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Jack Welch resigns as Fortune Magazine contributor

Less than a week after accusing the government of falsifying federal unemployment data, former General Electrics CEO Jack Welch resigned his position as a contributor to Fortune magazine Tuesday. “Jack Welch has left our building, metaphorically that is,” the magazine’s senior editor, Stephen Gandel, wrote Tuesday. “Welch said he will…

Report: Immigration officials took no action against undocumented journalist

Immigration officials took no action against undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas following his arrest Friday in Minnesota, Politico reports. Vargas was picked up and charged with driving without a license Friday morning in Hennepin County, which participates in the Secure Communities collaboration program between local law enforcement and U.S. Immigrations…

New York Times staff members prepare to stage walkout

New York Times staff members are scheduled to walk out on their jobs Monday afternoon as a response to stalled labor negotiations. The Huffington Post reported that the walkout will take place at 3:35 p.m. local time and last for “a few minutes,” per an email sent to members of…

NPR anchor ties term ‘illegal immigrant’ to Nazi Germany

NPR Latino USA anchor María Hinojosa told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Sunday her opposition to the term “illegal immigrant” stemmed from a conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel years ago in which Wiesel said the term was part of the horrors he faced in his youth.…

Stewart and O’Reilly debate online amid viewer complaints

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly engaged in a much-anticipated debate Saturday night, though the online broadcast was marred by a wave of complaints from viewers who either couldn’t order the broadcast or were kicked out after paying $4.95 for it. Celebrity Cafe.com reported that would-be viewers aired their displeasure against…

One-day photo project to be screened in 22 countries

A photography exhibit featuring snapshots of daily life around the world will open simultaneously on publicity screens in 22 countries on Monday, a Swedish advertising agency organising the event said. “A Day in the World” will be shown for just one day on more than 85,000 screens around the world…

From Ursula Andress to Eva Green — 50 years of ‘Bond Girls’

Over 50 years of cinematic success, James Bond has exercised his masculine charms on a string of women, although the role of the “Bond Girls” has subtly evolved over the years. Bond author Ian Fleming gave the early women characters pastiche names — Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger”, Tiffany Case (“Diamonds…

Pink says she is an ‘honorary lesbian’

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New study says Facebook and Twitter are more tempting than sex

A study arousing interest online Friday found that checking Facebook or Twitter is more alluring than sex for those immersed in Internet Age lifestyles. The week-long poll conducted in Germany by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business classified checking social network tweets, pictures, comments and other posts as…

Undocumented activist reporter arrested in Minnesota

A New York Times reporter who won acclaim after revealing himself to be an undocumented immigrant was arrested Friday by airport police in Minnesota. According to MinnPost, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested by Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport authorities and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license. Vargas was booked into…

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