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In today's On the News segment: If corporations paid back their full debt to society, they'd be paying each of our households about $10,000 a year; it appears another discriminatory ban in the military may be changed; students are taking on college...
From: Truthout | Monday, March 2, 2015
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From water cooler chats to congressional hearings and from Monrovia to Geneva, there has been one phrase voiced consistently about the West African Ebola crisis: “We must learn lessons from this.”
From: One Blog | By: Erin Hohlfelder | Monday, March 2, 2015
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It us astonishing the number of people who are in denial. What you see is what you get. #Ukraine #NAZIS! #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/b98sPUjuO2 — Mister Ka (@Mister_Ka) February 23, 2015 It is no secret that the US corporate or “mainstream” media...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Monday, March 2, 2015
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+972's Mairav Zonszein reports: "Settlers built a Star of David made out of rocks on private Palestinian lands in the village of Shweika in the South Hebron Hills on Saturday. The settlers, who live in the illegal outpost Eshtamoa near the village, built...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The biggest barrier to treatment for residents of a tiny town in the mountains of Northern California isn’t insurance coverage-- it’s distance....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniela Hernandez | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Hoping there are some US Mefites who are literary gardeners and might have an answer to this one: is there a US online retailer or other source for Tagetes erecta "Man-on-the-moon" (aka Man-in-the-moon) seeds?I've got it in my head that I'd like to grow...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Creosote | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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This entertaining 90-minute documentary tells the story of a group of idealistic war veterans, mostly but not all Jews, mostly from the USA and other English-speaking countries, who volunteered on the Jewish side during the Israeli war of independence...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jonathan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Sikh temples traditionally offer meals to those in need. In suburban London, the homeless — regardless of their religion — are turning to a van run by Sikh volunteers for food.
From: NPR | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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I’ve been working on my tax return this week, which is complicated for a lot of reasons. First, I run several different businesses which all have their own set of accounting. WDS, our annual gathering, has its own legal structure, including a foundation...
From: The Art of Non-Conformity | By: Chris Guillebeau | Monday, March 2, 2015
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During the Jurassic Age, when no one lived in the financial district, that part of the island was deserted on weekends, doubly deserted, post-apocalyptically deserted, on holiday weekends. It was on one such Labor Day weekend that the Father-Mother were...
From: McSweeney's | Monday, March 2, 2015
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When Sharon Nichols said no to three teens who knocked on her door with a clipboard in the summer of 2009, she didn’t know her life was about to change. Nichols refused the teens’ petition but took a newsletter, produced by the Coalition to Save...
From: In These Times | By: Anne-Marie Cusac | Monday, March 2, 2015
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NORFOLK The two women sitting in the living room couldn't look more different. Katrina Field, 38, is short, her hair red and her skin light. She's a Norfolk native who has never been to Africa. Rabecca Deng is tall, slight and dark, her skin the color...
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For the past few months I’ve been covering U.S. government funding of popular Internet privacy tools like Tor, CryptoCat and Open Whisper Systems. During my reporting, one agency in particular keeps popping up: An agency with one of those really...
From: Pando Daily | By: Yasha Levine | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The Tigers close out the home potion of their 2014-15 schedule agaiinst thhe Volunteers.
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Lili_Elbe_by_Gerda_Wegener (1)Who you cast is a representation of the story you want to tell. The body personifies how someone speaks, how they move, and the facial expressions they make – all of which becomes the vehicle for conveying the story. So...
From: Geekosystem | By: Marcy Cook | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Matrix may not be fantasy anymore. The virtual reality shown in Avatar could be with us any time now, and at the same time, scientists are getting closer to decoding what goes on inside our brains. In fact, they are well on their way to mapping the...
From: Brain Blogger | By: Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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After Twitter suspended 2,000 accounts linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in recent days, the company’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, became the target of threats from supporters of the terror group. The incident ignited a heated debate...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
From: NPR | By: Nurith Aizenman | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Last night Israeli TV covered the leak of an outrageous video of Israeli soldiers inciting their trained "elite" dogs to attack and maul a captured Palestinian teen near an illegal West Bank settlement two months ago. The video appeared on the Facebook...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Annie Robbins | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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North Bergen High School Senior Jason Pedreros, 18, is the only teen on a volunteer panel judging juvenile justice cases.
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It’s March 3, but the 2015 college football season is (sort of) just around the corner. The SEC, always the first out of the box with these things, announced its 2015 media days slate on Tuesday. The festival of football and frivolity begins July 13...
From: College Football Talk | By: Zach Barnett | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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by John Wenz Chances are, you’re a young person with the kind of income that doesn’t put you close to a Rockefeller, and you might be trying to figure out how to get your taxes done. As somebody in their fourth year as a site coordinator of the Volunteer...
From: The Billfold | By: John Wenz | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Halfway through your trip on the elevator with your new coworker, you finally admit it to yourself: You forgot her name. As a recent New York Times Magazine piece points out, forgetfulness — particularly of the name-specific variety — is fairly common....
