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Here Are the Justice Department's Full Reports on Darren Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department

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On Wednesday, the Justice Department released its highly anticipated report unveiling patterns of racial discrimination among officers and officials from Ferguson, Missouri.The department also chose not to pursue charges against Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown last August.Here's the full report on the Michael Brown ...

In Anti-Obamacare Case, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Questions the Foundation of the Lawsuit

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During the Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday morning in King v. Burwell, the case that threatens to destroy Obamacare, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasted no time in grilling the attorney seeking to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act about a significant technical matter that could blow up his case.

Top State Republican Sued For "Bigoted, Racist, and Sexist" Comments

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The Georgia Republican Party, and its chair, John Padgett, have already been sued once in the past year over allegations of racial discrimination and racial slurs. Now, Padgett, his wife, and the company he owns are being sued again, on the grounds that they frequently engaged in "bigoted,

Meet the 85-Year-Old Texas Republican Pushing Her Party to Decriminalize Pot

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Early last year, John Baucum, the political director of a group called Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP), cornered Sen. Ted Cruz at a GOP event in Houston. Cruz, a former Texas prosecutor who talks the talk on states' rights, had criticized the Obama administration for declining to prosecute ...

Republican Senator Aims To Roll Back Healthy School Lunch Rules

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Our nation's school cafeterias are on track to serve more whole grains and less salt—but not if one Republican senator has anything to say about it. On Monday, Rep. John Hoeven (R-ND) announced plans to introduce a bill that would roll back 2014 legislation requiring school cafeterias to ...

How Hillary Clinton May Have Violated Government Rules on Emails

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The New York Times set off a Clinton-bomb when it revealed Monday night that Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, used a personal email account instead of a government account for all of her official business. The newspaper reported that Clinton had turned over 55,000 pages ...

Get Ready: The Senate Will Start Trying To Override Obama's Keystone XL Veto Today

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"Get Ready: The Senate Will Start Trying To Override Obama’s Keystone XL Veto Today" The U.S. Senate will begin the process of attempting to override the President’s veto on the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, an attempt that’s not predicted to succeed but that likely won’t be the last ...

Tea Party Loses Big in Today's Vote on Clean DHS Funding Bill

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The House will vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure will not target President Obama's executive actions on immigration, giving Democrats what they have long demanded and potentially enraging conservatives ...

This Isn't The Reaction Netanyahu Hoped For After His Dramatic Speech To Congress

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by Igor Volsky Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm Updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm "This Isn’t The Reaction Netanyahu Hoped For After His Dramatic Speech To Congress" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington,

Georgia ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill Forced Through Committee During Bathroom Break

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"Georgia ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill Forced Through Committee During Bathroom Break" Georgia Republicans have used a number of nefarious methods to get their way over the years, but earlier this week they busted out an especially sneaky new tactic: voting on legislation when Democrats are, um, temporarily indisposed.

There's Really No Plan B on Iran, Is There?

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Yesterday was one of my bad days, but one consequence of that is that I zoned out in front of the TV for long stretches. This allowed me to hear an endless procession of talking heads spend time talking about what we should do about Iran. The striking ...

Alabama Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriage Without Clear Authority To Do So

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"Alabama Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriage Without Clear Authority To Do So" “Confusion reigns” in Alabama. The State Supreme Court issued a rambling decision Tuesday evening that not only enjoins state probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but also rules in favor of the state’s ...

Bobby Jindal's Looming Health Care Disaster

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by Alice Ollstein Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court hears a case that if successful, could strip away health insurance from millions of people who depend on federal subsidies. But Louisiana Governor ...

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

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Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.Turning to the CEOs ...

ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

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In a post on anonymous forum justpaste.it, the group drew an illustration of Dorsey in crosshairs. The Arabic message that follows contains several death threats. "How would you protect your miserable employees Jack, when their necks become an official target to ISIS soldiers and supporters, what would you ...

Why the Duke Basketball Sexual-Assault Story Won't Go Away Quickly

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The Duke University student newspaper reported today that a player recently dismissed from the school's powerhouse men's basketball team had been twice accused of sexual assault. Moreover, it found that athletic department officials, including Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, knew about the allegations as early as last ...

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

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At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, GOP chairman Reince Priebus had some strong words about how President Barack Obama prioritizes threats to national security. "Democrats tell us they understand the world, but then they call climate change, not radical Islamic terrorism, the greatest threat to national security," ...

Is Your State Trying to Outlaw Vaccine Exemptions?

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Rhett Krawitt is seven years old. He is also a cancer survivor. After spending most of his young life battling leukemia, he is now taking up a new cause: fighting for mandatory vaccines. For close to four years, while he underwent chemotherapy, Rhett couldn't be vaccinated against dangerous ...

