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Russian website streams 4,591 US surveillance webcams

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A Moscow-based website is invading the privacy of thousands of people who have unsecured cameras. Experts are advising people to change their default passwords in order to ward off hackers. Personal home surveillance cameras are not that private anymore. A Moscow-based website has been live-streaming feeds from cameras all around the world. The Russian website is not personally hacking these ...

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Veterans May Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

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A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. The Veterans Equal Access Act. Introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors, would lift a ban on VA doctors giving opinions or recommendations about medical marijuana to veterans who live in states where ...

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Amazon unveils its Black Friday plans

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As more and more companies continue to move their Black Friday sales earlier into Thanksgiving Thursday, Amazon has taken a different approach. The online retailer announced it would begin offering their holiday shopping season discounts a full week earlier than the traditional Black Friday, with offers starting November 21st and lasting through Black Friday. To coincide with the bumped up ...

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Review: New ‘Super Smash Bros.’ packs big punch

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Since its initial release 15 years ago, Super Smash Bros. has offered a different approach to the fighting game. Now it’s turning up the dial on the chaos. The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros. is gorgeous and completely outrageous, yet maintains the accessibility and charm that has made it so beloved by fans of video game maker Nintendo. ...

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Costly Video Records Requests Could Bring Plans for Police Body Cameras in Seattle to a Halt

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An incredibly expensive video records request may have brought plans for police body cameras in Seattle, Washington to a screeching halt, a report revealed on Thursday. The Seattle Police Department was preparing to have about 1,000 officers suited up with body cameras by 2016, but one anonymous computer programmer may have ruined these plans. A man who runs a YouTube ...

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Bob Marley becomes the face of new marijuana brand

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Bob Marley will be the face of “Marley’s Naturals,” the world’s first globally available marijuanabrand. Thirty-three years after the famous reggae artist — and well-known marijuana user and advocate — passed away in 1981, the Marley Family has partnered with a Seattle equity firm to bring “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of the musician. The ...

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Lawsuit: Black dispatchers told they speak ‘ghetto’

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county emergency call center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak “ghetto.” The women contend they were subjected to ethnic slurs. One, Kelli Rodriguez, who is Hispanic, said she ...

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How to Speak Republican | Jonathan Bines

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Talking to a Republican can be frustrating. Often, it seems like they are speaking an entirely different language — and in many cases, they are! For this reason, in the hopes of facilitating cross-party dialogue and mutual understanding, I have compiled what I believe to be the first comprehensive Republican-to-English dictionary, featuring words commonly used by Republicans, and their English ...

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Democrats Used Twitter, Too, To Coordinate With Outside Groups

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WASHINGTON — Republican Party committees and outside groups shared polling data over Twitter during the 2014 elections, according to a CNN report on Monday. The purpose was to circumvent federal anti-coordination rules — and the practice appeared to be part of a growing bipartisan effort to get around those rules by posting information in public. While those Republican accounts have ...

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