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Douglas Ernst

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Articles by Douglas Ernst

Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

Rep. Charles Rangel: Obama's 'red line' on Syria is 'embarrassing'

Rep. Charles B. Rangel, appearing on MSNBC on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of President Obama's ordering a military strike on Syria, said the "red line" that Mr. Obama is using, in part, to make his case to the American people is "embarrassing." Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a "fireside chat" at a conference organized by technology blog TechCrunch in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Facebook's Zuckerberg: Web access a 'human right'

It's easy to get behind the intentions of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's plan to bring the Web to billions of people. The language he's using to sell it may be a bit more contentious: the social media giant called Internet access "a human right." Published August 22, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 27, 2011, file photo, a wounded warrior walks along a sidewalk at Walter Reed during the ceremony to "case the colors" as the wounded and the staff moved to Bethesda or Fort Belvoir. American soldiers "lost their arms and limbs, but thanks to you they never lost themselves." Secretary of the Army John McHugh told the staff. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Wounded warriors have meal tickets cut — at Walter Reed

The U.S. military has reportedly invalidated meal tickets at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for soldiers housed inside the campus' building where the most severely wounded recuperate. Published August 15, 2013

** FILE ** Daniel Radcliffe is shown in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Researchers developing cloaking device that can 'stop' time

Imagine a thief who could steal an item off a shelf, cover it in a cloaking device, and for all intents and purposes cause the missing item to appear untouched to the human eye. Researchers at Northwestern University have made what was once considered science fiction a reality. Published August 14, 2013

**FILE** A pedestrian using his cell phone stops outside a electronics shop in London on July 19, 2011, by television screens showing Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch during a select committee on the phone hacking scandal. (Associated Press)

London trash cans tracking citizens via smartphones

British trash cans are getting smart. Really smart. In fact, some of them have the capability to track which way citizens go to work and their daily behavior by tracking them through an identifier in their cell phones. Published August 9, 2013

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 photo, a man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The graffiti reads, "no God but God," " God is great," and "Muhammad is the Prophet." (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

Benghazi security squad nabs book deal for $3M

How much is the inside story on the Benghazi terror attack worth? If you're former members of the security team stationed there at the time, the answer is $3 million. Published June 28, 2013

**FILE** Bangladeshi firefighters battle a blaze at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late on Nov. 24, 2012. At least 112 people were killed, an official said. (Associated Press)

Labor Dept. sends $2.5M for Bangladesh factory fixes

The U.S. Department of Labor has earmarked millions of dollars in grants to improve factory conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry, where workers often must deal with shoddy buildings and overcrowded workplaces. Published June 21, 2013

**FILE** Actor Robert Downey Jr. poses during a photo call to promote his new movie "Iron Man 3" on the roof of a hotel in Moscow, with Kremlin in the background, on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

Downey Jr. inks deal for 2 more 'Avengers' films

Thanks in large part to Robert Downey Jr.'s turn as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Marvel's "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3" has brought in almost $3 billion worldwide. Studio heads can breathe a sigh of relief, because he's signed on for two more films. Published June 20, 2013