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Poll: Obama approval at record low

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is at a historic low, according to a new poll.<p>The president’s approval rating fell to 41 percent in March from 43 percent in January, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found. Over half — 54 percent — disapprove of the president.<p>The results indicate …

Tokyo Will Host The 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul

It will be Tokyo, not Istanbul or Madrid, who hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, announced in Buenos Aires Saturday. Rival city Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting. We have updated this post with the latest</b> …

Marine Protected Area Increased Fish and Didn’t Hurt Fishers: Study

We’ve covered marine protected areas (MPAs) a lot in Ocean Views. They come in different flavors and can have different goals, although the basic idea is designating part of the ocean with some kind of legal protection against harmful activities like overfishing or drilling for oil.<p>Today, a new …

Company linked to outbreak stops shipping to U.S.

Texas has had the most illnesses in the outbreak, 215 so far.<p>The company that distributes a salad mix linked to as many as 535 cases of a diarrheal disease has stopped making and shipping salad mixes from Mexico, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.<p>The salad mix linked to the outbreak was …

WikiLeaks and Anonymous respond to status quo journalism | Arts & Culture

<i>The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and</i> …

Brain changes of autism may begin in the womb

Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery.<p>Two new studies add to a growing body of evidence pointing to pregnancy as a critical period in the brain changes that lead to autism.<p>One study, published Tuesday in <i>Annals of Neurology,</i> finds a …

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The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

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An American’s Guide to Visiting Cuba

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Independent Labor Unions Outlawed in Cuba, for the 'Proletariat' and the Self-Employed Alike

<i>Self-employed. Photo by Silvia Corbelle.</i><p>The National Tax Administration (ONAT) office is open and dozens of people have been waiting from very early. An employee shouts directions for what line to get into for each procedure, although a few minutes later confusion will reign once again. At a desk …

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Apple store now an Apple bore?

Apple stores have attracted critical reviews lately. Sales per square foot are down. But a visit to a store suggests that it's the lack of new products that makes for a tougher environment.<p>I'd heard Apple stores were in serious trouble.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, they glow less brightly. …

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Chinese Woman Suffers Eye Injuries After iPhone 5 Explodes

According to a report from Chinese news outlet <i>Da Lian Evening News</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>ZDNet</i>), a woman in China suffered eye injuries from her iPhone 5 after it exploded while she was on the phone.<p>The woman reportedly felt the device's screen become warm after talking for 40 minutes, and …

Pro-Morsi camps prepare for crackdown

Pro-Morsi protesters, who have been demanding the reinstatement of Egypt's deposed leader for over one month, continued marching in the capital despite warnings that security forces would disperse them imminently.<p>After spending much of Monday preparing for the security crackdown, some joined …

Yemen violence: Gunmen launch deadly gas plant attack

<b>Suspected al-Qaeda militants have killed five soldiers in an attack on a gas terminal in southern Yemen, reports say.</b><p>They opened fire on a checkpoint near the Balhaf terminal in Shabwa province, killing the soldiers before fleeing.<p>Almost all US diplomatic missions recently closed in the region due …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

UK's nuclear weapons being dismantled under disarmament obligations

Three Trident warheads a year being taken from navy depot near Glasgow to private contractor in Berkshire to be decommissioned<p>Quietly, slowly and without any fuss, Britain is dismantling its nuclear weapons. Three Trident warheads a year are being moved from the Clyde to the home counties to be …