Background Check Bill Fails, Why Houston is Number One, The First Publicly-Traded Individual

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

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How Security Video Helped Authorities Identify Possible Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect | From Spectator to Witness | Why the Background Check Bill Failed | 100,000 Volunteer Proofreaders and a Whole Lot of Books | The Digital Public Library of America Launches, Providing Online Access to All Kinds of Media | Why Houston is Number One | Oregon Man Becomes the First Publicly-Traded Individual

Why Houston is Number One

Whether it’s the capitol city of Austin or small towns like Marfa, Texans love their state. And they have even more reason to love their state now. For the fourth year in a row, Houst...

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100,000 Volunteer Proofreaders and a Whole Lot of Books

The world record for proofreading, if there ever was one, was surely broken this month by the 100,000 volunteers who've helped out Project Gutenberg, the world’s oldest electronic lib...

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How Security Video Helped Authorities Identify Possible Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, social media networks lit up with cell phone pictures and videos. Investigators requested that anyone with footage of the attacks share...

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The Digital Public Library of America Launches, Providing Online Access to All Kinds of Media

The Digital Public Library of America  goes online today. Its mission is to make all the collections of all libraries accessible to everyone, everywhere; you only need an internet con...

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Oregon Man Becomes the First Publicly-Traded Individual

Entrepreneur Mike Merill decided to sell shares of himself to raise his start up cash and to whittle down his potential ideas into a viable business-- to find some direction. He set h...

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Why the Background Check Bill Failed

The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway ...

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Deadly Explosion at West Texas Fertilizer Plant

A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. Wednesday night rocked a small town just north of Waco, Texas. There are reports of multiple fatalities and hundreds of injuries.

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