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The Dawn5,582  I present you my almost three years old, Google+ essential coregrown Circle! Inside you will find personally handpicked, unique and fascinating Beings of all different kinds. Most of them are well known even, global activists, rulers, think-tanks, smart individuals, a few every day people, influencers and other outstanding personalities. Check' em now please, don´t hesitate, convince yourselves first and later others (-; Thank you for passing by, perhaps commenting, plussing, sharing and being.  Yours sincerely of course most ways and technically hereby digital as well Doctor Olivier Klastat aka Dawn Jones aka The Dawn aka Falcondawn  #Cologne   #Deutz   #NRW   #Germany   #Europe   #Google   #World   #Circleshare   #Share   #Circle   #Plussers   #Doctor   #OK   #Olivier   #Klastat   #Jones   #Dawn   #Love   #Peace   #Future   #Progress   #Improvements   #USA   #Russia   #Falcondawn     2014-08-25 23:34:24500616
The Dawn5,550 This is my Circle share for all of you out there! Coregrown last years and full of interesting individuals. Worth to add anytime :-) Enjoy your stays and days here. Thank you!Coregrown essential Circle Doctor Okay 2014-08-05 21:58:16500000
PinterestPin3,674Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #share   #sharecircle   #circleshare   #folow   #food   #recipes   #foodpicture   #foodrecipes  2014-06-23 13:14:214597615
PinterestPin2,602Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #foodcircle   #foodblog   #foodblogger   #foodphoto   #foodrecipes   #foodpicture  2014-06-06 10:29:24443325
PinterestPin808 Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #blogging   #food   #recipeoftheday   #recipeideas  2014-03-25 12:07:36418119
Pinterest Pin852Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #food   #foodie   #foodblog   #foodrecipes   #foodphotography  2014-03-22 11:51:19418218
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389713
IMF Survey Magazine8,062News circle. keep up with events around the world. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    2014-02-26 22:09:55224011
Glenn Joseph Francis492+Team Circle Share join this circle....#Thankyou2014-02-24 11:11:38402000
PinterestPin0**Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!**Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #circles   #foodrecipes   #food   #foodie   #recipes   #recipeideas   #mealplanning  2014-02-23 08:53:35408128
Vũ Phá1,285A nice circle to explore G+:  ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated February 21st, '14) #circles    #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared2014-02-22 07:20:54465003
Marci Sischo265A news circle. Suggestions?2014-01-24 21:27:138000
Brandon Sharps456Fun & Interesting People #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   2013-11-13 07:14:304963310
Till von Bracht647German is your motherlanguage? Than check this circle!#sharedcircle #circleshare #circle  2013-08-29 10:44:19389001
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146
Thibaut Delp19,470Add it, Share it, Enjoy :DI would like to share with you guys some of the most interesting, interactive and smart people of Google+!If you need fun, informations, beautiful photos, lots of humour, great musics, to be able to discuss on topics with people that think and if you want to be part of a community for whom human rights matter, well this is the circle you are looking for :D. Have fun!I may have forgot some of you guys.... Sorry for that! I will add you to this circle next time :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #AwesomeCircle   #HumanrightsCircle   #HumourCircle   #Funcircle   #Googlepluscircle   #Circle   #circles  2013-05-29 16:16:2423613217
IMF Survey Magazine6,680Latest news from around the world at your fingertips. Circle of newspapers and other news outlets. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #awesomecircle  2013-04-29 23:56:44226013
Chrissie Online484If you wish to be included in this circle simply say so in the comments ANDPlus the PostShare the Post.Add the circle 2013-02-16 00:52:53396403
Acharabia Dondazoo0Somebody can add their navtive MASS medias G+ page here for thnaks. #sharedcircles  2013-02-02 15:43:2346000
Joe Martinez42,309The Best of the Best on Google+ - January 2013 Circle Share!Here we go again! The first circle share for 2013 is jam packed with some of most interesting and engaging people to follow on Google+! If you are new this is definitely a circle you want to add! Feel free to share and add the circle! Some of the awesomesauce you can find in this circle: +Tiffany Henry, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Jaana Nyström, +DJ Spin, +Euro Maestro, +Ant J, +Hanna Silver, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Aaron Wood, +Monika Ljubičić, +Amanda Blain, +Linda Lawrey, +Idrialis Castillo, +Em Wells, +Renata Sherwin, +Sze Liu, +Alida Brandenburg, +2013-01-11 01:23:22501211021
Full Circle27,993495 Interactive Brand Pages Only (Google+ Pages Only) 1.4.13If you have or know of a brand page to be included, comment below.If you manage a Google+ Page adding these brands is a great way to expand your circles. There will be NO error adding this circle to a Google+ Page.#brandpages      #brandcircles      #circleshare      #circleshare   #circlesharing      #circles      #businesspages     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircles      #sharingiscaring     #fullcircleshare   #pagescircle  2013-01-04 20:06:4649517623
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Circle Plus10,513Circle Plus, Circle Update - Pages OnlyCircle Plus#addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle #publiccircles #circlecount2012-12-21 12:15:5116721016
Full Circle22,841499 Interactive Brand Pages Only (Google+ Pages Only) 12.11.12If you have or know of a brand page to be included, comment below.If you manage a Google+ Page adding these brands is a great way to expand your circles. There will be NO error adding this circle to a Google+ Page.#brandpages      #brandcircles      #circleshare      #circleshare   #circlesharing      #circles      #businesspages     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircles      #sharingiscaring     #fullcircleshare  2012-12-11 21:41:3049910312
IMF Survey Magazine2,568#News CircleGet news from around the world--financial, business, and trading perspectives. #news   #business   #finance   #money   #financenews   #euro   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #ghosttown   #awesomecircle   #circles  2012-12-09 20:46:17171202
Circle Plus8,907Circle Plus, Circle Update - Pages+Circle Plus#addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle #publiccircles #circlecount2012-11-28 12:17:281662118
IMF Survey Magazine765News Circle. Global news from around the world.Financial and political information and analysis. #News   #reporting   #journalism   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #circles   #ghostowngoogleplus   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #publiccirclesproject  2012-11-10 17:26:18170011
Jens Eckleben2,540#CircleFriday  mein Kreis "deutschsprachige Zeitungen und Verlage"   2012-10-26 14:36:46123002
