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The Girl Scouts USA has just ended its 53rd Convention amid sharply declining membership numbers, serious financial problems, cookie boycotts due to the organization’s known ties to Planned Parenthood, and now, the threat that those who want the...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Nigeria should not rest following the declaration by the World Health Organization of being Ebola-free.
From: Global Voices | By: Nwachukwu Egbunike | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Climate Crusader is battling green living fatigue.I have a confession to make: sometimes I feel tired of being an environmentalist. Sure, I carry around reusable bags and reusable water bottles and reusable cloth napkins. I do my best to pack a litterless...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From the White House Press Pool… Arrived 11:30 at a Pat Quinn campaign office. Potus was carrying three white boxes of donuts and joked, “Michelle sent these. We got broccoli, carrots.” Now he’s making his way around the room talking to volunteers....
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Police and thousands of volunteers have been searching for Hannah Graham since the Virginia student disappeared on Sept. 13. 
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As a Texas state senator, Dan Patrick has conducted himself in a manner consistent with the shock jock he once was. Patrick—who is now the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor—has railed against everything from separation of church and state...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Meeting in Brussels aims to nail down Russia/Ukraine/EU gas supply deal.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Most people in the state of Tennessee are Volunteers fans, so it's always good to try to appeal to the majority in political campaigns.One candidate decided to release these negative ads about their opponent, comparing them to former Vols head coach...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tyler Brooke | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Like all Americans, I welcome the news that Dallas is reportedly Ebola-free weeks after a Liberian man infected with the virus came to Texas. The fact that the disease did not spread further is a testament to good luck and hard work by brave health care...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) plans to introduce a bill that he says would ban visa issuance to people from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa. “While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Remember when Jesus said all that stuff about queers putting their wangers in their butts and how you can’t make a butt baby? We don’t either, but some hobo convicted stalker “street preacher” who is the dad of those sexy Aryan Bigot Twins sure...
From: Wonkette | By: Rebecca Schoenkopf | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Eli Roth is returning to executive produce a reboot of “Cabin Fever” that is being produced by Armory Films and Contend. Travis Zariwny is directing the film, which Armory and Pelican Point Media are financing. “Teen Wolf's” Gage Golightly will...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I volunteer for a small charity that's going through some big changes, and so will (supposedly) need a website that's more customisable (?) than the cloned CMS template that we're currently using.So, I volunteer a few hours to help a local foodbank with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lethologues | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Wisconsin Republicans getting desperate to keep Scott Walker's job. Ten days ago, the Supreme Court delayed implementation of Wisconsin's voter ID law until after this year's election. Since the Republicans there cannot count on the law to keep voters...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Thousands attended the funeral in Beit Laqiya, a West Bank village, of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Thursday
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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* The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to enforce its strict voter identification law during the upcoming election, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hero to the masses, wrote a rather scathing dissent in opposition. [New York Times] * Michael Millikin,...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Monday, October 20, 2014
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There are no leaders, but everything, from the supply tents to the recycling stations, runs just beautifully...
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Tufted titmouse ~ Baeolophus bicolor In my garden design practice, the topic of deadheading flowers comes up often, especially at this time of year. The habitat garden is designed for people and for pollinators and the objective is to find a balance...
From: Good Morning Gloucester | By: Kim Smith | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Speakers of Odia will soon have mountains of books to read online in their mother tongue, following the launch of the Odia Wikisource, which will make accessible many rare books.
From: Global Voices | By: Subhashish Panigrahi | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. Caught unawares...
From: The Raw Story | By: GlobalPost | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Hundreds of people participated in an event which, according to the organizers, wanted to help people overcome their fear of the animals considered "unclean" by Muslims. For those who touched the dogs, volunteers explained how to perform purifying ritual....
From: Asianews.it | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Yesterday a very good friend of mine, Mike Hannan, sent me an email indicating that he and his co-authors of their new book have decided to give it away through Friday of this week.  The book, which I have written about before on my blog,  is all about...
From: Focus and Leverage | By: Bob Sproull | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In Beijing, Halloween can sometimes be as fun for idle spectators as those wearing the spooky costumes. That’s because anyone donning these beastly outfits is often in a tiny minority as they walk down the street to Hallows Eve shindigs, drawing stares...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This Wednesday is a day of action that some are calling a national day of action against police brutality, with others adding “and mass incarceration,” and I’d like to add “and war” and make it global rather than national. This Tuesday, the...
From: Firedoglake | By: David Swanson | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States...
From: Reuters | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Prince Harry, Patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Program, gets tackled by a young female during a rugby game with young students at Eccles RFC on Monday (October 20) in Manchester, England. The 30-year-old royal was seen chatting with students,...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I approve. Get a head start by voting early this year! Early voting in Texas starts October 20th and ends October 31st. pic.twitter.com/b6LMyUIpmy — AFP - Texas (@TexasAFP) October 20,The post Somebody at @TexasAFP has a truly VICIOUS sense of humor....
