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The tragedy of European unemployment

The Interpreter hasn't had much to say about European growth for a couple of years, mainly because there hasn't been much of it. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brought this melancholy story up to date at the central bankers' annual get-together at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, far from the bustle of the financial markets. Show More Summary

‘You Stupid Jackass!’: Darren Wilson Supporters Clash with Ferguson Business Owner on CNN

22 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Tensions may have eased between protesters and police in Ferguson since the height of the unrest there last week following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson. But as a report aired by CNN this morning demonstrated, the increasingly...

Burger King signs deal to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

(Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc agreed to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in cash and stock to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group with sales of about $23 billion. Tim Hortons shareholders...Show More Summary

ISIS Demands $6.6 Million Ransom For American Woman

ISIS is demanding $6.6 million in ransom to stop the threatened execution of a 26-year-old American woman. The family of the hostage has asked the media to withhold her name, but note that the woman was involved with humanitarian relief in Syria when she went missing in 2013. The demand from Islamic State militants comes

Report: China Developing Supersonic Sub

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

China appears to be close to one of the greatest technological breakthroughs in military history: the supersonic submarine. I know that that sounds ridiculous but it is possible. As a military buff, I had to share the story. The submarine is based on “supercavitation” technology that was used earlier on torpedo technology but the Chinese […]

Scarborough Tears into GOP: Obama’s Doing What You Want, But All You Do Is Criticize

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough lit into his Republican Party Monday morning for criticizing President Barack Obama even when Obama does what the GOP has been demanding he do, namely more forcefully respond to the ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

Trumped Up or Not, Rick Perry’s Indictment Could Derail Him

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

When House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in September 2005 for allegedly conspiring to sway Texas state elections with corporate money, the longtime GOP lawmaker said the charges were a “sham” and an act of “political retribution” by Democrats that wouldn’t stand up in court. Show More Summary

Google Images Hacked? Searches Bring Up Images of Russian Car Accident

yesterdayNews : NewsFeed

Google hasn't yet commented on the strange thing happening to its image search function

Cathy Young on Ferguson, Abusive Policing, and Racial Politics

yesterdayNews : Reason

The ragedy and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri—the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by sometimes violent protests and a heavy-handed police crackdown—have once again brought the national spotlight on race relations in America. Show More Summary

Tonight on The Independents: Are You Scared of ISIL? Also, Rand Calls out Hillary’s Hawkishness, Burger King Wears a Toque, Everyone Apologies for Everything (Except Suge Knight), and Enlightening Aftershow!

yesterdayNews : Reason

Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later) will contain many different bites at the same rancid apple that is the Islamic State (ISIL). Taking first crack will...Show More Summary

Powerful: Egyptian Feminists Literally Shit, Bleed on ISIL Flag (NSFW)

yesterdayNews : Reason

Egyptian activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and an unnamed collaborator have made an incredibly bold statement against the Islamic State (ISIL). From a writeup at Liveleak: [Elmadhy] posted a photo to Facebook Saturday of herself and another...Show More Summary

Ala. couple charged with raping underage girl

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Jeremy and Amanda Swann, both 29, were arrested Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female relative at least six times, hoping that she would get pregnant, in Jones, Ala.

Billy Eichner and Seth Meyers Prove How Little New Yorkers Care About the Emmys

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Seth Meyers gave his friend Billy Eichner a major platform Monday night when he invited him onstage to present a video the two men filmed the proves just how little New Yorkers give a damn about the Emmy Awards.

Slain Teen Michael Brown Was A “Gentle Giant”

A funeral service was just held for the young black teenager gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson after a public altercation. The reports about the incident have been widely conflicting, but it seems certain at this point that Brown was unarmed when the

Emmy-Nominated Shows Get a Porn Makeover

yesterdayNews : CitizenSugar

We've come across some pretty epic porn movie parodies, and now PornHub has created a series of X-rated takes on Emmy-nominated TV shows. You gotta hand it to them for creativity. See how the original posters compare to their porn versions below! (Slightly NSFW.) Orange Is the New Black House of Cards The Big Bang Theory Mad Men

Ukrainian President Dissolves Parliament

(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. President Petro Poroshenko announced in a statement posted on his website that he has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on October 26. He said…

Lawyers for Texas Governor Perry file motion to dismiss charges

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Attorneys for Texas Governor Rick Perry filed a motion on Monday to dismiss two felony charges of abusing his power, saying it is unjust to prosecute the leader of the state over a political dispute by trying to criminalize a veto. Show More Summary

The Islamic State’s Home-Field Advantage

5 reasons why an expanded mission to strike James Foley’s killers in Syria won’t work. And why it's going to happen anyway.

Missouri woman gets life for killing husband 4 decades ago

An elderly Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband four decades ago and burying his body in an abandoned Wyoming gold mine was sentenced to life in prison by a Wyoming judge on Monday, a prosecutor said. Laramie County District...Show More Summary

WATCH: Homeless Man Accepts Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA on Her Behalf

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

With a wardrobe malfunction from Nicki Minaj and a career-defining 16-minute powerhouse performance from Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus likely knew there was nothing she could on stage at last night's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards that could top last year's tweaking debacle. Show More Summary

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