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Facebook hid your e-mail address, here’s how to fix it

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Facebook decided its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission in promoting its e-mail client. If you have a Facebook account, and haven’t been checking your ‘about’ page recently, you might not have noticed that your e-mail was hidden, and a complementary @facebook.com account was put in its place. In case you’re happy with your [...] [Read More]
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Anthony Shadid of the New York Times claimed the paper killed him

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Before he died on assignment in war-torn Syria, reporter Anthony Shadid blamed the New York Times for his deadly fate.

“If anything happens to me,” Shadid allegedly said, “I want the world to know that the New York Times killed me.”

When Shadid died in Syria in February, the Times reported it was of an asthma attack. Now, the reporter’s cousin Ed Shadid claims the news publication forced Anthony to make the journey against his wishes.

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In Louisiana schools, ‘Nessie’ is real, evolution is myth

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Some private Christian schools in Louisiana next year will be teaching that the Loch Ness monster is real. It’s all an attempt by religious teachers to disprove Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, The Scotsman reports on its website. The Huffington Post explains: Thousands of students across the state are eligible to receive publicly funded vouchers [...] [Read More]
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Bill Maher mocks teenage Republicans

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Individuals of all ages are getting into the upcoming presidential election and letting their freedom of speech run wild.

Real Time’s Bill Maher seems to think a few teenage right-wingers are getting a little too wild with their words, as he rants in the video above. The TV host calls out Caiden Cowger, a 14-year-old with his own internet radio show. He then refers back to fellow teen Jonathan Krohn’s book “Defining Conservatism”.

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Swedish woman flies to Africa next to corpse

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A Radio Sweden reporter has been reimbursed half of her air fare for an overnight flight to Tanzania after Kenya Airlines left a dead passenger across the aisle from her. Lena Pettersson was flying from Amsterdam to Africa for a vacation when a man in his 30s appeared to get sick and die, The Expressen [...] [Read More]
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Famed Galápagos tortoise dies at 100

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Conservation icon “Lonesome George,” the last tortoise of his particular species, has died of unknown causes, Galápagos National Park authorities tell The Guardian. He was believed to be 100 years old. “This morning the park ranger in charge of looking after the tortoises found Lonesome George. His body was motionless,” the head of the Galápagos [...] [Read More]
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Michigan wedding party makes a real splash

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The bride, groom and their entire wedding party were posing for photographs Saturday when a dock gave way and they plunged into Gun Lake near Shelbyville, Mich. It happened at Bay Pointe Inn at the wedding reception for Eric Walber and Maegan McKee Walber of Bryon Center, WoodTV Channel 8 reports on its website. The [...] [Read More]
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Artist creates photo-like portraits with a single thread

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Kumi Yamashita, a Japanese artist now working and living in New York City, creates photo-like portraits using a single, unbroken black thread intricately wrapped around nails. Her unique art has captured attention online, first on My Modern Met, and now on The Huffington Post. Yamashita calls her collection “Constellation,” and tells ARTNews: “It was like looking [...] [Read More]
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