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On Wednesday evening, Ronald Lee Haskell, disguised as a Fed-Ex delivery man, gained entry to the home of his sister-in-law and her spouse, Stephen and Katie Stay, demanding the whereabouts of his estranged ex-wife. According to statements by the Harris...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova and Dana Liebelson | Friday, July 11, 2014
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It takes about two hours by car from the Chinese capital Beijing to get to the smog-blanketed city of Baoding. I don't mean to be rude, but it's nothing much to speak of, typical of the Northeast's expanse of industrial wastelands, threaded together...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West and Jaeah Lee | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is not sorry for saying that women don't usually get pregnant from rape. Akin tanked his 2012 Missouri Senate campaign by claiming that there is no need for rape exceptions to abortion bans because "if it's a legitimate...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Preparing for his dangerous trip north, a Central American teen stops to pen a letter to his uncle in the United States. He writes that his mom is telling him to think hard about the risks: the gangs on the trains, the cartels that kidnap migrants, the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ian Gordon | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Three years ago, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was a huge cheerleader for the controversial budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) that would have partially privatized Medicare and slashed social spending programs. Now McConnell,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Facebook users and privacy advocates erupted in anger recently after New Scientist drew attention to a 2012 study in which Facebook researchers had attempted to manipulate users' moods. "The company purposefully messed with people's minds," one privacy...
From: Mother Jones | By: Dana Liebelson | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Last week's Hobby Lobby ruling charted new legal territory by granting corporations the same religious rights as real people. The rationale behind the decision—that expanding constitutional rights to businesses is necessary to "protect the rights...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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American artist Deborah Aschheim makes the "invisible visible": In one series of works, she created room-size installations that allowed art lovers to walk through a nervous system, with each subsequent installation becoming "smarter" than the previous...
From: Mother Jones | By: Indre Viskontas | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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David Corn and Michelle Bernard joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss the latest Benghazi scandal bubble burst. David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories, click here. He's also on Twitter....
From: Mother Jones | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Remember the polar vortex? Weather so cold that boiling water froze in midair? Well buckle up, America. We're getting another dose of polar air...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Friday, July 11, 2014
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This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Las Vegas is parched. A 14-year drought has left Lake Mead, the local water source, dangerously low. It has dropped 100 feet in the past decade....
From: Mother Jones | By: Will Oremus | Friday, July 11, 2014
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A group of US Marines, the Silver Eagles, say goodbye and prepare to deploy to the Western Pacific. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Cherry.)...
From: Mother Jones | Friday, July 11, 2014
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In early July, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the jihadist terror group now known as the Islamic State—formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS—preached on high in Mosul and declared himself the "Calpih Ibrahim" of a new fundamentalist...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Tony Goldwyn (right) directs actor Damon Gupton on the set of The Divide. WE tv Tony Goldwyn, whose family is a Hollywood institution, is probably best known for his portrayal of President (and adulterer-in-chief) Fitzgerald Grant, Kerry Washington's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Who really profits when companies drop millions on lobbying? A new paper by Russell Sobel and Rachel Graefe-Anderson of the Mercatus Institute at James Madison University suggests a surprising answer: Corporate America's record expenditures on political...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Friday, July 11, 2014
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On Wednesday evening, Ronald Lee Haskell, disguised as a Fed-Ex delivery man, gained entry to the home of his sister-in-law and her spouse, Stephen and Katie Stay, demanding the whereabouts of his estranged ex-wife. Haskell would go on to shoot the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Friday, July 11, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From 24 to Zero Dark Thirty, it's been...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Gordon | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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According to the results of a national survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, nearly half the country's four-year colleges haven't conducted a single sexual assault investigation in...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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It was a truly groundbreaking moment in television. Educationally driven science content was once anathema on primetime television, but earlier this year, Seth Macfarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson and company set out to prove that wrong with Cosmos: A Spacetime...
From: Mother Jones | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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US Navy sailors navigate the USS Kidd in the waters of the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.)...
From: Mother Jones | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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We've known for some time that as Republicans become more highly educated, or better at general science comprehension, they become stronger in their global warming denial. It's a phenomenon I've called the "smart idiot" effect: Apparently being highly...
From: Mother Jones | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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In his majority opinion in the recent Hobby Lobby case, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took pains to frame the ruling, exempting companies from complying with Obamacare's contraceptive mandate if it violated the religious beliefs of their owners,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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A former staffer for the Georgia Republican Party has filed a lawsuit claiming that party officials discriminated against her because she's black and subjected her to racist slurs and comments. In one case, she alleges, a colleague called her "the house...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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As the Obama administration continues to grapple with the humanitarian crisis surrounding unaccompanied immigrant children, some have suggested processing the children faster and moving them quickly through the immigration courts. One problem: The vast...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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For such a sparsely populated state, Montana has managed to generate some outsized headlines lately. There's the GOP Senate candidate who made news by suggesting that creationism should be taught in public schools. Then there's Missoula's reputation...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised "to do something" about the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision. Now two members of his caucus say they are preparing a bill that would reverse some of the controversial aspects of last week's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ben Dreyfuss | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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For such a sparsely populated state, Montana has managed to generate some outsized headlines lately. There's the GOP Senate candidate who made news by suggesting that creationism should be taught in public schools. Then there's Missoula's reputation...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The 173rd Airborne Brigade Paratroopers participate in a ceremonial rotation of forces in Latvia. (US Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Cassandra Simonton, 116th Public Affairs Detachment)...
From: Mother Jones | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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