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Renee Zellweger has boarded Paramount's faith-based drama Same Kind Of Different As Me, adapted from the 2006 nonfiction best-seller about the unlikely friendship between wealthy white art dealer Ron Hall and former sharecropper-turned-drifter...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: Jen Yamato | Monday, October 20, 2014
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James O'Keefe, the conservative provocateur, has been on the prowl in Colorado, the setting of a close Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, as well as a nip-and-tuck governor's contest. Last week, O'Keefe and...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Monday, October 20, 2014
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We can learn some things about public transportation from how the Dutch handle their bike traffic jams.
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I’ve never started work on something with such mixed feelings, but two-and-a-half years after I quit blogging I’ve decided, for reasons probably not worth getting into, to have another go at it. Maybe this will last for weeks or months, but I doubt...
From: Vegan.com | By: erikmarcus | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A potent tool for raising cash
From: Time | By: Zeke J Miller | Monday, October 20, 2014
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David Cobb from the Knoxville News Sentinel witnessed an Ole Miss fan wander into Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley's presser after the Vols' 34-3 loss. The Rebels fan even asked something that bore the shape of a question.Read more......
From: Deadspin | By: Samer Kalaf | Monday, October 20, 2014
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DES MOINES, Iowa—Marilynn Wadden, a retired elementary school teacher, was smiling as she settled into her seat at a Democratic field office here and began making calls for Senate candidate Bruce Braley. "We love this," Wadden says of the computer...
From: Free Republic | By: The National Journal | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Volunteers collected more than 100 kilograms of debris from two kilometres of seabed.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Watch as as settlers from the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, clap, shout and cheer as an Israeli soldier binds the hands of a child behind his back and fastens a blindfold over his eyes as another soldiers stands on guard before they...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Annie Robbins | Monday, October 20, 2014
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With so many other bad and dangerous things hanging over us like a Damocles sword – an Ebola epidemic in the US, ISIS setting up a new and brutal caliphate in the middle east, the final two lame duck years of the Obama administration, and the anointing...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Alabama certainly came back with a strong showing against Texas A&M after critics nitpicked a 14-13 victory over Arkansas enough to set head coach Nick Saban off. Now, as the Crimson Tide get set to travel to Tennessee, the offensive line should...
From: College Football Talk | By: Kevin McGuire | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Two months after the US launched airstrikes in Iraq to drive back ISIS fighters and save the Yazidi sect from a humanitarian catastrophe, ISIS is still seizing villages and terrorizing the minority group, Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim report for The...
From: Business Insider | By: Jeremy Bender | Monday, October 20, 2014
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October 21, 2014 1:23 AMLONDON - In the world's biggest Ebola treatment centre in Liberian capital Monrovia, Professor Daniel Lucey found the outbreak reduced to its essentials: patients lying on mattresses on the floor and vomiting in the dark, visible...
From: Straits Times | Monday, October 20, 2014
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What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him....
From: Grist | By: Darby Minow Smith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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All humans have a natural opioid system in the brain. Now new research has found that the opioid system of pathological gamblers responds differently to those of normal healthy volunteers....
From: Science Daily | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States...
From: The Star Malaysia | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Alfonso $25.00 Donation! Hi! My name is Alfonso, but my foster people have been calling me Fozzi for short. I am about 7 months old, have very soft medium to long hair, and am incredibly handsome. I was living outside not that long ago and am leery of...
From: Inside Medford | By: insidemedford | Monday, October 20, 2014
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MARIETTA, Ga. — Standing toward the back of the Cobb County Republican Party headquarters, chairman Joe Dendy marvels at the scene. A clutch of volunteers is handwriting postcard messages to would-be voters — one of the most intimate ways to reach...
From: Washington Post | By: Ed O’Keefe | Monday, October 20, 2014
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AMC’s The Walking Dead returned on Sunday with a new episode called, “Strangers.” On tonight’s episode, we were still left […]
From: Allie is Wired | By: Allie | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As I write this (though not as you read this) I’m actually in the air headed to Syfy’s Press Tour in Orlando. We’ll be dining with Syfy Channel executives in a few hours and then off for bowling and drinks with the cast members of Ascension. Saying...
From: FanBolt | By: Emma Loggins | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Dina Manzo was on the first couple of seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and during her time on the show, she spent a great deal of time talking about her own charity, Project Ladybug. The charity tries to get enough money together to help...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mary Jane | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A version of this piece was originally published on EbolaDiaries.com. What kind of people volunteer to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa? People like Audrey Rangel, an Ebola treatment unit nurse from California. “I always wanted to do disaster...
From: One Blog | By: Morgana Wingard | Monday, October 20, 2014
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