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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers



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What ex Top Gear presenter James May has been up to lately
2015-03-27 17:07:31 (1 seconds ago) 
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Brunswick woman wins $250,000 Ohio Lottery holiday instant ticket
2015-03-27 17:07:27 (5 seconds ago) 
After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 29 percent, Bartos will receive $177,500.
 
The Sweetest Peep Show You'll Ever See
2015-03-27 17:05:46 (2 minutes ago) 
Sculptors use marshmallow chicks as their medium and put their best works on display at Maryland's Peep Show. Jennifer Franciotti reports.






 
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to have season-ending surgery
2015-03-27 17:04:15 (3 minutes ago) 
Reigning MVP will have surgery next week to deal with fractured bone in footThunder star had been expected back in February until he had complicationsTeam says Durant will return to basketball activities within four to six months

Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday.

Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in October. He had been healing well, but in late February, he had a procedure to replace a screw that was rubbing up against another bone and causing discomfort.

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Week in Review: 5 Years of the ACA, Our Fifth Science Fair, and a Talk About the War on Drugs
2015-03-27 17:01:21 (6 minutes ago) 

This week, the President celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law, hosted students at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair, sat down with the creator of “The Wire” to discuss criminal justice policy, and traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to highlight new actions to crack down on abusive payday lending practices.

Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

5 Years Later

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed a historic law that has transformed the lives of millions of Americans. Thanks to Obamacare, people across the country have more affordable coverage, higher-quality care, and better health.

Today, more than 16 million Americans have gained health coverage that suits their needs. 76 million people are now benefiting from preventive care coverage. Up to 129 million people with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage.

5 years ago, we declared that quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege: https://t.co/neS4zHReOQ #BetterWithObamacare –bo

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 23, 2015

The facts are in: The Affordable Care Act is working. Look back at the passage of the Affordable Care Act and see all it's done for America since.

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DeKalb drug dealers get prison for armed robbery of postal workers
2015-03-27 17:01:01 (7 minutes ago) 
 
Jury Reaches Verdict in Ellen Pao Gender Discrimination Suit
2015-03-27 17:00:55 (7 minutes ago) 
The case has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors.






 
France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review
2015-03-27 17:00:19 (7 minutes ago) 

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in January, including the murder of several journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we anticipated that the French government would overreact. Sure enough, recent reporting has revealed that France is censoring websites and pushing for broader surveillance powers.

According to the reporting, France has invoked a recently enacted law and censored five websites that the government deems incite or glorify terrorism, and the government plans to censor dozens more. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was quoted as saying, “I do not want to see sites that could lead people to take up arms on the Internet." He added, “I make a distinction between freedom of expression and the spread of messages that serve to glorify terrorism. These hate messages are a crime."

The reporting indicates that the government’s plan is to send blocking orders to Internet service providers (ISPs). However, when we tried to access one website mentioned, www.islamic-news.info, we expected to reach the original content because we used a U.S.-based ISP not subject to France’s blocking order (French users are apparently redirected to a government page with a notice that the content on the site is being blocked because it incites or glorifies terrorism). Instead, at that address we reached a page advertising the web host’s services, indicating that the entire website has been taken down, not just blocked.

Any kind of censorship is problematic. Blocking Internet content at the ISP level, however, does not affect the existence of the content itself, just how the content can be accessed. Depending on how an ISP blocks content, blocked websites may be accessible using a different (non-complying) ISP; using a proxy technology like a virtual private network (VPN) or Tor; by typing in the website's IP address instead of its domain name; or by using an independent DNS server.

Taking down Internet content from its hosted location prevents the content from being accessed at all, which is especially disturbing if the takedown order was of questionable legality. We do not know if the content on www.islamic-news.info was voluntarily taken down by the hosting company or if the takedown was in response to a government order.       

On the surveillance front, the French government is trying to make it easier to hack into citizens’ computers and mobile devices, and to conduct mass surveillance with the help of ISPs and telecommunications companies.

Both of France’s censorship and surveillance initiatives lack any judicial oversight. French judges apparently cannot authorize blocking, takedown, or surveillance orders, or review government requests to ensure that they are legal and otherwise appropriate.    