Michael Snyder511People and pages that post regularly and primarily about news. All are active Google+ posters or participants. It is surprising hard to find reporters and journalists that are not part of the suggested user list but I'm trying to find more. #sharedcircles #news2012-10-25 15:28:4042001
Joe Martinez31,392Best of the Best on Google+ -- October 2012!It's that time again! Time for the Best of the Best on Google+! The circle has grown a bit too big and there are some new additions to this one but some may be left out since there is a limit of 501 to share (This is looking like an All Star Circle Lately!). As always I try to mention some of the people in this amazing circle and remember to feel free to share, add the circle (especially if you are new to Google+!), or recommend people for future shares! Some of my Google+ family include: +Brenda Leguisamo, +Joby Remigio, +Alex de Carvalho, +Sze Liu,  +Liz Quilty, +Liza Walton, +Blanca Stella Mejia, +Linda Lawrey, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Mara Mascaro, +Michelle Marie, +Amanda Blain, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Euro Maestro, +Christina Trapolino, +Brian Rose, +2012-10-09 03:17:21501191634
Daniel Harrington20,075The #America   #News   #Circle  - #USA  News! Thanks for Sharing! #sharedcircles   #fridaycircle   #circlesharing  2012-09-28 07:12:44147002
IMF Survey Magazine515#News  circle. Great starting point for tracking global and business news.+Shared Circles on G+  +CIRCLES on Google+  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #newscircle   #circles  2012-09-27 10:17:20109011
Joe Martinez30,450Best of the Best on Google+ -- September 2012 Version!Another amazing circle of awesomeness! These are by far some of the best people and pages to follow on Google+! You won't find such a unique and mixed group as these! Make sure to add the circle or share it! This is perfect for any of you who are new and looking for great people to add! You got amazingly fantastic people like +Tiffany Henry, +Krystyn Chong, +Daria Musk, +Denise De La Vega, +Christopher Lira, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Gary Whitta, +Gabriel Guzman, +Hugo Seijas, +Amanda Blain, +Jaana Nyström, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Bobak Ferdowsi, +Mark Smith, +Stacy Frazer, +Derek Ross, +2012-09-15 07:08:00501372747
Circle Plus4,284Circle update: [Page Circle]+Circle Plus #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle2012-09-01 15:54:44167130
Ishrath Qadir4,436Circle update: [General Page Circle]+Ishrath Qadir #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  #sharingcircle  #BestSharedCircle #ishrathqadir #qadir #page #pagecircle #generalpagecircle2012-09-01 06:04:57137201
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101
Jens Eckleben2,257Hier mein Kreis VERLAGE und ZEITUNGEN in G+. Über Ergänzungen würde ich mich freuen. 2012-08-01 15:41:12128000
Circle Plus3,318Circle Plus update: [Pages Circle]+Circle Plus #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  #sharingcircle  #BestSharedCircle2012-07-28 11:19:27170000
Michael Snyder0People and pages that post regularly and primarily about news. All are active Google+ posters or participants. #sharedcircles #news  2012-07-21 20:48:0122001
Jeff Cline0Here is my circle, could you share yours with me? 2012-07-05 23:33:31500002
Joe Martinez26,679Happy 1st Birthday Google+ - Best of the Best on Google+What better way to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Google+ than by sharing my circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+! We have all had our own amazing experiences and met some memorable people through out the year and I'm sure there will be more to come! This circle is perfect for those who are new or looking for more people to follow! And as always remember, sharing is caring! :) Some of the awesome people in this circle are: +Euro Maestro, +Daria Musk, +Chris Pirillo, +Diana Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Linda Lawrey, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Monika Ljubičić, +Mike Elgan, +James Williams, +Laurie DesAutels, +michael interbartolo, +Ron Garan, +Alida Brandenburg, +2012-06-29 00:27:08499271340
Jon Cilley3,078SHARED CIRCLE: Interesting People/Pages with Great Things to SayFeatured people you should pay more attention to...+Amanda Rosenberg - Internet... Explorer+Denis Labelle - Google+ Your Business+Chanchal Bhatia - Bizarre, Extreme and Cool Content+Shamil Weerakoon - New Google+ Update Machine+Sarah Hill - The Hangout Broadcaster 2012-06-19 19:50:38169513
Thibaut Delp2,932Google+ is really about sharing, and sharing circles is really a good way to meet new people. In that spirit I invite all of you to share sometimes circles with your G+ community.I'm sharing today with you my Why I love Google+: Because of them circle.Here the ± 200 plussers that I love the post, that I love to speak with and laugh with. This circle is always evolving and I certainly forgot some of you guys who deserve to be in it, I'll add you in it as soon as I realize you're not in ;)Enjoy mes chéri(e)s :P+Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles +Nothing but Circles +Circle Share 2012-06-15 19:09:2320419425
John Doe1,398Infinite Circle... it is forever growing and full of #awesome  people2012-06-15 17:22:25500437
Arvid Bux25,492Curated circle with English PagesFor my upcoming eBook release, I have curated several circles. This one contains 202 Pages that post mostly in English.It is a mixture of news, photos, tech and brands. This circle also contains Google Pages so stay up-to-date on all the Google news. #sharedcircle 2012-06-11 18:21:59202205
CBS This Morning557,410We're constantly updating our circles here at CBS This Morning! This is our "What We Read" circle. SHARE, +1, and let us know which is your favorite.2012-06-06 15:50:3352605
Joe Martinez25,528Happy Follow Thursday! Best of the Best All*Stars People to Follow on Google+ Circle #1!This is a circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+ (even though there are lots more out there!)! So if you are new to G+ or want to add some more amazing new people to your circles then make sure to add this circle and Feel Free to Share It! Sharing is caring! :p I also added some interesting brand pages in here as well! Enjoy! :) Some of the amazing people included in this circle share are: +Euro Maestro, +Chris Pirillo, +michael interbartolo, +Alida Brandenburg, +Renata Sherwin, +Lily L, +Michelle Marie, +Philip Plait, +Amine Benaichouche, +Natalie Villalobos, +Keith Barrett, +Stephanie L Davis, +Christina Kelly, +Cam Meadows, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +matthew rappaport, +2012-05-31 06:23:4350035933
Full Circle1,522Brand Pages Only on G+ Circle Updates 5.24.12. Any G+ Brand Page can add these to there followers list. #brandpages #brandpagecircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-05-24 14:41:14500012
Circle Plus2,013Circle update: Page Circle+Circle Plus #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #circle #plusmembers2012-05-22 15:03:03174104
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSundayspecial unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:31136001

