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Russian legislation bans "gay propaganda"

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BBC: The Russian Duma passed a law against giving minors information about homosexuality punishable by heavy fines.

 

More stories to come from journalist who exposed spying

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CBSnews: The journalist who exposed classified U.S. surveillance programs leaked by an American defense contractor said Tuesday there will be more 'significant revelations.'

 

Marlboro maker jumping into e-cigarettes

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

AP: Tobacco company Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand.

 

Record carbon emissions in 2012

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Reuters: China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, more than offsetting falls in the United States and Europe.

 

Prison guards describe sexual harassment

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salon.com: Female officers say inmates did unspeakable acts of sex harassment, and brass ignored it.

 

Man behind leaks seeks asylum

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Monday, June 10, 2013

CNN.com: Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the biggest leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence, is a former technical assistant for the CIA.

 

Obama says no one listenening to phone calls

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Friday, June 07, 2013

Reuters: President Barack Obama on Friday  defended U.S. government programs conducting surveillance of Americans' phone and Internet activity.

 

Putin divorces wife of 30 years

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Friday, June 07, 2013

CNN: Vladimir Putin's nearly 30-year marriage has ended, the Russian president and his wife told state-run television in a joint interview.

 

Target rolling out organic grocery brand

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Friday, June 07, 2013

AP: Target Corp. is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business.

 

Microsoft helps bust up cybergang operation

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

USA Today: Microsoft orchestrated the bust-up of another botnet operation that stole $500 million.

 

NSA collecting phone records of Verizon customers

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

CBSnews: The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to British newspaper, The Guardian.

 

Navy SEAL comes out as transgender

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Salon.com: Memoir reveals Navy SEAL Kristen Beck's, formerly Chris Beck, transition from male to female.

 

Amazon plans move into grocery business

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Reuters: Amazon.com is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business called AmazonFresh that has been in the works for years.

 
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