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"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"/VortexEverybody's been talking about the tech bubble for the last few years. But in 2015 the talk peaked, as private company valuations grew to the point where Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of 13-person company Instagram...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt Rosoff | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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There's nothing quite like a middle school auditorium positively overflowing with Cruz supporters...
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Forget Canada. Ted Cruz isn't qualified to be president even if he was born on Plymouth Rock. My proposition is a simple one: Any person who disdains all three branches of a federal government is completely disqualified from being the person responsible...
From: AOL Television | By: Randy Paul Oetinger | Friday, February 5, 2016
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AP/Rick BowmerUtah lawmakers are considering making it the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis, similar to cigarettes. State Sen. Todd Weiler (R) recently introduced a legislative resolution that would recognize a range of “societal...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Government responses to the current Zika emergency highlight failures of health policy both in America and abroad...
From: Salon.com | By: Eesha Pandit | Friday, February 5, 2016
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On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." That means the fluid samples are capable of transmitting Zika. This finding, coupled with recent reports...
From: Parent Dish | By: Erin Schumaker | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The State of Texas has been decimating access to Planned Parenthood clinics within its borders. Since 2011, Texas has been working concertedly to eliminate its citizens access to Planned Parenthood, and the state has severely restricted citizens’ ability...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Ramirez | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The things that make them so good at football also make them most vulnerable--as embodied by the great Junior Seau...
From: Salon.com | By: Rob Ruck | Friday, February 5, 2016
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What happened when 11 exiles armed themselves for a violent night in the Gambia
From: The Atlantic | By: Stuart A. Reid | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Shelley Poticha, Director, Urban Solutions, DC: Big Data isn't just an impressive show of new technology, it's a way to solve problems. In fact, quantitative analysis in the digital age - done in a scientific way to build objective evidence - has been...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Shelley Poticha | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Age 41, he stepped out of a helicopter in New Hampshire and delivered a rousing message of total American failure. Sound familiar?
From: Politico | By: Michael Kruse | Friday, February 5, 2016
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South America is in the early stages of a rapidly developing health crisis that may pose a dire threat to people all over the world, but you would never guess it after talking with travelers who have trips to the region already booked. As I spoke with...
From: National Geographic | By: Kevin Farrell | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Politico: Obama to Propose $10-a-Barrel Oil Tax President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil. Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The newly appointed justice talks law, politics, immigration, and why he got "visibly tattooed."
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Cuteness overload! Pantene tapped a few NFL players and their adorable daughters for the absolute CUTEST Super Bowl commercial. Check it out inside, plus find out how you can joining the fight with Alicia Keys for criminal justice reform…. Kiddie cuteness...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, February 5, 2016
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When an aging parent can no longer take care of their own bills, it’s not unusual for a son or daughter to take the reins on those accounts to make sure things get paid. And when that parent eventually passes away, the grown child should be able to...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, February 5, 2016
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On Friday, Brazilian researchers detected Zika virus in saliva and urine for the first time. While it's still too early to say whether the disease can be spread by the fluids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its health guidelines...
From: AOL Television | By: Erin Schumaker | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Thinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to former Big East bully Danya Abrams? — In no way is this an excuse, but isn’t there at least a game or two every season that you just give away? That’s what last Tuesday night in Chicago...
From: WEEI | By: John Rooke | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Sadly, the new CDC recommendations aren't even the most frustrating piece of reproductive health news this week....
From: Grist | By: Eve Andrews | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Thomson ReutersEarlier this week, the US confirmed its first instance of sexually transmitted Zika virus related to the recent outbreak. A man returning from Venezuela, where the virus is being locally transmitted, infected his partner in Dallas County,...
From: Business Insider | By: Lydia Ramsey | Friday, February 5, 2016
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They say mothers are made to forget the pain of childbirth so that they're willing to do it over again and - sometimes - again. If that's the case, then why do these birth photos cause all of those emotions - from intense pain to immense joy - to come...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Submitted by Sam Tanenhaus on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:31am Sam Tanenhaus Donald Trump, Las Vegas, 2016. Star Max/IPX. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senate, 1950. AP images. Even before the early caucuses and primaries tested the actual strength of his robust...
From: The Progressive | Friday, February 5, 2016
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As the Zika virus spreads, at least five countries have advised women to delay pregnancy, advice that many women’s rights advocates have criticized as unrealistic and offensive given restrictive abortion laws and the inaccessibility of birth control...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The interim guidelines come after the CDC confirmed a case of sexually transmitted Zika
From: Time | By: Alexandra Sifferlin | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Filed under: Debt Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Debt is a four-letter word of the bad kind, according to some people. The type of thing that shouldn't even be considered by responsible adults. However, not all finance professionals agree debt is something...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The move is aimed at reducing "outstanding debt and effectively manage expenses."
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Arthur Zaczkiewicz | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Candidates -- on both sides -- are bending the facts about the Affordable Care Act.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Thomson ReutersSenate Democrats, teaming up with a band of Republicans, on Thursday blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to help Flint, Michigan cope with a drinking water crisis. The Republican-led Senate failed in two procedural...
From: Business Insider | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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With the legality of daily fantasy sports [DFS] sites like DraftKings and FanDuel currently tied up in legal limbo for New York residents, Citigroup confirmed today that it is now blocking its customers in the state from transacting any business with...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Carson says Cruz's half-hearted apology is akin to Clinton's "What difference does it make" Benghazi testimony...
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Watch the premiere of "What I Need" from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' Austin City Limits performance.
From: NPR | By: Ann Powers | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail.
From: Fox News | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Tex., has set a curriculum around a trash bin....
From: New York Times | By: NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR | Friday, February 5, 2016
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On Jan. 27, 1991, Whitney Houston took the mic at Super Bowl XXV to give a stunning performance of the national anthem. While the New York Giants narrowly beat the Buffalo Bills that night 20 to 19, Houston’s performance became the enduring legacy...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Madeline Boardman | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio love the bloody and costly U.S. empire.
From: Reason | By: Reason Staff | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Grand Canyon state wants a divorce from the largest of the federal appellate jurisdictions—but is that the right solution to its problems?
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Ford | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The debate surrounding daily fantasy sports isn’t about skill or chance, but evidence that our psuedo-ban on sports gambling is hypocritical and ineffective.
From: Reason | By: Alexis Garcia | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Corporate interests and groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council have increasingly been turning to state "preemption" measures - some of them unprecedentedly aggressive - to override an array of progressive policy gains at the city or county...
From: Truthout | Friday, February 5, 2016
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They're putting the "mock" in "mock debate"...
From: Salon.com | By: Katla McGlynn | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. The estranged couple recently sold a home for $2.6 million in an off-market deal and put another on the market for $1.299 million....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Neal J. Leitereg | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Dennis Hopper is one the most fascinating figures in American cinema, a vital artist who rose so fast and fell so hard that his story has taken on a tragic aura. What would have become of the director Easy Rider if his second film wasn’t a failure?...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Friday, February 5, 2016
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“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch is in an adult jail as of Friday evening, after being transferred from the Tarrant County, Texas, juvenile center. New York Daily News reports although the teen is awaiting a February 19 hearing that decides if his case...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Leigh Egan | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of AIG, leaves the insurance company's headquarters, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in New York.  The latest round of Federal Election Commission disclosures offered hard numbers to back up what...
From: The American Prospect | By: Eliza Newlin Carney | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Be simple and to-the-point.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Rebecca Knight | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Rumi, one of Beijing’s top Middle Eastern restaurants and not to be confused with the long dead Sufi mystic/poet, has shuttered its doors indefinitely. This is particularly sad news given that since their opening in 2005 they have consistently ranked...
From: The Beijinger | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was transferred to an adult jail on Friday, a week after a judge initially refused to do so. Ethan Couch, 18, was moved to the Tarrant County...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Several mysteries tumbled out of Sheldon Adelson’s secret $140 million purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in early December (“The new breed of newspaper mogul”). Some have been answered, and others hang in the air. One big one: seller Gatehouse...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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It’s Feb. 5, and the Mega Millions winning numbers are in. That means it’s time to grab your Mega Millions ticket and start comparing your numbers. Here is the live drawing video that took place Feb. 5, 2016, at 11 p.m. ET, to ensure that you have...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Charisse Van Horn | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Kris Jenner has been known to go the extra mile to make sure Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ ratings are through the roof and it appears she’s at it again. If the speculation is true, Kris Jenner may be using all the drama in her children’s relationships...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Meaghan Ellis | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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