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00:01 [The Atlantic: Technology] You Can Now Send Photos Privately Using Twitter

00:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Some Spanish Police Protect Immigrants

00:02 [Disinformation] Al Jourgensen: Musical Innovator, Legendary Junkie…Alien Contactee?

00:03 [Voice of America] Reuters: UN Troops Start Operations Against Congo's Rwandan Rebels

00:04 [Slashdot] High-Frequency Trading For Your Private Data

00:06 [Reuters] U.S. lawmakers Ryan, Murray reach two-year budget deal

00:06 [Good] Building a Crowd-Powered City

00:07 [CNET News] Samsung reveals Santa is really Steve Ballmer

00:07 [CNET News] Artist turns building into giant, playable Rubik's Cube

00:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Budget Deal Reached By Bipartisan Negotiators

00:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] Students 'can help equip Mars probe'

00:10 [CNN] Retailers post customer 'Bill of Rights' after profiling allegations

00:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Danielle Cadet: Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare...But Not In Atlanta

00:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Obama's Approval Up, Down, Or Somewhere In Between?

00:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Republicans Lost Their Phone Number, Can They Have Yours?

00:10 [zero hedge] Worst. Congress. Ever

00:10 [zero hedge] Bipartisan Budget Deal Reached, Avoiding January 15 Government Shutdown

00:11 [Reuters] Budget deal reached amid conservative opposition

00:13 [NPR] Woman Pleads Guilty To Mailing Ricin To Obama, Bloomberg

00:13 [NPR] Congressional Work On Farm Bill Likely To Spill Into 2014

00:13 [CNN] Kerry tells Congress to hold off on new Iran sanctions for now

00:13 [Raw Story] Egypt grants permits to 171 ‘illegal’ Syrian immigrants

00:13 [Raw Story] Georgia woman glued to Home Depot toilet seat in ugly prank

00:14 [AL JAZEERA] Cuban dissidents detained on Human Rights Day

00:15 [Fox News: politics] CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets

00:17 [CNN] With Mandela speech, Obama shows he, too, can 'still stir the spirit'

00:17 [CNN] House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal

00:17 [CNN] Photo-taking may hinder memories, study says

00:17 [Reuters: politics] Budget deal reached amid conservative opposition

00:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: Walmart Contractor Agrees To $4.7 Million Settlement Over Wage Theft Allegations

00:19 [CNN: Politics] Zelizer: From one first black president to another

00:19 [CNN: Politics] Kerry tells Congress that Iran won't get nuclear weapons

00:19 [CNN: Politics] Breaking news: Budget negotiators announce deal

00:20 [Topix Activism News] Anti-Assad Syrian rights lawyer abducted in rebel territory

00:24 [CNN] Missing family of 6 found in Nevada's bitter cold

00:25 [BBC: Science & Environment] First movie of Earth-Moon 'dance'

00:25 [Voice of America] Reuters: Europe Sketches Plan to Close Troubled Banks

00:25 [straight] The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Uncle Vanya /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Uncle%20Vanya.jpg

00:26 [CBC: politics] MPs agree to adjourn House of Commons for 6 weeks

00:27 [CNET News] With a twist, Immerset looks to change pour-over coffee

00:27 [Guardian] Writers dub UK leaders 'America's digital pit bull' over surveillance

00:27 [CNN: Money] D.C. negotiators reach budget deal

00:28 [Reuters] GM shakes up auto industry men's club, naming first woman CEO

00:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Here's Why The Obama-Castro Handshake Means Nothing

00:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Inae Oh: Dov Hikind: Hasidic Jews Attacking A Black, Gay Man 'Sounds So Out Of Character'

00:29 [Pravda] Champions League: Matchday 6 CSKA out of Europe

00:33 [NPR] Bipartisan Negotiators Unveil Budget To Avoid January Shutdown

00:33 [] Critics Slam Volcker Rule as 'Worst of All Worlds' /sites/

00:33 [CNN: Health] Study: Photo-taking may hinder memories

00:33 [Raw Story] Canadian researchers discover new greenhouse gas

00:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] Obama's historic handshake

00:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] Debt could rise to $500b, Hockey warns

00:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] -93.3 degrees C: Earth's coldest day

00:38 [CNET News] Obama caught taking selfie at Mandela memorial

00:39 [The Onion] American Voices: 2013 In The Economy

00:39 [CNN] Budget deal aims to avert another shutdown, top negotiator says

00:39 [Reuters] U.S. 'nowhere near' decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

00:40 [straight] Breaking the silence on polyamory /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_Health_Manogamy_2399.jpg

00:42 [msnbc: politics] Lawmakers announce compromise budget deal

00:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Simon McCormack: Men Plead Guilty To Supporting Terror In Connecticut

00:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Schuster: Eva Longoria On Future Of GOP: 'It's A Compassionate Issue'

00:46 [Reuters: politics] U.S. 'nowhere near' decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan

00:46 [Mother Jones] Iowa Wants Its Poor to Give Up Smoking and Drinking to Qualify for Medicaid

00:47 [CNN: Money] Another strong quarter for Smith & Wesson

00:47 [CNN: Money] JPMorgan meets Bitcoin

00:48 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS: Congressional negotiators reach tentative budget deal

00:48 [Fox News] HANDSHAKE OUTRAGE Lawmakers bash Obama's gesture to 'thug' Castro /i/redes/icon-video.gif

00:48 [Fox News] 'SAFE AND SOUND' Missing couple, 4 kids found in Nev. mountains

00:48 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS Budget negotiators reach tentative 2-year deal

00:49 [Slate Magazine] Give Me Amendments or Give Me Death

00:50 [The Atlantic: Politics] Parsing Michelle Obama's Legendary Stink-Eye

00:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Bishop biased': Burke launches Speaker attack

00:52 [straight] Warm up to winter with California wine, Panama Red Rum, and Polish Wodka vodka /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Uncorked_2399.jpg

00:53 [OpEdNews] Rock and Wrap It Up! Does It Again!

00:53 [OpEdNews] Seymour Hersh: Obama "Cherry-Picked" Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike

00:53 [NPR] Is Economic Populism A Problem Or A Solution For Democrats?

00:53 [Slashdot] Watch Out, Amazon: DHL Tests Drug-Delivery Drone

00:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Congress could OK trade promotion bill in early 2014, lawmaker says

00:55 [Reuters: politics] Kerry asks skeptical U.S. Congress not to impose new sanctions on Iran

00:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate banking chairman inclined to hold off on Iran sanctions

00:55 [Reuters: politics] Two Obama nominees lead Senate confirmation parade

00:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Zi-Ann Lum: Kenyan Senator's Nelson Mandela Photo Busted As Obvious Fake

00:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steve Horn: Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

00:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Lucien Greaves: Satanic Monument Message In Line With 'American Values Of Inclusiveness & Equality'

00:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Leon Panetta Revealed Details From Bin Laden Raid To "Zero Dark Thirty" Scriptwriter, CIA Papers

00:59 [AL JAZEERA] Police storm Ukrainian protest camp

01:00 [CNN] Budget deal aims to avert another shutdown

01:00 [Voice of America] Reuters: Rio Has No Time to Lose, Says Brazil-bound IOC Boss

01:04 [Raw Story] Mexican Senate debates allowing foreign firms to drill for oil

01:04 [Financial Times] US Congress strikes bipartisan budget deal

01:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: Budget Deal Announced By Patty Murray, Paul Ryan

01:06 [BBC: Science & Environment] Could Los Angeles withstand a 'megaquake'?

01:08 [Guardian] The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women

01:08 [Reuters] Budget deal reached amid conservative opposition

01:09 [CNN] Billy Graham's son asks for prayers for his father

01:09 [AL JAZEERA] Ukraine police storm protest camp

01:10 [BBC: Education] Free schools costs trebled to £1.5bn

01:11 [BBC: Health] UK aims to double dementia funding

01:11 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Nelson Mandela remembered in music

01:12 [zero hedge] Ukraine Escalates: Police, Some Armed With Chainsaws, Storm Protest Camp - Live Webcasts

01:12 [zero hedge] Mandela and Obama: Millions of Miles Apart

01:12 [Reuters: politics] Budget deal reached amid conservative opposition

01:13 [CNN] Elian Gonzalez slams U.S. embargo against Cuba

01:13 [CNET News] Facebook reportedly tables release of new News Feed

01:14 [Guardian] Access to best teaching is down to luck, says Ofsted

01:14 [Guardian] NHS failed families of babies who died at Furness hospital, inquiry says

01:14 [Campaign For Liberty] Campaign for Liberty Opposes Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

01:16 [Mother Jones] Congress Reaches a Budget Deal and Conservatives Already Hate It

01:18 [Reuters] U.S. finalizes Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades

01:19 [Truthdig] New Media

01:20 [The Atlantic: Politics] Ryan and Murray Are Already Playing Defense on Their Budget

01:22 [Voice of America] Reuters: Californians' Support for Legalized Recreational Pot Grows

01:23 [Slashdot] New Documentary Chronicles Road Tripping Scientists Promoting Reason

01:23 [Reuters: politics] U.S. finalizes Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades

01:24 [straight] Ming Sun Benevolent Society’s building spared demolition for now /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Ming%20Sun%202.jpg

01:24 [straight] How Dead Rising 3 uses Kinect and SmartGlass /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/dead-rising-3-wp.jpg

01:24 [straight] Capcom Vancouver’s Dead Rising 3 unleashes zombies on Xbox One /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_TriggerHappy2_2399.jpg

01:24 [straight] Whistler Film Festival announces digital cinema upgrade for Rainbow Theatre /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_125695748.jpg

01:28 [OpEdNews] Obama Failed To Deliver Long-Overdue Apology To Mandela

01:28 [Telegraph] Britain must press on with fracking, says Lord Deben

01:28 [The Independent] Dowton Abbey star Jim Carter slams “old Etonians” running the country

01:28 [The Independent] Buses in crisis: Cuts see routes dwindle - despite people using them more than all other forms of public transport in Britain

01:28 [The Independent] Pupils face an ‘education lottery’ for right opportunities

01:28 [The Independent] G8 Dementia Summit: PM pledges to double funding for research by 2025

01:28 [The Independent] Too far, too fast: Free schools are costing twice as much as planned

01:28 [The Independent] George Osborne's U-turn could add £200bn to energy bills

01:28 [The Independent] Postcard from... Spain

01:28 [The Independent] From fail to world’s best: A lesson from the East End

01:29 [CNN: Money] Negotiators reach budget deal

01:30 [Guardian] Woman in Leeds dies after dog attack

01:32 [Disinformation] Improve Yourself First

01:34 [Truthdig] Minimum Wage

01:34 [Truthdig] McDonald’s

01:34 [Voice of America] US Congressional Negotiators Announce 2-Year Budget Deal

01:36 [CNN: Technology] Can airships revolutionize transportation

01:38 [Sydney Morning Herald] Elle's husband in $109m lawsuit

01:38 [Sydney Morning Herald] Love Actually sucks, actually

01:38 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Bishop biased': Burke in Speaker attack

01:42 [zero hedge] Former U.S. President On Industrial Espionage: “We Shouldn’t Collect Economic Information Under The Pretext Of Security”

01:42 [zero hedge] The Ultimate Guide To December’s FOMC Meeting: Breaking Down The Participants

01:42 [zero hedge] Tuesday (Un)Humor: Selfies At A Funeral

01:43 [NPR] Ukrainian Police Dismantle Protest Camp In Central Kiev

01:43 [CNN] Uruguay's Senate approves legalizing marijuana

01:43 [CNN] Opinion: Finally, a nation legalizes pot

01:43 [Global Voices] Australia: Vagina Knitting Not Everyone’s Taste in Art

01:44 [Raw Story] Lawmakers may avoid another shutdown with new bipartisan budget deal

01:44 [CNN: Politics] Brazile: Words and spirit befitting the occasion

01:44 [CNN: Politics] Begala: Obama was right to shake hands with Castro

01:44 [CNN: Politics] Crossfire: Both sides skeptical of budget deal

01:44 [Telegraph] Canada vows to protect Santa Claus from Russian troops in the Arctic

01:44 [Telegraph] India's top court to rule on decriminalising gay sex

01:44 [Telegraph] Wrong heart sent to Marine's grieving family

01:47 [Reuters] Uruguay becomes first nation to legalize marijuana trade

01:48 [Fox News] Lawmakers unveil tentative budget deal, fiscal conservatives raise alarm

01:48 [Fox News] GUN CONTROL GONE? White House goals fade as Newtown milestone nears

01:49 [Fox News] Top NY court blocks Colo. from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail- VIDEO: 'Major win for all journalists,' Fox News' Roger Ailes says - OPINION: Ruling in favor of Fox News reporter major victory for freedom of the press

01:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Obama Administration 'Nowhere Near' Decision To Pull All Troops Out Of Afghanistan

01:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: Ukraine Riot Police Enter Square In Kiev Occupied By Protesters

01:51 [straight] Vancouver Not Vegas hopes to put the brakes on B.C. Place casino /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/aerial_View01.jpg

01:51 [straight] David Suzuki: Let’s raise the bar for 2014 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/DavidSuzuki_3_3_0_0_0.jpg

01:53 [BBC: Technology] The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas

01:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Looks like something 99 would carry'

01:54 [CNN] Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?

01:55 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ukraine Riot Police Storm Kyiv Square Occupied by Protesters

01:56 [CNN: Politics] Can Podesta fix second term?

01:57 [Reuters] Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade

01:58 [Telegraph] Ukraine: police storm protest camp in centre of Kiev

01:59 [Infoshop] On Burning Tires and the Mi’kmaq Anti-Fracking Resistance

01:59 [straight] Holograms aim for beauty /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Holograms_2399.jpg

02:00 [Deutsche Welle] Uncertainty as Ashton visits Kyiv

02:00 [The Independent] Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat says Peter Capaldi is NOT Malcolm Tucker

02:03 [Guardian] Uruguay legalises production and sale of cannabis

02:03 [CNET News] NASA unveils 6-foot 'superhero robot' Valkyrie

02:04 [Infoshop] FAQ: Why do activists always focus on the negative?

02:07 [Moral Low Ground] 1 in 3 US Bank Tellers (Median Wage= $11.59/Hour) Are on Public Assistance

02:09 [Raw Story] Taking a picture may wipe away more memories than it preserves

02:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] A witness and a woman shot in court

02:11 [CNN] Paul Ryan: From GOP vice presidential candidate to fiscal deal maker

02:13 [CNET News] Nokia reportedly making Android phone codenamed Normandy

02:13 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ukraine Riot Police Move Into Kyiv Square Occupied by Protesters

02:14 [Infoshop] Scholarship and Politics: The Case of Noam Chomsky

02:15 [Telegraph] Franken-carnations on sale in Britain - just don't eat them

02:15 [Telegraph] Barclays 'withdrawing sponsorship for Boris Bikes'

02:18 [CNET News] CBS CEO hints Amazon spent $9.1M for 'Under the Dome'

02:18 [OpEdNews] "Prologue: A Conversation with Diane Wakoski About 'Bay of Angels' and Crashing Through Mirrors" --with Gary Corseri

02:18 [Global Voices] Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana Market

02:19 [Infoshop] How the Big Six Cover Tracks in Murder of the Honeybee

02:19 [Truthdig] How History Will Remember Obama (Hint: Not Well)

02:20 [Reuters] Budget deal could usher in new era of cooperation

02:21 [Reuters: politics] Budget deal could usher in new era of cooperation

02:22 [CNET News] Dell joins the Chromebook club with the Dell Chromebook 11

02:23 [NPR] Lawmakers In Uruguay Vote To Legalize Pot

02:23 [Financial Times] Ukrainian riot police raid protest camp

02:25 [Reuters: politics] U.S. budget deal could usher in new era of cooperation

02:26 [Fox News] Top NY court blocks Colo. from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail- VIDEO: 'Major win for all journalists,' Fox News' Roger Ailes says - OPINION: Ruling a major victory for freedom of the press- OPINION: Court's ruling a victory for all journalists

02:26 [Reuters] U.S. budget deal could usher in new era of cooperation

02:26 [Reuters] Colombia's ousted Bogota mayor rallies thousands in protest

02:26 [straight] Sensible B.C. vows to run marijuana petition campaign again /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/sensiblebc1_130927_0.jpg

02:26 [straight] Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola explore connections /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Hunter-Amendola_2399.jpg

02:26 [Slashdot] Nokia Takeover In Jeopardy Due To Alleged $3.4B Tax Bill In India

02:26 [zero hedge] When Bitcoin Is Not In The Hands Of The Bagholder

02:26 [zero hedge] Guest Post: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor - Part 1: The Reaping

02:26 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Sun displayed in spectacular detail

02:27 [Moral Low Ground] Europe’s Leaders Need to Show Courage on Ukraine

02:28 [BBC: Science & Environment] Movie captures Earth-Moon 'dance'

02:29 [Infoshop] With zines, the ’90s punk scene had a living history

02:29 [Raw Story] Russian authorities backtrack and allow protesters at Sochi Olympics

02:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Steve Stockman Faces Long Odds In Senate Race Against John Cornyn

02:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sanjeev K. Sriram: Ghosts of Hunger Past, Present, and Future

02:31 [CNN: Money] Soda sales are losing their fizz

02:31 [Telegraph] Uruguay becomes first country in the world to legalise marijuana trade

02:32 [Guardian] Ukrainian riot police surround Kiev protesters

02:33 [Fox News: politics] George Will: McConnell may be roadblock to budget deal

02:34 [Truthdig] Nearly 200 Children Killed by Gunshot Since the Sandy Hook Massacre

02:39 [OpEdNews] Is President Barzani's Oil and Gas pipeline are safe without PKK approval?

