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Cheerleading officially designated as a sport

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

USA Today: The American Medical Association now considers cheerleading a sport because of its rigors and risks.

 

More than 1.7M Americans in Medicaid limbo

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Monday, June 09, 2014

PBS: More than 1.7 million Americans are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, some have been stuck waiting for almost eight months.

 

Merck & Co. to buy Idenix

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Reuters: The drugmakers purchased Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.85 billion to boost its hepatitis C drugs portfolio.

 

The American Dream is out of reach

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Friday, June 06, 2014

CNN: Young adults, age 18 to 34, feel the American Dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it's impossible.

 

World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

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Friday, June 06, 2014

BBC: Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders gathered at Sword Beach in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

 

GM fires 15 employees over recall failures

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

WSJ: General Motors Co. dismissed 15 employees after a "troubling" report revealed why it took the auto maker 11 years to recall defective cars.

 

Pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung.

 

Google announces digital encryption service

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Businessweek: Officially named "End-to-End," the Chrome Web browser extension will encrypt one's digital message which will remain encrypted until the intended recipient decodes it.

 

CDC: One in 5 restaurant employees works with norovirus symptoms

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

USA Today: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that food handlers cause about 70% of norovirus outbreaks related to contaminated food.

 

Automakers report strong uptick in May sales

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Reuters: Automakers reported higher-than-expected new car sales in the United States in May.

 

EPA proposal wants CO2 emissions cut by 2030

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WSJ: The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a draft rule that seeks to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30% from existing power plants by 2030.

 

Is U.S. manufacturing poised for a comeback?

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Monday, June 02, 2014

WSJ: The number of factory jobs has risen to more than 12 million in the past four years.

 

Learning a second language slows brain aging

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Monday, June 02, 2014

BBC: A study has found that learning a second language, even in adulthood, has positive effects on the brain.

 
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