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Salman Rushdie, Twitter CEO to receive PEN awards

NEW YORK (AP) — One writes novels and likes to tweet. The other is Twitter's CEO. Both men, Salman Rushdie and Dick Costolo, will be honored May 5 in New York at the annual gala of the PEN American Center.... Read more...

South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressure

South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressureSouth African drugmaker Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd said quarterly profit was under "extreme pressure" as debt-laden consumers cut back on self-medication and the weaker rand pushed up costs of imported raw materials. Adcock has been at the centre of a takeover battle between South Africa's Bidvest and Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals. The winner, industrial conglomerate Bidvest, has since replaced Adcock's chairman with

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Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On Facebook

Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On FacebookA New Hampshire substitute teacher is ending her 35-year career because she opposes her school’s social media policy. Carol Thebarge, 79, recently took to Facebook to announce that she was leaving her job after being told by administrators that she had to unfriend students on Facebook. “Today will be my last day at Stevens High,” Thebarge wrote last week. “I was given an ultimatum. To either delete every student from my facebook , and do not post

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The Daily Fix: The Right to Vote, Wronged; Ukraine Pushes Back; and Legal Pot's Impact on Crime

Don't throw away your umbrella in a rainstorm just because you're not getting wet. That's what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned last June when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act that required states to get federal permission before changing rules on voting. ... Read more...

Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid."... Read more...

'Key' player in smuggling ring sentenced in US

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A Chinese national who was called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring has been sentenced to prison in the U.S.... Read more...
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