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Apple sells 9 million new iPhones

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Monday, September 23, 2013

BBC: Apple has sold nine million of its new iPhone models in three days.

 

House passes GOP plan to cut food stamps

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Friday, September 20, 2013

USA Today: The House approved a GOP plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion over the next decade.

 

5.3 earthquake hits Fukushima

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Friday, September 20, 2013

AP: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.

 

Medical mistakes might be third leading cause of death

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

ProPublica: Since 1999, various studies have attempted to estimate deaths resulting from medical mistakes in hospitals, and each time the number seems to rise significantly.

 

U.S. companies to disclose CEO to worker pay ratio

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reuters: U.S. companies will have to disclose how CEOs' paychecks compare to their average workers' under a new proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Brazilian hackers confuse Nasa with NSA

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Telegraph: Brazilian hackers retaliated against the U.S. cyber-spying on Brazil, but mistook space agency Nasa for the National Security Agency (NSA).

 

Scientists tell Texas schools not to use books questioning evolution

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

UPI: Scientists reviewed biology textbooks and urged Texas education officials not to use books that question evolution or the state could become a "national embarrassment."

 

France to ban child beauty pageants

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BBC: Parliament in France is moving to ban child beauty pageants for promoting hyper-sexualization of minors.

 

Siri leaves beta, adds male voice

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CNN: Apple is giving Siri a major overhaul as part of Wednesday's upgrade to its iOS 7 mobile operating system.

 

Boeing 789-7 Dreamliner makes first flight

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Reuters: A longer version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner made its first flight on Tuesday.

 

Gas to never drop below $3 gallon again

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

KDAL: Today marks a thousand days at or above $3 a gallon for the national average of gasoline.

 

Household incomes holding steady

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

USAToday: Americans' household incomes have stopped losing ground to inflation, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

 

Costa Concordia ship turned upright

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BBC: Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.

 
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