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00:00 [Guardian] Judgment Day preacher Harold Camping dies, aged 92

00:03 [Slashdot] Healthcare IT's Achilles' Heel: Sensors

00:03 [Slashdot] Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

00:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Rage Against The Machine Was Blasting White Santa 2 Decades Ago (VIDEO)

00:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: CFPB Pushes Financial Institutions To Disclose Arrangements With Colleges

00:04 [Disinformation] Chinese Doctors Temporarily Attach Man’s Hand To His Foot

00:05 [Voice of America] James Brooke: Putin Makes Bold Move to Keep Ukraine in Moscow’s Orbit

00:05 [CNN] Spacewalks set to fix space station cooling pump

00:05 [CNN: Money] $800 million in unclaimed

00:05 [CNN: Money] Alumni are targets of credit card pitches

00:06 [CNN] Gunfire reported at hospital in Reno

00:07 [BBC: Science & Environment] Nasa orders emergency ISS repairs

00:08 [Raw Story] Missouri mom charged after topless photo with daughter goes online

00:09 [CNN] Four injured in hospital shooting in Reno

00:11 [Fox News: politics] White House unveils US delegation to 2014 Olympics

00:13 [Good] 7 Ways Imagination Ruled the World in 2013

00:13 [Good] Best of 2013: 9 Organizations Changing the STEM Equation

00:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Zaslow: Patrick Caffrey, US Airman, Reunites With Family During Idaho Steelheads Game

00:15 [Sydney Morning Herald] Child dead in crash outside school

00:17 [straight] Vancouver Art Gallery to begin letting children in for free on Sundays, starting in January /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_VAG4_2358_0.jpg

00:18 [] Palestinians: Kerry taking Israel's side, no longer neutral mediator

00:18 [Big Think] How More Information Often Makes Us Less Informed

00:18 [Big Think] Raining Geminid Meteors

00:18 [Big Think] Why I Chose to Become a Scientist

00:19 [Fox News] Lawmakers come to Marine's defense over Afghan threat warning

00:19 [Fox News] STRIP SEARCH OUTRAGE Indian envoy's arrest leads to retaliation against US

00:19 [Fox News] SECRET AGENT SCAMFeds back modest penalty for 'massive' EPA fraud

00:19 [Fox News] TODD STARNES Conn. high school slamsdoor on Christmas spirit

00:21 [CNN] Four injured in hospital shooting in Reno, Nevada

00:21 [CNN] Private exchanges: Obamacare shopping still not ready

00:22 [Fox News: politics] Ex-CIA director: Snowden should be ‘hanged’ if convicted for treason

00:23 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Malawi Electoral Commission Pleased With Voter Registration

00:23 [Raw Story] African immigrants protest detention in Israeli facility

00:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Nikki Haley May Have Violated Occupy Protesters' Free Speech Rights, Court Finds

00:29 [Pravda] Champions and Europa League draws

00:29 [NPR] Red State Retirement Takes Democratic House Seat Out Of Play

00:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Child killed in crash outside school

00:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] The controversial new face

00:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Tourist falls while checking Facebook

00:33 [CNN] Gunman dead in Reno hospital shooting

00:33 [CNN] Family wants to keep life support for girl brain dead after surgery

00:33 [Raw Story] BREAKING: Gunman dead and four people injured in Reno hospital shooting

00:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: Obamacare Support Stabilizes, But Is It Rebounding?

00:35 [Truthdig] The Real Santa

00:37 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Collapse Is In The Eye Of The Bagholder

00:43 [CNN: Politics] Private exchanges: Obamacare signup process still not ready

00:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Court May Overturn Jan Brewer's Anti-Dreamer Measure

00:45 [Telegraph] Businessmen running international companies dominate the Scottish sporting estate market

00:45 [Telegraph] British drug mules jailed for six years and eight months in Peru

00:46 [straight] Anne Murray: Whales and dolphins stand to lose in Port Metro Vancouver developments /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_98643698.jpg

00:46 [Pravda] Libya: The Truth - Interview with Green Resistance

00:48 [Big Think] Global Warming in 52 Seconds

00:50 [CNET News] Meg Whitman's salary bumped from a buck to $1.5 million

00:50 [Truthdig] Obamacare Lives

00:52 [CNN] One person, gunman dead in Reno medical building shooting

00:58 [Guardian] Sterling to go plastic, Bank of England decides

00:59 [NPR] Prices Are Low, And That Could Be Bad

01:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Jan Brewer Weighs In On 'White Santa' Controversy, Says St. Nick Is 'Every Color'

01:01 [Telegraph] Aerial drone footage shows scale of protests in Ukraine

01:01 [Telegraph] British drug mules sentenced to six years for trafficking in Peru

01:01 [Telegraph] Hundreds dead in South Sudan clashes

01:03 [Voice of America] Reuters: US Lottery Prize Tops Half Billion Dollar Mark

01:05 [Truthdig] Babysitter

01:08 [Raw Story] Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil against NSA spying in exchange for asylum

01:09 [Slate Magazine] Obamacare Is Over (If You Want It)

01:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: In The Worst Congress Ever, These Few Lawmakers Actually Did Something

01:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

01:10 [Slashdot] Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising?

01:12 [Reuters: politics] Three U.S. House veterans announce retirements

01:12 [Guardian] Saudi digital generation takes on Twitter, YouTube … and authorities

01:14 [zero hedge] Taxpayers Pay $1.9 Million To Teach Senate Staff To Sleep, Spell, Listen

01:18 [Raw Story] NASA postpones cargo mission for space station repairs

01:19 [Topix Activism News] Casualties overwhelm hospitals in Syria's Aleppo

01:21 [The Independent] Nick Clegg’s former headmaster convicted of abusing five young boys at top prep school

01:21 [The Independent] Postcard from... Dietramszell

01:23 [CNET News] How to do freemium right

01:25 [Slashdot] Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

01:28 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Exhibition shows London 'under concrete'

01:32 [Telegraph] Sochi Winter Olympics: US to send openly gay athletes as part of delegation

01:32 [Telegraph] Prisoners including sex offenders should get vote, MPs and peers say

01:33 [CNET News] Facebook tries to tackle the news with SportStream buy

01:37 [The Independent] Zebra stripes explained

01:37 [The Independent] British scientists 'print' eye cells in world first

01:38 [Guardian] Phone-hacking allegations 'utterly unfounded', says Stuart Kuttner

01:38 [] Israel's poverty rate dropped in 2012, report says

01:39 [NPR] Retirement Flurry Creates Openings For Both Parties In 2014

01:40 [Guardian] Tories rush through curbs on benefits access for Romanians and Bulgarians

01:40 [Truthdig] Rand Paul’s Plan to Save the Cities

01:41 [Fox News: politics] Sen. Coburn's Wastebook: extravagant government spending amid claims cupboard is bare

01:41 [Fox News: politics] Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill

01:44 [zero hedge] Obama Least Popular President In 4 Decades

01:48 [Raw Story] India incensed after U.S. Marshals strip-search female diplomat

01:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] HSC students bring down ATAR websites

01:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] Child dead in crash at school

01:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mutilating gynaecologist loses appeal

01:49 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senator demands CIA report amid dispute over torture study

01:49 [CNET News] Disney Interactive unleashes Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

01:51 [Voice of America] NASA Plans Spacewalks to Repair Space Station

01:52 [The Independent] 'I did not kill Meredith': Amanda Knox sends email to Italian court

01:52 [Guardian] Syria's chemical weapons to travel by guarded convoy before destruction

01:52 [Guardian] India escalates diplomatic row after consul's arrest and strip-search in US

01:54 [Fox News] Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill

01:54 [Fox News] Security concerns raised over visa program for foreign investors

01:54 [Fox News] Feds back modest penalty for 'massive' EPA fraud

01:54 [Fox News] Colo. high school gunman had arsenal, cryptic Latin phrase scrawled on arm

01:54 [NPR] New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

01:55 [Reuters] Brazil will not grant Snowden asylum: report

01:55 [Reuters] India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat

01:55 [Reuters: politics] Tech executives press Obama to reform surveillance practices

01:56 [CNN] Federal grand jury indicts LAX shooting suspect

01:56 [CNN] Arrest, detention of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

01:56 [CNN] Harvard student Eldo Kim charged in final-exam bomb hoax

01:56 [zero hedge] JPY Dumps And Nikkei Explodes As Japan's (32nd Month In A Row) Adjusted Trade Deficit Hits Record High

01:58 [Reuters] U.N. told up to 500 killed in South Sudan clashes: diplomats

01:58 [BBC: Health] Apple-a-day call for all over-50s

01:58 [BBC: Health] Scientists 'print' new eye cells

01:58 [BBC: Technology] What is the appeal of Candy Crush Saga?

01:59 [BBC: Education] Professionals 'move for schooling'

02:04 [Disinformation] Judge Rules NSA’s Orwellian Data Minig Activities Probably Unconstitutional

02:08 [The Independent] World’s biggest technology companies call on President Obama to reform NSA’s surveillance operations

02:12 [Slashdot] Tech Leaders Push Back Against Obama's Efforts To Divert Discussion From NSA

02:15 [Fox News: politics] White House, media agree to expand press access

02:15 [Reuters] Russian bailout wins Ukraine economic respite but deepens political rift

02:15 [Voice of America] UN Chief Urges Calm in South Sudan

02:15 [zero hedge] Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Like Being Completely Out Of Touch With Reality

02:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Mark Udall Demands CIA Report Amid Dispute Over Torture Study

02:18 [Raw Story] U.S. plans ‘Silver Alert’ to find missing seniors

02:18 [Deutsche Welle] Arrest of Indian diplomat prompts spat with United States

02:21 [Mother Jones] Rand Paul Doubles Down on Supporting GOP Senate Candidate Who Rallied With Secessionists

02:23 [Global Voices] Cubans’ Daily Concerns Trump Controversial Handshake

02:24 [] Jerusalem schools reopen after snow; Safed counts blessings

02:26 [BBC: Technology] Google Glass takes photos by winking

02:30 [BBC: Entertainment] Audio slideshow: Under siege in Syria

02:30 [BBC: Entertainment] Will theatre fans warm to Stephen Ward?

02:32 [BBC: Education] Christmas dining on a food parcel

02:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lydia O'Connor: NRA Sues Sunnyvale Over Gun-Control Ordinance

02:32 [BBC: Science & Environment] Unsung technique behind key science discoveries

02:33 [Raw Story] Virginia police use dating site OKCupid to set up an arrest sting

02:34 [CNET News] Apple: New apps 'must be optimized for iOS 7'

02:35 [CNN] Cantor Fitzgerald, American Airlines settle 9/11 lawsuit

02:35 [CNN] On China Transcript: Education

02:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shahien Nasiripour: With The Lights On, 99 Senators Voted Against Wall Street. The Lights Went Off And They All Fled

02:37 [Fox News: politics] Union official: Smoking, obesity, other health issues could mean paying more under ObamaCare

02:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Coal licences 'torn up, profits confiscated'

02:39 [CNN: Politics] Does ruling exonerate Snowden?

02:39 [The Independent] Twitter may soon introduce an 'edit' feature, but there's a catch...

02:39 [straight] Rock Hall snubs Link Wray and Deep Purple, inducts Cat Stevens and Hall & Oates instead /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Link-Wray.jpg

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Ayotte: Budget deal unfair to vets

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Civil war in the GOP?

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Tech giants call for NSA changes

02:43 [Raw Story] Won’t you please help Liz Cheney save America from evil liberal John McCain?

02:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jonathan Richards: White Christmas

02:44 [CNET News] Samsung now offers HomeSync to non-Samsung devices

02:45 [zero hedge] 83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

02:48 [CNN: Politics] GOPer: Deal unfair to vets

02:48 [CNN: Politics] Tech giants want NSA changes

02:48 [CNN: Politics] NSA ruling: 5 questions

02:48 [Big Think] Why Silent Film Stills Still Fascinate Us

02:51 [Mother Jones] Surprise! Lots of People Are Saving Money Thanks to Obamacare. /files/blog_obamacare_site_new.jpg

02:53 [Deutsche Welle] UN: Hundreds dead in South Sudan following 'attempted coup'

03:00 [CNN] Hamid Karzai Fast Facts

03:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Paul Ryan Won't Run In 2016, GOP Colleagues Say: The Hill

03:02 [straight] Vancouver approves 2014 capital and operating budgets /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/VancouverCityHallDec413_1.jpg

03:03 [CNET News] NASA plans three spacewalks for crucial ISS repairs

03:03 [Raw Story] Researchers: One in every 200 U.S. women experienced a ‘virgin pregnancy’

03:03 [Raw Story] Police: Colorado school shooter wrote ‘The die is cast’ on himself before attack

03:04 [Disinformation] The Search for Hidden Truth In Story, Symbol and Form //

03:04 [straight] Vancouver approves 2014 capital and operating budgets /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/VancouverCityHallDec413_1.jpg

03:04 [CNN] King Juan Carlos I - Fast Facts

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Visiting child killed in crash outside school

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Obeid licences must be torn up

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] All it takes is one punch

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] HSC students bring down ATAR websites

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Political donations laws ruled invalid

03:09 [zero hedge] Chinese Luxury Spending Growth Slumps To Lowest Since 2000

03:20 [Fox News] Senator's 'Wastebook': Extravagant government spending in face of cuts

03:20 [Fox News] 'A WITCH HUNT'? Pols defend Marine over Afghan threat warning

03:20 [Fox News] 'MEGA' LOTTERY PRIZEMega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million

03:20 [Fox News] RENO SHOOTING SPREEGunman kills 1, takes own life in hospital rampage

03:22 [CNN] King Juan Carlos I Fast Facts

03:22 [CNN] Blind man, service dog narrowly avoid oncoming subway train

03:27 [Guardian] Gaddafi opponent says tortured dissident gave secret police his name

03:27 [Voice of America] Carolyn Weaver: NYC Mayor-Elect’s Family Reflects Rise of Intermarriage

03:29 [zero hedge] Ice Under The Ice: Diamonds Discovered In Antarctica

03:30 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

03:37 [CNN] Two women get nearly 7 years for Peru drug smuggling

03:39 [The Hindu - News] Shiradi Ghat stretch on NH48 still dangerous

03:43 [The Hindu - News] Bird photography is his passion

03:43 [Good] Starting a Cause-Based Company from Scratch

03:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: Myanmar Opium Output Pushed Higher By Poverty, UN Reports

03:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Gazelle Emami: Huffington Photo Issue 2013: The Year In Images

03:47 [CNN] 550-acre fire in California's Big Sur even burns fire chief's home

03:47 [CNN] Chinese fans dare to dream big but come up short in Morocco

03:47 [The Hindu - News] Separated but together, Tanzanian twins recover in hospital

03:47 [The Hindu - News] Darmar Murugesan will be Karnataka HRC chairman

03:49 [The Hindu - News] Chennai to have misty, dry weather

03:50 [BBC: Also in the news] US doomsday preacher dies at 92

03:51 [The Hindu - News] Private bus driver attacked

03:51 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Residents of Nanmangalam protest

03:55 [The Hindu - News] Integrated waste management strategy for Chennai nears completion

03:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Anthony D. Romero: Edward Snowden Is a Patriot

03:57 [The Hindu - News] TARATDAC office bearers meet welfare minister

03:57 [Fox News: politics] Head of Minnesota health exchanges quits

03:59 [] AG expected to announce he will not appeal Lieberman acquittal

03:59 [The Hindu - News] GH to seek Chennai Corporation support for green toilets

03:59 [The Hindu - News] Infrastructure projects set to take off

04:01 [The Hindu - News] COMEDK office-bearers to discuss options on Friday

04:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Markus Ziener: The Thrill Is Gone: The Deconstruction of a Myth

04:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Elizabeth Warren Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Job Applicant Credit Checks

04:02 [CNN] A day in the life of a teacher in rural China

04:03 [The Hindu - News] A locality sans basic facilities

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Where women run the show

04:05 [The Hindu - News] Their spirits soared, watching aircraft take off

04:06 [straight] Walk it off in local pocket parks /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/TRA_Outside_2399_opt.jpeg

04:09 [The Hindu - News] Ragpickers in Chennai now have a shelter

04:09 [The Hindu - News] The mountain trails of a divine legend

04:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] How Wotif lost $265m in minutes

04:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'It left me feeling really quite dirty'

04:11 [The Hindu - News] Chennai’s not a smartphone city yet?

04:11 [The Hindu - News] KCA’s first cricket stadium at Krishnagiri

04:11 [The Hindu - News] Wildlife census begins at Point Calimere sanctuary

04:13 [The Hindu - News] Quick service delivery will be ensured: Chandy

04:14 [] Bills on gay rights, dividing Jerusalem threaten to split Israel's coalition

04:15 [The Hindu - News] Budget discipline vital: Aryadan

04:15 [The Hindu - News] ‘Details of SMS service must be communicated’

04:15 [The Hindu - News] Shore Temple gets facelift with paper-pulp treatment

04:19 [The Hindu - News] Increase fares, regulate share autos say Chennai drivers

04:19 [The Hindu - News] State to cancel licences and permits of repeat offenders

04:20 [BBC: Also in the news] Facebook tourist walks off pier

04:22 [straight] Vladimir Keremidschieff's Seize the Time shows a smaller, stranger city /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/BOO_SeizeTheTime2_2400.jpg

04:24 [BBC: Technology] Facebook tourist walks off pier

04:26 [CNET News] Chromebase: LG's all-in-one desktop that runs Chrome OS

04:27 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Starvation And Military Keynesianism: Lessons From Nazi Germany

04:27 [zero hedge] US Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network "Reaching Out" To Bitcoin Businesses

04:27 [Slashdot] Multidrug Resistance Gene Released By Chinese Wastewater Treatment Plants

04:29 [Guardian] Two die in Reno hospital shooting

04:36 [The Hindu - News] Union Ministers, MPs urged to join stir to keep State united

04:36 [CNN] Airlines test ways to take the pain out of boarding planes

04:36 [CNN] Lottery winner gives $40 million jackpot to charity

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Vamsadhara tribunal order favours A.P.

