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Ukrainian Peace Talks Put On Hold

Fri, 2014-12-26 06:24

The talks that began on Wednesday were expected to be continued today in Minsk. Belarus, which is hosting the dialogue, declined to comment on the reason.

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Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege Revealed By Sony Hack

Fri, 2014-12-26 05:03

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

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Possible Hack Of Sony, Microsoft Game Console Sites

Fri, 2014-12-26 04:51

A group calling itself Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a possible denial-of-service attack against the tech companies' online game sites.

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Irish Court OKs Turning Off Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Fri, 2014-12-26 04:08

Doctors told the High Court the 18-week fetus' prospects of survival were low. There have been two similar cases in Ireland since 2001; both fetuses died in the womb. The decision won't be appealed.

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How To Make An Unboring Documentary About Polio

Fri, 2014-12-26 03:03

Filmmaker Tom Roberts was definitely not interested when he was first asked to make a movie about the disease. Then he began to do some research. "Every Last Child" is the result.

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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:33

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.

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Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:36

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:35

A San Francisco man talks about why he volunteers to deliver groceries to his elderly and disabled neighbors.

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Getting High Safely: Aspen Launches Marijuana Education Campaign

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:33

Authorities in the Colorado city have dispersed information brochures on the do's and don'ts of marijuana use. It lists facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:33

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.

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As Uber Expands, It Asks Cities For Forgivness Instead Of Permission

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:31

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

Thu, 2014-12-25 23:31

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia's.

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A Decade After Tsunami, Asia's Shattered Coasts Are On The Mend

Thu, 2014-12-25 19:30

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake in the ocean east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered waves that killed 230,000 people in 11 countries.

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'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

Thu, 2014-12-25 19:24

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.

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Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

Thu, 2014-12-25 13:43

Eight gunmen fired on the African Union's main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.

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How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

Thu, 2014-12-25 12:16

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.

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Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

Thu, 2014-12-25 12:16

An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.

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Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

Thu, 2014-12-25 12:16

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex — plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

Thu, 2014-12-25 12:16

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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