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Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of

It sits in an imposing building just across Lafayette Square from the White House. Yet the Export-Import Bank, which has been offering credit to foreign purchasers of U.S. goods for 80 years, could start shutting down operations within a matter of weeks.<p>"There's about a 50-50 chance," says Dan …

Netherlands thrashes Brazil, claims World Cup third place

Tutu favours assisted suicide

24-hour days just don't work

<b>Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown</b><p>THIS book came out in April this year. It is already a New York Times and Wall Street …

Cameron Diaz Shows Off Her Bikini Bod in Miami

While the rest of us were back in the office on Monday, Cameron Diaz continued her Independence Day celebrations poolside in Miami. After spending …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

The Portable Beer Tap

Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, sits on your kitchen counter and dispenses beer—even from the most obscure craft breweries. The secret behind this …

Women bishops: Archbishop Welby 'hopeful' on vote

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1092000/1092523_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524673577_9ffce358f12f210ee04214ac8a334cfe<p><b>The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is "hopeful" the Church of England's ruling body will allow women to become bishops when it votes on …

Hulu now has exclusive rights to stream every episode of 'South Park'

While the likes of Amazon and Netflix continue to court major exclusives for their respective services, Hulu earned a big win of its own this weekend. At the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday, Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced that all 17 seasons of <i>South Park</i> will be available …

Are we there yet? A century of the smartwatch in pictures

With two Google-powered smartwatches currently on sale, and the circular Moto 360 already causing a stir among design geeks, wearables are one step closer to securing a place on our wrists. And while many of us aren't ready to strap on a Gear Live, G Watch or Pebble just yet, that doesn't mean the …

Dick Cheney’s sadistic America: Why torture persists post-W

<b>Dick Cheney (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>Six years into Obama’s presidency, no one has been forced to answer for Bush’s illegal war on terror. Here’s why<p>Rebecca Gordon<p>July 12, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured …

Emails shed new light on UK link to CIA 'torture flights'

Crucial logs revealing flights to a British overseas territory when it was allegedly used as a secret US prison are in the possession of the police, the <i>Observer</i> has learned.<p>The revelation has raised concerns about why, despite repeated demands, details of the flights have not been shared with …

Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

Australian Olympic Champion Ian Thorpe Tells Interviewer He Is "Not Straight"

After years of public denials and battles with depression, Thorpe came out during a interview that aired in Australia on Sunday night. Updated with video of the interview.

Ukraine denies report that president will attend World Cup final alongside Putin, Merkel

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.<p>On Saturday, a Brazilian official said Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be in a VIP …