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Italy Plans Cuts As Europe Gets A Credit Warning

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Standard and Poor's on Monday warned eurozone countries that it may downgrade their credit ratings if they don't get their fiscal houses in order. Debt-ridden Italy is too big to fail, and too big to be bailed out by its EU partners. Its technocrat-in-chief Mario Monti hopes a new package of austerity measures will rein in debt and reassure the bond markets.
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Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

Watch even a few minutes and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — brightly colored placards with slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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