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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. But physical confinement seems only to enhance his reach. The WikiLeaks founder has video-addressed the U.N., launched a Senate campaign …

Associated Press News

Syria crisis: No clear winner in Russia-US G20 duel

<b>Both sides have claimed victory in this G20 gladiatorial contest over Syria, but identifying who is on which team is not straightforward.</b><p>So who backed Russia and who backed the United States?<p>According to President Vladimir Putin, the outcome was not a 50/50 split, but a balance of opinion in …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

In Egypt, mosques turn into hospitals; death toll climbs to 281

CAIRO -- Mosques turned into makeshift hospitals Wednesday as<p>protestersinjured in a deadly crackdown in Cairo were brought in, blood staining the prayer carpets.<p>Dr. Abeer Ali, a surgeon, moved through the crowds gathered at one small mosque, treating bullet wounds as bursts of gunfire could be …

North Carolina’s shocking history of sterilization

<b>(Provided by Willis Lynch)</b><p>Forced sterilization was the law in 32 U.S. states, and actually inspired the Nazis. We’re just learning the truth<p>Belle Boggs<p>August 11, 2013 1:46pm (UTC)<p>Adapted from “For the Public Good” from The New New South“<p>People generally have two reactions when they hear about …

President Obama accused by senior Republican of 'weak' stance on Russia

President Barack Obama faced calls Sunday to pursue a more hawkish line on Russia, with an influential Republican foreign policy voice suggesting the US leader lacked sufficient insight over Vladimir Putin's intentions.<p>Arizona senator and former White House candidate John McCain suggested that …

The Deficit Is Shrinking

An excerpt from a post by Cardiff Garcia at FT Alphaville: Shrinking US deficit update, and a new debt ceiling projection<p>From a note this morning by economists at Barclays:<p>The US federal budget deficit has been improving at a dramatic pace in recent months. As a percent of GDP, the deficit peaked …

Mind Surf

Aquatic Sports

Johnny Manziel autograph session under NCAA investigation, according to report

The NCAA is curious whether Johnny Manziel took money for signing memorabilia in January, which could put the 2012 Heisman winner's eligibility in danger.<p>The latest for Johnny Manziel, college football's lightning rod, is reportedly an NCAA investigation into whether or not the Texas A&M …

State Department Extends Closure Of Embassies

<b>Update At 4:40 p.m. ET:</b><p>State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says Sunday that the embassy and consulate closures will be extended:<p>In a statement, Psaki says the decision was taken "out of an abundance of caution" and the it was "not an indication of a new threat stream, merely an indication of …

Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois on Thursday officially became the 20th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana.<p>At a ceremony at the University of Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill while joined by Jim Champion, a military veteran who suffers from multiple sclerosis, the Chicago Tribune reports.<p>"I feel …

Associated Press News

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

NSA defenders: embassy closures followed pre-9/11 levels of 'chatter'

The closure of 22 US embassies over an alleged security threat was seized on by defenders of the National Security Agency on Sunday, amid claims that its controversial surveillance programme alerted authorities to "pre-9/11" levels of terrorist chatter.<p>A meeting of President Barack Obama's top …

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, reveals a new study.

People who play video games are less able to control impulsive aggressive behaviour, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found video games boost visual attention, but reduce impulse control.<p>A person playing a first-person shooter video game, such as Halo or Unreal Tournament, must make decisions …

Egypt cabinet orders end to sit-in protest

Egypt's cabinet has tasked police to take "all necessary measures" to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, warning that their demonstrations pose a national security threat.<p>"The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, and consequent …