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Nigeria sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram.

slate.com — Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 of its own soldiers to death for refusing to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram. "The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August," according to the BBC....

Washington Post sportswriter needs emoji to preview NFL game.

slate.com — The season is already over for the home team in Washington, but the Washington Post sports section has to cover the dreadful home sqaud until the bitter end anyway. When it comes to other mind-numbingly boring late season NFL games, however, the Post can't even. "I am writing sentences about...

Eight children found dead in Australia.

slate.com — Tragedy struck Australia again on Friday morning as eight children have been found dead at a home in a suburb of the city of Cairns in the northeastern state of Queensland. One woman, reportedly 34 years old, was found with serious injuries at the scene and is aiding the police investigation....

Transgender Workers now protected by workplace discrimination laws.

slate.com — The Justice Department announced on Thursday it's expanding its definition of what constitutes unlawful discrimination in the workplace under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prohibit discrimination by employers based on gender identity. The decision outlined in a memo from Attorney General Eric Holder reversed a narrower Bush administration...

Pyongyang movie starring Steve Carell in North Korea scrapped.

slate.com — All of sudden making movies set in North Korea doesn't have quite the same allure for Hollywood studios. Sony Pictures is obviously already on the financial hook for The Interview, which was in the can and scheduled for a Dec. 25 nationwide release before it was called off on Wednesday....

U.S. officials say North Korea a key player in Sony hack.

slate.com — The utterly crippling hack of Sony Pictures was, almost from the beginning, thought to be the work of North Korea. The way the attack was carried out had a number of striking similarities to another cyberattack thought to be engineered by the North Koreans against South Korea last year. On...

House passes Cromnibus spending bill.

slate.com — The House approved a federal spending bill on Thursday evening just hours before the midnight deadline threatening to shut the government down. Despite objections from both sides-67 Republicans joined 139 Democrats in voting "no"-the $1.1 trillion bill squeaked through in the House 219 to 206. "The bill would keep most...

Undercover cop pulls gun on protesters at Oakland demonstration.

slate.com — Protests over police brutality have roiled the Bay Area for days. Earlier this week, police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators and made dozens of arrests. On Wednesday, two California Highway Patrol officers went undercover at an Oakland demonstration, marching with protesters, presumably to monitor the crowd. If their intention was...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning

slate.com — Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille died on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday. The 58-year-old Washington Post photographer collapsed while covering a story with Post colleague Justin Jouvenal. Executive editor Martin Baron broke the sad news to the Post newsroom in a memo. Michel collapsed during...

Model Beverly Johnson says Bill Cosby drugged her in Vanity Fair essay.

slate.com — On Thursday model Beverly Johnson came forward adding her story to the ever-growing list of allegations against Bill Cosby. Johnson, who was the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue, wrote a personal, first-hand account in Vanity Fair about an episode in the 1980s when Cosby spiked...
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Dec 18, 2014

Well. "Accepting paid retainers from companies is not forbidden by India’s parliamentary rules...[and] do not always have to be disclosed."

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jamescrabtree: .... (2) the fact that documents linked to the story were published by AAP yesterday evening was 100% coincidental — buff.ly/13hZUJo

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jamescrabtree: (1) For record: #FT had been working on this Reliance story for weeks, carefully checking facts with those involved buff.ly/1woZ9Kw

Dec 18, 2014

@josh_levin I guess I'll have to try to stay outraged till next year. Terrible timing. Not sure it's safe to keep it bottled up that long.

Dec 18, 2014

Both? @mollyesque: Erdogan or Borat? "I congratulate Hanukkah Day of our Jewish citizens with my most sincere wishes” dailysabah.com/politics/2014/…

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