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Five reasons we should celebrate Albert Einstein

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From his radical thinking to his radical politics, his disavowal of celebrity to his wild hairstyle, the great physicist’s significance endures, argues his biographer
Einstein was, first and foremost, a scientist. In 1905 and again in 1916, he radically revised our understanding of the universe. He was a pictorial thinker who came up with a new, intuitive sense of what reality looked like. Physics at the start of the 20th century was a rather settled endeavour, not seemingly in need of radical revision. We thought light was a wave and that duration, length and mass were objective facts of the world. We thought that space was a flat, Euclidean entity, unaffected by the distribution of matter and energy within it. Einstein, a mere patent clerk when he first began suggesting differently, showed us that light must be thought of as a particle when it is emitted or absorbed, that matter is composed of atoms, that space is malleable, undulating with the distribution of the stuff within it, that how long or massive an object is or the time order of closely occurring events is not a fact of the world, but merely a fact of our point of view. He showed that these perspectival truths were well-behaved when they were placed in a four-dimensional conceptual framework. Seeing may be believing, but what we should believe about the universe, Einstein demonstrated, requires seeing it from a reference frame beyond that of the human senses.
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Al Jazeera is anti-Israel and discriminates non-Arab members of staff, says former employee suing the network - Americas - World

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Details of the claim against Al Jazeera America (Ajam), brought by the former head of its documentary unit, Shannon High-Bassalik, emerged on Thursday evening.
It is the latest in a series of legal actions taken against the network by former senior staff in recent weeks.
Ms High-Bassalik claims Ajam’s former chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi, would leave meetings when women were speaking and would shout at them in front of colleagues when they complained.
He would treat such women as “simply being emotional... asking them why they 'didn't love me anymore,’” according to the lawsuit.
It claims that the network has abandoned “journalistic objectivity” in order to “advance a pro-Arabic/Middle Eastern agenda, often at the expense of Jewish people.”
The former documentary head said she was told that many Arabs believe that 9/11 was orchestrated by the CIA to justify waging war on the Arab world, and that the network should be guided by this belief. (HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images) The former documentary head said she was told that many Arabs believe that 9/11 was orchestrated by the CIA to justify waging war on the Arab world, and that the network should be guided by this belief. (HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images) 
In the US, Al Jazeera only manages to get around 30,000 viewers a night. “As ratings failed to live up to the expectations of management, Al Jazeera openly decided to abandon all pretense of neutrality in favor of putting the Arabic viewpoint front and center, openly demanding that programs be aired that criticized countries such as America, Israel and Egypt,” Ms High-Bassalik's lawsuit stated.
The network decided to “cast Israel as the villain,” in its coverage of the Gaza conflict, claimed Ms High-Bassalik. She accused the head of the company's investigative unit of tweeting that “Israelis are like Hitler.”
And the former documentary head said she was told that many Arabs believe that 9/11 was orchestrated by the CIA to justify waging war on the Arab world, and that the network should be guided by this belief.
Ms High-Bassalik said she was told to hire an Arabic woman as a producer despite their lack of qualifications for the job; and that performance ratings for Arabs were systematically upgraded, while non-Arabs saw their ratings go down.
The experienced producer, who has worked at CNN, NBC and MSNBC, was fired in February mid-way through a three-year contract. (Getty) The experienced producer, who has worked at CNN, NBC and MSNBC, was fired in February mid-way through a three-year contract. (Getty) 
She had complained to senior staff that the network was “actively advocating a discriminatory attitude towards people who were not Middle Eastern and/or Arabic.”
The experienced producer, who has worked at CNN, NBC and MSNBC, was fired in February mid-way through a three-year contract.
Ms High-Bassalik, from Connecticut, who stated that she was accused of being an ineffective leader who had problems getting on with others, is suing for back pay and unspecified damages.
Her lawsuit is the latest controversy to hit the network. Mr Al Shihabi stepped down last month, in the wake of several lawsuits and resignations in recent weeks including that of Marcy McGinnis, the network’s former senior vice president for news gathering. “I didn’t want to be there anymore because I didn’t like the culture of fear,” said Ms McGinnis. Her resignation came just days after the network’s chief of human resources, Diana Lee, and its executive vice president for communications, Dawn Bridges, resigned.
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In a lawsuit brought several weeks ago, Matthew Luke, Ajam’s former director of media and archive management, claimed he had been fired after complaining about the network’s senior vice president for broadcast operations and technology, who is said to have remarked: “Whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell.”
And Mohamed Fahmy, former acting bureau chief for its English channel in Egypt, who spent more than a year in prison on terrorism-related charges, filed a $100m (£53m) lawsuit against Al Jazeera in a Canadian court last month - accusing it of negligence and failing to provide security to him and his colleagues.
In a statement responding to the latest lawsuit, brought by Ms High-Bassalik, a spokesperson for Ajam dismissed the allegations as “unfounded” and said: “Al Jazeera values and respects all of its employees, and has zero tolerance of any form of discrimination.” They added: “Al Jazeera America’s new CEO Al Anstey stressed the importance of respect, transparency, and integrity in his first message to staff last month.”
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Two U.S. men charged with beheading plot to help Islamic State

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BOSTON Prosecutors charged two U.S. men on Friday of plotting to help the Islamic State militant group by beheading Americans, after an investigation that led law enforcement officers to shoot a suspect dead last week in Boston.
The case follows a handful of so-called "lone wolf" attacks in the United States and Canada since last year by people whom authorities said were inspired by Islamist State, which controls parts of Syria and Iraq and has vowed attacks on the West.
The men, Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Rhode Island, and David Wright, 25, of Massachusetts, are accused of making plans with Wright's uncle, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, to kill the organizer of a Mohammed cartoon exhibit in Texas in May, and later to target Massachusetts police, a U.S. Department of Justice statement said.
Prosecutors say that "beginning at a date unknown but no later than May 2015, Wright, Rovinski and Rahim conspired to commit attacks and kill persons inside the United States, which they believed would support ISIL’s objectives," using an alternative acronym for the group.
Police shot 26-year-old Rahim dead last Tuesday when FBI agents and a Boston police officer approached him in a parking lot to question him. Authorities said Rahim threatened the law enforcement officers with a knife. Wire taps of his phone calls had revealed Rahim was planning to behead police officers, law enforcement authorities said.
