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00:00 [Voice of America] Panel Recommends Limits on NSA Spying

00:01 [CNN] Henry the toddler takes charge of nanny's photo shoots

00:01 [CNN] Georgia woman claims half of $648 million Mega Millions jackpot

00:02 [Slashdot] Fomalhaut C Has a Huge Cometary Debris Ring And, Potentially, Exoplanets

00:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: White House NSA Panel Undermines Key Defense Of Phone Surveillance Program

00:04 [Reuters] U.S.'s Kerry expresses regret to India over diplomat case

00:04 [Disinformation] Christian Anarchist Group Swipes Bikini Calendars From Mall Kiosk

00:06 [Telegraph] White House task force recommends curbs to NSA surveillance

00:07 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending

00:07 [CNN: Money] Is the economy as good as it looks?

00:07 [CNN: Money] Guilty verdict for SAC Capital exec

00:07 [CNN: Money] Football 'blackout rule' could end

00:09 [zero hedge] What The Government Got You This Christmas!

00:09 [Global Voices] Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Arrest, Strip Search Earn Apology from US

00:12 [Fox News: politics] Chinese hackers reportedly crashed Federal Election Commission website

00:12 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Budget Deal: An Okay End to a Very Bad Year for Medical Research

00:12 [Guardian] Warning on interest rates as unemployment rate slips to four-and-a-half-year low

00:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] White House Panel's NSA Report: Technology Can No Longer Be King

00:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] What Color Is the Sun, Really?

00:13 [Campaign For Liberty] Forbes Magazine: Call Congress in support of Audit the Fed

00:15 [Sydney Morning Herald] Cases full of cash allegedly given to former Indonesian president

00:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sanjay Sanghoee: Democrats Just Won, But It's Not Because of the Budget Deal

00:18 [Slate Magazine] High-Speed Recovery

00:18 [straight] The Wolf of Wall Street sees Rob Reiner back on the big screen /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_RobReiner2_2400.jpg

00:19 [Good] What I Learned From Creating Community Change

00:19 [Financial Times] Volcker to be tested at committee hearing

00:20 [Reuters] Fed cuts bond buying in first step away from historic stimulus

00:20 [CBC: politics] Retired generals take aim at Ottawa's handling of defence cuts

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrea Rael: Colorado Courts Jailing The Poor Who Are Unable To Pay Fines For Minor Violations

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mohamed A. El-Erian: Fed Taper Begins -- What Happens Next?

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Helfert: Using One Frame of Film to Review the Whole Movie

00:22 [CNN] Aaron Hernandez hit with wrongful death suit

00:25 [CNN] CNN Student News - December 19, 2013

00:26 [AlterNet] What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About

00:28 [Guardian] City issues interest rates warning as unemployment falls to 7.4%

00:29 [Raw Story] Bipartisan budget deal easily passes in Senate vote

00:30 [CNET News] iPhone cases that do more than protect your iPhone

00:30 [CNN: Living] Two-year-old photographer directs nanny in photo shoots

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Max Baucus Finally Being Kicked Out Of Country

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Max Baucus Finally Being Kicked Out Of Country

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sally Steenland: Love and Work

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Democrats Eye Deal To Confirm 4 Obama Nominees And Avoid Spending Christmas Eve Together

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Tom Corbett Trailing Most Democratic Challengers: Poll

00:32 [Fox News: politics] Senate Republican leader assails Dems on defense bill

00:35 [Global Voices] China and North Korea: The Inevitable Fate of Jang Song Thaek Under Dictatorship

00:36 [CNN: Living] Toddler directs nanny in photo shoots

00:38 [Telegraph] Green belt: half of local councils plan to build on rural build, National Trust warns

00:38 [Telegraph] David Cameron makes tribute to his brave forebears who died in First World War

00:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Bubble in Modern Art

00:39 [Big Think] China's Chang'e-3 Lunar Probe Lands on Moon

00:39 [Big Think] Why Education is an Easy Sell

00:39 [Big Think] Principles of the Open Future

00:40 [Guardian] Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records

00:42 [The Atlantic: Politics] Obama's Panel: A Rebuke to the NSA, and Vindication for Edward Snowden

00:42 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Fanfictionalization of Politics

00:42 [CNN: Money] Why it doesn't matter

00:44 [CNN] Nevada man charged with helping terrorism groups in India, Pakistan

00:44 [Voice of America] Reuters: Million-dollar Picasso Sold at Charity Raffle for 100 Euros

00:45 [Slashdot] How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

00:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Michelman: History in the Making in Pennsylvania

00:46 [Sydney Morning Herald] LIVE: HSC students receive their ATARs

00:46 [Financial Times] Volcker rule to be tested at hearing

00:48 [straight] Breaking news: Milan Lucic still loves Vancouver /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/T5ztF6AUaJQ.jpg

00:48 [Fox News] NSA REPORT Task forces calls for limits on agency spying abilities

00:48 [Slate Magazine] The Culture Gabfest “Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven” Edition

00:55 [CNET News] Batman or Superman? Celebs try to settle the question

00:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Senate Bill Would Allow US To Resume Egypt Aid

00:59 [Raw Story] Federal Reserve will taper stimulus program starting in January

01:01 [Reuters: politics] Senate debates U.S. defense policy bill amid rift over amendments

01:01 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senator Baucus to be named ambassador to China-aides

01:04 [Disinformation] NSA Coworker Recalls Eric Snowden As Principled Genius Who Kept Copy Of US Constitution At Desk

01:06 [BBC: Technology] App developers must respect privacy

01:06 [Reuters] U.S. Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending

01:08 [Telegraph] BBC executives could have acted earlier to preventing £100m digital project haemhorrhaging cash

01:09 [Raw Story] NASA rigs up snorkel in spacesuit after risky water leak

01:09 [Big Think] A Metastatic World

01:09 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: ESA aims to map Milky Way

01:09 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: How to share real objects online

01:09 [CNET News] Alcohoot transforms your smartphone into a breathalyzer

01:09 [Disinformation] NSA Coworker Recalls Edward Snowden As Principled Genius Who Kept Copy Of US Constitution At Desk

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: A sleighful of seasonal song /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_xmasdiscs_2400.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Various Artists Pittsburgh vs. Seasonal Depression /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/pittsburgh.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Kool & the Gang's Kool for the Holidays /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/koolandthegang.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Gretchen Wilson Christmas in My Heart /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/gretchenwilson.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: It’s a Death Metal Xmas' A Tale of Two Santas and It’s a Death Metal Nutcracker /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/deathmetalxmas.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Dr. Tweenus Gonzo's Obligatory Christmas Music Vol. 1 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/drtweenusgonzo.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Various Artists' Punk Goes Christmas /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/punkgoeschristmas.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Factories & Alleyways' A Factories & Alleyways Christmas /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/factoriesandalleyways.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Moya Brennan An Irish Christmas /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/moyabrennan.jpg

01:11 [straight] Holiday discs 2013: Moka Only's Martian XMAS 2013 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/mokaonly.jpg

01:12 [zero hedge] Peter Schiff Explains The Harsh Reality Of Minimum Wage Hikes To The US Public

01:13 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending

01:15 [The Independent] Take from the poor, but not the rich: Tax authorities accused of not being 'on the side' of individuals and small firms

01:15 [The Independent] Postcard from... St Moritz

01:15 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLLTwo-thirds want to delay ObamaCare rollout

01:15 [Fox News] BYE-BYE LEAD BULLET? Regulations, bans force switch to 'green' ammo

01:15 [Fox News] SPACE SNORKELSNASA's 'MacGyver' answer for astronauts' spacewalks /i/redes/icon-video.gif

01:15 [Fox News] NEXT STOP: OBAMASenate approves bipartisan budget deal 64-36

01:15 [Fox News] 'Duck' star answers critics

01:15 [Fox News] Hanks on Disney mile high club

01:15 [Fox News] VW van back from brink?

01:15 [Fox News] 50 hottest stars over 50

01:15 [Fox News] Walking with dinosaurs

01:15 [Fox News] 'Sex sent me to the ER'

01:15 [Fox News] The girl with half a face

01:18 [CNN] Blind man who fell onto subway tracks rejoices at help from others

01:18 [BBC: Health] VIDEO: Battle against polio - in 60 seconds

01:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ray Hadley ordered to pay $280,000

01:18 [straight] Anchorman 2 stays classy /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_AnchormanTwo_2400.jpg

01:19 [Good] What Happens When You Give Youth an Opportunity?

01:19 [Good] What I Learned in 2013: “Mortality is My Diagnosis”

01:19 [Good] The Nine Winning Ideas from OpenIDEO's Creative Confidence Challenge

01:21 [AlterNet] Healthcare Reform Could Transform Drug Policy and Mass Incarceration

01:23 [Reuters] U.S.'s Kerry expresses regret to India over diplomat case

01:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charles J. Reid, Jr.: Shadow Over Springfield: The Failures of a Warrior Bishop

01:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Is Your Commute Long? Imagine If You Were A Senator From Alaska

01:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Sattler: The Republican 'Civil War' Isn't About Policy: It's About Cash

01:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jon Ward: Taxing The Rich Is Not The Left's Economic Growth Strategy, Center For American Progress Leader Says

01:25 [Slashdot] The FBI's Giant Bitcoin Wallet

01:26 [straight] Saving Mr. Banks is rich in period detail /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_SavingMrBanks_2400.jpg

01:26 [CNET News] Beware: MacBook webcams can be used to covertly spy on people

01:26 [CNET News] Hackers hit Washington Post for second time in three years

01:28 [zero hedge] Jim Rogers On "Buying Panic" And Investments Nobody Is Talking About

01:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Bush Presidential Center Gets A Visit From Santa

01:36 [Deutsche Welle] EU finance ministers agree banking union accord

01:36 [CNN: Money] Rape victims' personal data sold

01:38 [CNN] Harvard student charged in bomb hoax out on $100,000 bail

01:39 [Raw Story] Scientists list the specific genes that make us human

01:40 [Telegraph] Ian Watkins jailed: police watchdog probing three forces over concern earlier complaints were ignored

01:43 [Financial Times] Baucus tipped as US envoy to China

01:44 [CNET News] PointGrab brings gesture control to home appliances

01:44 [CNET News] Full-size Lego car actually drives

01:46 [The Independent] Pope Francis encourages mother to breast-feed in public

01:46 [The Independent] Taxman bites back at Parliament – but it needs to get its own house in order

01:46 [Truthdig] Invitation For America to Go Home Is Inevitable

01:46 [Truthdig] Obama Wrongs the Bill of Rights

01:48 [straight] The Wagner Files traces the life of the composer /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WagnerFiles_2400.jpg

01:48 [straight] Walking With Dinosaurs 3D is a giant dud /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WalkingwithDinosaurs2_2400.jpg

01:48 [straight] Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas sticks to the formula /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_AMadeaChristmas2_2400.jpg

01:48 [straight] When Jews Were Funny an illuminating documentary /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WhenJewsWereFunny-MarcMaron_2400.jpg

01:49 [Good] What I Learned in 2013: “Moments of Awe Make Us Better People”

01:50 [straight] Arnould /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CAR_Arnould_2400.jpg

01:53 [Guardian] EU ministers seal banking agreement on eve of Brussels summit

01:54 [Financial Times] Yellen Fed appointment may hit snag

01:54 [CNN: Entertainment] Review: 'Anchorman 2'

01:54 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC

01:54 [Telegraph] Aspirin may help in fight against 'anger syndrome'

01:55 [Fox News: politics] Closed testimony appears to bolster claims Benghazi response inadequate

01:57 [CNN: Entertainment] The real Wall Street 'Wolf'

01:59 [CNN] Actor Daniel Escobar, 'Lizzie McGuire' teacher, dies

02:00 [CNN] TTYL: Tourist walks off pier while Facebooking

02:01 [Truthdig] Presidential Panel to NSA: Stop Undermining Encryption

02:01 [The Independent] DNA from a 50,000 year old toe shows Neanderthals were highly inbred

02:01 [Reuters] White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

02:04 [Raw Story] High Flyer: Utah man arrested with $1.2 million worth of pot on his plane

02:05 [Sydney Morning Herald] School death: driver doing three-point turn

02:05 [Sydney Morning Herald] Lasagne secrets? We told Nigella ours

02:05 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senator Baucus to be named ambassador to China: aides

02:05 [Reuters: politics] White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

02:06 [CNN: Money] Secret Service probing reported Target hack

02:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: How About A Saturnalia Display?

02:10 [Telegraph] California wine collector convicted of fraud over fake vintages

02:13 [Slashdot] NASA's Greatest Challenges In 2014

02:16 [straight] Red Meat /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CAR_Meat_2400_0.jpg

02:16 [CNET News] Troubleshooting tip for Safari in OS X Mavericks

02:19 [Fox News] Task force calls for limits on NSA spying- OPINION: What James Madison teaches us about NSA surveillance

02:20 [Reuters] Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending

02:23 [CNN] Group: Nearly 1,000 killed over 2 days in Central African Republic

02:25 [Reuters: politics] Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending

02:26 [Telegraph] Picasso charity raffle won by American art lover for just £84

02:27 [zero hedge] What Happened The Last Time A Major Central Bank "Tapered" QE?

02:27 [Voice of America] Group: Turkey, Iran, China Lead World in Jailing Journalists

02:30 [BBC: Education] Record numbers enter university

02:31 [CNN: Politics] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat triggers uproar

02:31 [Reuters] Bin Laden son-in-law's U.S. lawyer indicted on tax charges

02:31 [CNN] Insurers cut doctors, hope costly patients follow, physicians say

02:31 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'Billion star mapper' set for launch

02:31 [BBC: Science & Environment] UK bases 'bird-trapping hotspots'

02:32 [AlterNet] Molly Is Not Killing People at Music Festivals, Prohibition Is to Blame

02:33 [BBC: Health] Stress gene linked to heart attacks

02:34 [CNET News] Twitter to launch vanity URLs for Vine users' profiles on Dec. 20

02:37 [BBC: Entertainment] Mum Direction: Parenting a superstar

02:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Hadley must pay $280,000

02:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] I'm a virgin and I've had a baby

02:38 [CNN: Politics] Is it time for tea party to divorce GOP?

02:43 [CNN: Politics] Jones, Cupp agree on NSA

02:46 [Topix Activism News] UN votes to protect privacy in digital age

02:49 [Raw Story] Brazil stops night work at World Cup stadium struck by tragedy

02:49 [Raw Story] ‘Breaking Bad’ anti-hero’s namesake gets 12 years in jail for dealing meth

02:49 [CNN: Politics] WH makes Olympic statement

02:49 [CNN: Politics] Paul: Budget a step backwards

02:49 [CNN: Politics] Finally! Senate approves budget

02:53 [CNN: Politics] Senate approves budget

02:56 [Telegraph] Troops complain about Nativity scene at Guantánamo

02:57 [zero hedge] Chinese Rates Spike Most In 5 Months To Record High

03:03 [The Independent] US father and son plead guilty to shooting neighbour's dog because it was 'annoying'

03:05 [Mother Jones] The Origin of the War on Christmas

03:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Big waste paper fire in Sydney

03:21 [Voice of America] Lisa Bryant: Rights Groups Call for UN Peacekeeping Mission in CAR

03:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Deval Patrick Keeps Rage In Check On Missing-Boy Case

03:27 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Keeping It Real

03:29 [Raw Story] Texas judge pressured to give ‘affluenza’ teen drunk driver jail time

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

03:44 [Unicef] Vital UNICEF supplies airlifted to Syria

03:44 [Unicef] Giving displaced children in Afghanistan an education, and an opportunity

03:44 [Unicef] In Somaliland, volunteer vaccinators help contain the threat of polio

03:44 [Unicef] In Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, a boy finds solace in caring for birds

03:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David A. Love: The European Union, the United States and the Death Penalty

03:46 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

03:46 [CNN] 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended for anti-gay remarks

03:48 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLL: Obama ends 2013 with majority of voters disapproving

03:53 [Anarchist news] La ZAD- News, Updates, Upcoming Actions (aka- sorry we haven't been in touch)

03:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Stopped car hit by truck, boy critical

04:03 [CNN] Have high blood pressure? New guidelines suggest maybe you don't

04:04 [CNN: Crime] Newtown police chief withdraws request to fire officer with PTSD

04:05 [Disinformation] DMT Use Skyrockets Among American Users //

04:05 [Reuters] U.S. prosecutor defends treatment of Indian diplomat

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Mackie arrested for alleged DWI

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Actors claim police profiling

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Rihanna photo sparks arrests

04:05 [CNN: Crime] FBI: Navy Yard shooter 'delusional'

04:05 [CNN: Crime] 'There's a guy slaughtering people'

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Who were the victims?