An independent judiciary is critical to a free society. The power of the legislative and executive branches of government must be checked by impartial judges in order to protect individual rights and ensure that the laws are followed. Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.”

We urge the French government to consider how its censorship and surveillance efforts are impacting the free speech and privacy rights of French citizens, and we specifically call for judicial review to ensure that parliament or the executive ministries do not trample on those rights.

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Theo Epstein: Bryant's future a "baseball decision"
2015-03-27 17:00:13 (7 minutes ago) 
MESA, Ariz. -- While speculation over third baseman Kris Bryant's immediate future has speculated over service time and whether the Chicago Cubs will delay his free agency, President Theo Epstein stressed Friday that baseball factors solely will decide whether their top prospect starts the 2015...






 
Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage daughter in basement
2015-03-27 17:00:13 (7 minutes ago) 
A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.
 
US Economic Growth May Be Mild, but It's Also Really Durable
2015-03-27 17:00:02 (8 minutes ago) 
US economy lost pace in fourth quarter but approaching almost 6 years of steady expansion
 
Ohio Inmates in 2nd Week of Hunger Strike Over Program Cuts
2015-03-27 17:00:02 (8 minutes ago) 
Inmates at Ohio prison in 2nd week of hunger strike over cuts to their religious programming
 
German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
2015-03-27 16:50:32 (17 minutes ago) 
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-27 16:50:15 (17 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Jury reaches verdict in Ellen Pao case
2015-03-27 16:49:36 (18 minutes ago) 

The jury reached a verdict during the lunch hour. The judge will read it after giving time for alternates to arrive.

       
 
Get Hard highlights Hollywood's 'toxic representation' of gay characters
2015-03-27 16:48:56 (19 minutes ago) 

Critics have criticized Will Ferrell’s new film for its negative portrayal of homosexuality, but campaigners say it is symptomatic of a wider problem

For decades Hollywood’s record of portraying gay characters on screen has been far from admirable, often falling into toxic stereotypes. But if that pattern appeared to have been altered by films such as Brokeback Mountain, Milk and Dallas Buyers Club, the industry has this week been accused of taking a step backwards with a blockbuster comedy described by some as an “ugly” example of homophobia.

Get Hard, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart and released in UK cinemas on Saturday, follows a disgraced investment banker who is headed to prison in 30 days and enlists the help of a car-washer to help him prepare. What follows is 90 minutes of farcical comedy, built mainly around Ferrell’s fear of being raped while in prison and a general disgust at the concept of gay sex.

Related: Get Hard review – Will Ferrell learns jail lessons

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Did 'Iron Rain' Bypass the Moon to Fall Mostly on Earth?
2015-03-27 16:48:17 (19 minutes ago) 
New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth.
 
Three charged in 2011 Geauga County homicide, including victim's wife
2015-03-27 16:47:30 (20 minutes ago) 
Authorities arrested three people in connection with the 2011 death of Randy Scheffield.
 
Astronauts blast off for 1-year trip to space station
2015-03-27 16:46:55 (21 minutes ago) 
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko have blasted off on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth.
 
The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims
2015-03-27 16:46:53 (21 minutes ago) 
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AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive
2015-03-27 16:46:53 (21 minutes ago) 
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday.
 
Capitol Report: If the Fed doesn’t hike rates, it will be due to one of these charts
2015-03-27 16:45:30 (22 minutes ago) 
Here are the inflation measures that Janet Yellen said could cause her to advocate against rate hikes, were they to worsen.
 
Filters for iPhone Adjusts Photos with Over 800 Different Tweaks
2015-03-27 16:45:16 (22 minutes ago) 

iOS: You have a billion options for different photo editing apps on iOS, but Filters might be one of the simplest to use. It comes packed with over 800 different photo filters, but still manages to be friendly to use.

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Get Hard highlights Hollywood's 'toxic representation' of gay characters
2015-03-27 16:44:10 (23 minutes ago) 

Critics have criticized Will Ferrell’s new film for its negative portrayal of homosexuality, but campaigners say it is symptomatic of a wider problem

For decades Hollywood’s record of portraying gay characters on screen has been far from admirable, often falling into toxic stereotypes. But if that pattern appeared to have been altered by films such as Brokeback Mountain, Milk and Dallas Buyers Club, the industry has this week been accused of taking a step backwards with a blockbuster comedy described by some as an “ugly” example of homophobia.

