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Web activist Aaron Swartz, charged with hacking MIT archive system, dies at age ...
14 minutes ago
Written by
evan allen
Web entrepreneur and political activist Aaron Swartz, who made headlines in 2011 when he was charged with hacking into MIT's network and mass downloading millions of documents from a subscription-based archive, took his life in Brooklyn Friday, ...
Highland Park native, Reddit founder Aaron Swartz hangs self in NY in face of ...
Aaron Swartz, a celebrated internet freedom activist and early developer of the ...
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France airstrikes in Mali repel Al Qaeda-linked militants

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
robyn dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - French airstrikes in Mali turned back Al Qaeda-linked militants who recently began moving south after seizing a vast northern desert region of the West African nation last year, French officials said Saturday.
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Survivors of Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster mark first anniversary of sinking - ‎6 hours ago‎
A mass will be held in a church on the tiny island and 32 illuminated lanterns - one for each person who lost their lives in the accident - will be released into the sky at 9.45pm local time, marking the exact moment that the Concordia slammed into rocks, ...
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Broncos, Ravens Tied at 35 Heading Into OT

ABC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens went into overtime in their AFC divisional playoff tied at 35 after Joe Flacco threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones over Tony Carter and Rahim Moore with 31 seconds left in regulation Saturday.
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NY declares flu emergency

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency in New York on Saturday in response to this year's severe flu season.
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Assad still confident that he control Syria

Washington Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, casting into doubt prospects that intensified efforts to negotiate an end to the bloodshed can succeed, according to Syrians familiar with ...
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Global aid effort in Haiti a dismal failure, author says

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
It was that hot, newsless period between Christmas and Carnival, another day of phones not ringing, when the gwo machin went rumbling by.
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San Francisco mourns passing of Vivian Brown _ 1 of 2 twins known for ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco residents are mourning the passing of Vivian Brown, who became a local celebrity along with her twin sister after the two regularly walked through the city's streets in matching high-end outfits, identical hairdos and cheerful ...
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Officer shoots suspect in San Diego movie theater

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego police officer has shot and critically injured an armed man in a movie theater. Officer David Stafford said police went to Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain 12 in response to a domestic violence call Saturday afternoon.
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Gun debate 101: Time for 'universal' background checks on buyers?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎3 hours ago‎
Vice President Joe Biden, after a week of meetings with almost every imaginable stakeholder in the Great American Gun Debate, is no doubt crafting the list of gun policy recommendations he is expected to deliver to President Obama on Tuesday.
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Oakland Police Say 4 Killed in Separate...

ABC News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Oakland police are investigating four fatal shootings that took place in different parts of the city within six hours, the latest outbreak of violence in a city that saw 131 homicides last year.
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Meg Whitman's possible HP pay: $15M

USA TODAY - ‎7 hours ago‎
Meg Whitman could get more than $15 million for her first year as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, according to company filings. It's a big payday even by the lofty standards of big-time CEOs.
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Would the platinum coin freak out financial markets?

Washington Post (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by Feb. 15 or so, doom sets in. At least that's the working hypothesis. The United States will no longer be able to borrow enough money to pay all of its bills.
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Why NVIDIA's Project SHIELD struck hardest at CES 2013

3 hours ago
Written by
Chris Burns
This past week at CES 2013, the SlashGear team was privy to a handful of fantastic or otherwise generally interesting next-generation technology, but for yours truly, there was nothing as significant for its designer as NVIDIA's Project SHIELD.
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Java software warning: Links to the government alert and solutions (blog) - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Gil Aegerter writes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging computer users to disable their Java software because of a major flaw that could allow hackers to take over the machines.
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Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde Engaged

Hollywood Reporter - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The Saturday Night Live star and House vet have gotten engaged, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The pair have been dating since December 2011, and made their plans to tie the knot official shortly after the holidays.
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Britney Spears, Jason Trawick Broke Up Over Kids - ‎16 hours ago‎
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick broke up primarily because she wanted to have more kids and he didn't ... TMZ has learned. Sources directly connected to the couple tell us ... Britney, who is 31, loves her boys and desperately wants more kids. Jason, who ...
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Showtime shifts 'Dexter' to summer

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
The cable network announced its schedule shifts at the winter Television Critics Association meeting Saturday. DEXTER (Season 7). Dexter shifts to summer to help launch new series.
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McDreamy charms his way into ownership of Tully's, Starbucks cries foul - ‎3 hours ago‎
Patrick Dempsey, star of the Seattle-based show 'Grey's Anatomy', put his substantial bank account and dreamy smile to work in winning a bid for bankrupt Seattle-based coffee chain Tully's.
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49F Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers is a northern California native who is returning to face the team he grew up rooting for and the one that bypassed him in the 2005 draft.
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For Patriots' Coach and Quarterback, Wins, Not Words, Add Up

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick is excited. Really, he is. Or rather, he says he is. The sentiment must be qualified because anyone observing Belichick's news conference Friday - attended by a few dozen reporters and filmed by a row of cameras ...
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JJ Redick's big three helps Magic shock host Clippers

USA TODAY - ‎54 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were two streaking teams going in opposite directions: the Los Angeles Clippers, co-owners of the NBA's best record and on a roll at home, and the Orlando Magic, playing opponents close only to fall short while piling up the ...
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Brian Kelly decides to stay at Notre Dame after NFL interviews

Yahoo! Sports (blog) - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Brian Kelly is staying at Notre Dame. And that's great news for the Irish in the short term. Notre Dame is coming off a 12-0 regular season, a berth in the BCS Championship Game, has a lot of talented players coming back and what is currently the top-ranked ...
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Asteroid 'Apophis' Won't Kill Us All in 2036

PC Magazine
3 hours ago
Written by
David Murphy
Congrats! Come 2036, you'll still be here - as opposed to being blown apart by a giant asteroid that was initially thought to have a great-than-zero chance of striking Earth when it swings around in 2036.
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NGC 6872: Largest Spiral Galaxy Known - ‎11 hours ago‎
Observations with NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft finds that the spiral galaxy NGC 6872, in Pavo, is an estimated 522,000 light-years across - more than five times the size of our Milky Way galaxy.
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Depression After Stroke Boosts Death Risk

MedPage Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
This study was published as an abstract and will be presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

USA needs more effective flu shots, experts say

USA TODAY - ‎9 hours ago‎
Public health officials are urging unvaccinated people to get flu shots. But experts are still hoping that someday universal flu vaccines can offer longer-term protection.


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