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The Prisoner of Capitol Hill

Can John Boehner save House Republicans from themselves?<p>T<b>he longest hour of John Boehner’s career</b> began after noon on January 3, 2013. Boehner, perpetually besieged by his party’s right wing, was waiting to find out if he would win reelection as speaker of the House, and he was facing an …

Tea Party

Wynn discusses pollution cleanup at casino site

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts officials, speaking Tuesday night at Tufts University about the casino company's plans to turn a polluted former chemical plant site into a gleaming $1.6 billion resort, promised the cleanup efforts will meet the "highest standards" set by federal environmental …

Jordan's front-office success has Hornets rolling

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is learning how to win without scoring a basket.<p>His Charlotte Hornets are winning and enter the season with high expectations. Jordan appears to be finally changing the losing culture around his franchise.<p>Looking relaxed, the six-time NBA champion smiled …

Sony Pictures reportedly investigating whether North Korea hacked studio's network

Sony Pictures is reportedly investigating whether the North Korean regime was behind a massive hack attack on the studio's network last week.<p>The technology news website Re/code, citing sources familiar with the attack, said that the studio and its outside security consultants is exploring the …

The Chinese Economy Is Facing A $6.8 Trillion Nightmare That Could Get Worse

<b>Six-point-eight trillion dollars.</b><p>That's according to a report from China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, written up here in the Financial Times. The report says that amount has been "ineffective investment."<p>For sure, $6.8 trillion is a …

Economy

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.<p>Warheads in the nation's stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which …

Let Your Style Be Your Gateway to Living Authentically

I am currently 40 years old. Up until a few years ago, the authentic me was in hiding in most areas of my life. My hide and go seek act was driven by my limiting beliefs of me and the world around me.<p>In my mid 20s I started working in and rising up the corporate ladder. In my mid-30's I was working …

Positive Thinking

Missouri police officer who killed black teen resigns

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) - The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death this summer in a St. Louis suburb decided to resign from the force because of threats against fellow officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him, his lawyer said on Sunday.<p>Darren Wilson’s …

North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party, confirming …

Iraq's divisions will delay counter-offensive on Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. air support and pledges of weapons and training for Iraq’s army have raised expectations of a counter-offensive soon against Islamic State, but sectarian rifts will hamper efforts to forge a military strategy and may delay a full-scale assault.<p>Members of the Iraqi security …