04:38 [Raw Story] Tea Party activist Larry Klayman heckles CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘You’re an ultra-leftist’

04:42 [The Hindu - News] 2 dead in US hospital shooting

04:52 [Reuters] Thai protesters say they will rally to hound PM from office

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Student accuses Acharya Nagarjuna University teacher of misconduct

04:54 [Deutsche Welle] EU sets date for Serbia membership talks

04:54 [CNET News] Woman falls into bay while browsing Facebook

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Top official killed in road accident

04:57 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Freakish' accident: Sydney school tragedy

04:59 [] Gazelles fall victim to stray dogs in Israel's north

04:59 [] Near-crash occurred at Ben-Gurion Int'l Airport, report reveals

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Discussion on T Bill turning into a free-for-all: Narayana

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Kavuri faces violent protests

05:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arzu Kaya Uranli: How Much of a Leader Are You?

05:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Alabama Special Election Results: Republican Bradley Byrne Wins Congressional Seat

05:03 [Guardian] Obama names Billie Jean King as one of two gay Sochi Olympic delegates

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Nalgonda: Student set afire, critical

05:06 [The Hindu - News] APNGOs to convene all-party meeting on Dec. 20

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Hyatt accident victim’s family still waiting for action against hotel

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Gang which duped people of Rs. 562 crore in Delhi Police custody

05:13 [CNN] Winning numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Graeme Wood burns $48m in mins

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Cyclist in coma after truck smash

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] NSW health system 'barely coping'

05:18 [CNN] 'Heavy' death toll as thousands flee South Sudan violence, U.N. says

05:18 [CNN] Did you win? Numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot

05:19 [The Hindu - News] Detention procedures applicable to Khobragade, US clarifies

05:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elaine Weiss: Deconstructing PISA: Implications for Education Reform and Fighting Poverty

05:21 [The Hindu - News] Delhi BJP to begin legwork for re-poll, forms committee

05:23 [The Hindu - News] Kerala's disaster management plans to be revamped

05:24 [CNN] Bids for George Zimmerman artwork top $100,000

05:25 [The Hindu - News] Southern Railway GM shoots downproposal to revive goods station

05:25 [The Hindu - News] Soumya remembered as an amiable person

05:28 [Global Voices] Jamaican Songstress Tessanne Chin Wins “The Voice”

05:29 [The Hindu - News] Ex-RDO, eight others get 15-month jail

05:29 [The Hindu - News] Funds sanctioned to acquire UAVs

05:29 [] Pro-Bedouin protester released to house arrest after more than two weeks jail

05:30 [AntiWar] More Attacks Against Shi’ite Pilgrims in Iraq; 33 Killed, 62 Wounded

05:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Warren J. Blumenfeld: Economic Inequality: When Is Enough Enough?

05:33 [Topix Activism News] Animal Rights Groups Seeks Banner At Oklahoma Capitol

05:35 [The Hindu - News] FMD continues to pose threat to dairy sector

05:37 [Voice of America] Japan Posts Worst November Trade Deficit on Record

05:39 [The Hindu - News] Student commits suicide, principal held

05:39 [The Hindu - News] Girl raped, robbed in Dharmapuri

05:39 [The Hindu - News] Steady increase in missing child cases in Kochi

05:39 [The Hindu - News] SLP for CBI probe into auditor murder dismissed

05:39 [The Hindu - News] Southern Railway GM shoots down proposal to revive goods station

05:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeff Kreisler: Re-Branded: The 'New' Republicans (VIDEO)

05:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Tuesday, 12/17

05:43 [Sydney Morning Herald] Obeid saga: ICAC has shown the way

05:45 [The Hindu - News] Unused funds for disabled persons irks ZP chief

05:47 [Reuters: politics] Republican takes large lead in Alabama special congressional election

05:47 [The Hindu - News] Scam in Belthangady school exposed

05:49 [The Hindu - News] ‘Poor students will be hit by professional courses Act’

05:51 [The Hindu - News] Chennai GH gets minimal access surgery unit

05:51 [The Hindu - News] A novelty at this time’s Nudisiri

05:52 [CNN] Militants attack NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan

05:53 [The Hindu - News] Contempt notice to Home Secretary

05:55 [Telegraph] Kim Jong-un's nephew placed under police guard at French university

05:59 [The Hindu - News] Multilevel parking lots remain a distant dream in Trivandrum

06:00 [AntiWar] Boycott Israel

06:00 [Guardian] Abbas Khan: Syrian regime murdered British surgeon, says foreign minister

06:01 [AntiWar] Stay Out of Petty Island Disputes in East Asia

06:03 [Big Think] The Future of Sex is Buried in the Sock Drawer

06:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Federal Employee Morale Hits Record Low

06:09 [The Hindu - News] 3 men convicted in gang rape of US tourist in Manali

06:11 [Telegraph] Google Glass lets wearers snap pictures by winking

06:14 [The Hindu - News] Pipes are in place at Maruthankuzhy, but link is missing

06:16 [Reuters] Fed faces tough call on bond buying as economy strengthens

06:17 [CNET News] Fujifilm widens X-series lens lineup

06:18 [The Hindu - News] Two killed in accident near Varkala

06:18 [Raw Story] Rachel Maddow blasts ‘human sieve’ Darrell Issa for leaking sensitive materials

06:20 [The Hindu - News] No ‘safe room’ for working women in Kozhikode

06:27 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Monkeys turn a menace for Nilambur villagers

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Implement Gadgil report after debates in grama sabhas: greens

06:30 [Voice of America] Mike Richman: Mandela Instrumental in Popularizing Basketball in Africa

06:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Peter Costello lands new gig

06:32 [The Hindu - News] FMD spreads to 53 panchayats in Kozhikode district

06:32 [The Hindu - News] Mobiles in prison: Police studying CCTV images

06:38 [The Hindu - News] Blind man, guide dog’s miraculous escape after train runs over them

06:43 [CNET News] Snap cholesterol selfies with new smartphone app, device

06:44 [zero hedge] Former Top NSA Official: “We Are Now In A Police State”

06:46 [Guardian] Jayden Parkinson: murder case detectives cordon off Oxfordshire grave

06:46 [The Hindu - News] Bank employees to go on strike today, ATMs may go dry

06:53 [Fin24 News] World Bank: $52bn pledged to help poorest

06:54 [Voice of America] UN: Opium Production in Burma Increases

06:54 [The Hindu - News] Orissa Revenue Minister questioned on land rights of the poor

06:54 [The Hindu - News] Corporation asked to initiate action against those who deface walls

06:58 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart examines Tea Party’s turning on John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Ronald Reagan

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Unorganised workers stage protest

07:00 [The Hindu - News] Congress demands dissolution of Cuttack Municipal Council

07:01 [CNET News] Sharp's Windows 8.1 tablet has serious specs: LTE, WQXGA

07:01 [BBC: Technology] Facebook acquires sport data firm

07:02 [The Hindu - News] Search launched for parents of rescued boy

07:02 [The Hindu - News] BJD plans to begin poll preparations in Ganjam dt.

07:04 [zero hedge] We're Building Stasi 2.0

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Tiger census off to a smooth start

07:07 [Reuters] Insurers wary of new Obamacare fix for January health plans

07:09 [The Hindu - News] A gesture to promote tourism

07:10 [Voice of America] VOA News: UN: Opium Production in Burma Increases

07:15 [The Hindu - News] HC notice on ex-Minister’s petition

07:19 [The Hindu - News] “Anti-labour” practices flayed

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Tiger pugmark, scat collected as census begins at KMTR

07:24 [Voice of America] UN: Hundreds Estimated Killed in South Sudan

07:24 [Slashdot] Want To Fight Allergies? Get a Dirty Dog

07:26 [Guardian] Police crime figures being manipulated, admits chief inspector

07:27 [Telegraph] Middle-class parents 'cheating' to secure school places

07:27 [Telegraph] Independent Scotland's taxpayers 'face £1.6 billion bill for only three of Alex Salmond's spending promises'

07:27 [Telegraph] Inside Britain's drone base

07:27 [Telegraph] Is the Pint falling out of fashion? Britons are turning their back on lager

07:27 [Telegraph] We will block benefits to new EU migrants, says Cameron

07:33 [The Hindu - News] ISS at Tiruchi Junction yet to become fully functional

07:33 [The Hindu - News] RPF Southern Railway team shoots to gold

07:33 [The Independent] Six US soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

07:34 [CNN] Singapore to deport foreign workers over riot

07:34 [CNN] Did you win? Numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot

07:36 [Voice of America] China: Woman Dies of New Bird Flu Strain

07:37 [The Hindu - News] IB celebrates 125 with postage stamp

07:37 [The Hindu - News] Double monetary benefits: workers

07:39 [Deutsche Welle] Vindicating Snowden, US judge rules NSA violates privacy, ACLU says

07:39 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Suspicious characters seen in Fairview /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/characters-01.jpg

07:43 [Telegraph] Brad Pitt turns 50: his career and life in pictures

07:43 [Telegraph] Gunman kills one, injures two in Reno hospital shooting

07:43 [Telegraph] Inside a Christmas cracker making factory

07:43 [CNN] China sees human case of rare avian flu

07:43 [CNN] Fuel tanker flips, burns on New York's Long Island

07:45 [straight] Vancouver Canucks finally lose in December, but only after a shootout against Minnesota Wild /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Roberto_Luongo.jpg

07:45 [The Hindu - News] An island where mulberry cultivation flourishes

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Campus drive will be slower this year: experts

07:49 [The Independent] Up to 500 killed in South Sudan violence, says UN

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Seminar focuses on solar energy

07:49 [The Hindu - News] 17-year-old girl attempts suicide in Vijayawada

08:04 [Deutsche Welle] Germany marks former Chancellor Willy Brandt's 100th birthday

08:06 [Voice of America] VOA News: Chinese Woman Dies of New Bird Flu Strain

08:09 [The Atlantic: International] North Korea, Iran, and the NPT

08:10 [The Hindu - News] New trains await MPs for inauguration?

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Naval Dockyard ties up with Andhra varsity

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Good days will start from next year: VPT Deputy Chairman

08:10 [Fin24 News] E-toll charges invalid - JPSA

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Patrolling ship of Coast Guard commissioned

08:16 [Voice of America] Kerry Visits Typhoon-Hit Philippines, Announces More Aid

08:19 [Guardian] Schools need to avoid 'selection by estate agent', says report

08:20 [] Word of the day / Oh-oh: Make up your mind

08:20 [The Independent] Jayden Parkinson: Murder police focus on grave in search for missing teenager

08:22 [Financial Times] Eurozone agrees ‘backstop’ for failing banks

08:23 [Slashdot] Massive Android Mobile Botnet Hijacking SMS Data

08:27 [CNET News] Apple adds gifting option to iBookstore for first time

08:28 [The Hindu - News] Sonia to cadre: Don’t lose heart, be ready for 2014

08:29 [Telegraph] Santa quit over grotto's PC rules

08:29 [Telegraph] Bullied children more likely to hallucinate or hear voices

08:29 [Telegraph] 'Landmark' NHS funding plan to target areas with older populations

08:29 [Telegraph] Happy marriage study abandoned as husband becomes depressed

08:29 [Telegraph] Daily glass of wine boosts the immune system

08:34 [Voice of America] VOA News: Kerry Visits Typhoon-Hit Philippines, Announces More Aid

08:35 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:35 [CNET News] Apple's future processors said to be made by Samsung, TSMC

08:36 [Fox News: politics] IRS vendors owed $589 million in back taxes, report says

08:43 [Guardian] LAX shooting: man charged with carrying out murder as 'act of terrorism'

08:45 [Telegraph] Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, 17, to play lover of Ray Liotta, 58, in new film

08:47 [BBC: Health] Indian women who are choosing to be child-free

08:49 [Guardian] Ronnie Biggs, great train robber, dies aged 84

08:50 [The Independent] Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

08:50 [The Independent] Taxpayers lost £230m in Lloyds share sale

08:50 [Fox News] Rock Hall of Fame inductees

08:50 [Fox News] Travel prevents disease

08:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ronnie Biggs dies

08:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Oz Lotto winner claims record $70m

08:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Women denied care lose babies

08:55 [] After battle with Judo association, Israeli champ throws in towel

08:55 [NPR] 2 Winners In Lucrative Mega Millions Drawing

09:01 [Guardian] Markets await UK unemployment data, Bank of England minutes, and the Fed... - business live

09:01 [Guardian] New bird flu strain linked to death of Chinese woman

09:02 [Telegraph] Conservative MP Douglas Carswell is accused of doing 'diddly-squat' by his local council leader

09:02 [Telegraph] Great Train Robbery: Ronnie Biggs dies

09:03 [Reuters] Ukrainian president under pressure over Russian bailout

09:06 [straight] My boyfriend won't pull the trigger on marriage /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Dan_Savage_Podcast_3.jpg

09:06 [Voice of America] Reuters: Seoul Protests Mention of Disputed Islands in Tokyo's New Security Strategy

09:07 [Pravda] Russian Iskanders show true colors of the United States

09:10 [NPR] Amid Fields Of Plenty, Farmworkers Struggle To Feed Their Families

09:10 [NPR] Why The American Dream Is Still Alive In Sports

09:10 [NPR] A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014

09:10 [NPR] Security Guards At Big Tech Companies Struggle With Low Pay

09:10 [NPR] Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring?

09:11 [CNET News] What Samsung needs to do to make Galaxy Gear a hit in 2014

09:13 [The Hindu - News] Parliament passes Lokpal Bill

09:14 [AlterNet] 10 Greediest People in America

09:14 [AlterNet] The Beyoncé Wars: Why the Endless Debates Over Her Feminism?

09:14 [AlterNet] 'This Is the Most Closed, Control Freak Administration I've Ever Covered' -- Press Freedoms in the Obama Years

09:14 [AlterNet] How Elizabeth Warren Upset the DC Establishment's Plans to Weaken Social Security

09:14 [AlterNet] The Country That's Dismantling Its System of Privilege for the 1% -- Can the U.S. Be Next?

09:14 [AlterNet] How Rev. Billy Graham Taught the Republican Party to Sacrifice the Poor on the Altar of Big-Business—And Get Away With It

09:14 [AlterNet] How America Created a Low-Wage Work Swamp

09:14 [AlterNet] Scorcese and DiCaprio's 'Wolf of Wall Street' -- A White-Collar Crime Caper in a Financial Era of Excess

09:14 [AlterNet] Michigan Senate Republicans Vote to Scapegoat Poor With Welfare Drug Test Bill

09:14 [AlterNet] Why the NSA Ruling Could Backfire into a Court Disaster We'll Regret for Decades

09:14 [AlterNet] Why It’s Always Been Time to Legalize Marijuana

09:17 [CNN: Crime] 2 dead in Reno medical building shooting

09:17 [CNN: Crime] Fuel tanker flips, burns on New York's Long Island

09:17 [CNN: Crime] Federal grand jury indicts LAX shooting suspect

09:17 [CNN: Crime] Harvard student Eldo Kim charged in final-exam bomb hoax

09:17 [CNN: Crime] Colorado school shooter planned larger attack

09:30 [Fox News: politics] Attorneys claim Marine kept classified information to help write memoir

09:30 [Fin24 News] Numsa pledges donation to Marikana families

09:35 [Global Voices] Cuba: Madiba Was Great, But Not Perfect

09:35 [The Hindu - News] Breather for Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam

09:36 [CNN] Milking the desert: How mega-dairies thrive in Saudi sands

09:37 [The Independent] Former Lostprophets singer and paedophile Ian Watkins to be sentenced over attempted baby rape conviction

09:39 [Deutsche Welle] NASA schedules three spacewalks for ISS to fix cooling pump

09:39 [Fox News: politics] Union official: Smoking, obesity, other health issues could mean paying more under ObamaCare

09:40 [] No jail time for leading Israeli rabbi convicted of sex offences

09:40 [] Pfizer letting Teva sell generic Viagra from 2017

09:42 [CNN: Money] China Bitcoin crackdown hits exchange

09:44 [Deutsche Welle] Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

09:44 [Voice of America] No Signs of Imminent North Korean Nuclear Test: Seoul

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Nationwide bank strike hits operations

09:47 [Topix Activism News] Despite activism, India gang rapes persist

09:48 [Telegraph] In pictures: Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

09:50 [Global Voices] Refuse to Pay Pension Premium? Japan Could Seize Your Assets

09:53 [Pravda] The West continues to put pressure on Ukraine

09:55 [New Statesman] Cameron is trying to appease the unappeasable on immigration

10:04 [Telegraph] Conservative MPs will vote on joining a second coaltion

10:04 [Telegraph] The Rapture preacher Harold Camping dies - before the world ends

10:04 [The Hindu - News] Alert trackman who averted major mishap rewarded

10:08 [Pravda] Michelle Bachelet to cause too much headache for USA

10:08 [The Hindu - News] Outrage in Parliament, govt. vows strong action

10:10 [Fox News: politics] Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill

10:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Friends named as $70m winners

10:13 [Financial Times] Death toll rises in South Sudan clashes

10:14 [Guardian] Prince Charles 'deeply troubled' by plight of Christians in Middle East

10:14 [CNN] Death toll in South Sudan violence around 500, government says

10:19 [Fox News: politics] India retaliates against US over diplomat arrest, removes security barriers at embassy

10:20 [Telegraph] Defector calls on Dennis Rodman to make North Korean leader 'hear the cries of his people'

10:20 [Telegraph] Highgate Wood twitter account's bizarre drunken rant

10:22 [Fox News] Crews battle to contain Big Sur blaze /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:22 [Fox News] OBAMACARE WARNING Smokers, obese could pay more, union official says

10:22 [Fox News] GOV'T 'WASTEBOOK'Senator details excessive spending in face of cuts

10:22 [Fox News] MEGA MILLIONS At least 2 tickets in $636M jackpot sold in Calif., Ga.

