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00:00 [Slashdot] FTC Strengthens Children's Privacy Protections Online

00:01 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - December 20, 2012

00:02 [Voice of America] UN, EU, Russia Condemn Israeli Settlements

00:03 [CNET News] Facebook's puts mobile ad network on the back burner

00:05 [Slate Magazine] What if Robert Bork Had Joined the Supreme Court?

00:07 [OpEdNews] Playing to Lose? Obama's Just Another Chicago Player Throwing the Game

00:08 [zero hedge] Sorry (Poor) Kids: The Road From Rags To Riches No Longer Goes Through College

00:10 [Russia Today] Christmas address: Assange to outline battle plan for 2013

00:11 [CNET News] Gather 'round Cyrcle for real-world social-media alerts

00:14 [Voice of America] Michelangelo Sculpture Stumps the Experts

00:19 [CNET News] Internet advertising revenue reaches $9.26 billion

00:20 [NPR] With Nation's Eyes On Newtown, Washington Distracted By Fiscal Cliff

00:22 [OpEdNews] Shattering Myths Can Be Dangerous

00:26 [Fox News: politics] Group in Arizona says guns should be allowed in schools

00:26 [Mother Jones] Good Patent News Today

00:28 [CNET News] The Onion uncovers Apple's new 'iPhone 5C'

00:29 [CNN] Fake eagle video, real Obama photo go viral

00:30 [Disinformation] The Slaughter of the Innocents

00:31 [Sydney Morning Herald] Child-snatching eagle hoax

00:34 [Truthdig] Guns Don’t Kill

00:34 [Electronic Intifada] We will remain rooted here, says defiant father of Gaza boy killed by Israel

00:35 [Pravda] Recession to become depression?

00:37 [] End to nurses’ strike imminent, agreement on 13% pay raise expected

00:37 [OpEdNews] In the Land of the Twin Towers

00:40 [Fox News: politics] Watchdog to examine EPA use of alias emails

00:40 [Voice of America] Army to Seek Death Penalty for Soldier in Deadly Afghan Rampage

00:41 [CNN: Money] TAX RETURN MESS

00:43 [The Nation] How Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

00:46 [msnbc] 'Call for everything': Early moments of Newtown shooting

00:47 [Slashdot] The Mark Cuban Chair To Eliminate Stupid Patents

00:47 [OpEdNews] Fixing What Is Broken after Newtown

00:47 [straight] Proposed property development next to Burns Bog raises concerns

00:47 [zero hedge] The Ultimate Valuation Matrix For Global Stocks

00:48 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Funding Restored for U.S. Military Biofuels Programme

00:49 [Truthdig] Egypt

00:50 [NPR] News Of Sandy Hook's New Principal Brightens Parents' Day

00:51 [Fox News: politics] Mikulski becoming 1st woman to head Appropriations

00:55 [Slate Magazine] The Ghosts of Benghazi

00:56 [Voice of America] Zambia Official Demands Graft Inquiry Over Accusations

00:57 [Telegraph] Gerard Depardieu offered tax asylum in Chechnya

00:57 [The Independent] Sacked banker wins bonus case

00:58 [CNET News] Best iPad Mini cases and covers

01:00 [NPR] Unitaskers And Other Foodie Gifts We Don't Need Or Want

01:02 [OpEdNews] Sandy Hook Elementary: Where Scar Killed Simba

01:05 [Pravda] Unprecedented Tomography reveals Pharaoh Ramses III had throat cut

01:07 [OpEdNews] Putin's Opposition Scores Big at Critical London Hearing

01:08 [zero hedge] Guest Post: What Causes Hyperinflations And Why We Have Not Seen One Yet

01:09 [Global Voices] Reflections on the Croatian Generals' Acquittal

01:09 [Truthdig] School Shooting

01:11 [Telegraph] Apocalypse: modern-day Mayans not worried about 'end of the world'

01:12 [CNET News] Google sells Motorola Home set-top biz to Arris for $2.3B

01:13 [Moral Low Ground] Customer Shot at Little Caesar’s for Whining about Service; Gunman Cites “Stand Your Ground” Law

01:13 [The Independent] Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: The logic behind proportionately higher one-way flight costs

01:14 [Raw Story] Charlie Crist says Republicans turned Florida into ‘late-night TV joke’

01:17 [] Amonon Lipkin-Shahak: The last of the army's princes

01:17 [OpEdNews] Newtown, Connecticut: our violent culture

01:19 [Reuters: politics] U.S. "fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto

01:22 [United Nations Foundation] Texas Abortion Drug Bill Could Mean More Side Effects and Higher Costs

01:25 [CNN] Season's first blizzard starts journey in the Plains

01:26 [Voice of America] Experts: Children Who Survived US Shooting Face Hard Road Ahead

01:27 [Telegraph] Conman jailed after admitting he lied as easily as he breathed'

01:27 [OpEdNews] Suffer the Little Children

01:29 [Global Voices] Macedonia Fails to Honor Victims of 1911 Terror Campaign

01:29 [Truthdig] Aid and Comfort

01:33 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Microsatellite?

01:36 [Pravda] The snail helps regenerate human skin

01:38 [CNN] Yemen's president restructures armed forces

01:40 [Slate Magazine] Obama vs. the NRA

01:42 [Fox News: politics] NRA sees surge in membership after Connecticut school shooting

01:44 [Raw Story] Fists came first for hand evolution, scientists suggest

01:47 [OpEdNews] Newtown kids v Yemenis and Pakistanis: what explains the disparate reactions?

01:47 [straight] Payback reader has Death Grips fan gripes

01:53 [zero hedge] Global Religion, By The Numbers

01:54 [Utne] Poppin' Tags: Vintage, Thrift, and the Value of Slow Fashion

01:59 [BBC: Education] Concerns over education advisers

01:59 [Telegraph] Venezeula hoping Hugo Chavez will be well enough to attend inauguration

01:59 [Global Voices] Tajik City at Night

02:03 [CNET News] 2012 Car Tech Awards: And the winner is...

02:05 [Slashdot] 3D Printer Round-Up: Cube 3D, Up! Mini, and Solidoodle

02:05 [Reuters] White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

02:08 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Santa, Please Let This Be the Last Christmas in America That 'Saves' The U.S. Economy

02:10 [Fox News] LUNAR CRUISER:Last Man on Moon Recalls Bouncy Drive on Surface

02:17 [] Amman warns: Jihadists are hijacking Syrian revolution, may target Israel, Jordan next

02:20 [Russia Today] Madrid threatens to block Barcelona’s ‘illegal’ independence bid

02:20 [Deutsche Welle] Painful memories of Nazi massacre in Italy

02:22 [Topix Activism News] PETA and ALF take opposite strategies in anti-fur fight

02:24 [Raw Story] Woman with sword arrested at Orlando mosque

02:27 [CNET News] Redbox Instant launches private beta for video streaming

02:34 [Global Voices] Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 2)

02:35 [Sydney Morning Herald] The mental manipulator

02:40 [The Atlantic: International] Rectification of Names, 'Oh Never Mind' Dept.

02:46 [CNN] A Newtown teacher's boyfriend remembers his love

02:47 [] Shas' Deri demands Netanyahu reveal 2013 budget before election

02:47 [OpEdNews] Vengence is Mine?

02:55 [zero hedge] It Really Is Different (Again) This Time

02:55 [Amnesty International] Asylum-seekers and migrants in Greece hounded by police operations and right-wing extremists

02:57 [CNN] Will Hong Kong overtake London, New York in financial jobs stakes?

03:00 [The Atlantic: Politics] Chuck Hagel and the Neocon Smear Machine

03:01 [CNN] Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray seeks bail while waiting on appeal

03:06 [Slashdot] Researchers Create Ultrastretchable Wires Using Liquid Metal

03:07 [OpEdNews] Democrats push for ban of assault weapons over Sandy Hook, but stay silent on nuclear power after Fukushima

03:08 [zero hedge] Things That Make you Go Hmmm - Such As A Fake Tan... Or A Centrally-Planned Fake Market

03:09 [Truthdig] Will We Forget Newtown’s Kids?

03:12 [CNN] Daughter of accused drug lord deported to Mexico

03:15 [Telegraph] US senators complain to Sony over torture scenes in Zero Dark Thirty

03:27 [Mother Jones] Shale Oil Might Be Less Awesome Than We Think

03:33 [CNN] Opinion: India must teach men not to rape

03:38 [zero hedge] An Hour In The Company Of Kyle Bass

03:39 [CNET News] Twitter temporarily turns out the lights on Anonymous account

03:41 [Fox News] 'FURIOUS' TWIST: ATF Agent's Gun Found Where Beauty Queen Died

03:43 [CNN] Park Geun-hye, dictator's daughter, ascends to presidency

03:44 [AL JAZEERA] Senior US State Department officials removed

03:55 [CNN] Park Geun-hye, president's daughter, ascends to top job

03:56 [zero hedge] Japan’s Export Debacle: Revenge In China, A Crash In Europe, Offshoring All Around

04:00 [The Hindu - News] Assembly Election Results - Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

04:01 [CNET News] Tumblr rolls out its iPad app

04:02 [The Hindu - News] Latest Results from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

04:03 [CNN] Park Geun-hye, dictator's daughter ascends to presidency

04:04 [The Hindu - News] Teen bound, raped in grocery store

04:05 [Russia Today] Israeli settlements continue in occupied territories despite UN scolding

04:06 [msnbc: politics] Obama to GOP: "Take me out of it" on cliff debate

04:07 [United Nations Foundation] The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

04:07 [Guardian] Benghazi report forces resignation of four US state department officials

04:08 [zero hedge] Who Will Keep The German, And Thus Europe's, Economy Running?

