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Mandatory Adoption Seminars: A Taste of Anti-Abortion Fights to Come in 2015

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Texas lawmakers have already walloped abortion access with 24-hour mandatory waiting periods and onerous rules that shut down almost half of the state's clinics. But one anti-abortion lawmaker is gearing up for more. Although the legislature isn't in session this year, State Sen. Ed Lucio (D) is promising ...

This is the Lamest Defense of GMO Foods Ever

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Over on our environment blog, Chris Mooney posts an excerpt from an interview in which Neil deGrasse Tyson defends GMO foods: "Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food," asserts Tyson. "There are no wild, seedless watermelons. There's no wild cows...You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself, is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it's not as large, it's not as sweet, it's not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.

This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS

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North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument—for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own ...

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

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As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one of the most prominent figures in the tea party movement ...

Republicans About to Blow Up Emergency Border Crisis Funding

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The Obama administration is—once again—being forced to go into crisis mode to keep the government functioning because Republicans refuse to do their most basic job: appropriating money to deal with emergencies. This time it's for the refugee disaster on the border: Border agencies say their existing budgets — sapped by added costs from overtime, detention and transportation for the children, more than 57,000 of whom have arrived since October — will start running dry before lawmakers get back in September. Administration officials warn that the price of congressional inaction will ...

10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

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From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful For the last few months, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been at record levels unseen in over 800,000 years. The chairman of the IPCC,

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out"

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Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for defending climate science and the science of evolution. And now, in a video recently posted on YouTube (the actual date when it was recorded is unclear), he takes a strong stand on another hot-button scientific topic: Genetically modified foods. In ...

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

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United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to the full, including the right to a just and durable solution." ...

Farzana Parveen's Honor Killing: A Mysterious Pakistani Love Story

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TThe snake had been eating the crow’s eggs every day for weeks. “So she taught him a lesson,” twelve-year-old Taj said, pointing to the skeleton, the ribs of the snake curled up like a question mark. “You know, crows never forget a face.”he snake had been eating the ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act

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During times of especially high demand, you may be queued to begin your online Marketplace application to ensure the best possible shopping experience.Already a subscriber?Manage Your Subscriptions | Privacy Policy Now that you've signed up for email or text message updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace, you're one step closer to getting the health coverage you need. We'll send you tips and alerts that will help you stay on track to get health insurance that fits your budget and meets your needs.

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Yet Another Man With a Gun Just Murdered His Wife and Children

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In Saco, Maine on Saturday night, 33-year-old Joel Smith used a pump-action shotgun to kill his 35-year-old wife, Heather Smith, his 12-year-old stepson, and the couple's two biological children, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, before turning the gun on himself. The horrific scene was discovered on ...

"Confused Cats Against Feminism" Is the Purrfect Response to "Women Against Feminism"

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The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term "feminist." Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like "I don't need feminism because I am not a victim," it reminded him of his ...

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments"

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For five years, FreedomWorks has proclaimed itself a leading tea party group fueling the conservative grassroots and fighting establishment Republicans. The organization touts its small-dollar donations from everyday activists, but it also has received substantial funding from corporate donors and one-percenters, most notably Richard Stephenson, a FreedomWorks board ...

Dan Pfeiffer: "House Republicans Just Voted to Sue President Obama"

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President Obama is traveling over the course of the summer to speak directly with the people he's working for every day. Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the message below to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Sign up for updates. The House of Representatives just ...

At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

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1 of 14.Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip July 29, 2014. GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions. Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses ...

The NRA's Murder Mystery

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9 mentions2 days ago
SShortly before dark on the evening of April 17, 1963, Robert J. Dowlut went looking for a gun inside the city cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Making his way through the headstones, he stopped in front of the abandoned Studebaker family mausoleum. He knelt by the front right ...

Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

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There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 19 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into an elevator. On Monday, Goldberg offered her two cents: “If you make the choice as a woman who’s 4 foot 3 and you decide to hit a guy who’s 6 feet tall and you’re the last ...

Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

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In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively ...

Bloom Adds Energy Giant Exelon as Capital Source to Finance More Fuel Cells

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Bloom Energy just announced a new source of capital and a new customer for its natural-gas-powered fuel cells. The ten-year-old, billion-dollar-funded startup claims to have installed more than 130 megawatts of its Bloom boxes in the U.S. Solid-oxide fuel cell maker Bloom doesn't really provide information to the ...

In Kansas, embattled Gov. Brownback’s mixed record is case study in GOP control

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GODDARD, Kan. — Gail Jamison, a lifelong Republican, voted for Sam Brownback for governor in 2010 believing he would restore school funding that had been greatly reduced by the recession. Four years later, she has joined with more than 100 prominent Republicans in publicly throwing their support behind ...

Middle Class Jumpstart

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House Republicans’ flawed priorities have stalled middle class opportunity while consistently stacking the deck for wealthy special interests.Instead of tax incentives to create good paying jobs to “Make It In America,” they give tax favors to corporations that ship jobs overseas.Instead of allowing college students to refinance staggering ...

Halbig Gruber Video Gives Right Excuse to Flip On ACA Subsidies

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TThe unearthing last week of video footage showing MIT professor Jonathan Gruberhe unearthing last week of video footage showing MIT professor Jonathan Gruber——one of the Affordable Care Act's key architectsone of the Affordable Care Act's key architects——claiming claiming sua spontesua sponte that the health law's subsidies were conditioned ...

