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Private Pain, Shared Grief: A Day For Those Left Behind After Suicide

newsweek.com — When Eric Marcus was 12 years old, his father committed suicide. The following day, Marcus, now 56 years old, recalls going to school as though nothing had happened. His family told people his father had died of pneumonia. Marcus didn't say anything to his classmates about his father's death, which remained a topic not broached amongst his family.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: For those left behind after suicide, Saturday is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. bit.ly/1z9gBBh pic.twitter.com/eRHDsBVSFg

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: For those left behind after suicide, Saturday is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. bit.ly/1z9gBBh pic.twitter.com/eRHDsBVSFg

FBI Arrests Two Would-Be Ferguson Bomb Suspects: Law Enforcement Source

newsweek.com — FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson arrested by FBI bit.ly/1BYkdMa

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson arrested by FBI bit.ly/1BYkdMa

Been a Long Time Since I Rock-and-Rolled: A Conversation With Jimmy Page

newsweek.com — Guitarist extraordinaire Jimmy Page on session work, Howlin' Wolf and plans to perform next year.

A Very Brief History of Idiots Banning Winnie the Pooh

newsweek.com — The viral Internet has its collective eyes fixed on a tiny town in central Poland, where local officials have reportedly blocked Winnie the Pooh from being instated as a local playground mascot because of the bear's improper attire and "dubious sexuality."

Brutal Murder of Activists Raises the Stakes for Amazonian Tribes

newsweek.com — Pucallpa is the end of the road - the last town before the Amazon becomes impenetrable overland. From here, logs floated down the river are loaded on to flatbeds and driven to Peru's Pacific ports for export. Huge, gnarled tree trunks ­traverse the town, loaded from sawmills that line the riverbank.

News Weeks Past: The Day Kennedy Died

newsweek.com — At 11:37, on a November day this week 51 years ago, President John F Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, landed in Air Force One at Dallas's Love Field, for a day of soft campaigning.

Photos: Thousands Protest Massacre and Government in Mexico

newsweek.com — A day of demonstrations Thursday brought simmering anger over corruption and the likely massacre of 43 students. slideshow Thousands of protesters flooded the streets in Mexico City on Thursday and gathered at other locations around the country to express anger at the government's handling of the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 student teachers in September.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: You need to see these photos of thousands protesting massacre and government in Mexico — bit.ly/1z3qfW1 pic.twitter.com/Cxzmz34B7o

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Thousands flood Mexico City to protest government's handling of likely student massacre — bit.ly/1z3qfW1 pic.twitter.com/sNul43kh95

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Thousands flood Mexico City to protest government's handling of likely student massacre — bit.ly/1z3qfW1 pic.twitter.com/sNul43kh95

Taxi Safety Committee Urges TLC to Suspend Uber in NYC

newsweek.com — The Committee for Taxi Safety is taking Uber's week from bad to worse, as they urge regulators in New York to strip the technology company of an operating license while their privacy policies are investigated. The request to suspend Uber's operating license was made in a letter, obtained by Newsweek, sent Thursday evening to New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi.
Nov 21, 2014

The TLC is asking regulators to suspend Uber’s NYC operating license while their privacy policies are investigated bit.ly/1yzp80m

Nov 21, 2014

Comm for Taxi Safety reps ~25% of medallion owners, ~40% of drivers. And they are very, very mad at Mohrer/Michael: newsweek.com/uber-taxi-trav…

Report: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in Talks to Resign

newsweek.com — As the country awaits a grand jury's decision on Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this year, anonymous sources tell CNN Wilson is in the process of resigning from the force.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot & killed Michael Brown, is resigning from the force — bit.ly/1z3jUtD

