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  • Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Hundreds of unpaid hours of work, ‘degrading sexual comments,’ and even menstrual hygiene rules—this was life as a Bills cheerleader, according to a lawsuit filed this week. More »Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills

  • Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    News of doctor and nurse drug overdoses hit the press this week, highlighting an ongoing (and growing) problem. More »Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

  • It’s Not Racist to Oppose Gay Marriage

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Lots of people compare the opposition to gay marriage and the resistance to interracial relationships. It’s a flawed analogy. Here’s why. More »It’s Not Racist to Oppose Gay Marriage

  • Guns in Bars: What Could Go Wrong?

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Georgia’s new law allows them everywhere—in libraries, at school—and permits felons to claim a Stand Your Ground defense. Let’s hope it makes Southern white guys feel manlier, at least. More »Guns in Bars: What Could Go Wrong?

  • Why Are Docs Giving Kids Codeine?

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Hundreds of thousands of kids were given codeine during ER visits from 2001 to 2010, despite warnings of its danger. It’s time for doctors to stop this kind of careless medicine. More »Why Are Docs Giving Kids Codeine?

  • The Streets or the Slaughterhouse

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    New York City’s mayor says the carriage horse industry is inhumane, but what about the grim alternative for the animals? Meet Roger, the horse saved from slaughter by a carriage driver. More »The Streets or the Slaughterhouse

  • Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Adult Swim’s Brett Gelman invites you to have supper with him and seasoned actors. This will, inevitably, devolve into the comedian freaking out and crying on the floor. More »Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks

  • The Cult of the Baby General

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Baby photos of the Hermit Kingdom’s hereditary dictator are meant to reinforce North Korea’s state religion of moral and racial purity. More »The Cult of the Baby General

  • How LEGO Conquered Hollywood

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    ‘Beyond the Brick,’ which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, is more than just the story of a toy we’ve all come to love. At its core, it’s a documentary about survival. More »How LEGO Conquered Hollywood

  • The Tastiest Art Exhibit

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    The most recent exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery converts the traditionally sterile space into a fully functional chocolate factory with candy free for the taking. More »The Tastiest Art Exhibit

  • Vivian Maier: Still Missing

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    After discovering a trove of unknown photographs at an auction, John Maloof set about exposing the nanny-cum-artist who took them. But does ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ tell the whole story? More »Vivian Maier: Still Missing

  • In the Obamacare Closet

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    The only way to gauge the success of the law is by the Dems who outwardly support it and the Republicans who stop publicly attacking it. More »In the Obamacare Closet

  • Green Energy or Cheap Energy? You Choose

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    Not only can homes with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines generate electricity, but they can also sell that juice on the backs of grids that the power companies pay to maintain. No wonder they’re asking states to tax renewables. More »Green Energy or Cheap Energy? You Choose

  • He’s Got a Ticket to Write

    The Daily Beast - 19 hours ago

    The train Dominic Utton took to work broke down a lot. Each time it happened, he wrote to the railroad. They wrote back. And a novel was born. More »He’s Got a Ticket to Write

  • Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam

    Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. More »Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam

  • Modi files nomination from Indian temple city

    Al Jazeera - 19 hours ago

    Opposition BJP's PM candidate, who is also contesting from Vadodara, files nomination papers from Varanasi. More »Modi files nomination from Indian temple city

  • LME says up to quarter of its electronic trade comes from Asia

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    By Melanie Burton and Polly Yam HONG KONG (Reuters) - Up to a quarter of electronic trading volume on the London Metal Exchange (LME) comes from customers in Asia, its chief executive said, indicating the bourse has a robust base for its drive into the region. It is the first time the LME, the world's biggest marketplace for industrial metals such as copper and aluminium, has disclosed the size of electronic trade from Asia and shows that while it has a toehold in the market, it still has huge room to grow. "Ten-25 percent on any given day of outright trading on the electronic system comes from Asia," LME Chief Executive Garry Jones said at a conference in Hong Kong, adding that overall electronic trade volumes grew 28 percent last year. The comments come as the LME is looking to boost business in top metals consumer China, as well as countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea, after being bought by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd <0388.HK> in 2012. More »LME says up to quarter of its electronic trade comes from Asia

