From the Wires

Man urinates in reservoir, ruins 38M gallons of water

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

USA Today: Portland water officials discarded 38 million gallons of drinking water after security footage revealed a 19-year-old urinating into one of the city's reservoirs.

 

Recreational marijuana use linked to brain changes

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

USA Today: A new study reports using marijuana a few times per week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures.

 

Former NYC mayor announces $50M gun law election push

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BBC: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend the money to build support for stricter gun laws across the United States.

 

U.S. consumer inflation rises: higher food, rent costs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reuters: The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in March.

 

U.S. Airways apologizes for tweeting explicit image

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BBC: The airline responded to a customer complaint with a pornographic image from its official Twitter account.

 

Bubba Watson wins second Masters Tournament

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Monday, April 14, 2014

CBS: Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament by a three-stroke margin.

 

Excessive TV linked to poorer sleep in children

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Forbes: A study showed that for every extra hour of TV children watched, they tended to sleep seven minutes less per night (on average).

 

Obama names new U.S. health secretary

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Friday, April 11, 2014

CNN: President Obama bid farewell to Kathleen Sebelius and named Sylvia Mathews Burwell as her successor.

 

Google Glass on sale for one day

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Friday, April 11, 2014

BBC: Google Glass will be sold to the U.S. public for one day, April 15.

 

U.S. jobless claims at lowest since 2007

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bloomberg: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000, the lowest since May 2007.

 

U.S. bacon prices rise

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Associated Press: A virus has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and increasing prices by 10% or more.

 

Major bug 'Heartbleed' exposes Internet data

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CNET: The security bug can wipe a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers.

 

Aerobic exercise helps aging brains grow

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Atlantic: A study showed that doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of the hippocampi in older women.

 
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