Business

CHART: LeBron James And Kevin Durant Have Had Remarkably Similar Careers

If we compare their careers by age, we can see that Kevin Durant's first seven seasons in the NBA have been remarkably similar to LeBron James. Using each players total points, rebounds, and assists per 40 minutes, as well as John Hollinger's … [Read More...]

Why America’s Slice Of The Global Stock Market Pie Is Shrinking

Bespoke Investment Group presents a variant of the above chart in a blog post on its website: America's share of world market capitalization has dropped sharply since around March 20, mirroring the rise that occurred over the preceding month. To … [Read More...]

We Just Found These Cool Screenshots That Show What The Internet Looked Like In 1996

18 years ago, in 1995, … [Read More...]

US Politics

Sen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign ad – Fox News

KUTV 2NewsSen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign adFox NewsIf Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially … [Read More...]

Obama to announce $600 million US job-training initiative – Reuters

PoliticoObama to announce $600 million US job-training initiativeReuters"The pace of change - technology, globalization - has changed the nature of work and the speed at which necessary skills change," said a senior Obama administration … [Read More...]

Carson: White House wanted me to apologize for ‘offending’ Obama – Fox News

UPI.comCarson: White House wanted me to apologize for 'offending' ObamaFox NewsConservative sage Dr. Ben Carson is claiming the White House was offended by his now-famous keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast and asked at … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Condemning ‘The Aggression We Ourselves Will Not Practice’ – Antiwar.com (blog)

Condemning 'The Aggression We Ourselves Will Not Practice'Antiwar.com (blog)Never mind that the U.S. has so consistently violated international law and the territorial integrity of other states that it is impossible to even talk about … [Read More...]

US Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and Security – Sri Lanka Guardian

Business TodayUS Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and SecuritySri Lanka GuardianAs Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns said just last week, Asia “matters enormously to the rest of the world – from our partners in the … [Read More...]

No place for ‘red lines’ in U.S. foreign policy – Allentown Morning Call

Washington PostNo place for 'red lines' in U.S. foreign policyAllentown Morning CallI am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran. I am also … [Read More...]

Justice

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

The Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ad features a child who inquires about California’s environmental decline. CREDIT: Youtube.com An immigration-restrictionist group is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for three of … [Read More...]

5 Ways Gun Safety Advocates Are Using The NRA’s Playbook Against It

CREDIT: AP One year after Congress failed to pass a background check bill that 90 percent of Americans supported, groups to combat the National Rifle Association are ratcheting up their financial investment, and pledging to take the gun lobby … [Read More...]

Transgender Youth Confined In Adult Prison Writes Of Experiencing Extensive Past Sexual Abuse

CREDIT: Shutterstock A transgender 16-year-old in Connecticut spends 22-23 hours per day in de facto solitary confinement at an adult prison, the youth’s affidavit states. Under a seldom-used Connecticut statute, a judge ordered the … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

Former White House advisor David Axelrod walks into the West Wing of the White House on November 15, 2013 in Washington

Britain’s Labour Party hires Obama election strategist

David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain's Labour Party in the run up to next year's general election, the party announced Thursday. He will work … [Read More...]

Children of Senegal President Wade prepare to vote during Senegal's presidential election in the capital Dakar

Graft trial of son of Senegal’s ex-president to start in June

Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, will go on trial in two months to face corruption charges, a year after he was accused of illegally amassing a fortune of $1.4 billion during his father's rule, a government official said. The … [Read More...]

New York Mayor Bloomberg speaks to reporters after his meeting regarding gun violence with U.S. Vice President Biden, at the White House in Washington

Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful … [Read More...]

World News

20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan Compound – Voice of America

New Vision20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan CompoundVoice of AmericaOfficials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials … [Read More...]

Nigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were released – CNN

CNNNigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were releasedCNNKano, Nigeria (CNN) -- In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that … [Read More...]

Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinks – CBS News

CBS NewsNearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS NewsUpdated April 17, 2014, at 9:58 a.m. ET with police reportedly saying that text messages sent from the ferry had been faked. MOKPO, South Korea - Fears rose Thursday … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

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Bolling, Kirsten Powers, Atheist Clash over Football Team’s ‘Christian Worship’

Hannity guest host Eric Bolling took on Kirsten Powers and American Atheists’ Nick Fish over complaints that the coach of Clemson … [Read More...]

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WATCH: Dad Lets 6-Year-Old Son Handle a Harley; Awesome or Dangerous?

Riding a motorcycle is just one of those things where doing it automatically makes you more of a man. One father decided to boost his son’s … [Read More...]

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O’Reilly Blasts Obama’s ‘Weakness’: He’s Powerless to Stop Evil Aggression

Bill O’Reilly took on President Obama for projecting “weakness” on the world stage in handling nations like Iran, Syria, and … [Read More...]

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GOP Rep. Wants to Halt Holder’s Pay: ‘If You’re in Contempt, We Don’t Pay You’

Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold wants Congress to halt Attorney General Eric Holder‘s paycheck as long as he remains in contempt of … [Read More...]

Economy

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

The aftermath of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion CREDIT: AP A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new … [Read More...]

The Country’s Largest City Is Considering A $15 Minimum Wage

CREDIT: AP Lawmakers in New York City announced a proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage for businesses with yearly sales of $50 … [Read More...]

This State Will Offer Free College Tuition To High School Graduates

CREDIT: AP On Tuesday, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that will make tuition free for all high school graduates who go to a two-year college. … [Read More...]

Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers

CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Twitter is buying its longtime data partner, Gnip, for an undisclosed amount of cash, potentially to maximize … [Read More...]