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Good morning. I hope the Easter Bunny didn't skip your house this morning, chocolate does not prefer one belief system over another, be it as bunnies or lambs.
From: Firedoglake | By: Elliott | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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(below emailed to me by an FNC colleague) SUNDAY SHOWS 0900 FOX NEWS SUNDAY Amb. Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE/DC STUDIO) Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington (EXCLUSIVE/PRETAPE) Curtis Viebranz, President and CEO,...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.
From: Global Voices | By: I-fan Lin | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The Obama administration's decision to extend its review of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline frustrates energy and labor groups, but is welcomed by environmentalists...
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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As we've noted, 2014 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for marijuana reform. The Colorado and Washington experiments are proceeding apace, and the only real question people are asking is "which state will be next?"
From: Huffington Post | By: Chris Weigant | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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It’s good to be back in the Clone Club. The return of Orphan Black quite literally hits the ground running and never lets up in this action-packed, clone-filled premiere....
From: Boing Boing | By: Caroline Siede | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Some of the favored children of the economic elite who have a public presence, work hard in their writing and speaking to divert attention from inequality and oligarchy issues by raising the issue of competition between seniors and millennials for “scarce”...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A rupture between Russia and the West, 14 years in the making...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Rohde | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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This November, Democrats will have chance to reconnect with ethnic voters and win support from them while still courting other key groups. It is not an either-or proposition.
From: Huffington Post | By: James Zogby | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A high-level government security committee in Yemen says an airstrike against training camps operated by suspected al-Qaida militants in a rugged southern mountain region has killed a number of fighters....
From: Fox News | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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This month, National Geographic explores the debate over exotic animal ownership in the wake of the Zanesville tragedy in Ohio that saw over 50 animals cut loose on city streets after their owner committed suicide.   The incident brought renewed attention...
From: Reason | By: Tracy Oppenheimer | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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(Mike Luckovich via GoComics.com) For your forwarding-to-the-low-information-friends&family pleasure. Jon Chait, at NYMag: … For all the Sturm und Drang, implementing a successful health-care reform was not actually very hard, for the simple reason...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Documenting the Zhou family investment tree to assess the vast wealth accumulated by the family of the former national security chief, who also ran the giant China National Petroleum Corp....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL FORSYTHE and CHRIS BUCKLEY | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target Egypt's security services....
From: Fox News | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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“Cody Wilson: Happiness is a 3D Printed Gun,” produced by Todd Krainin. About 28 minutes. Original release date was April 18, 2014 and original writeup is below. "Legal encapsulation is not effectively possible," declares Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed,...
From: Reason | By: Todd Krainin | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about much more than who wins.
From: NPR | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Just weeks after a plan to sell "anonymized" sets of British health-records collapsed in the face of massive public criticism, a new plan has emerged to sell the country's tax records to companies and researchers, prompting an even more critical response....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Nigerians are marking Easter with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls....
From: Fox News | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Richard Silverstein exposes the rightwing Temple Institute's plans for the Temple Mount, even as six Palestinians are arrested for throwing stones in protest of rightwing Jewish encroachment on the holy site
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Users of the federal heath care exchange site have been advised to change their passwords this weekend after the Obama administration reviewed the government's vulnerability to the Heartbleed Internet security bug. ...
From: Fox News | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The week in cloud: Firehost nets $25 million in new funding to add features to and market its secure cloud; Linode pours $45M into its infrastructure....
From: GigaOm | By: Barb Darrow | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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After a good deal of embarrassing coverage, the Social Security Administration announced it's suspending its efforts to collect old debts—those stretching into that past, beyond 10 years—on April 14. The official statement from Carolyn W. Colvin...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The income gap meets the longevity gap....
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The shockingly tight relationship between the income gap and the longevity gap...
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This is a guest contribution from Jim Butcher of Mr and Mrs Romance. There’s never really such a thing as a perfect blog post, is there? There’s always something else you could have done, something more you could have added. Another, better way you...
From: ProBlogger | By: Stacey Roberts | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Abdullah currently leads with 44 percent of the votes tallied so far, though that could change before final results are announced on May 14...
