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Top Stories: States are updating alimony laws to account for a new world where incomes and marriages are more equal. Rio de Janeiro is trying to clear out slums to build new playgrounds for the Olympics in 2016, but squatters are not going quietly. Apple tries to justify it's massive size and wealth, by arguing that it has created more than 500,000 jobs.
Technology: Being hacked by online troublemakers can actually be a beneficial warning for companies that could be the target of more damaging corporate espionage.
Sports: Some of the most flexible people in the world compete at the National Yoga Asana Championship. The Division III wresting rivalry between Wartburg College and Augsburg College, who have won every national championship since 1995, is one of the fiercest in sports.
New York: As the city continues to grow, just how many people can Manhattan Island hold and sustain? New York Medical College has changed its affiliation from a Catholic institution to a Jewish one. "Gridlock Sam" Schwartz has a plan to ease congestion and save public transportation in New York, and he'd give it away for free if anyone would listen.
Business: The Angie behind "Angie's List" — a popular database of user reviews for services like home contractors — is a real person, as are the reviews. Shell Oil is preemptively suing environmental groups to defend its latest project, a legal gambit that rarely works.
Health: Couples therapy is among the most challenging and stressful jobs for therapists.
Education: Confessions of a "bad" teacher, who works with the toughest students, who also don't do well on standardized tests, which leads to bad evaluations for him.
Books: The man behind the Internet Archive is trying to build a vault of every book ever written — a physical copy, not just a digital archive. A look at the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Princess of Mars, which inspired the new Disney movie John Carter.
Arts: The ongoing lawsuit between Julie Taymor and the other producers of the Spider-Man musical could prove embarrassing to its celebrity creators.
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