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Is Your State Trying to Outlaw Vaccine Exemptions?

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Rhett Krawitt is seven years old. He is also a cancer survivor. After spending most of his young life battling leukemia, he is now taking up a new cause: fighting for mandatory vaccines. For close to four years, while he underwent chemotherapy, Rhett couldn't be vaccinated against dangerous ...

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Marijuana provokes the munchies – by acting on cells that usually suppress our appetite An experimental kitchen group is running synaesthesia-inspired events A meta-study suggests one popular brain stimulation technique may not be living up to its promise NeuroPod is the neuroscience podcast from Nature. Each month, join ...

Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

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Many believe that pumped storage and batteries can help the region improve its grid infrastructure. Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena. Infrastructure quality in the region varies widely, and the emphasis on coal and hydropower to the ...

Friction at the Grid Edge: Hawaii’s PUC Orders HECO to Approve Solar Rooftops

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How much solar can distribution feeders handle? That experiment plays out every day in the Hawaiian islands. The latest skirmish in the Hawaiian solar power struggle stems from a letter sent out last week by HECO to 50 Big Island residents that suggested that until the islands' net ...

Prison Labor, Trade Wars and Mitt Romney’s Nephew: The Strange Politics of an Oregon Solar Farm

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Oregonian: Oregon's Signature Solar Energy Project Built on Foundation of False Hopes Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into ...

Eric Holder: Taking the side of equality

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The U.S. Supreme Court Building.(Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) Over the next ...

Bayit Yehudi MKs call to adopt Levy Report, legalize outposts

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'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to water grid Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine Analysis: Netanyahu climbs a tree, Obama happy to see him fall Tel Aviv ...

Israel arrests four for allegedly selling weapons-making material to Hamas

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Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident donate organs for transplant Tel ...

"It's Easier to Get Laid at CPAC Than on Spring Break"

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While the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracts right-wingers all stripes, there was one thing virtually all attendees could agree on: this year's conference was young. Especially young. College and high school-aged conservatives packed the halls of CPAC, decked out in all manner of paraphernalia: retro Reagan-Bush '84 ...

Jordan's king calls fight against Islamic State 'a third world war'

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WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' 'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

All sanctions must end for a nuclear deal, Iran says

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US envoy Power: There will never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel Netanyahu to AIPAC: Reports of demise in ties with the US are ‘just wrong’ Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

These California Maximum-Security Prisoners Are Making an Album

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Inmates at California's New Folsom prison are slowly creating a sequel of sorts to Johnny Cash's hit record, and if an early preview of one song is any indication, their mix of folk, soul, blues, and hip-hop may be worth the wait. The Prison Music Project, the brainchild ...

Mr Spock : The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few

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Chato Stewart: (day dreaming) Mr. Spock: Remember Caption: Live long and Prosper This above-title, to me, is to me one of the most iconic line in the all of Star Trek’s history!Aside from the #LLAP “Live long and Prosper” of course! You don’t have to be a Trekkie ...

2015 Top 10 Best Downtowns

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The best downtowns consistently change as our lifestyles, priorities and work patterns evolve. For decades in the U.S., our downtowns were places where we worked. We would drive in during the morning rush hour and drive back out during the evening rush hour. Suburban malls had drained our ...

Don’t Qualify for DACA? SIJS Might Work for You

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by Aura Bogado| Print | Comment (14764) Monday, March 2 2015, 10:10 AM EST Tags: DACA, Immigration, SIJS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, USCIS President Obama’s deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has been big news since he announced it during his 2012 re-election campaign. More ...

Did Syriza Sell Out?

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No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika. Athens—Anyone who feels let down by anti-austerity Syriza’s apparent U-turn only three weeks after winning the Greek general elections might agree with German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s withering statement: “The Greek ...

Senators Challenge Obama With New Iran Bill

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced new legislation Friday afternoon to mandate Congressional review of any nuclear deal the Obama administration strikes with Iran. It's the latest effort by Congress to assert some kind of oversight of the administration’s efforts. According to the text, which I obtained, the ...

