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       Massachusetts kids lead nation in well-being,  but even here far too many live in poverty Children have a greater opportunity to thrive and succeed in Massachusetts than in any other state, according to the 50-state ranking announced today...
From: Franklin Matters | By: shersteve@gmail.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A group of Boy Scouts from Central Iowa received a lesson they won't forget in federal manners at a border crossing from Canada into Alaska. According to the scoutmaster, a casual snapshot of a Border Patrol agent got the group of about two dozen scouts...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Doomsday Preppers star Jay Blevins was inspired to educate others after his appearance on the National Geographic hit show. Blevins is once again playing host a prepper expo rooted in self-reliance training and informational presentations. Blevins is...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Why didn’t Columbia Journalism Review’s Elizabeth Spayd just call me?  Journalism 101, right?  I would have told Spayd. Criticism of me in her article? That’s ok – that goes with the territory. But criticize Jill Abramson as Spayd does?  (see...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Subject: WH travel pool report #4 remarks + wildfire update   Obama opened by mentioning forest fires in the state, said he had been briefed on the drive here by Inslee. Said he was able to get Craig Fugate on phone to get an emergency declaration for...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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How the storied Japanese professional wrestler went on to influence diplomacy with North Korea, Iraq, and Pakistan — and fight Muhammad Ali and Ric Flair along the way....
From: Grantland | By: Mimi Hanaoka | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Online dating is an amazing alternative for people who prefer to take their romantic pursuits to the web. Romance platforms like eHarmony, Match.com and most recently, Tinder, have been taking online romantics by storm, as hundreds of happy couples attest...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Asher Bayot | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly these days on making the most noise in the U.S. economy. But there's been surprisingly little fanfare surrounding the latest project that seemingly all the most successful Valleyites have been pouring into:...
From: Business Insider | By: Rob Wile | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Did banks help a hedge fund avoid $6.8 billion in US taxes? Yes, according to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs panel’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Its report, released in advance of this morning’s hearing, argues...
From: TaxVox | By: Renu Zaretsky | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Confirming what we’ve known all along, the consumption of beef is much worse than a vegetarian diet, and also worse than eating other animal meat products like pork and chicken, a new study from Israel confirms. While veganism, even fruitarianism is...
From: Green Prophet | By: Karin Kloosterman | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Just as the Federal Reserve cannot directly force you to stick the needle of monetary heroin (debt) into your arm, it also can't force employers to pay employees more.The official policy of the Central Bank (Federal Reserve)/government is: inflation...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes 5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes: Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Memory, Healing and Transformation in South Sudan A Working Paper by David K. Deng July 2014 Contents Introduction 1 What is memorialization? 2 Timing 2 Risks 3 Principles 3 Integrity 3 Victim-centered and Inclusive 3 Integration 4 Locally-driven 4 Options...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Afghan locals who helped the US were promised visas to America. They may be left behind to fight the Taliban on their own.
From: Reason | By: Amanda Winkler | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Inside Three Types of New Legal Marijuana Farms by Dominic Holden The first place your legal pot comes from is officially a mystery. When Washington State issued licenses to grow recreational marijuana, a license given to 90 applicants so far, it included...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Another Rising Voices grantee project, Jaliaibi.com is a new initiative from Pakistan to raise up new stories against the usual narrative, and share positive news from the country.
From: Global Voices | By: Sarah Hassan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Banks can figure out the source of a major credit card breach long before the targeted company announces that something went wrong, and that site shares the scary news with the rest of the world. Have you used your credit card at a Goodwill Industries...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Every brand needs converts: people who make the transition from browsers to buyers. In ecommerce, conversion is also a key metric by which to analyze your store’s performance. If your marketing strategy is working you’ll have plenty of traffic, but...
From: MultiChannel Merchant | By: Tim Parry | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Most political handicappers of Senate races this fall generally assume that the GOP will capture the seat of former-Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). Cook Political Report ranks the race as "Lean GOP," a relatively bullish indicator. A new poll from liberal polling...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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by Matt Buchanan Today, in the Washington Post, Eve Fairbanks asks: Could "all you need to know" be the most insidious, reductive, and lame story formula currently conquering our reading life? Everywhere you turn there’s another purported ne plus ultra...
From: The Awl | By: Matt Buchanan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the internet: wireless...
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It seems like we're never really secure. Though the economy is improving and the overall rate of layoffs is falling, Microsoft just announced it is slashing 18,000 jobs, or 14% of its workforce. The cuts are related to Microsoft's...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeff Brown | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.
