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North Korea's Internet Might Be Under Attack

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: North Korea seems to be experiencing Internet connectivity issues, and those issues could be due to a cyber attack. Before you ask, yes, North Korea has the Internet, though most citizens don't have access to it. Since Saturday, North Korean Internet has been experiencing widespread connectivity problems, according to Dyn, an Internet performance company.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @HuffPostChicago: As North Korea loses internet, Anonymous, others, question whether it really hacked Sony huff.to/1wY1FYd

Dec 22, 2014

RT @ariannahuff: As North Korea Loses Internet, Anonymous, Others Question Whether It Really Hacked Sony huff.to/1ARK3gd @dliebelson & @alexiskleinman

Dec 22, 2014

As North Korea Loses Internet, Anonymous, Others Question Whether It Really Hacked Sony huff.to/1ARK3gd @dliebelson & @alexiskleinman

Dec 22, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: Obama adm refers @dliebelson "to the North Koreans for questions about their systems", re: internet outage huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/nor…

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Do Not Watch These Movies With Your Family Over Christmas Break

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Picture this: It's Christmas Day. You've been stuffing your face with food for the past four hours, and you're a bit drunk. You're at your in-laws' house, and everyone is tired and just wants to watch a movie before passing out. But there are eight of you.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @elisefoley: Every once in a while, we do PSAs: Do not watch these movies with your family over Christmas break huff.to/1wC0u0R

Dec 22, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: Do NOT watch these movies w/ your in laws this Xmas. Public Service Journalism from Huffpo huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/don… pic.twitter.com/IObUT3AE7E

Dec 22, 2014

Here are some movies that you really shouldn't watch with your family this Christmas m.huffpost.com/us/entry/63670…

Dec 22, 2014

I contributed to a very serious piece of journalism abt movies you shouldn't watch w/ parents this holiday break: huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/don…

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New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Gabriel Snyder, who was tapped as editor-in-chief of The New Republic amid a recent staff exodus, wrote in his first editor's note that the 100-year-old magazine "has always been both in love and at war with its prior self."
Dec 22, 2014

@amandahess clarification:"upcoming contributors to The New Republican are not necessarily new contributing writers." huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/gab…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: New Republic editor Gabriel Snyder promises ambitious journalism, more diverse voices huff.to/1AR3Axk

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Columbia Journalism School To Give Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Story An Independent Review

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will conduct an independent review of Rolling Stone's disputed November story on an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Virginia, the magazine announced Monday. Rolling Stone apologized on Dec. 5 after several news organizations revealed problems in contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely's article.
Dec 22, 2014

Columbia Journalism School To Give Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Story An Independent Review huff.to/1ARXmx6 via @HuffPostMedia

Dec 22, 2014

RT @davidfolkenflik: Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone turn to pillar of journalism establishment to restore cred m.huffpost.com/us/entry/63680…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @davidfolkenflik: Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone turn to pillar of journalism establishment to restore cred bit.ly/1CqWSly

Dec 22, 2014

Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone turn to pillar of journalism establishment to restore cred m.huffpost.com/us/entry/63680…

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Joe Cocker Dead At Age 70

huffingtonpost.com — Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70, reports the BBC. The singer song-writer best known for his cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends," died after a battle with lung disease, reports The Yorkshire Post. ...

28 Pieces From 2014 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

huffingtonpost.com — In the social media age, sometimes it feels like the relevance of a single story lasts about as long as it takes to tweet about it. It can feel like a sensory overload, a near-constant "on to the next!" But once in a while you r...

The Year In Graphics: Our Favorite HuffPost Visuals Of 2014

huffingtonpost.com — This year, the HuffPost graphics and data teams did a lot, from visualizing #BlackLivesMatter protests, to finding out how many molecules of Beyoncé's breathe you breath every day, to a major investigation of hospice care in the U.S. Bel...

Politico's Laura McGann Joins Vox To Lead Political Coverage

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Politico deputy managing editor Laura McGann is joining Vox as the site's first political editor. In an interview with The Huffington Post, McGann suggested that Vox, the general-interest site founded earlier this year by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matt Yglesias, could make its coverage of the 2016 elections "distinct" by emphasizing candidates' policy positions and offering readers contextual information beyond the latest stump speech.
Dec 22, 2014

No one to pack celery and hummus for now that BFF @lkmcgann is leaving for Vox. Yay Laura. Sniff Sniff for me. ow.ly/Gjtzu

Dec 22, 2014

Sad loss for us, but congrats to one of the smartest editors around. MT @mlcalderone: Politico’s @lkmcgann joins Vox huff.to/1ClASZd

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The Other Torture Report: The Secret CIA Document That Could Unravel The Case For Torture

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- As the public grapples with the gruesome realities put forth in the Senate Intelligence Committee's damning report on the CIA's torture program, the agency has dug in to defend itself. The CIA claims the torture tactics it used in the years following 9/11 were legal and saved American lives.
Dec 22, 2014

