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Twitter CEO Steps Down After Disappointing First Quarter

Dick Costolo, who has led the social media company for six year, leaves the post after Twitter posted a $162 million net quarterly loss in April.

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Apple's New Music Streaming Service Under Antitrust Scrutiny

Investigators want to know if music companies are colluding with subscription services such as Apple Music to squeeze out free, ad-supported streaming.

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EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-retailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.

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Wrestler Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, Has Died

A veteran of hundreds of matches during his wrestling career, Rhodes acted as a stand-in for the common man, pitting his bulldog physique against chiseled rivals such as Ric Flair.

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Ron Moody, Who Delighted Audiences As Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But he said that in the villainous Fagin, he'd found the role of a lifetime.

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In Its First Crowdfunding Case, FTC Goes After Board Game Kickstarter

The FTC alleges that Erik Chevalier collected $122,000 from more than 1,000 backers and used the money on personal expenses.

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Rupert Murdoch Poised To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

His son James is expected to become head of the company, while Murdoch will stay on as chairman of the boards of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp.

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Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Supporting ISIS Over Social Media

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, admitted to showing the terrorist group how to use virtual currencies to mask funding. Amin could face up to 15 years in prison.

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Joyce Carol Oates On Dinosaur-Killer Tweet: 'My Tweets Are Meant To Be Funny'

"So barbaric that this should still be allowed," Joyce Carol Oates wrote, in a tweet that was taken quite literally by many online readers.

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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.

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Reports: Christopher Lee, Star In 'Dracula,' 'Star Wars,' Dies

Lee's career was varied and vast: He made his name as Dracula for decades, but then went on to play roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the Rings. Lee was 93 years old.

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Authorities Beef Up Search For Killers Who Escaped New York Prison

An area not far from the prison where David Sweat and Richard Matt broke out last weekend appears to be a focus of police scrutiny, but officials were also looking in neighboring Vermont.

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China Sentences Former Security Chief To Life In Prison For Corruption

Zhou Yongkang became the highest-ranking official to be convicted in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption. Zhou was accused of taking bribes and leaking state secrets.

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Libertarian Magazine 'Reason' Target Of Federal Subpoena

Federal prosecutors want the magazine to turn over the identities of six users who posted threatening comments against the federal judge in the Silk Road case.

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Chicago Hopes Toews, Kane Find Their Spark In Stanley Cup Series Against Tampa Bay

The Blackhawks' stars are in a scoring drought going into the fourth game, with Chicago trailing the Lightning two games to one.

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'Some Indication' That N.Y. Escapees Might Have Headed To Vermont

More than 450 personnel are going door-to-door, conducting car searches and gathering information to try to find escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.

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Environmental Protection Agency Takes First Step In Limiting Aircraft Emissions

The agency hasn't outlined any specific emissions limits for aircraft engines, but it's begun the process that would lead to them.

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Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

Scientists say the Phoebe ring is more than 200 times as big across as Saturn itself. They used a special infrared space telescope to get the best look yet at the massive ring of black dust.

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'His Emotions Got The Best Of Him' At Pool, Officer's Attorney Says

The lawyer representing resigned Cpl. Eric Casebolt says that last Friday, "His first call was a suicide at an apartment complex." That incident added to "an emotional toll," his attorney says.

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Nobel Laureate In Hot Water For 'Trouble With Girls' In Labs

"Three things happen when they are in the lab," biochemist Tim Hunt said at a large conference. "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry."

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