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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.

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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:07pm

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:23pm

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:14am

Also: an essay on domestic violence from Kelly Sundberg; notable books coming out this week.

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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.

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'A Hard Day's Night' Premiered In London 47 Years Ago

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

The black-and-white film was a cheeky snapshot of the biggest band in history: The Beatles.

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Wash. Retailers To Sell Recreational Marijuana On Tuesday

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Washington state is to roll out retail pot sales this week after voters approved a referendum on recreational marijuana in 2012. But a backlog of growers and processors are awaiting licenses.

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:48pm

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:16am

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:15am

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:53am

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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