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Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

3 hours 54 min ago

Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.

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Lions Like Caldwell's Cool, Calm, Collected Style

4 hours 44 sec ago

Lions like Caldwell's cool, calm, collected style

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Microsoft 3Q Earnings Beat Street Expectations

4 hours 45 sec ago

Microsoft 3Q earnings beat Street expectations

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Internet Freedom Debate Stokes Rivalry Between Turkey's Top Two

4 hours 8 min ago

Turkey has been roiled by street protests, a Twitter ban controversy and, most recently, a growing rivalry between the ruling party's top two figures, the president and prime minister.

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NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools

4 hours 8 min ago

Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.

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Despite Popularity, Mysteries Of E-Cigarettes Persist

4 hours 8 min ago

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the new research on e-cigarettes and offers his take on new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'

4 hours 8 min ago

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.

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Report Decries A Cozy Relationship Shared By DHS And Watchdog

4 hours 8 min ago

A Senate panel released a report Thursday that criticizes the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. It accuses him of repeatedly compromising his independence.

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What Do Net Neutrality Rules Mean For Web Users?

4 hours 8 min ago

Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, coined the phrase "net neutrality." He discusses how the Federal Communications Commission's proposed changes could affect the average consumer.

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Firefights And Fallen Separatists, As Ukraine Offensive Advances

4 hours 8 min ago

Early Thursday morning, the Ukrainian military moved into towns held by militants. Firefights and casualties have been reported at a number of different locations.

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In Answer To Palestinian Unity, Israelis Step Away From Peace Talks

4 hours 8 min ago

The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.

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CIA Acts In Syria, Slipping Weapons To Rebels In Secret

4 hours 8 min ago

As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.

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Chemical Weapons Deadline May Be Met, But Results In Syria Are Mixed

4 hours 8 min ago

Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.

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An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals

4 hours 8 min ago

With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called Fictitious Dishes.

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London School Says Students Abused By US Teacher

5 hours 50 min ago

London school says students abused by US teacher

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Philadelphia Newspaper Guild Won't Bid For Company

6 hours 45 sec ago

Philadelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company

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Senate Report Criticizes Former DHS Watchdog

6 hours 47 sec ago

Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog

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US Unwilling To Give Up Mideast Peace Process Yet

6 hours 47 sec ago

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

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Nevada Rancher Condemned For Racist Remarks

6 hours 49 sec ago

Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks

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Company Stopped From Accepting Abortion Waste

6 hours 49 sec ago

Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

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