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Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College (Full Interview)

Facebook Purchase of Oculus VR Approved by FTC

The U.S. government has given the go-ahead on the $2 billion deal.<p>Regardless of how you might feel about Facebook's recent acquisition of Oculus VR …

'Watch Dogs' adds real guilt to fake killing

The defining experience of every <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>-style game is running over pedestrians with cars. Typically, I think nothing of it — they’re not really people, after all. They might look a little bit like you and me, but they are devoid of personality, of consciousness, of soul. So when I’m …

The Polarized Partisan Geography of Inequality

Democrats represent some of the richest House districts—but they're also more likely to have deeply unequal constituencies. Is that why the party is more focused on income disparities?<p>Few issues these days set Democrats apart from Republicans more than income inequality, and the Democratic …

The Internet Flexes Political Muscle With Anti-NSA Protest

Reddit, Tumblr and Mozilla are among nearly 6,000 websites participating in "The Day We Fight Back," an online protest Tuesday against government surveillance.<p>The goal of the protest, organizers say, is partly to pass a federal bill called the USA Freedom Act, which is intended to rein in the mass …

Windows Phone 8.1 'Cortana' personal assistant will be powered by Foursquare

Microsoft’s $15 million investment in Foursquare will soon result in product changes in the coming months. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that the deal will be used for location data and services that are part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. The software maker is currently beta testing a …

Patriot Act Architect: No More Spying Unless My NSA Reform Bill Passes

Rep. Jim Sensen­bren­ner sent an­oth­er warn­ing shot Tues­day to mem­bers of the in­tel­li­gence com­munity that they risk los­ing all …

Why tech companies and the NSA are split about Snowden

<i>Peter Swire is a professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business. He was a member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and was the chief counselor for privacy in the Office of Management and Budget from</i> …

5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech

Much of what was in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address was expected — it was signaled for days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.<p>Here are five that stood out:<p>President Obama knows how to get even Republicans on their feet and applauding populist …

Inside The State Of The Union: What The President Proposed

After a long spell of partisan trench warfare and gridlock, President Obama called for "a year of action" Tuesday as he focused on themes that are central to his second-term agenda. The changes he proposed in his annual State of the Union speech were relatively modest, but flashes of ambition …

Ex-president warns Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'

<b>Ukraine's first post-independence president has warned the country is on the "brink of civil war".</b><p>Leonid Kravchuk, president from 1991 to 1994, urged parliament to "act with the greatest responsibility" as it debates an amnesty for detained protesters.<p>President Viktor Yanukovych wants any amnesty …

Ex-president warns Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1048000/1048109_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524714891_e83bdb96ecf20afa62874b054e91145c<p><b>Ukraine's first post-independence president has warned the country is on the "brink of civil war".</b><p>Leonid Kravchuk, president from 1991 to 1994, urged …

GOP ready to yield on debt ceiling

House Republicans are getting ready to surrender: There will be no serious fight over the debt limit.<p>The most senior figures in the House Republican Conference are privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly have to pass what’s called a clean debt ceiling increase in the next few …

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News of the World journalist: I turned to drink and drugs to self-medicate stress of phone hacking

Dan Evans tells trial he started hacking phones when he was at the Sunday Mirror and continued after he joined the NotW and former editor Andy Coulson knew all about it<p>A former News of the World (NotW) reporter has told how he turned to drink and drugs to ''self-medicate'' the stress of phone …

Could George W. Bush Be The Last Republican President?

If they couldn’t beat Obama, the chances against stopping Hillary are even slimmer.<p>Last week I received an email blast from the Chairman of the …

Is This How the Media Will Attack Rand Paul in 2016?

Should Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) run for president in 2016, he will have to defend himself from accusations that he is the embodiment of right-wing extremism, or so implies a new profile in The New York Times.<p>Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP)<p>At roughly …