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U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new go-it-alone approach in State of the Union address on Tuesday, in an effort to bypass congressional gridlock caused by political partisanship and the competition for voters’ approval. Among the topics expected to be addressed by the president are expanding pre-kindergarten education, income inequality, unemployment, raising the minimum hourly wage of federal contracted employees, and immigration reform. http://reut.rs/1d5wImw 

Reuters will have live video and blog with contributions from our Washington, DC bureau: http://reut.rs/sotu2014 

You can watch the action starting in earnest at 8:00 p.m. ET, as lawmakers, family members, and other invited guests file in to take their seats and await the arrival of the president.  The SOTU address begins at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, eloped in 1932 and are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on November 25. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

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John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, eloped in 1932 and are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on November 25. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Photo by: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin 

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At least 14 have died amid clashes between protesters and Ukrainian police in Kiev, in the most violent day in the 12-week-old protest.

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At least 14 have died amid clashes between protesters and Ukrainian police in Kiev, in the most violent day in the 12-week-old protest.

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Thai policemen aim their weapons towards anti-government protesters during clashes near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. At least three police officers were wounded as Thai authorities launched an operation to clear anti-government protesters from streets in Bangkok on Tuesday. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Pilot Cory Butner, Christopher Fogt, pilot Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson of the U.S. cheer on compatriots pilot Steven Holcomb (front) and Steven Langton as they finish the final run of the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Pilot Cory Butner, Christopher Fogt, pilot Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson of the U.S. cheer on compatriots pilot Steven Holcomb (front) and Steven Langton as they finish the final run of the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch___

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Sightseers look at a frozen rock face along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, near Cornucopia, Wisconsin February 14, 2014. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, about 94% of Lake Superior is covered with ice, enabling thousands of people to visit the islands on foot for the first time since 2009. The Great Lakes, which contain one fifth of the world's surface fresh water, are 88% covered with ice. Picture taken February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller 

Sightseers look at a frozen rock face along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, near Cornucopia, Wisconsin February 14, 2014. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, about 94% of Lake Superior is covered with ice, enabling thousands of people to visit the islands on foot for the first time since 2009. The Great Lakes, which contain one fifth of the world's surface fresh water, are 88% covered with ice. Picture taken February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller ___

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Belarus' Anton Kushnir competes during the men's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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2014-02-13 20:28:23 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

A winter storm that froze the U.S. southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents.

Hundreds of thousands of Georgia, North and South Carolina residents hit by a heavy blast of ice a day earlier remained without power as the storm made its way up the coast, closing much of Washington and threatening to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some areas.

A winter storm that froze the U.S. southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents.

