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Business: Verizon FIOS to let you pick and choose cable channels

Source: CNN Money

Verizon FIOS will start letting customers opt in -- and out -- of the cable channels they get as part of their pay television service -- the first...

US: Army morale low despite six-year, $287M optimism program

Source: USA Today

More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a...

World: Syrian attack video moves UN to tears

Source: BBC News

Members of the UN Security Council were moved to tears after they were shown a video of an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria last...

Out of the ordinary: US senator's 'Frozen' ringtone creates hearing hysterics

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts is urging people to "let it go" after his cellphone filled a somber committee hearing room with the first...

Business: Citigroup profit jumps as legal, restructuring costs fall

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc, (C.N) the third biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 16 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating analysts' estimates,...

US: Pilot arrested after small aircraft lands near Capitol

Source: USA Today

A Florida mailman bent on making a public statement about corruption in Congress flew a small one-man aircraft through restricted airspace and landed...

World: Dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Source: BBC News

A container of Iridium-192 used for industrial radiography was taken from a truck in the town of Cardenas in Tabasco state.

Out of the ordinary: Brothers claim to have sent first donut in space

Source: UPI

ASKIM, Norway, April 15 (UPI) -- A pair of Swedish brothers strapped a pastry and a video camera to a weather balloon in Norway to chronicle the...

Business: Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

Source: The Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia has agreed to buy the ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent through a public exchange of shares in France and the...

US: Fast-food strikes widen into social-justice movement

Source: USA Today:

Organizers are calling it the largest-ever mobilization of U.S. workers seeking higher pay.

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