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  • Facebook places multiple bets to win messaging wars

    Facebook is adopting a multifront strategy to woo fickle smartphone users who crave a variety of ways to send messages to friends.

    June 12, 2014

  • ericcantor.jpg VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary

    David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown

    The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."

    June 10, 2014

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill

    Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.

    June 9, 2014

  • Amazon's drone dream sets off race to build better sensor

    In the quest to build drones that can help companies like Amazon.com make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.

    June 6, 2014

  • New York's local fracking bans challenged in top court

    New York's cities and towns shouldn't be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state's highest court.

    June 4, 2014

  • 131023_SN_DLE_CHISM1.jpg Police: Teen murder suspect attacked staff member at facility

    A Massachusetts teenager accused of robbing, raping and killing a popular teacher at his school attacked a female staff member at a facility where he is being held without bail, authorities said Tuesday.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Astronomers discover rocky gargantuan planet dubbed 'mega-Earth'

    A rocky planet weighing 17 times as much as Earth has been found, surprising astronomers who expected it to be a big ball of gas.

    June 2, 2014

  • First lady's school lunch agenda faces backlash

    In Georgia, kids resisted the loss of their beloved fried chicken. In New Mexico, whole-wheat tortillas went straight to the trash can. And in Tennessee, after schools replaced familiar flaky white biscuits with a whole-grain variety, one official reported a "massive amount of rejection."

    May 30, 2014

  • New Orleans does away with traditional public schools

    The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good.

    May 29, 2014