10:22 [Fox News] THREAT WANING FLAPMarines say officer took classified info for memoir

10:22 [Fox News] Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill

10:22 [Fox News] Charity raffling off $1M Picasso at just $138 per ticket

10:22 [Fox News] Pa. town latest to force drivers over and ask for cheek swabs for federal study

10:24 [The Independent] President Obama announces Billie Jean King as one of two openly gay delegates for Sochi Winter Olympics ceremony

10:26 [The Hindu - News] Hazare breaks fast, cold-shoulders AAP

10:27 [Reuters] France says EU countries to send troops to C. African Republic

10:31 [Fin24 News] Numsa: Vavi the voice of the workers

10:34 [Deutsche Welle] Kyiv pastor brings solidarity and food to Maidan protestors

10:34 [Reuters] NATO says would have to plan for Afghan pullout by spring

10:37 [The Hindu - News] Manmohan, Sonia hail passage of Lokpal Bill

10:39 [The Hindu - News] Parliament passes Lokpal bill

10:39 [CNN] Budget deal that could stave off shutdown ready for Senate vote

10:39 [The Independent] Adele to be honoured with an MBE

10:44 [Deutsche Welle] Merkel gives first address to Bundestag, calls for EU reform

10:44 [Deutsche Welle] From hair care to racism, Afro-Germans share experiences online

10:46 [Guardian] UK unemployment rate falls to four and a half-year low - business live

10:46 [CNN] 11 great Kickstarter projects that raised over $1M in 2013

10:47 [The Hindu - News] Manmohan seeks to deflate BJP’s projection of Modi as strong leader

10:49 [Deutsche Welle] Wikipedia Zero: free data if you can afford it

10:51 [Voice of America] Reuters: Thai Opposition Still Undecided on Participation in Feb. 2 Election

10:52 [Telegraph] Family's plea to find their son's missing pony

10:53 [Voice of America] China Confirms Near-Collision With US Ship

10:56 [The Independent] Status: Wet - Woman walks off a pier while checking Facebook on her phone

10:56 [The Independent] Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, review

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Jessica Lall murder case: Manu Sharma gets parole

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Syrian planes pound Aleppo for fourth straight day

10:59 [Deutsche Welle] German Chancellor talks business in front of parliament

11:01 [Voice of America] Ukraine PM: Russia Deal Will Permit Economic Growth

11:03 [The Hindu - News] Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

11:06 [Telegraph] Tourist falls off pier while checking Facebook

11:08 [Fox News: politics] Tech exec disses Obama confab

11:08 [Fox News: politics] No Christmas Present: Obama Still Battered By Negative Polls, Media Coverage

11:11 [The Independent] Ronnie Biggs Obituary: From teaboy to Great Train Robber, the charismatic life and death of one of Britain's most notorious criminals

11:11 [The Independent] Atlanta student Sam McNair is suspended for a year for 'hugging' teacher

11:11 [New Statesman] Fawzia Koofi, the female politician who wants to lead Afghanistan

11:11 [New Statesman] The real Eton Rifles: the heroism of public school boys in the First World War

11:15 [CBC: politics] No talk, no action as feds kick CPP reform down the road: Chris Hall

11:16 [CBC: politics] Ottawa 'hiding evidence' on residential school, survivor says

11:17 [BBC: Entertainment] Pulp and Poppins join film archive

11:17 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ukraine PM: Russia Deal Will Permit Economic Growth

11:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Amnesty for Greenpeace activists

11:17 [The Hindu - News] Jessica Lal murder case: Manu Sharma gets parole

11:18 [CNN] Banker turned pizza maker 'gets Nairobi naked'

11:19 [Fin24 News] Pikitup to operate as usual over festive season

11:21 [BBC: Entertainment] Singer Ian Watkins due for sentence

11:21 [New Statesman] Unemployment falls sharply but the living standards crisis continues /sites/default/files/images/Graph(2).jpg

11:22 [The Hindu - News] Lalu to forge alliance of secular forces

11:24 [Slashdot] Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

11:24 [Deutsche Welle] Hamburg scientist say the of origin food is the key to safer eating

11:26 [CNN: Money] Stocks: All eyes on the Federal Reserve

11:26 [CNN: Money] $800 million unclaimed

11:27 [The Independent] Bank of England switches to plastic with new Winston Churchill note

11:27 [The Independent] Video: Rob Ford dances to Bob Marley

11:27 [The Independent] Christians face ‘organised persecution’ from Islamists in Middle East, says Prince Charles

11:27 [The Independent] UK unemployment drops to 7.4%, lowest since 2009

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade will be brought back with dignity: Khurshid

11:30 [Reuters] India freezes duty-free alcohol in row with U.S. over diplomat's arrest

11:32 [Guardian] India's parliament passes 'lokpal' anti-corruption bill

11:33 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Rob Ford dances in council chamber

11:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Abbott calls end to corporate welfare

11:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

11:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Brain like 'a weak bowl of porridge'

11:37 [Fin24 News] Jim: Numsa won't be intimidated

11:38 [Telegraph] British teenager killed by avalanche in Austria

11:38 [Telegraph] Highgate Wood twitter account poster sorry for bizarre late night ramblings

11:38 [Telegraph] Ronnie Biggs

11:39 [Deutsche Welle] Party of Mali's president, Keita, wins parliamentary election

11:40 [CNN] U.S. delegation to Russian Olympics includes gay athletes

11:40 [Global Voices] Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

11:42 [CNN] Italy investigates apparent 'hosing down' of migrants on Lampedusa

11:42 [Guardian] Turkish police chiefs sacked after ministers' sons detained

11:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Lawrence attacks weight commentators

11:42 [The Independent] Wink for the camera: Google Glass users can now wink to take a photo

11:46 [Financial Times] UK to stall Brussels’ ambition on defence

11:47 [Fox News] ObamaCare may hit smokers, obese

11:47 [Fox News] PAGE TURNER? Marines claim officer kept classified info to aid memoir

11:47 [Fox News] CHEEK CHECKPOINTS Pa. town asks drivers for swabs in federal study

11:47 [Financial Times] Eurozone agrees ‘backstop’ for banks

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Will ensure security of diplomats, India tells US

11:48 [Guardian] India passes 'lokpal' anti-corruption bill

11:49 [Fin24 News] SABMiller CEO Graham Mackay dies

11:53 [Topix Activism News] China puts activists on trial during holiday lull

11:55 [Global Voices] Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Made from Recycled E-Waste

11:56 [CNN] How Chris Aire hustled his way to become Hollywood's 'King of Bling'

11:56 [Guardian] Harvard student made bomb threats 'to avoid exam'

11:58 [The Independent] Guide dog Orlando saves owner by jumping on Manhattan train tracks as train approaches

11:58 [The Independent] Nasa orders three emergency spacewalks to repair the ISS

11:58 [The Independent] Euro zone finance ministers agree backstop for failing banks

11:59 [Deutsche Welle] German business confidence picks up amid rosy outlook

12:00 [] Saudi Arabia ready to act on Iran, Syria, 'with or without West'

12:00 [Foreign Policy in Focus] The Fallacy of Nuclear Deterrence, Chapter 238

12:00 [Global Voices] Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste

12:02 [] Chinese in Kyrgyzstan Complain They’re Targets in Crime Wave

12:05 [BBC: Entertainment] Musician 'loses everything' in fire

12:09 [Telegraph] The Great Train Robbery, BBC One, preview

12:09 [Telegraph] Saudi Arabia warns it will act against West's policy in Middle East

12:09 [Telegraph] India approves anti-corruption watchdog

12:09 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 18 December 2013

12:09 [Telegraph] Turning ads into aid: one man's attempt to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

12:11 [BBC: Entertainment] Walking Dead creator sues TV network

12:11 [BBC: Science & Environment] AUDIO: New investment in artificial hearts

12:13 [The Independent] Glasgow helicopter crash: Four held over Clutha 'break-in'

12:14 [Guardian] Bank of England switches to plastic pound notes with Churchill fiver

12:14 [Guardian] Family of British surgeon who died in Syria criticises UK government

12:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘Great Train Robber’ Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

12:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christian Cotroneo: Freemen-On-The-Land: How A Self-Proclaimed 'Sovereign Citizen' Was Evicted From A Calgary Home

12:18 [Mother Jones] The 5 Biggest Meat Stories of 2013

12:18 [Mother Jones] Global Warming as Haiku /files/Haiku%2013.jpg

12:18 [Mother Jones] The Long, Expensive History of Defense Rip-Offs /files/391IN_DEFENSE_B.jpg%0A

12:18 [Mother Jones] What Would Happen If We Really Went to War Against Christmas? /files/santa_radar.jpg

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Parliament nod for Rs 18,594 cr extra grants sans debate

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Open once more

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Maid’s family given US visas just before diplomat's arrest

12:20 [Guardian] Belfast shopping mall bomb plot: police arrest two men

12:22 [New Statesman] Games of the Year: 2013 edition

12:23 [Voice of America] Fighting Spreads Outside South Sudan Capital

12:24 [Deutsche Welle] Fighting racism in the Bundeswehr

12:25 [Telegraph] Medics warn against following celebrity health advice

12:27 [The Hindu - News] A portrait of Palestine

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Kapil Dev to receive BCCI’s lifetime achievement award

12:27 [Financial Times] US to send gay delegates to Sochi games

12:29 [The Independent] BP takes $1.1bn hit on failed Brazilian well, but reveals 'significant' discovery in the Gulf of Mexico

12:29 [The Independent] Four arrested over Clutha helicopter crash site ‘break-in’

12:31 [Voice of America] Detained Diplomat Complains About Treatment in U.S. Custody

12:33 [The Hindu - News] WB govt attacking democratic institutions: Karat

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Singapore extends Little India alcohol ban by six months

12:34 [Guardian] Pussy Riot members and Arctic 30 protesters set to walk free

12:36 [Financial Times] India to set up anti-corruption agency

12:37 [Voice of America] UN: Opium Production in Burma Increases

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Demand for CBI probe into West Bengal chit fund scam

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Quest for excellence

12:40 [CNN] 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies, aged 84

12:41 [Global Voices] “We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

12:42 [CNN: Money] Stocks: Playing it cautious ahead of Fed

12:42 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. stock futures

12:42 [CNN: Money] Toyota Prius wins best new car value title

12:42 [CNN: Money] 5 robots you can buy right now

12:42 [CNN: Money] Countdown to the Snapchat revolution

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Making some noise!

12:44 [Deutsche Welle] Fewer journalist killings, but more abductions, says Reporters without Borders

12:45 [The Independent] Jennifer Lawrence's rallying call: 'It should be illegal to call someone fat on TV'

12:45 [] AG will not appeal Lieberman acquittal

12:45 [] Russian trucks, Chinese surveillance: World readies to rid Syria of chemical weapons

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Guns and ammo

12:49 [CNN] Want to expose corruption? Empower the people? There's an app for that

12:50 [BBC: Entertainment] Chess chat show comes to BBC Radio 4

12:50 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: DiCaprio is the Wolf of Wall Street

12:51 [Slate Magazine] The Taxi-Meter Effect

12:51 [CNN: Money] Volcker Rule: Hideously complicated

12:51 [CNN: Money] Dumbest moments in business

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Lalit Modi allowed to contest RCA elections

12:53 [The Hindu - News] The GenNext currency

12:53 [The Hindu - News] AAP move to get people’s views on govt formation a farce: Shiv Sena

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Salient features of Lokpal, Lokayuktas Bill

12:53 [Raw Story] Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

12:56 [zero hedge] Housing Market Setting Up for Another Crash

12:57 [Telegraph] Teenager buys £600 worth of shopping for 4p and donates food to charity

12:58 [Raw Story] Migrants who worked for year without pay on Qatar skyscraper ‘running low on food’

12:58 [Raw Story] Soul of Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, turns 70

12:59 [The Hindu - News] 8 Awami activists get death for murder of Hindu man

13:00 [The Independent] Anchorman fired after 'Let's get the f*** out of here' comment made on air

13:00 [The Independent] Bitcoin crashes as China's biggest exchange blocks Yuan deposits

13:00 [The Independent] Helicopter rescues man clinging to a crane

13:00 [The Independent] What to watch tonight: TV choices, 18 December

13:01 [BBC: Technology] Bitcoin sinks after Chinese action

13:01 [Voice of America] Gunmen Kill 6 Outside Somali Capital

13:02 [Fin24 News] Agribusiness in Africa ripe for boom

13:04 [Disinformation] TED, Monsanto, Pseudoscience and GMOs

13:05 [NPR] Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In California And Georgia

13:08 [Raw Story] Stunned by the devastation, John Kerry says U.S. won’t abandon typhoon-hit Philippines

13:08 [Raw Story] Bitcoin crashes after Chinese bank bans deposits in yuan

13:09 [Guardian] UK unemployment rate slips to four-and-a-half year low of 7.4%

13:09 [Guardian] UK inquiry on rendition and torture to be handed to ISC

13:09 [Guardian] Ronnie Biggs, Great Train Robber, dies aged 84

13:11 [Telegraph] Renegade vice-president denies South Sudan coup after fighting claims 400 lives

13:11 [Telegraph] Ian Watkins case: three police forces investigated by IPCC

13:11 [Telegraph] Harvard student 'called in bomb hoax to avoid sitting exam'

13:11 [Telegraph] Discussing Robertson's jam 'golliwog' label is racist, judge rules

13:11 [CNN] Kilian Fischhuber: Free-climbing star searching for ultimate high

13:12 [CNN: Health] On life support after tonsil surgery

13:12 [CNN: Health] China reports what could be first H10N8 avian flu death

13:12 [CNN: Health] Pot smokers, schizophrenics may share brain changes

13:12 [CNN: Health] A 'stay out of jail free' card?

13:13 [Raw Story] Canadian says he will give away $37 million lottery jackpot because he doesn’t need the money

13:14 [Deutsche Welle] EU executive initiates probe into German energy subsidies

13:15 [Reuters] Fighting spreads to near flashpoint South Sudan town

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Enjoy your inconsequentiality

13:16 [The Independent] London unseats Hong Kong as the world's most expensive office market

13:16 [The Independent] Man charged after dangling dog out of window by leash 'because it was raining too hard to take it for a walk'

13:16 [The Independent] A very altruistic Christmas: The websites that provide a welcome antidote to festive splurging

13:17 [Fox News] MIRACLE ON 145TH ST Blind man, dog survive fall onto NYC subway tracks

13:18 [Fox News: politics] Funding for Facebook friends? Coburn catalogues worst of government waste

13:18 [BBC: Education] School places get £2.4bn extra cash

13:19 [CNET News] Google deepens involvement in open-source patent effort

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Nitish Kumar welcomes Lokpal Bill

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Good grief

13:21 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson's former assistant Francesca Grillo denies being fantasist

13:21 [Slate Magazine] Missing Christmas

13:21 [Reuters] Exclusive: Iranian linked to Setad wanted by U.S. for attempted arms smuggling

13:22 [The Hindu - News] Matters of the heart

13:23 [BBC: Entertainment] Critics salute Hiddleston Coriolanus

13:27 [Telegraph] Take the test: can you guess the ages of these celebrities?

13:27 [Telegraph] Holiday rentals under threat

13:27 [Financial Times] Merkel fights EU energy subsidy probe

13:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Greenpeace Activists, Pussy Riot Likely To Be Freed By Russian Amnesty Bill

13:29 [Guardian] Sport quiz of 2013 – live!

