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11:18 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer Candidacies Embarrass New York City Voters: Poll

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll shows that most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by sex scandals want to forget about them.
ALBANY, N.Y. - A new poll shows that most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by sex scandals want to forget about them. The Siena College poll finds that 68 percent of state voters and 62 percent of New York City voters are embarrassed by the national attention to the men's candidacies.
5:22 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons case: Two men arrested over death

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Two men have been arrested in the Canadian city of Halifax in connection with the death of a teenage girl who killed herself after she was allegedly cyber-bullied, police said.
Two men have been arrested in the Canadian city of Halifax in connection with the death of a teenage girl who killed herself after she was allegedly cyber-bullied, police said. The men, who have not been named, were taken into custody for questioning about 08:00 local time (12:00 GMT).
5:21 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In

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Sheilah O’Donnel tells herself that her new home, a townhouse in a development in Chevy Chase, Md., just a stone’s throw from a Safeway, isn’t really all that bad. Sure, it’s near a gas station. And the front window, with its cheerily upholstered cushions, overlooks a dreary parking lot. And yes, it’s kind of small — “an apartment,” O’Donnel, who is 44, sometimes says bitterly, when she’s reminded of her former life with her ex-husband in their custom-built, six-bedroom home. But then again, it’s perfectly maintained and impeccably furnished, and most important, it’s rented with her own money, from the first real job she has had in almost a decade.
Sheilah O'Donnel tells herself that her new home, a townhouse in a development in Chevy Chase, Md., just a stone's throw from a Safeway, isn't really all that bad. Sure, it's near a gas station. And the front window, with its cheerily upholstered cushions, overlooks a dreary parking lot.
5:19 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Internet Study Finds the Persuasive Power of ‘Like’

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If you “like” this article on a site like Facebook, somebody who reads it is more likely to approve of it, even if the reporting and writing are not all that great.
If you "like" this article on a site like Facebook, somebody who reads it is more likely to approve of it, even if the reporting and writing are not all that great. But surprisingly, an unfair negative reaction will not spur others to dislike the article.
5:17 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

N.S.A. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.S.

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WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials.
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans' e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials. The N.S.A.
5:15 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Pakistan Quetta suicide bomber kills at least 28 people

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A suicide bombing at a funeral for a policeman in south-western Pakistan has killed at least 28 people including a senior police officer, police say.
A suicide bombing at a funeral for a policeman in south-western Pakistan has killed at least 29 people including a senior police officer, police say. They say that the blast in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, also wounded at least 60 people.
8:51 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Ariel Castro 'hell house' demolished in Cleveland

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The house in Cleveland, Ohio, where Ariel Castro held three women in brutal captivity for years has been torn down.
The house in Cleveland, Ohio, where Ariel Castro held three women in brutal captivity for years has been torn down. At about 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT), a wrecking machine smashed through the house to begin the demolition.
8:48 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Obama urges 'wind down' of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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US President Barack Obama has urged a revamp of the housing market that would "wind down" government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
US President Barack Obama has urged a revamp of the housing market that would "wind down" government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Speaking in Arizona, Mr Obama said action was needed to ensure that the rebounding US property market does not simply "re-inflate the housing bubble".
8:42 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze

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A huge fire has ravaged the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated. Cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau said the fire was "very severe" and urged people to stay away from the airport.
8:40 am
Wed August 7, 2013

The Social Climber: Sinkhole Leaves Kansas Residents on Edge

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A sinkhole that appeared in a small Kansas community has left residents wondering how it got there. The sinkhole, which is located in a remote area of Sharon Springs, stretches to 200 feet across and 90 feet deep.
quicklist: 1 title: Sinkhole Leaves Kansas Residents on Edge text: A sinkhole that appeared in a small Kansas community has left residents wondering how it got there. The sinkhole, which is located in a remote area of Sharon Springs, stretches to 200 feet across and 90 feet deep. Officials are...

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