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Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.
From: NPR | By: Ailsa Chang | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Two young men performed their songs on acoustic guitars in Spanish while the rally chanted along in front of St. Basil Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Even though not everyone in the crowd of around 30 people knew Spanish, the message transcended language:...
From: Truthout | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In June, government talks about how best to regulate facial recognition algorithms fell apart. But should a company need your permission before scanning your face? And does the technology really work?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 81 trees. This is based on 15,000 annual miles,...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jeff Cobb | Friday, July 3, 2015
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As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Brittany Wong | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In a recent op ed in the New York Times, David Brooks made a plea to social conservatives; those who vowed to "fight on" against the Supreme Court decision sanctioning same sex marriages. Brooks argues: "The sexual revolution will not be undone anytime...
From: Urlesque | By: Joel Shatzky | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Here in my home state of Oklahoma, the Ten Commandments made headlines this week. More precisely, a monument to the "Thou shalts" and "Thou shalt nots" sparked a 7-2 decision by the state Supreme Court. The lede from The Oklahoman: The Ten Commandments...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges;...
From: Free Republic | By: brnow.org | Friday, July 3, 2015
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[Originally published July 3, 2013.] - - -How to begin this review? Few countries that debuted in the 1700s have been as controversial or long running (it’s into its 237th season now) as America. It may not have the staying power of perennial favorites...
From: McSweeney's | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Do you have the winning Mega Millions numbers for July 3? Winning the $84 million jackpot would undoubtedly make your 4th of July celebration better than ever. Watch the Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing live online at 11 p.m. ET by downloading...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Cheryl P | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Novelist Joshua Cohen gives an interview, digital, about his new novel, paper, but also digital, about the Internet, digital, subsuming the novel, even his novel, best on paper, Book of Numbers.
From: The Rumpus | By: Ben Bush | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Here we go again: ‘No Gays Allowed,’ Grainger County store owner defends controversial sign “WASHBURN (WATE) – A Grainger County store owner said he is simply voicing his freedom of religion and speech after posting a sign that has the community...
From: Liberaland | By: Tengrain | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Watson is one of many loved ones to visit the 22-year-old since she was moved to hospice care last week
From: People | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Last week's winners revealed.
From: Reason | By: Lenore Skenazy | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina.
From: Fox News | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Charlie Austin impressed in the 2014-15 season. Leicester City have had a £12 million bid rejected by Queens Park Rangers for in-demand striker Charlie Austin, sources have told ESPN FC. Austin, who is entering the final year of his contract...
From: ESPN | By: Peter O'Rourke | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Noe Ramirez made his major league debut Friday night for the Red Sox, and gave up four runs in the tenth inning as Houston wins a slugfest 12-8. Noe had a good minor league career, but he was always old for his level. His walks went way up at AAA this...
From: Baseball Musings | By: David Pinto | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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BOSTON — A return home only killed the momentum. The Red Sox began an eight-game homestand Friday with a 12-8,... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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For a while last night it looked like the Red Sox were going to survive their series opener against the Houston Asrtros in spite of themselves.Never mind that Hanley Ramirez had seemingly gone into a trance during a seventh-inning plate appearance, simply...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Steve Buckley | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Defining common cultural literacy for an increasingly diverse nation....
From: The Atlantic | By: Eric Liu | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa was unavailable. That explains a lot. Tazawa’s absence from the Red Sox’s series opener against the... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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It was the singular play that symbolized a horrendous night of baseball for the Red Sox. Mookie Betts has shown more often than not, in his first full season with the team, that he is not just a highly-skilled player with multiple tools, but a smart...
From: WEEI | By: Mike Petraglia | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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While it isn’t quite the Fourth of July (just yet), the Red Sox and Astros provided some fireworks in a wild game, which saw two lead changes and the game tied another three times, along with some bizarre plays over the four-plus hour affair. In the...
From: WEEI | By: Ryan Hannable | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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BOSTON — The Red Sox traded punches with arguably the best team in the American League. It ended with Boston... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The one-and-done freshmen were long gone, the top Euros off the board. NBA commissioner Adam Silver had left the stage, ceding emcee duties for last week's draft to deputy Mark Tatum.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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David Ortiz has a mean headbutt. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve attempted to turn a double play in the... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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When I was a boy I made my first newspaper. With a pen, ruler and sheet of paper, I marked out some boxes and filled them in with stories about what was going on in my home and the world around me. I then photocopied it and tried to sell it to my parents...
