Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 4:34 pm
Update at 2:04 p.m. ET. Released From Hospital:
Attorney General Eric Holder was released from a Washington, D.C. hospital Thursday afternoon.
Holder was taken to Washington Hospital Center after complaining of shortness of breath and faintness. Holder was released shortly thereafter and is now resting at home, a spokeswoman tells NPR's Carrie Johnson.
Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 11:27 am
An independent review of 67 cases in which Border Patrol agents used deadly force found that in some of them "agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border."
"North Korea fired four projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles off its southeast coast Thursday," South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports, citing a "South Korean defense ministry official" as its source.
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, Vintage Books announced on Wednesday. The erotica series, which began as Twilight fanfiction, features shy Anastasia Steele, her handcuff-happy lover, businessman Christian Grey, and Anastasia's "inner goddess," who is prone to impromptu Latin dancing. About 45 million of the copies have been sold in the U.S.
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Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, where months of public protests led last week to the downfall of President Viktor Yanukovych's government. His opponents are now installing pro-Western ministers to replace the pro-Russian leaders who worked for Yanukovych. The interim government is expected to be in charge at least until new elections can be held, perhaps in late May.
Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 1:24 pm
Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a map titled "Regionalisms in U.S. Listening Preferences."
Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., on Monday at the White House when she and other state executives met with President Obama.
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The Tucson restaurant Rocco's Pizzeria created a stir when it posted a sign in its dining room reacting to a new Arizona bill that would allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and others if they offend proprietors' religious beliefs.
Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors' religious beliefs.
Brewer, a Republican, announced her decision at a news conference held Wednesday afternoon, following a flurry of meetings between the governor and state legislators.
Update at 7:52 p.m. ET Brewer's Comments
"I call them like I see them," Brewer said of the proposal, "despite the cheers or the boos from the crowd."