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Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on insurgents holed up inside.<p>The army, with its Shi’ite ally Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest …

Middle East

The 8 worst economic proposals GOP candidates are considering

<b>Rick Perry (AP/Pat Sullivan)</b><p>Conservative economists are pushing Republicans to raise taxes on the poor and further deregulate Wall Street<p>Zaid Jilani<p>July 4, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's an old saying going back to the Reagan years: “personnel is policy.” It …

Wall Street

The ugly war on gay rights: When “religious freedom” becomes “freedom from laws”

<b>(AP/Alonzo Adams/Reuters/Steve Nesius/WDG Photo via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>With gay marriage legal, Ted Cruz wants to undermine the Constitution in the name of “religious liberty”<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 3, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>When the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges came down and …

LGBTQI

How the Xbox 360 'Red Ring of Death' cost Microsoft $1.15 billion

Back in 2007, the fact that Microsoft spent over a billion dollars to improve its Xbox 360 warranty and repair policies became a popular game …

N64 controller modded to (sort of) work with the Xbox One

Microsoft has an exorbitant $150 controller coming this year that it hopes will make up for the Xbox One's middling gamepad, but that won't make the upcoming <i>Rare Replay</i> feel any more authentic when you play. The folks at Hyperkin -- makers of the Retron 5 console -- know this and set forth a …

Business oddities: Lululemon proves that no one is perfect

<b>A slap in the face</b> <b>from Lululemon</b><p>Things have been pretty rosy for Lululemon of late: In its most recent results, it beat earnings estimates for the eighth consecutive quarter, raised its profit and revenue forecast, and has seen its share price soar over the past year.<p>But nobody's perfect. The …