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It's a mad mad mad mad world at the movies this week. Biblical Egypt is on the brink of death-by-plagues, along with the credibility of Ridley Scott; Ben Affleck is a hunted man; Terry Gilliam is re-opening his freak show with Christoph Waltz as the main attraction; and there's a mighty big sharknado brewing over Manhattan. Thank the gods we have galaxy guardians and a Mockingjay to lift our spirits and protect us from evil doers, because these trailers are packing a ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb sized punches!
HIV infection returns in Mississippi girl thought cured
Disappointed federal officials Thursday announced that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, now has detectable levels of the virus. The child known as the "Mississippi baby"— whose apparent cure was reported in The New ...
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Denver City Clerk to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses
Denver's clerk and recorder says she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state's ban on gay marriage. Debra Johnson announced her decision shortly after a judge ruled that her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder can ...
Colorado clerk OK'd to issue same-sex marriage licensesUSA TODAY
Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licensesDeseret News
Colorado County clerk can continue to issue gay marriage licenses, judge rulesTheCelebrityCafe.com
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When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston ten years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit […]
Ukraine rejects calls for ceasefire with rebels, to beef up offensive
Oman Daily Observer
OLENIVKA — Ukraine warned yesterday that its offensive against pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire as it moved tanks to within striking distance of the rebels' two remaining strongholds. An AFP team over 20 ...
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People are not good at dealing with randomness. We tend to perceive patterns that aren’t there. One example of this is the hot-hand bias: the tendency to perceive streaks in sequential events when the probabilities are in fact random. This phenomenon was first noticed in basketball. Both fans and players erroneously believe a player’s chance […]
Military brass backed Bergdahl prisoner swap
San Francisco Chronicle
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant who was a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years. In a series of letters, the ...
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Senate panel advances plan to get money out of politics
WASHINGTON — A long-shot effort to amend the U.S. Constitution to curb political spending won the approval of a key Senate committee Thursday. By a 10-8 vote, the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that would give ...
US Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlockingReuters
A Senate committee just approved a constitutional amendment to reverse ...Vox
CISPA Successor Passes Senate Intelligence Committee HurdlesGame Politics
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Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar rip Elisabeth Hasselbeck
San Jose Mercury News
Because grown women bickering at one another makes America the great country that it is, know that "The View" alumni are still taking shots at each other. Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar went after Elisabeth Hasselbeck late Wednesday, after Hasselbeck ...
Rosie O'Donnell Officially Signs On As 'The View' Co-HostBoston.com
'The View' confirms Rosie O'Donnell returning as co-hostChicago Tribune
Confirmed: Rosie O'Donnell Is Returning to The ViewTIME
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Divisions appearing among Ukraine's eastern rebels
July 9, 2014: Cars pass an empty pro-Russian checkpoint after heavy fighting between pro-Russian fighters and Ukrainian government troops outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. The rebels fled Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been their stronghold, ...
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New York Daily News
7 die in apartment fire in Lowell, Mass.
Seven people were killed in a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Mass., a state Department of Fire Services spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. In an e-mail to The Post, spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth said some people jumped from the ...
'Tragic day' as 7 killed in Lowell fireBoston Globe
Watch Live: Press Conference on Deadly Three-Alarm Lowell FireBoston.com
Breaking 7 dead in massive apartment building fire in MassachusettsLos Angeles Times
USA TODAY -Fox News -Reuters
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Wall Street Journal
Merkel Says Spying on Allies Is a Distraction
Wall Street Journal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, in a meeting with Moldavian Prime Minister Iurie Leancã said spying on allies is a waste of energy and it is important to build trust between them. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BERLIN—Spying on allies is a ...
Merkel says spying on allies is a waste of energyReuters
Germany asks intelligence official at US embassy to leave countryReuters UK
Germany expels US intelligence chief in spy rowRTE.ie
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House side of US Capitol closed because of industrial spill; hazardous material ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House side of US Capitol closed because of industrial spill; hazardous material team on site. Printable Version. Email This · Tweet · Need to Register? X. Remember Me. Forgot your password? Click to View RSS Feed ...
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Scholarship is a conversation between individuals and across the generations. And this conversation can often be mapped. We can look at who cites who in the scientific literature or we can look at who collaborates with each other. We can also look at annotations, because in this long conversation, scholars can have comments on each […]
2014 Primetime Emmy nominees
Nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 ET/PT on NBC: GET THE WHOLE STORY: Emmy nominations revealed. Drama series. Breaking Bad, AMC Downton Abby, PBS Game of Thrones, HBO House of Cards, Netflix
Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' among nominees for best dramaLos Angeles Times
Emmy Awards 2014: And the nominees are...CBS News
Emmy Nominations 2014: The Complete ListABC News
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Part of US Capitol closed to probe asbestos incident: officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Parts of the U.S. Capitol were closed early on Thursday after an "industrial spill" occurred, although some tours of parts of the building were being allowed, according to U.S. Capitol Police. A spokeswoman for the Architect of the ...
Part of US Capitol Closed Due to Potential Asbestos IssueNBCNews.com
Spill closes House side of CapitolPolitico
House of Representatives closed in construction-related incidentCNN
Washington Times -The Republic
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Voice of America
Nuclear Material Seized by Rebels in Iraq Is 'Low-Grade,' UN Says
New York Times
LONDON — Iraq has notified the United Nations of a seizure of nuclear material from a university in the northern city of Mosul by Sunni militants who overran it last month as they advanced toward Baghdad, the nuclear regulatory body of the United Nations ...
Iraq Warned UN of Stolen Nuclear Material, Agency SaysWall Street Journal
UN: Seized nuclear material in Iraq 'low grade'The Daily Star
Iraqi rebels 'seize nuclear materials'The Nation
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