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Federal Budget Deficit Projected to Soar to Over $1 Trillion in 2020

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s annual budget deficit is set to widen significantly in the next few years, and is expected to top $1 trillion in 2020 despite healthy economic growth, according to new projections from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released Monday.<p>The national …

Economics

She fled Liberia’s civil war 24 years ago. Now Trump wants her to go back

Donald Trump announced last Tuesday plans to end DED status for Liberian immigrants, leaving families to worry – and fight to stay<p>Gabrielle Gworlekaju, 16, is a sophomore in high school in Minnesota, a cheerleader and an A student. She wants to pursue a career in medicine and, in about a year’s …

War

Urban killings rise in clusters as many areas grow safer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When she started an urban farm in one of Indianapolis' roughest neighborhoods, retired chemist Aster Bekele wanted to teach at-risk kids how to garden, and maybe sneak in a little science.<p>Then the city's homicide rate started soaring, with most of the killings happening around …

Actor BD Wong blames 'racial exclusion in Hollywood' for his small role in 'Jurassic Park'

Lowery's vintage T-shirt with the original logo; the kids riding around in one of the old jeeps from the first film, and the return of Dr. Henry Wu are just some of the goodies you can find in the new movie that reference the original.<p>But the actor who plays Dr. Wu, BD Wong, says there's one thing …

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29th

Microsoft promised to launch Windows 10 in the summer, and now the company is revealing an exact date: July 29th. The official date comes weeks after AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in late July. Microsoft’s aggressive timing means that the company will be looking to …

Windows 10

League of Legends pro-player retires to stream games for more than $800,000

Professional <i>League of Legends</i> player Wei "CaoMei" Han-Dong retired from the popular multiplayer battle arena game to begin a career streaming online matches for over $800,000 every year, according to Portrait Magazine (in an article translated by OnGamers).<p>China-based Han-Dong, best known within …

Postal Worker Caught On Video Hurling Packages Into Ravine

If you live in the Birmingham area, and you're missing a suspicious number of packages, you may want to consider checking your local ravine.<p>An unidentified United States Postal Service worker in Birmingham, Ala., was caught on video Monday apparently removing some packages from a USPS-branded mail …

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Smosh

7 million<br>Smosh is now the most-subscribed to channel on YouTube with 7 million subscribers. Here is a look at the channel's competition. All numbers are from VidStatsX as of January 22nd.

USA Economy: Demographic Profile

Immigration accounted for much of the total growth in the population over the last five years, and The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the contribution from immigration to remain firm in the forecast period.<p>Immigration slowed slightly after the 2008-09 financial crisis because the deep …

Labor Economics

Valerie Plame: CIA outing 'colossally stupid'

<b>(CNN)</b> - Another CIA official whose cover was blown by a presidential administration said the inadvertent outing of an intelligence official in Afghanistan by the White House was “colossally stupid” and will have repercussions for the intelligence community.<p>But Valerie Plame, whose identity was …

Review: Watch Dogs

What I love most about my job is that I get to test out everything in its final, ready to deliver form, free of the binds of hype. For what feels …

PS4: Handy Little Tip To Eliminate Tedious Switching Between Multiple HDMI Sources: Updated

A nice little Playstation 4 tip has been discovered by Reddit user Earn1188 and its related to multiple HDMI source, Playstation 4 and eliminating …

Final Fantasy X’s War on Organised Religion

Taking a look back at the symbolism and subtext of the 2001 classic.<p>Final Fantasy X has a real problem with organised religion.<p>Circa 2001 when it …

Intergi's Playwire video-ad network quietly grows past 1.2 billion ad views

Three years ago, web-ad network Intergi launched its Playwire online video-ad platform. And now the platform has hit its stride, with more than 1.2 billion ads viewed to date. And on top of that, Playwire has extended its reach into mobile.<p>Jayson Dubin, the chief executive of Intergi and its …

How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

There's been nothing but bad news lately for Gov. Sam Brownback.<p>The FBI is investigating close associates of the Kansas Republican, including his former chief of staff, for possible lobbying and fundraising improprieties, as well as sweetheart deals involving state business.<p>Brownback dismisses it …

Karl Rove Battles Juan Williams in Fiery Debate Over Clinton Comments: ‘I Didn’t Say It!’

Juan Williams laid into Karl Rove on Fox News Sunday, telling the veteran political operator he could be inadvertently helping Hillary Clinton by bringing up her medical troubles.<p>Williams was referring to comments Rove made two weeks ago, in which he questioned how badly a December 2012 fall had …

Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity and Coulter intentionally tore America apart

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>False claims go unchallenged, racial fears are stoked — and political scientists discover it helps GOP at polls<p>Matthew W. Hughey • Gregory S. Parks<p>May 17, 2014 3:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Wrongs of the Right: Race and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama”<p>Right-wing political …

This is not what democracy looks like: The long, slow death of Jefferson’s dream

<b>Marco Rubio, Thomas Jefferson (Reuters/Gary Cameron/Salon)</b><p>From Thomas Piketty to Cliven Bundy to GOP climate trolls, democracy is in deep crisis. What comes next?<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 17, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>In the glory days of the anti-globalization movement, circa the “Battle in Seattle” of 1999, there …

Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue

<b>(CNN)</b> - Outbursts like Donald Sterling's recorded rant or Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's controversial comments are not the real problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder.<p>"More subtle" forms of racism that "cut deeper" cause the real harm, he argued Saturday.<p>In a commencement speech at Morgan State …

Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Is There a Market for Triple-A Games on PS Vita? - Podcast Beyond - IGN Video

With the recent release of Borderlands 2 on Vita, the Beyond crew speculates on whether or not more big console titles could make their way to Sony's …

Republican commits mortal sin: David Perdue suggests raising taxes, wrecks campaign

<b>David Perdue (AP/Phil Sears)</b><p>Georgia candidate for Senate says something entirely obvious and reasonable. Here’s why it will never fly<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>May 15, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>It has always been more than a little ironic that Republicans were able to brand the year 1984 as "Morning in America," …

Transcript: Obama's remarks on Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Kyle White

The following is a White House transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks at a ceremony where he presented U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White with the Medal of Honor.<p>THE PRESIDENT: It has been said that true courage is "a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to incur …