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In the country’s unhealthiest state, the failure of Obamacare is a group effort.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Varney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A reader pushes back on this post: Just to be clear here, just because a health-care worker takes time off of work to go volunteer in West Africa in fighting Ebola doesn’t mean that the institution they work for is also volunteering their away time...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Kaci Hickox, the nurse who escaped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's clutches on Monday, now faces a threat of confinement by Maine Gov. Paul LePage. On Friday, as I note in my column today, Hickox became the first person to be forcibly isolated under...
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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While the federal government plays a leading role in keeping Ebola out of the US—to the extent that it’s possible—governors have the authority to come up with their own protocols for dealing with suspected patients who arrive in their states. Josh...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Once the key to President Obama's appeal, young voters have grown disenchanted, and those who are likely to vote want a Republican Congress....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A trip to Malawi, Africa in 1992 convinced GE executive Jim Ziolkowski that he had a different calling—giving students the opportunity to transform their lives through access to education.
From: School Library Journal | By: Dodie Ownes | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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by Erin Crouch In 2014, Erin and her family moved from the U.S. to Estonia, a member country of the European Union and NATO between Finland, Latvia and Russia, where English, Estonian and Russian are all widely spoken. Their decision was based on the...
From: The Billfold | By: Erin Crouch | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ten weeks after his death during dawn prayers in Gaza, the body of a 20-year-old father of one was found under the rubble of a mosque destroyed by Israel in August
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Watch our ON THE RECORD conversation with military spouse Susan Reynolds and then Col. Oliver North and tell us what you think.The post VIDEO: Pres. Obama Remarks That Members of the Military Are Not Volunteers Sparks Outrage and Hurt appeared first...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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For her series Undocumented, Mary Beth Meehan photographed the homes of immigrants without visas: Contrary to political rhetoric on the subject, Meehan photographs a group of people deeply embedded in their local communities; attending school, church,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The headquarters of the Occupy Central movement counts more than 1,600 tents, where protesters are camping out to demand free and fair elections from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities.
From: Global Voices | By: Oiwan Lam | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Be sure to reflect before you react.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Carolyn O'Hara | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The latest report from the IPCC is due out Sunday -- and it’s expected to use scarier language than the previous installments....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Mohammad Ali Baryalei was a senior jihadist recruiter, personally responsible for bringing in over 30 of the approximately 60 Australians now fighting for the Islamic State....
From: The Atlantic | By: Polly Mosendz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The head of Organizing for Action (OFA), Obama's former campaign apparatus, is resigning his position, causing a shake-up in the group's top staffers. OFA Director Jon Carson is resigning his position to go to work for an undisclosed solar power company...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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As every teacher knows, good classroom management can make the difference between a great class experience and a poor one. While technology doesn’t replace the need for a solid approach to classroom management, tech tools, including these, can certainly...
From: School Library Journal | By: Richard Byrne | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Dr. Craig Spencer, who is suffering from Ebola in Bellevue Hospital, lied to the police concerning his whereabouts upon returning to New York. The 33-year-old doctor, according to Daily Mail, volunteers with Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers)....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Renee | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The good news is that I met Sailor Venus, the bad news is I still know like nothing about her, but the GREAT news is that ZOISITE DRESSED UP AS SAILOR MOON.
From: Geekosystem | By: Susana Polo | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In advance of the federations’ annual gathering, JTA checked in to see how the priority areas that CEO Jerry Silverman identified last year have fared.
From: JTA | By: Uriel Heilman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Nov. 4 is not just a day to decide which candidates will fill local, state and federal legislative offices. Voters across the country also will be having their say on 146 ballot measures. The topics awaiting the people's voice range from guaranteeing...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is surrounding himself with health care workers battling Ebola in West Africa to showcase what he calls their "incredible heroism" and to help ensure that the government's response to the disease doesn't discourage...
From: NewsOK | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For some West African doctors and nurses living overseas, the sense of obligation to their native countries outweighs the risk of contracting the highly infectious disease...
From: Time | By: Megan Gibson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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GOTV'ing in Louisiana. What are YOU doing to win? Senate Democrats decided to do things a little differently this time. Under the leadership of Guy Cecil, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee committed to spending over $60 million in building...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s time for another Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little bit about that. Minty Fresh With The Non-Consumer Advocate I’ve given a lot of interviews through the years, although it’s been a few months since...
From: The Non-Consumer Advocate | By: Katy | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Not only is quarantine not needed for responsible people and health workers who self-monitor, if enforced it will do far more harm than good...
