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  • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later
    Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

    PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.

  • US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18
    US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $1 Million to DonorsChoose
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $1 Million to DonorsChoose

    She's a philanthropist, mother and half of the world's most generous couple. Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, have tackled numerous global issues through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since the foundation's inception in 2000, they have given over $30 billion dollars to fight disease, prevent the spread of HIV and foster agricultural development.

  • Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
    Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy

    Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

  • New Samsung promo teases the one Galaxy Note 4 feature you’ll never see on any iPhone
    New Samsung promo teases the one Galaxy Note 4 feature you’ll never see on any iPhone

    Samsung is getting ready to announce the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014 in Germany early next month, and the company on Friday released a teaser video that highlights one of the iconic features of the Galaxy Note series and its advantages – the S Pen stylus. FROM EARLIER: Samsung sees an ALS charity campaign as the perfect opportunity to troll Apple again Each Galaxy Note phablet model to date has come with its own built-in stylus, a characteristic not shared by any other Samsung flagship phone. The short 75-second teaser ad focuses on the Galaxy Note’s stylus as a device that offers a unique ability to take handwritten notes on your smartphone. “Handwriting is extremely important,” Samsung wrote on YouTube. “However,

  • A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate' in Syria, Iraq
    A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate' in Syria, Iraq

    New York (AFP) - "What do you want to be? A jihadist, or to execute a martyrdom operation?" In the "caliphate" recently proclaimed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, even young children are indoctrinated, and Sharia law is backed by the gun, according to a gripping documentary offering one of the first glimpses of life in Raqqa, power base of the so-called Islamic State (IS). Part 1 of a five-episode series, The Islamic State, filmed by Anglo-Palestinian journalist Medyan Dairieh was released Thursday by New York-based Vice News.

  • Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens
    Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

    The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island's economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs. Since 2009, more Puerto Ricans have been living pn the American mainland than on the northeastern Caribbean US-territory, a trend that has accelerated in the years since, according to census figures complied by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center. In 2012, some 4.9 million Puerto Ricans lived in one of the 50 US states or the US capital, while the island had a population of 3.5 million, according to the study out this week. Furthermore, Puerto Rico lost another 144,000 people between 2010 and 2013.

  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups
    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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