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Twitter Now Allows Users To Receive Direct Messages From Any User

Mon, 2015-04-20 10:13

Before today, a Twitter user could send direct messages only if the recipient was one of the user's followers. Now there's an option that would allow users to message anyone on Twitter.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Mon, 2015-04-20 10:03

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs are pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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Iran Charges 'Washington Post' Reporter With Espionage

Mon, 2015-04-20 09:39

Jason Rezaian's lawyer says he has been charged with four serious crimes. The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief has been detained for nine months and held in the notorious Evin prison.

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Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World

Mon, 2015-04-20 09:28

Potty humor! A condom in a key chain with the slogan: "Weapon of mass protection." The goal is to use laughter to change attitudes. And there's even a study to prove that it works.

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FBI Chief's Comments Linking Poland To Holocaust Draw Angry Response

Mon, 2015-04-20 09:21

In a speech last week, James Comey appeared to suggest that Poles had been complicit in the Holocaust. Polish leaders, who have long recoiled at that assertion, demanded an apology.

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Tim Tebow Will Reportedly Return To NFL With Philadelphia Eagles

Mon, 2015-04-20 08:58

It would be the former Heisman winner's fourth NFL team. The New York Jets released Tebow in the spring of 2013; later that same year, he was cut by the New England Patriots.

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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

Mon, 2015-04-20 08:37

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Mon, 2015-04-20 07:39

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Mon, 2015-04-20 07:36

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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Boston Marathon Underway; Race Is Second Since Deadly 2013 Bombing

Mon, 2015-04-20 06:03

The elite athlete will likely finish the 26.2-mile course a little after noon ET. Although last year's marathon went off safely, security is tight.

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Migrant Boat Tragedy: Hundreds Feared Dead; EU Holds Emergency Meeting

Mon, 2015-04-20 05:22

With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.

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FBI Arrests 6 People In 2 States In Terrorism Investigation

Mon, 2015-04-20 03:16

The arrests follow a joint task force's inquiry into young people who have left Minnesota's Twin Cities to join terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Shabab.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

Mon, 2015-04-20 01:00

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Mon, 2015-04-20 01:00

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Anti-Test "Opt Out" Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:31

Activists say that about 175,000 students have refused to take federally mandated tests this week.

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Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:30

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:26

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

Sun, 2015-04-19 23:48

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Sun, 2015-04-19 23:47

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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FDA Ponders Whether Homeopathy Is Medicine

Sun, 2015-04-19 23:46

Homeopathy's popularity has exploded in recent years. Now the FDA is reconsidering how the agency regulates homeopathic remedies.

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