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Victim's mom: Heed warnings

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Students charged with hate crime

04:05 [CNN: Crime] Richie Incognito files grievance

04:11 [Slashdot] Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

04:11 [CNN] Family of Georgia student suspended for teacher hug files appeal

04:12 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended for anti-gay remarks

04:13 [Fox News: politics] U.S. attorney defends actions in Indian envoy's arrest

04:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Bob McDonnell Decision Delayed By Justice Department Officials, Report Says

04:19 [Raw Story] CHP dispatcher accused of helping Hell’s Angel husband sell meth

04:23 [Voice of America] Mil Arcega: US Fed to Scale Back Bond Purchases Starting January 2014

04:26 [zero hedge] Who Knew What 50 Seconds Before The FOMC Release?

04:27 [CNET News] Intel reportedly eyes future 18-core 'Broadwell' chip

04:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Brian Schweitzer Won't Confirm 2016 Speculation, But Says He Can Connect With Iowa Voters

04:42 [zero hedge] Chart Of The Day: The Taper In Perspective (And What We Learned Today)

04:44 [Raw Story] Europe prepares to launch Milky Way ‘discovery machine’

04:45 [Telegraph] Death toll in Central African Republic attacks even greater than thought, say Amnesty

04:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Heath Brown: Best Political Science Books in 2013

04:54 [Guardian] HMRC 'lost nerve' over big tax avoiders, say MPs

04:54 [CNN: Money] World markets set to rally

04:59 [Raw Story] Japanese dumpling magnate shot dead in Yakuza hotspot

05:02 [CNN: Money] Fed taper to boost world markets

05:03 [The Hindu - News] Indian sailor Sunil James released from Togo jail: MEA

05:03 [The Hindu - News] A.P. farmers move apex court against Krishna tribunal award

05:07 [The Hindu - News] Bank strike hits operations in Coimbatore, Tirupur

05:07 [The Hindu - News] Indian sailors Sunil James, Vijayan released from Togo jail: MEA

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Power outage costs business $10,000

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ray Hadley must pay $280,000

05:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Tribute site set up for victims of Carlingford school crash

05:13 [The Hindu - News] Bank employees go on strike; operations hit in Tiruchi

05:13 [The Hindu - News] IRC clears code for plastic road

05:17 [BBC: Also in the news] US man wins raffle for $1m Picasso

05:21 [Deutsche Welle] US Federal Reserve to pull back on stimulus program in economic vote of confidence

05:21 [The Hindu - News] Guntur emerging as a solar power house

05:27 [Voice of America] Reports: Max Baucus Chosen as Next US Ambassador to China

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Price revised for Harita houses

05:31 [Truthdig] Volcker Rule Made Meaningless by Abundant Exemptions

05:31 [Telegraph] Senator Max Baucus to be named US ambassador to China

05:35 [Fox News: politics] Matheson's exit gives GOP's Mia Love an opening for Utah congressional seat

05:35 [Voice of America] Luis Ramirez: US Expects More Guantanamo Detainee Transfers

05:38 [The Hindu - News] From convicts to guards

05:42 [Slashdot] Target Has Major Credit Card Breach

05:44 [zero hedge] Video: Negative Divergences

05:44 [zero hedge] On Bernanke's Legacy

05:44 [zero hedge] Video: Negative Divergences

05:47 [Reuters] Thai protesters march in bid to oust PM, but turnout low

05:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Hillary Clinton To Decide On 2016 Run 'Sometime Next Year'

05:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chloe Fox: How To Have A Hawaii Vacation Like The Obamas

05:56 [zero hedge] NSA Official: "I Have Some 'Reforms' For The First Amendment"

05:56 [Guardian] South Sudan: UK sends plane to evacuate Britons

05:58 [The Hindu - News] Pudukottai serial killer gets life term

05:58 [The Hindu - News] Mahadayi tribunal team begins tour of State

06:04 [The Hindu - News] Sale by loading contractors cited for soaring sand price

06:04 [The Hindu - News] Another leopardess caught in H.D. Kote, released

06:04 [The Hindu - News] Petrol bunks to switch off lights for two days

06:07 [AntiWar] Pakistani and Saudi Pilgrims Among 30 Killed, 53 Wounded Across Iraq

06:07 [AntiWar] Some Might Call It Treason

06:07 [AntiWar] Almost Orwellian

06:08 [The Hindu - News] Violating property developers are not entitled to relief: HC

06:09 [Reuters: politics] Senator Baucus to be named ambassador to China: aides

06:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard (RJ: 6 Ways Sen. Warren's 'No Credit Checks for Hiring' Bill Helps All of Us

06:15 [CNN] Death penalty in the United States gradually declining

06:15 [Sydney Morning Herald] Inner city cycling paths put on hold

06:18 [CNET News] The 15 best video games of 2013

06:18 [Fox News] GOP's Love has new shot at Utah seat /i/redes/icon-video.gif

06:18 [The Hindu - News] Wildlife in Kerala at risk of contracting FMD

06:19 [Voice of America] U.S. Prosecutor Says Indian Diplomat Was Well-Treated in Custody

06:24 [CNN] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

06:24 [Big Think] It Pays to be Happy. How Can Joy Be Sustained?

06:24 [The Hindu - News] US Federal Reserve begins tapering bond purchases

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Peafowl population on the rise in Nizamabad

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Obsessed lover targets teenager

06:30 [The Hindu - News] ‘Two neurotransmitters play key role in depression’

06:31 [Financial Times] Emerging markets take taper in their stride

06:31 [Financial Times] Tokyo governor quits over cash scandal

06:31 [Financial Times] Kerry seeks to defuse India diplomatic spat

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Measures to check red sanders smuggling stepped up

06:41 [Fin24 News] High deficit, weak growth worry Fitch

06:41 [Fin24 News] Federal Reserve embarks on tapering

06:41 [Deutsche Welle] Brazil agrees multi-billion-dollar purchase of Swedish fighter jets

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for M.N. Paloor

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Will react if my report is ignored: Gadgil

06:44 [zero hedge] Is the U.S. Government Changing the Amount In People’s Financial Accounts with Its Offensive Cyber Capabilities?

06:49 [Fin24 News] Vavi blasts ANC policies

06:49 [Fox News: politics] Chinese hackers reportedly crashed Federal Election Commission website

06:49 [Voice of America] Mike Richman: Chinese FM in Middle East, Hoping to Facilitate Peace Deal

06:51 [Voice of America] Mike Richman: Chinese FM in Middle East, Hopes to Facilitate Peace Deal

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Greenfield refinery may come up at Kakinada or Nakkapalli

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Who will ‘bell’ the members?

06:57 [Fin24 News] Federal Reserve to embark on tapering

07:00 [Topix Activism News] Foreign Affairs Minister Baird says Snowden should surrender to U.S.

07:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] HSC fails to break down gender stereotypes

07:03 [Slashdot] Panel Urges Major NSA Spying Overhaul

07:03 [The Hindu - News] Smart cards needed to avail of treatment under CMHIS

07:04 [Slate Magazine] The Welfare Queen

07:10 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: Top White House aide Nabors considering exit - sources

07:10 [Reuters] In U.S. healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine

07:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Barbara Boxer, Carl Levin Warn Iran Sanctions May Derail Nuke Talks

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Fog continues to hit air, rail traffic in NCR

07:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Three-point turn killed boy

07:21 [Telegraph] Improving economy poses 'risk' to Britain's burgeoning tourism sector

07:21 [Telegraph] Expat Britons hit by benefit curbs aimed at Romanians and Bulgarians

07:21 [Telegraph] RSPCA hires former CPS lawyer to review its prosecutions policy

07:21 [Telegraph] UCAS: more students admitted to university 'with poor A-levels'

07:21 [Telegraph] David Cameron flies to Brussels determined to fight EU drones programme

07:23 [The Hindu - Opinion] Between the government and terrorism, a hard place in Xinjiang

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Suspected Babbar Khalsa member arrested in US

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Juveniles who escaped from Kingsway Camp home return

07:23 [The Hindu - News] JNU sitting on molestation case complaint, says Ph.D scholar

07:23 [The Hindu - News] NGO director jumps to death after rape allegations

07:24 [Voice of America] Tokyo Governor Resigns Amid Scandal

07:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] Languishing in the Republic's wake...

07:27 [Fin24 News] Kruger airport aids community uplift

07:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Vatican told priest: 'Live a life of prayer and penance'

07:33 [Guardian] European boycott of death penalty drugs lowers rate of US executions

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Incentives for installing solar energy systems

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Pact signed to develop new fabrics

07:35 [Mother Jones] Brazil Has No Plans to Offer Edward Snowden Asylum

07:35 [Telegraph] Thousands of homes left without power after heavy rain and gale force winds

07:35 [Telegraph] Pensioner, 89, turned away from hospital because staff had gone home for the weekend

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Raised manhole lids causing concern in Coimbatore

07:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] Today's Aviation Videos

07:44 [The Hindu - News] Bridle students’ organisations in Law College: HC

07:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] Government request to court 'unfair'

07:50 [The Hindu - News] ‘Study law and equip yourselves’

07:51 [Telegraph] Tokyo governor resigns over financial scandal

07:54 [The Hindu - News] GRH budget canteen ready for launch

07:54 [The Hindu - News] India better prepared to deal with US tapering: Chidambaram

07:54 [The Hindu - News] “Drug and alcohol use increasing among youth”

07:55 [Reuters] In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine

07:56 [Voice of America] VOA News: Tokyo Governor Resigns Amid Scandal

08:00 [Voice of America] Rodman Won't Discuss Politics in NKorea

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Home Guards may have more transgenders

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Teaching of a different kind

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Addiction to alcohol and drug on the increase

08:02 [Voice of America] South Sudan Army Says Control of Northern Town Lost

08:05 [Mother Jones] New Jersey Bridge Scandal Suddenly Gets Worse For Chris Christie

08:09 [Fox News: politics] Colorado bill would use tax credits to offset ObamaCare penalty

08:09 [Guardian] Treat online abuse of women and girls as robustly as offline, authorities urged

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Man gets life for murdering neighbour

08:10 [The Hindu - News] 43 illegal dyeing units sealed at Pallipalayam

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Link major water bodies to attract birds: farmers

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Mammoth refinery equipment to hit road

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Three temple elephants leave for camp

08:11 [Deutsche Welle] Steinmeier's return to the Foreign Ministry

08:14 [Raw Story] Suffer the children to come unto me and I will hand them a broom and a dustpan

08:14 [The Hindu - News] South Sudan unrest continues as Army loses town

08:14 [The Hindu - News] All differently abled children in Perambalur getting therapy

08:18 [Pravda] The West delighted with Obama's 'boycott' of 'Putin's Olympics'

08:20 [The Hindu - News] CMC takeover procedures likely to be over by Jan.-end

08:21 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sharemarket adds $25 billion

08:24 [Telegraph] Uncontrollable rage could be cured by drugs like aspirin

08:24 [Telegraph] Warfarin doubles risk of stroke in first week for irregular heartbeat suffers

08:24 [Telegraph] British millionaire Gregory Cox cleared of sexual assault charges

08:24 [Telegraph] Dogs recognise pictures of their owners - but prefer looking at other dogs

08:24 [Telegraph] Councils face ban on using overtly political language under new law

08:24 [Telegraph] What does religion look like through the eyes of a six year old?

08:28 [Guardian] MPs warn Scotland that world role could shrink

08:28 [BBC: Entertainment] US man wins raffle for $1m Picasso

08:33 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:33 [Pravda] Space prevents humans from exploring Mars

08:35 [The Hindu - News] Maid’s family ‘evacuated’ to US: Bharara

08:36 [Voice of America] VOA News: South Sudan Army Loses Control of Northern Town

08:38 [Telegraph] Heather Mills drops out of UK skiing team over boot argument

08:38 [Telegraph] Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace plans a family Christmas with his new girlfriend

08:38 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin press conference: what to expect

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Telangana factor fails to spur realty sector

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Vijayawada archers bag five medals at world event in Singapore

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Kochi Metro board likely to consider RITES report

08:41 [The Hindu - News] These ‘whistle-blowers’ keep Masula garbage-free

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Former Mayor demands white paper on JNNURM funds

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Bank strike successful in Vijayawada

08:47 [Reuters] Thai protesters march in bid to oust PM, take aim at U.S.

08:48 [Pravda] Democracy, Deception, Deceit - they're all the same

08:50 [Guardian] Markets rally after Fed begins tapering its stimulus programme - business live

08:51 [CNET News] Netflix reportedly plans 4K stream of 'House of Cards'

08:52 [straight] After his remarks on Edward Snowden, it's hard to take John Baird seriously as a foreign minister /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/HarperBaird.jpg

08:53 [NPR] Patriarch Off 'Duck Dynasty' After Gay Comments

08:53 [NPR] Executions In U.S. Drop Close To 20-Year Low In 2013

08:53 [NPR] Fewer Deportations Big Issue For Asians, Hispanics

08:55 [International Crisis Group] Somalia: Puntland’s Punted Polls

09:00 [The Independent] UK weather: Snow warnings and gusts of up to 90mph expected as Britain recovers from wind-battered night that left thousands without power

09:01 [The Hindu - News] Christie's launches in India to tap growing wealth

09:01 [CNN: Crime] Bomb hoax suspect out on bail

09:01 [CNN: Crime] Death penalty in the United States gradually declining

09:01 [CNN: Crime] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

09:01 [CNN: Crime] Debate: Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat 'barbaric?'

