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Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, September 19, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- NorthStar Realty Finance asaid Thursday it has a deal in place to acquire a portfolio of hotel properties from Inland American Real Estate Trust for $1.1 billion, continuing an aggressive expansion campaign by the New York-based...
From: TheStreet | By: Lou Whiteman | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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David Barren/ShutterstockREPUBLICN REAGAN DUNN has confessed to, well, living a country song. The King County Councilman was drunk, he told The Seattle Times, when he recently drove his pickup truck into a Kittitas County ditch. King County Councilman...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Crisis pregnancy centers bill themselves as organizations out to offer "pro-life counseling," in the words of Chris Slattery, the president of E.M.C. Pregnancy Centers. Pro-choicers, however, argue that the centers are deceptive, presenting themselves...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Software to keep the Internet kid-friendly is a big business. One Austin startup wants to bring those guardrails to the app store as well. Famigo has developed software that outfits mobile devices with a vetted app directory culled from among the millions...
From: Xconomy | By: Angela Shah | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gregg Easterbrook | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Roy McMakin has been making seemingly ordinary furniture since 1987. In all that time, the Seattle-based artist/designer has consistently tinkered with familiar furniture archetypes - like sofas and chests of drawers - and turned them into something...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A list of legislators who favor American intervention in the country's civil war...
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Self-proclaimed sex addict Mathew Knowles has gotten himself embroiled with yet another alleged baby mama who could bring shame and embarrassment to his superstar daughter Beyonce: RadarOnline.com has learned… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Melissa Cronin | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Texas isn't the only state pushing kooky educational initiatives. Some of these programs literally boggle the mind...
From: Salon.com | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Time for another solar energy news roundup. Enjoy! 3D printing of solar panels may soon be coming to a home near you. (Solar Love) Duke Energy is investing $500 million into solar power in North Carolina. (Solar Love) Goldman Sachs is offering solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Sinatra for Jeter, obviously.
From: The Big Lead | By: thebiglead2013 | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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  (AP Photo/Ricardo Figueroa) Years after we’ve supposedly recovered from the housing crisis, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes, and housing is still one of the most troubling aspects of America’s growing inequality problem....
From: The American Prospect | By: Martha Bergmark | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Oakland slipped a half-game behind idle Kansas City after losing its sixth game in its past eight....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Texas A&M Aggies will have a new grass field when they return for their next home game on Oct. 11 against the Ole Miss Rebels.
From: ESPN | By: Sam Khan Jr. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Partners Group is part of the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium that has contracted with the New South Wales State Government to build, finance and operate its new transit train network servicing Sydney's North West. The North West Rail Link is Australia’s...
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Looking for recommendations for services for a family member who is at the very beginning of transitioning from male to female.A member of my family wants to transition MtF in Houston, Texas. Can anyone recommend (or recommend against) a doctor or clinic...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The next phase of the American strategy against the Islamic State has been described as “extraordinarily complex,” and involves training and coordinating airstrikes with Iraqi forces....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT and HELENE COOPER | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Aretha Franklin is releasing her 39th studio LP on September 30. Wait… what? The news comes as a surprise because the queen of soul is kind of ‘doing a Beyonce‘ — the album isn’t a total secret but details are heavily guarded. Clive Davis,...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Sky ChaddeArlington cop-watchers film police on a recent Saturday night.Less than two weeks after three people were arrested for filming Arlington police officers conducting a traffic stop, the Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday it will offer...
From: Dallas Observer | By: Sky Chadde | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Roberto Minervini’s “Stop the Pounding Heart” is the story of a young Texas girl in a strict Christian home who finds herself attracted to a rodeo rider....
From: New York Times | By: A. O. SCOTT | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Leading industry talents are creating new comic books for the classroom, aligning them with the Common Core. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Cutler | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Amazing, jaw-dropping review of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras. Hats off to Mann (and his partners at The Verge) for this. Informative, amazing, and gorgeous.  ★ ...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Photographer Austin Mann on Wednesday posted an in-depth look at the camera hardware and software suite offered with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, taking the handsets to Iceland in a shootout against last year's iPhone 5s.
