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The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California's largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Ana B. Ibarra and Heidi de Marco | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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States like Texas and Alabama are considering similar legislation targeting LGBT families
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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More than 1,200 people have shared their abortion stories through words and video since the 1 in 3 Campaign began five years ago. The post Abortion Storytellers Gather as Anti-Choice Gorsuch Gets Senate Hearing appeared first on Rewire....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Michelle D. Anderson | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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There have been diminishing returns to federal pollution regulation for a long time
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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A Virginia businessman convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her child in a same-sex custody fight has been sentenced in New York to three years in prison....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing the Stone) is known for her voice — deep and rich, shifting from sensual to scary in an instant. So it’s somewhat of a shock that it’s taken nearly a decade for the actress and activist to record the audiobook...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Isabella Biedenharn | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Apparently most folks would be nicer to each other.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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(AP/Andrew Harnik) Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year during a daily press briefing at the White House.  Everyone knew that Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s director of the Office of...
From: The American Prospect | By: Justin Miller | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Sometimes technology works, and sometimes it really, really doesn't.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The specter of being removed from the United States has devastating effects on the health of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sarah Elizabeth Richards | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Indiana was the last state to ratify the amendment way back on January 18, 1977. The post A Small Ray of Light in Political News: Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment appeared first on Rewire....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Kat Jercich | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Hit pieces like "No More Sympathy for Hillbillies" follow a predictable and glib pattern of othering and blame
From: Salon.com | By: Elizabeth Catte | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Warren Buffett's NCAA bracket challenge has a winner.
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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istock/maroznc Forget the crowds and never ending lift lines of spring break skiing. There’s a new way to enjoy both the sun and snow and have the whole mountain to yourself. Backcountry skiing is it. Think blue skies, a few key friends, a gregarious...
From: EcoSalon | By: Donna Sozio | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe discusses the band's upcoming "feel-good" tour with Slayer, and why the Trump era resembles 'Planet of the Apes.'
From: Rolling Stone | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals...
From: Tennis.com | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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An administration in chaos. An undisciplined president. A bloodthirsty press. A surfeit of leaks. Spring 1993 looked a lot like spring 2017.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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A beverage startup wants to deal directly with rural Dominican farmers. Its co-founder explains the challenges
From: Salon.com | By: Angelo Young | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Local radio stations are gearing up for a fight to beat back President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
From: Business Insider | By: Maxwell Tani | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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As humorist Anne Beatts once put it, “You can only be avant-garde for so long before you become garde.” In other words, even the most experimental, radical and unorthodox artistic minds will find their work and sensibilities inevitably moving away...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Peter Sobczynski | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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This week’s home viewing guide isn’t quite the out-of-control melee we ended up with last week, but it’s still bursting at the seams: a recent and a vintage Oscar nominee, early John Waters and late Ben Affleck, one of last year’s best documentaries,...
From: Flavorwire | By: Jason Bailey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Have the priorities changed for Big Blue? Maybe The Johnathan Hankins situation remains unresolved, but the New York Giants have nonetheless already done the bulk of their important free agency work. How might what they have — and have not — done...
From: Big Blue View | By: Ed Valentine | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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It’s all or nothing for Tayawesome in 2017. Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin is headed into the most important season of his career. Moving up from #16 to #8 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft to take him, Austin entered the NFL with tons of expectations...
From: Turf Show Times | By: Joe McAtee | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Let’s give this whole mock draft thing another shot... These darn 2017 NFL Draft prospects just can’t seem to stay in one place. As we inch towards the draft, players rise and fall — some for good reason, and some for seemingly no reason at all....
From: Turf Show Times | By: Brandon Bate | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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No. 1 seed Gonzaga takes on No. 4 seed West Virginia in a Sweet 16 battle in the West Region of... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Nicholas Goss | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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No. 1 Gonzaga takes on No. 4 West Virginia Thursday, March 23 in the Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Want to watch the game and follow live score updates? Check out the details here.
From: OregonLive | By: Molly Blue | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lockheed Martin's Chris Mang told reporters that "defense is good" but "offense is better — people don’t shoot back when they go away."
From: Business Insider | By: Alex Lockie | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Gators play at Madison Square Garden on Friday for their Sweet 16 matchup with Wisconsin.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as “March Madness” heads into the “Sweet 16” round on Thursday, with West Regional Number One Gonzaga taking on Number Four West Virginia in a game that will live stream from San Jose — and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart's campaign has, for the past year, made edits to Stewart's Wikipedia page to remove unflattering information and add more positive messaging....
From: CNN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Working as self-care vs. working yourself to death.Photo: Ian BrownThinking about work is exhausting; so is work itself. This week, two very different takes on the nature of work and why we do so emerged.At The New Yorker, Friend of the Billfold Jia...
From: The Billfold | By: Megan Reynolds | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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As Miami's U.S. Attorney, Alex Acosta gave a sweet deal to a rich sex offender while throwing the book at drug dealers.
From: Reason | By: Mike Riggs | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Toronto Star— Every March, away from the basketball court, a different kind of madness begins. Whether it’s called U Vas Madness or carries a cool ad slogan like “it’s hip to get snipped,” it’s urologists’ one shining moment: Vasectomy...
From: WEEI | By: Lucy Burdge | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The new Republican provision to allow states to deny health assistance for lacking employment will only make the program worse.
From: The Atlantic | By: Vann R. Newkirk II | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has found Virginia’s largest utility violated the federal Clean Water Act because arsenic is flowing from a coal ash impoundment in Chesapeake, polluting ground and surface water. U.S. District Judge John Gibney...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine has watched every game of the men’s NCAA tournament so far, and he’s still eager for more. In the video above, Neil previews which games to watch in the Sweet 16, which begins Thursday....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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They face a hard fight and an almost certainly bitter ending.
From: Washington Monthly | By: Martin Longman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s refusal to seek the death penalty in a state that has carried out more executions than all but three others — Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia — has thrust her office into uncharted legal territory in Florida....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Beth Kassab | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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If current U.S. Census trends continue, in a few decades West Virginia's most populous county will be much closer to the nation's capital than the state capital.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Bomb disposal experts removed four Civil War-era artillery rounds from Virginia's Siege Museum after X-rays showed several artillery rounds stored there are capable of exploding....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Shipping containers full of foreign coal ash are coming into the United States through the Port of Virginia.
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Is there a way to transform a shapefile's datum from WGS 1984 to NAD 1983 in QGIS 2.18.0? In the picture I have attached, the green dots are points that were collected in the field using a Trimble R2 receiver, which by default, collects coordinates in...
From: GIS Stack Exchange | By: Cayden | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bomb disposal experts removed four Civil War-era artillery rounds from Virginia's Siege Museum after X-rays showed several artillery rounds stored there are capable of exploding....
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Trump promised to revitalize the blighted heartland. His policies will punish them.
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It was another very cold night in New York last night, but we had another great turnout, as 21 teams took part in the Trivia festivities. We had an extremely tight race heading into IQ Trivia, as there was 7 teams that were within 3 points of each other....
From: The Mighty Quinn Media Machine | By: The Omnipotent Q | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Let's take a look at the 16 mascots still remaining in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, and rank them.
From: OregonLive | By: Joel Odom | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The missing ice would be enough to cover 17 US states (and Washington D.C.). It's part of a dangerous trend toward an ice-free Arctic summer.
From: Business Insider | By: Rafi Letzter | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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