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22.12.2014

Severe Internet connectivity problems seen in North Korea in wake of Sony hacking attack

WASHINGTON - North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

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22.12.2014

Box office top 20: 'Hobbit' finale sends 'Exodus' fleeing with $54.7 million debut

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The finale of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies," marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $89.1 million, according to final box office figures Monday.

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22.12.2014

Going to pot: As attitudes to marijuana mellow, could legalization be next?

TORONTO - Smoke it, toke it, vape it, eat it — marijuana, it seems, is going mainstream.

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22.12.2014

Study involving UBC scientist says Chinook salmon could be wiped out by 2100

VANCOUVER - New climate-change research involving a University of British Columbia scientist predicts that one of the West Coast's most prized salmon stocks could be wiped out over the next 85 years.

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22.12.2014

New research out of B.C. university helps team take bite out of bedbug epidemic

VANCOUVER - Enduring 180,000 bites is the scientific price a British Columbia biologist had to pay so her team of researchers could suck a little life out of the worldwide bedbug epidemic.

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22.12.2014

Arizona to change its execution drugs after investigation of inmate's lengthy July death

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.

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22.12.2014

Renee Fleming to make Broadway debut as an opera diva in 'Living on Love' by Joe DiPietro

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing — what else? — an opera star.

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