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ToyTalk Debuts a Barbie With the Brain of Siri

Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children — and, let’s face it, some of their parents — have spent hours chatting up the virtual assistant, curious about the details of her humanoid back story.
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Are Smart Phones Making Humans Stupid?

In his recent book, The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr goes into frightening detail about the dangers of relying on smart phones to think for us. If we're not careful, humans may find we can no longer think on our own.
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Exclusive: Senator Vitter Spearheads End of National Elites and Common Core

A non-binding amendment introduced by Republican Senator of Louisiana David Vitter--referred to as the Local Control of Education act-- was approved last week in a long and drawn out voting session on the Senate budget resolution, which forbids the federal government "from mandating, incentivizing or coercing states to adopt the Common Core State Standards."
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The Real Reason Harry Reid is Retiring

"I think Harry Reid's getting out of town ahead of the posse," former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova tells Breitbart News. The Senate Minority Leader says he'll retire in 2017, at the conclusion of his current term.
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Democrat Toni Atkins Leads California Trade Mission to Cuba

Following intensive efforts from U.S. President Obama to re-establish relations and the flow of commerce with the communist nation Cuba, nine Democrat California legislators along with academics and state agricultural representatives are making a pilgrimage to the notoriously oppressive nation.
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Jeb Bush’s Education Foundation Offering Online Courses Promoting Common Core

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has made it clear that he will continue his support for the controversial Common Core standards initiative, despite the fact that the conservative base of the GOP is overwhelmingly opposed to it. His education foundation, in fact, is offering online courses for policy-makers focusing on how to promote the idea that the standards are necessary for national security, why data collection is essential, and how to win over parents, teachers, and citizens in the education reform conversation.

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