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00:02 [Disinformation] Small Alabama Town “Accidentally” Books African-American Gay Dance Troupe for Christmas Parade

00:04 [straight] Inside Llewyn Davis captures a changing era /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_InsideLlewynDavis_2401.jpg

00:06 [CNN: Politics] Black leader worried by Obama court pick

00:06 [CNN: Politics] Obamacare deadline extended to Dec. 24

00:09 [CNN] Syria: Hundreds killed in week of punishing air assaults in Aleppo

00:11 [Raw Story] Post-mortem carried out on British doctor found dead in Syrian jail

00:12 [Guardian] Storm winds and torrential rain buffet Britain, leaving two dead

00:12 [CNN: Politics] Obama signs up ...sort of

00:13 [zero hedge] 'It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know' As Frat Boys Dominate Wall Street

00:16 [Reuters: politics] White House condemns Syrian government for recent bombings

00:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change

00:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Chuck Hagel's Improper Appointment Of Military Appeals Judge Delaying Cases

00:17 [straight] Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom sanitizes its history /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_Mandela3_2401.jpg

00:17 [CNN: Money] Santa Claus rally: Stocks hit records

00:17 [CNN: Money] Last-minute Obamacare extension

00:17 [CNN: Money] Square's Dorsey checks in at Disney

00:18 [Telegraph] Tiger kills female mate at US zoo

00:18 [Telegraph] Alan Turing granted Royal pardon by the Queen

00:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rain delays likely for backyard cricket

00:23 [CNN] Storms move on, cold air slides in

00:26 [Raw Story] Mike Huckabee: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star’s comments aren’t hate speech

00:27 [CNET News] Apple, Microsoft group to sell Nortel patents

00:28 [NPR] With Its Economy Hobbled, Greece's Well-Educated Drain Away

00:28 [The Independent] Chris Grayling branded ‘a Scrooge’ for banning festive parcels for prisoners

00:28 [The Independent] Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo was a 'good-natured' boy at school, says former headteacher

00:28 [Slashdot] Google Helps Celebrate 100 Years of Cr_sswo_ds

00:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Rand Paul, Cory Booker Kindle Festivus Bromance Over Sentencing Reform, Ending War On Drugs

00:31 [Deutsche Welle] German President Gauck highlights refugees' plight in Christmas speech

00:32 [] Israeli researchers find security flaw in Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

00:33 [NPR] Al-Qaida Group Admits 'Mistake And Guilt' For Botched Raid

00:33 [straight] The Wolf of Wall Street is surprisingly thought-free /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WolfofWallStreet3_2401.jpg

00:33 [straight] Vancouver protest at Chinese consulate to demand freedom for Liu Xia /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Free_Liu_Xia%2C_Los_Angeles.jpg

00:33 [straight] Sher Vancouver's Out and Proud Project to counteract India's antigay legislation /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Amar.JPG

00:41 [Fox News: politics] ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

00:42 [CNN: Health] Mother fights for girl on life support

00:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Hanft: Corporate America Surrenders to Russia's Anti-Gay Legislation

00:44 [Fox News] 'FAST & FURIOUS' DELAY Studio pushes release to 2015 after Walker's death /i/redes/icon-video.gif

00:44 [Fox News] 'CHAOTIC SITUATION' Judge blocks Utah request to halt gay marriages

00:44 [Fox News] 'SYMBOLIC' MOVEObama enrolls in his own health law — sort of

00:44 [Fox News] 'PAINFUL AND UNFAIR'? UAE jails American over 'gangsta' parody video

00:44 [zero hedge] HFT Pays: CEO Of Firm That Accounts For 5% Of US Equity Volume Selling His NY Mansion For $114 Million

00:45 [straight] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a gentle, low-key comedy /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WalterMitty_2401.jpg

00:46 [Raw Story] U.S. hits bin Laden’s son-in-law with new conspiracy charges

00:47 [] Supreme Court awards custody of Ethiopian child to adoptive family

00:48 [Telegraph] Threats to leave EU risking jobs and economy, says Lib Dem minister

00:48 [Telegraph] US hits Osama bin Laden's son-in law with more charges

00:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lydia O'Connor: California Inmate Convicted As Minor Resentenced Under New Law

00:49 [CNN] Report: Explosion at Egyptian government building

00:54 [BBC: Technology] BBC's 12 big tech stories of 2013

00:55 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man dead after car splits in two

00:56 [Guardian] Eating nuts during pregnancy is safe, new research suggests

00:56 [Guardian] British soldier killed in action in Afghanistan

00:58 [Truthdig] The Impracticality of Bitcoin

01:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: White House Condemns Air Assault By Syrian Government

01:00 [CNN] Uganda's gays fear violence in wake of anti-gay bill's passage

01:01 [Financial Times] Russia takes EU to WTO over energy policy

01:01 [Financial Times] Global outlook:US rebound is key to prospects

01:06 [Fox News: politics] 1 percent pay raise latest pinch for troops, veterans struggling to pay bills

01:06 [Raw Story] Bolivia’s president — an ex-child worker — will not support ban on child labor

01:08 [Guardian] Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

01:08 [Guardian] David Cameron revives 'big society' idea in his Christmas message

01:09 [Voice of America] Reuters: Assad's Secret Oil Lifeline: Iraqi Crude From Egypt

01:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] My impossible arrogance

01:10 [Slashdot] Smaller Than Earth-Sized Exomoon Discovered?

01:11 [CNN] Report: At least two killed in blast at Egyptian government building

01:12 [CNET News] Hands-on with the TaskOne multi-tool iPhone case

01:13 [BBC: Education] Extra support to streamline adoption

01:14 [straight] Grudge Match pulls all of its punches /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_GrudgeMatch4_2401.jpg

01:14 [The Independent] Postcard from... Dubai

01:14 [The Independent] Eyad Sarraj: Doctor who warned the United Nations about the toll on mental health caused by political oppression

01:14 [The Independent] Mikhail Kalashnikov: Soviet general whose design for a cheap and reliable assault rifle transformed the nature of conflict round the world

01:14 [The Independent] Edgar Bronfman: Businessman who as head of the World Jewish Congress devoted his private life to championing Jewish causes

01:15 [zero hedge] Today's 11-Sigma Bond Market "Fat Finger" In 3-D Animation

01:15 [Voice of America] Adam Phillips: Traditions Mark American Christmas for Immigrants

01:17 [BBC: Health] Study backs eating nuts in pregnancy

01:17 [] Israeli cryptographer cracks 100-year-old code thought to be 'unbreakable'

01:18 [Reuters] Week-long Aleppo air raids kill more than 300: monitor

01:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: The Kringlebase Incident

01:20 [Telegraph] Families to adopt online as part of radical shake up

01:20 [Telegraph] Alan Turing: the man who cracked the Enigma code

01:22 [CNET News] BlackBerry cancels two phones before release

01:23 [Reuters] South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

01:25 [World Policy Institute] South Sudan: Failure is Not an Option

01:26 [Raw Story] San Diego Zoo investigates male tiger killing female during first mating

01:27 [Deutsche Welle] Ban Ki-moon asks UN for 5,500 more troops in South Sudan

01:29 [Topix Activism News] Uganda's gays in fear after bill's passage

01:29 [Topix Activism News] Fight over NC possum drop back in court

01:32 [Disinformation] Discordian Archives Recovered From Trash Bin

01:32 [CNET News] HP reportedly plans to launch new smartphones

01:33 [AlterNet] The Incredible Activism of Younger Generations Will Make You A Lot Less Depressed About the Future

01:33 [AlterNet] Can We Stop the Military from Killing by Remote Control?

01:38 [CNN: Health] Fewer California students exposed to TB than expected

01:43 [zero hedge] China's Liquidity Crisis Worsens As Fed Vs PBOC "Taper" Wars Escalate

01:45 [CNN] San Fernando, Philippines: Home of the giant Christmas lantern

01:45 [The Independent] British soldier killed by enemy fire serving in Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers

01:45 [The Independent] Christians are under pressure to keep quiet about their faith, says former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey

01:45 [The Independent] Britons among 3,000 foreigners trapped in South Sudan city of Bor as violence escalates

01:46 [straight] Jimmy Kimmel's As-Seen-On-TV gift guide /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_6690364.jpg

01:46 [Raw Story] U.S. restores recovering Mali to privileged partner status

01:46 [AlterNet] The Right-Wing Is Filled with Biblical Illiterates Who'd Be Shocked by the Teachings of Jesus If They Ever Bothered to Study

01:47 [Guardian] Egyptian police headquarters hit by explosion

01:47 [Fox News] Judge blocks Utah's request to haltgay marriages after ban overturned

01:48 [NPR] 150 Marines To Be Sent For Possible Mission In South Sudan

01:50 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs order for federal worker pay raises in 2014

01:52 [Deutsche Welle] Fatal blast causes partial collapse of police HQ in northern Egypt

01:53 [Truthdig] Duck Dynasty, Meet Pope Francis

01:55 [Reuters: politics] Pentagon sees progress on cost of F-35, long way to go

01:57 [Slashdot] F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen Cancels RSA Talk In Protest

02:01 [Raw Story] Colorado man shoots and kills stepdaughter after mistaking her for a burglar

02:02 [] Diamond industry fighting imposition of money laundering controls

02:05 [Voice of America] Jessica Berman: Scientists Create Artificial Joint Cartilage

02:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ellen Brown: 100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility

02:06 [Telegraph] Egypt: blast at security building kills at least 8

02:06 [Raw Story] New Free Market Jesus Bible promises less Christian charity, more ass-kicking capitalism

02:09 [straight] Vancouver Public Library leadership not winning awards from staff /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/VPLSurvey.png

02:11 [Financial Times] Turing granted posthumous pardon by Queen

02:13 [zero hedge] On Paul Krugman's Irrational Attack On Bitcoin

02:15 [Guardian] Bottlenose dolphins off US coast hit by measles-like virus

02:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joy Resmovits: Minor Glitch Leads To Major Criticism Of Michelle Rhee's Signature Initiative

02:23 [Truthdig] Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

02:23 [Truthdig] Person of the Year

02:26 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

02:31 [Raw Story] Researchers: Flu vaccine more effective for women than for men

02:31 [Raw Story] ‘A chilling message’: U.S. denounces Egypt’s crackdown on free speech

02:33 [Electronic Intifada] Community which confronted Israeli killer suffered years of harassment

02:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chloe Fox: How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

02:42 [zero hedge] 13 Charts Of 13 Years For Christmas 2013

02:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Teen winched from bottom of cliff

02:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Plush retreat home to mega ice lab

02:49 [Voice of America] UN Chief Calls for Increased Troops in South Sudan

02:51 [CNET News] Top state attorneys scrutinizes Target data breach

02:51 [CNET News] What we loved and hated about the 2013 smart home

03:05 [Guardian] Northern Ireland police station attacked as talks continue

03:08 [] At least 12 dead in massive blast at police HQ in Egypt

03:08 [NPR] Alan Turing, Who Cracked Nazi Code, Gets Posthumous Pardon

03:12 [zero hedge] Thyroid Cancers Surge Among Fukushima Youths

03:12 [zero hedge] China Folds, "Un-Tapers"; But Repo Rates Remain Elevated

03:19 [The Independent] Gun attack reported on police station in County Fermanagh

03:19 [Mother Jones] Why Does the NYT Dialect Map Think I Come From Stockton? /files/blog_dialect_map_frontage.jpg

03:22 [Raw Story] Britain pardons and apologizes to gay ‘father of computing’ Alan Turing

03:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Edward Snowden: 'The Mission's Already Accomplished... I Already Won'

03:34 [Unicef] Mothers in Nigeria participate in biannual event for maternal and child health

03:37 [Raw Story] ‘We are winning the culture wars’: Cenk Uygur mocks Bill O’Reilly’s fear of ‘secularist left’

03:42 [zero hedge] Are US Fiscal Issues Really Over?

