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The Challenge Of Fact-Checking North Korea

Wed, 2015-01-21 08:51

A prominent North Korean defector now says he made up some parts of his story. His case highlights the difficulties of pinning down information in a closed, secretive society.

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Is your Online Password On The Worst Password List?

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:54

SplashData, an Internet security services firm, has released its annual list of 25 worst Internet passwords. "12345" and "password" top the list.

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Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:05

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:03

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

Wed, 2015-01-21 05:17

Elon Musk's SpaceX received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity, which now own slightly less than 10 percent of the firm. SpaceX is currently valued at $10 billion.

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Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

Wed, 2015-01-21 05:06

That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.

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Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Fatal New Year's Eve Stampede

Wed, 2015-01-21 04:59

Investigators said the officials were off enjoying a banquet at an opulent Japanese restaurant during the stampede along the city's waterfront that killed three dozen people and injured 49 others.

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Palestinian Stabs At Least 11 Israelis Aboard Tel Aviv Bus

Wed, 2015-01-21 04:16

Three of those stabbed were seriously wounded. The gunman was shot in the leg while trying to escape. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident, which Israel is calling a terrorist act.

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Shiite Houthi Rebels Tighten Grip On Yemen's Capital

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:39

The rebels took charge today of a military base that houses ballistic missiles, a day after they seized the presidential palace in Sanaa and shelled the president's house. The president is unharmed.

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Obama Makes The Case For Middle Class Economics

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:42

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery was taking hold and it was time to ensure more Americans were sharing in the benefits.

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Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:27

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.

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To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

Wed, 2015-01-21 01:03

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.

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War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States

Wed, 2015-01-21 01:03

State legislatures are the new battlegrounds for the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers across the country are at odds over hundreds of bills that would either cripple or prop up the sweeping health law.

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First Charges Issued In Connection To Paris Terror Attacks

Wed, 2015-01-21 00:29

Four men with ties to 1 of the gunmen responsible for 3 days of terror are the first to be charged in connection with the attacks that left 20 people dead, including 3 attackers, the prosecutor said.

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Tue, 2015-01-20 22:59

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.

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Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Deadly New Year's Eve Stampede

Tue, 2015-01-20 21:23

The city government in Shanghai has fired four top officials and disciplined seven others for insufficient preparation and response to the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36 people.

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State Of The Union Primer: What President Obama Proposed

Tue, 2015-01-20 21:13

After what he called a "breakthrough year," the president set caution aside. He called for expanded tax credits to help working families and for paid sick leave for workers who don't already have it.

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Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

Tue, 2015-01-20 19:54

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor To Oversee Police Reforms

Tue, 2015-01-20 19:51

The monitor is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Albuquerque Police Department's excessive use of force.

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Death Row Inmate Whose Lawyers Missed The Appeal Date Gets Another Chance

Tue, 2015-01-20 17:05

The Supreme Court has overruled the lower courts and allowed Mark Christeson's new lawyers to appeal based on inadequate representation by his previous attorneys.

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