04:10 [Slashdot] Steam For Linux Is Now an Open Beta

04:23 [CNET News] Google puts businesses' interiors inside search results

04:39 [Sydney Morning Herald] Not rapt about a dud gift

04:41 [The Hindu - News] Students in Kakkanad school accuse teacher of ‘indecency’

04:43 [The Hindu - News] 35 dogs killed in Uthukottai

04:43 [OpEdNews] New ALEC Documents Show Regulatory Capture in Action

04:44 [CNN] State Department upheaval follows Benghazi report

04:45 [Slate Magazine] The 10 Best Movies of 2012

04:47 [The Hindu - News] In a race to get blood, a rare chance to learn

04:49 [The Hindu - News] Of performing poetry to make it live and dance

04:50 [CNET News] Twitter shuffles top execs, names new COO and CFO

04:51 [The Hindu - News] Added zones to get 60,000 LED streetlights

04:53 [The Hindu - News] Trash from Athipet to go to Kodungaiyur

04:55 [Russia Today] US spy frenzy continues: Judge orders release of Obama’s seventh Espionage Act prisoner

05:00 [Voice of America] Senator Kerry Has Extensive Foreign Policy Credentials

05:03 [The Hindu - News] Pune-Ernakulam express derails near Ratnagiri

05:04 [Raw Story] Private equity sale of Bushmaster gun firm ‘will not be easy’

05:05 [The Hindu - News] Real estate lobby flexes its muscles in Mandur

05:08 [zero hedge] What Happens When "Financial Journalists" Give Guidance?

05:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Renae wows the Universe

05:13 [OpEdNews] Why Democrats Must Break With Obama on Social Security Cuts

05:17 [] The underground economy that accounts for 25% of Israel's GNP

05:21 [The Hindu - News] In pictures: the Gujarat campaign

05:25 [Deutsche Welle] UN criticizes Israel's 'dangerous' settlement plans

05:28 [The Hindu - News] Aluva Police summon UP man who sold wife and son

05:30 [Disinformation] Man Demonstrates Ability to Speak the “Languages” of Planets

05:36 [Voice of America] US Army Corps of Engineers Works to Avert Crisis on Mississippi River

05:38 [The Hindu - News] BBMP frittered away money on unnecessary works

05:40 [The Hindu - News] Greens see red over Periyar river pollution in Kochi

05:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Geoffrey R. Stone: Gun Crazy

05:46 [The Hindu - News] Protest against bus gang rape

05:52 [AntiWar] Iraq: 6 Killed Including Mosque Preacher

05:55 [The Atlantic: National] Want To Come Work at the Atlantic? Well, If You Know Python Etc ...

05:56 [The Hindu - News] Shobha meets Central Ministers for coal linkages

05:59 [The Nation] The Great Walmart Walkout

06:00 [The Hindu - News] Preventive detention likely for two in Puthanvelikara cracker blast case

06:02 [The Hindu - News] Applications under RTE from Jan 10

06:05 [Truthdig] Anonymous Muzzled on Crusade Against Westboro Baptist Church

06:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] How big is your language?

06:15 [The Hindu - News] Lokayukta police constable among eight raided

06:18 [The Hindu - Opinion] What caste is our data?

06:19 [Big Think] Estrangement, Italian Style: The Myth of the Jersey Shore

06:19 [Raw Story] Rep. Cohen: Assault weapons ban can’t survive in GOP-led House

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Angry protests across Delhi over gang-rape

06:28 [] IDF to reduce time Palestinian minors may be held without seeing a judge

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Citizens offer to donate blood, money to rape victim

06:36 [Topix Activism News] Saba becomes first Caribbean island to legalize same-sex marriage

06:39 [The Hindu - News] Focus on independent cinema at Kochi film fete

06:43 [Slashdot] TI-84+C-Silver Edition: That C Stands For Color

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Same bus, another man, another tale

06:45 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Balancing on the edge of the US ‘fiscal cliff’

06:48 [CNET News] Australian university to issue 11,000 iPads next year

06:51 [Voice of America] State Department Official Resigns Over Benghazi Attack

06:54 [Fin24 News] Outa mulls over e-toll judgment appeal

07:02 [The Hindu - News] BJP evasive on question of Modi running for PM’s chair

07:04 [The Hindu - News] Computerised land records for Najafgarh

07:05 [AntiWar] A Third Intifada on the Horizon?

07:06 [The Hindu - News] A year since Vilappilsala said ‘no’

07:13 [Infoshop] Jeff Monson, MMA Champion & Anarchist, is doing a Reddit AMA on Thursday.

07:13 [OpEdNews] Cliff Hanger: The President's Unnecessary and Unwise Concessions

07:22 [Telegraph] Payday loans helped Edwardians finance Christmas

07:24 [The Hindu - News] A plant and an incinerator

07:25 [Disinformation] I Was A CIA Sex Slave

07:28 [The Hindu - News] Bank employees struck work protesting Banking bill

07:30 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto

07:31 [Global Voices] A Comparison of China's and America's Richest People

07:32 [The Hindu - News] FPAI opens exclusive evening clinic

07:33 [Infoshop] How Occupy Wall Street got religion

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Many post-mortems, very few solutions

07:38 [Infoshop] Welcome Home, Daniel McGowan

07:38 [Telegraph] Japan: £70,000 found at rubbish tip

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Jurisdiction of city police to be extended

07:42 [The Hindu - News] It’s not open skies for Modi: Congress

07:44 [The Hindu - News] Officials seal building

07:46 [Slashdot] Drone Made of Lego Takes Flight

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Sahara-Sebi case: Tribunal dismisses deadline extension plea

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Two arrested for selling fake gold

07:49 [Fox News] Thousands Join NRA After Massacre

07:51 [Guardian] Flood warnings for England and Wales

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Kerala mental health centres lacking facilities

07:53 [OpEdNews] Get Your Pink Rifle At Dick's! America's Love Affair With Money And Violence

07:54 [Telegraph] NHS ageism 'stopping elderly getting cancer treatment'

07:57 [CNN] Park sets ambitious goals for presidency

07:57 [The Hindu - News] 12,000 food business units yet to register

07:57 [Mother Jones] The Elephant Ouroboros

08:07 [The Hindu - News] Chief Minister’s announcements bring many benefits to Coimbatore police

08:11 [The Hindu - News] Peroorkada MHC deaths: Achuthanandan calls for judicial probe

08:13 [The Hindu - News] Second edition of bird race in the city on Sunday

08:13 [OpEdNews] Obama proposes Social Security cuts

08:15 [Fox News] Thousands Join NRA After Massacre

08:16 [Pravda] Life after Olympic medals: The end or the beginning?

08:18 [OpEdNews] Netanyahu's Rage to Judaize Palestine

08:19 [The Hindu - News] LED bulbs for street lights soon

08:20 [Fin24 News] Rand steady as Mangaung calms fears

08:20 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:23 [The Hindu - News] Security Council members slam Israel over 'lllegal' settlements

08:23 [OpEdNews] Lost: Media Ethics in Newtown, CT

08:24 [Telegraph] Plegbate: the mysterious email that brough down a minister

08:27 [The Hindu - News] BJP concedes defeat in Himachal Pradesh polls

08:31 [Pravda] Japan's new PM to take Kuril Islands away from Russia

08:33 [The Hindu - News] Encroachments eating into Navarang theatre’s revenue

08:39 [BBC: Health] Family meals 'boost child veg intake'

08:40 [CNN] American crowned Miss Universe for first time in 15 years

08:40 [Telegraph] Nigellissima: public losing taste for Nigella Lawson's latest book

08:41 [Voice of America] Uncertainty, Opportunity Loom for Inter-Korean Relations

08:47 [BBC: Technology] Ofcom names 4G auction bidders

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Demonstrations staged in Vijayawada against gang rape

08:49 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Q&A: Fighting to Save Africa’s Richest Rainforest

08:56 [Russia Today] Putin’s Q&A press conference to deal with corruption, urgent issues

08:56 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat poll: Jayalalithaa greets Modi

08:56 [Global Voices] Guaraní language is less spoken in Paraguay

08:56 [Telegraph] Simon Cowell's friend Max Clifford banned from Christmas carol concert held at school

08:58 [CNET News] Google planning cheaper Nexus 7, report claims

08:59 [] Netanyahu's Rage to Judaize Palestine

09:01 [Deutsche Welle] Hollande visits Algeria in attempt to smooth ties

09:02 [The Hindu - News] Discom to conduct awareness meetings

09:05 [Slashdot] European Data Retention Rule Could Violate Fundamental EU Law

09:06 [CNET News] Facebook in 2012: 5 ways its IPO changed the social giant

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Quota bill taken up for consideration in Lok Sabha