13:29 [Guardian] Ian Watkins abuse: police forces to be investigated by IPCC

13:29 [Guardian] Nick Clegg renews calls for Lords reform after Hanningfield scandal

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Fashioning the future

13:31 [The Independent] N Dubz star Fazer declared bankrupt

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Cast it out

13:36 [The Hindu - News] Don’t splash on us

13:36 [CNN] Opinion: 'Affluenza' isn't as crazy as it sounds

13:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] Obamacare Bars Illegal Immigrants—and Sticks Hospitals With the Bill

13:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Side Effects May Include Death: The Story Of The Biggest Advance In Birth Control Since The Pill

13:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Swanson: Americans Against Legalizing Hard Drugs, But Also Against Jailing People For Using Them

13:38 [Raw Story] Wal-mart monetizes the Occupy Wall Street movement

13:38 [Raw Story] Report: The Federal Election Commission is ‘is rotting from the inside out’

13:38 [BBC: Science & Environment] Inside Britain's military drone base

13:40 [The Hindu - News] Please rewind ?

13:40 [The Hindu - News] Maoists claim responsibility for killing Bastar journalist

13:41 [BBC: Entertainment] Ian Watkins sentencing under way

13:41 [BBC: Science & Environment] Scientists 'print' new eye cells

13:42 [zero hedge] Santa Yellen Or Scrooge McBen

13:42 [zero hedge] Bitcoin Crashes After China Bans New Deposits; PBOC Gets DDOSed In Retaliation

13:42 [zero hedge] Fed’s Ballooning $4 Trillion Balance Sheet Bodes Well For Gold In 2014b

13:43 [CNN: Money] Were you one of the 20 $1 million winners?

13:43 [Raw Story] Ukrainian PM hails ‘historic’ bail-out deal with Russia as protesters fume: ‘Yanukovych sold our country’

13:44 [The Hindu - News] Poetry in motion

13:44 [The Hindu - News] The value of silence

13:46 [The Hindu - News] Lokpal Bill: Cong hails Rahul’s ‘key role’, promises more

13:47 [Reuters] Uncertainty over security pact drives final nail into Afghan bubble

13:47 [CNN: Politics] 5 questions about the NSA ruling

13:47 [The Independent] Video: Penguins dressed in Santa Claus costumes in South Korea

13:47 [The Independent] Snappy purchase! Customer caught on video trying to trade an alligator for beer

13:49 [Guardian] Convicted paedophile Ian Watkins told fan: 'It was mega lolz'

13:49 [Voice of America] Kerry Visits Typhoon-Hit Philippines, Announces More Aid

13:50 [The Hindu - News] Delhi High Court verdict on citizenship of newspaper editors

13:50 [The Hindu - News] Poster boys

13:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sophia Jones: Three Years After Tunisian Street Vendor Ignited Arab Spring, His City Still Suffers

13:53 [Raw Story] Obama sends signal to Russia, appointing Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to Olympic delegation

13:53 [Raw Story] Sea Shepherd environmental activists set out to confront Japanese whalers on the high seas

13:56 [NPR] Student Is Charged In Harvard Bomb Scare

13:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Budget Agreement Set To Pass The Senate

13:57 [Topix Activism News] Rights group raises alarm over migrants in Qatar

13:58 [Raw Story] 2013 second worst year in history for journalists in jail

13:58 [Raw Story] Atheist group tells Raw Story it’s defiant in face of Republican lawmaker’s threats

13:58 [Raw Story] Humble hamburger conquers France — with a 40 percent increase in sales in the last two years

13:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Employer Groups Oppose Pension Fees In Budget Agreement

14:00 [Fox News: politics] A hard pivot to… Aw, forget it

14:01 [CNN: Money] Military retirees 'screwed' in budget deal

14:01 [Guardian] Benefits delay is obstacle for jobless immigrants, says Iain Duncan Smith

14:03 [Voice of America] Protests in Kyiv

14:04 [Deutsche Welle] Ukranian PM Azarov hails deal with Russia, angers protesters

14:06 [Slate Magazine] Marilyn Monroe’s Two Secrets

14:07 [CNN] Russia amnesty could free Pussy Riot, benefit Greenpeace members

14:08 [Raw Story] Google Glass wearers will be able to take photographs by winking

14:09 [BBC: Entertainment] Watkins 'deeply sorry' over abuse

14:10 [Pravda] Army hazing starts from kindergartens

14:11 [NPR] Diplomat's Arrest In N.Y. Sparks Anger In India

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Attacks across Iraq kill at least 11

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Tamil novelist Joe D’ Cruz, Javed Akthar among Sahitya Akademi awardees

14:13 [Telegraph] Meth dealer called Walter White sentenced to 12 years in prison

14:13 [Telegraph] Greenpeace crew given amnesty by Russian parliament

14:13 [AlterNet] Why Charter Schools Are Foolish Investments for States Facing Economic Challenges

14:15 [The Hindu - News] The deceptive truth

14:15 [Fox News: politics] Former New Mexico mayor smuggles guns, keeps taxpayer-funded pension

14:16 [Fox News] C-section performed on woman who wasn't pregnant- DR. MANNY: The risks of 'phantom' pregnancies

14:16 [Fox News] IRS vendors owed $589M in back taxes, report finds

14:16 [Reuters: politics] Bloomberg to give last major address as New York mayor

14:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Obama, First Lady Meeting With Mothers To Discuss Health Care

14:18 [The Independent] RM2 International to float on AIM

14:18 [The Independent] House of Fraser eyes July float if Lafayette talks fail

14:19 [CNN: Crime] A hug, a suspension, a reaction

14:19 [CNN: Crime] Cheating fiance must pay $50K

14:19 [CNN: Politics] Two-year budget deal expected to pass in Senate

14:20 [CNN] Gaia space telescope's billion pixel camera to map Milky Way

14:21 [The Hindu - News] Speculation about Bahuguna takes toll on Uttarakhand development

14:21 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade shifted to India’s UN mission

14:22 [New Statesman] PMQs review: Miliband needs to offer more than lists of statistics

14:23 [Voice of America] Violence in South Sudan

14:24 [Reuters] China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea

14:24 [Reuters] Egypt sends Mursi to trial for conspiring with foreigners

14:24 [Deutsche Welle] Russian parliament passes amnesty law that may help Pussy Riot, Arctic 30

14:25 [The Hindu - News] She is precious

14:25 [The Hindu - News] Britain accuses Syria of ‘murdering’ Indian-origin doctor

14:25 [Fox News: politics] Florida orthodontist continues fight to stop delay of Obamacare employer mandate

14:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Majority Of Americans Want Obama To Pull Troops Faster From Afghanistan: AP Poll

14:27 [Slashdot] Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

14:28 [zero hedge] Biting The Hand That Bails You Out: JPM Sues FDIC

14:28 [Raw Story] U.S. considering trying Russian captured in Afghanistan while fighting for Taliban: report

14:28 [Raw Story] Texas police can get search warrants based on the ‘prediction of a future crime,’ judge notes

14:28 [Raw Story] Russia approves amnesty that will free jailed Pussy Riot members and Greenpeace activists

14:31 [Global Voices] Dozens Detained on Human Rights Day in Cuba

14:31 [Guardian] Arctic 30 protesters and Pussy Riot members set to walk free

14:31 [The Hindu - News] Modi most searched politician in 2013: Google

14:34 [Voice of America] Reuters: Iran: Nuclear Talks to Resume Thursday

14:34 [The Independent] Reed Elsevier announces knowledge partnership with University College London

14:34 [The Independent] SABMiller chairman Graham Mackay dies aged 64

14:34 [The Independent] No one really wants to be Belgian: Country doesn’t grant a single citizenship under new laws for 2013

14:34 [Disinformation] WiFi Kills House Plants //

14:36 [The Hindu - News] China ‘welcomes’ India-Pakistan DGMOs meet

14:36 [The Hindu - News] 'UP govt trying to hide facts on Khalid Mujahid's death/medical condition'

14:36 [Slate Magazine] Why We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25

14:36 [Fin24 News] Sanral faces debt danger

14:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Marijuana In Washington: Residents Consume More Than Officials Thought |

14:38 [BBC: Also in the news] Barefoot 'granny' wins marathon

14:38 [BBC: Entertainment] Poet Douglas Dunn wins Queen's medal

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Coal Ministry to review production from captive mines on Thursday

14:40 [Pravda] Old Kalashnikovs to be modernized and exported

14:44 [Fox News: politics] Inspector’s audit: ‘Clean’ bill or whitewash at Homeland Security?

14:45 [Telegraph] Wife claims husband conned her out of £150m fortune

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Slice of Hyderabad

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Down the rabbit hole

14:46 [The Hindu - News] India reworking system of sending Indian domestic helps to missions

14:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Brazil Not Planning To Grant Snowden Asylum: Report

14:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Abbey-Lambertz: Theodore Wafer In Court For Shooting Of Renisha McBride, Detroit Teen Killed On Porch

14:49 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC's £100m IT failings detailed

14:49 [BBC: Technology] Man handed £400,000 piracy fine

14:49 [Reuters] India trims perks for U.S. staff in row over New York envoy arrest

14:49 [The Independent] US snooping revelations: Merkel 'told Obama NSA was like the Stasi'

14:49 [The Independent] Arctic 30 and Pussy Riot members to be freed in Russian amnesty

14:49 [The Independent] Billionaire Reuben brothers bank £600m from Global Switch bond fundraiser

14:50 [CNN] Senate expected to pass two-year budget plan

14:51 [CNET News] Apple Mac Pro orders start on Thursday

14:51 [Guardian] EU agrees first rules on e-cigarettes

14:55 [CNN: Technology] Pioneers behind a human-powered helicopter

14:55 [Pravda] State Duma finally approves amnesty bill to free all internationally controversial figures

14:55 [Pravda] Russia regrets EU's move to indefinitely delay visa regime talks

14:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jack Mirkinson: '60 Minutes' Benghazi Debacle Named 'Error Of The Year'

14:58 [Guardian] Cannabis user who murdered his grandmother jailed for 24 years

14:58 [zero hedge] Spanish Bad Loans Jump To New Record As Banks Come Clean Over Mortgage Defaults

14:59 [CNET News] Planet Labs raises $52 million to launch a swarm of satellites

15:00 [The Hindu - News] Sikh Groups seek intervention of UN, Amnesty International to secure release of detainees

15:02 [Telegraph] Judge warns Romanian criminals: 'Don't come here'

15:02 [Le Monde diplomatique] Are we falling off the climate precipice?

15:03 [CNN] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

15:03 [Financial Times] Fed confronts bond buying challenges

15:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ross Luippold: Stewart Blasts GOP: If Not Boehner Or Ryan, Who IS Conservative Enough?

15:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. : National Security Agency

15:04 [Guardian] David Cameron calls Ed Balls a 'turkey' over anonymous Labour briefings

15:05 [BBC: Entertainment] Watkins 'mega lolz' over child abuse

15:06 [The Independent] From me to news: The Chuckle Brothers to guest edit the Northern Echo

15:06 [] Egypt to try Morsi for conspiring with Hamas and Hezbollah

15:06 [The Hindu - News] ‘West abandoning regime change project in Syria’

15:07 [The Atlantic: Politics] Comparing the Failures of Bush and Obama

15:09 [Reuters] Egypt sends Mursi, others, to trial for international conspiracy

15:10 [Voice of America] Egypt's Morsi to Stand Trial for Conspiracy

15:10 [Voice of America] Reuters: Madagascar Preparing for Presidential Run-Off Election

15:11 [NPR] Already Down 50 Percent, Will Bitcoin Bite The Dust?

15:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Radley Balko: Man Sues After Bungled Sex Sting Operation

15:12 [Slashdot] Ted Nelson's Passionate Eulogy for Douglas Engelbart

15:12 [Truthout] Tea Party Tim and Plutocrat Pete

15:12 [Truthout] Pope Francis

15:13 [CNET News] Get Wondershare Video Editor (Win) for free

15:13 [CNET News] Avegant Glyph, a Virtual Retinal Display that doubles as a pair of headphones, hits Kickstarter on Jan. 22 for $499

15:13 [CNET News] 2013 Car Tech Awards: And the winner is...

15:13 [CNET News] Laugh at spills, sweat with Silic stain-proof nanotech T-shirt

15:13 [Raw Story] Birther tea party rep. refuses to stand near Obama photo, moves away U.S. flag

15:14 [] Economists Agree: US Inequality Is Killing the Economy

15:14 [] When NATO Leaves Afghanistan /sites/

15:14 [CNN] Egypt's Morsy to stand trial on terror charges, state-run media says

15:14 [CNN] Jury in fraud trial of Nigella Lawson assistants hear final arguments

15:16 [Telegraph] Abuse was 'mega lolz' says Watkins

15:16 [Financial Times] Caribbean struggles to stem tide of drugs

15:17 [CNN] Opinion: Is it time for tea party to divorce GOP?

15:20 [CNN: Money] Google to co-head open-source patent defense alliance

15:20 [CNN: Money] China Mobile: No iPhone deal with Apple today

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Christmas wraps

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Atiq Ahmed denies presence of armed men in cavalcade

15:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Ties To Secessionist Sympathizers? Don't Worry, Rand Paul Will Still Endorse You

15:21 [The Independent] Video: Teen rescued after cliff fall in Arizona

15:21 [The Independent] Harvard bomb scare was a hoax, investigators say

15:21 [The Independent] Video: Ed Balls branded 'a turkey'

15:21 [The Independent] Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust placed in special measures

15:22 [CNN] Urban refuge for fleeing Syrians

15:22 [Voice of America] Manila's Smokey Mountain Dump Site

15:22 [Truthout] "Men's Rights" and "Revenge Porn" Sites Seethe With Anger Over Women's Autonomy

15:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Another Rebuke Of The Tea Party?

15:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jim Jaffe: Evaluating Obamacare: A Guide for the Perplexed

15:25 [CBC: politics] Domestic wireless roaming rates to be capped

15:26 [Guardian] Colchester hospital chief executive quits amid cancer waiting lists scandal

15:26 [Fox News: politics] Judge blasts Obama governance by ‘secret law’

15:26 [BBC: Entertainment] Zhang Ziyi wins sex claims case

15:27 [The Hindu - News] A winning idea

15:28 [CNN: Money] No credit checks on job applicants

15:28 [zero hedge] Water and Agriculture

15:28 [zero hedge] Housing Starts, Permits Surge On Seasonal Adjustments, Rental Units

15:30 [CNN: Health] Microscopic reasons why pets protect against allergies

15:30 [Reuters] Malian president's party wins legislative elections

15:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Mitt Romney Documentary Trailer Released

15:31 [The Hindu - News] Police names former MP minister in FIR on alleged teacher recruitment scam

15:31 [The Hindu - News] I am…Titus

15:32 [CNN] Microscopic reasons why pets protect against allergies

15:32 [Telegraph] Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia

15:32 [Guardian] Woolwich trial: men believed they were acting as soldiers of Islam, court hears

15:32 [CNN: Money] Plastic cash coming to the U.K.

15:34 [Guardian] Immigration bill could lead to racism and homelessness, say MPs and peers

15:34 [Guardian] News of the World managing editor 'didn't know of Milly Dowler hacking'

15:36 [CNN] European Commission investigating seven Spanish football clubs

15:36 [] The guilty luxuries of apartheid and what happened after Mandela

15:36 [] German town revokes Hitler's honorary citizenship

15:37 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare enrollment by Latinos hurt by immigration law concerns

15:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Destruction Plan For Syria's Chemical Weapons Finalized

15:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: More Than 1 In 10 Americans Who Work Full Time Are Still Poor

15:40 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt's former president Morsi faces charge of espionage, terrorism

15:40 [Guardian] David Cameron at PMQs: Politics live blog

15:41 [CNN] Happy 50th birthday, Brad Pitt

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Living to tell the TALE

15:43 [Fin24 News] Sarb introduces new R2 coin

15:43 [Good] In 2014, Make a Difference with These Nine Food Resolutions That You Can Actually Accomplish

15:43 [Good] Psst, Dan Pink, Educators Don't Sell, They Engage

15:43 [Raw Story] Scientists cut million-year natural process to convert algae into crude oil to about an hour

15:46 [BBC: Entertainment] Ian Watkins jailed for 35 years

15:47 [The Hindu - News] Political uncertainty in Delhi continues

15:48 [Telegraph] Egypt's Mohammed Morsi to face charges of espionage 'linked to terror campaign'

15:48 [Telegraph] Vet who implanted heroin inside puppies arrested

15:48 [Truthout] The Fight Against HIV: Will Congress End the Syringe Exchange Funding Ban?