Hundreds of thousands of Georgia, North and South Carolina residents hit by a heavy blast of ice a day earlier remained without power as the storm made its way up the coast, closing much of Washington and threatening to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some areas.___

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2014-01-28 16:12:48 (289 comments, 31 reshares, 216 +1s)Open 

U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new go-it-alone approach in State of the Union address on Tuesday, in an effort to bypass congressional gridlock caused by political partisanship and the competition for voters’ approval. Among the topics expected to be addressed by the president are expanding pre-kindergarten education, income inequality, unemployment, raising the minimum hourly wage of federal contracted employees, and immigration reform. http://reut.rs/1d5wImw 

Reuters will have live video and blog with contributions from our Washington, DC bureau: http://reut.rs/sotu2014 

You can watch the action starting in earnest at 8:00 p.m. ET, as lawmakers, family members, and other invited guests file in to take their seats and await the arrival of the president.  The SOTU address begins at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Photo: President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives to deliverhis ... more »

U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new go-it-alone approach in State of the Union address on Tuesday, in an effort to bypass congressional gridlock caused by political partisanship and the competition for voters’ approval. Among the topics expected to be addressed by the president are expanding pre-kindergarten education, income inequality, unemployment, raising the minimum hourly wage of federal contracted employees, and immigration reform. http://reut.rs/1d5wImw 

Reuters will have live video and blog with contributions from our Washington, DC bureau: http://reut.rs/sotu2014 

You can watch the action starting in earnest at 8:00 p.m. ET, as lawmakers, family members, and other invited guests file in to take their seats and await the arrival of the president.  The SOTU address begins at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Photo: President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed ___

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2014-01-25 07:23:18 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's relations with the European Union to allow it to remain in the 28-nation bloc.

In some of his most pro-European remarks to date, Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos that changes needed to make the euro zone function better meant the EU would need to alter its treaties. That would give Britain an opportunity to recalibrate its own relations with the EU. 

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's relations with the European Union to allow it to remain in the 28-nation bloc.

In some of his most pro-European remarks to date, Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos that changes needed to make the euro zone function better meant the EU would need to alter its treaties. That would give Britain an opportunity to recalibrate its own relations with the EU. ___

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2014-01-25 06:37:23 (37 comments, 6 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world http://reut.rs/1jLJoF6 #Davos  

Photo by  REUTERS/Gary Cameron 

Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world http://reut.rs/1jLJoF6 #Davos  

Photo by  REUTERS/Gary Cameron ___

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2014-01-24 12:15:57 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Brazil's President Rousseff brushed off concerns about troubled World Cup preparations on Friday; she will speak at the World Economic Forum in an effort to woo investors.  http://reut.rs/1jF93PU

You can watch Rousseff's special address at 2:15pm CET: http://www.reuters.com/subjects/davos 

She will try to convince the world's elite that Brazil is still a good investment despite three years of mediocre growth. 

Brazil's President Rousseff brushed off concerns about troubled World Cup preparations on Friday; she will speak at the World Economic Forum in an effort to woo investors.  http://reut.rs/1jF93PU

You can watch Rousseff's special address at 2:15pm CET: http://www.reuters.com/subjects/davos 

She will try to convince the world's elite that Brazil is still a good investment despite three years of mediocre growth. ___

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2014-01-24 06:32:22 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Iran is determined to negotiate a deal on its nuclear program so it can develop its economy, President Hassan Rouhani said at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.  

Iran is determined to negotiate a deal on its nuclear program so it can develop its economy, President Hassan Rouhani said at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.  ___

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2014-01-23 09:11:37 (25 comments, 16 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

WATCH: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks live at Davos reut.rs/wef14 #wef14 

WATCH: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks live at Davos reut.rs/wef14 #wef14 ___

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2014-01-22 08:34:49 (14 comments, 22 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

CEO confidence in the global economy is up, but worries about weakness in emerging market growth and regulatory policy remain http://reut.rs/1ik0HiI 

Photo: Cows in front of the newly built InterContinental #Davos. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   #wef   #wef14  

CEO confidence in the global economy is up, but worries about weakness in emerging market growth and regulatory policy remain http://reut.rs/1ik0HiI 

Photo: Cows in front of the newly built InterContinental #Davos. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   #wef   #wef14  ___

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2014-01-21 15:34:39 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

On the eve of the first day of the 2013 World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, Reuters staff looks at what challenges lie ahead for global political and business leaders, and what has changed since 2013: reut.rs/wef14.

Reuters will have live video and stories throughout the week from #Davos , and we welcome you to submit your thoughts, comments, and questions about #WEF  as a comment to this post or on the live blog. 

On the eve of the first day of the 2013 World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, Reuters staff looks at what challenges lie ahead for global political and business leaders, and what has changed since 2013: reut.rs/wef14.