09:12 [Telegraph] Woodchip imports 'should be banned to stop ash dieback'

09:17 [Fin24 News] Ramaphosa a beacon of hope for SA farmers

09:18 [CNN] Iraqi president heads to Germany for medical treatment

09:22 [The Hindu - News] No place to dump garbage in Vijayawada

09:25 [Truthdig] A Simple, Excellent and Surprising Film

09:26 [Guardian] Libor-rigging: two ex-UBS staff face criminal charges

09:26 [Telegraph] Holiday firms launch January sales

09:27 [AL JAZEERA] UN sees no prospect of Syria violence end

09:28 [CNN] Bank of Japan green lights new $119B stimulus

09:29 [] New York Times Fiscal Cliff Duplicity

09:31 [The Hindu - News] Poll results show growth of Congress: Karunanidhi

09:41 [Fin24 News] Dole system on the cards for SA

09:41 [NPR] The Paradox And Mystery Of Our Taste For Salt

09:42 [Telegraph] Hamid Karzai welcomes Britain's Afghan troop withdrawal

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Gang-rape victim stable, alert: Doctors

09:46 [New Statesman] US Treasury to sell stake in General Motors

09:47 [The Hindu - News] Chamber urges discom to waive penal charges

09:51 [Russia Today] No more Missing for USA: First American crowned Miss Universe since 1997

09:57 [The Hindu - News] Nithyashree Mahadevan’s husband commits suicide

09:59 [Telegraph] Benefits of sleeping pills 'come from placebo effect'

10:00 [Guardian] UBS faces new rate-rigging probe in Hong Kong

10:06 [New Statesman] Why feminists sometimes forget to say thank you

10:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Knight in shining armour

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Bauxite mining: CM putsball in Centre’s court

10:09 [CNN] Some believe Friday is doomsday on the Mayan calendar; the Mayans don't

10:09 [The Nation] How Walmart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

10:16 [Russia Today] Russia’s Kamaz to spend $2bn on new models

10:16 [New Statesman] New polls show Labour can win the argument on benefits

10:19 [CNN] Karzai welcomes UK troop withdrawal plan

10:21 [Russia Today] 67 years overdue: UK to finally honor WWII Arctic Convoy heroes

10:21 [Deutsche Welle] S. Korea's pres-elect pledges 'new era' on Korean peninsula

10:22 [The Hindu - News] Italian marines can go home for Christmas: Kerala HC

10:23 [Pravda] Tolkien and the Illuminati: The dark side of LOTR

10:24 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Greek euro exit still a risk, warns finance minister

10:26 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] First Strike in Quarter Century Exposes Treatment of Migrant Labour in Singapore

10:28 [The Hindu - News] Modi ser fot hat-trick; Congress ousts BJP in HP

10:29 [Telegraph] Eric Pickles tells councils to stop spending money on expensive leadership courses

10:30 [The Hindu - News] Modi set for hat-trick; Congress ousts BJP in HP

10:30 [CNN] Heartbreak, haunting memories and more funerals in Newtown

10:36 [Guardian] Welfare benefits uprating bill published: Politics live blog

10:41 [Russia Today] Putin’s media Q&A session: LIVE QUOTES

10:45 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Greece faces 'make or break' year - live

10:46 [Topix Activism News] Conflict era rape case filed with UN rights body

10:47 [NATO] DRAFT The Prime Minister of Djibouti visits NATO

10:50 [The Hindu - News] Demand for tightening norms against private buses


10:57 [msnbc] Holiday travel alert amid blizzard warnings

11:00 [The Hindu - News] Media supported modi, says Sibal

11:01 [Russia Today] Yes, Ma’am? United Russia deputy proposes military draft for women

11:01 [Deutsche Welle] Everyone's a winner in Sodeto … almost…-almost/a-16462308?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

11:06 [The Hindu - News] Autistic children need highly specialised care, says expert

11:07 [Spiegel] Nazis in Italy: War Crimes Report Estimates 165 Murders Per Day

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Championing a cause

11:11 [Russia Today] Katusha’s license denied because of doping

11:12 [New Statesman] The danger of “business as usual” with Moscow

11:16 [Russia Today] 'If Depardieu wants Russian passport - it’s settled' - Putin

11:17 [International Crisis Group] عباس وعملية السلام بعد الأمم المتحدة

11:19 [CNN] Best business hotels 2012: The winners

11:21 [Slate Magazine] And the Loveliest Tree in America Is …

11:28 [BBC: Entertainment] Thousands attend Rivera service

11:32 [New Statesman] In defence of Megan Fox

11:39 [Pravda] Putin: 'USA's get-out attitude to Russia unacceptable'

11:41 [Slashdot] Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing

11:44 [OpEdNews] The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder

11:45 [The Hindu - News] Putin defends ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian kids

11:46 [Fox News] House to Vote on Boehner's 'Plan B'

11:47 [Telegraph] Osborne's plans to slash benefits backed by 49 pc of British households, poll shows

11:50 [Fin24 News] Fastjet agrees to buy 1time for R1

11:51 [Slate Magazine] The Eight Best Technologies of 2012

11:51 [Fox News: politics] Boehner defies White House, says chamber will pass 'Plan B' to avert tax hikes

11:51 [The Hindu - News] Efforts on to ensure better working conditions for women in Railways

11:52 [New Internationalist] Go cold turkey this Christmas: cut out the meat!

11:55 [Reuters] Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

11:56 [Russia Today] Moscow court reduces jail term for Khodorkovsky, partner

11:58 [Le Monde diplomatique] The Visible Government

12:00 [CNN] 'Death and despair' as bombs fall in Sudan

12:01 [The Atlantic: Politics] Scandal Alert: Congress Is Quietly Abandoning the 5th Amendment

12:01 [Russia Today] There are better athletes in Argentina then Messi

12:02 [CNN] Will media stay focused on gun story?

12:02 [New Statesman] How to lose the battle and win the war for immigration

12:03 [Telegraph] Mayan apocalypse: Dutch man prepares 'ark' for second Noah's flood

12:04 [The Hindu - News] S Korea’s promises yet to convince North

12:06 [The Hindu - News] String theory

12:12 [The Hindu - News] The Hindu CIFF documentary contest results

12:12 [Fox News] SCAM AMID SORROW: Newtown Victims' Family Blast Fake Donation Site

12:13 [CNN] 'Death and despair' as bombs fall in Sudan's Nuba Mountains

12:13 [New Statesman] The welfare debate is only just warming up

12:17 [Telegraph] Long suffering rail passengers to get free and discounted travel

12:17 [AL JAZEERA] France recognises Algeria colonial suffering

12:20 [The Hindu - News] Hand in non-biodegradable plastics and take gold, silver coins, LED bulbs home

12:20 [zero hedge] Why it is Not Possible to be Moral and to Work For a Bank

12:20 [Good] Alternative Gift Guide: Ideas That Make a Social Impact

12:21 [Slate Magazine] She’s Keeping It

12:22 [The Hindu - News] Narendra Modi – the leader with a difference

12:26 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat: Five Ministers cede ground to Cong, GPP

12:28 [Mother Jones] Watch: Waiting for the Barackalypse with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy


12:30 [The Hindu - News] A nomad’s quest

12:31 [CNN] Grieving Connecticut town prepares to bury more of its children

12:32 [The Hindu - News] Textile park in Perambalur and SIDCO industrial complex in Ariyalur planned

12:33 [Telegraph] A quarter of a month's rainfall in one night as Britain gets another soaking

12:33 [New Statesman] “No amount of profit is more important than the reputation of this firm, and we are committed to doing business with integrity”

12:36 [The Hindu - News] Legends in concert

12:39 [Fox News] SCAM AMID SORROW: Newtown Victims' Family Blasts Fake Donation Site

12:40 [CNN] Putin: Syrian president's fate not a priority

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Palestinian refugees trickle back to Damascus camp

12:40 [Guardian] Boy in cancer legal battle has surgery on brain tumour

12:41 [Russia Today] War or prosperity? UK announces higher price tag for Afghan war while cutting vital social services

12:42 [The Hindu - News] Three-day cultural fest in Srirangam

12:45 [Raw Story] Apple’s ‘pinch-to-zoom’ patent deemed invalid

12:49 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Girls Fight to Stay in School

12:50 [The Hindu - News] More powers for RPF to crack railway property theft cases

12:52 [Global Voices] The Ten Biggest Sex and Gender Stories of 2012 in China

12:52 [The Hindu - News] Modi seeks Keshubhai Patel’s blessings

12:53 [straight] Winter Harp Yuletide concert at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

12:54 [The Hindu - News] Vidwan in top form

12:55 [Pravda] Mexico to be held accountable for death of Russian acrobat

12:57 [Spiegel] Drifting Apart: Summit Underscores EU Tensions with Russia

12:59 [The Hindu - News] Smooth transition of ragas

12:59 [Voice of America] Syrian Violence Becoming 'Overly Sectarian', Report Finds

