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00:00 [NPR] Secret U.S. Stealth Drone Flies Out Of The Shadows

00:00 [NPR] Boehner Blisters Tea Party Groups Over Budget Deal Criticism

00:01 [Topix Activism News] The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules

00:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Mundurukú Indians in Brazil Protest Tapajós Dams

00:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] U.S. Urged to Change Policy on Support to Victims of Sexual Violence

00:04 [Telegraph] North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

00:04 [AL JAZEERA] UN: Chemical arms use likely in Syria attacks

00:06 [Slashdot] Bitcoin Token Maker Suspends Operation After Hearing From Federal Gov't

00:06 [Voice of America] North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

00:10 [The Hindu - News] Spotted deer found dead in Chennai

00:10 [The Hindu - News] Chennai hospital gets approval for clinical trials

00:10 [Big Think] 'Spermbots' Developed for Fertilisation and Drug Delivery

00:11 [CNN] U.N. confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

00:11 [] Mandela's legacy: Like America's Lincoln, India's Ghandi, Israel's Ben Gurion

00:12 [The Hindu - News] Strong winds and light rains likely today in Chennai

00:13 [Global Voices] Syrian Cartoonist Akram Raslan Reportedly Killed by Regime

00:14 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Bird Race to be held on December 22

00:14 [The Hindu - News] Four injured in student clash in Chennai

00:14 [zero hedge] It Would Take 4.4 Earths To Sustain A World Full Of Americans

00:14 [Mother Jones] Being Smart Isn't Always Enough to Make it in America /files/blog_mobility_top_bottom_scorers.jpg

00:14 [OpEdNews] The Cosmic Story: Gemini Full Moon, December 17, 2013

00:16 [The Hindu - News] Chennai building moved out of harm’s way

00:18 [The Hindu - News] Chennai hospitals introduce new techniques

00:20 [The Hindu - News] Fake scribes held in Chennai

00:20 [Telegraph] D&AD Awards 2013

00:22 [The Independent] Kanye West is as 'misguided as they come': Ohio police chief rejects rappers' claims that his work is as dangerous as law enforcement or military service

00:22 [The Independent] Chris Froome: 'You have to go beyond rationality'

00:24 [The Hindu - News] Artistes honoured

00:24 [The Hindu - News] Ups and downs of Chennai's MRTS escalators

00:24 [CNN: Money] Instagram's new product

00:25 [NPR] Conservative Grass Roots Remains Skeptical Of Budget Deal

00:25 [CNN: Politics] HHS takes new steps to ensure Obamacare coverage January 1

00:25 [CNN: Politics] 5 reasons why Congress might (finally) pass a budget

00:25 [Reuters] U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week

00:25 [Financial Times] SPD eyes solidarity with troubled EU states

00:28 [Global Voices] Video: “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” in Syria

00:30 [straight] Photos of the Day: Welcome to winter, Vancouver! /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11332375814_800a4703cf_c.jpg

00:31 [CNN: Politics] House passes Ryan-Murray budget deal

00:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Nothing is making sense'

00:32 [CNN] House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown

00:33 [CNN: Money] Military retirees feel betrayed

00:33 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare enrollment in California surges

00:33 [Reuters: politics] U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week

00:34 [Disinformation] Exposing ‘Five Eyes’ Global Surveillance Cabal | Big Brother Watch

00:34 [CNET News] FCC and wireless carriers verge on cell phone unlocking deal

00:37 [Raw Story] Virginia GOP senatorial candidate: Desegregation ‘was the beginning of the decline’ for schools

00:39 [Pravda] Europa League - Two Russian teams through

00:40 [NPR] House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To Senate

00:42 [CNN: Politics] House passes budget deal

00:42 [Voice of America] North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

00:43 [Reuters: politics] Stopgap farm bill passes U.S. House, averts 'dairy cliff'

00:43 [msnbc: politics] House approves budget deal over token conservative opposition

00:43 [CNET News] Google designing its own server chips? Well, maybe

00:44 [CNN] James Bond at risk of early death from alcohol, study says

00:45 [NPR] If You Drank Like James Bond, You'd Be Shaken, Too

00:46 [straight] Province gives okay to tankers carrying jet fuel on Fraser River /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Project-overview-intro.jpg

00:47 [] An Israeli home away from taxes for many Diaspora Jews

00:48 [CNN: Politics] House passes Ryan-Murray budget deal aimed at averting shutdown

00:48 [Fox News] 'WORSE THAN A DOG' North Korea executes Kim's once-powerful uncle

00:48 [Fox News] House approves bipartisan budget deal

00:48 [Fox News] DROP IN THE BUCKET? WH's $100M mental health pledge may not buy much /i/redes/icon-video.gif

00:48 [Fox News] NOT SO CHARITABLE? Fonda's foundation hasn't made donation in 5 years

00:51 [Truthdig] Online Shopper

00:51 [Truthdig] GOP Christmas

00:53 [CNN: Money] House approves budget deal

00:53 [CNET News] Google convinces standards group to take on Dart

00:54 [CNN: Health] Sleeping on the road

00:54 [CNN: Health] Bond drinks too much: Study

00:54 [CNN: Health] Obamacare: Stay out of jail free?

00:54 [CNN: Health] Kids' health care varies by region

00:59 [Deutsche Welle] Migration concerns us all

01:02 [Reuters: politics] U.S. House passes bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending

01:02 [CBC: politics] Hugh Segal, Tory senator, to retire for Massey College job

01:02 [Raw Story] ‘A traitor for all ages’: North Korea executes Kim Jong-Un’s uncle

01:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police to be charged over Taser death

01:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Dollar falls below 90 US cents

01:02 [CNN] Soldado hat-trick earns Spurs maximum points in Europa League

01:02 [AL JAZEERA] UN: Multiple chemical attacks likely in Syria

01:03 [Slashdot] Cybercrime Marketplace Mastermind Faces 18 Years In Prison

01:04 [CNET News] Change to Twitter's blocking policy has users up in arms

01:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Military Sexual Assault Bill Passes The House With Overwhelming Support

01:08 [Slashdot] Hubble Discovers Water Plumes Over Europa

01:09 [Guardian] Plans to rework Labour-union link only get partial backing from Unite

01:09 [The Independent] As Ukraine looks to the European Union for guidance, it is right to fear Russia’s plans for its smaller neighbour

01:10 [Reuters] Deal to quell U.S. budget wars sails through House vote

01:10 [Reuters] Central African Republic humanitarian crisis mounts even as attacks ease

01:11 [Truthdig] Selfie

01:11 [Truthdig] Believe

01:12 [CNET News] Can Silicon Valley innovate its way to a gun violence solution?

01:16 [Reuters] North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle executed

01:16 [Reuters] U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?

01:17 [Fox News] House approves bipartisan budget deal

01:17 [Slate Magazine] American Hustle

01:18 [Reuters: politics] U.S. House passes bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending

01:18 [Reuters: politics] Deal to quell U.S. budget wars sails through House vote

01:18 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?

01:20 [Telegraph] Rapist attacked woman while on day release from prison

01:22 [Raw Story] Hundreds attend vigil for Sandy Hook shooting victims at National Cathedral

01:22 [Raw Story] Anti-surveillance petition gathers enough signatures for White House response

01:22 [CNN: Politics] Deal passes, what's next?

01:22 [CNN: Politics] Boehner at war with conservative groups

01:22 [CNN: Politics] Budget deal passes, what's next?

01:25 [The Independent] Theatre review: Capitalist extremism skewered by an all-singing, all-dancing American Psycho

01:25 [The Independent] 'Just a bit of fun': Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt defends her ‘selfie’ with Barack Obama and David Cameron

01:25 [The Independent] ‘UK’s stale energy market makes it easy for Big Six to hike prices,’ says new study

01:25 [The Independent] Postcard from... Paris

01:25 [NPR] Wireless Companies, FCC Reach Deal On 'Unlocking' Cellphones

01:25 [NPR] U.N Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used In Syria

01:26 [zero hedge] "Defying Gravity" - Counting Down To Japan's D-Day In Two Charts

01:27 [Reuters] Central African Republic humanitarian crisis mounts even as attacks ease

01:27 [msnbc: politics] House passes National Defense Authorization Act

01:32 [] Jerusalem requests IDF assistance in rescuing trapped motorists

01:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jon Ward: Chris Van Hollen Hopes Budget Deal Boosts Immigration Reform

01:34 [Mother Jones] The Venn Diagram That Explains How the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Happened /files/Defense_Congress630.jpg

01:37 [Telegraph] Majority of benefit cheats not prosecuted, official figures show

01:37 [Telegraph] Equality laws 'should aid the working class'

01:37 [Telegraph] Speak English or lose benefits, warns Iain Duncan Smith

01:37 [Slate Magazine] Hold Parents Accountable

01:38 [Reuters] U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

01:39 [Slashdot] JetBlue Launches Satellite-Based Inflight Wi-Fi

01:40 [Big Think] 634 - Cloudy, with a Chance of Nazgûl: Climate Maps of Middle-Earth

01:41 [Voice of America] Cindy Saine: House Passes Budget to Avert Government Shutdown

01:41 [CNET News] Steve Jobs document fetches $40K at auction

01:42 [Raw Story] Welcome to HEL: U.S Army developing drone-killing laser weapon

01:43 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Out of Africa and into American homes

01:44 [BBC: Science & Environment] Titan's colossal methane seas

01:45 [Financial Times] US agencies debate use of phones in-flight

01:47 [straight] Twitter tip: How to make someone unfollow you /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Blocked.png

01:48 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea says Kim Jong-un's uncle executed

01:49 [Reuters] Egyptian police fire teargas and water cannon on protesters

01:49 [Global Voices] Haiti, Dominican Republic: Discriminatory Ruling

01:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] How Glenn jawboned dollar

01:51 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate in around-the-clock session to confirm Obama nominees

01:51 [Reuters: politics] North Carolina voting changes to go on trial in 2015

01:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tanya M. Acker: When 'Accommodating' the Other Side Gets Expensive

01:54 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023?

01:55 [OpEdNews] How will Burma overcome its political fiasco?

01:56 [zero hedge] Graham Summers' Weekly Market Review

01:56 [zero hedge] If You Don’t Trust the Fed, Here’s An Inside View That Confirms Your Worst Suspicions

01:59 [Voice of America] Kane Farabaugh: Midwest Farmers Concerned With EPA Changes to Ethanol Standards

02:00 [OpEdNews] Dreaming of a White Christmas

02:01 [CNET News] Rebuild mailboxes to fix incorrect handling of Mail messages in OS X

02:02 [Raw Story] Researchers: Antarctic ice sheet thinning continues to increase

02:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Calderone: Associated Press Held CIA Scoop For 3 Years At The Government's Request

02:04 [Mother Jones] WATCH: Don't Fall for Surveillance Talking Points [Fiore Cartoon]

02:05 [NPR] American Who Disappeared In Iran Reportedly Worked For CIA

02:11 [CNN] Jurors: We feel 'cheated' after Michael Jackson death trial verdict

02:11 [The Independent] Jack Whitehall crowned king of British Comedy Awards

02:11 [BBC: Health] James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

02:11 [BBC: Health] 10,000 children with cancer in UK

02:12 [BBC: Entertainment] James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

02:15 [BBC: Science & Environment] Hydrogen is squeezed from stone

02:15 [BBC: Science & Environment] Discovery gives bird 11th hour hope

02:16 [CNN] Report: Bob Levinson, American who disappeared in Iran, worked for CIA

02:16 [Truthdig] The Case Against Hitting Snooze

02:17 [] First African migrants brought to controversial Negev detention center

02:19 [CNN: Entertainment] Michael Jackson jurors 'stunned', 'cheated' by verdict process

02:19 [Disinformation] Accelerated Christian Education: Aiding and Abetting Child Abusers?

02:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: NCIS Agent To Plead Guilty In Bribery Case

02:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ron Nehring: Obama's Falling Latino Support Creates a Rare Opportunity for the GOP

02:21 [Voice of America] Margaret Besheer: UN Report Confirms Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

02:21 [CNN: Politics] House Dem.: Sen. Cruz running for Pres.

02:21 [CNN: Politics] Dem.: Cruz running for Pres.

02:22 [Raw Story] U.S. air strike in Yemen kills 15 wedding guests mistaken for al-Qaida officials

02:26 [Slashdot] Bots Now Account For 61% of Net Traffic

02:26 [zero hedge] Obama Birth Certificate Verifier Is Lone Fatality In Small Plane Crash

02:32 [] Buying a penthouse? Living it up is cheaper away from Tel Aviv

02:34 [Mother Jones] The Tea Party Takes One On the Chin

02:34 [Mother Jones] Bill Moyers: "That Sound You Hear Is the Shredding of the Social Contract"

02:39 [CNN: Politics] What's next with budget?

02:42 [Raw Story] Nissan tests using electric cars’ batteries to power tech center

02:48 [CNET News] Petition urging Twitter to rethink new blocking policy takes off

02:48 [CNN] U.S. drone strikes wedding convoy in Yemen, killing 14

02:49 [Fox News] Skylar goes back to school

02:50 [OpEdNews] When Charity Begins at Home (Particularly the Homes of the Wealthy)

02:56 [CNN] Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche among Japanese young

02:57 [zero hedge] Charting The Unquenchable Investor Thirst For Kool-Aid

02:57 [Voice of America] North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

02:57 [Raw Story] Riding a bike could save you $10,000 a year

02:59 [Deutsche Welle] UN reports says sarin likely used in five locations in Syria

03:04 [Deutsche Welle] Experts reject German migration fears

03:10 [Big Think] Are Tech Giants’ Offices the Cathedrals of the Future?

03:14 [Guardian] Queen was furious at police for stealing wedding cashew nuts, court told

03:14 [CNET News] Bots now running the Internet with 61 percent of Web traffic

03:14 [CNET News] New Gmail image server proxies raise security risks

03:16 [Fox News] North Korea executes Kim's uncle

03:16 [Fox News] BIPARTISAN PASSAGEHouse overwhelmingly OKs 2-year budget plan /i/redes/icon-video.gif

03:16 [Fox News] ANOTHER DELAY White House pushes back ObamaCare sign-up date

03:16 [Fox News] TODD STARNES ESPN backs off decision to ban Christmas commercial

03:18 [The Hindu - News] One billion rising to end violence against women

03:20 [NPR] Chinese Ag Scientists Charged With Stealing Patented Seeds

03:25 [OpEdNews] Who's Excited About Another Decade in Afghanistan?

