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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Poll Garners More Than 780,000 Votes

The unofficial referendum was branded as illegal by local and mainland Chinese officials. The referendum called for Hong Kong to be able to democratically elect its leaders.

In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon'

Narendra Modi became prime minister just a month ago. He had a big agenda, but has yet to launch any major programs. But the tech-savvy leader has racked up 5 million Twitter followers.

'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

Facebook Scientists Alter News Feeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

A News Feed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

On Penalties, Brazil Pulls Off A Hard-Fought Win Against Chile

After a tight and grueling 1-1 tie through extra time, Brazil managed to stay in the tournament by winning a penalty shootout against Chile.

Her Baby Is At Risk; Lauren's Story

They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.

Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

Dallas County Agrees To Take In About 1,000 Immigrant Children

Federal authorities have been looking around the country for places willing to house the thousands of children flooding the Southern border.

Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.

Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.

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