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Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Who Reforged Britain, Dies at 87

New York Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” of British politics, who turned her country in a sharply conservative direction, led it to victory in the Falklands war and helped guide the United States and the Soviet Union through the cold war's difficult last years, died on ...
Fondness in Finchley: Margaret Thatcher's Constituency Reflects on Her Legacy
Prime minister who won adulation abroad but left behind a divided Britain
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Annette Funicello dies

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎37 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls. Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, ruled among baby ...
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Monkey chatter smacks of human speech, researcher says

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Are monkeys talking behind our backs? That creepy "Planet of the Apes" sensation struck University of Michigan researcher Thore Bergman when he heard the lip-smacking sounds of wild geladas, a baboon-like primate found in the Ethiopian highlands.
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Red Sox win ninth straight home opener

USA TODAY - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer, Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings and the surprising Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight home opener, 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
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Buckle up: Climate change may cause bumpier flights

Los Angeles Times
59 minutes ago
Written by
Monte Morin
Are you the kind of air traveler who turns green when your plane encounters air turbulence? Do you always have a beverage in your hand when the captain illuminates the "fasten seat belts" sign and apologizes for a bit of mid-flight "chop"?
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Report: Police apprehend teen in Brazil gang rape

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A news report says Rio de Janeiro police have detained a 14-year-old suspected of participating in the brutal gang rape of an American student inside a moving public transit van.
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Syria rejects 'broadening' of UN chemical weapons probe

BBC News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Syria has rejected what it calls an attempt by the UN to broaden a probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country's conflict.
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Thieves steal five tons of Nutella - ‎2 hours ago‎
German police said the hazelnut chocolate spread was taken from a parked semi-trailer. The theft of seven palettes of Nutella jars, worth a total of about 16,000 euros (£13,600), took place at the weekend in the city of Niederaula in the central state of Hesse, ...
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Police seek four women accused of sexually assaulted 19-year-old Toronto man

CBS News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
(CBS) Toronto police are looking for four women accused of raping a 19-year-old Canadian man after he left a nightclub with them. According to a Toronto Police Service news release, the victim met the four women at a nightclub on March 30, near King ...
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TBI: 4-year-old shoots and kills deputy's wife

WRCB-TV - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old who gained access to a loaded gun during a family cookout has shot and killed the wife of a Wilson County sheriff's deputy.
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Federal budget woes could delay NYC terrorism trial for bin Laden's son-in-law ...

Fox News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - A judge said he found it "stunning" to hear Monday that federal budget woes could delay the start of a terrorism trial for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law.
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Ron Johnson out as JC Penney's CEO

USA TODAY - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Ron Johnson out as JC Penney's CEO. Gary Strauss, USA TODAY5:33p.m. EDT April 8, 2013. Ron Johnson steps down as CEO of troubled JC Penney.
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Wall Street closes higher, Alcoa volatile after results

Reuters - ‎39 minutes ago‎
By Ryan Vlastelica. NEW YORK | Mon Apr 8, 2013 4:58pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks ended a volatile session higher on Monday as investors looked ahead to an earnings season expected to show modest growth despite concerns about the ...
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Survey Finds Airline Quality Up, But Consumers May Disagree

Fox Business - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The 2013 Airline Quality Rating report found consumer complaints climbed 22% last year, but quality remained mostly unchanged from 2011.
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As Google acquisition rumors grow, is WhatsApp really worth a billion dollars?

50 minutes ago
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John Koetsier
WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue.
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HTC Posts Record-Low Profit After Latest Smartphone Delayed

Bloomberg - ‎13 hours ago‎
HTC Corp. (2498) (2498), Taiwan's largest smartphone maker, posted its lowest quarterly profit on record after the delay of its newest flagship phone caused revenue to miss the company's target.
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Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt: 20Gbps throughput and 4K support

SlashGear - ‎31 minutes ago‎
At NAB 2013, Intel just announced the next-generation of Thunderbolt, codenamed “Falcon Ridge,” which is Apple's latest protocol for file transfer, as well as transmitting video.
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Judge rules using smartphone maps while driving illegal

2 hours ago
Written by
Matt Peckham
(CNN) -- It's weird out there and getting weirder: A California court just ruled that screwing around with your phone's map app while driving ought to be as illegal as texting or using the device without a handsfree solution.
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Fox could become cable channel, News Corp. COO Chase Carey says

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Is Bart Simpson heading to cable? It could happen, warned Chase Carey, the president of News Corp., which owns Fox Broadcasting, home to such popular shows as "The Simpsons," "Glee" and "The Following" as well as National Football League games.
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James Deen Not Dating Teen Mom Farrah Abraham but Confirms Sex Tape: "It ...

E! Online - ‎53 minutes ago‎
James Deen officially has a new partner in porn: Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham. The adult film star exclusively tells E! News his most recent project is a sex tape with the MTV reality star.
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Academy of Country Music Awards throws ratings hoedown for CBS

Los Angeles Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Roll over, Hank Williams, and tell Patsy Cline the news: Nashville has a new top music award show. Sunday's 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show on CBS drew 15.4 million total viewers, according to early data from Nielsen (final ratings ...
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New Jersey governor backs Rutgers president in coaching scandal

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By David Jones. NEWARK, New Jersey | Mon Apr 8, 2013 5:30pm EDT. NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday said the president of Rutgers University made a mistake but not a fireable one when he left it to aides to ...
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Sidney Crosby injury: Penguins captain speaks to media

SB Nation
58 minutes ago
Written by
Matthew Brigidi
Sidney Crosby spoke to the media on Monday for the first time since breaking his jaw.  Share on Facebook ·  Tweet post · + Comments · Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby met with the media for the first time since sustaining a broken jaw on March ...
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Stephen Hume: 4675 stories on global warming ... and we're covering up the issue!

Vancouver Sun - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Nothing is guaranteed to injure a sensitive writer's feelings more deeply than brusque and insensitive criticism from some “reader” who clearly hasn't read much of what the writer wrote.
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Climate change will threaten wine production, study shows

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bid adieu to Bordeaux, but also, quite possibly, a hello to Chateau Yellowstone. Researchers predict a two-thirds fall in production in the world's premier wine regions because of climate change.
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Skin cancer survivors slack on SPF: study

New York Daily News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Skin cancer survivors are more likely to slather on SPF than the rest of us - but not by much. In fact, 27% of skin cancer survivors say they never use sunscreen when they're outside in the sun for an hour, according to research presented Monday at the ...
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Joint Commission warns about dangers from alarm fatigue - ‎1 hour ago‎
The nation's largest hospital accreditation organization has issued a warning to hospitals about the dangers of alarm fatigue, which can occur when clinicians become desensitized to the incessant beeping of medical device alarms.
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Strict school lunch standards tied to healthy weight

1 hour ago
Written by
Andrew Seaman
By Andrew M. Seaman. NEW YORK | Mon Apr 8, 2013 4:23pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S.
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