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Volcanoes sink after big earthquakes

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Yahoo News: New studies indicate that huge earthquakes can diminish the height of nearby volcanoes.

 

Squirrel cuts power to 9000 in Portland

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Monday, July 01, 2013

KOIN: A squirrel is responsible for a power outage that is affecting more than 9,000 Multnomah County PGE customers.

 

Performer dies in Cirque du Soleil accident

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Monday, July 01, 2013

CBSnews: A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.

 

Arizona fire kills 19 firefighters

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Reuters: They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north-west of Phoenix.

 

Paypal launches galactic payments

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington Post: Despite the lack of human settlement of other planets or even commercial space travel, Paypal wants to get a jump on potentially lucrative payments beyond Earth.

 

Tour impossible to win without doping, Armstrong says

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Friday, June 28, 2013

CBSnews: The statement, released in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, coincides with the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race.

 

Britain to offer "three parent" fertility treatments

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Reuters: The option will be available to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

 

Immigration reform passes senate

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

USA Today: A bill that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to become citizens and allocate billions of dollars for securing the border with Mexico passed the U.S. Senate Thursday.

 

Federal rules require healthier school snacks

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

CNN: New federal rules will replace candy bars, potato chips and sports drinks with granola bar, baked chips and milk in schools.

 

Burma awards mobile phone contracts

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

BBC: The move opens up one of the world's last untapped mobile phone markets.

 

McDonald's refuses to operate in Jewish settlement

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

AP: The Israeli branch of McDonald’s says it won’t open a restaurant in a Jewish settlement to protest Israel settlement policy.

 

IRS also targeted liberal groups

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CNN: The Internal Revenue Service targeted both liberal and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

 

Texas abortion bill fails after filibuster

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CBSnews: Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country.

 
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