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Golden Age superstar Lauren Bacall has died at 89 after an apparent massive stroke.

King Digital Entertainment, which makes uber-popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, shares plunged in after hours trading after the company reported a decline in bookings.

Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, known as the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics.’

This is confusing: two gauges of labor demand seem to indicate U.S. business are ready and willing to hire more workers, but that is not translating into overall hiring.

Time to dump Siri? A small team of engineers at startup Viv Labs believe they have created an AI that can teach itself and that will eventually be able to answer any query and perform any function you ask.

The SEC is gathering information about alternative mutual funds, which are growing in popularity but have lagged the S&P 500.

Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teen. Police shot another person last night, though this time apparently the victim, who was critically wounded, was carrying a shotgun and wearing a mask.

Why are cops dressing like soldiers on a battlefield? Ferguson is opening many eyes to the long-growing militarization of America’s domestic police force. For further reading on this trend, check out this book by Radley Balko.

A study shows regular Americans have almost zero impact on influencing new policies — a realm that is controlled by corporate interests and the mega-wealthy.

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