2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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___ 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile ...
- Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise
- Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Eboola crisis worsens
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to the crisis, to be formally unveiled later by President Barack Obama, includes plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials told reporters. ...
- Smoking rates on the rise in New York City
- Qatar steps back into line on Brotherhood
Long seen as the "black sheep" of the Gulf monarchies for backing the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar appears to have fallen into line with its neighbours and started to curb the group's activities, experts said. Doha's support for the Brotherhood -- banned by most Gulf monarchies, who see the group's political Islam as a threat to their stability -- harmed ties with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. After the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Cairo labelled the Brotherhood a "terrorist organisation" and some of the group's leaders fled to Qatar.
- Altered Cover Girl Ad Reveals Just How Awful the NFL’s ‘Game Face’ Is for Women
It’s no secret that Photoshop is used to turn the female models in fashion and beauty advertisements into visions of unrealistic perfection—to the frustration of feminists and body image advocates. But in the wake of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice’s firing for punching his wife, Janay Rice, in an elevator, a critic of the National Football League’s inept handling of the situation has used the photo-editing tool to keep the spotlight on the sport’s domestic violence problem.
- HUSBAND'S 'EDUCATIONAL' DVDS GET FLUNKING GRADE FROM WIFE
DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things "his way." He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things. We have met with a counselor and were showing improvement in our marriage -- or so I thought -- until he started pushing me to watch explicit sex DVDs and read sex books. I feel very uncomfortable doing this. He claims he wants us to watch them for "educational reasons. ...
- Select Committee Dems launch website as midterm elections loom