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Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

April 24, 2015


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By Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times (TNS) PANAMA CITY — Cuba welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision to remove the island nation from the list of states that sponsor terrorism — a list on which “Cuba never should have been included,” a senior Cuban official said. Josefina Vidal, head of...

Comcast Expands 2-Gigabit Internet Service

Comcast Expands 2-Gigabit Internet Service

April 24, 2015


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By Nancy Dahlberg Miami Herald (TNS) MIAMI –– In the race for speed, Comcast soon will offer the fastest residential Internet speed in the country to its 1.3 million residential customers in South Florida. Comcast’s Gigabit Pro will offer 2-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service — twice as fast as its...

Video Of Islamic State Capabilities Impresses Military Experts

April 21, 2015


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By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) IRBIL, Iraq — The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, but this video isn’t from a multimillion-dollar American drone. It’s from a drone operated by the Islamic State that l...

Community Colleges Commit To More Overseas Students

April 16, 2015


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By Bonnie Miller Rubin Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Despite the fact that they don’t play football, basketball or soccer, Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves were hotly recruited by Joliet Junior College. The two young men arrived on campus in January, leaving behind their island home...

Two Journalists In Turkey Face Jail Over Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

April 9, 2015


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(TNS) ISTANBUL — Two Turkish journalists could face up to 4 1/2 years in prison for publishing a cartoon from the French satirical magazine Charli Hebdo featuring the Islamic prophet Mohammed, the reporters said Thursday. Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya were both accused of spreading hatred and ins...

Most Teens Rely On Smartphones To Go Online, Study Finds

Most Teens Rely On Smartphones To Go Online, Study Finds

April 9, 2015


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By David Pierson Los Angeles Times (TNS) Think teenagers are always glued to their phones? A new research report says you’re right. A survey of more than 1,000 teens found 92 percent of them go online daily and 24 percent of them go online “almost constantly.” The preferred method was smart...

Community College Students Learn Math By Using It

Community College Students Learn Math By Using It

April 7, 2015


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Katherine Long The Seattle Times (TNS) The grinding sound of metal on metal filtered through the walls of Chris Lindberg’s math class at Shoreline Community College, but his students had no trouble tuning out the noise. “We’ve got a 10-inch-diameter grinding wheel, and it’s turning at 1,9...

Rand Paul Makes It Official: He’s Running

Rand Paul Makes It Official: He’s Running

April 7, 2015


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Rand Paul makes it official: He’s running By Seema Mehta Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul made it official Tuesday morning, announcing on his campaign website he is running for president, becoming the second major candidate to formalize his plans to seek the White House in 2...

Music Fests Keep ‘Selfies’ At Arm’s Length With Ban On Camera Sticks

Music Fests Keep ‘Selfies’ At Arm’s Length With Ban On Camera Sticks

March 31, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) Want to take a selfie at Coachella or Lollapalooza this year? Go for it — but just make sure to ditch the selfie stick. Both music festivals have updated their online FAQ pages to reflect policies that prohibit the camera-mount stick that extends the selfie ...

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Launch Washington Think Tank

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Launch Washington Think Tank

March 31, 2015


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Silicon Valley entrepreneurs launch Washington think tank By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times (TNS) Silicon Valley is becoming more involved in Washington. On Tuesday, a number of high-profile tech entrepreneurs launched the Economic Innovation Group, an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to buil...

ABC News Streaming Live On Roku

March 17, 2015


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By Robert Channick Chicago Tribune ABC News is available as a streaming channel on Roku, executives said Monday. The network’s continued expansion into streaming services will bring millions of Roku users live video and on-demand content, historical footage and local news from several markets....

Spring Break Alternative Plan

Spring Break Alternative Plan

March 3, 2015


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Gina Kinslow Glasgow Daily Times, Ky. (TNS) HORSE CAVE — Six volunteer students from the University of Michigan spent part of Monday morning cleaning an illegal dump site just outside Horse Cave on J. Harper Road through an Alternative Spring Break program. Judy Lansky of Michigan Hillel, the center o...

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