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Saudi women with their mobile phones in the old City of Riyadh.

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Saudi women with their mobile phones in the old City of Riyadh.

Saudi Social Trend: Triples U.S.

There’s more of it in Saudi Arabia than there is in the U.S. It’s not oil. There are more in Indonesia than there are in the U.S. It’s not mosques. There is more in Spain than in the U.S. It’s...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

Facebook Diplomacy: Fighting Rumi with Whitman?

Facebook diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. is all the rage. First,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied that details of his country’s nuclear deal with world powers had been leaked in a Facebook post. An article in Washington-based...

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Boston Bombing Spurs Internet Tracking

As officials continue to pursue suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the highest-profile act of terror in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001, individuals are taking to the Internet in efforts to identify potential...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

Zbig News: Tweeting on Cyber Attacks

This is @zbig: Zbigniew Brzezinski, the stern-voiced former National Security Adviser and a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, has started tweeting. About cyber attacks. In his debut today on Twitter, ”Dad,” as daughter Mika...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jeb Bush: Republicans Too ‘Anti’

  Jeb Bush says it’s time his Republican Party stops being known as the “anti” party. It’s time, he says, to reach out to Americans who have been excluded. “We used to be the party in the front,” Bush said...

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Ellen DeGeneres poses for a portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

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Ellen DeGeneres poses for a portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

Obama’s BDay Greet for DeGeneres

Beyonce wasn’t the only one lip-syncing at the inauguration this week. Ellen DeGeneres’ producers were taking some liberties of their own. The Ellen DeGeneres Show worked over the video of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address to render a birthday greeting to...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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Mitt Romney and President Obama walk past each other on stage at the end of the last debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Mitt Romney and President Obama walk past each other on stage at the end of the last debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

Obama vs. Romney in 2012 Contest: More Engineers Than Ideas

We are ending a campaign in which more than $3 billion likely has been spent, and yet it has been remarkably small bore. Neither President Barack Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has advanced a single big idea. There is no...

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A delegate poses with a red, white and blue top hat in the Facebook photo booth during the RNC in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate poses with a red, white and blue top hat in the Facebook photo booth during the RNC in Tampa, Florida.

Voters on Social Media Should Dodge ‘Bombs’ Before Nov. 6

Updated 5:50 pm EST Dodge the Google bombs. Outsmart the Twitter bots. Stay off the astroturf. Most Web users don’t realize it yet, but these are tasks they face in the 12 days left before the election to avoid being...

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