02:39 [OpEdNews] Who are Responsible for Israel Isolation?

02:40 [BBC: Science & Environment] Supervolcano 'even more colossal'

02:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ferguson accuser denies she was drunk

02:42 [Moral Low Ground] Seymour Hersh: Obama “Cherry-Picked” Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike

02:49 [OpEdNews] A Diminished "America"

02:49 [Raw Story] Supreme Court tackles EPA’s ‘good neighbor’ rules on cross-border pollution

02:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Lindsey Graham: Paul Ryan Budget Deal Boosts His 2016 White House Chances

02:50 [Fox News] White House gun control hopes fade as Newtown anniversary nears

02:50 [Fox News] BUDGET DEAL REACHED Conservatives alarmed over tentative pact

02:50 [Fox News] TOY GUNS, REAL CRIMESNJ holds BB rifles to same standard as firearms

02:50 [Fox News] 'PUBLIC HUMILIATION' Alleged 'revenge porn' site operator arrested in Calif.

02:51 [Fox News] Top NY court blocks Colo. from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail- VIDEO: 'Major win for all journalists,' Fox News' Roger Ailes says - OPINION: Press freedom wins in ruling- OPINION: Court's ruling a victory for all journalists

02:54 [OpEdNews] We've Got Priorities

02:56 [Voice of America] Ukrainian Police Move Against Protesters in Central Kyiv

02:57 [Sydney Morning Herald] Officer breaks down during stabbing hearing

02:57 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mystery of a missing heart

02:57 [AL JAZEERA] Uruguay's Senate legalises marijuana

03:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Massachusetts Special Election: Katherine Clark Defeats GOP Rival In Congressional Race

03:01 [BBC: Education] Curb classroom disruption - Ofsted

03:02 [Disinformation] The High Price of Cheap Meat: Shocking Animal Cruelty

03:03 [CBC: politics] Mint chairman signed deal to keep taxman in dark about offshore case

03:03 [CNET News] How to bypass damaged-application warnings in OS X

03:03 [CNET News] Rambus bags last major litigation target Micron

03:04 [Raw Story] Thousands gather to celebrate 30 years of democracy in Argentina

03:09 [Raw Story] California man arrested for taping phony job offers for football coaches

03:09 [CNN: Crime] Spying with 'Warcraft' game?

03:09 [CNN: Crime] Guilty plea in Obama, Bloomberg ricin letter case

03:10 [Deutsche Welle] Ukrainian police swarm Independence Square protests

03:11 [CNN: Crime] Cop throws K-9 on suspect's lap

03:13 [zero hedge] Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Like "Nothing Being What It Seems"

03:13 [zero hedge] BlackRock Warns "High Valuations & Low Volatility Are A Lethal Mix"

03:14 [OpEdNews] Eyewitness to America Betraying Mandela's South Africa

03:18 [Guardian] Royal phonebooks 'found at News of the World reporter's house'

03:27 [straight] Vancouver Opera sets Carmen, The Flying Dutchman, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in its sights as part of ambitious new strategic plan /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shanekoyczan_0.jpg

03:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ferguson accuser denies being drunk

03:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'It looks like something 99 would carry'

03:28 [Voice of America] Cindy Saine: Kerry Asks Congress to Hold Off on Any New Sanctions on Iran

03:28 [Big Think] Is the U.S.’s Vermeer Invasion Too Much of a Good Thing?

03:29 [Raw Story] Israeli PM Netanyahu knocked for skipping Nelson Mandela memorial

03:30 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'No case' to water down CO2 targets

03:31 [Telegraph] Democrats and Republicans reach deal to avert new government shutdown

03:31 [The Hindu - News] SoO gives fresh woes to Manipur government

03:42 [Fox News: politics] Ryan: Bipartisan budget deal 'moves the ball in the right direction'

03:44 [CNN] How K-pop cashes in on image

03:45 [Deutsche Welle] US legislators reach bipartisan budget agreement

03:47 [CNN] Uruguay to legalize marijuana, Senate says

03:47 [CNN] Can Abenomics revive Japan's economy?

03:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shahien Nasiripour: Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance

03:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: NSA Secretly Using 'Cookies' To Pinpoint Hacking Targets

03:49 [Raw Story] Canadian lawmaker: ‘Everyone knows that Santa Claus is Canadian’

03:53 [Moral Low Ground] Uruguay Legalizes Cultivation, Sale and Use of Marijuana

03:54 [Truthdig] Congressional Negotiators Announce Budget Ahead of Schedule

03:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Henry A. J. Ramos: Rebuilding a Political Economy of Hope

03:57 [CNN: Politics] Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?

03:57 [CNN: Politics] Obama shakes up White House team

03:57 [CNN: Politics] Ryan: From fiscal wonk to deal maker

03:57 [CNN: Politics] Budget negotiators announce deal that would prevent January shutdown

03:59 [BBC: Science & Environment] UK 'needs farmers to harvest wind'

04:00 [CNN] California man charged in 'revenge porn' case

04:00 [The Hindu - News] More of a nip in the air in Chennai

04:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Elijah Cummings: 'It's Clear' Ted Cruz Is Running For President In 2016

04:03 [Fox News: politics] Democrat Clark wins Mass. race to fill Markey's House seat

04:03 [Fox News: politics] Democrat Clark wins Mass. congressional special election

04:04 [The Hindu - News] Chennai skywalk closer to reality now

04:06 [The Hindu - News] Gender rights icon calls for sex-education drive

04:07 [BBC: Health] Ulcer pills linked to B12 deficiency

04:08 [CNN] 15 dead after fire tears through market in Shenzhen, China

04:11 [The Hindu - News] ‘It is our glorious right to be women on this planet’

04:11 [The Hindu - News] Eve Ensler, gender rights icon, calls for sex-education drive

04:12 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Why Our Consumer-Debt Dependent Economy Is Doomed

04:13 [The Hindu - News] Four held for cutting off dog’s tail in Chennai

04:15 [The Hindu - News] Chennai's student traffic volunteers honoured

04:15 [Deutsche Welle] Uruguay becomes first in the world to fully legalize marijuana trade

04:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Holden to shut down in Australia

04:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mystery of Brian's missing heart

04:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Oh Lorde, slurs go too far

04:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] ABC chairman announces bias audit

04:17 [CNET News] Buckle up -- the year's best meteor shower peaks on Friday

04:19 [Raw Story] It’s official: Uruguay legalizes production and sale of cannabis

04:23 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: To Publish Change Logs Or Not?

04:23 [The Hindu - News] Only puja objects unearthed at Tiruporur temple

04:25 [Voice of America] Steve Baragona: New Round of Polio Vaccinations is Largest Ever in Middle East

04:25 [The Hindu - News] Mobile asthma clinic to come to Chennai soon

04:27 [The Hindu - News] Exhibition on at GH this week

04:34 [Topix Activism News] Article 5 Activism Is Gaining Steam in America

04:35 [The Hindu - News] Barely any good roads in Chennai's battered B.V. Colony

04:35 [The Hindu - News] Panel checks school buses for safety norms

04:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Grim: Alan Grayson Reflects On Getting Scammed Out Of $18 Million

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Leela Business Park sealed

04:42 [The Hindu - News] ‘Access for all’ campaign held in Chennai

04:42 [zero hedge] Uruguay Legalizes Pot Trade, But Who "Uses" The Most?

04:44 [The Hindu - News] Robotics contest for students this month

04:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Budget Deal Whacks Medicare Providers

04:45 [Reuters: politics] Democrat Clark wins congressional election in Massachusetts

04:47 [straight] Cyclists versus pedestrians: for once, a nice story /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_80950081.jpg

04:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] Company to cease making vehicles in 2017

04:50 [Fox News] Heated rocks, burning tires helped sustain Nev. family lost in the snow /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:51 [Fox News: politics] Report: Reid and staff intervened to expedite visa applications for Vegas hotel investors

04:52 [The Hindu - News] ISRO successfully performs first trajectory correction on Mars Orbiter

04:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Dreier: Mandela Inspired a Generation of Activists, Including Obama

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

05:02 [The Hindu - News] GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017

05:02 [straight] Military people disagreed with reviewer’s interpretation

05:02 [straight] First World War shaped modern Chinese history

05:02 [straight] Cross-border shopping will drag Canada down

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Holden to cease making vehicles in 2017

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Hypocrisy twist in Textor case

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I would never touch her in a sexual way'

05:06 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:12 [zero hedge] The One Topic No One Is Discussing

05:12 [zero hedge] US And China Share A Common Interest: Cyber Spying

05:17 [Fox News] Bieber using power for good?

05:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] End of an era: Holden to cease production in 2017

05:21 [CNET News] NSA said to use browser cookies to track surveillance targets

05:26 [Slashdot] Linux Voice Passes Its Crowdfunding Target

05:31 [The Hindu - News] State Govt. urged to improve infrastructure in Coimbatore

05:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard (RJ: The Budget Deal: A Dirge for the Unemployed

05:32 [Reuters] GM shakes up auto industry men's club, naming first woman CEO

05:38 [Voice of America] Ukrainian Police Move Against Protesters in Central Kyiv

05:39 [The Hindu - News] D-Day for Kochi Corporation's key infrastructure projects

05:40 [Global Voices] Russian State News Agency Gets a Loyalist Upgrade

05:43 [Mother Jones] Teachers Striking in the Town Where Mother Jones Is Buried

05:43 [Mother Jones] After You Read This Eye-Opening Inside Story, You'll Never Think About Social Media the Same Way Again /files/blog_headless_body_topless_bar.jpg

05:43 [Reuters] Ukrainian riot police clash with protesters in Kiev square

05:43 [The Hindu - News] Kerry holds talks with Foreign Secretary

05:45 [The Hindu - News] US legislators reaches two-year budget deal to avert new shutdown

05:45 [The Hindu - News] Herbal recipe to treat foot-and-mouth disease in Madurai

05:48 [AntiWar] Bombers Attack Another Funeral; 39 Killed, 46 Wounded Across Iraq

05:51 [The Hindu - News] Uruguay gives nod to first national market for legal marijuana

05:53 [The Hindu - News] A smoother bus ride for Kerala's college students

05:57 [CNN] Thailand's 'up country' boom fuels political divide

06:00 [AntiWar] A Book the Military Won’t Want You To Read

06:00 [AntiWar] In the Shadow of War

06:02 [The Hindu - News] Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital

06:08 [CNET News] Twitter tops charts as best tech company to work for

06:08 [CNET News] The biggest secrets on people's smartphones? (Clue: not sexts)

06:08 [CNN] Nelson Mandela to lie in state; throngs expected to say farewell

06:10 [The Hindu - News] A slew of programmes to promote ecotourism in Pachamalai

06:10 [The Hindu - News] GM names Mary Barra its CEO

06:11 [Voice of America] Reuters: US 'Nowhere Near' Decision to Pull All Troops Out of Afghanistan

06:14 [The Hindu - News] Trivandrum's bravehearts, in the shadows, taking it on the chin

06:19 [CNN] Blast goes off on road near Kabul airport

06:20 [OpEdNews] Let's get this straight: AIG execs got bailout bonuses, but pensioners get cuts

06:22 [The Hindu - News] Hydel power plants near Kukke may hit environment: IISc Senior Scientific Officer

06:24 [The Hindu - News] Homosexuality not legal: SC

06:25 [Reuters: politics] Podesta recuses himself from Keystone issue: White House aide

06:26 [CNN] Lost Nevada family warmed rocks by fire to survive snow for 2 days

06:27 [Slashdot] AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

06:28 [AL JAZEERA] Stand-off in Ukraine as police storm protests

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Homosexuality illegal: SC

06:29 [Big Think] Get in the Flow State: What Jazz Can Teach You About Collaboration

06:29 [CNN: Money] GM to stop Holden production in Australia

06:33 [Fin24 News] GM to pull out of Australia

06:34 [CNN] Blast goes off on road near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan

06:34 [The Hindu - News] BJP reluctant to form government in Delhi

06:37 [Good] Why Isn't the United States Standing Up for Disability Rights?

06:37 [Good] What Constructive Disruption Can Do For Business

06:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Reuters: John Podesta Recuses Himself From Keystone Issue, White House Aide Says

06:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Abbey-Lambertz: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Condemns GOP Official's Anti-Gay Remarks

06:38 [The Hindu - News] Vijayawada Flyover collapse: UDA officials blame contractor for negligence

06:44 [AL JAZEERA] NYC police: Four attackers in Kenya mall raid

06:46 [Deutsche Welle] McCain: 'Larger issue is Putin's behavior'

06:46 [CNN] First on CNN: Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

06:49 [Fin24 News] Gold takes a breather after rally

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Corporate governance needs overhaul: IICA chief

06:51 [The Hindu - News] US legislators reach two-year budget deal to avert new shutdown

06:53 [Disinformation] ‘The Great Beauty’: High Culture Without the Highbrowness

06:53 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Like rabbits in a headlight'

06:54 [Telegraph] Huge blast rocks Kabul airport

06:55 [The Hindu - News] Spitting in open in Mangalore: be ready to cough up Rs. 100 on spot

06:56 [AL JAZEERA] Mandela to lie in state as SA says goodbye

06:59 [The Hindu - News] Otter puppies rescued from Hogenakkal, brought to Vandalur zoo

06:59 [The Hindu - News] Mescom officials under lens over medical college power case

07:00 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart and Jason Jones tackle ‘legislative clusterf*ck’ that created do-nothing Congress

07:02 [Reuters] Cortege departs to take Mandela's body to lie in state

07:03 [Voice of America] Mandela Memorial Shifts to Processions, Lying in State

07:03 [The Hindu - News] Ban bull-trawling: Coastal Karnataka fishermen group

07:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Workers fear the future as Holden closes its doors

07:09 [The Hindu - News] They floored all at Mangala Stadium

07:11 [Deutsche Welle] EU Parliament backs Ukraine protesters

07:11 [CNN] India's Supreme Court declares homosexual sex illegal

07:12 [AL JAZEERA] Indian top court says gay sex is an offense

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Coimbatore Corporation’s revenue goes up

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Nine snakes rescued in two days in Coimbatore

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Claws and fangs bared in the urban jungle

07:17 [The Hindu - News] One more All Women Police Station sought in Coimbatore

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Trivandrum Corporation starts work on Kuravankonam shopping complex

07:21 [The Hindu - News] MKU hostels closed, classes suspended over imbroglio

07:21 [The Hindu - News] ‘Rules framed under RTE Act detrimental to interests of students’

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Gay activists disappointed with SC verdict

07:24 [Financial Times] Abe goes back to the future for new zones

07:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Farewell to the great Australian icon con

07:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Blake Ferguson guilty of grope

07:24 [Telegraph] Secret courts: couple tell of their struggle to adopt granddaughter

07:24 [Telegraph] Harmless fun? Horoscopes may be bad for you, study suggests

07:24 [Telegraph] Lord Patten warns Tory MP over Savile scandal evidence

07:24 [Telegraph] Senior civil servant overseeing Universal Credit gets £20,000 bonus

07:24 [Telegraph] Relations between Britain and China strained over naval ship's visit to Japan

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Handicrafts items on display for sale in Madurai

07:29 [Voice of America] VOA News: Cuban Authorities Squelch Human Rights March

07:30 [Reuters] Thai 'red shirts' prepare rally to back PM against protesters

07:32 [AL JAZEERA] Indian top court says gay sex is an offence

07:33 [The Hindu - News] ‘Buildings around Madurai Meenakshi temple watched’

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa invites application for Lok Sabha tickets

07:37 [Good] An Update from the Pioneers of Health: We've Arrived in South Africa

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Beaches as landmarks of lives

07:41 [Guardian] Kiev protests: police descend on barricades with chainsaws

07:41 [Voice of America] China: Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Winner No Mandela

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Lending Tamil literature a digital edge

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Row over unnumbered units in apartment complexes

07:43 [Voice of America] Indian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Law

07:43 [Mother Jones] Support for a $10 Minimum Wage Is Surprisingly High /files/blog_wsj_poll_minimum_wage_december_2013.jpg

07:44 [CNN] Nelson Mandela lies in state; throngs expected to say farewell

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Sand-mining rampant in coastal areas of Kozhikode district

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Special tickets for Vaikunta Ekadasi at Srirangam temple till Dec 23rd

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Sports Ministry welcomes IOC’s softening of stand on IOA

07:47 [Reuters] GM to halt car production in Australia, industry in crisis

07:47 [CNET News] Foxconn reportedly to launch startup fund for wearable tech

07:50 [The Hindu - News] Expedite PMGSY work: Jairam Ramesh

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Service tax evasion: firm director held in Kochi

07:52 [The Hindu - News] For Tiruchi central prison inmates, near and dear are just a call away

07:54 [The Hindu - News] Service tax evasion: Klass Kone Engineering's director held in Kochi

07:55 [Voice of America] VOA News: Indian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Law

07:55 [The Independent] Uruguay legalises marijuana

07:56 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: A dim view of Fairview's Christmas lights /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/bway-rush.jpg

07:56 [Telegraph] Lives of mothers and babies 'put at risk'

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Volunteers to be trained on various laws, rights to help litigants

08:00 [BBC: Technology] Google opens first Asia data centres

08:00 [The Hindu - News] 10kirrp01-tiecon

08:00 [The Hindu - News] New site for textile park in Perambalur

08:02 [The Hindu - News] Kerala to have own angel fund soon

08:03 [Guardian] Nelson Mandela's body arrives in Pretoria

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Greens issue legal notice to Kochi Collector over sand mining

08:07 [Good] A Mobile Platform Connects Artisans with Global Shoppers

08:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'It is irreversible': Holden factories to close forever

08:11 [The Independent] Gay sex to remain a crime in India

08:11 [Deutsche Welle] India's top court upholds ban on gay sex

08:11 [Global Voices] India Loves Gold. So Why Did Actress Rima Kallingal Get Married Without It?

