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USA basketball team thrash Dominican Republic

The United States hammered the Dominican Republic 105-62 in a basketball World Cup tune-up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wednesday's lopsided contest gave US coach Mike Krzyzewski a prime opportunity to tinker with his star-studded lineup. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose not playing tonight for Team USA

4 hours agoSports : Globetrotting

NEW YORK -- Four days after competing in his first game in nearly nine months, Bulls guard Derrick Rose is not playing in USA Basketball’s exhibition game on Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic.

The Stream Team: A SWTOR housing tour

Strongholds have opened in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and you know what that means: it's tour time! Massively's MJ hasn't met housing she could resist, so she's hopping in to show off this new system. Want to get a peek inside the Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace and check out decorating? Then join us live at 3:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Just look at these unaccompanied immigrant minors. Arriving at Ellis Island. 100 years ago.

11 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Courtesy of The New York Public Library/Lewis W Hine.Italian child finds her first penny, 1926. The New Republic put together a photo gallery of some of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954, when it closed. Many were children. Read the rest

UN peacekeeping chief for C. Africa urges political talks

A new UN peacekeeping mission to be deployed in the Central African Republic next month must be backed up by political talks to restore stability, the head of the force said Tuesday. Some 1,800 fresh troops will be arriving in CAR on...Show More Summary

James Joyce

From The New Republic in 1931: Padraic Colum writes about some time spent with James Joyce. An excerpt: It is tea time at the Joyces'. Mrs. Joyce gives us the best tea and the nicest cakes that are to be had in any house in Paris. The children are here, now a young man and a young woman: George, a singer, Lucia, charming and retiring. Show More Summary

Obama's Use of Executive Authority: Could a Republican President Refuse to Enforce the Estate Tax?

New York Magazine: Obama's Immigration Plan Should Scare Liberals, Too, by Jonathan Chait: What if a Republican president announced that he would stop enforcing the payment of estate taxes? The New Republic, The Liberal Fear of Obama's Executive Action Is Irrational, by Brian Beutler: [L]et’s look at the estate tax....

University of Alabama sorority rush experiences new racism scandal

In 2002, a New Republic article about a black University of Alabama student who experienced racism during sorority rush sparked national uproar. Then, last fall, sorority members spoke out about racism at the university's sororities....Show More Summary

Polio Vaccines May Not Always Work

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

The standard polio vaccine may not always work, as vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010, a new study shows. The reason the vaccine didn't always work during the outbreak was that the virus had mutated, the researchers said. Show More Summary

What A (Hemingway) Man Wants

by Dish Staff The Review That Caused Hemingway To Slap the Critic in the Face with a Book on.tnr.com/1vxIsNZ http://t.co/mg1VCAXsFF— The New Republic (@tnr) August 11, 2014 TNR recently pulled this review by Max Eastman of Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon by from their archives, which purportedly causes Hemingway to track Eastman down in his […]

MICKEY KAUS: Nice Try, New Republic. Imagine Mitt Romney, campaigning on a platform of raising t…

MICKEY KAUS: Nice Try, New Republic. Imagine Mitt Romney, campaigning on a platform of raising the limit on taxable estates to $20 million dollars (from the current $5.3 million). Romney wins the election. He’s President! But he can’t get his estate tax bill through Congress. He decides he can’t wait! If Congress won’t act to [...]

Russian greenfield poultry processing plant operational

In March of this year, Poultry integrator LLC Poultry Factory Akashevskaya started up their brand new 9,000 bph/150 bpm greenfield poultry processing plant in Kuzhener, Mari El Republic in the Volga Federal District of Russia.

Yang Defeats Connor to Win U.S. Amateur

2 days agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Editor's note: A point of pride. The new U.S. Amateur champion is attends my alma mater, San Diego State.By USGA JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Gunn Yang, 20, of the Republic of Korea, defeated Corey Conners, of Canada, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final match Sunday to win the 2014 U.S. Show More Summary

NBA TV to televise U.S. vs. Dominican Republic

NBA TV will exclusively air the USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic game presented by Nike on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Marv Albert will call the exhibition game with analysts Grant Hill and Steve Smith, both former members of the USA Basketball Men's National Team, and Matt Winer as sideline reporter.

"But regardless of how strong the charges against Perry are, it is worth noting how fitting they are."

"Put simply, the case against Perry points to an aspect of his political persona that is well known in Texas but has too often been overlooked in the national portrayal of Perry."From a piece at The New Republic titled "The Charges Against Rick Perry Are Thin. Show More Summary

Rick Perry’s True Colors

Alec MacGillis takes Governor Good Hair’s measure in The New Republic. But regardless of how strong the charges against Perry are, it is worth noting how fitting they are. Put simply, the case against Perry points to an aspect of his political persona that is well known in Texas but has too often been overlooked [...]

"Anti-Putin" Alliance Fraying: Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic Urge End To Russian Sanctions

``that realization is starting to spread to Europe's own countries, which - while the new cold war was only one of rhetoric were perfectly happy to go for the ride - but now that trade war has finally broken out, suddenly increasingly more want out.''

"Replace “sharing economy” with “sublet economy,”"

5 days agoTechnology : Message

“Replace “sharing economy” with “sublet economy,”” - Silicon Valley’s Sharing Economy: Airbnb, Lyft Are Selling a Big Lie | New Republic (via papadimitriou)

DR Congo launches new national airline

The Democratic Republic of Congo has created a new national airline as part of a push to clean up its poor air safety record, a government source said Friday. Shareholders, including the Congolese state and several state companies, hope to launch Congo Airways by the end of the year, the official from the Ministry of Transport told AFP. Show More Summary

Strange Bedfellows Unite Against Executive Amnesty

As President Barack Obama gets closer to possibly enacting massive executive amnesty, liberals and conservatives concerned about executive overreach have strangely united against him. In a New Republic article, Jonathan Cohn observed...Show More Summary

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