Travis Keller

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Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

In a scene from the new season of the popular Netflix political drama <i>House of Cards,</i> the elegant Claire Underwood catches her soon-to-be vice president husband puffing an e-cigarette.<p>"You're cheating," she says, referring to their efforts to quit smoking.<p>"No, I'm not," Congressman Francis Underwood …

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Opera Launches Data-Savings Android App

If you’ve ever been frustrated by exceeding your data plan on a monthly basis, browser-maker Opera may just have a solution for you.<p>The Norwegian company, which is strongest in emerging markets due to its focus on compressing browser data with Opera Mini, has branched out into compressing data …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

How Developers And Consumers Can Get Android Apps On The Nokia X

The Nokia X Android smartphone won’t come with access to the Google Play store and its million-plus apps. So how is Nokia going to woo developers to build apps for its shiny new Android device after going whole hog on Windows Phone with Microsoft over the last few years?<p>Nokia’s short answer: It …

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to avoid Vatican intrigue and gossip

Pope Francis has instructed his new "princes of the church" – among them Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster – to avoid "intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and partiality" as they don the Roman Catholic church's prized red biretta.<p>Speaking in St Peter's basilica a day after …

Michelle Obama: Malia and Sasha “Want Nothing to Do with Us”

The First Lady and new <i>Tonight Show</i> host Jimmy Fallon have established themselves as a winning content-generating duo, having collaborated on the “Evolution of Mom-Dancing” clip, about a year ago, which has accrued more than 17 million YouTube views at this point. Michelle Obama returned to pay …

Banks Balk at Marijuana Money Despite U.S. Guidelines

The Obama administration has sent a message to the nation's bankers: Even though the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, they can provide service to this new industry without fear of prosecution, but only if the bankers follow a detailed list of guidelines.<p>Many praised the move as giving …

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Uganda's Yoweri Museveni puts anti-gay legislation on hold

Yoweri Museveni challenges US scientists to advise on whether homosexuality is caused by nature or nurture<p>President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has put harsh anti-gay legislation on hold while he seeks advice from American scientists on whether homosexuality is caused by nature or nurture.<p>The …

Oregon won't defend gay marriage ban in lawsuit

Attorney general of Oregon joins Democratic AGs in at least five other states.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.<p>Ellen Rosenblum joins fellow Democratic attorneys general in …

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New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled …

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The three most powerful people in Italy’s parliament … are not members of parliament

Matteo Renzi is to be sworn in with his new government this weekend, becoming the youngest prime minister in the history of Italy.<p>The 39-year-old’s fast climb to power started on Jan. 18 in a controversial meeting with Silvio Berlusconi and then-premier Enrico Letta to discuss electoral reforms. …

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Should 'New York's Finest' March on Saint Patrick's Day, If Gays Can't?

New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1766, when Irish soldiers serving in the British army organized “a parade of sorts … including fife and drums at dawn.” Today the parade maintains an air of militarism, its ranks swelled by uniformed police officers, as well as firefighters. …