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An Beal Bocht

The amount of foreign development aid given by the U.S. government is, at 22 cents for every $100 the nation earns, about the same, as a percentage of gross national income, as Portugal gives...

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Brain Feed

“I expose to men the origin of their first, and perhaps second, reason for existing.” Leonardo da Vinci wrote these words above his drawing “The Copulation” in about 1493. [His] sketch shows a transparent...

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Barack Obama, Another Irish-American

Church documents … along with census, immigration and other records tracked down by U.S. genealogists, appear to show that Obama’s great-great-great-grandfather, Fulmuth Kearney, was reared in Moneygall [Ireland], then left for America in 1850,...

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Apple Interface Prior Art

Internet comment, 2005 The clickwheel is the sticking point. If Apple wants to make a larger-screen iPod without making the device itself larger, then there are two very simple choices. It could copy Archos,...

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Craiglist PNP Casualty

Thirty-one-year-old Nicole Faller, a former exotic dancer from Pleasanton was caught on tape using methamphetamine and having sex with an unidentified man. During the act, the man suffered a heart attack and died, and...

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Bad News Day

A common virus, believed to be transmitted during oral sex, is the cause of a rare throat cancer in both men and women … Patients whose blood or saliva samples indicated that they had...

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Who Watches The Watchmen?

So we went to San Diego to check it out to see if moving there for UCSD was a good idea. And walking back from the car one evening we happened to pass by...

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Social Security Saved After All…

As the first wave of baby boomers edges toward retirement, a growing body of evidence suggests that they may be the first generation to enter their golden years in worse health than their parents...

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So It Goes

I want a military funeral when I die—the bugler, the flag on the casket, the ceremonial firing squad, the hallowed ground … It will be a way of achieving what I’ve always wanted more...