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Luke Morris
I dare to be meh.
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Just went through my vacation photos and forgot about this adorbs little guy hiding out near my grandparents' grave. #aww

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This is the best explainer I've seen for what's at stake in Thursday's vote to give the Power-5 conferences more autonomy. #cfb  

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U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service

San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States, a progressive and economically vibrant metropolis of 1.4 million people sprawled across south-central Texas. But the speed of its Internet service is no match for the Latvian capital, Riga, a city of 700,000 on the Baltic Sea.

Riga’s average Internet speed is at least two-and-a-half times that of San Antonio’s, according to Ookla, a research firm that measures broadband speeds around the globe. In other words, downloading a two-hour high-definition movie takes, on average, 35 minutes in San Antonio — and 13 in Riga.

And the cost of Riga’s service is about one-fourth that of San Antonio.

The United States, the country that invented the Internet, is falling dangerously behind in offering high-speed, affordable broadband service to businesses and consumers, according to technology experts and an array of recent studies. Read more:

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A day without news?

Influential #journalists have banned together to launch a worldwide initiative called A Day Without News.  In response to the growing number of journalists harmed or #killed in conflict zones, the campaign aims to persuade governments to protect journalists and the information they provide to the world.

#news   #journalism  

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Pulled this together earlier today as AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style announced their tweaks for their latest editions at the ACES conference.

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This Romney-Obama-Eminem mashup is incredibly well done.

My supervisor sent me this e-mail the other day asking people to send letters to her 8-year-old nephew. The hope is the letters will help occupy his mind as he goes through chemotherapy. The kid's family is aiming to get a letter from all 50 states. That's an awesome goal to see if we can meet -- and maybe exceed with some international mail.

"We learned last Wednesday that my 8-year-old nephew's cancer (Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia) has returned. He's being treated at St. Jude in Memphis. He started chemotherapy Friday. To keep his spirits up, the hospital and his family are trying to come up with things to keep his mind occupied.
This kid, Zachary Wyman, loves to get mail — letters, postcards. The favor? Please help me pass the word to everyone and anyone — far and wide — to please send Zach a letter or postcard. Letters make him smile, and at this point, every smile is golden.
I am going to get him a map with some pins and have him plot where his mail comes from. Aside from the well-wishes, the aim is to get all 50 states and maybe some foreign countries too. And in the process teach him about geography and other places in the world.
He's any outdoorsy kid now stuck in a room, instead of playing baseball, and in the fight of his life.
Please address the letters and cards to:
Zachary Wyman
The Ronald McDonald House
535 Alabama Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
I assure you, every card or letter will be greatly appreciated.

So do you have a few minutes? Write something and/or put some cool things in that envelope, stick a stamp to it (if you don't know that that is ask your grandma, she likely has one you can borrow), and ship it off. I'm going to write something and sneak some baseball cards in there as well. If you're helping out and have a cool idea, share it in the comments.
Even if you can't send a letter, sharing this with those you can reach will get us closer to the goal and would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading and thanks a thousand times if you can help Zach out.

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A lot of the lead-up to the Kansas caucuses said rural areas were key to winning the state. So I was let down when no reporters from major national outlets bothered to visit a single rural area.

That was my muse for this rant, in which my small-town naivete is likely on display.

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More on Assassin's Creed III

We've got the first trailer on our site. There's a scene that shows the combination of a tomahawk and a hidden blade. We're intrigued.

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After all the recent leaks, Ubisoft's gone ahead and unveiled the box art for Assassin's Creed III. Who's ready to go back to the Revolutionary War and slip your hidden blade in some redcoats' throats?
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