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12:22 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Do These Pants Make Me Look ... ? Body Scans For A Better Fit

OptiTex creates digital models of clothes for department stores like Target and Kohl's. These computer designs let stores create or tweak new styles without actually stitching prototype garments.
OptiTex

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 4:44 pm

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The Two-Way
12:10 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

This Past May Is The First Since 2005 Without A Tornado Fatality

Storm clouds pass over the devastated Greenbriar Nursing Home in Joplin, Mo. on May 25, 2011. Eleven residents of the facility died when an EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:13 pm

This tweet from Justin Kenney, of the Pew Environment Group, caught our attention:

"This was the first May without a #tornado fatality in US since 2005"

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Economy
11:26 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Making Summer Jobs Work For Teens

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:20 pm

A report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies finds that less than 30 percent of U.S. teens had jobs in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Though the employment outlook is bleak, there are some strategies for navigating the summer job market.

Opinion
11:22 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Lessons Learned From The John Edwards Trial

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 1:04 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

After nine days of deliberations, a jury in North Carolina found John Edwards not guilty on one count of campaign finance fraud, and a federal judge declared a mistrial after they failed to reach a verdict on five more. Afterwards, the former presidential candidate said he'd committed no crimes but admitted to what he called awful wrongs for which he could only blame himself. Observers think it's highly unlikely the Justice Department will seek a retrial.

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The Two-Way
11:19 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Report: Facebook Weighing Access For The Under 13 Crowd

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:14 pm

Perhaps in a effort to widen its reach, Facebook is exploring ways in which to officially open up its services to kids younger than 13.

That's what The Wall Street Journal reported today adding that Facebook is already used by millions of kids who lie about their age.

The Journal reports:

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