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Kenji Goto's reporting is voice of humanity in times of atrocity

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Updated 10 hours ago from 11 tweets

But his courage and commitment to broadcasting humane stories from some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones would put him at the pinnacle of his profession anywhere in the world.

  • Today, IS released a video with a voiceover said to be Goto's, which claims he has 24 hours left to live unless his captors' demands are met.
  • Whatever the outcome, Goto's capture is an outrage.
  • When you ask how he reaches the dangerous places he reports from, he says he follows the footsteps of normal people getting on with their lives.
  • His documentaries regularly air on NHK, Japan's national network, TV Asahi and others.
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The worst excuses for being late for work

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Updated 12 hours ago from 21 tweets

If it's harder to resist hitting that snooze button come Monday morning, well, you won't be the only worker trudging in a bit late.

  • One in four workers is late at least once a month, according to a new survey of 3,000 workers and 2,100 hiring managers from job site
  • Some 14 percent said they're late at least once a week.
  • An oft-cited 2008 study from the Workforce Institute at Kronos estimates that 4.4 million employees arrive to work late the day after the big game, while more than 1.5 million don't go to work that day at all.
  • The CareerBuilder survey found that one-third of employers don't have a problem with the occasional late arrival, and 16 percent said punctuality didn't matter if employees still got their work done.
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Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto Purportedly Beheaded In ISIS Video

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Updated 13 hours ago from 5 tweets

A new, unverified video that appears to show the execution of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was purportedly released by ISIS on Saturday.

  • To the Japanese government, you like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition have yet to understand that we, by Allahs grace, are an Islamic caliphate with authority and power, an entire army thirsty for your blood, the man says, speaking with a British accent.
  • The Japanese government is working to confirm the videos authenticity, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.
  • It comes after Goto appeared in a video last weekend, announcing the apparent execution of fellow Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa.
  • This latest video does not discuss the fate of Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian fighter pilot captured by ISIS whom the group had also been threatening to execute if al-Rishawi was not released.
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CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

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Updated 17 hours ago from 7 tweets

The United States helped build the bomb, the former official said, and tested it repeatedly at a CIA facility in North Carolina to ensure the potential blast area was contained and would not result in collateral damage.

  • The United States has never acknowledged participation in the killing of Mughniyah, which Hezbollah blamed on Israel.
  • Until now, there has been little detail about the joint operation by the CIA and Mossad to kill him, how the car bombing was planned or the exact U.S. role.
  • Moreover, he was killed in a car bombing, a technique that some legal scholars see as a violation of international laws that proscribe killing by perfidy using treacherous means to kill or wound an enemy.
  • Crocker said that he didnt know anything about the operation to kill the Hezbollah operative and had doubts about Mughniyah traveling to Iraq.
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Mitt Romney Not Running in 2016

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Updated 1 day ago from 7 tweets

Mitt Romney told donors on a call this morning that he will not be making a third run for president.

  • "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, Ive decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee," he said.
  • After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, Ive decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.
  • You cant imagine how hard it is for Ann and me to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country.
  • Please feel free to sign up on a campaign for a person who you believe may become our best nominee.
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Goodell: It's been a 'tough year' for NFL

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Updated 1 day ago from 5 tweets

"Listen, it has been a tough year," Goodell said at his annual state of the league.

  • "It's been a tough year on me personally.
  • A lot of it, concerns that we had back in August where we didn't have a policy that addressed a very complex issue, we didn't have answers for that.
  • On the Patriots' deflating footballs, Goodell said the league has made no judgments.
  • Goodell on Marshawn Lynch's handling of media: "When you're in the NFL, you have an obligation to the fans.

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