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  • Twitter Ups Share Price Ahead Of IPO
    Twitter is expected to begin selling shares to the public on Thursday. The company raised its price range to $23 to $25 per share Monday amid strong interest in the IPO. In just a few years, Twitter has influenced politics, language and the media, but it has yet to turn a profit. The company's executives believe that will change as it grabs a significant share of mobile advertising revenue.
  • Sportvision Wants To Take You (Home) To The Ballgame
    You may know Sportvision as the creators of the yellow line you see on the field during football broadcasts. But the company makes graphical enhancements for all kinds of sports — and hopes its innovations will make watching games on TV even better than cheering from the sidelines.
  • Oregon's State Exchange May Be Worse Than HealthCare.gov
    Oregon's health exchange has yet to enroll a single person. Problems with Cover Oregon's website have reduced the state to asking people to submit paper applications for insurance coverage. Then the state has to send them back a form saying how much that insurance will cost. Then a person would send it back to actually enroll.
  • How'd They Do That? The Story Of A Giant Rock And A Road Of Ice
    Huge stone slabs weighing up to 300 tons that now reside in Beijing's Forbidden City were slid more than 40 miles in 15th- and 16th-century China over water-lubricated ice roads in the dead of winter. Though spoked wheels had been around for almost 3,000 years, the ice roads were smoother and required less manpower.
  • Trial Of Ousted President Morsi Gets Off To A Hectic Start In Egypt
    There were chaotic scenes in a Cairo courtroom Monday at the start of the trial of former president Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader who was ousted by the military in July.
  • In Iran, Hard-Liners Mark Embassy Anniversary With Anti-U.S. Rally
    Monday marks the 34th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when 52 Americans were taken hostage and spent 444 days in captivity. As they do every year, Iranian hard-liners took to the streets by the thousands and chanted anti-American slogans. The annual display of hostility was given fresh emphasis by Iranian hard-liners as it comes as Iran's new government tries to sustain momentum for a delicate diplomatic outreach over Iran's nuclear program.
  • Kenya Charges Four Somali Men In Mall Attack
    Four men the suspected in the attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi were charged in court Monday. Somalia-based militant group al-Shabaab claimed credit for the attack, which left at least 67 people dead. None of the four were charged with executing the attack, but instead with sheltering the gunmen and obtaining fake Kenyan IDs for the attackers.
  • Embattled Toronto Mayor Back In The News For Drugs, Drinking
    Melissa Block talks to Kevin Donovan, investigative reporter for the Toronto Star, about the ongoing controversy of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The embattled mayor is back in the news, responding now to allegations of drug use and public intoxication.
  • Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?
    There's a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn't even make economic sense. But some pork producers don't believe it.
  • Miami Suspends Player As NFL Investigates Bullying Allegations
    Miami Dolphins linebacker Richie Incognito was suspended Sunday after the team and the NFL said they were investigating bullying and abuse allegations made by his teammate. Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the team last week on a leave of absence.

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