03:49 [Fox News] TODD STARNES Officer to US troops: Don't say the word Christmas

03:50 [Fox News] Judge blocks Utah's request to halt same-sex marriages

03:50 [CNN] Regal apartments fit for Bangkok's River of Kings

03:52 [Raw Story] Astronauts poised for Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair station

03:52 [The Hindu - News] Car bombing kills 12 in Egypt

03:53 [] Defense minister postpones draft of yeshiva students yet again

03:55 [Voice of America] Anne Look: Africa Terrorism Threat Remains

04:05 [The Independent] In Brief: Australia extends Serco Christmas Island deal

04:05 [The Independent] Aviva sets aside £100m for clients’ compensation claims

04:05 [The Independent] Market Report: Newbies pushed into the red

04:05 [The Independent] Apple has ‘big plans’ to take significant bite of the Chinese market

04:05 [The Independent] Rolls-Royce is investigated by the SFO over alleged bribery abroad

04:05 [The Independent] How organ donation is getting nudge in the right direction: trial could pave way for 100,000 extra donors each year

04:08 [Financial Times] Strong explosion at Egypt police station

04:10 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

04:12 [Raw Story] U.N. warns South Sudan over alleged crimes against humanity

04:15 [Slashdot] Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

04:16 [The Hindu - News] Proposed green road to Bangalore gathers pace

04:22 [Raw Story] 25-year-old DJ will be first Black African in space

04:23 [] Egyptian premier brands Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorists' after huge car bomb blast

04:24 [The Hindu - News] With idle freight station, Chennai airport loses out on cargo

04:26 [The Hindu - News] Chennai police meet hotel personnel

04:28 [zero hedge] Chinese Stocks Are On The Edge

04:29 [Voice of America] Explosion Kills 14 at Egyptian Police Building

04:29 [CNN: Entertainment] Steve Martin apologizes, explains 'unfortunate' tweet

04:30 [The Hindu - News] No land acquisition for Chennai flyover

04:30 [The Hindu - News] Dance fest inaugurated

04:31 [msnbc: politics] They said what? A look back at the oddest political moments of 2013

04:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Engima code breaker pardoned

04:36 [The Hindu - News] Chennai police seize one tonne of red sanders

04:36 [The Hindu - News] Roads near Chennai Metro Rail stations to be laid soon

04:37 [Raw Story] Kim Jong-Un visits father’s mausoleum

04:39 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade’s paperwork under review: U.S.

04:39 [The Hindu - News] Man murdered by gang

04:39 [The Hindu - News] Shot in the arm for Stanley Hospital

04:41 [The Hindu - News] Buses jostle at traffic light, hold up traffic on Anna Salai

04:44 [Fox News] US sending Marines to Africa amid South Sudan civil war fears /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:44 [Fox News] FEELING THE PINCH Cut in pay raise latest squeeze on veterans /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:44 [Fox News] TARGET DATA BREACHFirm says Justice Dept. investigating amid lawsuits /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:44 [Fox News] A 'RACIST WASTELAND' Dem pol rips Arizona in tweet after NFL game /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:58 [zero hedge] Obamacare's California Portal Has Been Down For Hours One Day Ahead Of The Extended Deadline

05:02 [Disinformation] Run The Jewels – A Christmas F*cking Miracle

05:03 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:04 [Sydney Morning Herald] A laugh and a joke - then jail

05:04 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Batting as well as I've ever batted'

05:07 [Raw Story] Luge hopeful qualifies as Tonga’s first winter Olympian

05:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Edward Snowden: 'Mission's Already Accomplished... I Already Won'

05:10 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Not Andromeda Strain? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/asbestos%20%281%29.jpg

05:11 [The Hindu - News] TDP leaders see silent wave in favour of party

05:18 [NPR] Lions Send Playoff Tickets To Some Fans

05:18 [NPR] Egypt: Strong Explosion Rocks Police Station

05:18 [NPR] 10 Things To Know For Tuesday

05:18 [NPR] Canadians, Brits Still In SSudan City US Evacuated

05:18 [NPR] Judge Tells Calif. Hospital To Keep Treating Teen

05:18 [NPR] NSA Leaker: 'Mission's Already Accomplished'

05:18 [NPR] Heat Rally Past Hawks, 121-119 In OT

05:18 [NPR] $40 Million Fund Created For Bangladesh Victims

05:18 [NPR] Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Get 1-Day Extension

05:18 [NPR] 49ers Lead Falcons 20-10 Early In 4th Quarter

05:24 [AntiWar] 51 Killed, 44 Wounded in Iraq Attacks against Pilgrims and Journalists

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Give us ration cards: transgenders

05:28 [NPR] Target: Justice Dept. Investigates Its Data Breach

05:29 [Telegraph] British soldier killed in Afghanistan

05:30 [The Hindu - News] India, Pakistan NGOs create peace calendar

05:36 [The Hindu - News] Ensure speedy clearance of proposals: councillors

05:37 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: I'd like to figure this out—but no pressure /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/pothole%202.png

05:39 [Topix Activism News] Activists: Syrian aircraft bomb the north, 45 dead

05:43 [] Egyptian premier declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorists' after huge car bomb blast

05:44 [The Hindu - News] Hidden gems of Ramnad

05:44 [The Hindu - News] ‘Delhi Master Plan should make waste disposal area mandatory in each zone’

05:44 [zero hedge] Almost Every Passenger On A Flight From Dubai To India Was Found Carrying 1 Kilo Of Gold

05:48 [Reuters: politics] Mission accomplished, says Snowden: Washington Post

05:49 [Fox News: politics] NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his 'mission's already accomplished'

05:54 [The Hindu - News] Seed money distributed among poverty reduction groups

05:54 [The Hindu - News] Ramdev to campaign against Sonia, Rahul

05:55 [Slate Magazine] Whither Net Neutrality?

05:55 [Slate Magazine] Ice Palaces

05:55 [Slate Magazine] Our 11 Favorite Slate Stories of 2013

05:55 [Slate Magazine] Chick Whiskey and Dude Cognac

05:59 [Telegraph] Edward Snowden says his mission is accomplished

05:59 [Fox News: politics] 1 percent pay raise latest pinch for troops, veterans struggling to pay bills

06:00 [The Hindu - News] ‘Seemandhra does not need more thermal power’

06:00 [The Hindu - News] Fate of nursery admissions in Delhi continues to be uncertain

06:01 [AntiWar] Wars Past, Present and Yet to Come

06:02 [CNN] China moves forward in bid to ease one-child policy

06:06 [The Hindu - News] GVMC to pick up GIS threads

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Lock-up death alleged

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Law for protection of all domestic workers demanded

06:11 [Slashdot] A Short History of Computers In the Movies

06:12 [Raw Story] Rachel Maddow: Charles Koch buying sway over university hires is ‘objectively insane’

06:18 [The Hindu - News] Fishermen set up ‘market’ inside municipal office

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Mission already accomplished, says Snowden

06:25 [The Hindu - News] AAP foraying into TN through colleges

06:26 [Big Think] The Spiritual and Secular Joy of Bach

06:27 [The Hindu - News] KIOCL employees ask for captive mines

06:27 [Voice of America] Burma Urged to Free All Political Prisoners

06:28 [Guardian] Edward Snowden: ‘I already won’

06:36 [CNN] Pharmacy owners agree to $100 settlement after meningitis outbreak

06:37 [The Hindu - News] ‘Sort out anomalies in status of nomadic tribes’

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Conviction in Delhi dowry death case upheld

06:39 [The Hindu - News] Delhi traffic cops book 260 for misusing red beacons

06:41 [The Hindu - News] Two women arrested for kidnapping 3-year-old boy

06:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: Notre Dame Dealt Big Rejection In Challenge Against Birth Control Coverage

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Separate category needed for nomadic tribes

06:47 [Fox News: politics] White House reportedly pulls Egypt ambassador pick under pressure from Cairo

06:48 [Anarchist news] Anarchists Torch Coca-Cola Christmas Tree in Mexico City

06:48 [Fox News] Military families feeling new pinch /i/redes/icon-video.gif

06:48 [Fox News] SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS US sends Marines to Africa for possible evacuations /i/redes/icon-video.gif

06:50 [CNN] Two U.S. astronauts set to make Christmas Eve spacewalk for repair job

06:51 [Guardian] Storm batters UK before Christmas: live blog

06:55 [The Hindu - News] Stakeholders discuss steps to prepare mobility plan

06:55 [The Hindu - News] Dharna to reopen case

06:57 [Raw Story] Edward Snowden: ‘I already won’

07:05 [The Hindu - News] 'Gang which filmed medicos in the nude are history-sheeters'

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Rly. officers, SRMU leaders trade charges

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Jagan to launch second phase of his yatra on December 27

07:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] O'Farrell urged to adopt 'Newcastle solution'

07:09 [The Hindu - News] KIOCL employees demand captive mines

07:13 [Voice of America] VOA News: Burma Urged to Free All Political Prisoners

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Intern hints at filing police complaint against Ganguly

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Forget goods station; Southern Railway GM refuses to change tack

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Birth certificate issued in the name of Kejriwal: four lawyers

07:18 [The Hindu - News] Minister’s 10-minute delay

07:22 [The Hindu - News] Kalamassery CMC director named special officer to oversee takeover

07:22 [The Hindu - News] ‘Shivarudrappa batted for pro-people’s movement’

07:22 [The Hindu - News] Water released from Vaigai dam to continue for three days

07:25 [Voice of America] UN to Vote on Bolstering South Sudan Peacekeeping Force

07:26 [The Hindu - News] Vegetable prices fall

07:26 [The Hindu - News] More water for domestic use possible by diversion

07:26 [The Hindu - News] Promising team

07:27 [Disinformation] Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

07:30 [The Hindu - News] Pachalam bridge to go for 18-metre width

07:35 [Fin24 News] Dow, S&P at record highs as Apple lifts techs

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Disability pension for endosulfan victims likely to be raised

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Labour strike hits container terminal

07:36 [The Hindu - News] 3,027 out-of-school children identified in Nalgonda

07:36 [Reuters] Turkish PM, cleric in war of words over graft scandal

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Sellers in Kochi to stop sale of beef on Christmas eve

07:42 [The Hindu - News] Had rhythmic appeal

07:42 [The Hindu - News] T. Rajendher files cheating complaint against agents

07:43 [] Yeshiva students get reprieve from IDF draft for third time this year

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Kiosk banking to be launched soon in Kochi

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Rich repertoire

07:47 [Telegraph] David Cameron says Britain should be 'grateful' to Christians

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Mangalore Gas and Ration Consumers Forum higlights LPG maladies

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Navy, timeless wake

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Three arrested in headless body case

07:52 [The Hindu - News] U.S. court dismisses Sikh group’s case against Badal

07:52 [The Hindu - News] In tandem

07:56 [Voice of America] Explosion Kills 14 at Egyptian Police Building

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Telltale sign

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Canara Bank to give priority for MSME, retail loans

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Anti-tobacco drive lacks fire in schools

07:59 [Fox News: politics] ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

08:00 [Voice of America] VOA News: Explosion Kills 14 at Egyptian Police Building

08:00 [Infoshop] How a libertarian became an anarchist

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Uncertainty over gas price holds up FACT projects

08:04 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Stiller: I don't make any rules

08:06 [The Hindu - News] The song of the heart

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Over 10, 000 houses inaugurated

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Campaign to smoke out tobacco begins next month

08:06 [The Hindu - News] India, Pak DGMOs meet at Wagah border

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Stirred the soul

08:06 [The Hindu - News] “Passage of ‘T’ Bill is Congress'responsibility”

08:15 [Infoshop] Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice? Scientists Consider Extinction

08:17 [The Hindu - News] Room No 4 was his pilgrimage centre

08:17 [The Hindu - News] Indrakeeladri packed with devotees as ‘Deeksha Viramana’ begins

08:17 [Fin24 News] Fuel prices 'controlled by government'

08:18 [] Edgar Bronfman: Prince of the Jews

08:20 [Infoshop] On cynicism, calling out, and creating movements that don’t leave our people behind

08:21 [The Hindu - News] 16-year-old student commits suicide

08:23 [CNN] Pharmacy agrees to $100 million settlement in meningitis outbreak

08:25 [Infoshop] To Win Tomorrow, Undoing Border Imperialism is the Book We Need Now

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Urmila’s raison d’être

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Probe into Home Minister’s links with businessman sought

08:27 [The Hindu - News] State committed to improving quality of education: Parthasarathy

08:27 [The Hindu - News] G.S. Shivarudrappa - man of intellectual integrity

08:27 [The Hindu - News] ‘Bala Panchayats’ will enlighten students on problems: Speaker

08:30 [Voice of America] Japan Provides Ammunition for UN Mission in Sudan

08:30 [Infoshop] What do you wanna be when/if you grow up?

