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GOP 2016 game plan? The election is next Tuesday, but conservative House and Senate Republicans have already established an agenda for the upcoming Congress if their party manages to reclaim control of the Senate and you won't be surprised by the first...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Into that good night(click to view full) The 5th-generation F-22A Raptor fighter program has been the subject of fierce controversy, with advocates and detractors aplenty. On the one hand, the aircraft offers full stealth, revolutionary radar and sensor...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Dimitrios Karras, who runs a weapon kit firm called Ares Armor, yesterday sued William Gore, sheriff of San Diego County, the county itself, and unnamed administrators of the department's Facebook page in U.S. District Court for the Southern District...
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A reader pushes back on this post: Just to be clear here, just because a health-care worker takes time off of work to go volunteer in West Africa in fighting Ebola doesn’t mean that the institution they work for is also volunteering their away time...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, it’s a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino...
From: Slate | By: Hanna Rosin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I applied to transfer out of George Washington University for the Spring 2015 semester, and I've no idea where to go from here.I've applied to Temple and NYU for Journalism, and I just got accepted to Temple University's Journalism program for the Spring...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ourt | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperThe next Facebook is about to launch in Greenpoint. That is what the founders of the social-media site Wrevel hope, anyway. The platform, which the startup’s team describes as...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The fight over digital wallets is between retailers and card processors, not retailers and Apple....
From: The Atlantic | By: Polly Mosendz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A number of major retailers, most notably Walmart, have yet to allow shoppers to use the recently launched Apple Pay system at checkout, and national drugstore chains Rite-Aid and CVS stopped offering Apple Pay as an option after only a few days. That’s...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Living the socialist dream? Shortages of basic goods abound. It is hard to dislike the aim of socialism--egalitarianism in resource distribution among the plenty. However, years and years of experience with these regimes from the Soviet Union and all...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.  CurrentC is sending emails to people warning them "that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of you." It doesn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ask ten people to answer the question, “What sets Apple apart from other consumer electronics and technology companies?” and you’re likely to get twenty different answers. Some point to its design sensibilities, others its savvy branding and...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s not exactly taking candy from a baby, but plundering strollers to make off with parents’ wallets is still pretty darn low. Police had been on the lookout for a 60-year-old suspect caught on surveillance cameras in Whole Foods stores in New York...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Curb your enthusiasm.
From: Read Write Web | By: Owen Thomas | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Chris Wentz was just finishing up his stint at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, when he found himself working on a group project for an entrepreneurship class. The assignment was pretty open ended: Come up with any business idea. Along...
From: Business Insider | By: Rebecca Borison and Maya Kosoff | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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After the debacle of the Iraq War, Democrats were suddenly the party Americans trusted to protect them. This midterm election suggests that's over....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"The group, which was officially launched in 2008 but has only just become a major political player, is a prime example of the influences that dark money has in American politics." (Image: American flag and dollars via Shutterstock)Dark money is a strong...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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  So it's official: No one is worried about the U.S. debt anymore. Not even Moody's, one of the nation's top ratings agencies. In a report issued Wednesday, Moody's declared the government's finances "relatively healthy, having surpassed our prior...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Montgomery | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The financial services sector has seen profound change over the past 30 years. In 1984, there were 14,400 commercial banks, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; today, there are 5,700. The savings and loan industry, which once financed...
From: TheStreet | By: David Marcus | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Ten weeks after his death during dawn prayers in Gaza, the body of a 20-year-old father of one was found under the rubble of a mosque destroyed by Israel in August
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I’ve written a handful of times how our family has taken on “just eat real food” mantra that we originally heard Underground Wellness podcast. We love it! It makes grocery shopping and deciding what to eat so easy: JERF or not-JERF. That doesn’t...
From: Steamy Kitchen | By: Jaden | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama Administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama Administration's 'red-hot' anger over settlements, and the Netanyahu government's public contempt for U.S. policy, could lead to profound changes in the "unbreakable" relationship...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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EU Member States agreed Wednesday to allocate EUR 647 to support priority infrastructure projects. The bulk of the support goes to gas projects in the Baltic region as well as in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe, according to a media statement...
