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In a couple of weeks, residents of Berkeley, California, will decide whether or not to place a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages such as sweetened teas and sodas. The beverage industry has fought off similar taxes and restrictions in every American...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Jessie Ware's music manages to walk a fine line between the despair of heartbreak and the soothing of emotional wounds, all paired with a sheen of pop ethos that compels you to dance through the pain. The 30-year-old British singer started off following...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A US Army Corporal carries a detonation cord to blow up expired ordinance in Afghanistan. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)...
From: Mother Jones | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Jae stands nervously in front of the crowd of South Korean high schoolers. "Do North Korean students often date each other?" one student wants to know. Jae, a tall 23-year-old North Korean defector, grins. They do, he says, but secretly. Because students...
From: Mother Jones | By: Julia Lurie | Monday, October 20, 2014
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David Becker/Zuma Press This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment'...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Monday, October 20, 2014
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It's good to be Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts spent her weekend campaigning for Democrats in Minnesota, Colorado, and Iowa, and by all accounts, she tore it up, and got more than a few calls to run for president. (Breaking:...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sam Brodey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As President Barack Obama noted in his weekly address Saturday, Ebola is a serious public health issue. But the level of paranoia that has surfaced across the country since Thomas Duncan became the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Monday, October 20, 2014
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James O'Keefe, the conservative provocateur, has been on the prowl in Colorado, the setting of a close Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, as well as a nip-and-tuck governor's contest. Last week, O'Keefe and...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kiera Butler | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) do battle for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, they'll have to carefully manage their most popular yet embarrassing surrogates: their fathers. Here's a quick guide to the septuagenarian...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Monday, October 20, 2014
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On September 15, Cambodian police detained 11 environmental activists for blocking a convoy of government vehicles headed for Areng Valley, the site of the controversial Stung Cheay Areng hydro dam project. The activists were released, but twelve Royal...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kalyanee Mam | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Before Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court yesterday to play the Dallas Mavericks, Allie Clifton, a Fox News Ohio reporter, tried to interview him about his game strategy. After haphazardly answering one of her questions, Thompson...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Stephin Merritt, the singer for the Magnetic Fields, refuses to play Scrabble with me. I can't help but be a tiny bit disappointed. The ubiquitous word game, after all, is the reason I'm sitting down with him in this San Francisco bakery-cafe. Merritt...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Cohen | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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