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The 'protest zone' solution for the Sochi Olympics is terrible
12/12/2013 06:31 PM EST
Olympic officials think they'll be able to herd the Sochi protesters into discrete areas that will surely be many miles from the events themselves. That's been done before, and it hasn't worked. Full Story
World in Brief
12/12/2013 09:30 PM EST
American missing nearly 7 years in Iran was working for CIA on unapproved intelligence mission WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA -- but all in secret, an Full Story
Obama, at memorial, hails Mandela as 'last great liberator'
12/11/2013 06:58 AM EST - JOHANNESBURG -- Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, "the last great liberator of the 20th century. Full Story
World in Brief
12/10/2013 11:38 PM EST - NSA and GCHQ spy on virtual worlds, pose as players, and gather data on gamers LONDON (AP) -- American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft. Full Story
Reminder: Muhammad Ali was able to do amazing things
Even at age 35, the best boxer in the world still had it. Full Story
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Are we making progress in the fight against obesity?
An annual state-by-state survey says the country is making good progress in improving its overall health including a flat obesity rate and a lower rate of smoking. But individual states, especially in the South, continue to lag. Full Story