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00:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rep. Jim McDermott: Market Consolidation: Can Coordinated Care Live Up to Its Promised Benefits?

00:00 [Reuters] Iran, six world powers resume expert talks on nuclear deal

00:00 [straight] Sonny Dean is in Elf? Really? /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/sonny%20dean.jpg

00:00 [straight] New Mexico becomes 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_124177261.jpg

00:04 [Big Think] Sharing Information is What Makes Us Uniquely Human

00:04 [Big Think] When War Gives Sickness a New Lease on Life

00:04 [Big Think] Why Americans Need to Eat at Home More Often

00:07 [Mother Jones] Obamacare Enrollments Are Starting to Surge /files/blog_california_aca_enrollment_0.jpg

00:09 [Voice of America] Dan Robinson: White House: Obama Would Veto Any New Iran Sanctions

00:09 [Raw Story] Treasury head Jack Lew: U.S. will run out of money in early March

00:09 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Do We Even Need a Banking Sector? Not Any More

00:10 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

00:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Dreier: How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform

00:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Army Cadet Accused Of Emailing Child Porn

00:11 [Truthdig] Tea Party Wishlist

00:12 [] Mandela received weapons training from Mossad agents in Ethiopia

00:14 [The Atlantic: Technology] Missing Links: Access to Papers' Raw Data Plummets by 17% Each Year

00:15 [BBC: Entertainment] Ceiling collapses in packed theatre

00:17 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre collapse: 'We thought it was hail on the roof... then the whole thing fell'

00:17 [Telegraph] Lee Rigby murder: We cannot stop lone wolves

00:17 [Telegraph] South Sudan: UN troops killed in attack on base

00:17 [Telegraph] White House says it would veto Iran sanctions bill

00:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lori Sanders: Why A&E's Suspension of Phil Robertson Is Something Christians (and All Americans) Should Support

00:20 [Disinformation] What Lies Beyond The Higgs Boson?

00:21 [CNN] FBI to seize school hard drives in Kendrick Johnson probe, source says

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Douglas Kmiec: Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men: Remembering Ambassador Chris Stevens

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Trey Radel Not Resigning From Congress Following Rehab Stint

00:22 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

00:22 [Slate Magazine] Her

00:23 [Deutsche Welle] EU leaders agree to increase military cooperation

00:24 [Financial Times] Obama threat to veto Iran sanctions move

00:25 [Sydney Morning Herald] Summer to arrive in earnest today

00:25 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sister's amateur detective work helps solve sibling's murder

00:25 [Sydney Morning Herald] Horror at West End theatre

00:25 [Sydney Morning Herald] Breakthrough in Mary case after 30 years

00:25 [Reuters: politics] U.S. illegal immigrant removals fall in fiscal 2013

00:26 [Financial Times] ICC prosecutor seeks to adjourn Kenyatta trial

00:26 [Financial Times] Spy review seeks to reassure US allies

00:26 [Truthdig] Gimme a Break

00:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Barbara J. Easterling: Seniors Saving Big on Rx Drugs and Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act

00:29 [CNET News] 2013 MacBook Air black screen woes continue

00:29 [CNET News] Documentary on Atari's E.T. to kick off Xbox film series

00:30 [Disinformation] The Bitcoin “Crash” Is A Patent Falsehood: Here’s Why

00:31 [Electronic Intifada] Anti-Muslim slogans spray-painted on mosque in Palestinian town

00:32 [CNN: Living] What does the fox say?

00:32 [straight] Andrew Weaver: Let's keep diluted bitumen out of B.C.’s coastal waters /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Andrew%20Weaver.jpg

00:33 [Voice of America] Brian Padden: US Textile Industry Grows With More Technology and Fewer Workers

00:34 [Big Think] The Arrogance of Atheism?

00:37 [Mother Jones] Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, and the Importance of Comedy

00:37 [Mother Jones] Why Is This Disgraced Prosecutor Still Allowed to Practice Law in Texas?

00:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Eight cars rammed by man in a Jag

00:44 [CNN] Can't stay away: Stars who threatened to retire (and didn't)

00:44 [CNN] London's Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses

00:44 [Reuters] Almost 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theatre

00:45 [Disinformation] U.S. Military Switching From Lead To ‘Green’ Bullets //

00:47 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: A modest proposal for Christmas in Abbotsford /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/homeless-nativity.jpg

00:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chloe Fox: Frostpaw The Polar Bear Will Follow Obama Around Hawaii To Fight Keystone Pipeline

00:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carla Herreria: Obama's Hawaii Vacation Home And The Luxury Rentals Of Kailua

00:48 [CNN] Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's home seized

00:48 [CNET News] Twitter amps up its mobile emergency alert system

00:49 [Raw Story] U.S. Olympic delegate Brian Boitano announces he’s gay

00:51 [straight] B.C. First Nations leader dismisses conditions attached to Enbridge pipeline decision /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/StewartPhillip.jpg

00:55 [msnbc: politics] Radel says no plans to resign after cocaine bust

00:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Science Provision Buried In House Farm Bill Could Gum Up Regulatory Work, Critics Say

00:57 [] As Gaza reels from floods, Hamas and Fatah remain apart

00:59 [Voice of America] 88 Hurt in London Theater Ceiling Collapse

01:01 [straight] B.C. NDP says Christy Clark must stop Enbridge pipeline from being built /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/DixCoast-SH.jpg

01:03 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre collapse: 'Repair old theatres or audiences may flee'

01:03 [Telegraph] Unemployed youngsters deterred from working because of benefits 'umbilical cord'

01:03 [Telegraph] Schoolchildren refused second helpings at lunch in obesity crackdown

01:04 [Slashdot] Clear Solar Cells Could Help Windows Generate Power

01:09 [Raw Story] Google fined for privacy violations by Spanish data watchdog

01:09 [NPR] New York Extends Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes

01:09 [zero hedge] Saxo Bank's 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2014

01:10 [CNN] Dylan Penn and other celeb progeny

01:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Hoax collar bomber loses appeal

01:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Cyclists are rollers, not climbers

01:12 [Reuters] Almost 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theatre

01:16 [Fox News] What about the victim? Focus turns to housekeeper in Indian envoy arrest

01:16 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLLRecord 71 percent say Washington is broken

01:16 [Fox News] THEATER COLLAPSEMore than 80 hurt after London ceiling disaster /i/redes/icon-slideshow.gif

01:18 [Reuters] U.S. tries again to calm India over accused diplomat

01:19 [Telegraph] US jury rules Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to Ryan O'Neal

01:19 [NPR] Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

01:20 [CNN] Ten people injured in New Jersey bus crash

01:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: New Mexico Attorney General Sues To Stop Horse Slaughter

01:24 [The Independent] German woman fined for crushing mice in fetish video

01:24 [Raw Story] Mark Zuckerberg cashes in as Facebook prepares to sell 70 million shares

01:25 [CNET News] Gingerbread Optimus Prime: Dessert in disguise

01:26 [Truthdig] Walmart’s Cashing In on the Occupy Movement

01:28 [BBC: Technology] Robots compete for Pentagon's prize

01:28 [BBC: Technology] 2013: The year we all went 'mobile'

01:31 [Guardian] Apollo theatre collapse injures 80 people in London's West End

01:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Kirkham: Sen. Dick Durbin Accuses For-Profit College Chain Of Defrauding Taxpayers

01:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Oklahoma Places Moratorium On Capitol Monuments After Satanist Request

01:34 [Global Voices] Protesters March Against Nuclear Plant's Re-Start on Japan's Kyushu Island

01:37 [Slate Magazine] Putin, Snubbed

01:39 [Guardian] Court names Royal Marines acquitted of Afghan insurgent's murder

01:39 [zero hedge] 10 Investing Lessons To Learn From Poker

01:40 [CNN] Ryan O'Neal can keep Farrah Fawcett portrait, jury says

01:40 [CNN] California high school to be tested for tuberculosis

01:42 [] Child conversion could become political hot potato

01:43 [Slashdot] Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa To Reddit User

01:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Obama Deploys Small Military Group To South Sudan

01:49 [Fox News] Top health stories of 2013

01:49 [Fox News] Alisyn's punky Christmas

01:49 [Fox News] Warhol portrait fate decided

01:49 [Fox News] Brooklyn bikini bust

01:49 [Fox News] The 39 safest cars for 2014

01:49 [Fox News] Shark attack caught on cam

01:49 [Fox News] Recipes for healthy holiday

01:49 [Fox News] �Sex Sent Me to the ER�

01:51 [Voice of America] Target Security Breach Affects 40 Million Shoppers

01:53 [Guardian] Apollo theatre collapse injures more than 80 people in London's West End

01:53 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate to ease path for sending more Guantanamo detainees home

01:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: White House Gears Up For Health Care Enrollment Rush

01:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Steve Stockman Touts NRA Endorsement That Went To His Opponent John Cornyn

01:55 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was no worse than Oliver Cromwell

01:56 [Truthdig] Cheap Chicken Is Making You Sick

01:56 [Truthdig] ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Author Wants Book Pulled from Print

01:56 [Truthdig] Judge Richard Leon’s Anti-NSA Ruling May Not Be All You Think It Is

02:00 [Topix Activism News] Okla. imposes moratorium on Capitol monumentsvisit|article-5079055|mobile_home_category_body-1691|3

02:02 [straight] Could an HST-style initiative stop the Enbridge pipeline? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/HSTrally-SH.jpg

02:04 [Raw Story] Researchers: ‘Incorrigible’ Robespierre suffered from auto-immune disorder

02:07 [Guardian] Lee Rigby killing: two British Muslim converts convicted of murder

02:07 [Voice of America] Mike O'Sullivan: High Tech Stores Pop Up For The Holidays

02:09 [NPR] Putin: Jailed Punk Band, Greenpeace Activists, To Be Freed

02:10 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Profit Uber Alles

02:10 [BBC: Health] Youth-drug can 'reverse' ageing

02:10 [BBC: Health] IVF success rate 'could be doubled'

02:11 [Reuters: politics] Obama nominates Sharon Bowen to CFTC

02:12 [CNET News] California lawmaker to introduce smartphone 'kill switch' bill

02:17 [] Israel should issue bonds in run-up to natural gas bonanza, top economist says

02:22 [CNET News] Apple issues EFI Firmware update for 2013 Mac Pro

02:22 [CNET News] Galanz microwave pops out with faceplates

02:22 [BBC: Science & Environment] The real Moby Dick: Do whales really attack humans?

02:25 [CNN] Senators propose new Iran sanctions bill; White House opposed

02:30 [Sydney Morning Herald] Why I cover my camera and why you should too

02:31 [CNET News] CyanogenMod raises $23 million

02:33 [Slashdot] Life-Sized, Drivable 500,000 Piece Lego Car Runs On Air

02:34 [Raw Story] U.S. tries to defuse row over strip-searched Indian diplomat

02:39 [Raw Story] Ryan O’Neal wins right to keep Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett

02:39 [Raw Story] Syrian official defends al-Assad’s right to seek re-election

02:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: For-Profit College Oakbridge Academy Of Arts Suddenly Shuts Down

02:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] O'Farrell evacuated over bomb scare

02:44 [NPR] Will 2nd-Term Obama Show More Mercy Through Pardons?

02:45 [Anarchist news] NYE Noise Demo: Omaha, Nebraska

02:45 [Anarchist news] The Nostalgic Left

02:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jarryd Willis: Avoiding Symmetric Polarization: Autopsy of the GOP Autopsy vs. Occupy Third Way

02:50 [CBC: politics] Stephen Harper says he will lead Conservatives in 2015 campaign

02:51 [CBC: politics] Government won't buy new $2B armoured vehicles for army

02:51 [CNN] Senate may pull third all-nighter to process nominees

02:53 [Telegraph] North Korea threatens to attack South 'without notice'

02:53 [Telegraph] New York votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

02:54 [NPR] Pa. Man Wins $1 Million Picasso With $140 Raffle Ticket

02:58 [CNN: Money] Katie Couric to end daytime television show

03:01 [CNN: Money] Katie Couric to end daytime show

03:04 [Big Think] Vivian Maier and the Hidden History of Women’s Photography

03:05 [Disinformation] Lee Camp: The Overwhelming Force We Pretend Doesn’t Exist

03:13 [Unicef] Polio immunization effort aims to reach all Syrian children

03:13 [Unicef] Syrian refugees in Lebanon brace against the coming winter

03:13 [Deutsche Welle] UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan as fears of a civil war grow

03:13 [Slashdot] Cyanogen Mod Raises $23 Million Funding All Set To Become Major Android Player

03:22 [Reuters] Target cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards at holiday peak

03:22 [Reuters] Troops clash in South Sudan, African states mediate

03:24 [CNET News] Spotify's mobile users skyrocket since free streaming launch

03:24 [CNN] Congress set to reform how military handles sexual assault cases

03:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Allan Topol: Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

03:29 [zero hedge] These Are The Main Financial Risks Of 2014 According To The US Treasury

03:29 [Guardian] Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

03:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Peter King: Rand Paul 'Disgraced His Office' With NSA Criticism

03:44 [Reuters] U.S. diplomats, but not prosecutors, seek to quell India dispute

03:44 [CNN] South Sudan 'at the precipice,' Obama says, as fighting spreads

03:44 [CNN] 12 of the world's most spectacular Christmas trees

03:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Obama Administration Relaxes Rules Of Health Care Law Ahead Of Deadline: Washington Post

03:55 [Telegraph] Barack Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

03:57 [CNN] Chicago girl's rape near a school 'Safe Passage' alarms parents

03:59 [Raw Story] Newt Gingrich compares ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson to Pope Francis

04:02 [Slashdot] KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.12

04:03 [] Learning the hard-cash way: Israel’s multimillion dollar private-tutoring industry

04:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Parliament bomb scare: O'Farrell won't leave

04:04 [AntiWar] Pilgrims Attacked Again in Iraq; 73 Killed, 121 Wounded

04:04 [Reuters: politics] University of California need not disclose venture returns: court

04:12 [zero hedge] Thursday Humor (And Epic Stupidity): Ditching Final Exams, Harvard Style

04:12 [zero hedge] "The Chinese Don't Want Dollars Anymore, They Want Gold" - London's Gold Vaults Are Empty: This Is Why

04:14 [Raw Story] Bob Newhart cancels appearance at anti-LGBT Catholic event

04:14 [Raw Story] Obama calls for immediate end to violence in southern Sudan

04:20 [Fox News] Administration announces major 11th-hour ObamaCare exemption

04:20 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLL More voters like Bush and Clinton than Obama

04:20 [Fox News] 'DUCK DYNASTY' DONE?Family raises doubts about future after suspension

04:28 [Voice of America] Adam Phillips: Arrest of Indian Consular Official in NY Sparks Dispute

04:28 [CNN] 'Duck Dynasty' family stands by suspended patriarch

04:32 [Guardian] South Sudan: UN peacekeepers from India killed

04:32 [Slashdot] What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills

04:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Obama Administration Making New Exemption For Individuals With Canceled Health Care Policies

04:34 [The Hindu - News] More than 80 injured in London theatre collapse

04:34 [The Hindu - News] L'Affaire Khobragade: A tale of two narratives

04:34 [CNN] 6 arrested in probe of Florida inmates' escape

04:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Senate To Vote On Janet Yellen Confirmation In January

04:42 [CNET News] Mars Curiosity rover transforms into an official Lego model

04:48 [CNN] Meeting Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D and 'man of the moment'

04:49 [Raw Story] Australia throws out appeal from convicted ‘collar bomber’

