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an outdoor bookshop in ‘book town’ Hay-on-Wye

“It’s been 12 years and four months since the last time the pitch drop experiment at the University of Queensland saw any action – exactly the same amount of time it took something to happen before that.”

“Indian drugs giant Cipla said Friday it has slashed by up to 76 percent prices of generic medicines used to treat brain, lung and kidney cancer in what the company called a ‘humanitarian move’.”

“Two young frustrated neighbors in Australia decided to fight each other with a chainsaw and samurai sword, with both likely to lose a body part, after a brawl between the two homes involving several people.”

“When he was 12 years old, the boy did something he only later realized probably hurt his seventh-grade teacher. It was minor — he was, after all, a kid — but in time, when he was older and wiser, he wanted to find this teacher and apologize.”

“A new internet service provider, offers a ‘Global Mode’ that ‘offers greater access to the internet by circumventing geographical restrictions placed on the certain internet services.'”

“I was one of the world’s top 50 church members — then one mistake changed my life”  – an excerpt from A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein.

“The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies… Robbins was the first woman at the male-dominated CIA killed in the line of duty. She is the youngest CIA employee ever killed. And, according to Panetta, she was also the first American woman to die in the Vietnam War.”

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