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Protests Against Venezuela’s Government Escalate — Update 2 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela–Protests against President Nicol├ís Maduro’s government escalated Thursday, with thousands of demonstrators burning tires and cars and security forces fighting back to gain control of the streets in the capital and in other cities.Will Venezuela’s protests fizzle out? (+video)Christian Science MonitorProtests Swell in Venezuela as Places to Rally DisappearNew York TimesProtesters and […]

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Adelina Sotnikova wins figure skating gold over Kim Yu-na – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — With its 15-year-old figure skating darling falling for a second time in two nights and its star-studded hockey team sent packing the …Adelina Sotnikova wins gold medal in women’s figure skatingThe Seattle TimesRussia’s Sotnikova golden in […]

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Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisis – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked the head of the armed forces, Col Gen Volodymyr Zamana, according to the president’s website. The move comes after the most intense violence in Ukraine’s three-month crisis turned Kiev into a battle zone.Ukraine protesters stand ground as European, US leaders discuss sanctionsCNNUkraine president fires military chief amid calls […]

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Thai anti-government protesters gather outside defense compound – CNN

CNNBangkok, Thailand (CNN) — Thai anti-government demonstrators massed Wednesday outside the Prime Minister’s makeshift office, a day after clashes with police in the streets of Bangkok killed five people. The protesters have been rallying in the city for …Deaths as protesters clash with riot police in BangkokBBC NewsThai protesters vow to storm Prime Minister’s crisis […]

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BioShock creator Irrational Games is shutting down – GameSpot

GameSpotBioShock creator Irrational Games is shutting down. Irrational Games cofounder Ken Levine confirms all but about 15 people will lose their jobs as he starts up a “smaller, more entrepreneurial” endeavor for Take-Two. by Eddie Makuch on February 18, 2014.Irrational Games, Whose Games Are So Good People Call Them Art, Plans To …WBURStudio Behind Take-Two’s […]

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Galaxy S5 rumors flare up as release date draws near – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorJust ahead of the major Samsung “Unpacked 5” event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, the Internet is buzzing about what Samsung will offer in its next Galaxy smart phone. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories …The Rumored Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Sounds Like TroubleTIMESamsung’s New Galaxy Is Said to […]

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Winter Olympics 2014 medal count: Standings after the Dutch dominate speed … – SB Nation

SB NationGermany leads the Olympics with eight gold medals, but it was all bronze on Tuesday, with Viktoria Rebensburg and Fabian Riessle each taking third in the giant slalom and Nordic combined, respectively, to push their country’s count to 15 total. Canada …Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Day 12 Live Streaming Information: Ice Hockey …IBTimes IndiaSochi […]

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Iranian Nuclear Talks Due To Start – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTalks between Iran and six world powers on negotiating a long-term deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear program are due to open on February 18. The talks in Vienna are the first round of high-level of negotiations since an interim deal struck on November 24 under …PM: Iran talks must aim to prevent nuclear capabilityJerusalem PostThe […]

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DC Area Preps for Presidents’ Day Celebrations – CBS Local

CBS Local(CBSDC/AP) — The Washington region is planning several Presidents’ Day celebrations for Monday, and federal offices will be closed and parking free across much of the DMV. Mount Vernon. George Washington’s home is getting ready for the Presidents’ …Enjoy Washington’s Birthday and a Day Off (With Pay)FedSmith.comIt’s still Washington’s birthday and not president’s dayExaminer.comPresidents […]

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Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by potential allies for more time to agree on a common programme. Mr Renzi …Italy’s Renzi must reform troubled economy with awkward allianceReuters UKItaly’s Renzi struggles […]

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These Ants Are Just Crazy! – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceFire ants have been invading the American South for years. Originally introduced through an accidental importation from a docked cargo ship in Alabama, these venomous ants have spread throughout the southern part of the U.S. from Florida to California.Crazy Ants Rely On Secret Weapon In War Against Fire Ants, Research FindsPlanetSave.comWatch nearly invincible […]

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Verizon phone plans: discount for installment buying – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorVerizon Wireless is offering discounts of at least $10 a month for subscribers who buy their phones through the company’s installment plan. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. Smart phones 101: What you need to know before buying your next phone …Verizon Wireless Joins Pricing War With ‘More Everything’Channel PartnersHow does Verizon’s ‘More […]

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Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Celebrates With ‘This American Life’ – ValueWalk

ValueWalkTo mark holidays and special occasions, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) often celebrates with fun doodles on their homepage and many of these doodles are interactive. This year’s Valentine’s Day is no exception.Google Valentine’s Day Doodle Includes Gay Couple’s StoryOn Top MagazineGoogle celebrates Valentine’s Day with love storiesCBS NewsA tech lover’s guide to hacking Valentine’s Day (+video)Christian […]