04:49 [Raw Story] North Korea warns South of ‘merciless’ strike for Kim dynasty effigies

04:50 [Sydney Morning Herald] Parliament bomb scare: Driver arrested

04:50 [Sydney Morning Herald] Missing Mary breakthrough

04:55 [The Hindu - News] Tamil writer and Vedic scholar Swaminatha Athreyan dead

04:55 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

04:55 [The Hindu - News] Peace, prosperity and progress: AIADMK slogan for LS polls

04:55 [Reuters: politics] Senate resets test vote on Fed chair nominee Yellen to Friday

04:59 [The Hindu - News] Priest accused of sexual assault goes underground

05:03 [The Hindu - News] Police in the dock

05:06 [Sydney Morning Herald] Parliament bomb scare: driver grabbed

05:06 [Sydney Morning Herald] YMCA NSW care 'not child safe'

05:09 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

05:13 [The Hindu - News] President arrives in Hyderabad for winter sojourn

05:16 [CNN] Ship emissions blamed for Hong Kong pollution

05:17 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS Administration announces new ObamaCare exemption

05:17 [Fox News] MISSING THE POINT? Prosecutor cites maid's plight in Indian envoy case

05:19 [The Hindu - News] US says UN immunity for Khobragade not retroactive

05:22 [CNET News] Calxeda, ARM trailblazer, folds, unable to get to 64-bit

05:23 [The Hindu - News] Coimbatore man sentenced to four years RI

05:29 [The Hindu - News] Mettupalayam Municipality seeks sewage treatment plant

05:29 [The Hindu - News] Kin of sexual assault accused petition Tirupur Collector

05:33 [The Hindu - News] Rejuvenation camp for jumbos begins near Mettupalayam

05:33 [The Hindu - News] Salem elephant Andal in special camp this year too

05:37 [The Hindu - News] Don’t disturb people, says Tirupur Commissioner

05:42 [The Hindu - News] Coimbatore man sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment

05:44 [CNN] Senate averts third all-nighter to process nominees

05:46 [BBC: Science & Environment] Green farm subsidy move criticised

05:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Senate Passes Sweeping Defense Bill

05:48 [CNET News] Shazam iPhone app identifies music when phone is locked

05:50 [The Hindu - News] Meeting in Bangalore on Friday to discuss Professional Educational Institutions Act

05:52 [The Hindu - News] UN to evacuate Indian Army peacekeepers from South Sudan

05:52 [Slate Magazine] Play the Slate News Quiz

05:55 [Global Voices] Chinese Film Director Feng Xiaogang on Censorship

05:56 [Fox News: politics] Senate approves defense bill, sends measure to Obama

05:58 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Rai decries move to allow conversion of farmland

05:59 [Reuters] Thai protesters march to oust PM, postpone election

05:59 [Raw Story] ‘I was wrong’: Cenk Uygur on Obama’s order commuting draconian drug sentences

06:00 [NPR] White House Offers A Stopgap Health Insurance Option

06:00 [AntiWar] Why Neo-Isolationism Is Soaring

06:02 [The Hindu - News] Panel to survey height of buildings around Meenakshi temple

06:02 [The Hindu - News] Ernakulam Railway Goods station revival key item on agenda: Chandy

06:04 [The Hindu - News] Malaparamba Primary School closure move: students on a stir course

06:09 [Topix Activism News] Gov. Snyder eyes natural gas, renewable sources for 'no regrets' energy policy

06:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] Abdula's anger at $200 fine

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Fire breaks out at cracker unit near Sivakasi

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Tradition and technology ring in success

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Petrol, diesel given for free in Madurai

06:15 [Reuters: politics] Fed chair pick Yellen faces Senate test vote on Friday

06:15 [CNET News] The most disappointing games of 2013

06:19 [Big Think] The Art of Finding New Problems to Solve

06:20 [The Hindu - News] Quicker nod for residential buildings in Trivandrum

06:20 [The Hindu - News] Former IAF employee scouts for shelter

06:22 [Fox News] Senate OKs defense bill dealing with sexual assaults

06:23 [Deutsche Welle] Cuba to lift restrictions on car imports

06:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Chris Christie: Bridge Controversy Is 'Not That Big A Deal'

06:25 [Reuters: politics] Senate eases path for sending more Guantanamo detainees home

06:28 [Fin24 News] SA job prospects looking up

06:30 [Telegraph] 'Legal highs' pose biggest risk in rural areas, warn MPs

06:30 [The Hindu - News] Cut the trees, we will plant twice as much, says Exnora

06:34 [Voice of America] White House to Senate: Obama Will Veto Additional Sanctions on Iran

06:35 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi student attempts to commit suicide

06:36 [Voice of America] 3 UN Peacekeepers Killed in South Sudan

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Golden workshop on power-saving mode

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Woman's torso found floating at Vamadam, search is on for head

06:37 [The Hindu - News] US rules out dropping charges against Khobragade

06:37 [CNN] Senate approves National Defense Authorization Act, moves on nominees

06:37 [CNN] Obama's father was abusive, his half-brother says

06:38 [Fin24 News] Gold sinks to 3-year low

06:39 [CNN] Report: 4 killed in shooting at Manila airport

06:39 [BBC: Entertainment] Probe into theatre ceiling collapse

06:42 [Anarchist news] Alfredo Bonanno, proponent of insurrectionary anarchism, expelled from Chile

06:43 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate OKs defense policy bill with sex crime reforms

06:43 [Slashdot] "Perfect" Electron Roundness Bruises Supersymmetry

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Delhi schools up in arms over new nursery admission guidelines

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Crawford bridge to be ready in January

06:48 [msnbc: politics] Defense bill adding protections for sexual assault victims heads to Obama's desk

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Disposing of e-waste just a call away

06:53 [Deutsche Welle] Gunmen shoot dead mayor, wife at Manila airport

06:54 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart: ‘Duck Dynasty’ turns Fox News into raving ‘free speech absolutists’

06:55 [The Hindu - News] Railways yet to come up with technology to beat fog

06:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] China buyer splashes $10m on house

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Juvenile held in Tuglakabad for killing driver

06:59 [The Hindu - News] NGO director tried to contact girl before suicide

07:00 [Fin24 News] Jim: Numsa won't leave Cosatu out of choice

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Full text of the complaint against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Grill the Chef

07:13 [The Hindu - News] Central nod for takeover of CESS

07:13 [The Hindu - News] SHRC order to pay compensation to lorry owner

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Traffic curbs for President’s Trivandrum visit

07:15 [Global Voices] Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version

07:19 [The Hindu - News] CREDAI show begins in Trivandrum on Friday

07:20 [Reuters: politics] Bernanke's 11th hour pivot smoothes path for Yellen at Fed

07:21 [Guardian] Philippines mayor shot dead in airport attack

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Gunmen kill 4 at Manila airport

07:26 [Voice of America] Senate Sends Defense Bill to White House

07:28 [] Israel offering Intel up to $1b to build new plant and expand existing factory

07:30 [The Hindu - News] Kerala's second drug testing lab opened

07:30 [The Hindu - News] Gunmen kill town mayor, his wife in attack at Manila airport

07:32 [The Hindu - News] Fund collection for dialysis in Kozhikode district

07:32 [Telegraph] Extra quarter ounce of fibre could be the secret to avoiding heart attack

07:32 [Telegraph] Cash-strapped motorists have changed the way they drive forever - says the AA

07:32 [Telegraph] British trains among best in Europe

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Online property registration yet to grow into full-blown project

07:34 [The Hindu - News] New office for minorities finance body in Kozhikode

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Dak adalat at Kallai on December 31

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Traffic curbs for President’s visit to Kochi

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Registration Department, realtors hail online property registration

07:35 [Disinformation] Italian Protester Kisses Riot Cop’s Helmet, Gets Charged with “Sexual Violence”

07:38 [CNN] Congress passes reform on how military handles sexual assault cases

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Education loan outgo put at Rs.47.27 crore in Kozhikode

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Panic grips Kerala's elephant owners as jumbos develop FMD

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Thamarasserry forum to continue stir against Ghats report

07:43 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Strong Putin casts off burdens of the past

07:46 [Voice of America] VOA News: Senate Sends Defense Bill to White House

07:46 [Telegraph] Pollution from China grounds flights in Tibet

07:49 [Guardian] BAE Systems fails to win £6bn contract to supply Typhoon fighters to UAE

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Alva’s Nudisiri-Virasat begins

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Polavaram sans Bhadrachalam unrealistic, say BJP leaders

07:54 [The Hindu - News] CITU claims credit for new ESI hospital building in Vizag

07:54 [The Hindu - News] Nudisiri bids bye to palanquin procession

07:54 [The Hindu - News] Special agency for fishermen in PCPIR

07:54 [The Hindu - News] Vizag man tonsures live-in partner for dowry

08:01 [CNN] ICC prosecutor: Evidence insufficient to try Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta

08:02 [The Hindu - News] Star cricket match in Vizag from Saturday

08:02 [The Hindu - News] Housing for poor hit in Dakshina Kannada

08:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] Behind the methods of the ‘most successful pollster’

08:04 [The Hindu - News] Display system hits roadblock as Udupi drivers raise objections

08:06 [The Hindu - News] All India Kisan Sabha secretary tears into Modi

08:06 [The Hindu - News] VGTM should be made commercial hub: experts

08:08 [The Independent] Ban payday loans adverts on children's TV, MPs urge

08:14 [Voice of America] Carol Pearson: Studies: Americans Sicker than Citizens of Other Developed Countries

08:14 [Reuters] Yellen expected to win U.S. Senate test vote Friday to head Fed

08:19 [Pravda] Dagestan Vice President killed in large car accident in Moscow

08:19 [Fin24 News] Madonsela:Pilgrim's Rest leases unlawful

08:19 [Reuters: politics] Yellen expected to win U.S. Senate test vote Friday to head Fed

08:23 [The Independent] Georgia Williams murder: 'Sexual deviant' Jamie Reynolds jailed for life after luring teenager to his home and hanging her

08:23 [The Independent] Rochdale sex abuse: Police apologise for failures as five men are sentenced for exploitation of 15-year-old girl

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Sand committees to be formed in Krishna district

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Water Users Associations oppose Telangana Bill

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Atrocities against women: tougher punishment sought for culprits

08:29 [The Hindu - News] KSTDC’s bid to attract high-end tourists

08:31 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mother could walk free next year

08:31 [Sydney Morning Herald] Morrison denies backflip on visas

08:34 [Voice of America] Philippine Mayor, Three Others Killed at Manila Airport

08:34 [Telegraph] A guide to completing the cryptic crossword

08:34 [Telegraph] Happy 100th birthday to the crossword - an infuriating, wonderful old friend

08:34 [Telegraph] Ageing reversed as scientists discover how to turn clock back in mammals

08:34 [Telegraph] 'No proof' quarter of hip implants work

08:34 [Telegraph] Test yourself with The Telegraph's first ever crossword

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Health Department official in Lokayukta net

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka head load workers seek wage hike

08:37 [Fin24 News] Madonsela: Pilgrim's Rest leases unlawful

08:37 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:39 [The Independent] Kenyatta war crimes trial: Prosecutor asks for delay after witnesses withdraw in case against Kenyan president

08:43 [] Spoken Arabic studies counter anti-Arab prejudice among Israeli students

08:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: States Cite Surge In Obamacare Sign-Ups Ahead Of First Deadline

09:00 [Fox News: politics] Senate deal on Obama nominees pushes Yellen vote to January

09:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Car industry rescue effort has cost $30b

09:01 [The Hindu - News] AIDSO calles for State-wide bandh

09:03 [CNN] N. Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly'

09:06 [The Atlantic: National] On the Limits, but Also the Power, of Local Narratives

09:07 [The Hindu - News] Govt. promise on transfer of teachers to hit North Karnataka students

09:08 [Voice of America] Zlatica Hoke: Voters Unsure Madagascar Election Will End Crisis

09:10 [The Independent] Npower to pay £3.5m after breaching sales rules for vulnerable customers

09:11 [CNET News] Six things every new phone owner should do first

09:11 [CNET News] Crave giveaway: Arris-Motorola cable modem and router combo

09:12 [The Hindu - News] Tiger found dead in Bandipur

09:12 [The Hindu - News] Another leopard trapped in H.D. Kote taluk

09:12 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka needs single water board: KUWSDB managing director

09:15 [straight] American Hustle doesn't say much /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_AmericanHustle_2401.jpg

09:16 [The Hindu - News] India to US: Regret not enough, tender clear apology

09:19 [CNN: Crime] Ryan O'Neal can keep Farrah Fawcett portrait, jury says

09:19 [CNN: Crime] Judge seizes home of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

09:19 [CNN: Crime] Source: FBI to seize school hard drives in Kendrick Johnson probe

09:20 [BBC: Technology] Ex-Microsoft staff in insider trading

09:20 [BBC: Technology] Verizon to publish data requests

09:20 [Fox News] The 'Apes' rise again

09:20 [Telegraph] Dennis Rodman holds basketball tryouts in North Korea

09:20 [CNET News] Lamborghini unveils 610hp Huracán luxury super sports car

09:21 [Truthdig] Collapse of the Eighth Continent

09:21 [Truthdig] Climate Change Adds to East Africa’s Food Plight

09:22 [The Hindu - News] India to US: Regret not enough, tender apology

09:22 [The Hindu - News] Abhaya case: High Court orders further probe

09:22 [Guardian] Standard & Poor's lifts UK AAA downgrade threat – live

09:25 [The Independent] South Sudan is 'on the precipice' of civil war President Obama warns

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Rs.27-crore sewage treatment plant for Sabarimala soon

09:32 [The Hindu - News] Centre files review petition in SC on gay sex verdict

09:32 [The Hindu - News] UDF divided over date of its liaison committee meet

09:32 [The Hindu - News] Is Naidu eying safe LS seat?