Prosecutors said the three men initially wanted to behead New York resident Pamela Geller, who had organized an event in Texas highlighting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, images that many Muslims consider blasphemous. Two gunmen had attacked that event, and were shot dead by police.
Prosecutors said Rahim later called Wright to say he had revised his plan and instead intended to attack "those boys in blue", by which he meant Massachusetts police officers.
"Wright urged him to first wipe his laptop computer and to destroy his phone so that they could not be searched by law enforcement, and urged him to make a will," according to the Justice Department statement.
Rovinsky and Wright are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, an offence that carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
Rovinski, who is also known as Amriki aka Nuh al Andalusi, was arrested at his home on Thursday night, and will appear in court on Friday. Wright, also known as Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, has been in custody since last week on a charge of obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 19.
(Reporting by Richard Valdmanis, Editing by Andrew Hay and Grant McCool)
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Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff

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US Charges 2 Men as Islamic State Supporters

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WASHINGTON—
U.S. authorities say two men accused of plotting to attack police officers in Massachusetts are being charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State militants.
A U.S. Justice Department statement named the accused as David Wright, 25, of Everett, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Warwick, Rhode Island. Rovinski was arrested Thursday and was due to appear in federal court in Boston Friday; Wright is scheduled to appear at a later date.
"Wright and Rovinski are charged with conspiring with each other, unknown conspirators and Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, Wright’s uncle, who lived in Roslindale, Massachusetts, until his death on June 2, 2015," the statement said. "Rahim was shot and killed after he attacked law enforcement officers in a Roslindale parking lot."
The statement said all three men - Wright, Rovinski and Rahim - had been plotting to "commit attacks and kill persons inside the United States, which they believed would support [Islamic State's] objectives."
Targeted cartoon contest organizer 
The suspects allegedly had planned to attack and behead a New York man who organized a controversial gathering in Texas recently that featured a cartoon contest lampooning the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Hopwever, that plan later was abandoned, U.S. authorities said.
"Rahim advised Wright that, instead, he intended to attack “those boys in blue” (meaning police officers) locally in Massachusetts," the Justice Department said. The attack, supposedly set for last month, apparently did not occur.
Friday's developments followed a court appearance outside Washington on Thursday of an American teenager who confessed that he tried to help Islamic State militants recruit supporters and raise funds.
Ali Shukri Amin, 17, pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group - offenses that carry a possible sentence of 15 years' imprisonment. The U.S. Department of Justice said Amin also admitted helping another young American travel to Syria earlier this year to join Islamic State fighters.
The U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Carlin, said Amin used social media in his efforts on behalf of the Islamic State group. Carlin said Islamic extremists on "the other side of the world" are reaching out to young people in an attempt to "radicalize, recruit and incite" them to violence, and he called on parents and community leaders to confront and deter such threats.
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» USA women's soccer combat continued criticism
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» Role model NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal disguised herself as black
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» 'Becoming Us' Captures a Family's Transgender Journey
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» Charges Against 3rd Man in Alleged Boston Terror Plot Revealed
12/06/15 12:44 from ABC News: ABCNews
Complaint describes alleged plotters' conversation on "damp, deserted beach."
» New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns to Preventing Repeat
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» Testimony Ends in Fight Over Control of Oldest US Synagogue
12/06/15 12:42 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» What the Latest Prison Break Clues Tell Investigators
12/06/15 12:42 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» LeBron's 'Slight' Headache a Big Deal in the NBA Finals
12/06/15 12:41 from ABC News: ABCNews
A 'slight' headache for LeBron James after camera crash becomes a big deal at the NBA Finals
» 2 Charged With Conspiring With Boston Man to Help IS Group
12/06/15 12:40 from ABC News: ABCNews
2 charged with conspiring to help IS group with Boston man killed by terror investigators
» Carter Center Receives $10 Million to Fight River Blindness
12/06/15 12:39 from ABC News: ABCNews
Carter hopes $10 million donation to fight river blindness in Nigeria encourages global work
» EU holds first talks on Greek default as Athens holds out hope
12/06/15 12:38 from Reuters: Top News
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» U.S. western states to get $110 million in drought aid: White House
12/06/15 12:37 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
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» Iran nuclear talks "virtually stalled", deadline may be missed: TASS
12/06/15 12:37 from Reuters: International
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» U.S. ship saves 65 on bamboo raft
12/06/15 12:36 from CNN.com
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» Two U.S. men charged with beheading plot to help Islamic State
12/06/15 12:35 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
Prosecutors charged two U.S. men on Friday of plotting to help the Islamic State militant group by beheading Americans, after an investigation that led law enforcement officers to shoot a suspect dead last week in Boston. The case follow...
» Jimmy Carter Charity: $10 Million to Fight River Blindness
12/06/15 12:33 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» New theory on MH370
12/06/15 12:33 from CNN.com
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» Clinton opens up on his marriage
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» USS Rushmore rescues 65 from raft
12/06/15 12:31 from CNN.com - World
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» Pakistan closes Save the Children office
12/06/15 12:31 from CNN.com - World
The international charity Save the Children says that its office in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, has been closed by national authorities without notice.
» Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial
12/06/15 12:30 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
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» Napoleon's last gift to son on sale
12/06/15 12:30 from BBC News - World
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» Walker: Republican Senators Have yet to Accomplish Anything
12/06/15 12:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Brit Deported After Naked Photos Guilty Plea
12/06/15 12:28 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
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» What a Woman Had to Pay for Library Book 34 Years Past Due
12/06/15 12:27 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Dramatic Battles Rock Ukrainian Village
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» Two men in Boston charged with planning to aid the Islamic State - Washington Post
12/06/15 12:26 from Google News - Top Stories
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» Close Encounter Between Russian Fighter Jet, US Spy Plane
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» US Stocks Fall at Midday After Setback in Greek Debt Talks
12/06/15 12:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Police Make Arrest in Journalist Kidnapping in Somalia
12/06/15 12:25 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» No Bail for New Hampshire Man Accused of Strangling Parents
12/06/15 12:25 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» NAACP: Racial identity 'not a qualifying criteria' for leadership - Washington Post
12/06/15 12:24 from Google News - Top Stories
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12/06/15 12:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Israel exonerates itself over killing of Gaza boys on beach - Telegraph.co.uk
12/06/15 12:23 from Google News - World
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» Officials: Hack exposed up to 14 million federal records
12/06/15 12:23 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
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» Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant
12/06/15 12:22 from stories: World
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» Teacher stab suspect, 14, charged
12/06/15 12:22 from BBC News - World
A 14-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teacher in a Bradford school.
