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Astronauts load storage bin on last space shuttle
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA's orbiting astronauts detached a huge storage bin full of trash from the International Space Station on Monday and loaded it aboard Atlantis for the last shuttle ride back to Earth. The astronauts used a hefty robotic arm to move the bus-size canister,
Nokia abandons Japan market
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TOKYO (AP) — Nokia Corp., battered by the popularity of smartphones, is abandoning the Japanese market, after a brief foray with luxury cell phones costing as much as 20 million yen ($250,000). The Finnish handset maker is closing by the end of July its last store selling high-end Vertu cell
Samsung says 2nd-quarter operating profit fell
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics' profitability slumped in the second quarter as strong performance in fast-growing smartphones could not overcome weakness in liquid crystal displays. Operating profit for the three months that ended June 30 will fall to between 3.5 trillion won
Facebook launches video calls, group chat features
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NEW YORK (AP) — Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook said Wednesday that its 750 million users will now be able to make video calls on the site. The feature will be powered by the Internet phone service Skype. Facebook also redesigned its chat
Fox News political Twitter account appears hacked
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' political Twitter account appears to have been hacked. Tweets coming from the Fox News Politics account early Monday have been reporting the death of President Barack Obama. A series of six tweets say that Obama was assassinated in Iowa and the shooter is
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