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Historical chance to expand constitutional values lost: ASG

08:14 [The Hindu - News] FMD in Kerala: Lack of checkpoints, spoilt vaccine were major factors

08:17 [Voice of America] Indian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Law

08:17 [Fin24 News] Australia eases limits on Chinese miner

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Tamil Nadu yet to constitute panel for SC/ST communities

08:22 [The Hindu - News] No threat from no-confidence motion; LS polls in May: Govt

08:22 [The Hindu - News] Suryanelli case: Bench recuses itself from hearing plea

08:24 [Slashdot] Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

08:27 [CNN] From Star Trek to Siri: How the Machine-Reading Revolution will dictate future

08:28 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal’s remand extended by 12 days

08:31 [The Hindu - News] DMK noncommittal on alliance issue for Lok Sabha polls

08:31 [CNET News] Google eyes password-free authentication in Chrome OS

08:34 [Topix Activism News] Rights groups demand Egypt probe killings of Mursi supporters

08:35 [The Hindu - News] AERB Chairman visits KNPP

08:36 [Deutsche Welle] Mandela's body arrives at Union Buildings to lie in state

08:36 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:37 [The Hindu - News] A Taliban survivor’s tale

08:39 [The Hindu - News] Demand for women’s quota bill grows louder

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa

08:43 [The Independent] Ukraine: Riot police storm Kiev's City Hall

08:43 [The Independent] US Congress reaches bipartisan budget agreement to avoid partial shutdown next year

08:43 [The Independent] Fog causes flight chaos at South East airports

08:43 [The Hindu - News] Probe sought into Vijayawada flyover collapse

08:43 [Pravda] World's most transparent defense budget falls into corruption

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Muzaffarnagar riot victims demonstrate outside Magistrate’s office

08:47 [The Hindu - News] Delhi Metro Phase-III trial runs to begin this month-end

08:47 [The Hindu - News] Delays escalate Inner Ring Road project cost in Vijayawada

08:50 [Fin24 News] US moves to curb risky bank bets

08:51 [Voice of America] Ukrainian Police, Protesters Clash at Kyiv City Hall

08:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Congressional Republicans Reveal Secret Love for Obamacare

08:57 [The Hindu - News] Congress to elect its leader later

08:58 [Fin24 News] Unit trusts vs ETFs

08:58 [Pravda] Former Soviet Ukraine and European Utopia

09:07 [Good] From Corporate Lawyer to Shoe Peddler: 5 Lessons Learned About Social Entrepreneurship

09:11 [CNET News] LinkedIn: Bosses don't want to hear you're responsible

09:12 [CNN] Nevada rescue: 5 things family did right to survive

09:14 [The Independent] RBS finance director Nathan Bostock quits after 10 weeks

09:15 [CNN] Riot police crack down on Ukraine's pro-Western protesters

09:16 [AL JAZEERA] Thousands rally in support of Bogota mayor

09:18 [BBC: Technology] Bieber-backed app challenges 'envy'

09:19 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ukrainian Police, Protesters Clash at Kyiv City Hall

09:21 [CNN] Texas student shot by police officer leaves behind bereft parents

09:23 [The Hindu - News] One more international hostel at Andhra University

09:26 [Guardian] US budget deal brings relief to markets - business live

09:26 [Fin24 News] Heaven awaits you Madiba

09:27 [straight] Everything is great—except for the sex /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Dan_Savage_Podcast_2.jpg

09:27 [straight] City council hears Vancouver operating budget details /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/VancouverCityHallDec413_0.jpg

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka directive to KPSC questioned in tribunal

09:30 [The Independent] From Tom Daley to Peppa Pig: YouTube reveals the most popular viral videos of 2013

09:30 [AL JAZEERA] Clashes resume as Ukraine protests continue

09:31 [Telegraph] A creaking ship? No it's the sound of your nerves

09:31 [Telegraph] Nine out of 10 back giving carers right to time-off

09:32 [BBC: Entertainment] Lost Sellers films to be screened

09:32 [BBC: Entertainment] YouTube names 2013's top trends

09:32 [BBC: Entertainment] Poet's centenary festival unveiling

09:34 [The Hindu - News] New human rights panel chief to be named on December 17

09:37 [Good] Telling Nonprofit Stories More Creatively

09:38 [The Hindu - News] Take debate on BT to farmers’ fields: Agriculture Minister

09:38 [The Hindu - News] Pakistani court stops airing of Indian, foreign films on TV

09:40 [The Hindu - News] ‘India emerging as a strong maritime power’

09:40 [Raw Story] Shake, Rattled, and LOL

09:42 [Financial Times] Ukrainian riot police clear protest camp

09:45 [Telegraph] UK weather: thick fog causes travel disruption as flights cancelled at Heathrow Airport

09:45 [Telegraph] Teachers 'too familiar' with pupils, Sir Michael Wilshaw warns

09:45 [CNET News] Apple defies price war with iPad Air, says Deutsche Bank

09:45 [CNET News] Alleged 'revenge porn' Web site operator arrested in California

09:46 [Deutsche Welle] German inflation rate up only moderately, for now

09:47 [Pravda] How Gaddafi’s Great Man-Made River Project became part of Water Wars

09:47 [Voice of America] Japan to Beef Up Military in Response to Japan: Panel

09:48 [Fin24 News] Consumer inflation slows to 5.3%

09:52 [The Hindu - News] Allotment row keeps mission houses in Visakhapatnam vacant

09:58 [BBC: Entertainment] Two Damien Hirst art works stolen

09:58 [Guardian] Dementia research funding should be on same footing as cancer, says charity

09:59 [Voice of America] Indian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Law

10:00 [BBC: Science & Environment] Satellite detects Antarctic ice loss

10:01 [Telegraph] Pay-as-you-weigh airline expands

10:02 [The Independent] YouTube's most popular viral videos of 2013: From Tom Daley to Peppa Pig...

10:02 [New Statesman] How free schools are still failing to address the places crisis

10:02 [CNN] New rankings: World's best cruises

10:04 [The Hindu - News] Kharge assures rail concession to all accredited journalists

10:08 [The Hindu - News] 3-day national farmers’ convention in Guntur

10:08 [Financial Times] Ukrainian riot police storm protest camp

10:10 [Guardian] India's supreme court upholds ban on gay sex

10:10 [Guardian] CCC advises government not to revise UK's carbon budget

10:12 [Guardian] Blackfish, SeaWorld and the backlash against killer whale theme park shows

10:12 [Fin24 News] Sibanye Gold makes offer for Wits Gold

10:12 [Financial Times] Czech parties strike coalition deal

10:13 [Voice of America] Japan to Beef Up Military in Response to Japan: Panel

10:14 [The Hindu - News] ATM attack: SP seeks help of suspect’s kin

10:17 [The Independent] Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll welcome first child in NHS Hospital

10:19 [The Hindu - News] 10-year-old boy found begging rescued

10:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Universities make HSC too easy

10:21 [The Hindu - News] 3 from Odisha rescued from manpower agency

10:27 [CNN: Money] Xbox One vs. PS4: Which is best?

10:29 [CNN: Technology] Mars One mission accepting applications

10:29 [Fox News: politics] Report: Reid and staff intervened to expedite visa applications for Vegas hotel investors

10:29 [Fox News: politics] Conservative groups sound alarm over tentative budget deal

10:30 [Raw Story] If Nelson Mandela was not a saint, then who is a saint?

10:30 [Guardian] Fog causes delays and cancellations at Heathrow and London City airports

10:33 [The Independent] Simon Cowell describes Westlife as ‘the world’s ugliest boyband’

10:33 [The Independent] Eyewitness account: Thousands of Ukrainian special forces officers in brutal overnight crackdown on Kiev protest

10:34 [BBC: Entertainment] History Boys named favourite play

10:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'A sad, bad day': Abbott addresses Parliament

10:36 [Slate Magazine] Folk Heroes

10:37 [New Statesman] Why do novelists love affairs between professors and students?

10:39 [Financial Times] Riot police withdraw from central Kiev

10:39 [Voice of America] Mandela Memorial Shifts to Processions, Lying in State

10:44 [AL JAZEERA] Journalists targeted in the Philippines

10:44 [Fin24 News] Making ends meet with R8m

10:46 [Guardian] US budget deal brings relief to markets; Lloyds fined over bonuses - business live

10:46 [Guardian] Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

10:47 [Global Voices] Appeal to Free Spanish Journalist and Photographer Kidnapped in Syria

10:48 [Fox News] Ukrainian police clash with protesters

10:48 [Fox News] FILIBUSTER WEAKENEDSenate Dems move Obama nominee, tilt appeals court

10:48 [Fox News] 'ALIVE AND WELL'Nevada family lost in snow heated rocks to survive /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:48 [Fox News] MYSTERY SOLVED?New clues shed light on Roanoke's Lost Colony

10:48 [The Independent] Yellowstone supervolcano a ‘much larger system’ than scientists had thought

10:48 [The Independent] Lloyds hit by record £28m retail conduct fine for 'serious failings'

10:49 [Telegraph] Damien Hirst spot paintings worth £33,000 stolen from west London gallery

10:49 [Telegraph] Business leaders criticise Alex Salmond's independence 'wish lists'

10:50 [BBC: Entertainment] Laurie wins NZ best actor honour

10:53 [CNN] Digital shopfronts use 'connected glass' to create malls of the future

10:56 [AL JAZEERA] Roadside bomb kills Thai soldiers

10:57 [Reuters] Ukrainian riot police withdraw after overnight move on demonstrators

10:58 [Guardian] Ministers must stick to carbon dioxide emissions reductions, says CCC

10:59 [The Hindu - News] Over 200 TN fishermen detained, released

11:00 [Fox News: politics] Staying Away From Newtown: Rare restraint on shooting anniversary

11:00 [Raw Story] 40 days in chains: Afghan shrine ‘cures’ evil spirits

11:04 [The Independent] Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar village

11:04 [The Independent] Kristen Stewart named the new face of Chanel

11:05 [NPR] Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound

11:05 [NPR] Path To Reclaiming Identity Steep For Vets With 'Bad Paper'

11:05 [NPR] Should Character Count In Sports Awards?

11:05 [NPR] Megatons To Megawatts — Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants

11:05 [The Hindu - News] Protesters unrelenting even as Ukraine police stand down

11:07 [New Statesman] The cycle between work and the dole is trapping millions in poverty

11:10 [Guardian] Lloyds Banking Group fined record £28m in new mis-selling scandal

11:10 [AL JAZEERA] Myanmar frees political detainees

11:11 [CBC: politics] MPs' staff asked to sign lifetime confidentiality agreements

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Bomb blast near Kabul airport

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Parliament fails to function for third working day

11:14 [Slashdot] NSA Uses Google Cookies To Pinpoint Targets For Hacking

11:16 [Deutsche Welle] General Motors prepares to stop production in Australia

11:16 [AL JAZEERA] Riot police withdraw from Ukraine protests

11:17 [Global Voices] The Caucasus Network: Dagestan Blogger Rasul Kadiev

11:18 [BBC: Also in the news] Brazil: Troops 'living in the Stone Age'

11:19 [BBC: Health] TB resistance is a 'ticking time bomb'

11:19 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 11 December 2013

11:19 [The Independent] In pictures: Uruguay's Senate creates world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana

11:19 [The Independent] Figures reveal scale of 'sexual misconduct' in schools by children as young as five

11:22 [Global Voices] Non-Violent Activist Razan Zaitouneh and her Team Kidnapped in Syria

11:25 [BBC: Entertainment] Lost Cash album to be released

11:26 [The Hindu - News] Cause of Sindhurakshak fire yet to be ascertained: Antony

11:27 [CNN: Money] Five surprising things about Madoff's scam

11:28 [Voice of America] Ukraine PM Requests $27 Billion in Aid for EU Deal

11:28 [Reuters] Mandela's body lying in state, thousands queue to say goodbye

11:30 [Financial Times] Riot police withdraw from central Kiev

11:32 [The Hindu - News] No politics involved in protecting TN fishermen: Vasan

11:33 [BBC: Education] Ofsted 'two nations' school warning

11:35 [The Independent] Oh my days! It's only 11/12/13 the last sequential date for another 90 years

11:35 [Telegraph] Ukraine police pull back after overnight clash

11:35 [Telegraph] What to do if your flight is affected

11:36 [Guardian] Nevada family burned tyre to stay warm before rescue from sub-zero mountains

11:38 [Guardian] Woman wins legal battle to marry in London Church of Scientology chapel

11:39 [Amnesty International] Australia: Asylum seekers held in cruel and prison-like regime on Manus Island

11:40 [The Hindu - News] Chasing dreams and the trophy

11:41 [Deutsche Welle] Ukrainian riot police withdraw from Kyiv's Independence Square

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Kerala Govt. to take over Cochin Medical College

11:49 [Amnesty International] Tunisia: ‘You can go to jail for a word or an idea’

11:51 [Slate Magazine] What the New York Times (and France) Got Wrong About Prostitution

11:51 [The Hindu - Opinion] It's time for Christmas carols

11:51 [Telegraph] Julia Gillard's former spin doctor sent 'vulgar' emails to staff

11:51 [Telegraph] Scientology is a religion, rules Supreme Court

11:52 [The Hindu - News] MiG-21 FL fighter flies into history

11:52 [The Hindu - News] Celebration of a different kind

11:52 [The Hindu - News] She came, she sang and she rocked

11:53 [Fox News] UKRAINE CLASHESPolice storm protest camp in capital, evict activists

11:53 [Fox News] Ukraine police pull back after clashes

11:54 [The Hindu - News] A pen for their thoughts

11:55 [Guardian] Schools to face surprise Ofsted visits in drive to improve behaviour

11:55 [BBC: Entertainment] Loser wins Roald Dahl Funny Prize

11:56 [The Hindu - News] Good grief

11:56 [The Hindu - News] I am... G. Meena – roadside idli seller

11:58 [The Hindu - News] The science of telling tales

11:58 [The Hindu - News] Fuel the rivalry

11:59 [Reuters] Suicide bomber attacks German troops near airport in Afghan capital

11:59 [Reuters] Iran commander criticizes government over influence from West

11:59 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Golan Druze Feel the Brunt of Syria’s Civil War

11:59 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Throwing the Tanzania-Zambia Railway a Lifeline

12:04 [The Hindu - News] Spoilt for choice

12:05 [Fin24 News] 16 000 more jobs in non-agricultural sector

12:06 [Reuters] Italian PM Letta seeks parliament's backing for reforms

12:06 [Reuters] China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

12:06 [International Crisis Group] الحفاظ على السلام في شرق السودان

12:06 [The Independent] Nigella Lawson takes a break for dinner date with Sir Salman Rushdie

12:06 [Slate Magazine] Bad Credit

12:07 [The Hindu - News] With a loud boom

12:08 [Financial Times] Letta appeals to Italian parliament

12:09 [The Hindu - News] Stories of today

12:09 [Guardian] Ukraine protests: outrage as police attack Kiev barricades

12:11 [Guardian] US budget deal brings relief to markets; Lloyds hiot with record fine over bonuses - business live

12:12 [Global Voices] Bolivians Protest Against Cochabamba Public Transport Price Hike

12:13 [Reuters] Iran says to set date for IAEA visit to uranium mine

12:14 [Mother Jones] The 4 Best Cookbooks of 2013 /files/VL.jpg

12:14 [Mother Jones] The Gun Lobby's Stealth Assault on Small Town America /files/images/motherjones_mininav/newtown_oneyear_mininav.gif

12:14 [Mother Jones] CHART: How Much Do Exxon and Google Charge Themselves for Climate Pollution? /files/company-carbon-prices-630_1.jpg

12:14 [Mother Jones] Why Have American Writers Ignored the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? One Word: Class

12:14 [Mother Jones] Your Genes Tell You How to Vote

12:14 [Mother Jones] The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account

12:14 [Mother Jones] Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas "7,000 Times More Powerful than CO2"

12:15 [The Hindu - News] Honey, I blew up the mobile

12:15 [The Hindu - News] Mother of mine

12:15 [Guardian] Bus services under threat as local authority cuts bite - report

12:16 [BBC: Health] Uruguay votes to legalise marijuana

12:17 [The Hindu - News] For the love of friendship

12:17 [The Hindu - News] ‘No decision yet on cancellation of Agusta deal’

12:19 [The Hindu - News] The gangs of Bangalore

12:19 [Fox News] Conservatives balk at budget proposal

12:19 [Fox News] REID'S VISA PUSH? Senator, staff reportedly intervened for investors

12:19 [Fox News] UKRAINE UNREST Protests grow after police pull back from square

12:19 [Fox News] MOON MYSTERY China's long-term lunar plans unclear to observers /i/redes/icon-video.gif

12:21 [The Hindu - News] KWA to make packaged drinking water

12:22 [Telegraph] Energy is now the biggest family bill

12:22 [Telegraph] EU pays 'phantom' civil servants in Gaza for six years

12:22 [The Independent] 'Heavy night' oil trader Andrew Kearns loses wrongful dismissal claim

12:22 [The Independent] UK set for first Scientology Church wedding after Supreme Court rules it a ‘place of worship’

12:22 [The Independent] Nelson Mandela memorial sign language interpreter was a 'fake' who 'made up his own signs'

12:23 [New Statesman] Why is the Scottish independence debate dominated by men?

