<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/rula-jebreal-msnbc-palestine_n_5614177.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">MSNBC Plunged Into New Controversy Over Its Israel-Palestine Coverage</a>

MSNBC Plunged Into New Controversy Over Its Israel-Palestine Coverage

The MSNBC contributor who tore into the channel’s coverage of Israel and Palestine returned to the airwaves on Tuesday night, only to find herself in a new controversy about her status at the network.

Rula Jebreal’s contention that MSNBC was “disgustingly biased” towards Israel went viral on Monday and Tuesday, especially after she tweeted that her subsequent appearances on the network had been canceled. Jebreal was then booked on “All In,” where she had a very contentious discussion with host Chris Hayes about MSNBC and the media in general.

Hayes asserted that MSNBC was …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-l-khrushcheva/putin-malaysia-airliner-kal-007_b_5613784.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Putin's Tipping Point? Remembering What Happened When the Soviets Shot Down a Plane</a>

Putin's Tipping Point? Remembering What Happened When the Soviets Shot Down a Plane


When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long memory recalled the Soviet Union’s attack, 31 years ago this September, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007, and its political consequences.

Back then, the Kremlin first lied to the world by saying that it had nothing to do with the missing KAL plane. Later it claimed that the South Korean jet …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-schroeder/tony-dungy-michael-sam_b_5611199.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Why Tony Dungy Is Right About the Michael Sam Distraction</a>

Why Tony Dungy Is Right About the Michael Sam Distraction

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has been taking heat this week for commenting that he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay football player.

Since his initial comments, Dungy has released a clarification statement, which wasn’t much better than his first comment, explaining his reasoning — namely, that drafting Michael Sam would create a distraction because of the overwhelming media attention it would bring.

Dungy is right. (Well, sort of.)

The first openly gay football player being drafted into the NFL has garnered, and will undoubtedly continue to capture, …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/gm-recall-general-motors-cars_n_5614202.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">GM Announces Another 6 Recalls Covering 717,950 Vehicles</a>

GM Announces Another 6 Recalls Covering 717,950 Vehicles

DETROIT, July 23 (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

None of the recalls were related to the ignition switch issues that have caused nearly 15 million recalls of GM vehicles worldwide this year. The new set of recalls brings GM’s recalls worldwide this year to nearly 30 million.

The largest recall is for a potentially loose bolt in power adjustable front seats for several cars from model years 2010 and 2012.

Vehicles involved in the recalls announced Wednesday have been linked to two …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/jacques-renaud-halal-tweet-dead-child-gaza_n_5613297.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">French Deputy Mayor Allegedly Makes Insensitive Comment About Dead Child In Gaza</a>

French Deputy Mayor Allegedly Makes Insensitive Comment About Dead Child In Gaza

A politician in western France has received backlash following an insensitive tweet in reference to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After a Twitter account that appears to belong to Montreuil-Juigné Deputy Mayor Jacques Renaud compared a dead child to halal meat Wednesday, the social network erupted with sharp criticism of the political figure’s callous remark.

The controversy began when the account shared a tweet pledging support for the Jewish people in France who have recently been the target of anti-Semitic attacks. A French Twitter user responded to Renaud’s comment with a question about the …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tilman-ehrbeck/can-india-achieve-financi_b_5610403.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?</a>

Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?

The new Government of India has made financial inclusion one of the corner stones in its modernization aspirations for the country. In his first budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set the target of a financial account for each woman and each man in every Indian household by August 2015. This ambitious target is a recognition of how important access to basic financial transaction services — and ultimately to better savings, credit and insurance options — are for full economic citizenship in a country where more than 80 percent of people live …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-illich-phd/how-mindfulness-makes-you-powerful_b_5613568.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful</a>

How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful

As an executive coach and leadership consultant, I think a lot about power in the work place and beyond. What is it? Where does it come from? How does it work?

Conventional thinking has us believe that power is the ability to push through, drive for results and get things done. Business and management books are full of this fare. They brim with strategies for how to drill down, source root causes and eliminate weak links. They teach us how to identify opportunities, dodge threats and launch strategies that move the needle. And they offer up sage advice …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/10-reasons-i-love-futbol-_b_5613154.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)</a>

10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)


I didn’t grow up in a sporty family.

Our primary sport was reading, punctuated by a few bicycle races in Europe (see #5). In fact, I can’t even remember a single sporting event on the TV in our house growing up, except the Olympics. Which, oh, yeah, my dad was in for skeet-shooting, and oh, yeah, I did grow up in gun clubs around America — but that’s an odd sport, which I mostly associate with the smell of cigarette smoke, gunpowder, and scotch on the rocks.

So I was surprised at how drawn in I …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/oregon-medicaid-enrollment_n_5614145.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Oregon's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback</a>

Oregon's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking to avoid. The problems come amid nationwide growing pains …read more

Source: Business


Future Islands to headline Union Market’s second music festival

By Margaret Ely

Teaming up with D.C.-based music site All Things Go, Union Market’s Dock 5 event space will host its second music festival September 13.

The inaugural “Fall Classic” will feature Future Islands, Tove Lo, HAERTS, Bear Hands, US Royalty, Panama Wedding, Sun Club and Young Summer. As with almost any Union Market event, the food selection is a big draw. Toki Underground, the Bespoke Kitchen, Takorean and Dolcezza will all be there.

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