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Secretary of State John Kerry wants to pursue a global climate change treaty in 2015.

Surprise? No. Between January and August of last year, lenders wrote off $13.6 billion in student loan debt. That’s up 46%.

The NSA is building a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world.

This device helps you find and capture bedbugs.

Is Dante de Blasio influencing city policy?

Facebook is being sued for allegedly intercepting private messages, without consent, to mine the data for its own profit.

Dave Roberts, CEO of Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games division, is retiring. Cofounder John Vechey will take over the job.

Groupon closes its $260 mln buy of Ticket Monster.

Ten ways snow days have changed in adulthood.

Homicides in Chicago dropped 18% last year but are still worse than New York City or Los Angeles.

A restaurant for dogs and cats has opened in Berlin.

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