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Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani
The Iranian attorney who fought for the freedom of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been imprisoned for representing him and other oppressed in Iran. Religious rights attorney, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, risked his own life to free a Christian pastor, and now the Iranian regime has thrown him in prison, a nine years sentence, for doing so.
AP News: Greek stocks soar on pro-bailout party's poll gain
Published: 24 minutes ago ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek stock markets rebounded strongly on Monday from a 22-year low on hopes a pro-bailout party will win crucial national elections next month, which would avoid a catastrophic rift with international creditors and keep the struggling country within the euro currency union.
Our Meals are 4 Times Larger Than in the 1950s (Infographic)
In a country where a diner can get a free 72-ounce steak (5,760 calories, 480 grams of fat) -- if eaten with a shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, roll, and butter within an hour, without getting sick -- is it any wonder that we're bursting at the seams? (Well, our clothing at least.)
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The Big Takeover: The Stranglers - Giants (Coursegood)
The Stranglers won't always be with us. It just seems that way. Though the band is in its 38th year of existence, that impression of omnipresence gains resonance (despite the artwork above) after listening to "Giants ," the band's 17th record and best since former singer and guitarist Hugh Cornwell left to pursue a solo career in 1990.
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Calculated Risk: MBA: Mortgage Delinquencies decline in Q4
by CalculatedRisk on 2/16/2012 10:00:00 AM The MBA reported that 11.96 percent of mortgage loans were either one payment delinquent or in the foreclosure process in Q4 2011 (delinquencies seasonally adjusted). This is down from 12.41 percent in Q3 2011 and is the lowest level since 2008.
Apparent heart attack at Heart Attack Grill - CBS News
The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is proud of its name. It warns customers, "This establishment is bad for your health." Man stricken eating heart attack grill burgerVideo: A meal to die for So this story may sound too good to be true: A customer at the restaurant, while eating a 6,000-calorie burger called the Triple Bypass Burger, was stricken with an apparent heart attack.
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A. An employer is required to provide its employees health insurance that covers birth control. B. An employer is required to provide its employees health insurance. The health insurance company is required to cover birth control. I can understand someone endorsing both A and B, and I can understand someone rejecting both A and B.
The 1st Annual New York City Duck-Off!
Amateur and professional cooks are invited to prepare their most creative duck dish - anything from charcuterie to cassoulet - for this first-ever duck cookery contest! All cooks must use local ducks, and bring enough of their dish for 150 to 200 tasting portions.
HuffPo Media Group Expands Team - Editorial @ FolioMag.com
After AOL's layoff of 900 staff last week (the U.S. division losing 300 members), the Huffington Post Media Group has begun hiring. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, will join the HuffPo Media Group and AOL as strategic impact advisor. Stone says, "My goal in partnering with AOL and The Huffington Post Media Group is ambitious but vitally important.