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Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

Unless Congress acts very quickly, some 1.3 million workers will lose their extended jobless benefits on Dec. 28.

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate “sequester” budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.

LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela

LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela

During a memorial service at South Africa’s largest soccer stadium, President Obama delivered a 20-minute eulogy that compared Mandela to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and America’s founding fathers.

Orc And Dagger: U.S. Reportedly Spied On Gamers Online

Orc And Dagger: U.S. Reportedly Spied On Gamers Online

The project involved spies creating identities in networks that include Second Life and World of Warcraft, according to the reports. Another arm of the work is said to have collected massive amounts of data from Microsoft’s Xbox Live network and elsewhere.

Hagel Arrives In Afghanistan, Has No Plans To Meet With Karzai

Hagel Arrives In Afghanistan, Has No Plans To Meet With Karzai

Despite the fact that the U.S. and Afghanistan are at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014, Hagel has no plans to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has refused to sign the security agreement.

Obama Tells Government To Ramp Up Its Renewable Energy Use

Obama Tells Government To Ramp Up Its Renewable Energy Use

President Obama says the U.S. government “must lead by example” when it comes to safeguarding the environment, so he’s ordering federal agencies to use more clean energy.

LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History

LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History

There were two speeches Nelson Mandela delivered that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.

A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela

A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela

As the sun rose over South Africa on Friday, the country began to come to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, who President Jacob Zuma called the father of the nation.

Income Inequality Is The ‘Challenge Of Our Time,’ Obama Says

Income Inequality Is The ‘Challenge Of Our Time,’ Obama Says

President Obama tried Wednesday to turn the conversation back to the economy, calling the growing income gap the “defining challenge of our time.”

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

While saying that it is still “deeply concerned” by China’s broadening of its air defense zone, the U.S. State Department urged commercial airlines to abide by the new zone and give Chinese authorities advance notice if they planned to fly over a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.