Amazon celebrates 20 years of selling everything from A to Z...and 20 years of mining customer data. istockphoto.com hide caption

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

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Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

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Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

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A U.S. soldier walks the halls of an American military base set up in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Tikrit, 2003. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

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On June 6, 1944, U.S. assault troops landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. What might be different today if they had been turned back? Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

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David Abbott brought strong opinions and a way with words to the advertising industry. Courtesy of Julian Hanford hide caption

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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

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Navy Lt. Edward O'Hare, for whom Chicago's O'Hare Airport is named, sits in the cockpit of the plane in which he shot down six Japanese heavy bombers in WWII. Associated Press hide caption

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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

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If Match.com and MLB's new collaboration works out, more couples could be rounding first base on the kiss cam. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

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If you've flown, you've very likely also thumbed through the SkyMall catalog stuffed in the seat pocket. The catalog's captive audience is reported to be nearly 20 million readers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

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Head to Chicago for top-shelf comedy. iStockphoto hide caption

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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

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"Tie" has a limp, but seems conspicuously spirited and friendly after her race down the Metro-North Hudson Line. Meredith Daniels/New York MTA via AP hide caption

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

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Firefighters salute the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh, a Boston firefighter who died in a nine-alarm fire late last month. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Firefighters Face Danger Head On (Whomever They're Rescuing)

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What legally makes whiskey taste like Tennessee? Piotr Wawryniuk/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Bill To Distill Simmers In Tennessee

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