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Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry

mashable.com — President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most - No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry. The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. when he suddenly realized he'd forgotten his super-secure, NSA-developed smartphone.
Nov 21, 2014

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Buffalo swings from 100 inches of snow to 60-degree heat in a week

mashable.com — The snow is no longer falling in Buffalo, New York, but the area isn't in the clear yet. Now it must contend with another extreme: flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch on Friday morning as officials warned that rain and a warm spell over the weekend could make for hazardous conditions in the area.
Nov 21, 2014

Weather whiplash in Buffalo - from nearly 100 inches of snow to 60-degree temps and flooding in a wk. mashable.com/2014/11/21/buf…

Nov 21, 2014

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Taylor Swift's YouTube activity doubled after Spotify controversy

mashable.com — In the aftermath of Taylor Swift removing her songs and albums from Spotify, some fans who still need Swift in their lives have moved over to YouTube. Swift's daily YouTube views doubled in the first week after Swift and Big Machine Records pulled her songs from Spotify on Nov.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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MRI scans reveal tapeworm in man's brain

mashable.com — LONDON - A 50-year-old man who has been suffering headaches and strange smells has finally discovered the cause of his woes: a 1 cm (0.4 inch) tapeworm in his brain. The parasite is thought to have been burrowing through his grey matter for more than four years, moving 5 cm (2 inches) from the right side to the left.

The Ukrainian revolution, one year on

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine - On a recent autumn afternoon, Mustafa Nayyem sat in the corner booth of a dark café in the Ukrainian capital, sipping coffee and reminiscing about how the revolution began a year ago. "It was a real uprising of the people, totally grassroots," he said.
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Mattel apologizes for controversial Barbie book, pulls it from online stores

mashable.com — Mattel apologized on Wednesday for the Barbie children's book that was widely deemed sexist for its portrayal of a female engineer who needs the help of two men to do her job, and pulled the book from online stores.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Buffalo News photographer took stunning snowstorm photos from the sky

mashable.com — Sometimes it's nice to get a little perspective. That's what Derek Gee, chief photographer at The Buffalo News, gave us on Thursday when he soared high over the Buffalo area to capture the aftermath of Tuesday's massive snowstorm.
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President Obama's White House immigration address

mashable.com — President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. ET from the White House, when he plans to inform the country that he will go ahead with a series of executive actions that will change the nation's immigration system. Under the expected executive actions, around four million unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Obama pledges to “make it easier and faster” for high-skilled immigrants to stay in the US. mashable.com/2014/11/20/wat… pic.twitter.com/hBuvKWI3Pu

Nov 20, 2014

No brainer. RT @nycjim pledges to “make it easier and faster” for skilled immigrants to stay mashable.com/2014/11/20/wat… pic.twitter.com/mRSDvTug5o

Nov 20, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

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Yemen's Al Qaeda branch denounces ISIS on Twitter

mashable.com — SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's al-Qaeda branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence. The al-Qaeda Yemeni offshoot's purported spiritual guide, Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari, said such expansionist intentions are "driving a wedge" among jihadi groups.

Every important midseason TV date in one calendar

mashable.com — All your favorite TV shows are taking a break, but fret not - they will be back. And when the shows return, they'll have some new friends with them. Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder have already taken their bows for 2014, and next week, Gotham, The Flash and more will do the same.
Nov 21, 2014

.@TheSandraG has put together an incredibly helpful calendar for every "important" midseason TV date: on.mash.to/1uNYKkg

New Beyonce songs leaked online: Bow down and listen

mashable.com — This is not a test. Feel free to ring the alarms. Two new Beyoncé songs, "7/11" and "Ring Off," leaked in full Thursday night, just a day after a snippet of "7/11" began circulating online. The songs will most likely be pulled, but Columbia Records has not yet responded to Mashable's request for comment.
Nov 21, 2014

@JoyCookPR: New Beyonce songs leaked online: Bow down and listen: This is not a test. Feel free to rin... on.mash.to/1vwajO5"

Unraveling the mysteries of deadly 'firehose' lake-effect snow events

mashable.com — This week's snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, which has come in two deadly rounds that together have left many communities just south of the city struggling to cope with what will likely amount to a year's worth of snow in the timespan of less than one week, has been one of the most capricious and stubborn lake-effect events that meteorologists have witnessed in recent years.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Aereo files for bankruptcy, but its impact could still be huge

mashable.com — We now return you to your regularly scheduled, non-Internet programming. Streaming television startup Aereo has filed for bankruptcy, putting the company in a position to wind down its operations. Aereo announced on Friday that it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that is typically expensive and allows for the company to restructure its debt.

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves never gets old

mashable.com — It's a tradition as old as time, or at least Twitter, itself - Jimmy Kimmel subjects celebrities to read through the sludge tweeted about them. Luckily for Kimmel, we'll never stop having rude, insensitive things to say about the rich and famous. And luckily for us, having celebrities read those comments will never not be funny.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Tate creates 3D Minecraft worlds inspired by famous paintings

mashable.com — LONDON - If a picture paints a thousand words, how many does a Minecraft map generate? British art institution Tate has teamed up with the game's cartographers to create virtual 3D worlds inspired by great artworks. The environments have been labelled 'Tate Worlds' and will allow players to explore a virtual space based on paintings and sculptures in the Tate Collection.

Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prison

mashable.com — The last time Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhhshan sent a tweet, Twitter had just 3.5 million monthly users, Facebook was closing in on MySpace and President Obama was still just a senator from Illinois. That was Oct. 23, 2008: is hanging out in Tehran, frustrated by slow internet connection, but generally impressed.

Southwest Airlines claims title as only major carrier offering free checked bags

mashable.com — On Wednesday, it became clear that JetBlue will soon add baggage fees and add more seats to planes - a move that would likely lead to less legroom for passengers. It didn't take long for Southwest Airlines to capitalize on its new status as the only airline offering free checked baggage.
Nov 20, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

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From Bottom Burn to Bonkle, new map shows Britain's rudest place names

mashable.com — LONDON - We've always known Britain had some odd and often rude place names, but this is ridiculous. A new map has collated all of the more - shall we say - challenging names across the country, taking out the conventional towns and cities, and leaving just the more profane.
Nov 21, 2014

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2014 will almost certainly be Earth's warmest in 134 years

mashable.com — This year is almost certain to be the warmest that our planet has seen since at least 1880, according to new data released Thursday. Earth had its warmest October on record and warmest January through October period, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Nov 20, 2014

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