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Thief Forgets to Logout of Facebook Before Robbing Internet Cafe

Well-appointed Internet cafes have signs that remind users to log out of any applications before leaving. Not everyone pays attention, including as two robbers at one in Colombia: It happened in the neighborhood of Calima, north of the city of Cali, Colombia. Two men arrived to an internet cafe, rented two computers, did their thing for [...]

Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar

© HO/Reuters/Corbis Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born December 1, 1949, in the town of Rionegro, nestled in the northern Andes not far from the city of Medellin in the Colombian province of Antioquia. The son of a peasant farmer and a schoolteacher, there was nothing in Escobar’s background to suggest the meteoric and spectacularly sociopathic [...]

At the Libraries: Bestsellers From the Day You Were Born

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Hey, this is very cool — find out what books were on the bestseller list on your birthday! I’ve read exactly none of the ones on [...]