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Blackphone Startup Launching NSA-Proof Smartphone [VIDEO]

Switzerland group aims to build a smartphone secure against government spying
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Police Say McDonald's Employee Put Heroin in Happy Meals

Ordering a Happy Meal from a McDonald's drive-thru in Pittsburgh made customers a lot happier than a regular cheeseburger ought to. The reason for the extra smiles is that customers were ordering more than a free toy; they were also ordering heroin.
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Norway Nominates Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Snowden has received many honors from the European community for his actions
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Lenovo Buys Motorola From Google for $2.91 billion

Lenovo purchased Google's Motorola for $2.91 billion as it seeks to go head to head with Apple and Samsung in smartphone sales.
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Justin Beiber Deportation Petition Hits 100K, But Will the White House Respond?

Petition to deport Justin Beiber hits 100,000 signatures on Government portal and now requires a White House response.
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Donald Trump Says He Could Beat Andrew Cuomo in Governor Race, But Rob Astorino Won't

Could Donald Trump be the next governor? The billionaire says he is interested in running for the position if certain conditions are met and believes he has a good chance of winning.
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States Push for Firing Squad, Electric Chair and Gas Chambers as Alternatives After Running Out of Lethal Injections

European lawmakers are clamping down on US sales in stance against death sentence
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Commisioner Stacey Cumberbatch Says 12 Years a Slave Actor Benedict Cumberbatch's Ancestors Were Slave Owners

The mayor of New York Bill de Blasio recently appointed two new commissioners for the department of citywide administrative services, and one of their names is Stacey Cumberbatch, which does not sound too common. During her speech, she claimed rather a striking link to a British actor who plays a plantation owner in a 2013 British-American historical drama film, "12 Years a Slave."
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70% of Republicans and 87% of Democrats Support Marijuana Legalization in Florida

There is wide support across the board for the initiative to legalize medical marijuana

Who are the Special Guests President Obama Invited to State of Union Address?

Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and Boston Marathon Bombing survivors Carlos Arrendondo and Jeff Bauman will be among the guests attending President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the White House reported.

Increasing Numbers of Working Age Americans on Food Stamps

Government spending on food stamps has doubled since five years ago to $80 billion today, with chances that it will grow even larger in the future. The increase in the number of food stamp participants is due to slow economic recovery, high unemployment and stagnant wages.
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US Airstrikes Kill Leader of Al-Shabaab Terrorist Group in Somalia

The leader was close to Al Qaeda
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Sochi Mayor Says Gays Do Not Live In His City

The unsafe cultural climate for LGBT people in Russia has already turned away many of the world's sports fans and now it only looks like it will be getting worse.

Kim Jong Un Executes Uncle Update: Entire Family of North Korean Dictator's Once Powerful Uncle Killed

The new leader seeks to eliminate opposition within his government

Top 10 Olympic Moments In History: From Miracle On Ice To Michael Phelps

The 1988 Calgary Olympics were among the most memorable Winter Olympics of All Time.

Gay Marriage In the South? Virginia's Attorney General Says Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional; What Happens Next?

Newly elected Herring will not defend state's ban on same-sex marriage. What happens now?
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Baptist Congressman Memoir: Republican Steve Pearce Says Women Should "Submit " to Husbands

His argument comes from Bible's book of Ephesians

Poll: Americans Unhappy With President Obama And His Administration’s Handling Of Issues They Deem Top Priority For 2014

According to a recent poll the majority of American voters say they are unhappy with how the president is handling what they believe are the highest priority issues facing the country. However, if Obama can rearrange his priorities and fix the current situation in a few key areas pollsters say his approval ratings may increase for 2014.
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board - Calls on Obama to End NSA Program

Federal Privacy Watchdog: NSA Metadata Collection Is Illegal and Should End

An independent federal watchdog agency has released its findings on the National Security Agency's bulk metadata collection program, calling it illegal and declaring that it should be closed down.
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University of Utah Student Brings Suitcase With Thousands of Singles to School, Find Out Why

On Tuesday, a University of Utah student gave his school 2,000 examples of how much he disagrees with the school's ever increasing tuition.
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