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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino Dies at Age 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:54am
Menino was the longest-serving mayor of Boston. A week ago, he announced he was stopping chemotherapy and other treatments for inoperable cancer.






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IBM Supercomputer Watson Will Mine Millions of Tweets

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:45am
It’s part of a deal the two companies announced on Wednesday that’s designed to let IBM’s clients mine the 500 million daily Twitter messages.
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Why 'Serial' May Be the Most Addictive Podcast Ever

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:39am
"Serial" is an innovative and riveting podcast spinoff of the popular radio show "This American Life." And it's like nothing you've ever heard.






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Can the DMZ Be Re-Branded?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:38am
South Korea is trying to market the militarized border area as a rare animal sanctuary.
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Ouch! Israel Slams IKEA After Sweden OKs Palestine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am
Israel’s foreign minister hit out at Sweden for recognizing Palestine, saying the Mideast was “more complicated than self-assembly furniture at IKEA.”
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Up Close: Lava Oozes Toward Hawaii Homes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:03am
A river of molten rock, reaching temperatures near 2,000 degrees, slowly creeps near homes in Pahoa, Hawaii.
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Deja Vu: Could These Midterms Be a Rerun of 2006? Or 2002?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:41am
There are two ways to look at all of the close races across the country.
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Can Landrieu Beat the Odds Again in Louisiana?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:41am
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has been dubbed political toast twice before, during her re-election campaigns in 2002 and 2008.
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Aaron Hernandez Lawyers Want Murder Trial Moved

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:35am
Lawyers for the ex-NFL star will ask a judge Thursday to move the trial out of southeastern Massachusetts because of intense pretrial media coverage.
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Brittany Maynard May Stay Longer Than Planned, She Says

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:33am
Brittany Maynard is leaving her exit door open just a crack, allowing that she may live beyond Saturday, she said in a video released Wednesday night.






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My Word! U.K. Etiquette Experts Say BCCs Are 'Deceptive'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:21am
The publisher of a centuries-old guide to British upper-class decorum has deemed the practice of bcc-ing "deceptive."
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China's Internet 'Tough Guy' Doesn't Fear Tycoons

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:21am
Tycoons may dominate China’s Internet industry but they pose no threat to the Communist party’s ability to control cyberspace, an official said.
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Rocky Mountain Heist: Bust of John Denver Goes Missing

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:07am
A bronze sculpture of one of Colorado's most beloved singers has vanished from a concert arena, and officials are pleading for its safe return.
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Still a Mystery: Puzzle of 'Fragile' Missing Broncos Fan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:40am
Friends of Paul Kitterman, who vanished during a Broncos game only to be found 112 miles away, say they are still trying to “figure it all out.”






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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:45am
Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced he is “proud to be gay” in a first-person story published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek.






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Billionaires Have Doubled Since the Financial Crisis

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:45am
Hundreds of millions of people live in abject poverty, while the super-rich amass wealth they may never be able to spend, new study says.
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Alleged Would-Be Assassin Slain by Israeli Cops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:42am
Jerusalem was on high alert after the attempted assassination of an Israeli activist followed by the fatal shooting of the Palestinian suspect.






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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:42am
From the showdown between Maine officials and a nurse over an Ebola quarantine to the Giants’ World Series win, see the stories we're following.
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Nurse Steps Outside, Vows to Fight Ebola Quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:41am
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa, said she will fight Maine officials seeking a mandatory quarantine order.






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Mob Sets Parliament Ablaze in Burkina Faso: Reuters

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:15am
Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament on Thursday and set fire to the building, witnesses told Reuters.






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