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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

Associated Press Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
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Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

Associated Press Top Stories - 1 hour 58 min ago
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations....
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F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

N.Y. Times Headlines - 1 hour 58 min ago
The federal government is also proposing to include cigars and tobacco pipes under its regulatory control.






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Harper: Unless Grandy becomes hitting machine, Mets offense can't contend

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:58
So Ruben Tejada, the shortstop nobody wanted, is suddenly winning games with his defense, making diving-stop double plays one night, then a dazzling ninth-inning relay throw to the plate on Wednesday night.
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Port Authority board votes to raise pay for airport workers

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:57
Three months after the Daily News launched a campaign to improve conditions for the struggling airport workers, Port Authority board members unanimously voted Wednesday to raise the wages of all contract employees at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports.
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Tech moguls say drop out

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:54
Tech moguls to city students: Drop out. A crowd of students and entrepreneurs were advised Wednesday by the co-founders of Reddit and MakerBot that the road to success should bypass higher learning.
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Red Sox win 5-1 after Yankees pitcher ejected for pine tar

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:54
Boston’s John Lackey dominates with 11 strikeouts, while Michael Pineda faces his second controversy in two weeks.
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Rival Palestinian factons form new government, hold new elections

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:51
Rival Palestinian factions agreed to form a unity government and hold new general elections, developments that if carried through will complicate efforts to revive U.S.-mediated peace talks with Israel.
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Yankees pitcher Pineda ejected after Red Sox complain of foreign substance

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:41
It appeared Michael Pineda had illegal pine tar on his skin for the second time in 13 days.
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Black Lung Spurs New Coal-Mine Rules

The Wall Street Journal - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:38
The Labor Department announced tougher rules designed to fight an uptick in black lung disease in some pockets of coal-mining country. Industry groups criticized the move, calling the changes too broad.
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Man seeks added paid family leave, loses job: suit

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:37
Tonny Uy, 31, an accountant who worked at A Small World, was treated differently by his boss and eventually shown the door after putting in for 40 days paid leave in 2012 to be with his husband and their new baby, Uy claimed in a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court.
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Obama Urges Clemency for More Prisoners

The Wall Street Journal - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:36
Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration.
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Twitter campaign backfires for NYPD

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:30
The hashtag #myNYPD creates a public relations nightmare.
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Judge lets imprisoned Bradley Manning take woman’s name

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:28
The private is serving a 35-year prison sentence for giving classified information to WikiLeaks.
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Inmate indicted in taking of accidental hostage

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:27
Police say a member of the Bloods directed from his prison cell a kidnapping perpetrated by others.
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Thousands of federal inmates could win early release

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:25
New clemency criteria for some nonviolent federal prisoners is unveiled by the Justice Department.
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Drug cons could get be free under new rules

NY Daily News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:24
The Justice Department set new clemency rules Wednesday that could free thousands of nonviolent cons — mostly low-level federal drug offenders. To be eligible, an inmate must have been imprisoned for at least 10 years with good behavior, and not have a long criminal history.
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Russia reiterates intent to retaliate

Portland Press Herald - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:23
Meanwhile, the Ukraine government resumes its military operations against pro-Russian militants.
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