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The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti

Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.
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Kids And The Internet: New Privacy Rules?

As Web marketers increasingly target young audiences on the Web, new changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act present promise -- and perils -- for safeguarding young users.

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How 'Star Wars' Seduced Another Generation Of Kids

The first Star Wars movie came out 35 years ago, but a never-ending stream of cartoons, books and video games has kept the saga current. Even for little kids too young to have seen the film, Star Wars has turned into a permanent part of their entertainment mythology.
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The Final Season Of 'Jersey Shore' Begins Thursday

The MTV reality show begins its sixth and final season Thursday night. The shows producers say they wanted to go out on a high, and the ratings still are. Jersey Shore debuted in 2009. It followed eight cast members living and partying together in Seaside Heights, N.J.
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Facebook Hits Major Milestone: 1 Billion Active Users

That means that one in seven people in the world access Facebook on a monthly basis.
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Microsoft Among Firms Picked For Development At St. Elizabeth's

Microsoft and two other firms are among those that have been chosen to potentially open technology centers at the old St. Elizabeth's Hospital property in Ward 8.

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Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

The number means that there has been no significant change in the labor market.
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Montgomery County Public Power Support Growing

A growing number of people are seeking to create a publicly owned power utility for Montgomery County, but getting state approval may be tough.

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Faltering Economy Threatens Pakistan's Stability

Adding to recent political unrest in Pakistan, poverty is rife and unemployment is growing as the population skyrockets. Analysts worry about the growing frustration, and that the jobless are an increasingly easy target for the Taliban.

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