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Open Internet threats loom, say experts

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WASHINGTON: The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanisation" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed on Thursday.The Pew Research Center said a majority of experts and others in the opt-in survey were generally optimistic about Internet freedom but that a significant number expressed concerns. File photo of man looking at ...

Jul 3 2014, 9:51am CDT

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Topics: Janna Anderson, Paul Saffo, Edward Snowden, Jillian York, Intel

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in US$9.2b deal

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NEW YORK: US discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar announced on Monday (July 28) a US$9.2 billion (S$11.5 billion) merger that will create a huge chain of more than 13,000 stores across North America.Dollar Tree, which sells everything for US$1 or less, will pay combination of US$59.60 in cash and US$14.90 equivalent in Dollar Tree shares for Family Dollar, and assume its debt. The cash-and-stock portion is valued at US$8.5 billion. ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 11 hours ago, 10:42am CDT


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Oil prices climb as US crude stocks fall

Source: Channel News Asia

NEW YORK: World oil prices advanced on Wednesday (July 23) after the US government reported a surprisingly large decline in the nation's oil inventories.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September delivery gained 73 cents to US$103.12 a barrel in its first day of trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange. A motorist filling up at a gas station in Pembroke Pines, Florida. (AFP/Joe Raedle) European benchmark Brent oil for September ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 5 days ago, 3:29pm CDT

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Johnny Manziel Heisman Jersey to Reach $100K
Johnny Manziel Heisman Jersey to Reach $100K
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Freddie Prinze Jr Calls '24' Star Kiefer Sutherland 'Unprofessional', Former Colleagues Respond
Freddie Prinze Jr Calls '24' Star Kiefer Sutherland 'Unprofessional', Former Colleagues Respond
Over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Freddie Prinze Jr called '24' action star, Kiefer Sutherland, "unprofessional" while putting the man on blast for being short. Sutherland, Fox officials, and former 24 actors respond.
Detroit Lions Put Off Contract Talks with Ndamukong Suh
Detroit Lions Put Off Contract Talks with Ndamukong Suh
The Detroit Lions decided to put off contract talks with controversial defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 NFL season.
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US existing-home sales leap to eight-month high

Source: Channel News Asia

WASHINGTON: Sales of existing US homes in June hit the highest level in eight months as home price gains slowed to "more welcoming levels," the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.Sales of existing homes, the majority of the US housing market, climbed 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million in June, the highest pace since October 2013, NAR reported. File photo: A for-sale sign stands in front of a home in Miami, Florida. (AFP/Joe R ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 6 days ago, 10:50am CDT

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FBI pushed Muslims to plot terrorist attacks: HRW

Source: Channel News Asia

WASHINGTON: The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published on Monday (July 21)."Far from protecting Americans, including American Muslims, from the threat of terrorism, the policies documented in this report have diverted law enforcement from pursuing real threats," said the report by Human Rights Watch. ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 21 2014, 8:54am CDT

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In immigration news: House reform bill dead, a Minuteman revival, indigenous migrants, more

Source: Multi-American

Protesters stand together as they hold a protest to ask their congress people to make immigration reform a reality on August 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. On Thursday, Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart announced that a House immigration reform bill he was largely responsible for crafting will not be considered this year.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images House GOP kills last hope for immigration bill - USA Today On Thursday mo ...
Full article at: Multi-American Jul 11 2014, 12:58pm CDT

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Turkey passes bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

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ANKARA: Turkish lawmakers on Thursday adopted a bill to revive peace talks with Kurdish rebels, state television reported, in a move that could rally the Kurdish minority vote to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push to win the presidency next month.The six-article package of reforms proposed by Erdogan's government would grant immunity to key actors involved in peace negotiations wi ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 10 2014, 12:46pm CDT

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First tropical storm of Atlantic season forms off Florida

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MIAMI: The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed on Tuesday off the coast of Florida, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the southeastern US state and the Bahamas, forecasters said.At 1500 GMT, Tropical Storm Arthur was located some 95 miles (155 kilometres) southeast of Cape Canaveral, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC). Stacy Stewart, Senio ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 1 2014, 3:14pm CDT

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Turkey acquits 25 in coup plot trial

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ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than two dozen people in a retrial after they were convicted over an alleged coup plot in 2012 against Turkey's Islamic-rooted government.Last October, an appeals court ordered a retrial of 88 people, including former army chiefs, who had been sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years. A judge's gavel rests on top of a desk inside ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 24 2014, 12:03pm CDT

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Fans React: USA Vs. Portugal

Source: CBS Charlotte

With chants of “I believe that we will win” echoing from far and wide it was obvious American’s everywhere were thrilled to cheer on Team USA in their game against Portugal. From desperate woo’s to fever pitch highs of excitement fans of the both USA and Portugal reacted accordingly. From Brazil to Chicago we take a look at some of the fan reactions to the roller coaster of a game. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images Photo by Ada ...
Full article at: CBS Charlotte Jun 23 2014, 10:23am CDT


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