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Innovari Signs Contracts With Three India Utilities In Support Of The Country's Energy Initiatives

PR Newswire    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive energy platform developer, Innovari, announced today its continued support of India's energy goals at a signing ceremony as part of its ongoing efforts with the U.S.

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Twitter Launches Group Direct Message Feature

International Business Times    Remember when three-way calling with your two best friends was as cool as it gets? Well, this generation’s version of the three-way is here: group direct messages -- also known as DMs. Sure, group chats have been around for awhile, but now Twitter users can share joint messages with friends, family, brands, companies, restaurants and even random celebrities privately.

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Advocates praise funding for LGBTQ homeless shelters

Toronto Star    One in five of Toronto’s homeless youth will have access to a shelter tailored specifically to their needs if this year’s proposed budget is passed, with funding designated to create 54 beds for young people who identify as a sexual minority.

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Second ratings agency drops Atlantic City debt to junk bond status

NJ.com    ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s downward financial spiral continued to grow worse this evening, with a second Wall Street ratings agency dropping the city’s debt to junk bond status. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its general obligation rating on Atlantic City four notches to 'BB' from 'BBB+' and placed it on CreditWatch with negative implications.

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Greece's new government halts sale of Piraeus port

Al Jazeera    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of the country's biggest port, indicating he aims to stick to election pledges despite warnings from the euro zone and financial markets.

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Asset Forfeiture Drives Justice Department's License Plate Tracking

Newsweek    The Justice Department is building a national database that tracks vehicles’ movements around the U.S. in real time using information obtained from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) license plate scanning program, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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The Brains Of Violent Psychopaths Reveal An Immunity To Punishment

Medical Daily    Nearly one in five violent offenders exhibits the traits of a psychopath, a personality disorder characterized by a lack of empathy, no remorse, manipulative behavior, and extreme selfishness. A new MRI study explains a possible reason why a psychopath might fail to benefit from a rehabilitation program.

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It looks like Americans might be stuck eating Hershey's from now on

GlobalPost    There are many things that the British do better than Americans: Soccer, comedy, all-girl pop groups, tea, chocolate. There’s a noticeable difference, devotees of UK chocolate will tell you, between the British variety and the standard American candy bars lining most grocery aisles.

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A Sheldon Silver Mystery: Did He Betray New York Renters?

ProPublica    When New York enacted a major rent regulation law in 2011, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver celebrated the passage of the legislation as a victory over real estate interests. "Despite fierce and well-financed opposition to working families in New York City, we were able to secure important victories for tenants," he said at the time.

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Marni Soupcoff: Laws governing private property only enable bad neighbours

National Post    To those who think of municipal law and politics as the little leagues, please take note: Sometimes it's the freedoms you enjoy in your own front yard that matter the most. Or those that you don't. While Parliament resumed yesterday, and speculation began about whether new federal anti-terror legislation would respect rights of freedom of association and speech, it was a small story out of Ajax, Ont., that was probably most telling about the state...

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ING Direct founder back with new mobile banking venture, ZenBanx Canada

Financial Post    TORONTO • Arkadi Kuhlmann, the founder of ING Direct, disappeared from public view for a while along with ING's once-ubiquitous Dutch pitchman who urged Canadians to "save your money." But Mr. Kuhlmann is returning to the world of financial services with a new venture and a new partner: Duca Financial Services Credit Union Ltd.

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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

The Washington Times    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

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