Daily Archive: August 21, 2013

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Opinion

Obama should pay his interns

(Pete Souza/White House Photo) by John D. Sutter (CNN) — President Barack Obama knows we live in a two-tiered America. In July, the president, who is himself an example of how anyone can or should be able make it in the Land of the Free, went on the road to make the point over and over again that the nation’s widening gap between rich and poor is tearing at the very fabric of society.

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Lifestyle

Coffee, wine and sushi! New pregnancy book says OK

This book cover image released by Penguin Press shows “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know,” by Emily Oster. (AP Photo/Penguin Press) by Leane Italie NEW YORK (AP) — Emily Oster isn’t a baby doctor. She’s an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.

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Entertainment

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

This Oct. 2, 2012 file photo shows Jennifer Lopez watching Chanel’s ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) by Nekesa Mumbi Moody NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week.

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International

‘Free at last,’ Mandela said, quoting King

In this May 2, 1994 file photo Nelson Mandela, and Coretta Scott King, left, widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., sing and dance at a victory celebration for Mandela in Johannesburg, after Mandela and the ANC appeared to take the majority of the votes in the country’s first integrated elections. ( (AP Photo/David Brauchli,file) by Jason Straziuso Associated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The speaker, one of the world’s most recognizable Black leaders, was addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress when he quoted America’s top civil rights leader. “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last,” Nelson Mandela said to a standing ovation, quoting words delivered in a speech whose 50th anniversary comes next week.

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Sports

Halfway through preseason, Steelers still sloppy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, left, looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin is running out of patience. Even worse, his team is running out of running backs. The Pittsburgh Steelers muddled through another listless preseason performance on Monday night, losing to the Washington Redskins 24-13 that did little to allay the coach’s concerns with three weeks to go before the games start to count.