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Bahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott

© AFP Mphammed Al-ShaikhBahraini protestors hold signs calling for a boycott of the parliamentary elections, during a rally in the Shiite village of Diraz, west of Manama on November 21, 2014Manama (AFP) - Bahrain went to the polls Saturday for its first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the vote in the tiny Gulf monarchy. The key US ally remains divided nearly four years after security forces in

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Obama Promotes Immigration Moves as Boehner Vows Response

President Barack Obama is promoting his immigration initiative with a stop in Las Vegas yesterday and another in Chicago next week, working to counter opposition from House Speaker John Boehner, who vowed Republicans will challenge his use of executive authority. While Congress is on recess next week, Obama will be rallying public support for his action to halt deportations for some undocumented immigrants as he’s sandwiched between critics who say he’s overreaching and others --

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At a far-flung gig, Bill Cosby turns the tables on public outrage

Bill Cosby made his first stop of an endangered U.S. comeback tour Friday and, for at least a short time inside a central Florida theater, turned back the clock on a firestorm.Cosby found an adoring crowd that would clap, laugh, whoop and even raise its fists in solidarity with the embattled entertainer. The comedian responded by serving up his traditional helping of universally relatable humor on subjects such as parenting and marriage, at a time

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Why ‘Arrogant Jerks’ Become Rich And Successful In Silicon Valley

Flickr/FortuneLiveMediaUber CEO Travis KalanickThere's a notion that some people become successful company founders because they have the right "Startup DNA." The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk." Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs share is arrogance. Or worse, just being a huge jerk.  While reporting a long profile of Travis Kalanick last winter, Business Insider found a lot of people who thought Kalanick was a legendary CEO. Friends

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Holder frustrated with Mo. governor over actions before Ferguson grand jury …

President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in separate media messages Friday, urged protesters in Ferguson, Mo., to avoid violence as the nation awaits a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Holder also expressed concerns privately about Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision this week to declare a state of emergency at a news conference and activate the National Guard. The grand jury decision in the Ferguson shooting is expected to be announced

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House Republicans sue Obama over unilateral Obamacare changes (+video)

It an apparent opening salvo in the looming battle between Republicans in Congress and President Obama, a lawyer for the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming the Obama administration acted illegally and unconstitutionally by unilaterally amending the president’s health care reform law.The House voted in July to authorize the lawsuit against the administration, but the actual filing of the litigation comes a day after Obama announced that he would use his executive

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Darren Wilson to resign from Ferguson Police Department, reports say (+video)

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is reportedly in the final stages of a decision to resign from the St. Louis suburb’s force, even as America anxiously awaits the decision of a Missouri grand jury on whether to charge Mr. Wilson in the August killing of black teen Michael Brown.Wilson has told his colleagues that he would resign from the Ferguson Police Department, sources told CNN, in order to take pressure off his fellow officers and

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Palestinian Authority accuses Hamas of plotting against it from Turkish …

Hamas supporters rally in the West Bank, where Palestinian Authority officials say the terror group is seeking to undermine it, with help from an operative in Turkey. (Reuters) Israel and Egypt have Hamas pinned inside Gaza after destroying hundreds of tunnels leading out of the Palestinian enclave, but the terrorist group is coordinating its efforts in the West Bank with logistical help from a command center more than 500 miles away in Turkey, according to

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