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot & killed Michael Brown, is resigning from the force — bit.ly/1z3jUtD

newsweek.com — Bissau City subsists in a state of exhausted collapse. The architecture is late Portuguese colonial - stately concrete buildings with generous ceilings, overhanging balconies and leafy courtyards - but it is crumbling fast. The need to move as little as possible in the heat means the place takes no time at all to get to know.
newsweek.com — Bjørn Christian Tørrissen An American engineer has made a pair of gloves inspired by geckos' feet that could allow him to climb glass buildings, bringing super-hero fantasy closer to reality. Mechanical engineer Elliot Hawkes of Stanford University developed the gloves, which are designed to support a person's weight, by mimicking the sticky pad of a gecko's feet.
Nov 21, 2014

The technology which could help you scale up glass walls in the not-so-distant future buff.ly/1v3CaDY pic.twitter.com/PeHEbUYcen

Opinion: The Great Dictator Debate

newsweek.com — President after president has read the grant of executive power in Article II as providing the authority for them, and the judicial branch has repeatedly found this to be constitutional.
Nov 21, 2014

GOPrs should debate substance of immigration policy and stop lying to their constituents that exec order is illegal. newsweek.com/2014/11/28/opi…

Nov 21, 2014

For those who keep saying Obama's executive order on immigration is unconstitutional - no, no it's not. newsweek.com/2014/11/28/opi…

newsweek.com — Charles Mostoller/Reuters If there is one thing the immigration activist community can agree on, it's that Obama promised change a long time ago. But thoughts as to whether the substance of his executive order is enough to warrant the wait are not as harmonious.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @elisegaro: Newsweek's @laserlauren breaks down the mixed reactions among #immigration activists to Obama's executive order buff.ly/1p6u1Ok

newsweek.com — Cathal McNaughton/Reuters Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has reshuffled the country's ministerial cabinet to create a 50/50 gender balance, with four men and four women now serving in government, a week after being sworn in.

Gecko Gloves Let Scientist Climb Sheer Glass Walls

newsweek.com — Bjørn Christian Tørrissen An American engineer has made a pair of gloves inspired by geckos' feet that could allow him to climb glass buildings, bringing super-hero fantasy closer to reality. Mechanical engineer Elliot Hawkes of Stanford University developed the gloves, which are designed to support a person's weight, by mimicking the sticky pad of a gecko's feet.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Newsweek: American engineer made a pair of gloves inspired by geckos’ feet that could allow him to climb glass buildings — bit.ly/1z3TLuK

House Republicans File Long-Threatened Lawsuit over Affordable Care Act

newsweek.com — House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over what they claim are abuses of executive authority in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The suit names two executive agencies, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department, and the heads of both agencies, as defendants.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: House Republicans file long-threatened lawsuit over Affordable Care Act — bit.ly/1z3G27a pic.twitter.com/lzO5BD70d2

Revenge of the Jock Brainiacs: MIT and Harvard Football Teams Going for Perfect Seasons

newsweek.com — Academic perfection is a familiar pursuit in cozy Cambridge, Mass., where former high school valedictorians are more plentiful than professors (and far more plentiful than available parking). Cambridge is home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which the U.S. News and World Report ranks second and seventh, respectively, nationally on their academic scale.
Nov 21, 2014

Gridiron perfection comes to Cambridge, where the 2 CFB teams are 18-0: newsweek.com/revenge-jock-b…

EU Government Approves Law to Curb Plastic Bag Use

newsweek.com — Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters EU governments unanimously approved a new law to slash the use of plastic grocery bags on Friday, hoping to curb litter on land and a spreading "plastic soup" in the world's oceans. The measure, drafted with the European Parliament, has been criticized by the new EU executive.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: EU governments unanimously approve new law to slash use of plastic grocery bags — bit.ly/11KWwHj pic.twitter.com/n6QMAUCp5T

Boko Haram Attacks Again

newsweek.com — Boko Haram has attacked civilians again after wreaking havoc last week on Chibok, home of the over 200 girls it kidnapped. The most recent attack struck the Azaya Kura village in the Borno state of Nigeria on Wednesday around noon, when most villagers were at work, Agence France-Presse reports.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Boko Haram attacks again, killing at least 45 people in the village of Azaya Kura —bit.ly/11KDKj8 pic.twitter.com/Y1ti95kwjv