Posts Tagged 'news'

The ‘Second Disaster’: Making Well-Intentioned Donations Useful

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Thousands of food and clothing items are organized by Occupy Sandy volunteers in a school gymnasium in Rockaway Park, Queens, after Superstorm Sandy in November.Enlarge image i

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After Bringing Cholera To Haiti, U.N. Plans To Get Rid Of It

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Men bathe in the evening in a branch of the Artibonite River outside Saint-Marc. Haiti's cholera outbreak in 2010 began about 60 miles upstream from here.

Men bathe in the evening in a branch of the Artibonite River outside Saint-Marc. Haiti’s cholera outbreak in 2010 began about 60 miles upstream from here.

Cheating Might Buy Home Runs, But No Hall Of Fame

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The Baseball Hall of Fame is a tourist attraction, not a papal conclave. And the people who cast votes for the Hall are sportswriters, not the College of Cardinals.

But there was something momentous this week when the Baseball Writers Association elected no one to the Hall of Fame. Not Roger Clemens, who won a record seven Cy Young Awards. Not Barry Bonds, who hit a record 762 home runs. Not Sammy Sosa, who hit 60 or more home runs a ...

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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business of Spam

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Acne medicine, in Turkish.

Acne medicine, in Turkish.


Dave Keck

An apparent feud between two black-market pharmacies has shed light on a shady global industry.

“Rx-Promotion and SpamIt probably are responsible for upwards of 50 or 60 percent of spam that you and ...

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Haiti Then And Now: 3 Years After The Earthquake

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  • Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in downtown Port-au-Prince, Jan. 17, 2010.

  • Jan. 9, 2013

  • The National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010.

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Reports: FAA To Order Review Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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The interior of a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.Enlarge image i

The interior of a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


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Rubles For Minutes, Not Mochas, At Russian Cafe Chain

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Tsiferblat, or Clockface Cafe, in Moscow draws a young crowd, from students to entrepreneurs. The cafe provides Wi-Fi, printers, books and art supplies. Drinks, snacks, atmosphere and the space are free. All customers pay for is time.

Tsiferblat, or Clockface Cafe, in Moscow draws a young crowd, from students to entrepreneurs. The cafe provides Wi-Fi, ...

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Clinics Come To The Rescue Of Ethiopia’s Overworked Donkeys

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A donkey bitten by a hyena is checked by a veterinarian as the owner calms the animal at The Donkey Sanctuary, a clinic near Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, in 2005.Enlarge image i

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What Do You Pack For A Seven-Year Trip?

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Journalist Paul Salopek, shown here with his supplies in Ethiopia, is setting out on a seven-year walk that will take him to the tip of South America.Enlarge image i

Journalist Paul Salopek, shown here with his supplies in Ethiopia, is setting out on a seven-year walk that ...

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Fuel Leak At Logan Airport Adds To Trouble For Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a Terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday. A small electrical fire filled the cabin of the JAL aircraft with smoke about 15 minutes after it landed in Boston.Enlarge image ...

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Venezuela’s Chavez To Miss His Inauguration

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President Hugo Chavez is too ill to attend his inauguration this week, the Venezuelan government announced Tuesday.

In a letter to the National Assembly, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said the president’s medical team said Chavez’s recovery should be extended beyond Thursday – the day he is scheduled to be sworn in. The Associated Press reports: “Maduro said Chavez was invoking a provision in the constitution allowing him to be sworn in before the Supreme Court at a ‘later date.'”

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House Gears Up For Immigration Battle

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the new House Judiciary Committee chairman, is a former immigration attorney who has taken a hard line against Democratic proposals.Enlarge image i

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the new House Judiciary Committee chairman, is a former immigration attorney who has taken a hard line ...

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