03:26 [CNN] Boehner not taking it anymore from conservative groups

03:27 [zero hedge] The IMF Wants You To Pay 71% Income Tax

03:27 [Raw Story] ‘They just wanted to ruin my head’: Records show Army lobotomized 2,000 WW2 vets

03:27 [Slate Magazine] “They Are Incompetent”

03:28 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh strike called after hanging

03:35 [OpEdNews] Million Milestone for OEN's Joan B

03:40 [Sydney Morning Herald] How Glenn jawboned the dollar

03:40 [Sydney Morning Herald] American revolution rocks country music

03:40 [Sydney Morning Herald] The man who built headrests

03:40 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat held on visa fraud charges

03:41 [Moral Low Ground] The Debate with a Guantánamo Prosecutor I Wish I Hadn’t Won

03:42 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea says leader's powerful uncle executed

03:47 [Raw Story] House approves two-year bipartisan budget agreement

03:55 [CNET News] Microsoft reportedly considering Qualcomm COO as new CEO

03:56 [zero hedge] Taper Or No Taper - What The FOMC Has Really Said

03:57 [Reuters] Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House

04:00 [OpEdNews] Mandela leaves behind a troubling legacy

04:02 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Illicit Capital Leaving Developing Countries Up by 14 Percent

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed

04:03 [CNN: Politics] Boehner not taking it anymore from conservative groups

04:03 [Reuters: politics] Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House

04:04 [AL JAZEERA] Guantanamo commander supports closing prison http://www.aljazeera.comhttp//

04:07 [Raw Story] American missing for six years in Iran was really a CIA agent

04:09 [CNN: Politics] Boehner not taking it anymore

04:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] Over at last: Keli Lane to remain behind bars

04:15 [Topix Activism News] Over 150 human rights activists violently arrested in Cuba on Human Rights Day

04:17 [AL JAZEERA] Icy floods force Gaza residents from homes

04:18 [Slashdot] Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

04:18 [BBC: Technology] Bitcoin: Price v hype

04:27 [Raw Story] Hospital patient says clock told him, ‘Time to die’

04:38 [Reuters] U.S. Congress, CIA still feuding over interrogations and secret prisons

04:38 [Guardian] Former FBI agent missing in Iran was working for the CIA – report

04:42 [CNET News] YouTube opens up live streaming to all verified accounts

04:47 [Raw Story] U.N. report concludes that chemical weapons were used in Syrian conflict

04:48 [Fox News] Colo. pot businesses: We�re going to run out of weed

04:48 [Fox News] Cuddling with dog helps Alaska woman survive 3 days trapped in cold

04:48 [Fox News] DR. MANNY: Boy asks Santa for use of fingers

04:48 [Fox News] Mont. newlywed pleads guilty to killing husband

04:48 [Fox News] US drone strike kills 13 heading to wedding party, Yemeni officials say

04:48 [Fox News] Colorado professor suspended after silent protest

04:48 [Fox News] Union seeks severance for teacher convicted of rape

04:48 [Fox News] $486M blown on planes for Afghans now sitting idle?- Hagel says he didn't push back Afghan deal deadline

04:48 [Fox News] Senators introduce bill to crack down on 'lavish' portrait expenses

04:48 [Fox News] Ex-Alexander staffer in court on child porn charges

04:48 [Fox News] Mexican diplomat in NY questioned in death of son

04:50 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

04:51 [CNN] Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

04:51 [BBC: Technology] Bitcoin start-up raises $25m funding

04:54 [The Hindu - News] JuJu all set to mesmerise the Capital’s jazz lovers

04:58 [CNN] 'Affluenza' defense psychologist: 'I wish I hadn't used that term'

04:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] Milat murder sentence 'excessive'

05:00 [Reuters] North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Schools start admissions in violation of directive

05:08 [The Hindu - News] RPI to contest in all 28 LS constituencies

05:08 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Onion prices did us in, says Shobha Oza

05:13 [CNET News] Twitter announces about-face on controversial new blocking rules

05:17 [Raw Story] Anderson Cooper hammers psychologist who diagnosed lethal drunk driver with ‘affluenza’

05:24 [Slashdot] YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels

05:27 [AntiWar] Suicide Bomber Attacks Police; 22 Killed, 30 Wounded Across Iraq

05:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Charge Taser officers with manslaughter'

05:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Keli Lane to remain behind bars

05:34 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different

05:41 [Anarchist news] Grin and Bare It All: Against Liberal Conceptions of Sex Work

05:42 [Slate Magazine] It’s Simple: Fewer Guns, Fewer Suicides

05:42 [Slate Magazine] The Missing 20,000 Gun Deaths

05:44 [Infoshop] Expecto Patronum: Lessons from Harry Potter for Social Justice Organizing

05:46 [Telegraph] US budget deal passes through House despite conservative opposition

05:46 [Telegraph] American missing in Iran for six years was 'working for CIA'

05:54 [Deutsche Welle] SPD members finish voting on grand coalition referendum

05:56 [The Atlantic: International] Your Thursday Night Reading List

06:01 [AntiWar] The Long Retreat

06:01 [AntiWar] Goliath: The Book That May Delegitimize Israel’s Apartheid State

06:01 [AntiWar] Are the Senkakus Worth a War?

06:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Native speakers fall behind

06:09 [Guardian] Ashes: Australia v England - live! | Geoff Lemon and Simon Burnton

06:11 [Voice of America] Daniel Schearf: North Korea Announces Execution of Leader's Uncle

06:13 [Fin24 News] NUM signs wage agreement with Amplats

06:15 [Big Think] How We Are All Seduced by Glamour

06:18 [Telegraph] Amnesty: Europe has 'miserably failed' to help Syrian refugees

06:21 [OpEdNews] American who vanished in Iran was on unsanctioned CIA mission

06:23 [Slate Magazine] Play the Slate News Quiz

06:23 [Slate Magazine] Don’t Wake Up, Little Susie

06:23 [AL JAZEERA] Philippines typhoon death toll tops 6,000

06:28 [Slate Magazine] The First School Shooting

06:28 [Slate Magazine] A Year of Gun Deaths

06:29 [Reuters] Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms

06:31 [Voice of America] North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

06:32 [Telegraph] Margaret Thatcher helped prevent 'devastating race war' in South Africa, former president says

06:32 [Raw Story] Rachel Maddow: Mich. senator who fought ‘rape insurance’ with story of her own rape

06:34 [The Atlantic: Politics] The 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Has Now Been Suppressed for 1 Year

06:35 [CNET News] Will 2014 be the year of the Google Chromebook?

06:35 [Fin24 News] Couple's debt default order stands - ConCourt

06:35 [Global Voices] Bangladesh: Where Will The Non-Muslim Go?

06:39 [Slashdot] The New Kings of Kong

06:41 [Fin24 News] NUM union announces pay deal with Amplats

06:45 [Fin24 News] NUM urges firms to close for Madiba funeral

06:52 [Fox News] WWII aviator shot down in Germany to be buried in Colo.

06:57 [Fin24 News] YouTube set to rake in $5.6bn from ads in 2013

06:58 [] Jerusalem snowed in: Hundreds take haven at shelters as city shuts down

06:59 [Fin24 News] NUM announces pay deal with Amplats

07:00 [CNET News] Amazon said to be cooking up Pantry service to take on Costco

07:01 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh execution sparks violent protests

07:02 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart blasts Megyn Kelly’s obsession with ‘keeping’ Jesus and Santa Claus white

07:10 [CNN] Judge says giant cross most be removed from San Diego mountain

07:14 [Deutsche Welle] Yes to Europe, but...

07:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] The biggest vessel ever sent to sea is coming to Australia

07:20 [Telegraph] Cameron: HS2 opponents should see 'bigger picture'

07:20 [Telegraph] Tories accuse Alex Salmond of being 'Pinocchio of Scottish politics' over EU

07:21 [AL JAZEERA] Amnesty: EU failing Syrian refugees

07:28 [The Hindu - News] ‘Hospitals must be able to manage disasters’

07:30 [The Hindu - News] Govt. to procure 5 lakh tonnes of rice for Anna Bhagya scheme

07:30 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka to seek clarification from apex court on auctioning of mines

07:32 [The Hindu - News] Centre should approve captive mine for VISL: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

07:32 [The Hindu - News] Members of trade unions stage agitation in Tirupur

07:32 [The Hindu - News] People are frustrated with Congress governance: Deve Gowda

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Two more held in RG Street robbery case

07:35 [Mother Jones] Panel Set to Recommend Modest Changes to NSA Surveillance Programs /files/blog_nsa_logo.jpg

07:35 [Sydney Morning Herald] I'm Frank! Men claim to be mayor

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Government contemplating to hold two sessions at Suvarna Soudha in a year

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Revenue officials locked up in room during eviction drive near Alandurai

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Three-day Dharwad Zilla Utsav begins today

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Minorities must get 15 p.c. benefits of all schemes: Parameshwara

07:41 [CNN: Money] Twitter backtracks on blocking function

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Modi to visit Belgaum on December 19

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Fix minimum wage at Rs. 10,000: trade unions

07:43 [Voice of America] Protests in Bangladesh, After Opposition Leader Hanged for War Crimes

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Operation to drive elephants back to Nagarahole begins

07:47 [Fox News] 4 stabbed in parking lot after Denver Broncos game

07:48 [The Hindu - News] SC grants bail to Lalu Prasad

07:50 [Disinformation] Reaping for Dummies

07:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] Pole dancer wins $3.25m in divorce case

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Activists condemn felling of trees at Race Course

07:54 [CNN] Judge says giant cross must be removed from San Diego mountain

07:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard (RJ: We Have Met the Enemy and She Is Old

07:56 [OpEdNews] The Right's Obsession With Obama the Flirt

07:58 [Financial Times] N Korea executes Kim uncle for treason

07:58 [Financial Times] Yemen wedding party air strike kills 15

08:01 [The Hindu - News] Now, ‘104’ service that provides wholesome healthcare

08:05 [BBC: Also in the news] Hydrogen is squeezed from stone

08:05 [AL JAZEERA] Australia refutes Amnesty cruelty claims

08:05 [The Hindu - News] Bee summit on aircraft wing leaves flyers locked in

08:05 [CNN] Security guard arrested for stealing Lakers championship rings

08:06 [Telegraph] Premium rate phone lines ban for retailers and travel operators

08:07 [The Hindu - News] Pressure mounting for Rai to quit DCC office

08:09 [The Hindu - News] ‘Don’t mix dry and wet waste’

08:11 [The Hindu - News] Lightning hits Rajagopuram of Meenakshi Temple

08:11 [The Hindu - News] ‘Give us our road back’

08:13 [The Hindu - News] ‘Bhatta Muhurta’ performed by Kaniyur Math

08:13 [The Hindu - News] AP Assembly rocked by protests over Telangana Bill

08:15 [CNN: Entertainment] Beyonce releases surprise album

08:16 [CNN] Beyonce releases surprise album

08:21 [The Hindu - News] Execution in Bangladesh sparks violent protests

08:22 [Fox News] 'CONVINCING EVIDENCE'UN inspectors confirm chemical attack in Syria

08:23 [The Independent] HS2 essential for UK, insist MPs

08:23 [Fox News] House overwhelmingly approves 2-year budget plan- House approves defense bill- House passes farm law extension

08:25 [The Hindu - News] Madurai Regional Passport Office issues 7.77 lakh fresh passports since inception

08:26 [Fin24 News] Amplats: Amcu now represents 60% of miners

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Madurai city police limits expanded

08:30 [Topix Activism News] Syria: Thousands More Refugees Need EU Help

08:31 [The Hindu - News] Madurai petrol bomb attack: assailants succeeded in second attempt

08:34 [BBC: Technology] Twitter scraps blocking changes

08:36 [Fin24 News] Dollar, euro at five-year yen highs

08:38 [Telegraph] Four hours of light gardening each week could cut kidney stones

08:38 [Telegraph] Britons emerge from recession less materialistic - but more stressed

08:38 [Telegraph] Traditional dinner party giving way to sharing plates

08:38 [Telegraph] Health warning: laughter could leave you in stitches

08:38 [Telegraph] Why Wagner gives you a headache - pain of migraine inspired composer

08:38 [The Independent] Britain should 'hang its head in shame' for failing Syrian refugees, says Amnesty International

08:46 [CNN] Security guard arrested in theft of Lakers championship rings

08:46 [CNN] 11 places to go in 2014

08:47 [Fox News: politics] Wis. governor offers a way around ObamaCare problems

08:49 [Deutsche Welle] US lower house approves budget compromise that would avoid a shutdown for next two years

08:52 [Telegraph] Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima's rules for buying your girlfriend Christmas underwear

08:54 [The Independent] Ashes: Australia v England, third Test, day one tea match report - England on top at last as Graeme Swann takes two wickets

08:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man loses fight to keep his pet sheep

08:56 [The Hindu - News] 8 special children from Tiruchi bring laurels

08:57 [BBC: Health] Pakistan polio team guard killed

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Two policemen killed in attack on Pak polio team

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Assembly of Big Temple’s new car begins

09:02 [The Hindu - News] LeT operative trailed for past one week: Shinde

09:02 [The Hindu - News] Three-member north Indian train robbery gang arrested at Villupuram

09:03 [CNN] Meningitis outbreak: California students may get vaccine Princeton got

09:03 [] Reform President Rick Jacobs announces deal to 'physically reshape' Western Wall is near

09:04 [The Hindu - News] Police protection sought for college principals

09:06 [The Hindu - News] Cong. MLAs do not want to hide it anymore

09:06 [The Hindu - News] Krishna waters: Rayalaseema leaders to fight for due share

09:07 [Truthdig] Why Olympic Profiteers Are Happy to Ignore Russia’s Gaybashing

09:08 [The Hindu - News] Digvijay visit: Congress leaders see motives

09:08 [The Hindu - News] Seemandhra, T-MLAs in slugfest

09:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] Data to expose 'sleeping ice giant'

09:08 [Telegraph] James Bond's average alcohol consumption was '92 units per week'

09:08 [Telegraph] Kim Jong-un executes uncle: Jang Song-thaek had been North Korea's No. 2

09:08 [Telegraph] Doctors routinely 'help dying patients along the way', Lords told

09:08 [Telegraph] Rowan Atkinson's brother attacks Nelson Mandela's 'murderous' legacy

09:09 [Pravda] Indian gays recommended to help themselves with yoga

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Link your Aadhaar number by January 31 to get LPG subsidy

09:10 [The Hindu - News] TRS suspects delay tactics by Seemandhra MLAs

09:11 [CNET News] Crave giveaway: V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones

09:12 [The Hindu - News] Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha

09:12 [Slashdot] Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament?

09:15 [AL JAZEERA] Australia refutes refugees cruelty claims

09:16 [The Hindu - News] 2 dead in Bangladesh clashes over Jamaat leader’s execution

09:18 [] Ben-Gurion Airport closes amid heavy storm, Jerusalem snowed in

09:18 [The Hindu - News] Ministers, MPs asked to be ready to face social boycott

09:22 [The Hindu - News] YSRCP supporters block National Highway

09:24 [The Hindu - News] Many bridges in Vijayawada need immediate attention

09:24 [Telegraph] Couple forced off farm so it can be flooded for breeding birds, under EU rules

09:24 [Telegraph] Winterbourne View patients still at risk, warn families

09:25 [The Independent] Beyoncé guerrilla releases entire new album worldwide on iTunes

09:25 [The Independent] RSA chief Simon Lee quits

09:25 [AL JAZEERA] India mulls law to overturn gay sex ban

09:26 [The Hindu - News] Two ambitious projects to give boost to medium, small units

09:28 [CNN] Cyprus: The ancient island of Aphrodite

09:28 [CNN] Cyprus' energy treasure chest locked beneath the sea

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Bad roads to welcome Bhavanis this year

09:29 [Guardian] Ireland prepares to exit bailout - business live

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Fake certificate racket busted in Vijayawada

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Kerala Govt. will make CMC prime institution: Health Minister

09:31 [Guardian] Welfare minister urges local councils to invest in food banks

09:32 [CNN] Is this the oldest wine in the world?

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Last State regime lied to Centre to secure JNNURM projects: Tony Chammany

09:37 [Voice of America] American Who Disappeared in Iran Worked for CIA: Reports

09:41 [The Hindu - News] Goshree-Mamangalam road project could be revived

09:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Beyonce puts surprise album online

09:43 [AL JAZEERA] Australia refutes refugee cruelty claims

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Phenomenal increase in legitimate import of gold: Customs authorities

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Typhoon Haiyan deaths in Philippines breach 6000

09:45 [CNET News] Presidential task force said to recommend overhaul of NSA

09:47 [The Hindu - News] Shahbaz for joint effort to end poverty

09:47 [The Hindu - News] AAP sweeps away BSP from Delhi

09:48 [] Ben-Gurion Int'l Airport reopens after brief closure due to storm

09:51 [The Hindu - News] Man stabbed to death for taking on eve-teasers

09:52 [Financial Times] Singapore cracks down on social unrest

09:52 [Financial Times] BJP vows to end India infrastructure delays

09:53 [The Hindu - News] Women dominate toppers list in AU RCET

09:53 [The Hindu - News] GVMC takes serious view of ACB action

09:54 [] Tension Flares Up Again In Tajikistan's Restive East

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Kerala govt gets a month to take a stand on plywood units

09:56 [The Independent] Thousands of children aged 10-12 arrested for violent attacks, rape and firearms

09:57 [The Hindu - News] AU VC plans to secure more funds for research

09:57 [AL JAZEERA] Australia rejects refugee cruelty claims

09:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] Households to pay less for power

09:59 [Pravda] What can Winter Games in Sochi do for Russia?

