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Ramirez removed as PDVSA head, oil minister in Venezuela shake-up

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday pushed Rafael Ramirez from his twin posts as oil minister and a chief of state oil firm PDVSA in a cabinet shake-up that opposition critics said fell short of the overhaul needed to reverse the OPEC nation’s economic decline.

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Melissa Rivers’ ‘positive trajectory’

Melissa Rivers supposedly believes her mother Joan’s health is on a “positive trajectory”.

The 46-year-old daughter of the iconic comedienne traveled to her mom’s bedside almost immediately after 81-year-old Joan was admitted to hospital in critical condition last week.

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U.S. GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year over 2013

(Reuters) - Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

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Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer rolled into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth at the year's final grand slam.

Technology

Google starts quantum computing research project

(Reuters) - Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.

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