» What 'Jurassic World' gets wrong
12/06/15 12:22 from CNN.com
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» Rumsfeld's admission way too late
12/06/15 12:22 from CNN.com
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» 'Women were being inspected like cattle'
12/06/15 12:22 from CNN.com
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» Spain Princess Cristina loses title amid fraud inquiry - BBC News
12/06/15 12:21 from Google News - World
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» One week since start of manhunt for two escaped prisoners 
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» S. Africa: Actress Angeline Jolie Joins African Union Summit
12/06/15 12:18 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Media Group Asks Judge to Unseal Hernandez Juror Documents
12/06/15 12:17 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» AP PHOTOS: Marijuana Clubs Sprouting up in Uruguay
12/06/15 12:17 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» After 'Free-Range' Case, Maryland Clarifies Solo-Kids Policy
12/06/15 12:17 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» AU Summit: Pomp A-Plenty, But Non-Gov’t Groups Complain About No Participation
12/06/15 12:17 from Voice of America
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» U.S.: Russian jet within 10 feet
12/06/15 12:16 from CNN.com
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» DSK cleared of aggravated pimping
12/06/15 12:16 from CNN.com
A court in France acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, on Friday of charges of aggravated pimping.
» Defiant Warner to Challenge Extradition From Trinidad to US
12/06/15 12:16 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Spain princess stripped of title
12/06/15 12:16 from BBC News - World
Spain's King Felipe strips the title "Duchess of Palma" from his sister Princess Cristina, who is charged with tax evasion.
» Ebola Survivors Encounter Trauma, Few Counselors
12/06/15 12:16 from Voice of America
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» Athens defies creditors’ warning on aid
12/06/15 12:16 from FT.com - World
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» Texas elementary school teacher fired for Facebook post about racial segregation after McKinney pool party
12/06/15 12:15 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
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» 'Lily pad' strategy: Obama mulls network of bases in Iraq
12/06/15 12:15 from Latest News
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» Obama tries to rescue trade bill
12/06/15 12:15 from CNN.com
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» Dreamliner shows stunning moves
12/06/15 12:14 from CNN.com
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» Germanwings co-pilot saw 41 MDs
12/06/15 12:14 from CNN.com
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» #distractinglysexy female scientists
12/06/15 12:14 from CNN.com
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» 6 Private Harper Lee Letters Fail to Sell at Auction
12/06/15 12:14 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Obama Courts Wary House Democrats Over Trade Deal
12/06/15 12:13 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Wrestling legend dies
12/06/15 12:13 from CNN.com
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» Boy charged over teacher stabbing
12/06/15 12:12 from BBC News - World
Boy, 14, is charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teacher in a Bradford school.
» WorldViews: Video: How to spot an American
12/06/15 12:11 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post
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» Most diverse place in America? 
12/06/15 12:09 from CNN.com
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12/06/15 12:09 from Latest News
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» Iowa Straw Poll is now dead
12/06/15 12:09 from CNN.com
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» Spanish King Felipe strips sister Cristina of duchess title
12/06/15 12:09 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Europe
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» Opinion: A key to America's power
12/06/15 12:08 from CNN.com
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» Obama Urges Democrats to Back Him on Trade Bills - New York Times
12/06/15 12:07 from Google News - Top Stories
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» Officials: Tunisian embassy in Libya stormed, hostages held
12/06/15 12:07 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
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» Key moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's career and sex-related legal troubles - Fox News
12/06/15 12:06 from Google News - Top Stories
Channel 4 News Key moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's career and sex-related legal troubles Fox News 1986: Elected to Parliament for the Socialist Party in the Val-d'Oise district north of Paris. Goes on to become mayor of Sarce...
» Greek default fears rattle markets
12/06/15 12:05 from BBC News - World
Shares across Europe fall sharply amid reports that senior EU officials have discussed a Greek default for the first time.
» Burundi's Khadja Nin joins anti-Nkurunziza ranks
12/06/15 12:05 from Reuters: International
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Celebrated Burundian singer Khadja Nin added her voice on Friday to the chorus of critics of President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose bid for a third term in office has sparked protests and fears of a return to ethnic ...
» At Women's World Cup, Seeing Signs of Lionel Messi, Not Mia Hamm - New York Times
12/06/15 12:04 from world - Google News
New York Times At Women's World Cup, Seeing Signs of Lionel Messi, Not Mia Hamm New York Times Megan Rapinoe picked up the ball at the halfway line at the Women's World Cup and sped forward. When she finally encountered a defende...
» Iran nuclear talks 'virtually stalled', deadline may be missed: TASS
12/06/15 12:04 from Reuters: International
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have virtually stalled and a deadline for a final deal may have to be postponed again, Russian news agency TASS quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Friday.
» Jack King, voice of Apollo 11, dies
12/06/15 12:04 from CNN.com
Jack King, who as a launch commentator for NASA was the voice of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, died Thursday, the space agency said in a news release. He was 84.
» Jenna Jameson finds God
12/06/15 12:03 from Latest News
Fox 411
» Rhode Island man arrested in Boston terror plot
12/06/15 12:03 from Latest News
Catherine Herridge reports
» French Privacy Agency Orders Google to Remove Global Links
12/06/15 12:03 from Voice of America
France's data privacy agency ordered Google to remove search results worldwide upon request, giving the company two weeks to apply the “right to be forgotten” globally. The order Friday from CNIL comes more than a year after Europe's hig...
» Schalke appoint Andre Breitenreiter as head coach
12/06/15 12:03 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
The Royal Blues will pay Paderborn around 500,000 euros to wrench Breitenreiter away from the relegated club. He is the seventh coach in five years at Schalke, who've changed coaches 13 times in a decade.
