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Encoding Geopolitics: Virus Infects Banks In Lebanon

A common cybercriminal tactic appears to have been adopted by a nation-state for classic espionage purposes. The Kaspersky Lab in Moscow says the Gauss virus is targeting several large banks in Lebanon. Though the nation-state behind the virus hasn't been identified, analysts say it may be part of a U.S. effort.
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Puedes Believe It? Spanglish Gets In El Dictionary

The Royal Spanish Academy, considered the authority on the Spanish language, has recently approved the new term "Espanglish." While some applaud the academy for recognizing a language that's been spoken for more than a century, critics say the word's "deformed" definition is insulting.
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U.S. Men's 400m Relay Team Claims Silver, As Bahamas Win Gold

The Bahamas men's team has won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete from the Bahamas. The quartet ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record. The U.S. set a season best of 2:57.05 to take silver.
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Treats For The Troops In Denver, Colo.

Colorado Supporting Our Troops sends care packages to members of the military. The boxes contain everything from lip balm to licorice.
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Some At-Risk Shark Species Are Ending Up In U.S. Soups

Shark fin soup is a delicacy, but consumers may not be aware they're eating threatened species. Scientists hope the methods they've devised to trace shark DNA in bowls of soup can help law enforcement officials track contraband in states where sales are illegal.

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