<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/state-department-north-korea_n_5748424.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">State Dept. Asks North Korea To Release U.S. Detainees 'Out Of Humanitarian Concern'</a>

State Dept. Asks North Korea To Release U.S. Detainees 'Out Of Humanitarian Concern'

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained there “out of humanitarian concern” and grant one of them special amnesty to seek medical care.

Three U.S. citizens – Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller – asked the American government for help returning home on Monday in rare interviews with CNN set up by the North Korean government. Bae is serving a 15-year sentence, others are awaiting trial.

“There is no greater priority for us than the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad …read more

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Peak cheesiness and painful sincerity: New music from Maroon 5 and Counting Crows

By Allison Stewart

“If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me.”

— Adam Levine, GQ, July 2014

Keith Richards calls it Lead Vocalist Syndrome. Its symptoms include a bloated self-regard that often masks a profound insecurity, a susceptibility to flattery, and a refusal to attend soundcheck. It’s almost always terminal.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/white-house-north-korea-detainees_n_5748232.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">White House: Securing Release Of Detainees In North Korea A Top Priority</a>

White House: Securing Release Of Detainees In North Korea A Top Priority

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it was continuing to do all that it can to secure the release of three Americans detained in North Korea, after they made a televised appeal for help from the U.S. government.

The three spoke to the cable channel CNN on Monday, with one of the prisoners saying his health was failing and another describing his situation as “urgent.”
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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/russell-wilson-michael-jordan_n_5748344.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Russell Wilson Got Some Advice From Michael Jordan During The Offseason</a>

Russell Wilson Got Some Advice From Michael Jordan During The Offseason

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports

It’s good to be a champion. Just ask Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

A season ago, Wilson was a second-year NFL quarterback trying to find his place in the league. But after securing his first Super Bowl win back in February, Wilson made an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman. He sat courtside at a Nets game with Jay Z and Beyoncé. And according to him, he spent some time speaking with Michael Jordan at MJ’s golf tournament—and received some excellent advice from the NBA …read more

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Cavna: Read This: Gene Luen Yang’s rousing comics speech at the 2014 National Book Festival gala

By Michael Cavna

SOON, IT WILL be on video. For now, it’s absolutely worth reading in print. Over the weekend, the acclaimed author Gene Luen Yang delivered a speech to an esteemed assemblage of National Book Festival gala guests and organizers and sponsors at the Library of Congress. On this eve of the 14th annual festival, the slate of great speakers included authors E.L. Doctorow, Nina Khruscheva and Kai Bird, who followed festival board co-chair David M. Rubinstein and Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington to the stage. But the speaker who perhaps faced the highest …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/obama-congress-iraq-airstrikes_n_5748170.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq</a>

Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq to help deliver a humanitarian aid to the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli, the White House said in a statement.

Iraqi security forces backed by Shi’ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, after U.S. military carried out air strikes on IS militant positions …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-harris/the-75th-anniversary-of-t_b_5748182.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The 75th Anniversary of the Second World War: Contemporary Lessons</a>

The 75th Anniversary of the Second World War: Contemporary Lessons

Exactly 75 years ago today, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, which valiantly sought to resist the onslaught, but was overwhelmed by the numerically and technologically superior invading army.

Two days later, on September 3, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany. The history of the ensuing years, until the day of Germany’s surrender on May 8, 1945, has been extraordinarily well documented.

Over the course of nearly six years of battle on the European continent – not to mention other key military theaters in North Africa, the Middle East, and, of course, Asia – an estimated 50-60 million …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/merkel-isis_n_5747976.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe</a>

Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe

By Noah Barkin

BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany and Europe.

A day after Berlin announced it would send anti-tank rockets, assault rifles and hand grenades to the Kurds, Merkel said Germany had a responsibility to intervene in the conflict to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq, citing evidence of ethnic cleansing by Islamic State fighters.

“The far-reaching destabilization of an entire region affects …read more

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs In America

24/7 Wall St.: After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered. So far this year, the United States has added roughly 1.6 million jobs. And in the 10 years through 2022, the BLS estimates that employment will grow by over 15 million jobs, or by 11 percent.

Some jobs are expected to better capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others. For example, industrial-organizational psychologists are expected to grow 53.4 percent, the fastest in the nation, and occupations in the health sector are also anticipated to …read more

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