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Jill Abramson: Not Ashamed of Being Fired by Times

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:34pm
Young women should not feel stigmatized, she said. "Especially in this economy people are fired right and left for arbitrary reasons."
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Google Plus Ends 'Real Name' Policy

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:09pm
Google has ended a long and unpopular policy requiring a real name to register a Google Plus account.
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8-Year-Old Girl Robbed While Selling Candy

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:54pm
An 8-year-old girl selling candy outside a store in San Francisco was robbed Monday by a woman who said she needed money for a bus fare, police said.

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Judge Upholds Suit Over Marine's Missing Heart

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:41pm
The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the U.S., a federal judge ruled.
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Jose Antonio Vargas Released in Texas

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:30pm
The former journalist, an undocumented immigrant, was detained earlier in the day by the Border Patrol as he tried to board a plane for Los Angeles.

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Is Global Warming Fueling Deadly Brain-Eating Amoebae?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:04pm
The death of a 9-year-old girl from a brain-eating amoeba is a jolting reminder of the danger lurking in fresh water, a risk that could worsen.

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Facebook and Nielsen to Track TV Viewing on Mobiles

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:53pm
Starting this fall, Nielsen and Facebook will be combining forces, with Nielsen tracking viewers and Facebook providing demographics.
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Pistorius Family Speaks Out After Nightclub Incident

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:38pm
The family of double-amputee Olympian murder suspect Oscar Pistorius spoke out Tuesday after reports of a bar brawl Saturday circulated on social media.

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Raging Current: River Traps Teen in Washington

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:28pm
John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on Monday night while swimming.
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'Poisonous': Hot-Car Mom Lawyer Lashes Out at Media

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:27pm
A lawyer for the mother of the Georgia toddler who died in a hot car when his father left him in the back seat and went to work, lashed out at the media.
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Hot-Car Mom Lashes Out at Media Over 'Poisonous Atmosphere'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:27pm
The mother of the Georgia toddler who died in a hot car when his father left him in the back seat and went to work, lashed out at the media.
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Look, No Lines! Doctor Visits Drop in Obamacare Era

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:25pm
Remember all those predictions that Obamacare was going to create a crush of pent-up medical demand? It didn't.
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Three Teams to Develop Spaceplane Concepts for DARPA

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:23pm
Three companies have been awarded military contracts to design a next-generation spaceplane to launch satellites into orbit.
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Buzz Aldrin: It's Time to Put a Man on Mars

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:05pm
"On the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, the U.S. should decide on the necessary steps to explore Mars," Aldrin writes.

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'Stop Dumping Your Illegals': Arizona Braces for Migrants

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:00pm
Protesters and supporters filed into an Arizona mountain town Tuesday morning, awaiting the arrival of dozens of undocumented immigrant children.

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First Gay Justice Joins Puerto Rico Supreme Court

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:58pm
The island's first LGBTQ Justice to the Supreme Court captures the essence of a twenty-first century Puerto Rico, the Governor said.
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TSA Fee Hike Will Be Used to Pay Down Deficit

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:45pm
Starting next week, air travelers will pay more when they fly. But the money won't necessarily go to improve airport security.

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This Indian Food Delivery Service Is the Envy of FedEx

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:32pm
This Indian meal service is so efficient they only make around one mistake every six million deliveries.

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By the Hammer of Thor! Superhero Is Now a Woman

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:25pm
Zounds! Thor, the macho superhero portrayed by brawny actor Chris Hemsworth in several blockbuster movies, is now a woman, Marvel Comics announced Tuesday.
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Site Reminds Us of Links 'Forgotten' by Google

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:56pm
The E.U.'s "right to be forgotten" law lets people remove links they don't want on Google - but does that just call attention to them?
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