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Bogotá, Colombia, Backslides After a Comeback But the hard-won accomplishments that earned Bogotá plaudits around the world are now being eclipsed by outrage. So many ambitious construction projects have been put in motion simultaneously that the city has endured months of traffic chaos. And a long simmering corruption scandal has resulted this week in the suspension of Bogotá’s mayor, Samuel Moreno. Making matters worse, fears of violent crime are spreading yet again. While Bogotá is still safer than it was before its once heralded comeback, when it was plagued by car bombs and high kidnapping rates, news reports of grisly murders and robberies, including assaults on foreign tourists in hotels, are gripping residents again. Much of the ire here is focused on the deterioration of this capital city’s once cutting-edge public transportation system, a bus network called TransMilenio designed to have the feel of an above-ground subway. Bogotá, Colombia, Backslides After a Comeback
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Engadget Engadget The 1 percent have long had smartphones from Porsche and Vertu to quench their high-end thirst, but when it comes to dual-SIM handsets, the elite have had to settle for something a little more ordinary. For those in need, Gresso created Azimuth, the first dual-SIM luxury handset. Starting at $2,000, the phone is made of titanium, with both the keys and logo crafted out of 18K or white gold. Since appearances are all that matter, you're getting some pretty low-end specs under the hood, including 2GB of "internal memory," a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 and a tiny 1,100mAh battery. To put things in perspective, Samsung's Galaxy S5 starts with 16GB of built-in storage, a 16-megapixel camera and a 2,800mAh battery. The difference being, anyone can buy an S5.
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Huffington Post Huffington Post NEW YORK -- Investigators cut out a piece of carpet in a painstaking search of a penthouse suite for DNA evidence in IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex assault case, law enforcement officials said Wednesday as he made a new bid to get out of jail. New York detectives and prosecutors believe the carpet in the hotel room may contain Strauss-Kahn's semen, spat out after an episode of forced oral sex by a hotel maid, the officials told The Associated Press. Late Wednesday, Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, according to a letter released by its executive board. In the letter, Strauss-Kahn denied the allegations but said he felt compelled to resign with "great sadness" because he was thinking of his family and also wanted to protect the IMF.
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MIT Professor Exposes Climate Change Hysteria Mikael Thalen | “The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense.” Obama speech: Miller Lite commercial: less filling, tastes great Jon Rappoport | Obama just made a Miller Lite speech, to calm fears that NSA spying is a bother and a problem.
Vice Magazine Cry-Baby of the Week This week: The Texas school that fired a teacher because she's transgender vs. the cop who pulled a gun on some kids making a tree fort. The Drone That Will Change Graffiti: An Interview with KATSU KATSU is an artist, a vandal, and a clever hacker too. His work pushes our idea of what can be achieved with the graffiti artist's limited tool-set. For his new project, he has developed a system to attach a spray can to a quadcopter, creating the world's first true graffiti drone. Are Google and Facebook Just Pretending They Want Limits on NSA Surveillance?
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