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New Zealand Undone by Dominican Republic on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup

It was a frustrating day to be a New Zealand basketball fan on Saturday. After getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch their team blow a 12-point fourth-quarter lead in their FIBA World Cup opener, they then stayed up late...Show More Summary

Bouchard reaches US Open's 4th round for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard pulled out a suddenly tight match Saturday night, edging 30th-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round for the first time.

A New Old Life

NEW YORK—Everyone loves a good story, and the saga of Victor Estrella Burgos is about as good as it gets in the persistently upscale world of tennis. It’s the tale of a poor boy from the Dominican Republic, which qualifies as one ofShow More Summary

Book Review: "Collegiate Republic"

Margaret Sumner's Collegiate Republic: Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America (UVA Press, 2014) is a new and important book, which should find a wide audience among those interested in American higher education during the early national period. Show More Summary

Journalist severely beaten in Nakhchivan republic of Azerbaijan

New York, August 29, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the savage beating of Ilgar Nasibov, an independent journalist and human rights defender based in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR)--a mountainous exclave of Azerbaijan where the practice of journalism is severely restricted....

This War of Mine new screens

11 bit studios' This War of Mine gets some news screens and pre-order is available at Games Republic. The release date will be announced soon. The title will let you experience war from the other side, meaning you won't control a soldier but a group of civilians trying to survive. The new screens give a good look at how the gameplay mechanics work.

Jurgen Klinsmann introduces several new players for post-World Cup friendly

Jurgen Klinsmann has set his squad for the U.S. national team’s first post-World Cup friendly, next Wednesday vs. the Czech Republic in Prague (2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and UniMas). Most of the 22 names are familiar, but at the start of a new World Cup cycle, Klinsmann is also introducing eight young players, six […]

Fall Tracking: UPDATED: The Absolute Latest on Detroit's Most Anticipated Fall Openings

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

GAR Building. UPDATES: Read through for some new information, including decisions about the fate of the pawn shop sign at Gold Cash Gold, more details about HopCat Detroit's Grand Opening, menu prices at Republic and Parks & Rec, an...

Dominican gov't slow to issue permits to migrants

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is approving the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new program that has drawn more than 115,000 applicants.

Ivanovic stunned by Czech Pliskova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was upset 7-5 6-4 by 42nd-ranked Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. Pliskova, 22, took advantage of a slew of miscues from...Show More Summary

Men, You Can Stop Lying About Your Height

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Men, you can stop adding those phantom inches to your height on your dating profile. According to a preliminary paper from NYU and the University of Michigan summarized by New Republic, researchers found that shorter men —  defined as 5’7'' and under — might actually make for better long-term partners.After analyzing demographic... More »

The Conch Republic Seeks Literary Job Applicants

A true genius is someone who’s talented and accomplished enough to work in the publishing/literary crucible of New York City, but who’s also smart enough to know that working in New York City is nothing compared to working in Key West, Florida. That’s right: the Key West Literary Seminar is hiring.

Decline in War Reporting

Tom A. Peter bemoans the effect of political polarization on war reporting in The New Republic. Covering wars for a polarized nation has destroyed the civic mission I once found in journalism. Why risk it all to get the facts for people who increasingly seem only to seek out the information they want and brand [...]

Guest Contribution: “The Cause of Secular Stagnation? Relative Prices, Trade, and the People’s Republic of China”

Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution written by Doug Campbell, assistant professor at the New Economic School (Moscow). The 2000s began with the Federal Reserve narrowly missing the zero lower bound on short-term interest rates. Then the US needed a housing bubble to attain full-ish employment in the mid-2000s, a decade that […]

The Panama Canal: Part 3 of 3

1904-1914: construction and initial operations of the canal The new Republic of Panama, initially represented by Bunau-Varilla, granted the United States perpetual rights to the canal and a large area of eight kilometers on each side of it in exchange for a sum of 10 million dollars and an annual rental payment of $250,000. Once the U.S. Show More Summary

Pleasure and pain for new archery talent Lee Woo Seok

The 17-year-old is the latest talent to emerge from the archery superpower of Republic of Korea, and even Brazilian prodigy Marcus Carvalho Lopes Dalmeida could not come close to denting Lee’s dominance of the Youth Olympic tournament. But the pleasure of victory was not without a cost. Show More Summary

Freedom of Association: What Noam Scheiber Misses

(August 27, 2014 03:32 PM, by David Henderson) In an otherwise excellent reporting piece in the New Republic, Senior Editor Noam Scheiber gives his view about why the governor's race in Wisconsin is so important. To recap, Governor Scott Walker is running for reelection and he's the one... (0 COMMENTS)

Update: Twitter Added 12 New Countries To Its Ad Network

By BB Research: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) said that it has expanded its ad network to 12 new countries in the EMEA region. The countries are: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal. Show More Summary

The New Republic: These Brazilians Need to Pay These Absurd U.S. Taxes

Some lefty at The New Republic whines as follows: The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday evening that Burger King is seeking to buy Tim Horton’s, the Canadian coffee and donut chain, to lower its U.S. tax bill. You may be wondering, how does Burger King reduce its tax liability by purchasing a Canadian fast food […]

MICHAEL BARONE ON THE NEW REPUBLIC’S NOAM SCHEIBER: Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of p…

MICHAEL BARONE ON THE NEW REPUBLIC’S NOAM SCHEIBER: Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of public employee unions. Noam Scheiber makes a good case for the importance of the Wisconsin governor’s race at the New Republic. But the most interesting thing comes in what Scheiber, perhaps inadvertently, admits. Referring to the [...]

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