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11:30am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Ex-San Diego Mayor Filner Sentenced To Home Confinement

Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego speaks at a news conference in July.
Bill Wechter Getty Images

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to three months home detention and three years probation for sexually harassing three women.

As we reported, Filner pleaded guilty to three criminal charges — including false imprisonment and battery — back in October. The charges were related to allegations that Filner grabbed and fondled three women while he was in office.

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11:15am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

University Of Oregon Investigating 'Out Of Control' Snowball Fight

A retired professor is pelted with snow.
The Daily Emerald via YouTube

You know what they say: It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.

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11:09am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Singapore's Leader Urges Calm After Rare Riot

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:47 pm

Riot police cordon off areas at Singapore's Race Course Road on Sunday to maintain order following a riot Sunday in the Little India neighborhood. Eighteen people were injured.
Then Chih Wey Xinhua /Landov

Singapore isn't usually known as a place simmering with tensions, but the city-state's first riot in more than 40 years has prompted the prime minister to urge calm.

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10:58am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Russia's Putin Scraps Major State-Run News Agency

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:35 pm

Cars pass by the RIA Novosti information agency headquarters in Moscow on Monday. President Vladimir Putin named Dmitry Kiselyov, a controversial news anchor known for his ultraconservative views, to head a newly restructured state news agency.
Pavel Golovkin AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin dissolved one of the country's official news agencies and an international radio broadcaster on Monday, setting up a new organization to be run by a news anchor known for his ultraconservative views.

RIA Novosti, the news agency, and Voice of Russia, the broadcaster, will be absorbed by a new entity, Russia Today.

Jessica Golloher is reporting on the story for our Newscast unit:

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10:21am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Salt

'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 8:36 am

iStockphoto

The meat on your dinner table probably didn't come from a happy little cow that lived a wondrous life out on rolling green hills. It probably also wasn't produced by a robot animal killer hired by an evil cabal of monocle-wearing industrialists.

Truth is, the meat industry is complicated, and it's impossible to understand without a whole lot of context. That's where Maureen Ogle comes in. She's a historian and the author of In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America.

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