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Consumers wary of Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger

Consumers wary of Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger

By Nick Anderson 18/02/2014 17:12

Consumer advocates, industry analysts and cable customers wasted little time Thursday in airing concerns about the blockbuster deal to combine Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the nation's two largest cable companies.

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Innovative DIY solar water pump takes aim at global water crisis

Innovative DIY solar water pump takes aim at global water crisis

By Joel Pett 18/02/2014 17:12

In an age when many of us have unprecedented and almost instant access to technology and resources, and yet others in the developing world are dying daily because of lack of something basic and simple, such as access to clean drinking water, it should be fairly obvious that there's something very wrong with the state of human affairs.

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Extreme weather heats up climate change debate

Extreme weather heats up climate change debate

By 18/02/2014 17:06

Fierce winter storms in the South and drought in the West have reignited the debate about climate change, with America’s politicians still in disagreement over the cause of extreme weather and whether the country has the cash or political will to try to fix it.

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US school shooting sprees continue

US school shooting sprees continue

By Pat Bagley 18/02/2014 16:43

A new report shows that the number of school shootings in the US continue to grow following a rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, which left 26 children and staff members dead.

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Merkel meets with Ukraine opposition

Merkel meets with Ukraine opposition

By Rainer Hachfeld 17/02/2014 18:47

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Ukrainian opposition leaders in Berlin. The sit-down came just hours after Ukraine granted amnesty to jailed protesters.

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Turning Deterrence Into Absurdity

Turning Deterrence Into Absurdity

By Elkin 17/02/2014 18:18

In an old, Soviet-era joke, a resident tells his apartment building manager, “Voice of America just reported that the roof of our building has been leaking for the last year.” To which the manager answers, “Yeah, the same old U.S. lies and slander.”

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Winning a war without firing a shot

Winning a war without firing a shot

By 17/02/2014 18:15

Ultimately, Beijing can have the last laugh if it can convince Taiwan to give in without a fight — through economic cooperation and technology sharing and convey the message that it is indeed a part of greater China

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UK immigration: the wrong fight

UK immigration: the wrong fight

By Alex Falco 17/02/2014 17:59

Last weekend, in a referendum on quotas for migrants who make up around one in four of their population, the Swiss came out by a tiny majority of less than one percent in favor.

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Obamacare's war on jobs

Obamacare's war on jobs

By Gary Varvell 17/02/2014 17:43

In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.

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