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Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Egyptian security forces have arrested a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman as they continue to round up high-profile members of the organization. Gehad El-Haddad, a frequent guest on Western media, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in a Cairo suburb, Egypt’s state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. He was accused [...] Full Story — Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood […]

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Four Questions for the Fed

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Here are the four most important questions that the Federal Reserve will answer Wednesday afternoon after the latest meeting of its policy-making committee: 1. Is It Time to Taper? Since January the Fed has expanded its bond holdings by $85 billion a month — $45 billion in Treasuries and [...] Full Story — Four Questions […]

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Flight 93 Memorial to Honor Sept. 11 Victims

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

The Flight 93 National Memorial plans to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony at the time when United Flight 93 crashed in a western Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew. The National Park Service says that at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday, the names of all 33 passengers and seven crew […]

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Oil Rises Toward $108 a Barrel After Obama Speech

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

The price of oil rose Wednesday, a day after President Barack Obama said he asked U.S. lawmakers to postpone

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Internet Superhero Cory Doctorow’s Plan to Thwart the NSA

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered by XKCD’s Randall Munroe , has taken to the pages of The Guardian Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered above by XKCD’s Randall Munroe, has taken to the pages of The Guardian to distill why the NSA behaves unethically when it deliberately inserts security weaknesses into digital technology: It doesn’t really matter […]

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Senators, Obama want to delay Syria vote

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Senators agreed after meeting with President Obama on Tuesday that they would wait to consider a resolution to authorize the use of U.S. military force against Syria to allow surprise diplomatic efforts to play out in the coming days. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) emerged from a more than hour-long meeting with Obama […]

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Susan Rice sells Obama’s case for strike

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice made a forceful case Monday for the Obama administration’s pursuit of military strikes on Syria, arguing that failing to respond strongly to alleged chemical weapons use would cast doubt on the United States’ willingness to defend its interests. If the nation does not [...] Full Story — Obama adviser […]

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Social media mocks Administration

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Twitter hasn’t been very charitable to Obama administration officials trying to make a nuanced argument for a limited military strike against Syria. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made fun of Secretary of State John Kerry for saying that a military strike in Syria would be “ unbelievably small “: Kerry says #Syria [...]

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Inside Final 48 Hours of Alligator Hunting Season

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

VIDEO: Record Alligator Caught at Mississippi Gator Hunt It’s midnight deep in the dark waters of the Mississippi Delta, and there’s 48 hours of this year’s record-breaking alligator hunting season left to go. Over the past 10 days, three teams have captured some of the largest alligators ever recorded, [...]

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NAACP Preparing Committee to Search for New CEO

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Leaders of the nation’s largest civil rights group pledged to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform, even as the NAACP begins searching for a new president and CEO. After suffering turbulent leadership changes and scandals in the past, NAACP board members [...]

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