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Red Bull heir faces arrest in Thailand

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

BBC: Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's billionaire, co-creator Chaleo Yoovidhaya, after he failed to show for court hearing.

 

Scientists laid off due to budget cuts

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

CNNMoney: Nearly half of the recipients who get federal science funding say they've recently laid off or will lay off scientists and researchers, because federal grants are tougher to win.

 

Same-sex married couples to get federal tax breaks

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Forbes: Same-sex married couples will get federal tax breaks no matter where they live, the IRS announced.

 

Painkillers are worst drug epidemic in U.S.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Al Jazeera: Fatal overdoses from painkillers have reached epidemic levels, exceeding heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.

 

Tooth fairy now pays nearly $4

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Friday, August 30, 2013

AP: Kids this year get an average of $3.70 under their pillow from the tooth fairy, up from $3 last year.

 

Justice Dept. won't sue states over marijuana legalization

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Los Angeles Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will not challenge  laws in states such as Colorado and Washington that allow commercial marijuana sales.

 

Life on earth may have started on Mars

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

BBC: New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Earth was.

 

Texting drivers may violate law in New Jersey

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

CNN.com: A New Jersey state appeals court warns don't knowingly text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.

 

Scientists close in on age-related memory loss

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

CBS News: New research is helping identify early warning signs of age-related memory problems and its causes.

 

Fast food workers prepare for nationwide strike

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Boston Globe: Thousands of workers in 50 U.S. cities are expected to take part in a one-day strike Thursday, demanding $15-an-hour wages and the right to unionize.

 

Toilet paper more valuable than rupee in India

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

YahooFinance:  Toilet paper is holding its value in dollars better than the nation's currency.

 

Corporate breaks at risk in tax plan

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Reuters: Billions of dollars in U.S. tax breaks prized by manufacturers, energy companies and other industries could be targeted for elimination.

 

U.S. poised to strike in Syria

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LA Times: The U.S. has naval and air forces poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order.

 
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