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Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

The Noor I solar thermal power plant is the first phase of a project that's projected to provide more than a million Moroccans with electricity — even once the sun has gone down.
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Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday. He has been a guest on the show several times.
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Cable TV News Named As Most Helpful Source This Election

A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a high level of engagement in election news. In addition to cable TV, social media and radio are still important sources for many. Print media, not so much.
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Playboy Begins Anew As A Never-Nude Magazine

Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from Arrested Development, Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.

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No Comment From Grinning Martin Shkreli At House Hearing On Drug Prices

The much-reviled former pharmaceutical executive remained tight-lipped, pleading the Fifth Amendment on his lawyer's advice. He simply smiled in response to harsh criticism from House representatives.
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USDA Imposes Stricter Limit On Salmonella Bacteria In Poultry Products

The USDA says it will prevent 50,000 cases of illness each year. Skeptics say the agency needs to take a different approach to the salmonella problem because the current one has not worked very well.
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Former Drug CEO Not Expected To Answer House Panel's Questions

Martin Shkreli is to appear before a House panel Thursday for a hearing on drug prices. Shkreli's company purchased the life-saving drug Daraprim, and then raised the price by 5,000 percent.
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'Chasing An Ideal,' World-Class Chefs Find Themselves Under Extreme Pressure

Chef Eric Ziebold discusses the high-stakes world of luxe cuisine in the wake of the death of Benoit Violier, a French Swiss chef who many said was the best in the world.
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Media Mogul Sumner Redstone, 92, Steps Down At CBS

CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves is now executive chairman, following Redstone's resignation. Redstone, who is said to be ailing, is now chairman emeritus.
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Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

A mall real estate executive let slip that Amazon plans to build up to 400 walk-in stores. Analysts were skeptical, and now the executive says his comment wasn't intended to represent Amazon's plans.

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