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5 Years Ago Sully Landed On The Hudson And Twitter Took Off

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This day shouldn't pass without a mention of the "miracle on the Hudson."

It was Jan. 15, 2009, when U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuarida Airport in New York, struck some birds on its way into the sky, lost both engines and was then successfully guided ...

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Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks 'Preventable'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In a report signed off on by Democrats and Republicans, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, "were likely preventable."

The panel finds fault with both the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies for ...

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VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Being stuck in a horrendous traffic jam is no joke.

Nor is having your potential presidential prospects possibly put into jeopardy by a scandal involving your top aides.

But we do have to say that NBC-TV's Jimmy Fallon has come through yet again with another should-see music video that adds ...

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Videos Show Asiana Crash Victim Was Run Over Despite Warnings

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Newly revealed videos show that some emergency personnel did know there was a victim lying on the ground near the burning wreckage of an Asiana Airlines passenger jet last July in San Francisco and that they warned other first responders at the scene.

But fire trucks later ran ...

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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"The 15-month lockout at the Minnesota Orchestra ended Tuesday after management and musicians announced an agreement," Minnesota Public Radio writes.

"Musicians will return to work on Feb. 1," the network adds. They had been locked out since October 2012.

Our friends on the Deceptive Cadence blog ...

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NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks," The New York Times reports.

In what's looking to be one of Wednesday's ...

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Two Students Wounded, 12-Year-Old Captured After School Shooting

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This post was updated at 11 p.m. ET.

A 12-year-old student opened fire Tuesday at a middle school in Roswell, N.M., wounding two fellow students. The shooter, who was armed with a shotgun, was arrested.

The Associated Press reports:

"A boy was critically injured and a girl ...

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Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government into October and bring to an end, for now at least, the bitter partisan battles that have led to one government shutdown and threatened to push the U.S. into defaulting on ...

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Egyptians Go To Polls With Opposition Largely Silenced

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

As Egyptians begin voting on a new constitution, the opposition to the huge role that nation's military plays in life there has been pushed to the side, NPR's Leila Fadel reported Tuesday from Cairo.

On Morning Edition, she told host Renee Montagne that the arrests of those who ...

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Chomp! Fish Snatches Bird In Flight: VIDEO

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Smithsonian Channel doesn't call it "the ferocious tigerfish" for nothing.

It's been clear for ages that the African tigerfish is a vicious predator. Just check out those teeth.

Now researchers in South Africa say they've got video that proves something else that's really amazing about ...

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New Problem For Christie: Audit Of Sandy-Related Spending

Monday, January 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is going to examine how the state of New Jersey spent $25 million of the federal aid it received after 2012's Hurricane Sandy, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., has announced.

At issue in particular: whether it was appropriate to spend nearly ...

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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

Monday, January 13, 2014

The news from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' interviews with NPR and other news outlets — notably, how he uses a new book to criticize many in the White House — has now been widely reported.

But we also want to point to two passages in ...

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Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Dallas Safari Club's controversial auction of a permit to hunt one black rhino in Namibia raised $350,000 over the weekend, the club confirms on its Facebook page.

That's at the lower end of the range that club executive Ben Carter had expected. In December, he ...

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Ariel Sharon Remembered As Man Of War And Peace

Monday, January 13, 2014

As Israelis paid their respects Monday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a memorial service and funeral, one of his contemporaries on the world stage offered this view of the general and statesman who an iconic and controversial figure:

"The idea that he changed from man of war to ...

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Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia

Monday, January 13, 2014

Relief is finally arriving for the 300,000 or so people in nine West Virginia counties who haven't been able to drink, cook or clean with their tap water for more than four days.

Officials announced at noon Monday that tests show the level of a potentially harmful chemical have fallen ...

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Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits

Friday, January 10, 2014

"Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the federal government will recognize the 900-plus same-sex marriages that took place in Utah during the two weeks when such unions were legal," NPR's Nina Totenberg writes for us.

That means those couples "will be eligible for all federal benefits," NPR's Carrie Johnson ...

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Gates Says His Points About Obama Have Been Mischaracterized

Friday, January 10, 2014

Reports this week about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book have implied that he thinks President Obama approved a 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan "believing the strategy would fail," as NPR's Steve Inskeep said on Friday's Morning Edition.

That would have been "incredibly cynical" of ...

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Franklin McCain, One Of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Friday, January 10, 2014

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who in 1960 sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina and launched a sit-in movement that would soon spread to cities across the nation, has died.

North Carolina A&T State University said Friday morning that McCain died Thursday ...

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Target Says 70 Million Individuals' Data May Have Been Stolen

Friday, January 10, 2014

The size of the data breach at Target Co. stores late last year took a sharp rise Friday when the retailer said it now estimates that up to 70 million individuals may have had information that includes their "names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses" stolen.

Previously, ...

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