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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 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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An eight-year oil boom in North Dakota has drawn thousands of investors, laborers, and fortune-seekers. But from behind the counter of a local truck stop, it’s unclear just how much anyone is winning....
From: The Atlantic | By: Maya Rao | Monday, September 29, 2014
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When someone wrote me to say there was a data breach at the company behind several major supermarket chains — including Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Star Markets, and Shaw’s — I thought, “That happened about six weeks ago, didn’t it?” Alas,...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In a state where members of the Supreme Court are elected, one justice uses Twitter, and often, to connect to his constituents....
From: New York Times | By: JESSE WEGMAN | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from California, Alaska, North Carolina, Texas and Massachusetts. San Francisco Chronicle: California To Expand Contraceptive Coverage Health insurance policies in California will have to cover all federally approved...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"I don’t know the science behind climate change," Ernst said, when pressed at a debate last night. "I can’t say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it’s man-made or not."The post Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford’s doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. Brittany Jones helps...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The latest issue of The New Republic features a long, fascinating interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Among other things, the octogenarian justice denounces the various liberal pundits who keep calling on her to retire, attacks...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Monday, September 29, 2014
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By Brian Palmer Three major tech companies—Google, Facebook, and Yahoo—all announced last week that they are abandoning the American Legislative Exchange Council, a pro-business lobbying group that has pushed to block or gut environmental regulations...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Brian Palmer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Values Voter Summit happens every fall at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the premier venue for conservative conventions in Washington, DC. (For those of you keeping score, it goes Omni, Grand Hyatt, Mayflower. We do not attend conventions at sub-Mayflower...
From: Wonkette | By: Beth Ethier | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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NBA media day is what you'd get if a trade show, speed dating and a self-actualization seminar mashed themselves together and blasted out every second of the results on Twitter. But it's also the first chance most fans get to see their favorite teams...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Grant Hughes | Monday, September 29, 2014
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GameLock will sell you a $60 game for $25 to $30 with the understanding that you'll trade it in within three months....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jeffrey Grubb | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of “the Sixties.” The bellbottoms, flower power, LSD, and craziness came later, beginning...
From: Truthout | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The stars dance to big hits from the big screen
From: Time | By: Melissa Locker | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Ahem…sorry for the absence. Potential excuses: a) I started school b) we sold my condo c) we finished moving (not to be confused with “are moved in”) d) I moved classrooms too, for good measure e) I’m apparently no longer … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Mrs. Clover | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Lights, camera, dancing! Monday, Sept. 29, was Movie Night on Dancing With the Stars, which meant that the remaining 11 celebs and their pro partners had to come up with choreography to songs from famous films like Back to the Future, Rocky, Ghost, Guardians...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Us Magazine Team | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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An autopsy performed on Jovan Belcher, a Chiefs linebacker, showed that Belcher’s brain included the tau protein linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E....
From: New York Times | By: KEN BELSON | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Qatar Petroleum wants to export American gas by converting the terminal to export from import at a cost of at least $10 billion....
From: New York Times | By: CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Former Texas coach Mack Brown says he will wait until end of season to contemplate next steps
From: ESPN | By: Brett McMurphy | Monday, September 29, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was scheduled to meet with Josh Brent Monday afternoon after the NFL modified the defensive tackle’s suspension. While Brent will miss the first 10 games, the NFL allowed him to take part in meetings...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Dallas Stars have signed restricted free agent forward Cody Eakin to a two-year deal, the club announced Monday.
From: ESPN | By: Pierre LeBrun | Monday, September 29, 2014
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There's a huge difference between letting a child play outside alone and neglect.The post Texas Mom Questioned By CPS for Letting 6-Year-Old Play Outside Alone appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Monica Bielanko | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Morris Claiborne's season has come to an end because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee suffered in the Dallas Cowboys' win Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A jury sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Texas A&M Aggies, Oregon Ducks, Florida State Seminoles are in the 3-point stance....
From: ESPN | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is aggressively knocking down a report that suggests he's in the final stages of preparing for a presidential campaign announcement.
