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Tech Spotlight: Seattle biotech startup Silene draws blood to help people invest in a healthy future

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Subsidizing electric cars is inefficient and costly: report

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911 calls led to military post lockdown; no shots fired

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Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training

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Not Even Trump Can Prevent a Two-State Solution

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Watch: Charli XCX teams with Kiehl’s, sends message to youth to help in fight against HIV/AIDS

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Samsung drops from 7th to 49th in U.S. brand reputation survey

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Royal Ascot day three preview: Sheikhzayedroad can win the Gold Cup

Now that Highland Reel has calmed any nerves about Aidan O’Brien’s recent form, Order Of St George will be a warm order to repeat his Gold Cup success of last year. But punters are reminded that he was beaten here in October by Sheikhzayedroad (4.20), who is available at double-figure odds to beat the...


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