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Pfizer Drops $119 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been circling its smaller rival for months. AstraZeneca has rejected every offer saying Pfizer undervalues the company, and that it wants to remain independent.
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Ham Radio

This will be a special year for the hundreds of enthusiasts who converge annually on W1AW, a small station in Newington, Conn., known as "the mecca of ham radio," to broadcast around the globe.
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What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings

Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself.
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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.
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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.
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Mass Collection Of Student Data Raises Privacy Concerns

States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.
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The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.
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In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom

Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.
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Your Thoughts On The Most Important Challenge Facing Education

Poverty? Teaching Talent? A lack of purpose? There's no shortage of opinions.
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Brad Paisley Leaves 'Southern Comfort Zone' For Troops In Afghanistan

The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.

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