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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: The steady drip…drip…drip of Democrats announcing they'll vote "Yes!" on the Iran nuclear agreement is working better from a P.R. standpoint than the Republican strategy of shouting...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Why the Haters Fight So Hard to Keep Their Donors Secret Well, well. Now we know. Anti-gay donors to Maine's 2009 referendum were kept secret for six years. In 2009, the Maine legislature passed a law approving marriage rights for same-sex couples and Democratic Governor John Baldacci promptly signed it. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Kicks Latino Journalist Out Of Press Conference, Tells Reporter To ‘Go Back To Univision’ [Video]

Donald Trump’s big stump speech in Dubuque, Iowa, was widely anticipated for the pivotal caucus state. But before that main event got underway, the real estate mogul-turned-aspiring chief executive took a few minutes to reignite his feud with television network Univision. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Coming Soon! This is shaping up to be a helluva fall at the movies, and I'm not even talking about the James Bond franchise reviving SPECTRE or the Star Wars franchise reviving Luke, Leia and Han. There...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Future of Humanity: A Snapshot The annual Beloit College Mindset List from the Wisconsin school (Go, Fightin' Buccaneers!) is out and generating the usual gasps and titters. The annual list reflects...Show More Summary

Kazakhstan poultry farmers lament lack of state support

The negative conjuncture at the Kazakhstan poultry market, as well as price increases for the main components compound feed, fuel and energy is bringing heavy problems to a number of the country’s poultry farms, a report of the Union of Poultry farmers of Kazakhstan states.

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Dog Days Edition "According to a new poll, Jeb Bush saw a 6 percent drop in support after the first debate, but experts say he still has a shot because he's likable and qualified. Then...Show More Summary

Court Extends SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage To Airport Workers

SEATTLE, Aug 20 (Reuters) - A Seattle suburb's $15 hourly minimum wage for certain employees applies to thousands of workers at the region's main airport, Washington state's top court ruled on Thursday. Voters in the city of SeaTac,Show More Summary

UK Orders Google To 'Forget' News Articles Discussing Previous Right To Be Forgotten Requests

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We knew this day was coming. Ever since the EU decided something called the "right to be forgotten" existed, and that Google (mainly) would be tasked with the "forgetting," the descent into an Inception-esque state of forgetting about forgetting about the forgotten was the illogical next step forward. Show More Summary

Washington state Supreme Court says $15-an-hour minimum wage extends to airport workers

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A Seattle suburb’s $15 hourly minimum wage for certain employees applies to thousands of workers at the region’s main airport, Washington state’s top court ruled on Thursday. Voters in the city of SeaTac, where Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is based, approved a 2013...

The Martyrdom of Khaled Asaad

Earlier this week, Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old Syrian archaeologist, was beheaded by the Islamic State. His body was hanged from a column in the main square of Palmyra. For more than 50 years Asaad worked at Palmyra, the site of Roman-era ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for 40 of those years he was in charge of archaeological work there. Show More Summary

'Skeleton' Tigers Forced To Perform For Entertainment

Thousands of people flooded to the Missouri State Fair this week to get a glimpse of one of the main attractions: a group of performing tigers. They were shocked by what they saw. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

ISIS Reportedly Beheads Syrian Archaeologist because He Wouldn’t Lead Them to Artifacts

As the Free Beacon reported: Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the city of Palmyra, Syria, after which they hung his corpse on a column in the main square of the city, according to a Syrian official. Reuters reported that Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said family members of Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old archaeologist who […]

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Pardon the interruption… But I thought you might like to know who won the internet this week: Benjamin Button, eat yer heart out. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

Mother Of 5 Dead In Supermarket Stabbing

SACO, Maine (AP) -- Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a knife attack at a supermarket in southern Maine as a 59-year-old mother of five. State police spokesman Stephen McCausland says Wendy Boudreau was stabbedShow More Summary

ISIS Beheads 82-Year-Old Scholar Who Refused To Lead Them To Antiquities

“Islamic State militants beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his mutilated body on a column in a main square of the historic site because he apparently refused to reveal where valuable artefacts had been moved for safekeeping.”

Libyan guards at main crossing to Egypt stop working

BENGHAZI, Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's regular border security guards have stopped working at the main border crossing to Egypt, officials said on Wednesday, a further breakdown of state authority.

Islamic State beheads leading Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

Islamic State militants beheaded a leading Syrian antiquities scholar who spent most of his life looking after the ancient ruins of Palmyra, then hung his body from a pole in a main square of the historic town, Syrian activists and the scholar's relatives said Wednesday.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Barney for the Win Oh, that crazy August of '09, when town hall meetings got so boisterous---with birther bullshit and teabaggers demanding the government do exactly the things that would make the economy...Show More Summary

ISIS Beheads Elderly Archeologist In Palmyra, Syrian Official Says

DAMASCUS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria's antiquities chief said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

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