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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:03am

The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most of us. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.

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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:51am

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.

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Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege Receives Sakharov Prize

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:41am

The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:49am

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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Hong Kong Students March On Chief Executive's Residence

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:36am

About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.

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The Void Is A Busy Place

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:51am

Is there such a thing as complete emptiness or nothingness? Not according to modern physics, where empty space gets more active all the time, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Pentagon Says It Will Investigate Stray Arms Drop Over Syria

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:36am

The self-declared Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its fighters rifling through a crate of grenades airdropped by a U.S. military cargo plane.

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American Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:05am

Jeffrey Fowle, 56, who was arrested in North Korea in May after allegedly leaving a bible in a club for foreign sailors, arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this morning.

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Better Off Red: 'War Dogs' Puts Marines On Mars

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:03am

Greg Bear's latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of "Skyrines" (Sky marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.

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'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:01am

As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday.

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On Vacation, See You Soon

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:21am

Just a brief administrative note to say we'll be back soon.

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Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:53am

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:13am

A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:07am

Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins.

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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.

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Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters. But state officials say all applications have been processed.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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