09:32 [The Hindu - News] Protocol to keep FMD off Kerala's forests

09:32 [The Hindu - News] Maintain decorum, Council members told

09:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'We were just girls': relief after 30 years

09:34 [Pravda] Putin signs document to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Military chopper makes emergency landing

09:36 [The Hindu - News] State bifurcation spells doom for the country, says JC

09:36 [Truthdig] The Solid Nonpareil

09:36 [Telegraph] Gerard Butler visits Mary's Meals in Liberia

09:36 [Telegraph] Gerard Butler on Bush devils, dancing and Liberian roosters

09:39 [Deutsche Welle] Ratings agency S&P downgrades EU

09:39 [Deutsche Welle] Putin signs decree pardoning jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

09:42 [CNN: Money] Lamborghini Hurac�n supercar unveiled

09:42 [The Hindu - News] Mathur Police in the dock for conducting Yagam

09:44 [Slashdot] Scientific Data Disappears At Alarming Rate, 80% Lost In Two Decades

09:46 [The Hindu - News] HC nod for takeover of land for Metro

09:48 [The Hindu - News] Police solve Suryapet gold heist case

09:49 [Pravda] Flag of Russian Empire to become Russia's historical symbol

09:50 [Sydney Morning Herald] Transport Minister's top staffer quits

09:51 [Global Voices] 7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th Century Japan

09:52 [Fin24 News] S&P affirms SA credit rating

09:52 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin signs pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

09:52 [Telegraph] In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse in London's West End

09:54 [Guardian] Vladimir Putin pardons jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

09:54 [Fox News: politics] Administration faces backlash over new ObamaCare exemption

09:55 [NPR] Power Laments 'Tyranny Of The Mob' In Central African Republic

09:55 [NPR] A Home-Cooked Dinner That's More Than A Meal

09:55 [NPR] Deep-Dish Or Thin-Crust? Even Chicagoans Can't Agree

09:56 [Global Voices] 7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th-Century Japan

09:59 [] Putin pardons Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

09:59 [Deutsche Welle] Khodorkovsky to be freed after 10 years in prison

10:00 [Guardian] Npower to pay £3.5m for misleading vulnerable customers over switching

10:03 [Financial Times] S&P strips EU of triple A rating

10:04 [Fin24 News] NSPCA has grave concerns over imported chickens

10:04 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police expand weekend crackdown on drunks

10:07 [CNN] Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin pardons oligarch after decade in prison

10:07 [New Statesman] Miliband steals a march on Cameron by promising crackdown on fixed-odds machines

10:08 [Topix Activism News] Analysis: Rise of shareholder activism gives bond investors headaches

10:10 [Guardian] Chinese leaders ban lavish funerals

10:12 [The Independent] Mother of Michael Adebowale said son was ‘lured by evil ones’

10:13 [The Hindu - News] 'Omar govt responsible if LeT attacks any sarpanch'

10:18 [Voice of America] Putin Pardons Jailed Tycoon Khodorkovsky

10:20 [BBC: Technology] Ex-Microsoft manager faces charges

10:21 [The Hindu - News] Khurshid refuses to comment on US refusal

10:25 [CNN] South Korea Christmas penguin march

10:25 [The Hindu - News] Khurshid declines comment on US refusal to revoke charges

10:25 [CNET News] It's on! Global Lego treasure hunt underway at CERN

10:26 [Truthdig] The Professor of Truth

10:26 [Global Voices] Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

10:28 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin signs decree to pardon jailed tycoon and political nemesis Mikhail Khodorkovsky

10:29 [Reuters] China behavior in South China Sea ship encounter 'irresponsible': U.S.

10:32 [Fox News: politics] Official who oversaw development of Oregon health exchange resigns

10:33 [Slashdot] Billion Star Surveyor 'Gaia' Lifts Off

10:35 [CNN: Money] Why credit hacks will keep happening

10:35 [CNN: Money] Most bizarro moves by Congress in 2013

10:38 [Voice of America] India Seeks Reversal in Gay Ban Ruling

10:39 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre building declared 'secure' by surveyor

10:39 [Deutsche Welle] Madagascar goes to polls in run-off presidential elections

10:39 [Deutsche Welle] German consumers willing to spend more on goods and services

10:41 [The Hindu - News] LCA Tejas inducted into Air Force

10:42 [Fox News: politics] Ohio judge says efficiency not good case for traffic cameras

10:43 [The Independent] Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins in Google paedophile mix-up hours after court apology

10:43 [The Independent] North Korea faxes South Korea threat to attack ‘without notice’

10:44 [Guardian] Npower to pay £3.5m for misleading customers over switching

10:45 [The Hindu - News] Putin signs decree to pardon tycoon Khodorkovsky

10:48 [Voice of America] Reuters: Top Guangdong Official Being Investigated for 'Serious Discipline Violations''

10:51 [The Hindu - News] DMK will contest polls with existing alliance parties: Karunanidhi

10:54 [CNN] Report: Air Force Maj. Gen Michael Carey boozed, misbehaved in Russia

10:55 [Telegraph] English-Mandarin bilingual free school to open next year

10:56 [msnbc: politics] 'Huge win for victims of sexual assault': Congress sends defense bill to Obama

10:58 [Slate Magazine] Corrections

10:59 [The Independent] Kate Winslet threatens to sue Fathers4Justice over advertising campaign about her children

11:01 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky freed after pardon from Vladimir Putin

11:01 [Guardian] The best albums of 2013: No 1 – Yeezus by Kanye West

11:01 [Reuters] South Sudan government says open to talks as Africans mediate

11:02 [The Hindu - News] Regret not enough, tender apology: Kamal Nath

11:04 [The Hindu - News] Adarsh scam probe report, ATR tabled in Assembly

11:04 [] At Israel's Ben-Gurion airport, duty-free isn't always a bargain

11:05 [Pravda] Putin, Czar of Mercy, takes West by surprise

11:06 [CNN: Entertainment] Robertson's past returns in 2010 video

11:06 [Fin24 News] Zim to levy tax on raw platinum exports

11:09 [Telegraph] University apologises to students in t-shirt row

11:09 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 20 December 2013

11:09 [Telegraph] BBC criticised for giving extremist preacher Anjem Choudary airtime

11:09 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky to be freed after pardon

11:09 [BBC: Education] 'Shocking' failure over sex abuse

11:10 [CBC: politics] Supreme Court to make landmark ruling on prostitution

11:11 [Guardian] MPs urge crackdown on payday lender advertising

11:12 [BBC: Education] Toddler's heroin death 'avoidable'

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Khurshid softens stand, talks ties

11:15 [The Independent] Who said it: Joseph Stalin or Oliver Cromwell?

11:15 [The Independent] BAE shares dive as UAE pulls out of £6bn Typhoon deal

11:15 [The Independent] Robin Thicke named sexist of the year 2013

11:16 [CNN] Iraq market bombings kill 9, wound 23

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Khurshid underlines India-US ties, says talks continue

11:19 [Big Think] Nadine Gordimer on Power

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Migration of labour escalating into neo-bondage system in Khariar

11:24 [The Hindu - News] US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities: Haqqani

11:25 [Telegraph] 'Colour blind' social workers couldn't see glaring racial clues to Rochdale sex abuse

11:27 [CNN: Money] World's worst economies in 2013

11:28 [New Statesman] This was not the morning for the Today programme to give Anjem Choudary a platform

11:29 [Deutsche Welle] Cut it out: is eliminating foods the only way to find out what's causing that allergy?

11:30 [The Independent] Apollo theatre collapse, eyewitness: We thought cracks and bangs were part of the show – but then the cast stopped and looked upwards in horror

11:32 [Global Voices] Indie Voices: Connecting Investors With Journalism Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

11:32 [Reuters] S&P cuts EU long-term rating to AA+

11:35 [Guardian] Apollo theatre collapse: investigation begins into why roof caved in

11:35 [Pravda] Will Ukraine appreciate Russia's assistance?

11:39 [CNN] 5 Things to Know for Your New Day -- Friday, December 20

11:39 [Deutsche Welle] Germany set to borrow less than planned this year

11:41 [Telegraph] Pervez Musharraf asks for forgiveness as treason trial looms in Pakistan

11:43 [Voice of America] UN Confirms Death of Peacekeepers in South Sudan

11:44 [BBC: Entertainment] Theatreland shock at Apollo incident

11:46 [The Independent] UK current account deficit highest since 1989, despite GDP upwards revision

11:46 [The Independent] US Figure-skating champion Brian Boitano comes out as gay

11:46 [The Independent] Nevada gunman Alan Frazier claimed he had botched surgery before hospital rampage

11:49 [] Jewish oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky free after Putin pardon

11:51 [The Hindu - News] Homosexuality law: BJP says debate not yet over

11:51 [Reuters] S&P cut of EU rating dismissed by European officials

11:53 [New Statesman] David O Russell's American Hustle: Back to reality

11:53 [Guardian] LSE apologises to students asked to cover Jesus and Muhammad T-shirts

11:54 [Fin24 News] PIC likely to derail Adcock deal

11:55 [The Hindu - News] India hopeful of solution despite US refusal to drop case

11:56 [Slashdot] BitTorrent Unveils Secure Chat To Counter 'NSA Dragnet Surveillance'

11:57 [Telegraph] Airport 'kiss and drop' charges on the rise

12:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Long-Awaited Report Finds No Evidence Of Widespread Misconduct In Secret Service

12:01 [Guardian] BBC's Today programme criticised for giving airtime to radical cleric

12:05 [Pravda] European countries lose bank sovereignty

12:07 [Voice of America] Officials Investigate London Theater Collapse

12:09 [Deutsche Welle] More arrests amid Turkish power struggle

12:11 [Voice of America] Russia Frees Jailed Tycoon Khodorkovsky

12:11 [CNN: Money] Stocks look perky, Chinese markets fall

12:11 [Telegraph] Video games can be romantic too

12:11 [Telegraph] Councillor to have diversity training after golliwog remarks

12:12 [BBC: Technology] Google hit by Spanish privacy fine

12:12 [Fin24 News] Numsa calls on Zuma to resign

12:15 [The Hindu - News] Indian sailor reunited with family

12:17 [The Independent] Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police

12:19 [CNN] The township teens turned opera starlets

12:24 [] We refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, says ex-Palestinian negotiator

12:27 [Telegraph] It's Christmas: ways to waste your last day at work

12:27 [Telegraph] Woman gives birth on Wizz Air flight

12:27 [Telegraph] Morgan Freeman mistaken for Nelson Mandela on Indian billboard

12:29 [Mother Jones] You'll Never Guess Where This FBI Agent Left a Secret Interrogation Manual

12:29 [Mother Jones] Why Obamacare Could Produce More Atheists /files/DSC_3489_0.JPG

12:29 [Mother Jones] Photos of San Francisco Before the Silicon Valley Bros Invaded /files/south_of_market_cover.png

12:29 [Mother Jones] The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013

12:31 [Fin24 News] Numsa cuts political ties with ANC

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Mafia toxic waste dumping poisons Italy farmlands

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky released

12:34 [Reuters] Yellen expected to win Senate test vote on Friday to head Fed

12:35 [New Statesman] This Week goes into full Ugly Christmas Sweater mode (and Portillo wears a onesie) /sites/default/files/images/week3.jpg

12:35 [CNN] When Hollywood meets sport

12:35 [CNN] Jury in trial of Nigella Lawson's ex-aides deliberates for second day

12:35 [Guardian] Uganda passes draconian anti-gay law

12:35 [Guardian] Denis MacShane due to be sentenced over false expense claims

12:37 [Global Voices] Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2013 in Japan

12:40 [NPR] One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

12:40 [NPR] If Obama Takes Questions Today, What Should He Be Asked?

12:42 [Reuters: politics] Yellen expected to win Senate test vote on Friday to head Fed

12:43 [Voice of America] EU Continues Calls for Ukraine Cooperation

12:43 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky freed after Vladimir Putin signs pardon

12:43 [Telegraph] David Cameron promises to defend Falklands

12:45 [Guardian] Inside the mind of Lee Rigby's killer Michael Adebolajo – video

12:45 [CNN: Money] Debit vs. credit cards: Which is safer?

12:45 [CNN: Money] My jobless benefits will end next week

12:49 [The Independent] Malky Mackay misses press conference after 'resign or be sacked' ultimatum from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

12:49 [The Independent] UK economy growing faster than forecast, but current account deficit highest since 1989

12:49 [The Independent] A right royal selfie: Prince Charles joins online trend

12:49 [CNN] The next David Beckham: When Hollywood meets sport

12:51 [Voice of America] Fresh Fighting in Central African Republic Capital

12:52 [CNN] Mikhail Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon

12:53 [CNN: Money] DIY gin kit: Juniper berries included

12:56 [The Hindu - News] Govt to take call on Presidential reference next week: Shinde

12:59 [Telegraph] Low-cost flights to Asia tipped for return

12:59 [Telegraph] Bill Gates outs himself as Reddit user's secret Santa

13:00 [The Hindu - News] A quirk fix

13:00 [The Hindu - News] Kitchen trail

13:01 [Guardian] Bubonic plague outbreak kills 32 in Madagascar

13:02 [CNN: Money] Warby Parker raises $60 million

13:02 [Global Voices] ‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

13:03 [Fin24 News] Numsa stops financial support to Cosatu, SACP

13:05 [The Independent] National Gallery unveils 'uncompromising' portrait of Tony Blair by Alastair Adams

13:05 [The Independent] Rochdale sex abuse: Victims could have been protected

13:05 [The Independent] Justin Bieber fan Meadow Walker attends Believe premiere just three days after Paul Walker’s funeral service

13:05 [Voice of America] Musharraf Vows to Face Charges in Pakistan

13:06 [Reuters] Pizza outlet attacked as India, U.S. fail to cool diplomat row

13:06 [Reuters] Voters in Madagascar want end to crisis sparked by coup

13:06 [The Hindu - News] Celebration, contemplation

13:07 [CNN] The Fonz, The Hoff, and The Queen: Stars of pantomime

13:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ann Brenoff: P.J. O'Rourke: Boomers 'Improved Everything When We Took Over'

13:09 [] When it comes to setting Israel's borders, little is about security

13:10 [The Hindu - News] The Christmas makers

13:11 [CNET News] Wickr 2 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

13:11 [CNN] Prominent pain doctor investigated by DEA after patient deaths

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Environment Ministry allows farm activities along Western Ghats

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Retirement Redesign

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Modi says people of UP can bring ‘Ram Rajya’

13:13 [BBC: Entertainment] The X Factor USA winner is announced

13:13 [CNN: Health] Pain doctor investigated after deaths

13:13 [CNN: Health] California high school to be tested for tuberculosis

13:13 [CNN: Health] Report: USDA should do more to keep food safe

13:15 [Deutsche Welle] EU signals door still open for Ukraine, but maybe not for Yanukovych

13:15 [NPR] Shop On The Web Or In The Store; Each Has Risks

13:17 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare sign-up deadline expected to bring demand surge, confusion

13:17 [BBC: Entertainment] Selena Gomez cancels Australia shows

13:18 [CNN] Sevens heaven: Rugby for cowboys, ancient Greeks, men dressed as nuns

13:18 [CNN: Money] Where Google Ventures is pinning its hopes

13:18 [CNN: Money] 36 coolest gadgets of 2013

13:19 [Raw Story] ‘I am officially illegal’: Ugandan parliament passes ‘odious’ anti-gay bill

13:19 [Raw Story] Why outer space is really the final frontier for Capitalism

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Greeting the traditional way

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Store it in style

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Retirement redesign

13:21 [Voice of America] Joe DeCapua: Climate Change Affecting Water Resources

13:23 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Rodman: 'North Korea is pretty cool'

13:23 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Long-legged Stiller on awkward moments

13:24 [The Hindu - News] A cool start

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Heart of darkness

13:25 [New Statesman] In the Frame: Your Christmas needs you! /sites/default/files/images/itf54_final.jpg

13:29 [Telegraph] Risqué environmental underwear raises eyebrows in Czech Republic

13:29 [Telegraph] Exmoor ponies should be killed for meat, says equine expert

13:32 [Reuters] Putin critic Khodorkovsky free after pardon

13:34 [Raw Story] Angry India tells America ‘times have changed’ after diplomat arrest controversy

13:34 [Raw Story] Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky freed after 10 years in Russian jail

13:35 [Fin24 News] Numsa asks Cosatu to ditch ANC

13:36 [The Independent] John Lewis hopes for late Christmas boost as sales decline

13:36 [The Independent] Uganda passes tough anti-homosexuality law

13:38 [Reuters] Almost 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theater

13:40 [Deutsche Welle] Thailand's nuns fight for equality

13:41 [The Hindu - News] Cinema of Cruelty

13:42 [zero hedge] Overnight Market Summary

13:44 [CNET News] Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

13:44 [CNET News] BlackBerry losses widen

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Versatile Nattai

13:45 [The Hindu - News] The gloves are off; so are the masks

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Shotcuts: Big plans

13:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Swanson: Most Americans Don't Care What Race Santa Is -- Except For Republicans Who Think He's White

13:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: NSA Debate Shifts In Favor Of Surveillance Limits

13:49 [The Hindu - News] Nativity scene

13:49 [The Hindu - News] My personal trainers

13:49 [Raw Story] Angels have no wings, says Catholic ‘angelologist’

13:50 [Guardian] Lawson and Saatchi assistants found not guilty of fraud

13:50 [Reuters] S&P cuts EU's AAA rating, European officials dismiss move

13:51 [The Hindu - News] Naturally, yours

13:51 [The Hindu - News] Saradha Chit fund scam: Kunal sent to police custody

13:51 [The Hindu - News] I am…

13:51 [The Independent] Sport News 2013

13:51 [The Independent] Former personal assistants of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi found not guilty of fraud

13:51 [The Independent] 'Women love money': Rob Ford's wife is in for a thoughtful gift

13:53 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: What now for Nigella Lawson?

