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MARTIN, Tenn. — The least interesting thing about Brett Favre's nephew is that he's Brett Favre's nephew. It's true. No matter how many times the information is shared. No matter how many newspaper articles include "Brett Favre's nephew" within the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jeff Pearlman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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My ex has suddenly decided he wants to parent again. He got a bit screwed when it came to holidays and summer because based on his behavior during our marriage and the divorce he wouldn't be bothered. Anyways he says he has a lawyer and is going to send...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Noyra | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Supreme Court made the rare admission that a dissent by one of the justices needed to be corrected.
From: New York Times | By: Adam Liptak | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month....
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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THE SUPREME COURT’S weirdly busy October brings to mind an old Cadillac commercial showing a sedan gliding silently down the highway, driver calm and confident in a hermetic, leather-appointed cabin, while the announcer intones, “quietly doing things...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices....
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator running for governor, raised questions on Twitter about whether her opponent supports interracial marriage. Davis, a Democrat, apparently forgot that election rival Greg Abbott, is himself in a long-term interracial...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This certainly stinks to high heavenAt the same time that he was running the United States' biggest intelligence-gathering organization, former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander owned and sold...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Bryan Singer, director of the X-Men movies and Superman Returns, is having a baby with his longtime friend, Michelle Clunie. Early reports stated that Bryan Singer paid Michelle $1 million to have the baby as a surrogate. However, a recent report from...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Glenn Hadley | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Breast cancer awareness czar: Please chip in $3 to help us get out the vote for Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Ben Bradlee, Washington Post icon, dead at 93: From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Better Ebola testing in West Africa would save lives and could help bring an end to the outbreak
From: Time | By: Aryn Baker | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Story and Photos by Shane Bauer | Wed Oct. 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Shane Bauer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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(Image: AK Rockefeller) Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! When the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, many feared...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A Boston University researcher who has worked on Ebola virus for more than 20 years lays out the state of knowledge on how Ebola is transmitted and how it is not -- helping to explain why more people in Dallas didn't catch it.
From: WBUR | By: Carey Goldberg | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times....
From: WBZ-TV | By: cbskapost | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Providence Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a stake in RentPath from owner TPG. No financial terms were disclosed. According to terms of the deal, Providence and TPG will own equal shares of RentPath. Moelis provided lead financial advisor with...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Alan A. StoneOctober 22, 2014Photograph: Courtesy of IFC Films Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater IFC Productions Boyhood is the succès d’estime of the year in film. The top critics have sung a chorus of praise. Richard Linklater, the director,...
From: Boston Review | By: Nausicaa Renner | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield was campaign manager for Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (pictured), and now faces up to 28 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Appearing before a federal judge, Barfield pleaded guilty to charges of wire...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
From: ESPN | By: Max Olson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A gazebo, a bier garten, a pizza and cake buffet, and the Texas Hill Country backdrop — this springtime wedding has my heart palpitating with glee. Loads of DIY projects went into this wedding and all the love and care totally shows. Plus, this couple's...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The 81 coaches and players up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame include the Heisman Trophy winners Rashaan Salaam of Colorado, Ricky Williams of Texas and Eric Crouch of Nebraska....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
From: ESPN | By: ESPN.com news services | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Tesla Motors was banned from selling cars directly to buyers online in Michigan thanks to a bill signed Tuesday by state governor Rick Snyder. Michigan joins a handful of states, including Texas, where cars may only be sold through independently owned...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Part of the liberal line in the political battle over Ebola is that we’d be much better placed to respond to the crisis if only Congressional Republicans would stop stonewalling the confirmation of Obama’s nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy to the post of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Often local officials and medical associations are left to develop their own policies on how doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and blood-testing centers should handle possible Ebola cases....
From: New York Times | By: RONI CARYN RABIN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A generation returns to build lives and a town....
From: The Atlantic | By: Deborah Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is having a historic season, the kind that we'll be talking about for years to come. He just set an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard game to begin a season. But of course, he wouldn't be totaling...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Jay Busbee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Amber Vinson's mom says their family is overjoyed that her body no longer detects the virus
From: People | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The family of a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Beadle, who often drove a car called the Blue Max, was a three-time funny car world champion and the owner of a championship Nascar team....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Michael Sam got caught up in a numbers' game along the defensive line, which led to his release from the practice squad on Tuesday.
From: ESPN Dallas | By: Todd Archer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA....
From: The Atlantic | By: Tim Fernholz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA....
From: The Atlantic | By: Tim Fernholz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ebola might be global neoliberal capitalism's greatest test, says Dr. Michael I. Niman. (Image via Shutterstock)How Decades of Indifference Gave Rise to an Epidemic Last week we saw person to person Ebola transmission on three continents. And in a global...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
From: ESPN | By: ESPN.com news services | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Texas judge in the child abuse trial of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson can stay on the case after a prosecutor sought his removal for allegedly calling the lawyers in the case "media whores," a visiting judge ruled in Friday....
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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When it comes to news consumption, the habits of conservatives and liberals are thought to be as polarizing as the political parties that represent them in Washington. A study from 2012 found that only 27 percent of Fox News watchers identify as Democrats,...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Two people were fatally shot Wednesday at a Houston hospital, police said.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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For large utility-scale solar systems, the price is as low as $1.92 per watt -- 59 percent below where it was expected to be at this time back in 2010.The post U.S. Solar Is 59 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought It Would Be Back In 2010 appeared first on...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Colt McCoy sees a difference in himself from the last time he started. The Washington Redskins quarterback is a little older, a little stronger and, he hopes, a little wiser from the lessons he’s learned. His road to this point hasn’t...
From: ESPN | By: John Keim | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A new study using long-term satellite observations confirms (for the umpteenth time) that fracking speeds up global warming and has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity.The post Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate...
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job....
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Midnight matches? Flying robot clouds? The organization's suggestions for dealing with Qatar's desert climate in 2022 have been at once creative and preposterous....
From: The Atlantic | By: Kabir Chibber | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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MacArthur Center has a new owner. Starwood Capital Group completed its purchase last week of the downtown Norfolk mall, along with six other shopping centers, from Taubman Centers Inc. They will become part of Starwood Retail Partners, the development...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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IRVING, Texas - Although Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray have played together since 2011, the Cowboys’ win over the New York Giants marked only the third time each surpassed the 100-yard mark in the same game. Two of the three have occurred this season...
From: ESPN | By: Jean-Jacques Taylor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I'm trying to plan a small get together near work in SoHo (I work near Mercer & Houston) but don't know the area too, too well. St. Marks, just a walk away, seems like the best bet as far finding good choices but anywhere in or around the neighborhood...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dr handsome | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It was almost one year ago today that the St. Louis Rams contacted Brett Favre to see if he'd be interested in returning to replace injured quarterback Sam Bradford. When Favre declined via his representatives, the Rams turned back...
From: ESPN | By: Nick Wagoner | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Mexican authorities say 19 suspects died in three nearly simultaneous confrontations just across the border from Texas.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A reader writes: I want to share with you an anecdote that I think powerfully illustrates the disconnect between the hierarchy and the sensus fidelium on how LGBT people should be treated by the church. I was born and raised a very conservative Roman...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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