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AT&T 'intrigued' by Mexico, Latin America : exec

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is "intrigued" by Latin America and especially Mexico and would not rule out an opportunistic deal there even as it seeks to complete its $48.5 billion planned takeover of DirecTV, an AT&T executive said at a conference on Tuesday. AT&T...(more) 



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U.S. NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy Islamic State

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By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities. Asked whether the Sunni Muslim group was...(more) 



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Healthcare.gov is not secure, says government report that will surprise no one

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The government cut corners when building Healthcare.gov, the federal marketplace for health insurance, and security was no exception, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will be presented to Congress this week. 



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US Waistlines Gained an Inch This Decade

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The average waist circumference of U.S. adults continuously expanded in the past decade, even though average body mass index went essentially unchanged during the same time, according to a new study. 



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Boeing and SpaceX get NASA contracts to take astronauts to the ISS

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Boeing and SpaceX have received contracts to develop a new fleet of American spacecraft for NASA. The companies will spend the coming three years and $6.8 billion ($4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX) in funding from the agency working towards certifying their ships...(more) 



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Ohio offers Amazon tax breaks to build $1.1 billion data center

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By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - State and local officials in Ohio are courting Amazon.com Inc with tax breaks and other perks to convince the No. 1 U.S. online retailer to build a $1.1 billion data center in central Ohio and create 120 jobs, according...(more) 



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Cops: Gunman in police ambush sought mass murder

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Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police. 



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Dino-Killing Impact Remade Plant Kingdom, Too

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The killer meteorite that extinguished the dinosaurs also torched North America's forests and plants. The harsh conditions after the impact favored fast-growing flowering plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order, a new study reports. "When you look at forests around the world today, you don't...(more) 



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Spaceport delays prompt some impatience in New Mexico

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By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Delays in the launch of the first space flights by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic from a base in New Mexico have drawn criticism from a county commissioner in the south of the state. The inaugural flight had been...(more) 



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NASA to Make Major Private Space Taxi Announcement Today: Watch Live

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NASA is expected to make a huge human spaceflight announcement today during a news briefing, and you can watch it live online. 



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PayPal talks up its terrible payment service: 'At least we're not iCloud'

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PayPal definitely does not run iCloud. It did not, through a confusing backup process and potentially weak security system, make it easier for hackers to collect and leak hundreds of nude pictures of female celebrities, which were then widely disseminated on 4chan and Reddit. It would...(more) 



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How Apple made its iPhone 6 ion-strengthened screen: Expert reveals the chemical process used to create the display

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A video from the American Chemical Society explains how the ion-strengthened glass on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (pictured) is stronger than regular glass, because it's placed into a hot potassium bath. 



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