Spokesman Dmitry Peskov links the attacks to Russia's need for its own Internet. It is a "geopolitical angle to try to defend their own steps," says Internet freedom expert Sanja Kelly.
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Last week, a man bought about 120 boxes of cookies so that the children selling them could get out of the cold. The DEA says he's the same man named in a federal indictment.
The legislation mandates background checks be performed on all gun sales, including firearm purchases made privately. The Senate is unlikely to take it up.
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As its iPhone sales growth slows, Apple has been expanding its presence in health care, where privacy matters. Apple's privacy values could give it an edge, if the company lives up to them.
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Mary Pipher's new book, Women Rowing North, chronicles the positive aspects of transitioning from middle age to old age: "At this life stage, women start granting themselves the power of no."
Senior officials in Berlin who oversee the trans-Atlantic relationship tell NPR there continue to be concerns about the "German-bashing we hear out of Washington."
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Leslie McCrae Dowless was charged with obstructing justice for allegedly collecting absentee ballots for the GOP candidate in a congressional election.
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Like a square peg in a round hole, a fat rat learned the hard way about squeezing through a too-tight space in Germany over the weekend. Luckily, the fire department had its back.
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Progress against malaria has stalled. Now a team is trying a new tactic.
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Though the potato dumplings are found all over Italy, it's only in Verona that the dish inspired a pre-Lent holiday, complete with a parade, costumes and an elected Santa-esque figure, Papà del Gnoco.
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The measure would limit rent increases to 7 percent annually, plus inflation, and offer renters more protection from eviction. Supporters celebrate as critics fear it will diminish housing options.
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The VA has published new rules on how it will spend billions of dollars on private health care. Proponents say it will give veterans more choices - others fear it's a move toward privatization.
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A train locomotive crashed into a barrier at the main train station in Egypt's capital Cairo. Then, authorities say its fuel tank exploded, sending flames through the crowded travel hub.
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It's not easy for medical students to learn to diagnose an illness from a patient's often jumbled account of symptoms. In some med schools, teachers have discovered the perfect teaching aid: Car Talk.
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