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FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody

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2 mentions12 hours ago
(CNN) -- After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. "I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further ...

Scientists: Cancel Maine Shrimp Season Again Because Of Rising Ocean Temperatures

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In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, shrimp are shoveled into a holding chamber aboard a trawler in the Gulf of Maine. After an alarming report of a collapsed fishery cancelled the shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine last year due to higher water temperatures, it ...

The White House is getting a 3D-printed Christmas ornament

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Decorating the White House for Christmas is a long-held tradition, with generations of first ladies showing of confections in the shape of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenueand sparkly ornaments atop Douglas fir trees throughout the residence. So prepare yourself: modern tinkerers are about to enter the fray. On Thursday, the ...

How the Christian Right Is Using Hobby Lobby and "Duck Dynasty" to Take Back America

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3 mentions2 hours ago
Pundits may be declaring the culture wars over, but conservative Christians are donning their battle gear and rushing back to the front lines. In recent months, a coalition of conservative evangelical organizations has been carrying out an aggressive voter mobilization campaign that involves a combination of high-tech tools,

Facebook Wants You to Vote on Tuesday. Here's How It Messed With Your Feed in 2012.

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2 mentions5 hours ago
On Election Day, political campaigns, candidates, consultants, and pollsters pay close attention to who votes and why—and so does Facebook. For the past six years, on every national Election Day, the social-networking behemoth has pushed out a tool—a high-profile button that proclaims "I'm Voting" or "I'm a Voter"—designed ...

Inside The Little-Known Push To Mine Alabama For Tar Sands

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7 mentions18 hours ago
WOLF SPRINGS, ALABAMA — Over the last few years, a little-known company named MS Industries has bought up as much as 2,500 acres of land in Alabama and drilled holes in it. In total, they have drilled hundreds of exploratory bore holes in the northwestern portion of the ...

Why The Result Of Brazil's Elections Could Be Bad News For The Climate

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4 mentions18 hours ago
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was re-elected last Sunday in what turned out to be the narrowest election in the country’s history. The incumbent won 51.64 percent of the popular vote, beating center-right candidate Aecio Neves of the PSDB and continuing the PT’s (Worker’s Party) 12 year run in ...

PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism

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3 mentions3 hours ago
The PATRIOT Act gave federal agents expanded powers to issue search warrants without informing the targets of the warrant beforehand. Why? Because terrorism investigations were special: they'd fall apart if terrorists received warning that they were being investigated. So with terrorism suddenly a far bigger priority after 9/11,

Joni Ernst Is the Tea Party's Endgame

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5 mentions23 hours ago
Early last Thursday morning, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa, swung by the Des Moines Rotary Club to speak at the group's monthly lunch meeting. Mostly white and mostly male, the club counts much of the state's political elite among its members. The day Ernst ...

32 Countries Where Global Warming Could Make Violence Worse

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6 mentions50 minutes ago
Recently, the Pentagon released a disturbing report. Climate change, it warned, will exacerbate problems like terrorism and disease outbreaks, drain military resources, and create new enemies. The report said that the military's basic operations—everything from training to its supply chains and infrastructure—are now threatened by rising temperatures and ...

Libertarian Group Sues White House Over Video Linking 'Polar Vortex' To Climate Change

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3 mentions23 hours ago
Jim Houston struggles to cross snow covered streets is in below zero temperatures Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” descended into much of the U.S. and plunged temperatures to record lows. A libertarian think tank has ...

CNN Is Now Just Like the National Inquirer

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3 mentions13 hours ago
Earlier today I was idly flipping channels on the TV and came upon a CNN chryon informing me breathlessly that Chuck Hagel had just "blasted" President Obama's Syria policy. Unfortunately, I came in at the end of the segment, so I didn't get to find out just what ...

These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are Terrifying

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13 mentions15 hours ago
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought: The maps come from a new paper in Nature Climate Change by NASA water scientist ...

Quote of the Day: “White men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

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3 mentions24 hours ago
As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience: ...

GDP Increases At Not-Bad 3.5% Rate in Third Quarter

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Today's economic news is fairly good. GDP in the third quarter grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, which means that the slowdown at the beginning of the year really does look like it was just a blip. Aside from that one quarter, economic growth has been pretty ...

School District Strips High School Biology Textbook Of Any Mention Of Birth Control Or Abortion

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A school district in Arizona will remove two pages from a high school textbook that mention birth control and abortion, following pressure from a conservative Christian group that argued the sections violate a state law requiring schools to advocate for childbirth. It will up to each school to ...

"Wild-Caught," Eh? 30 Percent of Shrimp Labels Are False

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3 mentions2 hours ago
Shrimp is America's favorite seafood—we eat more of it than any other kind, by a wide margin. And the tasty crustacean still (more or less) thrives near our ample shores—from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf to the Carolinas. That's why it's deeply weird that 90 percent of ...