From: Novinite | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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By Jermone Paulson, MD, FAAP, and Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP When we recognize October as Children’s Health Month, bringing awareness to children’s unique health needs, it can be easy to overlook one variable that impacts each one of us every day,...
From: Greenversations | By: kdulka | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Australia's attorney-general says a contentious new law that carries a prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Nineteen-year-old George King, Jr. was brought to the hospital in May by a social worker after suffering multiple seizures. He suffered another seizure at the hospital and reportedly became aggressive and combative when healthcare workers tried to move...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Watch our conversations with Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge and Sen. Kelly Ayotte from tonight’s ON THE RECORD and sound off!The post VIDEO: Why Did the Department of Homeland Security Tighten Security at Federal Buildings...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Looking back at the evolution of our Strata events, and the data space in general, we marvel at the impressive data applications and tools now being employed by companies in many industries. Data is having an impact on business models …
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Ben Lorica | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The national security advisor responds to reports that the relationship is at an all-time low....
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee told Fox News on Wednesday that a recent message from Islamic State leadership -- urging recruits in Australia to launch attacks in their home country rather than travel to Syria and Iraq --...
From: Fox News | By: Catherine Herridge | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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CurrentC is quickly becoming a cautionary tale about trying to beat Apple and Google. The retailer-backed solution to paying for things with your phone has been practically one star reviewed into oblivion on the App Store and Google Play, and now it's...
From: Geekosystem | By: Dan Van Winkle | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes that the key to innovation is early STEM education....
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Medicare’s open enrollment program can be quite confusing. It is filled with multiple pricing tiers, hefty bills, complicated forms, and expensive drugs. One mistake can lead to huge spikes in health care cost. Medicare has also been in the news recently....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matthew He | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A young person moved to Los Angeles two years ago. Said tenant moved out in July of this year. Despite many phone calls and emails, the tenant has never gotten a refund of the security deposit from the LA DWP, and it is now four months later. How do...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: clarkstonian | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Pentagon is warning employees about being the potential targets of quick-strike terror attacks -- to the extent of suggesting they change travel routes, remove identifiable logos and avoid large gatherings....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Design aligns humans and technology, it aligns business and engineering, it aligns digital and physical, and it aligns business needs and user needs. Here at O’Reilly, we’re fascinated by the design space, and we’re launching several initiatives...
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Mary Treseler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Internet security bugs suck -- who actually wants to go through all their accounts to change passwords? Nobody, that's who. That's why many tech companies have bug bounty programs or security research grants, such as Facebook's Internet Defense......
From: Engadget | By: Mariella Moon | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The attorney general continues to wrestle with how to handle national-security-leak prosecutions, but says leakers in Ferguson, Missouri, "need to shut up."...
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Cade Metz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The headquarters of the Occupy Central movement counts more than 1,600 tents, where protesters are camping out to demand free and fair elections from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities.
From: Global Voices | By: Oiwan Lam | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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LATELY the Czech Republic has become one of the weaker links in Europe's efforts to punish Russia for its interference in Ukraine. For months, critics, especially in Poland and the Baltic states, have accused Czech leaders of insufficient vigilance against...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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David Nieland, who helped draw attention to what he said were shortcomings in the government's probe of a Secret Service prostitution scandal, resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security inspector general on Aug. 9, months after he was...
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Award-winning videographer Sean Malone had a raygun belt buckle confiscated recently by the good folks at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You know, because all of the 9/11 hijackers were packing rayguns or something. Malone emails that...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Sneaking into a radioactive wasteland.
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Looking for your ideas and apps for a professional journal-keeping system. More inside!I keep a detailed daily journal at work. I'm the head of a busy department, and logging the day's events and action items is a necessity for me. Partly to keep track...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: falldownpaul | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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MANY of us have felt that almost irresistible urge to make a sarcastic quip to a security official while trying to board a plane—and then quickly thought better of it. For sound reasons, airport staff like straight talking. No matter how proudly you...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?
From: Global Voices | By: Marianna Breytman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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