A.M. Links: NYC’s Mayor-Elect Planning To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Russians Round Up Dozens After Bombings, Many Latvians Don’t Want To Adopt the Euro

  • New York City’s Mayor-Elect Bill
    de Blasio
     is planning to ban horse-drawn carriages, which
    he believes are inhumane.
  • Secretary of State
    John Kerry
    will present a “framework proposal” relating to
    peace talks to Israeli and Palestinian leaders later this
  • The journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has reported on Edward
    Snowden’s leaks, says that the
    NSA does not
    have access to in-flight communications.
  • Nearly
    half of Latvians
    oppose their country adopting the Euro, which
    it will do tomorrow.
  • U.S. population growth is at its
    slowest rate in over 70 years
    , with an increase of only 2.26
    million in the twelve months before July 1, 2013.
  • Russian authorities have
    rounded up dozens of people
    in the wake of the recent suicide
    bombings in the city of Volgograd.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/31/am-links-nycs-mayor-elect-planning-to-ba

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