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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<p>Justice Departmentsaid it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

Cannabis

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

What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him<p>You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York Times, or from a celebrated Frontline episode, “The Untouchables,” about the lack …

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

Following a decade of conservative leadership in Beijing under Hu Jintao, the country may be on the cusp of radical change, writes the BBC's world affairs editor<p>Under the new leadership of President Xi Jinping, a quiet process of reform is under way in China. If successful, it will transform the …

Four dead after former Microsoft executive crashes plane into houses

Bill Henningsgaard and his teenage son, Maxwell, were touring colleges when plane came down in Connecticut<p>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 …

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 …

Russia

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 …

Patents

Bradley Manning to speak for defence at sentencing hearing next week

Navy rear admiral testifies warning villages which were in danger of Taliban reprisals after leaks took nine months<p>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 …

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 …

Middle East

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

Republican House speaker hails 'good day' as Obama signs bill as part of broader plan to lower interest rates for students<p>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 …

Toxic Fukushima fallout threatens fishermen's livelihoods

Rising anger at Tepco two years after Japanese tsunami and nuclear meltdown as contaminated water seeps into Pacific<p>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 …

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 …

Animation

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Russia ‘Disappointed’ With Canceled Talks

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

Exclusive: Leading Iranian opposition figures urge US president to seize opportunity of moderate Hassan Rouhani's election<p>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 …

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 …

Economics

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