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More kids diagnosed with autism, CDC report suggests

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ABCnews.com: A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.

 

Assault weapons ban dropped

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CBSnews.com: Citing the minimal support for legislation that would ban assault weapons, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would leave the proposal out of the gun violence bill.

 

Chimps: the original team players

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Humans aren't alone in the ability to work together toward a common goal. Many executives would be pleased by chimpanzees' selfless efforts to further their unit's objectives

 

Obama pardons 17 felons

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New York Times: President Obama issued pardons to 17 felons, the first of his second term.

 

Lululemon recalls see-through pants

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CNN.com: The athletic company announces a large recall of black yoga pants that were unintentionally see-through.

 

'Lost' tectonic plate found in California

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Livescience.com: A tectonic plate that disappeared under North America millions of years ago is still visible in central California and Mexico, new research finds.

 

Pope's name breaks new ground

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Monday, March 18, 2013

CNN.com: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the new pope, is breaking historic ground by choosing the name Francis.

 

Is son of Ron Paul GOP favorite?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Salon.com: When Rand Paul was announced as the winner of the Republican presidential straw poll at CPAC over the weekend, there was no chorus of boos from the  conservatives, a far cry from the response when his father won the same event a few years ago.

 

Florida university closes after suicide, bombs found

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Reuters: The University of Central Florida closed its main campus in Orlando on Monday while police investigated an apparent suicide and a number of bombs.

 

North Korea launches missiles into Sea of Japan

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Friday, March 15, 2013

The Atlantic: North Korea has launched several short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, less than a week after declaring their armistice with South Korea is over.

 

Another Carnival cruise ship in trouble

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Friday, March 15, 2013

CBSnews.com: Carnival Cruise Lines says two more of its ships had mechanical problems Thursday.

 

Republican senator reverses stance on gay marriage

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Reuters: Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman said he reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage after learning in 2011 that his son is gay.

 

Particle confirmed as Higgs boson

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

NBC: A newfound particle was confirmed as a Higgs boson.

 
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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Spreading the wealth

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