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The National Science Foundation (NSF) spent $300,000 studying how “humans interact with bicycles,” the latest example of what a House committee chairman calls waste in the agency. The premise for the project, which was conducted between October 2009...
From: Free Republic | By: Washington Free Beacon | Monday, September 29, 2014
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FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities...
From: Free Republic | By: ap | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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John Hopkins Medicine researchers will track the physical activities and daily diet of 50 overweight freshman from Lakewood High School as part of a pilot project using Fitbit – an electronic wristband that records activity and sleep patterns. The...
From: Free Republic | By: Education Action Group Foundation | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI. Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pay for procedures either upfront or before they are discharged. That's because Americans are shouldering...
From: Free Republic | By: CNN Money, via WCYB TV 5 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Bats may be lured to their deaths at wind farms because they think turbines are trees in which they can find shelter, food and sex, according to new research. The creatures fly towards slow-moving turbines, only to be killed when gusts of wind spin the...
From: Free Republic | By: Daily Telegraph (UK) | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices was indicted on US criminal charges, officials said Monday. The Justice Department said the indictment of Hammad Akbar, 31,...
From: Free Republic | By: Phys.org | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling The Huffington Post | By Ashley Alman 09/28/2014 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her extreme regret over several of the current Court's rulings in a...
From: Free Republic | Monday, September 29, 2014
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While job creation can be a badge of honor for many politicians, a report praising Michigan for adding "green jobs" is a bit premature. Environmental Entrepreneurs, which describes itself as "a national community of business leaders who promote sound...
From: Free Republic | By: Michigan Capitol Confidential | Monday, September 29, 2014
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In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans...
From: Free Republic | By: Frontpage | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That's...
From: Free Republic | By: Arcamax | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new...
From: Free Republic | By: The Washington Post | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Family members said a hunter is undergoing a second surgery after a bear attack in Pine County. Brandon Johnson is from North Branch and was attacked by a wounded bear early Saturday morning. The 9-1-1 call came in after 3:30 a.m. in a remote part of...
From: Free Republic | By: wdio | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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After six decades on this Earth, I am now resolutely and most positively convinced there really is no cure for some folks among us hopelessly and terminally afflicted with stupidity. I'm talking here about the sources for a few really nutty online comments...
From: Free Republic | By: pioneer press | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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After 13 seasons, including six AL Central Division titles in a span of nine seasons, the Twins have parted ways with Gardenhire. The team lost 383 games in the past four season under Gardenhire, an average of more than 95 losses per season. The Twins...
From: Free Republic | By: espn | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court stated that (emphasis added, citations omitted, as usual), Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely...
From: Free Republic | By: The Volokh Conspiracy | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming...
From: Free Republic | By: Daily Signal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Great Recession has lasted a lot longer for some than for others. A new survey from Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found that “one in five workers - or nearly 30 million people - say they were laid off...
From: Free Republic | By: Los Angeles Times | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Imad Enchassi, imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, posted this on Facebook the day before a member of his mosque, Jah’Keem Yisrael, beheaded one of his coworkers and tried to behead another at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma: “Hate...
From: Free Republic | By: Jihad Watch | Monday, September 29, 2014
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... with Facebook's immense database of 1.3 billion users -- their profiles, their status updates, their likes and dislikes -- the company can not only deliver better contextual ads, but it can do that on a precise and personal level to everyone on the...
From: Free Republic | By: Tech News World | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday. The justices' order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials, who have been trying to trim the number of days for early voting...
From: Free Republic | By: wncn | Monday, September 29, 2014
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More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city. Jobs is the No. 1 reason for population moves, with affordable housing a...
From: Free Republic | By: CNN Money | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It’s becoming a disturbing trend. For months, Ali Muhammad Brown, a man described as a devout Muslim convert, engaged in what prosecutors allege was a “bloody crusade” aimed at avenging the deaths of Muslims killed by American soldiers in...
From: Free Republic | By: Hotair | Monday, September 29, 2014
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There are lots of open questions about the road the Supreme Court justices will take to a final decision about whether the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. But one thing seems clear: the answer will arrive next June. The endgame...
From: Free Republic | By: NYT | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman wants state lawmakers to clarify statutes that criminalize administrative offenses. Offenders are often surprised when they are charged with a “strict liability public welfare offense” because it is...
