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by Nina Martin FARGO, N.D. — On Tuesday, voters here will decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that has provoked excitement and fear among the combatants in the country's never-ending abortion wars. The ballot initiative...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. will acquire Aviv REIT Inc. in a $3 billion stock-for-stock merger, the companies announced on Friday. The combined company will create a publicly traded pure-play skilled nursing facility real estate investment trust...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Cooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Details from the great site Photography is not a Crime: Deliberations in the trial of Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler lasted five hours before a Texas jury returned with a not guilty verdict Wednesday after an Austin police officer surprisingly...
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Politico Magazine has a lengthy expose by Garrett M. Graff of the financially bloated, systemically corrupt, often violent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Earlier manifestations of the CBP, such as the Immigration and Naturalization service,...
From: Reason | By: Lucian McMahon | Friday, October 31, 2014
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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield) Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan) You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2015 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows,...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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This is crowd-sourced appeal to readers… I’m looking for divorce litigators to interview outside of the U.S. One restriction is that they have to be able to speak English. This is for a book project on which I am a co-author. We’re particularly...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The beautiful agony of the Kansas City Royals’ World Series run.
From: Grantland | By: Rany Jazayerli | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A few years ago I landed in Austin for SXSW after the single most frightening flight of my life. The flight was so turbulent that I called my parents between connecting flights to tell them I loved them (I was terrified the next flight wasn’t going...
From: Design Sponge | By: Grace Bonney | Friday, October 31, 2014
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On Wednesday,the New York ruled that an uncle can legally marry his niece. Via the New York Post: The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing aThe post New York court allows uncle and niece to marry appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, October 31, 2014
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President Obama has spent the past few weeks reminding voters all over the country that the economy is on the mend. "By almost every economic measure, we are better off today than we were when I took office," he said last month, a tribute to President...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners' portfolio company Mander Portman Woodward Limited has completed the acquisition of Justin Craig Education, a UK-based exam preparation and tutoring business. Mander Portman is a portfolio company in Levine Leichtman's...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Mataconis argues that overall, the ongoing decline in oil prices is a boon to the US and other advanced industrial nations: Falling prices for oil will eventually filter through to the prices of the products derived from oil itself, including not only...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Kyle Busch passed German Quiroga off a restart in a two-lap shootout in the Camping World Truck race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for his seventh victory in nine series starts this year.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $13 million to five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies. The cost-share agreements will help address significant technical challenges...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian leader of a big city, cuts a pragmatic path on issues from global warming to immigration....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200 mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Formula One and Nascar race in Texas this weekend....
From: New York Times | By: BENJAMIN PRESTON | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Once again, the Walmart website made a pricing error, and once again shoppers tried to pounce on it only to later have their orders canceled. And as always happens in these situations, some of these folks are mistakenly claiming that this was a bait-and-switch...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Formula One road show has arrived for its race in Austin, Tex., in a depleted, demoralized and deeply fractious state, more uncertain of its future than at any time in recent memory....
From: New York Times | By: JOHN F. BURNS | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Let's get ready to rumble....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field on Friday.
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Racing Live! Texas
From: ESPN | By: ESPN.com | Friday, October 31, 2014
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IRVING, Texas – After DeMarco Murray ran for 100 yards in his sixth straight game to open the season, the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive linemen received iMac computers. Four days after Tony Romo was sacked five times and injured his back, the quarterback...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Tony Romo, who missed his third straight day of practice with a back injury Friday, has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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No position in sports has evolved more than quarterback, a notion veteran college football reporter Bruce Feldman deftly chronicles in his new book, "The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks." Part of the book focuses on how Browns quarterback Johnny...
From: ESPN | By: Jeremy Fowler | Friday, October 31, 2014
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BEREA, Ohio -- Competitor who wants to play? Sure. Frustrated with his backup role? Johnny Manziel won't go there. Two days after Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said he could sense frustration from his first-round pick because of his competitive...
