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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

March 28th, 2014 8:03 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

In this day and age of constant connection, the public has been surprised to learn that radar and satellites aren't actually all-seeing, cellphone locations aren't always traceable and key data about the plane is only recorded, not transmitted in real tim

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Amazon expected to debut video device

Amazon expected to debut video device

March 27th, 2014 10:00 pm by By Jay Greene, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Rumors began circulating last year that Amazon was readying a streaming media device that would connect to televisions and compete with gadgets such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku.

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Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

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Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

March 27th, 2014 5:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Vouchers — or so-called "opportunity scholarships" — give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school, with the state providing funds for tuition.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

March 27th, 2014 4:34 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Roughly 37 million individuals in the U.S. are saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, and they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

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Bills introduced in Congress banning online gambling

Bills introduced in Congress banning online gambling

March 27th, 2014 7:58 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Three states have legalized online gaming since the Justice Department's 2011 ruling: Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Others have been considering doing so in an effort to find lucrative new sources of revenue.

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Taco Bell's new breakfast ads star 'Ronald McDonald'

Taco Bell's new breakfast ads star 'Ronald McDonald'

March 27th, 2014 7:20 am by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The ads feature everyday men who happen to have the same name as the McDonald's mascot, promoting Taco Bell's new breakfast menu which offers novelties like a waffle taco.

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CenturyLink opens store on Memorial Boulevard

CenturyLink opens store on Memorial Boulevard

March 26th, 2014 10:50 pm by Hank Hayes

Residential and small business consumers can visit the store to get personalized assistance with communications needs, including Internet, voice, entertainment and wireless. They can also get a billing review.

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Review: Windows Phone innovations show promise

Review: Windows Phone innovations show promise

March 26th, 2014 6:06 pm by ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press

In the market for smartphones, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 system is dwarfed by Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems in both attention and sales. But over the past few months, I have come to appreciate many of the software's innovations.

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Newfound pink world lurks at solar system's fringes

Newfound pink world lurks at solar system's fringes

March 26th, 2014 5:56 pm by Associated Press

Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7 billion miles from the sun. It's the second such object to be discovered in a region of space beyond Pluto long considered a celestial wasteland.

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