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Less is more

12:27 [AL JAZEERA] Mandela lies in state as SA says goodbye

12:28 [New Statesman] The continued rise of Islamic finance

12:28 [The Hindu - Opinion] At the end of the rainbow

12:29 [Guardian] Scientology wedding approved after court says London chapel is place of worship

12:29 [Guardian] US budget deal brings relief to markets; Lloyds hit with record fine over bonuses - business live

12:29 [Guardian] Heathrow closure would create 70,000 job losses, report says

12:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Brandis targets rights, freedoms

12:29 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Pratchett on living with Alzheimer's

12:30 [BBC: Science & Environment] AUDIO: Supervolcano eruption 'would affect the world'

12:30 [BBC: Science & Environment] TB resistance is a 'ticking time bomb'

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Kerala to bring law to regulate reality sector

12:32 [BBC: Also in the news] Outcry over 'inept' S Africa signer

12:33 [AL JAZEERA] US suspends non-lethal aid into Syria

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Rock on, Farhan!

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Forest essentials

12:35 [The Hindu - News] Pick up that pen

12:35 [The Hindu - News] Minor girl gang-raped in Delhi

12:35 [Fox News: politics] Cuban-American lawmakers dismayed over Obama handshake with 'thug' Castro

12:35 [Fox News: politics] Obama’s handshake mistake?

12:36 [CNET News] Facebook wants to make social chats more visible to brands

12:37 [BBC: Entertainment] Frozen dampens Hunger Games' Fire

12:38 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter 'was a fake'

12:38 [Telegraph] Scottish independence would see air tax halved

12:38 [The Independent] Closure for Cold War tragedy? Russia remains tested in hunt for Hull trawlermen from 1974 Gaul tragedy

12:38 [Topix Activism News] Top court says gay sex remains a crime in India

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Mandela ceremony interpreter deemed a 'fake'

12:39 [The Hindu - News] More than just words

12:41 [CNN] Meteor explodes over Arizona; big meteor shower begins

12:43 [Guardian] Damien Hirst artworks worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Police given free hand to maintain law and order: Jayalalithaa

12:54 [Telegraph] US suspends non-lethal assistance to north Syria

12:54 [Telegraph] Police investigate mystery death of Jean Kent

12:54 [Voice of America] Burma Frees 44 Political Prisoners

12:55 [AL JAZEERA] Deadly fire rips through China market

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Expanding epicentre

12:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Mandela Ceremony Interpreter Deemed A 'Fake'

12:57 [The Hindu - News] Slow down

12:58 [Voice of America] TPP Trade Deal Expected in Early 2014: Analysts

13:00 [The Hindu - News] Rustle of the silks

13:02 [CNN: Money] Stocks eye budget deal for taper risk

13:02 [CNN: Money] I work every holiday

13:05 [Raw Story] Florida man called out for racist TV ads tells Raw Story he’s fine with criticism

13:06 [The Hindu - News] Printpick

13:06 [The Hindu - News] Police given free hand: Jayalalithaa

13:07 [CNN] U.S. halts aid to rebels in northern Syria

13:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] Putin orders Arctic military boost

13:08 [Red Pepper] Cops Off Campus mobilisation video

13:08 [The Hindu - News] All jazzed up

13:08 [Voice of America] Japan to Beef Up Military in Response to China: Panel

13:09 [BBC: Education] VIDEO: Free schools cost more than predicted

13:10 [The Independent] In pictures: Ukrainian riot police clash with pro-EU protesters

13:11 [NPR] As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

13:11 [CNET News] Nest Labs CEO advice: Startup? More like lawyer up

13:12 [Fin24 News] Fin24 answers Moneyweb charges

13:12 [The Hindu - News] I am… Murugammal – Chickpea snack vendor

13:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Sebelius Requests Investigation

13:15 [Raw Story] Sharing a name with Saddam Hussein has mostly meant trouble for many Iraqis

13:15 [Raw Story] Japan setting aside $970 million to store tons of soil contaminated by radiation

13:16 [The Hindu - News] A farmer in our midst

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Actor’s actor

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Dance all the way

13:18 [The Hindu - News] The Haryana connect

13:21 [Slate Magazine] The Real College Barrier for Working-Poor Families

13:22 [The Hindu - News] To see…and be seen

13:22 [CNN: Health] 8 sneaky causes of obesity

13:22 [CNN: Health] Photos may hinder memory

13:22 [CNN: Health] Would you do weight loss surgery?

13:23 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Downton stars keep audience guessing

13:24 [BBC: Also in the news] Italy: Judges see 'romance' in child sex case

13:25 [The Independent] Asda vows to bring back Black Friday after 'phenomenal' response

13:25 [The Independent] Godzilla trailer for 2014 released

13:25 [The Independent] Man cycles down water slide in incredible stunt video

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Tryst with art continues

13:31 [BBC: Entertainment] Heathers musical to open in New York

13:31 [Guardian] Dementia research funding to be doubled by 2025, says David Cameron

13:32 [BBC: Technology] Zavvi threatens PlayStation shoppers

13:33 [BBC: Science & Environment] Dinosaur impact 'sent life to Mars'

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Mysore's last royal cremated with State honours

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Madhubani comes alive

13:39 [Guardian] South Korean MPs consider measures to tackle online gaming addiction

13:40 [Raw Story] Coal port plan will kill the Great Barrier Reef, activists say

13:40 [Raw Story] India’s top court upholds a law criminalizing gay sex

13:40 [Telegraph] UK's tough immigration laws kept Mike Tyson out of the UK, minister boasts

13:41 [The Independent] Dale Cregan's mother charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office

13:41 [The Independent] Reinstate tests for seven and 14-year-olds - we should never have dropped them, says Ofsted chief

13:41 [The Independent] Nokia faces soaring Indian tax bill ahead of crucial ruling

13:42 [zero hedge] Budget Deal Fails To Spark Overnight Rally On Strong Yen

13:42 [The Hindu - News] A jumbo initiative

13:45 [Guardian] NSA files – UK MP aims to introduce bill to tighten surveillance laws – live

13:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: The Final Countdown For Extended Unemployment Benefits

13:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: The Newtown Moment That Came And Went

13:46 [The Hindu - News] KG-D6: FinMin cautions Oil Ministry against dilution of arbitration case

13:47 [BBC: Education] VIDEO: Union critical of free school spending

13:51 [Pravda] Countries struggle to spread new ideas in health care

13:51 [Deutsche Welle] Court rejects Afghan negligence claim against German government in Kunduz deaths

13:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Can Cutting Down Trees Actually Help Save The Planet?

13:55 [The Hindu - News] Shinde accuses Nitish govt. of failure to control Maoists

13:55 [New Statesman] Why the cult of hard work is counter-productive /sites/default/files/images/2013%2B49idle.JPG

13:56 [The Independent] Nelson Mandela: World leaders pay respect in Pretoria

13:56 [The Independent] Zara owner Inditex blames flat profits on strong euro

13:56 [Deutsche Welle] Riace, the village that loves immigrants

13:57 [CNN] Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

13:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill Shireman: The Bottom Line of Classical Economics: The Missing 20 Percent

13:57 [Guardian] Mandela memorial sign language interpreter 'was making it up'

13:58 [CNN] Opinion: Obama defies the dictators at Mandela service

13:58 [Financial Times] India’s top court upholds ban on gay sex

13:59 [The Hindu - News] Stroke of luck

14:00 [Voice of America] Reuters: Iran's Plans for More Nuclear Plants Causes Concern Among Gulf Leaders

14:02 [CNN] Riot police crack down on pro-Western protesters in Kiev, Ukraine

14:03 [Guardian] US budget deal brings relief; Lloyds hit with record fine over bonuses - business live

14:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paula Gordon: Shining Lights

14:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: 13 Pecent Of Americans Approve Of Congress

14:04 [Fox News: politics] Sebelius asks for investigation of flawed website

14:05 [New Statesman] The console camera of the future could track your movements through walls

14:06 [CNN] Opinion: Keep your guns, but take responsibility

14:06 [CNN] Opinion: Is Miley introducing fans to 'Molly'?

14:08 [CNN: Politics] First on CNN: Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

14:08 [CNN: Politics] Ryan: Deal eliminates shutdown

14:08 [CNN: Politics] Murray emerges

14:08 [CNN: Politics] January shutdown prevented: Budget negotiators announce deal

14:10 [] 'Dumb' Budget Deal Attacks America's Most Vulnerable /sites/

14:10 [Telegraph] Best (and worst) politicians' Christmas cards

14:10 [Telegraph] Eurostar extends booking period

14:11 [CNET News] 'Desktops are not dead,' says HP CEO

14:11 [Deutsche Welle] 'When Kiribati disappears, we're going to die with our kids'

14:11 [Deutsche Welle] Judges walk out again at Egypt Brotherhood trial

14:12 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 11

14:12 [zero hedge] Las Vegas Housing Demand Has Crashed While Supply Surging

14:12 [zero hedge] Pope Francis Named Time Person Of 2013

14:12 [BBC: Technology] 'Revenge porn' site owner arrested

14:13 [The Hindu - News] What's cooking

14:13 [The Hindu - News] World leaders bow before Nelson Mandela's casket

14:13 [The Independent] In pictures: Mandela's body arrives at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

14:13 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Mandela in the Age of Drones

14:14 [CNN] Animal DNA and Mars kits: Welcome to the 99¢ store of the future

14:15 [The Hindu - News] Justice Ganguly yet to decide on future course of action

14:15 [New Statesman] PMQs review: Cameron tries to blame Labour for the living standards crisis

14:16 [Voice of America] Mandela Memorial Shifts to Processions, Lying in State

14:16 [CBC: politics] Bruce Heyman, U.S. ambassador nominee, faces Senate hearing

14:17 [CBC: politics] Hill staff asked to sign lifetime confidentiality agreements

14:18 [Fin24 News] SA's most popular Christmas gifts are...

14:19 [The Hindu - News] All about the flavours

14:20 [Voice of America] Obama-Castro Handshake Draws Attention at Mandela Tribute

14:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jillian Berman: Telling Fast Food Workers To 'Get A Better Job' Is Nonsense, In 1 Chart

14:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Obama, Top Republicans Back Modest Budget Deal

14:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jack Mirkinson: Time Criticized For Choosing Pope Francis Over Edward Snowden As Person Of The Year

14:21 [The Hindu - News] BJP assures Anna of Lokpal Bill passage

14:21 [CNET News] Rovio goes for a ride on iOS with Mario Kart-like Angry Birds Go

14:23 [CNN] Daisuke Takahashi: Japan star on the importance of being 'gorgeous'

14:24 [Guardian] Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

14:25 [The Hindu - News] KSRTC to get Rs. 75 cr from government

14:27 [The Hindu - News] Russian Foreign Minister arrives in Tehran to follow-up on nuclear deal

14:27 [The Hindu - News] Words of wisdom

14:28 [Slashdot] Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

14:28 [Voice of America] Presidents, Public View Mandela Lying in State

14:29 [The Independent] Glasgow helicopter crash: funeral held for Pc Kirsty Nelis just minutes' walk from tragedy site

14:29 [The Independent] Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

14:29 [The Independent] FirstGroup rejects Greyhound bus break-up proposal

14:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: In 76 Countries Across The World, He Could Be Arrested For Committing No CrimeThi

14:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Behind Eulogies, U.S. Deeply Conflicted On Mandela

14:31 [The Hindu - News] Sunny days

14:32 [CNN: Money] 15 best financial sites and apps

14:32 [CNN] Friends travel together for 20 years

14:32 [CNN] With Mandela speech, Obama shows he can still stir the spirit

14:34 [Guardian] Indian court overturns ruling decriminalising gay sex

14:36 [Guardian] French cafe offers discounts to polite customers

14:36 [NPR] Sen. Murray On Budget Deal: A 'Compromise' With 'Smarter Cuts'

14:36 [NPR] Pope Francis Is Person Of The Year, 'Time' Says

14:36 [CNN] Accused 'revenge porn' operator says he's done nothing illegal

14:36 [Deutsche Welle] EU court strikes down Cisco complaint against Microsoft-Skype merger

14:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Most Notable Politics Stories of 2013

14:37 [CNN: Travel] Friends travel together for 20 years

14:37 [Reuters] Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

14:38 [Good] A City Education: How Do We Really Help Homeless Students?

14:39 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rapid expansion: bus stops cut

14:39 [Sydney Morning Herald] The text that sounded the death knell

14:39 [Sydney Morning Herald] Boys leave after 'incident'

14:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: What Conservatives Like Liz Cheney Didn't Understand About Apartheid

14:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Senate To Vote On Nina Pillard Nomination

14:40 [Fin24 News] Retailers close shop for Madiba funeral

14:41 [Amnesty International] India: Dismaying top court ruling re-criminalizes homosexuality

14:42 [zero hedge] (Part VI) How Likely Are Bail-Ins? Bank of England Says U.S. “Could Do Today”

14:42 [zero hedge] Two-Thirds Say American Dream Is Over

14:43 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson's aide took couple's children on 14 holidays in three years, court hears

14:43 [Telegraph] Barack Obama 'selfie': who is Helle Thorning-Schmidt

14:43 [Telegraph] David Cameron: MPs' pay rise 'simply unacceptable'

14:43 [Telegraph] Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

14:43 [Telegraph] Michelle Obama was not unhappy during Nelson Mandela 'selfie', photographer insists

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Nawaz wants NSA meetings to discuss terror

14:44 [The Independent] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby meets with energy bosses

14:44 [The Independent] What to watch tonight: TV choices, 11 December

14:47 [Fox News] Colorado RV park evacuated after ice dam bursts

14:47 [Fox News] Group buries unclaimed vets, one soldier at a time

14:47 [Fox News] White House gun control goals fade as Newtown anniversary nears- KURTZ: Rare restraint on shooting anniversary

14:47 [Fox News] Report: Kenya mall attackers may have escaped

14:47 [Fox News] Uruguay approves first national market for legal pot

14:47 [Fox News] NSA reportedly using browser cookies to track targets

14:47 [Fox News] Kerry urges Congress to 'hold off' on Iran sanctions

14:47 [Fox News] Truck stolen with $120G of Hershey's chocolate inside

14:47 [Fox News] Woman says cops charged into house, used stun gun

14:47 [Fox News] Friends say Mont. newlywed showed no emotion when husband's body found

14:47 [Fox News] Mandela's body lies in state in South Africa's capital- Obama shakes hand of Cuba's Castro at service- Obama's handshake mistake?- Memorial sign language interpreter deemed a 'fake'

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Doors to Delhi

14:48 [Voice of America] Protests in Kyiv

14:49 [CNET News] Microsoft's Skype purchase withstands challenge by Cisco

14:49 [The Atlantic: National] Why a Fair Death Penalty May Never Be Fair

14:51 [CNN] Outrage over 'fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial

14:52 [Slate Magazine] Taxation Without Penetration

14:54 [The Hindu - News] BJP favours abolition of I-T, sales tax and excise tax

14:54 [The Hindu - News] One of the oldest variants of MiGs takes the final bow

14:55 [Raw Story] Cop cleared of wrongdoing after shoving police dog into suspect’s car after pursuit ends

14:55 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and clarifications — December 12, 2013

14:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Voucher-Mania: Why The Right Is Diseased (And Out Of Ideas)

14:58 [CNET News] Netflix adds Bojack Horseman to stable in mid-2014

14:58 [Slashdot] Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India

15:00 [The Independent] Canada vows to defend Santa Claus from Russian troops as row over territory escalates

15:03 [Disinformation] Study Suggests That Meditation Changes The Body’s Gene Expression

15:03 [CNN] Catalyst: Number of women on boards, as executives don't increase

15:03 [Global Voices] The Caucasus Network: Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina

15:04 [Guardian] Proposed pay rise for MPs unacceptable, says David Cameron

15:05 [CNN: Living] No growth for top corporate women

15:06 [Voice of America] Presidents, Public View Mandela Lying in State

15:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Obamacare Enrollments Surpass 1 Million

15:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dominique Mosbergen: 6 Funerals That Showed Us The True Passion Of A Nation In Mourning

15:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: In China, Protesters Drink Pesticide In Desperate Measure To Appeal Home Demolitions

15:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emma Gray: The 25 Best Moments For Women In 2013

15:10 [] Pitched Battles in Kiev as Riot Police Raid Protest Camp /sites/

15:10 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare health enrollment doubled in November: report

15:11 [CNN: Money] Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000

15:11 [CNN: Money] Our sit-down with Steve Ballmer

15:11 [NPR] Enrollment Jumps At, Though Totals Still Lag

15:12 [CNET News] Get AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro for free

15:12 [OpEdNews] The ACA, Pope Francis, and Me: The Road To Single Payer

15:12 [The Hindu - News] LGBT rights groups protest against SC verdict

15:12 [CNN: Money] Everyman Ed Lee

15:12 [zero hedge] Are Stocks Cheap?

15:12 [CNN: Crime] Tempers flare during newlywed's trial

15:12 [CNN: Crime] 'Revenge porn' site creator charged

15:12 [CNN: Crime] Slain honor student's parents in disbelief

15:12 [CNN: Crime] Opinion: Keep your guns, but take responsibility

15:12 [CNN: Crime] Barron Hilton beat up; blames Lindsay Lohan

15:12 [CNN: Crime] He fought in Iraq and is killed for trying to buy an iPad in the U.S.

15:13 [CNN] Defiant Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades after police crackdown

15:13 [CNN] NTSB probes fatal Asiana Flight 214 crash

15:14 [Guardian] Mandela memorial sign language interpreter accused of being a fake

15:15 [Telegraph] David Cameron defends decision to pose for controversial 'selfie'

15:16 [Guardian] Thousands queue to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela

15:17 [AL JAZEERA] German court rejects Afghan airstrike case

15:17 [AL JAZEERA] Judges resign in Egypt Brotherhood trial

15:22 [Fin24 News] E Cape tourism calls for reasonable rates

15:25 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Happy Endings' to re-air on VH1

15:25 [Raw Story] Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade tells general: Iraq was a ‘great place’ until U.S. left

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: MoveOn Doubles Down On Social Security Fight

15:26 [The Hindu - News] NOTA plays spoilsport in Chhattisgarh election

15:27 [CNN: Money] Teen millionaire helps Yahoo regain spark

15:28 [The Hindu - News] Oral polio vaccine for Pakistan to India travel

15:29 [BBC: Technology] Spy agencies 'track Google cookies'

15:30 [The Hindu - News] Verse and visual

15:30 [The Hindu - News] The city of rasa

15:31 [Telegraph] Test children at seven and fourteen, says Ofsted chief

15:31 [Telegraph] 'Nigella Lawson spent £55,000 on Donna Karan clothes over four years'

15:31 [Deutsche Welle] Maidan protests continue after night of violence

15:31 [Deutsche Welle] International auditors return to Greece to debate reforms

15:32 [CBC: politics] Nelson Mandela scholarships announced by Stephen Harper

15:34 [Fox News: politics] Obama creates international incident with 'selfie' at Mandela service

15:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Even Hillary Clinton Looks Impressed With George W. Bush's Paintings

15:36 [NPR] 'Fake' Sign Language Interpreter Marred Mandela Memorial

15:36 [New Statesman] The cup and the knife: the reality of caring for someone with dementia

15:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] Exactly What the State Says to Deceive You About Surveillance

15:38 [CNN: Money] 1.3 million set to lose jobless benefits

15:38 [CNN: Money] 4 major work blunders to avoid

15:39 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Susan Rice Attempts to Solve the Japan-China Deadlock

15:39 [The Hindu - News] Living with the dead

15:40 [Raw Story] NBC plans TV mini-series remake of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

15:40 [Raw Story] Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Coalition partners pressure Jharkhand CM to scrap sand auction policy

15:41 [zero hedge] China "Fixes" Pollution Problem... By Raising Danger Threshold

15:42 [CBC: politics] Canada Post to stop urban home mail delivery

15:42 [Slashdot] Disqus Bug Deanonymizes Commenters

15:42 [Voice of America] Time Magazine Names Pope Francis Person of the Year

15:43 [The Hindu - News] Pension Parishad delegation meets Rahul Gandhi

15:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christine Conetta: 'The Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Leader Jimmy McMillan Says 'I Told You So'

15:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Fred Lundgren: Racism -- 'I Know It When I See It'

15:45 [Raw Story] Hindus join Satanists demanding equal placement on Oklahoma capitol grounds

15:45 [Raw Story] How cold is the coldest place on Earth?

15:45 [Raw Story] How A Young Conservative Taught Mankind To Get Laid Through Street Harassment

15:45 [CNET News] Microsoft eyes free versions of Windows Phone, RT, report says

15:47 [Telegraph] In pictures: A look back at past winners of the Time Person of the Year

15:47 [Telegraph] Five-year-olds excluded from school for watching porn

15:47 [Telegraph] India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex

15:47 [Telegraph] Ofsted chief: reintroduce SATs tests for pupils at 7 and 14

15:48 [Guardian] Malaria deaths among children under five halved since turn of the century

15:51 [The Hindu - News] Defence authorities for stringent checks on India-Nepal border

15:53 [The Atlantic: International] News Outlets to Syrian Rebels: Help Us Stop Journalist Kidnappings

15:53 [CNN: Living] Financial infidelity: When your partner's wallet wanders

15:53 [CNN: Living] No increase in women CEOs

15:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jim Sleeper: Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

15:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Angel Taveras: The Farm Bill: Building Long-term Community and Economic Health

15:55 [The Hindu - News] Raman Singh to be sworn in on Thursday

15:55 [Truthout] GOP To Do List

15:55 [Truthout] GOP Drug Tests

15:55 [Raw Story] British woman wins right to get married in Scientology ‘chapel’

15:55 [Raw Story] U.S. suspends all non-lethal assistance into northern Syria

15:56 [Fox News: politics] ObamaCare signups increase in November but still way behind government's own estimate

15:57 [CNN: Money] 5 things the budget deal doesn't do

15:57 [CNN: Money] Stocks flat despite U.S. budget deal

15:57 [CNN: Money] Where Bill Gross is putting his money

15:57 [CNN: Money] Starbucks' grocery gambit

16:00 [BBC: Health] G8 pledges to overcome dementia scourge

16:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Cuba, What Are Your Plans for the New Year?

16:01 [NPR] India's Supreme Court Restores Ban On Gay Sex

16:01 [The Hindu - News] Bikaner MP to raise anti-homosexuality bill in Lok Sabha

16:01 [Fox News: politics] Tough numbers as Sebelius heads to Hill

16:01 [Pravda] Astrakhan Acting Mayor Irina Egorova tells students of Russian Constitution

16:01 [Telegraph] Book on 'submissive wives' becomes hit in Spain

16:03 [Reuters] Thousands of South Africans queue to see Mandela lie in state

16:04 [Big Think] EuroMaidan: How You Can Help the Protesters in Ukraine

16:04 [Big Think] Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Power

16:04 [Big Think] Do Not Confuse Confucius with Santa Claus... But Why Not?

16:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Why Pope Francis Is Time Magazine's Person of the Year

16:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: State Fiscal Picture Brightens But Uncertainly Lingers Into 2014

16:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brian Levin, J.D.: Tila's Tequilia's Nazi Holiday Crush

16:05 [CNN] Rep. Paul Ryan: From Republican VP candidate to fiscal deal maker

16:05 [CNN: Living] Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

16:06 [New Statesman] Sadiq Khan hits out at Labour London mayoral "beauty parade"

16:06 [CNET News] Star Trek Trexels for iOS mashes up generations and game genres

16:06 [CNET News] Instagram's NYC event: Join us Thursday (live blog)

16:06 [CNET News] Vote for the Tech Car of the Year

16:07 [CNN: Technology] Is this the mall of the future?

16:07 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Obama-Castro Shake: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

16:07 [AL JAZEERA] France defends CAR military presence

16:07 [OpEdNews] Kerry's Coup from Mediator to Antagonist

16:07 [CNN] FDA hopes to curb antibiotic use on farms

16:08 [World Policy Institute] HIV/AIDS on the Altar of Austerity

16:09 [The Hindu - News] Agartala readies for CPI(M) apex committee meetings

16:11 [The Hindu - News] Maharashtra told to file affidavit on housing quota

16:12 [zero hedge] Some Stunning Perspective: China Money Creation Blows US And Japan Out Of The Water

16:12 [zero hedge] Speaker Boehner Explains The Budget "Deal" - Live Feed

16:12 [zero hedge] US Stocks Slammed; Retrace Payroll Gains

16:12 [BBC: Entertainment] British success at SAG nominations

16:14 [CNN] Sebelius orders review of Obamacare website woes

16:14 [CNN] Iran envoy to make first London visit as icy relations thaw

16:15 [Fox News] SNAP: Obama 'selfie' touches nerve

16:15 [Fox News] VEGAS PLAYReid reportedly squeezed DHS for casino visas

16:15 [Fox News] UKRAINE UNREST Demonstrations grow as police leave protest camp

16:15 [Raw Story] Ukrainian protesters douse cops with water, force retreat from Kiev’s Independence Square

16:15 [Raw Story] Pope Francis named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

16:16 [The Progressive] Surprise: Congress Actually Agrees on 2-Year Budget

16:16 [NPR] Pensions Become Less Certain For Government Workers

16:16 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson assistant denies claim about Oprah Winfrey deal for TV cook

16:17 [OpEdNews] Starting the Conscious Eating, Meatless, No Animal Product Journey

16:17 [The Hindu - News] Anti-Cong wave sweeping across country: Mamata

16:18 [The Independent] Energy bills and rent overtake transport as biggest cost for UK families, says ONS

16:18 [The Independent] Thieves burgle home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu while he attends Nelson Mandela memorial service

16:18 [The Independent] Bells jingled when curfew man went into loft for festive decorations

16:18 [The Independent] Police call-handler 'fed information on hunt for Dale Cregan'

16:18 [The Independent] Video: China ready for Moon landing

16:18 [The Independent] Chelsy Davy 'blitzed' Prince Harry with calls, Old Bailey hacking trial is told

16:18 [The Independent] Man arrested after 'American pit bulls' maul woman to death in her home

16:18 [The Independent] Man who tried to commit suicide by running into wall loses damages case over broken spine

16:18 [The Independent] French café starts charging extra to rude customers

16:18 [The Independent] Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding

16:18 [The Independent] David Cameron explains selfie with Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Memorial

16:19 [The Hindu - News] Anti-superstition bill introduced in Maharashtra Assembly

16:20 [CNN: Health] Photo-taking may hinder memories

16:20 [CNN: Health] FDA hopes to curb antibiotic use on farms

16:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Charles Rangel's Bid To Overturn 2010 Censure Dismissed By Judge

16:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eleanor Goldberg: UN: 1 In 3 Children Hasn't Had Birth Registered

16:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Shank: Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

16:22 [BBC: Education] 'Bring back tests at seven and 14'

16:22 [Slate Magazine] Stop Fussing Over Personhood

16:24 [BBC: Technology] Four arrests over '£1m cyber theft'

16:25 [Raw Story] Marc Chagall masterpiece in German art trove ‘was Nazi-looted’ from Jewish family

16:25 [The Hindu - News] ‘No truck with Congress or BJP’

16:26 [NPR] Exchange Enrollment Growing But Still Short Of Forecasts

16:26 [Slashdot] Doom Is Twenty Years Old

16:26 [Voice of America] Steve Herman: Thai PM Confident Military Will Not Stage Coup

16:27 [AL JAZEERA] Iranian general criticises Rouhani government

16:27 [The Hindu - News] AAP to contest in Lok Sabha polls, may take on Rahul

16:28 [Reuters] Thai crisis deepens as PM's supporters weigh in

16:30 [CNN] Kate Winslet welcomes baby with Ned Rocknroll

16:30 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 11, 2013

16:30 [] Democracy Now!: ALEC's "Institutional Corruption," From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector

16:30 [] Democracy Now!: The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

16:30 [] Democracy Now!: As Olympic Winter Games Near, Russian LGBT Activists Speak Out Against Anti-Gay Laws

16:31 [Financial Times] Jump in US healthcare enrolments

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lydia O'Connor: Polls Suggest California Is Poised To Legalize Marijuana In 2014

16:32 [CNN: Technology] Google Glass users facing privacy backlash

16:33 [Pravda] Nizhny Novgorod and Armenia agree to cooperate

16:34 [Telegraph] Maternity or paternity pay could be slashed in a baby boom

16:34 [CNET News] Amazon expands Fresh delivery service to San Francisco

16:34 [CNET News] Microsoft's Xbox One sales reach 2 million units

16:34 [CNET News] Spotify users have streamed 4.5B hours of music in past year

16:34 [CNET News] Spotify's mobile app finally goes free for tablets, smartphones

16:34 [Voice of America] Lisa Bryant: France Could Face Long Intervention in CAR

16:35 [Raw Story] Chaos erupts as Egyptian judges walk out of Muslim Brotherhood trial

16:35 [The Independent] Obama’s Mandela memorial ‘selfie’: Who the Helle is Thorning-Schmidt?

16:35 [The Independent] The downside to luxury travel? George Bush shows off his paintings aboard Air Force One

16:35 [The Independent] In pictures: Bairro Alto in Lisbon celebrates 500 years

16:36 [] Turkey-Armenia: A Week for Handshakes, Both Short and Long

16:37 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC told to improve peak-time drama

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John W. Boyd Jr.: An Old Story: Justice Delayed for Native Americans

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Montgomery: The Perils of Religious Politicking

16:41 [NPR] Asiana Pilot Was 'Very Concerned' Before California Crash

16:42 [Deutsche Welle] India's top court upholds law banning gay sex

16:42 [Deutsche Welle] BayernLB to sue Formula One boss Ecclestone for damages in graft scandal

16:42 [Slate Magazine] The Double Bacon Extra Cheese Problem

16:43 [Disinformation] David Simon Speech: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’ //

16:43 [Topix Activism News] Design Perspectives: Bassetti's sunny activism and imagination will be missed

16:43 [CNET News] Spotify expands to 20 new markets

16:44 [zero hedge] Dan Loeb Takes On Santa Claus

16:44 [CNN: Money] 5 surprising facts about Madoff's epic scam

16:47 [Financial Times] Nigeria’s missing $50bn oil cash sought

16:48 [CNN] Opinion: Halfway to victory over malaria

16:48 [Voice of America] Ukraine Police End Standoff with Protesters

16:49 [CNN: Living] Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year

16:49 [Fin24 News] Statistics SA says the CPI has dropped slightly

16:50 [Telegraph] Gwent police which boasted largest fall in crime 'failed to report dozens of incidents'

16:50 [Telegraph] Ofsted: schools face 'no-notice' inspections in behaviour crackdown

16:50 [Raw Story] No charges after man pulls gun on ‘b*tch’ with disabled kid over Walmart parking delay

16:50 [The Independent] Imagination Technologies tanks on smartphone slowdown

16:50 [The Independent] Tesco considers discounts on ‘ugly’ fruit and veg to win over fussy public

16:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Edie Windsor Is Time Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' Runner Up

16:53 [CNET News] If only this Call of Duty Lego 9mm handgun fired real bricks

16:53 [CNET News] AT&T delivers GigaPower fiber network to Austin

16:55 [Raw Story] Right-wing radio host Bryan Fischer says First Amendment only protects Christians

16:56 [zero hedge] Obamacare Is Supposed To Sign Up 7 Million By March - 365,000 So Far

16:56 [The Progressive] Netanyahu Blows Off Mandela Memorial Service

16:56 [NPR] Robots Could Help Farmers Reign In Fertilizer Pollution

16:57 [Deutsche Welle] After violence, Turkey faces new Syrian threat

16:57 [Deutsche Welle] Germany pledges to stand with Mali as it gets back on its feet

16:57 [Slashdot] Sailfish OS Comes to the Nokia N9

16:57 [BBC: Entertainment] AUDIO: Why is Danish drama Borgen so popular?

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: Sequestration Victims Happy With A Budget Deal That Relieves A Third Of The Cuts

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Javier Sierra: Fast for Families and César Chávez: Two Stories About the Hunger for Human Decency

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Why Eva Longoria Is Saddened By Obama's Deportation Policy (VIDEO)

17:00 [Voice of America] US Halts Non-Lethal Aid to Northern Syria

17:01 [straight] Winter Harp warms up to 20 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_WinterHarp2_2399.jpg

17:02 [New Statesman] Philip Hammond caught out after claiming living standards are rising

17:02 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Tuesday, 12/11

17:03 [CNET News] The Audiophiliac's under $100 holiday gift guide

17:03 [BBC: Also in the news] Church man's taboo term for unwed mothers

17:05 [Raw Story] Atheists and Christians lay claim to Nelson Mandela — but which was he?

17:05 [CNN: Living] Suspended for kissing girl?

17:06 [Telegraph] Order! Speaker John Bercow tells MP to 'take up yoga'

17:06 [Telegraph] Desmund Tutu's home burgled on day of Mandela memorial ceremony

17:06 [Telegraph] Britain and US suspend non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels

17:06 [Telegraph] Ofsted: pupils need time to 'read for pleasure' in lessons

17:06 [Telegraph] Teenager 'on legal high' as he stabbed grandmother to death

17:06 [Telegraph] In pictures: Who is Denmark's 'selfie' Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt?

17:06 [The Independent] General Motors to halt production in Australia

17:06 [Reuters] IAEA to seek progress on Iran nuclear probe in Tehran talks

17:06 [Reuters] U.S. health secretary calls for probe of Obamacare website launch

17:06 [BBC: Entertainment] AUDIO: Palin hints at Python warm-up show

17:06 [Slashdot] Pirate Bay Founder Warg Being Held in Solitary Confinement

17:08 [CNN: Health] FDA targets antibiotic use on farms

17:08 [CNN: Entertainment] Kate Winslet welcomes baby

17:08 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Scandal' star's power ranger dream

17:08 [CNN: Entertainment] Kate Winslet welcomes a new baby

17:09 [Guardian] UK urged to follow Nordic model of criminalising prostitution clients

17:10 [Anarchist news] A Critique of San Francisco's Mission Yuppie Eradication Project

17:11 [CNN] The teen who's changing your life

17:11 [CNN] SAG Award nods honor 'Slave,' snub Redford

17:12 [Deutsche Welle] Foreign journalists tiptoe around Chinese regulation

17:12 [Deutsche Welle] Institute still planning 'Mein Kampf' publication amid Bavarian plan for ban

17:13 [Reuters: politics] U.S. health secretary calls for probe of Obamacare website launch

17:13 [Reuters] Thousands of South Africans line up to see Mandela lie in state

17:14 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 11, 2013 /files/1211-630.jpg

17:14 [Mother Jones] Chart of the Day: Obamacare Enrollment Up Sharply on Federal Exchange /files/blog_plans_federal_exchange_end_november.jpg

17:15 [CNN: Health] Should you eat more frozen food?

