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Illustration: Dale Stephanos As she likes to tell anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican. She and her husband, Chuck, like most everyone else in Las Cruces, had always been Democrats. But she'd...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Xtreme Power, the well-funded grid battery startup whose ambitions flamed out in bankruptcy this January, has a new owner. On Tuesday, the Lyle, Texas-based startup’s assets were acquired by Younicos, a Berlin-based grid battery and energy management...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Do Republicans want to be the party of unprincipled killjoys?
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Here we go again. Liberal media outlets CNN and MSNBC have joined forces with the biased, numbers-cooking Southern Poverty Law Center and New America Foundation to foment renewed fear and hatred of conservative Americans. Their latest talking point:...
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Michelle Malkin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio and his brother, Representative Joaquin Castro, are key to Democratic efforts to turn out the Hispanic voters who offer the party a demographic opportunity....
From: New York Times | By: JASON HOROWITZ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Tweet This PostI’ve been surfing my usual internet hangouts over the last week or so – in between working on various editing, formatting and sales projects for the Tiny Publishing Bidness – so although I did surf, and read and observe reports on...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By Jason Bittel When the premiere of your 9-part climate change documentary is up against Game of Thrones’ purple wedding and the return of Don Draper, it’s probably a smart idea to open with Indiana Jones boarding a fighter jet on his way to kick...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Jason Bittel | Monday, April 14, 2014
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From: With Leather | By: Jessica Hudnall | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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And other controversial questions raised by a new Tennessee law that claims to protect religious kids from discrimination...
From: The Atlantic | By: Emma Green | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Owen and Emmett Ezell, formerly conjoined twins, have left the Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, separately, after successful surgeries last summer. Their mother, Jenni Ezell, said the family is feeling “relief, joy, and elation” after...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Didelot | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The separation of church and state in the U.S. constitution is more honored in the breach than in the observance.
From: Huffington Post | By: Nigel Barber | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A California paramedics instructor deemed insufficiently "sensitive to diversity" will be allowed to return to his position at Antelope Valley College (AVC). The college settled with the instructor, Lance Hodge, after a federal judge deemed his lecture...
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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We are delighted to feature this post from Roy Poses, who with his colleagues at Health Care Renewal, have been providing consistently high quality analysis of the often dubious practices and economics of the health care system.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Five years after an estimated one million Tea Party activists turned out at more than 900 rallies across the country on April 15, 2009 to participate in the historic national Tax Day Tea Party, there are only a few such rallies on tax day, 2014 -- and...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I shared this in Friday's 10-man rotation when i first got a look at it, but that was apparently a super-hot leak, because when I went to go re-watch it on Monday, the link was broken. (Talk about your all-time classic Internet blunders!) Now, though,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The biofuel industry has been hot on the trail of second-generation concoctions that eschew corn in favor of non-food biomass, but a third wave of innovation is already brewing on the horizon. That would be the conversion of waste gases to liquid fuel...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnist In a 2005 meeting with the faculty at the Command and General Staff College (CSGC), a senior Army mental health professional acknowledged how woefully unprepared the Army mental health personnel and...
From: Foreign Policy | By: Thomas E. Ricks | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Earlier this month, lawmakers in Kansas ended this session’s debate over abortion on a surprisingly low-key note. The Republican leadership shepherded two minor tweaks to existing abortion policies through the legislature, while staving off a far more...
From: The American Prospect | By: Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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HotelTonight is using forecasting to help you be spontaneous -- just a few days in advance....
From: VentureBeat | By: Kia Kokalitcheva | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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On Saturday, April 12, 2014, a raging forest fire began in Valparaíso, causing 12 dead people and provoking the evacuation of thousands of residents in the area.
From: Global Voices | By: Marianna Breytman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Max Fisher points out that the Passover seder is a popular ritual among American Jews, even those who aren’t observant: Passover, which commemorates the ancient Jews’ Biblical flight from Egypt to Israel, is celebrated by nearly three out...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Lions hosted Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Boston College kicker Nate Freese on pre-draft......
From: ESPN | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
From: NPR | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The president is right to speak out, but he needs to preach to someone other than the converted and avoid racializing the issue....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Cohen | Monday, April 14, 2014
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We’ve all been there — that pressing urge like no other, where your bladder might as well be the Goodyear blimp, insisting you pay attention to its large size and presence and go ahead and micturate already. But don’t drain it on a national landmark,...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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As mid-April arrives, and we start to really feel the drag of those two extra weeks added to draft season, here are five current stories in the NFL I just don't get ......
