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BREAKING NEWS: Facebook reports earnings and sales that exceed forecasts. CFO to step down June 1.

US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea

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4.4 earthquake in Slovenia, Italy, nr nuclear plant

Russia to create united naval base system for ships, subs in Arctic – Putin

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Nobility / Celebrity / Entertainment

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla’s Brother Dead After Head Injury

‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies after parachute accident

Prince George loved his cuddly wombat

Prince William hinted that Kate Middleton might be pregnant again. During the Royal Tour in New Zealand Prince William hinted that Kate Middleton might be waiting for another child. Prince William's declaration is already being discussed by analysts which began

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Op/Ed

Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals

RFK Children Speak About JFK Assassination

Glenn Nagel was awestruck by the Seattle Central Library
Glenn Nagel was awestruck by the Seattle Central Library.
Link repaired: Libraries Are Dying? Think Again

China Property Collapse Has Begun

Sports

Cubs set to celebrate Wrigley’s 100th anniversary. Samardzija to square off against Miley on historic afternoon

2014 NFL Schedule release set for Wednesday, April 23

April 21, 2014: Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., breaks the tape to win the 118th Boston Marathon Monday in Boston.AP

Health/Medicine

What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano?

A Top Hospital Opens Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines

Ebola suspected in Europe: "Broken through all containment efforts"

U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the ‘24–hour sickness’

BMI linked to postmenopausal breast cancer regardless of body shape

Chips with olestra cause body toxins to dip, study finds

With hearing loss, personality change signals severe problems. This aging issue is seriously underestimated.

Can you consume only 5% of calories from sugar?

Link repaired:Get a Razor Sharp Memory With These Smart Tips. Researchers at Northwestern University find that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures.

Ready to Trade Your Vitamin C in for my 'Smart' C?*
pWhile traditional vitamin C supplements can offer a less than 20% absorption rate, this liposomal technology may nearly double that.* Far less costly and more practical than vitamin C IVs, this 'smart' vitamin C provides a way to help slip more nutrient directly into your cells.*

Healing Health Ailments and The Power of Vitamin C by Tom Levy, M.D

Thomas Levy Talks To Vitamin C Can Cure, Coalition Part 9/9

Culinary Culprits: Foods That May Harm the Brain

Influence of Forest Therapy on Cardiovascular Relaxation in Young Adults

Health Research Report

Science Daily

Tech

what will you do with your cloud today?
Virtualization and cloud computing, what’s the difference?

Reddit forum downgraded after moderators accused of censorship

Founder of Russia’s biggest social network removed as CEO

Google Glass is Over

Promise of Free Software Delivers Malware

1 Million New Malware Strains per Week

Guarding Against Heartbleed

 

BLOG

Chicks in Information Tech? Erin says, "Yes You Can!"

 

U.S. NEWS

U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe

‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt
‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt. The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extendi...

Sheriff caught in middle of Nevada rancher feud
Sheriff caught in middle of Nevada rancher feud

The State Department announces an extension to the review period for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline,in another delay which could put a decision off until after the fall elections.

The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind. 
Fox News toured the damage -- allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management -- which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau's hired "cowboys" also killed two prize bulls.Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff
The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.

Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)
Report: 15–year–olds in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S.

‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

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There are nearly 90,000 homeless people live in Los Angeles County but only 9,000 to 10,000 beds available in homeless shelters, single-room occupancy hotels, and other facilities. Photograph: David McNew / Getty Images
The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their 'quality of life'

Nevada rancher vs. federal agents: a very old conflict suddenly made new. The Bureau of Land Management promises to pursue the matter of illegal grazing in the courts, and militia groups who support the Nevada rancher say they’ll protect him from any federal raid.

M.E./Asia

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Current Philippine Government And Military Using ongoing Extra-Judicial Killings Targeting Activists, Poor, Left And Media
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By Brian McAfee

Iraq Shuts Down the Abu Ghraib Prison, Citing Security Concerns

Africa

Congo train crash: Over 60 killed, 80 injured

Oscar Pistorius
Pistorius ‘forensic expert’ discredited. Prosecutors have attacked an expert defence witness for Oscar Pistorius.

Cairo rocked by bomb blasts, 2014.04.16 08:44:58: Two bomb blasts have wounded at least five people in the Egyptian capital. Two police officers and a civilian were wounded in an attack on Tuesday that blew the roof off a shelter manned by traffic police at a busy intersection in the Dokki neighborhood.
A second bombing wounded two people in western Cairo, according to a security source, who declined to indicate whether the injured were civilians or members of the security forces.
Egypt has been rocked by a series of bombings and shootings since July, when the military ousted Hosni Mubarak. [AFP]

Canada

Canada decides not to allow release of GM alfalfa this spring

Teachers across the province will begin stage one of their job action on Wednesday, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation announced Thursday afternoon. The BCTF says stage one will not affect classrooms, but teachers will not supervise students outside the classroom, such as at recess, and they will not perform administrative duties. Teachers will still prepare report cards and meet with parents.

Cop’s son arrested in mass killing

Business/Money/Economics

Dig Deeper > >

Yue Yuen Drops Most in 9 Months as Strike Disrupts Output

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Bill Moyers on America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy
What the 1% don’t want you to know.

Too Big to Jail. When fraudulent banking nearly sank the global economy in 2008, one former government official knew exactly how to nail the crooks. And he'd already swooped in to clean up a similar mess.

20 ways grocery stores trick you into spending money

Matt Taibbi: America Has A ‘Profound Hatred Of The Weak And The Poor’

Sc/Environment

NBC News: ‘Biblical devastation’ from Fukushima disaster, says former official – TV: "When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from heart attacks… many people in Fukushima died suddenly, even young people… Tepco employees also are dying, but everyone is keeping mum about it"

Cochlear Implant Plus Gene Therapy Could Restore Hearing to the Deaf | By Breanna Draxler | April 23, 2014 1:38 pm
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Cochlear implants have restored hearing to many deaf people, but they haven’t advanced much since they were unveiled in the 1970s. That may be set to change with an exciting new advance, not in the technology of the device itself, but rather in using gene therapy to increase the device’s effectiveness. Today researchers announced that they’ve been able to restore tonal hearing in guinea pigs with the new method of gene delivery.

Why Stopping The Ward Valley Nuclear Waste Dump Is Worth Remembering…

 

 
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