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Breaking News: Drone tries dropping phones, drugs, tobacco into prison yard
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Charleston :: SC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 20:36:43 -0700 | political-news

As prisons become more and more high-tech and state-of-the-art, prisoners are adapting to and turning the new technologies against “the system” and to their own advantage. Case in point: A drone was used in April to attempt to smuggle cellphones,...
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Breaking News: UN official breaks down in tears over deaths of Palestinian children
   
Posted by: Nina Rai

Jerusalem :: Israel | updated 2014-07-31 19:59:39 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The killing of Palestinian children in the Israeli shelling of a school in Gaza on Wednesday reduced a seasoned UN official to tears, while interviewed live on television. Artillery shells from Israel hit the UN-run school sheltering some 3,300 Palestinian...
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Breaking News: Lifelong Cardinals fan reflects on the Allen Craig Era in St. Louis
   
Posted by: Punditty SelectMedia

St Louis :: MO :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 20:15:26 -0700 | sports-news

The Allen Craig Era didn’t last long in St. Louis, but it was sweet while it did. The Cardinals dealt Craig, 30, and starting pitcher Joe Kelly, 26, to the Boston Red Sox Thursday ahead of Major League Baseball’s trading...
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Breaking News: ReaganBook, conservatives' Facebook alternative, shuts down after one day
   
Posted by: Daniel Koeker SelectMedia

Columbus :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 15:10:24 -0700 | political-news

In a move that at first seemed destined to appear on the front page of The Onion, the president of a right-wing, pro-family group recently announced the launch of a conservative social network called ReaganBook. The network was described as...
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Breaking News: Normally warring lawmakers unite to help veterans claim military service injury benefits
   
Posted by: John Michael Spinelli SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 16:33:53 -0700 | political-news

On any normal day, US Sens. Sherrod Brown and Roy Blunt and US Reps. Tammy Duckworth and Steve Stivers would be squabbling over a long list of issues that taken together create a political chasm so wide that no bridge...
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Breaking News: NASA's Mars 2020 rover will explore red planet as never before
   
Posted by: Robert Myles

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 16:59:36 -0700 | technology-news

NASA’s successor to the Mars Curiosity rover will head to the red planet in 2020 carrying a payload of scientific instruments that will explore Mars as never before. At NASA’s headquarters Thursday, the seven instruments selected as part of the...
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Breaking News: 'Crashing' tablet market led by declining iPad sales
   
Posted by: Barry Eitel

Oakland :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 13:46:32 -0700 | technology-news

Will the tablet be a victim of 2014? According to a Re/Code interview with Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, tablet sales are in decline. “The tablets boomed and now are crashing,” Joly noted. “The volume has really gone down in...
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Breaking News: California should focus on plumbing to mitigate effects of drought
   
Posted by: Punditty SelectMedia

Sacramento :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 18:39:26 -0700 | political-news

It’s never a good sight to see a busted water main leaking millions of gallons of water, but it’s especially disheartening during a drought. Even as a water main breakage on the UCLA campus resulted in 20 million gallons flooding...
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Breaking News: Colorado's new 'revenge porn' law nabs first suspect; stirs debate over constitutionality
   
Posted by: tjlarson

Colorado Springs :: CO :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 15:03:45 -0700 | disasters-news

A 25-year-old Denver man gained the distinction of being the first person charged under Colorado's so-called “revenge porn” law. House Bill 1378 was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 30 and criminalizes the Internet posting of sexually...
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Breaking News: Obama lawsuit goes ahead but may put GOP behind with voters
   
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 20:28:08 -0700 | political-news

Commentary It’s official and it is history making – House Republicans have sunk to a new low by voting to sue President Barack Obama. Now, with the 225-201 vote in the bag, the happy little GOP gnomes will have a...
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Breaking News: Pat Riley feels Miami Heat will be fine without LeBron James, and he's right
   
Posted by: Shawn Lealos SelectMedia

Miami :: FL :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 20:16:01 -0700 | sports-news

Commentary Pat Riley just lost his best player when four-time NBA MVP LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat to return home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While most of the NBA applauded James’ letter...
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Breaking News: Researchers propose blood test for suicide
   
Posted by: Barry Eitel

Oakland :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 14:35:53 -0700 | technology-news

We often think of suicide as a mental issue, but scientists are exploring whether a blood test could lead to suicide prevention. Researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have discovered an alteration in a gene linked to stress reactions that...
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Breaking News: Overweight US children have unrealistic reads on their weight
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 13:13:23 -0700 | health-news

It’s hard to change something you don’t know needs changing, and a new study indicates many American children don’t realize they are at unhealthy weights. With more than one-third of children and teens classified as overweight or obese in the...
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Breaking News: A's ship Cespedes to Red Sox for Lester and Gomes
   
Posted by: Matthew Shovlin

Oakland :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 20:15:26 -0700 | sports-news

The Oakland Athletics made one of the biggest trades of the year when they acquired Jeff Samardzija [Unlink] and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs back on July 5, but general manager Billy Beane [Unlink] was apparently not yet pleased...
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Breaking News: Are America's aging nuclear missiles necessary?
   
Posted by: preetamkaushik

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 13:08:19 -0700 | disasters-news

It is surprising that high-tech America is still keeping decade’s old nuclear ICBMs all over the country. As the missiles and their launch silos were set up in the 1960s and 1970s, it is natural that the technology will be...
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