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Cnet - July 1, 2015 - 09:00
Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite gadgets from the past week including the Apple MacBook Pro, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10, and Olympus E-PL2.
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Current Conditions : 34.4F / 1.3C, Overcast - 1:49 PM CST Nov. 23

Grand Forks Weather - 58 min 43 sec ago
Temperature: 34.4°F / 1.3°C | Humidity: 82% | Pressure: 29.43in / 996hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 5.8mph / 9.3km/h

VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain

BBC World News - 1 hour 7 min ago
A newborn baby is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

NPR - 1 hour 9 min ago

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 49 at Afghan Volleyball Game

MSNBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of spectators at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan and detonated his explosives vest on Sunday.






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Federer wins first Davis Cup title

CNN - 1 hour 26 min ago
A year that began in uncertainty for Roger Federer ended with a historic title for the 17-time grand slam champion and his country.
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'Orange' actress: They deported my family

CNN - 1 hour 36 min ago
Actress Diane Guerrero speaks about her family's deportation from the U.S. to Colombia when she was 14 years old.
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Slashdot - 1 hour 44 min ago
An anonymous reader writes If you hate cat videos, personality quizzes, and endless list stories about a specific school or region, then you should blame the USA according to this story. From the article: "'In France, articles about cats do not work,' Buzzfeed's Scott Lamb told Le Figaro, a leading Parisian paper. Instead, he explained, Buzzfeed's first year in the country has shown it that 'the French love sharing news and politics on social networks – in short, pretty serious stuff.' This is interesting for two reasons: first, as conclusive proof that the French are irredeemable snobs; second, as a crack in the glossy, understudied facade of what we commonly call 'Internet culture.'....American audiences love animals and 'light content,' Lamb said, but readers in other countries have reacted differently. Germans were skeptical of the site's feel-good frivolity, he said, and some Australians were outright 'hostile.' Meanwhile, in France — land of la mode and le Michelin — critics immediately complained, right at Buzzfeed's French launch, that the articles were too fluffy and poorly translated. Instead, Buzzfeed quickly found that readers were more likely to share articles about news, politics and regional identity, particularly in relation to the loved/hated Paris, than they were to share the site's other fare."

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Climate Change Threatens to Strip Identity of Glacier National Park

New York Times - 1 hour 52 min ago
In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park has dropped to about 25 from 150.






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Are air strikes on ISIL working?

AL Jazeera - 1 hour 56 min ago
Is US any closer to its objective to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the armed group in Syria and Iraq?
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Current Conditions : 39.2F / 4.0C, Overcast - 12:48 PM CST Nov. 23

Grand Forks Weather - 1 hour 59 min ago
Temperature: 39.2°F / 4.0°C | Humidity: 73% | Pressure: 29.40in / 996hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: WNW | Wind Speed: 8.6mph / 13.8km/h

Second title 'means more than first'

BBC World News - 2 hours 1 min ago
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
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Putin dismisses talk of Iron Curtain's return

AL Jazeera - 2 hours 2 min ago
Russian president says isolation of nation over Ukraine crisis "impossible", despite US threat of more sanctions.
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