15:49 [Slashdot] Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

15:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: India's Parliament Approves Landmark Anti-Corruption Bill

15:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ross Luippold: Colbert Examines Ted Cruz's Coloring Book, Which Is A Real Thing That Exists

15:50 [CNN: Money] Fortune 500: Top-performing stocks of 2013

15:51 [BBC: Entertainment] Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years

15:51 [BBC: Technology] LG reveals Chrome OS desktop PC

15:51 [The Hindu - News] All decked up this Christmas

15:51 [] How 'Americans of means' are grooming Israel's young musicians

15:53 [Amnesty International] Russia: Amnesty Law no substitute for effective justice system[1].JPG?1387377475

15:54 [Guardian] Ian Watkins jailed for 35 years for child sex crimes

15:54 [Guardian] Lokpal bill to create Indian anti-corruption watchdog approved

15:55 [Deutsche Welle] Spain bad loan ratio hits 50-year high

15:55 [Deutsche Welle] European Union executive threatens legal action against Italy over migrant treatment

15:55 [CNN] Crazy world of minigolf: Waterfalls, wooden heads, a 50-foot volcano

15:55 [CNN] Make the most of the year's shortest day

15:55 [CNN] Helicopter plucks crane operator from fire danger

15:56 [Voice of America] Britain Withdraws Embassy Staff as Fighting Spreads in South Sudan

15:58 [CNN] Opinion: Why the Pope is shaking up bishops

15:58 [CNET News] Fly over Titan's methane lakes in NASA's video

16:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] DJ Jaffe: New Bill Decreases Mental Health Funding, Increases Mental Illness Funding

16:01 [CNN: Travel] Make the most of the year's shortest day

16:01 [CNN: Travel] Most Googled destinations in 2013

16:01 [The Hindu - News] EU migrants to face government disincentives in UK

16:01 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

16:03 [Doctors Without Borders] [Open Letters] Letter to the Member States of the High Level Group on Syria

16:04 [Telegraph] Ronnie Biggs cost taxpayer more than £600,000

16:04 [Telegraph] David Cameron: Our welfare reforms are 'compassionate'

16:04 [Telegraph] Afghan woman flown to Turkey after husband 'slices off her nose'

16:04 [Disinformation] George Zimmerman Is Now Selling Original Oil Paintings On eBay

16:05 [The Hindu - News] Hundreds killed in South Sudan clashes, UN told

16:05 [The Hindu - News] Words from another era

16:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Steven Chu, Former Energy Secretary, Joins Board Of Canadian Carbon Capture Company

16:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ethan Klapper: Mitt Romney Ironing The Shirt He's Wearing Is Quite A Sight

16:06 [Voice of America] Spiraling Humanitarian Crisis in CAR

16:06 [zero hedge] The Real Numbers Behind America's Phony Recovery

16:07 [AlterNet] How the Washington-Wall Street Revolving Door is Screwing Us All—Again

16:07 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Conservative Coloring Book: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Bank strike affects customers, corporates

16:08 [CNET News] China Mobile chairman: No iPhone for us -- yet

16:08 [The Independent] Kim Jong-un's nephew 'under police protection' at his exclusive university in France

16:08 [CNN: Money] Stocks: The Fed is ready for its close-up

16:08 [CNN: Money] How to deal with the financial bully in your life

16:10 [Deutsche Welle] Board game to improve road safety in Sierra Leone

16:10 [CNN] Dennis Rodman to go to N. Korea next week for 'basketball diplomacy'

16:13 [Raw Story] Tea Party Patriot arrested for swapping child porn using ‘hornypastor’ email account

16:13 [Raw Story] Christian anarchists ruin Christmas by stealing bikini calendars in Jesus’ name

16:13 [The Hindu - News] The music has begun

16:14 [] Freedom for Arctic 30, Pussy Riot Celebrated as Russian Amnesty Law Passes

16:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eleanor Goldberg: Goldman Sachs Funding Program To Help Rehabilitate 1,500 Jailed NYC Teens

16:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Adolph Hitler Loses Honorary Citizenship Granted 80 Years Ago By Bavarian Municipality Of Dietramszell

16:17 [CNN: Money] Home building surges

16:18 [BBC: Science & Environment] EU to tackle 'invisible killer'

16:18 [CNN] Impossible art: Mind-bending, 3-D printed masterpieces

16:20 [The Hindu - News] A party with parottas

16:20 [Guardian] Bitcoin plummets as China's largest exchange blocks new deposits

16:21 [NPR] 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs Dies; Was Famed Fugitive

16:21 [Slate Magazine] The Emperor Penguin's Amazing Strategy to Escape the Antarctic Cold

16:22 [The Hindu - News] Tales under the tree

16:22 [The Hindu - News] Shakil Afridi’s case sent back to Frontier Crimes Commissioner

16:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard Brodsky: Progressive Economic Policy: Cuomo vs. de Blasio, Supply-siders vs. Demand-siders

16:28 [The Hindu - News] Getting that Christmassy feeling

16:28 [The Hindu - News] Morsy to stand trial for espionage, terror acts

16:28 [Reuters: politics] Obama to meet with data surveillance review group Wednesday

16:28 [CNN: Money] Meet Harvard, Stanford B-school rejects

16:28 [Good] Why I'm Bringing Story-Based Learning Into My Community

16:28 [Guardian] Labour demands response over Theresa Villiers's meeting with lobbyist

16:29 [Truthout] Ralph Nader: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change

16:30 [Voice of America] The Situation in CAR

16:31 [Reuters] Analysis: Constitutional reforms may see Algeria's ageing Bouteflika run again

16:32 [The Hindu - News] Imtiaz Ansari taken to Gaya, Ranchi for Bodh Gaya case investigation

16:32 [The Hindu - News] Star attraction

16:32 [The Hindu - News] Tensions rise as U.S. moves missile interceptor batteries to Guam

16:32 [Slashdot] Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 18, 2013

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Geneva Talks "Already Dead" as Syria Faces Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis, Imploding Opposition

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Patrick Cockburn: U.S. Turns Blind Eye As Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

16:32 [] Democracy Now!: Debate: Is Academic Group's Boycott of Israel a Victory or Setback for Justice in Middle East?

16:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Only 3 Students Scored College-ready In Camden, NJ

16:33 [The Progressive] How Our Elections Watchdog Became Unaccountable

16:33 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 18, 2013 /files/WSAW1218-630.jpg

16:33 [World Policy Institute] Bachelet Up To Bat Again

16:34 [AlterNet] Stewart Interrogates the Tea Party: If Boehner and Ryan Aren't Conservative Enough, Who Is?

16:35 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Syria: Urgent Need for Cross-Border Aid for Syrians

16:36 [CNN: Entertainment] Happy 50th birthday, Brad Pitt

16:36 [CNN: Entertainment] The real 'Wolf of Wall Street'

16:36 [CNN: Entertainment] 'The Voice' crowns its winner

16:36 [CNN: Entertainment] Angelina, 50 Cent and the 'King of Bling'

16:36 [Telegraph] Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins jailed for 35 years

16:36 [Telegraph] Hammersmith and Fulham Council Christmas cards 'disgusting'

16:36 [Telegraph] Abbas Khan's family accuse Britain of not doing enough

16:36 [zero hedge] China Confirms Near-Collision Of US, Chinese Warships, Accuses US Of "Deliberate Provocation"

16:36 [Slate Magazine] Dear Prudence: Keeping the Sperm in the Family

16:38 [Voice of America] US Central Bank Weighing Continued Economic Support

16:39 [Big Think] Ramsey Clark on Rights

16:39 [The Independent] Shocking footage shows Lampedusa migrants forced to strip and sprayed for scabies

16:39 [The Independent] The return of the Whopper: Burger King makes return to France

16:39 [The Independent] ‘Tom Daley came out because his father died’ and other ludicrously homophobic statements by Andrea Minichiello Williams

16:41 [] Opposition urges Netanyahu: Recognize gay rights in Israel

16:42 [The Hindu - News] Upper caste dominates Chhattisgarh new cabinet

16:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Janie Campbell: Religious Community Protests Marco Rubio For Blocking Gay Black Judge

16:45 [Guardian] Bavarian town council revokes Adolf Hitler's honorary citizenship

16:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nel McDonald: Why The Hunger Games Are a Terrible Method for Political Control

16:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ariel Edwards-Levy: Most Americans Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage: Poll

16:46 [BBC: Also in the news] Rise of the Russian train surfer

16:46 [CNET News] For extreme gardeners, shotgun shells full of seed

16:50 [Reuters] Iran says nuclear talks with world powers to resume on Thursday

16:50 [BBC: Education] Children in care home 'ghettos'

16:51 [Fox News] TRAGIC GOODBYENY blind man to give up hero dog over insurance

16:52 [Voice of America] Reuters: Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold in California, Georgia

16:53 [Guardian] Charles Saatchi accused of using fraud trial to attack Nigella Lawson

16:54 [Truthout] The Selling of ADHD: Diagnoses, Prescriptions Soar After 20-Year Marketing Effort by Big Pharma

16:56 [NPR] 2013 Brought Surprises, Good And Bad, To Viewers

16:56 [NPR] Tyler Perry Says Fincher Is 'Amazing' Director

16:56 [NPR] AMC Entertainment Rises In 1st Day On NYSE

16:56 [NPR] Suit: Fire Risk Known Before Carnival Ship Sailed

17:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Nativity Scenes At Guantanamo Bay Spark Protests

17:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Cameron Fegers: Opening the Gift of Obamacare

17:02 [CNN] An American-made solution to furnishing small spaces

17:02 [The Hindu - News] Three wasn’t a crowd

17:03 [The Progressive] Obama Sends Openly Gay Athletes to Russian Olympics

17:03 [Reuters] U.N. heads, EU call for humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

17:03 [Raw Story] N.Y. cop’s anti-Obama Facebook rant: ‘Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie’

17:06 [zero hedge] Taper, No Taper… the Bubble Must Go On!

17:06 [zero hedge] Caption Contest: Back In The U.S.S.R.

17:06 [Telegraph] The true roots of a word can be surprising

17:06 [Telegraph] Military widows 'forced to choose between love and pension'

17:06 [Telegraph] Gospel according to the boys in blue: Welby retells Christmas story as police drama

17:08 [CNN: Money] Bill opposes credit checks on job applicants

17:09 [The Atlantic: International] What Facebook Teaches Us About Global Migration Patterns

17:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Woods: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: 'Intolerance Is In The Republican Party's DNA'

17:10 [The Independent] The National Express: Moving stories on the buses

17:10 [The Independent] Not so white Christmas: Gale force 80mph winds and heavy rain predicted across the UK

17:11 [Slashdot] Academics Should Not Remain Silent On Government Hacking

17:12 [straight] Rachel Barton Pine is a violinist for all Four Seasons /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_Pine4_2400.jpg

17:12 [The Atlantic: Technology] NASA's Original Lunar Images Are Housed in a Former McDonald's

17:13 [Fin24 News] Bitcoin crashes after China bank measures

17:14 [CNET News] OctaneCloud zooms past expectations, now free

17:14 [zero hedge] Mortgage Applications Collapse To New 13-Year Low

17:15 [Deutsche Welle] For Indian women the battle's only just begun

17:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Senate Asks C.I.A. to Share Its Report on Interrogations

17:18 [CNN: Politics] No-drama budget vote -- for real

17:18 [CNN: Politics] Tech execs frustrated with meeting focus

17:18 [Voice of America] Spiraling Humanitarian Crisis in CAR

17:19 [Guardian] Simon Hughes appointed justice minister

17:19 [Fox News] Fox gets into theme park world

17:19 [Fox News] Did Kim wax her baby's brows?

17:19 [Truthout] As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance "Almost Orwellian," Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

17:21 [CNN: Technology] 11 Kickstarter projects that raised $1M in 2013

17:21 [CNN: Technology] Making a human-powered helicopter

17:21 [NPR] Why Black College Football Players Fall Behind In Education

17:21 [NPR] Brain Injuries Cause For Concern In Baseball Too

17:22 [Telegraph] David Cameron tells Alex Salmond: No plans to change Barnett formula if Scots reject independence

17:22 [Telegraph] Why we ran an obituary of Ronnie Biggs, the Great Train Robber

17:22 [Telegraph] British Airways to permit mobile use throughout a flight

17:22 [Telegraph] Photographer creates eerie landscapes with discontinued Kodak infrared film

17:23 [Reuters] Putin gambles on Ukraine bailout

17:23 [AlterNet] How to Add Your Voice to the Fight for Human Rights Abroad and at Home

17:24 [CNN: Politics] Murray: Budget deal was a compromise

17:24 [Voice of America] Sweden Movie Copying Draws $650,000 Fine

17:25 [Deutsche Welle] Police brutality in Egypt back in the spotlight

17:25 [CNN] Opinion: Beatles "Bootleg" scraping bottom of barrel

17:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Mitch McConnell Assails Harry Reid On Defense Bill

17:26 [The Independent] Family of 'murdered' doctor Abbas Khan demand return of his body from Syria

17:26 [The Independent] George Zimmerman painting attracts $100,000 bid on eBay

17:26 [] One-sided, anti-Israel panel to 'debate' next U.S. academic boycott

17:27 [CNET News] Time Warner Cable app comes to Kindle Fire -- sorry, Apple TV

17:27 [CNET News] Audiophiliac's picks for 2013, golden age of headphone design

17:28 [CBC: politics] NDP Leader Tom Mulcair holds year-end press conference

17:28 [Raw Story] Lawsuit: Mississippi school forced ‘pathetic dyke’ to use the boys’ bathroom

17:29 [Reuters] Egypt sends Mursi to trial for international conspiracy

17:29 [Disinformation] Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

17:31 [NPR] Project Xpat: What The World Thinks Of America

17:32 [CNN] Italy, EU, investigate treatment of migrants on Lampedusa after video

17:33 [Mother Jones] 2014 Could Be a Good Year For President Obama

17:35 [Reuters] India trims perks for U.S. staff in dispute over envoy's New York arrest

17:35 [New Internationalist] Natural resources at the heart of Central African crisis

17:36 [CNN: Politics] NSA scandal puts Obama on hot seat

17:36 [NPR] Gays In U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message To Russia

17:36 [NPR] 5 Things We Learned From The Budget Debate

17:37 [Guardian] Ian Watkins gets 35-year sentence for child sex crimes

17:39 [Telegraph] Travellers braced for delays as Christmas getaway approaches

17:39 [Telegraph] How do Russians tow trucks? Volgograd calls in the big guns to deal with heavy snowfall

17:39 [Telegraph] Briton faces fine for wearing Nazi uniform at France stag party

17:39 [Telegraph] PMQs sketch: David Cameron's turkey shoot

17:39 [Telegraph] Britain's 'social revolution' helps employment climb to a record level of 30 million

17:39 [The Atlantic: International] What Happens When a Millenial Becomes a Refugee?

17:40 [BBC: Also in the news] Pope meets Argentine football team

17:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Their Workers

17:42 [The Independent] Navy investigator John Beliveau pleads guilty in multi-million dollar bribery investigation

17:42 [The Independent] Michael Gove leaves door open for expansion of grammar schools

17:42 [The Independent] Real life Breaking Bad: US meth dealer Walter White jailed for drugs and firearms offences

17:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] The World's Newest Island, Niijima

17:44 [Voice of America] Moki Edwin Kindzeka: Women Farmers in Africa Call for More Support

17:44 [zero hedge] Guess The Smogged City

17:46 [Voice of America] Having a Dog Helps Fight Allergies

17:48 [CNET News] Invisible parts of the sun revealed in NASA video

17:48 [Fox News: politics] EPA fraudster sentenced for 'outrageous' CIA scam

17:49 [Fox News] Ford 2013's most scandalous?

17:50 [Deutsche Welle] 'The new government must raise low wages'

17:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Elizabeth Warren's Bold New Crusade

17:51 [Truthdig] In a Rebuke to Putin, Obama Names Gay Athletes to Olympic Delegation

17:51 [Guardian] Spain's plan to reform abortion laws attacked as 'serious step backwards'

17:52 [Slate Magazine] Thinning the Ph.D. Herd

17:52 [AlterNet] It's Time to Take the White Savior Out of Slavery Narratives

17:55 [Financial Times] Death toll rises in South Sudan fighting

17:56 [] Israeli woman appeals rabbinical ruling she must circumcise son

17:57 [Guardian] Olympics fail to create healthier and more active population, says survey

17:57 [The Hindu - News] Concor to complete Rs. 350-crore Vizag logistics park by 2016

17:58 [The Progressive] The Furor over Obama-Castro Handshake is Absurd

17:58 [Raw Story] Pope Francis trashes the ‘prosperity gospel’: Pompous Christians are ugly pagans

17:58 [Raw Story] Harlan Ellison calls ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ a Disney ‘fraud’ in video rant

17:58 [Raw Story] Heroic Iraqi policeman uses himself as a human shield to protect pilgrims from suicide bomber

17:58 [Raw Story] 9/11 suspect again ejected from Gitmo court for complaining about torture

18:01 [CNN: Health] Making sense of multivitamins

18:02 [Fin24 News] Community reaps reward from airport

18:03 [Slashdot] NASA Schedules Space Walks to Fix ISS Pumps; Orbital Sciences Launch Delayed

18:04 [Disinformation] All You Need To Know About The Illuminati //

18:05 [The Hindu - News] IHG plans ‘combo-products’

18:06 [CNN: Entertainment] Styles to paparazzi: Stay away

18:07 [Slate Magazine] The Girl With the Dollar Signs in Her Eyes

18:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Nichols: Rose Parade Gay Wedding: Danny Leclair And Aubrey Loots To Marry At Annual New Year's Event

18:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrew Lam: Letter from Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

18:08 [Financial Times] Russia approves prisoner amnesty

18:09 [Telegraph] Bavarian town strips Hitler of citizenship

18:09 [Disinformation] Io Saturnalia!

