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India launches cheap food program to woo voters

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Reuters:  Allocating $22 billion in food welfare to benefit hundreds of millions of citizens, the ruling Congress party of India hopes to win a third term next May.

 

Soccer ball powers three-hour light

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CBSnews: Soccket, an energy-storing soccer ball that creates enough power after 30 minutes of play it can power a light for three hours.

 

Climate extremes unprecedented

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

BBC: The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

 

Tiffany's VP swipes $1.3 million in jewelry

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New York Daily News: A Tiffany & Co. VP who was fired in February faces federal charges of stealing diamond bracelets, platinum earrings and other jewelry worth $1.3 million from the company's flagship store.

 

Bugs to be earth's last survivors

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

BBC: The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.

 

Gabby Gifford shoots gun while on tour

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

CNN:  The former Arizona Congresswoman was on the second stop of a week-long, seven state tour across the nation trying to build public support for enhanced background checks for gun purchases.

 

Volcanoes sink after big earthquakes

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Yahoo News: New studies indicate that huge earthquakes can diminish the height of nearby volcanoes.

 

Squirrel cuts power to 9000 in Portland

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Monday, July 01, 2013

KOIN: A squirrel is responsible for a power outage that is affecting more than 9,000 Multnomah County PGE customers.

 

Performer dies in Cirque du Soleil accident

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Monday, July 01, 2013

CBSnews: A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.

 

Arizona fire kills 19 firefighters

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Reuters: They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north-west of Phoenix.

 

Paypal launches galactic payments

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington Post: Despite the lack of human settlement of other planets or even commercial space travel, Paypal wants to get a jump on potentially lucrative payments beyond Earth.

 

Tour impossible to win without doping, Armstrong says

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Friday, June 28, 2013

CBSnews: The statement, released in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, coincides with the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race.

 

Britain to offer "three parent" fertility treatments

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Reuters: The option will be available to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

 
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