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Tonight will be the longest night in the history of Earth

vox.com — Today, you might already know, is the winter solstice. That means for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the longest night of the year. However, as science blogger Colin Schultz points out, tonight will also be the longest night ever.
Dec 21, 2014

Correction: Tonight will not be the longest night in the history of Earth. It was in 1912. vox.com/2014/12/21/742… via @josephstromberg

Dec 21, 2014

Correction: Tonight will not be the longest night in the history of Earth. It was in 1912. vox.com/2014/12/21/742… via @josephstromberg

Dec 21, 2014

FWIW, tonight (or possibly the 1912 solstice vox.com/2014/12/21/742…) is not the longest night ever. You can get longer nights by moving...

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Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too

nytimes.com — Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America's newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that "The Interview," the Seth Rogen film about North Korea that includes Mr. Kim's assassination, will not be released.
Dec 21, 2014

Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too fb.me/1vZ9IPLfL

Dec 21, 2014

Scathing/insightful attack on many villains from sony/north korea scandal nyti.ms/1GLiqZS

Dec 21, 2014

RT @carr2n: Sony hack pulls back curtain on a rogue's gallery of cowardice. nyti.ms/1GLiqZS My bit on Hollywood spinelessness. #playthemovie

Dec 21, 2014

"A nightmare with a very long tail." @carr2nd on alarming ramifications of The Witness, from films to to newspapers. nyti.ms/1GLiqZS

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Sony plans to release ‘The Interview’ on Crackle for free

nypost.com — Sony's current plan for "The Interview'' is to release the controversial comedy for free on Crackle, the streaming service it owns, sources said Sunday. Following Sony's decision to pull the James Franco-Seth Rogan movie after hackers working for North Korean threatened violence, President Obama criticized the studio for being "intimidated by these kind of criminal attacks.'' Sony pointed out the cancellation came after theater chains and other streaming sites refused to show the film.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @claireatki: Sony plans to release 'The Interview' on Crackle for free nyp.st/1wAQzsn via @nypost

Dec 21, 2014

Hmm? / @claireatki: Sony plans to release 'The Interview' on Crackle for free nyp.st/1wAQzsn via @nypost

Dec 21, 2014

Sony plans to release 'The Interview' on Crackle for free nyp.st/1wAQzsn via @nypost

Dec 21, 2014

RT @nypost: Sony will release "The Interview" after all. For free. On Crackle nyp.st/1CpE0Rb pic.twitter.com/enicoVAuIY

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Sony Hasn’t Decided Where to Stream “The Interview” - Meaning Not on Crackle (For Now)

recode.net — Sony Pictures Entertainment is still considering how to release the film "The Interview" after theaters canceled screenings following threats of violence. The studio hasn't decided where or how to release the Seth Rogen comedy, which was at the center of a devastating corporate attack by North Korea that crippled the company.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @pkafka: Sony rep re: Interview - "The Post story isn’t accurate, and Sony is still exploring options for distribution." recode.net/2014/12/21/son…

Dec 21, 2014

.Recode: Sony Hasn’t Decided Where to Stream “The Interview” — Meaning Not on Crackle (For Now) on.recode.net/1zLIf8V

Dec 21, 2014

RT @edmundlee: Sony hasn't decided where to stream "The Interview," meaning NOT on Crackle (for now): on.recode.net/1zLIf8V

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A Test for UPS: One Day, 34 Million Packages

wsj.com — ATLANTA-United Parcel Service Inc. all year has been focused on one day above the rest: Monday Dec. 22, when it will deliver 34 million packages, more than any other in its history. It is a big test for the delivery giant after last year's embarrassing and costly holiday debacle in which millions of packages didn't arrive in time for Christmas.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @kate_linebaugh: Monday UPS will ship 34 mlb packages, twice the daily average and most ever in one day. @LauraStevensWSJ online.wsj.com/articles/a-tes…

Dec 21, 2014

Monday UPS will ship 34 mlb packages, twice the daily average and most ever in one day. @LauraStevensWSJ online.wsj.com/articles/a-tes…

Dec 21, 2014

@sbanjo: Monday’s Deluge to Test UPS’s New System online.wsj.com/articles/a-tes…” after last year's debacle, has tons to prove

India’s Nuclear Ambitions Rattle Tsunami-Hit Coast

wsj.com — IDINTHA KARAI, India-Here along India's southern coast-ravaged by tsunami waves 10 years ago-the country's newest nuclear plant towers over the shoreline. It is one of India's biggest nuclear plants, and in the coming weeks it is expected to officially start selling power into the Indian grid.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @davewsj: India launches its latest Russian-designed nuclear reactor...built on a tsunami-prone coast on.wsj.com/1rbtrjt pic.twitter.com/EReWyxqFPu

Dec 21, 2014

RT @paulwsj: On Indian coast ravaged in ‘04 tsunami, a new nuclear plant rattles locals wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 21, 2014

India launches its latest Russian-designed nuclear reactor...built on a tsunami-prone coast on.wsj.com/1rbtrjt pic.twitter.com/EReWyxqFPu

