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41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes - the facts on the ground

theguardian.com — The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a village in Pakistan called Damadola. Ten months later, they came again for the man who would become al-Qaida's leader, this time in Bajaur. Eight years later, Zawahiri is still alive. Seventy-six children and 29 adults, according to reports after the two strikes, are not.
Nov 24, 2014

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground gu.com/p/43t2q/stw

Nov 24, 2014

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US #drone strikes – the facts on the ground gu.com/p/43t2q/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @JasminRamsey: Blow against "precision" claim. 41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed in US drone strikes says new analysis bit.ly/1zSsqMX

Nov 24, 2014

Blow against "precision" claim. 41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed in US drone strikes says new analysis bit.ly/1zSsqMX

Nov 24, 2014

New Report: We Suck At Killing Bad Guys theguardian.com/us-news/2014/n… (alternative headline via coworker who's not on Twitter)

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Ferguson grand jury reaches decision on Darron Wilson charges - live

theguardian.com — A grand jury in Missouri has reached a decision on whether or not to charge Wilson over the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, as the city of Ferguson braces itself for large protests
Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: The grand jury verdict in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson is imminent: latest updates here gu.com/p/43t9m/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: The grand jury verdict in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson is imminent: latest updates here gu.com/p/43t9m/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: The grand jury verdict in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson is imminent: latest updates here gu.com/p/43t9m/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: The grand jury verdict in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson is imminent: latest updates here gu.com/p/43t9m/stw

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Teaching our sons to be afraid is not the answer to cops who shoot children

theguardian.com — In my head, I have a list of things I want to teach my son, Gavin. Most things are common to one-year-olds: Gavin just discovered Elmo and, yesterday, learned to "clap clap" along with the letter of the day.
Nov 24, 2014

Reading @LatoyaPeterson: "Teaching our sons to be afraid is not the answer to cops who shoot children." bit.ly/15hi3bV

Nov 24, 2014

RT @LatoyaPeterson: I want to give Tamir Rice's mother a hug, but since I can't I wrote this instead: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 24, 2014

"Teaching our sons to be afraid is not the answer to cops who shoot children" bit.ly/1tfjyfP (Thanks, @kissane)

Nov 24, 2014

RT @LatoyaPeterson: I want to give Tamir Rice's mother a hug, but since I can't I wrote this instead: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @LatoyaPeterson: I want to give Tamir Rice's mother a hug, but since I can't I wrote this instead: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘women not equal to men’

theguardian.com — Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy by declaring women are not equal to men. He also accused feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @guardianworld Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘women not equal to men’ gu.com/p/43tx5/stw

Nov 24, 2014

This week on #Erdogan - Men and women are not on equal. (Last week he said Muslims, not Colombus, discovered America) theguardian.com/world/2014/nov…

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Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture

theguardian.com — A widely anticipated report by the Senate intelligence committee into torture committed by the Central Intelligence Agency has a hole at the center of its story: the men the CIA tortured.
Nov 24, 2014

Updated CIA torture story corrects my inexplicable error of conflating Abu Zubaydah's waterboardings with Nashiri's. theguardian.com/law/2014/nov/2…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @GuardianUS: Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture trib.al/MAw8pm4

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PGEddington: Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture gu.com/p/43hcc/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @guardian: Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture gu.com/p/43hcc/tw

Nov 24, 2014

US said a detainee couldn't *address a letter* to a foreign torture investigator w/o revealing classified info. Srsly theguardian.com/law/2014/nov/2…

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Ferguson grand jury reaches decision on Michael Brown shooting

theguardian.com — A grand jury has reached its long-awaited decision on whether or not to charge the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, according to a source. Bob McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St Louis County, is expected to hold a press conference later on Monday.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @olivepretzel: #Ferguson grand jury reaches decision on Michael Brown shooting, press conference may not immediately reveal details theguardian.com/us-news/2014/n…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: Ferguson grand jury reaches decision on Michael Brown shooting gu.com/p/43t8f/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: Ferguson grand jury reaches decision on Michael Brown shooting gu.com/p/43t8f/stw

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Funding crisis leaves Newcastle facing ‘impossible cuts’ and social unrest

theguardian.com — The city of Newcastle is already seeing the first signs of social unrest because of funding cuts that threaten to make provision of many public services "completely untenable" by 2017, the council's Labour leader has warned.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @nick_forbes: Funding crisis leaves Newcastle facing ‘impossible cuts’ and social unrest gu.com/p/43t6f/tw via @guardian

