Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.

Afghanistan: David Cameron hails 'mission accomplished' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-25410994

Neanderthals cared for elders - Ninemsn :: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2013/12/17/10/33/neanderthals-cared-for-elders

Study finds 5000-year-old Chinese cats - Ninemsn :: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2013/12/17/10/33/study-finds-5000-year-old-chinese-cats

Analyst at The Ashes: Dominant Australia make 'inexorable progress' toward ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/theashes/10518640/Analyst-at-The-Ashes-Dominant-Australia-make-inexorable-progress-toward-reclaiming-the-Ashes.html

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.

FRANCE: French culture minister snubs launch of Google's Paris arts hub :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20131210-french-culture-minister-snubs-launch-googles-paris-arts-hub

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e17cd5/sc/16/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cohio0Eseeks0E410Eyears0Enavy0Evets0Echarity0Escammer0E21226616/story01.htm

One in 10 believe coffee causes cancer (it doesn't) - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/one-in-10-believe-coffee-causes-cancer-it-doesnt-9008437.html

Google moves into military robotics :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/TYHY10lQACI/index.html

Tributes Paid to 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star O'Toole :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.

Space: The Moon Is Brown :: Space: The Moon Is Brown


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