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One for the books: entrepreneur wants every Hong Kong child to know the joy of reading – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostAccording to a 2011 study by Boston College in the United States, Hong Kong had the lowest rate of family literacy – which refers to parents and children learning together – in the world, with only 12 per cent of parents participating in preschool … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By […]

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Preview: Sharks at Sabres – KSPR

KSPRThe Olympic break did little to slow down Joe Pavelski. After recording his second hat trick this season, Pavelski looks to send the San Jose Sharks to their fifth win in six games when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. The United States Olympian scored …Sharks-Sabres PreviewCBSSports.comQuestion of the DayWashington TimesSharks thump Flyers in […]

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Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, …Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Deal After Karzai LeavesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUS army chief fears complete troop withdrawal […]

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Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that the United States and the rest of the international military coalition in Afghanistan have shifted into a full-speed withdrawal …Next Afghan leader will sign security pact: KerryAFPAfghan leader to sign […]

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US urges caution as Putin orders military drill – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine – The United States urged Russia on Wednesday to avoid provocative actions after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to combat readiness drills near Ukraine, where pro-Russian protesters are fighting with rivals in the south. Secretary of …Ukraine’s Interim PM Faces Daunting Economic HurdlesVoice of AmericaUkraine’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk warns of tough days aheadBBC […]

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Chris Christie hints he’d rather be governor than President at 111th town hall … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhy be President of the United States when you can be governor of New Jersey? Chris Christie hinted Wednesday his feet, and heart, are firmly planted in the Garden State. “It’s never easy being governor of New Jersey but it’s great. … It’s great to …Video recap: Chris Christie’s 2014 budget speechThe […]

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NY Rangers coach calls uncertainty over Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi a … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEven Callahan seemed tense in his first meeting with the New York media following his Monday morning returning from Sochi, Russia, where he represented the United States for a second straight Olympics and got a welcome break from the constant …New York Rangers’ 5 Biggest Needs Ahead of the Trade DeadlineBleacher ReportRangers […]

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US and Britain say Ukraine is not a battleground between East and West – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe United States and Britain have said Ukraine should not be a battleground between East and West and voiced support for the country after protests that ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych. World powers are seeking to ease tensions over …UK’s Hague says Ukraine must show determination to tackle graftReutersUS, Britain dismiss “zero-sum” game in UkraineXinhuaUS […]

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They got ‘Shorty’ — now what? Next steps unclear after ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s … – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Could the captured Sinaloa cartel boss who was one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives be heading to the United States for trial? He will, if U.S. federal prosecutors have anything to say about it. Bob Nardoza, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office …Safe houses key to drug king captureWashington PostDrug lord Guzman […]

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The 14 most fascinating facts about the final 2014 Winter Olympics medal count – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe competition ended Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Which nation ruled the medal count? How did the United States fare? Which athletes went home with the biggest haul? And just how dominant was the Dutch speedskating team? For The Win …Winter Olympics 2014: Canada destroys Sweden 3-0 for men’s hockey goldCBS NewsCanada shuts […]

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Taliban Says Talks Over US Soldier’s Release Suspended – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed publicly on Sunday that they had been in talks with the United States over the release of an American soldier, but said the talks had now been suspended. In an unrelated development, at least 19 Afghan soldiers …Afghan Taliban kill 21 soldiers, suspend prisoner swap attemptReutersTaliban Attack […]

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Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day … – SB Nation

Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day …SB NationWinter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day in Sochi. By Scott Coleman  @scottcoleman55 on Feb 22 2014, 1:31p 1. Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports. Barring a couple of big upsets, the United States will finish in second […]

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Finland shuts out lifeless US to win bronze medal – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored …Winter Olympics TV schedule: What to watch Saturday, Feb. 22Christian Science MonitorWinter Olympics: Goals 11 […]

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US team wins silver in 5000 relay, ending medal drought for American … – CBS News

CBS News… United States, Jordan Malone of the United States and J.R. Celski of the United States celebrate their second place finish in the men’s 5000m short track speedskating relay final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday …Olympics: Who’s winning what at the Winter OlympicsGlobalPostRussia edges US for relay goldESPN […]

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U.S. Speedskating’s problems in Sochi illuminate organizational dysfunction – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelSochi, Russia — Long-track speedskaters from the United States never skated better in the months leading up to the Winter Olympics than they did last fall. They won 28 medals and topped the podium 12 times in World Cup races. They felt strong and …Winter Olympics: Maria Lamb blasts US Speedskating Federation, calls […]

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USPS planning to launch a Steve Jobs stamp in 2015 – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsDetailed by the Washington Post, the United States Postal Service will be rolling out a new stamp during 2015 that pays tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Currently under development within the design department at the postal service, the Steve Jobs …Steve Jobs To Be Featured On Commemorative Postage Stamp In 2015: ReportInternational Business […]

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Net Neutrality Petition Addressed by White House – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceLast month, the United States Court of Appeals abolished “Net Neutrality,” a set of rules for Internet service providers to follow, principally that all data is equal, in order to keep the Internet as unrestricted as possible. This is largely because Internet Service …Rep. Eshoo Admits Her Net Neutrality Bill Nobody Thought Would […]

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Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not in their interests. North Korea’s chubby, basketball-loving leader invites …China says criticism of N Korea by UN unreasonableHindustan TimesWhat can United States do about North […]