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Facebook Messenger app allows free calls

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Washington Post: Facebook's Messenger app now allows U.S. users place free voice calls over WiFi.

 

Regulators around the globe ground Boeing 787s

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The New York Times: Regulators around the globe on Thursday ordered the grounding of Boeing 787s until they could determine what caused a new type of battery to fail on two planes in recent days, resulting in an emergency landing Wednesday and a fire last week.

 

Hostages reportedly escape Islamist captors; some may have been slain

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Los Angeles Times: The Algerian news agency reported Thursday that as many as 45 hostages, including Americans, had escaped from a natural gas complex a day after Islamic militants seized the installation in retaliation for French airstrikes against Islamist rebels in neighboring Mali.   

 

As "Roe v. Wade" turns 40, most oppose reversing abortion ruling

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reuters: Most Americans remain opposed to overturning the controversial Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which 40 years ago legalized abortion.

 

Chip Kelly named Philadelphia Eagles head coach

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PhiladelphiaEagles.com: University of Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly was chosen to be the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

N.R.A. video attacks Obama

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New York Times: The National Rifle Association published a web video calling President Obama an "elitist" and a "hypocrite."

 

An oil town where men are many, and women are hounded

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The New York Times: The rich shale oil formation deep below the rolling pastures in Williston, N.D., has attracted droves of young men to work the labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing and often generate six-figure salaries. What the oil boom has not brought, however, are enough single women. It has made for an unsafe environment for women.

 

Flu shot causes flu? Nonsense: 4 flu myths busted

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ABC News: As the flu epidemic rages on in many parts of the country, experts say the best defense against the virus is getting a seasonal flu shot. That's why it was particularly troubling that only about a third of people got vaccinated early in the season this year, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

New York enacts first gun control law since Newtown attack

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Reuters: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures.

 

Walmart plans to hire 100,000 veterans

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NPR: Walmart launched a plan to hire over 100,000 recently discharged veterans in the next five years.

 

Fitch: debt-limit delay imperils U.S. credit rating

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Los Angeles Times: A failure by Congress to raise the debt limit "in a timely manner" could lead to a downgrade of the nation's AAA credit rating, Fitch Ratings said Tuesday.

 

Behind Lance Armstrong's decision to talk

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wall Street Journal: This week, Lance Armstrong is launching a public campaign to restore his image. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday and scheduled for broadcast Thursday, Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.

 

Coca-Cola to air anti-obesity commercials

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Reuters: The two-minute commercial highlights the company's efforts in fighting obesity, as the soft drink industry faces increasing pressure from local governments and critics.

 
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