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi was a cold, loner, ex-fighter says

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The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was a cold loner who set himself apart from others, says a man who met him in Syria. The BBC has spoken to an IS defector who came across Mohammed Emwazi when he first arrived in Syria in 2012. Unlike ...

WATCH: IDF General Staff orders massive surprise drill in West Bank

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Boteach, under fire for controversial ad, blames Power for his woes US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' 'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to ...

You've Probably Never Heard of America's Worst Police Force

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On the evening of August 11, 2007, several members of the Punta Santiago Scooter Club volunteered to serve as escorts for a 15-year-old girl celebrating her quinceañera. The yellow-shirted club members' parked scooters partially blocked traffic on Highway 3, a two-lane road outside the eastern Puerto Rican town ...

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges Against Monica Jones

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Prosecutors for the city of Phoenix have dropped all charges against Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and sex-worker advocate convicted of "manifesting prostitution" after she accepted a ride from an undercover police officer in an antiprostitution sting in May 2013, reports Buzzfeed News. Jones's case drew ...

WFP supports Cuban farmers to meet national food security priorities

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Cuban farmers have worked mostly under a centralized model of agriculture, with the State providing inputs at highly subsidized prices and buying all their production at a fixed price. Now, as a result of Cuba’s ongoing process to update its economic model, new opportunities have been created for ...

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The highlight of the week was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the Senate and House. On net, I think her assessment of the US economy was more optimistic relative to the last FOMC statement, which gives a preview of the outcome of the March 17-18 FOMC ...

Killing Obamacare Halfway Is Worse For Republicans Than They Think

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Stuart Butler is probably the country's single most influential right-wing health care wonk. He opposed Obamacare and has long pushed a different, more conservative vision of national health care policy. But Joshua Green writes today that even Butler is worried about what will happen if the Supreme Court ...

Rubbery Glass, Zero-Gravity Life and More: Scientific American’s March Issue

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HPV is the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and abroad, yet many people still go unvaccinated—especially men. Current HPV vaccination campaigns focus largely on women’s risk for cervical cancer but researchers have recently connected HPV to a surge in head and neck cancer in younger ...

GOP Chair of the Science and Tech Subcommittee: I Didn't Vaccinate My Kids

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Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn't vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week. Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he'd ...

Book: Mossad deciphering ISIS, al-Qaida messages encoded in porn

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Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident donate organs for transplant Tel ...

For Palestinians, there is no Obama-Netanyahu rift

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Palestinians do not see any substantive Obama-Netanyahu rift on life and death matters for them. But there urgently needs to be one. Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to the United States Congress next week has led to much talk of a rift between the Israeli prime minister and the ...

UPDATED: Federal Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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A federal judge has just ruled that Nebraska's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. What happens next? A federal judge has just ruled Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon has stayed his ruling for one week, giving the state time ...

Breaking: Powerful Democratic Senator, Longest Serving Woman, To Retire

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The longest serving woman in the history of Congress and one of a dwindling number of Democratic women in the Senate, will retire. U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, this morning will announce she is retiring at the end of her term and will not seek re-election in ...

How to Improve the Independent Spirit Awards: Top Produce

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By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire Fri Feb 27 16:43:27 EST 2015 The latest awards season is now officially over -- and with it, the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards' stunning decision to honor the higher-budgeted "Birdman" over "Boyhood" for Best Feature. The nonprofit organization's choice for best ...

Caught Up in Calais

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Mazhar lives with other Syrian refugees on the streets of Calais. Imagine fleeing a war in your country and not being able to go back. Imagine, if you can, leaving your family behind and walking for months in search of a safe place – only to be repeatedly ...

The FCC Did a Lot More Than Just Approve Net Neutrality Today

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The FCC voted today in favor of strong net neutrality rules, but this is something that's been expected for weeks—and something I've written about before at length. So instead of commenting on that yet again, I want to highlight something else that might be nearly as important: The ...

Indian Government Approves 15 GW Solar Power Capacity For Auction

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal March 2nd, 2015 by Smiti MittalA crucial leg of the National Solar Mission was recently cleared by the Indian government which would allow 15 GW capacity to be auctioned over the next few years. The Indian government gave approval to ...

