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traffic rules. A senior FCC officialsaid the agency filed severalmotions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking the courtto dismiss as prematurechallenges from Verizon andMetroPCS. “The rules that governwhen and how parties maychallenge FCC orders are clear,and Verizon and MetroPCS filedtoo early when they challengedthe Open Internet order,” theofficial said in an e-mail.For more of this story by SineadCarew and Jasmin Melvin, readhere.CFTC eyes how to build“bulletproof” ID systemRegulators seeking a barcode-likesystem to keep track of thousandsof traders and millions of swapscontracts face an uphill battle todo it quickly and efficiently. TheCFTC is crafting an identificationsystem for the swaps industry —one it wants to mesh with similarID systems under considerationby securities and systemic risk regulators in the United States andEurope.For more of this story byChristopher Doering and RobertaRampton, readhere.From elsewhere…U.S. town demolished over leadcontaminationMost of its residents left, theschool closed, the citygovernment was disbanded, andstarting this week nearly everycommercial building in Picher,Oklahoma, will be demolished.But the owner of the last-remaining open business inPicher, which has been vacatedover the years because of leadcontamination, is not ready to go.“It’s not time for me to leave yet,”said Gary Linderman, owner of Old Miner’s Pharmacy in what isleft of central Picher.For more of this story, readhere.Photo credit: Reuters/LarryDowning (Gibbs comments onsituation in Egypt)This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readour FAQ page atfivefilters.org/ content-only/faq.php Five Filtersfeatured article:Collateral Damage - WikiLeaks InThe Crosshairs.
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Lootersbroke into the Egyptian Museumduring anti-government protestslate Friday and destroyed twoPharaonic mummies, Egypt's toparchaeologist told state television.The museum in central Cairo,which has the world's biggestcollection of Pharaonicantiquities, is adjacent to theheadquarters of the rulingNational Democratic Party thatprotesters had earlier set ablaze.Flames were seen still pouring outof the party headquarters earlySaturday."I felt deeply sorry today when Icame this morning to the EgyptianMuseum and found that some hadtried to raid the museum by forcelast night," Zahi Hawass,chairman of the Supreme Councilof Antiquities, said Saturday."Egyptian citizens tried to preventthem and were joined by thetourism police, but some (looters)managed to enter from above andthey destroyed two of themummies," he said.He added looters had alsoransacked the ticket office.The two-storey museum, built in1902, houses tens of thousands of objects in its galleries andstorerooms, including most of theKing Tutankhamen collection.(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh,Writing by Patrick Werr)This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readour FAQ page atfivefilters.org/ content-only/faq.php Five Filtersfeatured article:Collateral Damage - WikiLeaks InThe Crosshairs.
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AFP - Moscow and two othercities shut their schools for a week Saturday and urged children notto play in groups in a bid to stampout the worst flu outbreak to hitcentral Russia in more than adecade.
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AP - The nation's largest cableTV company, Comcast Corp.,took control of NBC Universalafter the government shackled itsbehavior in the coming years toprotect online video services suchas Netflix and Hulu.
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AP - A subsidiary of Israel'snational airline has whiskeddozens of Israelis, includingfamilies of Israeli diplomats, outof Egypt on board an emergencyflight to escape the chaosengulfing the Arab country.
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