08:33 [The Hindu - News] YSRC student wing protest against ‘T’ bill

08:33 [The Hindu - News] Security-free loans to Kondapalli toy-makers, Pedana weavers

08:33 [The Hindu - News] Probe into Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan’s links with businessman sought

08:35 [CNN] China makes huge strides to tackle poverty

08:35 [Telegraph] Councils have 'no excuse' for failing to fill in potholes, minister says

08:35 [Telegraph] Inside North Korea: Could the Kaesong complex give hope for the future?

08:35 [Telegraph] Breast cancer victims in their thousands given the wrong treatment

08:35 [Telegraph] Christians feel pressure to keep silent about their faith, Lord Carey warns

08:35 [Telegraph] Darcey Bussell's great-grandfather died on Titanic, research shows

08:35 [Infoshop] Wall Street Unlocks Profits From Distress With Rental Revolution

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Medha seeks 50 per cent reservation for women

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Shivarudrappa's medical expenses to be reimbursed

08:38 [Reuters] At least 11 killed, over 100 wounded in big blast in Egypt's Nile Delta

08:41 [The Hindu - News] ‘Human interference disrupts nature’s rhythm’

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Host of VIPs for Ganta’s daughter marriage

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Exams rescheduled

08:43 [The Hindu - News] Vegetable market at Gnanapuram remains closed for second day

08:45 [BBC: Education] VIDEO: Extra support to streamline adoption

08:47 [Fox News] LIFE OR DEATH? Calif. hospital ordered to keep teen on life support

08:47 [The Hindu - News] Vizag student for Antarctica expedition

08:47 [The Hindu - News] Vizagites unwind to groovy beats

08:47 [The Hindu - News] This old student was a simple man: Seer

08:47 [The Hindu - News] ‘Gandhiji will be relevant for a long time to come’

08:48 [Fin24 News] PIC lifts Adcock stake to over 22%

08:49 [Telegraph] Prince Charles continues his grandmother's cake tradition

08:57 [The Hindu - News] Team to scan Facebook accounts

08:59 [Pravda] Demonstrations and riots: War for the sake of peace

08:59 [BBC: Health] 'Our son's 12-hour brain tumour op'

09:02 [CNN] 5 takeaways from Edward Snowden's Washington Post interview

09:06 [Reuters] Exclusive: China commits $6.5 billion for Pakistani nuclear project

09:07 [CNET News] What we want in 2014: Break the mold, tech companies

09:08 [Fox News: politics] Accused Indian diplomat needs US approval to work at UN mission

09:09 [NPR] Air Force's Beloved 'Warthog' Targeted For Retirement

09:09 [NPR] Check Out These Gorgeous, Futuristic Tech Company Headquarters

09:12 [The Hindu - News] Musharraf stays away from treason trial

09:14 [NPR] Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013

09:14 [The Hindu - News] Workshop to highlight employment issues of people with disabilities

09:15 [Slashdot] Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

09:18 [The Hindu - News] Government relaxes Land Assignment Rules

09:19 [Guardian] Lost in showbiz celebrity quiz of 2013

09:21 [straight] Let's talk about the female orgasm /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Dan_Savage_Podcast_3.jpg

09:21 [Telegraph] The Navy's absent parents read their children a bed time Christmas story

09:22 [AlterNet] Op-Ed: Our Profit-Centered Private Medical Industry Is Cutting Back on Hospital Care

09:22 [Deutsche Welle] Is Europe sacrificing its consumer standards?

09:24 [The Hindu - News] Mangalore-Bangalore LPG pipeline under way: Moily

09:24 [The Hindu - News] Escaped SIMI men held in M.P.

09:24 [The Hindu - News] Kharge announces bonanza for Hyderabad Karnataka region

09:24 [Reuters] Bargain-hungry shoppers buy less on weekend before Christmas

09:29 [Pravda] Secret diplomacy in Khodorkovsky case

09:29 [Pravda] The Meanest of Mankind: The Brutality of American Fascist Police Goons

09:30 [Reuters] Chadian peacekeepers fire on protesters in Central African Republic

09:31 [Good] Our Top 5 Infographics About Fun & Adventure

09:32 [The Independent] Mary J Blige: Hail Mary, Queen of soul

09:34 [] My 'mission's already accomplished,' says Snowden

09:34 [NPR] Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

09:34 [BBC: Technology] Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing

09:42 [Voice of America] Reuters: Philippine Typhoon Survivors Struggle to Salvage Christmas

09:42 [Deutsche Welle] Cashing in on Christmas without Christianity

09:44 [The Hindu - News] Sardar Patel was not communal: Advani

09:47 [The Independent] UK weather: Three dead as gales and heavy rain batter Britain and cause Christmas getaway travel chaos

09:48 [The Hindu - News] NKS hunger strike enters 15th day

09:49 [] Why are some bacteria resistant to antibiotics?

09:49 [NPR] Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints'

09:49 [Topix Activism News] Ricky Gervais named PETA's Person of the Year

09:54 [NPR] Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints'

09:54 [BBC: Entertainment] Stars pay tribute to comedy agent

09:54 [BBC: Entertainment] The legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Home Secy Mardi shifted, Bansal new Chennai Metro Rail MD

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Children focus on climate change for paintings

09:59 [The Hindu - News] Tribal families seek intervention of revenue officials

09:59 [Pravda] Turkish government corruption scandal

10:02 [Deutsche Welle] Britain pardons code-breaking hero Alan Turing over homosexuality conviction

10:04 [CNN] Pharmacy agrees to $100 million settlement after meningitis outbreak

10:06 [Guardian] Markets rally on hopes for growth in 2014

10:07 [Telegraph] Four dead and 25 trapped in cars as storms disrupt Christmas getaway

10:09 [The Hindu - News] Government mulling waiver of stamp duty for farm loans

10:09 [Anarchist news] Some Recent Events In Athens (Dec. 13-20)

10:12 [BBC: Entertainment] Keanu rules out Point Break remake

10:12 [Reuters] Bomb kills 12 at Egypt police compound

10:15 [The Hindu - News] Farmers stage dharna in front of Odisha Secretariat

10:16 [Guardian] Transport disruption as storm hits UK before Christmas – live blog

10:17 [The Hindu - News] Veli breakwater project to be delayed

10:17 [Fox News] Snowden says mission accomplished /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:17 [Fox News] NEW SQUEEZE Low pay raise puts more pressure on vets, families /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:17 [Fox News] CHILD CARRIERS ICE director defends transporting immigrant kids

10:18 [The Independent] Jonathan Ross’ agent Addison Cresswell dies, aged 53

10:19 [] New Israeli venture fund raising $250m from local investors

10:20 [Fin24 News] No end to war of words over e-tolls

10:21 [CNN] Tips for getting started with your new mobile gadget

10:23 [The Hindu - News] Diplomat steals their hearts

10:23 [Telegraph] Christmas getaway disrupted by storms: live updates

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Three policemen suspended from service

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Dogs on Nettukaltheri jail premises to be sterilised

10:28 [Truthdig] Bill O’Reilly’s War on Jesus

10:30 [Pravda] Global diffusion of healthcare Innovation

10:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Scheer: Bill O'Reilly's War on Jesus

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Team to scan Facebook accounts in RMP leader murder case

10:34 [Voice of America] Musharraf Treason Trial Postponed

10:34 [The Independent] Steve Martin apologises for racist Twitter joke

10:39 [BBC: Entertainment] Hugh Jackman quits Houdini musical

10:39 [The Hindu - News] Bidar, Gulbarga to get manufacturing zones

10:39 [The Hindu - News] Fire in Sattur match unit; Two loadmen critically injured

10:42 [The Hindu - News] Paithrukotsavam, an effort to conserve tribal culture

10:43 [Truthdig] Duck Dynasty: Putting the Racist Back in Redneck

10:44 [CNN] Is greed really good or will money be the end of us?

10:46 [BBC: Also in the news] 'Real face' of Doctor Who revealed

10:48 [The Hindu - News] Maoists raid construction firm camp in Laxmipur

10:51 [CNN] Queen pardons Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

10:51 [Reuters] Nigeria says 70 killed in battle with Islamist group

10:54 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka-level photography contest, exhibition to be held

10:54 [The Hindu - News] No conflict of interest in handling Petroleum, Environment ministry: Moily

10:54 [The Hindu - News] M.S. Swaminathan calls for sustainable farm practices

10:58 [The Hindu - News] Forum wants Ganguly removed

10:59 [Fox News: politics] Revised ObamaCare sign-up deadline Tuesday

11:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australian bats vow to target Panesar

11:03 [BBC: Entertainment] Last Tango lands a third series

11:03 [CBC: politics] Harper and Obama try to put a bad year behind them

11:06 [The Independent] Passengers stranded at Gatwick Airport as flooding causes power outages

11:06 [The Independent] 27 million to wait more than a week for GP appointment in 2014

11:08 [The Hindu - News] Forum wants Ganguly removed from WB Human Rights commission

11:08 [Guardian] Pervez Musharraf treason case delayed by bomb scare, say Pakistan police

11:09 [Telegraph] Labour accused of cover up in computer hacking case

11:17 [Deutsche Welle] Christmas in a German welfare household

11:18 [CNN: Money] Stocks: Not a creature was stirring...