» 4 Tourists Plead Guilty to Obscenity for Posing Naked on Malaysian Peak - New York Times
12/06/15 12:02 from Google News - World
New York Times 4 Tourists Plead Guilty to Obscenity for Posing Naked on Malaysian Peak New York Times HONG KONG — Four Westerners who stripped atop Malaysia's highest peak pleaded guilty on Friday to public obscenity and were due to ...
» Walker: People have talked about Walker-Rubio ticket - USA TODAY
12/06/15 12:02 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Walker: People have talked about Walker-Rubio ticket USA TODAY It seems a little early, but some people are already talking about possible Republican presidential tickets. Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, for example. “I've ac...
» Seventeen injured in church bus crash in Tennessee
12/06/15 12:01 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
A church bus left the road and smashed into a drain culvert in southeastern Tennessee on Friday, injuring 16 juvenile passengers and the driver, authorities said. The passengers are part of a group visiting the Cleveland, Tennessee, area...
» Search for escaped convicts from New York prison enters seventh day - Reuters
12/06/15 12:01 from Google News - Top Stories
Reuters Search for escaped convicts from New York prison enters seventh day Reuters NEW YORK Police hunting two escaped convicts for a seventh day on Friday swarmed the heavily wooded area near an upstate New York prison as more details ...
» Palin on Obamatrade: ‘Don’t Pass It ’til We Know What’s In It!’
12/06/15 12:01 from Breitbart News Network
Palin on Obamatrade: ‘Don’t Pass It ’til We Know What’s In It!’ “The secretive, hugely impacting Obamatrade deal is another behind-closed-doors fast-tracked D.C. deal that screams “don’t pass it ’til we know what’s in it!” Yet politician...
» Two US men charged with beheading plot to help Islamic State - Reuters
12/06/15 12:00 from Google News - Top Stories
ABC News Two US men charged with beheading plot to help Islamic State Reuters BOSTON Prosecutors charged two U.S. men on Friday of plotting to help the Islamic State militant group by beheading Americans, after an investigation that led ...
» Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Right to Be Drunk on Front Porch
12/06/15 12:00 from ABC News: ABCNews
Iowa Supreme Court: Woman not guilty of public intoxication for being drunk on her front porch
» St. Louis Residents Seek to Make Angelou's Home a Landmark
12/06/15 11:59 from ABC News: ABCNews
Bid underway to make Maya Angelou's childhood home a St. Louis landmark
» Libyan militants seize hostages in Tunisian mission - BBC News
12/06/15 11:58 from Google News - World
BBC News Libyan militants seize hostages in Tunisian mission BBC News Armed men have stormed the Tunisian consulate in Libya's capital Tripoli and are holding 10 employees hostage, Tunisia's foreign ministry says. It is not clear...
» Violence Hits Mexico Midterm Elections
12/06/15 11:58 from World news
As Mexico went to the polls, riots broke out across the country, killing 7 candidates.
» Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital - New York Times
12/06/15 11:57 from Google News - World
New York Times Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital New York Times A 2,500-year-old Islamic cultural heritage site in Yemen's capital was obliterated in an explosion early Friday, and witnesses and news ...
» Search for escaped convicts from New York prison enters seventh day
12/06/15 11:57 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
Police hunting two escaped convicts for a seventh day on Friday swarmed the heavily wooded area near an upstate New York prison as more details unfolded about a female prison worker's role in their breakout. New York State Police us...
» NAACP official's race questioned
12/06/15 11:57 from CNN.com
The racial identity of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her parents produced a birth certificate that showed she is white.
» Key Moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Life and Legal Saga
12/06/15 11:56 from ABC News: ABCNews
Key moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's career and sex-related legal troubles
» 2 Charged With Conspiring to Help IS Group With Boston Man
12/06/15 11:56 from ABC News: ABCNews
2 charged with conspiring to help IS group with Boston man killed by terror investigators
» Libya militants storm Tunisian mission
12/06/15 11:56 from BBC News - World
Armed men storm the Tunisian consulate in Libya's capital Tripoli and take 10 employees hostage, Tunisia's foreign ministry says.
» Interview with Jeb Bush: 'I Admire the Fact that Germany Is On the Right Path'
12/06/15 11:55 from SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush sat down for a brief interview with SPIEGEL in which he talked about Greece, Germany's finances and the need to supply weapons to Ukraine.
» Obama Makes Personal Appeal on Trade Before Key House Vote
12/06/15 11:54 from ABC News: ABCNews
Obama makes personal appeal to Democrats on trade bill ahead of showdown vote
» Pakistand closes Save the Children office
12/06/15 11:53 from CNN.com - World
The international charity Save the Children says that its office in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, has been closed by national authorities without notice.
» Scott Walker says Marco Rubio could be his VP. Trolling? - Christian Science Monitor
12/06/15 11:53 from Google News - Top Stories
Christian Science Monitor Scott Walker says Marco Rubio could be his VP. Trolling? Christian Science Monitor At the moment, Scott Walker's star is not ascending. His suggestion that the younger Marco Rubio, who is on the rise, might ...
» High Schooler Gets Accepted Into 26 Colleges 
12/06/15 11:53 from ABC News: ABCNews
Arianna Alexander graduated from a Chicago high school with a 5.1 grade point average.
» US prison worker 'aided escapees'
12/06/15 11:51 from BBC News - World
A female prison worker smuggled tools to two New York inmates before they escaped, according to prosecutors.
» Interpol suspends Fifa partnership
12/06/15 11:51 from BBC News - World
The international police agency Interpol suspends a €20m (£14m) joint anti-match-fixing programme with Fifa over corruption allegations.
» Former Pussy Riot Member Tolokonnikova Detained In Moscow
12/06/15 11:49 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
​Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a former member of the punk protest band Pussy Riot, was detained in central Moscow on June 12 along with another activist after a performance in which they wore gulag-style prison uniforms and sewed a Russian flag.
» Kenya urges Africa to give up aid
12/06/15 11:49 from BBC News - World
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta urges African leaders to give up foreign aid, saying it is not an acceptable basis for prosperity.
