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In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Story and Photos by Shane Bauer | Wed Oct. 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Shane Bauer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Today, 85 percent of SWAT operations target private residences. When heavily-armed policemen conduct raids at peoples' homes, they often go in expecting a fight from hardened criminals—but sometimes they're wrong. Here are a few cases where botched...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sam Brodey | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A US Marine Sgt. speaks with a local child while on patrol in Afghanistan. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal)...
From: Mother Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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When George W. Bush departed the White House, he left behind a giant deficit and expanded government spending for Medicare drug benefits that caused conservatives to grumble. But he did make a mark that right-wingers can cheer—by shaping the federal...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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One Friday last May, the sun had not yet risen when a SWAT team ignited a flash-bang grenade outside Marvin Guy's apartment in Killeen, Texas. Officers were trying to climb in through a window when Guy, who had a criminal record and was suspected of...
From: Mother Jones | By: Shane Bauer | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A health care worker who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Thursday after suffering from Ebola-like symptoms, including a 103-degree fever and nausea. The New York City Health Department released...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kevin Vickers, Canada's sergeant at arms since 2006, is being heralded worldwide as a national hero after he reportedly shot and killed an armed assailant in the nation's Parliament building Wednesday morning. It was a highly emotional moment when Vickers...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Ebola came to Liberia on March 22, it was a serious problem—not an existential threat to the entire country. Twelve people fell ill, and 11 of them died. By the end of April, the outbreak seemed to have run its course. But when the virus returned...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Seniors at Broken Bow High School in Nebraska have been granted their God-given right to pose with guns for their upcoming senior portraits, just as long as the photos are taken off campus and done "tastefully." “The board, I believe, felt they wanted...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With 106 weeks until the next presidential election, speculating about a potential Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) candidacy is like going on a long car ride with a six-year-old. "Are you running?" No. "How about now?" No. "Now?" No. "Now?" No. "What...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Animal Planet's hit reality TV show Call of the Wildman came under intense scrutiny earlier this year as the subject of a seven-month Mother Jones investigation into behind-the-scenes animal mistreatment. Now, it's no longer such a hit. Prime time audiences...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there's a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Karl Rove's American Crossroads? Check....
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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For now, even after all the concussions, the domestic violence, and the still-horribly named team from Washington, DC, Americans still love their pro football. Twitter took a stab at measuring the popularity of every NFL franchise by looking at the official...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Downtown Ottawa is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shootings in three locations: the National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Center shopping mall. Police have confirmed reports that an unknown gunman shot a soldier standing...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Alison Seiffer We've entered the age of the coconut. While the lactose intolerant quaff Starbucks' new coconut milk lattes, the gluten averse are busy baking with coconut flour. The number of coconut oil products—for both cooking and skin moisturizing—grew...
From: Mother Jones | By: Maddie Oatman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On August 6, 2013, officers at the Madison County jail in Huntsville, Alabama, moved an inmate named Duendrez Woods to a medical watch cell. Woods, 19, was suffering from an open wound on his foot and had begun hallucinating. But the jail didn't provide...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Kansas City sports fans aren't used to celebrating. The town's NFL team, The Chiefs, hasn't won a playoff game since 1994. The Royals, the other major sports franchise in town, hadn't made a playoff appearance since 1985. But local baseball fans are...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A few days ago, I told you that—according to NASA data—we just finished the warmest six-month streak on record. Welp, it just got worse. According...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate non-bank companies that service Americans' mortgages, noting in a letter co-signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) that an increasing number of lawsuits...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Rwanda will be begin screening all Americans entering the country for Ebola, regardless if they're exhibiting symptoms or not, government officials in the East African nation announced Tuesday. Coincidence? The new measure comes just days after two Rwandan...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Vincent Rue, a marriage therapist best known for his discredited theories about how abortion causes mental illness, has made hundreds of thousands of dollars assembling legal teams to defend extreme anti-abortion bills. But lately, the states that hire...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Here's a Ripley's Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Engelhardt | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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(Click to enlarge) Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in the Los Angeles Times. It's not a matter of if, but when and where the next mass shooting will happen: It might take place at another shopping mall, or college campus, or suburban...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mark Follman | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas' harsh voter ID law could remain in effect for the upcoming midterm elections, potentially disenfranchising some 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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As a Texas state senator, Dan Patrick has conducted himself in a manner consistent with the shock jock he once was. Patrick—who is now the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor—has railed against everything from separation of church and state...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It was the early aughts and the American pop scene was closing out the chapter on a decade of boy bands. Singer-songwriters were up to bat, as John Mayer and Jack Johnson crooned their way up the charts and into the hearts of a nation weary of synchronized...
From: Mother Jones | By: Gabrielle Canon | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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