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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

Sun, 2014-11-16 13:18

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

Sun, 2014-11-16 13:15

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.

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For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Sun, 2014-11-16 13:11

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Producer Of 'Knight Rider' And 'Battlestar Galactica' Dies At 77

Sun, 2014-11-16 10:40

Glen A. Larson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic television shows of the 70s and 80s, succumbed Friday to complications related to cancer, his son says.

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Google Asks Users To Help Fight Ebola — And They Answer With Cash

Sun, 2014-11-16 07:44

For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic director explains why.

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Clearing Of MH17 Debris Begins In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-11-16 07:17

The Boeing 777 that crashed over the area on July 17, killing nearly 289 aboard, is widely believed to have been downed by a Russian-built, rebel-operated surface-to-air missile battery.

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Nigerian Army Retakes Chibok, Home Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Sun, 2014-11-16 05:56

A day after reports that Boko Haram militants had captured the town where they abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in April, the government says it has regained control of the northeastern city.

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Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

Sun, 2014-11-16 04:52

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.

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G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

Sun, 2014-11-16 04:17

The meeting wrapped up with a pledge to grow global output by 2.1 percent in the next five years, but Russia's President Vladimir Putin got the cold shoulder.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sun, 2014-11-16 02:28

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:45

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:45

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:44

The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.

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Yes, The Weather Is Polar. No, It's Not The Vortex

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:42

Meteorologists are annoyed by the hype around the phrase "polar vortex." This week's frigid snap, they say, was just a regular old cold front.

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'Twinkle' Sparks Fireworks As Fiddler Guts Violin Method

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:41

Fiddler Mark O'Connor claims Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the popular Suzuki Method of violin instruction, was a fraud. O'Connor has created his own teaching system.

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ISIS Claims Beheading Of American Aid Worker

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:18

The so-called Islamic State released a new video Sunday purporting to show the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.

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4 DuPont Workers Die In Texas Chemical Leak

Sat, 2014-11-15 21:41

One worker was also injured at a suburban Houston industrial plant when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began leaking around 4 a.m.

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Ebola-Infected Doctor Arrives In Nebraska For Treatment

Sat, 2014-11-15 12:53

Dr. Martin Salia, who got the virus while working in Sierra Leone, is said to be sicker than some of the other patients who have been successfully treated for the disease in the U.S.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Sat, 2014-11-15 12:24

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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Boko Haram Seizes Town That Is Home To Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Sat, 2014-11-15 10:37

The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.

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