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Obama Acts to Curtail Drones

New York Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Thursday announced new restraints on targeted killings and narrowed the scope of the long struggle with terrorists as part of a transition to a day he envisions when the nation will no longer be on the war footing it has ...
Obama and counter-terrorism: bringing drones in from the cold
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Orlando Sentinel
11 minutes ago
Written by
Jeff Weiner
Yes: Trayvon was so anxious to fight and bloody someone's nose that he ran as fast as his feet would carry him from Zimmerman, who ran after him and must have caught up with him.
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New Kinect for Windows to improve human interaction with computers

PCWorld
1 hour ago
Written by
Agam Shah
Human interaction with computers could improve with the new Kinect for Windows sensor, which will be better at recognizing gestures, motion and voice.
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Father of Chechen shot by FBI says he thinks son was tortured

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
GROZNY, Russia | Thu May 23, 2013 5:23pm EDT. GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - The father of a Chechen immigrant killed during questioning over his links with one of the Boston Marathon bombings suspects said on Thursday he plans to travel to the United ...
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In Tokyo Plunge, a Harsh Test for Market Strategies

Bloomberg
1 hour ago
Written by
Mark Gimein
After a six-month gain of about 67% in the Nikkei average, Japan's market shows its fangs. The Nikkei 225 index fell 7.3 percent in one day, a stomach-churning drop made all the worse for the lack of an obvious cause.
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Drone killings draw ire of Amnesty International

The National - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK // A leading human rights organisation has criticised the United States' increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned its legality.
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Twin Bomb Attacks Kill 20 in Niger

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Suicide bombers killed 20 people in separate attacks on a military base and a uranium-mining site in Niger on Thursday, and government officials said the twin strikes were likely the work of a militant group from Mali that may have re-established itself in Libya.

NH woman sentenced to 40 years for child porn

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually exploiting her teenage daughter to produce child pornography.
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Mario Draghi in City of London call for 'more European UK'

Financial Times
23 minutes ago
Written by
Michael Steen
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, entered the political debate surrounding Britain's EU membership on Thursday, telling a City of London audience that Europe needed “a more European UK”.
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Jobless Claims Drop as US Consumer Comfort Climbs: Economy

Bloomberg
5 hours ago
Written by
Jeanna Smialek
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and consumer confidence approached a five-year high as the biggest part of the economy benefits from improving job and housing markets.
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California health exchange includes 13 insurers

MarketWatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - Policyholders will pay anywhere from nothing to $687 a month in insurance premiums under California's health exchange, a program that will involve the participation of 13 carriers who will compete to offer coverage for the ...
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Apple Claims Samsung Violates Siri Patents

Business Review USA - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Apple has been in the news a lot lately. Between the anticipation of yet another new iPhone, to that pesky tax scandal - Apple is keeping journalist, bloggers, and hipsters incredibly busy.
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Twitter Two-Factor Security Combats Takeovers

InformationWeek - ‎7 hours ago‎
Authentication measure comes in wake of Syrian Electronic Army account hacks, further security steps coming. 2 Comments. Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Mathew J. Schwartz | May 23, 2013 10:13 AM.
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Mailbox (for iPad)

PC Magazine
5 hours ago
Written by
Jill Duffy
The dedicated iPad app for Mailbox by Orchestra Inc., gives iPad and iPad mini owners the opportunity to try the much-hyped email management system.
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Jennifer Aniston strips in 'We're the Millers' trailer

Los Angeles Times
4 hours ago
Written by
John Horn
Jennifer Aniston clearly hasn't been skipping her pilates classes. Brad Pitt's ex shows plenty of toned flesh in the new trailer for the comedy "We're the Millers," in which Aniston, 44, plays a stripper who appears to shake out of her clothes at regular intervals.
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Graphic sex in applauded lesbian love story gets Cannes buzzing

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Alexandria Sage. CANNES | Thu May 23, 2013 11:36am EDT. CANNES (Reuters) - An intimate love story between two young women received rave reviews from critics at the Cannes film festival despite explicit lesbian sex scenes that could limit the film's ...
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More Jewels Go Missing During the Cannes Film Festival, This Time $2.6 Million ...

Vanity Fair - ‎36 minutes ago‎
A week after a cache of Chopard jewels was stolen in Cannes, Reuters reports that a suspected jewelry heist of even larger proportions has occurred just a few miles away on the Côte d'Azur.
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James, Bryant Voted to All-NBA First Team

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection. James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S.
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US basketball team driven by international talent

Chicago Tribune - ‎39 minutes ago‎
(Reuters) - The star-studded U.S. national basketball team cannot afford to get complacent about being the sport's superpower given the pace of emerging talent around the globe, head coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Thursday.
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Cardinals sign pick Tyrann Mathieu

ESPN - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Thursday. Mathieu, drafted by Arizona in the third round of April's draft, signed a four-year deal that includes a fully guaranteed signing bonus worth $662,500, ...
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B's will win series . . . but when?

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - The Bruins propped up an accommodating collection of players to speak with the media following yesterday's optional skate at Madison Square Garden, but it was a leftover quote from late Tuesday night, delivered by Game 3 hero Johnny ...
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A Bitter/Sweet Shift in Cockroach Defenses

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Everyone knows that cockroaches are the ultimate survivors, with enough evolutionary tricks up their carapaces to have thrived for 350 million years and to have completely adapted to the human species.
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White tiger's coat down to one change in a gene

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The researchers have traced the cause to a single change in a gene known to drive pigmentation in a host of animals, including humans.
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Study finds for first time frogs and other amphibians declining around US at ...

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A new study has determined for the first time just how quickly frogs and other amphibians are disappearing around the United States, and the news is not good.
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America's teen birthrate takes another dive

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
For all America's health challenges—our sky-high rates of chronic disease, disability and early death—we are making progress on at least one front.
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WHO warns countries not to hoard secrets of coronavirus

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay. GENEVA | Thu May 23, 2013 2:04pm EDT. GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries with possible cases of the SARS-like novel coronavirus on Thursday that they must share ...
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Alabama mystery illness determined to be flu, cold or pneumonia

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seven Alabama residents sickened by a mysterious illness this month that resulted in two deaths actually had cases of the flu, a cold virus or pneumonia, state health officials announced Thursday.
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