Archive for January 13th, 2013

On debt ceiling, markets hopeful Washington has learned a lesson

January 13, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government is expected to bump up against its legal borrowing limit by March, and it would be hard to fault investors for feeling edgy.
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Brooklyn resident wins Miss America crown

January 13, 2013
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old blonde from Brooklyn, N.Y., won the Miss America crown Saturday night after deftly dealing with a question about armed guards in schools and raising the issue of child sexual abuse in her contestant platform.
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Gun control’s ‘opportune moment’; NRA vows fight

January 13, 2013
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Still days away from any announcement of the White House’s proposals for addressing gun violence — and less than one month since a mass shooting claimed the lives of 27 people, including 20 first graders, in Newtown, Conn. — Americans are lining up around the block to buy guns.
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Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013: a computer hacker who is now a political martyr

January 13, 2013
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Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013: a computer hacker who is now a political martyr

By Virginia Heffernan “Aaron Swartz‘s death is a loss for all humanity,” Jacob Applebaum, a distinguished hacker, said by email to me today.
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White House strikes down Death Star plea

January 13, 2013
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White House strikes down Death Star plea

Imperial stormtroopers from the movie Star Wars take up positions at the Panasonic booth the Blu-ray release of …Build this Death Star, we will not. That’s the message from the White House in an official response to a petition urging President Barack Obama to build the moon-sized planet-killing space station from Star Wars.
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