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Updated: Homeland Security Scraps Plan to Scan Every Single License Plate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to set up a nationwide license-plate …

Renowned Lebanese Library Torched

Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, has suffered a terrible loss with an arson attack on its renowned Al-Saeh library, destroying two thirds …

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Artists can do more than engineers to push innovation in tech

Some actors fully immerse themselves in their roles. They become their character for the duration of the shooting by adopting their accents, mannerisms, and personalities. Very rarely do they stay in character beyond the wrap party.<p>And then there’s Ashton Kutcher. After playing Steve Jobs in the …

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Kimi Raikkonen to miss rest of season for back surgery

Formula One drivers keep themselves in peak physical condition, such are the demands placed on them in order to do what they do. But otherworldly as their capabilities may be, they're still human, and that means they get injured or sick just like the rest of us.<p>Case in point: Kimi Raikkonen and the …

Magical Fog Photography Featuring San Francisco

Images of fog covered terrain and landscapes always conjure up thoughts of the magical and mystical. Such imagery is usually irresistible for a …

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The Dark Side of the Debt Deal

The legislators who voted for destroying the American economy<p><b>Everyone is relieved by the fiscal deal</b> but let's not forget this little detail: a majority of one party in the House voted to destroy the American economy. Here they are, all 144 of them, maybe …

U.S. Economy

Finally! The Republican Fever Is Broken

Has the far right finally learned its lesson? By Jamelle Bouie.<p>There’s a scene in <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>—the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman …

Don't Call It a Shutdown: How the Crisis Could Still Come Back to Bite Democrats

By saying the government is closed when most of it actually isn't, good-government advocates risk undermining the public's already meager faith in the state.<p>Even as Congress slouches toward a budget resolution, Democrats, moderate Republicans, and others who believe government can be a force for …

Democrats Taunt Republicans Ahead of Debt-Ceiling Votes

Neither the House nor the Sen­ate has passed a bill to re­open the gov­ern­ment and in­crease the debt ceil­ing, but Demo­crats are already spik­ing …

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Republican party's 'humiliating' defeat raises prospects of lasting party split

The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, has a curious habit of pulling despairing faces when marching his divided troops into battle.<p>As he marched them back again on Wednesday, exhausted and bedraggled by their failed attempt to hold President Obama to ransom over his …

Protest songs in Russia: A sign of democratic society
 - Russia Beyond

In a democratic society, people can freely express their opinions that reflect their personal view on current events. Those types of expressions can be found in various forms, such as publications, documentaries, news reports and theatre plays. The protest rock song is a very common form of …

How Alcohol Conquered Russia - The Atlantic

The Russian government has repeatedly tried to combat the problem, but to little avail: “this includes four ... reforms prior to 1917, and larger-scale measures taken during the Soviet period in 1958, 1972, and 1985. After each drastically stepped-up anti-alcohol campaign, [Russian] society found …

Creative Russia: lessons from Berlin

Rare is the news story in current western media that inspires an affinity for Russia, its culture, or even its people. While not without foundation, the common portrait of a monolithic, anti-western, conservative-to-a-fault nation ignores the growing diversity of an evolving country and discounts …

US surpasses Russia as world's top oil and natural gas producer

New drilling techniques extract oil and gas from US shale rock formations, putting the country's output at 25m barrels per day<p>The US was on pace to achieve global energy domination on Friday, overtaking Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil and natural gas producer.<p>New estimates released …

Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.<p>Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by …

Gold rush threatens to bring new era of genocide to war torn Darfur

Impoverished tribes in war torn Darfur, the scene of decades of misery and genocide, now have one of the oldest reasons for fighting known to man: gold.<p>More than 800 people have been killed and 150,000 displaced since January as poor, but heavily armed tribes fight over the Jebel Amer gold mining …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Google's new deep learning architectures<p>Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open …

There is no terrorist threat: The feds want you to think there is, compliant media goes along

“Chatter” from “affiliates” causes a “crisis,” while media reports nonsense generated to justify NSA surveillance<p>Summertime, and the chicanery is easy. The Obama administration’s latest rendering of our invisible but eternal “terrorist threat,” I mean.<p>After a week of ghost stories about an imminent …

The TSA Is Expanding Its Reach Far Beyond Airport Security

Ron Nixon reports in The New York Times on the expansion of TSA's Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads, or VIPR, which are leaving the airports behind to perform security checks at train stations, subway stops, and other transportation-related hubs.<p>Created in the wake of the 2004 …

Evidence found in China that new bird flu strain can spread between humans

Chinese scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a new bird flu strain is sometimes able to spread from person to person, but they are emphasising that the virus still does not transmit easily.<p>The new bird flu strain, known as H7N9, was first reported by Chinese authorities in March. …

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Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Suggests

In Russia it is now illegal to even speak about homosexuality around minors, much less openly display gay pride. Technically the ban is against …

The Fraternity Lobby Is Fighting Efforts To Stop Hazing On College Campuses

The article, which goes through several tragic stories of hazing-related deaths and the ensuing efforts to mitigate the practice, is worth a read in its entirety. But the most shocking takeaway is how Greek advocacy lobbyists have worked to stop governmental efforts to ostensibly make college safer.<p>…

Obama has no answer for 10-year-old killed in Yemen drone strike

News of the boy’s death indicates the administration is being less than forthright about civilian casualties<p>On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants, according to media reports.<p>It soon emerged that among those who died was a boy – …

Slave descendants seek equal rights from Cherokee Nation

A new lawsuit challenges the exclusion of African-descended Cherokees from tribal benefits<p>On an oppressively hot evening last May, David Cornsilk addressed a room of so-called “black Indians” at Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church in northwest Tulsa. He wore a leather-braided bolo tie clasped by an …

'Strong like cement': Site of Boston attack is paved over and reopened

A week and a half after terror ripped through the heart of Boston, a sign of recovery arrived on Boylston Street, where the marathon had come to an abrupt, horrifying end.<p>"The people of Boston are strong like cement. Strong people. They get together when it's needed," said Robert Bibias, a city …

Peter King calls for “increased surveillance” of Muslims after Boston

It’s “where the threat is coming from,” the House Republican said<p>Rep. Peter King, the Chair of the House subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and the mastermind behind hearings on the radicalization of Muslim-Americans, argued Friday that in the wake of the Boston bombings, law …