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English Whisky Aims To Give Scotch A Run For Its Money

When you think whisky from the U.K., you think Scotch. But a group of entrepreneurs is trying to restart England's long-dormant whisky business — and prove their version of the quaff can be jolly good, too. English whisky is headed stateside in April.
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After Horse Meat Scandal, Why Is Some Food Taboo?

The discovery of horse meat in European beef products created an international uproar. James A. Serpell, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, explains why some foods that are forbidden in some cultures are considered delicacies in others.
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A Chinese Army Outpost That's Tucked Into Modern Shanghai

The Chinese military unit allegedly behind cyberattacks on U.S. firms works out of a nondescript office tower in a Shanghai neighborhood that's modern, but considered a little bland.
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Clues Connect Global Hacking To Chinese Government, Security Firm Says

Years of cyberattacks have produced evidence tracing them to Shanghai, according to researchers from Mandiant Corp. More precisely, to a place where the People's Liberation Army conducts such work.
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Quite A Haul: $50 Million Worth Of Diamonds Stolen In Lightning-Fast Heist

In just a few minutes, masked gunman stole the stones from a plane on the tarmac in Brussels. How will they cash in? In past heists, less-than-scrupulous dealers tried to sell the gems at deep discounts — and got caught.
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Pistorius Says He Feared For His Life; Prosecutor Says Shooting Was Premeditated

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says he "had no intention to kill my girlfriend."
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Older Tech Workers Oppose Overhauling H-1B Visas

Overhauling immigration is complicated and controversial. There's been a proposed increase in H-1B visas. Those are the visas that allow companies to bring in skilled foreign workers for jobs that can't be filled by Americans.
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U.S. Security Company Tracks Hacking To Chinese Army Unit

Cyberattacks on dozens of American companies appear to have originated in an area of Shanghai that houses a Chinese military unit, according to a report out Tuesday from the U.S. cybersecurity company Mandiant, which says the group behind the attacks is the most prolific it's ever found.

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