Spotlight On America Archived # 1

 

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U.S. senators penalize Pakistan for jailing CIA helper

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators scandalized by Pakistan’s jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden voted on Thursday to cut aid to Islamabad by $33 million (21 million pounds) — one million for each year in the doctor’s sentence. “It’s arbitrary, but the hope is that Pakistan will realize we are serious,” 
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2009, following a news conference on health care legislation.

FIGHTING FOREVER AND EVER
‘IF WE DON’T CHANGE.. THIS COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE’

TEXAS INJUSTICE
How Many Innocent Men Has The State Executed?

SHOCK REPORT: Texas Put Another Innocent Man To Death

WELCOME TO THE PRISON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Louisiana’s Incarceration Rate Now Nearly Triples Iran’s

INTELLIGENT DESIGN
11 Ideas That Changed Graphics For Good

“California, 90420?: The great marijuana hypocrisy

As a new documentary makes clear, social attitudes on pot are half-baked and even dangerous

A still from “California 90420″

Fear the zombie drone

How do you safely launch thousands of new aircraft into already crowded skies? The safety concerns of domestic UAVs

Fear the zombie drone

HERE TO STAY

James Cameron: I’m In The ‘Avatar’ Business Now

YOU ZUCK
Why He Might Drive Wall Street Nuts

THE WEEK IN CULTURE

KENTUCKY DERBY COMEBACK

 

Howard Fineman: Betting On Candidates The Way You’d Bet On A Horse

The Kentucky Derby: The 138th Run for the Roses

The famous Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky., hosts one of the biggest horse races in the world.

SOLD
‘The Scream’ Breaks A World Record

The Globetrotters

Georgetown prof: US not overstretched; ‘our world role is affordable’

US Iran

SURPRISE VISIT ON
BIN LADEN ANNIVERSARY

SUPERSIZE PRICE TAG
America’s Growing Obesity Sends Costs Soaring

ARIZONA IN COURT
Supremes To Consider Controversial Immigration Law Today

On The Blog: Arizona Law Shorthand For ‘They Don’t Want Us Here’

WALSTREET
Retailer Likely To Escape Criminal Charges In Bribery Scandal

Justice Department Investigating Walmart Since Last Year

SCHOLAR’S PARADISE
New Partnership Creates Dazzling High-Tech Classrooms

HUSHED UP
Wal-Mart Buried Mammoth Corruption Case After Intense Internal Debate

CUT OFF AND LEFT OUT
On Navajo Reservation, No Internet Access Means New Form Of Isolation

Hearthrob Zac Eftron waved to hundreds of screaming fans at the US premiere of The Lucky One and said he found bulking up for the role a challenge.

U.S. TROOPS POSED WITH BODY PARTS OF AFGHAN INSURGENTS

MIDWEST MAYHEM
Devastating Tornadoes Rip Through Multiple U.S. States

120 Storms… 5 Dead… 75% Of Iowa Town Destroyed… PHOTOS

COLLECTOR’S ITEMS
Threats, Insults, Lies Increasingly Used Against America’s Indebted

RAID FIRST…
ASK QUESTIONS LATER

TAXING SITUTATION

‘We’re Getting To A Situation Where The Only People Who Will Get Face-To-Face Audits Are The 1 Percent’

GENIUS GONE

Geraldo Rivera: ‘TV’s Best, Most Formidable Investigative Reporter Ever’.. Joe Scarborough: ‘He Never Gave Comfort To The Powerful’.. Ann Curry: ‘Tough Questions Are Being Asked In Heaven Today’

YOUR FUTURE, OUR PROBLEM
How Student Loan Debt Threatens The Entire Recovery

The Funniest

 Despite the smooth, confident exteriors of our Mad Men, we know that they’re falling apart on the inside. The Modernist promise of Mies‘ structures cannot last for ever, progress cannot be sustained, power is not eternal. But the illusion of it is still sexy, the longing still holds sway.   Our man may be falling, but we’re with him all the way.

 

GET IT?
Romney Tells ‘Humorous’ Story Of Father Closing Down Factory

Whitney Houston died in accidental drowning – coroner

A mourner holds up a poster of Whitney Houston in front of church where here funeral was held on 17 February 2012
The pop star was laid to rest in her home state of New Jersey after a star-studded funeral

Whitney Houston’s death was caused by accidental drowning, but drug abuse and heart disease were also factors, a coroner has ruled.

Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said drug tests indicated the 48-year-old US singer was a chronic cocaine user.

The announcement ends weeks of speculation over the cause of Houston’s death.

She was found submerged in the bath of her Los Angeles hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards on 11 February.

In a statement, the LA County Coroner’s office described Houston’s manner of death as an “accident”, adding that “no trauma or foul play is suspected”.

The cause was cited as drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”.

Other drugs found in her blood included marijuana, as well as an anti-anxiety drug, a muscle relaxant and an allergy medication.

But these were not factors in her death, the coroner’s statement said.

Patricia Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law and manager, told the Associated Press news agency: “We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.”

The pop star was laid to rest at a cemetery in her home state of New Jersey after a funeral that was attended by celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige.

The singer, who was one of the world’s best selling artists from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, had a long battle with drug addiction.





GOP Candidates Not Sure What to Say About the Economy

Associated Press

Now that the unemployment rate has improved several months in a row, Mitt Romney has had to shift his message on the economy, while Rick Santorum has stopped talking about it at all.

