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Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

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Cartoon-like emojis soon will look as diverse as their text messaging users around the world

Small details can matter a lot, even in those whimsical emoji symbols we add to text messages, social media posts and emails. That’s why Apple's new operating system update and future iPhones will allows a wider choice of cartoon-like icons to a...

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“Modern Family" recorded last week's episode almost entirely on iPhone and iPad cameras. The whole thing took place on Claire Dunphy's MacBook while she waited for her plane to board at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Despite a lot of skepticism when the show's producers first announced plans for the episode, critics praised it as "incredibly clever." and “one of the most brilliant episodes” of the show.

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This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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Giuliani finds little love for comments

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This week's word in the news: WHIMSICAL

DEFINITION:
Spontaneously fanciful or playful; given to whims;
capricious; quaint, unusual, or fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
whimsical new plans unveiled by Google to expand its corporate headquarters captivated its hometown city and the world Friday, the latest step by a tech giant to catapult Silicon Valley from tilt-up office dullsville to a region of architectural landmarks.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/02/2015

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Tully Ice Harvest - Cutting

At an annual festival in upstate New York, they cut blocks of ice out of a frozen lake and pack them in sawdust. In the summer, they'll use the ice to make homemade ice cream.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Celebrating their 75th annual National Wildlife Week the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outdoors. Students and teachers will benefit from the many downloadable lesson plans, posters, and trading cards perfect for classrooms to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.

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