13:53 [Slate Magazine] Virtual Reality Is Ready for Prime Time

13:54 [CNN: Money] $4.4 billion loss on big sales drop

13:54 [CNN: Money] The Supreme Court's biggest business cases in 2014

13:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: NSA Spy Panel Wants Duplicate Oversight Board Replaced

13:55 [The Hindu - News] Be the change

13:58 [CNN] Nigella Lawson's ex-aides cleared of fraud

13:59 [The Hindu - News] Stopping by the wood

13:59 [The Hindu - News] Plea to end IPL players’ auction dismissed

13:59 [BBC: Education] LSE sorry over student T-shirt ban

14:00 [Deutsche Welle] German utility giant Eon mulls pullout from Southern Europe

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Need to identify inspired teachers to shape young minds: Pranab

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Incarnation of a deity

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Her Voice

14:03 [CNN: Money] U.S. stocks perk up, Chinese markets fall

14:05 [The Hindu - News] Christmas of Togetherness

14:05 [The Hindu - News] Banking on thrillers

14:07 [The Independent] Kennington bus crash: Two trapped after double decker hits tree

14:07 [The Independent] Video: Witnesses recount Apollo roof collapse

14:08 [CNET News] Friday Poll: Is the new Mac Pro too expensive?

14:08 [CNET News] Google kicks out toolbars out of Chrome Web Store

14:08 [CNN] Apollo Theatre: Investigators probe roof collapse in London

14:08 [CNN] Milan's derby day fervor dented by 'turf wars'?

14:09 [Reuters: politics] Shootings, other woes take political toll on Colorado governor

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Gifted with love

14:11 [CNN] The Fonz, the Hoff, and the Queen: Stars of pantomime

14:12 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 20

14:14 [CNN: Politics] Docs say insurers dropping them so costly patients follow

14:14 [The Atlantic: Technology] Party Down: 100 Years of the Crossword Puzzle

14:14 [CNN] The extrovert's and introvert's guide to holiday parties

14:14 [CNN] Air con vs. Authenticity: Going rustic on a Cyprus village stay

14:15 [] President Obama Orders US Troops to South Sudan

14:16 [NPR] Health Care Rules Relaxed Again, 'Backlash' Follows

14:16 [Telegraph] Silvio Berlusconi feels the pinch this Christmas

14:16 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson assistants found not guilty of fraud

14:16 [Telegraph] Two trapped and many injured in Kennington Road bus crash

14:16 [Telegraph] Angels exist but have no wings, says Catholic 'angelologist'

14:16 [BBC: Entertainment] Sisters not guilty of Nigella fraud

14:17 [The Hindu - News] From the seven sisters

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Is oil defining South Sudan’s escalating conflict?

14:17 [The Hindu - News] The best of German baking

14:17 [The Hindu - News] For the joy in dance

14:18 [Topix Activism News] India government asks court to review anti-gay law

14:19 [CNN] Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious celebrity chef

14:19 [CNN] How to pick a wedding party

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Under the Bak-Bak tree

14:19 [Raw Story] World’s first robot astronaut chats with commander of ISS about Santa Claus

14:20 [Fox News: politics] Western states hit hard by budget deal's tweak to oil, gas royalties

14:20 [AlterNet] School Tries to Silence Fifth-grader’s Speech on Religion

14:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kevin Short: These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

14:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Indiana Gay Marriage Supporters Rallying To Defeat Constitutional Ban

14:21 [The Hindu - News] A parallel universe

14:23 [Slashdot] Company That Made the First 3D Printed Metal Gun Is Selling Them For $11,900

14:23 [The Hindu - News] Why more time to AAP? asks BJP, talks of ‘unholy alliance’

14:26 [CNN: Living] Extroverts, introverts and parties

14:26 [CNN: Living] What's a best man expected to do?

14:27 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' family stands by patriarch

14:27 [CNN: Entertainment] What's The Fonz doing now?

14:29 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky walks free from prison

14:29 [The Hindu - News] Hits and misses

14:29 [Raw Story] George Zimmerman vents on Twitter after freelancer shoots video of him picking up guns

14:30 [CNN] Chef Nigella Lawson's ex-aides cleared of fraud

14:30 [CNN] Marine parents to deploy to Afghanistan during the holidays.

14:32 [Telegraph] Carpe Bean: why you need to seize the day explained with Jelly Beans

14:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Dick Durbin, Mark Kirk Develop Unlikely Friendship

14:33 [BBC: Education] 'Make abuse reporting compulsory'

14:34 [Raw Story] Scientists take massive leap in the search for habitable planets

14:34 [Raw Story] 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans set to lose benefits right after Christmas

14:35 [Reuters] U.S. third-quarter growth raised to 4.1 percent

14:35 [CNN: Living] When mommy and daddy deploy

14:39 [Slate Magazine] The 10 Most Popular Slate Stories in 2013

14:39 [Fin24 News] BlackBerry sinks deeper with $4.4bn loss

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Mehboob encore

14:43 [BBC: Entertainment] Rowling announces Potter stage show

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Bhel puri to litti chokha

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Maharashtra rejects Adarsh panel report that indicts two former CMs

14:45 [BBC: Technology] Blackberry agrees Foxconn tie-up

14:46 [Guardian] Rochdale girls fells into hands of sex gangs because of 'shocking' failures

14:47 [BBC: Also in the news] Chillies for headaches in ancient China

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Diesel price hiked by 10 paise a litre on hike in commission

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Delicious disarray

14:49 [CNN] Milan's derby day fervor dented by 'turf wars?'

14:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Cohn: U.S. Economy Grows At Fastest Pace In Almost 2 Years

14:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Craggs: 2013's Conflicts In 21 Powerful Images (PHOTOS)

14:49 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky Flies to Germany After Release from Prison

14:51 [CNN: Crime] Chicago girl raped by 'Safe' route

14:51 [CNN: Crime] O'Neal can keep Warhol

14:51 [CNN: Crime] The strip-search uproar

14:51 [CNN: Crime] Stolen credit info already being used, expert says

14:52 [Pravda] Russian government to allocate 834 billion rubles for science

14:53 [Voice of America] Uganda Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

14:54 [The Independent] Blow for Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi as former personal assistants found not guilty of fraud

14:54 [The Hindu - News] Chef's Corner: Chef Abhishek Basu - Christmas must-haves for your table

14:54 [The Hindu - News] Chef's Corner: Chef Shikha Gupta - On a roll

14:54 [Guardian] Gulnara Karimova speaks out over infighting in Uzbekistan's first family

14:58 [CNET News] 10 most watched videos of 2013

14:58 [zero hedge] HSBC Gets Slap On The Wrist For Helping To Finance Terrorists

14:58 [zero hedge] China Bails Out Money Markets For Second Day In A Row, Following Repo Rate Blow Out

14:58 [zero hedge] Final Q3 GDP Revision Smashes Expectations, Prints Nearly 50% Higher Than Initial Estimate

15:00 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and Clarifications -- December 21, 2013

15:00 [CNN] Pennsylvania Methodist minister defrocked for leading same-sex wedding

15:00 [The Hindu - News] After rural roads largesse, Chouhan calls Ramesh ‘non-discriminatory’

15:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Judith Browne Dianis: Their Voices Call Out to Us

15:02 [The Hindu - News] Running for life

15:05 [Disinformation] Advergaming: Instilling Corporate Logos Through Video Games

15:06 [Reuters] U.S. caution over Syria talks prompts opposition doubts

15:06 [Reuters] Putin critic Khodorkovsky free after pardon, heads for Germany

15:07 [Pravda] ATMs in Sochi to be equipped with Chinese and French interface

15:07 [Pravda] Faithful husband option programmed in men's IQ

15:07 [Pravda] Android astronaut Kirobo wants toy rocket for Christmas

15:07 [Pravda] Khodorkovsky flies to Germany immediately after release

15:08 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Scary but beautiful mountain top box

15:08 [Slashdot] It's Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car

15:09 [CNN: Health] Heart-healthy holiday

15:09 [CNN: Health] Reduce holiday stress

15:09 [The Independent] Rents rise twice as fast as wages as landlords cash in on housing crisis

15:09 [The Independent] Apollo Theatre: A number of people injured after a balcony collapses during performance

15:09 [The Independent] Apollo Theatre: A number of people injured after a balcony collapses during performance

15:09 [The Independent] Dev Hynes V Guardian: The best responses to that puppy burning article

15:10 [CNN] Opinion: The West's problem is not Ukraine

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Right up the ALLEY

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Rushes

15:12 [The Hindu - News] Wheels of change

15:13 [Fox News: politics] Report finds Secret Service does not have 'culture' problem, despite questions over probe

15:13 [Reuters] African mediators seek to push South Sudan towards peace

15:13 [CNET News] EU antitrust chief: Google's competition concessions aren't enough

15:14 [msnbc: politics] Reid hospitalized as 'precaution' after feeling ill Friday

15:14 [Raw Story] New Mexico becomes 17th state with legal same-sex marriage

15:14 [Raw Story] Stephen Colbert passionately defends bigotry of ‘backwoods Louisiana bird-murderer’

15:14 [Raw Story] Death penalty decline holds steady in 2013, but there’s disagreement over why

15:15 [] Syrious Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue

15:16 [The Hindu - News] Back from the brink

15:19 [Slate Magazine] I, Frankenstein

15:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Harry Reid Hospitalized After 'Not Feeling Well'

15:19 [Fox News] YEAR IN TRAVEL 2013

15:19 [Fox News] What's hot for travel in 2014

15:19 [Fox News] Fieri's food to late-night TV

15:20 [CNN: Politics] Reid in hospital but feeling better

15:20 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson: Barristers tried to have trial halted over David Cameron intervention

15:20 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson: drug admissions could 'tarnish' her American dream

15:20 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson: how the intimate secrets of a marriage were laid bare

15:20 [Reuters] U.S. growth revised higher, economy on firmer footing

15:20 [The Hindu - News] ‘It is like reversing the motion of the earth’

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Never say die

15:20 [Fox News] Philippine mayor, wife among 4 killed in shooting at Manila airport

15:20 [Fox News] Teen uses coupons to pay $6 for nearly $1,000 in groceries, then donates food

15:20 [Fox News] Amnesty deal to free jailed anti-Putin punk band

15:20 [Fox News] ACLU accuses California school district of racism

15:20 [Fox News] FOX NEWS POLLS: More voters like Bush than Obama - Most voters say the government is broken

15:20 [Fox News] Family of teen declared brain dead wants to keep her on life support through Christmas

15:21 [CNN] Family fights to keep girl on life support

15:21 [CNN] Sen. Reid in hospital after bout of illness

15:22 [CNN: Money] Wow! U.S. economy revved up

15:22 [CNET News] Geeksphone makes the Intel switch with Revolution phone

15:22 [CNET News] iPhone 5C sales may affect China Mobile deal -- analyst

15:23 [Voice of America] Mikhail Khodorkovsky Released from Prison

15:24 [Slate Magazine] Gift-Wrapped Dinner

15:25 [Raw Story] Phil Robertson demonized LGBT people in 2010 sermon: ‘They invent ways of doing evil’

15:25 [Fox News: politics] Sen. Reid in hospital for observation

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: India Demands U.S. Apology For Diplomat Arrest, Strip Search In NYC

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bob Burnett: 5 Problems With the Trans Pacific Partnership

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Li Dongsheng, China's Vice Minister Of Public Security, Investigated For Corruption

15:28 [CNN] Admit it: Miley Cyrus won 2013

15:28 [Fox News: politics] US economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

15:28 [zero hedge] Meet Wall Street. Your New Landlord

15:30 [CNN: Health] Deaths prompt probe of pain doc

15:30 [CNN: Health] TB testing at California high school

15:31 [The Hindu - News] Popular and personal

15:31 [NPR] Economy Looks Better, At Least In Rearview Mirror

15:32 [Truthout] If Crowds are Wise, Why Isn't Congress?

15:32 [Guardian] London bus crash leaves two people critically injured

15:33 [The Hindu - News] Music and movement

15:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: Turkey Arrests 8 In Corruption Probe Targeting Erdogan Allies

15:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Grim: The Official Biggest Losers Of 2013

15:36 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck Dynasty' debate rages on nn

15:36 [CNN: Entertainment] Nirvana, KISS among Rock Hall inductees

15:37 [BBC: Education] 'Shocking' child sex abuse failings

15:37 [The Hindu - News] A floral show

15:38 [New Statesman] The 10 best political videos of 2013

15:41 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky leaves Russia for Germany

15:41 [The Hindu - News] The gift of food

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Maharashtra rejects Adarsh panel report that indicts former CMs

15:41 [The Independent] French pub fined 9,000 euros after customers returned empties to bar - because it's "undeclared labour"

15:42 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Obama Ignores Morocco’s Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

15:42 [CNN: Entertainment] Admit it: Miley Cyrus won 2013

15:42 [CNN: Entertainment] Stars who threaten to retire

15:43 [The Hindu - News] In Glorious harmony

15:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Radley Balko: Dire Civil Liberties Predictions for 2014

15:43 [Fox News: politics] How about them apples: ObamaCare rewritten again

15:45 [Voice of America] US, Russia, UN Prepare for Syria Peace Talks

15:47 [The Hindu - News] You are not alone

15:47 [BBC: Entertainment] Mixed reviews for sex scandal show

15:47 [Truthout] The Nutcracker

15:47 [Truthout] Why?

15:49 [Slate Magazine] Prudie’s 2013 Yearbook

15:49 [The Hindu - News] See the sound

15:49 [Big Think] A Noble Thought to Share

15:50 [Telegraph] Dennis Rodman's North Korea trip trivialises the horrors in the country

15:51 [CNN: Travel] Summer in December: Hot getaways

15:51 [CNN: Travel] Summer in December: 5 hot spots

15:51 [CNN: Travel] Make the most of the shortest day

15:52 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Tajikstan President Rahmon Brings Stability, But Not Prosperity

15:52 [CNN: Money] New BlackBerry CEO optimistic despite huge loss

15:52 [CNET News] Samsung to unveil Galaxy Pro tablets in early 2014 -- report

15:52 [CNET News] Just days after 10.9.1 update, Apple preps Mavericks for 10.9.2

15:53 [Voice of America] US Economy Grows Faster Than Expected

15:55 [Raw Story] Jargon run amok: A whimsical mashup of techspeak

15:55 [The Hindu - News] History thru’ memories

15:55 [The Hindu - News] Chasing dreams

15:56 [NPR] Well, Morgan Freeman Did Play Nelson Mandela In A Movie

15:56 [The Independent] Students win LSE apology over ban on T-shirts depicting Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ

15:56 [The Independent] Premier League accused of 'bullying' 101 Great Goals website after Twitter removes posts

15:57 [CNN] Luis Suarez signs new deal at title-chasing Liverpool

15:57 [CNN] Harry Reid Fast Facts

15:57 [Voice of America] Fresh Fighting in Central African Republic Capital

16:00 [CBC: politics] Supreme Court strikes down Canada's prostitution laws

16:01 [The Hindu - News] Gongadi for the winter

16:01 [The Hindu - News] Modi evokes Ram Rajya; avoids mention of Ram Mandir

16:01 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate leader Reid in hospital for tests but 'alert:' statement

16:02 [CNN: Money] New BlackBerry CEO optimistic despite loss

16:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Inae Oh: Plastic Foam Container Ban Approved By NYC Council

16:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Engelhardt: 'Bride and Boom!'