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Rajendra Kumar tipped to be Principal Secy to Kejriwal

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Karat meets Akhilesh on condition of Muzaffarnagar victims in relief camps

11:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] Tongan athlete pulls off a Cool Runnings

11:20 [Voice of America] Reuters: China to Ease One-child Policy Early Next Year

11:21 [Slashdot] The iOS 7 Jailbreak Fiasco

11:24 [Voice of America] Nigeria Says Troops Kill 50 Militants After Barracks Attack

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Tech News

11:25 [BBC: Entertainment] Jazz musician Yusef Lateef dies

11:26 [Big Think] Matthew Arnold on Common Sense

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Tunisia sets Jan. 14 deadline for new constitution

11:28 [The Hindu - News] It’s an exciting time for the IT industry

11:30 [The Hindu - News] Keeping the IRC alive with tech conversations

11:31 [Reuters] Storm wreaks havoc in Britain, France ahead of Christmas

11:33 [Fin24 News] Assad's secret oil lifeline from Egypt

11:35 [The Hindu - News] Google’s evolution from Android to humanoids

11:36 [The Atlantic: Politics] A Century of Misery for Retail Employees Just Before Christmas

11:37 [The Independent] 'F**ck you wind': All stranded One Direction star Niall Horan wants for Christmas is for you to give him a home

11:40 [Voice of America] VOA News: Nigeria Says Troops Kill 50 Militants After Barracks Attack

11:41 [The Hindu - News] The Edge: Tech News

11:41 [New Statesman] Christmas Eve: a new poem by Carol Ann Duffy

11:42 [Telegraph] Google Doodle wishes users 'Happy Holidays'

11:42 [Telegraph] Bomb scare turns start of Musharraf treason trial into pantomime

11:43 [Reuters] Retailers blend stores, e-commerce to snag holiday stragglers

11:43 [Reuters] China to aim for 7.5 percent growth in 2014 as exports recover

11:43 [Reuters] Philippine typhoon survivors struggle to salvage Christmas

11:46 [BBC: Technology] Twitter's Dorsey to join Disney

11:49 [Reuters] Equities buoyed by Nikkei high, dollar edges up

11:50 [CNN: Technology] Tips for setting up new tablets and phones

11:53 [CNN: Money] U.S. airlines want to stay cell phone free

11:54 [] Egypt blast was payback for dispersal of Islamist protests, minister says

11:56 [CNN] 10 pop-culture robots that inspired us

11:58 [Telegraph] Nigel Farage: pay no attention to Vince Cable's 'rivers of blood' warning

12:00 [The Hindu - News] India, Pak DGMOs discuss LoC tensions at Wagah

12:02 [CNN: Money] Colleges tie president pay to grad rates

12:02 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan on edge as forces face off

12:03 [Amnesty International] South Korea: Stop arrests of trade union leaders and respect the rights of striking workers

12:06 [CNN] Poll: Economy still looms large over Christmas

12:09 [The Independent] Boxing Day sales begin online two days early on Christmas Eve

12:11 [Slate Magazine] Numbered Days

12:12 [Telegraph] Church leader uses Christmas message to criticise obsession with 'selfies'

12:12 [Voice of America] Snowden: "Mission Accomplished"

12:14 [CNN] Iraqi defense minister unhurt as convoy hits roadside bomb

12:16 [New Statesman] Merry Christmas from the New Statesman web team

12:16 [Voice of America] Explosion Kills 13 at Egyptian Police Building

12:17 [Guardian] Pussy Riot members reunited after early release from Russian prison

12:17 [The Hindu - News] Election Commission signs MoU with Yemen

12:17 [Reuters] Analysis: How South Sudan leaders squandered nation-building effort

12:17 [CNET News] Home theater at CES 2014: Sound bars, streaming, and over-the-air TV

12:18 [Voice of America] Snowden: "Mission Accomplished"

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Three killed as opposition blockade in Bangladesh enters fourth day

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Signs of things to come?

12:22 [Reuters] Car bomb kills 13 at Egyptian police compound

12:23 [Fin24 News] SA stocks rise again

12:24 [] Defense Ministry worker seriously wounded in Gaza border shooting

12:24 [] Battle brewing over who best serves Israelis in the U.S.

12:24 [The Independent] The Cairgorm Reindeer Herd

12:24 [The Independent] Facebook and Twitter top twenty: The Independent stories you've been sharing this year

12:24 [The Independent] At least 14 dead in explosion at security headquarters in Egypt

12:25 [The Hindu - News] Pressure test

12:25 [BBC: Entertainment] Gravity director wins effects award

12:26 [Big Think] How the Market has Changed Notions of Female Empowerment

12:26 [Big Think] How the Brain Creates Flashbulb Memories

12:26 [CNN: Money] The dumbest deals of 2013

12:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michelle Chen: Advice for Young Women: Get a Union Job

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Russia closes criminal case of Greenpeace activist

12:28 [Telegraph] Pussy Riot singers reunited after almost two years

12:28 [CNN] Greenpeace: Russia drops case against 'Arctic 30' activists

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Audio Beat: Saravana Poigai - Romantic detour

12:30 [Mother Jones] Last-Minute Gift Idea: Great Video Games You Can Download in Minutes /files/krz.jpg

12:30 [Mother Jones] Nine Gifts the NSA Will Hate /files/NSA%20Hat.jpg

12:31 [BBC: Technology] Butterfly botnet 'mastermind' jailed

12:35 [The Hindu - News] South Sudan troops sitting outside rebel-held city

12:35 [The Hindu - News] `Modi for PM’ to be BJP's poll slogan

12:39 [NPR] WATCH LIVE: Space Station Spacewalk

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Audio Beat: Aaru Chakkara Kuthirai - An interesting journey

12:39 [The Hindu - News] `Modi for PM' to be BJP's poll slogan

12:40 [Reuters] Exclusive: Iran official got job in Khamenei conglomerate after approving deal

12:43 [The Hindu - News] ’Modi for PM’ to be BJP's poll slogan

12:44 [Telegraph] Surgeon suspended over claims he branded a patient's liver

12:44 [Voice of America] VOA News: Snowden: 'Mission Accomplished'

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Match on!

12:46 [Voice of America] NKorea Nuke Restart 'More Extensive' Than Expected

12:47 [The Hindu - News] 'Modi for PM' to be BJP's poll slogan

12:51 [Guardian] Egypt police HQ explosion: spokesman blames Muslim Brotherhood

12:51 [The Hindu - News] A spokesperson for the four-legged kind

12:52 [Fox News] ObamaCare's last-minute sign-up rush /i/redes/icon-video.gif

12:55 [The Independent] Martin Scorsese heckled at the Academy screening of The Wolf of Wall Street

12:56 [The Hindu - News] Britain grants posthumous pardon to Turing

12:57 [Deutsche Welle] Pakistan court postpones Musharraf trial over bomb threat fears

12:57 [Deutsche Welle] NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says 'mission accomplished’

12:58 [Voice of America] Explosion Kills 13 at Egyptian Police Building

12:59 [NPR] Top Stories: Spacewalk Resumes; Fears Grow In South Sudan

13:02 [The Hindu - News] What’s new in the City?

13:02 [The Hindu - News] Gay rights NGO for review of SC verdict upholding Sec. 377

13:02 [The Hindu - News] Check the Net, mate!

13:02 [Reuters] Thai protesters vow to hound PM, cling to promise to thwart poll

13:06 [The Hindu - News] In a class of its own

13:09 [CNN: Politics] 5 takeaways from Snowden's Washington Post interview

13:09 [CNN: Politics] Poll: Economy still looms large over Christmas

13:09 [CNN: Politics] GOP's lessons learned from shutdown

13:09 [CNN: Politics] S.E. Cupp: Democrats addicted to Obama

13:09 [CNN: Politics] The GOP in 2014?

13:09 [CNN: Politics] Zelizer: Six questions for 2014

13:10 [The Hindu - News] They left us craving for more…

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Oh come, all ye faithful

13:14 [] Word of the Day / Dakhka: When the proto-Semitics laughed

13:14 [] Top Catholic cleric to use Christmas address to slam Israel

13:15 [CNN: Politics] Bergen: al Qaeda outdoing U.S. on truth?

13:17 [Raw Story] Crackdown on tobacco puffs up Hungary’s black market for cigarettes

13:17 [Raw Story] Hong Kong jails woman who smuggled baby formula under unlicensed milk law

13:17 [Raw Story] Khodorkovsky to reunite with wife and children after 10 years in Russian prison

13:17 [CNN] Sergio Garcia pitches in with help for hometown football club

13:18 [CNN] Christmas Eve spacewalk for repair job begins

13:19 [Financial Times] Fatal bomb blast at Egyptian police HQ

13:19 [Financial Times] China cash crunch eases as PBoC reassures

13:20 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. stock futures

13:20 [CNN: Politics] A look back at 2013

13:21 [Financial Times] Global outlook: US rebound is key to prospects

13:23 [CNN: Politics] Snowden: 'I already won'

13:23 [CNN: Politics] How bad is Obamacare?

13:26 [The Independent] Multi-party talks in Belfast fail to resolve issues with Northern Ireland peace process

13:26 [The Independent] Police appeal after "callous" thief supposedly steals Christmas tree from London care home

13:30 [CNN] Why I signed up for Obamacare

13:31 [Big Think] Extinction is Not in Our Genes, But Misery Might Be

13:31 [Big Think] Coca-Cola's Adorable Lies About Polar Bears

13:31 [Fin24 News] Blue Label in R300m data deal

13:35 [CNN: Money] The index funds that don't really index

13:35 [CNN: Money] Got a job at 70, do I pay Social Security?

13:35 [CNN: Politics] Confident Putin frees foes ahead of Sochi Olympics

13:36 [The Hindu - News] Nepal’s Maoists agree to join assembly

13:40 [zero hedge] Christmas Eve Market Recap

13:40 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 24

13:40 [zero hedge] Global Governance in a Non-G-Zero World

13:40 [Voice of America] Blast at Egyptian Police Building

13:42 [CNN] Opinion: Who changed history in 2013?

13:43 [The Hindu - News] AAP Kejriwal picks his team

13:46 [Telegraph] Hospital patients to have named doctors, Jeremy Hunt declares

13:46 [Telegraph] UN warns South Sudan over alleged crimes against humanity

13:47 [The Hindu - News] Unease in sections of Congress over support to AAP to form govt

13:47 [The Hindu - News] BJP appeals Maharashtra Governor to sanction prosecution against Ashok Chavan

13:49 [Fox News] It's a 'Bear' for Kate and Ned

13:49 [Fox News] Best holiday travel flicks

13:49 [Fox News] Puppy rescued from landfill

13:51 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal picks his team

13:54 [CNN: Politics] Salam: Why I signed up for Obamacare

13:58 [BBC: Also in the news] Kazakhstan: Christmas tree-top trouble

13:58 [Topix Activism News] So Easy to Topple! Student activist protesting price hikes arrested on alleged bid to overthrow govt

13:59 [CNN: Money] The reason behind Amazon's booming stock

13:59 [CNN: Money] Airlines want to stay cell phone free

13:59 [] Israeli army civilian employee seriously wounded in Gaza border shooting

14:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Rhode Island Revenge Porn Bill Gets New Push

14:00 [Voice of America] US Positions Troops to Enter South Sudan

14:01 [Big Think] 636 - Painted Ships on Painted Oceans: an Accidental Map of the Doldrums

14:01 [The Hindu - News] Taste and health on a plate

14:02 [Telegraph] Patients will wait at least a week to see GP in 2014, it is claimed

14:04 [CNN] Gaza sniper kills Israeli near border, Israeli military says

14:05 [Guardian] China's relaxation of one-child policy to begin rolling out early next year

14:07 [The Hindu - News] Reservation for Jats creates political ripples in Punjab

14:10 [The Atlantic: National] Why Men Fear Small Babies

14:10 [zero hedge] Today's Early Market Closure Schedule

14:11 [Fox News: politics] The Lincoln lawyers — Is Illinois the land of lawsuits?

