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U.S. Used Social Media to Sow Dissent in Cuba

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:45pm

The Obama administration is scrambling to explain why its leading agency for humanitarian relief around the globe ran a Cuban social media program.


    





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FDA Approves Opiate Antidote Evzio

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:45pm

One person dies every 36 minutes from an opioid overdose from painkillers.


    





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Tornado Touches Down in Texas, Missouri on Alert

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:45pm
Tornado warnings were sounding across north central Texas on Thursday evening and parts were also under the threat of twisters.
    





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Lopez Suffered from Depression and Anxiety, Officials Say

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:34pm

The Army is attempting to determine whether or not Ivan Lopez, who officials say shot and killed himself and three others, suffered from PTSD.








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Diners Decide Menu, Chef of 'Programmable Restaurant'

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
What if opening night were less of a gamble for restaurants?Accomplishing this is the inspiration behind Dinner Lab's new venture — what it's billing as a "programmable restaurant.
    





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Maps of Unborn Human Brains Point to Medical Frontiers

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
A new kind of atlas reveals which genes control the development of which areas of the unborn human brain — and researchers are already studying the atlas' maps to gain new insights into neurological conditions such as autism.
    





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New Super-Accurate Atomic Clock Tells Time Like No Other

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
A U.S. government agency has introduced a new atomic clock to serve as an improved standard for civilian timekeeping, and officials say it’s three times as accurate as its predecessor.The U.S.
    





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'Cuban Twitter' Missed the Mark on Social Media Unrest: Experts

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
If the U.S. government hoped new millennium technology would reinvigorate its half century-old dream of undermining socialism 90 miles off the coast of Florida, it went about it all wrong, some experts say.On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that a U.S.
    





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Simulation Video Shows Ripple of Tsunami Waves After Chile Quake

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
It's hard not to be entranced by the rippling waves of a propagating tsunami in this simulation video created by the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Although the destructive potential of such waves is enormous, watching their progress across the ocean is fascinating.
    





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Siri, Meet Nouvaris: Apple Confirms Purchase of Speech Recognition Firm

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
Microsoft’s newly revealed Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 does some neat things that Apple’s Siri can’t, but that could change soon.
    





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Anadarko Petroleum Settles Pollution Claims for $5.15 Billion

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades.The bulk of the money — $4.
    





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Why Microsoft Named Its Siri Rival 'Cortana' After a 'Halo' Character

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
Microsoft unveiled a long list of new products at its Build conference on Wednesday, but the company spent the most time on Cortana: a Siri-like digital assistant.
    





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Texas Executes Killer Tommy Lynn Sells After Failed Appeal

MSNBC: Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:14pm
Tommy Lynn Sells, a convicted serial killer, was executed in Texas Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal.The Supreme Court denied the petition about an hour before the scheduled execution.
    





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George W. Bush 'Reluctant' to Display Paintings

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:08pm

After spending two years painting, former president George W. Bush says “a whole new world has opened up.”








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FDA Approves Opiate Antidote Evzio

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:08pm

One person dies every 36 minutes from an opioid overdose from painkillers.








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Neighbor: Shooter's Wife 'Broke Down' Upon Hearing the News

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:08pm

Military officials say 24-year-old Ivan Lopez is believed to have brought his own handgun onto the base.








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Family of Fort Hood Victim Holds On to Hope

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:52pm
The family of a New York man who is among the 16 people injured in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, said their son and brother is strong and will recover from his gunshot wound.






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Texas Church Creates Memorial for Fort Hood Shooting Victims

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:52pm
A memorial of three white crosses and 16 flags stands at the Central Christian Church in Killeen, Texas, on Thursday, in honor of the three military service members killed and 16 injured during the shooting at Fort Hood on April 2.






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Texas Executes Killer Tommy Lynn Sells After Failed Appeal

MSNBC: U.S. news - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:52pm
Tommy Lynn Sells, a convicted serial killer, was executed in Texas Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal.The Supreme Court denied the petition about an hour before the scheduled execution.






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Nest Halts Sales of 'Protect' Smoke Detector After Flaw Found

MSNBC: Business - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:41pm
Nest, maker of connected home appliances, has halted sales of its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector due to a flaw that could cause it to be unintentionally disabled.
    





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