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- Unable to practice Wednesday with tightness in his back, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took every snap in practice Thursday and is set to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Romo said he felt good after practice and said the...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Could The Trombone Shorties’ fantasy league dominance be going the way of the Big Ten? Well, not quite yet. Adam Rittenberg still has a big lead, but he nose-dived this past week as he was just one point from having the worst showing out of all of...
From: ESPN Chicago | By: Josh Moyer | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has minimal concern about the sore right shoulder that caused him to be a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. “It’s a little bit sore, but nothing that’s going to keep me out,” Bryant...
From: ESPN | By: Tim MacMahon | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Chances are you’ve heard the term “ridesharing” floating around lately, as rivals Uber and Lyft work themselves into a froth trying to outdo each other. But depending on where you live and what your transportation needs are — maybe you own a...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that he resigned earlier this month because he was "not true to my wife."
From: ESPN Dallas | By: Calvin Watkins | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The state's highest criminal court ruled that surreptitiously taken illicit photos have First Amendment protections...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Auburn Tigers, Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Texas QB David Ash are in the 3-point stance ....
From: ESPN | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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In the wake of the Adrian Peterson case, various threads are emerging. Josh Voorhees investigates the race angle: The perception that black parents are more likely to employ corporal punishment than their nonblack counterparts is borne out by academic...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- In the first two games of this season, St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook has eight catches for 102 yards. He might like seeing the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. In the first two games, the Cowboys have seen tight...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A JetBlue airliner has returned to the airport in Long Beach, California, after the crew declared an emergency due to a problem with one of its two engines shortly after takeoff for Austin, Texas....
From: Fox News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Texas Tech fires DC Matt Wallerstedt after he was suspected of being at the school's football building while under the influence of an unknown substance, sources told ESPN.com.
From: ESPN | By: Jake Trotter | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A perceived lack of cultural awareness has forced Yum brands to change the red star logo on its just-opened Vietnamese Bahn Shop in Dallas.
From: CNN | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Guest Post: The difficulty of extracting and integrating data from a variety of big data sources has become an issue that can no longer be ignored....
From: VentureBeat | By: Tom Davenport, Babson College | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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One week ago, courtesy of MuckRock's enormous database, I highlighted the fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department acquired three grenade launchers along with other military gear, and questioned how well this squares with the...
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Authorities say a Texas high school has been evacuated after a student was injured in a stabbing.
From: Fox News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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ARPA-E, the government's energy research agency, backs a lot of complex projects. But its mission is very simple: find and support groundbreaking technologies that could have a transformative impact on the energy sector at scale. Traditionally, the...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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TEXAS has a higher share of uninsured citizens than any state in America. Until recently Shane, a 38-year-old from Houston, was one of them. “I just couldn’t afford it,” he says. Shane has HIV; his job does not cover him. Because of his illness,...
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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For the second time in less than two weeks, a starting NCAA football quarterback has announced he’s stepping away from the game citing concerns over multiple concussions.  ...
From: Fox News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Enrico Gnaulati | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The Martian was originally an e-book by Andy Weir, then it became a screenplay by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and now that script is the basis for a film directed by Ridley Scott. The concept is a perfect elevator pitch: an astronaut stranded...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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By Ben Kramer-Miller:*Investors are encouraged to read my interview with Texas Rare Earth Resources' Chairman Anthony Marchese. Since a lot of the basic information regarding the company's Round Top Project can be found there I find it unnecessary to...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ben Kramer-Miller | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Investigators say 55 suspected gang members and associates in far West Texas have been indicted on charges including murder, drug dealing and extortion.
From: Fox News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Bonita Jackson, the mother of running back Adrian Peterson, remained supportive of her son Thursday as he faced allegations of causing injuries to his sons while in his care, but others are looking at Peterson in a different light....
From: New York Daily News | By: KEVIN ARMSTRONG | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.
From: NPR | By: John Burnett | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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