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Student Stunned By Denton ISD’s Twitter Reply

A teenager in Denton got the surprise of her life on Sunday night after going to social media to ask the Denton ISD to close schools for the day.

11/17/2014

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Microsoft Passes Exxon In Company Value

Microsoft has surpassed Exxon to become the second most valuable company in the world. Exxon’s shares have been falling recently, along with the price of oil.

11/14/2014

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Cruz In Austin To Decry Net Neutrality

Sen. Ted Cruz is visiting a startup mentoring program in Austin on Friday to speak about the net neutrality issue, which he has described as “Obamacare for the internet.”

11/14/2014

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E-Cigarette Use Rising In High Schoolers

The use of e-cigarettes by high school students tripled to 4.5 percent over three years, according to a new government report released by the CDC on Thursday.

11/14/2014

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Duncanville Teacher Fired After Twitter Scandal

Trustees in the Duncanville ISD held a special meeting Friday morning to discuss the case of a teacher caught up in a Twitter scandal, even though she has already resigned.

11/14/2014

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Facebook Again Tries To Simplify Privacy Policy

One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy and explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

11/13/2014

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Cheers At UTA With Philae Lander Touchdown On Comet

History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency lander Philae separated from its space probe, Rosetta, and touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The cheers could be heard even in Arlington.

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Hackers In China Breach U.S. Climate Agency Websites

Just as North Texas hunkers down for the coldest pre-winter weather in more than a decade, news comes out that hackers from China breached government computer systems at the agency that oversees the National Weather Service.

11/12/2014

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Dallas County Inmates Allowed To Video Chat

Dallas County commissioners on Tuesday decided to allow video visits with jail inmates at a user cost of $10 per 20-minute session. In-person visits will still be allowed at the jail.

11/12/2014

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Working To Turn Hoverboards Into Reality

Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground.

11/12/2014

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Ford Starts Production Of Aluminum F-150

It’s Ford’s biggest bet in decades. The company has started production on an aluminum-sided F-150 that could set a new standard, or cost the company its pickup truck crown.

11/11/2014

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Security Flaw Puts Apple Devices At Risk

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s software that hackers could use to steal sensitive information from iPhones or iPads.

11/11/2014