THE PERIPHERY The Internet and the U.S. Government
With every new technology comes the potential for either good or evil. How will the U.S. government's use of digital technology to spy be judged?
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STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT $1.50 a day for food
Maybe you've heard about the upcoming "Live Below the Line" campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about global poverty. Thousands of financially well-off people around the world have promised... Posted on 4/23/13 at 2:44 PM
THE RACING LIFE Twists And Turns
Are you ready for the 2013 racing season? The Racing Life is. But with all the snow STILL on the ground here in North Dakota is seems like spring will never get here. So to get you in the mood... we m... Posted on 4/7/13 at 1:19 PM
South Africans on Saturday said their thoughts were with former President Nelson Mandela, who was in "serious but stable" condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a recurring lung infection.
President Barack Obama declared Friday that America is "going to have to make some choices" balancing privacy and security, launching a vigorous defense of formerly secret programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks.
Darlene Superville and Lara Jakes
, June 07, 2013
More than 60 countries signed the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Monday and the United States announced it will sign soon, giving a strong kickoff to the first major international campaign to stem the illicit trade in weapons that fuel conflicts and extremists.
The embarrassing arrest of a suspected CIA officer in Moscow is the latest reminder that even after the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia are in an espionage battle with secret tactics, spying devices and training that sometimes can't prevent capture.
A woman found alive in the rubble of a garment factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago is recovering in a hospital, but has trouble sleeping and sometimes grips the nurses' hands in panic, doctors said Saturday.
Levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air have hit a milestone of 400 parts per million. Pieter Tans, who monitors levels for the U.S. government, said the last time carbon dioxide levels were this high was about 2 million years ago.
Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on Wednesday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation.
Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured.
Strong housing and earnings reports helped stocks rebound from their worst day of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 157.58 points, or 1.1 percent, on Tuesday, to 14,756.78, winning back more than half of the 265 points it lost a day earlier.
An earthquake toppled homes and shops on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing dozens of people and causing skyscrapers to sway in Dubai. It also forced Iranian officials — for the second time in less than a week — to issue assurances that its main nuclear reactor wasn't damaged.
Nasser Karimi and Rebecca Santana
, April 16, 2013
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