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Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as US Seeks Foothold – New York Times

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Migrants protest as Hungary shutters Budapest train station – Reuters

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

BUDAPEST/BERLIN Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest’s Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as European Union asylum rules came close to collapse under the strain of unprecedented migration. Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing and hissing, and shouting “Germany! Germany!” outside the station. Later they sat down, staring at a police blockade erected at the entrance. Hungarian authorities closed the…

A Primer on Where Pope Stands on Gays, Divorce, Climate – New York Times

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Kentucky clerk’s office denies marriage license to gay couple despite US … – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Inside Ben Carson’s quiet surge – CNN

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

(CNN)Watch out Donald Trump. Here comes Ben Carson. While the bombastic real estate tycoon dominates much of the GOP field, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon with a calm bedside manner is quietly emerging as a serious presidential contender. Carson is tied with Trump for first place in a new Monmouth University survey of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers, with the rest of the field lagging by double digits. The Carson surge comes…

Emails show Hillary’s political sleuthing – Politico

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton–who’s now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year–sounded intrigued when her longtime…

Lenovo Launches Range of Windows 10 Laptops, Desktops Ahead of IFA 2015 – NDTV

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Weeks after the release of Windows 10, computer manufacturers have started to ship new laptops powered by the new desktop operating system. The latest company to announce new Windows 10 laptops is Lenovo, which ahead of the IFA 2015 trade show announced the refresh of its popular E series of ThinkPad laptops to launch ThinkPad E460, E560, E465, and E565. Apart from refreshing the ThinkPad E lineup, Lenovo has launched…

Email shows University of Iowa ‘mandate’ for female coach – DesMoinesRegister.com

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Buy Photo Hawkeyes(Photo: The Register)Buy Photo IOWA CITY, Ia. —University of Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a woman be hired over male candidates for an assistant track coaching job regardless of qualifications, an internal email from the head coach alleges. Attorneys for a male coach who says he was illegally passed over portrayed the email — which the coach’s attorneys received last week as part of a lawsuit against the…

Nicola Sturgeon fails to disclose Rupert Murdoch meeting – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This followed a prolonged charm offensive from Alex Salmond, Ms Sturgeon’s predecessor, who attempted to lavish gifts on the media tycoon and offered him exclusive TV rights for a public event. James Murdoch told the Leveson Inquiry that Mr Salmond was willing to contact Jeremy Hunt, the then Culture Secretary, over News Corp’s aborted takeover of BSkyB “whenever we need him to”. The UK edition of the Sun attacked the…

Is fall’s hottest shoe a status symbol — or a crime against fashion? – New York Post

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Post reporter Kirsten Fleming finally finds a pair of loafers in her size at Bloomingdale’s — after being told they were sold out at other stores.Photo: Anne Wermiel Sitting down on the second floor of Bloomingdale’s, I slip a fur-lined loafer over my swollen, aching foot. It feels like a warm hug from a cuddly cocker spaniel puppy. After all, I’ve spent all day trying to track down a pair…

Hillary Clinton emails: Thousands of new pages released – BBC News

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Image caption Mrs Clinton has defended the use of the private email server Thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails while US secretary of state have been released, including many that have been censored after being deemed classified. Mrs Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election, has been under fire for using a private computer server for work emails while in office. But she says no classified…

UPDATE 2-With glaciers as backdrop, Obama uses Alaska trip to push climate agenda – Reuters

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

(Updates with comments from Obama) By Roberta Rampton ANCHORAGE, Alaska Aug 31 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour aimed at showing how the state’s melting permafrost and eroding coastlines are a preview of bigger disasters to come unless the world does more to slow climate change. With 16 months left in office, Obama is trying to build support for tough new rules…

Map: There are 10 world heritage sites in Iraq and Syria. Nine are in danger. – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Satellite imagery released by the United Nations on Monday has confirmed that the Islamic State destroyed one of the most important ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra this weekend. The destruction of the 1st-century Temple of Bel appears to be part of a broader campaign by the group against not just Palmyra but a variety of ancient sites; a campaign that appears to be motivated by both ideology and greed. Worse still, the Islamic State is only one…

SCOTUS: Kentucky clerk must issue same-sex marriage licenses – CNN

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday night denied an emergency application from a Kentucky clerk who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious objections to same-sex marriage. The clerk, Kim Davis, sought to put a lower court ruling on hold pending appeal, and in a one-page order the Supreme Court refused. Davis is now faced with a lower court order that her office begin issuing licenses…

Chris Christie may ‘turn green and get the Hulk thing going’ if he doesn’t get … – New York Daily News

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie might “turn green and get the Hulk thing going” if he doesn’t get more direct questions at the next debate, he said. The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential contender made the comic book hero quip on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night. Christie counted 20 questions in a row that he didn’t get called on to answer at the last…

D.C. Students Say Pre-Publication Review Of Newspaper By Principal Is ‘Censorship’ – WAMU 88.5

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This story has been updated. Student journalists at Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. are protesting a decision by the school’s new principal to review articles for the student newspaper before they can be published, saying the policy is “ineffective and intimidating” and equating it with censorship. In an editorial published last week, the editors and staff of the Wilson Beacon, the school’s decades-old monthly student newspaper, wrote that Principal…