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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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    • Universal postal service 'at risk' November 26, 2014
      Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".
    • Mining shares pull FTSE higher November 26, 2014
      Mining shares help to pull the FTSE 100 higher, but shares in Thomas Cook plunge after its chief executive announces a shock departure.
    • Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan November 26, 2014
      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
    • Thomas Cook chief in shock departure November 26, 2014
      Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".
    • IoD attacks 'excessive' BG pay deal November 26, 2014
      A proposed £25m pay package for the new head of oil and gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive" and "inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
    • Asia shares mixed despite US growth November 26, 2014
      Asian shares had a mixed session, with the upward revision to the US economy's third quarter growth figure failing to provide much of a boost.
    • Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge November 26, 2014
      Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
    • Come clean on adverts, vloggers told November 26, 2014
      Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.
    • Degree apprenticeships launched November 26, 2014
      Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.
    • HP revenues fails to impress markets November 26, 2014
      Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's fourth quarter earnings failed to impress investors ahead of its big business split next year.

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26 dead in elementary school massacre

The bodies of children and educators lay where they fell in a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school — in classrooms and hallways — as investigators worked to identity the dead early Saturday while piecing together the path of the gunman. Twenty children and six adults were killed when the shooter opened fire Friday morning at Sandy […]

Elementary school massacre: 27 killed Elementary school massacred, including 20 kids, at Connecticut school

A teacher’s son — clad in black and carrying three assault weapons — rampaged through a Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 20 small children and six adults, including his mother, in the nation’s second-worst school shooting, law enforcement officials said. The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, 20, was also found dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

Did You Vote?

Hey everybody. Did you vote this year? Or did you assume your vote wouldn’t make a difference? Voter turnout for 2012 fell to 118 million from 2008’s impressive turnout of 131 million, with only 60% of eligible voters actually exercising their right to choose their government. In an election where the difference in the popular […]

Jimmy Hoffa – No human remains found

Soil tests indicate that no human remains are buried beneath a shed in Roseville, Mich., where authorities were investigating the possibility that the late Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa might have been buried, officials said. Michigan State University tested two samples from a home in Roseville, a suburb of Detroit, after an unidentified tipster told authorities […]

Missed Opportunities at the Republican Convention by Dr. Dennis Becker

“It’s August 28. We’ve just finished watching and listening to the first night of the Republican Convention.” With that, Dr. Dennis Becker launched electionspeakers.com, a series of podcasts in which the speech coaches at Brookline, Massachusetts-based The Speech Improvement Company, Inc. objectively critique the important speakers of the 2012 presidential campaign. “These broadcasts are designed […]

Candidates’ Communication Choices written by Monica Murphy

5 Ways to Persuade the Undecided 6 Percent of Voters Six percent of all Americans who are eligible to vote in the November presidential election aren’t aligned with a political party. This undecided group will make all the difference. What do the voters who are still on the fence need to hear, or see, to […]

Suspect Found 12 shot dead at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado

A suspect was apprehended in the shopping center’s parking lot, Oates said.He was named as 24-year-old James Holmes. Twelve people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest opened fire during a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie near Denver, authorities and witnesses said. A three-month-old child and a six-year-old girl were […]

North Korea rocket breaks up soon after launch

North Korea’s long-range rocket failed early Friday, U.S. officials said. The rocket broke up soon after taking off. “All indications are that it failed,” one official said but went on to say that they are still looking into it. The White House said it would issue a statement, NBC News reported. The launch, which North Korea’s neighbors […]

North Korea launches long-range missile

North Korea launched a long-range rocket early Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. The White House said it would issue a statement, NBC News reported. The launch, which North Korea’s neighbors and the West say is a disguised ballistic missile test, will take a three-stage rocket over a sea separating the Korean peninsula from China before releasing […]

North Korea begins to fuel rockets

North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket “as we speak” ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbors and the West. The launch is set to take place between Thursday and next Monday and has prompted neighbors such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic just in case. […]

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