Why It Matters That Norman Finkelstein Just Got Arrested Outside the Israeli Consulate

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At 12:30 pm today, a few dozen people laid down in the street at the intersection of 43rd Street and Second Avenue, stopping traffic from reaching the 42nd Street block housing the Israeli Consulate. Around them, a hundred or so people chanted from the sidewalks for the end ...

Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

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After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms operating in Arizona, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers ...

This Man Fears America Will Have Him Tortured—Again

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Sweden has declined to grant asylum to an American who fears his own country will have him tortured—again. In June 2011, Yonas Fikre, a Muslim American from Portland, Oregon, was visiting the United Arab Emirates when he was suddenly arrested and detained by the local security forces. For ...

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows the deaths of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa. Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

Email from House aide undermines Halbig lawsuit on Obamacare subsidies

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OOn January 15, 2010, the Affordable Care Act wasn’t yet law. It was just two separate health care reform billsn January 15, 2010, the Affordable Care Act wasn’t yet law. It was just two separate health care reform bills——one passed by the Senate, one passed by the House.

Deadly Israeli shelling hits Gaza UN school

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Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a signficant push into the territory amid Palestinian efforts to broker a 24-hour truce. It was the second time in a week that ...

Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having To Fear Putin

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As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia—and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal. "We have this natural-gas boom," Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) saidsaid ...

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > See the event >Explore what’s new and ...

America's 10 Most Hated Banks

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If you put out a complaint box for customers of US banks and financial firms, you will get hundreds of thousands of complaints. That's what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—which was set up by Elizabeth Warren before she became a US senator—has discovered. And the bank that has ...

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

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Thursday, July 31 2014, 7:00 AM EST Tags: Ex Offenders, Incarceration, Life Cycles of Inequity, mental health, Reentry, video Most of us understand how hard it is for someone to resume life after a stint of incarceration. We’ve heard about the profound barriers ex-offenders face in the job ...

World Humanitarian Day

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Every time you share #theworldneedsmore #yourword using twitter, you unlock one dollar, and we are one step closer to making it a reality! You are about to help make this word a reality using PayPal. Your donation will go directly to humanitarian aid operations that help people in ...

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event

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Russia's first violence-free LGBT Pride event happened last Saturday in St. Petersburg, according to a report from the Moscow Times. According to the report, which cited Radio Free Europe | Radio Liberty as its source, about 25 people showed up in what was a reportedly a properly permitted,

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

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1 of 13. 1 of 13.An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014.GAZA/JERUSALEMGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister ...

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

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In light of Tuesday's court ruling against a Mississippi law that would close the last abortion clinic in the state, we are releasing a profile a doctor who works there from our next issue, which has yet to appear on newsstands. For more stories like this one, subscribe ...

Once we were Soldiers

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Two hundred miles southeast of Denver, in a meander of the Arkansas River, is an old military base called Fort Lyon. It was once a prison, once a hospital, once an asylum, but for the past 10 months it has been a refuge for people — especially veterans ...

How Mitt Romney spent his summer vacation

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to the Internet Monday to talk about his recent summer vacation, sharing photos and memories of a family trip through the American Westsharing photos and memories of a family trip through the American West..There were some charming side hugside hug pics,

This Huge Corporation Is Tackling Climate Change—Because It's a Threat to the Bottom Line

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A few months agoA few months ago, the international food manufacturing giant General Mills was branded a "clear laggard" by climate activists for not doing enough to cut its carbon footprint. Oxfam International accused the company of dragging its feet on reducing so-called "scope 3" greenhouse gas emissions—those ...

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

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Daryl Zeis,REC SolarJuly 31, 2014|0 CommentsIt’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and ...

Taking Attendance: New Data Finds Majority of Children Appear in Immigration Court

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As the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the United States border has increased, some lawmakers have argued that children frequently fail to appear for proceedings and thus proposed mandatory detention as a solution. Some say as many as 90 percent fail to attend their immigration court hearings.

New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

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Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr“Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t ...

How Terrifying Is the New Ebola Outbreak?

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Two US aid workers in Liberia US aid workers in Liberia recently became the latest victims of an Ebola epidemic that health experts are callingrecently became the latest victims of an Ebola epidemic that health experts are calling "out of control" "out of control" and the and the ...

Panasonic Agrees to Help Tesla Build Battery ‘Gigafactory’

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Alan Ohnsman, Craig Trudell and Grace Huang, BloombergJuly 31, 2014|0 CommentsLos Angeles and Tokyo --Panasonic Corp. agreed to help set up the battery factory that Tesla Motors Inc. Chairman Elon Musk needs to sell more electric cars, without settling its share of the investment costs. Panasonic will build cylindrical lithium-ion cells and provide equipment, machinery and other tools for Musk’s “Gigafactory,” the Osaka, Japan-based company said today in a joint statement with Tesla. The companies said they were still discussing the details, including Panasonic’s financial contribution to the facility,

Poll: Let border kids stay

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Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe the undocumented Central American children entering along the U.S.-Mexico border should be treated as refugees, a new poll shows. According to a pollpoll released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, 69 percent of those surveyed believe U.S. authorities should treat the ...

Anyone With a Concealed Carry Permit Can Now Come Dangerously Close to the White House

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A federal judge has ordered the District of Columbia ordered the District of Columbia to stop enforcing its restrictions on carrying handguns on the streets of the nation's capital. The decision also forced the District government to allow out-of-state concealed carry and open carry permit holders to wield ...

House Republicans Pass Bill to Lower Taxes on the Rich and Raise Taxes on the Poor

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So what are Republicans in the House of Representatives up to these days? According to Danny Vinik,According to Danny Vinik, they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on the rich and raise them on the poor. they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on ...
 

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