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Why are Venezuelans posting pictures of empty shelves?

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:30
Why Venezuelans are posting pictures of bare supermarkets
Categories: BBC World News

Degrees of Education: The Roots of Obama’s Ambitious College Plan

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:25
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.






Obama pitches free two-year college plan in Tennessee

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:23

The proposal would cost $60 billion over 10 years, White House says.

       

End to California foie gras ban sends chefs, activists scrambling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:22
By Lisa Baertlein and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As chefs in California hurried to stock their kitchens with newly legal foie gras, animal rights activists on Thursday protested a federal judge's decision overturning the state's two-year ban on sales of the fatty liver of ducks and geese. Chefs said they were scrambling to line up shipments from outside California while activists picketed restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco that planned to serve the French delicacy prized for its creamy texture and rich taste. "We're still waiting to get foie gras. ...

White Pass - 1/8/2015 4:48:41 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:19
White Pass US12
1/8/2015 4:48:41 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/8/2015 4:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:19
Satus Pass US97
1/8/2015 4:41:30 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies, fog in places

Stevens Pass - 1/8/2015 5:00:22 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:19
Stevens Pass US2
1/8/2015 5:00:22 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/8/2015 4:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:19
Blewett Pass US97
1/8/2015 4:55:11 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/8/2015 4:44:57 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:19
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/8/2015 4:44:57 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway mostly bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Boston cheered for winning first heat in Olympic race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:18
(Reuters) - Congratulations poured in to Boston from politicians, athletes and rival bidders on Thursday after the U.S. Olympic Committee put forward New England's largest city as its candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. But not everyone was cheering for a Boston victory as opposition to the bid made sure they will be heard from going forward. Boston was the surprise choice to be the American bid city over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. ...

House Fires Shot at Health Care Law, Seeking to Alter Critical Coverage Rule

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:15
The House passed a bill changing the definition of the workweek from 30 hours to 40 hours, which proponents say would save businesses with 50 or more employees from having to make cuts in other parts of their businesses to pay for health care coverage.

4th-grade teacher baffled by 'improper coaching' claim

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:14

Carin Mehler says the Rye, N.Y., school district still hasn't told her what she did wrong.

       

Obama: 'World has seen again what terrorists stand for'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:13

In Tennessee, President Obama says U.S. stands with the people of France against terrorism

       

Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:13
The initiative, which would expand educational opportunities for millions of Americans, is another attempt by the president to address the income inequality that has persisted in the United States despite the economic rebound.






U.S.O.C. Chooses Boston as Candidate for 2024 Summer Olympics

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:09
The United States Olympic Committee on Thursday chose Boston as the American bid city for the 2024 Summer Games, over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.






Bill Boeing Jr., son of jetmaker’s founder, dies at 92

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:09
Bill Boeing Jr. had wide-ranging business interests and was an active philanthropist.

Supreme Court delays action on gay marriage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:08

The Supreme Court made no decision Friday on whether to take up the issue of gay marriage.

       

In Rice Case, N.F.L. Chose Not to Ask Many Questions

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:04
Robert S. Mueller III said in a report that the league had not seen the video of Mr. Rice punching his fiancée before it was made public, but that it also did not seek additional information aggressively.






Police Hunt for Suspects in Paris Attack as Nation Mourns

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:04
As French citizens mourned their dead, the authorities were carrying out an intense search for the brothers suspected of attacking a Paris newspaper.






10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:04

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York. A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player. Robert Mueller released the report Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, saying that the NFL had substantial information about the case and could have obtained more. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: