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John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

Egypt arrests American on charges of attacking police stations | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian airport authorities have arrested an Egyptian-born American who belongs to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges of taking part in violence against the state, security sources said on Thursday.<p>The man, identified as 47-year-old Khaled Mahmoud Migahid, is accused of …

Mubarak's last PM interested in running for Egyptian presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, said in a television interview broadcast on Thursday that he would run for president if the army chief does not contest elections.<p>Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafik poses for a photo at his residence …

I'm no traitor, says Wael Ghonim as Egypt regime targets secular activists

Figurehead of 2011 uprising, now in exile, defends himself as pro-regime TV channel claims he used revolution for own gain<p>One of the figureheads of Egypt's 2011 uprising says he is staying away from the country "as Egypt no longer welcomes those who are like me".<p>Wael Ghonim's statement comes amid …

On the Red Couch with Author Margaret Atwood

Inside Flipboard / September 19, 2013<p>The Guardian calls the writer Margaret Atwood “literature’s digital doyenne.” The author of more than 40 books …

Florida moves ahead with bill legalizing 'warning shots'

Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.<p>The legislation was partially inspired by the case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman who was given a 20-year prison …

Falkland islands: Argentina appoints Malvinas secretary

Creation of new post comes amid escalation of nationalistic rhetoric in both London and Buenos Aires over disputed islands<p>The Argentinian president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has opened a fresh bureaucratic front on the Falklands issue by creating a new government post of Malvinas …

Colorado is running low on (legal) marijuana - The Margin - MarketWatch

Getty Images<p>Colorado seems to have more potheads than anyone — including marijuana retailers — expected.<p>Six days after sales became legal, stores are …

Nuclear weapon test debris 'persists' in atmosphere

<b>Radioactive particles from nuclear tests that took place decades ago persist in the upper atmosphere, a study suggests.</b><p>Previously, scientists believed that nuclear debris found high above the Earth would now be negligible.<p>However this research shows that plutonium and caesium isotopes are still …

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Protest erupts in Tunisia amid discontent

Clashes have erupted in central Tunisia between police and demonstrators as instability continues to plague the North African country.<p>Dozens of protesters tried on Wednesday to force their way into the offices of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda in the town of Kasserine, but were pushed away by …

U.S. Nuclear-Weapons Plan Is So Expensive, It Can’t Be Implemented

The U.S. plan for mod­ern­iz­ing the na­tion’s nuc­le­ar ar­sen­al is so ex­pens­ive that it can­not be im­ple­men­ted, the au­thors of a new study …

Former Nazi guard charged in France with Oradour massacre

Unnamed man suspected of being a member of armoured SS division that killed a total of 642 villagers<p>An 88-year-old former SS guard has been charged with taking part in one of the most shocking massacres carried out in Nazi-occupied France.<p>The man, who has not been identified, is accused of the …

2014 elections could be most expensive midterms in history

Moreover, in past election cycles, conservative and Republican-affiliated groups tended to dominate independent expenditures, but signs are that Democrats too will fully embrace outside money in 2014. Groups like Planned Parenthood, EMILY’S List, the liberal American Bridge, and the House and …

European parliament invites Edward Snowden to testify via video

A European parliament committee has invited Edward Snowden to testify via video link in its investigation of US surveillance practices.<p>The justice and civil liberties committee voted 36-2 with one abstention on Thursday to seek testimony from the former NSA contractor, who has exposed the reach of …

Pussy Riot pair visit court in show of solidarity with anti-Putin protesters

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina criticise trial over Moscow clashes as 'politically motivated and biased'<p>In the grim, cramped lobby of Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina stood in a group of 30 people, eyes glued to a big …

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Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

A teenager who was killed after reportedly stopping a suicide bomber at a school in northwest Pakistan is being hailed as a hero.<p>Aitizaz Hasan, 15, was late for school on Monday and as a punishment wasn't allowed to attend assembly, the <i>Express Tribune</i> newspaper said.<p>Hasan and two schoolmates were …

8 memorable quotes from Christie news conference

Following are some key statements from Gov. Chris Christie's nearly two-hour press conference regarding a scheme by some of his aides to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J.<p><b>Christie's apology:</b><p>"I come out here today to apologize to the …

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Palestine’s Not-So-Immaculate Conceptions: What’s Behind a West Bank Baby Boom

Leedia Rimawi was on her way to work when the radio on the minibus broadcast the news: a Palestinian woman had given birth to a child conceived by …

Crowdfunded Iron Man Suit Project Seeking 5K Pre-Orders For Production Run

Speaking as someone who’s considered spending nearly $1,000 on a full Stormtrooper costume multiple times, I’m very interested in a new crowdfunding project designed to build and mass produce a complete Iron Man suit with electronic features like an automatic sliding faceplate. The Iron Man Mark …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

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