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City’s Annual Cost Per Inmate Is $168,000, Study Finds

New York City is an expensive place to live for just about everyone, including prisoners. The city paid $167,731 to feed, house and guard each inmate last year, according to a study the Independent Budget Office released this week. “It is troubling in both human terms and financial terms,” Doug …

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George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, “passed away peacefully” on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire, his publicist said. His manager, Michael Lippman, said he had died of heart failure. Former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he was …

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Canada sets universal broadband goal of 50Mbps and unlimited data

Canada’s telecom regulator yesterday declared that broadband Internet must be considered “a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians” and created a fund to connect rural and remote communities. With this decision, high-speed broadband is now treated as an essential technology similar to voice service. All Canadians should be able to purchase home Internet with …

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

A gunman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russia’s military intervention in Syria. The killer, said to be an off-duty …

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