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By any reasonable standard, Scott Panetti is mentally incompetent....
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Signing free agent position players to contracts of five or more years has generally not been a good value. Last week, I took a look at the value in signing starting pitchers to long free agent contracts and, surprisingly, found some good deals and...
From: Beyond the Box Score | By: Steven Martano | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Our annual, unapologetically subjective list includes everyone from rappers and corporate predators to chefs and non-profit paragonsThe post The Maclean’s Power List: The 50 most important people in Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Lobbying firm, advocacy organization did much of the work.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Nicholas Kusnetz | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Energy lobbying firm worked through industry-funded advocacy group to provide research and resources
From: Time | By: ryantbeckwith | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The archive of Gabriel García Márquez has been acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, notebooks, photos, correspondence and personal artifacts related to his important books....
From: New York Times | By: JENNIFER SCHUESSLER | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman, who sailed from Batavia (Jakarta) to investigate the practicality of a sea passage eastward to Chile and to explore New Guinea, skirted the southern shores of Tasmania this day in 1642.More Events on this day:1963:...
From: Britannica | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Odell Beckham Jr.'s remarkable one-handed touchdown reception wasn’t enough to save the Giants in a loss to Dallas....
From: New York Times | By: BILL PENNINGTON | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A Signature Dish By Sandro V. Cuccia... Being a native-born Italian, one of my favorite pastimes is traveling and eating in Italy! I am from the north, where rice dishes are legendary. In Italian, rice is “riso,” but a rice dish is called “risotto.”...
From: Recipezaar | Monday, November 24, 2014
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'Land of Opportunity' has real meaning here....
From: The Atlantic | By: John Tierney | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – Citing experience, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher did an about-face and named Shaun Hill as his starting quarterback on Nov. 12. Fisher wanted the steady hand of the 13-year veteran Hill, knowing that too many games had slipped away because...
From: ESPN | By: Nick Wagoner | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.
From: Fox News | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Democrats and Republicans sparred Sunday over whether President Obama violated the Constitution by using his executive power to change U.S. immigration law, with Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz calling the president’s actions “stunning and sad.”...
From: Fox News | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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‘Runners World Magazine‘ recently featured a new six month study published in the journal Nutrition which suggests that switching to a vegetarian diet may be the key to weight loss and a lot of athletes seems to be taking notice. The study covered...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Fears | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Arian Foster was inactive for the Houston Texans' home game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
From: ESPN | By: Tania Ganguli | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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After last week’s odd tease about “Something Big Is Coming” in the Jurassic Park world, it’s come true. The official Jurassic World Twitter posted a short, awesome, tease of the first Jurassic World trailer, which will premiere Thursday at 9...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive...
From: Fox News | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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by Mathangi Krishnamurthy Scott Schuman is in India. On the 6th of November, he announced that he would be posting to his immensely popular fashion blog "The Sartorialist" from the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, and Varanasi. I must confess...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Mathangi Krishnamurthy | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a warThe post How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror? appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | By: David Horowitz ( | Monday, November 24, 2014
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TWITTER: @tonyuminski SAN ANTONIO -- There was no feel-you-out period at the start of this one, a 3-0 Rampage win over interstate rival Texas at the AT&T Center. The Rampage stomped the Stars Friday night in Cedar Park, a record-setting...
From: Miami Herald | By: George Richards | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Breitbart News Network, American Principles Project, and Cornerstone Action are co-sponsors of an upcoming forum centered on the principles of federalism. More information about the forum can be found at Cornerstone, American Principles...
From: Big Government | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Tim B. takes a look at a long night of fights in Austin that was capped off by Frankie Edgar submitting Cub Swanson. Frankie Edgar is still an elite fighter. This shouldn't surprise many, but it will apparently surprise some. A portion of fans and media...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Tim Burke | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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MONROE, La. — A prosecutor says he is dismissing the ticket issued to a Texas teenager who apparently fell asleep at the wheel and caused a wreck that killed five...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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When the heavyweights enter the cage, fights are usually one punch from being over. And Oleksiy Oliynyk just proved that in his bout with Jared Rosholt. The first three fights of the UFC Fight Night 57 main card in Austin were all pretty good. Two went...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Tim Burke | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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ROMA, Texas — Standing on a cliff looking over the Rio Grande river in this border town, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) notes the buildings behind us on the American side—largely abandoned, run-down houses and a seemingly abandoned local chamber of...
