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Department of Defense accidentally sent anthrax to more than 50 labs

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The Pentagon is scrambling Thursday to find out how kits containing live spores of anthrax were accidentally sent to more than 50 labs in 18 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Australia, South Korea and Canada over a period of at least 10 years

The CDC says there’s no risk to the general public; spores in these types of kits wouldn’t pose a threat unless they’ve been weaponized and aerosolized. Some 31 people, none of whom have displayed symptoms, are being treated with antibiotics as…

6 ways students are fighting back against sexist school dress codes

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Instead of spending mornings in front of mirrors, stretching fingertips to measure skirt hemlines, high school students are now breaking school dress codes unapologetically. Then they’re getting detention. And then they’re doing something about it.

As the weather gets warmer, sweaters and jeans are getting shoved to the back of the closet, replaced by short skirts and tank tops. This leaves school administrators unrolling their tape measures, shaking their heads and taking disciplinary…

6 ways students are fighting back against sexist school dress codes

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Instead of spending mornings in front of mirrors, stretching fingertips to measure skirt hemlines, high school students are now breaking school dress codes unapologetically. Then they’re getting detention. And then they’re doing something about it.

As the weather gets warmer, sweaters and jeans are getting shoved to the back of the closet, replaced by short skirts and tank tops. This leaves school administrators unrolling their tape measures, shaking their heads and taking disciplinary…

Sprint plans for network dominance, despite often being rated last

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RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — From worst to first, that’s essentially the promise Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made on Wednesday at Re/code‘s Code Conference.

Just eight months into his job, Claure told Re/code‘s Ina Fried that Sprint owns more spectrum than any other carrier and “in the next 18 to 24 months our network will be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every single market.”

It’s a tall order for a network that’s often rated last, but Claure said Sprint is already making progress. The…

Sprint plans for network dominance, despite often being rated last

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RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — From worst to first, that’s essentially the promise Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made on Wednesday at Re/code‘s Code Conference.

Just eight months into his job, Claure told Re/code‘s Ina Fried that Sprint owns more spectrum than any other carrier and “in the next 18 to 24 months our network will be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every single market.”

It’s a tall order for a network that’s often rated last, but Claure said Sprint is already making progress. The…

New Zealand beats Australia in Netflix’s Internet Speed Index

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While Australians are watching an episode of Daredevil buffer repeatedly, it will come as cold comfort to know their friends across the Tasman Sea are probably enjoying the same video, uninterrupted

On Monday night, Netflix launched its first Australia and New Zealand Speed Index — a service that measures the primetime Netflix performance of Internet service providers in all territories the streaming service operates. It is not a measure of overall Internet performance.

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French lawmakers vote to ban anorexic models

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PARIS — France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure that would make it a crime to use anorexic models.

Other countries including Israel and Spain have also cracked down on the glorification of dangerously thin models. The French measure would only apply within France, but could have symbolic impact beyond because of its outsized influence on the fashion world.

Agencies that employ models who are considered too thin could face a fine of up to €75,000 (US$81,660) and six months…

Street workout app Madbarz helps you get fit without a gym

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Street workout is a simple — not easy, but simple — way to get fit. You don’t need a gym membership or fancy machines; all you need is a couple of bars in a park somewhere, and you’re good to go, if you’re ready for a challenge

Madbarz, a Zagreb, Croatia-based startup founded by street workout enthusiasts, recognized the potential of this niche early, in January 2013, starting out as a news and resources web site. In August 2014, Madbarz announced a mobile app designed to provide guided…

‘House of Cards’ campaign posters inspired by famous presidential slogans

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No presidency is complete without a proper slogan. And for a man who has quite a way with words, we can only imagine what Frank Underwood’s would be.

The House of Cards character left us anticipating his transition from VP to POTUS at the end of Season 2. While his strategy to the executive chair was more internal (save for the fourth wall), there are plenty of famous campaign slogans from real U.S. presidents that are perfect for Underwood with just a little tweaking.

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Oh crap! E.L. James reportedly wants to write the ‘Fifty Shades’ sequel script

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LOS ANGELES — That “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E. L. James was demanding, difficult and control-freaky throughout the process of adapting her zillion-copy selling book into a quadrillion-dollar box office smash is one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood. But that was just the beginning of this lurid bondage tale.

When James and her literary agent Valerie Hoskins were taking meetings around Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, the buzz was that a good measure of creative control for the…