The Family Tragicomic That Could Change Broadway Forever

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Broadway has had a number of successful plays and musicals with gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters portrayed openly, and with sympathy. Some even grapple with complicated inner lives rather than deliver sanitized, safe entertainment. But nothing as honest, groundbreaking — and potentially dangerous — has been staged before ...

Op-ed: Mom and Dad, I'm Taking Truvada

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My Boy George costume was a hit! The hat I got when I was home for Christmas worked perfectly. I was the only Boy George, but there were amazing Madonna, and Prince, and Freddie Mercury costumes. My friend Bryn went as a Helmut Newton Palmer Girl in a ...

First Contact: Why One Small Conversation Can Be So Crucial For All of Us

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In the summer of 2013, with Proposition 8 nearly half a decade old yet still a vivid memory, political scientists Donald Green and Michael LaCour designed a study to help the Los Angeles LGBT Center make the most out of its messaging. What they learned has broad implications ...

Guinness Resumes Sponsorship Of St. Patrick's Day Parade Despite LGBT Community Protests

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"Guinness Resumes Sponsorship Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Despite LGBT Community Protests" Gilbert Baker, designer of the Rainbow Flag, holding a “Boycott Homophobia” banner at the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Last year, Guinness joined Heineken and Sam Adams in dropping their sponsorship of the New York City ...

Longest-Serving Female Senator Retires To Devote Herself To 'Raising Hell' Instead

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"Longest-Serving Female Senator Retires To Devote Herself To ‘Raising Hell’ Instead" Longtime Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced she would be retiring from the U.S. Senate, ending her career as longest-serving female senator in American history. She announced her decision not to seek reelection in 2016 and pass up ...

Federal Judge Overturns Nebraska's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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"Federal Judge Overturns Nebraska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage" Susan and Sally Waters, two of the plaintiffs in the Nebraska marriage case. Sally has been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her spine. Susan carries health insurance for the whole family through her employer,

Beyond 'Pro-Choice' And 'Pro-Life,' Grieving Family's Journey Gets Light In New Documentary

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"Beyond ‘Pro-Choice’ And ‘Pro-Life,’ Grieving Family’s Journey Gets Light In New Documentary" Erick Munoz, center, husband of Marlise Munoz is escorted by attorneys. National media may have moved on from last year’s battle over whether Marlise Muñoz, known in headlines as the “brain-dead pregnant woman,” was allowed to ...

The Latest Anti-Choice Strategy: Less Planned Parenthood Bashing, More Insurance Bans

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To win over the middle, anti-choice leaders argued at CPAC, it's more helpful to message around "incremental" abortion restrictions like 20-week bans or insurance coverage restrictions.(Shutterstock) Click here to read more of RH Reality Check‘s coverage of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. Abortion issues were mostly treated ...

Solar Impulse 2 RTW Departure Delayed Due To Weather (Video)

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Amber Archangel March 4th, 2015 by Amber ArchangelOriginally published on 1Sun4All. Breaking News from the Solar Impulse Team via Twitter: “Due to weather considerations, the first possible RTW departure date has been postponed until March 9 2015!” Bertrand Piccard said on his ...

Friction at the Grid Edge: Hawaii’s PUC Orders HECO to Approve Solar Rooftops

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How much solar can distribution feeders handle? That experiment plays out every day in the Hawaiian islands. The latest skirmish in the Hawaiian solar power struggle stems from a letter sent out last week by HECO to 50 Big Island residents that suggested that until the islands' net ...

Keystone XL And The Property Rights Movement's Selective Outrage

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by Josh Israel & Katie Valentine Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:45 am "Keystone XL And The Property Rights Movement’s Selective Outrage" For Julia Trigg Crawford, watching TransCanada construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline on a corner of her 600-acre farm was “gut-wrenching.” Crawford,

Prison Labor, Trade Wars and Mitt Romney’s Nephew: The Strange Politics of an Oregon Solar Farm

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Oregonian: Oregon's Signature Solar Energy Project Built on Foundation of False Hopes Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into ...

Thomas Roberts: Man of the Hours

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On the day Thomas Roberts turned 27, he sat down with his mother at her kitchen table, and broke down in tears. “What’s wrong?” asked his worried mother, Michelle Roberts. Despite a successful career as a reporter on television, he just couldn’t get the words out. All he ...

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The NYPD recently decided against policing protests with machine guns, but it looks like the Port Authority police aren't ready to put down their shotguns. Friday night, more than 30 Black Lives Matter protesters converged on Penn Station, carrying pictures and chanting the names of people who have ...

