Egypt Under Fire for Preventing American Advisers From Leaving – BusinessWeek


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By Nicole Gaouette and Mariam Fam Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Egyptian authorities are preventing a number of Americans working for US-based pro-democracy organizations from leaving the country pending a decision on whether to put them on trial.
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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue won’t run again – San Francisco Chronicle


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WASHINGTON - FILE: North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (C) speaks to the media after a meeting with US President Barack Obama June 1, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC. According to reports January 26, 2012, Perdue, a Democrat, will not seek ...
Democratic hopefuls rush in to fill vacuumCharlotte Observer

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Perdue cites partisanship in decision against second termAsheville Citizen-Times
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South Korea’s Live Park uses RFID and Kinect to bring your Holodeck fantasies one step nearer

All those long, long drives to Florida in the family station wagon seemed worth it at the time, but now that we've found out that those lucky South Koreans have another crazy theme-park, we might just change our minds. Located near Seoul, Live Park uses 3D video, holograms and augmented reality, interacting with RFID wrist bands and Kinect sensors to stitch together a continuous immersive story. You (and your avatar!) have 65 attractions, over seven themed zones, and the world's biggest interactive 360 degree stereoscopic theater to wave, jump and shout your way through. Two years and $13 million in the making, Live Park's creator d'strict is now looking to license the concept out internationally, with locations in China and Singapore already earmarked. We're not sure we could handle that long of a family drive just yet, but with a Hollywood entertainment "powerhouse" reportedly nibbling, maybe we won't have to.

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No. 25 Wisconsin continues win streak, tops No. 17 Indiana – USA TODAY


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No. 25 Wisconsin continues win streak, tops No. 17 Indiana
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin had already bounced back from its rough start in the Big Ten. Now Jordan Taylor and the 25th-ranked Badgers know they can win even on a bad shooting night. By Jeff Hanisch, US Presswire Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor (11), ...
Brust scores 13, No. 25 Wisconsin beats No. 16 Indiana 57-50Washington Post

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Zeller leads No. 7 North Carolina to easy 74-55 win over rival North Carolina … – Washington Post


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CHAPEL HILL, NC — North Carolina had a new lineup and North Carolina State had a different look as a confident team that started the week tied for the Atlantic Coast Conference lead. Yet the latest meeting of longtime rivals ended up just like about ...
Zeller, No. 8 North Carolina roll past NC StateUSA TODAY

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Pentagon shooter pleads guilty, agrees to 25 years – Fox News


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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Marine veteran from Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday and has agreed to serve a 25-year prison sentence on charges that he fired a series of overnight pot shots in 2010 at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps museum in Quantico and other ...
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Skylanders-esque NFC tech built into Wii U’s WiiPad

Adding onto the mounting pile of news coming from an investor's briefing with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata comes word that the Wii U's tablet-like controller will have "Near Field Communication" technology (NFC). In Nintendo's words, the tech will serve to "read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world." Owners can reportedly create their own cards and figurines for use with the WiiPad's NFC functionality.

Confusing as that may be, Iwata means that the Wii U's WiiPad will come equipped with similar tech to that used in Skylanders alter its gameplay via real world objects (Skylanders uses RFID tech, which isn't exactly the same, but a similar concept). The tech could conceivably be used to make credit card payments as well, which Iwata specifically mentions in the last paragraph.

We wish it was all announcements of new entries in classic franchises and promises of unified online systems, folks, but that's just how it goes. On the bright side, more Drobot?

Update: This post originally stated that Near Field Communication tech is also used in the Skylanders game from Activision, which isn't accurate. Skylanders uses RFID technology, which is similar but not identical. Sorry about that, folks!

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Prison dilemma: surging numbers of older inmates – The Associated Press


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Prison dilemma: surging numbers of older inmates
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NEW YORK (AP) — In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates — with their high rates of illness and infirmity — make up an ever increasing share of the ...
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Terraria goes retail in EU with ‘Collector’s Edition’ on March 16

Despite selling over 1 million copies of Terraria across Terra Firma, Merge Games believes the title has yet to reach a key demographic: PC game buyers without internet connections. Okay, okay, it's also possible that the Merge Games-published "Collector's Edition" of the Re-Logic-developed 2D indie hit is popular enough to warrant a version made especially for superfans, but we much prefer the concept of a board meeting to discuss a gradually disappearing group of people.

Anyway, the collector's edition of Terraria will run EU residents £19.95 (€23.80/$31.30) when it arrives at retailers on March 16, and will come packed with "an exclusive in-game item, a poster, a key ring, and trading cards." That's about $20 more than the digital copy costs you on Steam right this minute -- but does that contain the adorable little pickaxe keychain (seen after the break)? Yeah, we didn't think so.

It's unclear if the collector's version of Terraria will arrive in North America or Asia, but we've asked Merge Games for clarification.

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