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President Obama Distorts "Amnesty" to Sell His Executive Actions

time.com — President Obama has rolled out his executive action on immigration with a talking point that guts the meaning of a word for political ends. As a general rule, democracies should take notice when their leaders do this.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @MrWalterShapiro: Kudos to @michaelscherer for challenging Obama's decptive use of the word "amnesty" in his immigration rhetoric: ti.me/1to7Oqy

Nov 22, 2014

RT @MrWalterShapiro: Kudos to @michaelscherer for challenging Obama's decptive use of the word "amnesty" in his immigration rhetoric: ti.me/1to7Oqy

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ZekeJMiller: .@MichaelScherer: President Obama Distorts "Amnesty" to Sell His Executive Actions wp.me/p5HMd-f6Fa via @TIMEPolitics

Nov 22, 2014

President Obama Distorts "Amnesty" to Sell His Executive Actions wp.me/p5HMd-f6Fa via @TIMEPolitics

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JFK Assassination: Photos of John and Jackie Kennedy in Texas, 1963

life.time.com — "Now in the sunny freshness of a Texas morning," LIFE magazine wrote in its Nov. 29, 1963, issue, alongside the first photo in this gallery, "with roses in her arms and a luminous smile on her lips, Jacqueline Kennedy still had one hour to share the buoyant surge of life with the man at her side."
Nov 22, 2014

RT @LIFE: Photos of #JFK and Jackie in Dallas, 51 years ago today. (Pic: Art Rickerby). ti.me/1qNovkG pic.twitter.com/iIKFcToXBt

Nov 22, 2014

RT @LIFE: Photos of #JFK and Jackie in Dallas, 51 years ago today. (Pic: Art Rickerby). ti.me/1qNovkG pic.twitter.com/iIKFcToXBt

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Accuses Media of Reporting "Fantastical Stories"

time.com — Bill Cosby's lawyer released a statement Friday denying claims of sexual assault against the comedian and blaming the press for widely reporting "unsubstantiated, fantastical" allegations. "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity," said Cosby's attorney, Martin Singer, Variety reports.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TIME: Bill Cosby's lawyer accuses media of reporting 'fantastical stories' ti.me/1Fd42a1

Nov 22, 2014

RT @TIME: Bill Cosby's lawyer accuses media of reporting 'fantastical stories' ti.me/1Fd42a1

Where Lyft, Curb and Sidecar Have Spread: Chart

time.com — For those crying foul this week over Uber's violation of user privacy and alleged sexism, there's a growing list of alternatives - that is, if you live in a major U.S. city. Since its founding in 2008, Uber, the dominant ride-sharing service, has spread to 123 cities of the at least 149 U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

Anyone else considering @Lyft these days? “@TIME: Giving up on Uber? See where else can get you where you need to go ti.me/1vxjkHm

Nov 21, 2014

I know that's not the point of this chart, but my only reaction is: Damn, Uber is in a lot of cities. time.com/3598873/uber-a…

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Marvel Announces New 'Howard the Duck' Comic Book

time.com — Howard the Duck, the character who got a cameo at the very end of James Gunn's blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, will get his own ongoing comic book series next year. The character will become a private investigator in the Marvel Universe in the new series, which will be written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Joe Quinones, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Nov 22, 2014

Nooooooooooo! RT @TIME: Marvel announces new 'Howard the Duck' comic book ti.me/154gApq

Venice Wants to Ban Noisy Suitcase Wheels

time.com — Venice's city council is considering a ban on rolling suitcases in response to residents' complaints about the loud noise tourists make ambling about the streets with their stuffed racket-makers. The incessant sound of wheeled suitcases is giving Venetians "serious discomfort" and also leading to the "progressive deterioration" of centuries-old paving slabs, marble steps and foot bridges, the city council said, the Telegraph reports.

When Life Hacks Go Too Far

time.com — Kristin van Ogtrop was named Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine in 2003. Who doesn't love a good life hack? Whether you're storing Christmas ornaments (hack: use empty egg cartons), opening clamshell packaging (it's easy with a can opener) or organizing plastic grocery bags (stuff them into an empty paper-towel roll), somewhere there's a shortcut or trick you can use to make your life easier and prove your cleverness to yourself and the rest of the YouTube-viewing world.
Nov 22, 2014

.@kvanogtrop: Just because you can add bacon to chocolate cheesecake doesn't mean it's a good idea. ti.me/1xZEVWV @RealSimple @TIME

UK's First "Poo Bus" is Powered By Human Waste

time.com — Talk about a gas guzzler: a new bus in Britain runs on biomethane fuel produced by humans sewage and food waste. The Bio-Bus-or as it's more affectionately known, "the poo bus"-can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce, the BBC reports.

The Cosby Show Isn't Radioactive But It Is Weird

time.com — "I don't know what I'm doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns." -Hannibal Buress Mission accomplished. The re-examination of rape accusations against Bill Cosby that Hannibal Buress - and a growing number of women subsequently coming forward with their stories - helped trigger has changed a lot, fast.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @poniewozik: New: If it's harder to separate art from the artist w THE COSBY SHOW, it's bc the artist intertwined them so deeply. time.com/3599978/cosby-…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @poniewozik: New: If it's harder to separate art from the artist w THE COSBY SHOW, it's bc the artist intertwined them so deeply. time.com/3599978/cosby-…

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Americans Say Post Office Doing Good Job

time.com — Complaining about the post office is an American pastime, like griping about Congress, or whining about the DMV. Who, in their right mind, actually likes dealing with the post office? A lot of people, it turns out. According to a new Gallup survey, 72% of Americans say the U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

Postmaster General might consider military coup after looking at this poll ti.me/1xWG9lw

