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Vaccine refusals fuel whooping cough epidemic

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

NPR: A 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California was found to be due to parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

 

Barilla president apologizes for anti-gay remarks

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

CNN: The head of Barilla pasta issued a new apology and said he will meet with gay groups.

 

Apple passes Coke as top brand

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

CNN.com: The tech giant has ended Coca-Cola's 13-year run as the world's most valuable brand on a highly regarded annual list.

 

Canada launches $1.3B medical marijuana market

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Globe and Mail: Canada is launching a $1.3 billion free market in medical marijuana, that will cater to an expected 450,000 Canadians.

 

Plane crashes at Santa Monica Airport

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Monday, September 30, 2013

CNN: A business jet crashed into a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.

 

The death of home stereo system

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Monday, September 30, 2013

CNN: The days of the old-fashioned component stereo system are pretty much over.

 

Government shutdown looms

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Monday, September 30, 2013

BBC: A US government shutdown looms as Democrat and Republican lawmakers remain unable to strike a deal on a new plan to continue funding its operation.

 

NSA workers spied on significant others

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Reuters: At least a dozen U.S. National Security Agency employees have abused secret surveillance programs in the past decade, most often to spy on their significant others.

 

Yelp says quarter of reviews are fake

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Friday, September 27, 2013

BBC: The online directory and consumer review site, says a quarter of the reviews it receives could be fake.

 

Bill Gates calls Ctrl-Alt-Del a mistake

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Friday, September 27, 2013

King 5: Bill Gates admitted in front of a live audience that the three-key logon system known as "Ctrl-Alt-Del" was a mistake.

 

Mars' soil traps surprising amount of water

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Friday, September 27, 2013

BBC: Analysis by Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars has found more water than expected saturating Martian soil.

 

World worships a 'God called money,' Pope says

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Business Insider: Pope Francis called out the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a "God called money."

 

JP Morgan CEO meets with attorney general

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Reuters: JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon met Thursday morning with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation's biggest bank attempts to end federal and state investigations into its liability for selling shoddy mortgage securities.

 
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