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Whoopi Goldberg and ‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden Take the Train Together

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg had quite the Friday, spending time with both the first lady and the vice president. Goldberg participated in the White House’s workshop on Hollywood, which encouraged high school students to pursue careers in film. Goldberg, who shared the stage with actress Blake Lively and producer Harvey Weinstein, among other, had to leave the event early because she ...

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UNESCO Revokes U.S. Voting Rights

UNESCO revoked the America’s right to vote in it’s council on Nov. 8, 2013, on account of its refusal to pay its dues to the international organization. The U.S. international influence took a hit Friday, after the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization suspended America’s voting rights in the council.  UNESCO deals with the tasks of designating World Heritage sites, ...

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Square May Follow Twitter Into IPO in Early 2014

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may decide to take his Square credit card reader for smartphones public in 2014 following the success of the micro-blogging site’s IPO. Square CEO Jack Dorsey may take advantage of what seems to be a profitable market bubble for technology stocks by taking his mobile payments company public in early 2014 to follow the successful initial ...

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Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

President Obama said his administration is working hard to fix the website and it should be functioning much better by the end of November. President Obama has apologized for pledging repeatedly that Americans who want to keep their existing health insurance plans can do so under his new health care law. Millions of people are now having their health insurance ...

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Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

President Obama said he never would have approved dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012. Addressing reports that his campaign staff considered dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012, President Obama said he never would have approved such a move and he lavished praise on Biden as a friend and adviser. Asked ...

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Distorted Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3 Percent

October’s jobs report is distorted because of the timing of the shutdown. The government’s job report released Friday says the nation added 204,000 jobs in October and that the unemployment rate ticked upward, to 7.3 percent. Those numbers are marred, however, by the government shutdown, and it may be months before data not distorted by the 16-day October shutdown are ...

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Report: Arafat Was Poisoned With Polonium-210

Reports released by Swiss scientists say that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by Polonium. Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is reported to have died from poisoning according to Al-Jazeera. The Arab network has published the conclusions of Swiss scientists’ reports that support the allegations on its website. Arafat died from a stroke in 2004, according to medical records. ...

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Reddit Co-Founder Wants ‘More Nerds in Office’

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion believes more tech-savvy staffers on the Hill has contributed to Congress backing away from laws curbing Internet freedom. Washington is known for its wonks and hired geeks, but “more nerds in office” would bring more tech savvy to Capitol Hill, says Alexis Ohanion, co-founder of social news website Reddit. Startup investor and Internet freedom advocate Ohanion ...

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Monkey Mind Control Could Lead to Treatment for Paralyzed Patients

Duke University researchers taught rhesus monkeys to control virtual arms with their minds. It’s an unusual path, but promising therapy for paralyzed patients may come from the work of monkeys. Researchers at Duke University conducted a study in which monkeys learned to control the movement of virtual arms by using just their brains. These findings could prove particularly useful for ...

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Ready for Hillary Taps Running Start Founder to Lead Women’s Outreach

Jessica Grounds, Director of the Women’s Office for Ready for Hillary, a group pushing for a presidential bid by Hillary Clinton. Women will be a pivotal part of the Hillary Clinton voting bloc, if the former secretary of state does indeed make a run at the White House in 2016. Thus the “Ready for Hillary” political action committee made a ...

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