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In Cairo: Several Killed, Hundreds Injured, Tanks Deployed In Cairo: Several Killed, Hundreds Injured, Tanks Deployed
Enlarge image A man who had been with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi when he was injured during overnight clashes in Cairo is carried from the scene by others. Gianluigi Guercia /AFP/Getty Images A man who had been with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi when he was injured during overnight clashes in Cairo is carried from the scene by others. Gianluigi Guercia /AFP/Getty Images At least five...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/6/2012 4:45:00 AM

Legendary Brazilian Architect Niemeyer Dies At 104 Legendary Brazilian Architect Niemeyer Dies At 104
World-renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed much of Brazil's modern capital, died Wednesday at the age of 104. Niemeyer is most famous for his use of abstract forms and curves, abandoning traditional straight lines. He was among the first to explore the possibilities of reinforced concrete to convey his creative vision. The Brazilian architect established himself during the middle of the 20th century as one of modernism's greatest visionaries.  He designed hundreds of objects...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/5/2012 7:35:22 PM

Vanpools and Carpools can Compliment Transit Vanpools and Carpools can Compliment Transit
Transportation officials often overlook one of the easiest ways to decrease congestion—encourage carpooling. According to 2011 data from the U.S. Census, fewer than 5.0% of commuters choose any of the typical alternatives to single-person commuting. About 5.0% choose transit; 2.8% decide to walk; and less than 0.6% actually bike. But almost 10% of commuters choose carpooling despite the reality that carpooling receives little marketing and virtually no funding from any level of government. While...
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Author: baruch.feigenbaum@reason.org (Baruch Feigenbaum)
121 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/25/2012 1:39:00 PM

The Hollow Boom Of Brooklyn: Behind Veneer Of Gentrification, Life Gets Worse For Many The Hollow Boom Of Brooklyn: Behind Veneer Of Gentrification, Life Gets Worse For Many
After a decade of increasingly celebrated gentrification, many believe Brooklyn — the native borough of both my parents — finally has risen from the shadows that were cast when it became part of New York City over a century ago.  Brooklyn has gotten “its groove back” as a “post-industrial hotspot,” the well-informed conservative writer Kay Hymowitz writes, a perception that is echoed regularly by elements of a Manhattan media that for decades would not have sullied their fingers writing about the...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/25/2012 12:24:28 PM

PSY Finds His Success With 'Gangnam Style' Unreal PSY Finds His Success With 'Gangnam Style' Unreal
SEOUL, South Korea September 25, 2012, 06:09 am ET SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rapper PSY finds his success with "Gangnam Style" so unreal that he wonders if he's being tricked into believing it — like Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show." PSY said Tuesday in a press conference in Seoul that he cried in disbelief when his song entered the Billboard 100 earlier this month. The 34-year-old now says he'll go topless in joy on a stage if "Gangnam Style" tops the chart. The song's at number 11 this...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/25/2012 3:09:42 AM

Analysis: Romney Sharpens Differences With Obama Analysis: Romney Sharpens Differences With Obama
WASHINGTON September 18, 2012, 06:39 pm ET WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney, in describing nearly half of Americans as being docile dependents of the state, and saying it's a "foreign concept" for government to redistribute income, is outlining a philosophy that's not only sharply at odds with President Barack Obama's views. It's also difficult to square with the facts of how Social Security, Medicare, the tax code and scores of other institutions work. Romney's claim that 47 percent of...
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121 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 9/18/2012 5:38:33 PM

Skater Cho Says Tampering Was 'Biggest Mistake' Skater Cho Says Tampering Was 'Biggest Mistake'
SALT LAKE CITY October 5, 2012, 09:38 am ET SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympian Simon Cho on Friday admitted tampering with a Canadian rival's skates, but claimed he did so under pressure from his coach. He called it the "biggest mistake of my life." "I am deeply embarrassed and sad to confirm certain allegations that have been made in the arbitration demand brought by a group of my fellow speedskaters against U.S. Speedskating and the coaches," Cho said in a statement issued by his attorney Friday...
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Officials: Pakistani Schoolgirl Attacker Was Detained, Released in 2009 Officials: Pakistani Schoolgirl Attacker Was Detained, Released in 2009
Pakistani officials say one of two Taliban militants suspected of shooting a Pakistani schoolgirl and sparking international condemnation was detained in 2009 but subsequently released.Authorities identified the alleged assailant Thursday as Attaullah and say the Pakistani military captured him during its offensive into the northwest Swat Valley three years ago.  They detained him because of his suspected ties to the Pakistani Taliban, which controlled the area at the time.Now, officials believe...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/18/2012 1:16:20 PM

Cuba Eases Exit Visa Requirements For Most Of Its Citizens Cuba Eases Exit Visa Requirements For Most Of Its Citizens
Cuba announced another set of significant reforms today. This time, President Raúl Castro announced the country is lifting exit visa requirements for most of its citizens. Beginning January 14, Cuban citizens, with the exception of some professionals like doctors, will no longer need to apply for permission to leave and they won't need a letter of invitation from a relative abroad. All they will need is a passport and a visa from the country they intend to visit. Remember, this move comes after Castro,...
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121 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/16/2012 8:02:00 AM

Eagles Fire Defensive Coordinator Castillo Eagles Fire Defensive Coordinator Castillo
PHILADELPHIA October 16, 2012, 12:29 pm ET PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Consecutive blown fourth-quarter leads have cost Juan Castillo his job as the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator. Castillo was fired Tuesday and replaced by secondary coach Todd Bowles. Coach Andy Reid dismissed his longtime assistant who was surprisingly switched to defense after 13 seasons coaching the offensive linemen. Castillo was with the Eagles for 18 years, longer than any coach in franchise history. "We're six games into...
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