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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

U.S. and European officials are angry about Irish rules that let some firms pay just 2 percent in corporate taxes. Ireland announced some tax code changes, but few think they will change things much.
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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.
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Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network, takes your files and holds them for ransom.
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Inventor Ralph Baer, The 'Father Of Video Games,' Dies At 92

Video games have become a ubiquitous, billion-dollar industry, but all of the Playstations, Xboxes and Wiis can be traced back to the work of Robert Baer and his "Brown Box." He died Saturday.
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Inventor Ralph Baer Was An American Success Story

Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who turned TV sets into visual playgrounds, died Saturday at the age of 92. Baer was a refugee from Nazi Germany who invented the first home video system.
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Connolly Looks To Simplify, Overhaul Government IT Process

The IT acquisition process for the federal government involves hundreds of executives, something Northern Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly wants to see simplified.

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New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

The magazine saw an exodus of 50 top contributors in the days after billionaire owner Chris Hughes, formerly of Facebook, announced The New Republic was going to move to New York and transform.
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Ralph Baer, The Man Who Thought Up Video Games, Dies

The 92-year-old was working as a military contractor in 1971 when he patented a piece of equipment that could create and control dots on a TV screen.
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Repairs To Wallops Island Launchpad Will Take A Year, $20M

The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station late last month comes with quite the repair bill.

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Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Upgrade

The theoretical physicist has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years, until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

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