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Obama Channels King Joffrey In The 'Westeros Wing'

During his typically self-deprecating White House Correspondent's Dinner speech on Saturday, President Barack Obama joked that his planned use of executive actions would put him on par with King Joffrey.<p>"This year I have promised to use more executive actions to get things done without Congress," …

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Crime

Snowden's Leaks About NSA Lead To Awards For 4 Reporters

The four reporters who broke the first stories about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's revelations are among those being honored with 2013 George Polk Awards in Journalism.<p>Long Island University, which established the awards in 1949, says that "Glenn Greenwald, Ewen …

Four-year-old fleeing Syria reportedly found alone in the desert

<b>Update: Tuesday, February 18 - 10:30AM CET</b><i>It has emerged that little Marwan, while separated from his family for a period of time , was not alone in the desert. According to a journalist on the Open Newsroom G+ page who spoke to a UNHCR staff on the scene, the child was “20 steps” ahead of his</i> …

George Zimmerman Says He Lives in Constant Fear, Has PTSD

George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, says he lives in constant fear and suffers from post-traumatic …

'I'm The Hijacker!' Says Ethiopian Pilot Of Commandeered Jet

Details are starting to come out about what it was like Monday when one of the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines flight reportedly locked himself in the cockpit and flew the jet and its 193 passengers to Geneva, Switzerland, instead of Rome, its intended destination.<p>According to <i>The Wall Street …

South Africa's Freed Miners Refuse to Be Rescued

A bizarre standoff between South African miners who had been trapped down an illegal gold shaft and would-be rescuers entered its second day as some workers refused to leave amid fear of arrest, emergency officials said Monday.<p>They were discovered after police heard shouting beneath a mine entrance …

Five Japanese scuba divers found alive off Bali coast

Five of seven Japanese scuba divers who went missing three days ago off the coast of the Indonesian resort island of Bali have been found alive, clinging to a coral reef, police said on Monday.<p>The divers, all women, were spotted by fishermen about 300 metres off the coast of Nusa Penida, a small …

Thames risk-to-life flood warnings downgraded

<b>The lives of people living along the Thames are considered no longer at risk as the Environment Agency has downgraded its severe flood warnings there.</b><p>But people are still urged to be vigilant, with high water levels expected to remain owing to more rain.<p>Two severe flood warnings remain in place in …

Weather

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …