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Instagram Leaks What Looks A Lot Like A Snapchat Clone

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | July 24, 2014 | Technology
Instagram may be following in the footsteps of its parent company, Facebook, by developing a Snapchat clone -- and prematurely leaking it, too. Last night, some Android users reported seeing a notification in their Instagram feed announcing Bolt, a “one tap photo messaging app," The Verge...

Russian Sanctions Spark AK-47 Buying Frenzy In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | July 24, 2014 | Business
In an effort to keep arms away from Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine, the United States may have kicked off something of an arms race back home. The Obama administration last week announced a new round of sanctions against Russia that it says are intended to discourage Russia from...

Scalia And Company May Have Already Shown Their Hand On Obamacare Subsidies

Politico | Paige Lavender | July 24, 2014 | Politics
It is true, as the plaintiffs argued, that a single provision of the statute provides that subsidies shall be available to exchanges established by states, and that that provision does not also mention the federal government.

Joe Biden Tears Into Voter ID Laws During Jobs Speech

AP | Mollie Reilly | July 24, 2014 | Politics
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities. Biden spoke at the National Urban League conference, where the theme is "One Nation Underemployed." Biden said the keys to putting more people...

Essie Introduces Nail Polish Vending Machines So We Now Have No Excuse For Bare Nails

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | July 24, 2014 | Style
We've all been there: You're standing in front of a vending machine, trying to make the harrowing decision of what to buy, and suddenly, you think to yourself, "Man, I could really use a manicure right now." OK, so maybe this has never happened to you exactly, but...

Judge Strikes Down Indiana's Contentious 'Right-To-Work' Law

Shadee Ashtari | July 24, 2014 | Politics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012.Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras determined the law violates the state constitution by forcing unions to provide services to workers without...

Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Sen. Mark Pryor's (D-Ark.) re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills. "I appreciate Secretary Vilsack's quick approval of...

Bartender Lights Customer's Face On Fire While Making 'Flaming Lamborghini' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 24, 2014 | Weird News
A bartender in Lithuania accidentally set a customer's face on fire while making a drink, and the gruesome moment was captured on video. The incident happened July 11 at Naktinis Tbilisis club in Panevezys, according to an article in the Lithuanian news portal Lrytas, per a translation by...

Bernie Sanders Offers A Lower-Cost Solution To Improve VA Health Care Services

AP | AP | July 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Thursday that a new proposal to improve veterans' access to health care would...

How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Minimum Wage, 5 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | July 24, 2014 | Business
Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an hour. Since that time, the minimum wage has stayed flat, while the cost of living has marched steadily higher. The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index...

Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon Is Out

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | July 24, 2014 | Business
Walmart’s U.S. chief Bill Simon is leaving the company after a rough four years. The 54-year-old will be replaced by Greg Foran, 53, Walmart’s current president and CEO in Asia. The reason for his departure is not clear. The retail giant has been struggling recently. U.S. store sales have...

15,000 Detroit Homes Had Their Water Shut Off. You Can Help Where The Government Won't

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | July 24, 2014 | Impact
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit against Detroit. Thousands gathered in protest over the weekend and advocates are calling on the United Nations to help. But it's the tenacity of two concerned non-Detroit residents that will help the thousands of...

European Politicians Want To Turn The Iron Curtain Into A Bike Path

The Guardian | Farah Mohamed | July 24, 2014 | World
It used to be the death strip that kept the enemy at bay. Now the former Iron Curtain could come to serve a more benign purpose. This week a group of European politicians presented plans to promote the old dividing line between east and west as a cycling route. The...

Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 8-Year Low

AP | AP | July 24, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years...

GM Profit Plummets 85 Percent On Recall Costs

Associated Press | Reuters | July 24, 2014 | Business
(Adds Breakingviews link, updates share price) By Ben Klayman DETROIT, July 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co reported a much lower second-quarter profit on Thursday due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective...

Try This 18-Minute Ritual For Incredible Focus

Nicole Edine | July 24, 2014 | Small Business
We think of rituals as something for religious observances and major life occurrences--something you do in church or on the day you get married. But research shows that not allrituals have to be big, formal and public to be effective. An action as small, private and seemingly...

Former News Of The World Reporter Gets Suspended Sentence Over Phone Hacking

Catherine Taibi | July 24, 2014 | Media
LONDON (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Dan Evans, 38, had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on voicemails of some 200 celebrities between 2003 and 2010 in...

How Putin Is Shaping The Next U.S. Free Trade Deal

Zach Carter | July 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Three dozen environmental groups sent a letter to the Obama administration on Thursday asking it to reject part of a proposed trade deal with the European Union that would give a major boost to fracking in the U.S. Multiple sets of documents leaked recently show...

Dirty Bathrooms, No Privacy: The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

Dave Jamieson | July 24, 2014 | Parents
Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost wages, lack of privacy and dirty bathrooms. (Photo: David Leahy via Getty Images) In February 2012, a fast-food worker...

Study: Financial Education Key For Domestic Violence Survivors

Melissa Jeltsen | July 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Marina A. has no bruises or scars from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. That is, unless you look at her bank account. “My husband was in total control of the money,” she told The Huffington Post at a conference on financial abuse...
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