Meet Another GOP Candidate Who's Pretending He's Pro-Choice

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2 mentions24 hours ago
Over the past few weeks, a number of Republican candidates have run deceptive advertisements or used sneaky language to paper over their hardline views on reproductive rights. Pols who've done this include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Senate hopeful Scott Brown in New Hampshire, and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob ...

Here's What Democrats and Republicans Are Afraid Of

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2 mentions24 hours ago
Wonkblog regales us this morning with the chart on the right, which summarizes a recent strangers and outsiders than conservatives, but this survey suggests the opposite.Chapman University survey about what we're afraid of. Basically, it suggests that Democrats are more afraid of things than Republicans. This goes against ...

7 Big Gun Fights to Watch on Election Day

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5 mentions20 hours ago
No election cycle in recent memory has seen the guns issue heat up the way this year's has. The National Rifle Association, continuing a long-running strategy of campaign spending, earmarked over $11 million for this year's elections—but for the first time in decades the nation's leading gun lobby ...

Startup Borrows Financing Model From Solar, Efficiency Sectors to Launch EVs in Fleets

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4 mentions2 hours ago
California-based startup Vision Fleet makes low-carbon, alternative fuel vehicles cheap and easy to access by taking a couple of pages out of the clean energy sector’s play book. Vision Fleet unveiled an innovative new contract model this week in what it calls the Clean Mile Solution. The model ...

Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay"

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36 mentions14 hours ago
Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our ...

Why do doctors still use pagers?

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3 mentions10 hours ago
With over 20 partners sharing evening call, and residents getting the calls first, we do not have it bad at all. And certainly nothing like my obstetrician friends, who seem to go in every time they are on call for labor and delivery and then spend the whole ...

Pennsylvania Congressman Launches Investigation Into His State's Fracking Rules

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5 mentions1 day ago
A Pennsylvania congressman just launched an investigation into how his state deals with fracking waste, the Center for Public Integrity reports. Rep. Matt Cartwright, a first-term Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district, sent a letter to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, requesting “information about ...

This Machine Turned Colorado Blue. Now It May Be Dems' Best Hope to Save the Senate.

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6 mentions2 days ago
"It's eerie how much 2014 is like four years ago," says Craig Hughes, a Denver-based political consultant who ran Democrat Michael Bennet's successful 2010 Senate campaign. It's just after 10 a.m., and we're sitting in a coffee shop called Paris on the Platte. Hughes recounts how, back in ...

How Houston's Biggest Polluters Are Buying Texas' Elections At The Expense Of Its Residents

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3 mentions2 days ago
“You like this?” she’ll say, glancing at her small one-story home with tall yellow flowers and six identical golden terriers on the inside of a chain-link fence. The house is lodged between huge industrial tanks of simmering molasses. “Yes, this is my palace!” The smell surrounding the home ...

Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending

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4 mentions23 hours ago
The contentious debate over international drug policy was potentially transformed a few weeks ago, when the United States strongly reiterated a major shift in policy. William R. Brownfield, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs summed up the key idea underpinning ...

Florida Residents Rally To Bring Solar Power To The Sunshine State

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2 mentions2 days ago
Florida residents hold signs at a protest outside of Duke Energy’s St. Petersburg office on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Florida residents rallied outside Duke Energy’s St. Petersburg office Wednesday, calling on the utility and Florida lawmakers to embrace solar energy. The rally was organized ...

Scientists Discover Huge 'Bathtub Ring' Of Oil On Sea Floor Left From BP Spill

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10 mentions3 days ago
This October 2010 photo provided by Penn State University shows the arms of a brittle starfish, red in color, clinging to coral damaged by the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists have discovered yet another unforeseen effect of BP’s historic oil spill in the Gulf of ...

Watch: GamerGate gets The Colbert Report treatment

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3 mentions17 hours ago
Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to ...

Black Kids In Minneapolis Are 16 Times More Likely To Be Arrested On Truancy And Curfew Charges

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5 mentions17 hours ago
African Americans in Minneapolis are dramatically more likely to be arrested for low-level offenses including marijuana possession, “disorderly conduct,” and vagrancy — and those disparities start young. A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Minneapolis found that black juveniles were more than 16.3 times more ...

The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media

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18 mentions16 hours ago
Matt Taibbi, who joined First Look Media just seven months ago, left the company on Tuesday. His departure—which he describes as a refusal to accept a work reassignment, and the company describes as a resignation—was the culmination of months of contentious disputes with First Look founder Pierre Omidyar,

How Big Oil Could Be The Big Winner In Colorado's Elections

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3 mentions2 days ago
Over the past decade, Colorado has seen an unprecedented oil and gas development boom, with nearly 30,000 wells drilled between 2004 and 2013 and a total of almost 53,000 wells in production as of this month. That growth has helped the state rebound from the economic downturn of ...