ONE-MAN ROADBLOCK
Meet The Biggest Obstacle To Serious Economic Recovery

17,000 TIMES A MONTH, ALL HOURS OF THE DAY
Struggling Veterans Flood Crisis Hotline

President Barack Obama has described the situation in Syria as “heartbreaking”, but said that unilateral US military intervention there would be a mistake. In his first news conference of 2012, Mr Obama warned his critics not to forget the cost of war.

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference

A MOTHER’S GIFT
Stoppard, Shakespeare And A Cultural Awakening

‘ENORMOUS DOWNSIDES’

UK Foreign Minister Warns Iran Strike Would Carry Huge Costs

CELEBRATING A LEGEND

Memories And More From Whitney’s Funeral

A+
Adele Scores Clean Sweep, Goes 6 For 6 At The Grammys… Sings Soulful Hit ‘Rolling In The Deep’… Wows In Dress

CELEBS REMEMBER WHITNEY HOUSTON…
Jennifer Hudson’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ Tribute… Late Etta James Honored… PHOTOS: Music’s Biggest Night… Jay-Z, Kanye Win Honor, Fail To Show Up… Rihanna vs. Chris Brown: Who Was Better?… Stars Tweet The Show… Scarface-Inspired Dress… Red Carpet Fashion

GOODIE FOR GOOGLE

U.S. Expected To Greenlight $12.5 Billion Deal

THE YOUNG AND THE JOBLESS
Study: Employment Rate For Young Adults At Lowest Level In 60 Years

SHAKY FOUNDATIONS
America’s Infrastructure Problems Go Beyond ‘Crumbling Roads And Bridges’

The 18th Screen Actors Guild awards – one of the key film award ceremonies in the run-up to next month’s Oscars – took place at the Shrine Exposition Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The Shrine Exposition Centre in Los Angeles

 

FOND FAREWELL
House Bids Emotional Goodbye To Gabrielle Giffords

‘The Brightest Star This Congress Has Ever Seen’… ‘Gabby, We Love You’… WATCH: Obama Embraces Giffords At State Of The Union

70TH BIRTHDAY FOR ALI In this file photo, Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie shakes hands with guests after a welcoming ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament in Louisville, Ky. The three-time heavyweight boxing champion will celebrate a milestone birthday Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, when he turns 70. Ali will be surrounded by friends who are gathering Saturday evening, Jan. 14, 2012, for a birthday party at the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville.

Muhammad Ali Gears Up For Milestone Birthday Celebration

Muhammad Ali Birthday Celebration

Alison Walker watches over Chris Burden’s large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, during the media preview at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The sculpture, modelled after a fast-paced futuristic city with 1,100 miniature cars running through an elaborate system of roadway tracks at a scale speed of about 240mph, is meant to evoke the energy of a city.

Alison Walker watches over Chris Burden's large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II

 


BARRED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT
SUPREME COURT SHIELDS CHURCH FROM MINISTER’S LAWSUIT

HERE’S TO ANOTHER DECADE?

GUANTANAMO TURNS 10… New Indefinite Detention Law Could Keep Prison Open – To U.S. Citizens – For Years To Come

THE BUZZ STARTS HERE

5 Tech Terms You Won’t Be Able To Avoid

BREATHE EASY
Insurer Profits Up In Wake Of Health Care Law They Opposed

Arnold and Maria Reconciliation Watch Is On

Most Expensive Book in the World; In Defense of Celebrity Memoirs

Today in publishing and literature: The bidding for a rare copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of North America is expected to top $10 million.

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?

Verizon Backtracks On $2 Fee After Uproar

Minimum Wage Raise Coming To Eight States After New Year

Dollarbill

Credit Card Spending Increased Over Holidays

Holiday Credit Card

SHAME: YOUNG VETERANS FACE 30 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The main flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis in the Orbiter Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. Members of the media got close views of the orbiter, which is being prepared for permanent display.

The main flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis

 

 

THE TIME HAS COME
Hopes Grow That Obama Will Back Financial Transaction Tax In 2012

BANANAS TIMES INFINITY
MANHOOD MEASURING CONTEST SPARKS HUMANIZATION MISSION

Intensity Grips Primary, But All Rides Must Come To An End
Bachmann Coins New Term.. Contender ‘Consistent’ Since Changing ‘His Mind’
Old Controversy Revived.. Candidate To Pull Off ‘Ahh, Screw It’ Surprise?

Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

“Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centered and even solipsistic,” Hitchens wrote nearly a year ago in Vanity Fair, but his own final labors were anything but: in the last 12 months, he produced for this magazine a piece on U.S.-Pakistani relations in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, a portrait of Joan Didion, an essay on the Private Eye retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a prediction about the future of democracy in Egypt, a meditation on the legacy of progressivism in Wisconsin, and a series of frank, graceful, and exquisitely written essays in which he chronicled the physical and spiritual effects of his disease. At the end, Hitchens was more engaged, relentless, hilarious, observant, and intelligent than just about everyone else—just as he had been for the last four decades.

“My chief consolation in this year of living dyingly has been the presence of friends,” he wrote in the June 2011 issue. He died in their presence, too, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. May his 62 years of living, well, so livingly console the many of us who will miss him dearly.

“Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls.”

The Iraq War Is Officially Over

AP

Marines lowered the American flag in Baghdad today, symbolically marking the end of the United State’s military intervention in Iraq.

Occupy Long Beach

Stormy Weather

Dec. 12, 2011
Long Beach, California

A protester faces riot police during an attempt to shut down West Coast ports.

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