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"N" word to be taken out of new edition of Huckeberry Finn

http://www.npr.org

Saying they want to publish a version that won't be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the "N" word and replace it with "slave," Publishers Weekly writes.

The edition, from NewSouth Books, will also shorten an offensive reference to Native Americans.

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China Bans English Words in Media

http://www.bbc.co.uk

China has banned newspapers, publishers and website-owners from using foreign words - particularly English ones. It said standardized Chinese should be the norm: the press should avoid foreign abbreviations and acronyms, as well as "Chinglish" - which is a mix of English and Chinese.

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Internet service providers are to be asked by the government to tighten up on website pornography to try to combat the early sexualisation of children.

Ministers believe broadband providers should consider automatically blocking sex sites, with individuals being required to opt in to receive them, rather than opt out and use the available computer parental controls.

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Universities to Students - Don't read Wikileaks!

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Universities are warning students, that they better not read the WikiLeaks documents, or post links to them or even mention them on social media, because they could prevent them from getting the necessary security clearances to get government jobs. Georgetown University's Christopher Chambers weighs in.

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Student faces three years in prison for modifying Xbox 360

http://www.rawstory.com

UPDATE: Judge suspends Xbox modder's trial, admonishes prosecution

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US Government Censors 70 Websites

http://www.osnews.com

The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them.

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Shop owner busted for catching suspects

http://www.edmontonsun.com

"The cops come and do nothing," he complains, standing in the midst of a huge yard filled with mountains of scrapped wheels, radiators and tires. "The first time I called, they said it was my fault because I have stuff on my property that they want to steal."

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TSA promises $10,000 fine for refusing sexual assault

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org

At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.

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Asheville to residents: shovel snow or get fined!

http://www2.tricities.com

Asheville, NC--The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that a recent city council vote allows city workers to issue $50 fines to residents and business owners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks. The fines can be issued daily until the sidewalk is cleared up to a maximum of $5,000.

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Public School Sex Ed Program Gives Birth Control Shot To Daughter

http://www.postandcourier.com

A Charleston County mother and her 14-year-old daughter were spending some quality time together one Sunday evening when the conversation turned to sex.

She asked her daughter whether she was sexually active, and the Burke High School freshman surprised her with the news that she had sex once. After a few minutes of silence, the mother told her daughter that she wanted to call the family doctor and arrange for her to go on birth control.

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