09:59 [The Hindu - News] INS Circars celebrates 74 anniversary

09:59 [The Hindu - News] Timers to save power on Beach Road

10:03 [Voice of America] Protests in Bangladesh, After Opposition Leader Hanged

10:06 [Fox News: politics] Nevada health exchange still plagued by problems after just 1,500 enroll

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Lok Sabha paralysed for fifth consecutive day

10:09 [The Hindu - News] Kozhikode Corporation’s white elephants

10:09 [Reuters] Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed

10:10 [CNN: Money] Average American inheritance: $177,000

10:11 [The Hindu - News] NoRKA aid for Gulf returnees distributed

10:11 [The Hindu - News] Vasundhara Raje to be sworn-in on Friday

10:12 [The Independent] Pope Francis attacks huge salaries for the rich while poor survive on 'crumbs'

10:12 [The Independent] Robert Levinson: American missing in Iran claimed to be working for CIA

10:13 [AL JAZEERA] American missing in Iran 'worked for CIA' http://www.aljazeera.comhttp//

10:13 [The Hindu - News] Kozhikode sex racket: new police team starts inquiry

10:15 [The Hindu - News] Raje sworn in Rajasthan Chief Minister

10:15 [The Hindu - News] Kozhikode district bus operators to join indefinite strike

10:16 [Pravda] Conservative Putin & the Western Media

10:16 [Fin24 News] Strike costs Northam R500m

10:20 [Fin24 News] Yen hits the skids

10:27 [Telegraph] Order of Merit: who deserves membership of the most exclusive club in the world?

10:27 [Telegraph] BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Graphic of winners and sport-by-sport breakdown

10:28 [The Hindu - News] Easterine Kire

10:29 [Guardian] Firefighters launch fresh strikes over pension changes

10:30 [The Hindu - News] Woof and warp

10:32 [The Hindu - News] Strain on Kerala’s finances worsens

10:34 [The Hindu - News] Close to nature

10:34 [Deutsche Welle] Despite advances in technology Germans favor the personal touch over telemedicine

10:35 [International Crisis Group] Not a Rubber Stamp: Myanmar’s Legislature in a Time of Transition

10:36 [The Hindu - News] Pentavalent vaccine caught in fresh row

10:38 [The Hindu - News] Raising her voice against CPI(M)’s stir in Trivandrum

10:40 [The Hindu - News] Sound check

10:41 [CNN] North Korean execution raises more question than answers

10:42 [The Hindu - News] Row erupts over Kerala HC order on KAT

10:43 [Telegraph] World leaders and their unusual mode of transports

10:43 [Telegraph] Fracking boom frees the US from old oil alliances

10:43 [The Independent] Jang Song Thaek profile: The rise and fall of Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle

10:47 [AL JAZEERA] Snow blankets Levant

10:48 [Financial Times] UN indicates chemical arms used in Syria

10:48 [The Hindu - News] Rushes: Dice on a roll

10:50 [The Hindu - News] Words of wonder

10:53 [Slate Magazine] Corrections

10:53 [] Ugandan convert to Judaism becomes test case for Law of Return

10:54 [The Hindu - News] Summon Lankan High Commissioner: Jayalalithaa

10:54 [The Hindu - News] For a roadside experience

10:56 [The Hindu - News] Star of the show

10:56 [Reuters] Ukraine's Yanukovich to hold talks on political crisis

10:57 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Kate Nash: Stop taking 'selfies'

11:00 [The Hindu - News] For that dram of malt

11:01 [CNN] Young Africans optimistic about the future

11:01 [NPR] A Baby Who Saved Her Family From 'The Dark Moments'

11:01 [NPR] One Year After Newtown, Still No Answer To 'Why'

11:01 [NPR] Promises To Fix Mental Health System Still Unfulfilled

11:01 [NPR] USDA Steps Up The Fight To Save Florida's Oranges

11:02 [Voice of America] EU: More Time Needed to Implement Iran Nuclear Deal

11:02 [The Hindu - News] Remembering ‘nana’

11:04 [CBC: politics] Attawapiskat to award $2.2M housing contract after delays

11:04 [CBC: politics] Not much oversight for Canada's electronic spies

11:04 [The Hindu - News] Democracy, the Indian way

11:06 [The Hindu - News] Vijayakant authorised to decide on alliance

11:07 [AL JAZEERA] Pussy Riot case to be reviewed in Russia

11:08 [The Hindu - News] So says the guru…

11:09 [Deutsche Welle] China to scrap anti-dumping duties on US car imports

11:10 [CNN: Money] Worst year in history for bond funds

11:12 [Voice of America] Anti-Government Protests Continue in Thailand

11:12 [BBC: Entertainment] Museum gains major Chinese art haul

11:14 [Fox News: politics] Senators introduce bill to crack down on 'lavish' portrait expenses

11:14 [The Independent] Sky News crew trapped as crowd turns on detained Christian pastor

11:14 [The Independent] Arctic 30: Russia 'defies international ruling' and tells protesters they cannot leave

11:14 [The Independent] Jack White and Karen Elson finalise their divorce after eight years of marriage

11:15 [Fin24 News] NUM: We will strike through Christmas

11:19 [The Hindu - News] Between 22 yards

11:19 [Guardian] Middle East snow storm brings havoc and hardship to Holy Land

11:20 [Voice of America] Mourners Continue Streaming to Mandela Viewing

11:23 [The Hindu - News] AP Assembly adjourned over Telangana bill

11:24 [Reuters] China and U.S. to hold trade talks next week

11:24 [Reuters] Insight: In Yemen, al Qaeda gains sympathy amid U.S. drone strikes

11:30 [The Independent] Fangman vs the shark: Marine becomes first person ever to hook and reel in a Great White shark

11:33 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Play tells story of Indian partition

11:33 [New Statesman] In this week's New Statesman podcast

11:34 [Deutsche Welle] Execution made Mollah 'a martyr to the Islamists'

11:34 [Deutsche Welle] Violence breaks out after execution of Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah

11:35 [The Hindu - News] Leaders pay homage Parliament attack martyrs

11:36 [CNN] Iran, world powers end nuclear talks with plans to meet again

11:37 [The Hindu - News] Ex-Bangladesh dictator ‘detained’, taken to military hospital

11:38 [Guardian] Arctic 30 told they cannot leave Russia

11:38 [Slate Magazine] Lessons From Newtown for Gun-Owning Parents

11:39 [Slashdot] Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.

11:43 [CNN] Uncertainty after North Korea announces execution of leader's uncle

11:44 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Execution made Mollah 'a martyr to the Islamists'

11:45 [The Hindu - News] Cyber frauds cost Indians nearly Rs. 220 cr since 2011

11:45 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan making every effort for peace talks with Taliban: Hussain

11:46 [The Independent] Unemployed told to leave Ireland in desperate move to cut benefits

11:46 [The Independent] 'We should not pander to extremism': Michael Gove warns over segregation of men and women in university lectures

11:46 [The Independent] Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself' court told

11:48 [BBC: Entertainment] Whitehall named 'king of comedy'

11:51 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa terms custodial deaths a travesty of justice

11:51 [The Hindu - News] 22 escape from Baghdad jail, say Iraqi officials

11:51 [The Hindu - News] Ireland marks exit from its bailout programme

11:55 [The Hindu - News] Leaders pay homage to Parliament attack martyrs

11:56 [BBC: Also in the news] The death of an aspirant journalist

11:56 [BBC: Also in the news] Bitcoin: Price v hype

11:56 [BBC: Also in the news] Quiz of the week's news

11:59 [BBC: Also in the news] Jupiter moon spouts water into space

12:01 [Telegraph] Heston Blumenthal: cook Christmas lunch early and reheat it

12:01 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 13 December 2013

12:01 [Telegraph] Michael Gove: Do not pander to extremism by endorsing segregation at university

12:01 [The Independent] In pictures: Argentine slum celebrates 'Blue Virgin'

12:01 [The Independent] Geminid meteor shower: up to 120 meteors an hour expected early Saturday morning

12:01 [The Hindu - News] Hazare, AAP rift out in the open

12:02 [Guardian] Michael Gove: university gender segregation is 'pandering to extremism'

12:02 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Climate Makes Refugees Out of Young Ghanaians

12:02 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Indian Gays Prepare to Fight Again

12:04 [Deutsche Welle] Syrian Christians fear extremist rebels

12:06 [Voice of America] Kerry, Netanyahu Meet in Latest US Push for Peace

12:08 [The Hindu - News] Shortfall in railway earnings in April-September

12:08 [Guardian] Two arrested over antisemitic tweets posted after Tottenham match

12:09 [Pravda] Astrakhan city administration holds public reception of citizens

12:11 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Drones Trail a Whole Host of Dilemmas – Ethical and Otherwise – in Their Wake

12:11 [CNN: Money] Netflix finds plenty of "binge" watching

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Post riot, India assures support to its workers in Singapore

12:14 [The Hindu - News] Post-riot, India assures support to its workers in Singapore

12:14 [Deutsche Welle] "More troops needed in CAR to disarm rebels," says Amnesty International

12:17 [The Independent] Nicolas Sarkozy reveals his ultimate 'destiny'

12:17 [The Independent] Rare snowstorm leaves Jerusalem in lockdown

12:18 [CNN: Money] Stocks: Poised to snap losing streak

12:19 [AL JAZEERA] Abbas rejects West Bank border security plan

12:20 [Mother Jones] 6 Surprising Scientific Findings About Good and Evil /files/Joshua%20Greene%20%28c%29%20Andrea%20Heberlein.JPG

12:20 [Mother Jones] Texas Wouldn't Let This Afghanistan Vet Vote in the Last Presidential Election /files/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-12%20at%204.05.07%20PM.png

12:20 [Mother Jones] The Most Likely Place a Child Will Be Killed by a Gun? Home. /files/newtown-inline-01_1.png

12:20 [Mother Jones] The Budget Deal Is a Big Win for the Pentagon

12:20 [Mother Jones] 62 Percent of Restaurant Workers Don't Wash Their Hands After Handling Raw Beef

12:20 [Mother Jones] Organic Milk Proves Higher in Healthy Fats

12:20 [BBC: Technology] Ex-Google lawyer made US patent boss

12:21 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Warm welcome for Julia Roberts

12:22 [The Hindu - News] Inside the gated glens and glades

12:22 [The Hindu - News] 2 policemen, polio vaccinator killed in northwest Pakistan

12:22 [Guardian] Ireland to become first country to exit eurozone bailout

12:24 [Deutsche Welle] Belgium approves law allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children

12:25 [Fin24 News] Truworths honours Madiba by donation to hospitals

12:26 [The Hindu - News] Nation pays homage to Parliament attack martyrs

12:29 [Fin24 News] Truworths honours Madiba by donating to hospitals

12:30 [The Hindu - News] French defence chief arrives in chaotic Central African Republic

12:30 [The Hindu - News] Identifying green materials

12:31 [Foreign Policy in Focus] NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Worker

12:32 [The Hindu - News] ‘Some steps to revive the market’

12:32 [The Independent] European banking watchdog blasts Bitcoin over 'violent' fluctuations

12:32 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'I was mistaken for the tea lady'

12:33 [Telegraph] Andy Murray hotel looking for staff

12:34 [CNN] Blowup Santa doll poses like Marilyn Monroe

12:36 [The Hindu - News] Build it with bamboo

12:37 [Reuters] Iran official says U.S. sanctions violate Geneva deal spirit

12:38 [] Berlin prosecutors investigate Nazi guard suspect

12:40 [Guardian] Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

12:43 [New Statesman] Is enough being done to remove unfair obstacles to transsexual people playing football?

12:44 [CNN] Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa?

12:44 [Topix Activism News] China charges leading activist

12:46 [Voice of America] VOA News: Kerry, Netanyahu Meet in Latest US Push for Peace

12:46 [The Hindu - News] Levelled out

12:47 [BBC: Also in the news] Ukraine: Pro-EU protest pin-up calendar

12:48 [The Hindu - News] Shotcuts: Enters star son

12:49 [Deutsche Welle] International concern after execution of North Korean leader's uncle

12:49 [Deutsche Welle] Ukrainian protesters expand tent camp, Klitschko to run for president

12:50 [Voice of America] China Indicts Anti-Corruption Campaigner

12:50 [The Hindu - News] A guide to realty

12:54 [The Hindu - News] Huge crowds gather for last view of Mandela

12:56 [BBC: Technology] Amazon founder loses Nasa protest

12:56 [NPR] Obama's 'You Can Keep It' Promise Is 'Lie Of The Year'

12:57 [The Hindu - News] Homes, affordable homes

12:57 [Global Voices] Global Voices Meetup in Porto: Journalism, Citizenship and New Media

13:01 [CNN] Corruption is Africa's biggest challenge

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Gurgaon: The Black Demo

13:03 [Telegraph] Gender segregation guidelines to be reviewed as David Cameron steps into row for the first time

13:03 [Telegraph] Police carol: 'Silent night, make the burglar run in fright'

13:03 [Telegraph] Kim Jong-un has shown he wants to take North Korea backwards

13:04 [The Independent] Serco ditches out-of-hours care contract to appease angry MPs

13:06 [Good] What Does the 'Hour of Code' Really Look Like at a K-12 School?

13:06 [Guardian] A&E treatment times miss target as winter puts strain on hospitals

13:07 [The Hindu - News] Décor ideas to usher in New Year

13:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] A. Barry Rand: Don't Bargain Away Benefits

13:08 [New Statesman] Move over Barack Obama: Take a look at Ed Miliband's selfie habit

13:09 [CNN] Jupiter's moon Europa puffs water vapor -- could there be life there?

13:11 [The Hindu - News] Love under the scanner

13:12 [BBC: Health] Pakistan polio attacks - three dead

13:14 [] Major highways closed across Israel as snowstorm sweeps country

13:14 [Guardian] North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as 'traitor'

13:15 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal to explain AAP stand to Lt. Governor

13:17 [The Hindu - News] Saina wins after successive defeats in World SS Final

13:17 [Raw Story] Study: Alcohol would have kept James Bond from bedding women or stirring his drinks

13:17 [Raw Story] Iran halts nuclear talks after U.S. blacklist move

13:18 [CNN] Nelson Mandela funeral: What to expect as global icon is laid to rest

13:20 [The Independent] Ed Miliband interview: We put your questions to the Labour leader

13:20 [The Independent] Ed Miliband poses for ‘selfie’ with Lily Allen

13:22 [NPR] For Friday The 13th, Say It With Us: Paraskevidekatriaphobia

13:22 [Raw Story] South Africa formally apologizes for fake sign language interpreter

13:24 [Deutsche Welle] A year after Delhi gang rape

13:25 [The Hindu - News] Homing in on returns

13:25 [The Hindu - News] The other Oman…

13:27 [Financial Times] Ireland exits EU rescue programme

13:28 [zero hedge] Futures Pushed Higher Again On Yen Poundage While Taper Fears Reverberate

13:29 [BBC: Entertainment] ENO shows to be screened in cinemas

13:29 [BBC: Entertainment] Gambaccini rebailed in Savile probe

13:30 [Guardian] More than 20 Iraqi suspects escape detention

13:30 [Guardian] Four men in court over alleged football match-fixing

13:32 [Raw Story] Chinese man sentenced to death for school knife attack that wounded 22 children

13:33 [The Hindu - News] Let them eat cake…

13:34 [New Internationalist] Should Mandela have done more?

13:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Newtown Didn't Change Lawmakers' Opinions On Gun Control, It Hardened Them

13:35 [The Hindu - News] Moonwalking

13:35 [The Independent] UK construction output nears 2-year high buoyed by housebuilding

13:35 [The Independent] David Cameron puts new balls at top of Christmas list

13:35 [The Independent] In pictures: Middle East snow storm

13:35 [The Independent] London property market boosts Bellway after Made in Chelsea sale

13:36 [Telegraph] Europe's night trains hit the buffers

13:36 [CNN: Money] 5 of the oldest businesses in America

13:36 [] House Democrats and Republicans Mostly Agree on Austerity /sites/

13:36 [Guardian] Four men in court over alleged football match fixing

13:42 [Voice of America] Protests in Bangkok

13:43 [New Statesman] Britain should "hang its head in shame" over Syrian refugee crisis

13:43 [The Hindu - News] Now showing

13:45 [CNN] Plug pulled on 'EuroVegas' casino in Spain

13:48 [Voice of America] Scott Bobb: Mandela Village Prepares Final Farewell to Favorite Son

13:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Media Matters Declares Victory: 'The War On Fox Is Over'

13:50 [The Hindu - News] Fruit-eaters

13:50 [The Hindu - News] No stopping him

13:51 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 13, 2013 /files/WSAW1213-630.jpg

13:51 [The Independent] First missed targets of the winter heighten fears that casualty wards will struggle with seasonal workload

13:52 [Telegraph] Eight good things that happened on Friday 13th

13:56 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: Friday 13

13:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: John Boehner Fuels Republican Pushback Against Hard Right

13:58 [BBC: Education] Cameron joins campus segregation row

13:58 [The Hindu - News] The eighth deadly sin

13:58 [The Hindu - News] An epitome of solitude

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat held for visa fraud in US, released on bail

13:59 [] Netanyahu seeks committee to decide on private jet, new residence for PM

13:59 [Deutsche Welle] There need to be sanctions against Yanukovych

14:01 [CNET News] Startup advocates spar with French minister over job laws

14:02 [CNN: Money] Work the (office party) room

14:02 [The Hindu - News] A small slice of family history

14:02 [Raw Story] Jerusalem paralyzed by ‘historic’ snowstorm that left behind drifts up to 15 inches deep

14:03 [New Statesman] Where is Clegg's "little Black Book" of Lib Dem policies blocked by the Tories?

14:03 [New Statesman] Sadiq Khan interview: "housing, housing, housing" is the priority for London

14:04 [The Hindu - News] Second Hand: Boyzone

14:04 [Deutsche Welle] Ukraine opposition trio agree to talks with Yanukovych as protest continues

14:06 [The Hindu - News] Mixed bag of memories

14:06 [The Hindu - News] Dungeons and Dragons

14:06 [Fox News: politics] Ted Cruz 'fixes' Obama

14:07 [The Independent] Pensioner James Grey places advert in newspaper for company on Christmas Day

14:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Defense Bill Passes House, Aims To Address Military Sexual Assault Crisis

14:08 [The Hindu - News] Bangkok protesters wrap cabinet in flag as reform talks start

14:08 [The Hindu - News] Music for the soul

14:08 [BBC: Also in the news] China: Drones used to monitor yaks

14:10 [The Hindu - News] Patel statue will bring farmers into national agenda: BJP

14:10 [The Hindu - News] Jack of all tastes

14:10 [Voice of America] Protests in Dhaka After Opposition Leader Hanged

14:10 [CNET News] Meet the concept iPhone Air, iPhone 6C

14:12 [The Hindu - News] A fine serve

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Hiss story

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Snow worlds and survival strategies

14:12 [Fin24 News] Sacci says copper theft on the rise

14:13 [Financial Times] Ukraine protesters agree to talks

14:14 [BBC: Entertainment] The Outsider author Colin Wilson dies

14:15 [BBC: Technology] Copycat ransomware racks up victims

14:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Deborah Lee James Confirmed As Secretary Of The Air Force

14:15 [AL JAZEERA] Thousands throng to Mandela mourning site

14:16 [CNN] Prince Harry reaches South Pole

14:18 [The Hindu - News] On the streets where Bharati walked…

14:19 [CNN: Entertainment] Levine, sexiest goober alive

14:20 [The Hindu - News] On a melody trail

14:21 [CNET News] Qualcomm promotes Steve Mollenkopf to CEO

14:21 [CNET News] Netflix finds TV binge watchers more common than you think

14:21 [Guardian] Man wrongly convicted of sexual assault is freed after 17 years in jail

14:22 [Fox News] Colo. pot businesses: We�re going to run out of weed- CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colo.

14:22 [Fox News] Kerry meets Netanyahu in latest Mideast peace push

14:23 [The Independent] Eric Brandon jailed for life after shooting teenage stepson Alex Koser dead during row over the volume of his computer games

14:23 [The Independent] 'The heroes of today are the Irish people'

14:23 [The Atlantic: National] American Futures Heads West

14:23 [AL JAZEERA] Ukraine to offer amnesty to protesters

14:24 [The Hindu - News] Study for mono rail in Coimbatore: CM

14:26 [CNN] Prince Harry close to South Pole

14:26 [The Hindu - News] I am… K. Baladasan - Goldsmith

14:27 [zero hedge] Five Years After ZIRP Began, Here Are The Biggest Winners In The Weakest Economic Recovery On Record

14:27 [Slashdot] Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

14:31 [Guardian] Low interest rates to continue well into 2015, Bank of England speech indicates

14:33 [CNN] Europe must do more for Syrian refugees, Amnesty International says

14:33 [CNN] Several stabbed after Denver Broncos football game

14:34 [The Hindu - News] A plum story

14:34 [Reuters] Iran angry over U.S. sanctions, nuclear talks interrupted

14:35 [Deutsche Welle] EU court bans BASF's 'Amflora' GM potato, annuls Commission approval

14:35 [CNET News] Oculus Rift gets major boost with $75M in funding

14:35 [The Atlantic: Technology] Public Libraries Are Better Than Congress, Baseball, and Apple Pie, Say Americans

14:36 [The Hindu - News] BJP, Trinamool raise Justice Ganguly issue in Lok Sabha

14:36 [] CIA, Caught in Colossal Lie, Lost Agent in Iran in 2007

14:37 [AL JAZEERA] Tunisia parties reach political agreement

14:38 [The Independent] Humans are not smarter than animals - we just don't understand them

14:38 [The Independent] Video: WestJet Christmas miracle - Airline surprises passengers with festive stunt

14:38 [The Independent] In pictures: Christmas Jumper Day

14:38 [CNN] Weight loss: 5 cooking mistakes that pack on the pounds

14:38 [CNN] When someone's tech addiction causes you stress

14:38 [CNN] Ukrainian President offers amnesty to protesters

14:38 [Telegraph] Do's and don'ts of office Christmas parties

14:38 [Telegraph] Exercise just as good as drugs in war on major disease

14:38 [BBC: Entertainment] Critics in two minds over American Psycho

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Uttarakhand top bureaucrat held in rape case

14:39 [CNN: Politics] HHS takes new steps to ensure Obamacare coverage Jan 1

14:40 [Reuters] Producer prices fall for third straight month in November

14:41 [CNN: Health] Kids' health care can vary

14:41 [CNN: Health] Put down the smartphone, already

14:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: The Startling Facts That Should Devastate America

14:43 [Raw Story] Tiger Woods’ half-brother accused of making bomb threat against his employer

14:44 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Greta: I can't believe Globe nomination

14:45 [The Hindu - News] India summons U.S. envoy, expresses shock over diplomat’s arrest

14:45 [CNN: Health] Cooking mistakes that add pounds

14:45 [AL JAZEERA] Violence intensifies in CAR conflict

14:46 [Reuters] Insight: Europe faces moment of truth on banks, with flawed defenses

14:49 [The Hindu - News] Can and able

14:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Department Of Energy Awards Grant To NuScale To Design Small Modular Nuclear Power Plants

14:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Harry Reid Hopes To Speed Senate Consideration On Budget

14:51 [Guardian] Mafia top boss's family members arrested in Sicily

14:51 [Guardian] Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

14:53 [Raw Story] Italian police crack down on fugitive Mafia godfather

14:53 [Raw Story] Apple blocks anti-censorship ‘FreeWeibo’ app in China

14:54 [CNN: Entertainment] Jackson jurors 'stunned', 'cheated' by verdict process

14:54 [Telegraph] Prince Harry and his Walking With The Wounded team reach South Pole

14:54 [Telegraph] Diana Carney: Give up 'fast fashion' and buy organic clothes

14:54 [Telegraph] Chinese civil rights activist to face trial 'within weeks'

14:55 [CNN] Opinion: Blame it on 'affluenza,' rich kid syndrome

14:55 [CNN] I have Asperger's; I'm not going to shoot you

14:56 [zero hedge] Nope, No Bubbles Anywhere

14:56 [BBC: Education] Failing free school ordered to close

14:57 [The Hindu - News] Agitation for domicile policy for non-tribals in Jharkhand

14:57 [Guardian] Bangladeshi Islamist leader's execution sparks deadly protests

14:59 [CNN] Tiger Woods' friend Notah Begay leads Native American obesity fight

14:59 [] Iran, Russia say new U.S. sanctions violate spirit of Geneva deal

15:00 [AL JAZEERA] Activists barred from leaving Russia

15:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Marianne Schnall: What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Olympia Snowe and Others Weigh In

15:03 [Raw Story] Iran quits nuclear talks after U.S. expands sanctions blacklist

15:03 [Raw Story] China unveils $16 million gold and jade statue of Mao Zedong

15:03 [Raw Story] Saturday Night Live producer: show needs to address its ‘black woman problem’

15:03 [The Hindu - News] Ukraine President proposes protester amnesty

15:03 [Guardian] Universities UK withdraws advice on gender segregation in lectures

15:09 [The Independent] Everyday Sexism blog reaches milestone of 50,000 posts

15:09 [The Independent] ‘Chocolate hob nobs or choc digestives?’ and other hard-hitting questions tackled by Boris Johnson on Twitter today

15:09 [The Independent] Nigella Lawson allowed children to smoke marijuana, former personal assistant tells court

15:09 [The Independent] Beyonce's new album, review

15:09 [The Independent] Old fashioned? City of London award dowry to 'poor honest young woman'

15:09 [Slashdot] Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

15:09 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson lied to court, fraud defendant claims

15:10 [Telegraph] Four killed in clashes after Islamist leader executed for 1971 'war crimes'

15:10 [Telegraph] Football match-fixing: Trial date set for May

15:10 [Telegraph] Explore the theme park inside a salt mine in Romania

15:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jessica Goodman: 'House Of Cards' Season 2 Trailer Promises Sex, Violence & Betrayal

15:11 [CNN] Opinion: Could Americans ever give up their pills?

15:11 [CNN] Opinion: Congress betrays military retirees

15:11 [CNN] Opinion: Democrats lose on budget deal

15:11 [CNN] 11 wedding terms explained

15:11 [Reuters] U.S. wholesale prices remain subdued in November

15:12 [CNN: Living] 11 wedding terms explained

15:12 [CNN: Living] Generation stressed

15:13 [Raw Story] European Union’s banking watchdog issues warning about Bitcoin

15:13 [Raw Story] Palestinian president rejects U.S. plan for permanent Israel troop presence

15:13 [Raw Story] Senior Navy law enforcement agent to plead guilty to taking bribes

15:13 [Raw Story] Most of those killed by U.S. drone strike on wedding convoy in Yemen were civilians

15:13 [Raw Story] American ‘businessman’ who went missing in Iran actually worked for the CIA: report

15:13 [Global Voices] UNESCO Honors Japanese Cuisine as Intangible Cultural Heritage

15:13 [The Hindu - News] Agitation for domicile policy for non-tribals in Jharkhand

15:15 [The Hindu - News] Comedy unlimited

15:15 [The Hindu - News] Crystal gazing

15:15 [Guardian] Prisoners 'damn well shouldn't' be given right to vote, says David Cameron

15:19 [] Israel to open Gaza crossing to allow entry of gas, water pumps as storm rages

15:19 [Fox News] Gov offers fix for ObamaCare woes /i/redes/icon-video.gif

15:19 [Fox News] TODD STARNESJudge orders removal of veterans' cemetery cross

15:19 [Fox News] 'LAVISH' EXPENSESenators push to limit tax funds used for portraits

15:19 [Fox News] MILE-HIGH VIOLENCE Suspects in custody after 3 stabbed at Broncos game

15:19 [Fox News] 7 sexy 'Scandal' shockers

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15:19 [Fox News] Wild fog swamps London

15:19 [Fox News] 2013's hottest viral videos

15:19 [Fox News] Oldest branch of animal tree?

15:19 [Fox News] Bloated? Fix it for good

15:20 [CNN] Fighting words: Kerry-Anne Walsh on 'The Stalking of Julia Gillard'

15:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: Obama Panel Said To Urge N.S.A. Curbs

15:21 [The Hindu - News] Lalu’s bail a shot in the arm for RJD

15:23 [The Hindu - News] Lalu Prasad's bail a shot in the arm for RJD

15:25 [Voice of America] Shannon Van Sant: China Hopes for Stability After N. Korea Execution

15:25 [Disinformation] Missing Ex-FBI Agent Was CIA Spy On Unauthorized Mission In Iran

15:25 [The Independent] Man banned from every supermarket in Britain for masturbating in Sainsbury’s meat aisle

15:25 [The Independent] In pictures: Save the Children attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Christmas Jumper Day

15:26 [zero hedge] November Producer Prices Decline For Third Consecutive Month, Rising Pork Offset By Falling Chicken Prices

15:26 [Telegraph] Flagship free school to close over 'inadequate' teaching

15:26 [Telegraph] EU to give Israel and Palestinians aid package if they make peace

15:27 [NPR] Was North Korea's No. 2 Killed For Not Clapping Hard Enough?

15:28 [The Hindu - News] Caring for the crafts

15:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Who Was Jang Song Thaek? How Kim's Uncle Rose To Power In North Korea Before A Brutal Fall

15:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael J. Tansey: Our Year of Living Dangerously

15:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Delhi Rape Case Affects Societal Changes Though Sexism Persists One Year Later

15:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley B. Carson: New Research Shows Wide Support for Patients' End-of-Life Rights

15:30 [CNN] Ireland: Is social media turning Celtic tiger into Celtic cloud?

15:32 [The Hindu - News] The beauty of colour

15:32 [The Hindu - News] A fox hunt on radio

15:33 [OpEdNews] Boycott the Winter Olympics

15:34 [The Hindu - News] Chouhan to be sworn in MP Chief Minister on Saturday

15:34 [The Hindu - News] Booti ful expressions

15:36 [BBC: Entertainment] Senegal artist awarded French honour

15:36 [The Hindu - News] Push for change

15:37 [] Fossil Fuel's Wastewater Creating Earthquake Boom /sites/

15:37 [NPR] Spoken And Unspoken

15:39 [New Statesman] Why don't we care about children's pain?

15:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Herbalife Criticized As 'Pyramid Scheme' By Latino Activists

15:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Marco Rubio: I Knew 'All The Details Of The Important Parts' Of The Ryan-Murray Plan

15:39 [Slashdot] More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

15:40 [Guardian] Ireland becomes the first country to exit eurozone bailout programme

15:41 [The Independent] Oscars of Science: Breakthrough Awards hands out $21m to physicists into rockstars

15:41 [The Independent] North Korea: Jang Song Thaek's wife 'was involved in decision to execute him'

15:41 [The Independent] Fake signer who stood next to Obama at Mandela ceremony 'was once charged with murder'

15:42 [CBC: politics] Crude oil rail transport could get new hazard standards

15:43 [Voice of America] Henry Ridgwell: Mandela’s Sporting Vision United South Africa

15:44 [CNN: Money] Qualcomm CEO won't please Microsoft

15:44 [CNN] Two men killed in attacks targeting Pakistan's anti-polio program

15:45 [Deutsche Welle] German shipping companies keep afloat despite six years of crisis

15:45 [CNN: Money] Goodbye, old-fashioned lightbulbs!

15:48 [Fox News] Colo. pot businesses: We're going to run out of weed- CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colo.

