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L.A. Street Artist, SABO, Confronted By Secret Service Over Obama Tweets (Video)

L.A. street artist Sabo has been tweaking the liberal left of Hollywood for months, emphasizing his dislike of their politics and their tight connections with the democratic political elite, such as Hillary Clinton and President Obama. Show More Summary

QE gave emerging markets brief gains, lasting pain

Six years of money-printing in the United States have ended. The $4 trillion splurge may have averted a deeper slump. But for developing countries it fueled a credit binge while bringing only a fleeting boost to growth. Many will now struggle to boost output and repay the debt.

Israeli politician wants to ban the Muslim call to prayer

6 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A right-wing Israeli member of parliament has proposed legislation that would ban the Muslim call to prayer in Israel, where 20 percent of the population is Arab (the majority of whom are Muslim). Robert Ilatov, a MP from the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, argued for restricting the ability of mosques to project the 'Adhan," or call […]

Israeli politician wants to ban the Muslim call to prayer

6 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A right-wing Israeli member of parliament has proposed legislation that would ban the Muslim call to prayer in Israel, where 20 percent of the population is Arab (the majority of whom are Muslim). Robert Ilatov, a MP from the ultra-nationalist...Show More Summary

5 Days Until Midterms, and Here’s Your Election News Headquarters

Visit The Grid for regular updates of the stories that matter in this year's hottest races.

Would You Refrain From Having Children to Save the Planet?

7 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Photo by VinothChandar (CC BY 2.0) The thought is repulsive to many people, especially among the religious. But experts acknowledge that cutting back on births is a sure-fire way to mitigate the consumption-fueled destruction of theShow More Summary

Can Visiting Political Bigwigs Tip Most Expensive Governor’s Race in the Nation?

$100 million spent on TV ads to woo Florida voters. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

Tension in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi

Al-Aqsa mosque shut down after right-wing Israeli, advocating for greater access to holy site, wounded in shooting.

Syrian refugees and millions of Iraqis displaced by conflict: a common struggle to find work, housing & the daily basics

Amid a bustling crowd, 12 year-old Akram sat quietly on top of some bags cradling and stroking a white cat. Around him, hundreds of Syrian refugees who'd escaped attacks by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) on the Syrian border...Show More Summary

Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law

A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

8 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.

This day in History: Madrid Arab-Israeli Peace Conference (a Process that Netanyahu later Boasted of Derailing)

The Madrid peace conference convened October 30, 1991, hosted by President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, aimed at initiating a peace settlement between Israel and the Arabs. Bush…

Soldering on

8 hours agoNews : Banyan

EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and injuring 11,000. Show More Summary

Only a scientist could fumble so badly the gift Pope Francis just handed science

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

I’m a huge fan of Why Evolution is True, the blog by University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne, who wrote a book by the same name. But he’s really blowing it when it comes to Pope Francis. You probably heard the hubbub about this Pope saying that “God was not a magician,”...

Cops: Utah Family's Deaths 'Not Accidental or Natural'

Police believe the deaths of five members of a Utah family last month were "not accidental or natural in any way," according to newly released documents. Benjamin and Kristi Strack, their sons Benson, 14, and Zion, 11, and their 12-year-old daughter Emery were found dead in their Springville home and...

Stephen Colbert presses feminist game critic Anita Sarkeesian: What’s wrong with women in nipple armor?

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to “defend” GamerGate in an interview with video game critic Anita Sarkeesian on Wednesday. “It’s a sub-culture war,” Colbert told her, arguing that feminists like her were attacking gamers “for enjoying looking at...

U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. Show More Summary

Anti-Islamist Party Wins Tunisia Election

A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime has taken the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, leaving the once dominant Islamists running a close second. The Nida Tunis—"Tunisia Calls"—party, running on an explicitly anti-Islamist platform, took 85 of the 217 seats in the Tunisian parliament, giving...

Jerusalem tensions over al-Aqsa Mosque turn bloody as Far Right-winger is Shot

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Right-wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was shot and injured at a rally in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, Israeli police and medical sources said. Glick was reportedly shot in his…

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