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Monthly Archive for June, 2012
A wave of violent storms sweeping through the mid-Atlantic following a day of record-setting heat in Washington, D.C., has knocked out power to nearly 2 million people, the Associated Press reports. Amazon’s web service, Amazon EC2, may have been affected, bringing Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services down with it. Via VentureBeat.com: “Amazon’s service health [...] [Read More]
People Magazine reports after six years of marriage the Hollywood couple are divorcing. Cruise, who is 49 and was previously married to Nicole Kidman, married the 33 year old Holmes in 2006 and have one daughter together named Suri. Katie Holmes’s attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, tells the magazine, “This is a personal and private matter for [...] [Read More]
Five-year-old Ori Wright is a kid who loves fire trucks and wants to be a fireman someday. According to 3TV Phoenix, he’s battling childhood leukemia and has recently had a relapse. He’s often in chemotherapy and gets to go to fire stations only on good weeks. In response, Phoenix-area firefighters are asking people around the [...] [Read More]
British band Muse has released an official Olympic song on the world, and it’s about as grandiose as music gets. It’s so bad that it’s maybe even good. Is Muse having a laugh? The song, “Survival,” is one of five official songs commissioned by the London Olympic committee. It includes lyrics like this: “I choose [...] [Read More]
Good news, amateur mixologists: Coke already contains alcohol! Bad news: You’ll need to consume thousands of cans to get drunk. According to a French study being published in the consumer magazine “60 Millions de Consommateurs,” many colas contain trace amounts of alcohol. About half of all colas, including Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, and Pepsi, have “less [...] [Read More]
(Above: Illustration by Gary He) By Tony Freemantle On Nov. 3, 1948, a triumphant Harry S. Truman celebrated his re-election as president the day before by holding up for the world to see a Chicago Tribune newspaper wrongly heralding the victory of his opponent, New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. The image became an iconic [...] [Read More]
In the Twitter version of Dewey defeating Truman, CNN was the first to report the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday on the Affordable Healthcare Act, only to report the exact opposite of what had actually happened. CNN reported on its breaking news Twitter feed, seconds after the 10 a.m. ruling was issued, that the individual mandate [...] [Read More]
We’ve seen it coming for years, but we might have to finally face the facts that the United States may not be top dog globally anymore.
MSNBC with NBC News colleagues around the world collected thoughts of what America means to our fellow nations.[Read More]