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Resolution on Syria Goes Nowhere at U.N. Security Council

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE 1:30 P.M.:</b> The draft resolution proposed by the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the …

Fast Food Workers Walk Out Across The Country (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK -- Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.<p>The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without …

Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.<p>The Justice Department said it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

Wall Street’s greatest enemy: The man who knows too much

<b>Michael Winston (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him<p>David Dayen<p>August 28, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York …

NSA Hacked The UN By Cracking Its Internal Video-Conferencing System

German publication Der Spiegel is reporting (via Google Translate) that the NSA successfully hacked the United Nations.<p>The agency apparently cracked the encryption code needed for the organization’s internal videoconferencing calls, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which also show …

New leader Xi Jinping opens door to reform in China

Under the new leadership of President Xi Jinping, a quiet process of reform is under way in China. If successful, it will transform the country's politics and the way it approaches the world.<p>Every leadership in the past two decades has altered and developed China's direction. Over the past 10 years …

Four dead after former Microsoft executive crashes plane into houses

Four bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash in a residential Connecticut neighborhood, a fire official said on Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft executive, his teenage son and two children who were in a home that was struck by the plane.<p>The bodies …

Why Obama Canceled On Putin

After years of hoping that U.S.-Russia relations could get on track, it appears that Barack Obama finally gets it.<p>It was on the sidelines of another Group of 20 economic summit last June in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos. Officials were hoping Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin would be able to move …

Commission rules Samsung infringed Apple's patents

The International Trade Commission Friday ruled that Samsung had infringed on patents owned by Apple relating to its iPhones.<p>Apple scored another victory in its ongoing legal battle with smartphone competitor Samsung.<p>The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Samsung had violated two of …

Bradley Manning to speak for defence at sentencing hearing next week

Bradley Manning will make a rare statement before his defense finishes arguments in his sentencing hearing next week, his lawyers said Friday.<p>The 25-year-old faces up to 90 years in prison for the largest leak of classified government information in US history. Manning did not make a statement at …

President Obama Proposes Reforms To Surveillance Programs

In the shadow of classified leaks that exposed some of the government's most secret surveillance programs, President Obama said he will work with Congress to reform the law governing their function.<p>Speaking at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Obama defended the …

US embassies to reopen after al-Qaeda terror alert

<b>The US says 18 of the 19 diplomatic missions recently closed due to security threats will reopen on Sunday.</b><p>The state department says its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa will stay closed "because of ongoing concerns".<p>The US closed 19 diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa last Sunday …

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US student loan bill signed into law in rare show of bipartisan compromise

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.<p>Encircled by lawmakers from both parties in the oval …

Toxic Fukushima fallout threatens fishermen's livelihoods

Despite his age, 63-year-old Kazuo Niitsuma believes there are many more years of fishing ahead of him. The sea is in his family's blood, he says. His octogenarian father began working on boats when he was 12, and only retired three years ago.<p>But even if his health permits, Niitsuma knows he may …

Watch Disney's color palette evolve over 52 films in new history app

Some of Disney's magic is landing on the iPad today. With a new app called Disney Animated, the movie studio is hoping to give fans an in-depth look at its history and filmmaking process, as well as some never-before-released relics that were made along the way. The app presents all of that history …

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Russia ‘Disappointed’ With Canceled Talks

Iran's political prisoners plead with Obama to end 'crippling' US sanctions

More than 50 prominent political prisoners in Iran have written to Barack Obama, asking him to end "crippling" sanctions and seize "the last chance" for dialogue with Tehran.<p>In a letter published by the Guardian, leading opposition figures, who with only a few exceptions are currently behind bars …

4 Zimmerman Jurors: Juror B37 Does Not Speak For Us

Four women who served on the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman are distancing themselves from Juror B37, the anonymous woman who gave an extensive interview to CNN about the case.<p>As Mark reported, Juror B37 said she believed it was Zimmerman screaming for help the night he shot and killed …

Why China’s slowdown could be really great for America

China is slowing down—that much is clear. (Especially after this morning’s dismal trade report.)<p>What isn’t, though, is what that means for everyone else. For those pondering America’s fortunes, China’s $1.26 trillion in holdings of Treasurys are a source of particular unease, for reasons …

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