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Groups Use Cash Prizes To Encourage Saving

Organizations are trying to find ways to get people with lower incomes to save more. One program urges families to set aside a part of their tax refunds so they have money for emergencies.
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Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots?

A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.
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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
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Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
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After A Marathon Game, Two Hockey Teams Split One Trophy

A high school hockey game in Ohio ended in surprise after seven periods of overtime, when officials called it a tie. Chris Irwin, the athletic director of one of the teams, explains the decision.
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Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.
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Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.
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Earthbound Tensions Don't Reach Russian-American Space Partnership

U.S. astronaut Mike Hopkins is expected to land in Kazakhstan, and despite diplomatic tensions, the Russians plan to pick him up. It's another sign that U.S. and Russia remain tied at the hip in space.
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Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies

Virtual reality can make people feel like they are experiencing the world outside of their bodies. The sensation can make it hard for the people to remember what happened to them.
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Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director

Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian's next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation's attic.

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