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What does Twitter want with Cover's Android lock screen? A smarter smartphone, duh

What does Twitter want with Cover's Android lock screen? A smarter smartphone, duhImagine your Twitter app immediately surfacing tweets about a nearby earthquake or disaster without you having to enter a single keyword search. Or one-step switching between Instagram and Twitter so you can see if that filtered photo of your cat received any favorites. Or a notification that brings up a favorite restaurant's Twitter account around dinnertime so you can see its daily specials. And imagine if it was all only possible because

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Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science show

Humans, meet 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS science showLOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Shubin would like to introduce you to your family tree, the one with roots reaching back more than 3 billion years.

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Inside a Guantanamo parole hearing

Ghaleb Nassar al-BihaniThe prison President Obama vowed to close still holds 154 men 12 years after it opened.

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In South Korea, draft dodgers go to prison, many for shared beliefs

In South Korea, draft dodgers go to prison, many for shared beliefsKim Ji-gwan has a succinct explanation for why he, his father, and two brothers all chose to go to jail rather than be drafted into the South Korean armed forces. In the past, the US and many other countries accepted religious beliefs as grounds for opting out of military service. The UN Human Rights Council reports that 669 of 723 conscientious objectors in jail worldwide as of last November are Korean. And almost all of these prisoners are

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Samsung's lower first-quarter estimate highlights smartphone challenges

A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulSamsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings. The South Korean tech giant estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 percent to 8.4 trillion won ($7.96 billion), slightly below an average forecast of 8.5 trillion won by 40 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The world's biggest

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'Key' player in smuggling ring sentenced in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national whom authorities called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring was sentenced to more than three years in prison Friday.... Read more...
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