Get Hard, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart and released in UK cinemas on Saturday, follows a disgraced investment banker who is headed to prison in 30 days and enlists the help of a car-washer to help him prepare. What follows is 90 minutes of farcical comedy, built mainly around Ferrell’s fear of being raped while in prison and a general disgust at the concept of gay sex.

Related: Get Hard review – Will Ferrell learns jail lessons

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Archive: Self-defense claimed in fatal shooting
2015-03-27 16:41:38 (26 minutes ago) 

The attorney for a Lexington woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend last week says she acted in self-defense, a claim the family of the victim calls "absurd."

        
 
HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ details Scientology’s theater of the surreal
2015-03-27 16:41:19 (26 minutes ago) 
The documentary, based on Lawrence Wright’s New Yorker article and book, suffers a little from too much information and too little depth, but it will likely astonish/enrage quite a few viewers.
 
Barney Frank: ‘People almost forgot that I was gay, and I kept reminding them’
2015-03-27 16:41:19 (26 minutes ago) 
With a new book, the outspoken former politician reflects on his decades in Congress.
 
Baker Asks Feds for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Snow Cleanup
2015-03-27 16:41:05 (26 minutes ago) 
Governor Charlie Baker submitted a request to President Barack Obama Friday to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Massachusetts.






 
Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race
2015-03-27 16:40:55 (27 minutes ago) 
Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.
 
Veteran's prosthetic eye stolen from his car in New York
2015-03-27 16:40:39 (27 minutes ago) 
BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a veteran's prosthetic eye has been stolen from his car in New York. The Oneida County Sheriff's office says the eye was stolen Saturday in the village of Boonville in the central part of the state. They say the eye was in a small black bag inside the car. The vehicle was parked in a supermarket plaza lot. Police say the prosthetic eye is worth more than $2,000. Sheriff's deputies are asking anyone with information to come forward.
 
Indiana's Religious Freedom Law: Five Questions
2015-03-27 16:40:19 (27 minutes ago) 
 
Harry Reid's complicated legacy
2015-03-27 16:40:17 (27 minutes ago) 
 
FAU professor: women should not serve in ground combat
2015-03-27 16:40:11 (27 minutes ago) 
Florida Atlantic University may have another professor with controversial ideas, a philosophy professor Carol Gould is speaking out against women serving in ground combat.
 
2 killed, 1 injured in St. Louis shooting
2015-03-27 16:40:03 (27 minutes ago) 
Man and woman have been pronounced dead on the scene
 
Video threepeat: Sky High
2015-03-27 16:30:45 (37 minutes ago) 

An eagle sets a record, a race car driver survives a sky high flip and the Norther lights make an appearance.

       
 
R. Ring will perform free show at Northside Tavern
2015-03-27 16:30:11 (37 minutes ago) 

R. Ring, fronted by The Breeders' Kelley Deal and Ampline's Mike Montgomery, will be performing a free show Tuesday, April 21 at Northside Tavern.

        
 
Fish sold in local stores might be from hands of slaves
2015-03-27 16:30:11 (37 minutes ago) 

The Thai fish industry uses slaves to catch fish, which can end up on Americans' plates.

        
 
Excited for Easter eggs? Share your best designs
2015-03-27 16:29:43 (38 minutes ago) 

Excited for Easter eggs? Upload photos of your best designs and share with the nation.

       
 
Search warrants give details of drug investigation
2015-03-27 16:28:51 (39 minutes ago) 
The owner of nine La Michoacana Mexican markets in central Ohio is the leader of a large-scale ring bringing drugs from Mexico to Chicago and then into central Ohio, search-warrant documents in a federal case say. The January warrants, unsealed this week, say that La Michoacana owner Liborio Alcauter has been trafficking cocaine, heroin and marijuana for years.
 
Judge sentences Iowa woman to 18 months in fake birth case
2015-03-27 16:28:31 (39 minutes ago) 
A woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud for duping a Twin Cities man out of nearly $100,000 in child support payments for a child who didn't exist.
 