15:50 [Fox News: politics] Chinese naval vessel tries to force U.S. warship to stop in international waters

15:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joseph Erbentraut: Blagojevich Appeal: Judges To Hear Arguments In Convicted Former Illinois Governor's Appeal

15:50 [CNN] Real travelers' best tips

15:54 [New Internationalist] Universities are the new battleground for free speech

15:54 [CNN: Money] Stocks up ... but not by a whole lot

15:55 [Deutsche Welle] Amnesty International deplores 'pitiful' EU response to Syrian refugees

15:56 [zero hedge] Banker Jail Sentences: Another Lesson For The World From Iceland

15:56 [zero hedge] The New "Widowmaker" Trade, And The Reasons Behind It

15:56 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder trial: Michael Adebowale offers no evidence in his defence

15:57 [Telegraph] Female protester pictured kissing policeman accused of sexual assault

15:57 [Telegraph] The Sandy Hook teacher whose survival weighs heavy one year on

15:57 [Telegraph] Mandela memorial interpreter 'faced murder charge'

15:57 [CNN: Travel] Our iReporters' best travel advice

15:57 [CNN: Travel] Easy ways to improve your trip

15:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: These Two 107-Year-Old WWII Veterans Are Set To Meet For The First Time

15:58 [Raw Story] Where’s Megyn Kelly? Fox host misses own show after racial comments on Santa and Jesus

16:00 [Guardian] Egyptian army chief's supporters furious over Time magazine 'snub'

16:00 [Guardian] Andy Coulson 'do his phone' email was order to find NoW mole, jury told

16:00 [Disinformation] Starchild Skull Discoverer Lloyd Pye Dies

16:01 [Voice of America] Police Struggle to Control Crowds at Mandela Casket

16:01 [Truthout] Believe

16:04 [AL JAZEERA] Iran nuclear talks suffer setback

16:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Josh Sugarmann: Remembering Newtown, One Year Later

16:08 [Fox News: politics] Will Warren Wing scuttle budget deal?

16:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] Massive offshore wind plans dropped

16:10 [Pravda] Greenpeace activists can not leave Russia due to visa problems

16:10 [Pravda] Ukrainians demolish another Lenin monument

16:10 [Pravda] Russian soldier drives tank to get cigarettes in another town

16:10 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

16:12 [The Hindu - News] FinMin to meet fiscal deficit target without hurting defence budget

16:13 [Raw Story] Oregon police crack down on racist gangs in ‘Operation White Christmas’

16:13 [Raw Story] Tila Tequila blasts media over her Nazi ‘satire,’ blames ‘New World Order Zionists’ for attacks

16:13 [The Independent] Homeless and broken: how women are catching up with men

16:13 [The Independent] Charles Saatchi 'paid PAs to buy copies of his book'

16:13 [The Independent] Hard rocks and basking sharks kill off plans for £5.4bn offshore wind farm

16:13 [Fin24 News] Scottish Power scraps UK wind farm

16:13 [Global Voices] South Korea's ‘Gas Tank Grandpas’ Block Protests in US

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lynn Okura: Oprah Shares Her Favorite Nelson Mandela Story (VIDEO)

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Mount Soledad Cross Ordered To Come Down As Judge Rules For Removal Of San Diego War Memorial

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde: A Prayer for Action, One Year After Sandy Hook

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joseph P. Mastrosimone: NLRB Should Rethink Not Reissue Election Reform Rules

16:17 [The Hindu - News] Former Union Home Secy RK Singh joins BJP

16:17 [NPR] How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

16:17 [CNN] Typhoon Haiyan death toll tops 6,000 in the Philippines

16:18 [Global Voices] The Caucasus Network: The Subtleties of Censorship

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Boehner, The Tea Party, And The Ryan Express

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Radley Balko: Slowly, A Consensus Emerges To Oppose The Security State

16:20 [Big Think] The Value of Self-Questioning

16:21 [Mother Jones] Does the New Defense Spending Bill Protect Anti-Gay Bullying?

16:22 [CNET News] Pebble smartwatch update adds 'Do Not Disturb' mode

16:22 [NPR] How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

16:23 [The Hindu - News] Summons for Musharraf to appear on Dec. 24

16:23 [OpEdNews] GodZimmerman Strikes!

16:24 [New Statesman] Beyoncé's fists-up feminism is the climax of a revolutionary year for women in pop /sites/default/files/images/bonce1.JPG

16:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Weis: Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

16:26 [Guardian] Lee Rigby trial: Michael Adebowale chooses not to give evidence

16:26 [Guardian] Death of a schoolboy: why concussion is rugby union's dirty secret | Andy Bull

16:26 [zero hedge] Russia's Largest Bank Proposes Bitcoin Alternative

16:26 [Pravda] All Magnitsky lists purely political propaganda tools, expert says

16:27 [Truthout] The Mandela Barbie

16:28 [CNN: Travel] World's most Christmassy spots

16:28 [The Independent] Father Christmas outlawed by Tajikistan TV

16:29 [Telegraph] Ashmolean boasts biggest collection of modern Chinese art in West

16:29 [msnbc: politics] Next up: Budget deal faces Senate fight

16:29 [Fin24 News] ConCourt mining ruling welcomed

16:30 [BBC: Science & Environment] Tibetans displaced 'amid mining'

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Wing: Here's A Look At All The Gun Control Laws Congress Has Passed Since Newtown

16:31 [Reuters: politics] U.S. plans to keep NSA, Cyber Command chief as one job

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 13, 2013

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Labor Leader Eliseo Medena On Fasting For Immigration Reform, Organizing With Cesar Chavez

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Polaroid & Apartheid: Inside the Beginnings of the Boycott, Divestment Movement Against South Africa

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: "One of Our Greatest Coups": The CIA & the Capture of Nelson Mandela

16:32 [Slashdot] Australia's National Broadband Network Downgraded

16:33 [The Hindu - News] Iran slams U.S. decision to impose fresh sanctions

16:33 [The Hindu - News] India trains more from Afghan Army ahead of US forces withdrawal

16:33 [The Hindu - News] Agitation for domicile policy in Jharkhand

16:33 [Reuters] Ukraine's Yanukovich holds crisis talks as thousands mass for rally

16:33 [Reuters] Kerry sees Israeli, Palestinian deal possible by end of April

16:35 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Least Productive Congress Ever: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

16:35 [The Atlantic: Technology] Six Percent of Americans Think Bitcoin Is an Xbox Game

16:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Mike Huckabee Open To 2016 Presidential Run

16:39 [Fox News: politics] Senate confirmed President Obama's pick for Secretary of the Air Force

16:39 [Reuters] Kerry says Israeli, Palestinian deal possible by end of April

16:39 [Reuters] Iran nuclear talks hit snag after U.S. sanctions move

16:40 [CNET News] European Banking Authority: Bitcoin might not be your friend

16:40 [CNET News] Get a refurbished Acer R7 15.6-inch convertible for $499.99

16:41 [CNN: Politics] Consumers, government race clock on Obamacare enrollment

16:41 [CNN: Politics] Sen: New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran

16:41 [CNN: Politics] Democrats lose

16:41 [CNN: Politics] Why Boehner decided to fight back, stand up to Republican critics

16:42 [Truthout] Too Many Secrets: Fixing The Government's Broken System for Classifying Information

16:42 [NPR] South African Government Apologizes For Interpreter

16:43 [CNN] Beyonce's surprise album: What's the verdict?

16:43 [The Independent] Bank of England keeping an eye on UK 'microwave' housing market, says chief economist Spencer Dale

16:43 [The Independent] The Child Of Lov dies, aged 26

16:43 [CNN: Living] 'Affluenza,' or just bad parenting?

16:43 [CNN: Living] Hey, you said 'dress festive!'

16:45 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela: Hundreds break through police barrier to see Madiba

16:45 [Telegraph] Door-to-door salesman charged for ignoring 'Do Not Knock' sign

16:47 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and clarifications — December 14, 2013

16:48 [CNN: Entertainment] Jackson jurors 'stunned'

16:48 [CNN: Entertainment] Beyonce's surprise album: How is it?

16:48 [CNN: Living] How to help stressed teens

16:48 [Topix Activism News] Syria activists, state media say many feared dead near Damascus after attack by Islamic rebels

16:48 [CNN: Politics] Why Washington might (finally) pass a budget

16:48 [CNN: Politics] House passes budget deal, moves to Senate

16:49 [The Hindu - News] Congress offers support to AAP

16:50 [Financial Times] Shinawatra’s tears divide Thailand

16:50 [Fox News: politics] Reid hopes to speed Senate consideration on budget

16:50 [Guardian] Snowstorm brings havoc and hardship across Middle East

16:50 [Big Think] The Geminid Meteor Shower: Reliable and Rewarding

16:51 [Financial Times] Kim’s uncle purged and killed

16:51 [CNN: Politics] Consumers, government race clock on Obamacare enrollment deadline

16:51 [Reuters] Teacher, father recall terror, grief a year after Connecticut shooting

16:53 [The Atlantic: National] The Most Important Legal Stories of 2013

16:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: Tobacco Companies Employe Yet Another Super Sketchy Tactic

16:55 [Deutsche Welle] Hopes for a united South Africa

16:55 [Deutsche Welle] Mollah execution could prompt spiral of violence

16:55 [Deutsche Welle] German Social Democrats woo youngest members

16:56 [Guardian] Mandela memorial interpreter 'faced murder charge'

16:57 [zero hedge] Mark Spitznagel Slams The Fed For Creating The Rich-Poor "Chasm"

16:57 [zero hedge] The Biggest Technological Developments Of 2013 - Infographic

16:57 [zero hedge] THe FooL'S MaNDaTe...

16:57 [The Atlantic: International] Are Ukraine's Pro-Europe Protesters Fighting for the Same Europe?

16:57 [Truthout] Too Many Secrets: Fixing the Government's Broken System for Classifying Information

16:57 [NPR] Tech Companies Take Step Toward The 'Internet Of Things'

16:58 [CNET News] Adobe stock hits all-time high on subscription shift

16:59 [CNN: Money] Few cheers as Ireland's rescue ends

16:59 [The Independent] Horoscopes 'bad for you' warn scientists, saying obsession with starsigns can cause indulgent and impulsive behaviour

17:00 [Voice of America] US Moves Toward Budget Accord

17:00 [Voice of America] Ron Corben: Red Shirts Pause During Thailand's Political Crisis

17:01 [Telegraph] Soldier dies from blood clot after drinking 10 pints of lager

17:01 [Telegraph] Parents seek £144,000-a-year tutor for their nine-year-old daughter

17:01 [Telegraph] Puppy chases owners' car after being dumped 12 days before Christmas

17:01 [Telegraph] Animal photos of the week: 13 December 2013

17:01 [Telegraph] The week in pictures: 13 December 2013

17:01 [Telegraph] Eight stone Chairman Mao statue unveiled

17:02 [AL JAZEERA] UN confirms multiple Syria chemical attacks

17:02 [Guardian] Germany awaits ballot verdict on grand coalition

17:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: India's Gay Sex Law Praised By Bryan Fischer

17:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stephanie Marcus: Miley Cyrus Supports Free The Nipple Campaign

17:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jim Wallis: Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done

17:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: Tobacco Companies Employ Yet Another Super Sketchy Tactic

17:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Most Instagrammed Place in the World Is a Mall in Bangkok

17:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] 6% of Americans Think Bitcoin Is an Xbox Game

17:07 [CNN] Chef Nigella Lawson lied in court, former aide says

17:08 [The Progressive] Federal Agency Approves Keystone XL's Southern Half

17:09 [Slate Magazine] Did Your State Pass Any Gun Control Laws Since Newtown?

17:10 [Guardian] Free school with no 'workable plan to improve' is first to be closed by DfE

17:11 [CNN] IKEA recalls children's wall lamps over strangulation hazard

17:11 [CNN] Get ready for more snow in the Midwest and Northeast

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Californians Gradually Souring On Unions, Poll Finds

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Francis Levy: Machiavelli Needed in The White House

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrea Rael: Franklin Tostevin, WWII Pilot Recovered In 2008, To Be Honored By Army, Air Force

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: The People Of Newtown, One Year Later

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Helmke: Time to Find Common Ground on Reducing Gun Violence

17:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Why Gun Control Never Happened

17:12 [CNN] Prince Harry and team reach South Pole

17:12 [BBC: Science & Environment] James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

17:13 [CBC: politics] Incandescent light bulb ban starts Jan. 1, 2014

17:13 [CBC: politics] Senate Speaker invites reporters into chamber for 2nd time

17:13 [OpEdNews] Free Yourself from Inner Conflict

17:14 [The Hindu - News] Cong offers unconditional support to AAP

17:14 [Voice of America] Reuters: Major Chinese Art Collection Set for Oxford Museum

17:16 [Guardian] Eddie Izzard on going into politics: 'Why shouldn't I be mayor of London?'

17:18 [Le Monde diplomatique] Uneasy LGBT immigrants

17:19 [Slashdot] NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata

17:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: #ShameOnDC: No Progress On Guns

17:21 [The Onion] American Voices: Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

17:21 [Mother Jones] No Civilian Leadership for NSA After All

17:23 [Truthout] The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules

17:25 [BBC: Technology] Can video games be literature?

17:27 [zero hedge] About That "Bull Market Til 2016" Meme: Before You BTFATH, Check Out This Chart

17:27 [zero hedge] Ireland Exits Troika Bailout To Prepare For Bail-ins: Nothings Changed & Don't Believe Everything That You're Told

17:27 [NPR] 1,000 Words: A Pet Reindeer in Nome, Alaska

17:28 [Guardian] Kerry holds talks with Netanyahu and Abbas as US pushes for peace deal

17:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Mental Health After Sandy Hook

17:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: The Business Of Guns

17:29 [Slate Magazine] The End of the College Essay

17:29 [Slate Magazine] The Supreme Court of India’s Shockingly Bad Gay-Rights Decision

17:29 [Slate Magazine] On Second Thought …

17:30 [BBC: Entertainment] Ray Davies stage musical set to open

17:30 [Deutsche Welle] Ukraine President Yanukovych refuses to resign as opposition talks yield little

17:30 [Deutsche Welle] Delhi gang rape victim's father speaks out

17:30 [Deutsche Welle] Get your swag on with Germany's youth

17:30 [The Independent] Gang culture: Significant falls in recorded knife and gun crime give hope, but 'things are still tough'

17:31 [Telegraph] Israel allows emergecy aid to Gaza amid 'historic' snow storm

17:32 [CNN: Health] Gupta describes family's struggle

17:33 [Reuters: politics] White House says plans no split of NSA, Cyber Command

17:33 [Raw Story] Previously unknown DNA code could help humanity defy aging and death

17:33 [Fin24 News] CFR sweetens Adcock offer

17:33 [Global Voices] ‘Australia Spied on Timor Leste to Gain Commercial Advantage’

17:34 [CNN] From space to software: One man's journey to

17:35 [Reuters] Senate to start budget bill debate on Tuesday: Reid

17:36 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Win for Consumers on Cellphone Unlocking

17:36 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Friday, 12/13

17:38 [The Progressive] Walker Signs Law Banning Public from Mining Areas

17:38 [OpEdNews] Why Are There Homeless Veterans in America?