From: Sports Illustrated | By: Don Banks | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tori Phillips is hailed a hero while losing his own apartment in the Dallas blaze
From: People | By: Kathy Ehrich Dowd | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Suspect in Kansas killings, ex-Special Forces soldier, founded NC Klan group ow.ly/3jizB2 #NCpol #p2 http://t.co/xJpXpq8wob— R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) April 15, 2014 The alleged Kansas shooter made no effort to conceal his hatred of Jews: In a 2010...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill talks to Ted Miller about spring practices, coming back from injury and the Wildcats' QB competition....
From: ESPN | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"You just can't retaliate," she stressed. "The blame always falls on the player who retaliates." I knew she was right.
From: Huffington Post | By: Brittney Griner | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Maybe it's a surprise to some, and maybe it shouldn't be. Either way, Texas A&M's offensive line will be the cream of the crop in the SEC in 2014,......
From: ESPN | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In the five years since President Obama's health care reform plan -- which became the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- was first introduced, the right-wing media has waged a continuous campaign to attack the law through misinformation, deception, and outright...
From: Media Matters | Monday, April 14, 2014
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In the news: Nearly 300 people are missing after a South Korean passenger ferry sinks; Ukraine and separatist forces flex their muscles; China's gross domestic product growth slips in first quarter; Conservatives ask Republican leaders for ObamaCare...
From: Time | By: Alex Rogers | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- In its most recent rankings of sports franchises, the Dallas Cowboys had the highest value of any NFL team, checking in at $2.3 billion. The Cowboys' doled out an average yearly salary of $1.875 million, which ranked 156th among 294...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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It’s that time of year again when speculation mounts over what promising young U.S. economist will run off with the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Neil Shah | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, April 16 Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/grandcentralsignup. When Janet Yellen takes the podium at the Economic Club of New York Wednesday, a room packed with...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Historically black colleges and universities are doing a better job serving students than headline graduation rates show. But that may no longer be good enough....
From: The Atlantic | By: Sophie Quinton | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The assault on successful renewable energy legislation continues, long after the facts have proven that state renewable policies deliver clean, affordable, and reliable energy solutions that the majority of Americans support. Apparently, the fossil...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Tuesday, April 15, 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 | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Since taking office as president, Barack Obama has proposed 442 new tax increases, according to Americans for Tax Reform. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the showdown at the Bundy ranch in Nevada is "not over" because "we can't have an American people...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Yesterday I wrote that I was doing stuff with XML-RPC, but I didn't say what it was I was doing. I hit a conceptual stopping point on a user interface project I've been working on, inspired by Jay Rosen's use of Fargo as a presentation tool in his talk...
From: Scripting News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Filed under: Currency, Financial Reform, Internet, World Markets, Investing Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesAn attendee arriving at last week's Inside Bitcoins conference in New York. By Mary Thompson The Monday night meetings at New York City's Bitcoin...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Originally published on Today in Energy. Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013. Solar provided nearly 22%, a jump up from less than 6% in 2012. Coal provided 11% and wind nearly...
From: CleanTechnica | By: U.S. Energy Information Administration | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Despite averaging 94.5 mph with his fastball while posting a 3.09 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, Andrew Cashner recorded just 128 strikeouts over 175.0 innings last season after finally becoming a full-time starter. The K rate improved after the All-Star break,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dalton Del Don | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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New York Knicks swingman Iman Shumpert's third NBA season has been a fairly sizable disappointment. Things started off poorly, thanks to a secret offseason knee surgery, and never seemed to get on track. He got mad at himself for unfocused play during...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Hamilton Leithauser w/ Gene Clark tribute @ MHOW (more by Gretchen Robinette) Nas @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Nas...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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HOUSTON — Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games.On Tuesday night, he pitched seven solid innings and finally got his first victory...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Halston Sage has been more than just a girlfriend to Zac Efron. The pair met on the set of their movie Neighbors and have now officially begun dating. The two have reportedly been seeing each other a lot lately, including a trip to the Staples Center...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Latitude: 12° 19.6046’ S Longitude: 13° 34.6452’ E I wasn’t sure what to expect in Angola. Angola has a horrible reputation amongst travelers. It is one of the most difficult and expensive countries in the world for which to get a visa. Simple,...
From: Everything Everywhere | By: Gary | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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