Monthly Archives: August 2014

Top female entertainers, risque photos and hacking? (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 8:18 a.m. EDT:The Guardian examines how the purported photos and videos of various personalities might have been gathered. Apple is still investigating whether the data was all taken from its iCloud service and, if so, to what extent … Continue reading

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Putin’s popularity takes a (small) hit

The Moscow Times takes a look at new polling data that suggests Russian president Vladimir Putin’s popularity remains strong. Eighty-four percent of those polled said they approved of Putin’s actions, showing a small drop from the 87 percent who expressed … Continue reading

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Hong Kong protesters promise a civil civil disobedience campaign

AFP takes a look at a promise made by protesters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong democracy activists vowed Sunday to embark on an “era of civil disobedience” including mass sit-ins after China announced rules giving it control over candidates in … Continue reading

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Okay, Pittsburgh Pirates fans

It’s your turn to vote.

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Florida mayor kicks man out of public meeting for refusing to stand for an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance

Think Progress details the decision made by a Florida mayor to have a citizen booted from a public meeting after that person refused to stand for an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Winter Garden Mayor John Rees, a nonpartisan … Continue reading

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3 Killed as Protesters Clash With Pakistan Police

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Putin to Ukraine: Begin Immediate Talks on East

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