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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion
Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.
Researchers Use Lottery Tickets To Help Slow The Spread Of HIV
Researchers working in the southern African country of Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to young volunteers, if they can keep themselves HIV negative, is a powerful motivator for safe sex.
San Francisco's Ugly Yard Contest Promotes Water Conservation
Lush, green lawns are out of style in bone-dry California. The winner will get a landscaping makeover featuring drought-tolerant plants.
Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry is a true believer in face-to-face diplomacy.
NFL QB Tom Brady Will Sit Out 4 Games For Deflated Balls Scandal
An investigation found that Brady was "generally aware" that New England Patriots employees were letting air out of balls. Under-inflated balls are easier to grip. The Patriots were fined $1 million.
Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force
A Human Rights Watch report says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.
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