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  • Gun bans in state Capitols but not bars draw cries of hypocrisy

    South Dakota lawmaker Steve Hickey has 17 guns, a National Rifle Association card and a faith that pistol-packing residents make public places safer - except for the one where he works.

    May 8, 2014

  • Mom doesn't want you to be thoughtful Sunday

    When selecting a gift for Mother's Day, or any other occasion, don't try to be "thoughtful." Choose the gift the recipient will like best. Don't confuse what you know with what she feels.

    May 8, 2014

  • The boss with no office

    When I first met Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder of Twitter, he was working on his new project, Square - the post-Twitter venture he'd launched in an effort to disrupt the payments industry. I'd come to interview Dorsey for a magazine profile, and when I walked into Square's San Francisco office space I immediately spotted him. He was impossible to miss. He worked standing up, typing on an iPad at a navel-high table in the dead center of the open-air floor plan.

    May 5, 2014

  • Security keeps the car keys away from presidents

    Vice President Joe Biden was wearing a leather jacket and sitting behind the wheel of a screaming yellow Corvette at the locked White House gates when he divulged a secret of the powerful.

    May 5, 2014

  • Lime costs squeeze margarita makers before Cinco de Mayo

    The most expensive ingredient in the margaritas here at Adobo Grill isn't the tequila. It's the lime.

    May 4, 2014

  • White House report calls for campus violence surveys by 2016

    A White House task force called for U.S. colleges to conduct mandatory surveys to reveal the frequency of sexual assault on their campuses and student attitudes toward such misconduct.

    April 30, 2014

  • aewnqlrtakrlczqr9m8o.jpg Firstborn girls are statistically more likely to run the world

    There's a hunger in psychology for birth-order effects — prophecies about personality that originate in whether your siblings are older or younger than you. At least when it comes to academic achievement, the mythical yeti of family psych has been bagged and examined — call your older sister.

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • internet-explorer-10.jpg Another reason to quit Internet Explorer

    Over the weekend Microsoft posted a security advisory about a vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 to 11. Together, these versions comprise more than 56 percent of Internet browser market share. That's a lot of copies of vulnerable browsers.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 11.24.06 AM.png VIDEO: Aerial view of Arkansas tornado damage

    Video taken from a drone flyover just south of Mayflower, Arkansas shows the extent of damage from a tornado that touched down Sunday evening.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Netflix cracks cable market in deals with 3 providers

    Netflix Inc. has signed deals with three U.S. pay-TV operators, putting the video-streaming service on an equal footing with traditional cable networks like HBO for the first time in the domestic market.

    April 28, 2014

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