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Robot army ‘to help alleviate future floods’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSelf-organising robots that mimic insect colonies have been shown off by computer scientists at Harvard University. The robot construction crews could in future be used to help alleviate flooding, building up walls of sandbags or as the construction crew of …Termites inspire robots that can build housesSydney Morning HeraldTermite-Inspired Robotic Construction Crew Is Biologically […]

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American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. singles out teen singer Jena Asciutto as a … – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe American Idol judges haven’t exactly been overwhelmed with enthusiasm so far this season – but a little teenager from Michigan on Thursday night might have just changed all that. Although Ryan Seacrest has found it impossible to pronounce her name …‘American Idol’ Recap: Viewers Get to Pick the 30th SemifinalistAceShowbiz‘American Idol’ 2014 recap: […]

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3 models grace Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comLOS ANGELES — Sports Illustrated is marking the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue with three models on the cover. Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge strike a playful pose in the picture topping the magazine’s annual swimsuit edition. SPORTS …Sports Illustrated reveals swimsuit edition cover with three modelsLos Angeles Times3 models cover 2014 […]

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What Belgium’s child euthanasia law means for America and the Constitution – Washington Post

Washington PostBelgium has just passed a law allowing euthanasia for children. The Low Countries allow for suicide and doctor-assisted suicide, but Brussels is the first to open to door to dealing death to children of any age. If the prospect of youngsters being helped to off …‘Slippery slope?’ Belgium moves to extend euthanasia rights to […]

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Termites Teach Robots a Thing or Two – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBio-inspired robots developed by Harvard researchers are the latest innovation in swarm intelligence, where large groups collaborate on projects. Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. CHICAGO—Inspired by termites, Harvard …Robotic termites build without a bossAFPWill your next home be built by robot termites?Christian Science MonitorRobot termites build complex structures with […]

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US says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had expected the …US-Afghan ties so discordant, even vow to sign security deal hits a sour note (+ […]

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While Atlanta adjusts to snow, Northerners shake fists at another winter storm … – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAs happened in Atlanta two weeks ago, North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, was caught inexperienced on Wednesday when ice precipitation stranded hundreds of motorists and produced massive gridlock. (Perhaps worse, the Duke vs. UNC men’s …Luge hits icy Atlanta streets amid stormKXAN.com all 5 news articles …read more Source: Atlanta News By Google

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Robotic termites build without a boss – AFP

AFPChicago — US scientists showed off tiny robots Thursday that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss. The mechanical creatures can tote bricks, build staircases or construct a …Robot termites build complex structures with amazingly simple rulesLos Angeles TimesWill your next home be built […]

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Best is yet to come, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg – The Nation

The NationDo you agree with Senate’s demand that the names of superior judiciary judges with dual nationality be made public? Yes. No. Don’t know. Do you agree with Senate’s demand that the names of superior judiciary judges with dual nationality be made public?10 years: How Facebook brought a MN couple togetherKAREA Look Back: FacebookWLOSFacebook celebrates […]

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Next step may be cars built to avoid crashes – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don’t, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they’re plunging toward peril. The action, still some …Auto safety regulators move toward vehicle-to-vehicle communicationLos Angeles TimesCars! Talk Amongst […]

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Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast their ballot as many polling stations were blocked by protesters during the …Thailand’s nationwide elections free of violence despite fearsWashington PostThailand election disrupted by protestsBBC […]

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Lockheed Martin’s autonomous convoy tests bring Skynet one step closer to reality – Engadget

EngadgetDrones delivering your latest George R.R Martin instalment? Cute. But the real work of autonomous vehicles is being pioneered in the military. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing of full autonomous convoys in Fort Hood, Texas. The test is part of …Driverless Convoys to Push Supplies to the Combat ZoneDefense UpdateUS Army Welcomes Driverless Vehicle […]

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Could Satya Nadella be the next Microsoft CEO? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAfter a months-long search following the announcement from Microsoft’s current CEO, Steve Ballmer, that he would bid adieu to the top spot at the Seattle-based tech company, the tech world is buzzing about who could be his successor. Skip to next …Nadella outran better-known candidates for Microsoft CEOReutersWill Bill Gates Be Replaced as […]

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Knox ‘sad and frightened’ by Meredith Kercher murder ruling – BBC News

BBC NewsUS student Amanda Knox says she is “frightened and saddened” after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher. She said the “unjust” verdict resulted from a “narrow-minded investigation”. Knox …Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian courtCNNItaly Court Finds Amanda Knox […]

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Road ahead for college football players union isn’t an easy one – CBS News

CBS NewsCJ Bryant of the Northwestern Wildcats takes the field on Nov. 16, 2013, in Evanston, Ill. FILE. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. The obstacles members of the Northwestern University Wildcats football team face on the …McCarron a supporter of Northwestern union movementSportingNews.comCFB Players’ Unionization Not a Cash GrabLostLettermen.comCan an attempt […]