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Cnet - July 1, 2015 - 09:00
Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite gadgets from the past week including the Apple MacBook Pro, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10, and Olympus E-PL2.
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Current Conditions : 62.6F / 17.0C, Mostly Cloudy - 10:21 AM CDT Oct. 1

Grand Forks Weather - 27 min 24 sec ago
Temperature: 62.6°F / 17.0°C | Humidity: 75% | Pressure: 29.59in / 1002hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 8.9mph / 14.3km/h

Afghan president reopens bank scandal inquiry

AL Jazeera - 39 min 8 sec ago
Ashraf Ghani decrees re-investigation of 2010 theft of nearly $1bn by senior officials which led to a financial crisis.
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12 laundry mistakes you're making

CNN - 42 min 26 sec ago
Are you using too much detergent? Overloading the washer? Overdoing the bleach? Find out the answers to these questions and more, and pick up some smart laundry tips in the bargain.
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BLAME GAME: Intel chief defends work on ISIS in wake of Obama dig

Fox News - 43 min 46 sec ago
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE James Clapper, in a memo to staff obtained by Fox News, praises his analysts for their work bringing attention to the Islamic State's gains over the past two years — as Republican lawmakers likewise jumped to their defense after President Obama claimed they 'underestimated' the threat.
  • Report: US airstrikes against ISIS suffer from intelligence gaps
  • | Teens recall horrors of ISIS captivity
  • VIDEO: Bachmann says Obama could be laying the groundwork for a WWIII
  • VIDEOS: White House playing word games with ISIS war?
  • | Khorasan Group really Al Qaeda?
  • VIDEO: Al Qaeda at the core of Khorasan Group, expert says | ISIS beheads 9 Kurdish fighters in Syria
  • OPINION: Why we need American boots on the ground in Syria, Iraq
  • | UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in Sept.
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    5 Things We Learned From New Database Of Payments To Doctors

    NPR - 45 min 24 sec ago

    Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.

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    Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

    Slashdot - 47 min 24 sec ago
    An anonymous reader writes: In 2000, NASA began taking satellite images of the Aral Sea in central Asia, which was once the fourth-largest inland lake in the world. At that time, there was an expansive eastern basin, and smaller basins to the north and west. In images recorded just last week, we see that the eastern basin is completely gone, and the western basin just a thin strip of water. The local fishing industry has been devastated, old ship graveyards now rest on dry ground, and salt-heavy sand is being blown around the region, causing health issues. Most of the lake's decline is attributable to human intervention: "In the 1950s, two of the region's major rivers – the Amu Darya and and the Syr Darya – were diverted by the Soviet government to provide irrigation for cotton production in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, starving the Aral. It has been diminishing ever since, with the sea level dropping 16 meters between 1960 and 1996, according to the World Bank. Water levels are believed to be down to less than 10 per cent of what they were five decades ago." Low levels of rain and snow didn't help.

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    Students vow to step up HK protests

    BBC World News - 50 min 9 sec ago
    Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
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    Hip hop's origins trace back to ...

    CNN - 53 min 3 sec ago
    Did you know hip hop's origins trace back to a '73 party held in DJ Kool Herc's Bronx building? See Parts Unknown 10/5
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