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GOPer’s quote of the day: “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is”

Rep. Marlin Stutzman outlines the GOP’s bargaining position<p>Rep. Marlin Stutzman let loose with what Steve Benen of MSNBC called an example of the Republican Party's "post-policy nihilism" on Wednesday, telling David M. Drucker of the Washington Examiner that the GOP will not be "disrespected" …

Associated Press News

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested …

India Food Fight: Hoarding Onions And Feeding Masses

More than half of India’s 1.2-billion-plus people go hungry while the other half worries about the price of onions, a key ingredient in curry and much else that’s essential to the Indian diet.<p>Twin furors over the downward-spiraling economy, the rocketing price of food and the need to feed …

How To Make Flavored Butter

This is extremely satisfying and useful.

Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and started hanging "Made in America" signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, …

Sunday Brunch: Crêpes with Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>At once delicate and substantial, savory crêpes are perfectly suited for brunch. …

Show Me the Galleons!

Earlier this week, a new <i>Harry Potter</i> Reddit post began circulating around the web. The topic: The exchange rate of wizard currency, or the WZG. In …

North London

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

New York City

10 Meals Where Rice Takes Center Stage

Rice often gets relegated into the "side dish" category, which is the food equivalent of always playing wingman while flashier, more winsome …

Cooking

Google Framed As Book Stealer Bent On Data Domination In New Documentary

“Google And The World Brain” is a new documentary about Google’s plan to scan all of the world’s books, which triggered an ongoing lawsuit being heard today. The hair-raising film sees Google import millions of copyrighted works, get sued, lose, but almost get a literature monopoly in the process. …

Cleveland man charged with kidnapping, rape; no charges for 2 brothers

The Cleveland man charged with holding three women captive for a decade impregnated one of them five times and punched her in the stomach until she miscarried, police said Wednesday in a chilling report on the kidnappings.<p>The man forced one of his captives, Michelle Knight, to deliver the baby of …

Americans Lose Their Heads Over 'Terror' But Ignore Daily Gun Deaths

Nearly a million Bostonians were asked to stay in their homes - and willingly complied. Schools were closed; business shuttered; trains, subways and roads were empty; usually busy streets eerily resembled a post-apocalyptic movie set; even baseball games and cultural events were cancelled - all in …

Guns

Boston Marathon bombing: FBI quizzed over Tamerlan Tsarnaev

<b>US security officials have been questioned by Congress over whether they mishandled information about the Boston bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.</b><p>The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating whether the FBI failed to act on Russian concerns that Tsarnaev was becoming radicalised.<p>Tsarnaev was …

Terrorism

Seth MacFarlane considers repeat Oscars performance

Seth MacFarlane, the comic actor and director whose Oscars hosting stint was dubbed the "meanest in history" is mulling considering a repeat …

James Franco wins legal case after opposition fails to find him

A professor who claims he was fired from his job at New York University for giving James Franco a "D" has lost a defamation case after a judge ruled …

French embassy in Tripoli hit by car bomb

A car bomb has hit the French Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, seriously injuring a security guard in the first major attack on a diplomatic mission in the city.<p>The bomb exploded before work started on Tuesday morning and there were no diplomats in the building. The security guard, who is …

North Korea demands it is recognised as nuclear weapons state

North Korea has demanded it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, rejecting a US condition that it agrees to give up its nuclear arms programme before talks begin.<p>After weeks of bellicose rhetoric, the North has in recent days begun to at least talk about dialogue in response to calls for talks …

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