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Zimmerman Jury Selected: All-Female Jury To Decide Zimmerman’s Fate

George Zimmerman’s jury has finally been seated after a lengthy selection process, according to Zimmerman’s attorney. The six jurors seated are all women, and nearly all (five of the six) are white. Of the four alternates, two are women and two are men. Zimmerman will stand trial beginning next week in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, last February. …

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James Gandolfini Dead At 51 Of Heart Attack

James Gandolfini, best known for playing Tony Soprano on HBO’s hit series The Sopranos, has died at age 51, according to his managers and to an HBO spokesperson. Gandolfini was reportedly on vacation with his family in Rome, Italy when he suffered a massive heart attack. Gandolfini was born in 1961 in New Jersey and began his acting career in …

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China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title

A Chinese supercomputer – the Tianhe-2 – has leapt to the top of the latest Top 500 List, which tracks the fastest supercomputers in the world. The Tianhe-2 (or “Milky Way-2″), which became fully operational two years ahead of schedule, clocks in at an astounding 33.86 petaflops per second. A petaflop is one trillion calculations. The Tianhe-2 is over 20 …

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Donaldsonville Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Injured

An explosion at a plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana yesterday left one person dead and seven more injured, according to local authorities. The explosion occurred at the CF Industries Nitrogen Complex. The explosion appeared to have been caused by a ruptured liquid nitrogen vessel. The plant’s general manager, Lou Frey, said that the section of the plant where the vessel ruptured …

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Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President

Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, according to Iran’s Interior Ministry. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the current president of Iran, has been a profoundly controversial figure during his …

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St. Louis Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

A St. Louis shooting this afternoon left four people dead in an a murder-suicide at a health care business on St. Louis’s Cherokee Street. Two women and two men – one of whom was the gunman – were killed. Based on surveillance footage from the scene, it appears to have resulted from an argument that took place inside the business …

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Mike Mussina Becomes High School Basketball Coach

Former Major League pitcher Mike Mussina has been named the head boys basketball coach at the high school from which he graduated. The Montoursville School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Mussina the head coach at Montoursville Area High School. Mussina graduated from Montoursville Area High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1987. He played both basketball and baseball during …

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1984 Book Sales Spike Due To NSA Scandal

Nearly everyone knows what the phrase “Big Brother” means in a political discussion – a government that keeps a close eye on its people’s comings and goings, a surveillance state. Surprisingly few people these days know that the phrase comes from George Orwell’s dystopian science fiction novel, 1984. That, it seems, is rapidly changing. In the wake of recent revelations …

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14 White Lions Found In Bangkok Warehouse

Fourteen white lions were among the over 200 wild animals that were found in Bangkok, Thailand, authorities confirmed today. The animals were believed to have been brought into the country as part of the illegal wildlife trade. The raid came in response to complaints from neighbors about the smell, according to Bangkok authorities. Two men were arrested during the raid, …

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Coach Fired Via Skype: Krueger Out As Oilers Skipper

Nobody likes getting fired, but the way its done can have a huge impact on the experience. Hang around the internet long enough, and you’ll read stories about people getting fired in all sorts of creative ways: over Facebook, Twitter, text message, or even Skype. Skype was the weapon of choice for the upper management of the Edmonton Oilers NHL …

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2 Chainz Mugged At Gunpoint In Oakland

Rapper 2 Chainz became the victim of an armed robbery on Sunday in Oakland, California on Sunday, according to reports. He was reportedly walking with five companions when three men approached the group. One of the men produced a gun, and there are reports that shots were fired. The men escaped in a gray sedan with 2 Chainz’s wallet and …

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“George W. Obama” Photo Takes Aim At NSA Scandal

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in the last couple days, you are probably aware of the recent government surveillance scandals. It started yesterday with the revelation that the government was collecting data from Verizon customers phone calls (all of them). And if that wasn’t Big Brother-y enough for you, news broke this morning about the NSA’s secret PRISM …

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