Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas
Apr23

Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas

Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas By Don Harrison SAN DIEGO—Anyone who has flown to Israel has experienced the tough, pointed questioning that Israeli security officers will ask tourists about why they are going to Israel, who they are going to see, what their business is, and so forth. The questioning is intense, blunt, and intended to screen out anyone who may have a grudge against the Jewish state. As difficult as this...

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Supreme Court: states can ignore race in university admissions
Apr22

Supreme Court: states can ignore race in university admissions

Top US court: states can ignore race in university admissions (via AFP) The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can disregard race as a factor in university admissions, in a fresh blow to a legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. The 6-2 ruling upheld the constitutionality of a measure passed by referendum in…   +2-4...

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Depp flops, ‘Captain America’ rules US box-office
Apr21

Depp flops, ‘Captain America’ rules US box-office

Depp flops, ‘Captain America’ rules US box-office (via AFP) Hollywood heart-throb Johnny Depp suffered the worst box-office debut of his career while “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” maintained its grip on North American theaters, final figures showed Monday. Despite being one of the highest paid actors…   +5-6...

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How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Apr20

How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts

How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts (via GlobalPost) BANGKOK — The Irish and Russians have long suffered under the stereotype that their men drink excessively. And they do. Health experts insist men should enjoy no more than two drinks per day. The average male Irish drinker has four. Russian guys?…   graphic via shutterstock.com +11-12...

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Time to Get Tough on India Stealing Our Stuff
Apr20

Time to Get Tough on India Stealing Our Stuff

Time to Get Tough on India Stealing Our Stuff By Phil Kerpen Quite simply, from pharmaceuticals to motion pictures to software, India is stealing our stuff. India ranks dead last among major economies in protection of intellectual property rights, according to a comprehensive analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And despite lots of talk and visits from Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden last year,...

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