14:11 [The Hindu - News] UN finds mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan

14:11 [The Hindu - News] CBI seeks legal opinion to prosecute IB officers in Ishrat case

14:11 [The Hindu - News] New Syrian airstrikes kill at least 15 in Aleppo

14:13 [CNN: Health] Richard Blais' holiday recipe re-do's

14:13 [CNN: Health] Why I signed up for Obamacare

14:13 [CNN: Health] Pharmacy owners agree to settlement after meningitis outbreak

14:13 [The Independent] Police Taser three teenage pupils with learning difficulties

14:13 [The Independent] Video: UK weather chaos - Planes underwater in Surrey

14:14 [] Israel aims to cut oil use in transportation by 60% by 2025

14:14 [] Israeli Defense Ministry worker killed in Gaza border shooting

14:15 [The Atlantic: International] In the Philippine Ruins, Improvised Christmas Trees

14:18 [Voice of America] People Around the World Get Ready for Christmas

14:19 [BBC: Health] World record for transplant patient

14:19 [CNN] 5 winter activities that double as workouts

14:20 [CNN: Entertainment] Steve Martin apologizes for 'unfortunate' tweet

14:20 [CNN: Entertainment] Your fave musicians of 2013

14:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling May Be Just The Beginning

14:21 [The Hindu - News] NCDEX, Karnataka govt joint venture to modernise APMC markets

14:21 [The Hindu - News] Adarsh scam: Deora disagrees with Maharashtra govt.

14:22 [CNN: Health] "Silver Surfers" are taught technologies

14:22 [CNN: Health] 5 winter activities that double as workouts

14:24 [CNN: Money] Amazon's booming stock price

14:25 [CNN] 'Home' for the holidays? Not that easy

14:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] The shrinking deficit

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Lokayukt cops unearth cash hidden all over engineer’s house in MP

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Good times

14:26 [Slashdot] Ulbricht Admits Seized Bitcoins Are His and Wants Them Back

14:28 [Deutsche Welle] Power struggle between old friends in Turkey

14:31 [The Atlantic: Politics] The NSA Panel's Pointless Private-Sector Fig Leaf

14:33 [Guardian] Arctic 30 activists expected to return home after Christmas

14:34 [Fin24 News] PIC strengthens hand in Adcock battle

14:37 [Raw Story] WATCH: NASA astronauts step out for Christmas Eve spacewalk to make ISS repairs

14:38 [The Hindu - News] After security, Kejriwal spurns govt bungalow

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Khandwa jailbreak ‘mastermind’ nabbed in MP

14:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: Unemployment Benefits Can Be 'The Difference Between Making It And Not Making It'

14:40 [zero hedge] Retail Traffic Plunges By "Staggering" 21% In Week Before Christmas

14:42 [The Hindu - News] Take the cake and bakery too

14:42 [Voice of America] Violence in South Sudan

14:44 [NPR] Top German Chocolate Maker Fights For Its 'Natural' Reputation

14:44 [The Independent] Scotland: The Cairgorm Reindeer Herd

14:44 [The Independent] The Cairgorm Reindeer Herd in Scotland

14:44 [The Independent] Video: Dennis Rodman returns from third trip to North Korea

14:45 [BBC: Technology] Cryptolocker 'infects 250,000 PCs'

14:45 [CNN] Macy's has a black Santa, by special request

14:45 [CNN] Airstrikes pound Syrian rebel stronghold

14:46 [Fin24 News] Rand flat in thin pre-holiday trade

14:46 [Voice of America] Bomb Blast Hits Egyptian Police Building

14:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] How Astronauts Nearly Missed Taking the Iconic Earthrise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Why concern shown to Devyani missing in Tamils’ case, asks Karunanidhi

14:49 [] Snowden: 'Society Deserves Chance to Govern, Change Itself' /sites/

14:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: These Old Photos Of The Cavalry Showing Off Are Seriously Impressive

14:51 [Reuters] Russia to host talks on eliminating Syria chemical arsenal

14:54 [CNN] Abuses growing in South Sudan conflict, U.N. says

14:57 [Raw Story] Scientists discover vast reservoir under Greenland that may hold clues to explain shrinking glaciers

14:59 [New Internationalist] The top 10 magazine articles of 2013

15:00 [The Independent] Surgeon suspended from Birmingham hospital over allegedly "branding" his name on a patient's liver

15:00 [The Independent] Police in Texas find burglar by following his footprints in the snow

15:00 [The Independent] Thousands of police staff set to join firefighters in New Year's Eve strike

15:02 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best History Stories of 2013

15:02 [Fin24 News] Cape farmers lend a helping hand

15:02 [The Hindu - News] Railwaymen to strike before elections, if negotiations fail

15:02 [The Hindu - News] Radia tapes: CBI finds no criminality ‘so far’

15:02 [Voice of America] Russia Drops Case Against Greenpeace Activist

15:03 [Topix Activism News] In new round of air raids, Syrian government planes pound Aleppo, killing at least 15

15:07 [Reuters] U.S. durable goods orders surge, boosting manufacturing outlook

15:09 [CNN] Olafur Stefansson: Life lessons from Iceland's handball hero

15:10 [zero hedge] Mortgage Applications Down 66% From Highs To New 13-Year Low

15:12 [Slashdot] LinuxDevices Content Returns To the Web

15:12 [Raw Story] The planet’s rate of warming is 400,000 Hiroshima bombs per day

15:12 [Raw Story] The worst police misconduct of 2013

15:12 [Raw Story] Researchers generate solar electricity with photosynthetic proteins

15:12 [Raw Story] Russia downplays Sochi Olympics boycott

15:12 [The Hindu - News] Russia buys $3 billion worth Ukrainian bonds

15:14 [NPR] Mass Graves Discovered In South Sudan; Is Civil War Coming?

15:15 [The Atlantic: International] The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014

15:15 [The Atlantic: International] Life Next Door to Russia's Chemical Weapons Arsenal

15:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Mike Huckabee's Bully Pulpit: Economic Populism

15:17 [Raw Story] Virgin’s Richard Branson urges Uganda boycott over anti-LGBT bill

15:18 [Deutsche Welle] Roadside bomb targets Iraqi defense minister al-Dulaimi

15:18 [CNN: Money] What Costco can teach you about cash

15:19 [] Israel strikes Gaza after Defense Ministry employee killed in border shooting

15:20 [Guardian] Netanyahu 'to demand release of spy in return for peace talks concessions'

15:22 [CNN: Living] The woman behind 'The Elf on the Shelf'

15:22 [CNN: Living] Stories from 2013 we just couldn't forget

15:22 [CNN: Living] Meet 'Elf on the Shelf' creator

15:22 [CNN: Living] Brothers' yearly date with Santa

15:22 [CNN: Living] 'Home' for the holidays? Not that easy

15:22 [CNN: Living] When extroverts, introverts party

15:22 [CNN: Living] Lessons from the '60s to their 60s

15:25 [Reuters] Car bomb kills 14 at Egyptian police compound

15:25 [Reuters] Israel launches Gaza air strikes after sniper kills Israeli

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Dreier: Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: The Legitimacy Problem

15:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeff Danziger: Christmas 2013

15:26 [CNN: Entertainment] Steve Martin sorry for tweet

15:26 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck' star breaks his silence

15:27 [Raw Story] Freed Pussy Riot punks reunite in Siberia, urging Sochi Olympics boycott

15:29 [CNN: Entertainment] Walker scenes to be in 'Fast' 7

15:31 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

15:31 [The Independent] Unwise man found with frankincense, myrrh, and marijuana

15:32 [Guardian] Catalan TV strike keeps King Juan Carlos of Spain off screens

15:35 [Telegraph] Cuts to prison riot squads a 'tragedy waiting to happen', says Labour

15:35 [CNN: Money] Inside the cryptocurrency ecosystem

15:35 [Financial Times] Mass graves found in South Sudan, UN says

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: The Real History Of The 'War On Christmas'

15:37 [Disinformation] How To Build A Geodesic Dome Gingerbread House

15:39 [The Hindu - News] Positive meeting" between DGMOs at Wagah

15:40 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 24, 2013

15:40 [] Democracy Now!: Behind Plan Colombia: Covert CIA Program Reveals Critical U.S. Role in Killings of Rebel Leaders

15:40 [] Democracy Now!: Did Covert U.S. Program Targeting Rebel Leaders Help Undermine Colombia's Peace Process?

15:40 [] Democracy Now!: Ex-Rebel Leader Faces Ouster as Bogota Mayor After Longtime Advocacy of Reconciliation

15:40 [] Democracy Now!: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor of Eponymous Assault Rifle That Shaped Modern Warfare, Dead at 94

15:40 [zero hedge] November Durable Goods Jump, Driven By Abnormal Seasonal Adjustments

15:42 [Truthout] Canadian Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Human Rights of Sex Workers

15:42 [Guardian] Israel launches Gaza Strip air strike after fatal border fence shooting

15:43 [Deutsche Welle] Musharraf's treason trial exposes security risks

15:47 [The Independent] Video: Chris Grayling on Alan Turing pardon

15:47 [Raw Story] Christmas documentary reveals Sex Pistols’ cuddly side

15:47 [Raw Story] GOP rep. cites ‘pluralism’ to push ‘save Christmas’ bill that excludes all other religions

15:48 [Guardian] Storms across Britain leave four dead and Christmas travel in chaos

15:49 [] Cruelty, Corporations, Congress, and Christmas: Unhappy Holidays for the Poor & Unemployed

15:49 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

15:49 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

15:51 [Telegraph] Benefit cap causing hundreds to return to work, claims Iain Duncan Smith

15:52 [Voice of America] Ukraine Receives $3 Billion of Russian Bailout Funds

15:53 [The Hindu - News] Our States are coming closer

15:54 [] Retailers Offer $40 Million Compensation for Worst Factory Disaster in History /sites/

15:54 [] Cruelty, Corporations, Congress, and Christmas: Unhappy Holidays for the Poor & Unemployed

15:54 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Is South Sudan a Failed State?

15:57 [CNN] 7 cool industrial-chic hotels

15:57 [CNN] Violence flares in Israel, Gaza, sources say

15:57 [Raw Story] The Gospel according to Fox News — and their cries of holiday persecution — make them look even more foolish

15:57 [Truthout] Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

16:00 [Guardian] South Sudan mass graves discovered, UN says

16:00 [Voice of America] Doctors Group: 200 Wounded Since Friday in CAR

16:02 [Fin24 News] China likely to keep growth target at 7.5%

16:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Newscred: 'Moral Monday' Rekindles Its Movement With Big Protests At North Carolina State Capitol

16:05 [CNN: Travel] 7 cool industrial-chic hotels

16:06 [Guardian] Storms across Britain leave five dead and Christmas travel in chaos

16:07 [Raw Story] Surgeon suspended for branding his initials on patient’s liver

16:09 [CNET News] Virtual women lure men to Japan's vending machines

16:10 [CNN: Money] Record rally continues on Wall Street

16:10 [Reuters] Israeli civilian, Palestinian girl killed in Gaza flare-up

16:11 [zero hedge] President Obama's Executive Order Raises Government Worker Salaries By 1%

16:12 [Truthout] Yes Virginia, Obama and the Democrats Are Mussolini-Style Corporatists, Just Like the Republicans

16:15 [Slashdot] Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished

16:17 [Raw Story] Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

16:17 [Raw Story] Google robot smokes the field in DARPA competition

16:17 [Fox News] Big names we lost in 2013

16:17 [Fox News] Touring the Holy Land

16:17 [Fox News] Leo shines in 'Wolf'

16:17 [Fox News] Hottest beach bods of 2013

16:17 [Fox News] Surprise lurks under Greenland

16:17 [Fox News] Could thiskill Google?

