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India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes

<b>A 22-year-old, who has become the new poster boy of protests in India, has announced plans for a 10-day march through major cities in the western state of Gujarat to press for his controversial demand that the Patels - widely considered to be among India's most affluent communities - be given</b> …

India

Burger King Manager Shoots Former Employee in Foot

A former Burger King employee was shot in the foot Friday morning by the restaurant's manager, reports KMOV-TV. Sources say the man had been fired Thursday, but returned to the restaurant to confront the manager about "payment issues," says KTVI-TV. A brawl ensued when the ex-employee came behind …

Fifa corruption: Sepp Blatter blasts US authorities over investigation

Re-elected president of world football’s governing body suggests arrests were timed to interfere with Zurich congress, while IRS official warns of more charges<p>The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed …

Corruption

12 Mental Tricks to Beat Cravings and Lose Weight

Using pure willpower to overcome cravings doesn’t always work. (If it did, dieting would be easy and we’d all be at our own healthy, feel-great …

Nutrition

Diamond stitch blanket crochet pattern: step by step tutorial

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the online pattern store

AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

CEO Randall Stephenson says wireless operators can no longer afford to suck up the costs of customers' devices. The wave of the future? Drive up network use.<p>AT&T's top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a …

Telecoms

IT'S A SCANDAL: New Budget Agreement Doesn't Contain Extended Benefits For The Unemployed

Good news: A budget deal was reached last night!<p>Bad news: There's nothing in the agreement to further extend emergency unemployment benefits.<p>It's conceivable that a deal could still be reached on that before next year, but for now the long-term unemployed remain in the lurch.<p>These two charts show …

Unemployment Benefits

Mich. bans abortions in ACA plans

Michigan became the 24th state to ban most abortions in its exchange plans when the state legislature passed a bill Wednesday afternoon by sizable margins.<p>The action follows an an unusual citizens’ petition drive that allows state lawmakers to resurrect a bill the governor had vetoed and vote it …

What Conservatives Like Liz Cheney Didn’t Understand About Apartheid

In 1988, the Wyoming Senate candidate said economic engagement would end apartheid faster than boycotts. Conservatives used the same argument with …

Raul Castro Reaches Out to Obama, But Don’t Call It a Thaw

Tuesday’s greeting between Obama and Castro comes after six months of quiet diplomacy between the United States and Cuba—and Castro signaling he’s …

Conservatives balk at budget deal

It’s a familiar tale: Negotiators strike a fiscal deal, conservative lawmakers express resistance, conservative groups threaten primary opposition and headaches ensue for Republican leadership trying to get something through Congress.<p>It happened during the fiscal cliff. It happened during the …

Thousands of South Africans line up to see Mandela lie in state | Reuters

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined up on Wednesday to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, whose body lay in state in Pretoria in the building where the anti-apartheid hero was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa’s first black president.<p>Several people fainted in the stifling heat as South …

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Calif. AG opens investigation into fatal Sacramento police shooting<p>Thousands attend funeral for NYC firefighter<p>Linda Brown of school-segregation case …

New York City

Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants

Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads.<p>It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. …

Earth and moon's 'dance' through space filmed by Juno spacecraft – Nasa video

Footage filmed from Nasa's Juno spacecraft shows the Earth and the moon moving together through space. The pictures were captured when Juno passed our planet in October, on its way to Jupiter. The Earth and moon enter the picture to the left of the screen when Juno was around 1m kilometres away, …

Alzheimer's pathways could offer drug targets - Futurity

COLUMBIA (US) — Researchers have identified key molecular pathways that lead to late-onset Alzheimer’s, the …

Washington and big box retailers in high stakes showdown

Wal-Mart has a reputation to protect: Its legendary, bare-knuckled labor tactics.<p>That's why the world’s largest retailer has threatened to scrap at least three of six stores planned for the nation’s capital if the city signs into law a bill requiring big-box stores to pay workers at least $12.50 an …

Walmart