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Defeat of the Republican health-care bill in Congress has given new momentum to the push to expand Medicaid in several states, including deep-red Kansas.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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For his Christmas party in Milan, fashion designer Philipp Plein took his 400 employees to the circus. He donned a red nose and performed magic tricks with Zippo the Clown while staff dined among lions and scantily clad tamers. To see Plein dressed in...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Unethical Appeal may be used to lie, rile, and show contempt for the very reaction it seeks. It longs to drink “Liberal tears.” Recent, though hardly unfamiliar, the Unethical Appeal is the primary rhetorical style of the new administration....
From: The Millions | By: M.C. Mah | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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If you’re a fan of TLC shows, family drama, or just good old reality television, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the the Duggar family. And if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of them anyway, but why? Who is the Duggar Family from 19 Kids and Counting?...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Ruth Kinane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order” at the Environmental Protection Agency.
From: Politico | By: Matthew Nussbaum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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From emerging social media channels to the rise of artificial intelligence, the exciting cyclone of change often drops us marketers into unfamiliar territory—and we have to find our way home. Thankfully, the marketing industry is flush with talented...
From: Online Marketing Blog | By: Caitlin Burgess | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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As Women Writers Week continues at RogerEbert.com, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has just announced the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards, honoring the achievements of female luminaries in new and traditional media platforms. This...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Chaz Ebert | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country's leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs'...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Next month, concert promoter The Bowery Presents opens its latest venue, Brooklyn Steel — and the concert hall announced Tuesday that revered New York dance-rockers LCD Soundsystem will play five consecutive concerts to kick off the space’s programming....
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Eric Renner Brown | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Even with proper hydration, it may be best to run fewer than 26 miles at a time.
From: The Atlantic | By: James Hamblin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you have a credit card, you may not be too happy, but there are a lot of people who have reason to cheer
From: Salon.com | By: Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Just like the Medicaid expansion, Sessions aims to dragoon state and local officials and leave them "no real option but to acquiesce."
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Two simple actions with BIG results! Obesity is a major problem in the U.S. today. Close to 70% of adults in the country are overweight, with more than 35% being fully obese. That’s some pretty scary statistics! All of those people are at serious risk...
From: The Luxury Spot | By: andy | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch.
From: The Atlantic | By: Angela Almeida | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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You may remember Hannah from this post about being a fat bride. Seeing her wedding confirmed that she rocked it. But when a wedding ends up being completed in a hospital, you KNOW it'll be a wild ride. But this pair managed to look amazing, make it to...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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While many rejoiced over news of TheBlaze network firing polarizing hostess Tomi Lahren, the schadenfreude could be both short-lived and premature. There’s so much conflicting information on this topic right now that it’s still TBD how exactly Tomi...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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He was going to investigate voter fraud, end crime in Chicago and crush ISIS. Oh yeah — there was also health care
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The second year of the Legacy wing features a batch of stars from a bygone era that you may not be familiar with. We're here to help.
From: With Leather | By: billhanstock | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law.  Which the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution mandates – but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide...
From: Red State | By: Seton Motley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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After Republicans abandoned their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Friday, party leaders all but conceded that Obamacare is here to stay—at least for awhile. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," House...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Seeing different sides of a great city in America’s heartland that truly seems to be coming into its own.
From: New York Times | By: LUCAS PETERSON | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Trump International Hotel and Tower was met with a warm reception when it was completed in 2008. But six years later, a modification from Donald J. Trump ruffled feathers in Chicago.
From: New York Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The president has often bemoaned Chicago’s rising street violence. But residents say his long, tangled relationship with the city explains a lot.
From: New York Times | By: JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In the fight for economic freedom, entrepreneurs and consumers get new support against self-serving interests.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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We're only three quarters of the way through the US's violent century and there's more to come. (Photo: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward / US Air Force) This essay is adapted from "Measuring Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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“The best way to fight back is with a strong, sustained effort to drive proactive policies—and the public debate about such policies—in states, cities, and counties,” said Gloria Totten, president of the Public Leadership Institute. The post...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Michelle D. Anderson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What if life were simple for journalists? They cover what they want to cover, developing deeper expertise in the fields that intrigue then. They get paid by those who actually want to read their work. And they regularly talk to their readers, bouncing...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This Week in Politics and Resistance is a new feature on Flavorwire. It’s a consolidation of the work we started with our Daily Engagement column, which have been running (as the name suggests) daily since the election. This new feature is aimed at...
From: Flavorwire | By: Moze Halperin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Do you think Chicago's happy to see German international star Bastian Schweinsteiger? We'd say so! The Chicago Fire's new signing arrived at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday and was promptly swept up by a jubilant mob eager to give him a proper...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN Staff | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Andrew Freeman has joined H.I.G. Middle Market, the middle market affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, as a managing director. Freeman is a former partner at Paine & Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A Snapchat video of a man walking a kangaroo in Detroit is quickly making its rounds on the internet.
From: Fox News | By: Fox 2 Detroit | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The websites screen out older job seekers by limiting the dates you can fill in forms, an investigation by the Illinois attorney general found. But other sites say they make a point of fairness.
From: NPR | By: Ina Jaffe | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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After being snubbed by the team’s new manager, Schweinsteiger, a German midfielder, stayed positive. His persistence paid off, and he landed with the Chicago Fire of M.L.S.
From: New York Times | By: RORY SMITH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A former Illinois congressman charged in a federal spending scandal claims a staffer in his office secretly recorded him, stole thousands of emails and pilfered travel receipts -- all to help the FBI build its criminal case last year, according to court...
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 3rd annual celebration of women in cinema, and “3 Generations,” a transgender drama starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, has been selected as the opening...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Last week, Xcel Energy announced a multi-state wind capacity project, anticipated to be the largest in the United States.
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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State law and industry forces have already set course toward renewable energy.
From: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.
From: NPR | By: Jon Hamilton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.
From: NPR | By: Jon Hamilton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Mariza Ruelas currently faces up to two years in jail in California for the crime of selling ceviche through a Facebook food group. Welcome to the mad world of American food regulation. In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Baylen Linnekin looks closely...
From: New Geography | By: Aaron M. Renn | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Republicans in Congress may be trying to kill Obamacare, but that hasn't deterred Republicans in Kansas from pursuing one of the health reform law's chief provisions: expanding Medicaid....
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Cedric the Entertainer has landed a guest-starring role on Superior Donuts, EW has learned exclusively. The comedian has been tapped to play Jerome Wicks, the father of Jermaine Fowler’s Franco Wicks. Jerome is a blue-collar, tough-love kind of parent...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Natalie Abrams | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In honor of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, which starts April 2, FiveThirtyEight is assembling some of our favorite baseball writers to chat about what’s ahead. Today, we focus on the American League East with Sports Illustrated senior baseball...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Monday, March 27, 2017
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