I-90, SR 99 closures to affect weekend traffic
2015-03-27 16:28:10 (39 minutes ago) 
 
Impressive foot work
2015-03-27 16:27:40 (40 minutes ago) 
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The Margin: Think you know this week’s financial news? Take our quiz
2015-03-27 16:25:34 (42 minutes ago) 
Test your knowledge of the news.
 
The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft acquires collaboration startup LiveLoop
2015-03-27 16:25:34 (42 minutes ago) 
Microsoft acquires San Francisco-startup LiveLoop, which developed a service to let people collaborate on PowerPoint documents.
 
Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer dies aged 83
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 

Nobel Prize winner and psychologist passes away in Stockholm after a short illness

The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2011, died in Stockholm on Thursday at the age of 83. He had lost the power of speech after a stroke in 1990, but continued to write poetry, and with his left hand to play the piano.

For most of his life, he worked part-time as an industrial psychologist and the rest of the time as a poet.

Related: Nobel prize for literature goes to Tomas Tranströmer

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Top Gear: can BBC find a star in a more reasonably priced car?
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 

Jeremy Clarkson’s departure raises questions over BBC’s talent management, and whether it can keep the world’s most watched factual TV show

The BBC has begun the task of filling a £50m Jeremy Clarkson-shaped hole at the heart of its schedules at the end of a bruising week that saw the enforced departure of its star presenter.

Clarkson, whose contract was not renewed by the BBC after an “unprovoked attack” left a colleague bleeding and seeking hospital treatment, was said by colleagues to be “robust” and considering a break from TV following the events of the past few weeks.

The importance of having a strong executive to stand up to and understand talent cannot be overrated

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Opinionator | Fixes: Out of Debtors’ Prison, With Law as the Key
2015-03-27 16:20:54 (47 minutes ago) 
Across the land, rich petty offenders pay fines while the poor go to jail. But that’s against the law.
 
Alabama Police Officer Indicted in Confrontation With Unarmed Indian Man
2015-03-27 16:20:54 (47 minutes ago) 
Eric Parker, 26, is accused on a federal charge of violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, 57, whom Officer Parker slammed to the ground Feb. 6.
 
Should an Oreo require a permission slip?
2015-03-27 16:20:51 (47 minutes ago) 
Sometimes, the tiniest thing can go viral. Like a cookie. A Lower Merion mom learned that this week, after her Twitter rant over a school permission slip became part of an online debate about schools, food, and parenting.
 
Drea De Matteo loses home in NYC building explosion
2015-03-27 16:20:50 (47 minutes ago) 
“Sopranos” star Drea De Matteo was among the New Yorkers who lost her home in the East Village building explosion on Thursday.
 
Cleveland-to-Akron rail proposed in 2002: What you're saying about Mayor Don Plusquellic's idea
2015-03-27 17:07:27 (5 seconds ago) 
A lot of people are still talking about Mayor Don Plusquellic's State of the City idea to go forward with high speed rail between Cleveland and Akron. A 2002 study of a rail corridor provides some insight into the challenges.
 
Jim Brennan's killers sentenced; Ohio defends gay marriage ban; GOP still focused on FitzGerald: Top 5 at 5
2015-03-27 17:07:27 (5 seconds ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The news typically moves pretty quickly on cleveland.com, and today it has moved faster than a Kentucky Wildcats fast break. Here are some of the stories from the last 12 hours you may have missed, including murder...
 
Ole Miss Student Charged for Noose on Statue
2015-03-27 17:05:46 (2 minutes ago) 
Graeme Phillip Harris faces two federal civil rights charges for the incident in which a noose was placed on a statute of the first black student.






 
Conservatives under pressure to come clean on £12bn benefit cuts
2015-03-27 17:04:12 (3 minutes ago) 

The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms

The potential Conservative welfare cuts set out in the leaked Whitehall documents demonstrate the huge risks awaiting any administration that seeks, as the Tories have promised, to cut billions from the social security budget in the next parliament.

On the whole these cuts – insofar as they are adopted or achievable – will impact on the very groups the coalition has tried so far to protect from its five years of welfare reforms: “hard-working families”, disabled people who cannot work, and carers who spend their lives caring for chronically ill loved ones.