» NY Prison Escape: What the Latest Clues Tell Investigators in Search for Inmates - ABC News
12/06/15 11:49 from Google News - Top Stories
ABC News NY Prison Escape: What the Latest Clues Tell Investigators in Search for Inmates ABC News The search for the two inmates who broke out of a maximum security prison in upstate New York has now entered its seventh day, and despite...
» Federal Judge Approves Cleveland Police Reform Agreement
12/06/15 11:49 from ABC News: ABCNews
Federal judge approves agreement between Justice Department, Cleveland on police reforms
» Tourists deported over nude snaps atop Malaysian peak
12/06/15 11:49 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
Four Western tourists have been deported after posing naked on top of Malaysia’s highest mountain. Their actions angered many in Malaysia, where the peak is considered sacred to some tribal groups.
» Pope Francis Says He May Add a Stop in Kenya on His Africa Trip in November.
12/06/15 11:48 from ABC News: ABCNews
Pope Francis says he may add a stop in Kenya on his Africa trip in November.
» Oligarchs take fertiliser fight to Cyprus
12/06/15 11:48 from FT.com - World
Gorbachev’s claim against Guryev over Phosagro is latest case born in Russia’s buccaneering 1990s
» VIDEO: Short jail terms for 'nudist' tourists
12/06/15 11:47 from BBC News - World
Four tourists who posed naked on a sacred mountain in Malaysia are sentenced to three days in jail and fined 5,000 Malaysian ringgit.
» Putin Praises Russia as Open and Democratic
12/06/15 11:46 from ABC News: ABCNews
Putin praises Russia as open and democratic, while police detain Pussy Riot member
» Even Without Many Bloop Hits, Stanton Has Eye-Popping Stats
12/06/15 11:46 from ABC News: ABCNews
Unlucky Stanton? Even without many bloop hits, Marlins slugger produces eye-popping numbers
» Bush Says 2016 Announcement Will Tout His Tenure in Florida
12/06/15 11:45 from ABC News: ABCNews
Bush says 2016 announcement speech will stress how his time as Florida governor changed state
» Obama in last-ditch lobbying on trade
12/06/15 11:45 from FT.com - World
House vote on “fast track” presidential authority to conclude trade deals on knife-edge
» US Charges 2 Men as Islamic State Supporters
12/06/15 11:44 from Voice of America
U.S. authorities say two men accused of plotting to attack police officers in Massachusetts are being charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State militants. A U.S. Justice Department statement named the accused a...
» RIP Iowa Straw Poll
12/06/15 11:44 from ABC News: ABCNews
It's official: Tthe Iowa Straw Poll is dead for 2015 after the state party voted to end it.
» The realism of Anna Karenina. Tolstoy’s novel seems like reportage, and his technique casts a dream spell on readers. <strong>Janet Malcolm</strong> explains
12/06/15 11:42 from Arts &#38; Letters Daily
The realism of Anna Karenina . Tolstoy’s novel seems like reportage, and his technique casts a dream spell on readers. <strong>Janet Malcolm</strong> explains
» Iowa GOP officials cancel straw poll after candidate snubs - Fox News
12/06/15 11:42 from Google News - Top Stories
Newsweek Iowa GOP officials cancel straw poll after candidate snubs Fox News Republican Party officials in Iowa have voted to cancel the decades-old Iowa Straw Poll, amid waning interest from GOP presidential candidates. Jeff Kaufmann, c...
» China Corruption Drive Shifts Focus After Zhou Conviction
12/06/15 11:42 from WSJ.com: World News
Following the conviction of former security chief Zhou Yongkong on charges of bribery and abuse of power, China’s antigraft officials now appear to be working to dial down public expectations.
» Putin Says Russia Is Modern, Open, And Independent
12/06/15 11:42 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised his country for its democracy, openness, and independence at a ceremony marking Russia Day.
» Seven shot dead at protest against Islamic State in Libya: residents
12/06/15 11:40 from Reuters: International
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Seven people were shot dead on Friday at a protest against Islamic State in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, residents said.
» Here Are 5 Reasons the G7 Summit Was a Disappointment
12/06/15 11:40 from TIME: Top World Stories
The group of some of the world's largest economies isn't what it used to be
» At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer
12/06/15 11:40 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe....
» North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax - STLtoday.com
12/06/15 11:38 from Google News - World
STLtoday.com North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax STLtoday.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into it. A letter...
» Obama makes personal plea ahead of razor-edge Congress trade vote
12/06/15 11:37 from Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a last-ditch personal appeal to congressional Democrats to back his trade agenda on Friday as his goal of strengthening U.S. economic ties with Asia hung in the balance.
» Bill Clinton Opens Up on Marriage, Hillary's Bid for President - TIME
12/06/15 11:37 from Google News - Top Stories
TIME Bill Clinton Opens Up on Marriage, Hillary's Bid for President TIME Bill Clinton lifted the veil on America's most enigmatic political couple—at least slightly. In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, which is to air in ...
» Ejected from the FN, Jean-Marie Le Pen sues party he founded
12/06/15 11:37 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen has sued the National Front (FN) party. He is urging the court to overturn his suspension. His daughter Marine Le Pen, however, says she and the party have "nothing to fear" in court.
» Boston Knife Plot Was Hatched in Belief It Would Support ISIS, Documents Say - NBCNews.com
12/06/15 11:36 from Google News - Top Stories
NBCNews.com Boston Knife Plot Was Hatched in Belief It Would Support ISIS, Documents Say NBCNews.com Newly filed court documents say the plot to stage knife attacks in Boston was hatched in the belief that it would support the objectives...
» NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Posed as Black, Parents Say - New York Times
12/06/15 11:36 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Posed as Black, Parents Say New York Times The parents of a civil rights activist in Spokane, Wash., say their daughter has misrepresented herself as black for years, spurring a growing discussi...
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Pimping Charges
12/06/15 11:36 from WSJ.com: World News
A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges he helped operate an alleged prostitution ring.
» Woman suspected of aiding escapees brought contraband to prison, DA says - Los Angeles Times
12/06/15 11:34 from Google News - Top Stories
Los Angeles Times Woman suspected of aiding escapees brought contraband to prison, DA says Los Angeles Times A woman suspected of helping two killers escape from a maximum-security prison brought contraband into the facility, officials s...
