people between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61% of all influenza-related hospitalizations. 

 

Safeway Inc. considers possible sale

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Reuters: The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator is considering selling.

 

Facebook to buy WhatsApp

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

BBC: The social networking giant purchased the messaging app for $19 billion.

 
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