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The sorrow of Biz Stone

A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered stream. Her efforts are quixotic at best because when she wakes up and rubs …

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Profile: Gunman behind Las Vegas shooting

The gunman responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern US history is believed to be a grandfather who lived in a remote desert home. Stephen Paddock, 64, was named by police as the perpetrator of last night’s mass shooting. The Nevada native left 58 people dead after opening fire on …

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State withdraws prosecution of Jobstown defendants

Charges have been formally dropped against ten people in relation to the 2014 water charges protest in Jobstown, while one person remains charged with criminal damage. A number of people were due to go on trial this week but had been informed recently the Director of Public Prosecutions would not …

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Man dies in single-car crash on M8 in Tipperary

A man in his 40s has died in a single-car crash on a motorway in Co Tipperary. The incident happened at 3.10pm on the M8 just past junction 7 southbound in the townland of Ballyknock, Cashel.  The man died when the car he was driving hit a concrete column. He was pronounced …

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New car sales down 17% in September – SIMI

New car registrations fell by 17% to 3,916 in September when compared with the same month last year, new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show. New registrations for the first nine months of the year have also seen a decline, falling by 10.2% to 128,597. However, …

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Statoil, Shell and Total to store CO2 offshore Norway

Oct. 2 (UPI) — Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it was leading a partnership aimed at advancing Paris climate efforts through carbon capture and storage. Statoil said it would lead a project alongside the Norwegian subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell and French supermajor Total in storing carbon dioxide captured …

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