1. Joan Rivers, a Comic Stiletto Quick to Skewer, Is Dead at 81
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 04:30:40

    From the stage and the red carpet, Ms. Rivers reveled in skewering the rich and famous with cutting remarks and a caustic wit.

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    7667 shares and 39499 likes on Facebook
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  2. Great Dane survives after eating 43 socks and its hospital wins a prize
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 17:04:00

    Portland animal hospital entered the dog’s story, complete with X-rays, in a contest sponsored by a vet magazine Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 120 retweets and 17 favorites
    2234 shares and 4865 likes on Facebook
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  3. BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 06:09:16

    A federal judge determined that the company’s conduct made it chiefly responsible for the oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers.

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    1593 shares and 2933 likes on Facebook
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    238 shares on LinkedIn
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  4. Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 03:10:06

    The 85-foot-long dinosaur, whose remains were discovered in 2005 in Argentina but took years to excavate and prepare for study, is among the largest land animals ever.

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    1709 shares and 2701 likes on Facebook
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    34 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Australian federal court rules isolated genetic material can be patented
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 09:09:24

    Decision is likened to being allowed to patent oxygen, as critics warn of serious repercussions for medical research Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 3277 retweets and 38 favorites
    119 shares and 136 likes on Facebook
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  6. An Appraisal: Joan Rivers Could Never Stop Working
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 01:15:24

    Joan Rivers seemed as if she just couldn’t stop herself from telling jokes, driven by a desperation that was all her own.

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  7. Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 14:38:47

    Comedian and TV host Joan Rivers, best known for her acerbic wit and put-downs, has died in New York, says her daughter.

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    100 twitter shares, 44 retweets and 13 favorites
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  8. Ukraine and rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-05 at 02:28:10

    NEWPORT Wales/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month war in Ukr…

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    103 twitter shares, 2539 retweets and 105 favorites
    191 shares and 145 likes on Facebook
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  9. Bobbing along: the Float Baby Spa in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 11:30:33

    This baby spa in Houston, Texas provides floatation devices for children from 2 weeks to 6 months, allowing them to bob around a pool freely during each 20-minute hydrotherapy session. The tots are then treated to a gentle full body massage Continue readi…

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    55 twitter shares, 10 retweets and 2 favorites
    1140 shares and 1901 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. ArtsBeat: Joan Rivers Overcame the ‘Handicap of a Woman Comic’
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 03:48:43

    Ms. Rivers’s reputation as a snarky fashion commentator has somewhat obscured her trailblazing comedy career.

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  11. Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 00:30:06

    Even when he knew he would win the election, Tony Abbott refused to risk telling voters the truth. Then came the overreach, the backtracking and the deferred decisions. The question now is whether voters will accept untrustworthiness as a given Continue r…

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    101 twitter shares, 276 retweets and 25 favorites
    670 shares and 1322 likes on Facebook
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  12. What next for Islamic State, the would-be caliphate?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 00:22:07

    Isis is making very modern military and media advances, but its existence is rooted in religion and old sectarian divides Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 899 retweets and 94 favorites
    327 shares and 404 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 346 plus ones and 25 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. One in 10 girls sexually abused – UN
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 12:46:00

    About 120 million girls around the world – more than one in 10 – have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.

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    101 twitter shares, 262 retweets and 15 favorites
    862 shares and 380 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 2 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 04:37:27

    The epidemic has exposed gaping holes in the ability to tackle outbreaks in an increasingly interconnected world, where diseases can quickly spread from remote villages to cities housing millions of people.

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    723 shares and 760 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    165 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Jennifer Lawrence nude photo leak: to click or not to click?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 21:27:28

    From private photos to violent videos, the internet is full of degrading material intended to tempt viewers. Can we learn not to gawp? Roxane Gay: the Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak is just beginning Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 119 retweets and 41 favorites
    420 shares and 670 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn
    14 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Hundreds of fast-food protesters arrested while striking against low wages
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 23:11:09

    Protesters in more than 100 US cities conduct sit-ins and marches outside restaurants to call for a $15 minimum wageFast-food protests continue across US live updates Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 94 retweets and 14 favorites
    515 shares and 467 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 154 plus ones and 24 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  17. F.D.A. Allows First Use of a Novel Cancer Drug
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 05:25:14

    The treatment unleashes the body’s immune system against tumors, and will initially be used against advanced melanoma.

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    417 shares and 686 likes on Facebook
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    224 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Wine School: Unraveling the Mystery of Chablis
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 03:17:23

    Chablis, that most distinctive of chardonnays and a prime example of the idea that good wine speaks deeply of its place of origin.

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    413 shares and 857 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    12 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Bashar al-Assad’s pitch for anti-Isis pact with west falls on closed ears
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-04 at 22:14:38

    Cameron’s assertion that Syrian president is ‘part of the problem, not part of the solution’ leaves Assad out in the cold Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 628 retweets and 36 favorites
    108 shares and 162 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares, 198 plus ones and 75 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Hamid Kehazaei dies after family give permission to switch off life support
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 15:57:53

    Immigration minister says chief medical officer will conduct an in-depth clinical review of asylum seekers medical treatment while on Manus Island Continue reading…

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    92 twitter shares, 1133 retweets and 24 favorites
    28 shares and 15 likes on Facebook

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