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If Neil Gorsuch believes Obergefell v. Hodges is not settled law that's a problem for the LGBT community
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Texas is condemning intellectually disabled people using an outdated and unscientific test. The justices were right to strike it down.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Startup eMotorWerks, which makes software and hardware to turn EV chargers into networked nodes of a cloud-connected, grid services platform, has landed a big EV charging equipment maker to put its version of smart charging to the test at scale.  On...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As expected, President Trump issued an executive order today to dismantle the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan -- a policy designed to curb carbon emissions from new and existing power plants by accelerating the adoption of lower-polluting energy...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A Supreme Court case shows how prosecutors get away with hiding evidence that could help defendants.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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House GOP leaders and the White House are already negotiating with conservatives, despite Trump’s vows to move on
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The latest in the President Donald Trump/Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)/Russian government/intelligence leaks epic drama: According to letters received by The Washington Post, Nunes cancelled a House Intelligence Committee hearing in order to keep fired...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional the standards used by the state of Texas to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally deficient and thus may not be executed.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Being a mom is a tough job, and this photo of a Texas-based photographer and mother of four sums up that sentiment perfectly. Melissa Wardlow of Grand Prairie, Texas, wears many different hats in addition to “mom.” She’s a full-time teacher, she...
From: Awkward Family Photos | By: james | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Supreme Court has rejected the test Texas uses to determine who should be spared execution because of an intellectual disability, continuing a trend toward limiting capital punishment.
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Texas State University's Body Farm (AKA Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University or FACTS) is a 45-year-old facility where the corpses of medical body donors are left to decompose so that researchers can observe the rate at which human...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch.
From: The Atlantic | By: Angela Almeida | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The second year of the Legacy wing features a batch of stars from a bygone era that you may not be familiar with. We're here to help.
From: With Leather | By: billhanstock | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Every child's birth is full of emotion, but for parents expecting a rainbow baby, there's a unique set of overwhelming feelings that accompany the day of their baby's birth. Austin, TX, birth photographer Leilani Rogers is used to photographing all types...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In the fight for economic freedom, entrepreneurs and consumers get new support against self-serving interests.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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* The ABA has placed Arizona Summit Law School on probation for its poor bar exam passage rates and questionable admissions practices. How will this affect the school's affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University? Will the Department of Education strip...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Investigators confirmed on Friday that seven male students were arrested in connection with hazing allegations at La Vernia High School.
From: Fox News | By: Fox San Antonio | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Andrew Freeman has joined H.I.G. Middle Market, the middle market affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, as a managing director. Freeman is a former partner at Paine & Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Steve Stockman and a former aide are accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for charity, some of which was used to finance his campaigns.
From: New York Times | By: NIRAJ CHOKSHI and MANNY FERNANDEZ | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The former governor of a northern Mexico state has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption, his successor said Tuesday.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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David and Devindra go Jeff-less this week and discuss the prospect of a new season of True Detective, plus they share some disappointment over the new Dave Chappelle comedy specials. We’re giving away a Blu-Ray of Silence! To enter our Silence contest,...
From: SlashFilm | By: David Chen | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Three storm chasers were killed Tuesday after their cars collided at an intersection during severe West Texas storms.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 3rd annual celebration of women in cinema, and “3 Generations,” a transgender drama starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, has been selected as the opening...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Former President George W. Bush will attend a fundraiser this weekend in support of a Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, Ed Gillespie. The fundraiser will take place in Dallas, where the former president lives, and is expected to draw many...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures "issue a call" for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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CNN caught up with The Chainsmokers at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, where the dance pop duo got candid about the issues they care about, including public education and veteran's affairs -- areas that rely heavily on federal funding....
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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For many, new policies that provide compensation during time off won’t happen soon enough—or be accessible to everyone.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A jury has found a Dallas salon worker guilty of murder in the death of woman who was injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone as part of an illegal cosmetic procedure....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The comedian’s two Netflix specials are loaded with brilliant storytelling, but suffer when they lose hold of his unique point of view.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Daily fantasy golf: Shell Houston Open expert DFS picks
From: ESPN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Americans may finally be ready to confront the dehumanizing horrors facing women service members.
From: The Atlantic | By: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Just when you thought you could put your wallet away and stop fretting over the dwindling wall space in your home, Mondo has to go ahead and announce a new gallery show built around Disney animated movies. A collaboration between the ever-popular pop...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast this week for Southern Plains states, with Texas and Oklahoma at risk Tuesday for big hail, tornadoes and damaging winds....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Every time you think that this TSA guy has finished rubbing every square inch of a boy's body, he comes back for another rubbing. It seems likes he's trying to discover a bobby pin the boy might have hidden in the seam of his clothing. The boy's justifiably...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The rule invoked is about communication and doesn’t require cities detain or help deport immigrants.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Now in its third year, the Arkansas festival continues to champion diverse voices....
From: Indiewire | By: Kate Erbland | Monday, March 27, 2017
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by Sarah Carr, Zoë Kirsch, Francesca Berardi and Stephen Smiley, The Teacher Project, This story was co-published with Slate. Officials in three cities are rethinking their relationship with for-profit Camelot Education, which runs alternative programs...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape star Darlene Cates has died. The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep. She was 69. Cates sister, Sheri Cates Morgan, shared the news on Facebook. “It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife,...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jodi Guglielmi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Berkshire Group has acquired Alexan Chapel Hill, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based 265-unit property, which includes 13,560 square feet of retail space. The sellers were Trammell Crow Residential and East West Properties. No financial terms were disclosed....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Atlantic to open global bureau in London for reporting, events, and business partnerships, with James Fallows as its first Europe Editor
From: The Atlantic | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Earlier this month a bride returned to her room at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas to find the room raided by burglars. They targeted the jewelry, including her engagement and wedding rings, as well makeup, credit cards, Gucci wallets and anything else that...
From: Dallas Observer | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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After director David Lowery was finished with Pete’s Dragon last year, he took the time to secretly shoot a film in Dallas, Texas throughout July and August. Production was completed in September, and the film had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance...
From: SlashFilm | By: Ethan Anderton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. A former America’s Next Top Model contestant was wounded during a shooting in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, her grandfather tells PEOPLE. Brandy Rusher was reportedly one of several people shot at an apartment...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jeff Truesdell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Iowa, Republicans say women can go elsewhere for family-planning care. But are health-care facilities actually prepared to fill the gap?
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Poet Corinne Lee on writing her epic book-length poem Plenty and finding new ways to live in a rapidly changing world.
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Dueben | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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iStock/monkeybusinessimages In addition to drastically reducing waste, improving the building process, and improving lives, the introduction of 3D printed homes could also extend the dream of home ownership for millions. The Problem Having your home...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jamie Duncan | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The new faces of the transgender movement in Texas are a sunny five-year-old named Kai Shappley and her best advocate: her mom, Kimberly, a former evangelical, “ultraconservative” Tea Partier.
From: Double X | By: Nora Caplan-Bricker | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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