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mafia beneficiaries & and sports politiking | along the (head)Lines

In Along the (head)Lines on 23 March 2011 at 8:12 am

More airstrikes against Tripoli; Obama seeks to align allies.

NYT Journalists talk about being captive in Libya.

Even the Japanese mafia has a heart.

Issues of race emerge in Miami when Travis McNeil is the seventh black man to be killed by Miami police officers in eight months.

Ping pong diplomacy.

More Babe Ruth treasures uncovered.

Google on Gaga.

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Bob Buckhorn is mayor of Tampa, beating Rose Ferlita by 63 percent … of the 22.3 percent of people who actually voted.

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Deficits in life, but not in deaths| Along the (head)Lines

In Along the (head)Lines on 27 January 2011 at 10:31 am

I guess I will be needing the snow boots after all. [NYT]

Stress isn’t limited to those in the job market; College freshman are experiencing an all-time low in self-evaluation (perhaps because they went to WKU?). [NYT]

Egyptian youth calling and end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule: “It was the young people who took the initiative and set the date and decided to go.” [NYT]

Obama administration in support of the riots: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that “the Egyptian government has an important opportunity . . . to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.” [Washington Post]

Uganda gay rights activist beaten to death after suing local newspaper: “He was killed by someone who came in his house with a hammer, meaning anyone else could be the next target.” [BBC]

Second underage girl named in prosecution against Italian prime minister: “Using the services of prostitutes is not a crime in Italy, but paying a prostitute aged under 18 is an offence.” Mr. Berlusconi says allegations are politically motivated, and that he has done nothing wrong. [BBC]

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Obama aims for “big things” | Along the (head)Lines

In Along the (head)Lines on 26 January 2011 at 9:51 am

President Obama’s State of the Union address, verbaitim. “We do big things” is the new “tear down this wall.” [NPR]

In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot. [NYT]

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission calls the 2008 recession “avoidable”, driven by low interest rates, mortgage giants, and the failure of regulators: “The crisis was the result of human action and inaction, not of Mother Nature or computer models gone haywire.” [NYT]

In the UK, one of five graduates is unemployed, the highest in more than a decade. [BBC]

Number of troops killed in Afghanistan by roadside bombs 60% higher in 2010, as many as the number in the previous three years combined. [Washington Post]

Egypt-Lebanon-Tunisia worrisome for spreading U.S. pro-democracy influence. [NYT]

Also in Egypt, violent demands for Hosni Murbarak to step down from office [NYT]; meanwhile, Twitter is a no-go. [Village Voice

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Failed politiking & a dose of religion, too | Along the (head)Lines

In Along the (head)Lines on 25 January 2011 at 7:57 am

Officials still unaware of who was behind the Moscow Airport bombing. But one thing is clear: “They’d like to be bombing planes and they can’t, so they’re bombing airports.” [NYT]

Among the dead from the bombing is former acclaimed writer Anna Yablonskaya, one of the “new young voices of Russian drama.” [BBC]

Rahm Emanuel ousted from Chicago’s mayoral ballot: “Mr. Emanuel failed to meet a state code stipulating that candidates for mayor reside in the city they hope to lead for at least a full year before an election.” [NYT]

Who will get the Presidential nod at this evening’s State of the Union address? [Washington Post]

Creating jobs is the State of the Union’s “number one focus.” [BBC]

Hezbollah and allies won enough support for candidate Najib Miqati as leader of Lebanon, “unleashing angry protests.” Final ballot will be cast Tuesday. [NYT]

Australia charges three Indonesian men for the Christmas Island shipwreck last month: “The three men – aged 22, 60 and 32 – were charged with ‘facilitating the bringing to Australia of a group of five or more persons’, police said.” [BBC]

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