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Jeb Bush to eulogize mother, Barbara, in private service

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HOUSTON (AP) — Former ambassadors along with sports and entertainment stars arrived on a gray, cloudy day to attend Saturday's private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church — a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as "America's matriarch" The first attendees arrived on city buses escorted by Houston police motorcycle units...

30 Social Security Stats That Might Surprise You — and Make You Wealthier

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That's how many people are covered under Social Security -- more than the entire population of Russia, Mexico, or Japan According to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, without Social Security income, 22 million Americans would be poor The normal (or "full") retirement age for Social Security -- the age at which you're eligible to start collecting your full benefits -- used...

5 Ways to Guarantee You'll Be Miserable at Work

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We can't be expected to love our jobs all the time, but it's unfortunate that more than half of Americans consider themselves unhappy at work Schedule at least one sizable break each day so that you're able to clear your head before diving back in No matter how you work in that break, it's likely to help improve your general outlook But if you're swamped with projects and up against deadlines...

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

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Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $15 million bail It's unclear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their daughter Wednesday at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura The girl was sitting in her father's lap when prosecutors say Jackson walked up and...

Intel Makes Questionable Claim in Annual Filing

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In chip giant Intel 's (NASDAQ: INTC) most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company includes a section in which it goes over what it believes are its key competitive advantages over its peers in the industry We believe these advancements will offer significant improvements in one or more of the following areas: performance, new features, energy efficiency, and...

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc corporate logo is pictured on rear side of the Macbook Pro notebook computer in Warsaw February 6, 2012 REUTERS/Kacper Pempel More (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPLO) on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries Apple said the flaw, reported in...

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington, but there was no clear indication in the North's announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal The North rather expressed...

Natalie Portman addresses snub of 'Jewish Nobel,' backlash

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu That was due to reports that Portman through a representative had told the Genesis Prize Foundation she was experiencing "extreme distress" over attending its ceremony and would "not...

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

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He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years Among them was Houston social worker Varney Johnson, who like other mourners said he wanted to honor her work supporting literacy Barbara and George Bush were married longer than any other presidential couple when she died Tuesday at their home in Houston One of just two first ladies to have a child elected president, Barbara Bush...

Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab

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(Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTRN) said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing US government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies The ban follows charges by Washington that Kaspersky Lab has close ties to intelligence agencies in Moscow and its software...

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