Reuters will have live video and stories throughout the week from #Davos , and we welcome you to submit your thoughts, comments, and questions about #WEF  as a comment to this post or on the live blog. ___

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2014-01-17 17:27:47 (75 comments, 29 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

President Obama bans spying on leaders of U.S. allies, proposes scaling back NSA programs: http://reut.rs/1dAGdia

Obama announced a ban on U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday, and rein in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations. In a major speech, Obama took steps to reassure Americans and foreigners alike that the United States will take into account privacy concerns that arose after former U.S. spy contractor Snowden's damaging disclosures about the large monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Obama bans spying on leaders of U.S. allies, proposes scaling back NSA programs: http://reut.rs/1dAGdia

Obama announced a ban on U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday, and rein in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations. In a major speech, Obama took steps to reassure Americans and foreigners alike that the United States will take into account privacy concerns that arose after former U.S. spy contractor Snowden's damaging disclosures about the large monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque___

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2014-01-16 19:32:54 (54 comments, 61 reshares, 389 +1s)Open 

A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday in a national forest east of Los Angeles has damaged homes and forced the evacuation of dozens of residents. http://reut.rs/1dxypO4 

More photos: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTX17GPT#a=1 

Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday in a national forest east of Los Angeles has damaged homes and forced the evacuation of dozens of residents. http://reut.rs/1dxypO4 

More photos: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTX17GPT#a=1 

Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni___

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2014-01-08 19:07:37 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

When New York moves ahead with its planned legalization of medical marijuana for the chronically ill, Missy Miller's epileptic son Oliver will be left behind. Oliver suffered a brain stem injury in utero and now, at 14, has hundreds of seizures a day. For months, his family has pinned their hopes on a strain of marijuana developed in Colorado that has helped children with similar conditions.

But under an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday making New York the 21st state to allow medical marijuana, it will remain illegal to grow marijuana or to import specialized plants from other states. The order limits the number of hospitals that can dispense marijuana and allows its use only to treat diseases such as cancer and glaucoma, according to several people briefed on the plan.

When New York moves ahead with its planned legalization of medical marijuana for the chronically ill, Missy Miller's epileptic son Oliver will be left behind. Oliver suffered a brain stem injury in utero and now, at 14, has hundreds of seizures a day. For months, his family has pinned their hopes on a strain of marijuana developed in Colorado that has helped children with similar conditions.

But under an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday making New York the 21st state to allow medical marijuana, it will remain illegal to grow marijuana or to import specialized plants from other states. The order limits the number of hospitals that can dispense marijuana and allows its use only to treat diseases such as cancer and glaucoma, according to several people briefed on the plan.___

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2014-01-07 17:29:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Activist shareholders are stockpiling record amounts of cash this year, determined to take on below-par boards. But industry expert Lucy Marcus asks if directors are going too far on the defensive. 

Activist shareholders are stockpiling record amounts of cash this year, determined to take on below-par boards. But industry expert Lucy Marcus asks if directors are going too far on the defensive. ___

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2014-01-06 22:53:37 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

U.S. stocks slipped on Monday after a mixed batch of economic reports, which showed a slowdown in growth in the U.S. services sector and a rebound in new orders for factory goods.

U.S. stocks slipped on Monday after a mixed batch of economic reports, which showed a slowdown in growth in the U.S. services sector and a rebound in new orders for factory goods.___

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2014-01-06 16:06:45 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The U.S Supreme Court halted same-sex marriages in Utah while a lower-court case is appealed. Hundreds of couples in Utah have already received licenses since the December 20 ruling. 

More updates from around the country: http://www.reuters.com/subjects/gay-marriage 

The U.S Supreme Court halted same-sex marriages in Utah while a lower-court case is appealed. Hundreds of couples in Utah have already received licenses since the December 20 ruling. 

More updates from around the country: http://www.reuters.com/subjects/gay-marriage ___

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2014-01-02 17:11:30 (70 comments, 112 reshares, 477 +1s)Open 

One thousand people made the first cut to establish a human colony on Mars in 2025 - http://reut.rs/1hXQsNU (image by NASA) #space   #technology  

One thousand people made the first cut to establish a human colony on Mars in 2025 - http://reut.rs/1hXQsNU (image by NASA) #space   #technology  ___

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2013-12-30 20:33:59 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

The Federal Aviation Administration took a step toward opening the skies to aerial drones on Monday, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses. 

The Federal Aviation Administration took a step toward opening the skies to aerial drones on Monday, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses. ___

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2013-12-23 15:05:16 (11 comments, 53 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

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2013-12-20 22:02:34 (14 comments, 55 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

The National Security Agency paid $10 million to RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, to make weak technology that is widely used by businesses and consumers. 

The National Security Agency paid $10 million to RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, to make weak technology that is widely used by businesses and consumers. ___

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2013-12-20 17:37:02 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oil tycoon jailed for a decade after criticizing Vladimir Putin, was freed by a presidential pardon on Friday and immediately flew to Berlin where he hoped to be reunited with his family. 

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oil tycoon jailed for a decade after criticizing Vladimir Putin, was freed by a presidential pardon on Friday and immediately flew to Berlin where he hoped to be reunited with his family. ___

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2013-12-19 20:56:21 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

 The European Space Agency launches its GAIA satellite on a mission which it says "will have the key to unlocking the Milky Way galaxy".  

 The European Space Agency launches its GAIA satellite on a mission which it says "will have the key to unlocking the Milky Way galaxy".  ___

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2013-12-18 17:33:27 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

The central bank for the United States, the Federal Reserve, will meet to report on U.S. economic growth on Wednesday. Their discussion will focus on inflation, jobs, and monitoring “bubbles” in asset markets like housing.  Watch the live meeting here with Reuters analysis: http://reut.rs/1fmWI0j 

The central bank for the United States, the Federal Reserve, will meet to report on U.S. economic growth on Wednesday. Their discussion will focus on inflation, jobs, and monitoring “bubbles” in asset markets like housing.  Watch the live meeting here with Reuters analysis: http://reut.rs/1fmWI0j ___

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2013-12-17 20:01:11 (16 comments, 71 reshares, 299 +1s)Open 

Our new Google+ header: Flamingos in the snow at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo on December 12, 2013. Slideshow of recent snowfall across the Middle East: http://reut.rs/1gBTNVf

Photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Our new Google+ header: Flamingos in the snow at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo on December 12, 2013. Slideshow of recent snowfall across the Middle East: http://reut.rs/1gBTNVf

Photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner___

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2013-12-17 18:46:19 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Brazil says it is not considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden even after the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor offered on Tuesday to help investigate revelations that the NSA has spied on Brazilians and their president.

The Brazilian government has received no official request from Snowden since he arrived in Moscow in June, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Without a formal request, asylum will not be considered, the spokesman said.

In a letter published Tuesday by the Folha de S. Paulo, a Brazilian newspaper, and by social media, Snowden offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA Internet surveillance program he revealed earlier this year. 

Brazil says it is not considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden even after the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor offered on Tuesday to help investigate revelations that the NSA has spied on Brazilians and their president.

The Brazilian government has received no official request from Snowden since he arrived in Moscow in June, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Without a formal request, asylum will not be considered, the spokesman said.

In a letter published Tuesday by the Folha de S. Paulo, a Brazilian newspaper, and by social media, Snowden offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA Internet surveillance program he revealed earlier this year. ___

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2013-12-17 16:58:14 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA surveillance program he revealed earlier this year, according to a letter published in a local newspaper on Tuesday.

In "An Open Letter to the Brazilian People," published by newspaper Folha De S. Paulo, Snowden said he would like to assist in a congressional probe into the NSA's spying program, which monitored the personal communications of President Dilma Rousseff and other Brazilians.

"I have expressed my willingness to assist wherever appropriate and lawful, but unfortunately the United States government has worked very hard to limit my ability to do so," the letter said. 

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA surveillance program he revealed earlier this year, according to a letter published in a local newspaper on Tuesday.

In "An Open Letter to the Brazilian People," published by newspaper Folha De S. Paulo, Snowden said he would like to assist in a congressional probe into the NSA's spying program, which monitored the personal communications of President Dilma Rousseff and other Brazilians.

"I have expressed my willingness to assist wherever appropriate and lawful, but unfortunately the United States government has worked very hard to limit my ability to do so," the letter said. ___

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2013-12-13 17:15:24 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

The number of women who have been murdered in Mexico has increased steadily in the last five years.  Mexico has suffered from a wave of drug-related violence, with about 1,000 people a month dying in gangland killings.

About 80,000 people have died since 2007 in cartel violence.

Mexican authorities found bodies of eight kidnap victims in Guerrero state, officials said on Monday. http://reut.rs/1d5EzCp 

The victims were all related and their bodies were identified by relatives. Some of the dismembered bodies were placed in plastic bags. The bodies included two women, said an official with the local prosecutor's office who declined to be identified. Authorities are still searching for three more people who were kidnapped with the group last Thursday.

Mexican police arrested a man in Jalisco suspected of orchestrating a string of crimes including more than 200m... more »

The number of women who have been murdered in Mexico has increased steadily in the last five years.  Mexico has suffered from a wave of drug-related violence, with about 1,000 people a month dying in gangland killings.

About 80,000 people have died since 2007 in cartel violence.

Mexican authorities found bodies of eight kidnap victims in Guerrero state, officials said on Monday. http://reut.rs/1d5EzCp 

The victims were all related and their bodies were identified by relatives. Some of the dismembered bodies were placed in plastic bags. The bodies included two women, said an official with the local prosecutor's office who declined to be identified. Authorities are still searching for three more people who were kidnapped with the group last Thursday.

Mexican police arrested a man in Jalisco suspected of orchestrating a string of crimes including more than 200 murders, the country's interior ministry said on Tuesday. http://reut.rs/18S2ubs 

In late November, 33 mutilated corpses were found in 19 ditches in La Barca, on the border between the states of Michoacan and Jalisco, where rival drug cartels operate. ___

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2013-12-12 23:44:47 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings. 

By an overwhelming margin, the House passed the measure that also aims to end the partisan fighting between Republicans and Democrats over fiscal affairs, which led to last October’s 16-day partial government shutdown.

The budget deal must next pass the Democratic-controlled Senate before being sent to President Barack Obama for signing into law. 

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings. 

By an overwhelming margin, the House passed the measure that also aims to end the partisan fighting between Republicans and Democrats over fiscal affairs, which led to last October’s 16-day partial government shutdown.

The budget deal must next pass the Democratic-controlled Senate before being sent to President Barack Obama for signing into law. ___

2013-12-12 18:58:50 (29 comments, 16 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

BREAKING: Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after they were mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local officials said. http://reut.rs/1cqyBKO 

The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone. "An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured died after being admitted to the hospital," one security official said.

Five more people were injured, the officials said. Full story: http://reut.rs/1cqyBKO 

BREAKING: Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after they were mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local officials said. http://reut.rs/1cqyBKO 

The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone. "An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured died after being admitted to the hospital," one security official said.

Five more people were injured, the officials said. Full story: http://reut.rs/1cqyBKO ___

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2013-12-11 22:05:02 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

At least 465 people have been killed in Central African Republic (CAR) between Thursday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 11. 

