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US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake'

Intelligence officals say separatists in Ukraine fired Russian SA-11 missile at jet thinking it was different aircraft.

Protect Your Browsing Privacy With EFF’s Handy ‘Badger’

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock The problem with browser extensions that claim to protect your Web privacy from the multitude of online advertisers, spammers and profiteers, is that they boil down to a matter of trust. In most cases, you have to agreeShow More Summary

CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

Is Government Like a Parachute, That Works Best When Open? Or a Trap, That Works Best When Closed?

4 hours agoNews : Reason

I've blogged before about Aaron Malin at the great Show-MeCannabis site's adventures in trying to get he truth out of local Missouri drug task forces—who previously have denied to him they existed when he used the wrong lingo (said lingo...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Announces $10B Kickstarter to Buy CNN

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Upon hearing that CNN might be up for sale soon, Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday night's Daily Show a Kickstarter to raise $10 billion in order to buy CNN and do... something with it. Not quite sure what yet.

Jon Stewart Fires Back at McCain, Challenges Him to a ‘Wrong-Off’

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

John McCain dismissed Jon Stewart recently as someone who's wrong on a lot. Stewart responded tonight by saying that he might have gotten some things wrong, but there's no way he's been nearly as wrong as often as McCain himself has...

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

Racehorse Owned by Britain’s Queen Fails Dope Test

Buckingham Palace said early indications suggest that Estimate consumed morphine as a result of contaminated feed

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

Judge: Forget lethal injections, use guillotine or firing squads

A federal judge said questions about the use of lethal injection call into question the integrity of capital punishment.

What Will Determine a Ceasefire in Gaza

Paul R. Pillar Israel Palestinian Territories, Middle East Anyone who reads about the carnage in the Gaza Strip and has at least an ounce of humanity is hoping that a ceasefire will come soon. Jodi Rudoren's coverage in the New YorkShow More Summary

Mark Levin Trashes Jon Stewart’s ‘Putrid’ Israel Bit and ‘Clapping Seal Audience’

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Last week Mark Levin went on a tear against Jon Stewart for a piece of Israel commentary that led him to call Stewart a "twerp." Levin joined Sean Hannity on his Fox News show tonight to repeat his criticisms of Stewart's "disinformation" and "propaganda."

Arizona Execution Can Go Through, Supreme Court Rules

An Arizona execution will be allowed to proceed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a stay of execution for Joseph Wood, who is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence. Wood was sentenced to death for killing his girlfriend and her father in Tucson in 1989. Arizona

Obama: I Don’t Watch Much News, ‘Whatever They’re Reporting About, Usually I Know’

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

President Obama spoke at a fundraiser in Seattle tonight, and one of the issues he touched upon was cynicism. Specifically, how the media plays into people's cynicism. And the president said that he doesn't watch the news that much because he generally knows what they're talking about already.

A Lament for Peace

This post has been co-authored with Rabbi Jack Romberg, Temple Israel, Tallahassee, FL. We write this as two friends, a Jew and a Muslim, both with leadership roles in our respective communities. Together we have broken bread, facilitated...Show More Summary

Chrysler Recalls Some Older Jeeps For Ignition Switch Trouble

Chrysler launched a recall Tuesday involving ignition switches on some older Jeep SUVs. The recall is similar to the problem that forced General Motors to recall millions of cars this year. Chrysler also recalled vehicles earlier this month for the same issue. The manufacturer explained in the recall that the ignition switch in older model

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston Marathon attacks

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suspected of providing gun used to kill MIT police officer, sources say

Ex-NYC mayor: US should allow flights to Israel

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to "reverse course" and permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel.

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