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Bay Area 51: Google Building Massive and Mysterious Barge in San Francisco Bay

Bay Area 51: Google Building Massive and Mysterious Barge in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.
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Martha Mendoza
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New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests

New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday. Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test.
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Kimberly Hefling
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Thin Blue Line: New Social Media Site Exclusively for Police to Debut in October

Thin Blue Line: New Social Media Site Exclusively for Police to Debut in October
The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue. Created by former NYC police commissioner and LA Police Chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine is being touted as a site where officers can share their expertise, insight and information securely through video, instant messaging, videoconferencing and screen share capabilities.
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Terry Collins
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High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution

High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution
When Microsoft, Oracle, Facebook and the other big-time cyber giants say they need to import more foreign high-tech workers — and then put on a full-scale lobbying assault to up the number of H-1B visas allowed in the immigration reform bill now under consideration — what are they really after?
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Undertaxed Apple Looks for More Tax Savings

Undertaxed Apple Looks for More Tax Savings
Apple has avoided billions and billions of dollars in taxes they owe to the country by setting up foreign subsidiaries in tax-haven countries, all while moving jobs and profit centers out of the country. Now they want a special tax break to reward them for doing that.
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Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal
As of Saturday, January 26, 2013, it is illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States of America. Seriously.
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