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Tesla Model S ties highest ever Consumer Reports rating

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

LA Times: The Tesla Model S received a 99 of 100 rating from Consumer Reports.

 

Stephen Hawking backs boycott of Israeli academics

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

CBSnews.com: British physicist Stephen Hawking has dropped plans to attend a major international conference in Israel in June.

 

Cyber-thieves commit 'biggest bank heist in history'

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Reuters:  The U.S. government charged eight individuals with stealing debit card data from two Middle Eastern banks in a scheme that prosecutors said netted $45 million in a matter of hours.

 

Boston will not accept suspect's body

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Boston Globe: Boston's Mayor said he will not allow the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be buried in the city.

 

Passengers prompt diversion of Southwest Airlines flight

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

CBSnews.com: A Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Providence made an unscheduled stop in South Carolina.

 

Gov. Christie diets for family, not politics

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

CNN.COM: Chris Christie says it was family rather than presidential politics that convinced him to undergo weight-reduction surgery.

 

The food truck business stinks

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

New York Times: "Despite the inherent attractiveness of cute trucks and clever food options, the [foodcart] business stinks."

 

Ammonium nitrate trigger for Texas blast

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Reuters: Investigators have confirmed that ammonium nitrate was the trigger for the explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant last month that left 14 people dead.

 

Women missing for a decade found alive

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Reuters: The three women were discovered alive in a house in Cleveland and the home's owner and his two brothers were arrested, police said on Tuesday.

 

Internet tax bill sails through Senate, heads for House

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

REUTERS: Legislation allowing states  to impose sales taxes on online retailers easily passed the Senate but appears to face greater opposition among House Republicans.

 

Facebook joins Fortune 500

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Monday, May 06, 2013

USA Today: Facebook joined the Fortune 500 for the first time, due to its rising revenue.

 

Alleged Auschwitz guard arrested

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Monday, May 06, 2013

AP: A 93-year-old man was arrested by German authorities on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard.

 

Calif. upholds pot store bans

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Monday, May 06, 2013

LA Times: The California Supreme Court decided that cities may ban medical marijuana dispensaries through zoning, as happened in Riverside.

 
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