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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday offered the latest in a series of Republican ObamaCare alternatives ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could gut the law. Cruz's bill, called the Health Care Choices Act, would allow people to buy health insurance...
From: Free Republic | By: The Hill | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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HONG KONG/BEIJING, March 6 (Reuters) - As China signs global deals to export its nuclear power technology, it faces a huge obstacle: it still needs to show it can build and safely operate these reactors at home. Aided by foreign technology acquired during...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters Africa | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Glenn Beck's top two lieutenants have left Beck's Internet and television channel, TheBlaze, and are starting a new venture together. The departing executives are Chris Balfe, who was Beck's CEO, and Joel Cheatwood, who was president and chief operating...
From: Free Republic | By: ksbw abc 8 / cnn | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Critics of wind turbines argue vehemently that they are ugly and inefficient - a blot on the landscape and an expensive folly to boot. Efficiency has always been a strange critique given that the fuel driving turbines - wind - is free. And while electricity...
From: Free Republic | By: BBC | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Some consumers who order medication from safe international pharmacies are finding themselves unable to use their VISA credit cards. We hope that doesn’t interfere with their ability to access safe and affordable medication. What’s going on? Essentially,...
From: Free Republic | By: pharmacychecker | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s...
From: Free Republic | By: Freebeacon.com | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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[SNIP]".......When evangelicals picked up the issue of trafficking around the turn of the millennium, they drastically expanded the existing movement’s influence and reach. By now it has spawned major institutional efforts by nonprofits like World...
From: Free Republic | By: Slate | Friday, March 6, 2015
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They were four words that became the national rallying cry of a new civil rights movement: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Protesters chanted it, arms raised, in cities across the country in solidarity for Michael Brown, the black teenager who some witnesses...
From: Free Republic | By: NY Times | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Dr. Elie Wiesel, left, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Senator Ted Cruz at Rabbi Boteach’s panel discussion.An array of Jewish groups condemned an ad by a foundation associated with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that accused National Security Adviser Susan Rice...
From: Free Republic | By: The Jewish Standard | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme...
From: Free Republic | By: time.com | Friday, March 6, 2015
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A new study from the Columbia Journalism Review concludes that the Obama administration isn’t living up to its vow to be the most transparent White House in history. The study’s author, Susan Milligan, said the relationship between the president...
From: Free Republic | By: The Washington Times | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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More teens who are killing themselves are choosing suffocation and strangling, government researchers reported Thursday. And more young women are committing suicide. It's a troubling trend and it's not clear what's driving it, the team at the Centers...
From: Free Republic | By: nbcnews.com | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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WASHINGTON (CNN) —The Capitol Police killed the hopes and dreams of thousands of D.C.-area children (and at least a few dozen Hill staffers) Wednesday night when it reaffirmed a city ban on sledding on the Capitol grounds. Frank Larkin, chairman of...
From: Free Republic | By: WTAE | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown said Thursday they are gearing up for a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, police and Officer Darren Wilson — a day after federal prosecutors cleared the ex-cop in the unarmed teenager's fatal...
From: Free Republic | By: NBC | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death on Chinese Riverbank One love-struck Ohio teen almost died on a Chinese riverbank after getting drunk once he was rejected by the young woman he flew 7,000 miles to see,...
From: Free Republic | By: ROOT | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The top 25 cities on the latest Mercer Quality of Living Rankings don’t include even one metro area from the United States. The highest-ranked U.S. cities on the list include San Francisco (27), Boston (33), and Honolulu (36). The list considers 39...
From: Free Republic | By: Yahoo Finance | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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There was a time when if you wanted to get a nice cheap car, Craigslist was the place to go. You can still find good values on CL, but you need to be careful out there. Police say Atlanta area gang members were setting up fake Craigslist ads for cars...
From: Free Republic | By: Jalopnik | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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In yesterday's arguments about ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts surprised observers by saying almost nothing. But the single question he did ask might well have tipped his hand, writes Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker. If...
From: Free Republic | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary. “It works a lot like Tinder, except this is Tinder minus the poor people,” said Darren Shuster,...
From: Free Republic | By: CBS San Francisco | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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People who have gained coverage since 2013 are positive about the health care reform law, but those who remain uninsured tend to want it repealed Americans have become more accepting of the Affordable Care Act over the last year, and while they may not...
From: Free Republic | By: YOUGOV | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power of Europe to assert their interests, influence and values. Yet, as the impasse over Greece confirms, the continent is in crisis....
From: Free Republic | By: The Office of Tony Blair | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at an event honoring excellence in journalism. Organizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public...
From: Free Republic | By: Business Insider | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months ending in January 2015, show that Apple’s iOS reached its highest ever share in urban China with one in every four smartphones sold being an iPhone. “Leading into...
From: Free Republic | By: Mac Daily News | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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APRC withdrew its participation from Amplify Austin, a large 24-hour fundraising drive for non-profits this week, after the organization placed restrictions on faith-based groups. The restrictions included that funds from the event could not go to groups...
From: Free Republic | By: Texas Values | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Applestore at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. Picture taken June CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) - It may be by far the most valuable American company but Apple Inc still...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise Enlarge Credit: Martha Sexton/public domain Scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology have discovered a new hormone that fights the weight gain caused by a high-fat Western diet...
