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Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law
Technology
Published in 1-7-2016
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction requested by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, whi ...>>
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Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list
Technology
Published in 1-7-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. The study didn't explore the reasons behind the differences, but researchers found the highest suicide rates in manual laborers who work in isolation and face unsteady employ ...>>
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Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
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Published in 1-7-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile (2.8 billion-kilometer) voyage to the biggest planet in the solar system. The engine burn lasting about a half hour is designed ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 1-7-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Agency enlists high-tech help keeping drones from wildfires
Technology
Published in 24-6-2016
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Hobby drone ownership has spiked in recent years, and more and more of the devices have been spotted flying illegally over active wildfires, where they can endanger the airplanes and helicopters being used to battle the blazes. The U.S. Interior Department is working with drone makers and mapping companies to create a system that uses smartphone apps already on the market to quickly alert drone f ...>>
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Tech company Twilio nearly doubles in stock market debut
Technology
Published in 24-6-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Twilio shares nearly doubled in their first day of trading Thursday, after the technology company raised $150 million in its initial public offering. The San Francisco company makes software that helps companies communicate with their customers through text messages, phone notifications and in other ways.
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Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid
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Published in 24-6-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) The White House Thursday promised that President Barack Obama would veto the long-delayed response of the Republican-controlled Congress to the president's request for fighting the Zika virus, saying it provided too little money and contained too many partisan provisions. The $1.1 billion measure had already appeared sure to die in the Senate next at the hands of filibusteri ...>>
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Pipeline spews crude in California but none reaches beach
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Published in 24-6-2016
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(AP) An underground pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of crude oil Thursday near the Southern California coast but the foul-smelling goo was contained in a lengthy stretch of ravine and never reached nearby beaches. About 29,000 gallons of oil spilled and flowed at least a quarter-mile in the canyon near Ventura, fire authorities said. The spill was the 11th for Crimson since 2006, with prio ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-6-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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Los Angeles-based Kind Financial said Thursday that Microsoft will help it market its software to local and state government agencies that monitor marijuana growers or distributors for compliance with regulations governing pot production and sales. [...] as PC sales have declined, the company has been building a "cloud computing" business that provides online services for big businesses and organ ...>>
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CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
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Published in 17-6-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus. The health agency provided few details about the six women, their pregnancies, the birth defects or their severity. While the women had Zika infections, the officials said they did not know whether ...>>
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NASA spacecraft barreling toward Jupiter for July 4 meetup
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Published in 17-6-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A NASA spacecraft is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter in the latest quest to study how the largest planet in the solar system formed and evolved. If all goes as planned, Juno will spend nearly a year circling Jupiter's poles and peering through clouds to scrutinize the planet's southern and northern lights, which are considered the strongest in the sol ...>>
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Philadelphia becomes 1st major American city with soda tax
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Published in 17-6-2016
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[...] Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney sold the council on the idea with a plan to spend most of the estimated $90 million in new tax revenue next year to pay for prekindergarten, community schools and recreation centers. "Thanks to the tireless advocacy of educators, parents, rec center volunteers and so many others, Philadelphia made a historic investment in our neighborhoods and in our education sy ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Technology
Published in 17-6-2016
    377 Visits
Los Angeles-based Kind Financial said Thursday that Microsoft will help it market its software to local and state government agencies that monitor marijuana growers or distributors for compliance with regulations governing pot production and sales. [...] as PC sales have declined, the company has been building a "cloud computing" business that provides online services for big businesses and organ ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com


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