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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Bill Gates' Handshake With South Korea's Park Sparks Debate

Apr 23, 2013

Microsoft founder Bill Gates met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday, part of a visit to build business ties and boost nuclear energy plans. But it was the handshake they shared that created the biggest stir in Korean society, after Gates greeted Park with a smile — and his left hand jammed into his pants pocket.

"Among Koreans, it is considered disrespectful to put one's hand in your pocket while shaking another person's hand," reports The Korea Herald. The encounter occurred at the president's official residence.

Many Koreans went online to see the images — "Bill Gates" was a hot search term Tuesday, The Herald reports — and to debate whether the American businessman and philanthropist had been rude, or was simply oblivious to the gesture's cultural import.

In Microsoft's home state of Washington, the Seattle PI news site is calling it "the handshake that has bruised a nation."

The controversy reshaped South Korea's coverage of Gates' visit, as people took to social media and news websites to discuss whether they had been snubbed. At least one newspaper, The Chosun Ilbo, ran a story on the meeting without a photograph.

After the incident sparked debate, Koreans who researched Gates' handshake habits say they found him to be "a long-time, serial hand-in-pocket shaker," as the gaming and culture site Kotaku reports.

The Korea Herald notes that Gates has kept one hand in his pocket while meeting former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, as well as France's President Francois Hollande and his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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