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Breaking News: Sotomayor tells it like it is in dissent on affirmative action ruling
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 08:45:37 -0700 | political-news

Opinion Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling against using affirmative action in Michigan’s higher education admissions, one justice knew the truth: The decision didn’t match America’s reality, even 50-plus years after the Civil Rights Act was passed. In Tuesday’s...
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Breaking News: Vermont passes furthest-reaching GMO labeling law yet
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Burlington :: VT :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 08:55:51 -0700 | health-news

More than ever, Americans want to know what’s in their food. And more than ever, those foods contain ingredients that have been genetically modified. With 20 states considering GMO-labeling laws, Vermont recently joined the ranks of Connecticut and Rhode Island,...
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Breaking News: US middle class no longer world's most affluent

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 07:55:34 -0700 | political-news

A new analysis of income data shows that the US middle class, the most affluent in the world for several decades, has lost that unique distinction. Canada’s middle class has replaced the US middle class as the world’s most affluent....
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Breaking News: 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000
Posted by: Robert Myles

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 07:39:26 -0700 | technology-news

How often do asteroids hit Earth? You may suppose such events occur more often in movies than real life, but you’d be wrong. This week, three astronauts revealed that Earth’s been pummeled 26 times by asteroids since the turn of...
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Breaking News: Food turns feline visitor into unwanted guest
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth

Toronto :: Canada | updated 2014-04-24 09:22:51 -0700 | your-story

We had a first-time visitor to the house the other day, and it almost turned into a disaster. It wasn’t because the visitor was noisy; indeed, he never made a sound. And he was clean, neat, friendly and perfectly mannered...
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Breaking News: Don't get on with it; take your time
Posted by: PJesep

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 08:40:27 -0700 | spirituality-religion-news

Rather than be spooked the next time you drive by or walk and whistle past a cemetery, think about all the individuals in it who are rarely, if ever, visited. Most have been forgotten. Think about their power, influence and...
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Breaking News: #MyNYPD hashtag becomes viral Twitter bashtag against NYPD's finest
Posted by: RenoBerkeley SelectMedia

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 07:43:42 -0700 | technology-news

Commentary In what can only be described as poetic justice, the New York Police Department’s desperate attempt to show its “lighter” side backfired on it badly. The NYPD Twitter campaign, which encouraged users to show off smiling photos of themselves...
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Breaking News: Guns here, there and everywhere in Georgia
Posted by: Dava Castillo

Atlanta :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 08:40:27 -0700 | political-news

Called the “guns everywhere bill,” the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 in Georgia was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, according to CNN. The Georgia law has made it legal for residents to carry guns in schools,...
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Breaking News: Apple sells 43 million iPhones, buys 24 companies
Posted by: Kerry Butters

Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 07:58:19 -0700 | technology-news

Any concerns that Apple may be starting to feel the heat from the likes of Samsung and Sony were put to bed this week when the mobile phone giant announced record first-quarter iPhone sales. The iPhone alone sold more than...
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Breaking News: If Pujols stays healthy, he has a shot at breaking Bonds' all-time HR record
Posted by: Punditty

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:18:08 -0700 | sports-news

When Albert Pujols injured his left foot in July 2013, more than a few baseball minds wondered if the All-Star slugger’s best years were behind him. Pujols already seemed to be slowing in 2011, his 11th and final campaign with...
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Breaking News: Washington Wizards have defied all playoff logic
Posted by: Jake Brown

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 05:48:52 -0700 | sports-news

Usually come playoff time, teams without playoff experience struggle under the pressure, especially on the road. That has not been the case for the Washington Wizards in the first two games in Chicago. The Wizards won game one handedly by...
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Breaking News: Taking presidential speculation to new heights – literally
Posted by: Punditty SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 08:56:54 -0700 | political-news

If you think Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is going to be the next US president, you may not be aware of a telling statistic in US presidential politics: The tallest candidate usually wins. But then again, that trend didn’t hold...
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Breaking News: FCC plans 'pay for priority' Internet standards
Posted by: preetamkaushik

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 07:15:44 -0700 | political-news

At present, companies such as Netflix and others can only deliver content to consumers at the speed permitted by quality of the last mile connectivity. Internet companies, under current regulations, can offer only the same speeds for all content providers....
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Breaking News: Poland safe from Russian redux
Posted by: Robert Weller

Warsaw :: Poland | updated 2014-04-24 07:51:12 -0700 | political-news

Opinion If Russian President Vladimir Putin decides Poland should come under the control of Moscow again, Warsaw doesn’t have to worry about being stabbed in the back again. This time, unlike at the beginning of World War II in 1939,...
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Breaking News: Ohio jail guard released after five-hour hostage standoff
Posted by: StephenPope

Warren :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 23:32:24 -0700 | disasters-news

A Trumbull County, Ohio, jail guard was released around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after being held hostage for five hours by three inmates with violent histories. Hostage negotiators secured the release of the jail guard, who was taken hostage around 3:30...
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