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Piers Morgan poses for a portrait backstage during a 2011 press tour.

Are Americans Tired Of 'Arrogant British' TV Personalities?

When the interviewer for BBC Radio finally reached me Monday to talk about the failure of Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. interview show on CNN, she basically had one question, asked many different ways.

Are Americans finally tired of arrogant British TV personalities?

A fireboat sits amid ruins and debris on the piers at Black Tom Island in Jersey City, N.J., on July 30, 1916. Evidence pointed to German sabotage. In <em>Dark Invasion</em> Howard Blum explores Germany's spy network and sabotage efforts in the U.S. at the beginning of World War I.

During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

In the early years of World War I, as many as 1,000 American horses per day were shipped off to Europe to assist in the Allied war effort, even though the United States was officially neutral. Those horses became the target of germ warfare, infected with anthrax cultures on American soil, while at the same time mysterious explosions were rocking U.S. munitions factories and fires were breaking out on ships headed to Europe.

A man reads a copy of <em>Red Pepper</em> on Tuesday in Kampala, Uganda.

Ugandan Tabloid Names Gays After Anti-Gay Measure Becomes Law

This post was updated at 11:30 a.m. ET

We told you Monday about Uganda's president signing a controversial bill that makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison. Well, a day later, a Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it calls the country's "top" 200 homosexuals.

A home for sale earlier this month in San Francisco.

After 'Best Year Since 2005,' Housing Sector Likely To Slow

Home prices across 20 of the nation's major metropolitan areas rose 13.4 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index report.

Overall, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices economist David Blitzer, the index "ended its best year since 2005" — well before the burst of the housing bubble in 2007-08.

<strong>Praying For Those Who Died:</strong> Mourners were in Kiev's Independence Square again on Tuesday. It was the site of protests in recent months, and was where more than 80 people died last week in violence blamed on security forces.

Crisis In Ukraine: Formation Of New Government Is Delayed

The search for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych continues in Ukraine, where months of protests over his turn toward Russia and away from the European Union, along with public anger over corruption, led to his removal from office on Saturday.

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.

The Big Mango in Bowen, Australia, seen here in 2011.

Missing Mango Mystery Solved, Here Are The Juicy Details

Just as some suspected, a 33-foot-tall mango statue that disappeared from its place of honor on Monday in Australia wasn't stolen by some dastardly devils who hope to squeeze some ill-gotten gains from the fruits of their licentious labors.

Kolin Burges, a self-styled cryptocurrency trader and former software engineer, was among a small number of protesters outside the Tokyo offices of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox on Tuesday.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Dark After Theft Report

"The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency," The Associated Press reports.

Also Tuesday, all the posts had been erased from the Mt. Gox Twitter account.

Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated.

Doctors' Offices Get Put On Hold Trying to Find Out Who's Insured

Sheila Lawless manages a small rheumatology practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, about two hours outside of Dallas. She makes sure everything in the office runs smoothly – scheduling patients, collecting payments, keeping the lights on. Recently she added another duty — incorporating the trickle of patients with insurance plans purchased on the new Affordable Care Act exchanges.

View of central crossing of the central hub island, one of dozens of man-made islands envisioned by Rice University architecture students. The islands would serve as a floating city for oil workers off the coast of Brazil.

A College Project That Imagines A Floating City For Oil Workers

Imagine you're in a college-level architecture class and your assignment is to come up with an idea so revolutionary that it could be considered an important advance in industrial design.

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