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The Votes Are In: Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Torn Down

The Votes Are In: Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Torn DownIn a referendum marked by a large turnout and an emphatic result, the people of Newtown, Conn., have voted to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school.

Social Security Wrongfully Paid $1.3 Billion In Disability

Social Security Wrongfully Paid $1.3 Billion In DisabilityThe Government Accountability Office says that the Social Security Administration made about $1.3 billion in payments over two years to about 36,000 people who were believed to be working, while claiming they were disabled.

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

Bookless Public Library Opens In TexasAn all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.

Tech Giants Launch Internet.org, A Global Plan To Widen Access

Tech Giants Launch Internet.org, A Global Plan To Widen AccessCiting the billions of people worldwide who can't access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of other technology firms are launching an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday.

NSA Leaker’s Father: Snowden Betrayed Government, Not The People

NSA Leaker’s Father: Snowden Betrayed Government, Not The People"He has in fact broken U.S. law, in a sense that he has released classified information," the elder Snowden told NBC News.

Guardians of the Gates: The Surfboats

Guardians of the Gates: The SurfboatsThis documentary gives us a peek at a day in the life of Coast Guardsmen at Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, the West Coast’s busiest search-and-rescue station.

Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says ‘We’ve Hurt People’

Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says ‘We’ve Hurt People’Gay-rights activists have welcomed a decision by a Christian ministry dedicated to "curing" homosexuals to shut its doors, praising the organization's president for his "integrity and authenticity" in offering an apology for the group's actions.

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American." That's what Edward Snowden tells the South China Morning Post in his first published interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed he was the source who leaked top secret information about government programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity.

Friday’s El Reno Tornado Called Widest In U.S. History

Friday’s El Reno Tornado Called Widest In U.S. HistoryThe tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., Friday "is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S.," says the National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., announcing today that at its widest, the storm stretched across 2.6 miles.

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment ComplexMore than 70 people are dead and some 600 injured in Bangladesh following the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.