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    Angie's List freezes $40 million Indiana expansion, citing anti-gay law

    28th March 2015 23:23

    Angie's List, the website that publishes reviews of local businesses and service workers, announced on Saturday it had suspended plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters following the passage of the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The new law makes it legal for businesses in the state to turn away gays and lesbians for religious reasons. “Angie’s List is open to all and discriminates against none and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents,” Angie's List CEO Bill…

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    4 tech innovations from the past decade you couldn’t live without

    28th March 2015 23:06

    The year is 2005. The best thing you could do on your phone then was play snake and free-call friends who connected to the same service as you. Commercialised GPS had only recently hit the mainstream, so car trips generally meant that the person in the passenger seat (equipped only with a 2D map!) was the designated human GPS. YouTube was launched in 2005, and USB's had only just replaced the floppy disc With technological advancements moving so seamlessly and…

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    Tom Brady went cliffjumping on vacation and lived to tell the tale

    28th March 2015 23:00

    Well, those were the longest 8 seconds of many Patriots fans' lives. Tom Brady uploaded a video to Facebook on Saturday in which he jumps off the top of a waterfall and plunges down in slow motion (with dramatic background music for effect, of course). The Patriots quarterback has posted several other videos from vacation with his family, including an adorable one where his kids bury him in the sand. Monkey delicately pets puppies in possibly the cutest moment in…

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    The calm before the launch: Preparing for a year in space

    28th March 2015 22:22

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly rocketed off to the International Space Station on Friday with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka. But Kelly will be above Earth for much longer than his two Russian companions. Kelly will live aboard the ISS for a year in an effort to study the effects on the human body of living in space. (A typical ISS mission lasts for about six months.) Scientists will probe Kelly's health as well as the health of his…

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    The way the Internet has changed the way we communicate

    28th March 2015 22:00

    Oh Internet, where would we be without you? We certainly wouldn't be instant messaging someone we met at Machu Picchu six years ago. Or trawling through an album of a girl we went to primary school with entitled 'OMG! It's a Boy!' We wouldn't be able to craft a sentence using only emojis, or replace IRL laughs with a message thread of LOL's. Before the Internet, literally only meant in the 'literal manner or sense' and not also 'used for…

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    Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine just one last time

    28th March 2015 21:52

    This is the end of the line, bub That's what Hugh Jackman essentially told the world Saturday via Instagram, finally ending speculation about whether he'd continue to play the popular role of Wolverine in Marvel's X-Men film series. See also: Artist re-envisions post-punk rockers as popular Marvel superheroes WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:40am PDT If we take Jackman at his word, that means his next stint as…

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    Feds are cracking down on the Internet's favorite fugitive llamas

    28th March 2015 20:40

    The two llamas that led authorities on a chase through Sun City, Arizona, late last month now have the attention of federal officials. According to the llamas' owners, Bub Bullis and Karen Freund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took issue with the fact that they did not have the proper license to showcase the therapy animals. Freund said the USDA has not responded to her calls asking to resolve the matter, as everything has to be in writing, so she…

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    Yemen's president calls on rebels to surrender and turn themselves in

    28th March 2015 20:13

    Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi demanded on Saturday that Houthi rebels in his country surrender. At an Arab League meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Hadi called on rebels to give up territory they took in recent offensives, and demanded that their leaders turn themselves over to government forces. The president added that Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels will continue until they cease fighting See also: The breathtaking beauty of Yemen, a war-torn land "Operation Decisive Storm will continue…

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    International officials call for release of jailed women's rights activists in China

    28th March 2015 19:35

    China's reputation as a global juggernaut, fueled by booming business over the last few decades, continues to be marred by its poor human-rights record. The latest example is the plight of five women's rights activists who are currently jailed for holding peaceful public protests International leaders have publicly called for the release of Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, who are all imprisoned under China's Article 293 law, which punishes anyone who "undermines public order"…

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    Groupon coyly responds to sex jokes about phallic banana product

    28th March 2015 19:00

    Take it from Groupon: When a product you're selling resembles a sex toy, your best bet is to play innocent. After posting a link on Facebook to a product called the "Banana Bunker," Groupon was swarmed with commenters making sex jokes about the item's resemblance to, well, you know what. See also: 19 weird things you just can't unsee The deal-of-the-day website, which is known for having a sense of humor in marketing, began replying to every one of those…