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St. Louis County Police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown's shooting. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/ZUMA Press   As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mark Follman | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In our world, the news about the news is often grim. Newspapers are shrinking, folding up, or being cut loose by their parent companies. Layoffs are up and staffs are down. That investigative reporter...
From: Mother Jones | By: Anya Schiffrin | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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I am only 10 minutes into trying to solve the Israeli-Palestine conflict and things are already starting to hit the fan. I am playing PeaceMaker, and I've taken the role of the Israeli Prime Minister. I channel my inner Yitzhak Rabin and take the dovish...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sam Brodey | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Also see our report: How police desecrated Michael Brown's memorial that night. Below is a visual timeline detailing the events of August 9, from the time a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown until about 10 p.m. that night,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Sam Island It wasn't so long ago that fat people were considered healthy. Doctors were far more worried about underweight Americans, many of whom were too poor to afford enough calories. But as farms industrialized and food became cheaper, the tables...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kiera Butler | Monday, August 25, 2014
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"Nothing like starting off the morning with a triathlon," tweeted former Sen. Scott Brown on August 10th. Again. The Massachusetts transplant is gearing up for his campaign against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) this fall by literally running for office....
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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US Marines conduct a Helicopter Support Team exercise. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco)...
From: Mother Jones | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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As Bay Area residents clean their streets and homes after the biggest earthquake to hit California in 25 years rocked Napa Valley this weekend, scientists are pushing lawmakers to fund a statewide system that could warn citizens about earthquakes seconds...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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As students return to the classroom this fall, one large group of children will be more likely than their peers to suffer learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, chronic school absence, and a host of other health concerns. These are the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Katie Rose Quandt | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Wilcox for Congress Could the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin prove a deciding factor in an Arizona Democratic congressional primary? Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox certainly hopes so. Seeking to gain an edge over...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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No one has contracted Ebola in the United States, or is very likely to. And no one should be surprised that Donald Trump is tweeting this anyway: Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the U.S. Treat them, at the highest level, over there. THE UNITED...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Cohen | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Right now, swirling south of the Baja California peninsula, is a monster hurricane named Marie. Currently a Category 4 storm with 145 mile per hour maximum sustained winds, yesterday the storm was a full fledged Category 5, with 160 mile per hour winds....
From: Mother Jones | By: Chris Mooney | Monday, August 25, 2014
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On Friday, we reported on Minnesota Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn's history of incendiary comments about women, American Indians, gays, people he suspected of being gay, and President Obama's family. Two days later, Hagedorn took to...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Ten of the worst (or possibly greatest) congressional backronyms—intentional acronyms created by attention-seeking lawmakers, or more likely, their poor staffers: CHOMP: Consumers Have Options for Molar Protection Act, sponsored by former Rep. Diane...
From: Mother Jones | By: Dave Gilson | Monday, August 25, 2014
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They come to the Jerusalem Youth Chorus from as far away as Ramallah (a Palestinian outlook in the occupied West Bank) and a moshav (a Jewish settlement) outside of Jerusalem. They speak Arabic, Hebrew, and often a bit of English. They are five tenors,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Lei Wang | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Liam Bailey at home in Brooklyn. Jacob Blickenstaff Thomas Bartlett and Martin Hayes Aaron Freeman Puss n Boots Holly Williams Ben Watt Joe Henry Gabriel Kahane Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell Benmont Tench Jill Sobule Keith & Tex Leyla McCalla Declan...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jacob Blickenstaff | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Under the harsh fluorescent lights in the basement of a suburban DC concert venue, as they picked at a pre-show dinner of salmon and rice—I interrogated Swedish superstar Robyn and her Norwegian collaborators, the electro-pop duo Rökysopp, for details...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Monday, August 25, 2014
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"Hello Gabby. It's Raffi." Four little words and I was instantly transported. Raffi might very well be the first person outside my family whom I truly adored. Now he was talking to me on the phone. A real phone! Not a banana phone. I was part of a generation...
From: Mother Jones | By: Gabrielle Canon | Monday, August 25, 2014
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More controversial audio has surfaced from Dan Page, the St. Louis County Police officer who pushed CNN's Don Lemon in Ferguson on Aug. 18, and was put on administrative leave after video surfaced of him talking about being "a killer," calling President...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Sunday, August 24, 2014
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