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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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October 10, 2014
While official reaction to Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize win was overwhelmingly positive in Pakistan, on Facebook and especially Twitter, the middle class dredged up old conspiracy theories that Malala is a plot by American, Indian, or Israeli intelligence agencies to defame the country. Chris Albritton writes on where the animosity comes from and why Malala is not universally praised.

Records obtained by the Associated Press show that Dallas's Ebola patient was initially released from the hospital despite having a 103-degree fever, a tell-tale symptom of the virus. Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Wednesday morning, was not diagnosed with Ebola when he first went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital two weeks ago. The hospital sent him home despite his recent travel to Liberia and his fever that was so high it was "flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system."

The Erdogan government's refusal to save a Kurdish town from the jihadists across the border could reignite a civil war in its own territory, Jamie Dettmer reports from Turkey. The fight over Kobani is threatening to wreck a faltering two-year-long peace process between the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party to formally end a 30-year insurgency.

A formerly unknown Wells Fargo employee is a hero after he emailed CEO John Stumpf for a $10,000 raise for him and his branch colleagues–and cc'ed 200,000 of his coworkers on the request. In his letter to the CEO, Tyrel Oates brought up Wells Fargo's problem of income inequality. Noting that Stumpf made $19 million in 2013, he presented a way to raise every employee's salary $10,000 a year. "My proposal is take $3 billion dollars, just a small fraction of what Wells Fargo pulls in annually, and raise every employees annual salary by $10,000 dollars. This equates to an hourly raise about $4.71 per hour," he wrote. "Think, as well, of the positive publicity in a time of extreme consumer skepticism towards banks."


A former NFL executive says the league did not discipline "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence cases over his 30 years. Jerry Angelo, the former general manager of the Chicago Bears, said the NFL regularly failed to take action against players who were involved in abuse incidents. He said his general approach following a domestic violence incident was to ask: "OK, is everybody OK? Yeah. How are they doing? Good. And then we'd just move on. We'd move on." Angelo, who left the NFL in 2011, said he decided to come forward after watching the Ray Rice video. "We knew it was wrong. For whatever reason, it just kind of got glossed over," he said. "I've got to look at myself first. And I was part of that, but I didn't stand alone." The NFL denied any knowledge of Angelo' s claims. "We were surprised by Jerry's comments and do not know what he is referring to," the league said in a statement.

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