Related: Potential Conservative welfare cuts revealed in leaked emails

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary News Events
2015-03-27 17:01:19 (6 minutes ago) 
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Deer poachers plead guilty in York County case
2015-03-27 17:01:00 (7 minutes ago) 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Six central Pennsylvania residents have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and costs stemming from a three-month deer poaching spree.
 
Netanyahu orders release of tax money to Palestinian Authority
2015-03-27 17:00:52 (7 minutes ago) 
Israel announced Friday that it would release Palestinian tax revenues frozen earlier this year as a punitive measure after the Palestinian Authority’s move to join the International Criminal Court.
 
Pay attention to Netanyahu's policies, not his apology
2015-03-27 17:00:17 (7 minutes ago) 
 
Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage daughter in basement
2015-03-27 17:00:13 (7 minutes ago) 
A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.
 
Astronauts blast off for 1-year trip to space station
2015-03-27 17:00:13 (7 minutes ago) 
American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blasted off Friday afternoon on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth.






 
Air Force Test-Launches 2nd Missile in Week From California
2015-03-27 17:00:02 (8 minutes ago) 
Air Force launches Minuteman missile from California base in 2nd test in less than a week
 
Watch: Amanda Knox Awaits New Decision From Italian Supreme Court
2015-03-27 17:00:02 (8 minutes ago) 
ABC News' Nikki Battiste reports on what led the Italian Supreme Court to re-examine Knox's 2009 murder conviction in the death of Meredith Kercher.
 
Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox
2015-03-27 16:50:32 (17 minutes ago) 
SEATTLE (AP) - Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.
 
Timeline ended with Daryl Gordon's death
2015-03-27 16:50:12 (17 minutes ago) 

This timeline shows fear and helplessness in Madisonville blaze, killing firefighter.

        
 
12 Reasons Not to #BoycottIndiana
2015-03-27 16:49:25 (18 minutes ago) 
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Germanwings pilot reassures passengers with emotional speech
2015-03-27 16:48:28 (19 minutes ago) 
A Germanwings pilot has made an emotional speech before a flight to reassure passengers he would get them home safely.
 
Jockey Joe Talamo hoping War Story is his ticket back to Kentucky Derby
2015-03-27 16:47:38 (20 minutes ago) 
 
Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race
2015-03-27 16:47:04 (20 minutes ago) 
Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.
 
Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'
2015-03-27 16:46:55 (21 minutes ago) 
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda."
 
Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?
2015-03-27 16:46:53 (21 minutes ago) 
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
 
NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line
2015-03-27 16:46:52 (21 minutes ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says someone may have "inappropriately accessed" a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people.
 
The Wall Street Journal: University of Oklahoma says racist chant learned at fraternity leadership event
2015-03-27 16:45:30 (22 minutes ago) 
A chant that referenced the lynching of black people, became part of the “institutionalized culture” of the University of Oklahoma’s SAE chapter, where it was taught to new initiates as part of the pledge process.
 
The Wars
2015-03-27 16:44:50 (23 minutes ago) 
The war has, directly or indirectly, killed around one million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan. Not included in this figure are further war zones such as Yemen. The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware. ... And this is only a conservative estimate. The true tally, they add, could be more than two million.
 
500 Days of Kristin, Day 61: Almond Butter Cookie Plotline REVEALED
2015-03-27 16:44:01 (24 minutes ago) 

Almost 9 weeks ago, former Laguna Beach start Kristin Cavallari commenced miserable toil on her debut book, which she has chosen to call Balancing on Heels. At the time, she stated the tome would encompass "really just everything in my life." Today, we can finally reveal the first confirmed part of "everything."

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Man dies after jump from burning building
2015-03-27 16:41:36 (26 minutes ago) 

One person died after jumping from a burning building on Apjones Street in Northside.

        
 
Weekend preview: 11 fun things to do, without traffic hassles
2015-03-27 16:41:19 (26 minutes ago) 
A list of events in Seattle’s far-flung neighborhoods, March 27-19, 2015.
 
UW gets approval to perform face transplants
2015-03-27 16:41:19 (26 minutes ago) 
The University of Washington Medical Center has been approved to start performing face transplants, hand transplants and more by the federal contractor that oversees organ donation in the U.S.
 
