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Twitter, a five-year-old changing the world

SAN FRANCISCO – At five years old, Twitter is just starting to change the world. Jack Dorsey fired off the first tweets on March 21, 2006, an automated “just setting up my twttr” message which he followed with the first “human” tweet — “inviting coworkers.” It was Dorsey who proposed…

Minnesota Metrodome roof collapses after snow storm

The inflatable roof of the Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, collapsed Sunday following a snow storm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said the damage was being assessed Sunday morning and the agency would issue a statement later. He…