17:38 [CNN] Yoweri Museveni Fast Facts

17:38 [CNN] Christmas Fast Facts

17:41 [Guardian] Phone-hacking jury told to ignore social media reactions to Christmas card

17:41 [Guardian] Abdul Quader Mollah execution leads to violence in Bangladesh

17:41 [Reuters] U.S. wholesale prices point to muted inflation pressures

17:41 [CNN: Technology] A new way to ditch your wallet

17:42 [NPR] Ask Me Anything: Asia Correspondent Anthony Kuhn Answers

17:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Students' Touching Sandy Hook Tributes

17:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elise Foley: Steve King: Immigration Would Split GOP, Hurt Obamacare Fight

17:43 [Truthout] Bipartisan Budget Deal Secures Austerity Policies, Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits

17:43 [CNN] Screen Actors Guild Awards Fast Facts

17:44 [Reuters: politics] Senate to start budget bill debate on Tuesday: Reid

17:44 [Reuters: politics] Obama picks new White House liaison to Congress

17:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Mathias: Protesters Disrupt Ceremony Honoring Late Mayor Ed Koch In New York City (VIDEO)

17:44 [Voice of America] American Who Disappeared in Iran Worked for CIA: Reports

17:46 [AL JAZEERA] Detainees launch deadly Baghdad jail break

17:46 [The Independent] One in five patients with learning disabilities live in hospitals 100km or more from their families

17:46 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat arrested, on visa fraud charges

17:47 [Truthdig] Climate Threatens Retirement Savings

17:47 [Telegraph] Plan for new grammar school blocked by Michael Gove

17:47 [Telegraph] North Korea's purge language 'part of the intended terror'

17:48 [Truthout] The Anti-Apartheid Underground: Ronnie Kasrils on Meeting Nelson Mandela in an ANC Safe House in 1962

17:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Gabby Giffords Super PAC Releases New Ad On Newtown Anniversary

17:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura Bassett: Openly Gay Woman Running For Governor Gets Big Campaign Boost

17:50 [Big Think] Let's Demystify Money

17:51 [Mother Jones] How Tallahassee Police Blew the Jameis Winston Case

17:53 [Reuters: politics] Senate panel votes to confirm Obama's pick to be IRS chief

17:53 [Slashdot] Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

17:53 [Truthout] Uruguay Becomes First Country to Fully Legalize Marijuana

17:54 [Global Voices] Haiti: The Reality of Abortion

17:55 [CBC: politics] Parliament Hill staff may win reprieve from lifetime gag order

17:55 [CBC: politics] Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer joins Green Party, doubles caucus

17:56 [zero hedge] Mandela Fake "Interpreter" Is Schizophrenic Who Has Faced Rape, Theft And Murder Charges

17:56 [zero hedge] The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S.

17:57 [Fox News: politics] Reid: Senate to take up budget bill Tuesday

17:58 [CNN] Opinion: The cure for 'affluenza' is prison

17:58 [CNN] Tiger Woods Fast Facts

17:58 [CNN] Dennis Rodman to go to N. Korea next week for 'basketball diplomacy'

17:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: Goldman Sachs Wins 'Bank Of The Year'

17:59 [Global Voices] South Korean Students Voice Dissent Against the Railway Operator's Mass Layoffs

17:59 [World Policy Institute] Pope Francis and the Church's Political Narrative

18:01 [straight] Twitter reverts to old blocking policy after #blockgate backlash /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Block.png

18:01 [Infoshop] “Words and Guitar”: New book about Lou Reed's music just published

18:02 [CNN: Money] My grocery bill will skyrocket

18:02 [CNN: Money] Fantasy football meets the stock market

18:02 [CNN: Money] European watchdog issues Bitcoin warning

18:02 [NPR] In The Midst Of Newtown's Grief, Pastor Says There Is Light

18:02 [NPR] Learn From Your Grandparents, Says Listener

18:02 [NPR] Golden Globe Nominees: 'An Embarrassment Of Riches'

18:02 [NPR] If You're Rich, Can You Say You Don't Know Right From Wrong?

18:03 [Raw Story] Creationist upset public schools teach children they are ‘cousins of bananas’

18:03 [Telegraph] Want to spot a liar? Just ask them

18:03 [Telegraph] China prepares to make first Moon landing in 37 years

18:04 [Fin24 News] Greece rethinks property tax collection

18:05 [Deutsche Welle] Vaginas 'more feared than plutonium'

18:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The 6-Year-Old Who Donated His Piggy Bank to NASA Just Got a Call From an Astronaut

18:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The New Armor That Lets You Sense Surveillance Cameras

18:07 [Guardian] NSA review to leave spying programs largely unchanged, reports say

18:08 [The Progressive] New Net Hijack Highlights Madness of Internet Voting

18:08 [The Progressive] Congress Seems Addicted to Alcohol and Hypocrisy

18:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest

18:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Monique Svazlian, CPCC: Remembering Sandy Hook: It's Time to Change Our Culture of Violence

18:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Anna Almendrala: Los Angeles County First In U.S. To Reach 10 Million People

18:11 [CNN: Living] Our childhood toys: Then and now

18:12 [Voice of America] Reuters: Ukraine Opposition, Yanukovych Hold Crisis Talks

18:13 [CNN: Money] GM and Twitter signal changes for women

18:13 [Guardian] Execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle raises fears of instability in North Korea

18:13 [CNET News] 2015 Mustang joins Need for Speed Rivals as free download

18:13 [CNET News] Friday Poll: Do you want in-flight cell phone calls?

18:14 [zero hedge] European Stocks Slump To 2-Month Lows (Biggest 2-Week Drop In 6 Months)

18:14 [zero hedge] China's Colonization Of London Hits Ludicrous Speed, And Now: It's Detroit's Turn

18:17 [The Independent] Blow for supporters of selective schooling as Education Department vetoes major expansion of grammar school places in Kent

18:18 [The Progressive] Obamacare Signups Zoom Ahead in California

18:19 [Guardian] Ireland becomes first country to exit eurozone bailout programme

18:19 [straight] Geek Speak: Shaherose Charania, CEO of Women 2.0 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/mit-emtech-mexico2.jpg

18:19 [] Iran nuclear talks hit snag after U.S. sanctions move

18:21 [Mother Jones] After the Sequester, the Pentagon Gets a Reprieve /files/blog_pentagon_budget_forecast.jpg

18:22 [Reuters: politics] Obama picks Fallon as new White House liaison to Congress

18:22 [Truthdig] Drone Strike Kills 15 Yemeni Wedding Guests

18:22 [AL JAZEERA] Clashes during Egypt anti-military protests

18:23 [Truthout] How the Sandy Hook Gun Vote Became a Turning Point... for the Press

18:25 [] Kerry: Next group of Palestinian prisoners to be released as planned at end of month

18:27 [The Hindu - News] Vasundhara swearing-in, a show of strength

18:29 [BBC: Also in the news] Flash mob forms president's signature

18:29 [BBC: Also in the news] Altered Images: Russian PM in bunny ears

18:31 [Voice of America] India Summons US Envoy Following Arrest of Diplomat

18:31 [Voice of America] Reuters: White House: No Split of NSA, Cyber Command

18:31 [CNET News] Hubble spies water vapor plumes on Jupiter's Europa

18:32 [CNN: Crime] Lakers rings snatched; guard arrested

18:32 [CNN: Crime] Judge says giant cross most be removed from San Diego mountain

18:32 [CNN: Crime] 30 students questioned in death of NYC freshman, 19

18:32 [CNN: Crime] Teen gets 10 probation for driving drunk, killing 4

18:32 [CNN: Health] Could Soylent solve world hunger?

18:33 [The Independent] Traveller's Guide: Family Caribbean - from rainforests and reefs to beaches and boat trips

18:33 [The Independent] New bride admits murdering husband by pushing him off a cliff eight days after wedding

18:33 [The Hindu - News] FIR against traffic magistrate for ‘holding up ambulance’

18:33 [The Hindu - News] Another bureaucrat held in Uttarakhand sex scandal

18:33 [Telegraph] France mulls overhaul of 'assimilation' policy towards immigrants

18:33 [Telegraph] Winterbourne View - 'distressingly slow' progress in preventing repetition

18:35 [CNN] Adrian Sutil switches to Sauber for 2014 F1 campaign

18:35 [Deutsche Welle] Gunmakers could make 'tremendous difference'

18:35 [Deutsche Welle] Dr Phil Clark: 'Need for another round of negotiations' in DRC

18:37 [Truthdig] Weapons Sale

18:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Teenaged drink driver had 'affluenza'

18:37 [The Hindu - News] Charged for false information in visa form

18:37 [The Hindu - News] Angered, MEA summons U.S. envoy over diplomat’s arrest

18:39 [Slashdot] Pulsar Gets the Munchies, Snacks On an Asteroid

18:40 [New Statesman] Why do police so often get it wrong with anti-rape campaigns?

18:40 [Deutsche Welle] German criticism as Belgium moves closer to euthanasia for minors

18:42 [Reuters] U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal

18:42 [AL JAZEERA] Alarm over purge of N Korean leader's uncle

18:42 [straight] Green party caucus grows with addition of former NDP MP Bruce Hyer /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/hyerbruce.jpg

18:42 [straight] Miss Chinese Vancouver 2013 crowned on Fairchild TV /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Cindy%20Zhong%203.jpg

18:43 [Raw Story] Brutal offshore Christian reform school exposed in new documentary

18:43 [Raw Story] Reza Aslan: Megyn Kelly was right about Christ, but wrong about Jesus

18:43 [The Hindu - News] AAP rules out deal-making

18:43 [The Hindu - News] Lokpal Bill tabled, to come up on Monday

18:43 [OpEdNews] Jewish Jesus, 'Christ Killers,' and the Hidden Code of Hatred

18:44 [Slate Magazine] Researchers Stage Chameleon Fighting Tournament (for Science)

18:45 [Fox News] Take trip to edge of space?

18:45 [Fox News] US gets Trappist monk beer

18:45 [Fox News] Stars who think bras are tops

18:45 [Fox News] Live like a real-life castaway

18:45 [Fox News] Can 'Smaug' save 'Hobbit'?

18:45 [Fox News] Candy Crush gets an overhaul

18:45 [Fox News] Fonda charity doesn't give

18:45 [Fox News] Would Bond be a drunk?

18:45 [Fox News] Instagram top pic of 2013

18:45 [The Hindu - News] Private varsities to hold their entrance tests

18:46 [AL JAZEERA] International concern over N Korea execution

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Guards at ATM kiosks? Yes. Security? No

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Agencies yet to see spurt in demand

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Major fire in Mumbai high-rise

18:50 [Financial Times] Adelson drops $30bn Eurovegas project

18:51 [Voice of America] VOA News: Report: Some NSA Officials Consider Amnesty for Snowden

18:51 [Mother Jones] State Attorneys General to FDA: What Were You Thinking When You Approved Powerful New Painkiller?

18:51 [Mother Jones] PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" Once Again Greeted By Scorn

18:51 [The Hindu - News] Vintage beauties to take to the streets

18:51 [The Hindu - News] Meet and assist service at the airport

18:52 [Anarchist news] Why Anarchism? A Love Letter to Our Doubters, Burnouts, Expats, & Refugees

18:52 [The Onion] Scientists Believe Hockey Players May Communicate By Banging Sticks Against Boards

18:52 [The Onion] 30-Year-Old Has Earned $11 More Than He Would Have Without College Education

18:54 [The Hindu - News] Three-year-old boy killed as motorcycle rams bus

18:54 [Truthout] Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Interim Iran Nuclear Deal

18:55 [] Massive snowstorm shuts down Jerusalem; police to residents: Stay indoors

18:55 [Guardian] Sandy Hook: one year on, campaigners prepare for new push on gun control

18:56 [CNN: Money] 4G in China: A bigger deal than the iPhone

18:56 [CNN: Money] Stocks flat as investors wait on Fed

19:00 [The Hindu - News] Officials clear illegal layouts near T.G. Halli

19:01 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate vote on Yellen not seen before Wednesday

19:01 [Guardian] Labour MP Jack Dromey warned over Royal Mail 'pikey' comment

19:02 [The Hindu - News] High Court puts BDA to work over the weekend to verify details of illegal structures

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Debris and sludge: new building material

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat paid $250K bond in visa fraud case

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Custodial death a travesty of justice: CM

19:04 [Global Voices] 100 Awesome Things From The Indian 90′s

19:04 [Fin24 News] Zim plans ban on private gold sales

19:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] Zuckerberg's Dream: Everyone Sitting in One Room (Controlled by Invisible Forces)

19:06 [The Hindu - News] HC asks BMRCL to provide details of contractors

19:07 [Good] The Dinner Party: Changing How We Approach Life After Loss

19:08 [Raw Story] A Plea: Remember Beyonce’s Record Is Art, Not A Political Treatise

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Shivraj elected leader of BJP legislature party

19:08 [The Progressive] U.N.: 'Credible Evidence' of Five Syrian Chemical Attacks

19:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] Mud volcano to stop 'by decade's end'

19:10 [The Hindu - News] BBMP pins hopes on revenue from charges levied on OFCs

19:12 [The Hindu - News] JD(S) leader threatens to go on hunger strike

19:12 [The Hindu - News] Fight for preference to locals in government jobs

19:12 [The Hindu - News] 7,000 Home Guards to be appointed to help police force

19:12 [NPR] A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

19:13 [CNN] Man held in stabbing of at least three after NFL game in Denver

19:13 [CNET News] The Citroën DS5 will make your heart argue with your head

19:13 [CNET News] Tech Retrospect: Twitter blocks blocking and Spotify starts free mobile streaming

19:13 [CNET News] Beyonce drops new album on iTunes: Fans, marketers gasp

19:13 [Raw Story] Turning the corner? California sees Obamacare sign-ups skyrocket

19:13 [Raw Story] Pope Francis lights up the Vatican’s Christmas tree

19:13 [Raw Story] Senate to vote on Janet Yellen’s nomination next week

19:13 [Raw Story] John Kerry hopes Iran nuclear talks will resume in ‘next few days’

19:14 [The Hindu - News] One killed in Singrauli firing

19:14 [zero hedge] Is The Consumer Slowing Down?

19:16 [The Hindu - News] SP scuttles Lokpal debate in Rajya Sabha

19:18 [OpEdNews] Murrow, Murdoch, and Mandela

19:20 [Telegraph] Bedford machete attack captured on CCTV

19:20 [The Hindu - News] Sharad Pawar, Senaratne to discuss fisheries’ conflict

19:22 [CNET News] Best iPad Mini Retina cases and covers

19:22 [The Onion] Sportsgraphic: Most Anticipated Bowl Games

19:22 [The Onion] Thousands Of Americans To Notice First Signs Of Dementia While Visiting Parents Over Holiday

19:22 [The Onion] Infographic: Top Movies Of 2013

19:22 [The Hindu - News] India not for U.S pressure on Kabul

19:23 [CBC: politics] Rogers NHL deal may draw CRTC action, Moody’s says

19:23 [Raw Story] NSA will continue to be headed by a ‘dual-hatted’ military officer

19:23 [Raw Story] Canadian journalist sues Toronto mayor Rob Ford over ‘pedophile slur’

19:23 [Raw Story] China’s first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday

19:23 [Raw Story] Dalai Lama: Sadness over Nelson Mandela’s death ‘must translate into willpower’

19:24 [OpEdNews] Peace in the Pentagon

19:24 [The Hindu - News] 52 Afghan Army cadets to pass out of IMA today

19:24 [Slashdot] Why Cloud Infrastructure Pricing Is Absurd

19:25 [CNN] Syrian refugees face miserable winter in Lebanon

19:27 [Truthdig] Mandela and Zuma

19:28 [The Hindu - News] Former India, Pakistan spy chiefs call for direct channel for RAW, ISI

19:28 [The Hindu - News] North Korea’s Kim executes powerful uncle Jang Song-thaek

19:29 [CNN] Ukraine protests: 5 things you need to know

19:31 [CNET News] Army laser weapon KOs mortar rounds

19:33 [Raw Story] Supervolcano under Yellowstone larger than previously thought, could doom mankind

19:34 [The Hindu - News] Start due process against Ganguly, ASG tells Manmohan

19:36 [Fox News: politics] Speaker to Obama: Jan. 28 for State of the Union

19:37 [NPR] Steubenville Officials Plead Not Guilty In Rape Case

19:38 [CNN: Living] Childhood toys: Then and now

19:38 [The Progressive] Obama Decides Against Smaller Role for NSA's Leader

19:38 [The Progressive] Iran Abruptly Quits Nuclear Talks

19:38 [Amnesty International] Yemen: Death of 15 civilians in airstrike underscores serious lack of accountability

19:38 [The Hindu - News] Jagan Reddy seeks Nitish’s support

19:39 [OpEdNews] Congress Chooses Austerity Over Job Creation and Economic Growth

19:39 [CNN] Democrats' dream of a blue South: Moon pie in the sky?

