10 things you need to know today: December 31, 2014


Headlines … for today: New Years Eve!!

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Protesters crowd Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on December 30. Protesters crowd Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on December 30 | REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

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The U.N. rejects a Palestinian statehood proposal, Russians protest on behalf of a Putin foe, and more

1. Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution
The United Nations Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for establishing a Palestinian state by the end of 2017. Eight countries, including France, Russia, and China, voted for the proposal. The U.S. and Australia voted against the measure, and five nations abstained. The proposal needed nine votes to pass, and the U.S. was prepared to veto it. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the resolution included “unconstructive deadlines that take no account of Israel’s legitimate security concerns.” [Reuters]

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2. Russians protest anti-corruption leader’s conviction
Several thousand Russians protested the conviction of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his brother on Tuesday. The unsanctioned rally amounted to one of the…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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