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4K TV sets can watch 'House of Cards' in ultra high definition. But will Netflix's 4K gambit be enough to get consumers to latch onto this nascent technology?Karis Hustad
The passenger ferry set sail Tuesday evening for Jeju, a southern resort island. Many of those aboard were students from a high school outside Seoul.Steven Borowiec
Google gave consumers one day to pay $1,500 to join a beta test of Google Glass, part of a bid to generate buy-in from consumers and interest from potential developers.Gloria Goodale
Early indicators signal more competition among private insurance firms in the Affordable Care Act exchanges in the next cycle, a shift expected to help curb the rate of Obamacare price increases.Mark Trumbull
The pollution comes in the form of tiny sulfate particles and black-carbon soot that result from burning coal, oil, and wood for power. The particles increase the vigor of the Pacific storms.Pete Spotts
The Bureau of Land Management promises to pursue the matter of illegal grazing in the courts, and militia groups who support the Nevada rancher say they’ll protect him from any federal raid.Amanda Paulson
The incident took place over the weekend in the international waters of the Black Sea – ‘a long way from US Navy bases and at the front doorstep’ of the Russian military, a naval analyst says.Anna Mulrine
Scientists create an artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves like an antennaSudeshna Chowdhury
The Boston Marathon bombings showed a different side of Boston. Not one for touchy-feely, Boston has found its own ways to grieve and remember on the one-year anniversary.Noelle Swan
The start of operations against protesters in eastern Ukraine will be a test of the country's new commitment to democratic rights, such as peaceful assembly. Soldiers must now show restraint against unarmed demonstrators, less so against armed ones. This will influence Russia's actions.the Monitor's Editorial Board

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