09:02 [CNN] Most Googled destinations in 2013

09:02 [CNET News] Japan's Iosys clones the iPhone 5c, slaps on Android

09:03 [NPR] This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California's Hungry

09:07 [Fox News: politics] U.S. attorney defends actions in Indian envoy's arrest as Kerry expresses regret

09:09 [The Hindu - News] ‘Varahi irrigation project to be expedited’

09:09 [Slashdot] UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn

09:10 [Telegraph] Ronnie Biggs cost taxpayers £1,000 per week

09:10 [Telegraph] Phone contact restricted to those within 100 miles

09:11 [CNET News] Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

09:13 [BBC: Technology] App offers award to crack encryption

09:13 [BBC: Entertainment] Boy band star joins EastEnders cast

09:16 [Truthdig] The GOP’s Fight Has Just Begun

09:16 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Ukraine's declaration of bankruptcy in Moscow

09:16 [Fox News] Love gets second chance at Congress /i/redes/icon-video.gif

09:16 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLL Obama ends 2013 with majority disapproval

09:16 [Fox News] 'ACT OF SABOTAGE' Chinese hackers reportedly hit FEC website in October /i/redes/icon-video.gif

09:16 [Fox News] TODD STARNES Fight to save Mount Soledad cross intensifies

09:18 [NPR] Bay Area's Steep Housing Costs Spark Return To Communal Living

09:18 [NPR] Russian Market Fuels Comeback Of North American Fur Market

09:18 [NPR] Brazil's Post Offices Help Deliver Christmas Wishes

09:19 [BBC: Entertainment] Lovato confirms X Factor USA exit

09:20 [Voice of America] Thai Opposition Protesters Renew Effort to Oust PM

09:21 [CNN] South Sudan town falls to rebels, army spokesman says

09:22 [Voice of America] HRW: Christian Militias in CAR Attacked with 'Shocking Brutality'

09:23 [] Of Georgian Politicians' Fights, SUVs and Umbrellas

09:28 [CNN] Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose resigns over money scandal

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Project report for proposed Vizag outer ring road

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Culvert repair hangs in the balance at Saisoudha Nagar

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Unenviable colony, say residents

09:30 [Guardian] Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

09:30 [Guardian] Councils prepare to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows

09:31 [BBC: Health] Polio scourge threatens Middle East

09:31 [BBC: Entertainment] Daisy scrubs up for Christmas Downton

09:32 [The Hindu - News] The raising of Vizag Lions

09:32 [Voice of America] VOA News: HRW: Christian Militias in CAR Attacked with 'Shocking Brutality'

09:32 [BBC: Science & Environment] 1,000mph car to use Norwegian rocket

09:35 [Reuters] Troops clash in South Sudan, African states to mediate

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Muslims must be empowered, says AU Vice-Chancellor

09:36 [The Hindu - News] India demands withdrawal of case against Khobragade

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Visakhapatnam airport gets dog squad

09:38 [NPR] Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

09:40 [Telegraph] Woman dead and sailor missing after storms

09:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ned Simons: Ed Miliband Must Define Himself Before The Tories Do, Warns Senior Obama Campaign Veteran

09:41 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan rebels seize key town of Bor, army says

09:42 [CNN] Therapy dogs help students across the country survive finals

09:44 [CNN: Money] 7 robots too expensive (or lethal) to own

09:47 [CNN] 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended after anti-gay remarks

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Aadhaar: Oil cos, district administration may be sued

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Maid in diplomat row frustrated over portrayal of her case

09:50 [Fox News] Princess Kate's sister engaged

09:50 [Fox News] Reward in 'ANTM' murder

09:50 [Fox News] VIP service from TSA

09:50 [Fox News] Colin & Liz's secret romance

09:50 [Fox News] 900-year-old medieval crypt

09:50 [Fox News] Singer: 29 years for child sex

09:50 [Fox News] Mouth-watering Christmas mains

09:53 [Reuters] Fed cuts bond buying in first step away from historic stimulus

09:54 [The Hindu - News] Another conviction for ‘Cyanide’ Mohan

09:56 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin annual press conference: live

09:57 [CNN] South Sudan town falls to rebels as fighting spreads

09:58 [Fox News: politics] Thousands in Illinois told to start over on health insurance

09:58 [Fox News: politics] California health exchange scrambles to fix mailed eligibility notices

10:00 [Le Monde diplomatique] Unveiling Arab Men

10:02 [The Hindu - News] Interest waiver sought on education loans

10:03 [The Independent] UK house prices set to rise 8% in 2014, says RICS

10:03 [BBC: Entertainment] Paedophile Watkins starts jail term

10:06 [The Hindu - News] Work on hospital building begins in Kozhikode

10:07 [New Statesman] Why Labour's poll lead is small but very stubborn

10:08 [Guardian] US prosecutor defends arrest and strip-search of Indian diplomat

10:09 [Pravda] Forgetting Apartheid regime to get piece of Nelson Mandela

10:10 [CNN: Money] Fed taper boosts world markets

10:10 [CNET News] Apple's Mac Pros goes on sale; top-end model costs $9,600

10:12 [Guardian] Jayden Parkinson's family 'devastated' after a body is found in Didcot

10:16 [The Hindu - News] Work on MCH projects begins

10:16 [The Hindu - News] Commuters oppose move to change MEMU schedule

10:16 [The Hindu - News] IAF could meet all recent goals: chief

10:18 [The Independent] Foreign Office to evacuate 150 Britons from South Sudan today

10:18 [Fox News: politics] Prosecutors reportedly delay deciding whether to charge Va. gov McDonnell

10:22 [CNN] Pakistani security forces say they killed 23 militants in tribal area

10:24 [Fin24 News] Fuel hikes 'just don't make sense'

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Centre to give AAP a few more days to form govt.: Shinde

10:28 [Guardian] Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

10:28 [Telegraph] Dennis Rodman: I'm going to North Korea for fun, not politics

10:30 [Voice of America] Lisa Bryant: Rights Groups Call for UN Peacekeeping Mission in CAR

10:31 [The Hindu - News] Work on hospital building begins

10:31 [Truthdig] A Little Closer to Hydrogen Fuel

10:32 [Fin24 News] Petrol hikes 'just don't make sense'

10:33 [Global Voices] 3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

10:33 [Slashdot] Govt. Watchdog Group Finds Apple Misled Aussies On Consumer Rights

10:33 [The Independent] Paul Walker's cause of death: crash caused by speed alone

10:36 [Voice of America] UKRAINE

10:37 [The Hindu - News] US should apologise unambiguously, says Nath

10:37 [The Hindu - News] Work on Koyilandy taluk hospital building begins

10:42 [Fin24 News] Sassa halts social grant review process

10:44 [Voice of America] Margaret Besheer: US Calls for Disarmament in CAR

10:45 [Sydney Morning Herald] Paper fire 'could take days' to put out

10:45 [Sydney Morning Herald] Caesarean rate hits record high: report

10:45 [Sydney Morning Herald] Summer in the city: burst of heat sends mercury soaring

10:46 [Truthdig] Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

10:46 [Deutsche Welle] Young Syrians struggle to continue education

10:47 [The Hindu - News] Singapore riots: 3 more Indians remanded to custody

10:47 [The Hindu - News] AP House adjourned as Telangana stalemate continues

10:50 [The Independent] One third of disabled people asking for help with ‘bedroom tax’ have applications rejected

10:51 [Deutsche Welle] Intelligent clothes can keep you safe

10:51 [Deutsche Welle] Bayer raises bid for cancer treatment specialist Algeta

10:59 [Telegraph] Vince Cable: Heathrow expansion would suck life out of rest of UK

11:01 [Truthdig] Cultures of Violence in the Age of Casino Capitalism

11:03 [The Hindu - News] Maestros at Margazhi

11:05 [BBC: Entertainment] TV star suspended for anti-gay views

11:05 [The Independent] Ian Watkins’ family want to ‘knock him around a cell’ but will not give up on paedophile son

11:05 [The Independent] Russell Howard forced to deny Scientology benefit gig rumours

11:06 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'Billion star mapper' lifts off

11:09 [Fox News: politics] Podesta sorry for GOP cult slur

11:09 [Fox News: politics] Come on, Paul Ryan must be running in 2016, right? Right?

11:10 [CNN] Power struggle racks Erdogan government in Turkey

11:10 [CNN] 20 most annoying things people do on planes

11:10 [BBC: Education] Six Nottingham schools rated 'poor'

11:11 [Topix Activism News] Amnesty accuses al-Qaida group in Syria of torture

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Uncertainty ahead of Calicut University Syndicate polls

11:13 [Global Voices] Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Becomes First Black African Member of France Academy of Fine Arts

11:14 [New Internationalist] ‘People need to know that they are loved’

11:17 [The Hindu - News] Court orders attachment of Kozhikode district collectorate property

11:17 [The Hindu - News] Call to field more minority candidates

11:18 [Global Voices] Ousmane Sow Becomes First Black African Member of France Academy of Fine Arts

11:21 [Guardian] Councils preparing to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows

11:21 [The Independent] Global markets rally as Fed reduces QE but pledges to keep rates low

11:22 [The Hindu - News] Egypt clears Mubarak’s sons, former premier in corruption case

11:22 [The Hindu - News] MHA seek Law Ministry’s view in Ganguly case: Shinde

11:22 [The Hindu - News] Human chain against move to shut Malapparamba AUP School

11:23 [Fin24 News] Cosatu queries Numsa's stance over recruitment

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Putin backs NSA snooping, but with checks

11:28 [Global Voices] Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

11:28 [Voice of America] Heather Murdock: High Tech and Low Tech, Nigerian E-Commerce Starting to Click

11:31 [Fin24 News] Cosatu queries Numsa's recruitment stance

11:31 [Telegraph] Tongan rugby player qualifies for Winter Olympics as luge racer

11:31 [Deutsche Welle] Putin defends Ukraine loan, denies missile deployment

11:32 [The Hindu - News] Treatment meted out to diplomat unacceptable: Shashi Tharoor

11:33 [CNN] Poop cruise! 31 most outrageous travel stories of 2013

11:33 [Sydney Morning Herald] British chain considers Sydney move

11:34 [CNN: Money] Stocks draw breath after taper gains

11:37 [The Independent] Dogs recognise the faces of their owners - but prefer looking at the faces of other dogs

11:37 [The Independent] President Putin backs NSA surveillance as 'necessary' to fight terrorism

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Man sets self on fire in St. Peter's Square

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet proposal soon to constitute 7th Pay Commission

11:43 [CNN: Money] Yuan gains as China loosens grip

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Pakistani Taliban threaten Imran Khan for supporting polio jabs

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Rise to the occasion

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Suicide bomber kills 11 Shia pilgrims in Baghdad

11:51 [Voice of America] Emilie Iob: Prototype Solar Cars Train Future Alternative Energy Experts

11:52 [The Independent] Devyani Khobragade: Maid tried to blackmail diplomat arrested in New York, says Indian official

11:52 [The Independent] The Great British Christmas getaway: 4m to head abroad for holidays – while the rest of us face a travel and weather nightmare

11:52 [The Independent] China to expand presence in Antarctica with new research bases

11:52 [The Hindu - News] Cookie CHEER

11:52 [The Hindu - News] With Lalu on bail, Cong—RJD—LJP tie-up seems to be on cards

11:55 [Guardian] Shares rally and gold slides after Fed announces tapering plan - business live

11:55 [Guardian] South Sudan rebels control Jonglei state capital, says military

12:00 [CNN] Man sets himself on fire in St. Peter's Square

12:01 [Voice of America] Reports: Max Baucus Chosen as Next US Ambassador to China

12:01 [Telegraph] Gina Rinehart told to stop indulging daughter, by her own son

12:01 [Deutsche Welle] Germans' real earnings shrink despite wage hikes

12:02 [BBC: Entertainment] Singer Tulisa denies supplying drugs

12:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Love And War: James Carville And Mary Matalin Open Up To Vogue About New Memoir

12:03 [Slashdot] Using Supercomputers To Find a Bacterial "Off" Switch

12:04 [Slate Magazine] Hell No Noel

12:06 [Mother Jones] Mother Jones' Photographers Pick the Best Photobooks of 2013 /files/scarti.jpg

12:06 [Mother Jones] Let's Roll: Unraveling the Pentagon's Toilet Paper Budget /files/Lets-Roll-thumbnail.jpg

12:06 [Mother Jones] 5 Surprising Things We Feed Cows /files/cows-at-trough-_630.jpg

12:06 [Mother Jones] PHOTOS: 2013's Most Terrifying Weather Disasters /files/brazil%20drought%20zuma.jpg

12:06 [Mother Jones] Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick

12:06 [Mother Jones] Now Scammers are Trying to Make Money off Mandela's Death

12:06 [Mother Jones] We Feed Cows Chicken Poop /files/cow-stomachs_275.gif

12:06 [Mother Jones] Not So Fast: New Budget Deal Leaves a Lot to Deal With

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Expressions unlimited

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Indian Coast Guard ships arrive in Trincomalee for marine exercise

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Making baking a cakewalk

12:08 [Reuters] Suicide bomber kills at least 10 Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad: police

12:08 [Reuters] Special Report: Why Ukraine spurned the EU and embraced Russia

12:10 [straight] Your horoscope for December 19 to 25, 2013 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/astrology-bg_21.jpg

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Left leaders complain to CEC, demand steps for fair polls in WB

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Joyful times

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Cut above the rest

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Parliamentary panel recommends professionally-managed Central Drugs Administration

12:18 [New Statesman] Votes at 16 could create a new generation of politically active citizens

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Govt. may order an inquiry in Gujarat ‘snooping’ case

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Season’s flavour

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Panel for professionally-managed Central Drugs Administration

12:20 [BBC: Entertainment] Rudd to play Ant-Man in new film

12:21 [Voice of America] UKRAINE

12:23 [Voice of America] US Official Visits CAR, Calls for Violent Groups to Disarm

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Hazare movement has opened new dimensions of democracy: Pranab

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Passage to India

12:24 [The Independent] Tulisa court latest: The singer denies being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs

12:27 [Fin24 News] Why PIC is blocking Adcock deal

12:29 [Reuters] Ukraine's Yanukovich says Russia bailout not against Europe integration

12:29 [Reuters] Secret detention part of Syria 'campaign of terror:' U.N.

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Abdul Basit to be new Pakistani envoy to India

12:29 [The Hindu - News] A couple of questions

12:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joshua Hersh: Iraqi Hero Cop Saves Lives Amid Devastating Surge Of Violence: Report

12:31 [Deutsche Welle] Gaia aims for a billion stars as it lifts off for Milky Way 3D mapping mission

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Civil society reiterates need to empower NREGA beneficiaries

12:33 [Telegraph] Queen asserts rights to mine under homes

12:33 [Telegraph] How Doctor Who fans made the Tardis really fly

12:33 [Telegraph] China steps back from expelling journalists

12:34 [CNN] Jury mulls verdict in fraud trial of Nigella Lawson's former aides

12:38 [New Statesman] From Lawrence of Arabia to Dean Spanley: the many faces of Peter O'Toole

12:38 [Red Pepper] Six successes from 2013

12:39 [The Independent] Jury retires in Lee Rigby Woolwich murder trial

12:39 [Voice of America] Putin: U.S. Leaker Snowden is "Noble"

12:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz: 5 Reasons Being an Orthodox Rabbi Compelled Me to Support Gay Marriage

12:42 [CNN: Money] IPO market expected to stay hot in 2014

12:42 [CNN: Money] Global stock rally after Fed

12:42 [CNN: Money] U.S. investors take a breather

12:44 [BBC: Technology] Hackers hit China's central bank

12:45 [Guardian] MI5/MI6 torture collusion report published: Politics live blog

12:46 [CNN] Paul Walker crash: Investigators to meet with Porsche to analyze data

12:47 [Reuters] Russia's Putin says Ukraine bailout was not aimed against Europe

12:47 [Reuters] Secret detention part of Syria 'campaign of terror:' U.N.

12:47 [Voice of America] Rodman Back in NKorea, Won't Discuss Politics

12:48 [International Crisis Group] Mujeres en Afganistán: ¿Perderán lo ganado?

