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3 hrs ago | ABC News

Twitter Tries to Block Images of Foley Killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

4 hrs ago | KAUZ

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Jay Nixon

7 hrs ago | India.com

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan fans fight on Twitter

The two megastars warring over some starry trivialities is a thing of the past. These days you find the respective fans of Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan fighting it out on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Chennai Express, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

5Why CSIS' Twitter faux pas was worse than that time the Red Cross got slizzerd

As police and protesters clashed in Ferguson in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies seems to have told Amnesty International to "suck it."

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Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Business News

Wall Street Journal

Twitter to Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Families' Request

"In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," said a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday.

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Albany Times Union

ISIS claims beheading of American photojournalist

Islamic terrorist group ISIS released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, according to multiple media reports .

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Rochester, NH

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Pharrell's Hat Going on Display in Washington, D.C.

Over the past year, Pharrell Williams ' hat -- that huge brown one that he wore to the Grammy Awards -- has become almost as famous as he is.

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Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Life, Food, Fast Food

Bellingham Herald

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season, on Tuesday.

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Business Journal

Snapshot: Lockheed-Martin tests exoskeletons + Twitter experiments to users' dismay

Partial clearing is expected in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20 percent. High: 87. Low: 71. *The lightweight, load-bearing exoskeletons popularized in the movie "Iron Man" will be used to assist the Navy's ship maintenance crew in performing tasks that require heavy lifting.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, Startups, Savi Technology

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Milwaukee man charged with threatening Scott Walker's son on Twitter

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Milwaukee, WI, Healthcare Law, Law

St. Albert Gazette

Twitter star takes to the airwaves

Turn your radio to 107.1 FM on any weekday morning and you can catch St. Albert's Lisa Evans in the middle of her act.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey live-tweets protests in Ferguson

Among those who have pushed "#Ferguson" and similar terms up trending lists on the site is Jack Dorsey , the billionaire co-founder of Twitter and a St. Louis native.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors

Goal.com

Cerci: Twitter goodbye was a hack

The Italy forward says he was not responsible for a tweet on his official account, which suggested that he was on the verge of leaving Torino for Atletico Madrid Torino star Alessio Cerci says he was not behind a post on his official Twitter account that suggested that he was on the brink of leaving the Italian outfit to join Atletico Madrid.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News

Business Journal

Rupert Murdoch stabs at Google in curious Twitter tirade

News tycoon Rupert Murdoch has a long record of taking to Twitter to try to influence politics and business.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Publishing, Media, News Corporation, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Interactive Media

Christian Science Monitor

In #TwitterExperiment, users upset as favorites become retweets

Twitter users seemed to utter a collective groan over the past 24 hours upon learning that tweets that get favorited can now appear in followers' timelines.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Startups, Facebook

Inside Bay Area

Did Justin Timberlake drop N-bomb in Madonna tweet?

Justin Timberlake took some abuse on the Internet over a birthday tweet he sent Madonna that some are saying was racist.

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Related Topix: World News, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Ferguson, MO

DNAInfo.com

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Reveals on Twitter She Has HPV

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed on Twitter Sunday that she has "high risk HPV," a sexually transmitted disease that could lead to cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sun Journal

Analysis: Social messaging in Maine's political campaigns has become downright anti-social

In the battle to message voters, political campaigns and their supporters in Maine are increasingly turning to social media - including Twitter and Facebook - to promote candidates and causes.

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Related Topix: Maine, Startups, Facebook, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Rush Limbaugh

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Canada.com

Den Tandt: Reaction to Justin Trudeau break-in a symptom of debased debate

Ever so slowly, or perhaps not so slowly, Canadian political dialogue is devolving into a mosh pit where even the vilest personal attacks are more or less routine.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Mashable

Twitter's Latest Experiment Puts Favorites in the Timeline, Users Not Impressed

Twitter is known for experimenting with different features in its mobile apps and on its website.

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