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Immigration activists will attempt to cross back into US from Mexico

At 1 p.m. Monday, Rocio Hernandez Perez and 29 other young people will walk in a convoy across the bridge over the Rio Bravo and head for the Nuevo Laredo border crossing between Mexico and the US. Dressed uniformly in graduation caps and gowns in the style of American students,…

Bill Clinton on the shutdown: ‘There are times when you have to call people’s bluff’

Bill Clinton has some advice for Democrats and President Obama, learned during his own experience with government shutdowns. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Clinton called the actions of the House Republicans “spiteful” and that they are “begging America to fail,” adding that “I think there are times when you…

Two arrested over shoe flung at Iran’s Rouhani

Two people were arrested following the protests that greeted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s return from the United States after his landmark phone call with President Barack Obama, media reported Sunday. Dozens of young Islamists had gathered at Tehran airport to vent their frustration after the moderate president spoke to his…

Hunger-striking jailed Pussy Riot member moved to hospital

Jailed hunger-striking Pussy Riot punk band member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who is refusing food in protest over what she has called murder threats and “slave labour conditions,” was on Sunday moved to a hospital, an official said. An officer on duty at the hospital No 21 in the village of Barashevo…

Police charge ‘ambush marketer for escort website’ for intruding on Berlin marathon

Police have charged a man with trespassing at Sunday’s Berlin marathon after breaking the finish-tape ahead of winner and new world-record holder Wilson Kipsang. As Kenya’s Kipsang, 31, approached the finish in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, for a new world record of 2 hrs 3 mins and 23…

Dallas County Police to execute warrants in 15-ton-vehicle capable of withstanding ‘nuclear environment’

Earlier this month, Dallas County sheriff’s deputies drove to Fort Hood to pick up their department’s new purchase: a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored personnel carrier. The particular MRAP purchased by the Dallas County sheriff’s office has never been deployed in an actual combat zone, but in a memo deputies…

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul on SNL: ‘Because there wasn’t Obamacare, he started cooking meth.’

The cold open of last night’s Saturday Night Live featured “President Obama speaking in support of the Affordable Care Act.” The skit consisted of the president bringing “ordinary Americans” onstage to tell the crowd how Obamacare will effect their lives. The first speaker, a woman, said that she’s “psyched for…

Algae farm-in-a-balloon could silence algae biofuel naysayers

A company called Proterro has come up with a super low cost way to squeeze sucrose out of algae, and if their new pilot scale facility shakes out successfully don’t be surprised to hear the sound of garment rending and teeth gnashing from the algae…  …

Black models charge fashion industry with ‘racism’ as Paris designers defend selections

Paris fashion this week tiptoed around the scarcity of black models on the catwalk with reaction reflecting the growing controversy surrounding the issue highlighted by models Naomi Campbell and Iman. Designers told AFP their only concern was to find models who embodied the spirit of their creations irrespective of skin…

Saudi Arabian cleric says driving hurts women’s ovaries

A Saudi cleric sparked a wave of mockery online when he warned women that driving would affect their ovaries and bring “clinical disorders” upon their children. The warning came ahead of an October 26 initiative to defy a longstanding driving ban on women in the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Physiological science” has…

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