12:49 [The Hindu - News] Delhi, Chh’garh get new PCC chiefs; Cong gets into revamp mode

12:49 [Telegraph] Britain sends plane to evacuate nationals from South Sudan

12:51 [CNN] Verdict awaited for 2 men accused of UK soldier's murder

12:52 [CNN: Money] Dumbest moments of 2013

12:53 [New Statesman] Oxbridge may be exclusive, but getting in is more about luck than anything else

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Such things should not happen to high-level officials: CJI

12:53 [The Hindu - News] German town revokes Hitler’s honorary citizenship

12:54 [The Independent] Move over, Bill Gates: Baked bean investor Warren Buffett tops list of wealthiest gainers

12:54 [The Independent] Serco to repay £68.5m over botched electronic tagging contracts

12:55 [CNN] Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea to train basketball team

12:55 [CNN] Christmas By The Numbers

12:59 [] Elections in Turkmenistan Anoint Second Pro-President Party

13:03 [NPR] Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Devyani fell victim to planned conspiracy, alleges father

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Where Nandanar moved the Nandi

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Bizman’s son abduction case: Nitish Kumar asks DGP to investigate

13:05 [Disinformation] Canadians Skeptical of ‘Official’ 9/11 Theories

13:10 [The Independent] Europe welcomes 'unprecedented' banking union agreement

13:10 [The Independent] Art News 2013

13:10 [The Independent] Vince Cable: London 'is sucking the life out of the rest of the country'

13:10 [CNN: Money] Target: 40 million credit cards compromised

13:11 [Reuters: politics] Wisconsin Senate to consider delay in state Medicaid changes

13:11 [Guardian] Shares rally after Fed tapers; EU to agrees banking union - business live

13:12 [CNET News] Why Android won't be getting App Ops anytime soon

13:13 [Red Pepper] December’s feminist web round-up

13:15 [Voice of America] Reuters: Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak's Last PM in Corruption Case

13:18 [New Statesman] I've seen a terrifying vision of the future, and it looks like a boy driving a pink toy car

13:19 [Fin24 News] Zuma signs youth wage subsidy into law

13:19 [Telegraph] Steps star H wins public apology after being wrongly pictured as paedophile

13:19 [Telegraph] Meet Barney, the pants-eating puppy

13:20 [Guardian] Shares rally after Fed tapers; EU to agree banking union - business live

13:21 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Harry Hill's Blackpool excursion

13:24 [Guardian] Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam

13:24 [The Hindu - News] 23 militants killed in Pakistan

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade is the only victim: MEA

13:24 [CNN: Health] Nicotine linked to heart disease

13:24 [CNN: Health] Healthy entertaining

13:24 [CNN: Health] When routine surgeries go wrong

13:24 [CNN: Health] Therapy dogs for finals

13:25 [zero hedge] The Taper Morning After: A Full Summary Of What "They" Are Saying

13:25 [The Independent] Sochi's once vibrant gay scene

13:25 [The Independent] Police investigate after 'major fire' burns down a Northampton restaurant - the Red Hot World Buffet

13:25 [The Independent] National Geographic Best Travel Photos of 2013

13:25 [The Independent] Hundreds killed in South Sudan clashes

13:25 [The Independent] Hundreds killed in South Sudan clashes

13:25 [The Independent] Abuse support and sex education sites blocked by ISP's 'porn filters'

13:25 [The Independent] Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi PA trial jury retires to consider verdict

13:28 [Guardian] Russia has never worked with Edward Snowden, says Putin

13:28 [Guardian] Tulisa Contostavlos denies cocaine deal charge

13:28 [Guardian] Lee Rigby murder trial jury retires to consider verdict

13:30 [CNN] Remarks about gays prompt suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' star

13:30 [CNN] Top U.S. diplomat visits troubled Central African Republic

13:34 [Raw Story] Rodman hopes game with ex-NBA players thaws relations between U.S. and North Korea

13:34 [Raw Story] Bitcoin prices recover after Chinese bank imposed new restrictions

13:36 [Guardian] Ed Balls asks shadow cabinet for money-saving ideas

13:36 [Guardian] Jury retires in trial of sisters accused of defrauding Lawson and Saatchi

13:36 [CNN: Money] Did Bitcoin fans hack China's central bank?

13:36 [BBC: Entertainment] Steps star Watkins gets court apology

13:37 [Deutsche Welle] Northern Ireland talks seek calm in festive season

13:37 [Deutsche Welle] German scientists deploy modified enzyme to seek and destroy HIV in mice

13:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] Does the Budget Deal Mean Congress Is Fixed? No, No, and No

13:38 [The Hindu - News] It would be a travesty of justice: Somnath Chatterjee

13:38 [New Statesman] England dreaming, the break-up of Britain and what Orson Welles knew

13:41 [The Independent] China: National Pole Dance Team

13:41 [The Independent] Video: Bolivian artist opens Baby Jesus clinic

13:42 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 19

13:42 [zero hedge] CBO on SS - Another 29' Crash?

13:42 [zero hedge] Is The Next Great Rotation Into Emerging Market Stocks?

13:42 [Deutsche Welle] Pressure builds to crack down on NSA spying

13:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Angel Haze leaks own album online

13:44 [BBC: Science & Environment] AUDIO: 'Deep learning' inspired by brain

13:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Lohr: Executions In US Drop Close To 20-year Low In 2013

13:45 [CNN: Money] 5 ways customer service makes you crazy

13:47 [] Obama Review Panel: Strip NSA of Power to Collect Phone Data Records

13:48 [Guardian] Offender tagging: Serco to repay more than £68m in overcharging

13:48 [New Statesman] Nelson Mandela’s moment of transcendent reconciliation

13:48 [New Statesman] The bosses’ boss: the head of the Institute of Directors

13:48 [New Statesman] Marching barefoot for Mandela, rebel cricket tours and children’s Gothic imagination

13:48 [New Statesman] The 18-year trek to Madiba’s biopic

13:48 [New Statesman] Alex Ferguson: the last great Briton? /sites/default/files/images/2013%2B50ralph-alexferguson.jpg

13:48 [New Statesman] The Fan: topless goal celebrations

13:48 [New Statesman] Squeezed Middle: mind-mapping at the community school

13:48 [New Statesman] New out-of-hours care reforms were a game of Russian roulette for GPs. We pulled the trigger

13:48 [New Statesman] In winter, red and green should always be seen

13:48 [New Statesman] How sexual perversion became the new norm

13:48 [New Statesman] The Tractate Middoth, and other ghost stories you love to watch at Christmas

13:48 [The Hindu - News] AIADMK hints at pre-poll alliances

13:48 [The Hindu - News] Kiran remains defiant; vows to stall bifurcation process

13:49 [Raw Story] New Zealand winegrowers report bumper crop, but don’t expect wine bargains

13:49 [Raw Story] Egyptian court acquits former prime minister and two Mubarak sons of corruption charges

13:52 [Telegraph] Nearly 4m to escape Britain for Christmas

13:52 [Deutsche Welle] Beyond ‘big Switzerland’

13:53 [Voice of America] Reuters: Egypt Court Ruling Paves Way for Shafik Return

13:53 [NPR] 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Doubles Down; Palin Defends Him

13:54 [Guardian] Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty

13:54 [Guardian] UK storms bring power cuts, transport disruption and flood warnings

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Display of virtuosity

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Charming period pieces

13:54 [The Hindu - News] 22 killed in Nigeria attack

13:55 [CNN] Suicide bomber kills religious pilgrims in Iraq

13:57 [The Independent] Facebook tumbles in pre-market trading as Mark Zuckerberg announces $2.3bn share sale

13:57 [The Independent] South Korea: Penguins dressed in Christmas costumes

13:58 [The Hindu - News] The genius in him shone

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Reviving the lost glory

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Enveloped by serenity

13:58 [The Hindu - News] This Margam was dramatic

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Assocham: Implement uniform spectrum usage charge before auction

14:00 [Slate Magazine] Starbucks, State Sports, and Sea Monsters

14:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Madison Project Endorses Milton Wolf Over Pat Roberts In Kansas Senate Race

14:01 [CNN: Money] IPO bonanza! Best year since tech bubble

14:01 [CNN: Money] The next debt ceiling fight

14:05 [The Hindu - News] A mixed bag

14:05 [The Hindu - News] Call of the desert

14:05 [The Hindu - News] Replete with poignant phrases

14:05 [Financial Times] Putin to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

14:06 [Telegraph] Islamist fanatics Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty of murdering Lee Rigby

14:06 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky to be pardoned

14:06 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela memorial signer checked into psychiatric hospital

14:06 [CNN] 2 men found guilty of UK soldier's murder

14:06 [CNN] Putin says he plans to release jailed tycoon

14:07 [Reuters] 'Calm down,' says Putin, no missiles in west Russian enclave

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Impressive essay of ragas

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Tale of survival

14:09 [The Hindu - News] ‘Kate Middleton’s phone hacked’

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Ruled by serenity

14:09 [Global Voices] China: Soft Landing Foreign Policy

14:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: White House Greets Budget Deal With Caution, Hope

14:10 [CNN: Money] Worst-performing stocks of 2013

14:11 [Voice of America] US Transfers Two Guantanamo Detainees to Sudan

14:12 [The Independent] Video: Woolwich attack

14:12 [The Independent] Postman Jermaine Shirley catches twin babies thrown from burning New York building

14:12 [The Independent] £2bn Gaia space probe blasts off to map a billion stars

14:12 [zero hedge] Complete Recap Of Overnight's Volatile Markets

14:12 [BBC: Technology] Web archive goes live but not online

14:12 [CNN] Putin says he plans to pardon jailed tycoon

14:14 [Slashdot] Inside Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit

14:15 [CNN: Money] Facebook and Zuckerberg to sell shares

14:15 [The Hindu - News] Take your pick

14:15 [The Hindu - News] The magic maker

14:15 [The Hindu - News] Bore the stamp of Brinda school

14:16 [AlterNet] Can this Small College in Maryland Pass the Fairest Wage Policy in US Academia?

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Grill the Chef

14:18 [CNET News] Target hack may have affected 40 million accounts

14:18 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended

14:18 [CNN: Entertainment] The year in entertainment

14:19 [Global Voices] China: Hot Mom Contest

14:19 [The Hindu - News] It was an inspired performance

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Collective interest

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Swapnasundari's spell

14:19 [Raw Story] Pakistan’s Imran Khan threatened for criticizing violent attacks on polio immunization teams

14:19 [Raw Story] South African sign language interpreter admitted to a psychiatric hospital

14:23 [CNN] Lee Rigby murder: How Islamist hate narrative inspired killers

14:23 [CNN] 2 men found guilty of UK soldier Lee Rigby's murder

14:23 [CNN] Photos: The year in entertainment

14:25 [The Hindu - News] Small budget, big impact

14:25 [The Hindu - News] Intellect meets emotion

14:25 [The Hindu - News] A paean to the Eternal City

14:25 [The Hindu - News] Spirited performance

14:25 [The Hindu - News] My five…

14:26 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars

14:27 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'Billion-star mapper' lifts off

14:28 [The Independent] Arise, Miss Adele Adkins MBE: singer honoured by Prince Charles

14:29 [The Hindu - News] Dynamics of movement

14:29 [The Hindu - News] Crash course

14:31 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended

14:31 [CNN: Entertainment] Photos: 2013 in entertainment

14:32 [Financial Times] Delhi demands US drops diplomat charges

14:33 [The Hindu - News] His lineage speaks for him

14:33 [CNN] What led Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale to murder Rigby?

14:33 [NPR] Book News: Memoir Coming From Obama's Half-Brother

14:33 [Financial Times] Putin to pardon Khodorkovsky

14:34 [Global Voices] China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

14:34 [CNN] Kentucky 'Santa' brings joy to kids in need

14:34 [CNN] Report: Phone of 'Babykins' Kate Middleton hacked, court told

14:35 [The Atlantic: National] Inside the Packing House

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Another giant step

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Village vignettes

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Two men found guilty of British soldier murder

14:37 [CNN] Opinion: True change takes a leader with vision

14:38 [Telegraph] Town's Christmas tree stunt raises £15,000 to light its streets again

14:38 [Telegraph] Adebowale on path to Islamist extremism after seeing 9/11

14:38 [Telegraph] Adebolajo wanted to be a Jihadist martyr

14:38 [Telegraph] Scuba diving in a wheelchair proves anything is possible

14:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: Missoula Police Try To Escape 'Rape Capital' Nickname

14:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Craggs: Vladimir Putin Annual Press Conference

14:38 [Reuters] Jobless claims rise to near nine-month high

14:39 [The Hindu - News] Voices of experience

14:39 [CNN] Lee Rigby murder: 2 men found guilty of UK soldier's slaying

14:39 [CNN: Crime] Professor's prostitution lesson?

14:39 [CNN: Crime] Prosecutor in Indian diplomat's arrest dismayed at uproar

14:39 [CNN: Crime] 'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC over profits

14:39 [CNN: Crime] British rocker jailed 35 years for child abuse

14:39 [CNN: Crime] Family of Georgia student suspended for teacher hug files appeal

14:40 [Slate Magazine] Rainbow Loon

14:40 [Guardian] Prince William's messages for Kate Middleton were hacked, court told

14:41 [Voice of America] India Demands US Drop Case Against Diplomat

14:44 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: How Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale became ultra-violent radicals

14:44 [The Independent] Hacking trial: Prince William was ‘almost shot’, as court hears News of the World hacked phone of future Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

14:44 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Spotlight cast on security services

14:44 [The Independent] Timeline in Lee Rigby Woolwich murder case

14:44 [zero hedge] CFTC Announces It Is Undercounting Size Of Swaps Market By As Much As $55 Trillion

14:44 [Reuters] Secret detention part of Syria 'campaign of terror:' U.N.

14:45 [The Hindu - News] Aesthetic approach

14:45 [The Hindu - News] Satisfying, on the whole

14:46 [Guardian] Vladimir Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

14:46 [CNN] World's most spectacular Xmas decorations

14:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ana Benedetti: Fewer Deportations Major Issue For Hispanics

14:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ellie Krupnick: Sasha And Malia Obama Poke Fun At Their Dad's Clothing Choices

14:47 [] 54 Civil Liberties and Public Interest Organizations Oppose the FISA Improvements Act

14:47 [The Hindu - News] Universal dimensions

14:48 [Fox News] Furor grows over India envoy's arrest /i/redes/icon-mouse.gif

14:48 [Fox News] VIRGINIA GOV PROBEDOJ reportedly delays move to indict McDonnell

14:48 [Fox News] 'SOLDIERS OF ALLAH' Two found guilty in brutal killing of British serviceman

14:48 [Fox News] INDEFINITE SUSPENSION Will curtain close on 'Duck Dynasty' show?

14:48 [Fox News] RELIGIOUS TUSSLENativity scenes removed from Gitmo dining halls

14:48 [Fin24 News] EU strikes deal on tough tobacco rules

14:49 [Fox News] Calif. wildfire now 74 percent contained, officials say

14:49 [Fox News] Rodman returns to North Korea amid political unrest

14:49 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLLS: Obama ends year with majority disapproving of job performance - Two-thirds say Obama not tough enough on Iran - 67 percent say delay ObamaCare

14:49 [Fox News] Officials: Baucus to be named ambassador to China

14:49 [Fox News] Bipartisan deal would allow some Gitmo detainees to be sent home- US sends 2 detainees home to Sudan

14:49 [Fox News] Attractive adolescents benefit from 'beauty bias' across ethnicities, study says

14:49 [Fox News] Insurers allow more time to pay under ObamaCare - Colo. bill would use tax credits to offset penalty

14:49 [Fox News] KURTZ: Paul Ryan must be running in 2016, right?

14:49 [Fox News] Budget deal wins final approval in Senate

14:49 [Fox News] Donations to allow blind man to keep hero guide dog

14:49 [Fox News] Target says 40 million credit, debit card accounts may be affected by breach

14:49 [The Hindu - News] Temple bell timbre

14:50 [Fin24 News] E-toll tariffs debate intensifies

14:50 [CNET News] Facebook, Zuckerberg sell shares as part of secondary offering

14:51 [BBC: Technology] 40 million hit in Target card heist

14:53 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Dead' creator sues AMC

14:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Mathias: Michael Bloomberg Decries 'Labor-Electoral' Complex In Last Major Speech As NYC Mayor

14:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Woods: Judge Challenges Bankrupt Detroit's Secretive Deal With Banks

14:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Ted Cruz Ends 2013 As He Began It: No Apologies

14:56 [Guardian] Rendition inquiry finds questions about UK involvement remain unanswered

14:59 [Voice of America] South Sudan Gov't Loses Control of Northern Town

14:59 [The Independent] Adonis Ortiz, 3, survives five-organ transplant

14:59 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo handed witness a note attempting to justify killing

15:00 [The Hindu - News] Briton injured in 26/11 attacks wins right to sue Taj hotel

15:02 [Deutsche Welle] Tanzania embraces new system of growing rice

15:03 [Slashdot] Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

15:03 [Reuters] Putin says to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

15:04 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart on EPA con man John Beale: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Sh*tty’

15:05 [Disinformation] Failed Evangelical Apocalypse Predictor Harold Camping Dead At 92

15:05 [Slate Magazine] “Not Just a Family Feud”

15:05 [Slate Magazine] The Best Jazz of 2013

15:06 [Truthout] Unemployed Americans Speak Out as Benefits are Slashed at Christmas

15:08 [Telegraph] South Sudan crisis explained

15:08 [NPR] Jobless Claims Rose Last Week, But Trend May Still Be Good

15:09 [International Crisis Group] Afghan Forces Cannot Go It Alone

15:10 [The Hindu - News] RCA clarifies its stand to BCCI

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Of war and peace

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Home and the world

15:11 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Conn Hallinan’s 2013 “Are You Serious?” Awards

15:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: South Sudan's Capital No Longer Under Government Control

15:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lincoln Mitchell: Can the US Stop Itself from Widespread Surveillance?