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nick_forbes: Funding crisis leaves Newcastle facing ‘impossible cuts’ and social unrest gu.com/p/43t6f/tw via @guardian

Nov 24, 2014

RT @GroomB: Funding crisis leaves Newcastle facing ‘impossible cuts and social unrest'. Not the only city in trouble. theguardian.com/society/2014/n…

Nov 24, 2014

Funding crisis leaves Newcastle facing ‘impossible cuts’ and social unrest gu.com/p/43t6f

Nov 24, 2014

Newcastle City Council leader: "embers of unrest starting to smoulder" amid possible financial collapse @Guardian gu.com/p/43t6f/stw

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Chuck Hagel to step down as US defense secretary

theguardian.com — US defense secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to step down from the Obama administration, a senior official has told the Guardian. A senior defense official told the Associated Press that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Barack Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it.
Nov 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel forced to step down as US defense secretary bit.ly/11OU8yb

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: Chuck Hagel forced to step down as US defense secretary - lots of interesting detail about why gu.com/p/43tv7/stw

Nov 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel forced to step down as US defense secretary - lots of interesting detail about why gu.com/p/43tv7/stw

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Mental illness may be used to deny Australian citizenship under new bill

theguardian.com — People could be denied Australian citizenship or have their citizenship revoked, under certain conditions, if they are ordered to undertake drug rehabilitation or a residential program for the mentally ill, under legislation that passed the House of Representatives on Monday.
Nov 24, 2014

No words. Mental illness may be used to deny Australian citizenship under new bill: theguardian.com/australia-news…

Nov 24, 2014

Mental illness may be used to deny Australian citizenship under new bill gu.com/p/43ht5/stw by @shalailah

Nov 24, 2014

Residential drug rehabilitation or program for the mentally ill to be grounds to bar citizenship, writes @shalailah theguardian.com/australia-news…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @lenoretaylor: Mental illness may be used to deny Australian citizenship under new bill gu.com/p/43ht5/tw via @guardian

Nov 24, 2014

Mental illness may be used to deny Australian citizenship under new bill gu.com/p/43ht5/tw via @guardian

Death of England: Rafe Spall stars in a microplay by the Guardian and the Royal Court - video

theguardian.com — A grieving son's funeral speech turns into an elegy for his father, the national football team and a country torn apart by its identity crisis. Rafe Spall stars in a microplay written by Roy Williams and directed by Clint Dyer after a conversation with Barney Ronay.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @jeffjarvis: The next in the Guardian's amazing experiment with theater-as-journalism: an elegy for England. theguardian.com/stage/video/20…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @jeffjarvis: The next in the Guardian's amazing experiment with theater-as-journalism: an elegy for England. theguardian.com/stage/video/20…

Nov 24, 2014

Death of England: film of brutal new Guardian/Royal Court microplay featuring amazing performance by Rafe Spall gu.com/p/43gkj/stw

Nov 24, 2014

Death of England: Rafe Spall stars in a microplay by the Guardian and the Royal Court – video gu.com/p/43gkj/stw

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Flying dogs - in pictures

theguardian.com — From huskies to beagles, German photographer and dog lover Julia Christe captured a host of pups in mid-flight. The dogs are dropped onto a mattress from the arms of their off-camera owners, with the pups pulling their best mid-air pose for the cameras, showing off their finest 'vogue' faces
Nov 24, 2014

RT @erin_gs: So good. Bearded collie! RT @lexinyt Not sure how your Monday's going, but these photos of flying dogs might help theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/g…

Nov 24, 2014

So good. Bearded collie! RT @lexinyt Not sure how your Monday's going, but these photos of flying dogs might help theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/g…

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We know this much about Obama's new Pentagon: the US is still addicted to secret war

theguardian.com — Chuck Hagel resigned as US defense secretary on Monday morning, and the Obama administration must be ecstatic that the Washington press is agrip with the perennial Beltway question: "Was he fired or did he quit?!"
Nov 24, 2014

The crazy thing about Hagel leaving is that he was supposed to wind down the wars -- now we'll have more. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @trevortimm: Whoever the next Defense Secretary is, it'll mean more war, not less. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 24, 2014

