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Violent video games hold back 'moral maturity' in teens

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

BBC: A study in Canada found teenagers who played violent video games for long periods of time lacked empathy.

 

Subway to remove chemical from bread

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

USA Today: The sandwich chain is removing a chemical commonly used in shoe rubber from its bread.

 

Obamacare will reduce U.S. workforce

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

BBC: The Congressional Budget Office reports President Obama's health care law will cut the workforce by the equivalent of more than two million workers.

 

CVS Caremark Corp. to drop cigarettes

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Reuters: The major drugstore chain is the first to take tobacco products off its shelves in the United States.

 

World markets steady

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Reuters: Shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low as the emerging market sell-off bounced back.

 

Cancer cases to surge 57%

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CNN: The World Health Organization reports that cancer cases are expected to rise 57% in the next 20 years.

 

Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1M estate

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Reuters: The former South African president left the estate to his family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and local schools.

 

Abortion rate at lowest since 1973

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Washington Post: A study reports the U.S. abortion rate decreased to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011.

 

Microsoft to name Satya Nadella as next CEO

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Bloomberg: The software maker's board is preparing to name Satya Nadella the new chief executive officer.

 

Amanda Knox awaits murder trial verdict again

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Friday, January 31, 2014

The Atlantic: The former exchange student was convicted of the 2007 murder of her former roommate, overturning the 2011 acquittal.

 

California Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington Post: Rep. Henry A. Waxman has decided to retire at the end of the congressional session.

 

New treatment could reduce children's peanut allergies

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: An experimental therapy has helped more than 80 percent of children with peanut allergies safely consume a handful of peanuts.

 

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TIME: Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden made the world a safer place.

 
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