Posts Tagged 'news'

Social Media Pranksters Will Be Prosecuted, Officials Warn In Newtown

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State Police officers pass a makeshift memorial as they respond to a threatening phone call that caused the evacuation of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown during Sunday services.Enlarge image i

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The Story Behind A Striking Image Of The Scene At Sandy Hook

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In a photograph taken by Shannon Hicks, police and teachers lead children away from Sandy Hook Elementary. Hicks is a volunteer firefighter, in addition to being an associate editor at the local paper.Enlarge image i

In a photograph taken by Shannon Hicks, police and teachers lead children ...

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Schools Increase Security In Wake Of Conn. Attack

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Schools around the country are reviewing security plans, adding extra law enforcement patrols and readying counselors for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Districts from Alabama to Arizona and Florida to New England were asking local law enforcement to increase patrols on Monday. School officials in some areas sent messages to parents addressing security or stressing that they have safety plans that are regularly tested. While some officials refuse to discuss plans ...

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Your Kitchen Trash Reborn As Abstract Art

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Mixed Drinks

Mixed Drinks


Huguette Roe

Consider the lowly soda can. After the pop, the fizz, the guzzle, it’s dumped into a recycling bin and chucked curbside with the rest of the trash.

But just as it has reached a ...

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Will Newtown Killings Shift Public’s Attitude On Guns?

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The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.

If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.

A gun shop in Glendale, Calif.

A gun shop in Glendale, Calif.


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Hillary Clinton Falls, Suffers Concussion

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton earlier this month in Dublin.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton earlier this month in Dublin.


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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who earlier this week canceled a trip ...

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In Repeat Of Disturbing News, Man With Knife Attacks School Children In China

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Inflation Is In Check; Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent In November

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Sign of the times: Markdowns at a discount clothing store in New York City last month. Such stiff competition for consumers' dollars is helping to keep inflation in check.

Sign of the times: Markdowns at a discount clothing store in New York City last month. Such stiff competition for consumers’ dollars is helping to keep ...

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Top Stories: Missiles For Turkey; Inflation In Check; Egypt Prepares To Vote

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A supporter of the opposition to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was playing soccer near a Republican Guard tank earlier today  outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Egyptians are being called to vote over the next two weekends in a referendum on a draft constitution.Enlarge image i

Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have opposing views about a report detailing CIA detention and interrogation practices.Enlarge image i

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have opposing views about a report detailing CIA detention and interrogation practices.

Will A $1.9 Billion Settlement Be Enough To Change Banks’ Behavior?

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A picture shows the logo on the front of a branch of HSBC on December 5, 2011. Britain's financial regulator said on December 5 that it had fined HSBC 10.5 million British pounds after one of the banking giant's subsidiaries missold financial retail products to elderly clients.


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Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Cheese-Making

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As any cheese maker will tell you, it’s not that hard to make cheese. You just take some fresh milk, warm it up a bit, and add something acidic to curdle it. Then, once it has cooled, you drain off the whey — the liquid part — and you’re left with cheese.

But when did we figure out how to do this? According to a new paper in the journal Nature, at least 7,000 years ago. Since then, the ...

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