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Technology and sports. The relationship between the two has mainly revolved around how technology can improve athletic prowess and sideline coaching. But more recently, technology has changed how we watch sports.
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Nearly a hundred years after first opening its doors, the Elite Café will be closing them. The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise to the community and to staff.


A patient acquired Zika virus in the U.S. through sex with a person who had traveled to a place where the virus is circulating, Dallas County, Texas, health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

This is not the first time that the virus has been sexually transmitted, and it most likely isn't the first time it's been sexually transmitted in the U.S.

When the Sundance Film Festival kicked off last month, the subject of diversity was in the air. Just days after the Academy of Motion Pictures rekindled the debate on #OscarsSoWhite, thousands of filmmakers and journalists decamped to Park City, Utah's snowy mountains to discover new indie gems and meet the auteurs of tomorrow.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is suspending his campaign for president after a disappointing finish in Iowa, turning his focus now to his Senate re-election bid.

"Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I," the Republican said in a statement.

Southern California Gas Co., the utility that owns a natural gas storage well that has been leaking since November, faces criminal charges over the leak and its alleged delay in alerting authorities to the problem.

Acting U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants states and districts to focus on streamlined, higher-quality tests in a broader effort to win back some classroom time.

And here's the kicker: The feds will actually pay for (some of) the transition.

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Intel has a new report out today. It's not about semiconductors. It's about diversity: how Intel is doing when it comes to women and underrepresented minorities on its staff. The results are mixed — some strong and some, frankly, failures. Still the sheer amount of information is exceptional, and a direct challenge to other Silicon Valley giants who've chosen to hide their data.

Be Engineers About Diversity

Let's start with some numbers.

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My Economy: The divided life of business at the border

Our team was down in El Paso a few weeks ago for our election-year series "My Economy." We collected a bunch of stories, including these about small businesses on the border. The local economy is the global economy Six days a week, Gina Olvera gets up before dawn at her grandmother’s home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The 20-year-old eats breakfast and sets out on her way. Four days a week she heads to work, the other two days to school. Her commute is just a short walk over the Paso Del Norte Br...
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