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‘Paul Krugman’s Sloppy, Wet Kiss’ for Barack Obama

Historic Obama critic Paul Krugman made an about-face in his opinion of the president’s performance in a much-discussed Rolling Stone essay on Oct. 8 that Salon columnist Thomas Frank, who believes Krugman’s “relentless, one-man war on austerity… should have earned him a second Nobel Prize,” finds incredible.

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Pope Francis’ Synod: Change Is in the Air, but Not Yet on the Books

On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception. 

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Executive of ‘The Safest Place on the Internet’ Answers Privacy Exposé

The chief executive of the “anonymous” social media app that The Guardian determined was tracking its users did not dispute the accuracy of the paper’s report and said in his first public statement on the matter, “We realize that we’re not infallible.”

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The Vatican ‘Backtracks’ (Just a Little) on Its Support of Gays Thanks to the Theocons

With all the conservative backlash, it was only a matter of time until the Holy See had to rephrase its statements on gay cohabitation; according to activist Richard Stallman, cloud computing is a “trap”; meanwhile, employees continue to lose the most at corporations. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Whisper, ‘The Safest Place on the Internet,’ Tracks Its Users

The company behind the social media app that promises users anonymity and encourages them to disclose intimate details about their private and professional lives is tracking the locations of its users—including those who specifically ask not to be followed—and sharing information with the Department of Defense.

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Teenage Palestinian Killed by Israeli Troops

Israeli forces shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.

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Vice President’s Son Expelled From Navy for Cocaine

The son of Vice President Joe Biden has been discharged from the navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, The Guardian reports.

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Lionel Messi: The Impossible Athlete

Lionel Messi is, without a doubt, one of the best footballers who has ever lived. According to Nate Silver’s blog, his abilities are unprecedented.

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Climate Change Threatens National Security, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon released a report earlier this week detailing the threats that climate change poses in the near future.

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School Closures, Capitol Hill Hearing Follow News of Second Ebola-Infected Nurse

As of Thursday, two nurses—Amber Joy Vinson, 29, and Nina Pham, 26—who treated the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, had tested positive for the virus, and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was catching heat on Capitol Hill.

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