From: NPR | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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No company should be allowed to get away with unsafe products, but the harsh spotlight shone on multinational enterprises in China could be part of an effort to undermine them in favor of local businesses...
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.
From: NPR | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Adrian Karatnycky takes a close look at it: In recent weeks, there had been signs of growing concern among Kremlin moderates and the Russian business community that the proxy war in Ukraine was far too damaging to Russia’s economy and was developing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Watch our interview with Victor Manjarrez, associate director of the Inivetrsity of El Paso’s National Center for Border Security and Immigration, from tonight’s ON THE RECORD and sound off!The post VIDEO: Inside the study that warned of Southern...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails, the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous? Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard. Security firm Exodus Intelligence has revealed that the latest......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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These are preliminary skirmishes in what may be the final battle in a civil war waged in the Republican Party on and off since 1964.
From: Reuters | By: Nicholas Wapshott | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tripoli residents are fleeing their homes by the thousands after militia clashes destroyed the country’s main airport and left 47 people dead. A look at the airport: The Economist brings us up to speed: Militias from Misrata, frustrated at their failure...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tehran and the major powers have agreed to keep talking, but progress remains elusive on the core issue of Iranian centrifuges.
From: JTA | By: Ron Kampeas | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I wrote last week that the unaccompanied minors from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvado showing up at our doorstep are refugees of America’s drug war whom it would be immoral and inhumane to turn away. Many commenters in the conservative press and...
From: Reason | By: Shikha Dalmia | Monday, July 21, 2014
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National Center for Credibility Assessment is looking to bring the process of doling out national security clearances into the future. As it does more often than not, "the future" in this case means robots. Alright, well not robots exactly but a......
From: Engadget | By: Terrence O'Brien | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Did he slap her in handcuffs and book her for negligence and abuse?
From: Reason | By: Lenore Skenazy | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For the second time in less than two weeks, Apple is defending itself against claims that call into question the security of iOS. The company has denied a security researcher's claims that iOS has a "backdoor" that enables third parties to potentially...
From: Mashable | By: Karissa Bell | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As Hamas has fired rockets into Israel, Israel has bombarded Gaza, Hamas's home. Last week Israel invaded to destroy Hamas's missiles and the tunnels that hide and transport them. While Israel has said its strikes were only intended to kill Hamas's leadership...
From: New York Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Subprime loans: they aren’t just for mortgages anymore. The next big bubble of ill-advised loans to borrowers who can’t pay is coming due. This time, it’s used car dealers reaping the interest and repossessing the cars. The New York Times reports...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Monday, July 21, 2014
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When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The brief detention of a woman said to be related to the leader of ISIS is a tactic security forces have used against the militant group....
From: New York Times | By: ALISSA J. RUBIN and SUADAD AL-SALHY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Thread Group has created an open platform of home networking technology that allows multiple home devices to interact with each otherNest, Samsung & Yale Launch New Home Networking Technology was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Three reflections on Kerry's attempts to strike a deal...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Monday, July 21, 2014
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iPhone and iPad users have long been able to laud the superior security of their devices over rivals. But it seems one crucial aspect has been forgotten: what if the hacker is Apple?
From: Forbes | By: Gordon Kelly | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Whenever the People's Liberation Army Air Force decides it's time to practice, millions of passengers sit in the terminal or on the taxiway and fume....
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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“PASSENGERS are reminded to check their bags before heading to the airport to be sure they are not carrying a gun.” So advised Sari Koshetz, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokeswoman, after passengers were discovered trying to take...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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From Speaker Boehner’s office:  Speaker Boehner on the Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Though comprehensive immigration reform has sputtered and stalled in Congress, many Democrats and activists have turned their attention away from the federal government and started focusing their efforts on the local level. This push has resulted in...
From: Business Insider | By: Colin Campbell | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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If the National Security Agency can get access to any computer it likes, then maybe it’s time to stop using computers to store state secrets. That seems to be the logic behind last week’s admission by German politician Patrick Sensburg that Germany...
From: Slate | By: Josephine Wolff | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Delta has suspended service until further notice to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and its New York-JFK hub. Delta, in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, is doing so to ensure the safety and security of...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Bolivia has lowered its minimum age of employment from 14 to 10-years-old, giving it the distinction of being the nation with the lowest legal age of employment. But while the idea of tiny tots slaving away for payday may make some queasy, it’s actually...
From: Reason | By: Brittany Ann Morrisey | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Building a case with satellite imagery, black boxes and tweets...
From: The Atlantic | By: Patrick Tucker | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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