13:03 [Telegraph] Neon Roberts: life saving surgery on brain tumour boy 'went well'

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Coast Guard team rescues fishing boat

13:05 [Raw Story] Senators Feinstein, Levin and McCain slam bin Laden manhunt flick ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

13:08 [zero hedge] Yen Rebounds, Dollar Softens

13:09 [The Hindu - News] Ragas in all their grandeur

13:09 [CNN] Child shooting victims: What we've learned from the past

13:12 [CNN] Outages in Iowa as season's first blizzard starts journey in the Plains

13:15 [CNN] Common holiday fights and how to stop them

13:15 [The Hindu - News] Give 10 days time to Zee boss, son prior to arrest: Court

13:16 [Spiegel] 'Much Worse than Greece': IMF Demands Partial Default for Cyprus

13:16 [Fox News] Defiant Boehner Plans 'Plan B' Vote

13:17 [The Hindu - News] ABVP demands relief for Endosulfan victims

13:18 [CNN] Opinion: India's rape problem needs a rewiring of society's attitude

13:19 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: blogger says more men could have stopped killings

13:23 [The Hindu - News] Framing of charges against Kalmadi on Friday

13:25 [Raw Story] Putin offers French actor Gerard Depardieu Russian passport following tax controversy

13:29 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat win emphatic, Himachal a disappointment: Jaitley

13:30 [CNN] Kennel club: Japan's Kenya Hara launches 'Architecture for Dogs'

13:31 [The Hindu - News] Muslims demand Congress ticket

13:31 [Deutsche Welle] Putin addresses media, backs US adoption ban

13:34 [Voice of America] Afghan, Taliban Officials Discuss Country's Future

13:35 [New Statesman] Sell: Cable, Umunna, IDS; Buy: sensible backbench Tories

13:35 [Raw Story] Russia’s Putin denies propping up Syria’s Assad

13:35 [CNN] Instagram users should wise up

13:35 [The Hindu - News] The sound of melody

13:35 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Harsh austerity budget passed in France - live

13:38 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Freedom Flotilla participants refuse Israeli compensation for personal belongings

13:39 [The Hindu - News] Soothing strains

13:40 [Raw Story] ‘Erin Brockovich’ toxin chromium-6 found at Japanese iron plant

13:40 [New Statesman] Guardian teams up with tax-avoiding Amazon. Does it matter?

13:40 [Fox News: politics] Senators slam 'Zero Dark Thirty' filmmakers over interrogation scenes

13:41 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

13:41 [CNN] Putin: Ending Syrian war takes priority over al-Assad's fate

13:43 [Fox News] SCAM AMID SORROW: Newtown Victim's Family Blasts Fake Donation Site

13:44 [Reuters] U.N. warns of foreign influx into sectarian Syria war

13:45 [Raw Story] Dictator’s daughter Park Geun-hye elected South Korea’s first woman president

13:45 [Guardian] Andrew Mitchell 'pleb' row police make second arrest

13:45 [The Hindu - News] A style her own

13:49 [CNN] Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky's prison sentence cut by 2 years

13:50 [The Hindu - News] BJP, SP block quota bill in Lok Sabha

13:52 [Voice of America] Putin Backs Draft Law Banning US Adoptions

13:52 [The Hindu - News] Their music is ageless

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Engaging RTP

13:54 [straight] Vancouver musicians sound off their favourite holiday songs and presents

13:54 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 20

13:54 [CNN] 23 incredible weather photographs of 2012

13:55 [zero hedge] Silver To Gain 29% In 2013 - Analysts, Traders And Investors

13:55 [AL JAZEERA] Putin: Assad fate not main concern

13:57 [CNN] 23 incredible weather photos of 2012

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Of a high order

13:58 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel releases lawyer straight into house arrest so she can't attend brother's trial

14:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Deadset? Sydney graves at capacity

14:01 [The Atlantic: Politics] Marijuana Laws Enforced, Poor Hit Hardest

14:01 [Slashdot] Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

14:02 [NPR] Today's 'Plan B' Vote: Part Of Posturing Or A Push Over The 'Fiscal Cliff?'

14:02 [The Hindu - News] At a lively pace

14:04 [The Hindu - News] Repertoire well chosen

14:05 [Telegraph] BBC business editor Robert Peston appeals for return of late wife's stolen rings

14:06 [The Atlantic: Politics] Beware the Back-Door Farm Bill

14:06 [CNN] From conquering fears to falling in love: Your best moments of 2012

14:06 [Russia Today] Russian authorities consider ending Gazprom export monopoly

14:10 [The Hindu - News] North-South blend

14:11 [CNN] French citizen kidnapped in Nigeria, energy firm says

14:15 [New Statesman] Five things you didn’t know about Chris Hohn, Britain’s most generous philanthropist

14:16 [The Hindu - News] Sasikala’s statement to be recorded further on Friday

14:20 [CNET News] Facebook starts pushing out new privacy settings

14:20 [The Hindu - News] UNIQUE credentials

14:22 [The Hindu - News] Blend of nritta and abhinaya

14:29 [Middle East Monitor] Jamal Kanj: New Israeli Herods and Christians

14:29 [Fox News: politics] Republicans plan showdown votes on fiscal crisis over Dem opposition

14:30 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Maybe David Brooks Could Teach Gen. Petraeus and the Kagans a Thing or Two About Humility

14:31 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Eric Cantor's Absence Is Reason for Hope for the Fiscal-Cliff Talks

14:32 [The Hindu - News] Rich vocals, the pivot

14:33 [Pravda] Modern technology ignores all doomsdays imaginable

14:35 [Truthdig] End Of The World

14:36 [CNET News] EU set to charge Samsung in antitrust case

14:36 [The Hindu - News] Adherence to classicism

14:40 [Raw Story] 200th anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales triggers a year of celebration and cultural examination

14:40 [NATO] Visit to NATO by the Prime Minister of Djibouti

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Make a noise

14:41 [Slate Magazine] Never Pay Sticker Price for a Textbook Again

14:43 [The Hindu - News] Step into history

14:44 [Voice of America] Laos Denies Role in Disappearance of Activist

14:44 [CNN] Readers respond as Aesha's surgery and life progresses

14:46 [Fox News] GOP Readies 'Plan B' Vote Showdown

14:46 [Russia Today] Russian investigators to probe Lithuania’s role in Moscow riots

14:48 [CNET News] Walmart selling $50 iTunes gift card for just $40

14:48 [Fox News: politics] Number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rises

14:50 [Truthdig] Newtown, USA

14:50 [Topix Activism News] Hearing set in challenge to Georgia abortion law

14:51 [The Hindu - News] Tapestry of traditional friezes

14:52 [NPR] Third Quarter Economic Growth Revised Up Again

14:52 [Slashdot] UK Government Changes Tack and Demands Default Porn Block

14:55 [The Hindu - News] Appealing in twin styles

14:56 [Financial Times] Putin weighs ban on US adoptions

14:56 [zero hedge] Final Q3 GDP Prints 3.1% - Government, Inventories Account For Half; Fixed Investment Negligible

14:58 [zero hedge] Gold And Silver "Paulson'd" Again?

14:58 [CNN] House set to vote on Boehner's Plan B

14:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: New approval for yet more settlement units in occupied Jerusalem

14:59 [The Hindu - News] Quota bill: Mayawati slams Govt

15:01 [The Hindu - News] Musical travelogue

15:01 [CNN] CNN readers pick best TV shows of 2012

15:05 [Raw Story] Maddow explains why we should be glad Robert Bork was not confirmed

15:06 [CNET News] Social commerce site Polyvore reaches 20M users

15:06 [CNN: Money] NYSE SELLS FOR $8.2 BILLION

15:06 [Amnesty International] ‘Dima Yakovlev’ Bill in no one’s best interests

15:07 [The Hindu - News] Ragas for children

15:08 [Telegraph] Israel 'developing new city in West Bank'

15:09 [Reuters] Syrian rebels fight for strategic town in Hama province

15:09 [The Hindu - News] Much more than entertainment

15:13 [Fox News] JAILED IN MEXICO: Carney Unaware of 'Facts' On Vet Despite US Action

15:13 [The Hindu - News] Glimpses of a city

15:15 [CNN] Top State Department testify about Benghazi attack

15:16 [Disinformation] Doomsdayers Flock To Serbian Mountain Believed To Contain Alien Pyramid

15:16 [Russia Today] Apocalypse Now: 'Armageddon' marches across the globe (LIVE UPDATES)

15:17 [The Hindu - News] Pitch perfect

15:18 [CNN] CNN readers pick top celebs of 2012

15:19 [Reuters] IntercontinentalExchange takes aim at CME with NYSE deal

15:19 [The Hindu - News] Concerts in a cowshed

15:20 [OpEdNews] The United States Needs SENSIBLE Gun Legislation Now

15:21 [New Statesman] The Tories' hardline 2015 manifesto is taking shape

15:21 [Russia Today] 21 December 2012 is here: 'Apocalypse' LIVE UPDATES

15:23 [] Report: Ecosystems in Upheaval, Biodiversity in Collapse

15:23 [Global Voices] Zambian President Orders Killing of “Rebels” No One Can Find