15:14 [The Hindu - News] The bard’s tongue

15:14 [zero hedge] Initial Claims Worst In 9 Months; Holiday Volatility Blamed For Surge

15:14 [zero hedge] Gold Tests Support At $1,200 As Fed Tinkers With Tiny Taper

15:14 [zero hedge] Bonds Becoming Unglued As Gold Drops Below $1200, Lowest In 6 Months

15:14 [Le Monde diplomatique] Egypt's constitutional midnight

15:15 [The Independent] Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins gets court apology for Lostprophets paedophile mix-up

15:15 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin vows to pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

15:15 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Killers wanted to become martyrs - but it is their victim who will be remembered

15:15 [The Independent] Violin which thief tried to sell for £100 sold for £1.4m

15:15 [CNN: Money] The genius of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog

15:15 [CNN: Money] Was Wang Jianlin the focus of Bloomberg's quashed investigation?

15:15 [CNN: Money] Saab stock soars 30% on Brazil deal

15:17 [Deutsche Welle] British Muslim converts guilty of murdering soldier Lee Rigby

15:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Paul Walker crash: Investigation continues

15:19 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Model Lily Cole's freebie website

15:20 [BBC: Technology] US spy agency urged to curb snooping

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Different drum

15:23 [CNN] 10 pop-culture robots that inspired us

15:23 [CNN] Burglar turns in tapes showing sex abuse that he swiped from home

15:24 [Raw Story] Maryland KKK will meet in government building to plot Obama’s impeachment

15:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Schuster: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Answers Parents' Questions On HuffPost Live (LIVE VIDEO)

15:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Cavan Sieczkowski: Sarah Palin Defends 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Anti-Gay Comments

15:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Harry Reid: Redskins Should Change Their Name

15:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Samantha Power To Visit Central African Republic, Hold Leaders Accountable For Human Rights Violations

15:26 [Topix Activism News] Ex-rebels killed 'nearly 1,000' in two day Bangui rampage

15:26 [CNN: Entertainment] Entertainment 2013: Photo review

15:26 [CNN: Entertainment] 10 pop-culture robots that shaped the future

15:26 [CNN: Entertainment] Nirvana, KISS among Rock Hall of Fame inductees

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Samantha Power To Visit Central African Republic, Push Leaders On Human Rights Violations

15:26 [CNN: Technology] 10 pop-culture robots that shaped the future

15:26 [CNN: Technology] 10 influential pop culture robots

15:26 [The Hindu - News] Songs for the season

15:26 [The Hindu - News] Elephant rejuvenation camp begins at Thekampatti

15:26 [The Hindu - News] The diva’s beauty mantra

15:26 [Fin24 News] Zimbabwe to grow 6.4% in 2014

15:27 [Deutsche Welle] Brazil debates asylum for Snowden

15:29 [] Tajikistan’s President Drives Stolen German Cars – German Media

15:29 [Raw Story] Muslim fanatics found guilty of murdering British soldier

15:29 [Raw Story] Vladimir Putin to pardon Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky

15:29 [Raw Story] Pennsylvania man wins $1 million Picasso painting in charity raffle

15:30 [Guardian] Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button'

15:33 [CNET News] Apple patent filing maps out smarter mapping app

15:34 [BBC: Entertainment] Singer Adele awarded MBE at Palace

15:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Molly Blake: The Budget Passed: How Military Families Can Take the High Road

15:34 [Global Voices] Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports

15:34 [Global Voices] Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

15:34 [The Hindu - News] Hearth in heart

15:36 [Mother Jones] Study: Pretrial Detention Creates More Crime

15:37 [Deutsche Welle] EU takes row over Brazil import duties to WTO

15:38 [Fin24 News] Vodafone's Indian tax woes grow

15:39 [Raw Story] Amnesty: Detainee transfers show ‘significant progress’ towards closing Guantanamo

15:40 [The Atlantic: International] In Nigeria, Miracles Compete With Modern Medicine

15:40 [The Hindu - News] Karunanidhi happy over Lokpal bill; wants Lokayuktas in states

15:40 [The Hindu - News] Bake me a cookie

15:41 [CNN: Health] How safe are e-cigarettes?

15:42 [The Nation] Is Pope Francis the New Champion of Liberation Theology?

15:42 [The Nation] Bluegrass Uprising

15:42 [Slashdot] US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

15:42 [zero hedge] Russian Stock Market Jumps On News Of Khodorkovsky Pardon By Putin

15:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Danielle Cadet: Obama's Half Brother, Mark Ndesandjo, Writes About Childhood Abuse In New Autobiography

15:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Macrina Cooper-White: Genes Help Shape Our Political Views, New Research Shows (VIDEO)

15:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andy Ostroy: Why Megyn Kelly Needs to Apologize

15:43 [CNN] Putin addresses controversies ahead of Olympics

15:44 [Raw Story] Unemployment claims in the U.S. rise for second week in row

15:45 [Fox News] Prosecutor defends Indian diplomat arrest, rips 'unfounded' outrage /i/redes/icon-mouse.gif

15:45 [Voice of America] Putin Says He Will Pardon Khodorkovsky

15:46 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Murdered soldier is not forgotten, say Army colleagues

15:46 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Forget these killers, their intolerable cruelty and their insufferable stupidity

15:46 [Le Monde diplomatique] The solid nonpareil

15:46 [The Hindu - News] The dot that connects

15:46 [The Hindu - News] Obligatory on AAP’s part to form govt. in Delhi: BJP

15:49 [Raw Story] Morgan Freeman mistaken for Nelson Mandela in India billboard gaffe

15:51 [Pravda] Vladimir Putin sums up results of 2013 in 9th press conference

15:52 [The Nation] The Progressive Honor Roll of 2013

15:52 [Truthout] Explosive Reaction to Iran’s Nuclear Deal’s-nuclear-deal

15:52 [Truthout] Congress

15:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: For Iowa Republicans, 2016 Is Already Here

15:54 [Guardian] China's sex workers face paying for their incarceration

15:55 [AlterNet] 7 Homeless People Freeze to Death in Wealthiest Area of the Country

15:56 [Telegraph] Seattle bus passengers disarm gun-toting robber

15:56 [Telegraph] Transcripts of the hacked voicemails left by Prince William

15:56 [Telegraph] Hacked voicemails left for Duchess of Cambridge reveal Prince William called her 'babykins'

15:56 [Telegraph] Lee Rigby family say murderers Adebolago and Adebowale should never walk streets again

15:56 [Telegraph] Woman dead and sailor missing as severe weather continues

15:56 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky: profile

15:57 [The Atlantic: Politics] A Scandal of EPA Proportions: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

15:59 [Big Think] The Dreams of Your Youth

15:59 [CBC: politics] Kate Middleton's, Prince Harry's phones hacked, U.K. court hears

15:59 [CBC: politics] Jason Kenney, Jim Flaherty lead Conservative MPs in fundraising

16:01 [CNN: Money] Investors take a break after taper rally

16:02 [CNET News] Microsoft 'Project Siena' points to DIY Windows 8 apps

16:02 [CNET News] Steam Machine scores near-perfect marks for repairability

16:03 [The Independent] Giant rampaging pig smashes through fence and breaks a pensioner’s leg and wrist in Devon woodlands

16:06 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 19, 2013 /files/1219-630.jpg

16:06 [BBC: Education] AUDIO: Universities accepting lower grades

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Jairam Ramesh writes to Shinde to reconsider Jharkhand assembly strength

16:07 [Deutsche Welle] EU parliament questions bank union details

16:08 [NPR] Neighboring Crises In South Sudan, Central African Repubulic

16:09 [Raw Story] Conservatives rally around suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

16:09 [Raw Story] Senator Max Baucus to be named U.S. ambassador to China: Senate source

16:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: Whole Foods CEO: Government Shouldn't ‘Take Over Entire Health Care System'

16:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: More States To Consider Death Penalty Repeal In 2013

16:11 [The Hindu - News] Poll officer cross examined in Pakistan's 26/11 case

16:12 [CNN: Money] Collector car auctions now a $1 billion business

16:12 [Telegraph] Could MI5 have prevented murder of Lee Rigby?

16:12 [Telegraph] Chris Grayling: G4S referred to Serious Fraud Office over two more justice contracts

16:12 [Slashdot] CryptoLocker Gang Earns $30 Million In Just 100 Days

16:12 [zero hedge] Caterpillar Global Sales Down 12%, Crushes Recovery Hopes With Negative Sales Around The World

16:12 [zero hedge] Bill Gross Has A Message For Paranoid Investors

16:13 [Voice of America] US Official Visits CAR, Calls for Violent Groups to Disarm

16:14 [Global Voices] #Kality Tweet Chat on Ethiopian Imprisoned Journalists

16:15 [Reuters] EU leaders face moment of reflection over Ukraine debacle

16:15 [Reuters] Existing home sales fall to lowest level in nearly a year

16:15 [The Hindu - News] UN finds systematic disappearances in Syria

16:17 [CNN] Suicide bombers kill religious pilgrims in Iraq

16:17 [Guardian] Georgia Williams murder fulfilled killer's sadistic fantasy, court told

16:17 [The Independent] Interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial Thamsanqa Jantije ‘admitted to psychiatric hospital following possible mental breakdown’

16:18 [Fox News] MIGHTY 'DUCKS' WOESFans voice support for suspended 'Dynasty' star

16:19 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 19, 2013

16:19 [] Democracy Now!: Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record Data Mining

16:19 [] Democracy Now!: NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe Details Gov't Retaliation After Helping Expose "Gross Mismanagement"

16:19 [] Democracy Now!: Morsi Charged With Terrorism As Egyptian Military Widens Crackdown on Journalists, Activists

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: 6 States Receive $280M In Early Learning Grants

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: A Dude Got Tired Of A Congressman Taking Legal Bribes, So He Had No Choice. Time For A Prank.

16:19 [Raw Story] Christian camp counselor allegedly said she molested girls to show them ‘God’s love’

16:19 [Raw Story] Tokyo governor resigns after admitting he accepted $500,000 undeclared political donation

16:19 [Raw Story] China to expand Antarctic imprint with two new research bases

16:19 [Global Voices] Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

16:21 [CNN: Money] Collector car auctions now a $1B business

16:22 [Pravda] Mikhail Khodorkovsky likely to be pardoned already this year

16:22 [CNET News] Get an Ouya game console and $5 game credit for $59.99 shipped

16:22 [Deutsche Welle] Shining a light on Berlin's modesty

16:23 [Fin24 News] SACP: Numsa faction within Cosatu

16:23 [Financial Times] Putin vows to pardon Khodorkovsky

16:25 [Disinformation] What Will Your Virtual Afterlife Be Like? //

16:28 [Reuters] Troops clash in South Sudan, African states mediate

16:28 [Telegraph] Gaia space telescope to study a billion suns

16:28 [Telegraph] Hundreds of businesses to be paid to switch off to prevent blackouts

16:28 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin press conference: Joseph Stalin v Oliver Cromwell

16:28 [Telegraph] Reading and writing Chinese is easier than you think

16:28 [Telegraph] What is your birthday word?

16:28 [Telegraph] South African rhino poaching deaths nears 1,000

16:28 [zero hedge] Existing Home Sales Tumble, Post First Annual Decline In 29 Months On Day After Taper Begins

16:28 [zero hedge] Philly Fed Misses; Employment And CapEx Outlook Collapses

16:28 [The Progressive] Obama's NSA Review Panel Calls For 'Significant' Reforms

16:29 [BBC: Also in the news] South Korea's spreading poster protests

16:29 [Big Think] Algae to Bio-Crude in Less Than 60 Minutes

16:29 [Voice of America] Ukraine's Yanukovych: West Should Stay Out of Crisis

16:31 [The Hindu - News] Tejas all set to get certification for IAF induction

16:32 [The Nation] Celebrating Willy Brandt’s 100th Birthday

16:32 [AlterNet] AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on Gun Control

16:33 [Truthout] NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Worker

16:34 [Raw Story] Conservatives Should Be Thanking A&E For Suspending “Duck Dynasty”

16:34 [Raw Story] South Koreans so obsessed with plastic surgery, teens going DIY

16:37 [Pravda] Nelson Mandela: Obama, Clinton, Cameron, Blair, Tributes of Shameful Hypocrisy. (Part Two.)

16:37 [CNN] 6 to be arrested in probe of Florida inmates' escape

16:37 [CNN] Docs say insurers are dropping them in hopes their costly patients follow

16:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: In A Scene Straight Out Of 'Minority Report,' Police Are Now Getting Warrants Before Crimes Are Even Committed

16:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Stanford: It's Time to Investigate Pearson in Texas, Too

16:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Huckabee 2016 Would Give Iowa To Christie

16:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Calderone: New York Times, Bloomberg Journalists Receive China Press Credentials, Await Visas

16:39 [Reuters: politics] Fidel Castro hails brother for Obama handshake

16:40 [CNN: Money] 4 things to do if your credit card is hacked

16:40 [CNN: Money] How we became entrepreneurs in Somalia

16:41 [CNET News] Billion-pixel Gaia camera to map galaxy in 3D

16:43 [Truthout] The End of Childhood in the Era of the Emerging American Police State

16:45 [Fox News] ATTENTION SHOPPERS Target says 40M accounts may be hit in data breach /i/redes/icon-video.gif

16:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Fidel Castro Weighs In On Historic Handshake

16:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ethan Rome: 27,000 May Die Next Year Because Republican Governors, Lawmakers Refuse To Expand Medicaid

16:48 [Reuters] Two Muslim converts found guilty of murdering British soldier

16:48 [Reuters] Insight: A London jihadist's Kenyan connection

16:48 [Truthout] In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor

16:49 [Raw Story] Idaho Republican who pleaded guilty to rape agrees to resign

16:49 [Raw Story] Pioneering pornographer Al Goldstein, publisher of ‘Screw,’ dies at 77

16:49 [Raw Story] Potential GOP Senate candidate: LGBT marriage will lead to parent-child marriage

16:51 [Foreign Policy in Focus] From Syria to Bosnia: Memoirs of a Mujahid in Limbo

16:53 [Truthout] The State Policy Network's Cozy Relationship With Big Tobacco

16:55 [] Putin: In 2008 War, Georgians Wanted Us To Win

16:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: The Welfare Queen

16:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: 'You Plan On Sending Your Kids To College. It's Now Out Of The Question.'

16:58 [Telegraph] Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson likened homosexuality to bestiality

16:58 [Telegraph] Cuba lifts 50-year-old car import ban

16:58 [zero hedge] These EM Currencies Did Not Get The "Taper Is Priced In" Memo

16:58 [zero hedge] What do People do with Means-Tested Assistance ?

16:59 [CNN: Travel] 31 most outrageous travel stories of 2013

16:59 [CNN: Living] After hugging teacher, teen suspended

17:00 [Slashdot] Comparing G++ and Intel Compilers and Vectorized Code

17:01 [Fin24 News] Court rejects cartel challenge by top firms

17:03 [CNET News] LG, Samsung vie to unveil the first 105-inch curved TV

17:03 [Voice of America] Rival Calls for Overthrow of South Sudan President Kiir

17:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Evaggelos Vallianatos: American Versailles

17:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Newscred: Bob McDermott Steams Over Sex Ed Program, Says It Promotes A 'Homosexual Lifestyle As Positive'

17:08 [Reuters] Suicide bombers kill over two dozen Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq: police

17:08 [Reuters] Home sales tumble, jobless claims at near nine-month high

17:09 [Voice of America] Eurozone Finance Chiefs Agree to Unified Banking Oversight

17:10 [Slate Magazine] Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edition

17:10 [The Atlantic: International] Topless Jihadis: Inside the World's Most Radical Feminist Movement

17:11 [Truthdig] An Even Quicker Death for the Great Barrier Reef?