From: Time | By: Nolan Feeney | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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President Obama stepped into the press room to discuss the crisis in Ukraine yesterday and to provide his sympathy for the Korean maritime tragedy on Thursday. And he had a confident hop in his step as he approached the podium—because he had something...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Three months after craft retailer Michaels announced it may have been the victim of a data breach, the company confirms the worst: nearly 2.6 million consumers’ credit cards are affected. In January, Michaels, a large arts and crafts chain, warned...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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One essential question has received little attention: Is amassing mountains of privacy-sensitive "metadata" technically necessary for effective, lawful electronic tracking and surveillance of legitimate targets? The answer is emphatically no.
From: Huffington Post | By: Joan Feigenbaum | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Retirees who begin collecting Social Security before their full retirement age can take a significant cut to their benefits -- but there may be a way to "reset" that process and ease those reductions....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.
From: Huffington Post | By: Bob Burnett | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As runners prepare for the Boston Marathon on Monday, several lawmakers will discuss the new security measures at the race, one year after an explosion killed three people at the finish line.
From: New York Times | By: ELENA SCHNEIDER | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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What to do about torture, rape, political prison camps and other atrocities in North Korea? A UN investigative panel says the isolated country is a "totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world" and its abusers must be prosecuted by...
From: Huffington Post | By: Evelyn Leopold | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Utah plane in Iran had many raising the specter of conspiracy theories, but now it turns the Bank Of Utah is holding in trust a jet used by a mining company out of Ghana, a small country in West Africa. But it’s possible this loopholes violates...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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While Ukraine works to figure out where it is headed politically, other aspects of life continue on. For example, our good friends at Greencubator are helping to organize a Smart Energy Forum and Smart Energy Hackathon next month in Lviv, Ukraine. I...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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What if we used wellness (Gross Domestic Happiness) as a metric for prosperity rather than GDP?Distilling an economy's sucess in delivering "prosperity" to a single number has outlived its purpose. Zachary Karabell describes the birth of GDP in far...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, April 18, 2014
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by David Burr Gerrard Why are a tiny handful of people making so much money off of material produced for nothing or next-to-nothing by so many others? Why do we make it so easy for Internet moguls to avoid stepping on to what one called "the treadmill...
From: The Awl | By: David Burr Gerrard | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Ames and Tel met when they were twelve, at school. Needless to say it wasn't love at first sight! However eleven years later they virtually bumped into each other on MySpace and saw each other on a few nights out. Shortly after that they started dating....
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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(KATMANDU, Nepal) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s...
From: Time | By: David Winograd | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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While Heartbleed and credit card breaches at Target and Michael's have us all on the watch for our security, the most secure number in your inventory isn't your credit card number: It's your Social Security number. Here are a few tips for protecting...
From: Lifehacker | By: Dave Greenbaum | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SkS Highlights Peter Hatfield's video, The consequences of climate change (in our lifetimes), introduced by Rob Honeycutt, drew the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Dana's Climate contrarian backlash - a difficult lesson...
From: Skeptical Science | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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(NEW YORK) — Days after the director of Africa’s oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. MoreWatch...
From: Time | By: Mackenzie Yang | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians.
From: Fox News | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The FBI questioned passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat....
From: CNN | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Government surveillance, abuses of power and the supression of dissent kicked into high gear after 9/11, one documentary argued at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. But the whistleblowers who exposed recent activities were hardly breaking...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Photo Credit: Pacific Coast NewsView All Photos › Another day and another outing featuring hall of fame supermodel mommy Miranda Kerr and her son Flynn, who still insists on being carried. I hope it’s a security issue with Miranda carrying her baby-doll...
From: Moe Jackson | By: Moe | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Filed under: Taxes, Personal Finance, Income Tax, IRS, Ripoffs & Scams Getty Images By Jennifer Schlesinger The deadline for filing your taxes was April 15, but tax scammers have no deadline. In a quest for personal information and money even after...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Heartbleed has bled over to healthcare.gov. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Once your credit takes a hit, bringing up those three little numbers in your credit score may seem like an impossibility, but with a dedicated plan of action you can get back on the road to 850 in no time. Our experts weigh in...
From: TheStreet | By: Kathryn Tuggle | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Appearing on Watch What Happens Live Thursday, Lindsay Lohan denied partying at Coachella, slammed Rosie O’Donnell and suggested her mother Dina should join the cast of the Real Housewives of … READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Friday, April 18, 2014
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