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Why does Facebook need virtual reality?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:51pm
On the surface, Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, which develops virtual-reality technology, doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Obama chides Russia on gay rights

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:32pm
A speech to Europe aimed at Russia sounded a lot like President Barack Obama's successful campaign message from 2012, especially when it came to gay rights.
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1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:17pm
About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Lovely wedding; did it trend on Twitter?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:13pm
Sure, the wedding was stunning. The doves were released on cue, you didn't stumble on your vows, and your aunt Caroline stayed sober until after the toasts. But something was off: Your special day didn't play as well on social media as you were hoping.
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Alaska rallies against rape

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:11pm
Something incredible is happening this week in Alaska.
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Why do poor people smoke more?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:22pm
Megan Sandel and Renée Boynton-Jarrett say it's no wonder poor people smoke more. The stresses of living in poverty and Big Tobacco ad campaigns targeting their neighborhoods spur the habit.
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How unionizing could change college sports

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:14pm
The Northwestern University football players' petition was a way to get a seat at the bargaining table in college sports and could change the landscape of the NCAA model.
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Is the passport the new resume?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:44pm
When Ashley Blackmon sat down for her job interview for a marketing position in New York City, she didn't start off by talking about the business classes she had taken in college or her experience working at a financial services company.
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From Chicago streets to mayor's office

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:30pm
Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a young man under his wing in hopes of steering him down the right path—towards college.
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