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German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany’s World Cup victory sets Twitter sports record

NEW YORK (AP) — It won’t be what Brazil’s fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history. The social media company says there were 35.6 […]

07/09/2014

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Democratic official resigns over offensive tweet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. The Sacramento Bee reports the county’s […]

09/21/2013

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Mitch McConnell criticizes group for tweet on wife

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has lambasted a liberal group for criticizing the ethnicity of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

03/02/2013

Pretty cool call

(AP) – First, Michael Phelps got a tweet-out from the president. Then, he actually got to talk with Barack Obama. The president phoned Phelps while the American swimmer was on his way to the pool […]

08/01/2012

Man in 'threat' tweet case gets some funny backers

(AP) – Comedian Stephen Fry is among those supporting a British man appealing his conviction for tweeting that he would blow up an airport if his flight was canceled. Paul Chambers became an Internet free-speech […]

06/27/2012

Spike apologizes

Spike Lee has apologized to a Florida couple who say they were forced to leave their home when a Twitter posting that the director helped spread, listed their address as the man who shot an […]

03/29/2012

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