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Most companies have some sort of community outreach program for their employees, but few stack up to what Microsoft has going on. Sure, the Redmond giant has a leg up in donation totals because of its sheer size, but the company also reports 67 percent...
From: TechFlash | By: Jacob Demmitt | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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For generations, people have dreamed of traveling to Mars to explore Earth's closest planetary neighbor. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that while space agencies like NASA are planning manned missions to the planet, some volunteers in Hawaii are learning...
From: Voice of America | By: Mike O'Sullivan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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There is a Reddit forum called SuicideWatch that feels a little bit like a digital version of those telephone crisis hotlines—if all the volunteers took off early for the day, leaving the depressed to start answering each other’s calls. On SuicideWatch,...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Hess | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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My parents fled Iran because they were forbidden from getting an education there. I've spent over one-third of my life on a university campus...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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British volunteer with Kurdish People's Protection Units is said to have died fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria...
From: Telegraph | By: David Barrett | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Animal welfare activists say they will spend 12 hours in a small shelter near State HouseAnimal welfare activists say they will spend 12 hours in a small shelter near State House...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Chase Cook | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes news with his sectarian speech to Congress, the better drama about Israeli society and military history can be found in two recently released films. Both movies are ideal candidates for being adapted...
From: The Wrap | By: Aviva Kempner | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Yay! Baseball! It may be a frosty -15 in Calgary this morning, but we have the first sign of spring. Baseball. And it is on Sportsnet. Also, with the first game of the season becomes a reminder to me that I need to find a sucker an eager volunteer to...
From: Blue Bird Banter | By: Tom Dakers | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Man, whose name has not been confirmed, is said to have been former Royal Marine who was fighting with Kurdish forces in the north-east of countryThe government is investigating reports that a British man has died fighting Islamic State militants in...
From: The Guardian | By: Matthew Taylor | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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It’s been 25 years since the E Bunny made her first appearance, giving free Easter baskets to local children in need. The community effort has since seen thousands of baskets given away, and founder/coordinator Barbara Kenig said she couldn’t do...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?” Image: ABC News/Youtube The post Barbara Mikulski, Longest Serving Woman in Congress, Will...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Emily Crockett | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The following post was originally featured on Frugal Beautiful and written by Shannyn Allan who is part of POPSUGAR Select Living. Looking for frugal date ideas for all four seasons? It can be tough to find new things to do when you're on a budget, but...
From: TresSugar | By: frugalbeautiful | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The Combine results factor into teams' draft preparation, and based on that, here's a seven-round projection for the 2015 NFL Draft. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston QB, Florida State Notable 2015 Free Agents: Adrian Clayborn, Da'Quan Bowers,...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: big_jay71 | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), there are nearly 2 million non-profit organizations registered in the United States. Tens of millions of additional charitable organizations exist worldwide. Common wisdom is that...
From: Search Engine Journal | By: Kristopher Jones | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow "want" it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous force, bluntly...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Natasha Chart | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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If you don't mind some hard work, here's a chance to secure a spot on a free houseboat trip on Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. But act fast if you're interested,  volunteer trips are filling quickly....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Mary Forgione | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Tuesday, March 3, 2015Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obtain a review copy of State of the World 2014 or for more information, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org.About...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Family member is now retired and seemingly convinced that life is basically over. I am looking for stories of people who continued (or started) to do meaningful work during the years of 60+, especially if that work or activity is of the non-professional,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: a fiendish thingy | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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As Sarah and I roll along the path to financial independence, it naturally has some degree of impact on our parenting. The financial choices and decisions we make, like it or not, are different than the average American family and thus likely different...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Hillary Clinton used only personal email to conduct government business during her Secretary of State tenure. Kurdish Workers Party attracts Western volunteers in ISIS fight—some are loath to accept its leftism. Forty percent of Syriza condemn austerity...
From: The Morning News | By: themorningnews.org | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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New research shows that sufferers have differences in their immune systems, a finding the authors hope will lend some legitimacy to the still-mysterious conditon....
From: The Atlantic | By: Cari Romm | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Fifteen years ago, in the Spring Quarter of my second year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, I took a course on real estate from Joel Peterson, who'd previously been CEO of Trammell Crow, one of the largest developers...
From: Ed Batista | By: edbatista | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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We check in on men we profiled last winter in an article about men in prime working age who didn't have jobs.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Mark Peters | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS: Moved by plight of Christians, modern-day defenders of the faith head to Iraq to fight ISIS. In a smoky living room in a makeshift military headquarters in this northern Iraqi city, Brett, a former U.S serviceman with tattoos...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Buyer personas can sometimes feel like wild generalizations – but conversion expert André Morys used MRI scans to bring some actual science into the equation. Read on to learn how to apply his process to your landing pages.
From: Unbounce | By: Amanda Durepos | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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