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Why Putin worries about Poland, but not Obama

Source: Business Balla | May 15 2014, 8:31pm CDT | by Forbes

As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless...
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Jul 29 2014 5:04pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

___ Facebook co-founder trying to transform business email from chronic headache to afterthought SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago. That knowledge is fueling an attempt to change the way people connect at work. Asana, a San Francisco startup Moskovitz runs with former Facebo ...
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EU to impose more restrictive measures against Russia
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of "significant" additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, the European Council said in a statement Tuesday. | by IANS
Green spaces impact birth weight positively
London, July 29 (IANS) Where expecting mothers live can also have a bearing on the birth weight of their babies as researchers have found that mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights. | by IANS
What makes you a pessimist?
London, July 29 (IANS) Cannot see thing turning out to be all right? A hyperactive habenula, half the size of a pea in the brain that tracks predictions about negative events, could be the key, a study suggests. | by IANS

John Boehner Unloads On 'Embarrassed,' 'Deceitful,' And 'Cynical' Harry Reid

Jul 29 2014 5:02pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Congress' attempts to find a comprehensive solution to the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border hit a significant snag on Tuesday, and the day ended with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) trading barbs with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).  House Republicans officially unveiled their solution to the crisis on Tuesday. Their bill, on which a vote is expected Thursday, provides over $3 ...
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U.S. Senate bill aimed at ending the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records

Jul 29 2014 4:43pm CDT | Source: National Post

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling a January promise by President Barack Obama to end the NSA’s collection of domestic calling records. If enacted, it would represen ...
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Despite The New Sanctions, Putin's Position Within Russia Still Appears Secure

Jul 29 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced the most restrictive U.S. sanctions against Russia since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions were coordinated with the European Union and strike at several Russian state-owned companies in the financial and defense sectors. But it's unlikely that the sanctions will undermine Putin's incredibly secure position within his country.  A Gallup poll published on July 18 — shortly before Kremlin-backed separatists shot down a ...
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White House Mocks John Boehner's Claim GOP Impeachment Talk Is Just A 'Scam'

Jul 29 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The White House was quick to mock House Speaker John Boehner's dismissal of Republican calls to impeach President Barack Obama. A few hours after Boehner accused Democrats of fabricating a Republican plot to impeach the president as part of a fundraising "scam," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest came to his Monday press briefing armed with a list of Republican congressmen who have pushed for Obama's impeachment. "Well if that’s the case, then I suspect that there ...
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European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: sources

Jul 29 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: National Post

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, EU officials and diplomats said. The measures, which were prepared in co-ordination with the United States, include an arms embargo, and a ban on the sale of dual use and sensitive technologies, such as advance ...
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Climate rule pushback in South

Jul 29 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Augusta Chronicle

    ATLANTA — In the Republican Southeast, critics are pushing back against President Barack Obama’s plan to cut pollution from power plants.   Elected regulators, business interests and labor union officials said Tuesday in Atlanta that the Obama administration’s plan to trim emissions could raise electricity prices, result in job losses and will ...
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