David Rhode, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Reuters columnist writes: Wealthy nations are funding a poorly-equipped regional peacekeeping force instead of authorizing more costly United Nations troops, and it is unclear whether the approach will work. http://reut.rs/18V47W2 

At least 465 people have been killed in Central African Republic (CAR) between Thursday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 11. 

David Rhode, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Reuters columnist writes: Wealthy nations are funding a poorly-equipped regional peacekeeping force instead of authorizing more costly United Nations troops, and it is unclear whether the approach will work. http://reut.rs/18V47W2 ___

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2013-12-11 19:17:22 (59 comments, 25 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has not escaped the notice of critics, who call for new regulations even though scientific evidence about exposure to vapors remains inconclusive. http://reut.rs/1d8jffs 

They worry that the addictive nicotine found in e-cigarettes could lure more people into smoking and discourage others from quitting all together. In the United States, such concerns have led to calls for increased government regulation. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently has no regulations on e-cigarettes, but it is expected to release rules this month that would extend its “tobacco product” authority over the devices. New FDA rules could follow. 

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has not escaped the notice of critics, who call for new regulations even though scientific evidence about exposure to vapors remains inconclusive. http://reut.rs/1d8jffs 

They worry that the addictive nicotine found in e-cigarettes could lure more people into smoking and discourage others from quitting all together. In the United States, such concerns have led to calls for increased government regulation. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently has no regulations on e-cigarettes, but it is expected to release rules this month that would extend its “tobacco product” authority over the devices. New FDA rules could follow. ___

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2013-12-10 16:26:09 (3 comments, 33 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Reuters photographers have captured some of the most iconic images of our time. The Wider Image is now available on all devices http://widerimage.reuters.com, featuring in-depth stories such as Fishing and firearms in Kenya by Siegfried Modola. 

Reuters photographers have captured some of the most iconic images of our time. The Wider Image is now available on all devices http://widerimage.reuters.com, featuring in-depth stories such as Fishing and firearms in Kenya by Siegfried Modola. ___

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2013-12-09 21:33:30 (72 comments, 41 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

Russian President Vladimir Putin just shut down the primary state news agency and replaced it with an organization that will promote Moscow's image abroad. Full story: http://reut.rs/1ckAbgY 

Photos by RIA Novosti, the news agency Putin shut down: http://reut.rs/1gkktK2

Photo: REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Kremlin 

Russian President Vladimir Putin just shut down the primary state news agency and replaced it with an organization that will promote Moscow's image abroad. Full story: http://reut.rs/1ckAbgY 

Photos by RIA Novosti, the news agency Putin shut down: http://reut.rs/1gkktK2

Photo: REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Kremlin ___

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2013-12-05 22:58:08 (32 comments, 54 reshares, 306 +1s)Open 

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said in a nationally televised address. Full coverage remembering the man remembered for his courage and respect: http://reut.rs/Mandela 

Photo: Nelson Mandela smiles at a news conference ahead of the second 46664 concert near the small Southern Cape province town of George in this March 18, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files 

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said in a nationally televised address. Full coverage remembering the man remembered for his courage and respect: http://reut.rs/Mandela 

Photo: Nelson Mandela smiles at a news conference ahead of the second 46664 concert near the small Southern Cape province town of George in this March 18, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files ___

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2013-12-05 15:45:24 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The puffin population of the UK's Farne Islands has made an impressive recovery after years of steady declines.

Puffin numbers plummeted by a third between 2003 and 2008, leading environmentalists to worry about their future sustainability, but a just completed census has shown that the birds are back. Reuters Jim Drury reports. 

The puffin population of the UK's Farne Islands has made an impressive recovery after years of steady declines.

Puffin numbers plummeted by a third between 2003 and 2008, leading environmentalists to worry about their future sustainability, but a just completed census has shown that the birds are back. Reuters Jim Drury reports. ___

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2013-12-03 16:47:16 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Our new Google+ cover photo: A Thai anti-government protester greets policemen in Bangkok on December 3, 2013. After days of firing teargas and rubber bullets to limit protests, the police handed out roses to protesters after barricades were removed around government buildings, bringing an end to days of violence in which five people died. http://reut.rs/1gzRPSn 

"The current political situation of our country has yet to return to normal, although it has begun to ease up," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said in a statement. 

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said the campaign against the "Thaksin regime" would continue: Thaksin's opponents include wealthy conservatives, top military generals, and bureaucrats. Yingluck said she is willing to explore every possibility for a peaceful solution. According to analysis of the general public opinion, her partyw... more »

Our new Google+ cover photo: A Thai anti-government protester greets policemen in Bangkok on December 3, 2013. After days of firing teargas and rubber bullets to limit protests, the police handed out roses to protesters after barricades were removed around government buildings, bringing an end to days of violence in which five people died. http://reut.rs/1gzRPSn 

"The current political situation of our country has yet to return to normal, although it has begun to ease up," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said in a statement. 

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said the campaign against the "Thaksin regime" would continue: Thaksin's opponents include wealthy conservatives, top military generals, and bureaucrats. Yingluck said she is willing to explore every possibility for a peaceful solution. According to analysis of the general public opinion, her party would probably win any new election. 

