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Meet the doctor who gave $1 million of his own money to keep his gun research going
Pacific Standard
Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades. President Obama urged Congress to allocate $10 million for new research after the Newtown school shooting. But House Republicans say they won’t approve it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget still lists zero dollars for research on gun violence prevention.
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Life without a bank account
Bankrate
For most of us, having a bank account is as natural as breathing. But according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., 17 million Americans are unbanked, meaning they don't have a bank account, while another 51 million are underbanked, which means they supplement their bank account with alternative financial services.
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Watches stolen in 6-second pawnbroker raid in Surrey, England, borough
BBC
Watches worth £12,000 have been stolen from a pawnbrokers in Surrey, England, in a 6-second smash and grab raid. A man wearing a motorcycle helmet smashed a glass case at Johnny Cash in High Street, Epsom with a hatchet and took two Rolex watches.
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25 tricks for effective Instagram marketing
Small Business Trends
With Facebook declining in popularity among younger users, more and more businesses are turning to Instagram to reach younger demographics. If you plan to adopt a similar strategy, you'll want to take a look at the following Instagram marketing tips and tricks for getting the most out of your presence on the site.
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Gainesville, Ga., eases pawnshop restrictions
Gainesville Times
Gainesville City Council in Georgia has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote. The council voted 4-2 on April 1 to amend an ordinance that had required pawnshops to be separated by 2,500 feet.

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Gold type coins ride up on increasing action
Numismatic News
It appears that precious metals are in a new uptrend. Whether this is short term or longer remains to be seen. The action certainly has been a typical fake-out of the weaker longs; because just when they were getting shaken out of the market it turned positive.

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What's the best password manager?
USA Today
In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, which put so many passwords at risk, Richard from Brea, Calif., asks about password managers. Which is the best one? Jefferson Graham offers a guide, in #AskJeffTech.

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4 reasons why virtual currency is so not ready for prime time
Forbes
Real currencies are backed by something: Gold, silver, full faith and credit of a large government. Bitcoin is not. It's based on an algorithm that only a handful of people understand.
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'Pawn Stars' seek folks in Las Vegas for game show
KXNT-FM
Fans of "Pawn Stars" now have a chance to test their knowledge against the family behind downtown Las Vegas’ Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. A new game show spin-off of the History Channel reality series will pit "trivia buffs" and “serious hagglers” against members of the Harrison clan.
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Racine, Wis., man accused of pawning stolen jewelry, but where did he get it from?
WITI-TV
Andrew Casper, 19, of Racine, Wis., has been charged in a case in which he is accused of pawning stolen property. Casper faces one count of receiving stolen property (greater than $10,000) as party to a crime.
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How coffee makes you more honest
Fast Company
Do you take cream and sugar in your truth serum? We already know that coffee gives us more focus, better memory, and provides an extra kick when cortisol is low, but it's also making us more honest.
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1792 dime and Silver Center Copper Cent patterns
CoinWeek
Perhaps the most famous of all patterns is the "Silver Center Copper Cent" of 1792. It is certainly the most famous non-gold pattern. The 1792 dime patterns, then each referred to as a "disme" are famous and desirable, too. U.S. cents were not struck until 1793 and dimes not until 1796.
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