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bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) -Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.
adweek.com — Coming soon to NowThis News: native ads and big-name investors. The New York-based startup, which describes itself as a mobile-centric news outlet for millennials, plans this summer to introduce sponsored video content to its mix of newsy and offbeat editorial fare. If it sounds like a page out of BuzzFeed's advertorial playbook, it does for good reason.
washingtonpost.com — They remember the hard hits - most of them, at least. The brain-rattlers that left them blank-eyed and disoriented, they have no recollection of at all. But the ones that snapped ligaments, rendered bones the consistency of crushed ice or bent joints in ways they ought not to bend are still felt every morning years later.
nowthisnews.com — Apple is heading for divorce. Foxconn, the world's largest electronics manufacturer has long made Apple products (and its cheap labor is largely credited as part of the secret to Apple's success). Foxconn has also long brought bad publicity to the Cupertino company. Foxconn, based in Taiwan - has repeatedly been accused of exploitative labor practices.
‘ALPHA HOUSE’ Q&A: Creator Garry Trudeau on Beltway satire, Amazon Studios’ bold launch - and why Bill Murray is called ‘the unicorn’washingtonpost.com — AS POTENTIAL YOUTUBE BAIT, it might be one of Bill Murray 's best on-screen moments in several years - a GIF that keeps on giving. In "Alpha House," a show pilot that debuted online over the weekend, Murray plays a senator who has slept through his appointment to report to the DOJ.
bigstory.ap.org — MILAN (AP) - The Moroccan woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi testified Friday in court for the first time, describing how a young woman attending one of Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties dressed up like a nun, danced provocatively and stripped down to her underwear for the premier.Karima el-Mahroug took the witness stand in the trial of three former Berlusconi aides charged with recruiting her and other women for prostitution.
bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed a former nurse to run Medicare and other government health insurance programs with a combined budget surpassing the Pentagon's.Marilyn Tavenner's confirmation Wednesday puts her in charge of Medicare, Medicaid, children's health insurance and the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law.The total budget for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is about $850 billion - around $160 billion more than national defense.
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