Posts Tagged Social affairs

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. A report released Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

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Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is “confusingly similar” to the Cowboys’ own Pistol Pete.

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City attorney: Minneapolis can’t ban Redskins name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Attorney’s office says the city can’t ban the Redskins name when Washington plays the Vikings at the University of Minnesota next month.

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Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week’s dispute over a soccer match.

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Investigator to bare more of UNC academic fraud

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An independent investigator with access to more witnesses and records will reveal what he found after digging into academic fraud at North Carolina’s flagship public university.

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