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Saturday, Oct 10, 2015

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Why America has a Steve Jobs obsession

48 minutes ago

Millions of Americans are expected to fill theaters across the country this weekend to see “Steve Jobs,” the new movie about the late Apple co-founder, played by Michael Fassbender. But a new report says the excitement suggests more about our culture than it does about the visionary...
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US and Russia will meet to avoid aerial encounters over Syria

56 minutes ago

Russia and the United States are set to renew talks to avoid accidents in Syrian air space as the two countries conduct separate bombing campaigns, a US official said. The Pentagon expressed alarm this week after Russia failed to quickly answer proposals made during initial talks, even as it...
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Los Angeles approves sweeping earthquake safety rules covering thousands of buildings

1 hour, 2 minutes ago

Los Angeles on Friday approved safety standards that will require earthquake retrofits at thousands of apartment buildings and establish the nation’s toughest rules for structurally weak concrete buildings. The rules will apply to 13,500 wood-frame buildings with so-called soft first-stories,...
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Bill Maher mocks cell phone-obsessed Pope Francis fans: ‘Never turn your back on a priest’

1 hour, 13 minutes ago

While railing against what he called an obsession with cell phones in general on Friday, Real Time host Bill Maher was particularly irked that young fans of Pope Francis marked his visit by taking pictures and “selfies.” “Someone should’ve told those kids, you’re never...
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‘Were you molested by a real estate lady?': Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan clash over Hillary

1 hour, 54 minutes ago

While admitting to not being enthusiastic about her presidential campaign, Real Time host Bill Maher defended Hillary Clinton from accusations that she is a “talent-free hack” by author and blogger Andrew Sullivan. “Why do you hate her so much? Were you molested by a real estate...
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Bill O’Reilly blames ‘zealots’ for mounting criticism of Ronald Reagan biography

2 hours, 30 minutes ago

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly shot back on Friday at increasing criticism over his latest book, a biography of former President Ronald Reagan. “Killing Reagan is a book that tells the truth,” O’Reilly insisted to close his show. “It accurately portrays Reagan’s...
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Ex-Air Force contractor says Christian co-workers called her a ‘Hindu witch’ before she was fired

4 hours, 7 minutes ago

A former Air Force contractor has filed a lawsuit against a dental clinic in Fort Meade, Maryland for allegedly harassing and firing her for following the Hindu religion, the Air Force Times reported. Deborah Schoenfeld said she was fired on Sept. 2, the same day she filed a formal complaint...
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California set to implement comprehensive rules for medical marijuana use

4 hours, 30 minutes ago

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law the state’s first comprehensive regulations of medical marijuana, two decades after legalization fueled a wild west of disparate local rules, a gray market in cultivation and concerns about the ease of obtaining the drug. The package...
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White House decides to leave Syrian president Assad in power — for now

4 hours, 40 minutes ago

The White House is changing its Syria strategy again. After years of calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, the Obama administration has privately decided that, for now, it is in the United States’ interest that Assad remain in power. The policy change would allow Russia to...
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Movement replacing Columbus Day with events honoring Native Americans gains steam around US

4 hours, 46 minutes ago

About four miles from the world’s largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters will hold a sunrise prayer circle to honor ancestors who were slain or driven from their land. The ceremony will begin the final day of a...
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UN backs European military push against smugglers targeting migrants

4 hours, 53 minutes ago

The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. European warships on Wednesday launched Operation Sophia to seize traffickers’ boats in international...
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Protesters march against World Bank ‘imperialists’ during annual meeting in Peru

4 hours, 59 minutes ago

Activists marched through the Peruvian capital Friday to protest what they called the anti-poor policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which are holding their annual meetings here. Around 2,000 demonstrators joined the march, carrying signs with angry slogans and at one point...
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GOP candidate John Kasich pushes cuts to Social Security: ‘You’re going to have to get over it’

5 hours, 16 minutes ago

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich brushed off criticism on Friday following his remark during an event promoting cuts to Social Security and other service programs, CNN reported. “I’d rather have people be in a position where they’re aggravated with me so I can...
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Florida judge breaks up Speaker candidate Daniel Webster’s home district

6 hours, 5 minutes ago

A Florida judge seeking to resolve a long-running legal dispute over the state’s congressional districts on Friday sent the state Supreme Court a new map that breaks up the constituency of U.S. Representative Daniel Webster, a Republican vying to become speaker of the House. Circuit Judge...
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Suspects in California yoga teacher’s death to be charged in second murder