19:39 [CNET News] Squishy Forts: Magnetic pillow forts for adults

19:40 [Guardian] Spain's EuroVegas plan: US casino operator pulls plug

19:40 [Guardian] More than half of new free schools opened with spare places, figures show

19:40 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Zero Garbage Plan Tied to Fate of Ousted Bogotá Mayor

19:40 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Native Americans Seek Equal Access to Voting Precincts

19:40 [AL JAZEERA] Several killed in Iraq-Iran pipeline attack

19:42 [] Iran: US Expansion of Blacklist Violates 'Spirit of Geneva Deal' /sites/

19:42 [] In Global GMO Fight, 'Terminator Seeds' On the Rise Again

19:42 [] Defying Int'l Law, Russia Says Arctic 30 Can't Leave Country

19:42 [The Hindu - News] SP to back no-confidence motion

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Let us accept whatever Parliament gives now, says Santosh Hegde

19:44 [zero hedge] Iran Quits Nuclear Talks After US Expands Blacklist Sanctions

19:46 [AL JAZEERA] Twin explosions hit northeast Kenya

19:48 [Reuters: politics] Obama to deliver State of the Union address on Jan 28

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Master of skies, Pilatus, flies high

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Panel to look into reports of children’s deaths at Muzaffarnagar relief camps

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Lalu gets bail in fodder scam case

19:49 [The Nation] Why I’m Voting to Boycott Israel

19:49 [The Nation] Engage, Don’t Boycott: An Open Letter to the American Studies Association

19:51 [Disinformation] Tides Are Turning, the War on Drugs Is Ending, but Prohibitionists Just Won’t Give up the Ghost

19:51 [The Hindu - News] ‘A shot in the arm for RJD’

19:51 [Voice of America] US, S. Korea React Cautiously to N. Korea Execution

19:51 [] Azerbaijan and Iran: Wrestling over Polo-like Game

19:52 [Mother Jones] M. Night Shyamalan Steps Into the Education Wars /files/blog_naep_trends.jpg

19:52 [Telegraph] Jack Dromey is rebuked by Labour over 'pikey' comment

19:52 [Telegraph] Christmas jumper wearers attempt to break Guinness World Record

19:52 [Telegraph] Teenager who killed four drink driving 'suffered from affluenza'

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Six killed in post-execution violence in Bangladesh

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Spat between AAP leader, V.K. Singh at Hazare fast venue

19:53 [CNN] Pair of 59's at golf tournament in honor of Nelson Mandela

19:53 [The Atlantic: National] Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn't Make You a Homophobe

19:55 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet okays disabilities Bill

19:55 [The Hindu - News] Outer Ring Road misses the date

19:55 [Big Think] Shaken, Not Stirred: A Medical Diagnosis and Psychological Evaluation of James Bond

19:56 [CNN: Politics] Democrats' dream of a blue South: Moon pie in the sky?

19:56 [CNN: Politics] Congress double-crosses military retirees

19:56 [straight] Avalanche versus mountain goats /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/8bS4fOHzN1U.jpg

19:56 [straight] Naming names with Anchorman 2's Adam McKay /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Adam-McKay-Anchorman-2.jpg

19:56 [straight] Metro Vancouver sticks with chair Greg Moore and vice chair Raymond Louie /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/RaymondLouie-SH.jpg

19:57 [The Hindu - News] Curbs against the spirit of Geneva deal: Iran

19:57 [The Hindu - News] Plan to meet fiscal deficit target without affecting flagship schemes

19:57 [The Atlantic: International] The Winner of the World Cup Will Travel 7,500 Miles in One Month

19:57 [CNN: Living] Beloved toys: Then and now

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Illegal cell towers: telecom companies get 2-day reprieve

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal denied special cell

19:59 [CNN] U.S., Chinese warships come dangerously close

20:00 [CNN] Pope John Paul II Fast Facts

20:00 [CNN] WH: Levinson not a government employee when he went missing in Iran

20:01 [The Hindu - News] Fury over U.S. manslaughter verdict

20:02 [Slashdot] NuScale Power Awarded $226 Million To Deploy Small Nuclear Reactor Design

20:02 [Fin24 News] Sub-Sahara on cusp of major economic boom

20:02 [NPR] Screening Room: Who Might Be SNL's Next Black Actress?

20:03 [Voice of America] U.N. Chief Appeals for Peace in CAR

20:04 [Guardian] Theresa May urged to introduce legal guardians for child trafficking victims

20:04 [Guardian] Republicans eye immigration reform after budget deal exposes party rift

20:05 [CNN] Suspect planned to set off explosives at Wichita airport, feds say

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Laadli media awards presented

20:05 [The Hindu - News] $16-million statue of Mao unveiled in Shenzhen

20:06 [Disinformation] 40-Year-Old Fetus Found Inside Elderly Woman

20:07 [NPR] Week That Was: Cookie Hacking, Phone Unlocking, Year-Enders

20:08 [Reuters: politics] Levinson not a government employee when he disappeared in Iran: White House

20:08 [CNN: Money] Madoff: Would a red flag from JPMorgan really have mattered?

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Sachin steals the show in Rajya Sabha

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Cables dangle from poles while discom looks away

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Curbs against the spirit of Geneva deal: Iran

20:10 [Guardian] Italy hit by wave of Pitchfork protests as austerity unites disparate groups

20:10 [Guardian] A&Es fail to meet four-hour target as winter pressure bites

20:10 [Deutsche Welle] Thousands miss out as viewings of Mandela's body comes to end

20:10 [Financial Times] Ukraine crisis talks fail

20:10 [Financial Times] Bill could send most home from Guantánamo

20:10 [Financial Times] Brand Mandela cashes in on leader’s death

20:10 [Financial Times] Austria’s finance minister replaced

20:12 [CBC: politics] Valcourt reaches out to First Nations leaders on education plan

20:12 [CBC: politics] Jacques Corriveau charged with fraud in sponsorship scandal

20:15 [zero hedge] "X" Marks The Spot Of US Cognitive Dissonance

20:15 [] Iran pulls out of expert-level talks with world powers over U.S. sanctions

20:15 [The Hindu - News] Udaya Bhanu alleges use of morphed pictures on posters

20:15 [The Hindu - News] India, Pakisan should resolve issues through consensus: Rajmohan

20:17 [Voice of America] Ukraine President, Opposition Hold Talks

20:17 [The Hindu - News] Best of world cinema for Bangalore film buffs

20:17 [The Atlantic: In Focus] 2013: The Year in Volcanic Activity

20:17 [Canadian Dimension] Are our banks really safe?

20:18 [NPR] A Winter Storm Brings Misery, Rare Snow To Mideast

20:19 [The Hindu - News] Maldives to get second Dhruv today

20:19 [Reuters: politics] Proposed IRS campaign rules may create strange tax-exempt allies

20:21 [The Hindu - News] Surgery to separate conjoined twins

20:22 [Telegraph] Ed Balls now less popular than George Osborne as economy strengthens

20:22 [Telegraph] Outrage as rich Texan teenager avoids jail for fatal drink drive crash on 'affluenza' claim

20:22 [Telegraph] 'Empire of horror' North Korea faces worldwide condemnation for execution

20:26 [Guardian] Calling for abolition of monarchy is still illegal, UK justice ministry admits

20:27 [The Atlantic: International] North Korea's Lurid Report on the Execution of Kim Jong Un's Uncle—Annotated

20:28 [NPR] Police Arrest Man Who Planned Suicide Bombing Of Kansas Airport

20:29 [zero hedge] Guest Post: How the Paper Money Experiment Will End

20:29 [OpEdNews] Israel must give up its worst-kept secret: the bomb

20:29 [straight] Ming Sun Benevolent Society hosted city councillors at a benefit /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/files/images/wide/Meena%2520Wong%2520001.jpg

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Corruption rampant in civil service: Governor

20:32 [Truthdig] Story of a Death Foretold

20:32 [Truthdig] Band Aided

20:36 [CNN] Khloe K. and Lamar Odom: Shocking celebrity splits

20:36 [CBC: politics] Transport Canada investigates Irving Oil over Lac-Mégantic

20:37 [Truthdig] GOP Gets Its Scrooge On

20:38 [CNN: Entertainment] Khloe K. and Lamar Odom: Shocking celebrity splits

20:38 [The Progressive] MI Senator Shames Republicans Over ‘Rape Insurance’ Law

20:38 [Telegraph] Detectives launch murder hunt over missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Unsafe bus rides

20:41 [Reuters] World watching, will act on Central African Republic crimes: U.N.

20:43 [NPR] Tourists At The Border: Should Mental Illness Halt U.S. Entry?

20:43 [The Hindu - Opinion] Premium on continuity

20:44 [Guardian] ANC accused of pettiness for excluding Desmond Tutu from Mandela funeral

20:45 [The Hindu - Opinion] A legacy of activism

20:45 [Pravda] The poisoning of the Pacific: USA in danger?

20:45 [Financial Times] Rival demos head for Kiev as Ukraine crisis talks fail

20:47 [Fox News] Spending life in prison for marijuana

20:47 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS Suspect arrested in alleged plot to bomb Kan. airport

20:47 [Fox News] LIGHTS OUT Era of Edison's bulb about to come to an end

20:47 [Fox News] ONE YEAR LATER Newtown parents heal by keeping kids' legacies alive /i/redes/icon-video.gif

20:47 [Fox News] Gov offers way around ObamaCare website woes- Ted Cruz 'fixes' Obama

20:47 [Fox News] Sign interpreter at Mandela memorial reportedly faced murder charge

20:47 [Fox News] Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

20:47 [Fox News] Prosecutor: Charges coming in student's hazing death

20:47 [Fox News] House overwhelmingly approves 2-year budget plan- FOX NEWS FIRST: Will Warren Wing scuttle deal?- KURTZ: Why the media love Boehner's outbursts

20:47 [Fox News] 2 dead after boulders crush Utah home

20:47 [Fox News] DNA evidence leads to Ga. man's arrest in 1985 killing

20:49 [The Hindu - Opinion] LGBT issues

20:49 [The Hindu - Opinion] Execution

20:49 [Reuters: politics] All U.S. states granting military IDs to same-sex spouses: Hagel

20:50 [Guardian] Bitcoin losses not protected, says EU

20:51 [The Hindu - Opinion] Judicial appointments

20:51 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP’s decision

20:52 [Mother Jones] Democrats Plan to Fight For Unemployment Benefits in January

20:53 [The Onion] Heat Fans Growing Frustrated With Team’s Lack Of NBA Titles Since June

20:53 [The Hindu - Opinion] Whistle-blower app all the rage in Thai rallies

20:53 [Topix Activism News] Australia says Pacific camps not torture

20:54 [Telegraph] Cameron: I want to do something to help pensioners suffering because of low annuity rates

20:55 [The Hindu - Opinion] A dream on the theme of civil justice

20:55 [Deutsche Welle] North Korea: Beginning of a purge?

20:55 [CNET News] Are we in the Matrix? Science looks for signs we're not real

20:55 [Big Think] How Do We Separate the Brilliant from the Ridiculous?

20:58 [zero hedge] Goldman's Top 100 Charts Of 2013 - Part 1

20:58 [zero hedge] The Next Financial Paradigm?

20:58 [zero hedge] Friday Humor: "The NSA Is Coming To Town"

21:01 [The Hindu - Opinion] Fiction as a truth-telling device

21:02 [AlterNet] ACLU Sues Michigan Over Poor Educational Outcomes

21:02 [AlterNet] Legal Weed, One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana, Millions of Dollars Saved

21:02 [AlterNet] Why Do Americans Know So Little About Their Own Country's Racial History?

21:02 [AlterNet] Fox News Reaches New Levels of Racist Insanity in "War on Christmas" Coverage

21:02 [AlterNet] You Won't Believe Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory Nonsense

21:02 [AlterNet] Imagine if Every Day Were 9/11. For One Community in the US, It Is.

21:02 [AlterNet] The Six Worst Attacks On Reproductive Freedom In 2013

21:02 [AlterNet] Stop Sending Undercover Cops into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges

21:02 [AlterNet] $2.75 an Hour?! The Shocking Secret of Goodwill

21:02 [AlterNet] U.S. Drone Strike Kills Nearly a Dozen Civilians Traveling to Wedding in Yemen

21:02 [AlterNet] Activists Urge White House Not to Silence Obama's Climate Adviser and Strong Critic of Keystone XL

21:03 [Slashdot] 'Darkness Ray' Beams Invisibility From a Distance

21:03 [Raw Story] Texas GOP Lt. Gov. candidates agree: More religion needed in science class

21:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Amazing Placenta

21:06 [] Out Of Ukrainian Protests, A New Media Outlet Is Born

21:09 [OpEdNews] Little Kim does Pulp Fiction

21:11 [Telegraph] Charities set to be forced to be more open about how much they pay their top executives

21:12 [Guardian] Jayden Parkinson disappearance: second person arrested as hunt goes on

21:12 [Guardian] The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

21:13 [CNN] Local man planned suicide attack at Wichita, Kansas, airport, feds say

21:13 [BBC: Science & Environment] China set to land rover on Moon

21:14 [CNN] Pair of 59s at golf tournament in honor of Nelson Mandela

21:15 [Slate Magazine] The “Why Don't the Homeless Just Use Uber?” Gabfest

21:18 [Raw Story] We’re thankful this holiday season that John Boehner finally admitted the tea party is insane

21:18 [Fox News] Wichita airport bomb plot thwarted /i/redes/icon-video.gif

21:18 [Fox News] 'SOCIETY IS CHANGING' Growing acceptance of pot no help to those doing life

21:18 [Fox News] BOLD CONFRONTATION Chinese naval vessel tries to stop US warship

21:21 [Voice of America] American Who Disappeared in Iran Worked for CIA: Reports

21:22 [Mother Jones] Friday Cat Blogging - 13 December 2013 /files/blog_squirrel_2013_12_13.jpg

21:22 [CNET News] The 404 1,402: Where we explore the Deep Web with Alex Winter (podcast)

21:23 [NPR] White House: Man Seized In Iran In 2007 Was Not Working For CIA

21:23 [msnbc: politics] Paul makes nice with conservative groups after fractious budget vote

21:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Fox: Getting federal agencies to work better-and together

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Mono rail for Coimbatore to be studied

21:27 [The Atlantic: International] Slovakia Is Not Happy With Jon Stewart

21:27 [CNN] Shooter believed to be inside Colorado school, sheriff says

21:27 [Voice of America] UN Chief Appeals for Peace in CAR

21:28 [NPR] Game Director Shifts From Grand Theft Auto To Iranian Revolution

21:28 [NPR] White House: American Seized In Iran Wasn't On U.S. Payroll

21:28 [NPR] FDA Warns Against Test Touted As Mammogram Alternative

21:28 [Raw Story] Florida boy says he was barred from speech contest due to critical comments on religion

21:28 [Raw Story] How Dick Cheney evolved from the uncoolest person on the planet to bona fide hipster icon

21:28 [Raw Story] Two reportedly injured during school shooting in Colorado

21:28 [zero hedge] Part 8 - The 9 Key Considerations To Protect Deposits From Bail-Ins

21:28 [zero hedge] Hedge Funds Underperform The S&P For The 5th Year In A Row

21:28 [zero hedge] Two Injured In Colorado School Shooting, "Active Shooter" On Scene

21:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ken Toltz: Protecting Second Amendment While Trampling the First

21:29 [The Nation] The Volcker Rule: Wins, Losses and Toss-ups

21:30 [Doctors Without Borders] [Slideshow] CAR: Providing Aid to Some 40,000 People Displaced by Violence in Bangui /photogallery/2013/Bangui/1.jpg

21:30 [Doctors Without Borders] Providing Aid to People Displaced by Violence in Bangui

21:30 [] Not only for Christmas: Cookies with a Middle Eastern flavor you can enjoy year-round

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Enrolment camps for Aadhaar numbers aim to finish work by month-end

21:32 [straight] Georges St-Pierre vacates UFC welterweight title and takes leave of absence /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_80413915.jpg

21:32 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate panel votes to confirm Obama's pick for IRS chief

21:32 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate confirmation marathon approves two more Obama nominees

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Domestic assistant had no complaints earlier, says diplomat's father

21:33 [Slashdot] Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

21:33 [CNN] U.S. School Violence Fast Facts

21:33 [CNN] Iraqi authorities: At least 17 killed in ambush of workers' convoy

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Diplomat had to pay $250,000 bond

21:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Every Republican In This Statewide Race Wants Creationism Taught In Public Schools

21:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sen. Bob Casey: One year after Sandy Hook: We owe it to our children to do everything in our power to prevent another tragedy.