Thursday is the birthday of much-revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the protests are unlikely to continue on what is traditionally a day of prayer and celebration.

Photo by REUTERS/Damir Sagolj ___

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2013-12-02 18:53:55 (14 comments, 23 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

The top Reuters pictures of 2013: http://reut.rs/1eNAzsd (WARNING: Graphic Content included) 

In this photo from February 2013, Ronnie Chambers Jr. looks at his mother Tahitah Myles (obscured) during the funeral for his father Ronnie Chambers, 33, a victim of gun violence, in Chicago. This picture is one of 93 images we included in our top pictures of the year. 

Photographer John Gress writes about his experience that day: “It’s not every day that an assignment teaches you something about your own childhood. When I was seven years, old my father, who shared my name, passed away and when I looked down today, I saw a boy, Ronnie Chambers Jr., who is about the same age as I was back then, sitting at my feet with RIP carved in the back of his hair. He was there mourning the loss of his father, who also shared his name. 

"Ronnie Chambers was shot in the head onJanuary... more »

The top Reuters pictures of 2013: http://reut.rs/1eNAzsd (WARNING: Graphic Content included) 

In this photo from February 2013, Ronnie Chambers Jr. looks at his mother Tahitah Myles (obscured) during the funeral for his father Ronnie Chambers, 33, a victim of gun violence, in Chicago. This picture is one of 93 images we included in our top pictures of the year. 

Photographer John Gress writes about his experience that day: “It’s not every day that an assignment teaches you something about your own childhood. When I was seven years, old my father, who shared my name, passed away and when I looked down today, I saw a boy, Ronnie Chambers Jr., who is about the same age as I was back then, sitting at my feet with RIP carved in the back of his hair. He was there mourning the loss of his father, who also shared his name. 

"Ronnie Chambers was shot in the head on January 26. His mother Shirley Chambers has lost all four of her children to gun violence. Seeing Ronnie Jr. caused me to choke up a little, thinking about the parallels between his life and mine. Seeing him move about the church, seemingly unaware of the gravity of the situation, explained to me in that moment why all I can recall about my father’s funeral was sitting in my uncle’s lap during the service, and a photo of my father in his casket that my mother used to keep in the glove box of her car. 

"For me, as significant as that day was, to a child it wasn’t much different than many other church experiences we have while navigating through the adult world. The situation was already emotional for me having met Ms. Chambers last week during an interview. Looking her in the eye and saying my goodbyes, I was left speechless, knowing there was nothing I could do to comfort her in her bereavement, other than a long look of solace and my silence.” 

#photography  ___

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2013-12-02 15:38:11 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government. Read the full story: http://reut.rs/18wFJtv 

The violence is the latest twist in a conflict pitting Bangkok's middle class and royalist elite against the mostly poor, rural supporters of Yingluck and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a populist former prime minister who was ousted in a military coup in 2006 and lives in self-imposed exile.

Yingluck told a news conference that police would not use force but the national security chief said rubber bullets were being used as protesters threatened to advance on Yingluck's office, the focal point of the demonstrations since the weekend. 

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government. Read the full story: http://reut.rs/18wFJtv 

The violence is the latest twist in a conflict pitting Bangkok's middle class and royalist elite against the mostly poor, rural supporters of Yingluck and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a populist former prime minister who was ousted in a military coup in 2006 and lives in self-imposed exile.

Yingluck told a news conference that police would not use force but the national security chief said rubber bullets were being used as protesters threatened to advance on Yingluck's office, the focal point of the demonstrations since the weekend. ___

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2013-11-21 20:21:42 (76 comments, 169 reshares, 662 +1s)Open 

John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, eloped in 1932 and are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on November 25. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Photo by: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin 

John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, eloped in 1932 and are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on November 25. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

Photo by: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin ___

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2013-11-21 17:48:34 (23 comments, 10 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, in a historic rule change, stripped Republicans on Thursday of their ability to block President Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees.

The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, in a historic rule change, stripped Republicans on Thursday of their ability to block President Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees.___

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2013-11-19 17:51:54 (10 comments, 18 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Syrians waited in the winter rain of a Lebanese border town on Monday to seek refuge from an army attack on Qara, which started on Friday and drove an estimated 1,200 families across to the Lebanese town of Arsal. More photos from the past 24 hours: http://reut.rs/17InNGk

Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Syrians waited in the winter rain of a Lebanese border town on Monday to seek refuge from an army attack on Qara, which started on Friday and drove an estimated 1,200 families across to the Lebanese town of Arsal. More photos from the past 24 hours: http://reut.rs/17InNGk

Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir___

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2013-11-19 14:46:01 (17 comments, 16 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Two explosions targeted Iran's embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attaché. http://reut.rs/1fR5mVi 

The explosions damaged at least six buildings in the embassy compound. A Lebanese-based al Qaeda-linked group known as the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for what it described as a double suicide attack.

Photo: Civil Defense personnel extinguish a fire on cars at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Kheir

Two explosions targeted Iran's embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attaché. http://reut.rs/1fR5mVi 

The explosions damaged at least six buildings in the embassy compound. A Lebanese-based al Qaeda-linked group known as the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for what it described as a double suicide attack.

Photo: Civil Defense personnel extinguish a fire on cars at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Kheir___

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