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Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.
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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.
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Technology Helps To Keep Rate Of Car Thefts Down

David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.
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How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
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Pop-Up Ad Man 'Fesses To An Internet 'Sin' — But Hopes To Fix It

Ethan Zuckerman recently confessed to "the Internet's original sin," saying he helped create pop-up ads in the medium's early days. The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media tells Robert Siegel that it's not to late to repent, and to build a better Web — without ads.
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A Video Game Tribute To Robin Williams

Robin Williams' love of video games was well known in the gaming community. After his death, gamers started a petition asking World of Warcraft to memorialize the actor in the game.
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A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.

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