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Outages plague Web over weekend

Have trouble accessing your Facebook page over the weekend? Was your e-mail down for a time? Did your internet service provider just quit working?

The problems might have been related to issues with Level 3 Communications, a Colorado-based company that is one of the world's largest Internet backbones.

The outages reportedly began Sunday and have reportedly been resolved.

The Star-Telegram’s Web site, star-telegram.com, was among those affected by the slowdown. Star-Telegram.com was dark for about 45 minutes or so around noon CST before coming back up.

Many other newspaper sites also owned by McClatchy Interactive, the Internet arm of the Star-Telegram’s parent company, also went dark.

Amazon, CNN and ESPN are among the sites that reportedly suffered periodic outages in some parts of the country, according to TechCrunch.com.

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