17:12 [CNET News] Atheer Labs brings Android into 3D augmented reality

17:12 [CNET News] Geek celebs tap top tech of 2013

17:12 [AlterNet] Georgia Congressman Tells Poor Kids to 'Sweep the Floors' For School Lunches

17:12 [AlterNet] How to Extract America from the Mess of Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment of ADHD in Millions of Children

17:12 [BBC: Technology] Crowd-funded Lego car powered by air

17:14 [Telegraph] Lee Rigby killers had links to Lewisham mosque that 'attracts radicals'

17:14 [Telegraph] Legal watchdog rejects complaint over Leveson barristers' affair

17:15 [Reuters] Europe moves to banking union with blueprint for failing lenders

17:18 [CNN: Entertainment] J.Law busted with racy gifts

17:19 [Truthout] Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible?

17:19 [NPR] The Washington Two-Step: Dancing Back To Normal

17:19 [CNN] Pew report: USDA should do more to fight salmonella

17:19 [CNN] String of suicide blasts kills pilgrims in Iraq

17:20 [The Independent] Step into the Void glass exhibition opens letting viewers see the French Alps from 1,000 metres

17:22 [CNET News] Jolla Sailfish phone swims into Europe

17:22 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt court finds Mubarak sons and former prime minister not guilty

17:24 [Truthout] Patrick Cockburn: US Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

17:24 [Fox News] Don't look down, seriously

17:24 [Fox News] Bieber going away for good?

17:24 [Fox News] Costar blasts Leo's sex scenes

17:24 [Fox News] New unknownhuman lineage

17:28 [straight] John Baird: "Let us replace accountability with corruption!" /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/isxADTDdRBY.jpg

17:28 [zero hedge] China Also Tapers, Forced To Promptly Bail Out Money Markets

17:28 [zero hedge] The MinotEur Labyrinth: What Europe's "Bank Resolution" Looks Like In One Chart

17:30 [CNET News] Phone-hacking joy: Prince William calls wife 'babykins'

17:31 [Telegraph] Lowcostholidays in row over protection

17:31 [Telegraph] Nearly 75 per cent of the high street is already on sale as Christmas panic sets in

17:32 [The Nation] Why Is There No Mark Twain to Skewer Our Gilded Age?

17:33 [Fin24 News] Numsa won't leave Cosatu out of choice: Jim

17:34 [CBC: politics] News channels must be offered to all TV customers by May

17:34 [Truthout] DC Workers Win $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase

17:34 [Raw Story] Florida denies ‘grossly offensive’ Satanists a spot at the State Capitol building

17:35 [Guardian] Central African Republic atrocities escalate amid rampaging rival militias

17:35 [Slate Magazine] Watched Pot

17:36 [The Independent] G4S set to face new Serious Fraud Office investigation

17:36 [Mother Jones] BREAKING: Voter Fraud Continues to Be a Non-Problem

17:37 [Pravda] Morsi linked to al-Qaeda?

17:37 [Deutsche Welle] German foreign minister tackles Ukraine quandary

17:38 [CNN: Health] Food allergies at the holidays

17:38 [CNN: Health] How safe is your chicken?

17:41 [Guardian] Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese given official EU protection

17:41 [Guardian] Brooks denies all knowledge of the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone

17:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Max Baucus Departure Throws New Wrinkle Into Senate Race

17:46 [Voice of America] Lisa Bryant: EU Leaders Begin Summit After Banking Deal

17:47 [Reuters] Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

17:48 [Voice of America] PM: CAR Will Move Up Presidential Election

17:49 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

17:49 [straight] Banksy Christmas card creates a stir again /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Banksy%20christmas%20card%202.jpg

17:51 [msnbc: politics] Louisiana governor defends Duck Dynasty star

17:51 [The Independent] Selfies of 2013: From The Pope to Tom Daley

17:51 [The Independent] Six Nottingham schools put into special measures after Ofsted inspections

17:51 [The Independent] Alexander Litvinenko case: Coroner will not consider Russian involvement in his death

17:51 [The Independent] US school board considers $100 cap on ‘out-of-control gift-giving’

17:51 [The Independent] BT blasts Ofcom over 'unfair' new rules benefiting rivals

17:52 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC paid bonuses for failed IT scheme

17:55 [Slate Magazine] Crashing the Network

17:58 [Reuters] Yanukovich offers Ukraine protesters nothing as Russian aid starts

17:59 [NPR] 100 Years Of Solvitude: A Reported Crossword Puzzle

17:59 [The Hindu - News] L’Affair Khobragade: A tale of two narratives

17:59 [Guardian] India urges US to drop charges against diplomat Devyani Khobragade

17:59 [Truthout] The Solid Nonpareil: Why No Mark Twain for Our Second Gilded Age?

18:00 [CNET News] LG Smart TV to WebOS: We're going to CES

18:01 [Slashdot] Mark Zuckerberg Gives $990 Million To Charity

18:03 [The Hindu - News] Student group disrupts Amartya Sen’s talk at UoH

18:04 [CNN] Sevens heaven: Rugby for cowboys, ancient Greeks and men dressed as nuns

18:04 [CNN] Rugby sevens' Sister Act: How Megan caught up with big brother Mike

18:04 [CNN] Gladiators ready? NFL vs. rugby sevens

18:04 [CNN] Lee Rigby murder: 2 men found guilty in UK soldier's slaying

18:04 [CNN] Opinion: How to avoid giving a horrible gift

18:04 [CNN] Rugby sevens: From butcher's shop to sport's top table

18:04 [Raw Story] Texas Gun Club grand opening goes wrong when employee shoots own hand

18:04 [Raw Story] Fox News guest: Anti-LGBT rant makes Duck Dynasty star like Martin Luther King Jr.

18:05 [Guardian] Georgia Williams killer sentenced to whole-life term

18:08 [The Independent] Mass killings traumatise young elephants

18:08 [CNN] Opinion: Is Google redefining 'don't be evil'?

18:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: What is a 'weather bomb'?

18:08 [The Progressive] Palin Rushes to Defend TV's Favorite Gay-Bashing Hillbilly

18:09 [NPR] Michigan Man Will Stand Trial For Porch Shooting

18:10 [Global Voices] Glimpses Into São Tomé and Príncipe's Art and Culture Biennial

18:10 [New Internationalist] Criminalizing undocumented migrants has got to stop

18:11 [CNET News] Bill Gates plays Secret Santa to Reddit user

18:11 [CNET News] Verizon serves Android 4.4 to Droid Ultra, Maxx, Mini

18:11 [CNET News] Prismatic joins interests and social networking

18:12 [zero hedge] Fed's Economic Projections - Myth Vs. Reality (Dec 2013)

18:16 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Anatomy of Election Fraud: Stealing the 2013 Honduran Election in Five Simple Steps

18:17 [Telegraph] Michael Bloomberg hails resurgence of American cities

18:17 [Telegraph] Al-Qaeda's head in Syria claims they are winning civil war

18:17 [Reuters] Suicide bombers kill 36 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq: police

18:21 [AlterNet] It's Not Meth, It's for Hair, Businessman Says

18:23 [The Independent] Nearly 50% of teachers have considered quitting jobs in past year

18:23 [The Independent] End of an era as Liverpool Post publishes last edition

18:23 [CNN] Christmas by the Numbers

18:24 [CNET News] Pinterest's top pins of 2013 involve bacon, 3D-printing

18:24 [Voice of America] VOA News: Scientists Send Text Message Using Vodka

18:25 [zero hedge] The Multi-Pronged Mortgage Debacle Next Year (So Long, “Housing Recovery”)

18:25 [zero hedge] Facing Triple-Dip Recession, France Set To Deploy US-Made Drones In West Africa

18:26 [Guardian] South Sudan rebels holding strategic town claim persecution by government

18:26 [CNN: Politics] First lady tapped to sell Obamacare

18:29 [NPR] School Leaders On What Determines Student Success

18:29 [NPR] Why Congress Didn't Extend Unemployment Benefits

18:29 [NPR] How To Master The Fine Art Of Political Symbolism

18:30 [Voice of America] Cuba Lifts Restrictions on Car Imports

18:30 [CNN] Joan Fontaine Fast Facts

18:30 [Slate Magazine] Happy Birthday, Dear Yeshua, Happy Birthday to You!

18:31 [Truthdig] Rand Grinch

18:31 [Truthdig] Amnesty Putin

18:31 [The Hindu - News] Major reshuffle rattles Manuu scholars

18:32 [CNN: Politics] U.S. owes India apology over strip search

18:33 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin warns West not to meddle in Ukraine crisis

18:35 [CNN: Money] Craziest expense account items of 2013

18:36 [CNN] Prince Harry Fast Facts

18:37 [Mother Jones] Grand Old Pajama Party: Pictures of Conservatives in Their Jam-Jams /files/reagan_1.jpg

18:37 [Mother Jones] Even Doctors Believe in Obamacare's Death Panels /files/blog_doctors_death_panels.jpg

18:37 [BBC: Entertainment] Arcade Fire confirm Glastonbury slot

18:39 [The Independent] Is President Obama joining the cast of House of Cards? Netflix boss hopes so

18:39 [The Independent] Boris Johnson clashes with Vince Cable over London 'draining life' out of rest of UK comments

18:39 [NPR] Hold The Cheese: Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Vegan Pizza

18:39 [Raw Story] Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz can stand up to Vladimir Putin because ‘he may be Ronald Reagan’

18:40 [Voice of America] Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates in China, Another Dies in Police Custody

18:42 [Deutsche Welle] Ethnic clashes threaten to tear South Sudan apart

18:42 [Deutsche Welle] Ex-German president rejects trial halt

18:43 [Slashdot] One-Armed UBR-1 Points the Way To Cheaper Robots

18:43 [AlterNet] Should Beyoncé Get to Be Called a Feminist?

18:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] What Transparency Reports Don’t Tell Us

18:46 [Fin24 News] Cosatu warns Numsa against spilling blood

18:47 [] War in Afghanistan Was a Mistake: Poll /sites/

18:48 [The Progressive] Fox News Parent Co. Hacked Prince William's Voicemail

18:49 [BBC: Also in the news] Staking out a vampire tourist trail

18:49 [BBC: Also in the news] The surreal world of the family Xmas video card

18:49 [Telegraph] Ikea rewards thousands of staff with pension bonus

18:49 [Telegraph] Alex Salmond challenged to conduct major review of Scottish NHS

18:49 [Telegraph] Tulisa denies drugs charges in court

18:49 [Telegraph] Friday 13 superstition becomes reality for French lottery player

18:49 [Telegraph] Britain sends plane to evacuate 150 nationals from South Sudan

18:49 [Telegraph] MSPs reject gay marriage law 'protections'

18:50 [Voice of America] ICC Prosecutor Seeks Delay In Kenyan President's Trial

18:50 [Slate Magazine] A World Map of All the “Next Silicon Valleys”

18:51 [CNET News] Foursquare unlocks $35M to figure things out

18:52 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Banking union is pretty makeup

18:53 [CNN: Money] 5 most annoying customer service habits

18:54 [NPR] Methodist Minister Defrocked For Officiating At Gay Wedding

18:54 [Raw Story] Fidel Castro congratulates his brother for shaking Obama’s hand

18:56 [BBC: Technology] Microsoft boss gives cow via Reddit

18:57 [The Atlantic: Politics] How Republicans Learned to Love PolitiFact

18:59 [zero hedge] NSA Spying Blowback Continues - Boeing Loses Brazil Jet Order

19:00 [Voice of America] ICC Prosecutor Seeks Delay In Kenyan President's Trial

19:00 [CNN: Money] 10 jobs poised for explosive growth

19:05 [Disinformation] The Disturbing Mystery Of Brazil’s Lead Masks Case

19:05 [Amnesty International] Greece: Investigate police chief's alleged call targeting migrants

19:05 [The Atlantic: National] Serving the Poor, Pope Francis-Style

19:06 [CNN] The woodland trend is evergreen for Christmas

19:06 [CNN: Money] 5 reasons why stocks will go up in 2014

19:07 [straight] Concert pic of the morning: Moist at the Commodore Ballroom /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/746c0300688d11e3940f0e66f0df1c23_7.jpg

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Unauthorised optical fibre cables must be declared by December 21

19:10 [The Independent] Hundreds of breast cancer patients kept in the dark by hospital trust about concerns over rogue surgeon who carried out 'cleavage-saving' mastectomies

19:10 [The Independent] Scientists identify resistance gene in malaria parasite

19:10 [The Independent] Ofgem's plan to keep the lights on: Factories to be paid to cut back electricity use

19:10 [Slashdot] UN Votes To Protect Privacy In Digital Age

19:10 [] Uzbekistan: Cutting-Edge Theater Surviving in Tashkent

19:10 [The Atlantic: International] Nicolae Ceauşescu: 'Nimbus Of Victory,' Megalomaniacal Tyrant, Friend Of America

19:13 [CNET News] Google: Government takedown requests on the rise

19:13 [CNET News] Is the Vauxhall Cascada enough to take down the Germans?

19:13 [CNET News] Does Missouri topless mom case prove Snapchat is pointless?

19:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Latest Weapon in Your Battle for Online Privacy: Duct Tape

19:14 [The Hindu - News] Woman attempts suicide before actor’s house

19:14 [The Hindu - News] New TNCC office-bearers boycott first meeting

19:14 [The Hindu - News] Karunanidhi calls for Lok Ayukta in States

19:14 [The Hindu - News] AIADMK keeps all alliance options open

19:14 [The Hindu - News] Curb ragging with iron hand, says Chief Justice

19:15 [zero hedge] The Arrogance of Silicon Valley

19:16 [The Hindu - News] Sandalwood tree felled and stolen from Lalbagh

19:16 [The Hindu - News] 3 Olive Ridleys turtles found dead

19:16 [The Hindu - News] Restore BMTF’s powers, says Deve Gowda

19:17 [] Scientists Show Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Dolphin Plight /sites/

19:18 [The Hindu - News] Policemen see women being molested, shield perpetrators

19:18 [The Hindu - News] Maoist faction wants to work in democratic space

19:18 [The Progressive] NSA and DHS Bravely Defend America from Satire

19:21 [New Statesman] London can do better: a review of Our London by Sadiq Khan

19:22 [Fox News] Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled kids to parents in US /i/redes/icon-mouse.gif

19:22 [The Hindu - News] Quashing of denotification of MV Layout land upheld

19:23 [CNN: Money] Why stocks will go up in 2014

19:23 [Fox News] Task force calls for limits on NSA spying- JUDGE NAPOLITANO: Judge Leon is right about massive NSA spying program

19:23 [Fox News] Prosecutors reportedly delay move to indict Va. gov

19:23 [Fox News] Salvation Army says $3,500 ring dropped in kettle

19:23 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLLS: Obama ends year with majority disapproving of job performance - Two-thirds say Obama not tough enough on Iran- FOX NEWS FIRST: Obama core still crumbling

19:23 [Fox News] Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

19:23 [Fox News] Boston bomb victims live the good life on France trip

19:23 [Fox News] 'Superbug' bacteria widespread in US chicken, consumer group finds

19:23 [Fox News] Italian serial killer on loose after visit to elderly mother

19:23 [CNET News] Yahoo Mail brings back popular tabs feature

19:23 [CNN] North Korea Fast Facts

19:24 [Raw Story] Neil deGrasse Tyson explains physics of flying things, like kites and Mary Poppins

19:24 [Voice of America] Pakistan: 33 Islamist Insurgents Killed in Clashes

19:24 [Voice of America] PM: CAR Will Move Up Presidential Election

19:25 [Campaign For Liberty] “Speed Bump” Yellen?