16:17 [Fox News] Country music all lame, same?

16:17 [Fox News] Nut allergy breakthrough?

16:17 [Fox News] Foods doctors won't eat

16:17 [Fox News] Ford trucks of future passed

16:17 [Fox News] Kanye steal song from '70s?

16:18 [The Independent] Year of the Selfie: The birth – and death – of the year’s biggest celebrity trend

16:18 [The Hindu - News] India facilitating safe return of nationals from South Sudan

16:22 [CBC: politics] Howard Leventhal pleads guilty to posing as Canadian deputy health minister

16:24 [The Hindu - News] Ice storm leaves over 3 lakh without power in US

16:26 [CNN: Money] Overstock CEO: I'm a fan of bitcoin

16:26 [CNN: Money] Jack Dorsey on inequality

16:27 [Voice of America] Christmas in Bethlehem

16:27 [Raw Story] American Catholics give a thumbs-up to Pope Francis and his gay-friendly, ‘Marxist’ agenda

16:27 [Fox News: politics] Same-sex marriages go forward in Utah after judge's decision

16:27 [Fox News: politics] Top 5 ObamaCare delays of 2013

16:27 [Pravda] Kim Jong-un executed his uncle and assistants being drunk and upset

16:27 [CBC: politics] Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz warns US over country labels

16:28 [Deutsche Welle] Mass graves uncovered in South Sudan as ethnic tensions grow

16:28 [The Hindu - News] Search operations on for abducted workers

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Musharraf does not appear in special court

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Birth certificate issued in the name of Kejriwal in Madurai

16:32 [Disinformation] Weird Christmas Traditions //

16:33 [Truthout] Advice for Young Women: Get a Union Job

16:33 [The Independent] Edward Snowden will deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message

16:33 [The Independent] Christmas around the world

16:34 [The Hindu - News] $40 million fund created for Bangladesh building collapse victims

16:37 [CNET News] Get two $5 credits from Amazon

16:37 [Telegraph] Schools 'facing shortage of teachers after recruitment failure

16:38 [Reuters] U.S. manufacturing, housing data buoy economic outlook

16:42 [Raw Story] Atheism is an intellectual luxury for the wealthy

16:42 [Pravda] Transvestite singer may leave Russia without Eurovision Song Contest

16:42 [Pravda] Georgia's ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili banned from entering Ukraine

16:42 [Pravda] About 1 million may gather near Kremlin for anti-xenophobia rally

16:42 [Pravda] Mariposa virus creator jailed for four years

16:43 [Truthout] Data Mining

16:47 [CNN: Health] This bionic leg can read minds

16:48 [Truthout] Theoretically

16:49 [The Independent] Drunk Santa and helper hospitalised and facing drink driving charges after crashing sleigh

16:50 [zero hedge] What Bubble: Average New Home Sale Price Rises To All Time High

16:50 [Fox News: politics] Washington state lawmaker sorry for calling Arizona 'racist wasteland'

16:52 [CNN: Politics] Abuses growing in South Sudan conflict, U.N. says

16:53 [CNN] Sources: Israeli killed by sniper; girl in Gaza killed in airstrike

16:53 [CNN] Man completes 26 marathons in 26 days

16:53 [Telegraph] Russia drops criminal case against British Greenpeace activist

16:55 [CNN: Politics] Declassified documents detail post-9/11 surveillance

16:56 [Doctors Without Borders] CAR: MSF Treats Scores of Wounded as Clashes Resume in Bangui

16:56 [Doctors Without Borders] MSF Responds to Evolving Needs Amidst Fighting in South Sudan

16:56 [Guardian] Edward Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' in Moscow interview

16:57 [Raw Story] Just how bad is American inequality?

16:57 [Raw Story] Global warming will intensify drought, says new study

16:57 [Pravda] Streets named after Mikhail Kalashnikov to appear in Moscow and Tula

16:57 [Pravda] First three Greenpeace activists released

17:00 [Slashdot] 2013: an Ominous Year For Warnings and Predictions

17:02 [CNN] Bank robber dresses as Santa

17:03 [Voice of America] US Positions Troops to Enter South Sudan

17:03 [Truthout] Six Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated by the Food Industry

17:03 [CNET News] Everything you know about earbuds is wrong

17:04 [The Independent] Tens of thousands of benefit claimants not paid after Department for Work and Pensions 'error'

17:04 [The Independent] UN finds mass grave in South Sudan, 75 feared dead

17:07 [Raw Story] Convicted Alabama rapist again avoids prison time after re-sentencing

17:08 [Guardian] Nasa astronauts make new spacewalk at International Space Station

17:11 [CNN: Money] Overstock CEO is a fan of bitcoin

17:11 [Reuters] Mass grave fuels fears of ethnic bloodshed in South Sudan

17:12 [Guardian] Edward Snowden to broadcast Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message

17:13 [Truthout] CIA Aiding Colombian Government in Assassinations of FARC Leadership

17:14 [NPR] Money Seen As A Motive In Execution Of North Korea's No. 2

17:17 [Slate Magazine] It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time

17:18 [The Atlantic: Technology] At Last, An Easy Way to Wrap an App

17:18 [Deutsche Welle] Wall Street's rental empire - the next subprimes?

17:19 [Voice of America] Indian, Pakistani Army Commanders Meet after 14 Years

17:20 [CNN: Money] Chase relaxes limits on debit cards

17:21 [Fox News] Man earns Guinness record with 10,607 video games

17:21 [Fox News] Cold lingers as utilities scramble to get power back

17:21 [Fox News] Snowden says his 'mission's already accomplished'

17:21 [Fox News] Family hopes for Christmas in hospital with girl on life support

17:21 [Fox News] The Lincoln lawyers — Illinois the land of lawsuits?

17:21 [Fox News] US sending Marines to Africa amid South Sudan civil war fears - UN finds mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan

17:21 [Fox News] Israel launches airstrike in Gaza in response to civilian shooting

17:21 [Fox News] White House reportedly pulls Egypt ambassador pick after pressure from Cairo

17:21 [Fox News] ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

17:21 [Fox News] Christmas tree fire burns home, gifts for family of 7

17:21 [Fox News] NASA astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

17:23 [Deutsche Welle] Christmas celebrations underway in Bethlehem

17:23 [Truthout] "If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go": Elderly Prison Population Skyrockets Despite Low Risk to Society

17:23 [Truthout] Kansas Board of Regents Undermine Academic Freedom at State Universities

17:25 [CNN: Crime] Mom fights to keep daughter on life support

17:25 [CNN: Crime] Bank robber dresses as Santa

17:25 [CNN: Crime] FBI nabs serial bank robbery suspect

17:31 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 24, 2013 /files/WSAW1224-630.jpg

17:31 [Mother Jones] Santa Claus Points the Way to Our Robot-Filled Future /files/blog_santa_elves.jpg

17:32 [Disinformation] Alan Turing, Computer Science Genius Castrated for Homosexuality, Receives Pardon From Queen //

17:37 [Raw Story] Sarah Palin: ‘I haven’t read’ Duck Dynasty interview but anus remark is ‘quoting the Gospel’

17:37 [Infoshop] Palestine-Israel: The joint struggle worries the Israeli ruling elite

17:37 [CNN] Friends travel together for 20 years

17:39 [CNN: Travel] A 20-year Christmas travel tradition

17:39 [BBC: Technology] Snowden says 'mission accomplished'

17:39 [Telegraph] Bake Off finalist told to 'know her place' by viewers

17:40 [] Israel tracking Westerners fighting in Syria, senior official says

17:41 [Voice of America] Reuters: Israeli Civilian, Palestinian Girl Killed in Gaza Flare-Up

17:41 [Financial Times] Israel bombs targets across Gaza strip

17:41 [Financial Times] Kazakhstan allows fugitive family to leave

17:42 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Why Economics Will Never Be a Legitimate Science

17:42 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: ISS repairs spacewalk under way

17:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Congressmen Make Good On Promise To Donate Shutdown Pay To Charity

17:44 [CNN: Crime] 'I will not stop fighting for Jahi'

17:44 [CNN: Crime] Stay on gay marriages denied

17:44 [CNN: Crime] Hard drives to FBI in mat death case

17:44 [CNN: Crime] Ho-Ho-Holdup: Robber disguised as Santa

17:44 [CNN: Crime] Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

17:44 [NPR] Hair Dryer Cooking: From S'mores To Crispy Duck

17:47 [Voice of America] Syrian Airstrikes HIt Aleppo for 10th Day

17:48 [CNN: Living] Searching for 'home' at the holidays

17:49 [Truthout] Conscientious Objectors Needed Now More Than Ever

17:50 [Fox News] HONORING GABRIELLA Bill to give convention $$ to med research gains steam

17:50 [Fox News] A&E SERVING 'DUCKS' 'Dynasty' holiday marathon to air despite controversy

17:50 [Fox News] CHRISTMAS IN BOOMTOWN: City sees growth from fracking industry

17:50 [Fox News] LEGAL SCRAMBLE Gay couples tying knot in Utah amid court fight

17:50 [Fox News] 'DRUNK' WITH POWER? N. Korea leader reportedly issued intoxicated kill order

17:50 [Fox News] Top 5 ObamaCare delays of 2013- Revised ObamaCare sign-up deadline Tuesday- OPINION: Experimenting with health care

17:50 [Fox News] 1 percent pay raise latest pinch for troops, vets struggling to pay bills

17:50 [Fox News] Woman gives birth to 14-pound baby in Florida

17:50 [Fox News] Accused Indian diplomat requires US approval to work at UN mission

17:50 [Fox News] Mom of tot thrown from building says she was 'nervous' about visits with dad

17:50 [Fox News] Survivalist sought in killing of wife, 2 young daughters

17:50 [Reuters] Suicide car bomb kills 15 at Egyptian police compound

17:58 [CNN: Crime] Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead

17:58 [CBC: politics] Governor General David Johnston reaches out to the troops

17:59 [Truthout] "Safe, Humane, Legal, Transparent"? Inside Guantanamo

18:02 [Slashdot] Upload a Spoof Video, Go To Jail (In Dubai)

18:03 [Truthdig] ‘Duck Dynasty’: Putting the Racist Back in Redneck

18:03 [Amnesty International] South Sudan: UN peacekeeping force must protect civilians in peril

18:04 [CNN: Health] He ran 26 marathons in 26 days

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 1 - Hatched, Matched and Dispatched

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 2 - Events of the year

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 3 - Art and Theatre

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 4 - Go figure

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 5 - Music

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 6 - Film

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 7 - Who said that?

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 8 - Sport

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 9 - Winners and losers

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 10 - Winners and losers

18:07 [The Independent] The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 11 - Books

18:07 [Raw Story] Christian activists show their love by covering Chicago atheist display and berating onlookers

18:08 [CNN] Sochi 2014: Russian Olympics chief downplays leaders' absences

18:10 [] Stories from Israel that made you cringe in 2013

18:12 [zero hedge] 2013: S&P 500 +28%, US Treasury Curve Unchanged

18:12 [zero hedge] WTF Chart Of The Day: Fat Copperfinger

18:13 [Pravda] Christmas and New Year

18:15 [Reuters: politics] Democrats see benefits from Obama's long-shot minimum wage push

18:17 [Voice of America] Pregnancy - Peanut Allergy

18:17 [CNET News] Alan Turing gets royal pardon on homosexuality 'crime'

18:17 [CNET News] Systemstats offers quick overview of Mavericks system activity

18:17 [CNN: Money] AmEx refunding $60 million to customers

18:17 [CNN: Money] Obamacare sign-ups surge

18:17 [CNN: Money] Shortages for Xbox and PlayStation

18:18 [Truthdig] Edward Snowden: ‘I Already Won’

18:19 [Truthout] Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

18:24 [The Onion] Infographic: The Onion’s Tips For Spreading Christmas Cheer

18:27 [Slate Magazine] I Wish We’d Published That!