From: Free Republic | By: MedicalXpress | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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NEW YORK – A fragment of jaw bone dating back 2.8 million years is evidence that the first humans evolved more than 400,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists reported Wednesday. The fossil, which was uncovered in the Afar region in...
From: Free Republic | By: Fox News | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Pro-lifers are concerned about the commitment of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, to ending abortion. In a "Fox News Sunday" interview, Walker said he was pro-life but sounded dipassionate about ending abortion if...
From: Free Republic | By: Christian Post | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, it was arguably the loneliest place on Earth — an oxygen-deprived desert perched atop an icy, 29,000-foot ladder of death. Over the last 62 years, more than 4,000...
From: Free Republic | By: Washington Post | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Newly updated table with an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more..
From: Free Republic | By: The How Do Gardener | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated...
From: Free Republic | By: IBD EDITORIALS | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Mount Everest has a feces problem. Each year, hundreds of people attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain, spending weeks at four camps en route to adjust to the low levels of oxygen in the air. It's now estimated that they leave behind up to 26,500...
From: Free Republic | By: vox | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The administration released in late January its draft five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing, the game plan for what areas will be open for exploration and how they will be managed. By no small coincidence, opponents of offshore exploration...
From: Free Republic | By: IAGC via Rig Zone | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Apple Pay is so secure criminals so far have only been able take advantage of it by taking advantage of the banks behind it. Sadly, identity theft and credit card fraud are nothing new. While Apple Pay does an enormous amount to secure the transaction...
From: Free Republic | By: iMore | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma .. said he doesn't think relying heavily on Democratic votes is a "new normal." But he conceded the Republican-led Congress faces even tougher choices ahead, including another debt limit showdown this year, in which scores...
From: Free Republic | By: ap | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Dalia Gokirmak, 31, and her husband Oscar, 41, always wanted a big family. But when they found out they were having twins when she was pregnant for the second time, reality sunk in immediately. “I’ll be honest, I pulled out the calculator right away,”...
From: Free Republic | By: yahoo.com | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Anyone who’s ever seen two dogs interacting with each other knows they love sniffing each other’s butts. Why? Because their powerful noses are able to pick up loads of information, including the other dog’s gender, diet, and emotional state. Dogs...
From: Free Republic | By: Medical Daily | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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SIERRA VISTA — An unexploded 60 mm mortar dating back to the World War II era recently uncovered during a prescribed burn on Fort Huachuca is set to be disposed of this morning. Discovered on the post’s Range 11, the mortar is scheduled to be detonated...
From: Free Republic | By: Sierra Vista Herald | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Moscow's financial district, with its $12 billion worth of skyscrapers, was meant to be a gleaming beacon for Russia's post-Soviet market economy. But now with Russia's economy in free-fall, the Moscow City complex property values have nosedived, construction...
From: Free Republic | By: BI | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Laura Krantz, a former NPR editor & producer, is a Scripps Fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Late last week, she discovered to her dismay that Colorado’s Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange, Connect...
From: Free Republic | By: twitchy.com | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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You’ll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. They’re not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, we’re not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse;...
From: Free Republic | By: News Journal - Longview TX | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Tuesday Federal Agents forced entry into twenty Southern California locations believed to be orchestrating “maternity tourism” scams for pregnant alien women aiming to gain U.S. citizenship for their soon to be born child. According to U.S. immigration...
From: Free Republic | By: Breitbart News Network | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Associated Wholesale Grocers plans to convert five of seven Dahl’s Foods stores in Iowa to the Price Chopper banner in early April and two others, in the Des Moines market, to a new, unspecified format, according to published reports. Kansas City,...
From: Free Republic | By: Supermarket News | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Alternate headline via Dave Weigel: “DOJ confirms that Bob Menendez is a New Jersey politician.�There’s no louder Democratic critic of Obama’s Iran deal than Menendez and now here he is, about to be indicted. Hmmm. Maybe I...
From: Free Republic | By: Hotair | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Katie Couric is in talks to return to embattled NBC. Sources at the network confirmed that Couric has already been talking to her longtime fan Andrew Lack, the former NBC exec who was named head of NBC News this morning.
From: Free Republic | By: NY Daily News | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton’s personal office knew in August that House Republicans had received information showing that the former secretary of state conducted official government business through her private email account...
From: Free Republic | By: Politico | Friday, March 6, 2015
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired minister and civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King as a contributor, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News. In this role, Dr. King will provide social and cultural commentary across...
From: Free Republic | By: Business Wire | Friday, March 6, 2015
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CNN's (Wolf Clueless) Blitzer Asks If 'Death to America' 'Just a Slogan' CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked if “death to America” and “death to Israel” chants in Iran are “just a slogan” on Friday’s broadcast of “Wolf.” Blitzer, interviewing Senior...
From: Free Republic | By: Breitbart.com | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we...
From: Free Republic | By: freerepublic | Friday, March 6, 2015
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As noted here, "Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's...
From: Free Republic | By: La Salette Journey | Friday, March 6, 2015
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