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We Day 2014

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Bay Area celebrates We Day
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we day march 26 is when tons of kids pour into a stadium to help make the world a better place.

 

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Acid-spewing beetles inspire new defense mechanism against ATM vandals

Acid-spewing beetles inspire new defense mechanism against ATM vandals | current events | Scoop.it
The shiny blue-green bombardier beetle has one of nature’s most aggressive chemical defense systems
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the bombardier has inspired a security system for atms in Switzerland. This beetle shouts out acid . while the atm security system is almost mimicking it. the atm has a protective layer of plastic covering it when it is broken it shout hot foam at the burglars face.

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How much will people spend for a Mother's Day gift?

How much will people spend for a Mother's Day gift? | current events | Scoop.it
Cards, flowers and going out to eat remain the most popular ways to express appreciation for mom
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mothers day is thought to be the second biggest hholiday according to stores. People are willing to spend up to19.8 bibllion on their mothers day gifts.

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Americans in Nigeria searching for girls abducted by Boko Haram

Americans in Nigeria searching for girls abducted by Boko Haram | current events | Scoop.it
British experts also on the ground in Nigeria to aid search, want to defeat Islamist terror group that took girls
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the group in nigeria Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 200 girls and killed 310 people. the parents and friend of these kidnapped school girls are devastated so america is getting involved.

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Wow! Giant sea 'flower' discovered

NOAA researchers discover a "tar lily," which is a geological phenomena formed by an underwater eruption of natural tar.
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A giant tar lily is dicovered off the gulf of mexico. 

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Winds, heat fuel San Jose landfill fire

Winds, heat fuel San Jose landfill fire | current events | Scoop.it
San Jose fire crews raced to the Zanker Landfill on Los Esteros Road to contain an out-of-control fire Sunday night.
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In San Jose what first was a fire with wood chips on it evolved into a roaring fire. the nearest source of water was half a mile away on Sunday night when the fire started. The air district told anyone with respiratory concerns to stay inside. It didn't help that winds were blowing the smoke anywhere nearby.

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Washington Monument set to reopen 3 years after earthquake

Washington Monument set to reopen 3 years after earthquake | current events | Scoop.it
Find out what visitors will be able to do at monument; Park Service credits billionaire's $7.5M contribution for project's on-time, on-budget completion
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the Washington monument is reopening. after it went through big earthquake. security cameras witness people flocking out of the monument on the day of the quake

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College endowments feel the heat over global warming

College endowments feel the heat over global warming | current events | Scoop.it
Stanford University's decision to sell its coal investments is adding to the pressure on other schools to do the same
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colleges  are getting more and more worried about global warming. their cutting back on fossil fuels like gas and oil. which are thought to be the cause of holes in our ozone layer

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California redwood trees under attack by poachers for black market

California redwood trees under attack by poachers for black market | current events | Scoop.it
Knobs that grow on the side of the famous trees seen as income source for drug users, criminals but are essential for trees' reproduction
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northern california is famous for its giant redwoods. But these big trees are in trouble. Huge chunks or knobs are being cut off. This is bad because the knobs on the side of the trees grow into whole new ones. Poachers are suspected

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Customer leaves waitresses $5,000 each

A customer in Illinois leaves big tips for three waitresses.
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a customer in a local Illinois cafe leaves a 5000 tip for three waitresses.

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