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4 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

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What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Jack Markell, US Governors

6 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

'Last Saskatchewan Pirate' video shoot offers fun and education

More than 20 members of the Radius Community Centre's summer glee club and local notables including Mayor Don Atchison and CTV personality Jeff Rogstad donned pirate gear and sailed the high seas of the South Saskatchewan River to shoot a music video for Radius' version of the Arrogant Worms song The Last Saskatchewan Pirate. "I love it.

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10 hrs ago | KSFO AM 560

Convicted Killer Jodi Arias Selling Glasses She Wore During Trial

Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman who was convicted of stabbing, shooting and slitting the throat of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, is auctioning the glasses she wore during her 2013 trial. "Get ready to own a one-of-a-kind piece of history," Arias' website says.

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14 hrs ago | Detroit News

Detroit joins list of immigrant-friendly cities

It joins New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the program that also looks to maximize opportunities for economic growth through immigration. Task force members include immigrant community leaders, nonprofit service providers and immigration experts.

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18 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Barnstable students make an impact on children in Liberia

The tiny one-room schoolhouse in a West African village is a world away from Barnstable Intermediate School on Route 28. The connection between the two schools, however, is imprinted with the initials "BIS" on the wall of the cinder block building in Ben Town, Grand Bassa County, Liberia.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Reuters

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials - including three unpublished ones - concluded that health policies favouring the much more expensive eye drug Lucentis over Avastin were not supported by current evidence.

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Daily Herald

$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Troopers also set up a checkpoint near the site where they were stopping motorists to ask if they had seen anything that could help with the case, according to The Times-Tribune.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

KAUZ

Exit poll: Sweden opposition wins without majority

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Associated Press, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

The Bennington Banner

Fletcher Allen Partners to discontinue debt strategy

The parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care plans to stop using a debt strategy that includes interest rate swaps, a mechanism that effectively allows a borrower to bet on the future direction of interest rates. One of these financial instruments cost Fletcher Allen Partners $3.1 million to cancel.

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The Reporter

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In March of next year, the Solano County District Attorney's Office will have the opportunity to present a case study at the 2015 Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas, officials announced Friday. The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women, according to a statement from the Solano County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Dixon, CA

The Inter-Mountain

Thrift shop rolls earnings into saving pets' lives

Across the railroad from the old shopping district in Hurricane, tucked in a small brick building, lies a nonprofit organization that stands out from the rest for its diversity of offerings.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, WV, Kanawha County, WV, Putnam County, WV

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Curbed

Moving Out: Nonprofit Rivington House May Become a For-Profit Clinic

Last month, the Lower East Side nonprofit Rivington House announced that they would be vacating their location at 45 Rivington Street by November. Despite neighbors' fears of luxury housing replacing the non-profit HIV/AIDS clinic , one possible scenario would have a for-profit healthcare provider purchase the building .

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, Real Estate

The News-Press

Golf tourney to benefit Christmas Island Style

Although Christmas is more than three months away, the Christmas Island Style Committee is busy preparing to raise the necessary money to fund the 30-day holiday celebration. This year's program begins on Thanksgiving weekend with the arrival of Santa at the Shops of Marco and the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

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Related Topix: Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project

A high-school English project sparked by a Louisiana policeman's fatal shooting has grown from helping his department to a multistate charity to keep officers from bleeding to death. Mississippi State University sophomore Kellie Abbott's nonprofit, Blue Forever, has given law enforcement agencies in Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania hundreds of kits designed to stop hemorrhaging.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University

WCTI

Agency extends comment period on NC red wolves

Federal officials are extending the public comment period on whether the government should continue to maintain the world's only wild population of the red wolf, which is in eastern North Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Friday the comment period will end Sept.

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Ayer Public Spirit

Holdenwood Trail Run in its 8th year

The Holdenwood Trail Run, hosted by the Holdenwood Trail Run Committee and the Holden family, was started eight years ago as a way to get families and their children out to exercise. Jason Rakip, Holdenwood Trail Run co-director said, "The people who started the run happened to be heavily involved in education so they decided to donate money to a local charity."

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Related Topix: Holden, MA, Ayer, MA, Shirley, MA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Citywise: Socially responsible foundation, venture capital organization grows roots in Oakland

The Kapor Center for Social Impact has purchased a building at 2148 Broadway near the corner of 22nd Street for $2.1 million and will spend about $5 million renovating it to house a foundation, a socially responsible venture capital department and several nonprofit organizations. The center, started by Oakland resident Mitch Kapor who founded the Lotus Development Corporation, has been leasing a building across the street from their newly purchased building, said spokesman Derek Turner.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA

Contra Costa Times

Plight of three-legged Vacaville dog inspires creation of a service group

Brett Colton says doggie "Anthony Mater", who gets around in a doggie wheelchair, is better. He is planning on starting a nonprofit in his honor.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

Doctors and hospitals treated more patients and collected more payments in the spring as millions gained insurance coverage under the health law, new figures from the government show. But analysts called the second-quarter increases modest and said there is little evidence to suggest that wider coverage and a recovering economy are pushing health spending growth to the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

TwinCities

Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton joined forces Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, heralding the impact volunteering can have on both individuals and the nation. "You have made America stronger for what you have done," Obama said during a White House ceremony where hundreds of new volunteers were sworn in for duty.

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