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  • Bill Gates says education reform is tougher than eradicating polio, malaria or tuberculosis

    Bill Gates is pushing hard on education, and putting money where his mouth is. Not everyone is happy with it. He's the driving force behind Parent Revolution, the godfather of the parent trigger, and the Common Core.

  • FILE- In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks to morning sessions with his then girlfriend Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced Thursday May 29, 2014 they are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, discussed the donation in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Arizona GOP: Bill won't hurt 2016 convention bid

    State legislation that would have allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays for religious reasons likely won't impact Phoenix's chances of hosting the 2016 national convention, Arizona Republican Party officials said Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** This undated photo provided by Microsoft shows Satya Nadella. Microsoft announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO.  Nadella will become only the third leader in the software giant's 38-year history, after founder Bill Gates and Ballmer. Board member John Thompson will serve as Microsoft's new chairman.  (AP Photo/Microsoft)

    Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

    After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school.

  • ** FILE ** Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates is seen at a Dairy Queen in Beijing, China, Sept. 30, 2010.  (Associated Press)

    Satya Nadella to head Microsoft; Bill Gates leaves chairman role

    Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.

  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting, in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that Satya Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    From Gates to Nadella: Microsoft through the years

    Microsoft Corp. has named Satya Nadella, head of its cloud computing business, as the company's next CEO. He immediately replaces Steve Ballmer, who had announced in August that he would retire from the world's biggest software company after more than 13 years at its helm. Here's a look at key moments in Microsoft's history.

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    SANDS: Aronian dominates in Tata kickoff chess tournament

    While new world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway was taking a Silicon Valley victory lap, GM Levon Aronian of Armenia was winning the first major tournament of 2014 and in the process making a strong statement that he might be Carlsen's most dangerous challenger in the candidates' cycle ahead.

  • Philanthropists Bill Gates speaks during an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in New York. Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick his annual letter, arguing passionately against three myths he said hurt efforts to bring people out of poverty, save lives and improve living conditions. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Gates says poor countries not doomed to stay poor

    Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, arguing passionately against three myths they say hurt efforts to bring people out of poverty, save lives and improve living conditions.

  • FOR RELEASE MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. EST - In this Jan. 3, 2014 photo, David Ehlers talks about how he and his wife, Paula, built an energy-efficient house on Cline Place in Lenoir, N.C. Ehlers refers to the home as an "earth berm" house, a term that refers to homes set in earth to make them more energy-efficient - the ground keeps the summer heat and winter cold well away from the walls. (AP Photo/The News-Topic, David Prewitt)

    NC man's energy-efficient home mostly underground

    From the front, the Lenoir house David Ehlers shares with his wife and 13-year-old daughter looks like any other.

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