From: AOL Television | By: Seán Dagan Wood | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers learned Friday that the line between contention and also-ran status can be all too thin. With dynamic center DeAndre Jordan on his way to the Dallas Mavericks on a four-year, max-level contract below the Clippers' own offer,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Freeman | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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School districts are packing more and more students into classrooms—and that’s pushing teachers out....
From: The Atlantic | By: Morgan Jerkins | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Texas is the third state to pass a law allowing this, and it's time more got on board. The post Yes, All Women Should Be Able to Take Home Their Placenta appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Heather Neal | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The Houston Astros recalled Dan Straily, Friday night's starting pitcher, from Triple-A Fresno for their game against the Boston Red Sox.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 3, 2015
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From the MASSACHUSETTS-ANNEXED FRONTIER TERRITORY OF MAINE... Happy Birthday 'Murica! Lest we forget from whence we cometh'd, a classic history lesson---rated "Mostly True" by PolitiFact and "Ten Hallelujahs!" by the Texas School Board---from Michele...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Rather than spend a fortune on rent, Joel Weber designed and built his own portable home for less than £13,000 p...
From: Telegraph | By: David Millward | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Welcome to the Gameday! The Angles broke their IFA bank to sign SS Roberto Baldoquin and he finally put it all together going 4-5 with a pair of doubles. Toronto CF Dalton Pompey also had a four hit day in AA with a bomb. Hello everyone and welcome back...
From: Minor League Ball | By: Nick Melotte | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Boston Red Sox have activated right fielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against Houston.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Rob Bradford and Andy Hart are in for Dale, Holley, and Thornton and are joined by Houston Astros writer Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle to preview the weekend's Red Sox - Astros series as well as to get the inside word on the St. Louis Cardinals...
From: WEEI | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Rather than spend a fortune on rent, Joel Weber designed and built his own portable home for less than £13,000 p...
From: Telegraph | By: David Millward | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Thinking out loud … while wondering about my favorite versions of the hit song written by Francis Scott “Off” Key. — Perhaps it’s the patriotism that washes over us all at this time of year, but after a recent rendition of our national anthem...
From: WEEI | By: John Rooke | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BOSTON — The Red Sox are riding high for a change. While it’s been a disappointing season for Boston to... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Friday, July 3, 2015
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With starters set to be announced Sunday and the rest of the rosters Monday, here's my stab on who should be playing in Cincinnati next month. One of the reasons interleague play should be abolished and thrown into the nearest and deepest accessible...
From: The Good Phight | By: John Stolnis | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals. Rewind...
From: Free Republic | By: NPR | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BOSTON — The three-catcher situation lasted exactly one day. The Red Sox placed catcher Blake Swihart on the 15-day disabled... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Friday, July 3, 2015
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One New Jersey teen boy is taking a stand this week in defense of the American flag. To offset the negative attention created by the burning of the American flag in Brooklyn, Shpejtim Zenelaj has been proudly yet quietly holding an American flag and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Noelle Nicholas | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Or "to ask the impossible" Fresh off an unusually successful road trip, the Red Sox return to Fenway Park, where they will attempt to overcome the hurdle that is Justin Masterson on the mound in order to keep the good times rolling. HOUSTON ASTROS BOSTON...
From: Over the Monster | By: Ben Buchanan | Friday, July 3, 2015
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My fiance breaks out in a rash/hives whenever when spend time outside in the spring and summer. What could be causing it and what can we do about it?It seems like an allergic reaction to a bug bite, but we're not 100% sure it's a bug. It only happens...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cirrostratus | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Chris Correa, the Cardinals’ scouting director, was fired, according to an official with direct knowledge of the decision. Correa once worked for Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow....
From: New York Times | By: TYLER KEPNER | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Marco Belinelli's stint in the Western Conference will continue, as the veteran guard has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings.  According to ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne, Belinelli's deal with the Kings is for three years and $19 million. ...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Adam Wells | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus’ rumored girlfriend, is revealing all to V Magazine. Not only is she stripping down for the magazine, but she’s also opening up about their alleged relationship. Maxwell made an appearance in V Magazine for the feature...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for a third straight series win when they kick off a three-game holiday... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Partner Staff | Friday, July 3, 2015
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