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Labor Day travel expected to hit 5-year high

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bloomberg: Consumer confidence is expected to boost the number of Americans traveling for the Labor Day weekend to a five-year high.

 

People call 911 when cable outage makes them miss 'Breaking Bad'

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fox News: When a power outage knocked out cable service in parts of Connecticut, many viewers called 911 because they couldn't watch Breaking Bad.

 

Looters burn mummies in Egyptian museum

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MSN: Looters store a 3,500-year-old statue and more than 1,000 other artifacts from the Malawi Museum.

 

New Jersey banning gay conversion therapy

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Reuters: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into a law a measure that prevents therapists from counseling gay and lesbian children to change their sexual orientation.

 

Budweiser number one beverage behind ER visits

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Monday, August 19, 2013

CBS: Budweiser is the number one beverage behind alcohol-related emergency room visits.

 

Farms turn to 'naturally grown' label instead of organic

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Monday, August 19, 2013

AP: Small farms are increasingly labeling their products "Certified Naturally Grown" instead of "organically grown" to avoid federal charges.

 

Romanian princess arrested in Eastern Oregon cockfighting bust

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Friday, August 16, 2013

KGW: A Romanian princess and her Oregonian husband were arrested in an alleged cockfighting ring in Irrigon.

 

Judge rules Bitcoin is a currency

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Independent: A U.S. judge ruled that Bitcoin, a decentralized virtual currency, should be recognized as a form of money.

 

New government documents acknowledge Area 51

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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Atlantic Wire: Newly declassified documents acknowledge the existence of Area 51.

 

Facebook use predicts unhappiness

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

CBS: A new study shows that Facebook makes people feel connected, but Facebook use actually predicts a decline in happiness and well-being.

 

Olympic stuntman killed in wingsuit accident

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mirror: Mark Sutton, the Olympics stuntman who parachuted into opening ceremony as James Bond, dies in Swiss Alps.

 

South Dakota tribe ends prohibition

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

BBC: A South Dakota Native American tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse has voted to end prohibition, which critics say will only worsen the reservation's problems.

 

Smartphones outsell basic mobile phones globally for the first time

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Telegraph: Smartphones have outsold basic mobile phones, known as feature phones, globally for the first time.

 
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