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Fire TV: Amazon's $99 Roku Competitor Ships Today

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:38pm
Amazon unveiled the Fire TV on Wednesday, giving it a competitor to Roku, Google Chromecast and Apple TV.The set-top box was unveiled at a press event in New York City, with shipping taking place on the same day.
    





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Microsoft Announces Cortana, Siri-Like Personal Assistant

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:23pm
Microsoft announced a rival to Apple's popular digital "assistant" Siri on Wednesday -- and she's called Cortana.
    





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Supersonic Jet Ditching Windows for Display Screens

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:23pm
No matter what perks airlines take away from you, the one thing you can still count on is a genuine peek at the clouds at 35,000 feet. That might go away, too, one day, replaced with a virtual reality version of the iconic airplane window.
    





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Campaign Cash Ruling Boosts GOP - For Now

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:23pm
On its surface, the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision striking down aggregate campaign-finance limits appears like a winner for the Republican Party.
    





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'Trash People' Figures Gather at Tel Aviv Landfill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:07pm
“Trash People,” an art exhibit of 500 life-sized figures made from 20 tons of recycled iron, glass, computer parts, cans and industrial waste, stands on Israel’s Hiriya landfill near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday.
    





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Stem Cell Controversy Sets Back Japanese Science

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:07pm
The finding that a researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research, experts say.
    





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Colorado Town Shoots Down Drone-Hunting Season

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:07pm
Voters in the small Colorado farming town of Deer Trail on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a tongue-in-cheek proposal to issue hunting licenses to shoot down unmanned drones that fly over the hamlet's airspace, an election official said.
    





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Supreme Court Strikes Down Another Limit on Money in Politics

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:07pm
Further loosening the reins on the role of money in politics, the US Supreme Court Tuesday struck down restrictions on the grand total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office.
    





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Crash Victim's Mom: Meeting GM 'A Waste of My Time'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:07pm

Renee Trautwein, whose daughter was killed in a 2009 crash, found little comfort in a Monday meeting with GM's CEO Mary Barra.


    
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Moms Are Drinking Too Much, Experts Warn

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:51am

The “mommy juice” culture has normalized drinking at play dates; 40 percent of moms say they drink to cope with the stress of parenting.


    





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A Look Inside The Beats By Dre Phenomenon

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:36am

In her new web series "The Interview," Maria Shriver gets a rare look inside Beats By Dre with co-founder and record industry legend Jimmy Iovine.


    





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Chileans Respond Calmly to Quake: 'We're Used To It'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:36am
After experiencing several hundred quakes in the past two weeks, many Chileans weren’t overly rattled by last night’s magnitude-8.2 quake and the aftershocks that followed.
    





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Queen's Toy Chest Opens to the Public

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:49am
Toys belonging to Queen Elizabeth II were displayed at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, ahead of the Royal Childhood exhibition in London, England.
    





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Samuel L. Jackson Delivers 'Boy Meets World' Slam Poetry on 'Tonight'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:49am

Samuel L. Jackson appeared on "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night and had an urgent, artistic message to convey: "Topanga!"


    





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James Gandolfini Echoes Tony Soprano in Trailer for Final Film

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:49am

He's not a gangster in "The Drop," but James Gandolfini plays a man dallying with criminal elements in the trailer for his final feature.


    
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TODAY Legend Willard Scott Weds Longtime Love

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:18am

The 80-year-old birthday greeter married girlfriend of 11 years Paris Keena on Monday in Ft. Myers, Fla.


    





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On Scene: Series Of Blasts Rocks Cairo, Egypt

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:03am

At least two people are reported dead after a series of explosions go off outside Cairo University. Cameras were on the scene when a third blast happened, in which no one was hurt.


    





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U.S. Companies Added 191,000 New Jobs Last Month, Survey Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:03am
The U.S. economy created nearly 200,000 new private-sector jobs last month, a closely watched economic indicator reported on Wednesday, feeding hopes about the economic recovery and a thaw in labor markets.
    





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Chicken Documentary Among Funniest April Fools' Pranks

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:47am

Netflix is receiving wide praise for its prank on April Fools’ Day, when it promoted a documentary about rotisserie chicken.


    





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Crimea Annexation Is a 'Tragedy,' Says Ousted Viktor Yanukovych

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:47am
Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy,” Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovych said Wednesday as he expressed hope that the Black Sea peninsula could return to Ukrainian control.
    





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