These Photos of World Lawmakers Pummeling Each Other Almost Make You Appreciate Congress

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Twice last week, brawls broke out in Turkey's parliament over a controversial bill that would give the police more power to crack down on protestors. Punches were thrown, kicks landed, a chair launched. One MP fell down a flight of stairs. It was like the golden early days ...

Watch David Corn Discuss Threats From Bill O'Reilly With Rachel Maddow

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On Wednesday night, Mother Jones DC Bureau Chief David Corn appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss threats made against him following a story he co-authored with Daniel Schulman about Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's reporting on the Falklands War. After Mother Jones published the story, the Fox ...

Syria girls: CCTV shows UK teenagers at Istanbul bus station

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Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV pictures show the three girls at a bus station in Istanbul CCTV pictures have emerged of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.

Chart of the Day: Inflation Continues to Fall Short of Weimar Germany Levels

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The BLS released its January inflation report today, and guess what? Hyperinflation continues to be kept at bay. In fact, the CPI didn't just stay at a low level in January, it was actually negative. Compared to a month ago, prices dropped 0.7 percent. Compared to a year ...

Shut Down Penn Station

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Last night I attended a powerful #BlackLivesMatter action organized by the Shut It Down NYC crew who have been holding space for public discourse in Grand Central every night and occasionally taking the streets & marching through other transit hubs and businesses. Last night’s action was called Shut ...

Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health : Shots

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We often think of health as a trip to the doctor or a prescription to treat or prevent diseases. Or maybe it's an operation to fix something that's gone wrong. But a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...

Are These The Eight Worst PowerPoints The Government Has Ever Produced?

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After barely two weeks on the job, new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued an unexpected order to commanders preparing to brief him: ditch the PowerPoint. The request, which broke with the Pentagon's tradition of slide deck-driven presentations, only applied to a meeting in Kuwait on anti-ISIS efforts. Carter ...

Jewish Defense League thugs found guilty of assault at Palestine event in London

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Photo from the JDL UK website shows Roberta Moore meeting with deputy speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin in Israel. Two Jewish Defence League UK thugs were today found guilty of assault after they attacked a panel at a Palestine literary festival in September. Roberta Moore was convicted ...

Audi Prologue Avant Concept -- Hybrid Wagon With 33-Mile All-Electric Range

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Published on March 1st, 2015 |by James Ayre March 1st, 2015 by James AyreThose who like their vehicles to be electric, and their cars to be shaped like “wagons,” take note — the recently unveiled Audi Prologue Avant Concept may be exactly what you’re looking for. In addition ...

Toronto queer group that won right to say “Israeli apartheid” wraps up

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Members of QuAIA carry a banner depicting the progress of Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine, at World Pride Toronto, June 2014. Toronto’s Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) has announced that it is wrapping up. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make,” group member Tim McCaskell explains in a ...

Captain Kirk is answering questions about Spock on Twitter right now

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As you probably know, Spock — Leonard Nimoy — died this week. Now, the man perhaps most associated with him, William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, is answering questions about his friend on Twitter. “Which of the original #Star Trek movies was his personal favorite,” Twitter user @GeekToMeRadio” asked ...

Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls

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Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation? You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news that Jace Connors, the man who made violent, rambling YouTube ...

Republican Congressman to DC Mayor: "You Can Go to Prison" for Legalizing Marijuana

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On Wednesday, a tense back-and-forth between congressional Republicans and the District of Columbia government over marijuana laws escalated into a dramatic showdown. In November, DC voters passed Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana—though with some major caveats—by an overwhelming margin. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared this week that the law ...

Governing transit: the regulated public utility

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The MBTA is struggling, but they’re not the only transit authority facing both near and long-term challenges. The MTA in New York is trying to find the funds for its capital plan; WMATA is facing systemic budget deficits while trying to restore rider confidence in the system. For-profit ...

Source: Wearable Maker Fitbit Is In Talks To Buy Fitness App Startup FitStar

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For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire FitStar, a startup which makes apps that might help motivate Fitbit customers to actually be more active. According ...
 

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