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Tracing Your Digital Footprint On The Web

Think the contents of your Gmail account are private? Think again. The scandal that brought down former CIA Director David Petraeus is shedding new light on the privacy of personal email accounts. Investigators apparently uncovered Petraeus' extramarital affair when they traced a string of threatening emails from a Gmail account, and subsequently rooted around the inboxes of some of the most powerful people in Washington. Tech Tuesday examines the laws that govern online privacy.

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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the Manager of the Holocron at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.
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Not Just A Man's Drink: Ladies Lead The Whiskey Renaissance

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.
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Republicans Sort Their Priorities For The New Congress

The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on January 6th, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.
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Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

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