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thedailyfeed: It pays to work in government — and really well. A new study says federal workers earn 16% more in total compensation than their private counterparts, and the government spends 48% more on benefits per employee. 

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300 Chinese Foxconn workers threaten suicide at Xbox plant

iheartchaos: It’s been a while since there’s been any news coming out of a Foxconn plant in China. The last time was around this time last year, was about suicides at a factory that was pumping out iPads and iPhones before the company installed anti-suicide nets around the buildings. This time, 300 Foxconn employees went […]

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Freedom from distraction may in fact be the new, sought after bourgeois luxury. In… “The Joy of Quiet,” Pico Iyer says that the future of travel lies in “black hole resorts” where you pay exorbitant amounts for remote beautiful rooms that are offline. The principle is that freedom from the Internet is so rare and exotic and impossible that it is becoming a commodity: It’s not iPhones or iPads we have to worry about buying, but peace from them. Freedom, then, is a poor man’s fabulous hotel room on a cliff on a beach without wireless.

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http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/static/flash/embeddedPlayer/swf/otvEmLoader.swf?version=&station=kgo&section=&mediaId=8345503&cdnRoot=http://cdn.abclocal.go.com&webRoot=http://abclocal.go.com&configPath=/util/&site= producermatthew: Remember the young students who read “My Pet Goat” with former President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001? They’re now juniors and seniors in high school, and they’re offering their thoughts on the events that placed them in the history books ten years ago. [AP] (Source: http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/)

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A sweep ranging across the northeast United States picked up more than a hundred alleged mob members, including Meatball, Baby Shanks, Tony Bagels, Jimmy Gooch, Jello, Vinnie Carwash, and Jack the Whack.

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The full version of WikiRebels, Swedish TV network SVT’s documentary on the history of WikiLeaks, is on YouTube for your viewing pleasure now. (Thanks to Rameen for the link.) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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And the award for Best Headline & Lede goes to…CNN

And the award for Best Headline & Lede goes to…CNN