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Costa Concordia ship turned upright

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BBC: Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.

 

California raises minimum wage to $10

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Washington Times: California lawmakers passed a bill raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, phased in over the next three years.

 

Poll: Clinton leads Democrats in 2016

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Monday, September 16, 2013

CNN: A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner.

 

Shooting at Washington Naval Yard

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Monday, September 16, 2013

BBC: At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

 

U.S. measles hit 17-year high

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Friday, September 13, 2013

CNN: U.S. measles cases in 2013 are at their highest level in 17 years, partly due to people refusing to vaccinate their children.

 

Entire Colorado town evacuating

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Friday, September 13, 2013

CNN: Help has arrived for Lyons, the small town cut off by flooding in Colorado.

 

In Silicon Valley, connections matter

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Reuters: The notion that anyone with smarts, drive and a great idea can raise money and start a company is a central tenet of the Valley's ethos.

 

Assad confirms chemical weapons plan

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

BBC: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on Russian TV to confirm that his country's chemical weapons will be placed under international control.

 

Apple thrusts biometrics into mainstream

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reuters: By adding a fingerprint scanner to its newest mobile phone, Apple Inc is offering a tantalizing glimpse of a future where your favorite gadget might become a biometric pass.

 

Recovery has mostly helped the rich

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

SFGate: Five years after Lehman Bros.' collapse, wealthier Americans have enjoyed the lion's share of economic recovery, while the poor and middle class continue to struggle.

 

NASA to grow its own food in orbit for first time

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Modern Farmer: NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever later this year.

 

Ceremonies mark September 11th anniversary

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Reuters: A reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

 

Arctic winter ice volume hits new low

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BBC: During March/April - the time of year when marine floes are at their thickest - the radar spacecraft recorded just under 15,000 cu km of ice.

 
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