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Strike By French Air Traffic Controllers Ends

French air traffic controllers are back in their towers. They had been on strike for two days — forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights. But the issues at stake remain unresolved and affect the entire continent. They center on plans to reorganize and streamline the control of European airspace.
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Gamers Converge On L.A. For Electronic Entertainment Expo

The biggest players in the video gaming industry are attending E3. Gamers have been anticipating the unveiling of new products from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and other companies.
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Will A Kill Switch Stop Cell Phones From Being Stolen?

Law enforcement officials are pressing cell phone companies to make their devices more theft resistant. Mobile phones — iPhones especially — have become common targets of robbers and thieves.
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Economic Improvement Remains Stagnant For Poor Blacks

In 1965, sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who would later become a U.S. senator from New York, authored a controversial report. It concluded the decline of the black nuclear family was a major component to black poverty. Nearly 50 years later, the Urban Institute has released a follow-up to Moynihan's study that looks at the current barriers poor black families continue to face, and compares those findings to the country's other ethnic groups.
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Louvre Gives 'Mona Lisa' A Lighting Makeover

The museum in Paris has unveiled new, sophisticated LED lighting for the painting. They want to bring out her colors — the way Leonardo da Vinci might have seen them.
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Nikkei Plunge Causes Jitters In Global Markets

Just three weeks ago, Japanese stocks were at a multi-year high — raising hopes for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revitalize the world's third-largest economy. Since then, the market has dropped more than 20 percent.

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