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Lance Armstrong pulls out of swimming event

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

AP: Armstrong will not swim three distance events in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships this weekend after swimming's international federation body raised objections.

 

Country's strictest gun laws pass Connecticut Senate

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

USA Today: The governor says he will sign the bill drawn up by a bipartisan panel and which is now headed for the state house or representatives.

 

 

Scientists race to assess pandemic risk of new flu

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Reuters: Genetic sequence data on a deadly strain of bird flu show the virus has already acquired some mutations that might make it more likely to cause a human pandemic.

 

Ashton Kutcher recruits Ivy Leaguers for tech startup

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Salon.com: The "Two and a Half Men" star and tech investor seeks Columbia English majors to staff a new company.

 

SEC likes Facebook, Twitter

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: The SEC has ruled that publicly held companies may use social media sites to communicate with investors in lieu of news releases and websites as long as they inform them ahead of time.

 

NRA recommends arming school staff

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Washington Post: A group sponsored by the National Rifle Association issued a report calling for an armed security guard at every school in the country.

 

Unemployment in Europe reaches record high

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BBC: The rate of unemployment in the eurozone has hit 12%, official figures have shown.

 

Rate of ADHD diagnosis skyrockets

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

NYTimes: Nearly one in five high school-aged boys has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

 

Tech companies reveal April Fools' pranks

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Monday, April 01, 2013

ABC News: It has become somewhat of a tradition for tech companies to publish jokes for April 1.

 

New York officials to test rodent birth control

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Monday, April 01, 2013

TheAtlantic: In an effort to get rid of rats infesting the subway, transit officials will test pesticide containing birth control drug.

 

Who is killing Texas prosecutors?

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Monday, April 01, 2013

CNN.com: Fears that a white supremacist gang or someone else is targeting Texas law enforcement officials spread Monday to Houston.

 

Oklahoma dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis

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Friday, March 29, 2013

ABC: The Tulsa Health Department is warning 7,000 patients of a local dentist's office that they may have contracted HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from poor sterilization.

 

Payrolls increase in 42 states

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Bloomberg: Payrolls grew in 42 states in February, and the unemployment rate fell in 22.

 
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