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White House Blows CIA Cover

May 27, 2014 No Comments by

The White House blew the cover of the top CIA agent in Afghanistan on Sunday, when the person’s name was included on a list given to reporters during a visit to the country by President Barack Obama. The name was then emailed by the White House press office to a distribution list of more than […]

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Mammoth Mudslide in Colorado

May 26, 2014 No Comments by

Rescuers are still searching for three people missing after an “unbelievably big” mudslide in western Colorado, officials said. “We still haven’t found the three people reported missing,” Mesa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lisa McCammon told ABC News today. The first reports of the mudslide near rural Collbran, Colorado, were called into the Plateau Valley Fire […]

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Obama at Wreath Laying

May 26, 2014 No Comments by

The United States “must do more” to care for veterans and the families of American service members killed while performing their duties, President Obama said on Monday. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama briefly addressed the growing crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has roiled his administration in recent weeks. “We […]

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Ukraine Crisis

May 26, 2014 No Comments by

Russian thugs thrown out of the airport in Donetsk. DONETSK, Ukraine — This city erupted with the din of war on Monday, as the Ukrainian military used fighter jets, helicopters and artillery in what appeared to be a successful attempt to rid the airport of separatist fighters who seized it in the aftermath of national […]

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Cool Girls and Bad Men

Mar 01, 2014 No Comments by

On the other hand, you might take a close look at the show’s opening credits, which suggest a simpler tale: one about heroic male outlines and closeups of female asses. The more episodes that go by, the more I’m starting to suspect that those asses tell the real story. This aspect of “True Detective” (which […]

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Is Wall Street Pay Hampering U.S. Innovation?

Mar 01, 2014 No Comments by

Is Wall Street Pay Hampering U.S. Innovation? Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg In 2009, when the economy was still convulsing from the financial crisis, Daniel Roth (now Linkedin’s ( LNKD ) executive editor) published a piece about the future of Wall Street suggesting that the financial industry’s temporary paralysis might […] Full Story — Is Wall […]

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Obamacare Supporters Act Like Children

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments by

Reuters Let’s make this very simple: Say that I can spend $250 per month on a health insurance plan or $350 to get the exact same plan with prescription-drug coverage.  What’s the better deal? That depends on YOUR CHOICE. Not the government’s, and m any times it’s not an extra 100.00 it’s an extra 100% […]

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Harvard and MIT’s Online Education Startup Has a New Way to Make Money

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s been about a year and a half since massive open online courses (MOOCs) achieved notoriety, and the industry now has three giants: Coursera, Udacity, and EdX. Coursera and Udacity are West Coast-run, Stanford-spawned, for-profit standard-style startups. EdX is different: It launched as an East Coast, non-profit collaboration between Harvard and MIT. EdX, then, is more of a […]

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Checking Up or Stalking Online?

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Keeping tabs on past loves has a rich history in literature, from Romeo camping out under a teenage girl’s balcony to Jay Gatsby buying a mansion across the water from his married ex. Fortunately for today’s “stalkers”—as we’re wont to call it, though the term is technically loaded—Facebook is a subtler vantage point to haunt and be haunted by […]

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Mini Silicon Valleys

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

So many U.S. cities now pin their economic hopes and dreams on building a burgeoning technology sector and becoming a mini-Silicon Valley, with an abundance of jobs and well-educated residents. Even New York City, whose residents and leaders rarely admit to any feelings of inferiority, is no different. It […] Full Story — ‘The Real […]

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