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The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:19

Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies use OpenSSL to protect your data transactions with them. Turns out a bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of their data, and yours.

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Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:17

Scientist Lawrence Krauss says clips of him were "mined" to lend credibility to The Principle, a film he describes as "stupid" and "unbelievable."

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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:13

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.

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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.

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Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.

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History And Hatred In A Battle Of Basketball Unbeatens

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Michelle Smith, a women's basketball writer for ESPNW, offers a preview of Tuesday's NCAA women's basketball final.

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Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Rev. Al Sharpton's past work for the FBI is under new scrutiny. On Monday, the website The Smoking Gun published documents that it claims detail Sharpton's work as a confidential informant during mafia investigations in the 1980s. Sharpton admits recording conversations with alleged mobsters for the FBI, but he denies doing anything wrong.

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Pistorius Trial Adjourns Early For Day Amid Runner's Sobs

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

In the second day of testimony from Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympic runner broke down in sobs on the witness stand. David Smith of The Guardian was in the courtroom, and he details the testimony.

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In Donetsk, Demands For A Vote Boil Into Aggression And Arrests

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Pro-Russia demonstrators have taken over government offices in Donetsk and other major cities in eastern Ukraine. They're demanding a vote on whether the region should leave Ukraine and join Russia.

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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:56

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.

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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:26

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.

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NCAA Women's Final Matches Two Undefeated Teams

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:28

For the first time in history, two teams meet in the NCAA women's title game with perfect records. Not for the first time in history, two coaches face off who don't like each other.

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Calif. Lawmaker Leeland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:11

Yee, a Democractic senator who advocated for more gun control, was arrested on gun trafficking charges. He denied those charges in a federal court on Tuesday.

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