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A Stolen iPhone, A New Connection And Minor Celebrity In China

Months after Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera's phone was stolen, new pictures from China started uploading to his photo stream.
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Christie Delivers N.J. Budget Address Amid Fiscal Challenges

On Monday, a state court dealt a huge blow to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration's plans when it said the state couldn't continue to withhold payments to the state pension plan.
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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

Apple will be rolling out a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.
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Sniper Trial Could Be In Jury's Hands Soon

Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with killing former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the film American Sniper, and another man. Routh has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity
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Yellen Lays Groundwork For Interest Rate Hike In 2015

In Washington on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy to members of the Senate Banking Committee.
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Solar Energy Advocates Find Unexpected Ally In Tea Party

Florida is one of several states where the Tea Party has embraced a new cause: solar energy. Tea Party groups are teaming up with progressive organizations to open up the solar energy industry. It's an unusual coalition and puts them at odds in some states with another conservative grassroots organization, the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.
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VA Secretary Apologies For Exaggerating Military Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was heard, in an exchange with a homeless vet, saying that he had been in a special forces unit, which he now admits is untrue. McDonald did however serve in the military: he is a West Point grad and was in the 82nd Airborne division.
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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, Tenn., all high-schoolers are encouraged to take three career-training classes, regardless of college plans.
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Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

Even when women suspected they were having a heart attack, they didn't report it because they feared being called hypochondriacs, a study finds. That may contribute to women's higher death rates.
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Advocates Hope 'Vacatur' Laws Will Help Prostitutes Clear Their Records

For the first time in Maryland, a woman with a prostitution conviction has had her criminal record wiped clean by convincing a judge she is actually a victim, forced into the life by brutal pimps. Advocates hope it will be a model in other states.

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