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Staff Editorial: U.S.’s revolutionary twitter shut down

By Duke Staff Can a Twitter account start a revolution? Probably not your Twitter, but the U.S. government may have achieved this in Cuba. Launched in 2010, the U.S. Agency for International Development overtly created a network similar to Twitter called ZunZuneo. The program, now dissolved, operated through the country’s text messaging system to bypass […]

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor It’s not Cold War II yet, but tensions are building as Soviet nostalgia and neo-colonial interests have become the central focus of the international community. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the borders of the Russian Federation back into Ukraine. Despite most of the world condemning the invasion, Moscow […]

America preps for terror at Olympics

America preps for terror at Olympics

By Julian Routh | News Editor When the Winter Olympics open in Sochi on Friday, America will be watching as it always does. But this time, America will watch with anxiety. With the probability of terror attacks in Sochi and the surrounding regions “very likely,” according to UK officials, U.S. athletes and their families were […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]

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