» Vacation spots we call home
12/06/15 11:34 from CNN.com
You can have your exotic resorts. When it comes to the ideal summer getaway, lots of people say the happiest place on Earth is the one from their childhood.
» Strauss-Kahn cleared in sex trial
12/06/15 11:34 from BBC News - World
A French court acquits former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US.
» France's Le Pen Sues Own Party Over Suspension
12/06/15 11:33 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Jean-Marie Le Pen seeks to overturn his suspension from the National Front amid an ongoing family feud that has divided the party.
» Danish radio presenter: I killed a rabbit live on air to 'expose people's hypocrisy'
12/06/15 11:33 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
Last month, Asger Juhl courted controversy after he killed a rabbit live on Danish radio.
» U.S. and Russian navies hold talks on avoiding accidental clash
12/06/15 11:33 from Reuters: International
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The U.S. and Russian navies met this week for the first time since the Ukraine crisis began to discuss how to avoid an accidental clash at sea or in the air, a U.S. naval commander said on Friday.
» Obama pleads with Dems to keep trade agenda afloat ahead of critical vote - Fox News
12/06/15 11:32 from Google News - Top Stories
Fox News Obama pleads with Dems to keep trade agenda afloat ahead of critical vote Fox News President Obama pleaded Friday with congressional Democrats not to derail a key component of his second-term trade agenda, trying to calm arguabl...
» Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979
12/06/15 11:32 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest from 2016 hopefuls and questions about its relevancy....
» Obama tries to rescue trade bill with rare trip to Capitol Hill - CNN
12/06/15 11:31 from Google News - Top Stories
CNN Obama tries to rescue trade bill with rare trip to Capitol Hill CNN Washington (CNN) In another sign that his trade plan might be in jeopardy, President Barack Obama went to Capitol Hill on Friday morning to meet with Democrats to pu...
» DA: Prison employee supplied contraband to escaped convicts
12/06/15 11:29 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison employee being questioned about her suspected role in the escape of two killers provided them with contraband before they cut their way out of the maximum-security institution, a prosecutor said Friday....
» Attacks on peacekeepers, civilians in Darfur increasing: U.N.
12/06/15 11:29 from Reuters: International
(This story corrects title of UNAMID official in paragraph 8 to acting chief from deputy chief)
» China ensures Zhou trial sticks to script
12/06/15 11:29 from FT.com - World
Beijing’s tight handling of case prevents repeat of Bo Xilai hearing
» The Annie Leibovitz of the Victorian era
12/06/15 11:28 from CNN.com - World
At a time when photography was still an evolving art form and dominated by men, Julia Margaret Cameron was taking stunning pictures of some of the 19th century's most notable personalities.
» Seinfeld’s apartment to be recreated in New York ahead of show’s Hulu release
12/06/15 11:28 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
To promote " Seinfeld’s " upcoming release on Hulu, the online video platform is recreating Jerry Seinfeld’s iconic New York City apartment later this month.
» Detroit man imprisoned up to 40 years in French artist's slaying
12/06/15 11:26 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
Jasin Curtis, 18, of Detroit, had pleaded guilty in May to second degree murder and was sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison in the killing of Bilal Berreni, who was found shot dead in 2013 in a vacant high-rise building near downtown D...
» Gaza beach killings: no justice in Israeli exoneration, says victim's father - The Guardian
12/06/15 11:25 from Google News - World
The Guardian Gaza beach killings: no justice in Israeli exoneration, says victim's father The Guardian Salwa and Mohamed Bakr lost their 11-year-old son during the air strike on Gaza City's beach in July 2014. Photograph: Sean Sm...
» Cuban Migrants Continue Deadly Hide-and-Seek
12/06/15 11:25 from Voice of America
With a shift in the relationship between Havana and Washington, many Cubans are now attempting a risky sea crossing out of fear that the U.S. will change its “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy allowing any Cuban reaching U.S. land to stay and p...
» Obama Makes Personal Appeal on Trade With Key Vote in House
12/06/15 11:25 from ABC News: ABCNews
Obama makes personal appeal to Democrats on trade bill ahead of showdown vote
» Nadal Beats Tomic to Reach Semifinals at Mercedes Cup
12/06/15 11:25 from ABC News: ABCNews
Rafael Nadal beats Bernard Tomic in 3 sets to reach semifinal of Mercedes Cup
» Saudi citizen at mosque killed in cross-border shelling from Yemen - Reuters
12/06/15 11:25 from Google News - World
NDTV Saudi citizen at mosque killed in cross-border shelling from Yemen Reuters ABU DHABI A Saudi citizen was killed and another injured near the Yemen border on Friday by shelling from forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdulla...
» Wingstop Shares Advance Following $110 Million IPO
12/06/15 11:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
Wingstop jumps after chicken wings chain's IPO prices above estimates at $110 million
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of 'aggravated pimping' - video
12/06/15 11:24 from World news: World news + Video | guardian.co.uk
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is acquitted by a French court following charges of the aggravated pimping on Friday. Speaking to the press outside the court one of Strauss-Kahn's lawyers...
» US Stocks Follow Europe Lower After Greek Talks Stall
12/06/15 11:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
US stock markets head lower following setback in Greek debt talks
» South Korea Reports 13th Death From MERS Outbreak
12/06/15 11:24 from TIME: Top World Stories
South Korean Health Ministry reported about 3,680 people were still isolated on Friday
» Gov. Walker hints at presidential bid announcement
12/06/15 11:24 from Latest News
John Roberts reports
» Honda Adds $363M to Air Bag Recall Costs
12/06/15 11:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
Honda sets aside $363M more to cover costs of expanded Takata air bag recall
» The Latest on Prison Escape: Search Moves to Rural Fields
12/06/15 11:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
The Latest on prison escape: Search shifts south to rural fields after possible sighting
» Saudi citizen at mosque killed in cross-border shelling from Yemen
12/06/15 11:22 from Reuters: International
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A Saudi citizen was killed and another injured near the Yemen border on Friday by shelling from forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi rebels, Saudi civil defense forces said.
» 'Simpsons' Producer Clarifies Marge and Homer's Split
12/06/15 11:22 from ABC News: ABCNews
"Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean wanted to clear the air and clarify details about the Marge and Homer split that had fans in such a frenzy earlier this week.
