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2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.

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4 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

Activists say they hope for "a world safe from the ravages of climate change," as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue. "Together, we'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach," organizers of the People's Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept.

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8 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.

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Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

10 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," he said.

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Related Topix: Amy Winehouse, Albuquerque, NM

14 hrs ago | WPXI

Facebook under fire for making drag, burlesque performers use real names

Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names. That policy has several performers from the drag and burlesque communities up in arms after the social network forced them to change their profile names.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

16 hrs ago | Bucks Herald

Farming Matters: Farmers join Twitter age

For some time now industry leaders have been encouraging farmers to embrace new technology and acknowledge the power of social media. It's a long haul and some farmers may never take to it, but many have, and especially young farmers who have been using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for years.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Startups, Facebook

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Savvy Shopper: Take behind-the-scenes look at Savvy Shopper

When you rent a DVD, do you ever watch the bonus features that give glimpses of how the movie was made? Against your better judgment, do you stop changing television channels when the program "Behind the Music" is on? In my case, the answers are "yeah" and "heck yeah." I am not sure whether it is good or bad but from the youngest age, I always wanted to know what was behind the curtain.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Lubbock, TX

Sys-Con Media

New Marketwired Tip Sheet Helps PR and Marketing Pros Make Their News Releases More Social

Most companies have linked their websites and online newsrooms to their social channels, but they haven't socialized their news releases so they appeal to interested audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. Marketwired's new tip sheet, " Five Tips for Socializing Your News Release ," offers strategies for extending the reach and life of a story and changing the way it's perceived by people based on the social channels they frequent.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Startups, Facebook

The Bennington Banner

Video: Paris Hilton buys tiny $13,000 Pomeranian

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM

Hawk Eye

Heavy rain, flooding closes campgrounds

High water on the Skunk River has prompted the Henry County Conservation Department to close its South Shore and Waterworks ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook. 2. Comments containing words in Facebook's blacklist will be held for moderation.

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Related Topix: Weather, Skunk River, IA, Burlington, IA

Gazetteherald.co.uk

Whitby to York railway campaign back on track

The Whitby to York Rail link group on Facebook has nearly 800 members as they attempt to lobby Network Rail and get trains back on the tracks. A petition has also been set up as the campaigners hope to improve environmental and economical benefits for the whole of North Yorkshire and boost job prospects and tourism by speeding up journey times to larger cities.

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Nashoba Publishing Online

Style goes digital as London Fashion Week opens

What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket - or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass. Hundreds of models, stylists and fashion insiders descended on the British capital Friday as the five-day whirlwind of catwalk shows kicked off, bringing the usual heady mix of glamor, parties and beautiful people.

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Related Topix: Fashion, Fashion Week, Startups, Facebook, Designers, Burberry

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Doc: Cancer-stricken laid off for benefits

A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according to the doctor's lawyer. "Dr. Visnich put on layoff status so this poor woman didn't have to worry about showing up at work after going through chemo, and would still have a source of income," Larry Kelly, Visnich's family attorney, told CNN.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Aliquippa, PA

Yahoo!

Rape, death threats over Qld mosque plan

A Gold Coast City councillor says she's been threatened with gang rape and death over a proposed mosque, and Facebook is protecting the identity of her tormentors. Chris Robbins says she has spent several weeks trying to get the social media site to reveal the identity of the creators of the "Stop the Mosque at Currumbin" page after it used a photo of her as its profile picture, claiming she was receiving money from unspecified Islamic backers, a claim she denies.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

WALB-TV Albany

Facebook offers family $10k for calling photo of young heart patient 'scary, gory'

A Durham father says a representative for Facebook contacted him Wednesday to offer him an apology and $10,000 worth of ad money after he says the social networking site rejected an ad because it deemed a photo of his 2-month-old son "scary, gory or sensational." Kevin Bond, who moved his family from Atlanta to Durham in August to be closer to his son at Duke Children's Hospital, said he received a call from a representative for Facebook after his story received a flurry of media coverage.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Columbia, SC

DNA India

Oscar Pistorius' 'not guilty of murder' verdict sparks outrage on Twitter

Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius being cleared of murder by the judge in his trial on Thursday left many people in shock and they took to social networking sites to voice their disappointment for the same. A shocked Twitter user posted that Pistorius has been found 'not guilty?' adding that he killed his girlfriend and questioned if this was a sick joke.

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Related Topix: Twitter, World News, South Africa

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

3 things that can devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Lowell Sun

'Daily Show' correspondent Che joins 'SNL'

Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of "SNL," the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for "SNL" last season, had joined Stewart's Comedy Central show earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Greenwich Citizen

Facebook Is Forcing Drag Queens And Other Performers To Use Their Legal Names

Facebook has started cracking down on the names people are using on the site in an effort to "keep our community safe." But among those affected by this policy shift are performers, including drag queens, who don't go by their legal names and are more well-known by their stage names or nicknames.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

SFGate

Senator Challenges Zuckerberg: 'Hire American Workers For A Change'

Senator Jeff Sessions had some harsh words for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening that was published in the National Review on Thursday . The speech attributed President Barack Obama's plans for potential executive action that would offer amnesty to some undocumented immigrants to meetings between White House officials and "the world's most powerful corporate and immigration lobbyists and activists who think border controls are for the little people."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Startups, Facebook, Immigration Reform, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama

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