Circlet: Students Create USC-Only Version Of Craigslist

The Circlet logo. (Circlet.org)

USC undergrads launch an online trading marketplace exclusive to @usc.edu account holders to compete with Craigslist.



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Two Students Arrested Over Brawl With Teacher

KTLA's coverage of Santa Monica High School student's brawl with teacher. (YouTube)

A 60-year old science teacher wrestled an 18-year old student to the ground during a confrontation over drug solicitation.



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Study Provides Genetic Explanation For Procrastination

Procrastination. (Craig Miles/Flickr)

Stop feeling bad about putting things off. Let your parents feel bad instead.



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HIMYM Kids Knew Who Mom Was Since 2005

Penny and Luke, in HIMYM. (Google Images Advanced Search)

How dare they!?



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Nuclear Security Initiative Ignored By Russia, China, India, Pakistan

The 2014 Nuclear Security Summit. (Flickr/Minister-president Rutte)

 

Nearly half of the nuclear weaponized countries in the world remained absent from a nuclear security initiative spearheaded by the U.S. and South Korea.



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Washington Mudslide Possibly Caused By Microearthquake

Washington state patrol photo of the devastation after the mudslide.

 

The Washington mudslide may have triggered by a small earthquake that happened two weeks prior to the natural disaster.



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'House Of Cards' Season 2 Recap: Part 1 - A 'Clean Slate'

Benjamin Li
Executive Producer

No time to binge-watch "House of Cards?" Here's the first part of a three-part recap with all the blackmail, backchannel politics, and murder you need to catch up on.



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350 Million Dollar Bitcoin Bank Heist

Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, abruptly went offline today after being hacked.



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Netflix Pays Comcast To Stream Faster

South Park's satirical stab at internet and cable providers' bullying tactics.

Comcast's recent deal with Netflix is raising red flags on Net Neutrality and media monopoly issues among industry observers. 



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Military Food Stamp Use Rising

A soldier chooses food and toys at an Operation Homefront event. (Wikimedia Commons)

Since the 2008 recession, the redemption of military food stamps has gone up 300%.



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The Wolfpack Of Wall Street

Wall Street. (Flickr)

Take a look inside Kappa Beta Phi, a secret fraternity of the richest and most powerful men in Wall Street.



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FBI Busts International Mafia Drug Ring

Drug trafficking. (Google Advanced Search)

Two dozen members of powerful mafia rings in New York and Italy were arrested after a transatlantic drug trafficking operation was uncovered by FBI and Italian police.



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North Invites South Korea For High-Level Talks

The armistice room designated for formal discussion between North and South Korea. (Flickr)

After high strung tensions during 2013, North Korea is extending a rare invitation to South Korean officials to meet this Wednesday.



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LAPD Officers Violated Policy In Dorner Manhunt

(Lior Haykeen/Executive Producer)

Eight LAPD officers were found to have violated departmental policies on the use of deadly force during the Christopher Dorner manhunt.



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Hillary Clinton Speaking At UCLA

Hilary Clinton. (Google Advanced Search)

The Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership will feature Hillary Clinton as speaker on March 5. 



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Farm Bill Cuts 8.6 Billion From Food Stamp Programs

A soup kitchen worker offering bread to a man in need. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Farm Bill is finally gaining traction, but at the expense of food stamp programs.



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Obama Visiting Pope Francis In March

Pope Francis. (Wikimedia Commons)

Obama and Francis are meeting this March to talk about shared agendas for fighting income equality and poverty. 



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Paul Walker & The Carrera GT: Ride Or Die

The Carrera GT is a double-edge sword even the most professional drivers would be wary of. 



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Bitcoin Valued At 1000+ USD

Bitcoin. (Flickr Creative Commons/zcopley)

Bitcoin, tacitly approved by Congress on Nov. 18th, is gaining traction in the marketplace.



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Pope Francis Criticizes Capitalism And Vatican Doctrine

Pope Francis calls on the Vatican to rethink its priorities, and governments around the world to rethink capitalist society.



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Typhoon Haiyan: Hunger, Looting And Grief

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (Flickr Creative Commons/EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection)

The aftermath in the Phillipines, following Typhoon Haiyan.



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Gay Marriage Legal In Hawaii

A gay pride flag flapping in the wind above palm trees. (Flickr Creative Commons/@bastique)

The Hawaiian Senate has passed a gay marriage bill set to be effective Dec. 2nd. 



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Atmospheric CO2 Reaching Historic Levels

Greenhouse gas emissions. (Google Advanced Search)

According to the WMO, current atmospheric concentrations of CO2 haven't been this high in 800,000 years.



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Tiananmen Crash Reported To Be Uyghur Terrorist Attack

Tiananmen Square, Beijing (Wikimedia)

Chinese state media report the recent crash was planned by extremists.



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Russia Playing Bully In Eastern Europe

Vladimir Putin flaunts his firepower. (Wikimedia Commons)

Several post-Soviet republics are trying to strengthen ties with the E.U. Russia's having none of that.



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Annual Tuition Increase Rates At Lowest In Decades

College graduates celebrating. (Flickr Creative Commons/skuds)

The alarming rise of public university tuition prices is finally cooling off.



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Senate Finally Reaches Deal After Voting Failure

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. (Tina Hemond/Google Advanced Search)

Senate Leaders negotiated a budget compromise, narrowly avoiding a default on U.S. debt.



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Congress Finally Reaches Deal After Voting Failure

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. (Tina Hemond/Google Advanced Search)

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. (Tina Hemond/Google Advanced Search)Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have finally negotiated a mutually agreeable budget deal, following the House Republican leadership's failure Tuesday to amass enough party support for a legislativevote regarding reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling.



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Shutdown May End Welfare For 9 Million Americans

The logo for the WIC welfare program. (WIC)

The shutdown means bad news for poor families dependent on federal welfare programs for child care.



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A Look At Georgia Rep. Tom Price And Obamacare

Rep. Tom Price (Flickr Creative Commons/Tom Price)

Following the government shutdown, a closer look should be taken at the players involved.



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Senate Advances House-Passed Spending Bill

Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Talk Radio News Service/Flickr Creative Commons)

The fiscal deadline looms, while bipartisan contention threatens to stifle progress.



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Senate Advances House-Passed Spending Bill

Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Talk Radio News Service/Flickr Creative Commons)

The fiscal deadline looms, while bipartisan contention threatens to stifle progress.



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Ted Cruz's All-Night 'Filibuster' Ends

Do you like green eggs and ham? (Patrick Feller/Flickr Neon Tommy)

After speaking for 21 hours and 19 minutes on the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz steps out of the limelight.



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