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Kindle Fire’s challenge to Apple and Google | Dan Gillmor

When Apple introduced its second-generation iPad earlier this year, then-CEO Steve Jobs used the word “flummoxed” to describe his company’s erstwhile competitors in the tablet market. He was right; the competition has been scattered, and mostly inept. Until now? Perhaps so, with Wednesday’s launch of the Kindle Fire, Amazon’s entry into the market. But this […]

NM Wildfire, Grows, Forcing Shutdown of Famed Los Alamos Nuke Lab

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A fast-moving wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory to close the site Monday while stirring memories of a devastating blaze more than a decade ago that destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings in the area. More than 100 residents evacuated their homes as the fire swelled Monday to […]

Census Shows Whites Lose US Majority Among Babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies. Preliminary census estimates also show the share of African-American households headed by women — […]

Winds to Challenge Crews Battling AZ, NM Wildfires

PHOENIX (AP) — Extremely high winds are expected to challenge firefighters trying to protect homes threatened by a pair of fires in southern and eastern Arizona on Sunday. The small New Mexico town of Luna is in the path of the massive Wallow Fire burning in eastern Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Fire breached a containment […]

Army Ditches Black Berets in Favor of Caps

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s hot, it doesn’t keep the sun out of your eyes, and you need two hands and a mirror to make sure it’s on straight. After 10 years of complaints, the Army is all but ditching the black wool beret and allowing soldiers to go back to the old brimmed patrol […]

NAACP Tells Obama: Focus on Jobs

It’s not just those on the right who are criticizing President Barack Obama for lack of action to create more jobs. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) says both the Obama administration and Congress must do more, with unemployment at 9.1 percent, The Hill reports. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous “We […]

Alabama Passes Tough Illegal-immigration Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama vaulted past Arizona on Thursday with what is being called the most restrictive law in the nation against illegal immigration, requiring schools to find out if students are in the country lawfully and making it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. Advocacy groups promised to challenge […]

Few States Make Progress on Obamacare

Less than a quarter of the states have taken necessary steps to create health insurance marketplaces, a key feature of Obamacare, while 43 states have made new cuts to Medicaid. Taken together, the two trends highlight the challenges facing healthcare reform at the state level, The Washington Post reported. States must have exchanges in place […]

This Bud’s for You — Even With Foreign Owners

All-American beer brands that foreign companies now own, such as Budweiser, have defied expectations of marketing experts and continued to exploit patriotic emotions and imagery to sell their products, reports Ad Age. Belgian-Brazilian adult-beverage giant InBev bought Budweiser parent company Anheuser-Busch in 2008 for $52 billion. InBev is now a subsidiary of the rechristened Anheuser-Busch […]

Hi everyone! I am a typical American…

Hi everyone! I am a typical American. I graduated high school but didn’t want to go to university or study foreign languages. I demand to be able to own a home on a cul-de-sac for a very low price and very low property taxes But I expect full services from my community and no one […]