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Bitcoin Exchange MtGox Goes Dark After Theft Report

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"The website of major bitcoin exchange MtGox was offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency," The Associated Press reports.

Also Tuesday, all the posts had been erased from the MtGox Twitter account.

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Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbuster' Actor And 'Groundhog Day' Director, Dies

Monday, February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis, who was in the director's chair for the comedies Groundhog Day and Caddyshack and was one of the stars of the Ghostbuster movies, has died. He was 69.

His wife, Erica Mann Ramis, tells the Chicago Tribune that her husband, who lived in Chicago, "was surrounded ...

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Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

Monday, February 24, 2014

There are many remarkable things to say about Alice Herz-Sommer, who until her death in London on Sunday was thought to be the world's oldest survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.

To start with, there's her age: Herz-Sommer was 110.

Then there are the people she knew, including writer Franz Kafka ...

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Rep. John Dingell, Who Has Served A Record 58 Years, Is Retiring

Monday, February 24, 2014

Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, who was first elected to Congress in 1955 to fill a seat his father had held, says he will not seek re-election later this year.

He'll leave office having served in Congress longer than anyone else in history. Last June, Dingell passed the ...

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VIDEO: Warm Reception As NBA's Jason Collins Makes History

Monday, February 24, 2014

The applause was warm and some fans stood Sunday night in Los Angeles when basketball player Jason Collins made history by walking onto the court during an NBA game.

By checking in during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets became the first ...

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Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

Monday, February 24, 2014

Click here to jump to Monday afternoon's highlights of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement. We've rewritten the top of this post since Hagel announced his budget plan.

The U.S. military's budget is heading for big changes, says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Monday, Hagel unveiled his plan to ...

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Resignations In Egypt May Be Prelude To General's Presidential Run

Monday, February 24, 2014

In something of a surprise, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi announced Monday that his entire Cabinet is stepping down.

From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel says the prime minister gave no reason for the mass resignation.

But as The Associated Press reports, the resignations "could be designed in part ...

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Ukraine's Yanukovych On Run From Mass Murder Charge

Monday, February 24, 2014

Viktor Yanukovych, ousted Saturday from his post as president of Ukraine, is now wanted by authorities in his country on charges of mass murder, the acting interior minister says.

Authorities want Yanukovych and some of his aides to be tried for the deaths of scores of protesters in ...

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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko May Soon Be Free

Friday, February 21, 2014

There's another big breaking story from Ukraine, where earlier today an agreement was reached to hopefully end what in recent days had been a deadly series of clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces:

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been in jail since 2011 on ...

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Team USA's Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Skiing Gold

Friday, February 21, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin of Vermont has lived up to her reputation as the pre-race favorite by winning the gold medal in women's slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

She's the youngest ever winner, male or female, of an Olympic slalom gold medal, The Associated ...

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Garrick Utley, 'Quintessential Foreign Correspondent,' Dies

Friday, February 21, 2014

If reporting from foreign lands is important to you, then Garrick Utley is someone you likely admired over the past four or five decades.

So it's with some sadness that we pass along word that the veteran newsman, who in the mid-'60s was NBC News' first bureau chief in Saigon ...

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Photos: Kiev's Independence Square Before And After

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hopes are high that the worst is over in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where dozens of people died this week as security forces responded to anti-government protests. As we reported earlier, President Viktor Yanukovych and key opposition leaders have signed an agreement about forming a unity government, ...

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Good Work On Those 'Feeli The Finnish Reindeer' Lyrics

Friday, February 21, 2014

We asked and Two-Way readers came through.

The challenge:

Set the story of "Feeli the Finnish Reindeer" and his shiny antlers to the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

The responses in our comments thread:

Feeli the Finnish reindeer
Had antlers that didn't glow.
And drivers didn't ...

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Oh No! When U.S. And Canada Face Off, 'Loser Keeps Bieber'

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sure, a chance to play in Sunday's gold medal game is at stake when the men's hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada face off Friday in Sochi. Game time: noon ET. NBC Sports Network is broadcasting it in the U.S.

But while Olympics glory is up for grabs, a ...

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Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal

Friday, February 21, 2014

We're updating this post as the day continues.

In what could be a major move toward ending the violence in the streets of his capital, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and leaders of the anti-government opposition reached agreement Friday on a deal to hold new elections, form a unity government and ...

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These Reindeer Really Do Shine, And It's For Their Own Good

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feeli the Finnish reindeer,

Had some very shiny horns ...

OK, we'll stop there.

Here's the news:

"Herders in Lapland are spraying their reindeer with reflective paint to help drivers see them in the dark," the BBC writes.

It's an experiment to see if shiny antlers might help ...

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VIDEO: Pussy Riot Defies Ban On Sochi Protests, Skewers Putin

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Russian punk protesters known as Pussy Riot have indeed followed up on their promise to pull off a political protest at the site of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

As NPR's Corey Flintoff said on Morning Edition, the women and their male guitarist overcame being detained by ...

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Dip In Weekly Jobless Claims Seen As Sign Of Better Times Ahead

Thursday, February 20, 2014

There were only 3,000 fewer first-time claims filed for jobless benefits last week, but the slight decline is being seen as another sign that the nation's labor market will gain some strength once spring arrives.

The Employment and Training Administration said Thursday that 336,000 applications were submitted last ...

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In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger

Thursday, February 20, 2014

There's a sad symmetry to the news from Venezuela, where anti-government protests in recent weeks have been fueled in part by outrage over the shooting death of a beauty queen โ€” a death that underscored that nation's struggle to control violent crime.

One of the five people killed this week ...

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World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev

Thursday, February 20, 2014

This post is being updated as the day continues.

Just hours after a truce was declared, deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces broke out again in Ukraine's capital.

By the end of Thursday in Kiev, more than 20 civilians had been killed, Reuters reported. ...

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