16:04 [Telegraph] More middle class teenage girls turning to shoplifting, claims charity

16:04 [Telegraph] The week in pictures: 20 December 2013

16:04 [Telegraph] How to: make your earphones fit better

16:05 [CNN] Obamacare open enrollment: What you need to know

16:05 [Disinformation] Putin: ‘I Envy’ Obama’s Spy Program

16:05 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky Flies to Germany After Release from Prison

16:07 [Amnesty International] Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Bill must be scrapped

16:07 [The Hindu - News] I did not run away in a crisis: Musharraf

16:09 [Guardian] GCHQ and NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief

16:10 [Deutsche Welle] CPJ: "Security agencies in South Sudan should understand the role of the media"

16:11 [Voice of America] VOA Journalist Survives Mob Attack in CAR Capital

16:12 [CNET News] Behind closed doors at Mercedes-Benz's tech-filled Silicon Valley R&D facility

16:12 [CNET News] Crablike robot walks on walls, ceilings with magnet feet

16:12 [zero hedge] Main Reasons For "Upward Revised" Q3 Personal Spending: Healthcare And Gasoline

16:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Noah Michelson: Why I Love Real, Honest to God Homophobes

16:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jack Mirkinson: 27 Media Stories That Blew Our Minds In 2013

16:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Obama Orders Military To Review Sexual Assault

16:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Max Baucus' China Ambassador Role Would Be A Diplomatic Plum For The Retiring Senator

16:13 [The Atlantic: Politics] Some Americans Will Get an Individual-Mandate Delay After All

16:13 [The Atlantic: Politics] A True Duck Travesty: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

16:15 [Fox News: politics] Obama orders military to review sexual assault

16:18 [Truthout] Obama Pursues "Occupation-Lite" in Afghanistan

16:19 [CNN] Spacewalks set to fix space station cooling pump

16:20 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson will not be investigated over drug use, police confirm

16:20 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson: I was 'maliciously vilified' at trial of former assistants

16:21 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany after release from prison

16:21 [Guardian] Cinnamon sparks spicy debate between Danish bakers and food authorities

16:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Obama Holding Year-End Press Conference

16:22 [CNET News] Get an HTC Evo 4G and one year of service for $159

16:24 [Slashdot] How To Avoid a Scramble For the Moon and Its Resources

16:24 [Slashdot] IDC: 40 Percent of Developers Are 'Hobbyists'

16:25 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 20, 2013

16:25 [] Democracy Now!: Arctic 30 Members Welcome Russian Amnesty, But Refuse to Apologize For Trying to Stop Oil Drilling

16:25 [] Democracy Now!: Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

16:25 [] Democracy Now!: Obama Commutes 8 “Unfair” Crack Cocaine Sentences as the ACLU Calls For More Reforms to Drug Laws

16:25 [] Democracy Now!: Live from Prison: Jason Hernandez Thanks Obama for Commuting His Drug Sentence, Hopes “More to Come”

16:26 [CNN] UK to help destroy Syria chemical weapons

16:26 [CNN] Obama to take questions before holiday

16:28 [The Hindu - News] Hasina sets conditions for fresh poll

16:28 [The Independent] Six years for former soldiers who firebombed mosque after Lee Rigby murder

16:28 [zero hedge] BofAML Closes USDJPY, Warns "Bulls Beware"

16:30 [Raw Story] N.M. woman billed $5,000 after cops order warrantless, ‘redundant’ cavity searches

16:30 [Deutsche Welle] Improved spacecraft aims to reach new heights

16:30 [CNN: Politics] Glenn Beck: Christie is a fat nightmare

16:30 [CNN: Politics] Obama to take questions before heading to Hawaii for holidays

16:31 [Financial Times] Turkish lira tumbles amid political feud

16:31 [Financial Times] US growth of 4.1% validates Fed move

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Public Health Researcher Also Worked For Industry, Revealing Entanglements Of Science

16:34 [CNN] She can't eat but wants to be a chef

16:34 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 20, 2013 /files/1220-630.jpg

16:35 [Raw Story] Alabama man who repeatedly raped teen asks judge for leniency after finding Jesus

16:36 [NPR] Diaspora Sounds Alarm As Dominicans Face Statelessness

16:36 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela 'received weapons training from Mossad'

16:36 [Telegraph] Seven people seriously injured and 25 others hurt in Kennington Road bus crash

16:36 [Fox News: politics] Senate confirms Mayorkas to Homeland Security post despite probe

16:37 [CNET News] Samsung GamePad gets the bundle treatment, courtesy of Galaxy Tab 3

16:37 [CNET News] Winamp may live to play another day

16:38 [New Statesman] We should look at the Quakers who founded Barclays for an example of banking with values

16:39 [Voice of America] London Theater Collapse

16:40 [Deutsche Welle] BlackBerry slides deeper into the red under new chief

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: With 'Teddy's Law,' Ohio Lawmakers Look To Crack Down On Home Schooling

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Greenberg: Dennis Rodman Holds Tryouts For North Korea Exhibition Game For Kim Jong Un's Birthday

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Katherine Fung: Chris Matthews Declares Obama 'Political Loser'

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ira Israel: Why I Will Vote for Marianne Williamson for Any Office For Which She Runs

16:40 [Fin24 News] Christmas cheer for MPs, ministers

16:41 [Reuters: politics] Obama says to name Senator Baucus as ambassador to China

16:41 [CNN: Money] Stocks get into the holiday spirit

16:41 [CNN: Money] 10 ways to sell your best ideas at work

16:41 [CNN: Money] EU rejects Google bid to settle antitrust case

16:42 [CNN: Health] She can't eat but wants to be a chef

16:42 [CNN: Health] Obamacare open enrollment: Here's everything you need to know

16:43 [The Atlantic: Politics] Christmas Is Kicking Ass in the War on Christmas

16:43 [New Statesman] Why evolution, not revolution, is the key to public service reform

16:44 [The Progressive] Obama Commutes 8 Draconian Crack Cocaine Sentences

16:45 [] U.S., British intelligence spied former Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Barak

16:45 [Deutsche Welle] Evacuations, standoffs across South Sudan

16:47 [CNN] SeaWorld takes out ads to defend itself against accusations

16:48 [CNN: Health] She can't eat, wants to be a chef

16:50 [Reuters: politics] Obama orders one-year review of sexual assault in U.S. military

16:50 [Deutsche Welle] South Africa's NUMSA union cuts political ties to ANC

16:51 [NPR] Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

16:52 [BBC: Technology] 'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row

16:52 [Telegraph] Police leave balloons in unlocked homes in bid to make people lock their doors

16:52 [Telegraph] Britain to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons

16:55 [BBC: Entertainment] Sisters cleared of Nigella fraud

16:57 [zero hedge] Obama Caves, Delays Obamacare As Momentum Fizzles; Customer Pool "Smaller And Sicker"

16:58 [msnbc: politics] Obama to hold year-end press conference Friday

16:59 [The Independent] Syria chemicals to be shipped for UK destruction in bid to dismantle illegal weapons stockpile

16:59 [The Independent] Diamond dogs

16:59 [The Independent] Pope Francis gives Christmas presents to 2,000 immigrants

16:59 [The Independent] Marks & Spencer's chief claims: 'Young people conform to a life on benefits'

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arianna Huffington: Huffington Magazine This Week: Yoga, Inc.

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: NSA Spying Dragnet Included Allies, Aid Organizations And Business

16:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama To Nominate Max Baucus As Ambassador To China

17:01 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson attacks 'sideshow' of drug claims as assistants are cleared

17:01 [Guardian] Hacked Off supporters reject Maria Miller's 'destructive force' claim

17:01 [CNN] 2013: The year in video gaming

17:03 [Financial Times] EU keeps offer of Ukraine pact on table

17:04 [CNN: Politics] Half-brother: Obama great president, lousy bro

17:04 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: In Shocking Development, Media Org Gets Suckered By Darrell Issa Once Again

17:05 [CNN] Hotel tricks to make your stay deluxe

17:05 [CNN] Chef Nigella Lawson slams drug claims as ex-aides are cleared of fraud

17:06 [Voice of America] Obama to Hold Year-End Press Conference

17:06 [NPR] They're Back! Chesapeake Oysters Return To Menus After Rebound

17:07 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson's 'borrowed' lasagne recipe: how to make it

17:07 [Fox News: politics] Obama to hold year-end news conference

17:09 [Canadian Dimension] Harper and His Movement Were No Friends to Mandela

17:10 [Deutsche Welle] Man denied heart due to lack of German gets compensation

17:11 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate approves Obama nominee to be IRS chief

17:11 [CNN: Travel] Scoring hotel savings and upgrades

17:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Johnson: Who Will Fight To Help The Unemployed?

17:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: 'I Work Hard, And Frankly, It's Not Because I Think I'm Worth $9 An Hour'

17:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Max Richtman: America's Jump From Economic Crisis to Retirement Crisis

17:11 [CNN: Money] Shows go on after London theater collapse

17:12 [CNN] Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says

17:13 [BBC: Science & Environment] Neanderthals 'could speak like us'

17:14 [The Nation] Ten Steps Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton Should Take to Fix Stop-and-Frisk

17:14 [Truthout] The War on Women: The Newly Invisible and Undeserving Poor in America

17:15 [The Independent] Billboard confuses Nelson Mandela for Morgan Freeman

17:15 [Fox News: politics] Senate confirms turnaround specialist to head IRS

17:15 [Deutsche Welle] France: new global policeman?

17:16 [CNN] Ryan O'Neal can keep Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, jury says

17:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Taeb: President's Review Board Slams NSA's Overbroad Surveillance Operation

17:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rena Steinzor: Fiddling While Rome Burns: 64 Dead, 741 Sick, and Cass Sunstein's Dangerous Love Affair With Cost-Benefit Analysis

17:19 [New Statesman] Ralph Steadman on Paul Dacre /sites/default/files/images/2013%2B51dacre.jpg

17:19 [CNN: Living] What's a best man supposed to do?

17:19 [CNN: Living] Making holiday decor evergreen

17:21 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate approves Obama nominee for IRS chief

17:21 [NPR] Have Yourself A Tacky Little Christmas

17:22 [Foreign Policy in Focus] NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Farmer

17:23 [Telegraph] Flood warning for Christmas getaway drivers

17:23 [CNN: Technology] 2013: The year in video gaming

17:23 [CNN: Technology] IBM's 5 predictions for the future

17:25 [Reuters: politics] Obama nominates Senator Baucus as ambassador to China

17:25 [Le Monde diplomatique] Christophe Jaffrelot on Pakistan's populist champion of democracy

17:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Macaray: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

17:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: John Koskinen Confirmed As Next IRS Commissioner By Senate

17:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Henryk A. Kowalczyk: One Hundred American Jobs...

17:29 [Global Voices] Coup Attempt? Ethnic Conflict? Figuring Out the Crisis in South Sudan

17:29 [zero hedge] Goldman Vs Gazpromia: Russian Sovereign Risk Downgraded By Goldman Sachs

17:29 [msnbc: politics] Obama sets one-year timeline for military sexual assault reforms

17:29 [Truthout] Fifteen Things That We Re-Learned About the Prison Industrial Complex in 2013

17:31 [CNN: Money] Debit vs. credit cards: Which is safer to swipe?

17:31 [CNN: Money] Don't expect a bond bloodbath in 2014

17:31 [CNN] Weird, potentially dangerous weather to usher in winter

17:32 [CNET News] How to use facial recognition on your iPhone

17:34 [New Statesman] Liberals should stop eulogising this reactionary Pope

17:34 [Mother Jones] Following the Dark Money Would Be Easier if This Goverment Agency Did Its Job

17:35 [] Prominent Israeli satirist Didi Menosi dies at 85

17:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Russell Simmons: Barack The Polls! Obama Keep Raising Hell!

17:36 [NPR] Rebel Leader: Nuns Were Led To Safety, Not Seized, In Syria

17:36 [NPR] No Widespread Misconduct In Secret Service, Investigators Say

17:36 [NPR] Feds Drop Mandate For People Whose Insurance Was Canceled

17:38 [Voice of America] VOA News: Obama to Hold Year-End Press Conference

17:39 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky in Germany after Putin pardon

17:39 [New Statesman] Climate change isn't an issue for politicians alone - it's time for businesses and the legal profession to step up

17:40 [Reuters] Militia attack Muslims in Central African Republic's capital

17:40 [Truthout] Let the Sun Shine in

17:42 [straight] Supreme Court of Canada rules that three prostitution laws are unconstitutional /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Katrina%202.jpg

17:44 [The Nation] The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001

17:44 [The Atlantic: Technology] 'Ants Act as Both a Fluid and a Solid'

17:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Austin Head: Gay Marriage in Arizona

17:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dennis Trainor: 2013 Person of the Year: Edward Snowden | Acronym TV

17:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jim Moore: 'Tis the Season to Be Polling

17:46 [The Independent] Snow Sculpture Art Expo

17:46 [The Independent] 'Untrue statements and a serious risk': top scientists hit back at work to make H5N1 bird-flu virus MORE dangerous to humans

17:50 [CNN: Money] News Corp buys 'social news agency' Storyful

17:50 [CNN: Money] Japan's workforce spy tech goes extreme

17:50 [BBC: Entertainment] O'Neal gets to keep Fawcett portrait

17:51 [CNET News] BlackBerry CEO details survival strategy

17:51 [CNET News] Microsoft swears that Bing's no money pit

17:51 [CNET News] T-Mobile's 'Project Houdini' rumored to shoulder your ETF

17:51 [Truthdig] Meanwhile, the Ugliness in Syria Goes On

17:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney: A Testimony to Congress On Egypt, Snubbed by Fox News

17:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Driving While Black

17:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John Roman, Ph.D.: The Next Big National Policy Shift in One Chart

17:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Brauchli: JPMOrgan Chase, Penance and Fines

17:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Halpern: The Waste That Wasn't: Senator Coburn Misrepresents Science in Annual Hit List

17:55 [Telegraph] Labour to ban 'casino' betting machines in bookmakers

17:55 [Telegraph] Animal photos of the week: 20 December 2013

17:55 [Telegraph] Secrets of Kent's WW1 German u-boat

17:56 [CNN: Health] Health 2013: What you missed

17:56 [Voice of America] President to Nominate Senator Max Baucus US Ambassador to China

17:57 [zero hedge] Citi Warns Of "Deja Vu All Over Again" For Treasury Bond Bears

17:59 [CNN] What you missed in Health this year

18:00 [Truthout] Vindication for Snowden? Obama Panel Backs Major Curbs on NSA Surveillance, Phone Record Data Mining

