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Reports of two explosion near Boston Marathon finish line; several hurt, missing ...

New York Daily News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Two people were killed and dozens were injured by two bombs that exploded within seconds of each other Monday afternoon at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers.
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Philly ME Not Sure Babies Born Alive at Clinic

ABC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Share. 0. Philadelphia's chief medical examiner has testified in the murder trial of an abortion provider, saying he can't be sure if any babies were born alive.
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Rising Sea Levels Could Be Slowed By Dealing With Four Short-Term Pollutants ...

Latinos Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rising sea levels are expected to begin affecting many coastal cities in the decades to come, and researchers have been scrambling for a way to curb the impending flooding.
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Opium Production in Afghanistan Increases for Third Year

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - For the third year in a row, opium cultivation has increased across Afghanistan, reversing earlier drops stemming from a decade-long international and Afghan government effort to combat the drug trade, according to a United Nations ...
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Top French officials detail personal wealth under new transparency policy

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
PARIS - The wealthiest member of France's Socialist government, French people learned Monday, is Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who inherited a $7.8 million fortune from his family's trade in art and antiques.
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Turkish Pianist Receives Suspended Jail Sentence

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISTANBUL—Acclaimed Turkish concert pianist Fazil Say was given a suspended jail sentence in Istanbul on Monday for insulting Islam on social-media website Twitter, in a court decision that supporters say protects Islamic values but critics maintain curbs ...
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Senate candidates suspend activity after blasts

9 minutes ago
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Catalina Camia
The candidates running in the special Senate election in Massachusetts have suspended their campaign activities because of the deadly explosions near the Boston Marathon's finish line.
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Suspect in fatal shooting in custody after standoff at Lake Highlands house

Dallas Morning News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Dallas police SWAT team members take up positions behind a patrol car near the house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood where a murder suspect holed up after fleeing police.
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Wall Street posts worst day since November 7 on gold's drop, Boston blasts

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Caroline Valetkevitch. NEW YORK | Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:51pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks posted their worst day since November 7 on Monday as big declines in the price of gold, oil and other commodities fed a broad selloff in equities.
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Gold has worst two-day rout in 30 years, stocks drop

Reuters - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By Leah Schnurr. NEW YORK | Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:04pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors dumped commodities and stocks on Monday in a broad selloff that gave gold its worst two-day loss in 30 years after weak demand figures from China fanned ...
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Sprint, Netflix rare gainers as tech stocks slump

MarketWatch - ‎37 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Tech stocks ended up putting in a roundly negative trading session Monday, with a market-wide selloff pushing the sector deeper into the red, despite isolated gains at Sprint Nextel Corp.
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Fewer Americans Now View Their Income Taxes as Fair - ‎13 hours ago‎
PRINCETON, NJ -- This Tax Day, 55% of Americans regard the income taxes they have to pay as fair, the lowest percentage Gallup has measured since 2001.
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Mac

11 minutes ago
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Lori Grunin
Adobe's latest iteration of its raw-editing and management software, Adobe Lightroom 5, enters a public beta today with a modest set of enhancements that will make some photographers very happy but a large number of others shrug and choose to skip it.
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Private drones pose privacy threat, says Google's Eric Schmidt
2 hours ago
Written by
Nidhi Subbaraman
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt looks on during a gathering at the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) startup event in New Delhi on March 20, 2013.
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Mozilla's Firefox OS to launch in 5 countries in June

Fiercemobilecontent - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK--Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the company's Firefox OS-based smartphones will be available in June in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, before coming to 11 more countries this year.
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Kobo Reveals Aura HD, 'Porsche of eReaders'

PC Magazine - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Kobo today announced its limited-edition Aura HD e-ink reader, which it said includes the highest resolution e-ink display currently on the market.
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Sharon Osbourne seen moving into new home after rumored split from Ozzy ...

New York Daily News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
After reports surfaced of a possible split from her husband Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne was spotted apparently moving out of the couple's home earlier this month.
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Denver Post wins Pulitzer for coverage of massacre

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎5 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - The Denver Post won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for its coverage of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., while The New York Times captured four awards for reporting on the rise of a new aristocracy in China, the business practices of ...
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Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman welcome a baby boy

Los Angeles Times
49 minutes ago
Written by
Nardine Saad
Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman have a new silver lining: The power couple has added its first baby boy to their playbook.
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Georgetown's Otto Porter to announce decision Monday - ‎21 hours ago‎
Otto Porter was Big East Player of the Year but his season ended with an upset to No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast. Al Tielemans/SI. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgetown's Otto Porter will announce Monday whether he is declaring his eligibility for the NBA draft.
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Yankees' Kuroda and Cast of Understudies Subdue Orioles

New York Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
It has been six months since the Yankees edged the Baltimore Orioles in the American League division series, although in many respects, for the winners, it has felt like six awfully long years.
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Florida battles slimy invasion by giant snails

Reuters - ‎Apr 14, 2013‎
By Barbara Liston. ORLANDO, Florida | Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:50pm EDT. ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail, which can grow as big as ...
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Flights May Get Rougher as CO2 Builds Up

New York Times
50 minutes ago
Written by
Douglas Quenqua
Observatory. Flights May Get Rougher as CO2 Builds Up. By DOUGLAS QUENQUA. Published: April 15, 2013. As the earth gets warmer, that flight to Europe may get bumpier.
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Rat Kidneys Made in Lab Point to Aid for Humans

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have made functioning rat kidneys in the laboratory, a bioengineering achievement that may one day lead to the ability to create replacement organs for people with kidney disease.

Acorda's Ampyra Improves Walking in Stroke Patients

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (ACOR), maker of the drug Ampyra to improve walking in multiple sclerosis patients, rose to its highest value in more than two years after the company said a small study showed the medicine also helped people who have had ...
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FDA review of Glaxo/Theravance lung drug seen as positive

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Toni Clarke. WASHINGTON | Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:48pm EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental treatment for smoking-related lung damage received a better-than-expected initial review from the U.S.
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