15:25 [msnbc: politics] Planned House vote on ‘Plan B’ leaves many questions

15:25 [OpEdNews] On Drug Policy, Europe Shows Us the Money--and It's Ugly

15:25 [The Hindu - News] Pilgrim’s DESTINATION

15:26 [Russia Today] Syrian conflict becoming increasingly sectarian – UN

15:26 [CNN: Technology] Hey, Instagram users -- it's time to wise up

15:27 [NPR] NYSE Being Bought For $8.2B By Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange

15:29 [Middle East Monitor] Ramona Wadi: The politics of resistance versus security coordination

15:29 [CNN] Former Rwanda minister gets 35-year term for genocide

15:30 [The Hindu - News] If I have committed any mistake, I apologise: Modi

15:30 [Raw Story] Walmart sells out of assault rifles in five states: report

15:31 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

15:32 [The Hindu - News] Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

15:33 [CNN] Give children the gift of travel

15:33 [Guardian] Northern Ireland prison officer murder: two suspects in court

15:35 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Why Africa Is Turning to China

15:35 [CNET News] Galaxy S3 Premium Suite upgrade starts U.K. rollout

15:36 [The Hindu - News] Listen in to Priyadarshini Govind

15:37 [Slashdot] Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

15:38 [Telegraph] BBC business editor Robert Peston appeals for return of late wife's stolen rings

15:38 [Spiegel] Two Magical Centuries: How the Grimms Cast a Spell on the World

15:38 [zero hedge] Today's Fiscal Cliff Timeline

15:41 [msnbc: politics] Clinton deputy says State Department has begun to fix security problems

15:41 [] Runners Exemplify the Freedom of a Drug Free

15:46 [CNN] Can penalties control banks?

15:47 [AL JAZEERA] Russia 'not concerned' about fate of Assad

15:54 [CNN] Top State Department officials testify about Benghazi attack

15:55 [] Uzbekistan: Is Tashkent Cooking Its HIV/AIDS Statistics?

15:56 [msnbc] Central US storm dumps snow, cuts power

15:56 [New Statesman] ICE will buy NYSE Euronext

15:56 [Russia Today] Zenit to face Liverpool in Europa League playoffs

15:56 [CNN] 'The Voice' winner Cassadee Pope: 'A part of me didn't want to do this show'

15:57 [] Democracy Now!: The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Bribe Its Way Through Expansion in Mexico

15:57 [CNN] Benghazi report threatens to tarnish Clinton's legacy

15:58 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers press administration on jailed Marine, point finger at US border agents

15:59 [Middle East Monitor] Dr. Daud Abdullah: Dirty war against Egypt's democracy evokes memories of Palestine post-2006

16:00 [Raw Story] Tarantino: Drug incarcerations are ‘slavery’ from ‘fear of the black male’

16:00 [Big Think] How the Kinect Helps Heal Wounded Veterans

16:01 [Disinformation] Quentin Tarantino: Drug War, Justice System Are Modern-Day Slavery

16:01 [Slate Magazine] Genetically Monetized Food

16:02 [The Hindu - News] Frozen in pre-history

16:04 [CNN] Reproduction without sex, a liberating future

16:05 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Afghanistan: Avoiding Default

16:05 [Raw Story] Charlotte Allen Demands Matriarchy

16:06 [The Atlantic: National] Intimate Portraits of Prostitutes in New York's Red Light District

16:06 [CBC: politics] Top court rules judges may order witnesses to remove niqab

16:06 [New Statesman] UK retail sales flatline

16:06 [Slashdot] VPN Providers Say China Blocks Encryption Using Machine Learning Algorithms

16:06 [Deutsche Welle] IntercontinentalExchange set to purchase NYSE Euronext

16:07 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers, public pay final Capitol tribute to late Hawaii Sen. Inouye

16:08 [New Internationalist] Another shocking rape attack in India

16:08 [CNET News] Google Play surges, but Apple App Store still No. 1 in sales

16:08 [The Hindu - News] Poetry of pain

16:10 [The Hindu - News] Singing of sixty

16:14 [The Hindu - News] Treading new paths

16:14 [CNN] Newtown funerals: A community says goodbye

16:15 [Raw Story] ‘Red Lobster’ company sees steep sales drop after fighting ‘Obamacare’

16:18 [Fox News] GRIEF-STRICKEN TOWN: More Funerals, Wakes in Shaken Conn. Community

16:19 [CNET News] Verizon responds to AT&T, adds 29 LTE markets

16:20 [International Crisis Group] Jerusalem: Extreme Makeover?

16:21 [Russia Today] Merry Christmas from Nazi soldiers: Holiday letters reach their destinations 71 years late

16:26 [Telegraph] Sketch: Lord Patten makes a meal of it

16:26 [The Nation] Are the US and Israel Heading For a Showdown?

16:35 [CNN] View from abroad: Sorrow, but little hope for U.S. gun control

16:35 [Fox News: politics] State Department officials grilled on Benghazi findings

16:35 [OpEdNews] Ira Chernus: The Mideast Surprise of 2013?

16:36 [CNET News] Apple supplier Foxconn buys stake in camera maker GoPro

16:39 [zero hedge] Silver Slumps To Biggest 3-Day Drop In Over A Year

16:40 [Voice of America] Rights of Kenya’s Refugees Need to be Upheld

16:41 [Disinformation] Magick, Abandonment, and the Desolate Beauty of Decay

16:41 [The Atlantic: National] Violence and the Social Compact

16:41 [CNN: Entertainment] Readers pick best TV shows

16:46 [CNN] Hundreds held in China for spreading doomsday rumors

16:47 [CNN] 2012: How horse racing became cool

16:47 [msnbc: politics] Booker picks 2014 Senate run over Christie challenge

16:49 [The Hindu - News] 3.6 magnitude earthquake hits Jaipur

16:50 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Q&A: Mutant Fruit Trees to Grow in Saline Soils in Cuba

16:50 [Raw Story] ‘Debaser’ by the Pixies used for world’s first 3-D printed record

16:50 [Big Think] Oracle acquires Eloqua

16:50 [Reuters: politics] Attorney General Holder to meet Newtown investigators

16:50 [OpEdNews] Teaching a Dog to Play Piano

16:50 [Pravda] Russian woman delivers baby girl while staying in a coma

16:52 [CNN] John Kerry - Fast Facts

16:52 [Voice of America] Security Council Condemns CAR Rebel Attacks

16:53 [Slashdot] Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators In S. Carolina

16:54 [Global Voices] Mirelis Morales' ‘City of Fury': A positive view of Caracas

16:54 [Mother Jones] Boehner's Plan B: "For Backing Out"

16:56 [Telegraph] Mayan apocalypse: China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

16:56 [Amnesty International] Russia: ‘Dima Yakovlev’ Bill in no one’s best interests

16:57 [NPR] Sales Of Existing Homes Hit Three-Year High

16:57 [New Statesman] The left must abandon the idea of change from above

16:57 [CNET News] Online holiday shoppers spend $35 billion so far this season

16:58 [Spiegel] The Language of Violence: A Seed of Destruction in the Middle East

16:59 [Global Voices] Tempers Flare As Court Frees Dagestani Boxer Who Killed Russian Teenager

17:01 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Hagel Watch: Former U.S. Ambassadors to Israel Weigh In

17:05 [Reuters: politics] Republicans push their own plan, fiscal talks languish

17:05 [Le Monde diplomatique] Profession, maid: a photographic film

17:06 [CNET News] RockMelt for iPhone gracefully goes all thumbs

17:08 [zero hedge] Chart Of The Day: From Here To QEternity - Here Come The Central Printers

17:11 [Fox News] State Dept. Grilled Over Benghazi

17:12 [Telegraph] Playboy India head rejects criticism of plans to launch 'bunny girl' clubs

17:16 [Guardian] Neon Roberts's mother refused time to seek alternative tumour treatments


17:20 [Big Think] The Law of Cause and Effect, Geopolitical Edition

17:20 [] Russia Cements Control Over Military Bases In Kyrgyzstan

17:21 [CNN] The list: Despite emotions, little happens legislatively after mass shootings

17:21 [zero hedge] Hyperinflation Started On The 25th Of July 2012 !

