Jive-talking, jazz-loving "hep cats" from the 1930s and 1940s are the great-grandparents of today's hipsters. The interest of white fans in black music helped fill Harlem's nightclubs and prompted derision. Hipsters were criticized for being the equivalent of a "pretentious poet laureate."
Another lawmaker had previously asked Edward Snowden to testify before the German Parliament, but Snowden declined, saying he would happily do so, but he first wanted to testify before the U.S. Congress.
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found that agents recruited mentally disabled men, made them a central part of stings and then charged them for crimes committed during the operations.
California-based Moon Express just unveiled the design for a small robot spacecraft about the size of a coffee table that it says could move about the moon's surface powered only by solar panels and hydrogen peroxide.
Fast-food workers across the country protested their low pay this week, while President Obama decried the nation's growing wealth gap, calling it "the defining challenge of our time." Meanwhile, the nation's capital city passed a new minimum wage law.