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Sep 1, 2011

Even a decade later, US not prepared for 9/11-like disaster

A new bipartisan report finds the US needs to make many improvements on the national security front, including a renewed commitment to human rights. #9/11 #NewsTracker #Terrorism

Aug 31, 2011

Ahead of anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Obama looks to heal

The Obama administration is promoting the 9/11 anniversary as a day of 'service and remembrance'—and a day to honour the victims of extremism 'in every nation around the world.' #9/11 #Barack Obama #Islam #White House

Aug 30, 2011

Still the war-monger, Cheney settles scores in new memoir

Cheney's new memoir, In My Time, offers new details about the former VP's personal and political life -- and gives him a chance to hurl a few insults at Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell. #BuzzPatrol #Colin Powell #Dick Cheney #George W. Bush #White House

Aug 29, 2011

All things buzzy and viral: The World Wide Web gets its own newspaper

Could you cover the world wide web just as a newspaper would cover a small town somewhere? The Daily Dot plans to do just that. But Bernice Yeung says it doesn't quite work. #Daily Dot #GigaOM #MediaCrit #Newspaper #social media platforms #Technology/Internet

Aug 29, 2011

Irene spares New York City, but was it all just hype?

Despite more than a dozen deaths, widespread flooding, and $3 billion in damage, some pundits say Irene was over-hyped. #Hurricane Irene #Natural Disaster #New York City

Aug 25, 2011

The rise and fall of Suzy Singh, Master Chef’s last Asian contestant

Suzy Singh could have been the Indian-American kitchen Rambo, the rebel who chucked up engineering for cooking. But the only Asian left standing on Master Chef turned out to be yet another stereotype. #Asian stereotypes #CultureDecoder #Master Chef #Suzy Singh

Aug 24, 2011

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn outcome: When the justice system works

DSK’s release is not a blow to women’s rights. It is instead a tribute to the American criminal justice system and its prosecutors. #American Legal system #Dominique Strauss-Kahn #DSK #HowThisWorks

Aug 23, 2011

Grim poll numbers for a vacationing Obama

With Obama about halfway through his 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, a new national survey finds the president behind in the polls. #Barack Obama #Libya #NumberCrunching #President #Republican National Committee #White House

Aug 22, 2011

US hikers in Iran become political pawns in Mideast tensions

Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will serve eight years in an Iranian prison for charges including espionage. But it's not hard to deduce that the duo are political pawns, not US spies. #Espionage #Iran #Iran hikers #Middle East #PoliticsDecoder #Syria

Aug 19, 2011

Desi claims to be FBI informant, deported over cough medicine

Arvinder Singh is one of tens of thousands of US immigrants with a criminal conviction awaiting deportation. #Arvinder Singh #Deportation #DHS #FBI #IndiansAbroad #United States #USImmigration #WhatAStory