17:21 [Slate Magazine] Fear the Fungus

17:22 [Voice of America] Pakistani Clerics Condemn Attacks on Polio Workers

17:22 [NPR] The Gun Lobby's Favorite Part Of The Health Law

17:23 [CNET News] Google promised to safeguard Arris in Moto-TiVo spat

17:24 [Mother Jones] VIDEO: Drought, Floods, and One Giant Storm: The Year in Climate Insanity

17:25 [OpEdNews] Ban Cars not Assault Rifles

17:26 [Doctors Without Borders] [Video] 24 Hours In Burco Hospital, Part 3: The Surgery Ward

17:26 [Disinformation] 1,000-Year-Old Mass Grave Of Elongated Skulls Found In Mexico

17:28 [Unicef] A UNICEF staff member with a serious disability is motivated by work, colleagues - and stigma

17:30 [CNN] Blizzard blasts upper Midwest

17:30 [OpEdNews] This Doesn't Happen in Contemporary America


17:31 [CNET News] Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes sea trial

17:32 [New Statesman] Rejoice! It's finally not illegal to rip CDs

17:33 [CNN] From Robert Bork to Instagram in 7 steps

17:34 [CNN] Monopoly moves to Africa with Lagos edition

17:35 [Raw Story] Allen West: Hillary Clinton’s concussion is ‘Benghazi flu’

17:35 [Big Think] New Device Measures 50 Metrics With One Drop of Blood

17:36 [Fox News: politics] Newark Mayor Booker announces interest in Senate bid, rules out run against Christie

17:36 [Slate Magazine] A Map Made of Dirt

17:36 [Mostly Water] U.S. & Arab Allies Call for Intervention in Syria After Bombing of Palestinian Camp

17:36 [The Atlantic: International] A Tale of Two Riches: Comparing U.S. and Chinese Wealth, in Charts

17:40 [Mostly Water] Netanyahu's Rage to Judaize Palestine

17:41 [msnbc: politics] Cantor: GOP will have the votes to pass 'Plan B'

17:42 [Slashdot] UK Cookie Consent Banners Draw Complaints

17:42 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Putin offers Depardieu Russian passport as austerity budget passed in France - live

17:42 [Mostly Water] New York Times Fiscal Cliff Duplicity

17:43 [] Israeli 'Surgical Targeting' of Journalists, Civilians a War Crime: Report

17:46 [Spiegel] Harnessing the Internet: The German Porn King's Revolutionary Model

17:47 [New Statesman] Chinese authorities arrest members of “Doomsday Cult”

17:47 [CNN] France pulls last troops from combat roles in Afghanistan

17:50 [OpEdNews] Fiscal Cliff: Time to Call Their Bluff

17:51 [CNN] Women, child among dead after boat sinks off Somalia

17:51 [The Atlantic: National] What No One Wants to Admit About Guns: They're Fun

17:52 [Deutsche Welle] Trans-Atlantic Review

17:52 [zero hedge] The Section Preventing Indefinite Detention of Americans Without Trial Removed From Final NDAA Bill

17:54 [Mother Jones] Like it or Not, Today We Live in Robert Bork's World

17:55 [CNET News] Start-Ups: Silicon Valley Ep. 8 -- the grand delusion

17:55 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Preparing for the End of the World

17:56 [American Independent] Middle East Forum bankrolls free speech defenses for critics of ‘Islamist threat’

17:56 [The Atlantic: Technology] Scheduled by the Internet

17:56 [Spiegel] Hidden Treasure: Otto Dix Murals Discovered in Artist's Former Home

17:58 [Telegraph] British grandmother faces 15 years in Bali jail for drug smuggling

18:01 [Fin24 News] Unrest leaves 10 injured at Harmony mine

18:02 [Deutsche Welle] Art unites Europe and Nigeria

18:02 [Voice of America] Chinese Leaders Back Beleaguered Hong Kong Exec

18:04 [CNN] This week on Marketplace Middle East: 20 December

18:04 [CNN: Technology] From Robert Bork to Instagram in 7 steps

18:05 [Raw Story] Bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers exhumed

18:05 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Mass wedding in Gaza

18:06 [Guardian] Kesgrave Hall school: police files on alleged sexual abuse were 'destroyed'

18:06 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Chuck Hagel Controversy

18:08 [zero hedge] 20 Dec 2012 – “ Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) ” (The Ramones, 1989)

18:09 [CNN: Politics] Benghazi report threatens to tarnish Clinton's legacy

18:11 [OpEdNews] Fred Waldron Phelps Sr: Is He Now The Most Hated Man In The World?

18:11 [Disinformation] There’s Something Great About America

18:11 [Pravda] A critical analysis of the green economy

18:11 [CNET News] Apple files patent for Passbook coupons with a touch of NFC

18:11 [Russia Today] Citizen drone warfare coming to the streets?

18:12 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?

18:12 [NPR] What Does Autism Have To Do With It?

18:13 [CNN] This week on Marketplace Middle East: 3 January

18:14 [Fox News] WATCHDOG AUDIT: EPA Says Nothing to HideAs Secret Emails Probed

18:17 [CNET News] Lawmaker calls for study on impact of violent video games

18:18 [Spiegel] Picture This: Gun Control

18:21 [Slate Magazine] Remembering Bork

18:24 [Mother Jones] Obama's Attitude Toward Treaties: Probably About Right

18:25 [] Georgia’s Opposition to Spend New Year's in Prison?

18:27 [Pravda] Soccer: The Draw

18:28 [CNET News] Apple TV, iTunes targeted in new patent suit

18:28 [Guardian] Vince Cable hints at insolvency process overhaul after Comet collapse

18:28 [Spiegel] Suspicion of Collusion: Authorities Raid Deutsche Bank Again

18:30 [Raw Story] Watch live: White House daily press briefing

18:30 [Telegraph] Christmas day hospital admissions include toy from cracker stuck in someone's ear

18:32 [New Statesman] From Nashville to Louis CK, the Americans - and their sitcoms - are coming

18:36 [CNN] U.S. growth accelerates to 3.1%

18:36 [The Atlantic: International] Russia's Emerging Gun Lobby

18:37 [Fox News: politics] Ethics panel says New York's Rep. Gregory Meeks failed to report loan

18:38 [zero hedge] Putting It In Perspective: In 2013 The Fed Will Conjure Enough Paper Money To Buy 11% Of All Existing Gold

18:41 [OpEdNews] Time to play 2nd Amendment Trump Card?

18:41 [The Atlantic: Technology] Boeing Used 20,000 lbs of Potatoes to Test Its In-Flight WiFi

18:41 [The Atlantic: Politics] George Will Gets (Almost) Everything Wrong About Voting Rights

18:41 [The Atlantic: National] The Law: 10 Days to Watch in 2013

18:44 [CNET News] Amazon's new original comedy programs might not suck

18:44 [CNN] Gun violence task force begins work amid mourning in Connecticut

18:44 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: John Boehner moves forward with 'Plan B' to prevent tax rises

18:48 [CNN] Barcelona coach Vilanova recovering after cancer op

18:50 [The Hindu - News] Delhi High Court blast accused killed in encounter

18:51 [CNET News] T-Mobile grows 4G in 14 new markets, sort of offers 4G iPhone

18:54 [Mother Jones] How Does Your Brain Process 3-D Movies?

18:55 [Raw Story] Study: Piranha bite force outsizes even T-Rex

18:56 [Slate Magazine] Lord, Spare Me This Godforsaken Holiday Card!

18:57 [Reuters: politics] Republicans push their own plan, fiscal talks stalled

18:59 [Global Voices] Former Dictator's Daughter Elected As President of South Korea

19:00 [Raw Story] Ikea monkey owner sues to get custody back

19:00 [Slashdot] New York Culls Sex Offenders From the Online Gaming Ranks

19:00 [Telegraph] Battersea Power Station deserves better


19:06 [CNET News] Siri behaves slightly better in iOS 6, says analyst

19:06 [American Independent] Texas abortion drug bill could mean more side effects and higher costs

19:07 [NPR] Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

19:08 [Fin24 News] Businessman to revive Tunisia's economy

19:08 [zero hedge] James McShirley: There is no doubt the past month has been a pre-planned, coordinated attack on gold and silver.

19:09 [Global Voices] Hadi's Long Awaited Yemeni Army Restructure

19:10 [Topix Activism News] UN calls for global ban on female circumcision

19:10 [Big Think] Air Pollution App Finds Healthier Commuting Routes

19:10 [CNN] Senior senators slam 'Zero Dark Thirty' torture scenes

19:11 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

19:12 [New Statesman] Former Bank of Scotland chief to chair business bank

19:14 [CNN: Money] I may lose my jobless benefits

19:14 [CNET News] Facebook introduces new Messages inbox filters, tests $1 messages

19:16 [Telegraph] Boys get their sex education from pornography, MPs say

19:16 [CNN: Politics] Could Benghazi take down Clinton?

19:18 [Moral Low Ground] Cops: “Domestic Cannibal” Kristie Foley Bit off & Ate Her Mother’s Thumb During Fight

19:18 [Fox News] Did Libya Warnings Go to the Top?

19:20 [CNN] For Aesha, healing comes in many forms

19:22 [Russia Today] Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too

19:24 [] In Wake of School Massacre, Tea Party Holds 'Great Gun Giveaway'

19:24 [Mother Jones] After Newtown, Will NRA Still Demand a Ban on Docs Asking Kids about Guns?

