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How ought we to read the reactions of viewers to a piece of provocative art? What if that piece, like Kara Walker's "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" is entirely to do with race?
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Brendan Costello Jr | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A month ago, the Supreme Court struck down the 2007 Massachusetts Buffer Zone law as unconstitutional, leaving millions seething at the utter stupidity of our judicial system. Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a new bill, An Act to Promote Public...
From: Liberaland | By: Sarah Betancourt | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Targacept fails another clinical trial and suggests a possible change in course. Meanwhile, Causam Energy announces an acquisition and Merz completes one. Read about these and other headlines in this roundup of North Carolina technology and biotech news....
From: Xconomy | By: Frank Vinluan | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Christian Family Coalition has issued the following first round of endorsements for the Aug. 26 election: Christian Family Coalition Florida is pleased to announce its recommendations in judicial races in the upcoming elections. These candidates...
From: Miami Herald | By: Steve Rothaus | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The fact of the matter is, this homeless mom is me. She is you. Today, nearly one in six Americans reports running out of food at least once a year.The post What I Learned After Taking a Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Brooke McLay | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Will marital arts hurt my boyfriend’s career in child care? My boyfriend is looking for a job in child care, but he doesn’t have much experience working with children. He has done the state...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Last month, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law which prevented anti-abortion protestors from getting within 35 feet of a medical center’s entrance. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. cited New York City’s law as an example...
From: Animal New York | By: Marina Galperina | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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by Hannah D. TV Development Intern, Summers 2005 & 2006: I got my first ever paying job through a family friend. My mom’s college friend ran a (now defunct) television production company specializing in lowbrow A&E Biography specials (RIP),...
From: The Billfold | By: Hannah D. | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.
From: Global Voices | By: Global Voices | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Once upon a time, there was a blog. It was written in A […]
From: Ethan Zuckerman | By: Ethan | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The American Heart Association has launched a new campaign, run by Dalton Agency, that is an emotional departure from its image as a purely factual and educational resource. The $4 million campaign, which includes digital, print, television and social...
From: AdWeek | By: Kristina Monllos | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Another African nation is dealing with the deadly outbreak. The United States is pulling Peace Corps volunteers out of those countries as a precaution.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Sometimes I have a quiet time as a voluntary hospital visitor. But recently I’ve witnessed a lot of distress from people of all ages and types. The other week I… Continue readingThe post The NHS’s sympathy deficit appeared first on Spectator Blogs....
From: Spectator | By: Jane Kelly | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Oscar Smith football coach Richard Morgan admits this hasn't been a relaxing summer. He knows the Tigers must be ready when they host Miami powerhouse Booker T. Washington on Aug. 23 as part of ESPN's 2014 High School Football Kickoff. The game will...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Model aircraft able to do what dogs, volunteers, and helicopters could not After authorities spent three days searching for a missing, elderly man in Wisconsin, a hobbyist launched his personal drone in a volunteer search effort and was able to locate...
From: Free Republic | By: Electronic Products | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.
From: NPR | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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THREE airless aluminium warehouses, shaped like giant armadillos, sit hunched on the outskirts of Kabul. Inside hundreds of volunteers and international election observers have been bustling around in stifling heat, arguing over the shape of tick-marks...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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How the idea of a "bank" shapes the way people think about storing and distributing body fluids...
From: The Atlantic | By: Rebecca J. Rosen | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This kind of funny as the chief medical officer says he’s not real sure about it:)  We we know what happened with that Master Card Steroid Marketing Plan, here’s one more that was sold and duped.  What they are worried about here is the fact that...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In 1993, when he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the years before rookie scale contracts, Vin Baker signed a 10-year agreement with the team. That deal included an opt-out after the sixth season, by which time Baker had made nearly $17.3 million....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Kelly Dwyer | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The U.K. government just announced that driverless cars will be hitting public roads less than half a year from now. The Department of Transport (DOT) had previously planned to allow autonomous cars on the road in late 2013, but they just announced that...
From: Reason | By: Paul Best | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Not really sure how to say this, but I have been adding some hobbies and other things to my life but am finding it hard to keep doing everything. I have traditionally never been someone who gets bored very easily but I find myself in this position a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nidora | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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By David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) – Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Hiring managers of MeFi: say you're looking at the resume or cover letter of a candidate who is a mid-life (or later) career changer. They are attempting to come into your field with much professional experience in a totally unrelated career, but little-to-no...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Sockrates | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Xinhua yesterday reported that a “premeditated and carefully planned” violent terrorist attack [Chinese] in Shache County, western Xinijang had killed dozens
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I'm wondering why I had a much easier time making friends in the last area where I lived than I have had in this area. I think it has to do with the way social media has changed, but I'm not sure that's the whole story. I've asked myself what gives....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tckma | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It's not the 1990s anymore. Any real proposal has to deal with a post-recession world where personal responsibility isn't enough to get Americans on their feet....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Israeli and Palestinian narratives insist on continuing the carnage, with neither side seeming aware of the humanity of the other...