From: Free Republic | By: Michigan Capitol Confidential | Monday, September 29, 2014
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During his appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday, President Barack Obama had the chance to admit that he got a whole lot about Iraq wrong.He could have admitted that he got the surge wrong in 2007, when he denounced it and declared that there is no military...
From: Free Republic | By: Pajamas Media | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. John Podesta, speaking to a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul,...
From: Free Republic | By: Fox News Online | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Last week, when I was being shown around Embraer's new U.S.-assembled A-29 Super Tucano with a group of journalists, the first thing that caught my eye was a big covered something sticking out of each wing. In an age of remote control drones and smart...
From: Free Republic | By: AVweb | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A retired top-ranking German general said Monday a string of recent embarrassing military equipment failures shows the country needs to spend more on defense, as another aircraft breakdown came to light. […] Former chief of staff Harald Kujat told...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 29, 2014
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TV personality Mike Rowe, a frequent Glenn Beck guest, posted on Facebook a short note he received from one Tobey Gloss who indicated he was “disappointed” in Rowe for his connection to Beck: “Mike- you were recently tagged in Glen Beck’s post...
From: Free Republic | By: theblaze.com | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga) wonders if Guam will tip over by adding troops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnk0tIqsbYM Ezekiel Emanuel (architect of ObamaCare) said human life after age 75 is worthless (“leeches and takers”): http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/22/die-at-75-emanuel-obamacare-death-cult...
From: Free Republic | By: Off Grid Blog | Monday, September 29, 2014
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One of the most powerful pro-life articles I’ve ever seen, from Buzzfeed. These images were created for a National Geographic special called In The Womb: Animals by Producer Peter Chinn. He used a combination of ultrasound technology, tiny cameras,...
From: Free Republic | By: http://youngcons.com | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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LANSING, MI — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was reportedly considered for a U.S. Supreme Court post in 2010 and Energy Secretary in 2012. Could she find a spot in the Obama administration as Attorney General? Welcome to Michigan Political...
From: Free Republic | By: Mlive.com | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that...
From: Free Republic | By: Arutz Sheva | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012... the U.S. dollar rose.
From: Free Republic | By: alarabiya, Reuters | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline At Risk of Losing or Having to Pay Back Health Insurance Subsidies from Affordable Care Act By STEPHANIE ARMOUR Updated Sept. 29, 2014 Americans in the hundreds of thousands may lose or have to pay...
From: Free Republic | By: Wall St. J | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion....
From: Free Republic | By: Arutz Sheva | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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hree Mexican soldiers will be charged with homicide in the killings of 22 members of an armed gang after evidence that the military men finished off the gang members after they stopped firing, Mexico’s attorney general announced Tuesday.. The army...
From: Free Republic | By: latimes.com | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee...
From: Free Republic | By: Arutz Sheva | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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FULL TITLE: Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop cursing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida A man has been arrested after he punched an elderly man in the face for asking him to stop swearing inside an...
From: Free Republic | By: mail online | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Health care is a hot topic on the campaign trial for both parties, but 37 percent of Democrats running for Congress don’t even bring up the subject of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, a Brookings Institution analysis...
From: Free Republic | By: Newsmax | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed...
From: Free Republic | By: Dallas Morning News | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions...
From: Free Republic | By: Newsmax | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Things seem to be looking up for rats. After more than 500 years, rats may be off the hook for causing the Black Death, the horrible plague that claimed up to 60% of the European population. In virtually every textbook the Bubonic Plague, which is spread...
From: Free Republic | By: nature.com | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun...
From: Free Republic | By: Fox News Radio | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Certain cars attract certain drivers. Owners of the turbocharged all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX get more tickets than any other car, with one in every three owners reporting a traffic violation in the past three years, according to a recent study by Insurance.com....
From: Free Republic | By: Chicago Trib | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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OAKDALE — The lurching gait, an unfocused glare out of black-rimmed eyes, growls from behind bared teeth – the zombie advanced, the undead unleashed among the living. Laser rifles crackled to life. Cellphones whipped into view. Her prey drew back...
From: Free Republic | By: Modesto Bee | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The exact timing or locations of the deployment is unclear, but will happen some time next year. The United States Marine Corps will send 2,100 troops to Kuwait as part of a new special unit designed to respond to crises in the region, a mission that...
From: Free Republic | By: Tele Sur | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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