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3 shot at Seattle Pacific University before student tackles gunman

A gunman opened fire Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, killing one person and wounding two before being tackled by a student security guard, Seattle police said.<p>The gunman was reloading a shotgun when the student, working as a building monitor, used pepper spray and knocked him down, Police …

Making Twitter work for international organisations

According to the latest @Twiplomacy study, Unicef is the most followed international organisation on Twitter, with some 2.3 million followers. The study says that it is also the second most effective, with its tweets being retweeted more than 100 times on average. So what is the recipe for success …

Reports: U.S., Israel Discussing Release Of American Spy

<b>Update at 9:15 a.m. ET, April 1: Agreement Is "Near":</b><p>"Officials involved in the fraught Israeli-Palestinian peace talks said on Tuesday that an agreement was near to extend the negotiations through 2015 in exchange for the release of Jonathan J. Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for …

Stay classy, branded entertainment: the marketing lessons from Anchorman 2

When news of a Ron Burgundy revival was announced on Conan in early 2013, for many comedy fans it was the best thing they would hear all year.<p>No one can doubt the cultural impact of the original Anchorman – a 2004 sleeper hit which profiled the wacky adventures of an all-male 70s TV news team who …

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Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

This news that broke locally in Florida last week is starting to grab headlines and attention across the nation:<p>"Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy." (The Associated Press)<p>Here's how <i>The Orlando Sentinel</i>, one of the first outlets to report the news, frames the story:<p>"The Boy Scouts of …

Michelle Obama to visit China

First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China later this month with a focus on reaching out to young people there and on sharing her travel experiences with young Americans, the White House announced Monday.<p>Obama, along with daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson, plans to visit …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …

The best cameramen at the Olympics are drones

Drones are being used to film ski and snowboarding events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as you may have noticed. But the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick. In fact, you should expect more and more athletic events to be filmed by drone.<p>Remo …

Obama's itchy trigger finger on drone strikes: what happened to due process?

<i>Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons.</i><p><i>Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government uses a drone to kill an American for political reasons.</i><p>How’s that morning coffee treating you? Nice and warming? Mmmm.<p>While …

U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

WASHINGTON— TheObamaadministration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case theWhite Houseis forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of this year, according to U.S. officials.<p>But even if …