17:17 [BBC: Health] VIDEO: G8 aim to 'develop dementia cure'

17:17 [CNN: Entertainment] SAG Award nods honor 'Slave,' others snubbed

17:17 [CNN] Pope Francis Fast Facts

17:18 [The Hindu - News] Rare bipartisan support for budget deal

17:18 [BBC: Health] G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge

17:19 [Fox News] Letter to Santa goes viral

17:19 [Fox News] Top Santa sightings in Orlando

17:19 [Fox News] New clue to first Lost Colony?

17:19 [Fox News] Ben disses GOP actors

17:19 [Fox News] Canada: North Pole is ours

17:19 [Fox News] MacLaine: Dog back from dead

17:19 [Fox News] Beers no one drinks anymore

17:19 [Fox News] Cure for erectile dysfunction?

17:19 [Fox News] Print your own Porsche?

17:19 [Fox News] Danica a country crooner?

17:19 [Fox News] Google's mystery barge mishap

17:20 [Telegraph] Prince Harry was bombarded by messages from Chelsy Davy while at Sandhurst, court hears

17:20 [Telegraph] PMQs sketch: Does the Prime Minister agree that he's great?

17:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Immigration Protesters Deny They're Harassing Republicans

17:21 [The Independent] Wragge & Co agrees Lawrence Graham merger in historic deal

17:21 [The Independent] Closure at last in Cold War mystery? Russian experts test human remains after 39-year hunt for Hull trawlermen

17:23 [msnbc: politics] Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout

17:24 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Scotland's killer avalanches explained

17:25 [Fox News: politics] 'Under a cloud': Dems advance DHS pick despite claims of political favors

17:25 [Truthdig] Martin Basheer

17:25 [Truthdig] CEO and Worker Pay

17:25 [CNET News] Asus PadFone Infinity phone/tablet to land in the US

17:26 [The Progressive] More Trouble for Bulletproof Securities in Wisconsin

17:26 [zero hedge] Peak "Greater Fools"?

17:26 [NPR] Debate Club: Blocks Are The Best Toys Ever

17:26 [NPR] U.S., U.K. Suspend Some Aid To Syrian Rebels

17:27 [CNN] Sochi 2014: Protest zones at Winter Olympics

17:27 [CNN] Best smartphone travel photos announced

17:27 [CNN] Will Congress carry on Gabriella's fight?

17:27 [CNN] Ricin Fast Facts

17:32 [CNN] Uruguay marijuana move: Why 2014 will redefine global drugs debate

17:34 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Gendering Climate

17:34 [Reuters: politics] Boehner: no acceptable White House plan to extend U.S. unemployment

17:35 [Voice of America] France's Hollande Says CAR at Risk of Civil War

17:35 [Guardian] Syria: US and UK suspend aid after Islamist fighters seize weapons stores

17:36 [Telegraph] In pictures: Worst weather in the world

17:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Mathias: Bill De Blasio Moving Into Gracie Mansion

17:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Rick Scott Makes Reelection Efforts Official, Files Necessary Paperwork For 2014 Campaign

17:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Russell Simmons: Ted Cruz Was Right, For Once.

17:38 [The Independent] Nigella Lawson 'signed exclusive deal to appear on Oprah Winfrey show', court hears

17:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: John Boehner Slams Conservative Groups For 'Using' Lawmakers And The American People

17:40 [New Internationalist] Hypocrisy, blackmail and power politics: same old WTO

17:42 [New Statesman] New Statesman cover | Power Games /sites/default/files/images/2013%2B50%20small.jpg

17:44 [BBC: Technology] Spotify offers 'free' mobile service

17:44 [CNN: Crime] Affleck reveals stalker scare

17:45 [Voice of America] US Congress Weighing Budget Compromise

17:45 [CNN: Money] Iran oil exports rise as sanctions eased

17:45 [CNN: Money] Would a Scripps deal mean more cash for Discovery?

17:46 [CNET News] Google+ technology arrives in new interactive ad format

17:46 [The Progressive] Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana

17:46 [CBC: politics] Patrick Brazeau denied parliamentary press gallery credentials

17:46 [NPR] Lululemon Bets New Leaders Will Help It See Through Woes

17:47 [CBC: politics] 2013 political year in review on Wednesdays with Kady

17:47 [CBC: politics] Canada Post to phase out urban home mail delivery

17:48 [msnbc: politics] Boehner lashes out at conservative groups on budget deal

17:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Hafiz: Pope Francis' Defining Moments: How The Pontiff Became Time Magazine's 'Person Of The Year'

17:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Josh Silver: We Just Dumped a Bag of Money on a Congressman -- Here's Why

17:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Monica Gray: Two Reasons Why Millennials Are Uniquely Positioned to Spur Positive Social Change Worldwide

17:50 [Slashdot] Nokia Still Experimenting With Android Smartphone

17:50 [BBC: Entertainment] Spotify offers 'free' mobile service

17:52 [Telegraph] Fall in crime 'overstated', says expert

17:52 [Telegraph] Translated: what the Mandela signer was really saying

17:55 [Voice of America] Bangladesh Halts Execution of Islamist Leader

17:55 [AL JAZEERA] US and UK suspend non-lethal aid into Syria

17:56 [zero hedge] Rice From Fukushima Was Served To Japanese Government Officials, And Then Something Odd Happened

17:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] National Council of La Raza : With Rep. Watt Confirmed as FHFA Director, We Look Forward to True Relief for Homeowners

17:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steven Fulop: A New Approach on Gun Reform -- Let's Get Started

17:56 [NPR] No Cake For You: Saying "I Don't" To Same-Sex Marriage

17:59 [Guardian] Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

18:00 [CNN] Sochi 2014: Russia to set up protest zones at Winter Olympics

18:00 [CNN] Christmas gift ideas for hard-to-shop-for folks

18:00 [Raw Story] Pink Floyd’s Rogers Waters: Comparisons between Israel and Nazis ‘crushingly obvious’

18:00 [Raw Story] Mark Twain said ‘travel is fatal to prejudice’ — and science has proven him right

18:03 [The Atlantic: Technology] The NSA Raven, a Poem

18:03 [The Hindu - News] Pranab have legal consultations on Telangana Bill

18:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Frank Islam: Saving Grace: Renewing the Promise of the American Dream

18:04 [Big Think] We Profoundly Underestimate Animal Intelligence

18:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Nominee, Approved By Senate Panel

18:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: Food Stamp Enrollment Sees First Annual Drop Since 2007

18:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: Sen. Lamar Alexander Staffer's Home Searched In Child Porn Probe

18:06 [NPR] Who Is The Next Mandela?

18:06 [NPR] Is Pope Francis Really 'The People's Pope?'

18:07 [CNN: Money] Xbox One vs. PS4: Which rules?

18:07 [CNN: Money] Microsoft CEO: We made some dumb deals

18:07 [CNET News] At long last, Google Sheets doesn't need a network

18:07 [Slate Magazine] Why Are Pilot Whales Dying in the Florida Keys?

18:07 [The Onion] Onion Poll: Do You Believe In God?

18:08 [The Independent] South Korea considers law to classify online gaming as a potentially antisocial addiction

18:08 [The Independent] If our politicians were brave enough, or even simply rational, they would follow Uruguay's lead and legalise cannabis

18:08 [The Independent] Asteroid which wiped out dinosaurs 'could have sent life to Mars'

18:09 [CNN] Power of forgiveness: Apartheid-era cop's memories of Nelson Mandela

18:11 [Pravda] Combating child abuse and trafficking: Register children at birth

18:11 [CNN] American Country Awards: See the winners here!

18:12 [Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis wins Time magazine 'Person of the Year' award

18:12 [Deutsche Welle] Taliban bomb explodes near German convoy at NATO center of Kabul airport

18:13 [Voice of America] Reuters: Top Health Official Calls for Probe of Obamacare Website Launch

18:14 [CBC: politics] MPs head home as Senate scandal lingers

18:16 [straight] WFF 2013: Emily Hampshire and Ali Liebert on making it in the Canadian film industry /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/EmilyAli2.JPG

18:16 [straight] Five big changes coming to Canada Post /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_153195602.jpg

18:16 [The Progressive] With Pope as 'Man of the Year,' Time Proves It Didn't Read the News

18:16 [The Progressive] Budget Deal Hurts the Unemployed, Misses the Point

18:16 [CNET News] Two gifts under $100 for the audio enthusiast

18:16 [CNET News] Apple supplier under scrutiny following worker deaths

18:18 [Disinformation] The Occult On Wall Street: The Art Of Financial Astrology

18:18 [Disinformation] The NSA Isn’t The Only One Playing Games: Enter Xylem

18:19 [Slashdot] California Man Arrested for Running 'Revenge Porn' Website

18:19 [CBC: politics] Patrick Brazeau denied Parliament Hill press credentials

18:20 [] Exposed: NSA Uses Google "Cookies" to Snoop on Targets /sites/

18:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Gun Control Groups Remain Hopeful One Year After Newtown

18:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Blumenthal: This Is How Campaigns Get You To Open Their Emails And Give Them Your Money

18:22 [Fox News] PARTY FAVOR? Dems advance DHS pick despite probe, new allegations

18:22 [Telegraph] Nevada family found alive after two days in freezing mountains

18:23 [Fox News] Conservatives balk at budget proposal- OPINION: GOP can win with ObamaCare offensive

18:23 [Fox News] Top NY court blocks Colo. from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail- VIDEO: Roger Ailes: 'Major win for all journalists'- OPINION: Court's ruling a victory for all journalists

18:23 [Fox News] Things to do right now to save on taxes next year

18:23 [Fox News] Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

18:23 [Fox News] Nev. family lost in snow heated rocks to survive

18:23 [Fox News] 2 men plead guilty to supporting Afghanistan terrorists

18:23 [Fox News] G8 summit calls for AIDS-style fight against dementia

18:24 [The Independent] Man jailed after telling his girlfriend he had been mugged - to avoid telling her she spent £150 on a night out

18:25 [CNN] Kendrick Johnson family holds rally, files complaint on missing organs

18:25 [CNN: Living] Tough-to-buy-for gift guide

18:25 [CNET News] Apple TV gets content boost with Crackle, Watch ABC

18:25 [] Exposed: NSA Uses Google 'Cookies' to Snoop on Targets /sites/

18:26 [Fin24 News] Sanral: Nearly 900 000 e-tags issued

18:27 [Truthout] What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the US?

18:27 [New Statesman] This is what it looks like to fly past the Earth in a spaceship

18:28 [Financial Times] Kerry renews Mideast peace efforts

18:30 [Truthdig] A Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Any Safer? In a Word, No

18:31 [AL JAZEERA] GCC cautious but positive on new Iran ties

18:33 [OpEdNews] TPP Won't Wrap Up This Year, But Fast Track Remains a Threat

18:34 [Foreign Policy in Focus] The Twilight of Leadership

18:35 [Voice of America] Reuters: WHO: Malaria Control Efforts Saved 3.3 Million Since 2000

18:35 [AL JAZEERA] UN slams Israel on West Bank home demolitions

18:35 [Guardian] Cybercrime police investigating £1m bank theft arrest four people in London

18:35 [Guardian] Indian LGBT activists outraged as supreme court reinstates gay sex ban

18:37 [CNN] Obama selfie: Danes surprised by global attention

18:37 [New Statesman] Hacking trial: Piers Morgan told Rebekah he knew her splash after "listening" to her messages

18:38 [The Onion] American Voices: NSA Spied On Online Gamers

18:39 [Reuters] Italian PM Letta wins first leg of confidence vote

18:39 [Reuters] U.S., Britain suspend aid to north Syria after Islamists seize weapons store

18:39 [The Independent] Paul Walker’s funeral details: family planning private service

18:40 [Mother Jones] A Conservative Diagnoses the Decay of American Political Institutions /files/blog_statue_liberty_underwater.jpg

18:40 [Mother Jones] Obamacare Update: Percentage of Women Paying Nothing for Their Birth Control Surges in 2013

18:40 [Raw Story] Police raid home of Republican senator’s chief of staff in child porn investigation

18:40 [Raw Story] Man must repay $183,000 to Kochs after joining ‘Anonymous’ protest for one minute

18:40 [Raw Story] We’re only human: The offbeat stories of 2013

18:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] The Sunlight Foundation: Real-Time Disclosure -- One Simple Fix for a More Informed Public

18:42 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court sets aside verdict decriminalising gay sex

18:42 [Slate Magazine] Dear Prudence: Office Bra Etiquette

18:42 [Truthout] Ecuador: How to Balance the Rights of Indigenous & Local Communities With Economic Development?

18:42 [zero hedge] Are We Already At The "End Of Work"?

18:44 [Financial Times] France steps up internet surveillance

18:45 [Raw Story] Edward Snowden: NSA isn’t like East German Stasi, but still dangerous

18:45 [Raw Story] Santa will be receiving eight million letters this year

18:45 [Truthdig] Slate’s Person of the Year: Edward Snowden

18:45 [CNET News] Google Drive for iOS adds sorting, searching

18:45 [CNET News] How to get more retweets: USE CAPITAL LETTERS

18:45 [Reuters: politics] U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal

18:46 [CNN: Money] Stocks slide despite U.S. budget deal

18:46 [The Progressive] Just Who Came Up With the Idea for Obamacare?

18:47 [Voice of America] Latam Economies See Growth in 2014 Estimates

18:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kathleen Miles: Half Of Police Officers Don't Wear Seat Belts, Study Says

18:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] The Center for Public Integrity: 'Lobbyist' not curse word to all influencers

18:50 [Raw Story] Legal marijuana in Uruguay violates international law, says UN agency

18:50 [Raw Story] Pakistan mob kills one over alleged desecration of Koran

18:50 [Raw Story] Utah nurse accused of nightmarish rape of immobilized patient

18:51 [The Progressive] Gov't. Slices Through Obamacare Propaganda in Contraception Case

18:52 [Slashdot] Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T

18:52 [The Hindu - News] Karzai’s address to Parliament cancelled

18:53 [Truthout] Will Foreign Troops Help Quell Violence in the Central African Republic?

18:53 [Topix Activism News] Same-Sex Marriage Activists Kick Off Pa. Campaign

18:54 [Guardian] Rio de Janeiro paralysed by downpours

18:54 [Guardian] Lawyer for doctor in Bin Laden search flees Pakistan

18:54 [Financial Times] US and UK suspend aid to Syria rebels

18:54 [Reuters: politics] Home of U.S. senator's aide searched in porn investigation: senator

18:56 [CNN] Damien Hirst artworks stolen in London gallery heist

18:56 [The Hindu - News] Study moots 31 dedicated cycle track corridors

18:58 [Slashdot] OpenSSH Has a New Cipher — Chacha20-poly1305 — from D.J. Bernstein

18:58 [The Hindu - News] Lt. Governor weighing options

19:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Funeral In Protest

19:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Rep. John Shimkus Insults Either South Korea Or HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

19:01 [NPR] Sebelius Calls For Review Of HHS Practices That Led To Debacle

19:01 [NPR] Debate: Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?

19:02 [CNN] Guitarist Jim Hall, played with jazz greats, dead at 83

19:02 [The Hindu - News] MMTS will keep time, promises SCR chief

19:03 [The Atlantic: Technology] Is 'Delightful' the New 'Cool'?

19:03 [straight] Green MLA Andrew Weaver describes Vancouver airport fuel plan as “madness” /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Andrew%20Weaver_0.jpg

19:03 [straight] Red Meat /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CAR_Meat_2399.jpg

19:03 [straight] Arnould /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CAR_Arnould_2399.jpg

19:03 [straight] Mayor Gregor Robertson promises no gambling expansion in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/aerial_View02.jpg

19:04 [Fin24 News] ConCourt to rule on mining rights

19:04 [Big Think] Half the Workforce Hate Their Jobs. Here's 3 Ways That Can Change.

19:04 [straight] Let's do lunch: festive restaurants for a holiday treat in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Holidays_WEST_2399.jpg

19:04 [straight] Charles Montgomery's Happy City probes urban design /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/BOO_Montgomery_2399.jpg

19:05 [CNN: Crime] Missing organs complaint in Georgia case

19:06 [Guardian] Thick fog brings day of cancelled flights in London and south-east

19:06 [The Hindu - News] State keen on issuing smart cards to families: CM

19:07 [CNN: Health] Kids' health care may vary by region

19:07 [CNN: Health] Will your children buy candy, gum or little cigars?

19:07 [Slate Magazine] Do All Creatures Deteriorate With Age?