18:28 [Telegraph] Egypt deploys armed units after car bomb attack kills 13

18:31 [CNN] Osama bin Laden Fast Facts

18:31 [Mother Jones] Festivus Grievance Airing: I Want More Windows Tablets /files/blog_surface_2.jpg

18:33 [Truthdig] Snowden Speaks: ‘I Defected From the Government to the Public’

18:38 [The Independent] Video: Homeless charity Crisis says more people sleeping rough

18:42 [zero hedge] A Year Later, The Bundesbank Has Repatriated Only 37 Tons Of Gold (Of 700 Total)

18:42 [The Nation] Bill O’Reilly’s War on Christmas

18:44 [NPR] Drugmaker Names Pill After CEO Who Sought Daughter's Cure

18:47 [Fox News: politics] College police forces increasingly expand reach

18:48 [AlterNet] The Top 10 Right-Wing Stocking Stuffers: Finding the Right Gifts for the Hard Core Conservative People in Your Life

18:48 [Truthdig] NSA Spying On Santa

18:48 [Truthdig] Christmas for the GOP and Obama

18:48 [Deutsche Welle] Britain, France hit hard by wild pre-Christmas storms

18:49 [International Crisis Group] Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

18:52 [Raw Story] ‘Seinfeld’ Festivus writer airs grievances: Rand Paul is Bob Hope dressing up as the Fonz

18:56 [zero hedge] On This Day In History, Gas Prices Have Never Been Higher

18:56 [CNN: Politics] Who changed history in 2013?

18:56 [CNN: Politics] Israel slams reports of U.S. spying on prime minister

18:57 [Raw Story] Edward Snowden calls for end to mass surveillance in UK Christmas message

18:57 [Raw Story] Chinese woman gave birth to twins at 60: report

18:58 [CNN: Money] Tesla stock spikes 6%

18:59 [] Merry Frackmess, Governor! /sites/

18:59 [] In Alberta, Tar Sands Regulators Now Work For Tar Sands Industry /sites/

19:01 [CNN: Politics] Deadline extended to Dec. 24

19:01 [The Hindu - News] CBI seeks Barak missile case closure

19:01 [The Hindu - News] My intention was to warn law students: intern

19:01 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to....Um....

19:02 [Disinformation] The Stories of Our Lives: How Today’s Ideas Will Become Tomorrow’s Viral Mythology

19:03 [Voice of America] Obama Sends Message of Peace to South Sudan

19:04 [NPR] A Portuguese Tradition Of 'Healing' Dolls For Christmas

19:05 [The Hindu - News] BJP all set to launch ‘Mission 272-plus’

19:08 [Topix Activism News] Greenpeace Activist Granted Amnesty In Russia

19:10 [The Atlantic: National] The Case for Female SEALs

19:11 [The Hindu - News] This judoka has big dreams

19:13 [CNN: Money] Tesla stock spikes 5%

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Search on for abducted workers

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Violence surges in South Sudan

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Russia drops charges against Greenpeace activist

19:15 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal finalises Cabinet

19:15 [The Hindu - News] India, Pakistan resolve to protect LoC truce

19:16 [straight] When modern dance attacks: So you think you can contemporary? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Dance.jpg

19:16 [straight] Kitten plus Yule log equals adorable /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/ZuHZSbPJhaY.jpg

19:16 [straight] A Salute to Vienna celebrates the art of the waltz /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_Vienna3_2401.jpg

19:17 [Guardian] South Sudan: three mass graves discovered, UN says

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Life-saving heart transplant done

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Dhaka assures security to diplomats

19:21 [The Hindu - News] China launches probe into vaccine deaths

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Apurva Varma, new Home Secretary

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Court exempts Musharraf on security grounds

19:23 [Truthdig] Mandela and Mossad

19:23 [CNN] Holiday movie guide 2013

19:23 [CNN] U.S., Richard Branson slam Uganda's anti-gay bill

19:23 [CNN] Opinion: 'Silent Night' in schools is OK

19:24 [Slashdot] A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest

19:25 [The Onion] Opinion: What Do You Get For The Man Who Already Has The Complete Fleetwood Mac Discography? (by David Fleischmann)

19:26 [zero hedge] Welcome To Schizoland, Media Headlines Edition

19:26 [zero hedge] Dow & S&P Close At Record Highs As 10Y Approaches 3%

19:27 [CNN] From 2013 to 1963: Looking back at a pivotal year

19:29 [NPR] Highway In Iceland May Be Sidetracked By Elves

19:31 [Mother Jones] How the Media Would Have Covered the Birth of Jesus /files/blog_birth_jesus_upworthy.jpg

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Two killed and one injured in separate accidents

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Santa comes to town, parks his sleigh at malls

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Discom cracks the whip on power thieves

19:32 [CNN] Massachusetts top court strikes down life without parole for juveniles

19:32 [CNN] Christmas Fast Facts

19:36 [The Hindu - News] K.R. Market development plan draws ire of traders

19:36 [The Hindu - News] Fire in godown at Aghapura

19:39 [Voice of America] VOA News: Snowden to Deliver 'Alternative Christmas Message' in UK

19:39 [Voice of America] Michael Bowman: NSA Leaker's 'Mission Accomplished' Comment Derided by Lawmaker

19:40 [CNN: Politics] U.S. Marines poised to enter Sudan

19:42 [The Hindu - News] One-eighth of India’s urban population lives in slums: NSSO

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Survey finds better levels of access to drinking water

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Half of Odisha’s iron ore mines lack clearance: panel

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Sops hit Finance Ministry roadblock

19:42 [The Hindu - News] ‘Ganguly politicising issue to evade scrutiny’

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Major fire in warehouse in Kolkata

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Rahul calls meeting of CMs of Congress-ruled States

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Plan to hire domestic assistants on contract for diplomats abroad

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Myanmar seals border, trade hit

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Deadlock in Nepal comes to an end as political parties reach accord

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Failed attempt to break open ATM

19:43 [Voice of America] Snowden Says "Mission Accomplished," Criticized by Lawmaker

19:45 [The Atlantic: International] This Woman Read One Book From Every Country in the World: Here Are Her Favorites

19:45 [straight] Season’s greetings from Tom Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, and Elizabeth May /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_99454634.jpg

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Christmas and New Year’s is tipple time for teenagers, finds survey

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Two persons end lives in city

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Now, pay toll to use private road in Unity Building complex

19:46 [CNN] CNN readers' favorite movies of 2013

19:46 [CNN] Solstice Fast Facts

19:47 [Raw Story] Black Santa shot by pellet gun during D.C. toy giveaway while cameras rolled

19:47 [Reuters] Analysis: In telecom merger mania, skeptical eye from Obama administration

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Farmers decide to continue protest against track doubling project

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Duck and chicken dethroning turkey as Christmas delicacy?

19:53 [Fox News: politics] US officials, Ivy League universities slam academic group’s Israel ‘boycott’

19:53 [CNN] Angela Merkel Fast Facts

19:55 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: In telecom merger mania, skeptical eye from Obama administration

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Police to rein in New Year revelry

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Nilekani wants to contest Lok Sabha polls: G. Parameshwara

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Railmen warn of strike before elections if talks fail

19:56 [zero hedge] MeRRY OBaMaCaRe!

19:56 [zero hedge] Bitcoin Vs Twitter

20:02 [Fox News: politics] Incoming NYC Mayor de Blasio's daughter reveals substance abuse

20:02 [Disinformation] Junk Food Linked To Memory Loss

20:03 [Reuters] The painful path to Obamacare deadline

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Governor must allow CBI to prosecute Chavan: BJP

20:05 [CNN: Money] Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

20:07 [Voice of America] South Sudan: Army Retakes State Capital from Rebels

20:12 [The Hindu - News] It’s against the grain of your own jurisprudence, NGO tells court

20:15 [Reuters: politics] The painful path to Obamacare deadline

20:15 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare draws last-minute shoppers, deadline is moving target

20:16 [zero hedge] Mark Spitznagel Asks "Wouldn't We Be Better Off Without Central Banks?"

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Tripura government raises DA for employees

20:16 [The Hindu - News] City comes alive on Christmas eve

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Judgment harsh on LGBT, says Azad

20:16 [CNN: Entertainment] CNN readers' fave movies of 2013

20:16 [CNN: Entertainment] Martin sorry for tweet

20:16 [CNN: Entertainment] What to see at the movies this holiday

20:16 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Glee' star Dot-Marie Jones marries

20:18 [CNN] Chiara de Blasio, new NY mayor's daughter, talks depression on YouTube

20:18 [The Atlantic: Technology] Stanford Researchers: It Is Trivially Easy to Match Metadata to Real People

20:18 [Deutsche Welle] 'Thousands dead' in South Sudan as UN considers sending more peacekeepers

20:20 [NPR] As World Cup Looms, Qatar's Migrant Worker System Faces Scrutiny

20:22 [Slashdot] Scientists Predict Earthquake's Location and Strength

20:22 [The Hindu - News] Museums bought stolen Indian artefacts without verification

20:22 [The Hindu - News] India withdraws ID cards of U.S. consular staff

20:25 [CNN: Money] 25 apps you should download right now

20:25 [CNET News] At Christmas, a gadget is all some people have

20:27 [CNN] South Sudan: What's going on

20:29 [] Troubling Pattern as De Blasio Taps Goldman Sachs Exec /sites/

20:30 [The Hindu - Opinion] Breaching the Vienna Conventions

20:30 [Telegraph] Christmas weather nightmare: flooding and gales set to return after Boxing Day

20:31 [straight] Kirpa Kaur: Sikhs fight for rights in the largest democracy in the world /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_1800385.jpg

20:32 [The Hindu - Opinion] No respite for Muzaffarnagar

20:32 [The Hindu - Opinion] Restructuring a savings scheme

20:32 [Disinformation] The World Unites Behind Mandela: An Unreported United Message From The United Nations //

20:34 [CNET News] Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

20:36 [Guardian] The King William's College quiz 2013

20:37 [CNN] Opinion: Jesus and Mary: It's complicated

20:37 [CNN] Christmas Eve battle over girl on life support

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Scripting history

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Unwelcome behaviour

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] On diplomacy

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Poet of the nation

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Juvenile age

20:39 [CNN: Politics] Watch Chiara de Blasio

20:39 [CNN: Politics] Di Blasio's daughter reveals depression, substance abuse

20:39 [CNN: Politics] South Sudan: What's going on

20:42 [zero hedge] Tuesday Humor: Don't Just Sit There, Flip Something

20:43 [The Hindu - News] Devyani may be exempted from court proceedings

20:45 [CNN] Opinion: 'Duck Dynasty' network's hypocrisy

20:46 [The Hindu - Opinion] Cut salaries but not pensions, says U.S. judge

20:46 [Telegraph] Prince George the star attraction at Royal family's Christmas

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Nepal impasse comes to an end as political parties reach accord

20:48 [The Hindu - Opinion] Linking India’s financial centre with its IT hub

20:49 [Voice of America] VOA News: Astronauts Successfully Install Pump During Second Spacewalk

20:50 [The Hindu - Opinion] Beyond small mercies

20:54 [CNET News] Wispy designs from Microsoft partners breeze past Apple

20:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jonathan Greenberg: A Tea Party Christmas: An Oxymoron Causing Millions to Suffer

20:57 [Raw Story] Putin ready for post-Soviet economic union with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine

20:57 [Raw Story] Bill de Blasio’s daughter reveals her battle with depression and drug abuse

20:57 [The Hindu - News] Riot-hit Muslims left in lurch as administration forces closure of relief camps

20:57 [The Hindu - News] Murmurs in Congress over support to AAP

20:57 [The Hindu - News] AAP to probe ‘scams’ during Congress regime

20:57 [The Hindu - News] AAP finalises team amid resentment

20:58 [Fox News: politics] San Francisco bans wood burning on Christmas Eve

21:01 [Voice of America] Clashes in Gaza between Israel, Palestinians

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Parties in Punjab decry exclusion of Jat Sikhs from reservation

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Police file FIR against Sheetal Mafatlal for theft and cheating

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Ishrat Jahan case: CBI may not name Amit Shah in charge sheet

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Binny’s exclusion, a surprise in AAP

21:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mary Buffett: The Empty Seats at the Newtown Holiday Tables.