21:36 [CNN] Media vow to remember Newtown tragedy in respectful manner

21:36 [CNN] Football: Celtic's Green Brigade give owners problems

21:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sen. Bob Casey: One year after Sandy Hook: We owe it to our children to do everything in our power to prevent another tragedy

21:38 [NPR] Is Sen. John Cornyn Conservative Enough For Texas?

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Not quitting, says Ganguly

21:39 [OpEdNews] Fresh Doubts about Syria's Sarin Guilt

21:39 [Voice of America] US, S. Korea React Cautiously to N. Korea Execution

21:40 [Deutsche Welle] Key German minister spots leaked as Social Democrat votes are counted

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Riot-hit Muslims are still afraid to leave relief camps

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Let us accept whatever Parliament gives now, Hegde tells Anna

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Delhi backs Kabul in row with U.S.

21:43 [The Hindu - News] 7 die as fire breaks out in Mumbai residential tower

21:43 [The Progressive] One Year After Sandy Hook, Shooting is Still a Family Sport

21:44 [CNN: Money] Average U.S. inheritance: $177K

21:44 [CNN: Money] Map of inheritances around the world

21:45 [Slate Magazine] NASA’s Astonishing Views Inside the Sun’s Most Mysterious Layer

21:45 [The Hindu - News] More people shift to camps to claim compensation

21:47 [AL JAZEERA] Man arrested over airport bomb plot in Kansas

21:47 [AL JAZEERA] Shooting reported at US high school

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Code of Conduct for Ministers revised

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Women activists condemn marital rape

21:47 [The Onion] Mall Santa Crying Hysterically In Photo With Toddler

21:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama Meets With More Than A Dozen Mayors, Stresses Cities' Role In Job Growth

21:53 [CNET News] How to quickly create a Dock spacer in OS X

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka’s position in educational development index sees a fall

21:53 [Voice of America] Gunmen in Iraq Kill at least 17 Pipeline Workers Near Iranian Border

21:55 [Big Think] The Education of Charles Vest

21:56 [Disinformation] Modifying Nature (Humans Included) To Save It

21:57 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: The State of Connecticut Says You Have a Right to Know What's in Your Food, and More

21:57 [Telegraph] 'Eton for the poor' refused planning permission

21:57 [Telegraph] The real mansion tax - living in lavish London will cost you £250,000 a year

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Calls for speedy adjudication of cyber crime cases

21:58 [zero hedge] 42% Of Americans Know What Bitcoin Is

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Consular immunity doesn’t cover personal acts: State Department

22:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Two hurt in US school shooting

22:02 [Reuters] Man arrested for suspected suicide plot to blow up Kansas airport

22:02 [Reuters] Shooting reported at Colorado high school, two may be hurt: reports

22:05 [Guardian] Anti-fracking protesters clash with police at drilling site near Manchester

22:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Wrong Kind of Ethanol Boom

22:07 [AlterNet] 'Freedom Is Worth the Risk:' Sir Elton John Reflects on a Recent Trip to Visit Moscow'

22:07 [CNN] Sheriff: School shooter dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Will caste census begin on schedule?

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Visit villages, understand people’s problems: CM

22:11 [Guardian] Oil workers massacred in Iraqi town of Muqdadiya in al-Qaida-style attack

22:11 [Guardian] Colorado police say suspect dead after one injured in high school shooting

22:11 [CBC: politics] MPs will soon have choice between iPhone and BlackBerry

22:12 [CNET News] Four funky Android keyboards

22:12 [CNET News] White House sticks with double duty for NSA director

22:13 [Telegraph] Watch live: Police respond to 'active shooter' report at Denver school

22:13 [CNN] Sheriff: Colorado school shooter dead

22:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: Education Department Making Changes For Student Loans For Gay Couples

22:15 [AL JAZEERA] US school shooting ends in attacker's death

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Suspect in Colorado school shooting dead: Sheriff

22:17 [Truthdig] World of Spycraft

22:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Why This DEA Agent Left His Job To Help Sell Marijuana

22:17 [The Onion] [video] Onion Year In Review

22:17 [Voice of America] Man Arrested in Car Bomb Plot at US Airport

22:18 [] Breaking: Shots Fired at Colorado High School /sites/

22:18 [] Smoke the TPP: How Big Tobacco and "Free Trade" Deals Erode Public Health /sites/

22:18 [NPR] Shooter Dead, Student Critically Injured, At Colorado High School

22:18 [Slashdot] Oculus Raises $75 Million To Make VR Headset

22:19 [OpEdNews] Self-Boycott

22:20 [The Hindu - News] U.S. school shooting suspect dead; 2 injured: Sheriff

22:20 [CNET News] 20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

22:21 [CNN: Money] Losing week for stocks as investors wait on Fed

22:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Brauchli: The Invisible Gun

22:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring And Congress Has No Clue What To Do

22:22 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS: Gunman dead after shooting at Colo. high school

22:22 [Fox News] 'SOCIETY IS CHANGING' Growing acceptance of pot no help to those in prison

22:24 [Reuters] Two injured after student opens fire at Colorado high school

22:24 [straight] Vancouver Canucks players wish fans a happy holidays /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Canucks_Christmas.jpg

22:25 [CNN: Technology] Behind the Twitter blocking backlash

22:28 [The Hindu - News] UAV crashes into coconut grove

22:28 [NPR] As Congress Leaves Town, Some Jobless Benefits Set To Expire

22:28 [Raw Story] Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins the bidding rights for historic NASA launch pad

22:28 [Raw Story] Riot in cell blocked 737

22:28 [zero hedge] Safe-Havens Sought As Stocks Stumble To Worst Run In 4 Months

22:29 [Telegraph] Boris Johnson: Airport review is a front for backtracking on Heathrow

22:29 [Telegraph] Tesco crowned cheapest supermarket for Christmas

22:29 [Telegraph] Two shot at Colorado high school

22:30 [The Atlantic: Politics] You Can Never Be Too Ready for Hillary

22:30 [CNET News] Sprint is preparing bid for T-Mobile, WSJ says

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Solatium for accident victims’ kin hiked

22:32 [Truthdig] Instability Surmised as North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle

22:33 [NPR] Suspected Shooter Dead, Student Critically Injured At Colo. High School

22:34 [Moral Low Ground] Iceland Jails Former Kaupthing Bank Bosses for Financial Fraud

22:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jack Mirkinson: CNN Reporter Sums Up Everything Horrible About School Shootings In One Quote

22:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: White House Makes Twitter Typo, Encourages People To Give Their Moms 'Piece Of Mind'

22:40 [CNET News] Amazon's secret Pantry may spice up shopping

22:41 [Fox News: politics] Changes made for gay couples applying for federal college loans

22:42 [straight] Green chemistry awards honour vegan leather, soybean coolant /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_84293038.jpg

22:42 [Good] Finding Hope and Community with a Crowdrise Challenge

22:43 [] NOAA: Expect 'Widespread, Sustained Changes' in the Arctic /sites/

22:44 [The Hindu - News] IFFK: Parviz wins Suvarna Chakoram

22:46 [The Hindu - News] No crisis, only crunch: Mani

22:46 [Reuters] Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds 2 classmates

22:48 [The Onion] American Voices: 2013 In Technology

22:48 [The Hindu - News] Onchiyam: Undertrials used phones, say police

22:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Calderone: New York Times Withheld News Of Missing American's CIA Ties For Six Years

22:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: Republicans Lead Narrowly In Midterm 'Enthusiasm'

22:49 [CNN] Got a shot at $425 million Mega Millions pot? Then beware asteroids

22:51 [AntiWar] 46 Killed, 56 Wounded Across Iraq, As Iranian Gas Workers Massacred

22:52 [Reuters] Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates

22:54 [The Hindu - News] High drama in A.P. Assembly over Telangana Bill

22:54 [The Hindu - News] Voting in Assembly on Bill won’t matter: Digvijaya

22:55 [straight] Reasonable Doubt: Bart Simpson, child litigant /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/inline/KevinYee_ReasonableDoubt_1.jpg

22:56 [Big Think] Religion is a Secretion of the Brain

22:56 [The Hindu - News] Colleges gear up to stop student violence

22:57 [Guardian] NHS plan to make hospital admissions at weekends safer for patients

22:57 [CNN] Apparently This Matters: And the color of the year is ...

22:57 [CNN] Don't expect Boehner to totally change his tune

22:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] William Lambers: Dole Reminds Us How Dems-Reps Can Work Together Against Hunger

22:58 [zero hedge] 5 Things To Ponder This Weekend - The Risk Edition

22:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: The Volcker Rule: Wins, Losses And Toss-Ups

23:00 [Telegraph] US sting thwarts Kansas airport 'suicide bomber'

23:00 [Telegraph] Nigella 'let her children smoke cannabis', says assistant

23:00 [CNN: Money] Losing week for stocks

23:01 [Reuters: politics] White House says no plans to split NSA, Cyber Command

23:02 [Slashdot] NASA's Next Mars Mission Will Join the Interplanetary Internet

23:02 [CNN] Iraqi authorities: At least 17 killed in ambush of workers

23:05 [Sydney Morning Herald] Student opens fire at US school

23:05 [AlterNet] Open Letter To Government Employees From Whistleblowers

23:05 [CNN] Opinion: Millennial women see gains, and continue to fight wage gap

23:06 [Disinformation] ‘MIA in the War on Drugs’: An Interview With One-Time Fugitive From the Law Todd Barnes

23:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Only Thing Weirder Than a Telemarketing Robot

23:06 [AlterNet] 'Freedom Is Worth the Risk:' Sir Elton John Reflects on a Recent Trip to Visit Moscow

23:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Schuster: Shame On DC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington's Inaction On Gun Control

23:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adriana Usero: Alex Schneps Talks About Losing His Brother To Gun Violence And Learning How To Grieve

23:08 [CBC: politics] National Defence to move 8,500 workers to ex-Nortel campus

23:08 [Raw Story] White House: Missing U.S. man in Iran not a government employee

23:09 [CBC: politics] Transport Canada searches Irving offices in Lac-Mégantic probe

23:10 [Deutsche Welle] Hertha Berlin beat leaky Werder Bremen, moving sixth

23:13 [Voice of America] 2 Injured in US School Shooting; Suspect Dead

23:14 [CNET News] Crave Ep. 149: Is that a drum in your pants or...?

23:14 [OpEdNews] North Carolina Shows Why the Voting Rights Act Is Still Needed

23:16 [Telegraph] Tory rebels to defy David Cameron over Romanian migrants

23:16 [Telegraph] Stop unrestricted immigration from poor EU countries, David Cameron suggests

23:16 [Fox News] Student gunman dead, at least 1 injured in shooting at Colorado high school /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: ICE Detained A Woman Who Is 7 Months Pregnant

23:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Melina Milazzo, Esq.: Time to Settle the Debate on Torture

23:18 [NPR] For Many Urban Schools, Gun Violence Remains A Daily Reality

23:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] Arctic 30 unable to leave Russia

23:22 [CNN] Opinion: Keep your guns, but take responsibility

23:22 [Truthdig] Back Stabbin’ Santa

23:23 [NPR] 2 Students Injured, Suspected Shooter Dead At Colo. High School

23:23 [CNET News] How Samsung can click with its phone-camera move

23:23 [CNET News] Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in stock at GameStop this weekend

23:24 [Moral Low Ground] Belgian Senate Approves Child Euthanasia

23:24 [straight] Information technology: If you’re focused on keeping the lights on, you’re missing the boat /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_114106825.jpg

23:24 [straight] WFF 2013: Documentary filmmakers discuss survival amid reality TV /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/IMG_2712.JPG

23:24 [straight] Vancouver city council to consider recommendations aimed at increasing safety for sex workers /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/inline/WEB_Jaimie_Lee_Hamilton_100826.jpg

23:27 [Electronic Intifada] Forging new links to boycott movement in Gaza

23:28 [Raw Story] Vatican lights up ‘international’ Christmas tree

23:29 [zero hedge] The Greatest Rotation: JPY Collapses To 30 Year Low Against CHF

23:29 [zero hedge] US, Chinese Warships "Nearly Collide" In South China Sea

23:32 [CNN] White judge says he sent a white man to prison because of racial bias

23:32 [CNN] How to protect your phone in cold weather

23:32 [Telegraph] Universities pull back from sex segregation as Cameron weighs in

23:32 [Telegraph] Shoppers to cash in as stores cut prices in 'panic' over poor sales

23:32 [Telegraph] Warning over NHS weekend care by consultant left disabled by failings

23:32 [Telegraph] Marine A wife: It was war, my husband is not a murderer

23:33 [NPR] Cost Of Battling Filibuster Rules: No Sleep or Fund-Raising

23:33 [NPR] Call the FBI! China Is Trying To Steal America's Seeds!

23:34 [CNN] Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

23:34 [Slashdot] Cobalt-60, and Lessons From a Mexican Theft

23:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kevin Short: Sandy Hook Gun-Maker Profits Up 52 Percent In Year Since Massacre

23:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rhonesha Byng: Steve Harvey Sits Down With President Barack Obama For One-On-One Interview

23:35 [Deutsche Welle] Ban warning for militia as violence continues in Central African Republic

23:37 [Truthdig] New Michigan Law Bars Abortion Coverage in Private Health Plans

23:37 [Truthdig] The Republican Mainstream Strikes Back

23:37 [Truthdig] Three Questions About the Motor City

23:37 [Truthdig] Mandela’s Crucial Lesson for America—and the Republicans Who Never Learn

23:41 [CNN: Entertainment] Khloe Kardashian's shocking split?

23:41 [CNN: Entertainment] Review: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

23:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Easily Distracted Nation To Pause In Remembrance Of... That Thing

23:43 [] Airstrike in Yemen Worst Attack in over a Year /sites/

23:43 [Raw Story] Sony announces Marvel-style expansion of ‘Spider-Man’ film series

23:43 [The Hindu - News] Chennai colleges gear up to stop student violence

23:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Diane Francis: U.S. and Canada Should Become Partners in the Arctic

23:45 [Slate Magazine] Revolution on Ice

23:46 [Telegraph] Bomb explodes in Belfast city centre

23:48 [Guardian] Colorado high school gunman shot two students before killing himself

23:48 [NPR] Twitter Critics Say It's Not Sensitive Enough To Cyberbullying

23:49 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Engagements: Dec 14, 2013

23:52 [Mother Jones] Is This Plane the Biggest Pentagon Rip-Off of All Time? /files/Defense_f35cost_450.gif

23:52 [Mother Jones] How Will Ferrell, Patton Oswalt, and Others Are Trying to Free an American Jailed in UAE

23:52 [Truthdig] The Drone Next Door

23:52 [Truthdig] The Republican Mainstream Strikes Back

23:53 [The Hindu - News] Poonamallee special court is in shambles

23:54 [CNET News] Strike a deal with Snowden?

23:55 [The Hindu - News] Social body bats for Sivaji statue in Chennai

23:56 [Big Think] How Superficial Science Can Compromise Human Dignity

23:56 [CNN] Mandela interpreter has faced criminal charges, news network says

23:57 [The Hindu - News] Mollified Chennai students end protest for security

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