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Are Internet trolls the price we pay for free speech?

Recent attempts to deal with one of the darker sides of the Internet -- so-called Internet "trolls" who hide behind electronic anonymity to post often vile, abusive and inflammatory comments to websites -- raise a troubling question: Will an understandable desire for civil discourse threaten a very American right of free speech?
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef head this year's Forbes list of powerful women.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Strauss-Kahn's wife edits news Web site

Strauss-Kahn's wife edits news Web site

PARIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Anne Sinclair, editor of the French version of Huffington Post, says her husband, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will be treated like everyone else.

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet services company AOL Inc. said Monday it is buying The Huffington Post Web news site for $315 million.
McCain's 2000 vote for Bush up for debate

McCain's 2000 vote for Bush up for debate

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Whether Sen. John McCain voted for President George Bush in the 2000 U.S. presidential election is being debated by a liberal blogger and McCain's office.

TV political hosts pivotal in election

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The hosts of the top U.S. political TV shows are having a major impact in the ongoing primaries and some allegedly misuse that influence, experts say.

Huffingtonpost to Yahoo!

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Political pundit Arianna Huffington has signed a deal with Yahoo! News that will allow Yahoo! to post content from Huffingtonpost.com.

Book details Saudi scorched-earth defense

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- A new book details what it portrays as a scorched-earth plan developed by Saudi Arabia to prevent its oilfields from falling into foreign hands.

Huffington steps out of Calif. recall race

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Arianna Huffington pulled the plug on her California gubernatorial campaign Tuesday, saying she didn't want to risk a GOP victory by staying in the race.

Poll shows Calif. recall race tightening

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A new poll Friday indicates the California recall election may be getting tighter with less than a month to go before the Oct. 7 vote.
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Arianna Huffington, co-founder and Editor of the Huffington Post participates in the "American Politics 2008" panel discussion during the 10th Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California on April 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos (Greek: Αριάννα Στασινοπούλου); July 15, 1950) is a Greek American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known as co-founder of the news website The Huffington Post. A popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, she adopted more liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s. She is the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington.

In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election.

In 2009, Huffington was named as number 12 in Forbes' first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. She has also moved up to number 42 in The Guardian's Top 100 in Media List.

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