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Blockbuster closing all remaining stores

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Huffington Post: Blockbuster plans to close all of its remaining stores, as well as its by-mail movie distribution by early 2014.

 

Portland, Maine approves recreational marijuana

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

AP: Voters in Portland, Maine voted to legalize possession of marijuana for recreational use.

 

India launches spacecraft to Mars

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

BBC: India successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars, with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.

 

Kraft removing yellow dye from mac and cheese

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

ABC: Kraft announced plans to pull the yellow coloring from at least three of its kid-friendly mac and cheese types.

 

Election Day contests to watch

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

NBC: Off-year elections happen across the country today. See which high-profile contests to watch:

 

Herbal supplements little more than powdered rice and weeds

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Monday, November 04, 2013

New York Times: DNA tests show that many unproven herbal supplements are not what they claimed to be, often diluted or replaced entirely by cheap fillers like soy or wheat.

 

Nazi-looted modern art found in Munich

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Reuters: Works by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, has been discovered in a Munich apartment among stacks of rotting groceries, German magazine Focus reported.

 

Rock-paper-scissors robot wins every time

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Monday, November 04, 2013

BBC: A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.

 

China manufacturing surges

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Friday, November 01, 2013

BBC: China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October.

 

Food stamp cuts affect millions

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Friday, November 01, 2013

CNN: Food stamp benefits will be trimmed by $5 billion starting Friday.

 

Walmart releasing Black Friday deals a month early

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Friday, November 01, 2013

AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.

 

Dogs' mood revealed by how they wag their tail

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Friday, November 01, 2013

BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.

 

Calif. driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Los Angeles Times: A California woman was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel when pulled over for allegedly speeding.

 
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