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Tunisian rappers and journalist on trial for ‘attacks on public morals’

Two Tunisian musicians appeared in court Monday over their alleged role in clashes with the police at the trial of a fellow rapper, while a journalist implicated in the same case was absent. Aymen Feki and Moustapha Fakhfakh, as well as the French-Tunisian journalist Hind Meddeb, are charged with abusing…

U.S. launches colorful new $100 bill

The United States launches on Tuesday a new $100 bill that comes with, for the iconic greenback, a new touch of color, as well as special features to foil counterfeiters. In its first remake since 1969, the $100 banknote, which takes a key role in cash transactions worldwide, sports the…

Spanish sports boss gets light fine for using ringers at Paralympics

A Spanish court on Monday slapped a former sports boss with a fine of 5,400 euros ($7,300) for fielding athletes with no disabilities at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney in order to win medals. The Madrid court found the former head of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports, Fernando…

Lockheed Martin eases up on shutdown-related layoffs

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Monday reduced the number of workers it planned to lay off after the Pentagon slashed the number of its workers idled by the government shutdown. Lockheed, the lead contractor for the F-35 fighter jet, said it would have to temporarily send home only 2,400 employees…

Harry Reid will push for ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to introduce a bill calling for an increase to the federal debt ceiling that will not include social program cuts demanded by House Republicans, ABC News reported on Monday. The bill, which has been referred to as a “clean” increase, is scheduled…

Republican Rep. Dent: Ted Cruz ‘put us in a ditch’ without ‘a plan to get out’

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) on Monday echoed Peter King’s statement that the person to blame for the current government shutdown is Texas Senator Ted Cruz. “If I had to cast blame anywhere, I would say it was Sen. Cruz and those who insisted upon this tactic that we all knew…

Obama and Boehner accuse each other of risking U.S. default

The “terrible” and “unthinkable” threat of a US government default transfixed Washington Monday, as a standoff over raising the debt ceiling surmounted angst over a week-long government shutdown. Republican House Speaker John Boehner sparked alarm after warning on Sunday that he would not allow Congress to raise the government’s borrowing…

UPDATED: Police rule out race as factor in soldier’s fatal stabbing

Police in Tacoma, Washington are investigating the stabbing death of Tevin Geike, a soldier who was out early Saturday morning celebrating his discharge from the U.S. Army. According to witnesses, five black men in a passing car shouted racial insults at Geike and two other white soldiers who were walking…

Nobel for medicine goes to researchers who unlocked cell transport system

A trio of US and German scientists won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for pioneering work on the body’s cell transport system, unlocking insights into diabetes, immune disorders and other diseases. James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the United States and Thomas Suedhof of Germany shared the prize…

Audio files of Auschwitz survivors go online

The voices of Holocaust survivors and Nazi death camp guards can be heard in an online audio archive launched Monday of testimony from Germany’s first Auschwitz trial half a century ago. The Fritz Bauer Institute put online hundreds of hours of recordings of German-language testimony about the horrors of Auschwitz,…

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