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Monday, October 14, 2013

First Slice 10/14/13: It's time for progressives to push back against the far-right fringe, writer says

"American progressives, centrists and some Northern conservatives are only deluding themselves, when they insist that the kind of right-wing Southerners behind the government shutdown are "crazy." Crazy, yes - crazy like a fox." Michael Lind at Salon says the South is holding the nation hostage.

Arthur Blank says he's told a search firm to scan the country and find a star executive to oversee the millions of dollars his philanthropic foundations plans to pump into the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium.

If you steal a BMW, why do you then ditch it in the Chattahoochee River?

Some residents are urging officials to make the intersection of Jamerson and Jett roads safer for pedestrians after 78-year-old Xiujuan Chen was struck and killed while trying to cross the street on Saturday.

Oscar Hijuelos, the author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love who became the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize, died yesterday of cardiac arrest.

If you thought the shutdown was a nail-biting political drama, just wait until you see the debt ceiling debates starring Ted Cruz, Harry Reid, and millions of people left without a safety net.

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