Viggo Mortensen stars in amazing puzzle picture 'Jauja'
2015-03-27 16:40:59 (27 minutes ago) 
 
Pa. town using signs to shame residents into cutting lawns
2015-03-27 16:40:52 (27 minutes ago) 
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A councilwoman in a small Pennsylvania borough says they're wrong for approving a form of public shaming to make sure residents cut their lawns this summer.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-27 16:40:23 (27 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Harry Reid's complicated legacy
2015-03-27 16:40:19 (27 minutes ago) 
 
LZ: Indiana's anti-LGBT law a preview for 2016?
2015-03-27 16:40:16 (27 minutes ago) 
Barney Frank, to say the least, knows his way around politics. In a Chicago appearance recently, the retired congressman had the sold-out crowd at the Center on Halsted well entertained as he detailed his 45-year journey in public service.
 
Critical ocean circulation in Atlantic appears to have slowed
2015-03-27 16:40:08 (27 minutes ago) 

If ocean circulation has an Achilles’ heel, it’s the North Atlantic. Here, salty surface water from the south cools, becoming dense enough to mix with the deep water below. Once in the deep, it turns to make a return journey southward. This mixing is a delicate balance—dump enough lower-salinity water at the surface, and it can become too buoyant to sink. That slows, and can even halt, the great conveyor belt of circulation that carries warm surface water around.

This conveyor belt, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC for those who don’t want to have to say that all the time), is unlikely to shut down any time soon. (It’s certainly not going to happen The Day After Tomorrow…) But while the last IPCC report judged a shutdown to be “very unlikely” this century, climate models consistently predict that the AMOC would slow down in the neighborhood of 12 to 52 percent by 2100, provided “business as usual” greenhouse gas emissions.

So what has the AMOC done in recent decades, given the warming we’ve already experienced? It’s hard to say. We don’t have a continuous record of this circulation, in part because it isn’t the easiest thing to measure. Studies that have tried to assess the recent past using one indicator or another have produced conflicting results, with some suggesting a slowdown and others seeing no signs of change. Real monitoring has only been in place since 2004. It shows a small decrease, but the time period is too short to know if that’s just natural variability.

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Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry will be visiting Cincinnati on March 31.

        
 
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The next TV election debate will be messy. Just like Britain’s politics
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 
Many wanted a Miliband-Cameron clash, but the upcoming seven-leader contest will better reflect Britain as it is

It was just like old times. Jeremy Paxman was back where he belongs, on the television toying with politicians for sport, making the prime minister and leader of the opposition look like cubs who’d recklessly wandered into the den of an aged lion – one who had not lost his appetite for raw meat.

The not-quite-a-debate was a throwback to politics the way it used to be: two men, two parties

We have begun to speak of not one election but at least five, each with its own shape and dynamic

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US and Russian astronauts blast off on history-making space trip
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko head to the International Space Station for year-long mission, anticipating Mars expeditions that would last two to three years

The American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko have blasted off to begin a year away from Earth.

Gennady Padalka of Russia is also riding in the Soyuz spacecraft; he is scheduled for the standard six-month tour of duty aboard the International Space Station.

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NewsWatch: Investors fly away from U.S. stock funds at a rate last seen in 2009
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Writing Lessons: Philip Gourevitch Is a Bad Blogger
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Philip Gourevitch took to the New Yorker blog yesterday to publish some words about the Germanwings crash. The resulting blog post is very bad—so bad it is worth taking as a case study in how not to do aggregation.

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Apple is Hitler, tech CEO alludes
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Technically Incorrect: In a bizarre image posted by CEO of Chinese company that's about to launch a smartphone, Apple is portrayed by Hitler with an Apple logo in place of the swastika.






 
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Conservatives under pressure to come clean on £12bn benefit cuts
2015-03-27 16:50:44 (17 minutes ago) 

The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms

The potential Conservative welfare cuts set out in the leaked Whitehall documents demonstrate the huge risks awaiting any administration that seeks, as the Tories have promised, to cut billions from the social security budget in the next parliament.

