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Birds Of Different Feathers Flock Together

A white duck with a limp, a rooster named Cocky and a mallard have settled down at a pond on the grounds of a retirement community in White Rock, South Carolina. The State newspaper reports the avian trio has captured the imagination of residents there.
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New Jersey Man Breaks Arcade Record

George Leutz has set a Guinness record, according to published reports. He played Qbert for 84 hours and 48 minutes.
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American Tech Workers Challenge H-1B Visa Story

Two days ago, Morning Edition aired a story about the H-1B program which grants temporary work visas to foreigners with special skills like computer programming. In the story, it was reported that employers have to show they tried to recruit Americans first. But as it turns out, many companies bypass American applicants.
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New York Times Co. To Sell 'Boston Globe'

The company said it wanted to focus on The New York Times — its flagship newspaper. The Times bought the Globe for a record $1.1 billion in 1993.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Reverses Medicaid Decision

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced late Wednesday that he will expand Medicaid to an estimated 900,000 residents. The move is a surprise because the governor has previously been a vocal critic of President Obama's health care overhaul.
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Amid Lawsuits, Aereo Brings Broadcast TV To The Internet

Backed by broadcasting powerhouse Barry Diller, a new service picks up broadcast TV signals and makes them available over the Web — and the TV networks don't like that one bit. Currently available only in New York City, Aereo is planning to expand ... if it makes it through the legal challenges.
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Secret Menus Give Restaurants A Not-So-Secret Boost

Secret menus aren't new, but more restaurants are trying them out in order to set themselves apart and increase sales. Panera Bread, for instance, has rolled out a new secret menu with low-carb, health-conscious options to appeal to a new group of customers.
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One Place You May Notice The Sequester: At The Airport

Officials predict that cutbacks at the FAA could lead to takeoff delays and fewer flights. Unless Congress acts, across-the-board spending cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1.

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