Guardian - We know this much about Obama's new Pentagon: the US is still addicted to secret war | Trevor Timm tinyurl.com/qcu9kpc

Nov 24, 2014

Post-Hagel: Obama's new leader at the Pentagon will mean more war, not less, says @trevortimm gu.com/p/43t75/stw

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‘How the hell can you privatise water?’ - when Harry Leslie Smith (91) met Owen Jones (30)

theguardian.com — You're a 91-year-old, but you speak like a youthful rebel. It's because I never admitted, ever, that I was getting old. I "retired" at 65 but I didn't really retire. When I reached 75 I backpacked across Europe. I would take off, going to Belgium to look at places that I'd visited during the second world war.
Nov 24, 2014

I ❤️ this: ‘How the hell can you privatise water?’ – when @Harryslaststand (91) met @OwenJones84 (30) gu.com/p/43t4x/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @NosheenIqbal: When Harry (Leslie Smith) met @OwenJones84 (it's just really lovely, what can I say) theguardian.com/society/2014/n…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @KathViner: ‘How the hell can you privatise water?’ – when Harry Leslie Smith (91) met Owen Jones (30) gu.com/p/43t4x/stw

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I beat Sallie Mae at the student loan game - but nobody should face financial ruin for an education

theguardian.com — Beginning when I was an 18-year-old university student, I took out four Sallie Mae "Tuition Answer" loans worth about $36,000 between 2006 and 2008 - which was more than twice as much as I earned working my way through college - so that I could attend the City University of New York's Hunter College.
Nov 24, 2014

Amazing story of woman who sued Sallie Mae & won dismissal of $77k+ in #studentloan debt ow.ly/ENWjN #slm

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Sun+ signs up 225,000 paying subscribers

theguardian.com — The Sun has signed up 225,000 paying subscribers to its £2-a-week digital service Sun+, almost double the number reported a year ago. News UK's tabloid, which went behind a digital paywall on 1 August last year, reported it had attracted 117,000 paying subscribers in December 2013.

What else are we waiting for the Ferguson grand jury to tell us?

theguardian.com — Since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to nights of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, several claims about precisely what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson have remained unconfirmed or disputed. Police and protesters have made statements that have been challenged, disproven or denied.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @jonswaine: My piece on the disputed issues in the Ferguson shooting: What else are we waiting for the grand jury to tell us? gu.com/p/43tb2/stw

Nov 24, 2014

RT @jonswaine: My piece on the disputed issues in the Ferguson shooting: What else are we waiting for the grand jury to tell us? gu.com/p/43tb2/stw

Nov 24, 2014

My piece on the disputed issues in the Ferguson shooting: What else are we waiting for the grand jury to tell us? gu.com/p/43tb2/stw

Can Sting keep The Last Ship afloat?

theguardian.com — If New Yorkers want to see Sting live, they can hop a plane to Auckland and pay NZ$700 for a prime seat at the Vector Arena. The more thrifty can head to Broadway's Neil Simon Theater when Sting steps into The Last Ship, a move designed to calm a choppy box office.

Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool

theguardian.com — Just before Channel 4 News's chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of the show's digital producers pulled him aside and suggested he should "do some Vines" while he was there. "I looked at him blankly," says Thomson.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @NewsVP: Vine Shifts To A Valid Journalistic Tool: Vine is a video sharing app that allows a user to film and edit bit.ly/1xut3cJ

Nov 24, 2014

Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool (@fperraudin via @Guardian) ow.ly/EN2CO #MustReads

Nov 24, 2014

Vine isn't just for laughs. Journalists like @alextomo are using it to cover serious subjects like the #Ebola crisis bit.ly/15c2suh

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The National launch day review: a McPravda for Scotland’s separatists?

theguardian.com — The Scottish public have five days to prove their appetite for a permanent pro-independence newspaper, editor Richard Walker told the giddy throng at Glasgow's SNP rally on Saturday.
Nov 24, 2014

Is Scotland's new newspaper a "McPravda for Scotland’s separatists"? More analysis on @ScotNational via @Guardian theguardian.com/media/2014/nov…

Nov 24, 2014

The National launch day review: a McPravda for Scotland’s separatists? gu.com/p/43tvk/stw

Nov 24, 2014

The National launch edition review: a McPravda for Scotland’s separatists?: bit.ly/1zkihYL pic.twitter.com/qhvoMSoz0N