» New Horizons Probe Gets Look at Pluto's Complex Surface
12/06/15 11:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
As NASA's New Horizons probe nears its July flyby of Pluto, the spacecraft sent back new images showing the complex surface of the dwarf planet.
» Israel closes probe into killing of four boys on Gaza beach - Reuters
12/06/15 11:20 from World - Google News
Reuters Israel closes probe into killing of four boys on Gaza beach Reuters JERUSALEM Israel's killing of four Palestinian boys in an air strike on a Gaza beach during the 2014 war was a case of mistaken identity that does not warran...
» Irbil Citadel Restoration Slows As Iraqi Kurds Devote Funds to Fighting IS
12/06/15 11:19 from Voice of America
After being closed for months, Iraqi Kurdistan's Irbil Citadel - 8,000 years old and one of the longest-inhabited spaces in the world - has been re-opened to the public amid major efforts to restore and protect the site. But with governm...
» Prague Activists Protest Azerbaijan Abuses
12/06/15 11:18 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
In Prague, activists staged a demonstration to draw attention to human rights violations in Azerbaijan – where the European Games have begun. They held a mock boxing match in which a civil society activist was about to defeat a policeman...
» Wife's affair claim thrown after Japanese court approves cheating 'for business purposes'
12/06/15 11:17 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
A Japanese court has rejected an adultery case after deciding that the husband’s affair with a club hostess was purely for business reasons.
» Wife's affair claim thrown out after Japanese court approves cheating 'for business purposes'
12/06/15 11:17 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
A Japanese court has rejected an adultery case after deciding that the husband’s affair with a club hostess was purely for business reasons.
» IRS: Actress Melissa Gilbert Failed to Pay $360,000 in Taxes
12/06/15 11:17 from ABC News: ABCNews
IRS: Actress Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes
» Fast-track asylum system 'unlawful'
12/06/15 11:17 from BBC News - World
The future of a key part of the government's system to remove failed asylum seekers is in doubt after the High Court rules it is contrary to law.
» Israel closes probe into killing of four boys on Gaza beach
12/06/15 11:17 from Reuters: International
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's killing of four Palestinian boys in an air strike on a Gaza beach during the 2014 war was a case of mistaken identity that does not warrant criminal charges, the military says.
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn acquitted of 'aggravated pimping' - BBC News
12/06/15 11:16 from Google News - World
BBC News Dominique Strauss-Kahn acquitted of 'aggravated pimping' BBC News A French court has acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US. Mr Strauss-Ka...
» New charges for suspects in Boston terror case - CNN
12/06/15 11:16 from Top Stories - Google News
CNN New charges for suspects in Boston terror case CNN (CNN) Federal prosecutors announced new charges Friday against two men accused in the Boston terror attack plot foiled last week when officers killed suspect Usaamah Rahim. David Wri...
» Pakistan Warns International NGOs: No Working 'Against National Interests' - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 11:16 from Google News - World
Wall Street Journal Pakistan Warns International NGOs: No Working 'Against National Interests' Wall Street Journal ISLAMABAD—Pakistan's interior minister warned international nongovernmental organizations Friday that they won...
» Iowa GOP votes to kill its presidential straw poll - CBS News
12/06/15 11:15 from Google News - Top Stories
CBS News Iowa GOP votes to kill its presidential straw poll CBS News The Iowa Republican Party's central committee voted unanimously to kill the party's presidential straw poll on Friday, a move the state GOP chairman blamed on t...
» Why is trade deal so secret?
12/06/15 11:14 from CNN.com
Two copies of the biggest free trade deal in history are sitting in reading rooms -- one at each end of the Capitol.
» Spain's King Strips Sister of Duchess Title
12/06/15 11:14 from WSJ.com: World News
Spain’s King Felipe VI has stripped one of his two sisters, Princess Cristina, of her title as Duchess of Palma de Mallorca ahead of her trial on tax-fraud charges, the latest in a series of steps to undo damage to the monarchy’s image.
» US Open Gets a New Look for 115th Edition
12/06/15 11:14 from ABC News: ABCNews
US OPEN '15: So much new about America's oldest golf championship at Chambers Bay
» Sierra Leone Leader Imposes Curfew in Bid to Halt Ebola
12/06/15 11:13 from ABC News: ABCNews
Sierra Leone's president declares curfew, other restrictions in Ebola-hit areas
» 17 Injured When Mission-Trip Bus Runs off Tennessee Road
12/06/15 11:12 from ABC News: ABCNews
16 youths, driver injured when mission-trip bus runs off Tennessee road, ends up in ditch
» Obama makes final push for trade agenda - USA TODAY
12/06/15 11:12 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Obama makes final push for trade agenda USA TODAY WASHINGTON — President Obama made a rare appearance on Capitol Hill Friday to meet privately with House Democrats for a final push to pass a trio of trade votes that are a top p...
» Electrical wire falls on bus in India, 17 dead - Fox News
12/06/15 11:12 from World - Google News
DAWN.com Electrical wire falls on bus in India, 17 dead Fox News JAIPUR, India – An electrical wire fell on a bus carrying people to a wedding in western India on Friday, killing at least 17, a local official said. Government official Re...
» Lebanon Druze Leader Tries to Calm Fears in Syrian Community
12/06/15 11:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
Lebanese Druze leader tries to calm fears after deadly attack in Syrian Druze village
» Syrian Druze join battle to push back rebels in south
12/06/15 11:11 from Reuters: International
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Members of Syria's Druze minority have helped repel a rebel attack on an army base in the south, mobilizing to confront insurgents including al Qaeda's Nusra Front who are trying to build on gains against President Bas...
» Germany Drops Probe Into Alleged US Spying on Merkel's Cellphone - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 11:11 from Google News - World
Wall Street Journal Germany Drops Probe Into Alleged US Spying on Merkel's Cellphone Wall Street Journal BERLIN—The German general prosecutor's office said Friday it was dropping its investigation into alleged eavesdropping by th...
» Body of Tariq Aziz, former aide to Saddam Hussein, located after it was 'stolen' at Baghdad airport
12/06/15 11:11 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
The body of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and close associate of Saddam Hussein, Tariq Aziz, has reportedly been located after it went missing at Baghdad International Airport.
