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Asian shares up on Greek rescue hopes, dollar shines

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year.  



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U.S. Army shipped anthrax samples over more than year-long period

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Two U.S. Army facilities, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, and the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland, mistakenly shipped suspected live anthrax samples from March 2014 through April 2015, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Dugway Proving...(more) 



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Hospitable Till It Hurt

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After playing host to Senator Ted Cruz, the hoteliers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass come under fire from the gay activists. 



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Why being a foodie could help you win the spelling bee

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Exotic foods were front and center during the preliminary rounds of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.          



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Central Texas cleans up, braces for more rain

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Search parties continued looking for 11 missing along the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas after flooding destroyed wide sections of the small town. (May 27)          



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'FIFA is imploding': 14 charged in corruption probe; at least 8 arrested

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Fourteen people, including high-ranking officials of the soccer governing body FIFA, were charged Wednesday in a more than $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme that prosecutors said had corrupted the world’s most popular sport while lining defendants’ pockets with millions of dollars. 



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Earliest evidence of human violence

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A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows. 



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Poor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media are reporting that a preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks. 



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Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech

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By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jennifer Saba RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time. Periscope,...(more) 



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Japan April retail sales rebound, ease pressure on BOJ

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, the first increase in four months, data showed on Thursday - bolstering the central bank's view that consumer spending is slowly picking up to underpin a steady economic recovery.  



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Wisconsin judge to rule in August on Slenderman trial venue

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By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge said on Wednesday he will decide in August whether one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please the fictional character Slenderman will face trial in juvenile or adult court. The girls,...(more) 



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YouTube and Google Help Researchers Gauge Russia’s Presence in Ukraine

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The independent report came as Europeans nations were preparing to vote on whether to ease or maintain economic sanctions. 



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