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Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
Witness at Pistorius trial recalls hearing screams
"Bang ... bang, bang, bang.”
State joins national teacher preparation initiative
Governor Nathan Deal has announced the state will join a national initiative to better prepare teachers in certain in-demand subject areas.
State lawmakers debate legalizing medical marijuana
Medical marijuana would be legalized in Georgia for patients with certain medical illnesses under legislation set for a vote in the state Legislature.
US calls any threat to Ukraine navy ‘dangerous’
The Obama administration said Monday that any Russian threat to Ukraine’s navy would be a “dangerous escalation” of an extremely tense situation .
‘12 Years a Slave’ rises up at Academy Awards
Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter
Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.
10 things to know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
- In Other News, March 2
Murder trial of Pistorius to start in South Africa
It could all hinge on the toilet door.
Oscar Pistorius goes on trial for murder on Monday, but some experts not involved in the case say the double-amputee runner could still be vulnerable to a homicide conviction even if he is acquitted of murdering his girlfriend. That’s because, they say, he violated the most basic tenets of gun-handling by shooting into a closed door without knowing — at least, by his account — who was behind it.
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