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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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[...] the Supreme Court's task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution's free-speech protections. The law addressed websites that might allow sex offenders to gather information about minors, the state court said. Groups including the libertarian Cato Institute and the ...>>
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Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. Friday's revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX ...>>
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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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Environmental groups had argued that the bottom-dwelling fish's population loss in the northwest Atlantic Ocean was considerable enough to afford it protections set aside for endangered animals. Animal Welfare Institute and Defenders of Wildlife called on the federal government to offer the fish Endangered Species Act listing, which could've led to habitat protection or new fishing rest ...>>
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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens one for each eye in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision. While eSight's headsets don't require the approval of health regulators they fall into the same low-risk category as dental floss there's not yet firm evidence of their benefits. The latest vers ...>>
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New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. LG also redesigned the phone's interior to separate the two main sources of heat the main processor and the display driver and turned other components into heat sinks to dissipate heat. Even though the company hasn't had the types of f ...>>
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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy (AP) Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. The new machine can remove more water from sap, leaving a higher sugar content in half the time and energy it takes to heat into syrup. Producing maple syrup is an old New England cottage industry based on tradition, so some maple sugarers are wondering if fa ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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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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J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. Like other department stores, J.C. Penney is trying to adjust to changing shopping patterns, and is joining other department stores like Macy's, which are shrinking ...>>

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Family Christian closes all 240 stores, including 3 in Houston area
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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Family Christian is shutting down all 240 of its stores across the country, including three in the Houston area.

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Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump's White House to cut taxes for business, make regulations easier for them and goose more growth out of the economy. Some of that caution became apparent Friday, with U.S. indexes falling modestly to end the Dow Jones industrial average's 10-day winning streak. Besides the high price ...>>

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U.S. new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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WASHINGTON Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. Low mortgage rates and a steady job market have helped the housing market recover from its bubble and bust cycle a decade ago. A limited supply of homes available has helped push up prices, but there are signs that in the new hom ...>>

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An easy way to help the workforce of the future
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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"We need to be continually building our talent pipeline, and if we fundamentally believe that the people of this region are our most important asset, then we should spend the time to make sure they are developed effectively," said Peter Beard, the partnership's senior vice president of workforce development. The program has recruited 40 community groups to train the interns on how to beha ...>>

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Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even in states where it's already legal.

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Humble Surgical Hospital files for bankruptcy
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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Humble Surgical Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday morning, three weeks after U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes entered a multi-million judgment against the specialty, five-bed hospital. Aetna sued Humble Surgical Hospital in 2012, contending that the surgical center in Humble charged the giant health insurance company for procedures up to 10 times more than typical marke ...>>

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Houston sign spinners to show off their top "tricks" in Vegas
Business
Published in 26-2-2017
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You've seen them at many a busy Houston intersection. Those ubiquitous 20-something street hawkers with the athleticism and endurance to toss around a skinny six-by-two foot arrow-shaped sign for hours under the blazing sun. Their moves -- or "tricks" -- are meant to draw attention to new subdivisions, apartment complexes, tax preparers and furniture stores having a big sale.

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