On the whole these cuts – insofar as they are adopted or achievable – will impact on the very groups the coalition has tried so far to protect from its five years of welfare reforms: “hard-working families”, disabled people who cannot work, and carers who spend their lives caring for chronically ill loved ones.

Related: Potential Conservative welfare cuts revealed in leaked emails

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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
2015-03-27 16:50:32 (17 minutes ago) 
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How will Germanwings crash affect aviation industry?
2015-03-27 16:49:37 (18 minutes ago) 

The Lufthansa Group, which includes Germanwings, announced it will require two authorized crew members in the cockpit of its flights at all times. The decision comes following a plane that crashed in the French Alps reportedly by the co-pilot.

        
 
Catholic bishops demand Obama release illegal immigrant families
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Catholic and Lutheran bishops on Friday urged the federal government to release illegal immigrant families who have been detained awaiting deportation, saying it is "shameful" for the federal government to keep them in detention.

The religious leaders visited the new facility the Obama administration opened in Dilley, Texas, to hold ...

 
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Dear Baz: Mate, you asked us to dare to dream. We did.
 
When I touch my girlfriend with my cold hands, I am literally taking energy from her for myself. Like a supervillain.
2015-03-27 16:47:35 (20 minutes ago) 
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The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims
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8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)
 
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Media photograph the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft as it launches to the International Space Station with Expedition 43 NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) onboard at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday, March 27, 2015 (March 28 Kazakh time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
 
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FATCA Repeal Fails
 
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Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye
2015-03-27 16:41:23 (26 minutes ago) 

A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors.

The post Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye appeared first on WIRED.








 
Punch Brothers know how to play music — and a room
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King Donuts co-owner says target of probe was customer
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Oklahoma Reports First Measles Case in 18 Years
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Oklahoma has its first confirmed measles case since 1997, state health officials reported Friday.
 
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Unrest, violence mars Arab Spring aftermath
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What happened to Arab Spring?
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Man beaten on MetroLink train after attacker asks him about Michael Brown, police say
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St. Louis-area members of Congress votes for March 23-27
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Votes on budget, same-sex spousal benefits, sick leave 
 
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Four new employees join Enquirer staff
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Four new employees have joined the Enquirer newsroom during the past month.

        
 
Alabama cop indicted on federal charges in rough arrest
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Video shows the 57-year-old grandfather from India being slammed to the ground face first.

       
 
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Court upholds conviction of New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about Rwanda genocide
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NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line
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TIL Thomas Beecham described the Harpsichord as sounding like "two skeletons copulating on a tin roof". Have you got any other weird but spot on descriptions of sound?
2015-03-27 16:27:42 (40 minutes ago) 

I thought Beecham's description of the sound a Harpsichord makes was brilliant. Would love to hear more descriptions like this.

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Officials Discover Body Inside Wall
2015-03-27 16:25:50 (42 minutes ago) 
Building inspector discovers human body sealed inside wall of Warren, Ohio. Danielle Cotterman reports.






 
Slack discloses breach amid $160 Million fundraise
2015-03-27 16:25:34 (42 minutes ago) 
Hackers have accessed user data that may include messages sent between users, Slack says.
 
Interstate 4 closure, detour scheduled Sunday
2015-03-27 16:25:28 (42 minutes ago) 
 
15-year-old American CiCi Bellis wins in Miami, could face Serena Williams next
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 
American teen CiCi Bellis wins 6-2, 6-1 over Zarina Diyas in MiamiBellis broke out at US Open, where she lost to Diyas in second roundNow 15-year-old could face world No1 Serena Williams in next match

Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she’s ready to take on the best of the pros – Serena Williams.

Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year’s US Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1.

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Blue Angel
2015-03-27 16:21:00 (47 minutes ago) 

In 2012, Alan Siegel profiled Duke walk-on and all-around good guy Ron Burt. His article is reprinted below.

Also in Slate, Josh Levin and Jim Pagels detail the 18 most hateable moments in Duke basketball history.

 
Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race
2015-03-27 16:20:54 (47 minutes ago) 
Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.
 
Oklahoma Inquiry Traces Racist Song to National Gathering of Fraternity
2015-03-27 16:20:54 (47 minutes ago) 
David L. Boren, the university president, says his campus’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members learned the song on a cruise four years ago.
 