18:01 [CNN: Money] News Corp buys Storyful for $25 million

18:03 [Slashdot] China Rejects 545,000 Tons of US Genetically Modified Corn

18:03 [Slashdot] Web Surfing Improves Motor Skills

18:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Szep: The Daily Szep -- Max Baucus

18:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Catherine Taibi: Rush Limbaugh Thinks Putin's 'Envy' Of Obama Is Absolutely 'Amusing' (AUDIO)

18:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Cameron Fegers: A Condemnation of Catastrophic Coverage for All

18:05 [Mother Jones] Red States Remain Adamantly Opposed to Medicaid Expansion /files/blog_medicaid_1.jpg

18:05 [Raw Story] Bill O’Reilly thumps Duck Dynasty star with the Bible for anti-LGBT remarks

18:05 [Raw Story] Canada’s Supreme Court strikes down laws banning prostitution

18:05 [Raw Story] Obama gives Pentagon one year to fix scourge of military sexual assault

18:05 [Raw Story] New York City votes to bans e-cigarettes in public places

18:05 [Raw Story] Environmentalists pledge to stop Swedish wolf hunt

18:05 [Raw Story] Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation buys ‘social news’ agency Storyful

18:05 [Raw Story] Suit: California teachers joined in ‘t*tty-twisting Tuesdays’ and promoted racial bullying

18:05 [Reuters] Insight: How U.S. spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract

18:05 [Disinformation] Polynesian Islanders Used Binary System 600 Years Ago

18:05 [CNN] Defrocked minister: Same-sex wedding was an 'act of love' for son

18:06 [Truthout] Major US Academic Association Endorses Academic Boycott of Israel

18:06 [Truthdig] Income Inequality

18:06 [Truthdig] It’s A Start: Obama Commutes Harsh Drug Sentences for Eight Convicts

18:07 [straight] Geek Speak: Martin Hostinsky, owner of VeganWebHosting /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Martin-Hostinsky.jpg

18:09 [Global Voices] Without Regulation, India's Domestic Workers Face Low Pay and Other Abuses

18:09 [The Hindu - News] Girl students stare at a bleak future

18:11 [Reuters] Yellen Fed nomination headed toward clearing Senate hurdle

18:11 [Reuters] Putin critic Khodorkovsky in Germany after pardon

18:11 [CNET News] Oversized curved TVs and more at CES 2014

18:12 [Voice of America] 20 Civilians Feared Dead in South Sudan Base Attack

18:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sarah Anderson: Failing Grades for Congress on Corporate Accountability

18:14 [zero hedge] Friday Humor: Barney Frank Joins CNBC

18:14 [The Progressive] A Robot and an Astronaut Have a Chat in Space

18:14 [Pravda] Al-Nusra: Saudi Arabia next target of al-Qaeda?

18:14 [Pravda] Brazil: Invasion of lands, Indigenous declare war!

18:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carol Joyner: Why We Need the Family Act

18:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kimann Schultz: In Support of Art as Alternate Non-Violent Means of Expression

18:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Larissa Zimberoff: The Problem With Obamacare Isn't the Website

18:16 [The Independent] Families will be paying off Christmas debt until summer, study suggests

18:17 [World Policy Institute] The Invisibles of Kathmandu

18:17 [Truthout] Ralph Nader on Florida in 2000 and What to Do Next

18:17 [Reuters] Yellen nomination to head Fed clears Senate procedural hurdle

18:17 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: 'Santa' takes to the sky by balloon

18:19 [straight] Good morning, snow! (photos) /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Snow2013-SH-4.JPG

18:20 [Reuters: politics] Yellen takes big step toward taking reins at Fed

18:21 [NPR] Angelina Didn't Help Educate People About Breast Cancer Risk

18:21 [CNET News] NFL players scared of fantasy fans' Twitter threats

18:23 [Reuters] Yellen takes big step toward taking reins at Fed

18:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Janet Yellen Nomination Advances After Senate Votes To End Debate

18:24 [Slate Magazine] The "You'll Drag Me Out of the Supreme Court in a Pine Box" Gabfest

18:25 [Telegraph] Mariah Carey criticised for Angola president performance

18:25 [Disinformation] Synthetic Love: Married to a Doll

18:26 [The Hindu - News] Cloud computing a huge business opportunity, says Microsoft India chief

18:26 [] It's Time for a Meat Tax to Slash Greenhouse Gases Say Scientists /sites/

18:28 [Topix Activism News] Berkeley activist wed in naked ceremony near San Francisco City Hall

18:29 [Global Voices] Syria: The Free Women of Darayya

18:29 [CNN] Canada's high court: Change prostitution laws

18:30 [Raw Story] Geraldo Rivera: ‘C*cksucking f*ggot’ is not an anti-gay slur if you grew up with it

18:32 [The Hindu - News] Where succulent Indian flavours are enveloped by rich chocolate

18:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Janie Campbell: Rick Scott Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children

18:33 [CNET News] NSA, GCHQ spied on EU antitrust official who sparred with Google

18:34 [Anarchist news] I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed

18:34 [Anarchist news] Mind the Dash

18:35 [New Statesman] A look ahead to 2014: Stability in Mali and Nigeria

18:35 [] Brandeis cuts ties with academic group over Israel boycott

18:35 [Deutsche Welle] Khodorkovsky arrives in Berlin, a day after Putin pardon

18:35 [Reuters] African mediators try to avert civil war in South Sudan

18:36 [NPR] Yellen Nomination To Fed Clears Hurdle; Confirmation Likely

18:40 [New Statesman] A look ahead to 2014: The question of stability in Mali and Nigeria

18:40 [The Hindu - News] Will city get a new Mayor in 2014?

18:41 [Reuters] Latest delay adds to chaotic rollout of Obama's health law

18:41 [BBC: Technology] Murdoch buys Irish social media firm

18:42 [Guardian] Spain government approves restrictive abortion law despite opposition

18:42 [zero hedge] Giant US Retailer to Accept Bitcoin

18:42 [zero hedge] Israeli Generals Preparing For "Short, Sharp" War Against Hezbollah

18:42 [zero hedge] Gold Buying On Shanghai Gold Exchange Surges Again On Sub $1,200 Gold

18:42 [] The U.S. In post-2014 Central Asia: New Silk Road Or Geopolitics

18:42 [Voice of America] Brahimi: US Blocks Iran From Syria Peace Talks

18:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Huge Obamacare Deadline Sparks Mad Dash For Coverage

18:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: The Many Faces Of Pepe Mujica, Legalizer Of Weed (PHOTOS)

18:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Inae Oh: Christine Quinn Leaves New York City Council With Tears In Her Eyes (VIDEO)

18:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: What The Polls Say About Healthcare -- And The Holidays

18:43 [CNET News] Behind the scenes with Dolby's new HDR TV tech

18:43 [CBC: politics] Canada's prostitution laws: What the court said

18:44 [The Progressive] Most Wis. Unions Recertify, Despite Major Election Problems

18:44 [Slashdot] Enormous Tunneling Machine 'Bertha' Blocked By 'The Object'

18:44 [The Atlantic: Technology] Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing

18:46 [Fox News] CHRISTMAS SURPRISE Insurers fume over change to ObamaCare mandate

18:46 [Fox News] 'WE BABYSIT KIDS' Officer backs claim DHS delivering smuggled minors

18:46 [Fox News] 'DUCK' DRAMA Show star's controversy triggers national debate

18:46 [Fox News] WARNING VIA FAXNorth Korea threatens to hit South 'without notice' /i/redes/icon-video.gif

18:46 [Fox News] SICKENED BY SERVICE? US sailors tie cancer cases to Fukushima

18:46 [Fox News] Big Brother spying soars

18:46 [Fox News] Stars from pretty to gritty

18:46 [Fox News] 7 bizarretech gifts

18:46 [Fox News] LiLo a cougar in training

18:46 [Fox News] Live video from Mars

18:46 [Fox News] Katie's show canned

18:47 [The Independent] Top Italian priest and ‘angelologist’ Father Renzo Lavatori risks Christian wrath by claiming angels are more like shards of light than winged cherubs

18:47 [The Independent] Elephant Appeal: The continent I fell in love with may be changed forever

18:49 [Slate Magazine] The Silicon Valley-ization of San Francisco

18:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dr. Josef Olmert: Boycotting and Cooperating With Israel -- the ASA, EU and China

18:50 [Raw Story] Louisiana judge blasts overheated prison for trying to hide ‘cruel and unusual’ conditions

18:50 [Deutsche Welle] Sterner homosexual law clears parliament in Uganda

18:50 [The Hindu - News] Ban over-the-counter sale of antibiotics, says Venki

18:51 [Fin24 News] Steady increase in mortgage credit extension

18:52 [CNN: Money] Murdoch makes $25M social media play

18:52 [CNN: Money] Ally to pay $98 million for car loan bias

18:52 [Reuters: politics] Latest delay adds to chaotic rollout of Obama's health law

18:53 [CNET News] New Moto X ad lets you change the color on a printed page

18:53 [CNET News] The lazy way to unsubscribe from annoying e-mail lists

18:54 [The Hindu - News] Justice continues to elude Mahabubnagar bus fire victims

18:56 [zero hedge] Obama Prepares To Address Nation And... Crashes (Again)

18:56 [The Hindu - News] Shortfall in power supply forces shutdowns

18:57 [Telegraph] Uganda passes anti-gay bill

18:57 [Telegraph] Canada strikes down anti-prostitution laws

18:57 [Telegraph] A roster of the worthy dead: Telegraph readers' obituaries of the year

18:59 [The Progressive] Bachmann's Middle East Meddling Tour Was Not Finny

18:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steph Sherer: Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

18:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

19:00 [The Hindu - News] Fissures out in the open in OUJAC

19:01 [Fin24 News] MTN sells 1 200 mobile towers to IHS

19:03 [CNN] Cupp: Don't reject the 'Duck Dynasty' family

19:03 [CNET News] iPad, Surface, Kindle owners reveal their top gripes

19:03 [The Independent] Chief executive of Europe's largest cancer centre suspended

19:04 [CNN] Sen. Reid briefly hospitalized after bout of illness

19:04 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky Arrives in Germany After Release from Prison

19:04 [straight] Joy Smith: Canada must target the buyers of sex /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/joy%20smith%20-%20official%20photo%20-%202011%20-%20e.jpg

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Big Boss: police to collect more evidence against Salman

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Ban over-the-counter sale of antibiotics, says Venki Ramakrishnan

19:05 [Mother Jones] The 10 Most Glorious Movies of 2013—and the 4 Most Unspeakably Awful

19:05 [Reuters] U.S., UK spies targeted Israeli PM, EU official: Snowden leaks

19:06 [] 8 Down, Thousands More To Go After Obama Commutes 'Unfair' Crack Cocaine Sentences

19:07 [Financial Times] Chile’s angry middle class to test Bachelet

19:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: 13 Reasons Marijuana Just Had The Best Year Ever

19:08 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky in Germany after pardon

19:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Snowden NSA Leaks Show Agency Targeted Israeli Prime Minister, EU Officials: Reports

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Running close to my best, says Poovamma

19:09 [Global Voices] Unconditional Basic Income for All Europeans

19:11 [] Meat Tax Proposed to Fight Livestock's Climate 'Hoof-Print' /sites/

19:11 [] 8 Down, Thousands More To Go After Obama Commutes 'Unfair' Crack Cocaine Sentences

19:12 [CNN] Sen. Reid hospitalized after bout of illness

19:13 [CNET News] Official 'Star Wars' Tumblr tackles lighter side of Dark Side

19:13 [CNET News] The Mini Roadster would be perfect if hot hatches didn't exist

19:13 [CNET News] Tech Retrospect: Facebook auto-plays ads and Apple deploys the new Mac Pro

19:13 [CNET News] John Lennon gets his own Mercury impact crater

19:13 [The Atlantic: Politics] How Obama Can Save His Legacy by Reining in the Security State

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Labourer found murdered

19:15 [The Hindu - News] 3 held, gold bars worth Rs.5.4 crore seized at RGIA

19:15 [Deutsche Welle] Lampedusa - a stain on Europe

19:16 [Voice of America] US, EU Negotiators Haggle Over Trade

19:17 [CNN] Class of 2013: The business winners and losers of the last 12 months

19:17 [CNN: Money] 'Smartphone killswitch' bill coming to Calif.

19:19 [CNN: Politics] Obama's 2nd-term legacy?

19:19 [CNN: Money] Is the Salvation Army wiping out its anti-gay rhetoric?

19:19 [The Independent] Michael Carey: The US general with a finger on the button – and a foot in his mouth

19:19 [The Independent] Rochdale sex abuse cases could have been prevented 'if teams had acted earlier on danger signs'

19:19 [The Independent] Refugees flock to UN shelters as South Sudan violence spreads

19:20 [Raw Story] ‘Duck Dynasty’ creator Scott Gurney starred in indie ‘gay porn’ film

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Minority scholarships caught in a quagmire

19:21 [Reuters: politics] Obama orders one-year review of sexual assault problem in military

19:22 [CNN: Entertainment] Director blames rating on MPAA's gay double-standard

19:22 [CNN: Money] Obamacare website goes down

19:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McLaughlin: George Zimmerman Gets Guns Back From Sheriff's Office

19:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eleanor Goldberg: Charity Books Over 100 Flights To Fly Service Members Home For The Holidays

19:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Scherker: 13 People Who Just Want Their Craptastic 2013 To Be Over Already

19:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura Bassett: Obama Gives Military 1 Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

19:23 [Slashdot] DHS Turns To Unpaid Interns For Nation's Cyber Security

19:25 [CNN] 'G.B.F.' director blames 'R' rating on MPAA's gay double-standard

19:25 [CNN] From the Sixties to their 60s -- Women are masters of reinvention

19:25 [CNN] Vigil for teen who died in police custody turns violent

19:25 [The Hindu - News] Encourage innovation: Pranab Mukherjee

19:25 [The Hindu - News] Karunanidhi rules out alliance with BJP

19:25 [The Hindu - News] A.P. to challenge Krishna water tribunal award

19:25 [CNN: Money] Hershey makes its way into China

19:27 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse 'caused by heavy downpour'

19:27 [Telegraph] West End theatres face checks after Apollo ceiling collapse

19:28 [zero hedge] The Twist-er Tantrum: Bernanke Unleashes 5-Sigma Curve Flattening

19:29 [Slate Magazine] Anchorman 2

19:30 [Disinformation] Roseanne Breaks the Set on the Vatican, 9/11, House of Saud & Geriatric Porn

19:31 [CNN: Politics] India's foreign minister: Drop charges against diplomat

19:31 [CNN: Politics] Senate approves National Defense Authorization Act

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Deck the halls and trees

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Departmental store gutted

19:31 [The Hindu - News] ATM attack: victim to be discharged today

19:31 [The Hindu - News] BMTF still waiting for special prosecutor

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Collect parking fee in city to tackle traffic issues, says Chief Secretary

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Bankers seek more time to install burglar alarms at ATM kiosks in city

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Priest surrenders, foetus of rape victim exhumed

19:31 [Financial Times] Turkish lira tumbles amid tensions

19:32 [CNN] India's foreign minister: Drop charges against diplomat

19:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Josh Rosenblum: Has Washington Finally Woken Up to the Real Meaning of Social Security?