19:08 [OpEdNews] Condemning America's Poor For Being Poor; A National Shame

19:08 [Good] Our Latest GOOD Guide: Supporting Small Businesses

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Congress embarrassed by no-trust move

19:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Detroit's Abandoned Buildings Flood With City Water From Broken Pipes

19:09 [Telegraph] Britain's biggest solar farm to be built in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

19:09 [Telegraph] Supermarkets urged to bin "damaging" fuel promotions tied to grocery shopping

19:10 [CNN] Opinion: Pilots, not computers, should fly planes

19:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Danielle Cadet: Wickham: Mandela's Unbreakable Link With Black America

19:11 [The Independent] Katherine Jenkins: 'I'm hooked on Downton Abbey and Homeland'

19:11 [The Independent] Bernie Madoff cried as he revealed fraud, jury told

19:11 [CNN: Money] To woo fans, NBA ups its stat game

19:12 [Guardian] Millenial women pessimistic about gender equality in the workplace

19:12 [The Hindu - News] SCB crackdown unearths saga of fraud

19:13 [zero hedge] Tanking Stocks Are Catching Down To Credit's Reality

19:13 [zero hedge] Damage Control: "Selfie At A Funeral" Photographer Explains What Really Happened

19:13 [Voice of America] Burma Frees 41 Political Prisoners

19:15 [The Hindu - News] UNICEF award for making a difference

19:15 [straight] Cavalia's Odysseo in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ARTSPIX_Odysseo_2399.jpg

19:15 [straight] Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ARTSPIX_GohBallet-Nutcracker3_2399.jpg

19:15 [straight] Beta 5 gets all puffed up /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOW_2399.jpg

19:15 [Fox News: politics] Sen. Alexander says chief of staff investigated over child porn

19:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Radley Balko: Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites "Epidemic" Of Prosecutor Misconduct

19:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bob Greenstein: Statement on the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement

19:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Scott Blakeman: The Handshake Would Have Made Mandela Smile

19:17 [The Hindu - News] Uproar in House for third day over attack on Dey

19:17 [The Hindu - News] Close to 600 acres under illegal occupation in SCB

19:18 [New Statesman] Is Scientology a real religion? The UK Supreme Court says so

19:18 [Guardian] Genetics accounts for more than half of variation in exam results

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Action demanded against six parties for not responding to RTI queries

19:20 [The Atlantic: In Focus] 2013: The Year in Photos, September - December

19:20 [CNET News] Apple wins patent on goggles with hat tip to Oculus Rift

19:20 [CNET News] 'Doctor Who' fans petition to rename new planet 'Gallifrey'

19:20 [Raw Story] Sacred Native American masks sold in Paris auction to be returned to tribes

19:22 [Deutsche Welle] EU criticizes violence against Maidan protesters

19:22 [Deutsche Welle] South Africans pay last respects to Nelson Mandela

19:22 [CNET News] You're now free to iMessage about the cabin

19:22 [Slate Magazine] The Culture Gabfest “All That Chintz” Edition

19:23 [OpEdNews] More Misleading Official Employment Statistics

19:23 [CNN] Louisiana teen sentenced for wrestling-style killing of sister

19:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: John Cornyn Is Now A 'Liberal,' Apparently

19:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bertha Lewis: City Council Must Not Undermine Minority Opportunities

19:25 [] 'Follow Your Conscience': Whistleblowers Issue Open Call for Truth to Intel Employees

19:26 [straight] A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Little Jazz and Joy at Ryerson United Church /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_StraightChoice_CharlieBrown_2399.jpg

19:26 [straight] Hotel Bethlehem at the Firehall Arts Centre /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ARTSPIX_Hotel-Bethlehem2399.jpg

19:26 [straight] Mark Forward at the Comedy MIX /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_StraightChoice_MarkForward_2399.jpg

19:26 [The Independent] Victor Dahdaleh

19:26 [The Independent] CIA chief gave secrets to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ writer

19:26 [NPR] 6 Things That Are Missing From The Budget Agreement

19:27 [The Hindu - News] Nitish Kumar challenges BJP to unseat him

19:27 [Voice of America] Protests in Cairo

19:29 [zero hedge] Big Tail Highlight Of 10 Year Reopening Auction, In Which Direct Bidder Allotment Drops To Lowest Since August 2012

19:30 [The Onion] Roy Halladay Retires A Woman

19:31 [Reuters: politics] Stubborn U.S. gender pay gap narrows, but worries remain: survey

19:31 [Reuters: politics] New York's next mayor de Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Regressive, say activists

19:31 [CNN] Ice as you've never seen it before

19:33 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Rare Glimpse of the Moon Orbiting the Earth From Afar

19:33 [BBC: Education] Anti-cheat software 'stops working'

19:33 [The Hindu - News] Law panel wanted Section 377 deleted long ago

19:33 [Disinformation] Lee Camp: Thousands of Drones Set To Take Over Our Skies?

19:33 [Slashdot] Program to Use Russian Nukes for US Electricity Comes to an End

19:34 [Big Think] Pew’s Intriguing New Findings on Millennial Women and the Workplace

19:34 [CNN: Politics] Donna Brazile

19:34 [CNN: Politics] Behind the scenes with Obama, Bush

19:34 [Financial Times] Republicans retreat from budget wars

19:34 [BBC: Entertainment] Poet's overseas festival unveiled

19:35 [The Hindu - News] LGBT community seeks space in election manifesto

19:35 [The Hindu - News] Pictures posted on Facebook helped crack techie murder

19:35 [CNN] Behind the scenes with Obama, Bush at Mandela memorial

19:36 [NPR] Mystery Bidder At French Auction Plans To Return Sacred Hopi Items

19:39 [The Hindu - News] As India takes a step back, U.K. prepares to legalise gay marriage

19:40 [Mother Jones] The War Over Austerity is Over. Republicans Won. /files/blog_reality_budget_deficit_small.jpg

19:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Claudia Ricci: Mandela Tribute Fuels National Immigration Protests, Fasting and Vigils

19:41 [The Hindu - News] LGBT rights groups fume at Supreme Court verdict

19:41 [CNET News] Make way for biometric smartphones in 2014, Ericsson says

19:41 [NPR] Chowing Down On Meat And Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

19:42 [CBC: politics] 5 myths and realities about Canada Post

19:42 [Guardian] Fragile US budget deal under fire from both Republicans and Democrats

19:42 [The Independent] The rise of goo-goo gadgets: Hey baby, nice wheels!

19:42 [The Independent] Ukraine asks EU for €20bn in return for signing Association Agreement

19:43 [CBC: politics] Senate scandal lingers as MPs head home

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Youth abducts girl after befriending her through Facebook

19:43 [CNN: Living] You need this gift guide

19:45 [BBC: Education] VIDEO: School children reveal food they eat

19:45 [Raw Story] GOP holds ‘factual’ climate hearing and decides half of scientists are global warming deniers

19:47 [straight] Good for Grapes plays the Vogue Theatre /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUSICPIX_GoodForGrapes_2399.jpg

19:47 [straight] Jon and Roy's Holiday Special at the Vogue Theatre

19:47 [straight] Caleb Klauder at the St. James Hall

19:47 [straight] Instant Playlist - December 11 2013 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Playlist_Heart_2399.jpg

19:47 [straight] Fable's Trevor Bird makes bacon stew for brunch /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Cooking_2399.jpg

19:47 [CNN] Joan Jett to SeaWorld: Stop rockin' the whales

19:47 [CNN] Nevada family's survival with no long-term health problems 'amazing'

19:47 [The Hindu - News] Parliament will be final arbiter: Sibal

19:47 [The Hindu - News] 110 fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

19:47 [CNN: Crime] Hilton blames Lohan

19:47 [CNN: Crime] 6-year-old suspended for kissing girl, accused of sexual harassment

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Woman set on fire by husband

19:49 [The Hindu - News] KRV activists held for extortion

19:51 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet nod for sugar industry bailout package likely before Christmas

19:51 [NPR] Health Exchange Enrollment By State, In 2 Charts

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Two 26/11 key witnesses quizzed in Rawalpindi

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Pourakarmikas’ ultimatum: fulfil demands or face agitation

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Thomas Kochan: Which Way America: Labor Management Collaboration or a Return to Labor Wars?

19:54 [Guardian] Nelson Mandela's lying in state draws queue of thousands to say goodbye

19:55 [CNN: Politics] Brazile

19:55 [The Hindu - News] K.R. Market shuts as vendors pay respects to Wadiyar

19:55 [The Hindu - News] AAP hints at fielding Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha elections

19:55 [AL JAZEERA] Red Cross says CAR death toll exceeds 500

19:55 [Telegraph] Record number of appeals over GCSE and A-level results

19:55 [Telegraph] Judge says mother can be forced to have emergency caesarean

19:57 [Deutsche Welle] Violence persists in CAR despite French deployment

19:57 [straight] Vancouver memorial for Nelson Mandela planned for Sunday /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/igSBJCdVsYk.jpg

19:57 [straight] Emily Carr art students tackle Granville Street graffiti /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/EmilyCarr_1.jpg

19:57 [straight] More construction for the Cultch /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_York4_2397.jpg

19:57 [The Hindu - News] India meets the best young British novelists

19:58 [zero hedge] Former Hawkish Bank Of Israel Head Rumored To Be Next Fed Vice Chairman

19:58 [BBC: Entertainment] Elliot and Monty writers team up

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Dena Bank directed to pay compensation to customer

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Aam Aadmi party gets ready for fresh elections

20:00 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] In Minimum Wage Debate, A Battle Over Inequality and Job Loss

20:00 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] South Africa’s Arms Industry Most Advanced in Global South

20:00 [The Onion] [video] Race For Oscar Heats Up As Tom Hanks Traps Robert Redford In Cellar

20:01 [The Hindu - News] When Mysore went into mourning

20:01 [The Hindu - News] Telangana, residual State may share Eamcet for two years

20:01 [The Hindu - News] ‘Make public KPSC scam report’

20:02 [CNET News] Groupon's brilliant response to Amazon's drones: Catapults

20:02 [CNET News] Life-size Dalek wedding cakes exterminate your diet

20:02 [CNET News] Rdio now streaming tracks to 51 countries

20:03 [Reuters] Mexico Senate passes energy bill; goes to lower house

20:03 [Voice of America] Ukraine Police End Standoff with Protesters

20:03 [Voice of America] Reuters: China Rejects More US Corn Amid Trade Tensions

20:03 [Slashdot] Canonical Moving Away From GNOME Control Center

20:03 [Fox News: politics] US suspends aid to Syrian rebels

20:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stephanie Schriock: Women Working for Working Women

20:04 [Truthout] Walmarting the Rivers and Oceans

20:04 [Financial Times] Russian media reports anger Ukranians

20:05 [Sydney Morning Herald] The text message that sounded death knell

20:05 [Voice of America] US Halts Non-Lethal Aid to Northern Syria

20:05 [Voice of America] 19 LRA Surrender to Ugandan Forces in CAR

20:05 [Raw Story] Texas teen kills four in drunken crash but gets probation after parents’ wealth blamed

20:05 [Raw Story] Tortured and murdered: The tragic story of Pope Francis’ Marxist feminist friend

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Woman falls from window of RTC bus, crushed to death

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Continuing disruptions may force govt. to shorten winter session

20:06 [Guardian] Scientologist wins court battle to marry in creed's own church

20:07 [Financial Times] Russian media reports anger Ukrainians

20:08 [Slate Magazine] Can WeChat?

20:08 [Slate Magazine] A 10-Month-Old’s Christmas List

20:08 [The Hindu - News] Food, adventure and cultural jamboree at Badami

20:08 [The Hindu - News] Meira tries in vain to bring notice on no-trust move

20:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Paul Ryan Budget Deal: It Raises "Fees" But Not Taxes

20:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: New Obamacare Ads Use Keg-Loving Holiday Partiers And Santa Claus To Sell Insurance

20:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Van Buren: Woody Guthrie Is a Hero of Mine

20:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steve Nelson: Batkid Can't Save Us

20:10 [Mother Jones] No, the Budget Deal Isn't a "Compromise"

20:12 [The Hindu - News] Hackathon: city youngster wins top prize of Rs. 5 lakh

20:12 [Reuters: politics] Republicans attack slow place of Obamacare enrollments

20:12 [Guardian] Uruguay marijuana decision 'breaks internationally endorsed treaty'

20:12 [CNET News] Google Play Books gets an Android punch-up

20:13 [CNN: Money] Teen millionaire is loving Yahoo

20:13 [Voice of America] FDA Calls for Voluntary End to Some Livestock Antibiotic Use

20:13 [CNN: Entertainment] Guitarist Jim Hall dead at 83

20:13 [CNN: Entertainment] Joan Jett to SeaWorld: Stop rockin' the whales

20:13 [CNN: Entertainment] American Country Awards: See the winners here!

20:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘The SC can only reverse 2009 judgment legally, not socially’

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Hazare plays down Kejriwal’s absence

20:14 [straight] The Crash Reel carves a surprisingly human story /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_TheCrashReel3_2399.jpg

20:14 [straight] Saving Mr. Banks recounts Disney's battle to bring Mary Poppins to life /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_SavingMrBanks_2399.jpg

20:15 [CNN: Politics] First on CNN: GOP moving to overhaul 2016 primaries

20:15 [CNN: Politics] New shutdown prevented

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Mars orbiter gets its first course correction

20:17 [The Atlantic: Politics] Conservatives Are Resigned to the Budget Deal

20:18 [The Hindu - News] Mystery shrouds man’s death

20:18 [The Hindu - News] Justice Buch sworn in as Gujarat Lokayukta

20:18 [OpEdNews] The Contradictory Verbal Hyperbole of U.S. Diplomacy with Iran

20:18 [OpEdNews] 'Heathcare' Pope Exhorts Catholic Geeks To Rescue ACA

20:18 [Guardian] Pay rise of 11% for MPs criticised by Cameron as 'unacceptable'

20:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shadee Ashtari: We've Reached The Point Where Climate Change Deniers Need To Be Reminded That It Snows Every Year

20:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stuart Muszynski: Government Can Learn a Few Lessons About Forgiveness

20:19 [Voice of America] France's Hollande Says CAR at Risk of Civil War

20:20 [The Hindu - News] Bureaucratic reshuffle likely in Rajasthan

20:22 [The Hindu - News] Raman Singh has to beat almanac odds

20:23 [Reuters: politics] Republicans attack slow pace of Obamacare enrollments

20:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: J. Edgar Hoover Ordered FBI To Ignore Rep Who Badmouthed Him

20:24 [The Hindu - News] Lal Thanhawla to become CM for record fifth term

20:25 [Fin24 News] Sanral fabricating e-tag sales - Outa

20:26 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela: Helle Thorning-Schmidt defends David Cameron 'selfie'

20:26 [The Hindu - News] LCA set to join IAF

20:26 [The Progressive] Tis the Season for Corporate Giving

20:28 [The Hindu - News] Pranab turns 78

20:28 [zero hedge] The 'Depressing' Truth Of Greece's Insolvency

20:28 [zero hedge] This Is How Much The Banks Paid To Get The "Volcker Rule" Outcome They Desired

20:28 [CNN: Politics] Photos: Behind the scenes with Obama, Bush

20:30 [The Hindu - Opinion] The sugar imbroglio

20:30 [The Onion] The Onion’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

20:31 [Voice of America] US Congress Weighing Budget Compromise

20:32 [The Hindu - Opinion] A retrograde decision

20:32 [CNN] 2 members of rescued Nevada family released from hospital

20:33 [CNET News] Oh what a year, a T-Mobile exec looks back on 2013

20:33 [CNET News] Artist gazes at porn performer -- through Google Glass (Q&A)

20:33 [CNET News] Pinterest updates iPad app for iOS 7

20:33 [CNET News] Snapchat snags $50M in Series C round

20:33 [The Atlantic: Technology] Where Have All the Cats Gone? YouTube Is Ruled by Professionals Now

20:34 [The Hindu - Opinion] Neither too hard nor too soft

20:35 [Raw Story] Hearing erupts into chaos after GOP rep. compares Kathleen Sebelius to North Korea

20:36 [] 'Hastening Death' of Great Barrier Reef, Australia Greenlights Coal Port /sites/

20:36 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP’s stand

20:36 [The Hindu - Opinion] Doublespeak

20:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Obama selfie: 'photos can lie'

20:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Colorado's Anti-Gay Bakery Owner Is A Victim Of 'Secular Inquisition,' Bryan Fischer Says

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Section 377

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Aamir’s interview

20:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rep. John Conyers: Aspirations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

20:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eric Zuesse: ALEC Claims To Control 100 Percent Of Iowa And South Dakota's State Legislatures

20:40 [Mother Jones] There's a New Farm Team in Conservative Media Land

20:41 [Moral Low Ground] St. Louis Health Department Orders Church to Stop Feeding Homeless

20:42 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela: thousands of South Africans line up to say goodbye

20:42 [Telegraph] David Cameron: I wish I'd worked harder at science at school

20:42 [The Hindu - Opinion] French bid to disarm African militias a challenge

20:43 [CNN] 6-year-old suspended for kissing girl, accused of sexual harassment

20:44 [straight] The Trials of Muhammad Ali focuses on politics, not pugilism /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_TrialsofMuhammad2_2399.jpg

20:44 [straight] Friend 2: The Legacy needs more blood /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_FriendsTwo2_2399.jpg

20:44 [straight] The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug steps up the action /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_Hobbit4_2398.jpg

20:44 [Financial Times] Outlook for Yanukovich more precarious

20:44 [Financial Times] Hopes grow of support for US budget deal

20:45 [Raw Story] Connecticut dad arrested for allegedly bullying his autistic son’s bullies

20:46 [straight] For Evangeline Lilly, The Hobbit is a comeback writ large /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_Hobbit2_2398.jpg

20:47 [Deutsche Welle] US, Britain suspend aid to rebels in northern Syria

20:47 [Deutsche Welle] G8 summit sets 'ambitious' 2025 target for dementia cure

20:47 [Voice of America] China Expands Mass Re-education Campaign in Restive Tibetan Area

20:48 [The Hindu - Opinion] The ‘Asia Rebalance’ in disarray

20:48 [The Hindu - Opinion] ‘If unwittingly we err, history will not forgive us’

20:48 [Guardian] Napoli v Arsenal – live! | Scott Murray

20:49 [CNN: Living] Your panic-preventing gift guide

20:50 [CNN] New York City requires flu vaccine in city preschools and day cares

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Secret Iran Talks Leave Congress Feeling Left In The Dark

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: NH Dems Launch Anti-Scott Brown Ad Campaign

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kevin W. Concannon: Giving the Gift of a Healthier Future this Holiday Season

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Uruguay Marijuana Ruling 'Illegal'? UN Agency Says Decision Violates International Law

20:52 [CNN: Money] RBS fined $100 million over Iran deals

20:53 [Slate Magazine] The Evangelical Celebrity Machine

20:53 [Doctors Without Borders] [Voice from the Field] Syria: Filling Gaps and Providing Care in Aleppo Governorate

20:53 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] MSF Calls for Scale-Up of "Viral Load" Monitoring to Improve HIV Treatment in Developing Countries

20:55 [Truthdig] (Mis)Representations by Gerry Mander

20:58 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Case For A Crash

20:58 [zero hedge] Meanwhile, This Is How They Settle Things In Georgia's Parliament

20:58 [Telegraph] Napoleon receives letter from French census bureau

20:58 [Telegraph] British tourist in horror taxi cab accident sues New York for $27.5 million

20:58 [Slashdot] Wearable Tech is Advancing, but Isn't for Everyone Quite Yet (Video)

21:00 [CNN: Politics] Sen. Patty Murray emerges

21:00 [CNN: Politics] Rep. Paul Ryan: Wonk to deal maker

21:00 [CNN: Politics] Budget deal aims to avert another shutdown

21:00 [CNN] What's in your holiday poultry?

