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Australia mulls extradition of alleged Silk Road moderator

The Australian government said it is deciding whether to extradite to the United States an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website where people buy illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine using digital currency bitcoin. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Australia's Queensland state, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in relation to the website in December. On... Read more...

Turkey: Twitter does 'character assassination '

Turkey: Twitter does 'character assassination 'ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of engaging in "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

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Different strokes: George W. Bush might have relied on Google for his paintings

Different strokes: George W. Bush might have relied on Google for his paintingsFormer president George W. Bush unveiled his personal art collection last week in a special interview on the Today Show, as a means of opening his new exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," at the Bush Library. As he told his daughter Jenna Bush Hager during the interview, he drew inspiration for his newfound passion for painting from Winston Churchill, who famously took up the hobby in his later y

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M&A pickup among U.S. conglomerates may be undercut by prices

M&A pickup among U.S. conglomerates may be undercut by pricesBy Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - When United Technologies Corp paid more than $16 billion to buy plane parts-maker Goodrich Corp about two years ago, the U.S. conglomerate's biggest-ever takeover raised some eyebrows for its rich valuation. But that is nothing compared to what a buyer would need to cough up today for Rockwell Collins Inc , a similar airplane components maker deemed by Morningstar to be one of the most likely takeout

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Review: Minogue's album goes way past 1st base

Review: Minogue's album goes way past 1st baseKylie Minogue, "Kiss Me Once" (Warner Bros.)

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The Daily Fix: The Right to Vote, Wronged; Ukraine Pushes Back; and Legal Pot's Impact on Crime

Don't throw away your umbrella in a rainstorm just because you're not getting wet. That's what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned last June when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act that required states to get federal permission before changing rules on voting. ... Read more...
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