Dragged Into the Spotlight

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When Panti, the alter ego of Irish drag performer Rory O’Neill, called out several journalists and members of the conservative Catholic group Iona Institute as homophobic early last year on The Saturday Night Show, her targets sued the Irish public media service RTÉ. Fearing a legal battle, RTÉ ...

Opposition Leader's Planned Protest March Has Turned Into A Memorial After His Assassination

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"Opposition Leader’s Planned Protest March Has Turned Into A Memorial After His Assassination" Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was assassinated on Friday. Boris Nemstov planned to lead a march against the Russian economic policies and the ...

"It's Easier to Get Laid at CPAC Than on Spring Break"

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While the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracts right-wingers all stripes, there was one thing virtually all attendees could agree on: this year's conference was young. Especially young. College and high school-aged conservatives packed the halls of CPAC, decked out in all manner of paraphernalia: retro Reagan-Bush '84 ...

What Happened When My Daughter Asked About My Abortion

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Top 10 Cities For Electric Vehicles In The US Shown In New Infographic

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by James Ayre March 4th, 2015 by James AyreWhat are the top cities in the US for electric vehicles (EVs)? A good question. As determined by the charging station infrastructure company ChargePoint — while taking into account EVs on the road, charging infrastructure ...

These California Maximum-Security Prisoners Are Making an Album

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Inmates at California's New Folsom prison are slowly creating a sequel of sorts to Johnny Cash's hit record, and if an early preview of one song is any indication, their mix of folk, soul, blues, and hip-hop may be worth the wait. The Prison Music Project, the brainchild ...

Oil Can’t Match Solar On Cost, Even At $10/Barrel

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Giles Parkinson March 4th, 2015 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast ...

WATCH: How Much Wronger Could Texas Be on Marriage?

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Somebody seems to have been messing with Texas: Last week lawmakers trying to stop the spread of marriage equality got nearly every possible detail wrong. It started with a 10-year anniversary "celebration" of the state's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday. There's just one problem: The ban is still ...

Obamacare Will Probably Survive Its Second Trip To The Supreme Court

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"Obamacare Will Probably Survive Its Second Trip To The Supreme Court" WASHINGTON, DC — Michael Carvin, the attorney arguing against Obamacare in King v. Burwell, is a bear of a man. He gestures grandly as he practically yells his legal arguments towards the justices. At various points during ...

Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

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Many believe that pumped storage and batteries can help the region improve its grid infrastructure. Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena. Infrastructure quality in the region varies widely, and the emphasis on coal and hydropower to the ...

Cops Pull Shotguns On Protesters Armed With Cardboard Signs

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On Friday night, a group of Black Lives Matter protesters held signs and a banner as they linked arms across an exit from the Lincoln Tunnel, blocking traffic from the Manhattan-bound lanes for 11 minutes. That’s one minute for every time Eric Garner gasped “I can’t breathe” as ...

National Bike Month, Tesla "D" Launch Event in Switzerland... (Clean Transport Link Drop)

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan March 3rd, 2015 by Zachary ShahanHere’s some more clean electricity news & commentary for you in case you’ve already sailed through ours. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or ...

Don’t Qualify for DACA? SIJS Might Work for You

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by Aura Bogado| Print | Comment (14764) Monday, March 2 2015, 10:10 AM EST Tags: DACA, Immigration, SIJS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, USCIS President Obama’s deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has been big news since he announced it during his 2012 re-election campaign. More ...

Syria & Climate Change: Unrest Is Mutual

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Sandy Dechert March 3rd, 2015 by Sandy DechertFor the first time, research has conclusively demonstrated the link between climate change and human conflict. Colin P. Kelley, now of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and formerly of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,

25 MW More Geothermal For Hawaii's Big Island

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Jake Richardson March 3rd, 2015 by Jake RichardsonTwenty-five megawatts of geothermal energy will be added to the existing 38 MW produced by a plant on the Big Island. Hawaii Electric Light Co. chose Ormat Technologies Inc. to develop the extra geothermal energy.

The War on Women Is A 'Lie,' And Other Anti-Women Assertions At The Annual Conservative Convention

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"The War on Women Is A ‘Lie,’ And Other Anti-Women Assertions At The Annual Conservative Convention" As the Republican party struggles to rebrand itself to win back women voters, HP executive and rumored presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told attendees this week that the concept of a Republican “war ...

BYD Looking To 'Revolutionize' Brazil’s Urban Transport

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 3rd, 2015 by James AyreThe rising star of the Chinese electric vehicle and solar energy technology world, BYD, is looking likely to continue rising, with the company now eyeing the Brazilian market. With the company’s first factory in the ...

The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts' Hands. Again.

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by Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Legal Analyst, RH Reality Check Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?(Steve Petteway/ Wikimedia Commons) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in King v.
 

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