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Cerberus to Sell Freedom Group, a Gunmaker

Cerberus to Sell Freedom Group, a Gunmaker | WahXabi | Scoop.it
The private equity giant will sell its investment in the gunmaker after a rifle from the company's Bushmaster brand was used by the gunman in the school shootings in Connecticut.
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The investment firm Cerberus Capital Management announced Tuesday that it would sell its stake in the country’s largest gunmaker after one of the company’s guns was used in the Connecticut school shootings. Cerberus, a private-equity and hedge fund firm based in New York, is owned by the billionaire financier Stephen A. Feinberg. A major Republican donor, Mr. Feinberg has a number of former prominent political and military officials on Cerberus’s payroll... #PoliticsAsUsual

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Chevron nears $150 mln settlement in Brazil spill case

Chevron nears $150 mln settlement in Brazil spill case | WahXabi | Scoop.it
The talks over a possible deal reinforce expectations of a swift resolution for the No. 2 U.S. oil company after a 2011 offshore spill.
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Chevron Corp would be willing to pay about 300 million reais ($150 million) to settle lawsuits in Brazil over an offshore oil spill last year.

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El Barrio se despide en Madrid con las entradas agotadas

El Barrio se despide en Madrid con las entradas agotadas | WahXabi | Scoop.it
El pasado lunes 3 de diciembre, con dos semanas de antelación, según informa Concert Tour, se agotaron las 16.000 entradas a la venta para el concierto con el que El Barrio se despedirá de Madrid, comenzando así una retirada temporal para casi tres...
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El sábado 15 de diciembre 2012 tendra lugar una noche única, en la que el artista gaditano se despedirá de los escenarios hasta el año 2015. Hasta 2015 El Barrio!

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Amsterdam won't enforce coffee shop tourist ban-mayor

Amsterdam won't enforce coffee shop tourist ban-mayor | WahXabi | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam police will turn a blind eye to foreigners buying cannabis in its famous coffee shops when a national ban comes into force next year, the city's mayor said on Wednesday.The...
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Regardless of national ban, Amsterdam will not be enforcing coffe shop tourist ban.

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CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, human rights court rules

CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, human rights court rules | WahXabi | Scoop.it
Landmark European court of human rights judgment says CIA tortured wrongly detained German citizen
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European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of an individual who has been denied justice for almost nine years since he was abducted, secretly detained, and tortured by the CIA.

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Jury Says Apple iPhone Violated Three Patents, Damages Unclear

Jury Says Apple iPhone Violated Three Patents, Damages Unclear | WahXabi | Scoop.it
Apple says the patents are bogus.
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U.S. Jury finds Apple guilty of violating three "MobileMedia Patents". Apple claims that there is no "legally sufficient" basis to find MobileMedia has proven infringement. Damages not yet determined... MobileMedia Ideas LLC vs. Apple Inc, 10-258.


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5 Habits Of Really Smart People

5 Habits Of Really Smart People | WahXabi | Scoop.it
Open mindedness makes you a better, lifelong learner.
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1. Quiet Your Inner Voice 2. Argue With Yourself 3. Act Like You Are Curious 4. Find the Kernel of Truth 5. Focus on the Message, Not the Messenger


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Sevilla, más cerca de ser «Capital Mundial de la Tapa»

Sevilla, más cerca de ser «Capital Mundial de la Tapa» | WahXabi | Scoop.it
Finaliza con éxito la I Ruta Gastronómica de Sevilla. El 100% de los hosteleros particiarán en la próxima edición
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Sevilla esta cada ano mas cerca a conseguir el titulo de "Capital Mundial de la Tapa".

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Government pays Libyan dissident's family £2.2m over MI6-aided rendition

Government pays Libyan dissident's family £2.2m over MI6-aided rendition | WahXabi | Scoop.it
Sami al-Saadi, wife and four children were secretly flown from Hong Kong to Tripoli where he was tortured by Gaddafi police
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Ministers have agreed to pay more than £2m to the family of a prominent Libyan dissident abducted with the help of MI6 and secretly flown to Tripoli where he was tortured by the security police of the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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Magic Foam Can Be Shot Into The Body To Stop Major Bleeding

Magic Foam Can Be Shot Into The Body To Stop Major Bleeding | WahXabi | Scoop.it
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Polymer foam can be shot into the body to stop major bleeding... The new DARPA-developed technology is aimed at buying soldiers enough time to get medical care.
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Ex-Marine Jon Hammar held in Mexico on gun charges

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar held in Mexico on gun charges | WahXabi | Scoop.it
The family of a former U.S. Marine arrested in Mexico on weapons charges, which the family says have been proven false, is calling for his release.
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Former U.S. Marine arrested and charged with "possessing a weapon resereved for military use" in Mexico. The Marine was travelling with his great-grand-father's shotgun, which has a long barrel, and is considered a "military weapon". His family has been receiving phone calls from the Cartel, threatening that if the family does'nt pay a Ransom, he will be killed in Jail.

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