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Internet tax bill sails through Senate, heads for House

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

REUTERS: Legislation allowing states  to impose sales taxes on online retailers easily passed the Senate but appears to face greater opposition among House Republicans.

 

Facebook joins Fortune 500

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Monday, May 06, 2013

USA Today: Facebook joined the Fortune 500 for the first time, due to its rising revenue.

 

Alleged Auschwitz guard arrested

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Monday, May 06, 2013

AP: A 93-year-old man was arrested by German authorities on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard.

 

Calif. upholds pot store bans

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Monday, May 06, 2013

LA Times: The California Supreme Court decided that cities may ban medical marijuana dispensaries through zoning, as happened in Riverside.

 

Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'

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Monday, May 06, 2013

BBCnews: The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon-dioxide emissions, according to a new report.

 

Pfizer first to sell Viagra online

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Monday, May 06, 2013

AP: The drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

 

Hillary landslide in poll for 2016 Democratic nomination

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Friday, May 03, 2013

POLITICO: A new poll for the 2016 presidential race that didn't include Republican candidates has Hillary Clinton heavily favored as the Democratic nominee.

 

China having its own meat scandal

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Guardian: Chinese authorities have detained more than 900 people in the last three months over meat-related offenses.

 

Solar-powered plane takes flight across U.S.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Reuters: A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay.

 

Suicides among middle aged jump by one third

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Friday, May 03, 2013

CBSnews.com: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that suicides are now the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

 

Facebook to delete videos of people being decapitated

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

BBC: Facebook will delete viral videos of people being decapitated after charities warned that viewing them could cause psychological damage.

 

Warren Buffett says women key to prosperity

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

CNN.com: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO explains why women are key to America's continued growth.

 

Majority of Americans unhappy about gun vote

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

CBSnews: After the Senate struck down a series of measures that would have expanded regulations for gun buyers and users, a majority of Americans say they're either angry or disappointed about that vote.

 
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