19:26 [Good] 12 Days of Architecture: 13 Redesigned Military Bases

19:26 [Slate Magazine] It’s Not Just the Second Amendment Anymore

19:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Finding my feet

19:30 [Raw Story] Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

19:31 [OpEdNews] Kucinich: NO to #CatFoodChristmas

19:31 [CNN] Israel says it will build settlements in East Jerusalem neighborhoods

19:32 [NPR] Newtown Shootings Inspire '26 Acts Of Kindness' Campaign

19:32 [Voice of America] Syrian Minister Hospitalized in Lebanon

19:36 [Voice of America] UN: 55 Dead in Somalia Boat Capsize

19:37 [Russia Today] Texas trooper suspended after conducting roadside cavity searches

19:37 [zero hedge] Boehner's Pre-Plan-B Vote Pep-Talk - Live Webcast

19:38 [Financial Times] China cult targeted as ‘doomsday’ nears

19:39 [Utne] How Occupy Got Religion

19:40 [Truthdig] Fiscal Cliff? Let’s Call Their Bluff

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Dissolvable stent used for coronary angioplasty

19:43 [] Fetih 1453 izle

19:46 [OpEdNews] Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012

19:46 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: Republicans to vote on 'Plan B'

19:47 [CNET News] Best of the best from this year in Crave

19:49 [The Hindu - News] A day to cherish for children fighting cancer

19:51 [CNN] Rights to Judy Garland's TV series to be auctioned

19:52 [Fin24 News] 'ANC will transform the economy', says Zuma

19:52 [CNN] Can women drive the future of the car industry?

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Vijay Merchant Trophy: Hyderabad in trouble

19:56 [Disinformation] Bones Grow In Woman’s Eye Following Cosmetic Anti-Wrinkle Stem Cell Procedure

19:56 [Guardian] Christmas getaway traffic heaviest on Friday and Saturday, drivers warned

19:57 [msnbc: politics] GOP intends to plow ahead with ‘Plan B’ despite Dem opposition

19:57 [Amnesty International] Kenya’s decision to confine refugees and asylum-seekers in camps is unlawful

19:57 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt's chief prosecutor withdraws resignation

19:57 [The Hindu - News] Taliban, Afghan factions meet for the first time in France

19:57 [CNN] Paramount sets 'Anchorman' sequel release date for December 2013

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Airport fire: delay of twenty minutes in alerting fire-fighters

20:00 [Raw Story] Gingrich: Republicans must embrace same sex marriage and immigration reform

20:01 [Slashdot] ElcomSoft Tool Cracks BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt In Real-Time

20:03 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin goes offensive against US

20:05 [The Hindu - News] GHMC to generate 40 MW power from garbage

20:07 [The Hindu - News] India sounds a cautionary note

20:07 [CNN] Syrian fight now 'overtly sectarian,' U.N. says

20:09 [zero hedge] Field With 155,238,095,238,095,250,000 Barrels Of Oil Discovered, But There Is A Catch

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Three held in murder case

20:10 [zero hedge] And Just In Case There Is No Deal...

20:10 [Global Voices] Lobbying and Transparency: Pressuring the European Union

20:10 [Raw Story] Accounting of dark money puts Adelson election spending at $155 million

20:11 [msnbc: politics] Boehner says House could consider Biden gun panel's proposals

20:11 [Slate Magazine] Is The Impossible Reprehensible?

20:12 [NPR] At Benghazi Hearing, Sen. Kerry Urges More Diplomatic Resources

20:13 [Canadian Dimension] Reviving Alternative Media in an Age of Precarity

20:14 [Guardian] MP refuses to accept hamper from Bahrain's ambassador

20:14 [CNN] At Benghazi hearing, State Department officials promise quick change

20:15 [The Hindu - News] Fake saint lands behind bars

20:18 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] MSF Condemns Targeting of Health Workers in Pakistan

20:19 [CNN] 'Young Wonders' stepped up, creating legacies

20:20 [CNET News] Mayan apocalypse fails, according to Australia

20:21 [OpEdNews] Clean Up Time

20:21 [CNN] Morsy supporters accused of beating, detaining opponents

20:25 [Raw Story] Pyramid-shaped mountain in Serbia attracts Mayan doomsday believers

20:25 [CNN] Could emerging markets be Lindt's new sweet spot?

20:26 [CNN: Technology] Is the pay phone making a comeback?

20:26 [The Hindu - Opinion] Outcast reaches a hard-won orbit

20:27 [The Hindu - News] Death sought for U.S. soldier in Afghan massacre

20:28 [The Hindu - Opinion] Retired: Twinkle-eyed giants

20:28 [Moral Low Ground] Video: Texas State Trooper Kelley Helleson Performs Anal, Vaginal Searches of Angel and Ashley Dobbs– Without Changing Gloves

20:28 [] Evim sensin izle

20:29 [] Fight for GMO Labeling Goes On in New Mexico

20:30 [Mother Jones] Are the U.S. and Israel Heading for a Showdown?

20:31 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why America Can't Pass Gun Control

20:32 [The Hindu - News] Memorial to a dysfunctional state

20:32 [Deutsche Welle] New raid on Deutsche Bank headquarters

20:32 [The Hindu - Opinion] Memorial to a dysfunctional state

20:33 [Telegraph] Mayan apocalypse: The only place to survive the end of the world is a sleepy French village

20:35 [Raw Story] Activist: Georgia’s ‘tin foil hat’ GOP caucus pushing for looser gun restrictions

20:36 [The Atlantic: Politics] Video of the Day: A Supercut Remix of Barack Obama's Favorite Idiom

20:36 [Red Pepper] We won’t be told – Argentina’s horizontalism

20:36 [CNN] In South Sudan, a town simmers amid unrest

20:37 [Russia Today] Assange: WikiLeaks to release over a million new docs in 2013

20:38 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Republicans push their own plan, fiscal talks stalled

20:40 [The Hindu - News] It’s not all song and dance

20:41 [The Atlantic: International] The Fog Over the Red Sea

20:42 [Russia Today] Greece abuses refugees, violates their human rights and EU law - Amnesty International

20:42 [The Hindu - Opinion] Modi’s victory

20:42 [NPR] Former Official Sentenced To 35 Years For Role In Rwanda's Genocide

20:46 [The Hindu - Opinion] King of his jungle

20:47 [Deutsche Welle] Malian militias prepare for war

20:48 [The Hindu - News] The Great Grandsire

20:48 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Colombian Landowners, Peasants Listen to Each Other

20:48 [Guardian] Putin 'not that preoccupied' with fate of Syria's Assad

20:49 [Telegraph] Mario Monti 'could announce election bid this weekend'

20:52 [Deutsche Welle] Moscow court reduces Khodorkovsky prison sentence

20:52 [CNET News] Life-size hobbit Bag End made of 2 million Legos

20:53 [zero hedge] Brazil Doubles Gold Reserves In Last 3 Months

20:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] A false consensus is broken

20:55 [Big Think] When Will Science Give Us Better Brains?

20:57 [straight] Vancouver artists hope to bring ideas to life in national sculpture contest

21:00 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: Wall Street and the Decline of Capitalism

21:00 [The Hindu - News] A dozen concerts short of being Sudha

21:02 [CNN: Politics] Cantor: We have votes to pass Plan B

21:03 [Slashdot] Book Review: Terrible Nerd

21:04 [The Hindu - News] Keeping the arts well-tuned

21:05 [Raw Story] Kucinich: Obama’s Social Security cuts mean a ‘Cat Food Christmas’ for seniors

21:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] Happy Holidays! Here's a Free E-Book of Our Best Stories From 2012

21:07 [NPR] Gun Control: 'Only Modest Change' In Opinion Since Newtown Shootings

21:08 [The Hindu - News] A singer that’s his own man

21:10 [The Hindu - News] Quiz Corner

21:11 [The Atlantic: Technology] How We Think About Technology

21:14 [Fox News] Semper No: Mexico's Letter Dashes Hope for Jailed Marine's Early Release

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa asks Manmohan to expedite notification

21:17 [Russia Today] ‘Asian countries are best prepared for fiscal cliff’

21:21 [Telegraph] French psychiatrist convicted of manslaughter for failing to recognise danger of patient

21:22 [Guardian] Labour opposition to benefit squeeze irresponsible, say Tories

21:23 [Moral Low Ground] Ohio Mosque Arsonist Randolph Linn Says He Was Under the Influence of Fox News

21:24 [msnbc] Cardinal: Teacher who gave her life is 'like Jesus'

21:26 [The Atlantic: Politics] 2 Stunning Photos of Senator Daniel Inouye's Casket Lying in State

21:26 [Guardian] Julian Assange 'open' to talks to end extradition row

21:27 [CNN] Newsquiz: Week of December 17

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Samjhauta blast accused in NIA custody

21:27 [NPR] Cory Booker Eyes (Chris Christie-Free) Path To His Political Future

21:30 [Global Voices] Xi Jinping: a hardline nationalist in control of China?

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Clips of Punjab Assembly incident go viral

21:31 [CNET News] Real-life Fruit Ninja slices and dices flying comestibles

21:31 [Slate Magazine] Will We Ever Know What Was Wrong With Adam Lanza?