From: Time | By: jtang0264 | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Demonstrations broke out around the West Bank and East Jerusalem yesterday in solidarity with Gaza. Israeli forces suppressed the protests with rubber bullets and tear gas -- and arrested many, including two men wearing Gaza solidarity tee shirts.
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The ISIS jihadists appeared seemingly out of nowhere, waving black flags, robbing banks and ammunition dumps, and killing those they considered the wrong ethnicity or faith. After the attacks last month, David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker didn't necessarily...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Molloy | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Lack of electricity should not dictate whether you live or die. By Kelly Lippi and Ari Hoffman A premature baby is born by emergency cesarean section in southwestern Uganda. He is cold. Mom can’t keep him warm while recovering from surgery. Power...
From: One Blog | By: Guest Blogger | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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I first heard about Jedd & Michelle through a blog submission... but then I got the chance to work with them at WDS this summer. They were two of our most reliable and hard-working ambassadors (volunteers), and I loved hearing their story of serving...
From: The Art of Non-Conformity | By: Chris Guillebeau | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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By Courtney Sherwood NEWBERG Ore. (Reuters) – Police in Oregon were searching on Monday for a stay-at-home mother of two young children who seemingly vanished from her small community while running household errands last week, as her family said they...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Well, folks, it’s that time again: The Pan Mass Challenge is coming up this weekend -- the first weekend of August, as always -- and this will be my eleventh year as part of the PMC. Every year, riders along...
From: HealthBlawg | By: David Harlow | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The widow of a volunteer Atascocita firefighter who died of overheating during "smoke diving" training in Beaumont in 2012 has sued two firefighters' groups and a safety council, accusing them o...
From: Houston Press | By: Craig Malisow | Friday, August 1, 2014
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When we get caught doing something wrong, it’s natural to feel embarrassed and even truly sorry. However, we can get stuck in a rut of saying “I’m sorry” but not actually changing anything. The bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is...
From: Ministry to Children | By: Mimi Bullock | Friday, August 1, 2014
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It's been a soft opening for the new maker space Factur in Ivanhoe Village. The workshop started welcoming members and volunteers recently. Factur, a nonprofit organization, is focused on building, inventing, woodworking, metal working and more....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Paul Brinkmann | Friday, August 1, 2014
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There are no clues in the case of a missing mom who left her Oregon home to do some errands last month and never returned. Jennifer Huston left her home at 5:45 p.m. on July 24, with her husband noting that she was feeling stressed out. He tried to call...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Peter Webber From The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce Submits This Fantastic Festival Calendar For August On Cape Ann Cape Ann in August: A Festival of Good Times August is truly Festivals Month on Cape Ann. While great events and music, art and community...
From: Good Morning Gloucester | By: Joey C | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Friday, August 1, 2014
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An American doctor who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Liberia has selflessly given the only dose of life saving serum to a colleague also infected with the deadly virus. Dr....
From: New York Post | By: Daniel Prendergast | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Have you dreamed of working with animals all your life? Or maybe you've decided you need a career change? Joining the Humane Society or packing your bags for the Peace Corps isn't for everyone, but becoming a dog trainer can be a happy medium -- helping...
From: Paw Nation | By: petMD | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Seattle Municipal ArchivesSTILL CAN'T TRUST 'EM The Seattle City Council, in 1900, at Kinnear Park. Opponents of this year's Proposition No. 1 argue that the measure gives too much power to people like this. (Click to enlarge.) Early on, proponents of...
From: The Stranger | By: Carol Fisher | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Two American volunteers stricken with Ebola were said to have worsened overnight, as U.S. officials considered options to evacuate them out of West Africa....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Christine Mai-Duc | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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"More than 1.6 million volunteer tourists are spending about $2 billion each year. But some people who work in the industry... question whether some trips help young adults pad their resumes or college applications more than they help those in need."...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.
From: Miami Herald | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The aggressive approach that helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) become a rising star in his own party who was often touted as a potential 2016 presidential candidate may have contributed to the most serious scandal he's faced during his three-and-a-half...
From: Business Insider | By: Colin Campbell | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A program at two Duval schools that helps girls avoid suspension or referrals to the juvenile justice system is getting new funding and an expanded future. Girls Matter: It’s Elementary received a $64,000 grant from the state’s Department of Juvenile...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Denise Smith Amos | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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