21:12 [CNN: Money] Target hack: The latest

21:12 [CNN] Three 6 Mafia rapper dies at age 40

21:12 [Raw Story] U.S. stocks close for Christmas at record highs

21:12 [zero hedge] Spot The Paradox

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Three-day publishing forum to be held parallel to JLF

21:13 [The Hindu - News] PIL raises concern over massive pollution of India’s waterbodies

21:18 [The Hindu - News] Pawan Hans resumes helicopter services to Tawang

21:18 [The Hindu - News] Ramgarh is Ramagiri now

21:18 [The Hindu - News] Nepal impasse comes to an end as political parties reach accord

21:22 [Raw Story] WATCH LIVE: Pope Francis leads his first Christmas Mass at the Vatican

21:24 [The Hindu - News] Parties in Punjab decry exclusion of Jat Sikhs from reservation

21:24 [The Hindu - News] “Passage of ‘T’ Bill is Congress' responsibility”

21:25 [Slashdot] Is Ruby Dying?

21:26 [Fin24 News] Petrol hike to dampen festive cheer

21:27 [Voice of America] Bomb Blast Hits Egyptian Police Building

21:31 [CNN] Santa takes a pellet hit, but the Grinch keeps on giving

21:32 [straight] The Laugh Gallery's New Year’s Eve show at the Cambrian Hall /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ARTSPIX_GrahamClark_2389.jpg

21:33 [Telegraph] Teenager becomes youngest man to ski to the South Pole

21:34 [The Hindu - News] Seemandhra leaders’ differences out in the open

21:34 [The Hindu - News] Digvijay optimistic about passage of Telangana Bill before polls

21:34 [The Hindu - News] Pranab urged not to extend time for discussion on Telangana Bill

21:37 [Reuters] Egypt arrests Mursi's ex-prime minister on his way to Sudan

21:38 [The Hindu - News] On MGR’s death anniversary, AIADMK takes a pledge to make Jayalalithaa PM

21:38 [The Hindu - News] Congress faces testing time, says Chidambaram

21:38 [The Hindu - News] MLA Suman Rathod is not a tribal, rules HC

21:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Linda Bergthold: Merry Christmas! Did you sign up for Obamacare or are you out of luck?

21:42 [The Hindu - News] Heavy penalty awaits drunk autorickshaw drivers

21:42 [The Hindu - News] High Court declines to quash dowry harassment case trial

21:42 [The Hindu - News] Yettinahole project to begin soon as tenders await approval

21:42 [The Hindu - News] Why no sympathy for Isaipriya?: Karunanidhi

21:44 [zero hedge] UFC Blew Goldmine Business Opportunity with Mega Super-Fight

21:44 [zero hedge] UFC Blew Goldmine Business Opportunity with Mega Super-Fight

21:44 [zero hedge] 2013 Financial Year In Review

21:45 [The Atlantic: International] Thinking About Iran in 2013, by Thinking About China in 1971

21:46 [] Israel hoping to settle current round of violence with one swift attack

21:47 [CNN] International Space Station Fast Facts

21:47 [Fox News] 'UNHEALTHY CHOICE'? McDonald's site tells staff to avoid eating fast food

21:47 [Fox News] FORGET THE CHESTNUTS San Fran bans wood burning on Christmas Eve

21:48 [The Hindu - News] As the year draws to a close, Mysore sees rush of tourists

21:50 [NPR] Could Pot Help Veterans with PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

21:52 [Raw Story] Retired pastor blames ‘high sex drive’ after bust in Wyoming gay sex sting

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Governor issues show-cause notice to MG University VC

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Handheld property tax devices conk off

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Shivarudrappa – man of liberal values in life and death

21:55 [NPR] Teen Daughter Of NYC's Mayor-Elect Admits Drug And Alcohol Use

21:58 [The Hindu - News] Music and its lovers in the north

21:58 [The Hindu - News] Six years on, disabilities defied, dreams fulfilled

21:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Isiah Thomas: Expecting More: Rigor and Excellence in Our Classrooms

21:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: You Know Who Else Uses Unpaid Interns? Colleges And Universities

21:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: 'War On Christmas' Talk Continues Right Up To Christmas Eve

22:00 [straight] Dan Savage Podcast Episode 374: Christmas with your weird family /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Dan_Savage_Podcast_4.jpg

22:00 [straight] Ozu's Tokyo Story offers timely reflection upon modern life /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Tokyo-Story.jpg

22:01 [Big Think] A Royal Pardon for Alan Turing

22:02 [Mother Jones] Martin Scorsese Asked This Band If He Could Use Their Song When Leonardo DiCaprio Has Sex on Money

22:04 [CNN] Steve Martin apologizes, offers explanation for 'unfortunate' tweet

22:05 [Fox News: politics] ObamaCare botch fuels Dem feud in Maryland

22:05 [CNN: Living] Is 'Silent Night' OK in schools?

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Shencottah train in the siding, yawning gap ahead

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Man dies hours after arrest

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Sabarimala pilgrim collapses inside barricade

22:10 [Guardian] Egypt arrests Morsi's former prime minister

22:11 [Reuters] Turkey vows no cover-up despite purge of graft investigators

22:13 [Voice of America] South Sudan: Army Retakes State Capitals from Rebels

22:14 [CNN] Edward Snowden to deliver UK's 'alternative' Christmas address

22:14 [zero hedge] Thanks Obamacare? Warren Buffett Cuts Health Benefits By Over 57% At Heinz

22:16 [CNET News] Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

22:16 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013: Best Sound

22:16 [Reuters] Amid Nepal's chaos, royalists spy chance for a comeback

22:16 [] Lieberman calls South Sudan FM to lend Israel's support, endorse aid

22:18 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Cruz, Obamacare, gridlock...oh my!

22:18 [CNN: Politics] U.N. Security Council OKs more troops, police in South Sudan

22:18 [CNN: Politics] Opinion: Why I signed up for Obamacare

22:19 [The Hindu - News] There is a tiger at the telephoto end

22:20 [NPR] 'Living Wage' Effort Eclipsed By Minimum Pay Battles

22:21 [Fox News] FORGET THE CHESTNUTS San Francisco bans wood burning on Christmas Eve

22:25 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Top political moments

22:27 [Slashdot] How Changed the Software Testing Conversation

22:29 [Fox News: politics] Regulators approve hike in cost of first-class stamps

22:34 [CBC: politics] Pope Francis's personal appeal rebuilds his flock

22:42 [Voice of America] Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk to Fix Station

22:43 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Top 10 political moments

22:44 [zero hedge] 2014 Outlook: Annus Not-So-Horribilis

22:48 [CNN] Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street'

22:51 [straight] For the new year: The way we are in the world changes our world /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/DC%202013%20Natives-Earth%20New%20Year.jpg

22:51 [CNN] Harry Belafonte Fast Facts

22:55 [Guardian] Nasa astronauts complete ISS Christmas Eve spacewalk

22:56 [CNN: Entertainment] Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street'

22:56 [CNN: Entertainment] The origins of Festivus

22:56 [CNN: Entertainment] Holiday movie guide 2013

22:58 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Uganda Tightens Security Ahead of Christmas, New Year Holidays

23:00 [Voice of America] Pope Francis: Amid Darkness in the World, Jesus Brings Light

23:03 [straight] The Christmas Auteurs (and a dose of Yuletide evil) /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/kubesy.JPG

23:04 [CNN] U.S. condemns deadly bombing in Egypt

23:06 [] Israel vetoes Arab tourism ministers' Christmas visit to Bethlehem

23:08 [Truthdig] A Red and Blue Christmas

23:15 [NPR] First-Class Postal Rate Will Rise To 49 Cents Next Month

23:15 [The Atlantic: International] The Art of the Christmas Truce

23:15 [Sydney Morning Herald] NASA completes Christmas spacewalk

23:16 [CNN] Long Island mall reopens after gunshot-like noise prompts lockdown

23:16 [CNN] Judge: California teen is brain dead after tonsil surgery

23:16 [CNN: Politics] 'Santa' wounded by pellet shot

23:18 [Topix Activism News] As World Cup Looms, Qatar's Migrant Worker System Faces Scrutiny

23:18 [Fox News] Christmas in the dark? Widespread power outages challenge cheer /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:18 [Fox News] 'DOUBLE STANDARD' Opposition grows over academics' Israel 'boycott' /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:19 [Fox News] Top 5 ObamaCare delays of 2013- ObamaCare woes fuel Dem feud- Revised ObamaCare sign-up deadline Tuesday- OPINION: Experimenting with health care

23:19 [Fox News] NATO commander visits, thanks troops in Afghanistan on Christmas Eve

23:19 [Fox News] N. Korea leader reportedly 'drunk' when ordering executions

23:19 [Fox News] City sees growth from fracking industry- Former oil tycoon Khodorkovsky applies for visa to Switzerland

23:24 [CNN: Money] Which stores will 'win' holiday season?

23:26 [zero hedge] Picturing Apple's Biggest Failures

23:26 [zero hedge] BofAML Asks "Is This The End Of Bitcoin?"

23:27 [Raw Story] Chicago-area library rejects $3,000 donation from atheist blogger because he is ‘a hate group’

23:27 [CNN] Pope at Christmas Eve Mass: 'Do not be afraid'

23:28 [Voice of America] Pope Francis: Amid Darkness in the World, Jesus Brings Light

23:32 [Reuters: politics] Amid Obamacare late rush, government says 'don't worry'

23:32 [CNET News] Astronauts take Christmas Eve spacewalk, make critical repair

23:33 [Slashdot] Don't Expect US Approval of Huge Telecom Mergers

23:33 [straight] Bummer Christmas part deux—the Sonics /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/sonics.jpg

23:34 [Voice of America] Bomb Blast Kills at Least 15 in Egyptian Police Building

23:40 [Reuters] U.N. sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence spreads

23:45 [NPR] Holiday Innovation: You Can Tweet At Your Christmas Tree

23:46 [Fox News: politics] Obama administration offers help to those unable to sign up for coverage

23:53 [Truthdig] Pussy Riot Members Released and Ready to Fight for Human Rights

23:56 [zero hedge] Opposition To Obamacare Soars To Record High

23:57 [Raw Story] Girlfriend transports man shot in stolen Christmas present dispute to hospital in stolen truck

23:59 [CNN] Former Egyptian Prime Minister arrested

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