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Video introducing Trump to the Netherlands goes viral

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch satirical show's video introducing the Netherlands to the new Trump administration now has the ministerial seal …

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Rebels' Control of the MH17 Crash Site Could Foil an Investigation

Vadim Ghirda—AP<p>Mauricio Lima—The New York Times/Redux<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Bulent …

Being PC in this day and age

In 2011, political correctness finally went mad. <i>Really</i> mad. It got angry with Ricky Gervais for using the word "mong"; it shouted at Jeremy Clarkson for saying that strikers should be shot; it had Andy Gray and Richard Keys sacked from Sky for being sexist about female match officials; it forced …

Breast implants: the first 50 years

It was in 1962 that Timmie Jean Lindsey was offered a solution to a non-existent problem. A factory worker from Texas, she had married at 15, had six children, divorced in her mid-20s, and taken up with a man who encouraged her to have a vine tattooed on her cleavage. Roses tumbled across her …

“Absolutely moronic”: Inside the mind of a Tea Party Senate candidate

Joe Miller tells Salon about “religious apartheid,” discrimination and his opaque stance on the Civil Rights Act<p>After shocking pundits in a Tea Party-fueled primary upset in 2010, only to lose to incumbent Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign that November, Joe Miller is now running in another GOP …

FBI shuts down 'black market website Silk Road'

Silk Road, a website that sold illegal drugs worth millions of dollars, has been shut down after its alleged founder was arrested and accused of hiring an assassin to kill a customer who threatened to reveal the identities of other users.<p>The FBI announced that Ross Ulbricht, also known as Dread …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Why I left the NAACP: Column

The NAACP has stopped advancing colored people and started advancing colored progressives.<p><b>CORRECTION:</b> <i>A previous version of this column misstated the timing of the decision to hold the 2013 NAACP convention in Orlando. The decision was made in July 2011, not after Trayvon Martin's death in …

Stock futures edge higher after claims; tech falls

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures were mainly higher Thursday after the S&P 500 index’s record run the prior day as jobless claims fell …

Countries with the most people yearning to breathe free

Roughly 138 million people worldwide, or about 2 percent of the world’s adult population, want to immigrate to the U.S. In China, as many as 19 million adults would like to move to the land of opportunity -- the largest number of any country. Based on data provided by Gallup, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed …

When memory becomes money; the story of Bitcoin so far

2013-04-03T18:13:52.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Okay…<p>Requests have been made, so here is a quick “story so far” on Bitcoin. Consider this a perfect …

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Forget Marriage Equality; Israeli Gays Want Surrogacy Rights

Why having babies is the key to acceptance in a country waging a demographic war.<p>A refugee lawyer, a transgender specialist, and six other people sit in a circle in an empty classroom on the second floor of Tel Aviv's Gay Center. They are here for the inauguration of Israel's first-ever LGBT legal …

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

The Euro Is Destroying Europe By Ripping It In Half

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, take some time this weekend to glance at Matthew Boesler's interview with Bernd Lucke, the German professor who is is leading an insurgent movement called Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative For Germany) which advocates an end to the Eurozone.<p>A key …

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Why there won’t be any big new bank laws in the US, in three quotes

Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the IMF, is ruffling feathers in the economic world with his article arguing that it’s only a matter of time before the largest banks in the US are broken up.<p>He points to a number of trends: A bipartisan Senate vote last week urging regulators to end …

In Cyprus, The Economic Misery Is Just Beginning To Sink In

As she counts another day's paltry takings and frets about how to pay the rent, Dimitra Charilaou knows she is a tiny cog in the machine that drives Cyprus's once thriving economy.<p>She owns a small hole-in-the-wall electrical supplies shop squeezed between a kebab joint and a dodgy-looking nightclub …

So, The Senate's Bipartisan Immigration Bill Is Back on Track

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill was being held up by a dispute over how low-skilled …

Morsi supporters and opponents clash in Egypt

Clashes have erupted in two cities in northern Egypt, and protesters rallied in Cairo in the latest demonstrations against Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi, who claims the recent wave of anti-government unrest is the work of conspirators.<p>In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Friday, hundreds …

Changes coming fast for Supreme Court

With the old guard disappearing into retirement, and a new breed of cases coming to the fore, the Supreme Court is entering a period of dramatic change: By the end of 2014, only one judge – Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin – will have spent more than a decade on Canada's top bench.<p>The centres of …

How North Dakota Reached Its Extreme Abortion Tipping Point

Winston Ross reports from Fargo on how state lawmakers passed four of the nation’s most restrictive bills.<p>As they do each year on Good Friday, a …