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Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive

One estimate puts the reconstruction at more than $5 billion – or about a quarter of the country's GDP. Countries — and relief groups — are pledging to help.
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Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.
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Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults.
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California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

New mandates in California will limit how much water graveyards can use to keep their grass green. The people who run cemeteries don't want crispy, parched grass to feel like an insult on top of loss.
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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.
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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.
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U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.
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Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
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Tsarnaev Defense Urges Jury To Spare His Life

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial continues on Monday. The defense will start making its case that he should not be put to death.
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President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.

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