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Human bones found at infamous Florida reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida are exhuming remains from the bodies of 19 long-lost residents of the infamous Dozier Reform School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle. “Even if we can’t name them, just the fact that they’re not lost, with trees growing through them, is a big…

White House sends resolution to Congress asking for approval on Syria strikes

The White House formally asked Congress Saturday for authorization to conduct military strikes in Syria in a draft resolution framing a narrow set of operations, in a bid to ease fears of another open-ended war. The document says support from Congress, requested by President Barack Obama in a stunning development…

Keith Olbermann dissects CBS columnist’s callous take on NFL concussion victims

Keith Olbermann coolly picked apart a CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco’s craven dismissal of the risks professional football players take of sustaining brain injuries in a commentary Friday night, using the online columnist’s own “nasty” words to highlight Prisco’s own selfishness. “In the wake of the $765 million settlement between the…

Nationalists and environmentalists square off at protest against Japanese dolphin hunt

Environmentalists staged a rally in Tokyo Saturday to protest the start of Japan’s annual dolphin hunt, which was made infamous by an Academy Award-winning documentary. The rally organiser, Action for Marine Mammals, said it was one a number of demonstrations taking place around the world this weekend ahead of the…

Twitter’s top free-speech advocate steps down

Counsel, who described Twitter as ‘the free speech wing of the free speech party’, fiercely defended users’ privacy Alex Macgillivray, the key figure responsible for Twitter’s aggressively pro-free speech position, has announced he is to leave the company. The Harvard-educated lawyer is little known outside a small crop of Silicon…

Famed designer Oscar De la Renta criticizes ‘circus’ surrounding Fashion Week

Couturier halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways Some of America’s most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless “newness” and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry. Before this week’s opening…

Republicans already split on how to address Syria vote

While President Barack Obama said on Saturday he would ask Congress to sign off on a strike against the Syrian government, Republican lawmakers had mixed reactions to the plan, with House Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accusing Obama of sidestepping his duties as commander-in-chief. “He should not…

Italy turns to German nanotech to preserve ruins of Pompeii

German archaeologists to use nanotechnology as Italians come under pressure from Unesco over vandalism With the greatest number of Unesco world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not have much to spare for the culture sector, Italy has long worried how to protect its heritage.from ruin Now it is…

Melissa Harris-Perry slams Montana judge: You’re sounding a lot like Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who has drawn national criticism over his decision to give a 49-year-old man a 30-day jail sentence for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. “If I didn’t know any better, I’d think…

More radiation ‘hotspots’ found near Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant said Saturday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing toxic water, with one reading peaking at 1,800 millisieverts per hour — a potentially lethal dose. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) detected high radiation readings at four sites around the…

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