From: Fox News | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Only Aretha Franklin could cover Adele's song "Rolling in the Deep" like this. Franklin is releasing a brand-new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and her cover of Adele's hit song has already come out on YouTube. In it, Franklin...
From: BuzzSugar | By: Laura-Marie-Meyers | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The legendary Aretha Franklin is currently prepping her first album in three years with Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. And for the first single, she delivers an incredible cover of Adele’s mega hit “Rolling In The Deep,” smashing...
From: MissInfo.tv | By: Andy B. | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The one thing I have with the people at the Value Voters Summit is that I'm praying Ted Cruz will be the GOP nominee too. #VVS14 — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 27, 2014 From the NYTimes: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas invoked the redemptive story of his parents,...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Joel Kotkin writing for New Geography hits the nail smack on the head with his assessment Sick Man of Europe is Europe. Throughout the continent, public support for a united Europe fell sharply last year. Opposition to greater integration has emerged,...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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A jury on Monday began deliberating the sentence of a Texas cancer researcher convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It's National Coffee Day so you knew Peter King would be extra strength awful.
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Christmas Ape | Monday, September 29, 2014
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This article originally appeared in The Cut. This summer, I went on two very different reporting trips. One was to Austin, Texas, where I mostly hung out with conservative, Christian, stay-at-home PTA moms. Seemingly the only thing I, a 30-year-old lefty...
From: Slate | By: Nona Willis Aronowitz | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A GQ profile of George Zimmerman has some startling revelations. After running up debts hiding out in hotels around the country, the family apparently attempted to monetize their infamous name with a “Z” brand of self-defense products. As explained...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers, who won their fourth consecutive American League Central title with a tense, 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. “Who cares?” some fans will […]
From: Detroit Athletic Company | By: Scott Ferkovich | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The fights in our states over how hard or easy it is to vote have been filling the courts and are headed toward the Supreme Court. The cases range from voter ID laws to early voting rules and beyond. Already there is a case from Ohio, with ones from...
From: Slate | By: Richard L. Hasen | Monday, September 29, 2014
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More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, Dallas, Texas Texas “Law Hawk” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system...
From: Overlawyered | By: Walter Olson | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Jon Favreau‘s Chef is one of the biggest surprises of 2014. Not just the fact that the movie is so good, but because it did so incredibly well. In an era where small movies consistently struggle to find an audience, the combination of food culture...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids
From: WebMD | Monday, September 29, 2014
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More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city....
From: CNN | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I was diagnosed with bulging L4/L5 discs with spondylolysis and stenosis. Doctor convinced me to get epidural / facet injections. After the shots, I started getting very bad sciatica ( I think its sciatica ). I could hardly stand in the shower. Before...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jasondigitized | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Chipotle has a kids’ menu with tiny quesadillas and organic milk, and offers high chairs in its dining rooms. They seemed to Chad like an establishment that welcomes and accommodates families with small children. When his wife took their 16-month-old...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Here’s yet another abrupt closure and a hospital in Texas just went through the same thing recently.  As you can read Toshiba called in a note on their MRI and there was no money left. Nurses, doctors, and other staff stood in the street protesting. ...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Regardless of the Red Sox’ recommendation, Will Middlebrooks has made his decision: He won’t play winter ball.Middlebrooks, who struggled so much with injuries and underperformance that his spot on the Opening Day roster is in peril, informed the...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Scott Lauber | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Dennis Allen almost made history after the Raiders’ 38-14 loss to the Dolphins in London on Sunday. He almost became the first NFL coach to ever be thrown under a double-decker bus.      Once the team got back stateside, a single-story bus had to...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Tanier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Black Lips at House of Vans in July (more by Chris La Putt) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, Habibi...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I thought that the lieutenant governor's debate between Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick tonight was pretty amazing. Van de Putte was a traditional candidate, who advocated for the longstanding major issues that define Texas politics: schools, health...
From: Texas Monthly | By: Brian Sweany | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Megan Fox has had a busy year–playing a TV Journalist in blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , while also still making time to play with her two children. Brian Austin Green  recently joined the 28-year-old actress at The Coop in Los...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Samantha Benitz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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