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It's Rick Santorum.
The former Senator from Pennsylvania, who also ran for president back in 2012, has only formed an account to "test the waters" for a 2016 presidential bid, as CBS reports.. The latest Republican candidate to join the race is Marco Rubio, the "youthful" Senator from Florida. Curious about who else will probably join the race? Check out this super helpful interactive chart by the New York Times.
Yep. The remaining countries are Iran (added in 1984), Sudan (added in 1993), and Syria (added in 1979). The list describes these countries as having "repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism." Countries designated on the list can also be struck with economic sanctions by the United States. Cuba will be officially removed from this list after a 45-day review period, during which Congress can try to block the removal. Read more on BuzzFeed News.
Evaded taxes in several countries across the European UnionAided the United States in collecting metadata from European internet usersEngaged in aggressive patent trollingUsed its strong position in the European market to stifle competition
The EU regulators believe Google is unfairly stifling competition.
Those regulators allege Google used its powers as a search engine to promote its other services over other companies, particularly in the realm of online shopping. Catch up on the story with this BuzzFeed News article.
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The announcement is part of an oil-for-goods agreement between Russia and Iran. In exchange for equipment and other supplies, Iran will provide Russia with an estimated 500,000 barrels of oil per day. The arms agreements comes more than a week after world powers and Iran agreed on the parameters for a nuclear deal that would limit Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons. Read up on the story on BuzzFeed News.
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It's Corinthian Colleges.
The Education Department is slapping the for-profit college company with a $30 million fine for “substantial misrepresentations” to students at its Heald College chain, which is fighting to stay open. By the way, the student loan problem could be even worse than expected — but it’s not necessarily getting worse, according to a recently published essay by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Check out this write-up from BuzzFeed News' Matt Zeitlin for more on this issue.
China isn't part of the 12 Asian-Pacific countries involved in these trade negotiations. Not caught up on what the TPP is all about? The Washington Post has you covered.
A drastic increase in mobile bankingA decline in male labor participationAn increase in service-sector jobsAn increase in high-speed internet availability
It's mobile banking.
According to new survey study by the World Bank and Gallup, there’s actually been more growth in mobile banking — or using a phone-based account as a means to store or transfer money — among users in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world. he World Bank believes mobile banking has a huge potential to balance gender disparities in Africa — in some of the countries surveyed, there was no gap between genders when it comes to having a mobile money account, and women had more control over their finances. Read up on this story at BuzzFeed News.
SpacepressoeXpressoISSpressoIt's an espresso machine in space. Why does it need a name?
Named after the International Space Station (ISS), obviously. The machine was partly designed by the Italian coffee company Lavazza. Before ISSpressor, all the astronauts had were instant coffee packets. Read up on this over at The Salt, an NPR blog.
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It's a gyrocopter.
A gyrocopter, or an "autogyro," is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation and an engine-powered propeller to fly. It's basically a half-plane, half-helicopter hybrid. They were invented in Spain in the early 1920s by Juan de la Cierva, a famed Spanish engineer. Read up on the history of gyrocopters in Popular Science.