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Olbermann taunts GOP by using the word ‘terror’ 27 times

A GOP lawmaker suggested that President Barack Obama could improve his response to security threats by using the word terrorism more often. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann took the congressman’s suggestion Wednesday and used the word terror 27 times in a single paragraph to show how Republicans exploiting it as a “brand…

Prisoners used to shovel snow-bound Washington

WASHINGTON — The US capital paid prison inmates to shovel sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops after the biggest December blizzard in the city’s history, the Department of Corrections said Thursday. Two work crews comprising some 20 prisoners convicted of minor offenses were deployed around the city December 18 and 19,…

Roy Disney of entertainment empire dies

Roy Disney, whose father and uncle founded the Disney entertainment kingdom, died Wednesday at the age of 79 after a year-long battle with stomach cancer, the Walt Disney Company said. Disney played a key role in revitalizing The Walt Disney Company and Disney?s animation legacy. He was associated with the…

First woman awarded Nobel Prize in economics

The Nobel Economics Prize was awarded Monday to US economists Oliver Williamson and Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the award, for research on corporate governance and natural resource management. Their work may be seen as particularly germane in the wake of the global financial crisis and ongoing efforts…

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