Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

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An Egyptian court on Saturday declared that Hamas, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, to be a terrorist organization.

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Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov said "I'm afraid Putin will kill me" weeks before he was found shot dead.

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Protesters gathered at Chicago's Homan Square police facility to protest allegations that it is a "black site" fraught with police beatings and denials of access to counsel.

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Microsoft's Project Spartan is being developed for Windows 10.

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The re-development of the famous Anfield stadium of UK Premiership legends, Liverpool Football Club (LFC) is underway

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At the Republican convention CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul won a straw poll with 25.7%, closely trailed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 21.4%.

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Huawei has posted promotional YouTube videos for its new Android Wear watch.

Is there a possibility that nitrogen-based life might swim on Saturn's largest moon?

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Uber admits that it had a data breach in September of 2014.

Protesters gathered at Chicago's Homan Square police facility to protest allegations that it is a "black site" fraught with police beatings and denials of access to counsel.

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At the Republican convention CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul won a straw poll with 25.7%, closely trailed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 21.4%.

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The standard of evidence for federal civil rights cases, as in the cases of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, is too high, and should be lowered, said outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Latest vote in House to pass DHS funding bill failed 203-224 as midnight deadline looms.

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A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life.

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Would-be Republican presidents are burnishing their burgeoning candidacies at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Hopes for Rand Paul are high; he won straw polls there the last two years.

In an illegal street race in L.A., sixty spectators looked on as a car plowed into a crowd, killing two. A manhunt is underway for the 21-year-old driver.

Washington DC legalizes recreational marijuana possession and use

Net Neutrality vote to take place today

Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov said "I'm afraid Putin will kill me" weeks before he was found shot dead.

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Russia President Vladimir Putin pledged to bring the murderers of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to justice, after Nemtsov was shot four times in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin yesterday.

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Boris Nemstov, vocal critic of Putin was shot dead by a gang of gunmen in Moscow, Russia, one day before opposition rally.

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Government officials of PEI, Canada attempted to set up an illegal online gambling business

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The German parliament overwhelmingly votes to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months.

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Opposition succeeds in forcing Conservative Government to spend more time scrutinizing Bill C-51, including doubling expert testimonials.

An Argeninian judge dismissed charges that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attempted to cover up an attempt to remove Interpol arrest warrants in exchange for trade deals.

Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez's has been case dismissed

"Jihadi John," the British-accented speaker on ISIS beheading videos, is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, according to two U.S. government sources.

Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday.

Huawei has posted promotional YouTube videos for its new Android Wear watch.

Microsoft's Project Spartan is being developed for Windows 10.

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On February 18th in Australia the world's first wave-generating power grid station was switched on, not only suplying power, but desalinated watet with zero emissions to boot.

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Uber admits that it had a data breach in September of 2014.

YouTube for Android has been updated.

Softcard has shut down its mobile apps after its deal with Google.

Google's Cloud Platform will get its own status dashboard.

The memristor could start a new era called ionics

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In response to the Superfish debacle, Lenovo has said it will stop pre-loading 'crapware' on its PCs.

Google might separate Photos and Hangouts from Google+.

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ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers during the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers.

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Is there a possibility that nitrogen-based life might swim on Saturn's largest moon?

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The medical scopes in the UCLA 'Superbug' case is linked to unreported deaths in other states.

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British MP actually believes medical professionals need to start using Astrology as a medical diagnostic tool.

A new finding is that humans have bigger brains than chimpanzees because of only one gene.

Americans are eating 24.5% more calories than their counterparts did in 1970.

New photographs show two mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

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Global oil supply is now running at perhaps 1.4 million barrels daily in excess of daily demand.

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Canada: Instalment loans presenting a dangerously high interest rate for less sophisticated borrowers.

The Japanese Nikkei stock index hit a15-year high after the dollar surged against the yen as traders anticipated an early Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

Malaysia's super-rich are being hit hard by falling oil prices.

The re-development of the famous Anfield stadium of UK Premiership legends, Liverpool Football Club (LFC) is underway

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2 football teams may be coming to la.

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Nascar car stolen in Georgia parking lot.

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Gary Glitter found guilty of sexual assault, sentenced to 16 years.

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Sony is allowing Marvel to produce Spiderman movies, incorporating him into the Marvel Universe for upcoming movies such as Civil War.

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Stolen 400 - year - old - books from Italy recovered in California.

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Historic collection of art to finally be returned to Australia, featuring 151 indigenous objects.

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DC's Catwoman is now officially bisexual.

A stolen painting by Pablo Picasso has been seized by federal authorities in New Jersey and will be returned to France.

The artist Banksy posted images of murals he created on the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory, titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination."

Harrison Ford has signed onto Blade Runner sequel, with Canadian Denis Villeneuve being considered as possible director.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," has died at age 83 at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.

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New Alien movie may remove Alien 3 from the overall Alien franchise.

The Mexican government is angry at the pope over an anti-Mexican slur.

Horrifying video shows ISIS thugs smashing ancient artefacts in a Mosul museum with sledgehammers, in what is sure to become an emblematic image of the terrorist organization.

A bizarre Internet war of words discusses whether a dress that probably appears white and gold to most people is, instead, actually black and blue.

Ukraine forces pulling heavy weapons back from the front lines

The appallingly poor air quality in India's cities—New Delhi is the world's most polluted—is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published today.

The left-wing magazine Mother Jones accused Bill O'Reilly of lying that he was in a "war zone" in the Falklands—calling this "his own Brian Williams problem." Other media sources are piling on.

Warren Buffett buys a stake in Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

CNN seeks return to Russia

PEI, Canada, receives record snowfall of 86.8cm (2.85') in massive 24h+ blizzard.

Pregnant Australian women claim that they received fake ultrasound photos.

Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has vanished.

Venture capitalists invested $48.3 billion into start-ups in 2014, a 61 percent increase from 2013 and the biggest since the peak of the dot-com bubble in 2000.

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New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones said Monday he'll become executive editor of start-up Genius (aka Rap Genius) that allows anyone to annotate any text document anywhere on the internet.