18:10 [CNET News] Hulu in 2013: Paid users up two-thirds, sales up nearly half

18:13 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

18:13 [The Independent] Bruce Willis to welcome fifth child: Actor now has as many offspring as Die Hard movies

18:14 [] NSA Purpose is Total 'Elimination of Privacy': Greenwald /sites/

18:14 [] Sen. Warren Aims to Fix 'One More Way the System Is Rigged'

18:17 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Case for an Asian Santa—and a Black Uncle Sam, Too

18:17 [Topix Activism News] Emulex: Market Is Missing The Activism Impact

18:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ju Hong: Hundreds of Immigrants Are Wrongfully Detained Inside the Inhumane El Paso Detention Center

18:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.: 9 Objectives that Obama Must to Accomplish in His Final Three Years

18:17 [Fox News] Can Detroit come back from the brink? /i/redes/icon-video.gif

18:17 [Fox News] BUDGET BATTLEVeterans face pension cuts after vote fails /i/redes/icon-video.gif

18:17 [Fox News] MEGA MILLIONS At least 2 tickets in $636M jackpot sold in Calif., Ga. /i/redes/icon-video.gif

18:17 [Guardian] Stolen and found Stradivarius is sold at auction for £1.38m

18:18 [Fox News: politics] Pentagon evacuates diplomats, allies from Sudan

18:19 [AlterNet] OUTRAGEOUS: Texas Police Can Now Obtain Search Warrants Based On ‘Prediction Of A Future Crime,’ Judge Says

18:20 [BBC: Technology] BA allows gadget use during take-off

18:20 [CNET News] Nokia's insane new ad: Our new tablet is a mullet (what?)

18:20 [CNN] British Lostprophets rock star jailed 35 years for child abuse

18:21 [NPR] 15-Year-Old Who Wants Braces Asks: Will Obamacare Cover Them?

18:21 [NPR] Ex-BP Engineer Found Guilty Of Obstructing Justice

18:23 [Raw Story] Number of American atheists doubled since 2007, but more still believe in witches or UFOs

18:25 [The Nation] Six World-Changing Ways to Shop This Holiday Season

18:25 [CNN] Barcelona and Real Madrid among clubs probed by European Commission

18:26 [Truthdig] The Right Gloats About Fall of Polygamy Laws

18:26 [Reuters] Turkish deputy PM says corruption probe aims to smear government

18:27 [Voice of America] South Sudan President Willing to Hold Talks with Rival

18:27 [Pravda] Clashes leave 500 dead in Central African Republic

18:27 [Fox News: politics] Disabled military retirees not exempt from pension cuts in budget deal

18:28 [Good] Why I Roamed Manhattan Collecting Remnants of the Blackout

18:28 [Raw Story] Art critic: George Zimmerman’s painting is ‘a bit psychotic’ but he’s no John Wayne Gacy

18:28 [Raw Story] The Imaginary “War On Christmas” Inspires Real Violence

18:29 [The Independent] British teenager killed by avalanche while skiing with twin brother and father in Austria

18:29 [CNET News] Original Tomb Raider game makes 99-cent iOS debut

18:31 [Telegraph] Mystery winners share $636 million US lottery jackpot

18:31 [Telegraph] The old debate: punish prisoners, or rehabilitate them?

18:32 [The Hindu - News] NSA’s indiscriminate spying collapsing: Snowden

18:32 [Reuters] Iran, six powers to resume nuclear talks after snag

18:33 [CNN: Technology] Behind a 'human helicopter'

18:33 [CNN: Technology] Spacewalks will repair space station

18:33 [Slashdot] Interview: Ask Bruce Sterling What You Will

18:33 [Mother Jones] If You Want Credit For an Improving Economy, You Have to Seize It /files/blog_deficit_cbo_2013.jpg

18:34 [Fin24 News] Initiative to tackle Africa's land degradation

18:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Norman Solomon: Under Amazon's CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

18:34 [Financial Times] Egypt’s Morsi faces new set of charges

18:34 [Financial Times] Ukraine bailout a risk to Russian economy

18:34 [Disinformation] FDA Readying Possible Ban On Antibacterial Soaps

18:35 [New Statesman] Miliband's sheet is still blank on public service reform

18:36 [The Hindu - News] Police plug security loopholes in IT hub

18:37 [CNN: Money] Another sign of a buyout bubble

18:37 [CNN: Money] JPMorgan sues FDIC over WaMu

18:37 [Financial Times] EU agrees deal on tougher tobacco rules

18:39 [CNN: Politics] Murray: Deal was a compromise

18:39 [Telegraph] Half of teenagers 'have never sent a letter'

18:40 [CNN] Judge orders release of secret U.S. foreign aid memo

18:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: Safety Program That Lets Companies Police Themselves Has Serious Problems, Audit Finds

18:42 [CNN: Crime] 'Great Train Robber' dies at 84

18:42 [CNN: Crime] Affluenza teen could still face jail time

18:42 [CNN: Crime] Does arrested Indian diplomat have immunity?

18:42 [Pravda] New diseases: New approach

18:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

18:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Wednesday, 12/18

18:43 [The Progressive] Study: Unregulated Fracking Chems Cause Cancer, Birth Defects

18:43 [straight] COPE on verge of civil war /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_News_COPE_2400.jpg

18:43 [straight] Sea Shepherd Society prepares for high-seas encounters with Japanese whalers /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/BOO_PaulWatson_2365.jpg

18:43 [straight] Tiptoeing into tutu mode for Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_Nutcracker_2400.jpg

18:43 [straight] Where to take the family to eat over the holidays in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_BestEats_Family_2400.jpg

18:44 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh protests ‘interference’ by Pakistan

18:45 [zero hedge] Boomer Reality: 61...And Still Living In The Basement

18:45 [The Independent] Video: Chris Brown has probation revoked

18:45 [The Independent] Former BBC boss Mark Thompson to face MPs again over report into failed £100m digital project

18:47 [Slate Magazine] Explainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement Edition

18:47 [Fox News: politics] Businesses again challenge union poster rules

18:47 [CNET News] T-Mobile CEO teases Uncarrier 4 event, gets punchy with AT&T

18:48 [Guardian] Fracking could be allowed under homes in Britain without owners' knowledge

18:50 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan president Kiir proposes talks with rival 'coup' leader

18:50 [Deutsche Welle] Germany's Social Democrats are smiling again

18:50 [New Statesman] Rock music isn't evil - it's the rock star myth that creates men like Ian Watkins

18:50 [New Statesman] Obama snubs the Sochi Games, giving Putin a star spangled middle finger

18:51 [The Hindu - News] New number plate system off to a bad start

18:51 [Reuters] South Sudan president ready to talk as clashes spread

18:51 [Truthout] Noam Chomsky Inspires and Invigorates

18:54 [Canadian Dimension] Undoing Border Imperialism with Harsha Walia

18:54 [Canadian Dimension] Undoing Border Imperialism with Harsha Walia

18:54 [AlterNet] I Bought Signs Homeless People Use to Beg—Here's What Happened

18:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: Marijuana Users In Washington Smoked About 6 Million Ounces Of Pot In 2013

18:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Mark Obenshain Reportedly Conceding Virginia Attorney General's Race

18:56 [Telegraph] Indian fury deepens over strip-searching of diplomat

18:57 [CNN: Money] Saving Europe's banks: EU set to pass deal

18:57 [CNN: Money] Look who Harvard, Stanford rejected

18:57 [CNET News] Australia watchdogs to Apple: Give us two-year warranties

18:57 [The Hindu - News] Minorities Welfare Department fails to deliver

18:57 [CNN] 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Fast Facts

18:58 [Good] How Researchers are Finding New Ways to Help Senior Dogs Stay Healthy and Happy

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Government to prepare minority youth for Civils

19:00 [Guardian] London told to cut air pollution by 2020 – or face fines

19:02 [] Israeli swimsuit model Esti Ginzburg being sued by her father

19:02 [Fin24 News] Britain to get plastic banknotes

19:02 [Fox News: politics] Insurers extend premium deadline amid ObamaCare problems

19:03 [Slashdot] Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

19:04 [Disinformation] Smart Phone, Dumb Person: Woman Checking Facebook Status Walks Off Pier

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chloe Fox: Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone: The New Mineral Rush

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: All Work And No Pay: The False Promise Of The American Economy

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Big Bank Gets Small Fine For Helping Terrorists

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: Senators Launch Last-Minute Bid To Save Jobless Aid ... Later

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carol Hartsell: 'The Daily Show' Reveals The Conservative Alternative To Food Stamps: The Hunger Games

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joy Resmovits: City Students Improve Test Scores, But Still Lag Significantly

19:05 [BBC: Science & Environment] Mystery early human revealed in DNA

19:05 [Deutsche Welle] 'Putin's presents' split opinion in Ukraine

19:05 [The Hindu - News] Jessica Lal murder case: Manu Sharma gets nine-day parole

19:05 [The Hindu - News] Maharashtra Governor turns down CBI’s request to prosecute Chavan

19:05 [Voice of America] Spiraling Humanitarian Crisis in CAR

19:07 [Truthout] Some Spanish Police Protect Immigrants

19:07 [Slate Magazine] Bilbo Baggins Is a Girl

19:09 [The Hindu - News] Indo-American economic ties robust, says US diplomat

19:11 [CNN] Meet the real 'Wolf of Wall Street'

19:12 [Reuters: politics] White House to release outside panel's report on U.S. surveillance practices Wednesday

19:12 [Telegraph] Russian amnesty gives hope to Greenpeace crew

19:12 [Truthout] Local Government is the Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Economic Inequality

19:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: Congress Passed A Budget, But It Could Still Blow Up In Their Faces

19:13 [CNET News] Xbox Video, Xbox Music Preview land on Windows Phone

19:13 [CNET News] Low Latency's comic take on 10 big stories of 2013

19:13 [The Progressive] Wall Street Warns Democrats to Avoid Populism

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Thankful Anna ends 9-day fast

19:13 [The Hindu - News] MPs want resolution passed against U.S.

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Bank strike hits customers

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Historic Lokpal Bill passed

19:13 [Raw Story] ‘Men’s rights activists’ conspire to cripple college rape reporting system with false reports

19:14 [Guardian] Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that makes us human

19:14 [] 'Step Closer to Justice' Canadian Courts Rule Ecuadorian Lawsuit Against Chevron Can Proceed /sites/

19:15 [zero hedge] T Minus 60 Minutes: This Is Where The Market Stands Right Now

19:15 [CNN: Living] Season's eatings with food allergies

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Hypothyroidism highly prevalent in cities

19:15 [The Hindu - News] It’s all about insulin and food management

19:17 [The Independent] A new nation with old hatreds: More than 500 people feared dead after 'failed coup' in South Sudan

19:17 [The Independent] Sean Penn rescues American businessman Jacob Ostreicher from violent Bolivian jail

19:17 [Voice of America] Turkey's Erdogan: Corruption Probe 'Dirty Operation'

19:18 [Guardian] FGM inquiry launched to uncover reasons for lack of prosecution in UK

19:18 [Fox News] Non-citizens caught casting 2012 ballots

19:18 [Fox News] AT LAST, REMORSE?EPA con man: ' constant companion'

19:18 [Fox News] 'NOT GOOD FOR NATION'Army college may remove Confederate generals pics

19:19 [CNN] Navigating the holidays with food allergies

19:19 [CNN] Closing arguments heard at trial over British soldier's slaying

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Seven held for murder of fitness trainer

19:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shadee Ashtari: John McCain Told Harry Reid He Was Going To 'Kick The Crap Out' Of Him Over Nuclear Option: Report

19:27 [CNN] Human Rights Watch: Saudi activists face harassment, jail

19:27 [CNN] White House to release independent report on NSA spying

19:27 [CNN] Hearing-impaired NFL player makes no excuses

19:27 [Reuters] Thousands demand Italian government resign in Rome rally

19:27 [CNN: Living] Allergy-friendly season's eatings

19:28 [] Russia, Ukraine Agree To Talk Black Sea Fleet Expansion

19:28 [Raw Story] Scientists find evidence that BP oil spill killed dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

19:28 [Raw Story] Why the author of The Anarchist Cookbook wants it taken off the shelves

19:31 [NPR] Trouble In Paradise: Chikungunya Outbreak Grows In Caribbean

19:32 [The Independent] Chris Christie engulfed by gridlock scandal: Republican frontrunner accused of closing New Jersey bridge road as retribution against Democrat town mayor

19:32 [The Independent] Drop in unemployment could prompt early rise in interest rates

19:33 [CNN: Money] Big Ford plans to hit profits, shares fall

19:34 [Mother Jones] Nuclear Talks With Iran Not Going Very Well

19:34 [Reuters] Likely Yellen confirmation may be last U.S. Senate vote of 2013: aide

19:34 [The Atlantic: National] The Gangs Of Chicago

19:34 [Fin24 News] Edcon to sell top UK clothing brand

19:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Trita Parsi: Which Iran Will We Choose?

19:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Dolphins In Louisiana's Barataria Bay Much Sicker After BP Oil Spill: Study

19:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Rose Gilbert, Nonagenarian Calif. Teacher, Dies

19:35 [Voice of America] Edward Yeranian: Syrian Government Forces Pound Aleppo

19:36 [CNN] Wildfire in California's Big Sur region destroys 22 structures

19:36 [Reuters: politics] Likely Yellen confirmation may be last U.S. Senate vote of 2013: aide

19:36 [AlterNet] The 20 Wackiest Sex Laws in the United States

19:36 [Guardian] NSA review panel to release findings on US surveillance practices – live

19:36 [Guardian] EC threatens Italy with legal action over treatment of migrants

19:38 [msnbc: politics] White House to release report on surveillance reforms

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Conviction of Lankesh Patrike reporters upheld

19:40 [The Hindu - News] HC Bench dismisses U.S. ship crew’s bail petition

19:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: White House Releasing Task Force Report On NSA Surveillance

19:42 [CNN] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat 'barbaric'?

19:42 [CNN] Building free homes for wounded vets

19:42 [Guardian] Four NoW stories linked to 'Greg' hacking notes under Brooks, trial hears

19:44 [CNN] Former bartender turns wine into water

19:44 [CNET News] Samsung could intro 10.5-inch tablet at CES, report says

19:45 [zero hedge] The Fed, The Taper & What Happens "When The Kidnapper Wears Prada"

19:45 [Deutsche Welle] 'French expectations of Germany are high'

19:45 [straight] Espana's Neil Taylor makes British bubble and squeak for Boxing Day /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Cooking2_2400.jpg

19:45 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Kim the Third

19:47 [] Surprise! Lesbian penguin couple shacking up at Israeli zoo

19:47 [] U.S. pressuring Israel not to announce new settlement construction

19:48 [The Independent] Israeli universities boycotted by US scholars over treatment of Palestinians

19:49 [AlterNet] Saudi Arabia Is Funding Jihadists In Syria—And the U.S. Isn't Doing Anything About It

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Trials begin on Peenya–Malleswaram metro track

19:50 [CNN: Entertainment] Home videos with the real Wolf of Wall Street

19:50 [CNN: Entertainment] 'The Voice' crowns winner

19:50 [straight] Wade Davis joins UBC as anthropology pofessor /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Wade-Davis-Photo-Credit-Ryan-Hill.jpg

19:51 [NPR] Beijing: Near Miss As U.S. Warship 'Harassed' Chinese Vessel

19:53 [Amnesty International] Singapore must give fair hearing to migrants facing deportation over riot

19:53 [Raw Story] Angry conservatives harass school over satirical ‘war on Christmas’ story

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Seeking fifth chance to pass exam, two BAMS students attempt suicide

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Elephants start arriving at camp

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Pet show on January 11 will offer owners some advice

19:58 [CBC: politics] Gerry Byrne apologizes for Pamela Anderson STD tweets

19:58 [The Hindu - News] T.G. Halli row: HC constitutes special monitoring committee

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Four held for dacoity bid

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Left parties rule out ties with DMK

19:58 [Telegraph] Italian government feels fury of disaffected as 'Pitchfork' protesters march on Rome

19:58 [Telegraph] Scandal- hit hospital trust to be dissolved

19:58 [Telegraph] Boss of scandal hospital resigns

19:59 [CBC: politics] Tom Mulcair's NDP firmly against Northern Gateway pipeline

19:59 [CBC: politics] Canada Post CEO faces MPs' grilling over proposed cuts

20:01 [Truthdig] Pope Marx

20:01 [Truthdig] Christmas and the Poor

20:01 [Truthdig] NSA Privacy

20:01 [Voice of America] China Confirms Near Collision With US Ship

20:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Deportations To Drop For First Time In A Decade: Report

20:02 [The Hindu - News] DMK not to tie up with NR Congress

20:02 [The Hindu - News] Railway staff ‘Strike Ballot’ on Friday

20:02 [The Hindu - News] ‘BBMP’s poor finances is the result of city’s growth’

20:02 [The Hindu - News] Traffic police app helps you rate auto drivers

20:03 [Amnesty International] Qatar: Unpaid migrant construction workers left to go hungry

20:03 [Slashdot] Google Joins the Open Invention Network Board

20:03 [The Independent] The West has put Middle East at risk by failing to intervene in Syria and making overtures to the new Iranian regime, says senior Saudi diplomat

20:03 [The Independent] The children who join the Cubs... and learn to kill people: Al-Qa’ida-led factions in Syria are training boys as young as 10 to become rebel fighters

20:04 [Disinformation] Computers Can Be Hacked Using High-Pitched Sound That You Can’t Hear

20:05 [Reuters: politics] Bloomberg urges pension fix in last big address as New York mayor

20:05 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate prepares to pass budget deal averting January shutdown

20:05 [CNET News] Joseph Gordon-Levitt producing Neil Gaiman 'Sandman' film

20:06 [Financial Times] Nato chief calls for EU action on defence

20:07 [Slate Magazine] Supernatural Fangirls

20:07 [Voice of America] Faulty Pump Forces Spacewalks

20:09 [CNN: Health] Brain changes in pot smokers

20:09 [CNN: Health] Hearing-impaired NFL player makes no excuses

20:09 [Reuters] Fed cuts bond-buying but stresses easy policy

20:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Liz Cheney Blasts 'Washington Establishment' GOP For Preserving 'The Status Quo'

20:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: North Carolina Gov. McCrory Gets Bag Of Coal From Teachers

20:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Cohn: Fed To Trim Its Bond-Buying Program In January

20:12 [Telegraph] Chris Grayling: I have very real concerns about Strasbourg ruling on 'life means life' sentences

20:12 [Telegraph] Government blunders over rip-off pensions fees

20:12 [The Hindu - News] Telangana debate: Congress groups rework strategies

20:12 [The Hindu - News] Three minor girls raped in city

20:12 [The Hindu - News] No-confidence motion fails to see the light of the day as LS adjourns sine die

20:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Underemployed Japanese Drummer Who Invented Karaoke

20:13 [AlterNet] Media Peddling Dangerous Myths About the Long-Term Risks of Smoking Pot for Teenagers

20:15 [straight] Auditor general reveals Dave Basi and Bob Virk defence could have cost additional $2 million /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/BCPARL-SH.jpg

20:15 [zero hedge] HoLiDaY TaPeRS...

