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Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

"Moderate to extreme" drought conditions already exist in about 55 percent of the continental U.S. No relief is in sight. There are warnings this could be one of the 10-most expensive weather disasters in U.S. history.
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Self-Help Guru Covey Dies At 79 After Bike Accident

The management and self-help guru's best-known work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, was on The New York Times best-seller list for more than five years. Stephen Covey's family said he died from the effects of a bicycle accident in April.
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Silicon Valley Firm To Help UVA Expand Online Courses

The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
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Investigation: HSBC Laundered Drug Money

Europe's largest bank allowed drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through its U.S. operations, and skirted bans against transactions with Iran. Those are among the findings of a Senate investigation of London-based HSBC. Executives from the bank are in Washington for a hearing on the probe.
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Tech World Star Marissa Mayer To Head Yahoo

Yahoo has hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to run the struggling Internet company. Mayer, a 13-year Google veteran, will face a tough task trying to reverse Yahoo's sagging fortunes.
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Deciding On Truvada: Who Should Take A HIV Prevention Pill?

Truvada, the first HIV prevention pill, costs about $13,000 a year, and it's not clear whether insurers will pay for it. And while taking a daily pill sounds simple, the new prevention strategy involves some complicated issues.

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