Archive for June 18th, 2013

Gun control opponents ‘will pay a price’

June 18, 2013
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Gun control opponents ‘will pay a price’

Vice President Joe Biden (Fernando Vergara/AP)
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NSA leaker no villain to some Americans

June 18, 2013
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A majority of Americans believe Edward Snowden should be criminally prosecuted for leaking classified information about government surveillance programs, according to a new national poll. But you might be surprised by the unlikely grouping of cohorts who suggest the information he has revealed is in the public interest.
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Stocks move higher as traders wait on the Fed

June 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing higher as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve will keep programs to support the U.S. economy in place.
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NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

June 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence — a set-piece for supporters of the spying.
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Massive protests hit Brazil’s cities

June 18, 2013
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A demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag in front of a burning barricade during a protest in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during...
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Obama’s rockstar status in Germany fades

June 18, 2013
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Obama’s rockstar status in Germany fades

Some Germans resorted to creative outfits to protest Obama’s visit to Berlin. (Marc Young/Yahoo News)
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Spendthrift elite signals equity slide, behavioural experts warn

June 18, 2013
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By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – Record prices at art auctions in recent weeks and oversubscribed holidays by private jet are among signals that a stock market slump is approaching, if followers of behavioural finance are to be believed.
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Spendthrift elite signals equity slide, behavioral experts warn

June 18, 2013
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By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – Record prices at art auctions in recent weeks and oversubscribed holidays by private jet are among signals that a stock market slump is approaching, if followers of behavioral finance are to be believed.
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Obama plays down NSA spying ‘ruckus’

June 18, 2013
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Obama plays down NSA spying ‘ruckus’

President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast June 17, 2013. (Paul Faith/Reuters/ …President Barack Obama promised in an interview broadcast late Monday that his decision to arm Syrian rebels does not mean the United States is “taking sides in a religious war.” Obama, speaking to PBS’s Charlie Rose, also played...
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Brazil sees largest protests in 20 years

June 18, 2013
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By Todd Benson and Asher Levine SAO PAULO (Reuters) – As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil‘s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.
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