US Trade Policy in Action: SolarWorld Now Growing Jobs and Solar Module Capacity

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SolarWorld just announced an expansion of its solar module factory capacity during a bit of celebration in Oregon this morning. In June, German-owned and Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas won its trade case when the Department of Commerce found in favor of the company's claim against Chinese solar module makers.

The FBI's Secret House Meeting to Get Access to Your iPhone

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The Obama administration is ramping up its campaign to force technology companies to help the government spy on their users. FBI and Justice Department officials met with House staffers this week for a classified briefing on how encryption is hurting police investigations, according to staffers familiar with the ...

Most Latinos Don't Hold Obama's Immigration Delay Against Him

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2 mentions2 days ago
This is just raw data, and I suppose you can take in two ways, but here's what a new Pew poll says about supposed Latino outrage over President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the election. Basically, the whole thing was overblown. It turns ...

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

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2 mentions22 hours ago
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police. We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! – a badass organization working to end the criminalization of ...

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

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1 of 8.An Israeli policeman aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians inside the old city of Jerusalem October 30, 2014. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to ...

Two Years On, Recovery From Sandy Is Still Extremely Stressful

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In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Gary Silberman stands for a picture as he guides reporters on a tour of his parent’s home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst, N.Y. Two years ago this week Superstorm Sandy pummeled the eastern seaboard, leaving more than 150 people ...

University Of Florida Students Speak Out Against Voter Suppression On Campus

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3 mentions19 hours ago
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA — Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D-FL) made a personal appeal to students at the University of Florida Wednesday, declaring that a vote against Gov. Rick Scott (R) was a vote against an administration that had made it harder on students to vote. “You can’t vote ...

George P. Bush And How The Next Generation Of Republicans Talk About Climate Change

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2 mentions2 days ago
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, sits with his son George P. Bush before speaking to supporters at Hardin-Simmons University, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Abilene, Texas. George Prescott Bush is about to do something no other Bush has done before: win election in his first campaign for ...

Behind The Scenes, Southern Baptists Wrestle With How To Handle Homosexuality In The Modern World

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3 mentions21 hours ago
The Southern Baptist Convention is the U.S.’s largest Christian denomination after the Catholic Church, with some 16 million members and over 45,000 congregations, concentrated mostly in the South. This week in Nashville, the Convention’s public policy arm, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), hosted its first-ever national ...

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Economic growth in the third quarter was strong, consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, rising consumer sentiment, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth. Since the financial crisis, the U.S. economy has bounced back more strongly than ...

A Simple Seal Can Tell You Whether A Company Treats Its Female Employees Equally

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In August, L’Oreal USA achieved a first: It became EDGE certified, meaning it met global standards on equal treatment of its female employees. While five other companies have also been certified around the globe, L’Oreal is so far the only one in the United States to be able ...

End Coal

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The Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, appears poised to fast-track the approval of plans to dump millions of tonnes of dredge from a coal port expansion onto internationally significant wetlands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The government plans to assess the dumping of spoil from ...

10 things I learned from @kevinmd about why physicians should actively participate on social media

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4 mentions23 hours ago
Matthew Stanbrook (right in picture) is Deputy Editor at CMAJ, currently at the CHEST 2014 annual meeting in Austin, Texas. While social media and its intersection with medicine may evoke both interest and anxiety among physicians, medical organizations are paying increasing attention to its potential. Therefore, I was ...

How Obamacare Is Helping Make The Country More Equal

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3 mentions1 day ago
An early look at who exactly signed up for Obamacare during its first year of enrollment reveals that the health reform law is benefiting the people who need it most, according to a New York Times analysis of a large set of data from Enroll America and Civis ...

Government Threatens To Cut Off For-Profit Colleges Unless Their Students Start Getting Jobs

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The Department of Education will release long-awaited rules on Thursday that could cut many predatory for-profit colleges off from federal loan dollars in the coming years unless their graduates see significant improvement in their job prospects. The so-called “gainful employment” rule has been in the works for years,

Oil Giant Shell Wants The U.S. Government To Give It Another Five Years In The Arctic

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The damaged Royal Shell Dutch drilling barge Kulluk is loaded onto a transport ship in Unalaska, Alaska, on March 19, 2013. Royal Dutch Shell wants the U.S. government to give it another five-year crack at drilling in the Arctic. Back in July, the oil giant sent a letter ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I Consider Being Gay Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay for the first time ever in a heartfelt first-person testimony published at Bloomberg BusinessWeek. “While I have never denied my sexuality,” he wrote, “I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud ...
 

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