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  • twitter.jpg Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud

    Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 10.43.47 AM.png VIDEO: Young fan pulls hidden ball trick

    A young fan at a Blue Jays-Rangers game over the weekend caught some attention when he snagged a foul ball, then gave a decoy ball to a pretty girl sitting directly behind him.

    May 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darden to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion

    Darden Restaurants has agreed to sell the Red Lobster seafood-restaurant chain to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion, giving it an injection of cash and time to focus on reviving growth in its Olive Garden business.

    May 16, 2014

  • Three arrested for assault.jpg 3 arrested after social media video shows child being kicked in the head

    Three people were arrested after a violent video showing a teenager kicking a child in the head several times was posted to a social media site.

    May 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • The most segregated schools may not be in the states you'd expect

    Progress has been made, but the nation has been slipping, according to a new report analyzing government data from UCLA's Civil Rights Project. And the states where segregation is most prevalent today are not the ones where it reached its boiling point in the 1950s and 1960s.

    May 15, 2014

  • rDMaC9MV.jpeg West Virginia teen beats state delegate in GOP primary

    Saira Blair will graduate from a West Virginia high school later this month. She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg veterans hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July. But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Filmmakers to farmers seek drone bonanza by influencing D.C.

    Drone aircraft photography won an Academy Award this year for technical achievement and is increasingly beckoning Hollywood studios seeking dramatic aerial footage at low cost. There's just one holdup: it's illegal in the U.S.

    May 12, 2014

  • Catholic Church's best-known exorcist shows how it's done

    The den of the Catholic Church's best-known exorcist is an unassuming place, a small third-floor room in a home for aging priests hidden in an obscure corner of southern Rome. I walk down the hospital-like hallway on my way to meet him, and the priest anticipates my knock before it happens. The door swings open, and there he is.

    May 12, 2014

  • mothersday.jpg On Mother's Day weekend, things I wish I taught my son

    Because every woman has, or has had, a mother — and knows, if only through stories, her grandmaternal forebears as well — to become a mother is to step into a hall of mirrors. In its most essential state, however, motherhood involves a single, mutual reflection. 

    May 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Is hashtag activism better than doing nothing? Or about the same?

    More than 1 million people — including first lady Michelle Obama — have tweeted the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. But whether they're helping the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria or hopping on some kind of first-world digital bandwagon depends, frankly, on whom you ask.

    May 9, 2014

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