Posts by Mandy Nagy  (Page 11)
 

Clay Aiken officially announces run for Congress

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30pm 2/5/2014 at 6:30pm

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken has officially announced his bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the second district of North Carolina.

The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.  (Some may remember the videotaped message that Ellmers made in 2010 for readers of...

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Obamacare: Good luck finding in-network doctors

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:19am 2/5/2014 at 8:19am

Some patients in California are finding out that once they’ve managed to sign up for a health insurance plan through the state exchange, it still may be difficult to determine whether or not a doctor actually accepts their insurance plan.

From the LA Times:

After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get ...

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Ukrainian President returns from sick leave

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:53pm 2/3/2014 at 5:53pm

After an announcement just last week that he’d be taking an indefinite sick leave, the President of Ukraine returned on Monday, as the political crisis continues there.

From Reuters:

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work on Monday after four days of sick leave, issuing a warning about rising “radicalism” after more than...

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Soldier from Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad shares story on ‘FOX and Friends’

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:06pm 2/3/2014 at 3:06pm

Yesterday, I highlighted a handful of Super Bowl ads that will touch your heart or make you smile in a post that we published before the big game aired.

The first of those ads was a spot from Budweiser, titled “A Hero’s Welcome,” and it’s turned out to be a favorite of...

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Super Bowl ads that will touch your heart or make you smile

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:36pm 2/2/2014 at 3:36pm

I can’t remember a year when I’ve seen so many Super Bowl ads released online in advance of the big day.

You’ve likely seen many of them by now – the car commercials, the Doritos ads, and we’ve of course seen the Cheerios and SodaStream ads in the midst...

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The Guardian releases footage of editors destroying Snowden hard drives

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm 2/1/2014 at 5:00pm

Last summer, we posted about the Guardian’s revelation that authorities with the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) weeks earlier had entered the outlet’s building and overseen the destruction of hard drives containing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

In a new video released Friday by The Guardian for the first...

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President of Ukraine takes sick leave

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:35am 1/31/2014 at 7:35am

The press office of Viktor Yanukovych announced Thursday that the President of Ukraine would take a sick leave for an indefinite period of time, prompting uncertainty amid continuing tensions in Ukraine.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine’s president and his opponents accused one another of sabotaging efforts to end the political crisis Thursday,...

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Twitter adds new filters for easier searching

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:01pm 1/29/2014 at 5:01pm

For those of you who actively research news stories and other information online, you’ll find Twitter’s latest search enhancements to be a useful development.

The social media platform tweeted this afternoon that it is adding filters to its search functionality that provide the ability to sort results by photos, videos, news and...

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Ukraine prime minister resigns, parliament repeals anti-protest laws

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:00pm 1/28/2014 at 6:00pm

The prime minister of Ukraine resigned on Tuesday in an attempt to help ease tensions after two months of protests and recent violent clashes there.

From CNN:

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his government Tuesday, amid a political crisis fired by violent protests on the...

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FBI ‘reassessing’ cause of U.S. court system outage

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:15pm 1/27/2014 at 5:15pm

On Friday, January 24th, the federal court system’s public website became unavailable for several hours, as did access to the PACER system, uscourts.gov, and many other federal court websites across the country.  The outage impeded the ability of attorneys and litigants to file or retrieve documents online.

The cause of the incident...

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Bird Omen: Seagull and Crow attack white peace Doves released at Vatican

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6:57pm 1/26/2014 at 6:57pm

I hope this isn’t supposed to serve as some sort of a bad sign.

It started out with some thoughtful words on Sunday as the Pope appealed for “constructive dialogue” and peace in Ukraine, in the wake of ongoing protests and escalating tensions there.

From Reuters:

Pope Francis called on Sunday for an end...

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Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

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Posted by    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:15pm 1/25/2014 at 2:15pm

Just a brief update for LI readers who have been following the situation in Ukraine.

From the Associated Press:

Ukraine’s embattled president is offering the country’s premiership to one of the leaders of the opposition that has conducted two months of intensifying protests.

A statement on President Viktor Yanukovych’s website Saturday evening said he...

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AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

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Posted by    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:25pm 1/24/2014 at 7:25pm

Last month, Zimmerman earned a winning bid of just over $100,000 on eBay for one of his paintings.

The Associated Press, however, says that Zimmerman’s latest painting is a direct copy of one of the news agency’s photos and is demanding that any sale of the artwork be halted.

From the Associated Press:

The Associated Press has demanded that...

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CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Posted by    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:01am 1/24/2014 at 10:01am

Just before 6:00pm ET on Thursday, the Twitter account of CNN appeared to have been hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army when the news outlet began posting tweets that read, “Long live #Syria via @Official_SEA16 #SEA” and “Syrian Electronic Army was here… Stop lying… all your reports are fake! via...

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Moody’s downgrades outlook for health insurers over Obamacare concerns

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:17pm 1/23/2014 at 7:17pm

Many have addressed the issue of uncertainty created by the implementation of Obamacare and noted the impact that may have on a variety of areas, including for the health insurance industry.

On Thursday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its outlook for health insurers, citing such uncertainty.

From Moody’s:

Moody’s changed the outlook for US health...

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Edward Snowden to respond to Obama’s NSA comments in live web chat

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Posted by    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:57pm 1/23/2014 at 2:57pm

Edward Snowden will conduct an hour long live Q&A online at 3pm ET Thursday.  He is also expected to respond to President Obama’s recent speech on proposed NSA reforms, according to FreeSnowden.is, an official support site for the former NSA contractor.

This is the first Snowden live chat since June 2013 and...

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Deaths in Ukraine amid clashes between protesters and police

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:14pm 1/22/2014 at 5:14pm

Several deaths have been reported after ongoing clashes between protesters and police continued in the capital of Ukraine.  The number of deaths seems to differ among various outlets and the circumstances around some of the deaths appear to remain under investigation.

From CNN:

At least four people have been shot dead and hundreds...

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