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DirecTV Gets Frosty Response After Dropping The Weather Channel

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Jim Cantore reports for #The Weather Channel. A recent #contract dispute prompted satellite-#television provider DirecTV to drop The Weather Channel around midnight Tuesday, a move Weather Channel CEO David Kenny called “unprecedented” in a recent interview. #DirecTV has reportedly replaced The Weather Channel with a different 24-hour weather network called WeatherNation. But The Weather Channel […]

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What’s Wrong With Ohio Voting Machine Software?

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In the state that is likely to decide the leader of the free world Tuesday, an 11th hour “experimental software patch” is causing consternation, confusion and a lawsuit. Ohio, regarded as the “tipping point” swing state in Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. President #Barack Obama‘s quest for 270 electoral votes Tuesday, uses electronic #voting machines. […]

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Ebola Survivor: ‘We Can’t Afford to Wait’

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#Ebola survivor Dr. #Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.Image: AP […]

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See 116 Years of NYT Electoral Infographics

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Tuesday night was a night for political decision-making, but it was also a night for political news-making. News sites experienced one of those increasingly rare things: a moment when the eyes of a nation are collectively focused on the same small collection of screens. When it comes to the #infographics that are gracing many of […]

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Facebook Helps Voters Get to the Polls On Election Day

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Facebook is hoping their site can guide people in the United States to the polls this Election Day. The social network has built a polling place locator tool, so on Tuesday, users can easily figure out where to head to cast a ballot. The map is already live at #Facebook‘s U.S. Politics page, but will […]

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Be a Part of the Vote With Yahoo’s Elections Dashboard for IntoNow

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Yahoo is working to increase voter engagement in this year’s presidential election with their launch of the election dashboard for the IntoNow app. One of many news organizations bringing mobile and digital into the election, #Yahoo‘s dashboard, launching today, allows the electorate to interact with political news, coverage and debates in realtime. The app syncs […]

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Report Details Climate Change Effects on 289 National Parks

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Inmate firefighters walk along Highway 120 after a burnout operation as firefighters battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. on Aug. 25, 2013. Image: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press On July 2, the #National Park Service released a #report by two of its scientists that confirms that 289 of America’s parks and historic sites […]

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Grindr CEO: 100 Percent of My Audience Does Not Have Equality

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The creators of Grindr, a gay dating app, are sending a call to action to Americans. #Grindr is hoping to steer its 1,558,031 U.S. users — all of legal voting age — toward ballot boxes this year, in what’s bound to be an historic election. The app’s community of 4 million users is unique. There […]

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