Nov 21, 2014

RT @pdacosta: Contrary to popular perception, a poll finds the Postal Service is the nation's most-liked government agency. wp.me/p5HMd-f6r7

Nov 21, 2014

Contrary to popular perception, a poll finds the Postal Service is the nation's most-liked government agency. wp.me/p5HMd-f6r7

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ryanbeckwith: People like the U.S. Postal Service more than the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, the Fed, NASA, the CIA or the IRS. ti.me/1xWG9lw

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ryanbeckwith: People like the U.S. Postal Service more than the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, the Fed, NASA, the CIA or the IRS. ti.me/1xWG9lw

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Monty Python is the Brits' Favorite Funeral Song

time.com — Who gets the last laugh? The British, it seems, after a study out Friday revealed that Monty Pythons "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the most-played song at funerals in the United Kingdom. The relentlessly optimistic song was written by comedian Eric Idle and first appeared in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life in 1983.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @DenverNicks: Monty Python's "Always look on the bright side of life" is the Brits' favorite funeral song wp.me/p5HMd-f6Cg via @TIME

Nov 21, 2014

@TIME Monty Python's "Always look on the bright side of life" is Brits fave funeral song wp.me/p5HMd-f6Cg via @TIME

Nov 21, 2014

Monty Python's "Always look on the bright side of life" is the Brits' favorite funeral song wp.me/p5HMd-f6Cg via @TIME

Jupiter's Moon Europa: A New View

time.com — This is not the back of an eyeball-even though it looks like the back of an eyeball. It's Jupiter's frozen moon Europa-the sixth largest moon in the solar system, just behind Earth's.

Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

time.com — With the rise of extremist movements around the world, journalists have become prime targets in a war of communication both in the field and back at home, once their images have been published, as photographer Alixandra Fazzina learned this week.

Tweet During Special Election Sparks Resignation

time.com — After all the verbiage expended and hot air vented ahead of the Nov. 20 by-election in a constituency in southeast England called Rochester and Strood, a picture turned out to be worth a thousand words - and then some.
Nov 22, 2014

Why a British Politician Resigned Over This Tweeted Photograph swyy.co/co7FNwZ via @getswayy Thank god someone explained this.

Nov 21, 2014

The great @catherine_mayer explains to bemused foreigners why Thornberry had to go time.com/3599163/uk-pol…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @thatdanstewart: Why a seemingly innocuous twitpic of a white van with flags led to a British MP's resignation wp.me/p5HMd-f6j1 by @catherine_mayer

Nov 21, 2014

Why a seemingly innocuous twitpic of a white van with flags led to a British MP's resignation wp.me/p5HMd-f6j1 by @catherine_mayer

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Iran Officials Prepare Country for Successful Nuclear Talks

time.com — There's no shortage of pessimism about whether Iran and six world powers can reach a comprehensive deal on the country's nuclear program by Nov. 24, the self-imposed deadline. Time is short, and as a senior U.S. official said before leaving for Vienna, where the talks began, "we have some very serious gaps to close."
Nov 21, 2014

Despite naysayers, #Iran's state-controlled media seems to indicate country preparing for #IranTalks deal. wp.me/p5HMd-f6qV

Nov 21, 2014

RT @karl_vick: Khamenei is sending strong signals of "owning" the nuclear negotiations, a reason for optimism: #IranTalksVienna wp.me/p5HMd-f6qV

Nov 21, 2014

Khamenei is sending strong signals of "owning" the nuclear negotiations, a reason for optimism: #IranTalksVienna wp.me/p5HMd-f6qV

Nov 21, 2014

Iranian officials seem cautiously optimistic about the nuclear talks: wp.me/p5HMd-f6qV

3 Ways to Have a Happier, Healthier Retirement

time.com — Better access to and improvements in medical care mean that you're likely to not only live longer but be healthier as well. On average, Americans are living in good health nearly two years more compared with retirees two decades ago and have compressed the time spent in really poor health to the very end of life, says David Cutler, a Harvard University professor who analyzed health data from 90,000 Medicare recipients from 1991 to 2009.
Nov 22, 2014

@AARPRI_TheFeed: Avg ann out-of-pocket health costs in retirement: $6k if in good health; $7500 if poor health money.us/1zfC3YD @money

Nov 21, 2014

3 ways to have a healthier retirement money.us/1zfC3YD Lessons from centenarians

Leaving Allegations Out of Cosby Biography Was Lie of Omission

time.com — Steve Weinberg, Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has published biographies of Armand Hammer and Ida Tarbell. Mark Whitaker wants you to purchase his biography of Bill Cosby. As a biographer myself, I want you to purchase biographies galore, including those I write.

Obama's Actions Won't Increase Illegal Immigration, Expert Says

time.com — Speaker John Boehner is arguing that President Obama's moves to defer deportations for up to five million undocumented immigrants will make illegal immigration worse, citing President Obama's own past words to make the argument. But a top immigration expert disagreed, arguing that the causes of illegal immigration are more complex.
Nov 21, 2014

@MigrationPolicy debunks notion that Obama's exec imm action would spur future illegal migration ti.me/1y03cNr

Nov 21, 2014

Obama's actions won't increase illegal immigration, expert says. ti.me/1r66IzV by @arogDC

Hillary's 2016 Campaign is Ready, Hypothetically Speaking

time.com — Hillary Clinton is not necessarily going to run for president and even if she does she could still lose the nomination, but, hypothetically speaking, she'd be the best candidate and, by the way, her campaign will focus on working class voters.
Nov 21, 2014

Hillary's 2016 campaign is ready, hypothetically speaking, of course. ti.me/1z4IASw by @haleybureau