19:26 [Guardian] Colchester hospital accused of serious failings with cancer care

19:26 [AlterNet] New Study: 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria

19:26 [The Independent] When Newsnight became Brass Eye: Jeremy Paxman claims internet used to facilitate masturbation ‘or worse’

19:26 [The Hindu - News] Fed shifts focus to low inflation

19:27 [Deutsche Welle] Civil war fears in South Sudan as Machar calls for Kiir's ouster

19:28 [zero hedge] Ugly, Tailing 7 Year Auction Concludes Weekly Issuance Of Treasurys

19:28 [BBC: Entertainment] Salmon Fishing author Torday dies

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Will fight till the end, says Kiran

19:31 [Red Pepper] Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters?

19:32 [Guardian] Fatalities reported as South Sudan United Nations base stormed

19:35 [] Turkey: Antep Baklava Now Both Protected and Threatened

19:35 [CNN] European Debt Crisis Fast Facts

19:36 [Financial Times] Moscow bailout spurs Ukraine sovereignty

19:37 [Mother Jones] How Not to Report on Test Scores and Free Lunches /files/blog_free_lunch_guideline.jpg

19:37 [Telegraph] America's secret diplomacy with Iran was in Saudi Arabia's best 'interest', says US official

19:37 [Telegraph] RAF evacuates Britons as South Sudan conflict escalates

19:37 [Telegraph] Boris Johnson: Vince Cable is "stupefying and ridiculous"

19:37 [Telegraph] Lee Rigby family say murderers Adebolajo and Adebowale should never walk streets again

19:37 [Telegraph] Sketch: Keith Vaz, border terrier

19:38 [CNN] Senators to propose new Iran sanctions bill

19:38 [CNN] Lee Rigby murder: Fight extremism without threatening freedom

19:40 [Topix Activism News] Egypt: Mubarak's sons, PM acquitted of corruption

19:40 [CNN] South Sudan Fast Facts

19:41 [The Independent] Boyfriend of woman cyclist killed by 32 tonne tipper truck calls on Transport for London to take action on road safety

19:41 [Red Pepper] Women deserve better birth – NHS staff deserve better too

19:43 [zero hedge] "Pot Calling The Kettle Black" Classic: Fed Researchers Slam Dishonest Economists

19:44 [NPR] Geeky Gamers Feast Upon Settlers Of Catan Cookbook

19:44 [NPR] Jurors Hear Kate Middleton's Voicemails; Some From William

19:44 [Guardian] MI6 'turned blind eye' to torture of rendered detainees, finds Gibson report

19:44 [Voice of America] Rival Calls for Overthrow of South Sudan President Kiir

19:45 [CNN: Money] Gold on track for worst year in decades

19:48 [Fox News] 'UNFOUNDED' OUTRAGEProsecutor defends arrest of Indian diplomat /i/redes/icon-mouse.gif

19:49 [CNN] Sudan Fast Facts

19:50 [Slate Magazine] Did Life on Earth Really Escape Into Space After Asteroid Strikes?

19:50 [Slate Magazine] Do Americans Care About the Privacy of Our Metadata?

19:51 [Truthdig] Look Into a North Korean Penal Camp

19:52 [The Hindu - Opinion] International law only for weaker states?

19:54 [Reuters] World Bank president calls corruption 'Public Enemy No. 1'

19:54 [Reuters] Housing, jobs data weaken, but overall economic picture still upbeat

19:54 [AlterNet] Robert Reich: What Will It Take for Us to Get Back to Being a Decent Society?

19:54 [CNN: Money] Duck Dynasty is a retail powerhouse

19:56 [CNET News] Facebook's mobile chops takes it to No. 2 in US ad sales

19:56 [CNET News] WhatsApp now chats up 400M people each month

19:56 [The Independent] ‘Hell for animals’: Egypt's Giza Zoo beset by tear gas, bear ‘riots’ and giraffe ‘suicide’

19:56 [The Independent] Arrest of diplomat accused of submitting false documents to obtain work visa for her housekeeper, sparks row between India and US

19:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] Waking up to human problems

19:58 [Sydney Morning Herald] Etiquette to posting HSC marks

19:58 [CNN: Health] A furry friend for finals stress

19:58 [Financial Times] Turkish imam wields power from US exile

19:58 [CNN] Al Goldstein, porn pioneer and Screw magazine publisher, dies

19:59 [Raw Story] Data brokers sell rape victim names for 7.9 cents each, congressional hearing reveals

20:01 [Electronic Intifada] Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?

20:02 [straight] Jordan Bateman: TransLink border tax idea should be deported /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_147800117.jpg

20:02 [straight] Figure skater Brian Boitano comes out after appointed to Sochi delegation /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Boitano.jpg

20:02 [straight] Vancouver seeks intervenor status at National Energy Board hearings on Kinder Morgan pipeline /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Tanker.jpg

20:02 [Guardian] United Nations base in South Sudan stormed

20:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] Drowning out reason

20:04 [Fin24 News] Zim indigenisation law to stay

20:05 [The Atlantic: National] The Hunt for Baltimore's Slumlords

20:08 [The Progressive] 'Historic' New Mexico Ruling Legalizes Marriage Equality

20:09 [The Hindu - Opinion] War leaders must be held to account

20:11 [The Hindu - News] AFA capacity to be doubled

20:11 [Slashdot] Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

20:12 [CNN: Living] Toddler calls the shots in photo series

20:12 [CNN: Living] Woodland decor is evergreen

20:12 [zero hedge] A VeWWY MiSSiLe CHRiSTMaS To YuLe...

20:12 [The Independent] David Cameron presses EU to restrict free movement of people from poorer member states

20:12 [The Independent] Future of Turkish PM, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, threatened by feud with former ally

20:12 [The Independent] Iraqi policeman dies saving pilgrims from suicide bomber as attacks rise

20:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Beautiful GIF of Earth Rising Over the Moon's Horizon

20:14 [NPR] New Mexico's High Court OKs Same-Sex Marriage

20:15 [The Hindu - Opinion] An army in search of artillery

20:17 [BBC: Education] Pupils fight to save free school

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] India in a tough neighbourhood

20:19 [Raw Story] Accused rapists are using Title IX anti-discrimination law to challenge investigations

20:19 [The Hindu - News] Stop blaming govt, says Amartya Sen

20:19 [The Hindu - News] Central African Republic again on the edge

20:23 [straight] Todd Stone: Evergreen Line will finally become reality in summer 2016 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/11314073405_6047e54739_b.jpg

20:23 [Telegraph] The tsar shows mercy, but the message remains the same: Don't mess with me

20:23 [Telegraph] Solar panels on half a million homes by end of the year

20:23 [Telegraph] Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirm Australia and New Zealand visit next April

20:23 [The Hindu - News] 23 militants killed in North Waziristan

20:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP referendum

20:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] Welfare & polls

20:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] On language classes

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan rolls out indigenous fighter plane

20:26 [CNET News] Rubber Band Machine Gun holds 672 elastic shots

20:26 [Voice of America] Reuters: Iran, Six World Powers Resume Nuclear Talks

20:28 [The Independent] US wine dealer who made $1.3m by selling ‘vintage’ stock made in kitchen facing up to 40 years in prison

20:28 [The Independent] Alec Luhn's Sketch: The press pack with tsars in their eyes

20:28 [The Independent] Russian President Vladimir Putin to free former political nemesis Mikhail Khodorkovsky after 10 years in prison

20:28 [] Is Your Chicken Dinner Making You Sick?

20:28 [zero hedge] 24 Hours Later - Here's The Biggest Post-FOMC Movers

20:28 [CNN] Reno medical center shooter identified

20:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] Khobragade episode

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Turnaround for Nims, thanks to CSR initiatives

20:30 [Sydney Morning Herald] Summer blast to hit 41 degrees

20:30 [Guardian] MI5 and MI6 face questions over torture of terrorism suspects

20:32 [Truthout] Economic Update: Crisis Hits Puerto Rico

20:34 [Reuters] U.S. senators introduce bill on Iran sanctions

20:34 [CNET News] Instagram: You love our ads

20:36 [The Hindu - News] Medical rep held for sexual assault on nursery student

20:36 [The Hindu - News] Special teams to keep tab on illegal constructions

20:36 [The Hindu - News] Hasina joins outcry against Pakistan

20:36 [Guardian] Prince William's messages to Harry and Kate 'hacked by News of the World'

20:37 [Mother Jones] Most Americans Have No Clue How Health Insurance Works in America /files/blog_ebri_healthcare_preference.jpg

20:37 [msnbc: politics] Obama commutes sentences of eight crack cocaine offenders

20:39 [Reuters] U.S. Treasury signs anti-tax evasion pacts with six jurisdictions

20:39 [Raw Story] Almost all raw chicken in U.S. contains ‘worrisome amounts of bacteria’

20:39 [Raw Story] Glenn Greenwald’s news project to be called ‘First Look Media’

20:39 [Raw Story] Crack-smoking Toronto mayor offers some Christmas advice: Women love money

20:40 [The Hindu - News] Four, including three juveniles charged with raping minor

20:40 [Voice of America] December 19, 2013

20:41 [Financial Times] Kenyatta trial close to collapse

20:42 [CNN] Surveillance program is now Obama's to own

20:42 [CNN] Detroit-area man who shot woman on porch to face murder trial

20:42 [Slashdot] Embedded SIM Design Means No More Swapping Cards

20:43 [The Independent] Sheep rustling: Fleecing the countryside

20:43 [The Independent] The secrets behind a Ritz Christmas pudding

20:43 [The Independent] Andy McSmith's Diary: 2013 - a year of discoveries - from secret gardens to extraterrestrial trysts

20:43 [The Independent] Toronto mayor Rob Ford writes humiliating apology after false claim reporter took photos of his children

20:43 [The Independent] French far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen fined for racist Roma remarks

20:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] It's a Lonely World: The Median Twitter User Has 1 Measly Follower

20:44 [The Hindu - News] Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

20:44 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade row: protests staged at US Consulate

20:44 [NPR] How To Make Sense Of Confusing, New Blood Pressure Advice

20:46 [Reuters: politics] Obama commutes prisons sentences for eight on crack charges

20:46 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senators introduce bill on Iran sanctions

20:47 [Global Voices] “Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country's History Spurs Ridicule

20:47 [AlterNet] Right-Wing Front Group Poses as Journalists to Attack Investigation Into Political Money Laundering

20:48 [Truthout] The GOP Is a Cult Worthy of Jim Jones

20:49 [Raw Story] Femen activist attempts to cancel Christmas at the Vatican with topless protest

20:51 [CNN: Crime] Diplomat's attorney accuses U.S. of 'muscle-flexing'

20:51 [CNN: Crime] Reno medical center shooter identified

20:51 [CNN: Crime] Harvard bomb hoax suspect out on bail

20:51 [CNN: Crime] Jennifer Lawrence: Calling someone fat should be illegal

20:51 [CNN: Crime] Suspended student's family files appeal in hug case

20:52 [Fox News] STAR'S 'LAST QUACKS'?Source: A&E finished with 'Duck Dynasty' member

20:53 [Fox News] Target says 40M accounts may be hit in data breach- Target's massive breach: What should you do now?

20:53 [Fox News] Marine dies in skydiving accident during trip wife won on Ellen DeGeneres' show

20:53 [Fox News] UN fears fatalities after South Sudan youth force way into base

20:54 [Raw Story] Top Bush lawyer tried to ‘ship out’ gay employees to Detroit: report

20:56 [The Hindu - News] There may be ice under ice

20:57 [Reuters] U.S. senators offer measure to impose more Iran sanctions

20:57 [CNET News] Lexus teases possible IS-F coupe for Detroit auto show

20:58 [zero hedge] Define "Market" Irony: When JPMorgan's Chief Currency Dealer Is Head Of An FX Manipulation "Cartel"

21:02 [The Hindu - News] Istanbul police chief removed

21:02 [Voice of America] ICC Prosecutor Seeks Delay In Kenyan President's Trial

21:03 [CNN] IBM's 5 predictions for the future

21:04 [World Policy Institute] U.S. Counterterrorism Laws Block International Humanitarian Aid

21:04 [NPR] Obama Issues Year-End Commutations For Drug Crimes

21:07 [Mother Jones] WATCH: This Jesus Doll Has Opinions About the War on Christmas [Fiore Cartoon]

21:07 [Mother Jones] Pet Peeve Watch: I. Am. Not. A. Guest.

21:08 [Deutsche Welle] 'Refusal to follow Yanukovych will last'

21:08 [Reuters] Secret detentions fuel Syrian 'campaign of terror': U.N.

21:10 [BBC: Entertainment] US governor defends anti-gay TV star

21:11 [AlterNet] 8 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired of Hearing

21:12 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senators offer measure to impose more Iran sanctions

21:12 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate may vote on Yellen in rare Saturday session: aide

21:12 [CNN: Money] 5 of the biggest-ever credit card hacks

21:12 [CNN: Money] What Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook sell-off really means

21:13 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: Last Month Was the Warmest November in Over 100 Years, and More

21:19 [Raw Story] Erick Erick Erick Erickson’s Fire & Brimstone Jesus Jamboree Channel Changing Pep Talk

21:19 [Raw Story] Glenn Beck invites ‘Duck Dynasty’ family to take a stand against fascism on his TV network

21:19 [Fox News] Dems defy Obama on Iran sanctions /i/redes/icon-mouse.gif

21:19 [Fox News] AIDING TRAFFICKERS?DHS accused of deliveringsmuggled kids to parents /i/redes/icon-video.gif

21:19 [Fox News] 'POLITICAL CENSORSHIP'Critics rip Reddit's ban on climate-change skeptics

21:20 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet panel to demarcate eco-sensitive zones around national parks, sanctuaries

21:21 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

21:23 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' debate rages on

21:23 [CNN: Entertainment] Crash investigation continues

21:23 [CNN: Entertainment] Photos: The year in entertainment

21:23 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended

21:24 [Good] Berlin's Relationship to the Internet: A Model For the Rest of Us?

21:25 [The Hindu - News] ‘AAP pins special hopes on State’

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Rajiv Awas Yojana to be implemented in 10 cities

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Secretaries to be pulled up for delay in clearing files

21:26 [Telegraph] Strangers could avoid prosecution for assisted suicide, DPP signals

21:27 [CNN] 'Duck Dynasty' reactions debate: Free speech or bigotry?

21:28 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Real Duck Dynasty Scandal: Phil Robertson's Comments on Race

21:28 [zero hedge] US To Become Less Dependent On Foreign Oil? - Be Careful What You Wish For!

21:29 [Big Think] Should Poor Kids Have To Sweep the Lunchroom Floor?

