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Michaels says 3 million cards impacted by security breach
 
+NBC News: Arts and crafts retailer Michaels confirmed Thursday that about 3 million credit and debit cards were affected by a security breach at its stores. 

The retailer said the breach affected approximately 2.6 million cards at its namesake stores between May 8 and Jan. 27 and another 400,000 at its subsidiary Aaron Brothers between June 26 and Feb. 27. The company says it has received “limited” reports of fraud.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/michaels-stores-says-3-million-cards-affected-data-breach-n83566

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Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security br...
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This is a rip off . fraud !
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Portland reservoir to be drained after teen urinates in water

+NBC News: Portland, Ore., officials plan to drain millions of gallons of treated drinking water from a city reservoir after a teenager was caught on surveillance cameras urinating into it.

The unnamed 19-year-old was captured urinating through the iron fence at the Mount Tabor Reservoir just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, water bureau officials said. Two others with him, ages 18 and 19, were also caught trying to scale a fence.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1ndQyWT

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Bear Grills ..that is all
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Weather hampers ferry search

+BBC News Search and rescue efforts at the site of the South Korean ferry disaster have been hampered by severe weather, murky water and strong currents as divers from South Korea's Navy and Coast Guard attempt to reach cabins in the vessel.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27056653
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Police detonate bags left at Boston Marathon finish line

+NBC News: Police evacuated the block surrounding the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday after a man dropped two bags in the area. 

As a precaution, a bomb squad detonated the bags after using a remote-controlled robot to examine one. It is currently unclear what was inside the backpacks. Police took the man into custody.

The threat comes on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1iWQQvF

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Police, fire and bomb squad crews investigating several unattended backpacks blocked off a city street Tuesday night near the finish line of the Boston Marat...
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+Larry Buchanan the moon doesn't even exist. It's just a big light bulb put up in the sky by the world's goverments.
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Boston honors marathon bombing victims

+NBC News : A year after two explosions and the events after killed 4 and injured more than 260 in Boston, mourners gathered at the bombing sites to remember the victims and give thanks to the first responders and average citizens who aided rescue efforts.

A memorial service is being held nearby, with Vice President Joe Biden in attendance.

After the service, attendees and others will gather at the Boston Marathon finish line for a moment of silence at 2:49 pm ET, the exact moment the explosions occurred.

Watch live video of the service and see more updates at BreakingNews.com: http://bit.ly/1hFDt5D

Photo: A Boston firehouse that lost two of its own in a fire last month pay tribute to the marathon victims on April 15. (Jim Seida/NBC News)
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Regardless of the intentions, he's right in that it's pointless to honour dead people. They won't be here to witness it.
On the other hand, those victims would be as deserving as any other innocent victim in some random accident, but unlike them those other won't be honoured. Discrimination persists even after death.
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AP: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87, source says

+The Associated Press reports that a source close to the family confirms Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at age 87.

Garcia Marquez was hospitalized in the last month for infections in his lungs and urinary tract.

The Colombian author’s 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87

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Photo: Gabriel Garcia Marquez outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City on March 6, 2014. (Edgard Garrido / Reuters)
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Did not know him. We will see him again. He is just sleeping. 
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Deal reached to ease Ukraine tensions

+The Associated Press : US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a deal on Thursday to calm tensions over Ukraine between Russia and the Western world.

The deal, reached after seven hours of negotiations in Geneva, calls for the disarmament of illegally armed groups and for separatist groups occupying buildings in eastern Ukraine to give up their claims. Protesters who comply with the demands will also be given amnesty, according to the deal.

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GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
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Just read their body language and you know...
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South Korean officials: 9 confirmed dead, 287 missing in ferry sinking

+The Associated Press: South Korea's coast guard said it found two more bodies after a ferry flipped on its side off the southern coast of the country, bringing the confirmed death toll to nine.

Many expect the number to rise as rescuers search for 287 passengers still missing. Strong currents and bad visibility have hampered rescuers on Thursday.

The ferry had more than 450 people on board, mostly high school students, when it sank.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2-dead-after-ferry-sinks-south-korean-coast

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Canadian police arrest teen in connection to Heartbleed bug attack

+CBC News: Canadian police arrested a 19-year-old man in London, Ontario, on Wednesday in connection to the theft of tax-payer information through the Heartbleed bug.

Police allege the man stole 900 social insurance numbers from the Canada Revenue Agency by exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption software. He faces counts of unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data.

This is the first charge related to an attack exploiting the Heartbleed bug. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/1r0xQiY

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New York police unit that spied on Muslims is disbanded

+The New York Times The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said.

The decision to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor.

*Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/nyregion/police-unit-that-spied-on-muslims-is-disbanded.html*
A surveillance program begun in 2003 that recorded where people ate and prayed and that was criticized for sowing distrust of law enforcement is no longer functioning, the New York Police Department said.
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+DB Morgan they did it when no one was watching 
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