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#BBCTrending: The debate over 'speaking white'

<b>Earlier this month Nefertiti Menoe had had enough of the phrase "You're speaking white." After she saw a meme on Facebook that ridiculed minorities who use proper English, she posted a short video to her own page.</b><p>"I don't know why we've gotten to a place where, as a culture, as a race, if you sound …

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Obama: "We tortured some folks" after 9/11

<b>WASHINGTON</b> -- The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of …

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …

80 bodies 'remain at MH17 crash site’ as investigators move in

Local official says some body parts may have disappeared during days when specialist team could not reach location of wreckage<p>A small group of international investigators finally reached the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine yesterday, as Australia's foreign minister said she believed up to 80 …

Shareholders seem to have shamed Oracle into reducing Larry Ellison’s giant pay package

According to an analysis by research firm Equilar, the idea that CEO pay is linked to performance is mostly mythology. There are few better examples of that than Larry Ellison, the CEO of database giant Oracle.<p>He’s the founder of the company, and it has done very well under his stewardship. But …

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Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product.<p>“Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a …

You're Going To Want To Grab Your Credit Card After Seeing This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds

Grab your credit cards because this weekend, you're going shopping.<p>Even if you hadn't planned on buying a few new pieces, after you see all the amazing items on our cheap celeb finds list, you're going to want to hit the mall. Taylor Swift was a total bombshell in a pair of pinstripe shorts (that …

Half-time report: Drawless first half between Argentina & Netherlands

Bringing together two of the most historic teams in the history of the game, the semifinal clash at the Arena Corinthians between Argentina and the Netherlands promised to be an interesting battle as the South American fast-pace rhythm clashed off against the European's tactical discipline.<p>The …

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Hurricane Arthur hits N.C. coast just before July 4 holiday

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage.<p>Arthur was downgraded to a …