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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.
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Alibaba IPO Could Be The Biggest Ever

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.
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China's Alibaba Files To Go Public In The U.S.

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market.
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Most Fitness Apps Don't Use Proven Motivational Techniques

I downloaded the app. So why don't I feel motivated to get out there and run? Researchers say the problem's not entirely me. Many fitness apps don't use behavioral change methods that could help.
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Big Ambitions And Flawed Technology Tripped Up State Exchanges

Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.
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Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.
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U-2 Spy Plane Disrupted Hundreds Of Flights, FAA Acknowledges

After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.
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Chemist Turns Software Developer After Son's Cancer Diagnosis

The parents of a young boy made a terrible discovery while looking through photographs they had taken of him as a baby. They noticed a white dot where a black pupil should have been.
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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.
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Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

A data scientist pitted rappers against Shakespeare to see who had the more extensive vocabulary. But he says he isn't trying to make some sweeping statement about the lyrical prowess of hip-hop.

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