21:29 [AlterNet] Dave Eggers: US Writers Must Take a Stand Against NSA Surveillance

21:29 [AlterNet] 6 Ways Sen. Warren's 'No Credit Checks for Hiring' Bill Helps All of Us

21:29 [Raw Story] Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview

21:29 [Raw Story] BP oil spill engineer obstructed justice by deleting text messages

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Pinarayi sees bid to belittle stir

21:31 [Reuters] Egypt court rulings pave way for Shafik return

21:31 [Slate Magazine] The 10 Best Business Decisions of 2013

21:31 [straight] Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve grows with land purchase in Coquitlam /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/GrantNarrows-SH.jpg

21:32 [CNN: Money] 5 really huge credit card hacks

21:32 [CNN: Money] The most annoying customer service habits

21:33 [Slashdot] Virtuix Omni is a Step Toward True Virtual Reality Gaming (Video)

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Abhaya case: High Courtorders further probe

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Santhosh Madhavan’s sentence confirmed

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Bus fare hike imminent in Kerala

21:35 [The Hindu - News] U.S. seeks to ease tensions

21:35 [Guardian] Tory MPs attack ministers over fears of east European immigration

21:35 [CBC: politics] Stephen Harper's 2012 Indian limo tab rises to $1.2M

21:37 [Mother Jones] Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico Are Much Sicker After the BP Spill

21:41 [AlterNet] Economic Opportunity Is Lowest In the Former Slave States, Major Study Finds

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Let’s collectively submit affidavits to President, Jagan urges MLAs

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Law Ministry refers papers on Ganguly to Attorney-General

21:42 [Telegraph] Whole-life jail term for fantasist who murdered girl for sadistic pleasure

21:42 [CNN: Money] What Zuckerberg's Facebook sell-off means

21:44 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Ice Buckets of the Stars

21:44 [The Atlantic: Technology] And the Space Station Will Be Saved by a Snorkel

21:45 [CNN] Heather Mills accused of abusing Paralympic official

21:45 [The Hindu - News] Separated twins to see each other for first time

21:45 [The Hindu - News] ‘TDP, YSRC playing politics’

21:45 [The Hindu - News] Kiran wants debate procedure defined

21:47 [Guardian] Rochdale sex-grooming gangs able to flourish due to police errors says report

21:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] A two-fingered salute from the Abbott government

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Sushma Singh takes oath as CIC

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Avadi residents fast for amenities

21:51 [The Hindu - News] AAP gets the status of a State party

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Remembering Lalgudi, the incurable romantic

21:51 [Guardian] Balcony collapses in London theatre

21:52 [CNN] Hijacker William Potts, who was jailed in Cuba, seeks U.S. plea deal

21:52 [CNN] Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses in London

21:52 [CNN] School cancels SeaWorld trip after "Blackfish" backlash

21:53 [CNET News] Nokia Lumia 1020 jumps up to "Black"

21:54 [Topix Activism News] New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage

21:56 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre roof in London's West End 'collapses'

21:57 [BBC: Entertainment] Roof collapses in packed theatre

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Leaky BPCL oil pipelines removed in Chennai

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Centre to give Rs. 6,600-crore interest-free loans to sugar mills

21:57 [The Hindu - News] UN finds systematic disappearances in Syria

21:57 [The Hindu - News] An idea changed their world

21:58 [Deutsche Welle] ICC prosecutor seeks to delay Kenyatta war crimes trial

21:58 [zero hedge] Are These The Top 12 Tech Products Of The Last 22 Years?

21:59 [Voice of America] Hagel: China Acted 'Irresponsibly' in Stand-Off With US Naval Vessel

21:59 [NPR] Is A 'Pathway To Citizenship' The Right Concern?

21:59 [Raw Story] Ted Cruz thinks Duck Dynasty star has a First Amendment right to be on reality TV

22:00 [Reuters] India says U.S. must drop case against diplomat to defuse row

22:00 [Reuters] U.S. State Dept says not pressuring to drop Indian complaint

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Students of Chennai school win debate at national level

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Offbeat films earn laurels at CIFF

22:01 [The Hindu - News] If opinion polls favour fresh election, we are ready for it: AAP

22:01 [The Hindu - News] U.S. man charged with planning terror in India

22:01 [Electronic Intifada] Searching for light on Gaza's dark streets

22:03 [Slashdot] Tesla Says Garage Fire Not Charger's Fault; Firemen Less Sure

22:03 [] Rally Against International Austerity, Free Trade Clogs Streets of Brussels /sites/

22:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ellen winner dies on dream trip

22:03 [Reuters: politics] U.S. State Dept says not pressuring to drop Indian complaint

22:03 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate may vote on Yellen in rare Saturday session -aide

22:04 [AlterNet] This Communist Utopia Successfully Eliminated Capitalism And Shifted their Society's Values

22:06 [Slate Magazine] Babies Want Revenge

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Devyani grossly underpaid domestic worker, say lawyers

22:08 [Deutsche Welle] Steinmeier floats talks for Ukraine crisis

22:09 [Guardian] Apollo theatre balcony collapses in London

22:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brianna Elliott: Marv Hoyt, Idaho Environmental Leader, Pleads Guilty To Poaching Elk

22:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Jeffrey Sinclair Trial Delayed For Third Time

22:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Trey Radel Leaves Rehab Center

22:09 [Good] How That Tiny Stream Flowing by your Back Door is Important to the Whole World

22:10 [msnbc: politics] Defying White House, 26 senators prep Iran sanctions bill

22:11 [Voice of America] Margaret Besheer: Violence Intensifies in South Sudan’s Jonglei

22:11 [Voice of America] VOA News: Hagel: China Acted 'Irresponsibly' in Stand-Off With US Naval Vessel

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Disabled withdraw protest in Chennai

22:11 [The Hindu - News] AAP campaign in Haryana to focus on Vadra

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Prosecutor denies Devyani was handcuffed

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Couple attacked by thief in Chennai

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Corporation, NGOs to collect data on homeless

22:13 [The Progressive] Why Is the Franklin Center Attacking the John Doe Probe?

22:15 [CNN] Opinion: 'Duck Dynasty' star's free speech rights weren't violated

22:17 [Reuters] U.S. senators make move toward more sanctions on Iran

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Parking lot for Chennai Metro station to come up under land

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Family protests man’s death in Chennai

22:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] Bashed: man fights for his life

22:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Maxwell Strachan: Kids Will Eat Veggies If You Pay Them, Economists Find

22:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Cohn: Ex-Microsoft Employee Charged With Insider Trading

22:21 [Slate Magazine] Critic of the Year: Justin Amash

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet nod for FTA in trade and services with Asean

22:23 [CNN] Alternative gift ideas: When parents want to give more

22:23 [BBC: Education] School clampdown on second helpings

22:24 [NPR] London's Apollo Theatre Reportedly Collapses

22:24 [Raw Story] Number of casualties unknown after ceiling of Apollo Theatre in London collapses

22:24 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senators make move toward more sanctions on Iran

22:25 [Voice of America] Obama Commutes Stiff Cocaine Prison Terms

22:28 [The Hindu - News] IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal Committee holds sitting in Chennai

22:28 [zero hedge] "Housing Bubble 2.0" - Same As "Housing Bubble 1.0"; Just Different Actors

22:28 [zero hedge] Bonds & Bullion Battered As Russell Retraces Half FOMC Ramp

22:28 [straight] Snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/BusSnow-SH.jpg

22:28 [Reuters] U.S. fears North Korean execution could be prelude to provocation

22:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Fired Air Force General Engaged In 'Inappropriate' Drunken Behavior In Russia: Report

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Sever ties with pro-Indian organisations, warn 'LeT posters'

22:34 [The Hindu - News] With sailor’s release, wife braces for toddler’s funeral

22:34 [NPR] Dennis Rodman In North Korea 'To Open Doors For America'

22:34 [Reuters: politics] U.S. fears North Korean execution could be prelude to provocation

22:35 [Voice of America] VOA News: Obama Commutes Stiff Cocaine Prison Terms

22:35 [CNET News] TVs at CES 2014: Bye-bye 1080p plasma, hello 4K LED LCD

22:35 [CBC: politics] Government won't buy new armoured vehicles for army

22:35 [Sydney Morning Herald] Theatre ceiling collapses mid-show

22:37 [Mother Jones] Pussy Riot and Arctic 30 "Hooligans" to be Released from Russian Prison

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ibrahim Balkhy: 'Later Never Comes': Peter DeFazio Not Optimistic About Congress Extending Unemployment Benefits

22:38 [The Hindu - News] NCPRI questions early end to winter session

22:39 [Voice of America] Supercomputer Discovers Bacterial Secrets

22:39 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: PDP Says Nigerian Lawmakers Who Defected Could Lose Their Seats

22:42 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat to de-freeze agriculture land accounts of over 50 farmers

22:42 [The Hindu - News] All set for Modi’s rally in Varanasi

22:42 [The Hindu - News] Lalit Modi may bounce back despite BCCI threat

22:43 [] New Mexico Joins Wave of States Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

22:44 [NPR] Charlie Rangel, Longtime Harlem Congressman, To Seek Re-Election

22:44 [Raw Story] Chuck Hagel rips China’s ‘irresponsible’ actions during stand-off at sea

22:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] MJ Rosenberg: George Washington Spinning In Grave Over Senate Iran Resolution

22:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elise Foley: Deportations Drop To Under 370,000 In 2013

22:46 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Jack Lew: Debt Ceiling Will Be Hit Sometime In Late February Or Early March

22:48 [The Hindu - News] A.P. to challenge Krishna water tribunal award

22:48 [The Progressive] Walker Falls Massively Short on Pledge to Create Jobs

22:49 [NPR] Charles Rangel, Longtime Harlem Congressman, To Seek Re-Election

22:51 [straight] On the Gaydar: Dutch transgender victory, B.C. Christian law school, and more /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_164979413.jpg

22:51 [straight] Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline gets green light from Joint Review Panel /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_90838010.jpg

22:52 [Slate Magazine] Do Whales Kill People?

22:52 [Reuters] Suicide bombers kill 36 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq: police

22:52 [Sydney Morning Herald] West End theatre ceiling collapses

22:52 [The Hindu - News] AIADMK members want Jayalalithaa to lead the nation

22:55 [Voice of America] VOA News: Supercomputer Discovers Bacterial Secrets

22:57 [CNET News] Verizon to disclose the number of government requests it gets for customer data

22:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: GOP Lawmaker Not Convinced Income Inequality Is A 'Bad Thing'

22:58 [Reuters] Sixty-five hurt as London theater ceiling collapses

22:59 [straight] Photo of the Day: Astronomical /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11452475603_628e10a744_b.jpg

23:02 [Reuters: politics] Wisconsin makes it harder to challenge race-based school mascots

23:02 [Reuters: politics] Wisconsin Senate approves delay in state Medicaid changes

23:02 [The Hindu - News] Disabled rights groups stage dharna in Delhi

23:03 [Voice of America] Reuters: Falling Masonry Causes Casualties in London Theater -Police

23:03 [Slashdot] Proposed California Law Would Mandate Smartphone Kill Switch

23:04 [Raw Story] Microsoft executive charged with insider trading scheme involving Barnes & Noble

23:04 [CNN: Politics] 'Duck Dynasty' suspension doesn't violate First Amendment

23:04 [CNN: Politics] Senators to propose new Iran sanctions bill

23:04 [CNN: Politics] NSA surveillance program is now Obama's to own

23:06 [CNN: Politics] Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

23:06 [CNN: Politics] Death penalty in the United States gradually declining

23:06 [CNN: Politics] Insurers cut doctors, hope costly patients follow, physicians say

23:06 [The Hindu - News] Jairam Ramesh writes to Shinde to reconsider Jharkhand Assembly strength

23:06 [The Hindu - News] Telecast of TV serial with Taslima’s script deferred

23:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Zach Carter: Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

23:07 [CNN: Entertainment] One Direction sends 'love' to wounded girl

23:07 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' debate rages

23:07 [CNN: Entertainment] 'HIMYM' will end on ...

23:09 [Reuters] U.S. tries again to calm India over accused diplomat

23:09 [CNN: Entertainment] Paul Walker crash investigation continues

23:11 [The Atlantic: International] The Political Education of a Techie Dissident

23:11 [CNN] Michigan doctor vanishes; police stumped

23:11 [CNN] Can't stay away: Stars who threaten to retire (and didn't)

23:12 [zero hedge] Fed's Balance Sheet Rises To Record $4.01 Trillion

23:13 [CNN: Money] Fed's assets: $4,008,062,000,000

23:13 [CNN: Money] Taper rally was short-lived

23:14 [NPR] Americans Favor Age Restrictions On Morning-After Pill

23:14 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre: history

23:14 [Telegraph] Former Scotland rugby international guilty of abusing young girls

23:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christina Wilkie: Tea Party Lawmakers Take Secret Trip To Libya, Israel, Egypt

23:18 [Guardian] London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

23:18 [Deutsche Welle] London theater partially collapses during West End show

23:23 [Voice of America] 65 Hurt in London Theater Ceiling Collapse

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brianna Elliott: Harvard Slapped With Animal Welfare Fine After Long Investigation

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: This How Marijuana Consumers Want To Buy Their Legal Weed

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: Uninsured Remain Unenthusiastic About Obamacare

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alison Spiegel: Key Food Safety Rules Delayed Again

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Obama Gives Prisoners Greatest Gift Of All: Lives As Ex-Cons In America

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ariel Edwards-Levy: Why Is One Commission Trying to Close California's Largest Public College?

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Anthony Papa: President Obama Takes My Advice and Utilizes His Pardon Power

23:26 [Financial Times] Reform could put Mexico in oil big league

23:27 [Financial Times] Reform could put Mexico in oil’s big league

23:27 [] Ceiling in London's Apollo Theater collapses; dozens hurt

23:27 [] White House to Congress: New Iran sanctions will thwart diplomacy efforts

23:27 [] Iran-linked hackers claim to have infiltrated IDF, Saudi databases

23:27 [] Tourist tip #396 / Christmas in the Holy Land: Take a tour through Nazareth

23:27 [] Israel's top court halts rabbinical decree forcing woman to circumcise son

23:27 [] Israeli minister denies improperly intervening in student rape case

23:27 [] Dozens of African migrants arrested after leaving detention facility

23:27 [] Syria's 'campaign of terror': Activists and citizens disappearing in secret detention

23:28 [zero hedge] JPM's Quiet Scramble To Refill Its Gold Vault

23:30 [CNN] Opinion: Boycott of Israel makes no sense

23:31 [Telegraph] Pushy parents 'see their children as extension of themselves'

23:31 [Telegraph] Damning report exposes NHS secrecy in breast cancer scandal

23:31 [Telegraph] Marines B and C 'could be targeted by terrorists' after they are named by court

23:31 [Electronic Intifada] Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel's war on Africans intensifies

23:32 [Reuters] More than 80 hurt as London theater ceiling collapses

23:33 [Financial Times] China surpasses UK in doing US deals

23:33 [The Hindu - News] Capturing ebb and flow of fisherfolk’s life

23:33 [Voice of America] Reuters: Olympics-U.S. Delegate Boitano Comes Out As Gay Ahead Of Sochi

23:34 [CNN: Money] Ex-Microsoft exec charged

23:34 [CNN: Money] Mortgage servicer must pay $125M

23:34 [Reuters: politics] Free ride for NYC in union talks a 'long shot': report

23:34 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate sets rare Saturday vote on Fed pick Yellen

23:34 [Raw Story] White House threatens to veto Congress’ threat legislation against Iran

23:36 [Guardian] Obama commutes sentences of eight crack cocaine offenders

23:36 [CNN] Indian reaction to diplomat arrest: Mix of politics, Cold War legacy?

23:36 [CNN] CNN Student News - December 20, 2013

23:37 [Slate Magazine] Metadata Isn’t Going Away. Here’s How to Control It.

23:39 [NPR] A City Turns To Lettuce Fields To Grow High-Tech Startups

23:39 [NPR] Once A Mighty Bomber, A B-52 Meets Its End In The Desert

23:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: School Teaches First Graders 'Jesus Was White'

23:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Scott Walker Signs Controversial Indian Mascot Bill Into Law

23:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Gabriel Sayegh: What Health Care Reform Could Mean for Drug Policy and Mass Incarceration

23:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: John Cornyn: We Can't Let 2014 Be About Republicans

23:43 [Reuters] Obama administration says U.S. debt ceiling could be hit in February

23:43 [The Hindu - News] “Multiple casualties” after London theatre collapse

23:43 [] Hardline Dems Line Up Behind 'Dangerous' Iran Sanctions Bill /sites/

23:43 [Slashdot] After 22 Years, Walt Mossberg Writes Final WSJ Column

23:44 [NPR] Americans Favor Age Restrictions On Morning-After Pill

23:44 [NPR] Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

23:46 [Reuters: politics] Obama administration says U.S. debt ceiling could be hit in February

23:47 [CNN] On CNN: Five 'Extraordinary People' you have to meet

23:48 [Global Voices] “Good Tsar” Putin Pardons Khodorkovsky

23:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Hafiz: Phil Robertson's Christian Community Supports Him After 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch's A&E Suspension

23:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Democrats' Year-End Vow: Make Income Inequality The Battle Cry Of 2014

23:53 [Global Voices] Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

23:54 [Raw Story] Catholic school students rally around official forced out for same-sex marriage

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