19:34 [CNN: Politics] Congress to reform how military handles sexual assault

19:35 [Mother Jones] Chart of the Day: Here's Why Our Current Recovery Sucks So Bad /files/blog_government_employment_recoveries.jpg

19:35 [The Independent] Jordan Belfort: The real Wolf of Wall Street

19:35 [The Independent] Pope turns to management consultants in bid to reform Vatican

19:35 [The Independent] Radical preacher Anjem Choudary ‘not deserving of BBC time’

19:35 [The Independent] One Direction send video message to victim of Colorado school shooting

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Activists oppose Centre’s move to reduce age of juvenile to 16

19:37 [The Hindu - News] “Violation of safety norms led to fire accident at cracker unit”

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Natarajan surrenders before court, gets bail

19:37 [The Hindu - News] ‘Focus on domestic workers’ issue too in Khobragade case’

19:37 [The Hindu - News] BWSSB now eyes Linganamakki water to quench city’s thirst

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Politicians criticised for poor understanding of science

19:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robin Wilkey: Will Jerry Brown Consider A 2016 Presidential Bid?

19:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill Squadron: Moving Forward on Climate Strategy

19:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Gazelle Emami: 2013's Biggest U.S. News Moments, Told In Photos

19:39 [Slate Magazine] The War on Christmas as Ken Burns Documentary

19:40 [CNN: Politics] First lady joins Obamacare effort

19:41 [NPR] LIVE UPDATES: President Obama's End-Of-Year News Conference

19:41 [The Hindu - News] Officials discuss preparations for Mahamaham in 2016

19:41 [The Hindu - News] Site identified for 400 kV solar sub-station

19:41 [Truthdig] Indigenous Groups Win Right to Try to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets

19:44 [CNN: Money] 3 new arrests in Silk Road case

19:46 [Guardian] Syrian chemical weapon arsenal destruction timetable gets UK boost

19:47 [The Hindu - News] Ramnad farmers seek GI tag for their ‘Madurai Malli’ plants

19:47 [CNN: Money] How AMC plans to get couch potatoes back to the movies

19:49 [The Hindu - Opinion] For surveillance curbs

19:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Hafiz: Phil Robertson vs. Pope Francis On Gays

19:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: PETA Asks Teenage Bear Mauling Victim Camille Bomboy To Stop Hunting (VIDEO)

19:50 [The Independent] David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe

19:50 [The Independent] Revealed: US knew of other Lockerbie suspects

19:50 [The Independent] Video: Gay marriage pastor defrocked

19:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Scott Brown Dismisses Protests: 'It Kind Of Energizes Me'

19:52 [Reuters] Top U.S. Navy official knew of probe months before bribery scandal broke

19:53 [CNN] 6 reasons why 2013 was a bad year for Obama

19:53 [The Hindu - News] BCIM corridor gets push after first official-level talks in China

19:55 [The Hindu - Opinion] A punitive sexual security apparatus

19:58 [CNN: Politics] 6 reasons why 2013 was a bad year for Obama

19:59 [Slate Magazine] Good Morning, Sunshine!

20:00 [Raw Story] Tax meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions, say scientists

20:00 [Raw Story] Memo to conservatives: The First Amendment does not entitle you to a reality TV show

20:02 [Fin24 News] Africa's oil refining ambitions fade

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Bubonic plague claims 32 lives in Madagascar

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Rowling working on Harry Potter play

20:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Chris Christie Signs Bill Giving In-State Tuition To Undocumented Immigrants

20:04 [Global Voices] Video Appeal: What You Don't Know About The Places We're From

20:05 [Deutsche Welle] Delegations decided for Syria peace talks - except Iran

20:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] Protecting women at workplaces

20:06 [The Independent] Rev Harold Camping: Preacher

20:06 [The Independent] Heinrich Boere: War criminal

20:06 [The Independent] David Jason: The critically acclaimed small screen actor who is nobody’s fool

20:06 [The Independent] Druids take up arms over display of bones at Stonehenge

20:06 [NPR] President Orders Review Of Sexual Assault In Military

20:06 [Doctors Without Borders] South Sudan: MSF Launches Emergency Response to Intense Fighting in Juba

20:06 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Italy: MSF Calls for Temporary Closure and Evacuation of Migrant Center in Lampedusa

20:07 [CBC: politics] Cancelled $2B armoured vehicle order lasted procurement u-turn

20:08 [CNN] Top Chicago cop calls rapist 'monster' in school Safe Passage case

20:09 [CNN: Money] Watch President Obama Live

20:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] A cure worse than the malady?

20:11 [The Atlantic: International] Vladimir Putin: Conservative Icon

20:12 [zero hedge] Ron Paul Blasts "After 100 Years Of Failure, It's Time To End The Fed"

20:12 [zero hedge] President Obama Addresses The Nation - Live Feed

20:12 [zero hedge] One World Leader Still Endorses NSA Spying

20:13 [CNN] 'Harry Potter' play coming to British stage

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Uganda passes anti-homosexuality bill

20:14 [straight] Concert pic of the morning: Hannah Georgas at the Commodore /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/hannahgeorgas.jpg

20:14 [straight] Lawyer who argued Supreme Court prostitution case rejects MP's suggestion that clients can be targeted /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Katrina%203.jpg

20:14 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Next Big Wave

20:14 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Friday, 12/20

20:14 [Slashdot] Astronomers Discover When Galaxies Got Their Spirals

20:16 [Telegraph] Diplomatic row breaks out over claims Britain spied on EU Commissioner

20:16 [Telegraph] Denis MacShane given glowing character references as he faces jail

20:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: Chauffeurs To The Political Establishment Say They've Been Taken For A Ride

20:16 [Guardian] Ugandan MPs rush through draconian laws against homosexuality

20:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Counting tigers more accurately

20:18 [Fox News] Museum shuts down Juan Miro exhibit citing fakes

20:18 [Fox News] Sen. Reid in hospital for observation

20:19 [CNN: Money] LIVE: Obama news conference

20:19 [CNN: Money] Online retailer Overstock to accept Bitcoin

20:19 [] Georgia’s Tymoshenko Syndrome

20:20 [Raw Story] North Korea again threatens ‘merciless’ strike against the South

20:20 [Raw Story] Investigation finds no widespread sex misconduct by U.S. Secret Service

20:21 [CNN] Snowmen amid suffering: Young refugees prepare for bleak Christmas

20:21 [The Independent] Market Report: Investors desert BAE Systems

20:21 [The Independent] BlackBerry looks East to revive its fortunes after posting huge loss

20:21 [The Independent] Lord Roberts of Conwy: Politician

20:22 [CNN] Dangerous weather may disrupt Christmas travel

20:22 [The Hindu - News] Proposal to include foreign offices in DGMO meet still on table: Pakistan

20:22 [CNN: Money] Don't ignore these signs of a weak business strategy

20:22 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky in Berlin after Putin pardon

20:23 [The Hindu - Opinion] Unwise intransigence

20:24 [The Atlantic: In Focus] A Virtual Drive Around Iceland

20:26 [NPR] Makeover USA: Short, "Dowdy" DC Considers High Heels

20:26 [NPR] Week That Was: Bay Area Economy, NSA Ruling, Tech Execs In D.C.

20:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.: Bipartisan Support for Those Who Serve

20:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Senators 'Deeply Concerned' Over Science Provision In Farm Bill

20:26 [Guardian] Five jailed for abusing underage Rochdale girl

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Ending the VIP culture

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Follow Maharashtra

20:29 [Global Voices] Jihadists Online: The Dark Side of the Internet

20:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] A great Sahitya win

20:30 [Raw Story] Why Do People Bag On Cats So Much?

20:30 [CNET News] Sheer genius: Silicon Valley as a separate state

20:30 [Disinformation] Soaring Profits Do Not Equal Investment

20:30 [Fox News: politics] Obama defends health law, claims more than 1 million have signed up

20:31 [CNN: Politics] Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says

20:31 [CNN: Money] Obamacare website down - and back up

20:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Mark Zmuda, Gay Vice Principal At Washington Catholic School, Forced To Resign After Marrying Partner

20:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Philip Klinkner: Breaking up California: The Political Impact

20:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] Diplomatic tensions

20:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] International law

20:34 [CNN] Obama says health care enrollment up, economy stronger

20:34 [Global Voices] How do police lineups in Lebanon work?

20:35 [msnbc: politics] Obama holds year-end press conference

20:39 [Reuters] Syria most dangerous country for media in 2013, 126 dead worldwide: INSI

20:39 [CNET News] New wearable cameras for Google Helpouts headed to CES

20:39 [The Progressive] Obama Scraps Health Mandate for Some -- But Why Not All?

20:40 [Voice of America] Jamie Dettmer: Political Tensions In Libya Appear Headed Towards A Showdown

20:41 [Infoshop] Witness to Betrayal: scott crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby

20:42 [Fox News: politics] US officials: drone targeted embassy plot leader

20:42 [zero hedge] DiCTaTiNG CHRiSTMaS...

20:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alan Elsner: Proponents of Iran Sanctions Bill are Playing with Fire

20:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sue Dunlap: What Obamacare Means to Women

20:43 [straight] Video game roundup: Mario, Zelda, Lego Friends, and Tearaway /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/super-mario-3d-world-galeria-4.jpg

20:44 [Fin24 News] The danger of Numsa's decisions

20:44 [CNN: Travel] Dangerous weather may disrupt Christmas travel

20:44 [CNN: Travel] Inside the crumbling Capitol dome

20:44 [CNN: Politics] Obama: 'We've had ups and downs'

20:46 [Telegraph] Spain approves new restrictive abortion law

20:46 [Telegraph] Britain's ambitions in the Gulf suffer blow as UAE rejects Typhoon deal

20:46 [Truthdig] Seattle Catholics Rage Against Firing of Gay Principal

20:46 [Truthdig] Mistletoe Smooch

20:46 [Truthdig] NSA Program

20:46 [straight] Photo of the Day: Happiness is a warm puppy /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11466065356_5d4bcb1a9b_b.jpg

20:46 [straight] Nintendo games: Super Mario, Zelda, Lego Friends, and Tearaway /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/super-mario-3d-world-galeria-4.jpg

20:47 [msnbc: politics] Obama: 2014 can be a breakthrough year for America

20:48 [Voice of America] 13 Killed in Attack on UN Base in South Sudan

20:49 [] Turkey: With Graft Scandal, Erdogan's Very Bad Year Gets Even Worse

20:50 [Global Voices] The Postcolonialist Calls for Submissions on ‘Sites of Home’

20:50 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: That deflated EU feeling

20:50 [Guardian] Hospitals prepare for winter rush

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: NSA Revelations Could Undermine Transatlantic Trade Negotiations

20:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Keegan: What We Left Behind in 2013

20:52 [Reuters: politics] Obama says more than 500,000 bought plans on so far in December

20:52 [Reuters: politics] Yellen takes big step toward taking reins at U.S. Fed

20:52 [CNN: Money] AMC plans to get couch potatoes to the movies

20:52 [Voice of America] Obama Says 2014 Pivotal for US

20:52 [Financial Times] Maid in Manhattan drama exposes rift

20:53 [The Independent] How Currys lured shoppers back to the high street

20:53 [The Independent] Retailers panic and slash prices amid low sales

20:53 [The Independent] Ukraine can be a new California if it shakes off its stagnant past

20:53 [The Independent] ‘Unacceptable’: Brussels dismisses Google offer to improve competition

20:53 [CNN] Obama says 2013 wasn't worst of presidency

20:53 [CNET News] Google gives thumbs up to first Cyanogen phone

20:54 [CNN: Living] Dogs help students survive finals

20:54 [CNN: Living] Women in their 60s embrace 'pro-age' revolution

20:54 [CNN: Living] When mom and dad deploy

20:55 [Raw Story] GOP congressional candidate: ‘Duck Dynasty star is Rosa Parks of our generation’

20:55 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Harry Potter' play coming to British stage

21:00 [CNN] 'Big' still has heart and soul at 25

21:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Warren J. Blumenfeld: Scuttle the 'Bully Pulpit' Metaphor

21:01 [Truthdig] War on Christmas

21:02 [Voice of America] US - OBAMA ADD 1

21:03 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky 'exhausted but happy to be free' after Putin's pardon

21:03 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

21:05 [Global Voices] South Korean Education Ministry Orders to Discourage Students’ Poster Movement

21:05 [Global Voices] Bahrain Preacher: “Celebrating National Day is a Sin”

21:05 [The Hindu - News] Shinde: decision on Presidential Reference in Ganguly case next week

21:05 [Mother Jones] Are You An Atheist at Heart? Take This Simple Test to Find Out!

21:05 [Mother Jones] Friday Cat Blogging - 20 December 2013 /files/blog_domino_2013_12_20.jpg

21:07 [The Hindu - News] 12 retired IAS officers also named in Adarsh report

21:07 [CNN: Crime] Chicago cop: Student's rapist a 'monster'

21:07 [CNN: Crime] A bus, a gun and then...

21:07 [CNN: Crime] Handcuffed teen dies in police custody

21:07 [CNN: Crime] India's foreign minister: Drop charges against diplomat

21:09 [straight] Hannah Georgas wows the hometown crowd at the Commodore /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Concerts_2401.jpg

21:10 [CNET News] The 404 Throwback: Episode 1,276 on 5/28/13

21:10 [] Israel's Oscar hopeful 'Bethlehem' fails to make shortlist

21:10 [] IDF kills Palestinian on Gaza border, 4 others wounded

21:10 [] Hezbollah's Nasrallah vows to avenge Israel for commander's death

21:10 [] Responding to reports it spied on Israel, White House says 'all countries collect intelligence'

21:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Underwood: Congressman Kingston's It's Not Just Lunch Program

21:13 [Reuters: politics] Obama says U.S. needs checks and balances on intelligence collection but can't disarm

21:13 [Reuters: politics] Obama: will not negotiate with Congress over raising debt ceiling

21:13 [The Hindu - News] ‘Devyani ineligible but owns flat at Adarsh Society’

21:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Rep. Peter Welch Offers Plan To End Debt Ceiling Hostage-Taking

21:14 [CNET News] Get CopyTrans Photo (Win) for 99 cents

21:17 [Financial Times] Brussels fury on claims of US-UK spying

21:17 [The Hindu - News] A ‘relieved’ Sunil James reunites with family

21:18 [Telegraph] Andrew Lloyd Webber: I can't afford to do many more musicals

21:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joe Peyronnin: Thank You Mike Bloomberg

21:18 [Voice of America] US - OBAMA ADD 3

21:19 [The Hindu - News] KWDT: PM sensitive to State’s concerns

21:19 [The Hindu - News] Plea against Islamic varsity in Tirupati

21:20 [Reuters] U.S. adds new charges against bin Laden son-in-law

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Allen Schmertzler: From Motown to Notown

21:21 [NPR] The 'Blacks In Tech' Series Wraps, But Let's Keep Talking

21:22 [Voice of America] US - OBAMA ADD 4

21:23 [The Hindu - News] BSNL failure handicaps phone tapping mechanism

21:23 [The Hindu - News] Telangana leaders to petition President against Kiran

21:24 [The Independent] The unluckiest people of the year 2013

21:24 [The Independent] The Harry Hill Movie, film review: Screenplay isn't so much offbeat as utterly feeble

21:24 [Slate Magazine] Creepy Japanese Mirror Changes Your Frown to a Smile

21:25 [Global Voices] Egypt: 27 Photographs from Hala'ib

21:26 [] Freed Gitmo Prisoner: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture' /sites/

21:27 [CNN: Money] The Santa Claus rally is in full swing

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Minister, Deputy Speaker join issue with Kiran

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Bifurcation debate: Kiran wants House to follow UP, Bihar method

21:27 [The Hindu - News] U.P. can emerge as engine of development: Modi

21:28 [CNN: Politics] Obama defends US Olympic delegation

21:28 [CNN: Politics] Obama: I'm confident NSA isn't snooping

21:28 [CNN: Politics] Obama says 2013 wasn't worst of presidency

21:29 [The Hindu - News] Railways roll out premium trains

21:29 [The Hindu - News] Exit permit for Italian: FRRO explains

21:30 [Raw Story] Massachusetts cops intercept more than 1,000 bags of ‘Obama Care’ heroin

21:30 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank settles US mortgage lawsuit regarding Fannie and Freddie

21:30 [Disinformation] Report Suggests NSA May Be Manipulating Financial Data

21:31 [CNN] U.S. delegation to Russian Olympics includes gay athletes

21:33 [Slashdot] NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Tejas: Twists, turns and delays

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Tejas an ideal replacement for MiG, says Antony

21:34 [CNN] Ceiling collapse at London theater not criminal, police say

21:38 [msnbc: politics] Obama: '2014 can be a breakthrough year for America'

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John Glaser: What You Need to Know About U.S. Intervention in Central African Republic

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Rep. Jack Kingston Insists He Wasn't Singling Out Poor Kids: Manual Labor 'Good For All Children'

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joe Cirincione: Are New Nuclear Weapons Affordable?

