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Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

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National & World Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.
National & World Man accused in 'American Sniper' murder going to trial
A murder trial is set to start next month for the man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “American Sniper”. The defense is concerned with getting an impartial jury because of the film.

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Sports Report: Patriots' Browner urges teammates to break Sherman's arm
New England Patriot Brandon Browner is urging his teammates to try and break Richard Sherman's elbow and Earl Thomas' injured shoulder when they meet the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, according to media reports.

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Consumer The risk factors for osteoarthritis The risk factors for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It happens when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.
Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.

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Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business (New) U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 7½-year high in January
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007 - four months before the start of the Great Recession. January's figure was up from a revised 93.1 in December.
Business (New) Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute
Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.

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