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Wall Streeter argues that ‘society has a cultural bias towards extroverts’

Bestselling author Susan Cain tells Ian Tucker about on the cultural dominance of extroverts. Susan Cain is a former lawyer who quit Wall Street to write a book about how society is geared around extroverts at the expense of introverts and the wider economy. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in…

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes

Two forensic voice experts have told The Orlando Sentinel Saturday that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was not the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin. Tom Owen, a forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and a court-qualified expert witness, used software called Easy…

Trio share record $640 million U.S. lottery jackpot

A record $640 million US lottery jackpot will be shared by three ticket-holders who clinched the prize after frenzied sales sent the massive windfall soaring ever higher, organizers said Saturday. Millions of Americans had queued up hoping to suddenly become very, very rich despite having only a one-in-176-million chance of winning but…

Thousands of protesters attend rally in Sanford, Florida

Thousands of protesters, including civil rights leaders, media figures, activists and ordinary citizens gathered on Saturday at a rally in Sanford, Florida, site of the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  According to MSNBC.com, the protest began on the campus of a local high school, wound through a predominantly…

US wants ‘results’ at April 13 talks in Istanbul with Iran

The United States wants “concrete results” at talks between Iran and world powers on April 13 in Istanbul on Tehran’s nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday. “Our policy is one of prevention, not containment,” Clinton told a press conference in the Saudi capital after talks with her Gulf Arab counterparts, confirming…

Funeral director: Trayvon Martin’s body showed no signs of scuffle

The funeral director who handled the body of Trayvon Martin in preparation for his burial has said that the young man showed no signs of the physical struggle alleged by George Zimmerman, who claims he shot the teenager in self defense. In an interview with CBS News, Florida funeral director…

Record $640M lottery prize reported to have winner in MD

The record $640 million lottery prize that sent the United States into a gambling frenzy reportedly had at least one winner early Saturday as local media said the winning ticket had been sold in the state of Maryland. The winning numbers — 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 with Mega Ball…

Martin Luther King’s niece calls Trayvon Martin’s death ‘a late abortion’

Anti-abortion activist Alveda King told a Fox News audience on Thursday that the death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin could be considered “a late abortion.” King was reacting to a clip of Reverend Al Sharpton, who recently called at a rally for the arrest of alleged shooter George Zimmerman. “I’m…

Texas cop filmed threatening to arrest men for being afraid of Taser

A video published to YouTube on Friday appears to show a police officer at a Walmart store in Houston, Texas threatening several black males with a Taser, then claiming he would arrest them, apparently because they cowered away from his weapon. Reached by Raw Story, a Houston police spokesman said…

American World Bank president defends U.S. monopoly on World Bank presidency

Outgoing World Bank president Robert Zoellick said Friday that emerging markets were well represented among the Bank’s staff as he sought to deflect criticism of the US lock on the top job. A nearly seven-decade carve-up has seen Americans lead the World Bank and Europeans head its sister organisation the…

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