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  • Princeton University evacuated its New Jersey campus on Tuesday after receiving an unspecified bomb threat.

    "There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings," the school said in a press release. "Please evacuate the campus and all University offices immediately and go home unless otherwise directed by your supervisor. Public Safety officers and Princeton Police will direct drivers leaving the campus and those without cars will be directed to evacuation sites. You will receive an update later today. Do not return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise."

    The school issued a similar alert on Twitter.

    In an email to Yahoo News, Martin Mbugua, director of media

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  • Mills (Inside Edition via Daily Mail)

    Lindsay Mills, the woman reported to be the girlfriend of purported National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden, says she feels adrift without her 29-year-old boyfriend, whom she says abandoned her in Hawaii and fled to Hong Kong.

    "My world has opened and closed all at once. Leaving me lost at sea without a compass," Mills, a 28-year-old professional pole dancer, wrote on her blog, "L's Journey," on Monday. The blog post was written a day after Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA and ex-employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, was identified by the Guardian on Sunday as the source of its stories revealing the NSA's controversial telephone and Internet surveillance programs.

    "As I type this on my tear-streaked keyboard I’m reflecting on all the faces that have graced my path," Mills continued. "The ones I laughed with. The ones I’ve held. The one I’ve grown to love the most. And the ones I never got to bid adieu. But sometimes life doesn’t afford

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  • Citi Bike kiosk (AP)After more than 160,000 rides, a few software glitches and one particularly irate Wall Street Journal editorial, New York City’s bike share program, Citi Bike, is up and pedaling.

    Modeled after similar bike share systems from Minneapolis to Montreal, and privately funded by Citigroup among other sponsors, New York’s Citi Bike is already the largest bike share effort in North America. While bike share programs have worked well in smaller cities, the program is a significant gamble for New York, a densely packed home to 8.2 million people notorious for its traffic-choked streets and crowded sidewalks.

    Citi Bike also represents a major test for the city’s mayor, Mike Bloomberg, who has yoked his legacy to this program and a range of other controversial efforts to get New Yorkers to quit smoking, eat better and generally improve their health.

    While many riders are still somewhat reserved in their praise, the assessment on the street has been mostly positive so far.

    “It was a bit confusing

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  • Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs
    Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs

    A much-improved scrum in the second half steered an ill-disciplined Waikato Chiefs to a 37-27 win over the Central Cheetahs in Hamilton on Saturday. The Chiefs, the most penalised team in the competition, avoided the pitfall of fatigue that often hits New Zealand sides returning from South Africa, but they could not avoid the wrath of referee Craig Joubert. Playing without regular hooker Hika Elliott, who was red-carded in last week's loss to the Coastal Sharks in Durban, the Chiefs gave away 15 penalties including two yellow cards. "We've been training a different way and the Cheetahs have a fantastic maul and it took us a while to adapt to that," Chiefs captain Liam Messam said of the penalty count.

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