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Half A Million Americans Enrolled In Obamacare This Month, Obama Says

21:39 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Big' still has heart and soul at 25

21:39 [The Progressive] New Leak: NSA Spied on Israeli PM, Humanitarian Groups

21:39 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

21:40 [CNN: Money] Target gives details on card hacking

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Punjab government grants parole to former terrorist

21:42 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Case For Owning Farmland (In One Simple Statistic)

21:42 [zero hedge] What CEOs Are Really Worried About - Discounting And Obamacare

21:43 [CNET News] Network companies fund Nginx to upgrade SPDY support

21:44 [straight] Conservative government puts banks ahead of people

21:44 [straight] Vancity keeps the tunes cranked /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/roses_0.jpg

21:44 [straight] Stay warm in a fuzzy-wuzzy sherpa jacket by Wilfred /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FAS_KoolThing_2399.jpg

21:48 [Fox News] DECLARING VICTORY? Obama touts health law progress, despite latest 'fix' /i/redes/icon-video.gif

21:48 [Fox News] CARJACK CAPITAL Newark carries NJ to record number of thefts

21:48 [Fox News] SICKENED BY SERVICE? US sailors tie cancercases to Fukushima plant

21:48 [Telegraph] NSA and GCHQ targeted Israelis, charities, EU chief

21:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Marc Mauer: Can We Wait 88 Years to End Mass Incarceration?

21:48 [Voice of America] US - OBAMA ADD 5

21:50 [The Hindu - News] Fake encounter case accused inducted in Rajasthan Cabinet

21:50 [The Hindu - News] 5 policemen in Chandigarh dismissed, held for ‘rape of minor’

21:51 [NPR] Black GOP Hopefuls See Promise In Retirement Flurry

21:52 [Reuters: politics] Obama: Now is not the time for new Iran sanctions

21:52 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate leader Reid feeling better but still in hospital

21:53 [CNET News] Most annoying Cracking Open teardowns of 2013

21:53 [Fox News: politics] Obama hints at changing phone records collection

21:53 [CNN] Report: Libyan military intel official assassinated

21:54 [Big Think] What Makes the Earth Rare

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Amartya sees Congress lacking in leadership

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Rann Utsav draws huge crowd

21:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Obama: 'No Need' For New Iran Sanctions Now

21:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Preeti Vissa: A $1.9 Trillion Christmas Present

21:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Donald Cohen: Coast-to-Coast, Outsourcing is Out of Control

22:00 [The Hindu - News] Family members of jailed Maruti workers on a hunger strike

22:00 [msnbc: politics] Obama looks toward 2014 'breakthrough' after rocky 2013

22:00 [] Obama: Now is not the time for new Iran sanctions

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Coca Cola asked to return land to gram panchayat within a week

22:02 [The Hindu - News] 2,245 km of rural roads to be developed

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Crash in red gram price triggers demand for State intervention

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Sand lorry owners to go ahead with strike

22:03 [straight] Sex worker says Harper government shouldn’t make new prostitution laws after Supreme Court ruling /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/Sue%2520Davis.jpg

22:03 [straight] Jamie Lee Hamilton can finally declare victory after battling prostitution laws for more than 30 years /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/inline/Jamie%2520Lee%2520Hamiltonnew.JPG

22:05 [Raw Story] Flack for parent hopes she doesn’t get AIDS in Africa: ‘Just kidding. I’m white!’

22:06 [The Atlantic: National] A 4th-Generation Orange Farmer, on Why He Sticks It Out

22:06 [NPR] Uganda Passes Anti-Gay Bill That Includes Life In Prison

22:07 [CNN] Apparently This Matters: Six Californias

22:08 [The Hindu - News] CET: govt. to keep Act in abeyance

22:08 [The Hindu - News] Kichloo acquitted of charges in Kishtwar riots

22:08 [The Hindu - News] Slum population more than doubled in Karnataka in a decade

22:08 [The Hindu - News] I PU exam from Feb. 20 to March 4

22:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Obama On Debt Ceiling: Republicans Would Be 'Crazy' To Threaten Default

22:11 [The Atlantic: International] Murder on the Roof of the World: My Travels Along the China-Pakistan Border

22:12 [zero hedge] Bonds' Best Day In 8 Months As Stocks Close At Record Highs

22:13 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

22:13 [CNN: Money] China visits the moon in search of energy

22:14 [Slashdot] BlackBerry Posts $4.4 Billion Loss, Will Outsource To Foxconn

22:14 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013: Best Affordable Car

22:14 [CNET News] Crave Ep. 150: Will dogs speak human in 2014?

22:14 [The Hindu - News] I provided Hazare Delhi platform, says Ramdev

22:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John Culhane: 5 Reasons You Should Care About the New Mexico Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

22:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Marian Wright Edelman: A Christmas Prayer: O God of All Children

22:17 [Campaign For Liberty] Senate Votes to Proceed With Yellen Nomination

22:18 [The Hindu - News] Tumkur, Shimoga, Bijapur now city corporations

22:18 [The Hindu - News] NHRC seeks report on mid-day meal

22:21 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson bites back over 'ridiculous sideshow' of drug use claims

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Drew F. Cohen: Let's Talk About Drugs

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: Legal Weed Bill Is The Most Popular On, But Lawmakers Never Even Voted On It

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Winstock: Why America Has a Prescription Drug Epidemic: To Regulate Or Educate? No Question -- You Do Both

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Utah Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional

22:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Erin Ryan: The Great American Gun Violence Lottery

22:24 [CNET News] Mac Pro, made in the US...eventually

22:24 [CNET News] AT&T changes course, plans transparency report

22:24 [CNET News] AT&T to also disclose government requests for customer data

22:24 [The Hindu - News] ‘Those who enacted the Act in 2006 are opposing it now’

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Couple in Vadodara arrested for branding 4-year-old girl with iron

22:24 [Big Think] A Map of Titan's Lakes

22:24 [Big Think] What Kind of a Word is 'Genius'?

22:25 [Reuters: politics] Obama defends latest delay to his health reform law

22:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Officers hospitalised during booze crackdown

22:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Records melt in our hottest year

22:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Palmer coalmine given green light

22:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Charities' fund-raising costs swallow donations

22:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Religious rivalry to be settled at Lord's

22:28 [Reuters] Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

22:28 [The Hindu - News] Routed Congress finds it hard to get allies

22:30 [Disinformation] Russian Amnesty Law Set to Free Arctic 30 Protesters and Pussy Riot Members

22:31 [] Helmsley Trust gives $22 million to Israeli institutions

22:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: DEA's Anti-Pot Campaign Is Losing Teens Thanks To State Legalization Efforts

22:34 [CNN] Federal judge rules Utah same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

22:34 [The Hindu - News] Reversing economic deceleration immediate challenge: Pranab

22:34 [The Hindu - News] After 5-month jail ordeal, a sailor walks to freedom

22:34 [The Hindu - News] Pranab: Karunakaran astute politician and able ruler

22:36 [NPR] Gov. Christie Signs New Jersey 'Dream Act' Into Law

22:36 [] Anti-Frackers Cheer Ruling as 'Victory' That 'Gives New Life to People’s Environmental Rights'

22:36 [] Beyond Criminals & Terrorists: NSA/GCHQ Targeted Humanitarian Groups

22:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Abraham H. Foxman: A Letter to the Editors

22:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil

22:37 [Fox News: politics] Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional

22:37 [Topix Activism News] Putin: Jailed Punk Band, Greenpeace Activists, To Be Freed

22:39 [The Hindu - News] Malindo Air to start daily flights from Tiruchi

22:39 [The Hindu - News] ISRO gearing up for space capsule recovery experiment

22:42 [zero hedge] 5 Things To Ponder This Weekend - The Taper Edition

22:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeremy Ben-Ami: Tossing Around the Charge of Anti-Semitism

22:45 [CNN: Money] Ho! Ho! Ho! Dow, S&P end at record highs

22:45 [CNN: Money] New BlackBerry CEO is ... optimistic

22:45 [Global Voices] Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff

22:46 [New Internationalist] In Gaza, steadfastness is no longer enough

22:46 [CNN] Eye of the Tiger on Lindsey Vonn at Val d'Isere Olympic tune-up

22:47 [The Hindu - News] Centre moves apex court for review of Section 377 ruling

22:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn't Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

22:48 [Fox News] BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban

22:48 [Fox News] Town OKs 37,000-acre wind farm after heated debate

22:48 [Fox News] Drug bust yields bags of heroin marked 'Obama Care'

22:48 [Fox News] ICE union head backs claim that gov't delivering smuggled kids to parents in US

22:49 [The Hindu - News] Gay ruling “based on flawed perception”: Centre

22:49 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Big' still has heart at 25

22:49 [CNN: Entertainment] MPAA gay double-standard?

22:49 [CNN: Entertainment] Stars who threaten to retire - but don't

22:53 [The Hindu - News] Report: Ganguly questioned jurisdiction of SC panel

22:59 [The Hindu - News] Witnesses afraid of deposing in person, intern told panel

23:01 [Fox News: politics] Obama facing Hill rebellion on Iran sanctions

23:02 [Slashdot] Scientists Reverse Muscle Aging In Mice

23:02 [Slashdot] How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo In Space History

23:05 [The Hindu - News] Public favours our taking Congress support: AAP

23:05 [The Hindu - News] Congress OKs new IRS chief, ends turbulent year

23:05 [CNN] Same Sex Marriage Fast Facts

23:05 [CNN] Solstice Fast Facts

23:06 [Deutsche Welle] Fitting result as Frankfurt and Augsburg draw 1-1 in Bundesliga

23:07 [Voice of America] Obama Weighing Curbs on US Surveillance

23:09 [The Hindu - News] News Corp. buys start-up Storyful

23:11 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate makes move toward vote on new Iran sanctions bill

23:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: Tackling A Racial Gap In Breast Cancer Survival

23:12 [zero hedge] The Illustrated Guide To 4 Years Of Currency Wars

23:13 [CNN: Living] 12 spectacular Christmas trees

23:13 [CNN: Living] Making woodland decor evergreen

23:13 [CNET News] Obama: NSA programs could be 'redesigned' to prevent abuses

23:15 [straight] Reasonable Doubt: A Christmas class action /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_86520073.jpg

23:15 [Raw Story] Federal court finds Utah’s marriage equality ban is unconstitutional

23:15 [The Hindu - News] India’s efforts to have charges against Devyani dropped hit a wall

23:15 [The Hindu - News] No retroactive immunity for Devyani, says U.S

23:18 [CNN] FBI chief meets with Levinson's wife, son

23:20 [Slate Magazine] What Is the "Object" Blocking a New Tunnel Under Seattle?

23:20 [Fox News] Federal judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban

23:21 [Reuters: politics] Obama sends message by including gay athletes in Sochi delegation

23:23 [Voice of America] Nigeria Court Sentences Militant to Life for Christmas Bombing

23:25 [Good] Best of 2013: The Top Nine Public Interest Design Milestones

23:26 [NPR] Federal Court Strikes Down Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

23:27 [The Hindu - News] Kancheepuram women have more faith in PHCs

23:29 [CNN] The top 10 Heroes: Taking the next step

23:29 [The Hindu - News] Satellite images show progress on Pak's fourth reactor

23:30 [Disinformation] Color-Blind Racial Ideology Linked to Racism, Both Online and Offline

23:31 [Truthdig] Russia’s Mascot

23:31 [Truthdig] Edward Snowden Is the Whistle-Blower of the Year

23:35 [Raw Story] Protests greet Spain’s move to ban abortions outside of rape and incest

23:35 [Raw Story] Telecom rivals team up for surveillance ‘transparency report’

23:37 [Telegraph] Huw Irranca-Davies: Labour's Energy Policy Will Deliver for Our Rural Communities

23:37 [Telegraph] NHS on brink of crisis because it became 'too powerful' to criticise

23:37 [Telegraph] The man with a mission to heal the health service

23:37 [Telegraph] Labour pledge to save pensioners money by paying winter fuel allowance in summer

23:37 [Telegraph] Fracking community benefits row threatens to derail shale gas exploration

23:39 [The Progressive] Appeals Court Keeps Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Law on Ice

23:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Gay Year In Review 2013: DOMA, Transgender Victories And More

23:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Neal Wooten: Stop Screaming 'First Amendment'

23:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Blumenthal: House Democrats Winning Fundraising War Over Republicans

23:40 [The Hindu - News] US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities: Haqqani

23:40 [CNET News] Scientists print eye cells using inkjet printer

23:40 [Global Voices] Not Only Retweet Blood Donation Requests But Also Respond

23:41 [Reuters] Obama defends latest rule change to his health reform law

23:42 [The Atlantic: International] Behold: The World's First Digitally Signed International Agreement

23:42 [Guardian] Miliband to let councils ban high-stakes betting machines

23:42 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat arrest: Kerry plans to call Khurshid

23:42 [CNN: Money] Target: 10% discount after hack

23:43 [CNN: Politics] The political ploy of Baucus to China

23:44 [The Hindu - News] Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

23:50 [The Hindu - News] Extremists attack Nigerian barracks

23:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama Appears To Soften His Stance On The NSA, Edward Snowden

23:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Please Spare Us The Feature On Janet Yellen's Outfits, Style Sections Of America

23:52 [CNN: Money] Target offers 10% discount after hack

23:53 [Reuters: politics] Obama defends latest rule change to his health reform law

23:53 [Reuters: politics] Obama: U.S. needs checks on NSA data gathering but can't disarm

23:53 [Telegraph] Saatchi's campaign to smear his ex-wife

23:53 [Telegraph] CIA held Syrian militants responsible for Lockerbie bombing

23:53 [Telegraph] Nigella legacy: drugs amnesty for middle class?

23:54 [Big Think] The Unintentional Erosion of Privacy

23:55 [CNN] Latest NSA leaks point finger at UK surveillance facility

23:55 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

23:55 [Slate Magazine] Make Mistakes. Admit Them. Try Again.

23:55 [BBC: Science & Environment] Bolivians cheer satellite launch

23:56 [NPR] Astronauts Ready for Marathon Spacewalks

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