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AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas State Board of Education adopted a social studies and history curriculum Friday that amends or waters down the teaching of the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, America's relationship with the UN and hundreds of other ...
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HARTFORD, Conn. - State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, under fire for misspeaking about his military record during Vietnam, easily won the endorsement Friday night of Connecticut Democrats to fill the US Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd.
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New York Times - - 48 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Rand Paul, the newly nominated Republican candidate for Senate from Kentucky, touched off more controversy on Friday by calling the Obama administration “un-American” for taking a tough stance with BP over the company's ...
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"The Toyota Way" is back - in Fremont. There are many heartening aspects to the announcement that the Toyota Corp. would be teaming up with Tesla Motors to produce electric cars at the old Nummi auto plant along Interstate 880 in Fremont.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s $750 million acquisition of mobile ad service AdMob cleared its final hurdle Friday with a boost from AdMob's jilted suitor, Apple Inc. The Federal Trade Commission said it unanimously decided to approve Google's AdMob ...
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The jobless rate in 34 states and Washington, DC, fell in April compared with the prior month, even as the nationwide unemployment rate ticked up to 9.9%, the Labor Department said Friday.
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May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc., owner of the world's most popular social-networking site, plans to announce changes to privacy settings after users said they want simpler ways to manage what information is shared online.
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A group of scientists announced Thursday that it has successfully replaced all of the natural DNA inside a cell with laboratory-synthesized DNA, creating the first-ever “synthetic cell.
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The slogan for this week's announcement of Google TV is “TV meets Web, Web meets TV.” Google's slogan is perfect because it's so disjointed -- and perfectly reflects the awkward relationship between the Web and television in 2010.
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It looks as if Lindsay Lohan will not be arrested after all. While the 23-year-old actress was at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday promoting her new film about Linda Lovelace, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued a warrant for her ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sometimes fairy tales do come true. And where better than Hollywood and "Shrek"? Walt Dohrn, who normally works behind the scenes on the blockbuster movie franchise, has had a magical change in fortune that ...
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Heart attack survivors are highly likely to avoid sex, fearing it could kill them, US researchers say. The team told an American Heart Association meeting that those whose doctors failed to talk to them about sex were most likely to avoid it.
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New York Times - - May 17, 2010
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The Smoking Gun - May 17, 2010
MAY 17--Meet Jessica Halter. The Ohio student, 18, was arrested Saturday night at her high school prom after she drunkenly assaulted a policeman, tried to kick a paramedic, and spewed a "bloody ball of spit" at one cop.
CNN - - May 20, 2010
(CNN) -- Over the past month, we've watched from distant shores as Greece has plunged into a debt crisis. Mounting pressure from global financial markets forced Greece to begin a drastic austerity program.
New Yorker - - May 16, 2010
When we meet Jesus of Nazareth at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, almost surely the oldest of the four, he's a full-grown man.
New York Times - - May 17, 2010
In sixth grade they were unlikely friends, the good kid and the bad one, the girl who studied and the one who smoked in the alley.