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No Tweets please, we're British MPs

Lawmakers in Britain's lower house of parliament were on Wednesday banned from using the Twitter microblogging website while sitting in the chamber.

dateJan 19, 2011 in Internet
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AP-GfK Poll: Raw feelings ease over health law

(AP) -- As lawmakers shaken by the shooting of a colleague return to the health care debate, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds raw feelings over President Barack Obama's overhaul have subsided.

dateJan 16, 2011 in Health
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Boosting online privacy

Hardly a month goes by without a new alarm being sounded about privacy online, either because companies are surreptitiously collecting and using data about Web users or because they're releasing information that users thought ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Internet
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ET, phone Brussels: EU calls for opening UFO data

(AP) -- E.T., phone Brussels. A European Union lawmaker urged member governments Tuesday to open their secret files on UFOs, saying people need to know about close encounters of the third kind.

dateJul 06, 2010 in Other
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Senate fails to spare doctors from Medicare cuts

(AP) -- After a week of partisan wrangling, the Senate on Friday passed legislation to spare doctors a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments looming for months. But the last-ditch effort came too late.

dateJun 19, 2010 in Health
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