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What happens if the U.S. government shuts down?

A US government shutdown is looming. Congress is struggling to pass a stopgap budget measure that would keep the doors open beyond the fiscal year, which ends at midnight September 30. But with congressional bickering in full swing, and the deadline less than four days away, there is increasing anxiety…

Obama: Syria chemical weapons resolution ‘huge victory’ for world

US President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a UN resolution that provides for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal as “a huge victory” for the world. But Obama acknowledged legitimate concerns over the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and whether the Assad regime would live up to its…

CNBC poll: Conservatives oppose ‘Obamacare’ far more vehemently than the Affordable Care Act

Americans are more opposed to Obamacare than the Affordable Care Act — even though both labels refer to the exact same set of laws. Outside of it being a general continuation of Republican efforts to smear Hillary Clinton’s healthcare initiative in the ’90s, the origin of the word “Obamacare” is…

Seymour Hersh on death of Osama bin Laden: ‘It’s one big lie, not one word of it is true’

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider. It doesn’t take much to…

UN experts to release comprehensive report on Syria chemical weapons attack

UN experts in Syria are investigating seven alleged chemical weapons attacks and expect to finish their work on the ground on Monday, the United Nations said on Friday. In a statement issued from the Syrian capital, where the team arrived earlier this week, the UN said the experts hoped to…

Half of British pilots fall asleep on the job, survey finds

More than half of Britain’s airline pilots have fallen asleep in the cockpit and a third have woken up to find their co-pilot asleep, according to a survey. The poll of 500 pilots commissioned by the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) also found that 43 percent believed that tiredness had…

Mississippi judge ejects Sikh from court for refusing to remove ‘that rag’ from his head

The ACLU has released a letter it wrote on behalf of Jagjeet Singh, a practicing Sikh, to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (DOT) in Pike County. The complaint contends that in January, Singh, a licensed long-haul trucker, was humiliated by DOT officers after being pulled over for driving with a…

Will California’s $10-per-hour minimum wage push other states to act?

Will California’s $10-per-hour minimum wage push other states to act? (via The Christian Science Monitor) California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill to raise California’s minimum wage. The new law raises the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, from the current minimum of $8 an hour.(Nick…

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says government has a role to play in tech

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says government has a role to play in tech (via Pando Daily) By Hamish McKenzie On September 26, 2013Public policy has a role in determining the future of technology and the extent to which tech companies can track us, Facebook co-founder and The New Republic owner…

Pennsylvania school sued for suspending 7-year-old student ‘armed’ with a novelty buzzing pen

PA School Being Sued For Suspending 7-Year-Old Student ‘Armed’ With A Novelty Buzzing Pen (via Techdirt) Let’s forgo the usual preamble running down previous clashes between common sense and school weapons policies and get right to it. Here’s another example of zero tolerance and the damage done, involving a seven-year-old…

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