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BlogPost: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

'Here You Have' virus hits e-mail inboxes

The malware worm disguises itself as a link to a website that offers free movies. The words "Here You Have" or "Just For You" appear in the subject line of the email. Users click on the link and it asks them to download a .pdf file. That file takes over the computer and seems to mine the computer for security information.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. does Fashion's Night Out

Click on the photo to watch video of Georgetown fashion (Alexandra Garcia/TWP) Presumably because the economy hasn't recovered well enough to go back to ignoring the common folk, organizers of New York Fashion Week's Fashion's Night Out event promise an...

By Katie Rogers  | September 10, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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San Bruno fire Twitter reactions

San Bruno fire kills six people and injures dozens.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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9/11: Where were you when the towers fell?

Where were you on 9/11 the day the towers fell? Our readers share their memories of September 11, 2001.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A real money tree in Chicago

What happens if despite everything your dad told you, money really does grow on a tree? Writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal decided to test people's reactions to a tree flush with cash this summer in Chicago.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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YouTube Instant trumps Google Instant

YouTube Instant allows users to search for YouTube videos with suggested search terms.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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San Bruno fire: How safe are gas lines?

A San Bruno, Calif. neighborhood was rocked by an explosion Thursday night after a natural gas pipeline burst and sent a fireball 1,000 feet into the sky.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Japan missing 230,000 centenarians

Japan released the findings of its citizen registry audit: 230,000 citizens over the age of 100 are missing.

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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José Feliciano brings the sunshine

José Feliciano turns 65 today. He sings "Ain't no Sunshine when She's Gone."

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kelsey Grammer launches the RightNetwork

Actor Kelsey Grammer launches the RightNetwork, a conservative television channel.

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Star Trek' turns 44, so I'm celebrating with Ke$ha (video)

Star Trek turns 44 today.

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New animated video takes on Wall Street Journal, New York Times

New Media Animation re-creates the New York Times and Wall Street Journal battle for New York.

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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9/11 through the newspapers' front pages

On a bright, blue morning nine years ago, 19 terrorists thrust the United States over an invisible line: there was the day before and there was the day after. Nearly a decade has passed since September 11, 2001 and still the building at Ground Zero has yet to rise. The war on terrorism has yet to end. The president still speaks out against anti-Muslim tensions. Look back over a collection of the front page newspapers from around the world, and the first week of the Washington Post as our country grappled with the post-9/11 world.

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Otis Redding can't get no satisfaction.

Otis Redding sings Satisfaction. He would have been 69 today.

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bad dancing, begone: Science pinpoints the moves to catch ladies' eyes (Video)

Psychologists at Northumbria University have identified biomechanical differences between "good" and "bad" dancers.

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cat Parkour: Those furballs dominate everything (Video)

A video shows cats cavorting with parkour-style jumping.

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Detroit fires sweep through coolest city in America

Detroit fires swept through a number of homes Tuesday, fanned by high winds. Detroit has become a mecca for artists and eco-warriors.

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Glenn Shadix dead; watch this video to celebrate the 'Beetlejuice' actor's work

Glenn Shadix who played Otho the interior designer on Beetlejuice died Tuesday from injuries resulting from a fall.

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Zombies 101: What's your ideal culture-clash class?

A new class offering at The University of Baltimore, for instance will be a crash course in all things corpse -- zombies, to be exact.

By Katie Rogers  | September 8, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meghan McCain dishes sexy politics to Jay Leno (Video)

Meghan McCain talks on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno about crying when she heard Sarah Palin got the nomination for vice president.

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Patsy Cline gets Crazy

Patsy Cline would have been 78 today. Here's her performing the classic hit "Crazy."

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Google Doodle dresses up to announce a change in real search time results

The Google doodle changes once again

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Welcome to BlogPost, we hope you stay awhile

With the help of a new addiction to triple-shot lattes, I'm up early every morning, and plugged to mine the troves of information online to find the need-to-know, the want-to-know, the should-know news for you to savor through your day...

By Melissa Bell  | September 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meet Melissa Bell

Born in San Diego, Calif., Melissa Bell headed east for college at Georgetown University. After school, she kept heading east until she landed in New Delhi with a six-month contract to help launch Mint newspaper, the Indian partner of the...

By Amanda Zamora  | September 7, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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