The Secret CIA Document That Could Unravel The Case For Torture huff.to/1APuc1C by @aliwatkins

Dec 22, 2014

RT @AliWatkins: The Other Torture Report-- public docs, statements and quips are painting a clearer picture of the Panetta Review: huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/pan…

Dec 22, 2014

The Other Torture Report-- public docs, statements and quips are painting a clearer picture of the Panetta Review: huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/pan…

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NYPD Union Has Attacked Every Mayor In Recent History

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: After the murder of two NYPD police by a man with a lengthy criminal history, NYC Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch said Mayor Bill de Blasio had blood on his hands. Previously, the union had sought to have the mayor banned from the funerals of police killed in the line of duty.

New Yorkers Express Quiet Grief Over NYPD Murders

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: As New York City reels in the aftermath of the assassinations of two NYPD officers, protesters and loved ones gathered Monday night to honor the lives of the victims. At a candlelit gathering in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, a half-mile from where officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot to death execution-style by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, on Saturday, several dozen people held makeshift lanterns made of Dixie cups as they marched from Herbert Von King Park to St.

Coca-Cola Workers No Longer Have To Listen To Voice Mails And We're All Jealous

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Voice mail is dying, and the world's largest soda maker just pounded another nail in its coffin. As of last month, most employees at Coca-Cola's Atlanta headquarters and its technology plaza nearby no longer have access to voice mail on their office phones.

New York Attorney General Goes After Jimmy John's Over Noncompete Agreements

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman plans to send letters to Jimmy John's sandwich shops on Tuesday asking them to hand over information related to the chain's controversial noncompete agreements for workers, according to Schneiderman's office.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @jamieson: NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Jimmy John's noncompetes for sammich makers huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/eri…

Dec 22, 2014

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Jimmy John's noncompetes for sammich makers huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/eri…

New Yorkers Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigils For Slain Police Officers

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: New Yorkers mourned the shooting of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos with interfaith prayer vigils on Sunday and Monday, following weeks of protest against police brutality. Clergy offer prayer for slain Officers Liu and Ramos on Monday Dec. 22, 2014.

Turkey's President Erdogan Decries Birth Control As Form Of Treason

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: ISTANBUL, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has described birth control as a form of "treason," saying it threatened the country's bloodline. Erdogan urged a newly married couple at their wedding late on Sunday to have at least three children to help boost Turkish population figures, a common refrain from the president, who worries a declining birth rate may undermine economic growth.
Dec 22, 2014

Turkey's president decries birth control as a form of treason, says it is unnatural to consider women and men equal huff.to/1AByawI

Dec 22, 2014

RT @HayatAlvi: Turkey's President Decries Birth Control As Form Of Treason @samkhan999 huff.to/1AQgprz

Dec 22, 2014

RT @achorowitz: Turkey's president says birth control is a form of treason huff.to/1Hq0N02

Dec 22, 2014

Turkey's president says birth control is a form of treason huff.to/1Hq0N02

Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES, Dec 21 (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.
Dec 22, 2014

OMG: Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/21/ora…

Dec 22, 2014

Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed ow.ly/GfTRl

Dec 22, 2014

Argentinian court rules that orangutan is a non-human person with rights. Not sure if this is a first. huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/21/ora… ht @SteveCooke

Dec 22, 2014

RT @KristenKentner: Court Rules Captive Orangutan Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed huff.to/1AMfVTe via @HuffPostGreen

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Mike Mokrzycki

huffingtonpost.com — Americans' worries about race relations increase dramatically. Hillary Clinton's huge primary lead dips slightly. And we remember pollster and journalist Mike Mokrzycki. This is HuffPollster for Monday, December 22, 2014. Posted: REMEMBERING MIKE MOKRZYCKI - On Friday evening, political polling lost a gentle giant, and HuffPollster lost a dear friend.

Study Debunks Major Argument In Favor Of Corporate Tax Breaks

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The most popular argument for cutting corporate taxes - that it helps create jobs - doesn't seem to be true. The most popular argument for cutting corporate taxes -- that it helps create jobs -- doesn't seem to be true, a new paper argues.
Dec 22, 2014

The most popular argument for corporate tax cuts – job creation – doesn’t seem to be true huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/22/cor…

Dec 22, 2014

Study Debunks Major Argument In Favor Of Corporate Tax Breaks huff.to/1AS9zSm

Muhammad Ali 'Vastly Improved' After Being Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Spokesman Says

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell said Monday that Ali's doctors hope to discharge him soon from the hospital where he was admitted on Saturday.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Muhammad Ali's condition "vastly improved," spokesman says huff.to/1ASrvfL

Dec 22, 2014

THIS is some welcome great news. RT @HuffPostSports: Muhammad Ali's condition 'vastly improved,' spokesman says huff.to/1AS9Ncb