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Blaze at Chinese poultry slaughterhouse kills 119

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Reuters: A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people on Monday with several still unaccounted for.

 

Thousands flee wildfires outside Los Angeles

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Cbsnews: Firefighters working in darkness doubled containment of a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles to 40 percent overnight, as cool, moist air moved in Monday to replace torrid weather.

 

Starbucks banning smoking around doors

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Friday, May 31, 2013

AP: Starbucks will start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday.

 

New Yorker wins U.S. spelling bee with 'knaidel'

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Reuters: Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old boy from Bayside Hills, New York, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

 

More heavy storms headed toward midwest

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Cbsnews.com: Motorist dies after heavy winds cause tree to topple on car in Ark. Overnight as forecasters warn of more tornadoes.

 

Private equity firm hires Petraeus

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Forbes: $73B private Equity firm KKR hired four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus.

 

Paterno estate to sue NCAA

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

AP: A lawsuit planned by the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno seeks to overturn the NCAA's anctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

 

Desk jobs making people fat

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

CBsnews.com: A new study about the link between weight and work suggest spending long hours behind a desk is making people fat.

 

Mothers the breadwinners in 4 in 10 homes

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AP: America's working mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children, up from 11% in 1960.

 

Facebook to improve response to hate speech

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reuters: Facebook Inc said its systems to remove hate speech haven't worked as well as the company had hoped.

 

Germany to use drones to catch graffiti artists

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Salon.com: Deutsche Bahn — the provider of Germany’s national rail system — has plans to use drones to root out graffiti artists using trains and platforms as their canvasses.

 

NYC's bike share program begins

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Huffington Post: The country's biggest bicycle-sharing program launched with 6,000 bikes across New York City.

 

Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BBCnews: Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer, nearly two weeks after the Hollywood star said she had had a double mastectomy to avoid such a fate.

 
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