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More U.S. presidential candidates for 2016. An investigation into Google in the European Union. An Asian-Pacific trade agreement. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.