Noelle Swan

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Aurora theater shooting trial begins: how it compares with Tsarnaev case


January 19, 2015 – James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in the shooting at a midnight showing of a ‘Batman’ movie in 2012.



Do Microsoft CEO Nadella’s comments on women represent Silicon Valley culture?


October 10, 2014 – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a conference full of women that not asking for a raise is one of women’s ‘superpowers’ and helps to develop ‘good karma.’ Is this evidence that one of the most forward thinking industries is still largely an old boys club?



James Brady, a champion of gun control known for his charm and wit


August 4, 2014 – James Brady, the former White House press secretary wounded and partially paralyzed in the attempted assassination of President Reagan, became a strong advocate for gun control.



White House hails rebound of US manufacturing, but is it for real?


June 19, 2014 – The US manufacturing industry is coming back, a new report from the US National Economic Committee declares, but manufacturing experts aren’t ready to declare victory just yet.



International bust targets BlackShades malware. Is your computer safe now?


May 19, 2014 – The BlackShades ‘RAT’ made taking over a computer so easy ‘even a caveman could do it,’ says FBI investigator. Ninety-seven people in 16 countries have been arrested in the cyber-crime crackdown.



US widens path to clemency for nonviolent federal drug offenders


April 23, 2014 – The new Justice Department clemency guidelines, which apply to inmates who have served 10 years of their sentence, are designed to alleviate racial disparities left over from tough drug laws.



On historic day, Boston keeps calm and marathons on


April 21, 2014 – The scene at the Boston Marathon was jubilant, spectators and runners say. The city’s love for its world-famous race was everywhere and overwhelmingly on display.



For Boston, the marathon always means spring – and this year, much more


April 21, 2014 – Marathon Monday offers Boston the chance to rise and step forward, after a long and emotional year since the 2013 bombings.



Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Search reveals extent of ocean garbage


April 1, 2014 – The search for Malaysia Flight 370 is complicated by the wide spread of ocean garbage, much of which looks just like plane crash debris in satellite images.



Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: US Navy deploys deep sea drone to aid search


March 29, 2014 – The US Navy is deploying advanced deep-sea search technology, including anti-submarine aircraft, floating black box locators, and a robot submarine, to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.



Obesity among young children fell 43 percent in past decade, CDC says


February 26, 2014 – Changes to a federal nutrition program and Michelle Obama’s nutrition and exercise campaign may have played a role in the dramatic decline in early-childhood obesity, some say.



Coal-ash spill: How certain that Dan River is safe for drinking, wildlife?


February 10, 2014 – Authorities say water from North Carolina’s Dan River is safe to drink, a week after millions of gallons of coal-ash sludge leaked into it. But concerns remain about metals in the water and their possible effects on the river’s food chain.



The Beatles: 50 years after ‘Ed Sullivan,’ they’re everywhere, in everything


February 9, 2014 – Fifty years after their iconic performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ the legacy of the Beatles lives on in iPods, music classes, and throughout pop music.



Philip Seymour Hoffman: intense actor, unlikely star, tragic end


February 3, 2014 – Renowned actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. His performances, whether in a lead or a supporting role, touched audiences.



Smoking reports from surgeon general: What will it take to fully snuff it out?


January 17, 2014 – Fifty years after the surgeon general’s first report on the subject, smoking is still identified as the leading preventable cause of death in the US. What role will public policy play in the next 50 years?



 

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