20:15 [zero hedge] 24 Of 68 Un-"Qualified" Economists Expect A Taper

20:15 [zero hedge] Fed "Tightens" - Tapers $10 Billion

20:15 [Fox News: politics] Obama adviser Podesta under fire for comparing GOP to 'Jonestown'

20:16 [CNET News] The Ford Focus ST does pretty much everything right

20:17 [] More than 40,000 sign petition to help cancer-stricken American Jewish boy

20:18 [CNN: Money] Fed finally tapers its stimulus

20:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I have a lot of money': Bondi sex verdict

20:19 [The Independent] It's a kind of hi-tech magic

20:19 [The Independent] Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system

20:19 [The Independent] Turkey named as worst country for jailing journalists – again

20:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: Feds Took Special Precautions To Protect Senator's 'Speech Or Debate' In Child Porn Case

20:20 [The Hindu - News] C.K. Nayudu award for Kapil Dev

20:22 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

20:22 [Slate Magazine] Explainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement Edition

20:22 [Fox News] Non-citizens caught voting in Ohio

20:23 [Fox News] 'VILE AND EXTREME'Group slams 'Duck' star's homosexuality remarks /i/redes/icon-slideshow.gif

20:24 [Fox News] Insurers extend premium deadline amid ObamaCare problems- ObamaCare may hit smokers, obese- Orthodontist fights to stop delay of law mandate

20:24 [Fox News] Vets face pension cuts after vote fails- Disabled military retirees not exempt from cuts

20:24 [Fox News] Weather gives crews boost in fight against Calif. blaze

20:24 [Fox News] Colorado town gets approval to vote on drone hunting

20:24 [Fox News] Indian envoy's arrest leads to retaliation against US

20:24 [Fox News] Ousted Egypt president Mohammed Morsi to be tried over conspiracy

20:24 [Fox News] Manhunt intensifies for suspects in NJ mall carjacking

20:24 [Fox News] Hospital to keep teen on life support after tonsil op

20:24 [Fox News] KURTZ: Obama still battered by negative polls- Tech executive disses Obama confab

20:24 [Fox News] Georgia school district approves rifles for officers

20:24 [Fox News] Winning tickets for $636M Mega Millions jackpot sold in California, Georgia

20:25 [Slashdot] The Software Inferno

20:25 [AlterNet] Scientists Say There Are Messages Wafting in the Smells of Your B.O.

20:25 [AlterNet] Bezos Owner of the Washington Post Is Doing Huge Business with the CIA, While Keeping His Readers in the Dark

20:26 [Reuters] Obama to release review panel's report on surveillance practices

20:26 [NPR] Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In January

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Uncertainty over Hindu pontiffs’ meeting

20:28 [CNET News] Control an office Christmas tree with your browser

20:28 [CNN] Two Reno shooting victims identified

20:28 [zero hedge] Hilsenrath Unveils 712 "Tapering Is Not Tightening" Words Of Wisdom In 3 Minutes

20:28 [Good] How Women in Afghanistan are Challenging Gender Roles with Bikes

20:28 [Telegraph] Video games nastiest to those who have never played them - Oxford study

20:28 [Raw Story] Nebraska woman arrested after Facebook threat that bullied son will ‘shoot up’ school

20:28 [Raw Story] Mitch McConnell accuses Harry Reid of coddling Iran for Obama

20:31 [The Hindu - News] YSRC allowed to use ‘fan’ symbol

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Tiger census gets under way in State

20:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: This 1 Street Perfectly Depicts America's 'Defining Challenge'

20:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: Alfred Rosenberg's Nazi Diary Sent To Holocaust Museum

20:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ethan Nadelmann: Reflections on the Best Year Ever in Drug Policy Reform

20:33 [Voice of America] December 18, 2013

20:33 [Raw Story] Tiny Neanderthal toebone highlights early human inter-breeding

20:33 [Raw Story] Drug czar upset by survey finding fewer teens see marijuana as a harmful substance

20:34 [Mother Jones] Fed Announces Beginning of the End of QE3

20:34 [The Atlantic: National] Remembered: Notable Deaths of 2013

20:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Time of joy ends in tragedy

20:35 [Reuters: politics] Obama to release review panel's report on surveillance practices

20:35 [Voice of America] US Central Bank Trims Direct Support of American Economy

20:35 [Voice of America] Nigerian President Jonathan's Party Loses Clout

20:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Atheist PAC Announces First Slate Of Endorsements

20:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bob Cesca: Yes, Sean Hannity, Most of Obamacare IS 'Wildly Popular' -- Among Republicans

20:36 [NPR] An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, And Statins Do, Too

20:37 [AlterNet] Now the Kochs Are Coming After Your Solar Panels

20:37 [Financial Times] Athens cuts state funding to Golden Dawn

20:39 [CNN: Money] Stocks soar after Fed tapers

20:39 [The Hindu - News] Seemandhra members stall debate on Telangana Bill

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Court seeks details of Chittoor water project

20:41 [NPR] The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

20:42 [CNN] The lost art of Mom's retro hairdo

20:42 [Slate Magazine] Judge Leon’s NSA #Slatepitch

20:43 [The Hindu - Opinion] Age-fudging as bad as match-fixing

20:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Industries That Make Us Sweariest: We're Talking to You, Satellite and Cable Companies

20:43 [Fin24 News] Federal Reserve cuts bond-buying

20:43 [CBC: politics] Omar Khadr lawyers fight to expand civil suit against Ottawa

20:45 [straight] Little Guitar Army's Sonny Dean keeps the band’s spirit alive

20:45 [straight] Park board deadline no longer in effect for rebel community centres /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/KerrisdaleCC.png

20:45 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: Nelson Mandela was no saint /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Nelson_Mandela.jpg

20:45 [Deutsche Welle] Merkel visits Hollande in Paris

20:46 [Truthdig] Stephen Colbert Fills Us In on All Things China

20:47 [straight] Your fill of seasonal Stephen Hamm and Terry Russell /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/DSC_06181-640x340_0.jpg

20:47 [Voice of America] US Imposes Sanctions on N. Korea Companies, Military Staff Officer

20:48 [Raw Story] Obama aide apologizes for comparing Republicans to Jonestown suicide-cult

20:48 [Raw Story] Navy investigator pleads guilty in international bribery scandal

20:48 [Raw Story] Obama to release review of NSA spying operations in January

20:49 [Guardian] Stoke v Manchester United – live!

20:49 [Reuters] U.S.' Kerry voices 'regret' to India over diplomat case

20:52 [AlterNet] Why You May Never Want to Eat Shrimp Again

20:52 [AlterNet] Why High Unemployment Actually Destroys the Fabric of American Life

20:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Janie Campbell: Republican Leaders Acknowledge Some Redistricting Records Destroyed

20:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda L. Chan: Teen Drug Use Report: More High-Schoolers Don't See Marijuana Use As Harmful

20:55 [Fox News: politics] Partial government shutdown delays tax filing season by 10 days

20:57 [CNN] Bids for George Zimmerman artwork hover around $100,000

20:58 [zero hedge] Ben Bernanke's Last Press Conference Ever - Live Feed

20:58 [zero hedge] Post-FOMC - Bonds, Gold, & Stocks Bid; And 5th Hindenburg Omen Appears

20:58 [Good] A Message from GOOD HQ: The Human Possibility Issue

20:58 [Raw Story] Bryan Fischer: Duck Dynasty star is an ‘American hero’ for anti-LGBT ‘anus’ remarks

20:59 [The Hindu - Opinion] New ways of learning old rules

20:59 [Truthout] Why Are Republicans Socking It to the Unemployed?

20:59 [CNET News] Jettison NSA phone database, panel to tell Obama

21:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Task Force Urging Limits On NSA Surveillance

21:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mike Lux: Rihanna, Jamie Dimon, and Hillary

21:00 [Telegraph] Divorced wife 'cheated out of millions after husband failed to reveal assets'

21:00 [Telegraph] Hacked Off were a 'destructive force' in plans for press regulation Maria Miller has said

21:00 [Telegraph] Stolen Stradivarius sold for £1.4 million

21:00 [Telegraph] British Airways lifts mobile phone and iPad restrictions

21:01 [CNN: Money] Dow soars 200 points after Fed tapers

21:01 [NPR] Innovation Wish List: The Best Ideas You Sent In This Year

21:01 [msnbc: politics] Senate poised to pass budget deal

21:02 [CNN] Review of NSA says snooping program should stay in place

21:02 [CBC: politics] Canada Post's Deepak Chopra says mail changes no surprise

21:03 [The Hindu - News] PM, Sonia welcome Lokpal Bill’s passage

21:04 [Disinformation] New Compelling Evidence Suggesting The Universe Is A Hologram

21:05 [Fox News: politics] Task force urges limit on NSA snooping

21:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] In defence of drones

21:06 [Voice of America] Detained Diplomat Complains About Treatment in U.S. Custody

21:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: These 11 Politicians Fled Their States For Greener Political Pastures

21:07 [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan says corruption probe aims to smear government

21:07 [Slate Magazine] C+ in Online Anonymity

21:08 [International Crisis Group] South Sudan Needs Respected Outside Mediation

21:09 [CNN] Saxo-Tinkoff rider Michael Rogers suspended on doping charges

21:10 [Voice of America] South Sudan President Willing to Hold Talks with Rival

21:10 [straight] Noize To Go comes back

21:10 [AlterNet] AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on White Santa

21:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] A sea of conflict

21:11 [Slashdot] Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

21:12 [CNN] Did you win? Numbers announced for $648 million Mega Millions jackpot

21:12 [CNN: Politics] W.H.: Delegation's gay athletes no snub

21:12 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate panel votes to confirm Obama's pick for IRS chief

21:13 [] Germany’s Russia Dilemma

21:13 [CNET News] #nerdfight: Lionsgate to bring 'Hatching Twitter' to TV

21:13 [CNET News] The 404 Throwback: Episode 1,262 on 5/2/13

21:13 [CNET News] No More Woof reads dog brainwaves, translates to speech

21:14 [] Hourglass Running Out of Sand for US Tax Dodgers With Swiss Accounts

21:14 [] White House Releases Findings of NSA Review /sites/

21:15 [Deutsche Welle] White House seeks to cool tempers over Indian envoy's arrest

21:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Health Insurers Extend Key Obamacare Deadline

21:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shadee Ashtari: John Beale, Ex-EPA Official Who Pretended To Be CIA Agent, Sentenced To 32 Months In Prison

21:16 [Fox News] End of the lead bullet? Regulations, bans force switch to 'green' ammo

21:16 [Fox News] GOP LIKE 'JONESTOWN'?Obama aide under fire for 'disgraceful' comment

21:17 [Telegraph] Cameron prepares 'nuclear option' on EU referendum

21:17 [Telegraph] Extend Romanians and Bulgarians ban til economy has recovered, Tory MPs say

21:17 [Telegraph] One in six young men reports signs of problem gambling

21:17 [straight] Enbridge pipeline report to be released in Alberta /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Enbridge%203.jpg

21:17 [The Hindu - News] Matric helplines receive myriad complaints

21:17 [The Hindu - News] Kerry regrets treatment of diplomat

21:21 [The Hindu - Opinion] Welfare policies & electoral outcomes

21:22 [The Hindu - News] Food for eyes and thought

21:22 [The Hindu - News] Camps for the disabled from Chennai to get ID cards

21:22 [The Hindu - News] Diplomat "broke down" during strip search

21:22 [Fox News: politics] Republican concedes Virginia attorney general race amid recount

21:22 [Fox News: politics] Guantanamo restrictions eased under new defense bill

21:23 [The Progressive] Christie Allies Lawyer Up as Bridge Questions Mount

21:23 [The Progressive] U.S. 'Regrets' Cavity Search of Indian Diplomat

21:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australian dollar hits three-year low

21:24 [Voice of America] CPJ: Vietnam Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists

21:24 [AlterNet] 'Unfathomable': Why Is One Commission Trying to Close California's Largest Public College?

21:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] A wait-and-watch policy

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arin Greenwood: Bao Bao, D.C.'s Baby Panda, Will Make Her Public Debut In January, And We Can't Wait!

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Rep. Jack Kingston Proposes That Poor Students Sweep Floors In Exchange For Lunch

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robin Wilkey: Tea Party Leader's Tweet Suggests Blacks Stop 'Bitching And Moaning' About Slavery

21:25 [CNN: Money] Shutdown delays 2014 tax season

21:25 [CNN: Money] Dow soars nearly 250 points after Fed tapers

21:25 [CNN: Money] For retailers, nostalgia-driven novelty for the holidays

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Kadri Gopalnath and Alarmel Valli honoured

21:26 [The Hindu - News] The gift of vision, from Chennai hospital to Iraqi child

21:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] Outrage and overreaction

21:31 [Telegraph] Dr Abbas Khan's mother accuses Syrian regime of killing son to spite Britain

21:32 [CNN: Politics] Making a statement

21:32 [The Hindu - News] Over 70 artistes to perform at NRI fest

21:33 [Raw Story] Police seek pair who tried to set fire to New Jersey ‘Saturnalia’ atheism billboard

21:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Azadeh Shahshahani: The Unfulfilled Promise of International Migrants Day

21:34 [CNN: Money] Dow soars 250 points after Fed tapers

21:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Lokpal, a reality

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Fibre wrap to protect old buildings in Chennai from earthquakes

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Kerry regrets treatment of diplomat

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Devyani posted to U.N. for full immunity

21:36 [CBC: politics] Whistleblower Edward Snowden should surrender to U.S., John Baird says

21:38 [Voice of America] Turkey's Erdogan: Corruption Probe 'Dirty Operation'

21:40 [Voice of America] US Central Bank Trims Direct Support of American Economy

21:40 [The Hindu - News] Fisherfolk oppose Chennai Port’s barge handling facility

21:41 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: What's a desktop accessory doing on the road? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/casio-calc.jpg

21:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP's predicament

21:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] An Ode to Winamp

21:43 [The Hindu - Opinion] Row with U.S.

21:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Moye: Brian Schwanke, Tea Party Patriot, Charged With Child Porn Distribution

21:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Fox News Airs 'Happy Holidays' Message As Bill O'Reilly Declares Victory In War On Christmas

21:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Defense Bill Gives Obama Guantanamo Bay Victory

21:43 [Raw Story] Peggy Noonan is super totes concerned that we’re gonna accidentally kill Paris because of Peggy Noonan

21:44 [The Hindu - News] Don’t lose hope, combative Manmohan tells partymen

21:44 [Reuters: politics] As Pennsylvania race kicks off, governor faces disapproval

21:45 [CNET News] What to do before selling or donating your phone

21:45 [The Hindu - Opinion] Open defecation

21:45 [The Hindu - Opinion] Sen on health care

21:46 [CNN] Budget deal: Progress or pragmatism?