From: Time | By: jtang0264 | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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“THREE weeks ago a man was stopped climbing the fence of the White House,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (pictured) tells an enraptured audience early on October 25th. “The Secret Service ran up to him and said ‘I’m sorry Mr President but you’ve...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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To celebrate 10 years of Global Voices, we are interviewing our contributors. In this installment, early GV Spanish member Gabriela Garcia Calderón tells us about her long-lasting commitment.
From: Global Voices | By: Suzanne Lehn | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Despite the party's touted voter-mobilization efforts, Republicans are catching up in a key midterm battleground....
From: The Atlantic | By: Molly Ball | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The journey of a virus: see our interactive map, up-to-date with new figures including Mali http://t.co/xWO1TxIDac pic.twitter.com/ZRhQtRlqS4 — The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 28, 2014 Poniewozik characterizes cable news coverage of the Ebola...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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In case you've had a few other things on your mind this Halloween besides grown-up costumes, we've got you covered.The post 5 Super Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Chaunie Brusie | Monday, October 27, 2014
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After Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest, prospective converts say there’s a wider problem in Orthodox conversion than voyeurism: lack of clarity and consistency about the requirements and timetable.
From: JTA | By: Uriel Heilman | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Donning superhero outfits, a dozen or so people patrol San Diego's streets aiming to fight crime in the city.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Blake | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As I mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student owes a whopping $40,000 after graduation — but almost one in five students owes $50,000 or more, and 5.6...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Kristen Kuchar | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork.. A U.S. Department...
From: Free Republic | By: Orlando Sentinel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): In AMC's famous TV drama, a high school chemistry teacher responds to his awful luck by turning to a life of crime. The show's title, Breaking Bad, refers to what happens when a good person cracks and veers over to the dark...
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them. Image: Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The post Actually, Young People Are Leading...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Erin Matson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The final product. A group of artists in Amsterdam undertook an experiment they called the Sandwich Factory that took locavorism to its extremes: To make their own croques-monsieurs, they raised and eventually butchered Wim and Max, their own pigs, before...
From: New York Magazine | By: Clint Rainey | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Tennessee Volunteers got a boost to their 2015 recruiting class, as guard prospect Chris Clarke has committed to the school. Matthew Hatfield of VirginiaPreps.com has the report: The 6'5", 170-pound shooting guard is considered a 4-star recruit...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Timothy Rapp | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Stories of college graduates struggling to deal with their student loans are enough to scare away any bright-eyed college hopeful. If you’re thinking about college or in school right now, there are plenty of steps you can take to help reduce the...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Kristen Kuchar | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Shelby Fazio, the 23-year-old Michigan native who was killed Tuesday, allegedly by her roommate, was an avid volunteer and a "good-hearted person," according to her death notice....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Tiffany Walden and Gal Tziperman Lotan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Here’s where we are in America 2014: Scared shitless of a disease that isn’t actually harming us, but that is killing thousands in Africa. The best way to make America safe is to bring Ebola under control in Africa, but now that we’re determined...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Florida teenager not only helped set up a clinic for poor people in Guatemala, he even gave eye exams and ran some tests like an EKG.
From: JTA | By: Raffi Wineburg | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Maclean's readers write inThe post Letters: ‘If it is perceived that we are divided, we will be defeated’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC,...
From: The Sports Bank | By: davidkay | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Chief Scouting commissioner Wayne Bulpitt said a shortage of adult volunteers meant Scouting was struggling in some areas...
From: Telegraph | By: Bill Gardner | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This story was originally published on BillMoyers.com. Had he lived, Dr. Jonas Salk would have turned 100 this week. Salk was a young man when in the spring of 1955 he announced his discovery of a vaccine that could prevent polio. He was hailed as a...
From: Mother Jones | By: Theresa Riley | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Clare HuntingtonFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships  (Oxford University Press, 2014)I love Robert Emery’s challenge. These issues can feel overwhelming, and it is easy to...
From: Bag and Baggage | By: Guest Blogger | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Gov. Cuomo wants the doctors and nurses who volunteer to work in Ebola-wracked West Africa to be paid like military reservists who have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq....
From: New York Daily News | By: JENNIFER FERMINO, CORKY SIEMASZKO | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Oakley, Mi. is barely a town at 300 people, only one streetlight and, until recently, one police officer. The one cop was good at his job, reports Vocativ’s M.L. Nestel, until he was forced to step down after getting caught stalking a teenage girl....
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama invited several doctors and nurses who have traveled to West Africa to help Ebola patients to the White House, where he honored their service and praised them as "American heroes." But conservative radio...
From: Mediaite | By: Matt Wilstein | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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