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The millennial job paradox: America’s next great generation loves the city — but can’t work there

More and more young people are living in America's downtowns. But quality jobs aren't following them.

Should the US Really Pay a Kim’s Ransom?

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Sony, this isn't complicated. Really. Just follow Alexander Hamilton's example.

The great American rip-off: How big-money corruption fuels racial inequality

More than ever, America's political fortunes are determined by a very wealthy — and very white — minority

Thomas Frank: First we kill all the diamond-class five-million milers

Airport nightmare time. Minimum-wage toilers clean platinum-class puke, the rest of us scramble for power outlets

Learn Something Surprising About Africa, Courtesy of ‘Africa Facts Zone’

Isima Odeh, a 17-year-old Nigerian student, uses Twitter and Facebook to give people refreshing facts about Africa and Africans.

Egypt reopens Rafah crossing on Gaza border

Crossing to remain open for two days to allow sick Gaza residents to seek treatment and foreign nationals to leave.

Egypt jails Suez Canal official for espionage

Suez Canal shipping services manager sentenced for ten years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements.

Why the Sinn Fein critique needs to evolve beyond attacking Adams

7 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

I have been to a few year end review panels over the past month and one thing that I have heard repeated time and again is that Sinn Fein have had a good year. Think about this for a moment, the party President was questioned by the PSNI and there were two very difficult Spotlight more...

Gaylard Williams: Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested For Grabbing Man’s Genitals, Asking Him For Sex

Gaylard Williams was known in his Indiana community as an anti-gay pastor who preached against homosexuality at the pulpit, but this week police arrested the 59-year-old man and accused him of trying to proposition another man for sex. Show More Summary

US delivers Apache helicopters to Egypt

Ten Apaches delivered to Cairo after part lifting of aid freeze to the country, according to senior US official.

Potential UK club acquisition could help Qatar polish its image

By James M. Dorsey Qatar has booked two recent successes in what has become an uphill struggle to improve its tarnished image: a papering over of its rift with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sparked by Qatari support for the...Show More Summary

Roadside bomb kills Afghan civilians in Kunar

At least seven killed, including two children, in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Kunar Province, officials say.

Kurds inflict first Major Defeat on Daesh/ ISIL, Rescue Yezidis of Sinjar

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) — The pan-Arab London daily, Al-Hayat [Life] reports that the Iraqi Kurdistan paramilitary, the Peshmerga, have taken Mt. Sinjar from Daesh (what Arabs call ISIL or…

Here are some awful tweets by conservatives blaming Bill de Blasio for the death of two cops

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Th wonderful folks who went out of their way to complain when reasonable people questioned the availability of cheap and plentiful guns following the shootings at Sandy Hook/Aurora/Isla Vista/Virginia Tech/and lots of other places — because they were “politicizing” the shooting...

Female Muslim Prisoner Suing For Being Made To Attend Christian Prayers While In Jail

A 24-year-old Muslim woman is suing an Ohio prison after, she claims, Cuyahoga County corrections officers forced her to attend Christian prayer services under threat of solitary confinement. The young woman, Sakeena Majeed, allegesShow More Summary

Jordan hangs 11 after lifting execution ban

Execution at dawn of eleven convicted criminals ends Jordan's informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.

New York cop ‘assassin’ telegraphed intentions on Instagram: ‘I’m putting pigs in a blanket’

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram on Saturday took down the account of the man said to be behind the “assassination” of two New York City police officers, after the 28-year-old gunman’s veiled threats and provocative messages went viral in the wake of the execution-style...

10 best things about being an atheist on Christmas

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.   By now, most people who aren’t avid Bill O’Reilly fans know that the “war on Christmas” is nothing but the paranoid fantasy of conservatives and that most (though not all!) atheists...

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub

Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar.

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