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U.S. Warns of Possible Terror Attack in Kenya

The U.S. government says that a terror attack on government buildings and hotels in Kenya's capital could be imminent.

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When clothes don’t cooperate

Sometimes stars are caught with their pants down. Literally.

 


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Top Banker Calls for IMF Boost

Top ECB official Jörg Asmussen called on the rest of the world to pledge more money to the IMF's crisis war chest, a view expected to put Europe at odds with other regions at talks in Washington later this week.

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Gingrich campaign chief quietly confirms departure on Facebook

Former campaign manger says it was 'time to go ... a mutual decision. Amicable'

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Nevada Dems: GSA hearings are ‘an attack on Las Vegas’

Allegation: Probe into extravagant GSA spending 'a cheap political stunt designed to embarrass Las Vegas'

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Huffington Post Wins Its First Pulitzer Prize


The Huffington Post won its first Pulitzer Prize Monday — becoming the first online-only daily news website to do so.

The prize, in the national reporting category, was awarded to veteran reporter David Wood. His 10-part series, “Beyond the Battlefield,” explored the lives of several veterans who were severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The award may be Wood’s, but Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington is a clear beneficiary. Over the past few years, Huffington has made a point of hiring experienced, well-known and (no doubt) expensive reporters like Wood.

The hirings are part of an effort to position the Huffington Post as a serious news organization — not, as former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller has described it, as an “overaggregator” of “celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications… [with] a left-wing soundtrack.”

The Pulitzer is one small testament to the success of that strategy, and will likely feature prominently in the media kits the Huffington Post‘s sales team sends to potential advertisers.

The Huffington Post is the second online-only news organization to win a Pulitzer, following ProPublica‘s wins in 2010 and 2011. ProPublica partners with many offline publications, however, and focuses on long-form investigations rather than daily news.

Politico, which started as an online-only news organization and has since begun printing a print edition, also won an award this year in the editorial cartooning category.

Jeff Donn of the Associated Press and Jessica Silver-Greenberg of The Wall Street Journal were named runners-up for the national reporting prize.

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Wal-Mart to Put Google Executive on Its Board

Wal-Mart said it will nominate a Google executive, Marissa Mayer, to its board, bringing in a person with technology and Internet experience while the retailer battles threats from e-retailers.

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Citi’s Capital Question: Payouts or Not?

After getting rebuked by the Fed when it previously asked for permission to increase the dividend or buy back shares, Citigroup is weighing whether to try again.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally engaged: Most anticipated celebrity wedding?

No, this isn't just another false alarm -- seven years and six kids after they "fell in love," Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are really engaged.


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Apple to Audit Supplier on Pollution

Apple will conduct a pollution-management audit of one of its component suppliers in China as the computer maker's operations face greater scrutiny in the country.

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