  • Ukraine troops take checkpoint north of Slaviansk

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    Ukrainian troops with five light armoured vehicles took control of a checkpoint north of Slaviansk on Thursday after pro-Russian separatists appeared to abandon the position, Reuters journalists said from the scene. When the armoured unit approached along a road from Sviatogorsk, which Ukraine's government said it recaptured on Wednesday, militants set up a smokescreen of burning tyres. Ukrainian forces appear to be closing in around Slaviansk, a city of 130,000 which has become a military stronghold for the pro-Russian movement and is entirely controlled by separatist fighters. Reuters journalists saw Ukrainian troops digging in outside the city on the main road south to the regional capital Donetsk. More »Ukraine troops take checkpoint north of Slaviansk

  • China welcomes Palestinian unity deal, hopes will help peace

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    China's foreign ministry welcomed on Thursday a unity pact agreed between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organisation, saying Beijing hoped this would help peace talks with Israel. While the United States said it was disappointed by the deal, which it said could make peace efforts difficult, China said it regarded the move positively. China "believes this will be conducive to Palestinian unity, and fundamentally conducive to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine", foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a daily news briefing. More »China welcomes Palestinian unity deal, hopes will help peace

  • Spanish yields hit new lows as economy accelerates

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    By Paul Day MADRID (Reuters) - The cost for Spain to sell medium- and long-term debt fell to its lowest on record on Thursday as investors hunt for returns and after the Bank of Spain said economic output growth gained pace after two years of recession. The Treasury sold 5.6 billion euros (4.60 billion pounds) of bonds at yields not seen since at least the start of the euro currency zone while investors speculate the European Central Bank will be forced to implement measures to combat low inflation and a strong euro. Spain concentrated on the longer-dated 10-year benchmark, as the Treasury works to extend average maturity. The Treasury also sold 1.3 billion euros of a 3-year bond at a yield of 1.022 percent and 1.6 billion euros of a 5-year bond at a yield of 1.663 percent. More »Spanish yields hit new lows as economy accelerates

  • Guardiola Defends Tactics Against Real

    Sky News - 19 hours ago

    Pep Guardiola defended Bayern Munich's possession football in the wake of their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid. Bayern had 72 per cent of the ball at the Bernabeu - and 80% in the first half - but will start the second leg 1-0 behind after a Karim Benzema goal won the game for a Real side content to hit on the break. Guardiola's tactics came in for some criticism, not least in the Sky Sports studio where Glenn Hoddle claimed the Catalan has taken Bayern backwards since succeeding treble-winning coach Jupp Heynckes last year. But Guardiola afterwards claimed a more proactive attacking approach would have played right into the hands of Real's team of "athletes". More »Guardiola Defends Tactics Against Real

  • Obama ate only half the sushi course: media

    AFP - 19 hours ago

    Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday. More »Obama ate only half the sushi course: media

  • Japan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship - court

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    By Li Hui and Osamu Tsukimori BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd paid about $29 million for the release of a ship seized by China over a dispute that dates back to the 1930s war between the countries, China's Supreme Court said on Thursday. The Chinese government has described the case as a simple business dispute unrelated to wartime compensation claims, but it has become a cause célèbre for activists in China seeking redress from Japan. Mitsui paid about 2.92 billion yen (16.9 million pounds) in leasing fees, including interest and damages, China's Supreme Court said in a statement on its official microblog. More »Japan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship - court

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. More »France warns against war in Ukraine

  • Spare cash in euro zone falls below 100 billion euro threshold

    Reuters - 19 hours ago

    Spare cash in the euro zone banking system has fallen below the threshold of 100 billion euros for the first time since the European Central Bank flooded the system with ultra-cheap crisis loans in late 2011. Excess liquidity, or money banks hold beyond what they need for their day-to-day operations, fell to 92.937 billion euros on Thursday as banks continued to repay some of the crisis loans early. Economists expect European overnight bank-to-bank borrowing costs to move up once excess liquidity drops below a certain level, seen as between 80 billion and 100 billion euros. The development is important to watch because an "unwarranted" tightening of short-term money markets is one of the scenarios the ECB has set out that could prompt fresh policy action. More »Spare cash in euro zone falls below 100 billion euro threshold

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