Scott Neuman

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China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military Sites

Thursday, February 28, 2013

China's answer to accusations of cyber-espionage against the U.S.? The Americans are doing it to us, too.

Barely a week after a report from security firm Mandiant that an arm of the People's Liberation Army was behind the theft of "hundreds of terabytes" of data from U.S. companies, China's ...

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Mastermind Of Great Train Robbery Dies

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bruce Reynolds, the brains behind the Great Train Robbery of 1963, has died at the age of 81, nearly five decades after he and his partners in crime made off with 2.6 million pounds at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England.

Reynolds was part of the gang that executed an elaborate scheme to ...

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The Meaning Of 'Regret': Journalist Bob Woodward, White House Disagree

Thursday, February 28, 2013

It all depends on how you interpret the phrase "you will regret doing this." That piece of advice coming from a parent might be taken far differently than it would as a line from a Joe Pesci movie.

Where it falls on a spectrum from friendly advice to outright threat ...

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Countdown To Sequester: 3 Stories That Sum It Up

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

As a public service to our readers this week we've been offering a list of three stories each day that we think illuminate the looming sequester (or at least the debate over it), set to be triggered by the passing of Friday's deadline.

-- "How Sequester Cuts ...

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Scientists May Have Uncovered Ancient Microcontinent

Monday, February 25, 2013

The remains of a small continent have been hiding right under our noses for the past 85 million years or so.

That's according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists looked at lava sands from beaches on Mauritius to determine when and where the ...

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Today's 3 Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Monday, February 25, 2013

Barring a last-minute deal that at the moment seems unlikely, months of brinkmanship are set to culminate on Friday.

The sequester — $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts in federal spending — will begin to kick in, with potentially serious economic consequences, including federal furloughs and the slashing of programs.

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House Votes To Approve 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The compromise deal, which was approved by the Senate earlier Tuesday, stops large tax increases for 99 percent of Americans and delays massive spending cuts for two months. The bill ...

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What North Korea's Rocket Launch Means — And What It Doesn't

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Although North Korea claims the launch was a scientific endeavor to put a satellite in orbit, the U.S. and its allies were quick to call it a long-range missile test. That may conjure...

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Kerry: In The Shadow Of Rice's Firestorm

Friday, November 30, 2012

The fight over U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's potential nomination for secretary of state has left Sen. John Kerry in an odd spot because he could be up for the Cabinet post, too. Once ...

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Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Thursday, November 01, 2012

When President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.

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Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the ...

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Computers, Pinch Of Art Aid Hurricane Forecasters

Friday, October 26, 2012

The "spaghetti maps" that forecast hurricane tracks, such as those being used to predict the track of Hurricane Sandy, have become increasingly accurate and sophisticated. That's in p...

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Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

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Town Hall Format Could Make Things Tough On Obama

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Democrats want the president to be more confrontational and show more passion than he did in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But a town hall requires that he also be responsive to questioners.

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Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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Iran's Ahmadinejad Could Become Scapegoat For Sanction Woes

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

As U.S. and European sanctions cause unrest in Iran, the ruling clerics may want to ditch the country's flamboyant president.

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Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

Friday, September 14, 2012

The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.

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Libya Says Four In Custody In Connection To Consulate Attack

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after armed assailants attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, violence spread to Yemen, where protesters stormed the embassy compound before being driven back.

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Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.

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Pakistan Factory Fires Kill More Than 300

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Most of the workers were killed in a garment factory in Karachi, while 25 died at a separate fire in a shoe factory in Lahore.

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