Marketplace for Thursday, June 27, 2013

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The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The bill includes a proposal to spend nearly $50 billion to beef up security at the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, both sides of the gay marriage fight are using yesterday's DOMA decision to raise more money.

Why Silicon Valley can't end world poverty

The tech community finds out it takes more than good intentions and a novel idea to improve the lives of people in developing nations.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, bill gates

'White House Down': Pairing Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is no accident

Studios rely more and more on teams of heroes and dynamic duos in action films. Is the lone action man a thing of the past?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, summer, movie

Teens come up with solutions to keep kids in school

High school students in New York City are tackling the problem of kids skipping school.
Posted In: School, Education

In health care reform, art keeps patients in the picture

Local artist Regina Holliday has recruited a walking gallery of story tellers to make sure patients get as much attention as profits
Posted In: Obamacare, hospitals, doctors, art

How will immigration reform feel on the border?

The high-profile immigration bill includes new spending for more fencing and enforcement along the Mexican border.
Posted In: illegal immigration, arizona, california, texas

DOMA decision kicks off money chase

The Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision launches major fundraising efforts from both sides.
Posted In: gay marriage, Supreme Court, fundraising, Edith Windsor, Prop 8

School food rules will change your vending machine

New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.
Posted In: school nutrition, USDA, Coke, candy bars

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.
Posted In: robot, space, space exploration, astronaut

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