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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:48

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:45

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:26

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:57

The deal would put Shell on track to become put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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Spam: In Korea, It's Not Junk Meat — It's A Treat

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:56

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch – and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday-time gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.

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'My Heart Was Broken,' Says Father Of S.C. Man Slain By Police

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:38

Police officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:33

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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U.S. Servicemember Killed In Shooting In Afghan City Of Jalalabad

Wed, 2015-04-08 05:41

Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire in the city of Jalalabad, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.

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Easter Heist: London Thieves May Have Taken $300 Million In Gems

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:29

The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.

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Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:03

In a first, the six-member city council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wed, 2015-04-08 01:03

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 2015-04-08 00:58

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops

Wed, 2015-04-08 00:35

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Tue, 2015-04-07 23:48

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

Tue, 2015-04-07 23:46

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

Tue, 2015-04-07 23:45

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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Black Representation On Ferguson City Council Increases From 1 To 3

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:38

Two African-Americans won seats on the six-seat panel on Tuesday. The St. Louis suburb has been in the national spotlight since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man.

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Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Tue, 2015-04-07 18:41

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, fending off Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years

Tue, 2015-04-07 18:29

With the 63-53 victory over Notre Dame, coach Geno Auriemma collects his tenth championship ring since 1995 — a streak of dominance few teams or coaches in any sport can compete with.

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Stan Freberg, A Genius Of American Advertising, Dies

Tue, 2015-04-07 16:32

Freberg was one of the first to inject satire into commercials. In the 1950s and '60s, he created countless memorable ads using pointed humor.

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