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Texas A Big Step Closer To Major Gun Rights Expansion Texas A Big Step Closer To Major Gun Rights Expansion

The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | May 27, 2015 | AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval to a so-called "campus carry" measure, barely beating a midnight deadline. The legislation, one of the two major gun rights bills of the session, had appeared destined to fail, with more than 100 amendments lined up in a Democratic effort to kill it. But then Democrats ... Read More

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Loan Recovery Eludes India’s Banks, Even As Growth Rate Beats China Loan Recovery Eludes India’s Banks, Even As Growth Rate Beats China

The following is an excerpt from Reuters | May 25, 2015 | ibtimes.com | A recovery in India's credit growth could elude the country's banks until early 2016, despite an economy that in the first three months of this year is expected to have outpaced China. A 12.6 percent growth rate in lending in the fiscal year that ended on March 31 was the lowest in almost two decades, and would have been lower but for a surge in the last two ... Read More

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We’re Burning Through The Earth’s Carbon Budget We’re Burning Through The Earth’s Carbon Budget

The following is an excerpt from John D. Sutter | May 12, 2015 | CNN.com | Here's a recent headline that sends chills down your spine if you're a climate-news junkie -- and makes just about zero sense if you're any other normal person: "A Global Milestone: CO2 Passes 400 PPM" Translation: There's now an even more ridiculous amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- 400 parts carbon dioxide (CO2) for every million parts of something else atmospheric. That's warming the planet. ... Read More

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Google: What It Learned From 1.7 Million Miles on the Road Google: What It Learned From 1.7 Million Miles on the Road

The following is an excerpt from ALYSSA NEWCOMB | May 11, 2015 | abcnews.go.com | Google's fleet of self-driving cars have traveled more than 1.7 million miles, collecting data about performance and sharing the road with manual drivers. Along the way, they've also racked up a few dings -- but by no fault of their own, according to the company. With more than 20 cars in its fleet constantly being tested with safety drivers in the front seat, Google said the cars have ... Read More

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Why Nokia Could Get Big Bucks For Its Here Digital Mapping Business Why Nokia Could Get Big Bucks For Its Here Digital Mapping Business

The following is an excerpt from By John R. Quain | May 11, 2015 | Foxnews.com | Maps have become a crucial centerpiece of a host of digital technologies and businesses, ranging from smartphones to cars. Now there's a major bidding war pitting software companies, Internet firms, and automakers against one another to acquire one of the foremost mapping companies in the world. Once-great cellphone maker Nokia is transforming itself into a networking and communications firm and is considering the sale of ... Read More

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Bill Won’t Play Role In Hillary’s Campaign – In 2015 Bill Won’t Play Role In Hillary’s Campaign – In 2015

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton talks to the audience during the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) The following is an excerpt from Mark Murray and Carrie Dann | May 11, 2015 | msnbc.com | *** GOP presidential field remains focused on foreign policy: A week ago, we wrote how national security is now Republican voters’ top concern in the NBC/WSJ poll (vs. the economy being the top ... Read More

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ETFs Go Global ETFs Go Global

The following is an excerpt from CHRIS DIETERICH | May 9, 2015 | Barrons.com | For the first time in five years, American investors are turning their attention overseas. As the six-year U.S. bull market slows, international markets are surging: European benchmarks recently hit record highs; Japan’s Nikkei sits near a 15-year high; and the Shanghai composite has more than doubled over the past year. ETF investors have been quick to capitalize on this shift, pulling $29 billion from U.S. stock ... Read More

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Virtual Reality Amusement Parks are Coming, and They Look Incredible Virtual Reality Amusement Parks are Coming, and They Look Incredible

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Howley | May 7, 2015 | Yahoo.com | Forget waiting in line for 45 minutes to ride a roller coaster that lasts less than a minute. A new type of theme park is coming that will let you strap on a virtual reality helmet and charge headlong into a horde of monsters with a massive broadsword in tow. That’s the promise of The Void, a new virtual reality entertainment center setting up shop in Salt ... Read More

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There’s an Uber for Everything Now There’s an Uber for Everything Now

The following is an excerpt from GEOFFREY A. FOWLER | May 5, 2015 | WSJ.com | The fabulously wealthy may call their servants by ringing a little bell. In the lifestyles of the geeky and lazy, one can now summon a household staff just by tapping on a smartphone. I’ve got a maid, masseuse, doctor, chef, valet, personal shopper, florist and bartender. Each has his own app and can arrive at my door in as little as 10 minutes. Yes, this sounds ridiculous. ... Read More

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How Bats Could Influence the Future of Air Travel How Bats Could Influence the Future of Air Travel

The following is an excerpt from Tessa Berenson | April 29, 2015 | Time.com | A new study reveals how bats are able to fly with such precision in the dark, a finding that could eventually lead to innovations in airplane technology, researchers said. The study, which examined big brown bats in North America and was published April 30 in Cell Reports, demonstrates for the first time that bats fly using highly sensitive touch sensors on their wings that respond to changes ... Read More

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