For more than a decade, U.S. laws have grounded satellites that provide commercial telephone service and television broadcasts under the same export restrictions applied to ballistic missiles and anti-tank weapons. But on Thursday President Barack Obama signed legislation that will re-classify communications satellites as civilian technology –and give the American aerospace business a huge boost… Read More Obama Drops Satellite Ban, Gives Aerospace Industry A Lift
Universities across the nation have offered courses on hip-hop culture for several years, but the University of Arizona has decided to take its program further, adding the subject as as a concentrationin its Africana Studies minor program. The decision, announced in December, is part of a trend to give serious academic study to the subject. And the new curriculum is… Read More Gangsta’s paradise? U. of Arizona offers minor focusing on hip-hop
The journalist on the other end of a now-famous exchange with Samuel L. Jackson is speaking out about an interview in which the Django Unchained star urged him to use the N-word. Last month when Jake Hamilton, a film journalist with Houston Fox affiliate KRIV-TV, began to ask Jackson a question about the use of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie,… Read More Journalist Samuel L. Jackson Urged to Use N-Word Speaks Out
In recent days, troubling pre-playoff questions have emerged for the 49ers. Will slumping placekicker David Akers remain on the roster? Can defensive tackle Justin Smith approach something approximating his All-Pro level if he plays with a partially torn triceps? Another question isn’t new, but, like the others, it remains unanswered: When will tight end Vernon Davis reappear in the offense? A year after Davis played his best… Read More 49ers can still utilize tight end Davis
The White House insists President Barack Obama can’t — and won’t — use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling. But a growing number of his congressional allies are urging Obama not to abandon a potentially powerful weapon before negotiations even begin. With Republicans promising another climactic fight over the $16.4 trillion debt limit in two… Read More Democrats to Obama: Keep Constitution on the table in debt ceiling fight
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