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Disabled pitch for official response to complaints

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Budget session likely to be advanced for Vote-on-Account

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Dead woman’s family stages road roko in Chennai

21:47 [Telegraph] Tony Booth suffering from Alzheimer's, wife reveals

21:47 [Telegraph] South Sudan inches closer to civil war

21:48 [CNN: Living] CNN Instragram challenge: The stories behind public murals

21:49 [CNN] 2013: The Web's year of the hoax

21:49 [CNN] George Zimmerman could bring $100K painting to your doorstep

21:49 [CNN] The year in movies 2013

21:49 [CNN] The most Instagrammed places in 2013

21:51 [CNN: Living] Extreme dieting while pregnant

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Private doctors to staff Chennai Corporation clinics in evenings

21:52 [Reuters] Fed cuts bond buying but stresses easy policy

21:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Patrick Leahy Threatens His Own Rules Change After GOP Blocks Hearing On Judicial Nominees

21:55 [CNET News] 'Pardon Snowden' one tech exec tells Obama: report

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Of passion, persistence and the pursuit of excellence

21:58 [The Progressive] Iran Returning to Nuclear Talks on Thursday

21:58 [The Progressive] BP Engineer Convicted for Obstructing Gulf Spill Probe

22:00 [Truthout] President Karzai, Stand Tall Against US Pressure to Sign the Troop Deal

22:00 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Super Rich Have Skipped Out on Paying $100 Billion Dollars in Estate Taxes Since 2000, and More

22:02 [CNN] Stone Mountain woman is Georgia winner of Mega Millions jackpot

22:02 [CNN] The biggest campaign moments of 2013

22:03 [Slashdot] 'Approximate Computing' Saves Energy

22:03 [Telegraph] Gambling: one in six young men at risk of developing problem

22:03 [Telegraph] Head of Armed Forces: Military risks becoming "hollow force"

22:04 [msnbc: politics] Obamas enlist moms in effort to boost health care law

22:04 [Mother Jones] Charts: Catholic Hospitals Don't Do Much for the Poor /files/MW-ACLU_Table-4.gif

22:04 [Mother Jones] David O. Russell: Political Corruption in "American Hustle" Is Nothing Compared to Citizens United

22:04 [The Hindu - News] Rice mill owners in Karnataka call off strike

22:04 [Disinformation] Future Crime Comes to Texas: Police Can Get A Warrant For Crimes You Might Commit Later

22:06 [Voice of America] VOA News: Algae Converted to Crude Oil in Under an Hour

22:06 [CNN: Politics] Budget deal: Progress or pragmatism?

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Sand extraction to be allowed from 6 am to 6 pm

22:07 [NPR] People Buying Health Insurance Get A Bit More Time to Pay

22:07 [BBC: Also in the news] Stolen Stradivarius sells for £1.38m

22:08 [straight] The Georgia Straight’s 2013 Year in Review: Reconciliation and loss /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Canoes3.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Rob Ford /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_124641214.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: USA /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_CheechChong_2387.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Sports /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ArmstrongLieThe_opt.jpeg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Science, Medicine and Technology /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_155852705.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Crime /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_116057971.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Celebrities /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/banksy_0.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Canada /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ChristyGregor-SH.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: Business /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/600px-Thunnus_orientalis_%28Osaka_Kaiyukan_Aquarium%29.jpg

22:08 [straight] 2013 Year in Review: B.C. /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Jane-Shin.jpg

22:08 [The Hindu - News] Tiger census gets under way in Karnataka

22:09 [Big Think] Exploring the Life of the Mind in the Virtual Afterlife

22:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Flying Spaghetti Monster On Display At Florida State Capitol Next To Festivus Pole, Nativity Scene

22:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I have ... money': Bondi sex verdict

22:10 [CNN] Now it's up to the jury: Who does Warhol of Fawcett belong to?

22:11 [Truthdig] The Nutcracker

22:11 [Truthdig] Obama Transparency

22:11 [Truthdig] Congressional Christmas

22:11 [Reuters: politics] Obama can use legislation and executive action to push agenda: aide

22:12 [NPR] People Buying Health Insurance Get A Bit More Time To Pay

22:12 [NPR] Kerry Says He Regrets Treatment Of Indian Diplomat In New York

22:12 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013 - Bats#*t Crazy Car of the Year

22:12 [CNET News] DA to Apple: Make iPhone's Activation Lock the rule

22:12 [zero hedge] The Top 10 Highlights Of "Proud" Bernanke Press Conference

22:12 [zero hedge] Goldman FOMC Post-Mortem: "Slightly More Hawkish Then Expectations"

22:12 [CNN] Review: NSA snooping program should stay in place

22:12 [CNN: Politics] Review of NSA says snooping program should stay in place

22:13 [The Hindu - News] Rs.20,000-cr. Plan for Kerala

22:14 [Fox News: politics] Task force calls for reining in NSA spying

22:14 [Fox News: politics] Gallup poll: Record 72 percent believe big government is USA's greatest threat

22:14 [CNN] Govt.: Order restored in South Sudan after fighting kills hundreds

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over boundary Bill

22:17 [The Hindu - News] RTI Act: panel differs with AG’s opinion

22:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Simon McCormack: Texas Law Allows Convicts To Challenge Forensic Evidence That Put Them Behind Bars

22:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: Cop's Alleged Anti-Obama Facebook Rant: 'Go Die In A Shallow Grave'

22:23 [The Hindu - News] Air India cabin crew member held on rape charge

22:23 [The Hindu - News] Compensation likely for farmers in Western Ghats

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ed Hamilton: Reagan's Dream Revisited: Are Drone Wars the New Star Wars?

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John T. Shaw: The Enduring Mystery of JFK

22:23 [CNN] EW's Entertainer of the Year is...

22:23 [CNN] Miley Cyrus is MTV's best artist of 2013

22:27 [NPR] Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race

22:27 [NPR] U.S. Envoy: Time For Intervention In Central African Republic

22:27 [The Hindu - News] Address ‘Gandhi caste’ plea to govt., Supreme Court tells freedom fighter

22:27 [The Hindu - News] Poverty higher among employed than unemployed: report

22:27 [The Hindu - News] Court clerk threatens to file sexual assault case against Justice Ganguly

22:27 [Guardian] NSA review panel releases findings on US surveillance practices – live

22:28 [zero hedge] Bonds Shrug As Taper Smashes Stocks To Record Highs

22:30 [CNN: Money] FCC considers scrapping 'blackout rule'

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Winter fete, car rally to woo tourists to Uttarakhand

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Beware fake Facebook, Twitter accounts: ISRO

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Tejas gears up for test flight tomorrow

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Agni-III launch postponed

22:31 [CNET News] Yahoo working on a Siri competitor, report says

22:32 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: African Union Wants to Stabilize CAR Security Situation

22:33 [Reuters] Analysis - U.S. surveillance case: Tech may clash with 18th Century right

22:35 [CNN: Politics] Review: NSA snooping program should stay in place

22:37 [Topix Activism News] Mob City star Jon Bernthal joins fight against animal cruelty

22:37 [The Hindu - News] Vested interests trying to drive a wedge between me and Anna: Kejriwal

22:37 [The Hindu - News] It will lead to collapse of governance, says SP

22:37 [The Hindu - News] Green Tribunal’s powers to deal with wildlife cases challenged

22:37 [The Hindu - News] Address resource devolution: Chandy

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Moye: Steven Matthew Fernandes Sentenced For Stockpiling Weapons In Las Vegas Home

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Hate Crime Triggers Federal Oversight Of Town's Police

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brad Burd: The Next Big Obamacare Issue You Have Not Heard About...Yet

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Victor Lopez: Baby Jesus and the Beer Pole?

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: This Texas Resident Isn't So High On Rick Perry's Way Of Governing

22:38 [msnbc: politics] Obama task force calls for overhauls to surveillance tactics

22:40 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Uganda Increases Troop Presence along South Sudan Border

22:40 [CNET News] Judge: Facebook lawsuit over botched IPO can go on

22:41 [The Hindu - News] Diplomat’s arrest shows how U.S. views us: Left parties

22:42 [Slashdot] Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars

22:43 [straight] Phil Rickman adds a supernatural edge to his mystery novels /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/rickman%20crop.jpg

22:43 [straight] City of Vancouver to pay for councillor Tim Stevenson's trip to Sochi Olympics /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/GregorRobertsonTimStevensonDec11_0.jpg

22:43 [The Progressive] Wisconsin School Privatization Gets Shot of Rocket Fuel

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Massive response to AAP referendum

22:46 [straight] Vancouver Public Library named world's best city library /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/VPL.jpg

22:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elise Foley: Jeh Johnson, New DHS Secretary: 'Deportation Quotas' Aren't A Good Idea

22:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Weisbrot: Budget Deal Could Have Been Worse, But Fiscal Policy Still on the Wrong Track

22:47 [NPR] Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance

22:48 [Slate Magazine] Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously Lazy

22:48 [CNN] Opinion: U.S. owes India apology over strip search

22:48 [Raw Story] British Petroleum engineer found guilty of obstructing oil spill investigation

22:48 [Raw Story] Georgia lawmaker: Force poor kids to ‘sweep the floors’ to get school lunches

22:48 [Good] Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013

22:49 [Global Voices] Bangla Blogging Community Gears Up For The Fifth Bangla Blog Day

22:49 [Telegraph] 'Global village' of technology a myth as study shows most online communication limited to 100-mile radius

22:49 [CNN: Money] Thanks, Ben! Dow and S&P hit records

22:49 [CNN: Money] SAC Capital exec guilty of insider trading

22:49 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS: Task force calls for reining in NSA spying

22:51 [CNN: Politics] Navarrette: U.S. owes India apology over strip search

22:51 [CNN: Politics] Coburn out with his 'Wastebook' for 2013

22:51 [The Hindu - News] U.K. Sikhs approach court to stop meat plant

22:51 [The Hindu - News] Fresh mercy plea to President to commute Perarivalan’s death sentence

22:51 [The Hindu - News] Four held for chopping off labourers’ hands

22:52 [NPR] What Santa Gave Your Senator This Year

22:52 [Voice of America] Panel Recommends Limits on NSA Spying

22:55 [CNN: Entertainment] Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

22:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jack Mirkinson: NSA Task Force Calls Out White House Over Press Freedom

22:56 [Truthdig] Russian Amnesty Bill May Free Pussy Riot and Greenpeace Members

22:56 [zero hedge] Do Stocks Offer Protection From Rising Rates?

22:56 [CNN: Entertainment] Nirvana, KISS among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

22:56 [CNN: Entertainment] TV a streaming success in 2013

22:58 [Slate Magazine] Are Video Games Art? The Smithsonian Says Yes.

22:59 [Global Voices] New Version of Brazil's Marco Civil Submitted to the House of Representatives

23:00 [CNET News] Target investigating massive Black Friday data breach: report

23:00 [CNET News] Android in 2014: What to expect

23:00 [CNET News] Oh my! George Takei loses gaming virginity to Felicia Day

23:00 [CNET News] Smartphones at CES and beyond: Big, bendy, 64-bit

23:01 [Reuters] U.S.' Kerry expresses regret to India over diplomat case

23:01 [Reuters] U.S. Senate passes two-year budget deal to ease spending cuts

23:01 [CNN] Senate approves budget, sends to Obama

23:03 [Slashdot] Scientists Print Retinal Cells

23:04 [Disinformation] Bitcoin RIP?

23:05 [Telegraph] Simon Hughes, thorn in side of Coalition, is brought in as justice minister

23:09 [Raw Story] North Korea puts on a show after execution of Kim Jong-un’s uncle

23:09 [Raw Story] How many arms does The Milky Way have?

23:09 [CNN: Politics] Finally! Senate approves budget, sends to Obama

23:10 [The Atlantic: International] Will a Billion Selfies Make Us Miss the World's Biggest Moments?

23:10 [straight] Chance the Rapper’s venture pays off /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Concert_2400.jpg

23:10 [straight] COPE is doing a good job of rendering itself irrelevant /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/Web_Ivan_Drury.jpg

23:10 [Voice of America] Detained Diplomat Complains About Treatment in US Custody

23:12 [NPR] Senate Approves Budget Deal, Reducing Chances Of A Shutdown

23:12 [The Atlantic: Politics] A New GOP Stall Tactic in the War Over Judicial Nomineess

23:12 [Slashdot] Scientists Extract RSA Key From GnuPG Using Sound of CPU

23:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Student Sam McNair Suspended For Sexual Harassment After Hugging Teacher

23:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Senate Passes Budget Deal

23:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ralph Nader: Let Them Hear the Rumble! Invest in People, Not War

23:15 [CNN] New York postal worker rescues infant twins from burning building

23:16 [straight] Hannah Georgas at the Commodore /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUSICPIX_Hannah_2400.jpg

23:17 [Fox News] Kerry voices 'regret' over Indian envoy arrest as tension builds

23:17 [Fox News] Weather gives crews boost in fight against Calif. blaze- Calif. man arrested on suspicion of arson, murder

23:17 [Fox News] EPA fraudster sentenced for 'outrageous' CIA scam

23:18 [Slate Magazine] Stop Telling Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Retire

23:19 [Reuters] White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

23:20 [BBC: Technology] Porn filters cut sex education sites

23:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: More Americans Than Ever Can't Be Reached By Landline

23:22 [Reuters: politics] Republican concedes defeat in Virginia attorney general race

23:22 [Reuters: politics] Tea Party conservatives shift to fight over U.S. debt ceiling hike

23:22 [Reuters: politics] White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

23:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Mitch McConnell And Alison Lundergan Grimes In Virtual Tie In Senate Race

23:25 [CBC: politics] Ex-Bloc MP Maria Mourani says she is no longer a sovereigntist

23:26 [Guardian] Strip NSA of power to collect phone data records, Obama review panel says

23:26 [straight] Joseph Leivdal: How far must we go to protect the environment? /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/santacoal.jpg

23:26 [CBC: politics] Canada Post's Deepak Chopra says seniors want exercise from picking up mail

23:26 [zero hedge] Nope, Definitely No Inflation Here

23:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] LIVE: HSC students receive their ATARs

23:31 [Electronic Intifada] How Israeli diplomats tried to muzzle an Irish journalist

23:32 [NPR] HIV Treatment Keeps A Family Together And Growing In Kenya

23:32 [straight] Keithmas IV at Electric Owl /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUSICPIX_Merry_2400.jpg

23:32 [straight] Hedley at the Hard Rock Casino /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/hedley.png

23:33 [Slate Magazine] Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder.

23:34 [Mother Jones] The 9 Most Important Recommendations From the President's NSA Surveillance Panel /files/blog_nsa_logo.jpg

23:34 [Mother Jones] The Big Sur Fire is Just The Latest Sign of Longer Fire Seasons /files/Infographic-Western-Wildfires-and-Climate-Change-Panel-1-Full-Size%20%281%29.jpg

23:35 [The Hindu - News] US Senate approves bipartisan budget deal

23:35 [Telegraph] Prince George gets royal prerogative to arrive late at Queen's pre-Christmas lunch

23:35 [Telegraph] Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson find body in disturbed grave

23:35 [Telegraph] Parent's fight for justice after triplets killed in Qatar mall fire

23:35 [Telegraph] British teenager killed in Austrian avalanche tragedy is named

23:35 [Telegraph] Nick Clegg's free school meals policy undermined, Labour claims

23:35 [Telegraph] Do you believe Nigella approved spending when 'off her head', jury asked

23:36 [Guardian] Jayden Parkinson search: police believe body found in grave is missing teenager

23:36 [CNN: Living] CNN Instagram challenge: The stories behind public murals

23:37 [CNN] South Sudan says order restored after 500 killed, but U.N. concerned

23:37 [CNN] Raja Casablanca deny Ronaldinho at FIFA Club World Cup

23:39 [CNN: Living] Why the post-baby selfie rage?

23:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Max Baucus To Be Nominated U.S. Ambassador To China

23:41 [CNN: Living] How to spot financial infidelity

23:42 [NPR] I Love To Shop, But Do I Have A Shopping Problem?

23:42 [The Atlantic: Politics] Our Long National Budget Nightmare Is Sort of Over

23:42 [Voice of America] US Senate Approves Budget Deal

23:43 [Sydney Morning Herald] Cases full of cash allegedly given to former Indonesia president

23:45 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senator Baucus to be named ambassador to China: aide

23:45 [Deutsche Welle] Obama panel recommends NSA overhaul

23:46 [Truthdig] Correction: Joe Conason Did Not Write ‘Rand Paul’s Plan to Save the Cities’

23:46 [CNET News] Delta puts the kibosh on in-flight cell phone calls

23:46 [CNN] 'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC over profits from zombie series

23:46 [CNN] Dennis Rodman set for third North Korea trip

23:47 [straight] Emma Thompson traverses a maze for Saving Mr. Banks /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_EmmaThompson4_2400.jpg

23:47 [straight] The Hobbit challenged Richard Armitage /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_RichardArmitage4_2400.jpg

23:48 [Guardian] Stafford hospital set to be taken over and lose several of its key services

23:48 [Voice of America] Glance at Some Recommendations on NSA Procedures

23:49 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate panel passes measure to ease aid to Egypt

23:49 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate passes two-year budget deal to ease spending cuts

23:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: 'Thank God We Don't Have Kids. I Don't Know What We'd Do If We Had Kids.'

23:52 [Telegraph] Vince Cable supports zero hours contracts

23:52 [NPR] Push For Release Of CIA Interrogation Report Continues

23:52 [NPR] Top SAC Capital Manager Guilty Of Insider Trading

23:52 [CNN] Feds: Man wanted in India in terror plot arrested in Nevada

23:52 [msnbc: politics] White House to tap Baucus as next ambassador to China

23:54 [Raw Story] Tea Party ‘inventor’ Larry Klayman mocks Rand Paul’s Tea Party bonafides

23:54 [Fox News: politics] Baucus to be named ambassador to China, officials say

23:56 [Financial Times] NSA panel looks for surveillance overhaul

23:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] Why North Korea hates Frank

23:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'A Rolls at 25? Really, mother'

23:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I just sat there shaking like a leaf'

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