Dec 21, 2014

On Indian coast ravaged in ‘04 tsunami, a new nuclear plant rattles locals wsj.com/articles/india…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @JMSchles: 3.5 yrs after Fukushima, India starts nuke plant on coast hit by 2004 tsunami. By @JessePesta on.wsj.com/1JFAFlL pic.twitter.com/NHj5CgVmDw

In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

nytimes.com — In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India's commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Huge NYT story about the 2008 Mumbai attack, "among the most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft." nytimes.com/2014/12/22/wor…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @jswatz: Big journalism, big results—NYT, ProPublica & Frontline on Mumbai attack from Snowden docs & reporting in 3 countries http://t.…

Dec 21, 2014

In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle , via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/12/22/wor…

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China Local Debt Crisis Spells Global Opportunity in 2015

bloomberg.com — China 's overhaul of local government financing spells opportunity for global investors in 2015. Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service predict municipalities facing severe financing needs may follow the lead of Beijing's subway builder in selling debt overseas to cut costs. Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @SandyHendry: Beijing subway bond shows China local debt crisis a global opportunity in 2015 bloom.bg/1wcxWpo via @business pic.twitter.com/5VvzKYpSui

Dec 21, 2014

RT @vshih2: Local Debt Crisis Spells Global Opportunity in ’15/ Chinese won't buy LGFV debt so let the foreigners buy bloom.bg/1wcxWpo

Dec 21, 2014

There's a Chinese saying: an opportunity lies in crisis - same could be for #China's local debt crisis: bloom.bg/1wcxWpo via @business

A Divided City Mourns the Deaths of Two Officers

nytimes.com — One day after two New York City police officers were shot at point-blank range and killed while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn, targeted by a gunman apparently solely because they were officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to both calm a city on edge and repair a deepening rift with the Police Department.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @RaniaKhalek: Shaneka Thompson, 29. That's the name of the ex-girlfriend he shot before killing 2 NYPD officers. She has a name. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/nyr…

Dec 21, 2014

NYTimes: Before Shooting Two Officers, Gunman Bragged About His Plans nyti.ms/1zkRSh8

Dec 21, 2014

Shaneka Thompson, 29. That's the name of the ex-girlfriend he shot before killing 2 NYPD officers. She has a name. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/nyr…

Dec 21, 2014

Didn't realize this: 2 Con Ed workers witnessed yesterday's NYPD shooting and chased the gunman nzzl.me/1wc0VcU

Dec 21, 2014

RT @marknyt: Before Shooting Two Officers, Gunman Bragged About His Plans nyti.ms/1zkRSh8

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North Korea Hacking Shows Kim Jong Un’s Global Reach

By Sam Kim
bloomberg.com — North Korea's alleged ability to hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment is extending Kim Jong Un'sreach far beyond the range of his missiles. While North Korea has kept Western defense officials guessing for years about a nuclear program that it may or may not ever use, the regime's ability to wage cyber war adds a new dimension to its standing abroad.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @natashakhanhk: North Korea: 1.2m Troops, nukes & a 3000-strong cyber-elite. @ghimhehsuhng on NK's hacker army: bloom.bg/1zLbN6D

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Slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos Were Partners

wsj.com — One was a married father who joined the New York Police Department just two years ago. The other was a seven-year veteran of the force who had gotten married two months ago. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were identified as the victims of a brazen daylight shooting in their squad car in Brooklyn Saturday, a killing Police Commissioner William Bratton described as an "assassination."
Dec 21, 2014

Slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Were Partners fb.me/76GMRJJHq

Dec 21, 2014

RT @mikevilensky: New York City police Officer Ramos was to graduate as a church chaplain this weekend before he was killed by a gunman on.wsj.com/1CpSPTK

Dec 21, 2014

RT @WSJGraphics: One slain NYPD officer was to graduate as a church chaplain; other was newly married on.wsj.com/1x0vwxW via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/JVBWBDBqfj

Dec 21, 2014

RT @mikevilensky: New York City police Officer Ramos was to graduate as a church chaplain this weekend before he was killed by a gunman on.wsj.com/1CpSPTK

Dec 21, 2014

RT @mikevilensky: New York City police Officer Ramos was to graduate as a church chaplain this weekend before he was killed by a gunman on.wsj.com/1CpSPTK

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Two Police Officers Shot in Their Patrol Car in Brooklyn

nytimes.com — Two police officers were in critical condition after being shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, the authorities said. The shooting took place near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant. "It looks like they were shot in the upper body," Deputy Chief Kim Royster said.
Dec 21, 2014

Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide nyti.ms/1GFB19r

Dec 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: Police salute ambulances carrying the bodies of two NYPD officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn nyti.ms/1wZKC6U pic.twitter.com/67aYFRtW43

Dec 21, 2014

Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide - NYTimes.com nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyr…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: Police salute ambulances carrying the bodies of two NYPD officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn nyti.ms/1wZKC6U pic.twitter.com/67aYFRtW43

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