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  • 4 recent cases of plagiarism charges in the headlines

    Plagiarism charges regularly plague the book world, often resulting in tarnished reputations. For those accused, the allegations are humiliating, while the writers plagiarized often feel themselves to be the victims of a theft for which they are never fully compensated. In recent cases, plagiarism charges have swirled around a variety of different kinds of publications: an award-wining French novel, a 2006 congressional report, the memoir of former President George W. Bush, and the "Harry Potter" series.
    12/08/2010 11:39 am

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  • Why Joe Barton's biblical flood comment is so illogical

    It's not that Texas congressman Joe Barton cited the Biblical great flood as an example of natural climate change. It's that he misrepresented the arguments of those who say that human activity is changing the climate. 

  • House passes cyber security bill over Obama's objections

    The president has threatened to veto the bill, which is designed to empower the private sector to fight electronic attacks.  The White House prefers a Senate alternative that vests that power in the Department of Homeland Security.

  • iPhone tracking: Is Google breaking its privacy pledge?

    iPhone privacy feature was circumvented to allow Google to track what iPhone users were doing, privacy researcher says. Google settled another privacy case in October.

  • Energy secretary, grilled over Solyndra, says politics played no part in loan

    Energy Secretary Chu testified in Congress Thursday for nearly four hours. He took responsibility for extending loan guarantees to the now-bankrupt Solyndra, but said his actions were strictly legal.
    11/17/2011 07:10 pm

  • Another Solyndra already? Some worry even worse is coming.

    Beacon Power, like Solyndra a recipient of a federal loan guarantee under the DOE's renewable energy program, has declared bankruptcy, leaving taxpayers to pay the tab. But the firm is tiny. Bigger ones are out there.
    10/31/2011 08:08 pm

  • House Republicans fail to save 30-cent light bulbs from extinction

    A House bill to roll back energy-efficiency standards that would phase out cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs by next year fell short of the supermajority it needed to pass Tuesday.
    07/12/2011 09:18 pm

  • Why Republicans are fighting to save the 30-cent light bulb

    House Republicans are attempting to repeal energy-efficiency standards that would phase out the least efficient – and least expensive – incandescent light bulbs. They see the regulations as another example of government meddling.
    07/11/2011 04:20 pm

  • So, if your iPhone is spying on you, who benefits?

    Reports that iPhones and Android phones track the owners' movements have revived privacy concerns. The list of who wants the data – from police to marketers – is potentially a long one.
    04/22/2011 08:40 pm

  • 4 recent cases of plagiarism charges in the headlines

    Plagiarism charges regularly plague the book world, often resulting in tarnished reputations. For those accused, the allegations are humiliating, while the writers plagiarized often feel themselves to be the victims of a theft for which they are never fully compensated. In recent cases, plagiarism charges have swirled around a variety of different kinds of publications: an award-wining French novel, a 2006 congressional report, the memoir of former President George W. Bush, and the "Harry Potter" series.
    12/08/2010 11:39 am

  • President Obama blasts GOP over Wall Street regulation bill

    President Obama is not happy over GOP opposition of the Wall Street financial regulation bill and a House Republican's apology to BP over the Gulf oil spill.
    06/30/2010 01:21 pm

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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