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Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques: witnesses

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Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria's Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told AFP blaming the Boko Haram Islamists. "A suicide bomber we believe was from Boko Haram blew himself up at the open air mosque...(more) 



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Israel public back Gaza assault despite death toll: analysts

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The army's mounting death toll in Gaza has taken the Israeli public by surprise but without dampening its strong support for the military campaign against Hamas, analysts say. Funerals were held across the Jewish state on Tuesday for 10 soldiers killed the day before, five of...(more) 



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Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers

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(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers. Upset over its ebook prices, Amazon has delayed deliveries and cut discounts on some books published by...(more) 



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Don’t believe anything you read at Natural News

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Last week, Mike Adams, who calls himself the Health Ranger and runs the site Natural News, posted a truly insane article which seems to advocate violence against scientists and journalists who support genetic engineering. I wasn’t going to write about this at first: It’s just...(more) 



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Instagram unveils new Snapchat-like messaging app, but only in select geographies

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Instagram has launched a new ephemeral messaging app called Bolt. The app, which functions similar to Snapchat, allows users to quickly share self destructing photos or videos with a friend. 



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Defense the key for Lakers rebuild, says new coach Scott

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With three Los Angeles Lakers greats looking on, newly appointed head coach Byron Scott pledged Tuesday to make defense his top priority as he bids to revive the flagging fortunes of one of the NBA's most storied franchises. Scott, a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers...(more) 



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Argentina's euro bondholders ask U.S. judge to suspend debt ruling

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NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Holders of Argentina's euro-denominated exchange bonds urged a U.S. judge on Tuesday to suspend a debt ruling in favor of holdout investors suing the country that risks toppling Latin America's No. 3 economy into default.  



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U.S. trial over S&P ratings could begin in September 2015, take 4 months

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SANTA ANA CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - A trial on the U.S. government's $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's over the company's ratings of mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisis could begin in September 2015 and last four months, the federal judge overseeing the case...(more) 



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Senators from Colorado, Washington want federal pot laws applied fairly

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By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. senators from Colorado and Washington, seeking clarity on federal rules that may affect legal marijuana businesses in their states, are urging the Obama administration to ensure federal agencies take a consistent approach to enforcement. The first pot retailers opened...(more) 



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Canadian doctor quarantined after exposure to Ebola

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A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected, local media said Tuesday. Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia,...(more) 



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Chinese smartphone makers win as market swells

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Chinese smartphone makers racked up big gains as the global market for Internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said Tuesday. Huawei and Lenovo, both based in China, came out winners as a record-high 295.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide...(more) 



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A century ago, Detroit’s “potato patch mayor” knew how to ride out hard times

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I’d been passing by the statue here in Detroit for days now without noticing it, but today something — the gloomy weather, maybe — made me slow down and read the inscription. The citizens of Michigan erect this monument to the cherished memory of Hazen...(more) 



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