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No, Navy SEAL Dogs Don't Have Titanium Teeth -- but they do have an allocated government contract: Cobra Canine got a $550,000 contract in April from the U.S. Special Operations Command to train military working dogs for Naval Special Warfare Group 2. (He says it's been "three years" since he's worked with the very secretive "DevGru," or Team 6.) That's a re-up from the past two years, when he's had contracts for dog training with the command that paid out $470,000 each.

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Foxconn asks Chinese workers to sign 'no suicide' pledge -- An investigation revealed that Foxconn's workers employed in China's Apple iPad and iPhone factories were forced to sign "no suicide" pledges. An investigation of the 500,000 workers by the Centre for Research on Multinational Companies together with Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found appalling conditions in the factories, according to The Economic Times.

Cultivating supply chain experts -- Faculty members from MIT oversee each center -- traveling back and forth between them -- but each is managed and run by local faculty recruited and trained by CTL. Students in the program can earn master's degrees and PhDs from the center where they study. Recent graduates have gone on to work for Apple, Amazon, UPS and FedEx, among others.

It's derby weekend! Who likes bourbon??
This Kentucky Derby Weekend Grab a Bottle of Maker's 46 -- Tomorrow the world's top 3-year olds will make "The Run for the Roses" at Louisville Downs in the 137th Kentucky Derby. The hugely popular horse race is one of the oldest traditions in Kentucky, but one other notable practice predates it: the making of whisky by the Samuels family, which began in 1784.

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