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Aggravated Pimping - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 11:09 from Google News - Top Stories
Wall Street Journal Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Aggravated Pimping Wall Street Journal PARIS—A French court Friday acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn of “aggravated pimping” charges, saying there was no proof the former Internation...
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Pimping Charges in Paris
12/06/15 11:08 from WSJ.com: World News
A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges he helped operate an alleged prostitution ring.
» Controversy swirls around NAACP chapter president's racial identity
12/06/15 11:07 from Top Stories
A white couple is alleging that they are the parents of the chapter president.
» Can Hamas hold back Islamic State in Gaza? - BBC News
12/06/15 11:07 from Google News - World
BBC News Can Hamas hold back Islamic State in Gaza? BBC News The Gaza Strip is still reeling from last year's devastating war with Israel, but now there are troubling signs that it faces an internal threat from ultra-conservative mil...
» Prosecutor calls for jail in trial of Tugce accused
12/06/15 11:06 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
The prosecutor in the case of a young student who died after being assaulted in Offenbach last year has called for the perpetrator to serve jail time. It comes as the trial against the accused draws to a close.
» Pakistan shuts down 'Save the Children' offices - Times of India
12/06/15 11:05 from Google News - World
Times of India Pakistan shuts down 'Save the Children' offices Times of India ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ordered international children's aid agency 'Save the Children' to shut down its operations in the country as authoriti...
» This is the new way to vacation
12/06/15 11:05 from CNN.com
Virtual reality may soon help us travel anywhere in the world, or even the universe, without ever leaving home.
» 11 dead in MERS outbreak
12/06/15 11:04 from CNN.com - World
Exactly a month ago, a South Korean man walked into a hospital complaining of a cough and fever.
» U.S. and Russia jets come within 10 feet of crashing
12/06/15 11:04 from CNN.com - World
A Russian fighter jet, flying at high speed, came within 10 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea late last month, several U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.
» RFE/RL Video Roundup -- June 12
12/06/15 11:04 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
A humorous protest against Azerbaijan's human rights crackdown in Prague, former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili promises to be a "bulldog" in his new job as governor of Odesa in Ukraine, an installation fills a football stadium w...
» 'Shawshank' Manhunt Switches To Swampland
12/06/15 11:03 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Authorities are searching swampland near Cadyville after bloodhounds find evidence two wanted fugitives bedded down nearby.
» “I could either shut up, that’s the end, get on with dying. Or, get gripped, which is what happened.” Jenny Diski on turning death into sentences.
12/06/15 11:02 from Arts &#38; Letters Daily
“I could either shut up, that’s the end, get on with dying. Or, get gripped, which is what happened.” Jenny Diski on turning death into sentences.
» Mary Shelley wasn’t overtly political in her seven novels, two travelogues, and 23 short stories. But the influence of her outspoken mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, is evident throughout
12/06/15 11:02 from Arts &#38; Letters Daily
Mary Shelley wasn’t overtly political in her seven novels, two travelogues, and 23 short stories. But the influence of her outspoken mother, Mary Wollstonecraft , is evident throughout
» The realism of Anna Karenina. Tolstoy’s novel seems like reportage, and his technique casts a dream spell on readers. Janet Malcolm explains
12/06/15 11:02 from Arts &#38; Letters Daily
The realism of Anna Karenina . Tolstoy’s novel seems like reportage, and his technique casts a dream spell on readers. Janet Malcolm explains
» Trade vote won't fix broken worker program
12/06/15 11:02 from Top Stories
Trade adjustment assistance functions as an extension of unemployment benefits.
» Little girl hit by soldier saluting Britain's queen - Business Standard
12/06/15 11:01 from Google News - World
WalesOnline Little girl hit by soldier saluting Britain's queen Business Standard A six-year-old British girl chosen to give a posy to Queen Elizabeth II got more than she bargained for when a soldier standing next to her knocked off...
» Boy, 3, Shot Self With Gun He Found in Mother's Purse
12/06/15 11:00 from ABC News: ABCNews
Boy, 3, fatally shoots self with mom's gun; she tells 911, 'His eyes are open, but he's out'
» Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff - Reuters
12/06/15 10:59 from Google News - World
Al Jazeera America Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff Reuters TUNIS An armed group stormed the Tunisian consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli and kidnapped 10 staff on Friday, the Tunisian Foreign ...
» Strauss-Kahn Acquitted at Pimping Trial
12/06/15 10:59 from WSJ.com: World News
A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges he helped operate an alleged prostitution ring.
» Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff
12/06/15 10:59 from Reuters: Top News
TUNIS (Reuters) - An armed group stormed the Tunisian consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli and kidnapped 10 staff on Friday, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said.
» Ex-Pussy Riot member held in Russia
12/06/15 10:58 from BBC News - World
A former member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot is arrested in Moscow after a brief protest in support of women prisoners.
» Rachel Dolezal, NAACP Leader, Questioned About Race as Parents Reportedly ... - ABC News
12/06/15 10:58 from Google News - Top Stories
ABC News Rachel Dolezal, NAACP Leader, Questioned About Race as Parents Reportedly ... ABC News Authorities in Spokane, Washington, are investigating whether a civil rights advocate misrepresented her race when applying for the city'...
» President Obama is 'all-in' on trade, sees it as a cornerstone of his legacy - Washington Post
12/06/15 10:57 from Google News - Top Stories

CNN President Obama is 'all-in' on trade, sees it as a cornerstone of his legacy Washington Post President Obama's campaign for congressional approval to complete a sweeping Pacific Rim free trade accord comes to a head Frida...
» Telling the Great American Story
12/06/15 10:56 from White House.gov Blog Feed
Stories form the fabric of who we are — they inspire us to be better people, help us find common ground through shared experience, and remind us where we came from. Storytelling is an art that connects generations. That’s why...
» British royals return to Runnymede, where Magna Carta sealed 800 years ago
12/06/15 10:56 from Reuters: International
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will return on Monday to the setting where 800 years ago one of her predecessors accepted the Magna Carta, the English document that put limits on the power of the crown for the first time and laid the ...

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