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Olivia Wilde Reveals the One Lesson She'll Take With Her and "Put to Good Use"

The red carpet has proved a bit dangerous to me in the past (don't ask me how many times I've fallen over the velvet rope), but it's child's play compared with what the four women honored at last night's Courage in Journalism Awards must deal with on a daily basis—just staying alive.<p>Last week we …

Daniel Radcliffe Will Play Sebastian Coe in "Gold"

The movie depicts the fabled Coe-Ovett track rivalry.<p>Daniel Radcliffe, who was the title character in all eight Harry Potter movies (plus one short subject), has been chosen to play two-time Olympic gold medalist and former 800-meter and mile record holder Sebastian Coe in a film about his fabled …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

S Arabia pushes UN resolution on Syria abuse

Saudi Arabia has initiated a draft UN resolution to strongly condemn "widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights" by the Syrian government and "any" abuses by anti-government armed groups.<p>Saudi Arabia, which backs rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, has strongly …

Are Men More Obsessed with 'Having It All' Than Women Are?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It seems like women have already internalized Sheryl Sandberg TED talks and cautionary warnings to …

The NSA Hacked Google and Yahoo's Private Networks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More documents from the Edward Snowden leak show that the National Security Agency has tapped Google …

Pakistan says drones killed 67 civilians since 2008

<b>Pakistan has said 67 civilians died in US drones strikes in the country since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.</b><p>It said 317 US drone strikes killed 2,160 militants in Pakistan in the same period.<p>The Pakistani Defence Ministry provided the figure on Wednesday in a …

Philadelphia mayor wants city to be “most LGBT-friendly” in the world

<b>(Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>Michael Nutter would like his city to become a “leader on equality issues,” he says<p>Katie McDonough<p>October 29, 2013 4:24pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation making his city the first in the country to offer tax credits to companies that …

Suzanne Somers’s Bad Medicine

Reg­u­lar read­ers of The Wall Street Journ­al’s <i>The Ex­perts</i> blog Monday were treated to a column by act­ress and anti-aging guru Su­z­anne Somers …

Congressional duo launch NSA overhaul bill and urge 'meaningful reform'

The chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, Patrick Leahy, warned against cosmetic reform of US surveillance practices as he launched sweeping new legislation to rein in the nation's intelligence agencies.<p>"It is time for serious and meaningful reforms so we can restore confidence in our …

Former Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr begins prison term

Former Illinois US representative Jesse Jackson Jr has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a two-and-a-half-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.<p>The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody Tuesday morning, according to Bureau of …

Marilyn Tavenner Gets Off Easy as Lawmakers Yell at Each Other During Obamacare Hearing

Par­tis­an fight­ing over Obama­care at a con­gres­sion­al hear­ing Tues­day grew so fierce at times that the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s Medi­care chief …

Health Care

Why Is Obama Ready to Fold in Budget Talks?

Fresh off a political victory over the GOP, he's offering to slash entitlements with chained CPI—a regressive tax increase—and pointless cuts to Medicare.<p>President Obama’s opening position in forthcoming budget negotiations includes a commitment to cut into the two major social-safety nets, Social …

NSA Chief Blasts Reports Of Snooping In France And Spain As 'Completely False'

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the intelligence-gathering was precipitated by French and Spanish intelligence services — not the NSA. At heart seems to be a misinterpretation of documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that were provided to the French publication Le …

Nevada lawmaker stirs outrage saying he would vote for slavery

One of the fundamental questions of our representative democracy is the role our proxies — that is, those we elect as our voices in Washington, to serve our interests in state capitals and speak for us at City Halls and on county boards — are obliged to play.<p>Should they channel the impulse of their …

Drone strikes: tears in Congress as Pakistani family tells of mother's death

The family of a 67-year-old midwife from a remote village in North Waziristan told lawmakers on Tuesday about her death and the "CIA drone" they say was responsible. Their harrowing accounts marked the first time Congress had ever heard from civilian victims of an alleged US drone strike.<p>Rafiq ur …

Oklahoma City Thunder schedule 2013: Statement games define season

Many nights this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder face challengers atop the Western Conference and beyond.<p>Call last season's playoff exit a symptom of relying too heavily on two elite scorers, or blame a knee injury that sidelined one of those scorers. Whatever the case may be for the Oklahoma …

Oscar Pistorius faces two further firearm charges

Prosecutors in South Africa are to add two firearm charges to the indictment against Oscar Pistorius, who is due to be tried in March for murder and illegal possession of ammunition.<p>The athlete's lawyers received a letter advising them that the charges, would be added, Nathi Mncube, a spokesman for …

Alex Morgan dressed as Miley Cyrus for Halloween

US Women’s National Soccer team members Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are ready for Halloween, according to the dynamic duo’s Twitter accounts:<p>The big question:<p>//instagram.com/p/RTzAfyFW9r/embed/ In case you’re missing the reference, the two are dressed as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke from this …

MLS Playoff Power Rankings: Galaxy are No. 1, because of course

With no clear favorite, it's hard to pick against the two-time defending champions.<p>We've gotten out of the habit of doing MLS power rankings around here because, well, we don't really care for them. They don't do much to advance the plot and it's really just something to create conversation. That …

Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA goes before judge

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A hearing on a lawsuit filed by the family of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has started as they seek have the NCAA's penalties against the school reversed.<p>The courtroom swelled with lawyers ahead of the hearing and some Paterno family members were there, …

How Greenland Can Turn Climate Change Into Cash

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Climate change is, and always has been, an economic issue. In rapidly warming Greenland, the …

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that …

Fed tapering of stimulus unlikely this week

The Federal Reserve is unlikely to scale back its bond-buying stimulus this week. The government shutdown hurt the economy and left lingering uncertainty and recent economic data have been weak.<p>This week's Federal Reserve meeting is expected to lack the drama of recent gatherings, with economists …

Obama holds tech huddle with CEOs

President Barack Obama huddled with the chief executives of Visa, MasterCard, Bank of America and other top companies Tuesday in a renewed bid to sell businesses on voluntary improvements to their digital defenses.<p>The meeting, held in the Situation Room, occurred as the Obama administration …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Tells Senate Panel ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Don’t Work

Sy­brina Fulton, the moth­er of slain teen­ager Trayvon Mar­tin, told a Sen­ate pan­el Tues­day that Flor­ida’s “Stand Your Ground” law “cer­tainly …

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