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Claims that climate models overestimate warming are "unfounded" Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules Keystone XL bill passes Senate, setting up Republican showdown with Obama Kids caught in crossfire of climate education battle...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Access to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alia Wong | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Some legal experts argue a categorical ban is justified....
From: The Atlantic | By: Iulia Filip | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Partners Group has closed its previously announced buy of a controlling stake in Dynacast. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done with Kenner & Company and Dynacast's management. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dynacast...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The filmmaker discusses “Marfa Girl,” which follows a group of aimless teenagers in West Texas and will open in theaters in March....
From: New York Times | By: RUTH LA FERLA | Friday, January 30, 2015
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On his website Recapturist, Bill Rose documents signage across the United States. Along with the photographs, he details the history behind the subjects, like the Houston, Texas, coffee shop Dot. "In addition to being a Houston landmark since 1967, Dot...
From: Dwell | By: Diana Budds | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Once again, a business who is displeased with an anonymous review on Yelp is trying to sue that reviewer and attempting to compel Yelp to reveal that user’s actual identity. But this morning, lawyers for Yelp and consumer advocates were in court to...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Meg Waltner, Manager, Building Energy Policy, San Francisco, CA: The Department of Energy this week finalized updated energy efficiency standards for the automatic commercial ice makers often found in hotels, restaurants, and health-care facilities....
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Meg Waltner | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab  Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Re-visiting the Rays' backup catcher options In late December, our fearless leader Danny Russell and Dock of the Rays' Jason Hanselman each took a look at the possible catching options for the Rays behind Rene Rivera and Curt Casali in the last month....
From: DRays Bay | By: Jaredsward | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Investors will get their fill of initial public offerings with several highly anticipated deals coming to market on Friday. Of the five companies that are expected to start trading on Friday, three priced above their expected ranges,...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A proposed bill would allow teachers in Texas to use deadly force against students and be safe from any kind of prosecution.
From: Fox News | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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The time: December 1960, New York City. The place: Central Park, no doubt following the season’s first snowstorm on December 11. Meanwhile, audiences applaud the new Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" on Broadway and newly elected John F. Kennedy prepares...
From: National Geographic | By: Andrew Nelson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Central Washington’s sleepy Yakima Valley, perhaps best known as the nation’s top producer of hops and apples, is a safely Republican region. But it may have also quietly produced the most intriguing election outcome of 2014. When respected, 10-term...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: David Wasserman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Maria Martinez, Program Assistant, Director of Programs & Latin America Project, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. January 24th - January 30th...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Maria Martinez | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Yesterday was the first day in a month that I handled cash. For weeks everything I’ve purchased and paid for has been handled by digital means. Debit cards, direct debits and deposits, internet purchases – it’s all 1′s and 0′s … Continue...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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LeBron James predicted the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers, featuring himself and new Cav Kevin Love, would take a while to hit their stride. (“A couple of months and maybe a few,” as he put it last month.) He appears to have been correct: After starting...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Is giving interviews part of an athlete's job or is the sports media "machine" simply broken?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dashiell Bennett | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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So what if the pregame story lines have been asinine and absurd? On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be among the most talented teams to take the field in the Super Bowl. According to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Elo ratings, this...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Allure Energy filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Honeywell on Thursday over that company's Lyric thermostat, which was released last year. The lawsuit takes issue with Lyric’s use of location-based controls, which Allure Energy claims is protected...
From: Greentech Media | By: Katherine Tweed | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The trial against Russ Ulbricht — the alleged mastermind of illegal online marketplace Silk Road — doesn't look awesome for the defense. He's charged with money laundering, computer hacking, and conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking while running...
From: Business Insider | By: Natasha Bertrand | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A Galveston city councilman said he didn't mean to cause offense when he played an Adolf Hitler spoof video during a public meeting that was carried live on TV and online....
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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"Why throw money at problems? That is what money is for."—Kurt Vonnegut...
From: The Atlantic | By: Terrance F. Ross | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Dick Evans isn't losing sleep over the turmoil rippling through the U.S. oil industry.
