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Business: Carlos Slim Is launching a 100 percent Mexican TV channel in the U.S.

Source: Fortune

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's cell-phone company, America Movil, said on Tuesday it would launch a television channel in the United States targeting...

Nation: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston for shortness of breath

Source: USA Today

HOUSTON — Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston since the weekend, a Bush family spokesman said on Twitter on...

World: Quakes hit snowbound Central Italy

Source: BBC News

Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures.

Out of the ordinary: Swedish brewery's 'Shower Beer' designed for shower drinking and conditioning

Source: UPI

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Swedish brewery released a new beverage designed to "optimize" the experience of drinking in the shower -- a "Shower Beer" that...

Business: Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

Nation: Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon - an experience that he said made him "belong to the universe," died on Monday at...

World: Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

Source: BBC News

A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections.

Out of the ordinary: Orangutan slaps selfie-taking tourist

Source: UPI

A tourist traveling with friends in Indonesia captured their encounter with an initially-friendly orangutan that ended up slapping one of the men in...

Business: Amazon to accept food stamps, taking on Wal-Mart

Source: CBS News

The world of food stamps is about to go high-tech, and it may turn the grocery industry on its head.

Nation: Ringling Bros. circus closing after 146 years

Source: USA Today

The "Greatest Show on Earth" is getting its curtain call. Feld Entertainment, owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said in a...