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Why reforms don't work so well in Italy

ROME (Reuters) - When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn't be done.


Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

(Reuters) - Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said.



Kiprop hat-trick puts Kenya on top in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop produced a trademark sprint finish to win a third straight 1,500 meters gold and ensure Kenya topped the medals table at successive world championships after the final night of action on Sunday.


Paypal seen rising 40 percent from post spinoff lows: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc , the e-commerce group trading sharply off its recent offering price, could rise 40 percent to $46 a share if it succeeds with investments tied to payments systems innovation, the Aug. 31 edition of Barron's said.

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