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Judge rules Bitcoin is a currency

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Independent: A U.S. judge ruled that Bitcoin, a decentralized virtual currency, should be recognized as a form of money.

 

New government documents acknowledge Area 51

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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Atlantic Wire: Newly declassified documents acknowledge the existence of Area 51.

 

Facebook use predicts unhappiness

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

CBS: A new study shows that Facebook makes people feel connected, but Facebook use actually predicts a decline in happiness and well-being.

 

Olympic stuntman killed in wingsuit accident

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mirror: Mark Sutton, the Olympics stuntman who parachuted into opening ceremony as James Bond, dies in Swiss Alps.

 

South Dakota tribe ends prohibition

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

BBC: A South Dakota Native American tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse has voted to end prohibition, which critics say will only worsen the reservation's problems.

 

Smartphones outsell basic mobile phones globally for the first time

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Telegraph: Smartphones have outsold basic mobile phones, known as feature phones, globally for the first time.

 

U.S. charges two men in 'London Whale' scandal

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Reuters: Two former JPMorgan Chase & Co employees are facing criminal charges related to the trading scandal that cost the bank $6.2 billion last year.

 

Egypt declares national emergency

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BBC: Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.

 

Canada to accept gay Russian refugees

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Globe and Mail: Canada's refugee board will favor claims of persecution by gay Russian asylum-seekers.

 

Technology is killing childhood

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Salon.com: Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids' ability to connect to each other and the "real" world.

 

Brazilian invention lights homes without electricity

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

 

Woman ordered to change child's name from Messiah to Martin

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Monday, August 12, 2013

US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.

 

Drug firm bribes routine in China

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Monday, August 12, 2013

BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.

 
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