21:01 [The Onion] Infographic: Top Tech Gadgets Of 2013

21:01 [Reuters: politics] Smooth sailing at Senate panel for Obama's nominee to head IRS

21:01 [straight] Georgia Straight’s music critics pick the records that ruled in 2013 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_SpringConcerts_Cave_2358.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Mike Usinger /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_SleighBells2_2390.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Alex Hudson /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/drake%202.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Gregory Adams /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Josh%202.JPG

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Vivian Pencz /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Corgin.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Adrian Mack /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/mbv3-smaller.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Alexander Varty /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_JuliaHolter_2386.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: Steve Newton /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_TedeschiTrucks_2394.jpg

21:01 [straight] Top 10 albums of 2013 critics' picks: John Lucas /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CN_SaidtheWhale.jpg

21:01 [straight] Happy gun-free holidays from the Abbotsford police /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/APDcard13_0.png

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Lavrov, Kerry pushing Iran nuclear deal

21:03 [The Atlantic: Technology] Six Degrees of Seven Barefoot Canadian Kids

21:03 [Fin24 News] Debt judgment expected in ConCourt

21:03 [Disinformation] Satan Is Good, God Is Bad: Our Shifting Moral Compass and Why Atheists Are Throwing the Devil Under the Bus

21:03 [CNET News] The 404 1,400: Where we get dazed and confused with Shanon Cook (podcast)

21:03 [CNET News] 'Hardware problem' causes outage for Yahoo Mail

21:04 [CNN: Crime] Missing organs complaint in Ga. case

21:08 [OpEdNews] What Did the Buddha Teach to Make Our Christmas Joyful?

21:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] Missing tennis coach: body found

21:11 [The Progressive] Finally, A Clear Majority of Californians Back Legal Marijuana

21:14 [Financial Times] Tactics back Ukraine’s president into corner

21:14 [Telegraph] Japan's newest island 'triples in size'

21:14 [Telegraph] Elle Macpherson accused of helping to cover husband's role in fatal helicopter crash

21:16 [Fox News: politics] 'Ridiculous': Boehner blasts conservative groups over budget complaints

21:17 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Obama 'Selfie' Photog Speaks: 'Photos Can Lie'

21:17 [BBC: Science & Environment] US to curb antibiotics in livestock

21:18 [BBC: Health] US to curb antibiotics in livestock

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC verdict decriminalising gay sex

21:21 [Voice of America] VOA News: China Expands Mass Re-education Campaign in Restive Tibetan Area

21:22 [CNN: Money] Budget deal to hike airline fees

21:23 [World Policy Institute] Mandela’s Literary Editor

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Lt. Governor calls Harsh Vardhan for talks

21:25 [CNN: Politics] What if the economic recovery is doomed?

21:27 [Fox News: politics] NSA chief pleads with Senate committee to not abolish bulk-collection programs

21:28 [zero hedge] Santelli & Stockman Blast "Festering Fiscal" Budget Deal "Betrayal"

21:28 [Telegraph] US mulls sanctions against Ukraine after protest crackdown bid

21:28 [Telegraph] Former BBC boss Mark Thompson 'lied' over Savile evidence, Nick Pollard claims

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Pranab sends Telangana Bill to Home Ministry

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Srikantadatta Wadiyar cremated

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Mysore goes into mourning

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Changing law an uphill task: Shinde

21:36 [] The Shadowy Intelligence Networks Transforming Post-9/11 Policing /sites/

21:37 [straight] Enbridge pipeline divides Burns Lake band /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_News_Gerow_2399_fmt.png

21:37 [straight] Defamation suit exposes huge rift in Burns Lake band /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/SummerVacation2010_2.jpg

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Elephants driven back from Tumkur district

21:39 [The Hindu - News] With no work done, session may be curtailed

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Congress has the numbers but no-trust move an embarrassment

21:40 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: The $85 Billion Budget Agreement Does Not Address the Budget-Slashing That Already Took Place, and More

21:41 [CNET News] Twitter now letting advertisers target broader keywords

21:41 [Reuters] New U.S. FDA rules aim to cut antibiotic use in farm animals

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Documents released to back land-grab allegation against Ramesh Kumar

21:42 [zero hedge] Is Your Job About To Be Outsourced By A Computer (The Probability Is 47%)

21:43 [Slashdot] Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Jaitley to Hazare: Govt. not sincere on Lokpal Bill

21:45 [Telegraph] Backlash grows over university gender segregation guidelines

21:47 [The Atlantic: Politics] Mandela and the Question of Violence

21:48 [Fox News: politics] US considering sanctions against Ukraine amid government crackdown on protesters

21:49 [Voice of America] VOA News: Study: Fathers Need to Eat Healthy Before Conceiving

21:50 [CNET News] For Xbox One sales, the real test comes after Christmas

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Bedridden Taliban commander emerges as prize in high-stakes Afghan-U.S. poker game

21:51 [The Hindu - News] UNICEF award for nine brave young girls

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh: war criminal on borrowed time

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Taslima wants Justice Ganguly to quit

21:55 [Electronic Intifada] To end the occupation, dissolve the Palestinian Authority

21:56 [Moral Low Ground] All Saints Catholic School Aide Mia Cummings Charged with Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Student

21:58 [Voice of America] VOA News: Juno Probe Captures Stunning Earth-Moon Dance

21:58 [The Hindu - News] Wedding rush on 11-12-13

21:58 [CNET News] Homeless man learns to code, launches app

21:58 [CNN: Money] American Airlines fined for misleading fliers

21:58 [CNN: Money] Microsoft considering giving away mobile versions of Windows

21:58 [Reuters] Thai crisis deepens as PM's supporters weigh in

21:59 [CNN] Four stories: After Obamacare 'fix,' many still left out

22:00 [The Hindu - News] SC limits use of red beacon in VIP cars

22:01 [Telegraph] 'Pitchforks' plan Rome march as Italian government survives confidence vote

22:01 [Telegraph] Iran's Revolutionary Guard head hits out at Hassan Rouhani's government

22:01 [Truthout] GOP Governors - Give Taxpayers Back Their Money!

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan visitors to India will have to take oral polio vaccine

22:02 [straight] Former candidate Brent Granby leaves COPE for Vision Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/inline/WEB_BrentGranbyWERA_2010.jpg

22:02 [straight] B.C. government backs 12 liquor policy changes /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_131055806.jpg

22:03 [Slate Magazine] The Age of the Product Manager

22:03 [CNN: Politics] Four stories: After Obamacare 'fix,' many are still left out

22:04 [The Hindu - News] Dilip Kumar is 91

22:06 [Global Voices] No Electricity in Gaza

22:07 [NPR] Staph Germs Hide Out In The Hidden Recesses Of Your Nose

22:08 [CNET News] How companies can leverage the 'collaborative economy' (Q&A)

22:08 [CNET News] Hugo Barra's new job: Growing a Chinese company beyond China

22:08 [OpEdNews] Neocons Twist Iran's Anti-Nuke Fatwa

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Kerala will get due share of water this year: TN

22:11 [The Onion] Hip-Hop Man Enjoys Making Musical Rapping Sounds

22:11 [The Onion] Infographic: Gun Laws Passed This Year

22:12 [Slashdot] FreeBSD Developers Will Not Trust Chip-Based Encryption

22:12 [zero hedge] The Deer Returns: Stocks Tumble, VIX Most-Inverted Since August 2011

22:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Oh my God, I've hit him, I've hit him'

22:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Vodafone boss to head up NBN

22:14 [straight] Burns Lake chief Albert Gerow will leave office at the end of the year /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_News_Gerow_2399_fmt.png

22:15 [Truthdig] Global Warming Debate

22:18 [] Armenia: Yerevan Cold-Shoulders Iran as Gas Suitor

22:18 [CNET News] Fitbit CEO: Wearable technology is not one-size fits all

22:19 [Fox News] Dems push DHS pick despite claims of political favors- Reid, staff reportedly intervened to expedite visa applications for Vegas hotel investors

22:19 [Fox News] Colorado school district flooded with calls after 6-year-old suspended over kiss

22:19 [Fox News] US suspends aid to Syrian rebels

22:20 [The Hindu - News] 4-member conservation panel for Padmanabhaswamy temple

22:21 [Global Voices] Saudi Airlines Still has Manual Levers for Plane Seats

22:21 [Reuters] Italy PM Letta wins confidence vote in Senate

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Bitty issue: jail official denies lapse on his part

22:23 [Guardian] Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades after police assault

22:25 [Raw Story] Idaho Republicans consider ousting colleague who plead guilty to rape charges

22:25 [Raw Story] Your mission: Send a video wake-up call to sleeping comet-chasing satellite

22:26 [Global Voices] Syria's Homs: Once a Great City, Now a Winter Wasteland

22:30 [The Hindu - News] Villagers pay last respects to Kumaravel

22:30 [Raw Story] JPMorgan Chase will spend $2 billion a year to meet settlement terms

22:30 [Raw Story] Public defenders keep quitting on North Dakota white supremacist town founder

22:32 [CNN] New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and family to Gracie Mansion

22:33 [Telegraph] BBC to warn viewers over 'dramatised' scenes in new documentary

22:33 [The Hindu - News] TNERC to announce solar power charges in 2 months

22:34 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: African Union Plans Troop Increase to Central African Republic

22:40 [Raw Story] Glenn Beck: The pope is Person of the Year because ‘progressives are fascists’

22:43 [zero hedge] Capitol Hill Staffers Warned "Do Not Rely" On Obamacare Website

22:43 [Slate Magazine] Soviet-Era Nuclear Warheads Have Been Providing 10 Percent of Our Power

22:43 [The Hindu - News] Assembly session extended to seven days

22:43 [OpEdNews] Operator? Get me Jesus on the Line ...

22:44 [Voice of America] Margaret Besheer: UN Targets FDLR Fighters in Eastern Congo

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Naidu too ready for ‘big fight’

22:45 [The Hindu - News] KCR game for debate with Chandrababu Naidu

22:46 [] #Copsoffcampus: Thousands of London Students Defy Police Order in Day of Action /sites/

22:47 [Telegraph] French ban on Islamic face veil challenged in court

22:47 [Deutsche Welle] Ukraine opposition rejects talks with Yanukovych after Kyiv assault

22:47 [NPR] Big Batteries Needed To Make Fickle Wind And Solar Power Work

22:47 [NPR] A Midwestern Meatpacking Town Welcomes Immigrants

22:47 [NPR] After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever

22:48 [The Hindu - News] City LGBT community disappointed with SC

22:48 [] Azerbaijan: When it Comes to Dissent, the US and EU Shouldn’t Play Favorites

22:48 [Disinformation] Impartial Media Matters, But Is It Possible?

22:49 [Fox News: politics] Congressional staffers told not to trust ObamaCare site info

22:50 [Raw Story] ‘I no longer fear anything’: Kiev protests continue after failed police raid

22:53 [CNET News] Spotify mobile music is free - with a catch

22:54 [The Hindu - News] Speedy clearance of proposals for industry projects in forests under new draft rules

22:56 [Reuters] Italian PM Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms

22:57 [CNN] George Zimmerman won't be charged, Florida prosecutor says

22:58 [CNET News] Keyboarding your iPad: Best keyboard cases

23:02 [Slashdot] Sci-fi Author Charles Stross Cancels Trilogy: the NSA Is Already Doing It

23:03 [CNET News] Snowden revelations spook Hightail's cloud-computing customers

23:03 [Topix Activism News] Russian rights activists say Putin amnesty far too narrow

23:03 [Telegraph] A cure for dementia could be found within twelve years, David Cameron has said

23:03 [Telegraph] 'Complicated' BBC to get rid of 'unnecessary committees'

23:05 [Truthdig] World of Spry Craft

23:05 [Truthdig] The Pope’s War on Christmas

23:06 [Raw Story] ‘Goldilocks’ study shows which planet’s climates are just right for human life

23:07 [NPR] Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

23:08 [AL JAZEERA] Ukraine opposition rejects call for talks

23:12 [Reuters: politics] Former President George H.W. Bush joins Twitter

23:12 [Slashdot] Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery

23:13 [zero hedge] Meanwhile, Russia Casually Announces It Will Use Nukes If Attacked

23:13 [Reuters] Mexico Senate passes energy bill; leftists seek to derail

23:13 [Reuters] Ukraine protesters defy police, leaders reject talks with president

23:16 [CNN] Grosskreutz strike puts Dortmund into last 16

23:16 [Moral Low Ground] India Supreme Court Reinstates Gay Sex Ban

23:19 [Telegraph] David Cameron: MPs' pay rise 'simply unacceptable'

23:19 [Telegraph] Parents vow to fight decision to close Britain's smallest secondary school

23:20 [Voice of America] Bangladesh Halts Execution of Islamist Leader

23:22 [CBC: politics] 'Santa Claus is Canadian,' Justin Trudeau says

23:22 [Deutsche Welle] Grosskreutz rescues Dortmund late on, Schalke ride earlier luck

23:22 [CNET News] Private equity firm to buy LightSquared

23:22 [NPR] Florida Man Airs Grievances With Festivus Pole In Capitol

23:22 [NPR] The Things We Did And Said In 2013, According To Facebook

23:22 [Fox News] 'ZERO PERCENT ACCURACY' Interpreter at Mandela memorial called a 'fake'

23:22 [Fox News] 'A HUGE PROBLEM' Experts: Fox reporter case shows tough laws needed /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:22 [Fox News] Boehner battles Right flank on budget

23:22 [Fox News] SELFIE SNAPObama causes stir with Mandela service picture

23:22 [Fox News] DYING BUSINESS Nantucket scrambles as only funeral home closes

23:22 [Fox News] OPINION: Pope has common touch, uncommon influence

23:23 [Slate Magazine] Does the Gentleman Use His Phone at the Urinal?

23:25 [CNN] Baruch College student dies after Pi Delta Psi fraternity 'ritual'

23:25 [Guardian] Genetics accounts for more than half of variation in exam results

23:25 [Electronic Intifada] I've no choice but to battle Gaza's blackouts

23:27 [straight] Cavalia’s Odysseo makes impressive artistic leap in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Shelley-Paulson_Uriel-Chartrand_Fete-de-Village.jpg

23:31 [Raw Story] U.S. budget deal will mean higher airline prices

23:31 [Global Voices] Visible Discrmination Against Ahmadis in a Shop In Pakistan

23:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: John Podesta Is Recusing Himself From Keystone XL, While The Company That Worked With TransCanada Did Not

23:33 [Reuters: politics] In Podesta, a Keystone skeptic returns to White House

23:33 [The Atlantic: Technology] '50 Social Innovations That Changed the World'

23:33 [CNN] Turkey shuts border to Syria

23:33 [CNN] Opinion: A budget deal that's bad for America

23:35 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson failed to come clean to police on drug use, court hears

23:35 [Telegraph] Dangerous GP surgeries are named and shamed

23:36 [Raw Story] National Review guys do not care for your slick baby-killing lawyerly ways. Also the gays, feh.

23:36 [Reuters] U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal

23:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Mitch McConnell Conspicuously Absent From Budget Deal Bandwagon

23:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: House Votes To Unearth Remains Of Veteran Involved In Homicide

23:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Conservatives Realize Paul Ryan Not Fiscal Leader, Actually Satan

23:40 [Mother Jones] How a Local "Ganjapreneur" Bummed Oakland's High and Cheated the City out of Thousands /files/Cover-embed_0.jpg

23:41 [Guardian] YouTube revenues may rise by 50% to $5.6bn

23:42 [zero hedge] ECB Admits Sovereign Bonds Are Not Riskless

23:42 [zero hedge] Facebook To Join S&P 500, S&P 100

23:42 [Slashdot] A Year After Ban On Loud TV Commercials: Has It Worked?

23:44 [OpEdNews] Obama Urged to Fire DNI Clapper

23:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shahien Nasiripour: Education Department Finds Numerous Problems At Sallie Mae, Levies No Fines

23:47 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Mysterious Surge of Higher-Income Obamacare Enrollees

23:48 [Slate Magazine] What the Volcker Rule Really Does

23:49 [straight] Vancouver city councillor plans to travel to Sochi to advocate for LGBTQ rights at future Olympics /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/GregorRobertsonTimStevensonDec11.jpg

23:52 [NPR] Some Young Athletes May Be More Vulnerable to Hits To The Head

23:53 [Pravda] Champions League: Matchday 6 complete - Zenit through

23:53 [The Atlantic: International] 229 Million Children Are Officially Invisible

23:57 [msnbc: politics] Your guide to the budget deal compromise

23:58 [CNN] U.S. flights to Central African Republic set to start Thursday

23:59 [Slashdot] SteamOS Will Be Available For Download On December 13

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