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Banksy goes CSR.
Banksy Diamond Jubilee graffiti springs up overnight on London street

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Yet another reason to not shop at Wal-Mart.
Rattlesnake bites customer in US Wal-Mart store -- A Wal-Mart customer is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in a garden department of the chain store. Mica Craig said the reptile pounced as he was shopping at the store in the US state of Washington.

A price for meds...
U.K. Warns on Drug Exports -- The U.K. is being drained of crucial medicines by exporters who sell them elsewhere in Europe at higher prices, putting patients' well-being at risk, U.K. lawmakers said Tuesday. The U.K. Parliament's All-Party Pharmacy Group called on the coalition government to find effective ways to restrict this so-called parallel trade, which is legal under European Union law but has long been condemned by drug makers. In the past, drug makers have complained about cheap parallel imports flooding into the country. "The parallel export of medicines intended for the U.K. market is undermining the effective functioning of the U.K. medicines supply chain, and putting patients' well-being at risk," the APPG said in its report.

How much DID it cost for Mad Men to get The Beatles?
How 'Mad Men' Landed the Beatles: All You Need Is Love (and $250,000) -- In most cases, "Mad Men" is bound by the history of the era in which it takes place. But on Sunday night, a new episode of that 1960s period drama that concluded with the Beatles song "Tomorrow Never Knows" appears to have made some history of its own, marking a rare instance in which a song written and recorded by that band has been licensed for use on a television series. "It was always my feeling that the show lacked a certain authenticity because we never could have an actual master recording of the Beatles performing," Matthew Weiner, the creator and show runner of "Mad Men," said in a telephone interview on Monday. "Not just someone singing their song or a version of their song, but them, doing a song in the show. It always felt to me like a flaw. Because they are the band, probably, of the 20th century."

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