From: Big Government | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Autoscatto papale (col cellulare) #PapaFrancesco pic.twitter.com/nCvuxLdmwD — Fabio M. Ragona (@FabioMRagona) August 29, 2013 Responding to a book by Jeffrey Kluger, Brooke Lea Foster defends today’s young adults from accusations of narcissism: [A]re...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The Mariners need an outfielder. The Red Sox have five outfielders. Seems like it's time for the Mariners to acquire Yoenis Cesp - wait, what? Last year, the Seattle Mariners had one of the worst single-season team DH performances in history. (The 24th...
From: Lookout Landing | By: Logan Davis | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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I am interested in going out to see live music in Austin but I'm not plugged into any groups who seem up on the scene right now. Who are the good bands? what is interesting in Austin music right now? what are the best venues and why? I'm open to any...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jayder | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The current cost-cutting trend in American orchestras often means management seeks to fill slots with freelancers rather than full-timers....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL COOPER | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Undoubtedly, most bettors are already behind the 8-ball when it comes to Week 12. A vast majority of the public really liked the Kansas City Chiefs to overcome the Oakland Raiders, and a 7.5-point spread, on Thursday Night Football. Well, that didn't...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Sean ODonnell | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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President Obama, who is just now un-ending again the ending of the endless war on Afghanistan, has never made a secret of taking direction from the military, CIA, and NSA. He’s escalated wars that generals had publicly insisted he escalate. He’s...
From: Firedoglake | By: David Swanson | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Jon Burkhart was born during the Great Depression, and like many members of his generation, he couldn't have been luckier. For most of their working lives, he and his wife saved 10% of everything they earned. They made some smart investments, but they...
From: Mashable | By: Businessweek | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks, capping months of outcry over lessons that some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses and negatively portray Muslims....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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This week belongs to Theresa May. Although the longest serving Home Secretary in fifty years continues to dodge leadership questions, her movements over the next few days will make it harder to deny that she… Continue readingThe post Five things...
From: Spectator | By: Sebastian Payne | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.
From: Global Voices | By: Wafa Ben Hassine | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Online courses are reshaping higher education. But what does that mean for hands-on learning in scientific fields?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexandra Ossola | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.
From: NPR | By: Bill Chappell | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Everyone wants to be the next Google. When it comes to high-speed Internet, that may not be the best idea.
From: The Kernel | By: Aaron Sankin | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today from the fall of an ancient empire? Plenty. Many. Indeed, as immigration is a hot issue today, we might...
From: Big Government | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The most notorious political murder in recent American history occurred this day in 1963, when John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president (1961–63), was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas, while riding in an open car.More Events on this day:1994: Mount...
From: Britannica | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Jets - Bills Pre-Game Tweets Kyle Orton is the quarterback equivalent of candy corn. — Corey Griffin (@CoreyGriffinNBC) November 19, 2014 "I'll tell you, we'll be at a huge disadvantage," - Bills RB Fred Jackson to the NFL Network about missed practices...
From: Gang Green Nation | By: Half Serious | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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You will hear over and over again tonight from President Obama — and repeated ad nauseum by the gullible, open-borders media — that only illegal aliens who pass “background checks” will be eligible for the massive new administrative amnesty....
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Michelle Malkin | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The Arkansas Razorbacks waited 17 games to return to the win column in SEC play, but now they want to stay a while.   Bret Bielema's squad throttled No. 8 Ole Miss 30-0 Saturday at Razorback Stadium in a complete 60-minute drubbing. The Razorbacks...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Steven Cook | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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This recipe never fails to get rave reviews when I make it for family, friends, or pot-lucks at work. It's easy to make and you won't believe how good it tastes. I use Jimmy Dean brand bulk sausage (hot) but any good pork sausage will work. I use canned...
From: Recipezaar | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Although the false alarms might continue for a few more weeks, we have obviously transitioned into the lessons-learned phase of the Ebola non-outbreak in the US. I will list those lessons below, but first, a useful summary of a talk I attended on the...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jay Manifold | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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We’ve got some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump: Jennifer Aniston makes a Horrible Bosses 3 casting suggestion Scooby-Doo and WrestleMania will team up once more Den DeBlois gives a How to Train Your Dragon...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Dallas Buyer’s Club was a big film at the end of 2013. This year, Wild, the new film from its director Jean-Marc Vallee, is said to be a powerful movie as well, thanks in part to a great performance from Reese Witherspoon. Now Vallee is setting up...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Check out who the Bloody Elbow staff is predicting to win each fight on tomorrow night's UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson in Austin, Texas. Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson Mookie Alexander: Hard to get a gauge on Edgar at FW when his one fight against...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Mookie Alexander | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Today I talk to famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins about his new book Money: Master the Game. Tony and I talk about what he learned after interviewing the world’s most successful investors, and how average joes can apply those insights in their...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Friday, November 21, 2014
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