21:32 [Russia Today] Malkin waiting for Crosby in KHL

21:34 [Slashdot] Taking Sense Away: Confessions of a Former TSA Screener

21:35 [Raw Story] Record 111 countries vote against death penalty at UN

21:36 [OpEdNews] Feinstein Releases Statement on "Zero Dark Thirty"

21:38 [zero hedge] Guess Who Is NOT "Rotating" Out Of Treasurys

21:38 [Guardian] Oliver Letwin outlines new thinking on Leveson reforms

21:40 [CNN] Slalom star Shiffrin seals maiden win

21:41 [The Hindu - News] ‘Agriculture sector facing challenges with rising demand for food items’

21:41 [The Atlantic: International] How to Prevent the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

21:42 [Russia Today] Gun deaths to exceed car accident fatalities in 2015

21:43 [The Hindu - News] We want deeper engagement with ASEAN, says Manmohan

21:45 [The Hindu - News] RRS seeks package for Rayalaseema

21:46 [Reuters: politics] Republicans push own 'fiscal cliff' plan; talks frozen

21:47 [CNN: Politics] Boehner: We have votes to pass Plan B

21:47 [CNET News] Star Trek: The Video Game due April 23

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Dasari to expose some film personalities

21:48 [The Nation] The Bork Legacy

21:48 [CNN] Slalom star Shiffrin seals World Cup win

21:50 [Reuters: politics] Republicans push own "fiscal cliff" plan; talks frozen

21:51 [CNN] Not man enough? Buy a gun

21:51 [The Hindu - News] CBI court issues notices to Dharmana, Mopidevi

21:52 [CNET News] CES 2013: 139 startups, and one that stinks

21:55 [The Hindu - News] AP still unprepared for DCTS

21:56 [Disinformation] All Charges Dropped Against British ‘UFO Hacker’ Gary McKinnon

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Governor’s action: DL’s contention proves right

21:58 [straight] North Shore Rescue wants no part of Cypress Mountain's $10,000 bill for snowboarder

22:00 [AL JAZEERA] UN approves Mali military intervention

22:00 [Raw Story] 12 congressional Democrats pledge to take up Bangladesh factory conditions

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Clear the air on Telangana, Naidu tells Congress

22:01 [Slate Magazine] Is the Second Amendment the Second Most Important?

22:02 [Russia Today] One year of probation for threatening Bill O'Reilly

22:07 [The Hindu - News] ‘By fielding rape accused, parties are abetting crime’

22:08 [zero hedge] The Complete Politicization Of The Fed

22:09 [Voice of America] UN Set to Authorize Troops to Mali

22:10 [Truthdig] Cliffhanger: The President’s Unnecessary and Unwise Concessions

22:10 [Guardian] MoD pays out millions to Iraqi torture victims

22:11 [Voice of America] Leaders in Washington Still Divided Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

22:13 [Voice of America] Nigeria Sees Bloodiest Year of Boko Haram Attacks

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Jeet Thayil among 24 selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards

22:15 [Big Think] What Technology Will Look Like by 2030

22:17 [Deutsche Welle] Syrian conflict becoming 'overtly sectarian'

22:18 [The Hindu - News] BJP, KJP have contrasting takes on Gujarat results

22:19 [Voice of America] Americans Pay Tribute to Hawaii's Daniel Inouye

22:20 [The Hindu - News] Fresh complaint against Somanna in Lokayukta court

22:21 [CNN] Hu Jintao - Fast Facts

22:21 [Telegraph] Ukip foster row couple threaten to sue council

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Woman attacked with knife

22:25 [Raw Story] Tea party group auctioning off assault rifle in spite of Newtown massacre

22:26 [The Hindu - News] Indian women abused, attacked in Australia

22:27 [CNET News] 'Sources' out BlackBerry Z10 as RIM's first new smartphone

22:28 [The Hindu - News] Strike hits banking activity

22:29 [Moral Low Ground] South Dakota Teen Dalton Williams Allegedly Shot Dead by Friend Braiden McCahren Over Paintball Game

22:29 [] Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Mr. President, I am Disappointed'

22:30 [Truthdig] Newtown’s Moral Authority for Action

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Udhampur-Baramulla rail link runs into rough weather

22:33 [Fox News: politics] Obama scaling back on inagural events

22:37 [Slashdot] GarageGames Starts IndieGoGo Campaign To Port Torque 3D To Linux

22:38 [The Hindu - News] SARAL launch postponed to February

22:38 [zero hedge] Equities Jump As Risk-Correlations Slump

22:38 [International Crisis Group] Pirates of the Guinean

22:40 [AL JAZEERA] US House set to vote on 'Plan B' budget plan

22:43 [Fox News] WINTER NIGHTMARE: Storm Causes Fatal Pileup, Snarls Travel in Midwest

22:44 [AL JAZEERA] US House set to vote on 'Plan B' budget

22:45 [Truthdig] Grab a Fork, Mealworm Time Is Approaching

22:46 [The Hindu - News] New Delhi railway station gets world-class transit lounge

22:46 [] Turkey: Erdogan Redefining Turkish Democracy?

22:47 [Deutsche Welle] Future of Czech government left hanging

22:50 [The Hindu - News] Kerala Assembly for wider debate on Gadgil report

22:54 [The Hindu - News] Chandy: PSC told about KSRTC vacancy list anomaly

22:55 [Raw Story] Anti-LGBT Ugandan pastor uses fruit to demonstrate gay sex on live TV

22:56 [Disinformation] The Cult Of Nick: KLF, Chaos, Magic, Music, Money

22:58 [straight] Karena Shaw and Ben Parfitt: Get the fracking facts on shale gas in B.C.

22:58 [The Hindu - News] Revise water release chart of PAP: experts

23:00 [Mother Jones] What Does The "Les Misérables" Movie Have To Do With The Newtown Shooting?

23:02 [Russia Today] 'End of the road' for ACTA in Europe as EC withdraws court appeal over treaty

23:02 [NPR] 'Lost Jews' Of Colombia Say They've Found Their Roots

23:03 [CNN] Aaron Sorkin to cameo on 'The Simpsons'

23:05 [Truthdig] Fox News Interviews Santa Claus to Make Point About ‘War on Christmas’

23:06 [Slate Magazine] We the People Fix the Budget

23:07 [Guardian] Two arrests as 'plebgate' investigation continues

23:07 [The Hindu - News] Man accuses Salman Rushdie of being complicit in fraud case

23:08 [zero hedge] Headwinds Vs. Tailwinds: The Macroeconomic HeatMap

23:09 [The Hindu - News] Offences threatening economic security now under UAPA

23:09 [Voice of America] Malawi, Tanzania Seek Mediation Over Border Dispute

23:11 [The Hindu - News] Many IT firms scrap night shift for women: safety measure or retrograde?

23:15 [The Hindu - News] A Big close to a vibrant display of world cinema

23:16 [The Atlantic: Politics] Chuck Hagel and the Jews

23:17 [The Hindu - News] Mahadevan's suicide shocks music lovers

23:19 [Fox News: politics] Bill Daley considering run for Illinois governor

23:21 [The Hindu - News] Impostors ask for money and ‘permit’ trade of illegal plastic bags

23:22 [CNET News] How to tame annoying alert sounds in OS X

23:22 [Slashdot] Apple's Pinch+Zoom Patent Invalidated By Preliminary USPTO Ruling

23:23 [zero hedge] Comment Of The Day: On The Self-Destructiveness Of Fed Policy

23:23 [The Hindu - News] Tearing of SC/ST Bill: House rules advocate “stricter punishment”

23:23 [Telegraph] Millions of volunteers to benefit from free portable criminal records checks

23:24 [CNN] Julian Assange: WikiLeaks to release 1 million new documents

23:24 [Topix Activism News] Amnesty International says Greece's treatment of migrants makes mockery of human rights

23:25 [Voice of America] Washington, D.C.: Injectable Foam Could Prove Life Saver

23:27 [OpEdNews] Fear of the "Fiscal If"

23:27 [Russia Today] New era in Russia-US trade relations: Obama scraps Jackson-Vanik amendment

23:28 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - December 21, 2012


23:30 [Raw Story] Texas state rep’s ‘Merry Christmas’ bill protects right to holiday greetings

23:33 [Fox News: politics] Senator voices 'serious' concerns about Hagel for Pentagon post

23:34 [Moral Low Ground] NRA Claims 8,000 New Daily Members in Wake of Connecticut School Shooting

23:36 [Global Voices] Film Festival on Organic Farming in Japan

23:40 [CNN] Newsquiz: End of Year 2012

23:41 [CNN] Hillary Clinton - Fast Facts

23:42 [OpEdNews] Why Isn't The Media Discussing The Unprecedented Law Giving Gun Makers And Dealers Immunity?

23:43 [Reuters] Republicans push own "fiscal cliff" plan; talks frozen

23:45 [CNN] Yaya Toure wins top African award

23:46 [The Atlantic: Politics] Chuck Hagel at the VA

23:47 [Fox News] Adios, Mexico: Lawmakers Call for Travel Boycott Over Jailed Marine

23:52 [Slashdot] Japanese Police Charge 2channel Founder Over Forum Posts

23:53 [The Nation] We Fear Each Other, When Guns Themselves Are The Real Danger

23:53 [CNN] 150 kidnapped from Iraqi finance ministry, minister says

23:55 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Gun Grabbers Call For Re-Education Programs In Public Schools

23:56 [Global Voices] Lack Of Proper Toilet Facility In A Jharkhand Village

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