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The confirmation process has shed little light on the philosophy of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court or on what kind of justice he will be.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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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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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Freedom Caucus gets in the way of the Republican health care bill, much to our president's dismay
From: Salon.com | By: Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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"... Other major powers are primed to dominate the coming clean energy economy."
From: Business Insider | By: Damian Carrington | Tuesday, March 28, 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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Government involvement in healthcare drives prices up.
From: Reason | By: John Stossel | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Today President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back scores of Obama-era regulations aimed at mitigating anthropogenic climate disruption. The executive order constitutes an assault on the environment that will annihilate Obama's environment...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Jimmy Kimmel is Matt Damon’s “enemy” and Ben Affleck is his best friend, then George Clooney might be his favorite person to work with. At CinemaCon to debut footage from two of his upcoming films, Damon talked to EW about once again reuniting...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Derek Lawrence | Wednesday, March 29, 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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Getting real-world data involves more risk.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Ajay Agrawal | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Suddenly, Democrats are in demand.
From: Politico | By: (Bill Scher) | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Judge Gonzalo Curiel will rule Thursday on whether to let individuals press fraud claims outside Donald Trump's proposed $25 million settlement offer.
From: Politico | By: Josh Gerstein | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tencent Holdings Ltd. is making a big bet on electric vehicles. According to a filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, the Chinese technology giant has acquired a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc. for $1.78 billion....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What started as unreasonable criticisms of the ACA became unreasonable expectations for the AHCA.
From: Washington Monthly | By: swaldman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump's climate order, the GOP agenda, the private sector in government, and more
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Neil Gorsuch believes Obergefell v. Hodges is not settled law that's a problem for the LGBT community
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This will be the Korean smartphone giant's biggest test since the recall of Note 7 last year.
From: Khaleej Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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What it does, what comes next
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Tuesday, March 28, 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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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat. who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump's order would overhaul the Clean Power Plan crafted under President Obama to control carbon pollution from power plants and is expected to open the way for leasing rights to mine coal on federal public land.
From: Denver Post | By: Bruce Finley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Scott Pruitt, before his confirmation as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, January 18, 2017. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt sought to kill the Clean Power Plan. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) An...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Europe, a reproductive rights issue yields an unlikely partnership.
From: The Atlantic | By: Anna Momigliano | 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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Filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at President Donald Trump's easing of Obama administration energy regulations – asserting it will trigger the "extinction of human life." Moore's dramatic declaration came in a tweet storm following Trump's order...
From: Free Republic | By: NewsMax | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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For almost two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been arguing that Albany should allow New York City to levy a new tax on home sales above $2 million. It hasn’t worked out.
From: New York Times | By: J. DAVID GOODMAN and WILLIAM NEUMAN | Wednesday, March 29, 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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A baby … who’s a boss! It’s a great premise for a movie, but it could have been so much more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Megan Garber | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Fox News host—like White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer—landed himself in hot water Tuesday for responding to how a woman of color looked, and not to what she said.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alex Wagner | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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San Francisco-based Smyte, an online security startup, has secured $4 million in Series A funding. Avalon Ventures led the round with participation from other backers that included Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective, Harrison Metal, Upside Partnership...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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While most of the usual arguments around increasing diversity in the technological workspace are geared toward fairness and balance, one of the lesser-known implications of diversity is in how artificial intelligence, machine learning and bots are trained...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Bev Terrell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Texas is condemning intellectually disabled people using an outdated and unscientific test. The justices were right to strike it down.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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When Visabot went live last November, the Facebook Messenger-based artificial intelligence attempted to simplify the US visa application process and help many people skip the fees associated with a visit to an immigration lawyer. At the time, however......
From: Engadget | By: Andrew Dalton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Startup eMotorWerks, which makes software and hardware to turn EV chargers into networked nodes of a cloud-connected, grid services platform, has landed a big EV charging equipment maker to put its version of smart charging to the test at scale.  On...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Does he wash the cars too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration — when he's not skiing
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As expected, President Trump issued an executive order today to dismantle the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan -- a policy designed to curb carbon emissions from new and existing power plants by accelerating the adoption of lower-polluting energy...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" Tuesday, as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord. The post Trump signs order to roll back Obama climate measures appeared first on...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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California last week resolved to push full speed ahead with its greenhouse-gas emissions standards and zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) program for 2022 through 2025. Some see this as strong pushback against the leadership of the federal EPA, which is signaling...
From: Car and Driver | By: Bengt Halvorson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A Supreme Court case shows how prosecutors get away with hiding evidence that could help defendants.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 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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The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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But it will not bring back a lot of coal mining jobs.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The president on Tuesday is signing an executive order with the intention to help bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.
From: NPR | By: Domenico Montanaro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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