6 hours, 25 minutes ago

Three drifters – two men and a woman – arrested as suspects in this week’s killing of a yoga teacher on a hiking trail also will be charged in the shooting death of a Canadian woman in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park last week, authorities said. Lila Allgood, 18, Morrison...
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US reportedly warning bankers and nations that Iran sanctions are still in place

6 hours, 37 minutes ago

The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran’s oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear...
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Bernie Sanders gains ground on Hillary Clinton as first Democratic debate approaches

6 hours, 54 minutes ago

Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton’s support among Democratic voters fell 10 points within less than a week. From October 4 to October 9,...
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Texas cop caught choking and slamming 14-year-old boy as school staff does nothing

6 hours, 58 minutes ago

A Round Rock, Texas man plans to press charges against local authorities for choking his 14-year-old son on Thursday and slamming him to the ground at his high school, KXAN-TV reported. Footage posted online shows two officers questioning the teen, Gyasi Hughes, inside Round Rock High Schoo. One of...
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History meets genetics: Researchers chart evolution of New Yorkers’ genes

7 hours, 27 minutes ago

By using a unique combination of genetic data, ancestry information, and health records, a group of researchers have identified neighborhood-level patterns of migration in New York City. This kind of information helps aid in understanding both current disease and the historical circumstances that...
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Mothers in heavy fracking areas more likely to give birth prematurely: study

7 hours, 31 minutes ago

Expectant mothers have a lot to be concerned about, but those living near fracking sites have even more to fear, an expanding body of evidence shows. Most recently, a data review of more than 10,000 pregnancies has linked living in heavily fracked areas with a higher risk of premature births. In...
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Ex-Calif. pageant winner arrested for selling pornographic images of 4-year-old relative

7 hours, 48 minutes ago

A 25-year-old former beauty queen was charged in Southern California on Friday with distributing pornographic photos of a 4-year-old girl who is her relative, prosecutors said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of San Clemente was charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography...
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WATCH: Florida lawmaker rips ‘dysfunctional’ House for doing nothing to stop mass shootings

8 hours, 6 minutes ago

Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings (D) didn’t mince words about lack of legislative action on gun violence when he took to the House floor on Thursday. Hastings pointed to the shooting Friday at Northern Arizona University and the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week....
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Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating device: how it works and how to fix it

8 hours, 6 minutes ago

Volkswagen is expected to begin recalling millions of diesel vehicles in coming months to remove a device that is aimed at cheating emissions tests, and to bring them into compliance with anti-pollution rules in each affected country. Some 11 million cars are affected worldwide and the German auto...
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Muslims hilariously troll hate group planning armed anti-Islam protests nationwide Saturday

9 hours, 1 minute ago

An anti-Muslim group has scheduled 20 rallies outside religious centers on Saturday dubbed the Global Rally for Humanity, but Muslim Facebook users have taken them on by trolling them on social media. The rallies are being coordinated by armed militia group members from the Oath Keepers and Three...
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Romney calls Paul Ryan ‘man of ideas’ after discussing possible House Speaker run

9 hours, 21 minutes ago

Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a “man of ideas.” “I wouldn’t presume to tell Paul what...
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John Lennon fans mark his 75th birthday with Central Park sing-in

9 hours, 30 minutes ago

John Lennon fans on Friday marked what would have been the slain Beatle’s 75th birthday with a sing-in of his greatest tunes in New York’s Central Park. Accompanied by five guitars and a keyboard, fans sang some of Lennon’s most identifiable songs including the anti-war anthem...
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In familiar ritual, Obama consoles victims in Oregon mass shooting

9 hours, 51 minutes ago

President Barack Obama, in a ritual that has become both familiar and frustrating to him, arrived in Oregon on Friday to console victims and affected families of a community college shooting that once again sparked a push for U.S. gun reform. The president, a Democrat who tried but failed to...
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Eating bugs is more nutritious than eating meat or poultry

10 hours, 16 minutes ago

If you haven’t seen the film Snowpiercer, there’s a scene where impoverished citizens living in the back of a train are fed blocks of food that look like jelly bricks. They’re told it has all the nutrients they need to stay alive and, spoiler alert, the bricks end up being made from bugs. As...
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American Bar Association president: Black Americans face an inherently biased legal system

10 hours, 19 minutes ago

African-American citizens are being failed by the US criminal justice system because of ingrained racial bias in the way suspects are treated, according to the head of the United States’s largest legal professional body. Paulette Brown, who became the first black female president of the American...
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Bernie Sanders opposes Obama’s FDA nominee over his ties to Big Pharma

10 hours, 25 minutes ago

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Friday he will vote against Dr. Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, citing the nominee’s close ties to the pharmaceutical industry. “Instead of listening...
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