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WTF? CIA launches WikiLeaks Task Force to assess Cablegate

The CIA announced the formation of the WikiLeaks Task Force (WTF) Wednesday. The WTF was formed by the CIA to figure out how Cablegate and other WikiLeaks releases will impact its ability to function. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks continued to dribble out leaks from more than 251,000 diplomatic cables stolen from the State Department. WikiLeaks Task Force
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Homemade bombs false alarm | New Haven explosives were fireworks

In New Haven, Conn., a 26-year old man is being questioned about explosives. The New Haven Explosives, which have been erroneously called homemade bombs, were found Wednesday night. No charges have been filed, as the “homemade bombs” found may have actually been fireworks. Reports of smoke led to New Haven explosives called ‘homemade bombs’ On
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Burning down Escondido bomb house is safest option

The Escondido bomb house is a residence in Escondido, Calif., that is severely contaminated with extremely high-explosive material. A man who rented the Escondido bomb house had turned the home into a deadly bomb factory. The home is so unstable officials said the only way to protect the neighborhood was to burn the Escondido bomb
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US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Taliban captive, seen on new video

Bowe Bergdahl is a U.S. soldier from Hailey, Idaho, who was captured in summer 2009 by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Bergdahl appeared in footage contained in a video released this week by the Taliban. Bergdahl’s captors had threatened to kill him shortly after his capture, but a former Taliban captive believes the Army private is
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Concorde crash probe takes 10 years to reach questionable verdict

An Air France Concorde supersonic airliner burst into flames and crashed just after takeoff from from Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris on July 25, 2000. The cause of the Concorde crash was determined to be a strip of metal dropped onto the runway from a Contenental Airlines DC-10 that had taken off in front
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BP lawyers dispute oil spill volume in attempt to reduce fine

Government estimates of the flow rate of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 are being disputed by BP. BP lawyers are saying the oil spill volume has been inflated. BP wants a lower flow rate estimate to lower its fine, which is based on the number of barrels spilled. Uncertainty about oil
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WikiLeaks reveals confidential State Department diplomatic cables

WikiLeaks released 250,000 confidential State Department documents on its website Sunday. This time WikiLeaks’ bombshell is State Department cables that provide candid insight on international diplomacy and how the U.S. applies pressure to its allies overseas. World leaders immediately condemned the latest WikiLeaks release and a hacker attack briefly shut down the whistle-blower site. The
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Amazon Black Friday 2010 deals lead to state complaints

Technically, the “biggest shopping day of the year” is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Online retailer Amazon has already announced some Black Friday 2010 deals. How Amazon is able to offer lower prices, though, is a sticky issue for many states. Amazon Black Friday 2010 In an effort to capture even more sales during the holiday
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U.S. military F22 jet missing over Alaska

UPDATE: The crash site of the F-22 has been found 100 miles north of Anchorage. A search has been started for an “overdue” U.S. Airforce F-22 fighter jet. A single pilot was in the F22 on a “training mission” when it lost contact with air traffic control. The stealth fighter did not transmit any mayday
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Extradition of Viktor Bout, the Merchant of Death, angers Russia

Viktor Bout, an alleged international arms dealer dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” was extradited to the U.S. from Thailand on Tuesday. Bout, a Russian whose exploits inspired the 2005 movie “Lord of War” starring Nicholas Cage, has been in a Thai jail since his arrest in a 2008 sting. His extradition to face terrorism charges
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Blast kills 7 at Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen

An explosion at the Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, killed seven people Sunday morning. The explosion destroyed the hotel’s restaurant and left a huge crater. Mexican authorities said the probable cause of the Playa del Carmen explosion was a buildup of swamp gas under the building. The Grand Riviera Princess explosion
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Revolt against TSA | Pilots lead charge against privacy invasion

In airports, getting through security is getting more and more invasive. Pilots are leading a revolt against the TSA, through unions and lawsuits. So-called “advanced screening techniques” are coming under heavy fire, being called everything from “molestation” to “unconstitutional.” Revolt against TSA from pilot’s union Two of the largest pilot’s unions in the United States
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Florida schools locked down; government buildings threatened

Broward County, the second-largest county in Florida, has locked down schools because of a threat of a shooting. About 260,000 students are in the Broward County school district, and at least 17 schools are under lockdown. The e-mailed threat also mentioned Broward County government buildings, possibly post offices or libraries. Broward County, Florida, schools locked
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Mexico tunnel discovery a drop in the drug smuggling bucket

The Mexico tunnel isn’t a new public works project from the Department of Transportation. The Mexico tunnel is a marijuana smuggling passageway linking San Diego and Tijuana. The Feds came down on the 1,800-foot long Mexico tunnel this week and seized 30 tons of pot. Mexico tunnel likely dug by drug cartel The Mexico tunnel
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Honus Wagner T206 baseball tobacco card donated to charity

When it comes to collecting anything, scarcity creates value. In the case of the T206 Honus Wagner baseball tobacco card, Wagner’s anti-tobacco stance and the subsequent court injunction to discontinue the use of his image on tobacco cards stimulated both the scarcity and inherent value of the card. According to the Associated Press, one of
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Three beaches shut down after deadly shark attack

In Southern California, three popular surfing beaches will be shut down for 72 hours. A shark attack that killed one 20-year-old man caused the shutdown. This is only the 12th shark bite death in California since the 1920s. Surf Beach shark attack The Surf Beach shark attack happened Friday morning. A shark bit off a
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WikiLeaks to release huge trove of classified Iraq War documents

WikiLeaks is getting ready to release 400,000 classified documents expected to offer an unadulterated view of the Iraq War. A source described as close to WikiLeaks leaked the news. The fact that the upcoming release date of the documents was leaked is evidence of turmoil among WikiLeaks volunteers and director Julian Assange. WikiLeaks Iraq War