Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday's Daily Brief: Secret Service Agents Resign, Dick Clark Dies, Nokia News

Thursday, April 19, 2012
WATCH: Eyeless Shrimp And Fish With Lesions In The Gulf
Dozens Killed In Bombings Across Iraq
Nokia Announces More Bad News As It Waits For Smartphone Revival
'Good Morning America' Officially Breaks 'Today' Streak
Dick Clark Dies At 82
Russell Simmons: Gun Shots!! The New Heartbeat of America!
If this is not the moment that we all stop pressing snooze on our alarm clocks and wake up to the fact that our gun use in this country is out of control, then I am not sure we ever will.
Evan Shapiro: It's the Television, Stupid
TV is a medium of great power, influence... and profit. One can simultaneously entertain and inspire (enspire?) -- and garner big ratings while doing it. Here is my list of TV's 17 Best Issue-tainment Shows of All Time.
Rep. Gwen Moore: Women Are Waiting...
I was molested as a child. There was no ominous stranger or dark alley. This abuse was perpetrated by someone I knew and by someone who knew me -- a family friend. Sadly, these events of my youth would only be the beginning of a lifetime of experiences with abuse and violence.
Bianca Bosker: Facebook Is Officially 'The Man,' According To The Internet
Facebook, the Silicon Valley rebel that rebuffed Yahoo's 10-figure check, broke rules, and had the audacity to imagine itself taking over the web, has officially completed its transition from "cool" to "corporate" in the eyes of the Internet.
Nick Bravin: Knowing Jack: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2012
Jack will never forget the day his father was shot to death in a city park in Poland as he watched through a small office window. It was his 22nd birthday. Next week he will celebrate his 92nd. Not a day has passed that Grandpa hasn't remembered what has come to be called the Holocaust.

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