From: ESPN | By: Jeremy Fowler | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A reader sums up a “bizarre race” in one district: The race in Massachusetts’s 6th Congressional District is getting strange. The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, is urging supporters to vote for Democrat Seth...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Consumer Energy Alliance has been pushing a cynical campaign to turn public opinion against policies that promote solar power. In Wisconsin, it just backfired....
From: Grist | By: Brentin Mock | Friday, October 31, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- Outside of talking about the status of quarterback Tony Romo, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones discussed a potential position change for one of his best players: Sean Lee.  Jones, speaking to 105.3 The Fan on Friday said Lee,...
From: ESPN | By: Calvin Watkins | Friday, October 31, 2014
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IRVING, Texas – One game does not make a trend, but the Dallas Cowboys know the Arizona Cardinals will try to emulate what the Washington Redskins did against them Monday. Passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, however, did not like the suggestion...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Teenagers in face makeup are facing off against anti-clown vigilantes in the land of the original killer mime....
From: The Atlantic | By: Zach Goldhammer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Reciprocal relationships will keep them engaged.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Art Markman | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From: Uniwatch | By: Phil Hecken | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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WARNING: Adult, work-unsafe language in this video. Fun fact: This is the same rage you see when your left-leaning friends talk about the name "Washington Redskins." Fitting, as that's who the Cowboys lost to.
From: FAIL Blog | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Dominion over nature and uneven development produce illness, both communicable and noncommunicable, while our involvement in new wars prevents us from addressing the desperate demography and ecology of poor regions that see eco-illness go viral. These...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ted “are you American enough to fight the vampire wolves” Nugent is back with a new op-ed on WhirledNutDaily, this time leading the charge against the “America-hating” Wendy Davis. In the op-ed, published on October 29, Nugent attacked “lying,...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A wannabe shoplifter at a Dallas Walmart somehow thought it would be a good idea to threaten a store employee with HIV infection rather than get in trouble for trying to pilfer $11 worth of frozen food from the retailer. Police say that when the employee...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Heading into the final hour of trading, theaS&P 500abriefly flirted with 2,000, underscoring a recovery in stock markets at the end of October, as economic data indicate the U.S. economy is performing strongly. The Conference...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"Texas has been a conservative state since dinosaurs roamed it 6,000 years ago"...
From: Salon.com | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend's gun in his son's backpack to get the child in trouble at school.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who recovered from an Ebola infection, will be reunited with 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel on Saturday after testing indicated the pet was free of Ebola, a spokeswoman for the city of Dallas said on Thursday....
From: Fox News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Your browser does not support iframes. Halloween fever was everywhere on Friday. Even Salt River Field, where the Scottsdale Scorpions and Salt River Rafters were preparing to square off in an Arizona Fall League game. Hours before the game's first pitch,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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CHICAGO — Suddenly, for the first time all night, Tristan Thompson showed a touch of shyness. Standing shirtless in the locker room, the 23-year-old from Toronto absolutely warranted the media crowd that gathered in front of his stall. But the Cleveland...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Ethan Skolnick | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Fans watching the Austin Grand Prix on Sunday won't see a single American driver, and it's mostly because of geography. The post Why Don’t Any Americans Race in Formula One? appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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3 teen Girls Killed In Hit And Run on Halloween: Three teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 16 were struck with a car and killed while trick-or-treating on Halloween in Santa Ana, California, and now police are looking for the driver who left the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: traciy Reyes | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court opens its next public session with a one-hour argument on a core constitutional dispute over the powers of Congress and the presidency, in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry.  Arguing for a family whose lawsuit is...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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A new Ebola survey commissioned by WebMD/Medscape shows that a majority of Americans find it reasonable to quarantine people traveling into the United States from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, the three most heavily hit countries in the current...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aric Mitchell | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Donors gave millions in races for governor, especially when they were the ones running
From: Time | By: ryantbeckwith | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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