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The first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the U.S., called Coinbase. It got funding from the New York Stock Exchange to begin trading the digital currency and will take a 0.25% cut of most transactions.


Alice K. Turner, 75, longtime fiction editor at Playboy. During her tenure at the magazine, she published literary greats like John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates and David Foster Wallace.


As Miss Universe, Paulina Vega of Colombia. Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, said she was an early front runner and “a star.” Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, was the runner-up.


For Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company behind SkyMall. The catalog business has reportedly suffered in recent years as Internet access has become more widely available during airline flights.


Fish in Antarctic waters below almost a half-mile of ice. They live with no sunlight in subfreezing temperatures.


By Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, 1,000 career wins. With the team’s Jan. 25 victory over St. John’s, he became the first NCAA Division I coach with that distinction.

This appears in the February 09, 2015 issue of TIME.

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