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With New COO Hire, Snapchat Means Business

December 5, 2013 10:51 am

Snapchat wants to be much more than the coolest new app on the block. It now appears to want to become a business. Snapchat made its intentions clear on Tuesday afternoon, when it named Emily White its new chief operating officer , simultaneously snagging away the business lead from one of Snapchat’s biggest competitors — […]

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New York, Other Cities Look to Snuff Out E-Cigarettes

December 5, 2013 10:46 am

Electric cigarettes, those electronic, battery operated cigarettes that vaporize nicotine, rather than burn tobacco, may be regulated or banned in public places by several cities including New York City. Why? Health officials say we don't know enough about the health risks. Proponents of e-cigs say they're not as dangerous to smokers, and do not produce […]

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Help make an Ohio boy’s Christmas wish come true: Send him mail

December 5, 2013 10:45 am

Looking for a way to send some holiday cheer? Try dropping a line to Lucas Hoelscher, a 14-year-old Springfield resident with spinal muscular atrophy type I. Lucas, who is unable to talk or move, enjoys receiving letters and cards in the mail because his life completely revolves around his visual skills. He can only communicate […]

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ESPN Cancels Ron Burgundy SportsCenter Appearance

December 5, 2013 10:45 am

ESPN announced the Ron Burgundy-hosted episode of "SportsCenter" has been canceled in light of any news on the Jameis Winston sexual assault case.

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Extremely Rare Identical Triplets Born in California

December 5, 2013 10:41 am

Identical triplets in California were conceived naturally, without the help of fertility drugs.

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Raw: Violence Sweeps Central African Republic

December 5, 2013 10:25 am

Government troops were on high alert in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, amid clashes that killed dozens, between the mostly Muslim ex-rebels who have controlled the country since March and Christians who support the ousted pres…

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Raw: Smoke Postpones NBA Game in Mexico City

December 5, 2013 10:10 am

The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves had to be postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. Police say the smoke was from a generator that malfunctioned. (Dec. 5)

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NSA Tracks 5 Billion Cell Phone Records a Day and Today´s News

December 5, 2013 10:09 am

The NSA has been collecting nearly 5 billion cell phone records each day worldwide. Mexican officials have recovered the stolen radioactive cobalt-90. Venezuela’s government is cracking down on the websites that are used to track exchange rates on the black market.

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UK´s First Upbeat Outlook Since 2010

December 5, 2013 10:09 am

One retailer banking on the British recovery. US favourite Williams-Sonoma Inc. chose London for its first European store under its West Elm brand. The group's President and CEO Laura Alber hopes a healing economy will lead to a healthier high street.

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Santa Cruz ‘Pogonip Jane’ cold case murder takes ironic twist

December 5, 2013 9:42 am

Santa Cruz police reported Thursday they have finally identified a cold case murder victim named ‘Pogonip Jane’ as a missing 17-year-old girl, but the investigation has a tragic twist to it. In a news release, authorities said fingerprints obtained from the victim at the time of autopsy have been used to identify the body as […]

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