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Nation Feb 14According to Pandora, Daft Punk fans are likely Democrats
If you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day and in need of a personalized mix tape with no strings attached, Pandora is here for you. Next week, though, there might be a couple of obligations. The 14-year-old online radio…
Politics Feb 14Obama to give Democrats a fundraising boost
While some vulnerable Democrats may be hesitant to welcome President Barack Obama to their Republican-leaning states ahead of November’s midterm elections, it’s a safe bet they wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to take advantage of his fundraising assistance.
Nation Feb 12Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty Wednesday of 20 corruptions charges including bribery, wire fraud and conspiring to launder money.
Economy Feb 11Creator of popular ‘Flappy Bird’ discontinues game
Not many people choose to walk away from a fortune. But that’s exactly what Dong Nguyen, 29, did as the creator of the notoriously difficult but immensely popular smartphone game “Flappy Bird.” “Flappy Bird,” which appears as a throwback to…
Nation Feb 07Statue of naked, sleepwalking man provokes controversy at women’s college
A realistic sculpture that depicts an older white male sleepwalking in white underwear has provoked controversy on the Wellesley College campus, with some calling it potentially “traumatizing” to female students and Wellesley residents who have suffered sexual assaults.
Politics Feb 05CBO report pours fuel on fight over health care law
The finding in the economic report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that the Affordable Care Act will shrink the workforce by more than 2 million full-time positions touched off a fresh round of political warfare over the…
World Feb 0376 percent of Europeans think corruption is widespread in their country
Public perception of corruption has reached new heights in Europe, according toa new poll by the European Commission. In Europe, “three quarters of responders (76 percent) think that corruption is widespread in their own country,” read the accompanying report.
Nation Jan 27Obama administration tops its own deportation record
In one term, the Obama Administration has deported roughly 80 percent the number of immigrants the George W. Bush administration deported in two. Pew Research Center reported that Homeland Security set new records for deportations in 2012.
World Jan 21Ukrainian government sends warning to protesters via text message
Protesters have been storming the streets in Kiev since December in response to Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovich declining an economic deal with the European Union.
Nation Jan 16Justice Department to revise its stance on racial profiling
The Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling. That revision will restrict officials from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations.