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U.S. sends a signal to Iran, and more

The U.S. has sent a group of F-22 stealth fighter jets, the country’s most sophisticated warplanes, to an airbase near Abu Dhabi.

U.S. sends a signal to IranThe U.S. has sent a group of F-22 stealth fighter jets, the country’s most sophisticated warplanes, to an airbase near Abu Dhabi, apparently to send a signal to Iran. Two weeks ago, Iran agreed to negotiate over its nuclear future without preconditions; another round of talks is scheduled for May 23.Aviation Week

Women take to social mediaWomen are more avid users of social media than men are, whether maintaining a personal blog, following a brand on Facebook, or creating a social-network profile, the Nielsen Company has found. Women, for example, average 11 Facebook updates a week, compared with six for men.TheAtlantic.com

One World Trade Center rises to No. 1The tallest skyscraper in New York City is now One World Trade Center, whose unfinished skeleton reached 1,271 feet this week—21 feet higher than the observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. When completed, the “Freedom Tower”—built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11—will have 104 stories and a 408-foot needle that will make it arguably taller than Chicago’s 110-story Willis Tower.Associated Press

Past decade sees increase in interracial marriagesOver the past decade, the number of kids born to black and white parents, and to Asian and white parents, has doubled, according to the U.S. Census. About 10 percent of married couples are now interracial.The Washington Post

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