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  • Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist, dies in New York

    Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist, dies in New York
    Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died on Monday at the age of 94. Seeger's grandson,...
  • Facebook expected to celebrate 10th anniversary with record quarter

    Facebook expected to celebrate 10th anniversary with record quarter
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Chances are Facebook is going to blow out the candles on its 10th anniversary with another blowout quarter. Fueled by revenue from the ads that Facebook users see on mobile devices and video ads that automatically play in their News...
  • Bristol Palin's scathing critique of Wendy Davis is shameful

    Bristol Palin's scathing critique of Wendy Davis is shameful
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis' children think she was a fine mother. End of discussion, right? Were that it were so, but Bristol Palin disagrees. On her blog...
  • Facebook shares soar on better-than-expected fourth quarter

    Facebook shares soar on better-than-expected fourth quarter
    SAN FRANCISCO -- With a little help from its billion or so friends, Facebook seems to have cracked the code on how to turn the world's largest social network into a moneymaking machine. The giant social network which began as a project in Mark...
  • Swedish film ratings for gender bias mark down many blockbusters

    Swedish film ratings for gender bias mark down many blockbusters
    From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism. Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
  • Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says

    Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says
    Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says. A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Naming your son 'Junior'? You might be part of an 'honor culture'

    Naming your son 'Junior'? You might be part of an 'honor culture'
    What do executions, joining the military and naming your son “Junior” have in common? They’re all more common in the South and the West, researchers found, and they’re all tied to a “culture of honor,” where...
  • Vine rolls out Web version with TV mode

    Vine rolls out Web version with TV mode
    Twitter Inc. has launched a full Web version of its popular Vine video-sharing social network, expanding the service beyond its smartphone app. Vine users can now view and "like" videos, leave comments and "re-vine" others via the new website. Users,...
  • Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality

    Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality
    You may have missed it, given the launch of the Christmas shopping season and all the foofaraw about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but earlier this month Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency. The topic was the rising...
  • Gmail lets strangers on Google+ email you (but you can opt out)

    Gmail lets strangers on Google+ email you (but you can opt out)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Privacy advocates are raising the alarm about a new feature in Google's email service Gmail that lets Google+ users send you emails even if they don't know your email address. Google said Thursday that it has broadened Gmail contacts to...