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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
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Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his son with a tree branch. Robert Siegel talks to Elizabeth Gershoff, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, about the history of corporal punishment.
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Ferguson's Small Businesses Try To Recover After Riots

Ferguson, Mo., took the international spotlight for weeks as protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown spiraled into rioting and a massive police response. Now work is underway to help the small businesses in the St. Louis suburb get back on their feet.
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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.
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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's 'Not A Child Abuser'

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.
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Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: Yes they are.
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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.
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Mexican Resort Town Pummeled By Powerful Hurricane Odile

The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the Baja California peninsula, forecasters say.
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Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.
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SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.

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