From: CNN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism and political science — numerous job rejections...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Scoop Jackson catches up with Spurs guard Tony Parker....
From: ESPN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Robert Tidwell thought he was an innocent man when he was arrested by police in Round Rock, Texas, on charges of indecent exposure, accused of exposing himself at a YMCA he visited with his family. Tidwell maintained his innocent but police insisted...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 suffered from a late session selloff, ending lower by 1.4% on Friday. However, West Texas Intermediate climbed some 8% to finish at $48.24 per barrel on Baker Hughes  data showing rig count dropped by 94 rigs. ...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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The show's first new music show of 2015 features a fierce new track by Chilean singer Camila Moreno.
From: NPR | By: Jasmine Garsd | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The "Texas Muslim Capitol Day," an event organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was interrupted by protesters....
From: CNN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community outside of Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, solar energy systems, and energy-efficient...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The 50th Annual ACM Awards will air live from Arlington, Texas on April 19, on CBS
From: People | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in the gym....
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A 28-year-old Texas man who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a toddler has undergone a revolutionary procedure to implant a device in his brain to help control his seizures....
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Whole Foods wants to go beyond organic groceries to offer customers health care and exercise classes, according to a new interview with John Mackey, the chain's co-CEO.  "Health care is so broken in America," Mackey tells Bloomberg. "If we allow markets...
From: Business Insider | By: Hayley Peterson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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You’d think a relatively well-known, long-serving senator from an early primary state would be given some respect by 2016 handicappers. But Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who on Thursday formed a committee to explore a run for president Thursday,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Harry Enten | Friday, January 30, 2015
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SAN ANTONIO - Officials with Animal Care Services seized a juvenile Macaque Monkey Thursday morning after it reportedly bit a woman at a North Side bank. According to an ACS press release, the monkey's owner apparently brought the animal into the bank...
From: Free Republic | By: KSAT | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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TELANDER: Katy Perry wore a little blue dress with large orange football, um, breast areas. She had her dog offstage for whatever reason, and when she called it, the pup sort of trotted toward her, then turned around and left. Not so much love.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Telander | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Savages @ Baby's All Right, 1/19/215 (more by Gretchen Robinette) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Savages, Nick Zinner @ Saint Vitus It's the last night of UK...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ben Adler at Grist writes Obama ignores Obama on climate change. An excerpt: President Obama is once again contradicting himself on climate change. His new push for offshore oil and gas drilling...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.comSTILLWATER — Voices echoed throughout Lloyd Noble Center, as Oklahoma’s starters sounded off on the primary focus of their Bedlam preparations. “Forte, Forte, Forte,” they yelled Thursday afternoon...
From: NewsOK | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Ready the recycling bin
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Avocados From Mexico paid for the ad, created by GSD&M of Austin, Texas; the spot features football greats Doug Flutie and Jerry Rice providing commentary for the 'First Draft Ever'
From: OregonLive | By: Allan Brettman | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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In part 1 of this series I examined the Bucs' overall cap space as well as the "big ticket" items in free agency. In this segment I'll cover the offensive players who are available. Since restricted free agents almost never leave and exclusive free agents...
From: Buc 'em | By: DraftPhantom | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Issues with domestic violence and child abuse tarnished the first few months of the NFL…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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The Boston Red Sox search for pitching depth continued on Friday with the signing of former All-Star Alex Ogando.  According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, it's a one-year major league deal worth a guaranteed $1.5 million, which is roughly $1 million...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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The Little Hoover Commission examines why Californians don't trust their government. Media and lack of funds, not corruption and inefficiency, cited as causes.
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Actor Val Kilmer has reportedly been suffering from a throat tumor and was rushed to the hospital this week because of it. TMZ reports that paramedics rushed to Kilmer’s Malibu home on Monday night after someone reported through a 911 call that the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Glenn Hadley | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Our over-scheduled, pampered kids need part-time jobs to learn humility.
From: Time | By: allisonmcnearney | Friday, January 30, 2015
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