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DHAKA - The death toll from the catastrophic collapse of a Bangladesh factory building, the world's worst industrial accident since the Bhopal disaster in India in 1984, climbed above 1,000 and more bodies might still be trapped inside as rescuers struggle to end the salvage operation. Full Article
Implications of Governor Romney's Tax Proposals: FAQs and Responses
A recent TPC paper examined tradeoffs among revenues, progressivity and tax rates in tax reform. It concluded that, under certain assumptions, any revenue-neutral plan along the lines Governor Romney has outlined would reduce taxes for high-income households, thus requiring higher taxes on other, even if the plan's financing is as progressive as possible, given the available tax expenditures.
A defining gap: Seniors for Romney, Millennials for Obama
The first-time voters back President Obama. That much-debated gender gap? The generation gap is wider. In a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, most 65-and-older seniors support Romney while young adults under 30 back Obama by almost 2-1. The 18-percentage-point difference in their presidential choices is one of the electorate's biggest demographic divides, and it helps define campaign strategies for both sides.
What chronic stress does to your brain
What does chronic stress do to your brain? Yale University researchers have found that chronic stress plays havoc on the brain by blocking out an important gene that protects the brain from depression.
10 Things You Get Now That Obamacare Survived | Mother Jones
The US Supreme Court on Thursday largely upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the centerpiece of President Obama's first term in office. Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative appointed by George W. Bush, joined with the high court's four liberals and penned the majority opinion.
Amazon.com: Yes, Chef: A Memoir (9780385342605): Marcus Samuelsson: Books
Marcus Samuelsson is a genius in the kitchen, but his real skill is in maneuvering. "Yes, Chef" is an intriguing little look at ambition, how to climb to the top of your field and make the most of your friends and family. He's a take no prisoners kind of guy, adept at using people and then losing them.
AP News: Negotiators closing in on student loan deal
ALAN FRAM Published: Today President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Washington, to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1.
10 Pranks That Will Spice Up Your Relationship
No matter how great the chemistry, every relationship can get dull at times. What better way to spice things up than a playful prank? We're not talking about saran-wrapping the toilet; the best practical jokes are the ones that leave both parties laughing.
Mitt Romney Is Terrible For Traffic
In the war of partisan trash talk that frequently consumes online political media, one truth has emerged from this year's election coverage that transcends ideology: No one wants to read about Mitt Romney.
News from The Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad appointed a loyalist as prime minister Wednesday as he battles a 15-month uprising against his rule that has grown increasingly violent, the government said. Riad Farid Hijab, a member of the ruling Baath Party and the former agriculture minister, will form a new government following last month's parliamentary elections.
Mitt Romney's big green flop
A Bay State solar panel developer that landed a state loan from Mitt Romney when he was Massachusetts governor has gone belly up - a day after the GOP presidential hopeful ripped President Obama's green-energy investments. Lowell-based Konarka Technologies announced late yesterday that it filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and will cease operations, lay off its 85 workers and liquidate.
A New York Times Whodunit
When Arthur Sulzberger Jr. turned 60 years old, in September, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times threw a big birthday party at the Copacabana on West 47th Street in Manhattan.