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    Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom

    (CNN) — Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom — along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland — following a historic referendum vote. A majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond admitted defeat in a televised statement early Friday — and urged the rest of Scotland to do the same. He thanked Scotland “for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence.” A turnout of 86% is one […]

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    UPDATE: Polls close, Scotland’s voters await results of vote

    GLASGOW, Scotland (CNN) — Voters in Scotland made their choice Thursday — remain part of the United Kingdom, or form their own independent nation. Now, the counting of the votes begins. Polls at more than 5,500 stations across 32 districts, from the remote highlands and islands to the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET) Thursday. People still in line to vote at that time were allowed to cast ballots. More than […]

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    First look at “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

    (CNN) — The Mockingjay lives. On Monday, fans eager for more Katniss Everdeen got a sneak peek of the heroine in action in the first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I.” In the trailer, the “Hunger Games” heroine, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is seen fanning the flames of a rebellion while on a quest to save her Games partner, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). And since this is Katniss, she does it all while toting a bow and […]

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    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport named busiest in the world

    (CNN) — It’s probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city’s airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world. Some 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013, a decrease of 1.1% from 2012, according to Airports Council International’s latest passenger traffic results for 2013. Beijing Capital International Airport was in second place with 83.7 million passengers in 2013, an increase of 2.2% over 2012. London Heathrow Airport remained in […]

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    Apple to release new iOS8 operating system today

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is coming today. Apple’s new operating system isn’t the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising. IOS 8 will let apps display useful information in the “Today” screen, including sports scores and weather updates. You can answer phone calls on a Mac, install a third-party keyboard on your iPhone and ask Siri to identify what song is playing on […]

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    Dental discovery may prompt you to check your toothpaste

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this. “We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said. They were little blue dots trapped in the […]

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    Audi to begin testing self-driving cars

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Audi will begin testing self-driving cars in the state synonymous for cars: California. The automaker received an autonomous driving permit from California. Audi said the permit was issued the same day that new state regulations governing the testing of self-driving cars go into effect. Audi said that it’s already tested self-driving cars in Europe and other U.S. states where testing is permitted. It said the California is particularly important as a testing ground, since it’s home […]

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    NASA awards Boeing & SpaceX contracts to transport astronauts to and from ISS

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday. “This wasn’t an easy choice but its the best choice for NASA and the nation,” said NASA administrator Charlie Bolden. NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011 after a review of the shuttle program and amid a shift in priorities to exploring deep space, including sending humans to Mars. Bolden called the companies’ […]

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    Adrian Peterson loses Castrol endorsement deal

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse allegations. “In light of recent events, Castrol has decided to end our relationship with Adrian Peterson,” Paul Giblett, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday. Castrol is a major producer of motor oil and is owned by BP. Peterson is the star of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and has defended himself against the charges. He said Monday he is “not a perfect […]

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    FBI launches a face recognition system

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride. It’s called the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system, and the agency said it became fully operational Monday. The government expects the system’s database to house 51 million photographs by next year — and keep growing. But it’s not just for the FBI. Police everywhere will be able to tap into the system during a routine traffic […]

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    Struggling Sears: Company borrows $400 million from its CEO

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sears secured a $400 million loan this week from a hedge fund whose sole shareholder is the struggling retailer’s chairman, CEO and leading investor. The unusual agreement — and what it signals about the overall health of Sears — spooked Wall Street. Shares of the retailer plunged another 9% on Tuesday to the lowest level sine February. “It’s shady because there is clearly a conflict of interest here,” said Brian Sozzi, who closely tracks the retail […]

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    Tony Stewart case will go to grand jury

    (CNN) — The evidence gathered after Tony Stewart’s race car struck and killed another driver who was walking on the track will be given soon to a grand jury, a district attorney in upstate New York announced Tuesday. Michael Tantillo, the Ontario County District Attorney, said the matter will be presented in the “near future.” He said New York law precludes him from specifying when the grand jury will meet to decide whether Stewart should be indicted on a criminal […]

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