Category Archives: Current event

April jobs report: Hiring picks up

The U.S. economy seemed to be headed for a spring slowdown this year. Then the April jobs report was released Friday morning, and now some economists are doing a double-take. The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, according to the … Continue reading

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NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay

US basketball player Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to do so. He declared his sexuality in an article for Sports Illustrated, announcing: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 80 dead

The army is helping with the rescue operation on the outskirts of DhakaAt least 87 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, government officials … Continue reading

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Scientists make ‘laboratory-grown’ kidney

A kidney “grown” in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say. Similar techniques to make simple body parts have already been used in patients, but the kidney is one of the … Continue reading

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Searchers find bodies of children buried by wall of dirt

Despite hours of feverish digging, their bare hands clawing at the dirt, rescue workers could not save two children who were buried by a wall of dirt that collapsed on top of them at a North Carolina home construction site. The … Continue reading

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NFL

Carson Palmer was traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday in a deal that includes the Swap of 2013 draft picks and a conditional pick in 2014.

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Flooding kills dozens in Argentina

Dozens of people have died in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina after heavy rains caused flash floods One of the heaviest storms recorded moved through the province hitting both the capital, Buenos Aires, and the city of La … Continue reading

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