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2015-03-27 16:20:51 (47 minutes ago) 
 
Search underway at East Village blast site for 2 missing men
2015-03-27 16:20:50 (47 minutes ago) 
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Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo: Here are our top picks for things to see, do and eat
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Eight exciting things to see, do and eat at the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo at the Cleveland Convention Center.
 
Mark Kelly: My Twin Brother's Spending a Year in Space
2015-03-27 17:06:16 (1 minutes ago) 
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korienko will spend close to a year at the International Space Station.
 
Martin Rowson on the launch of Labour’s election campaign – cartoon
2015-03-27 17:04:27 (3 minutes ago) 

Ed Miliband kicks off campaign with vow Labour would cap profits of private health companies

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Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold
2015-03-27 17:01:22 (6 minutes ago) 

Two companies today announced new 3D NAND technology that stacks layers of flash cells vertically to increase density.

The post Storage Breakthrough Will Improve SSD Capacity Tenfold appeared first on WIRED.








 
Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race
2015-03-27 17:01:03 (6 minutes ago) 
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2015-03-27 17:00:55 (7 minutes ago) 
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Watch: Restaurant Owner Smelled Gas Before NYC Building Explosion
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said a gas explosion appears to be the cause of the East Village fire that destroyed three buildings and injured 22, though an investigation is still ongoing.
 
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2015-03-27 17:00:02 (8 minutes ago) 
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2015-03-27 16:49:36 (18 minutes ago) 

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to have season-ending surgery
2015-03-27 16:48:58 (19 minutes ago) 
Reigning MVP will have surgery next week to deal with fractured bone in footThunder star had been expected back in February until he had complicationsTeam says Durant will return to basketball activities within four to six months

Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday.

Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in October. He had been healing well, but in late February, he had a procedure to replace a screw that was rubbing up against another bone and causing discomfort.

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Air Force launches Minuteman missile from California base in 2nd test in less than a week
2015-03-27 16:48:26 (19 minutes ago) 
 
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
 
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2015-03-27 16:46:55 (21 minutes ago) 
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Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'
2015-03-27 16:46:53 (21 minutes ago) 
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda."
 
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2015-03-27 16:45:49 (22 minutes ago) 
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Many retailers want you to like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and are talking about opening smaller stores, but not Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.
 
Conservatives under pressure to come clean on £12bn benefit cuts
2015-03-27 16:44:24 (23 minutes ago) 

The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms

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Liftoff! A Year in Space Begins
2015-03-27 16:41:20 (26 minutes ago) 
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House Dems: Raise $1.5 billion with taxes, but drop Inslee polluter plan
2015-03-27 16:41:19 (26 minutes ago) 
House Democrats propose to raise $1.5 billion in new revenue over the next two years to pay for education and social service spending. A capital-gains tax is included in their budget plan — but not the governor’s proposed tax on big carbon polluters.
 
7th heaven: 3 Sibelius masterpieces at Seattle Symphony
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A review of Thursday night’s performance of Jean Sibelius’ 5th, 6th and 7th symphonies, closing out the orchestra’s monthlong salute to the composer with principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
 
In Mexico, Firing of Carmen Aristegui Highlights Rising Pressures on News Media
2015-03-27 16:40:55 (27 minutes ago) 
Many believe Ms. Aristegui, a leading radio personality, and her team were fired after a report on a mansion built for the president’s wife by a company with lucrative government contracts.
 
'Hero' Driver Helps Students Escape Burning Bus
2015-03-27 16:40:50 (27 minutes ago) 
Two students were treated on the scene after the bus became engulfed in flames in Orange County, California, Friday morning, officials said.
 
Can Jeb Bush win over the Christian right after all?
2015-03-27 16:40:21 (27 minutes ago) 
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Jeb Bush has a problem. He governed Florida as a fierce social conservative, but he's not getting much credit for it with the far-right voters who dominate the Iowa caucus and South Carolina primary, polling only so-so with so-called "values voters" and being the establishment candidate that evangelical and social conservative groups are trying to unite against. Bush could aggressively remind voters of his role in the Terri Schiavo fiasco, or throw some red meat, but his dilemma is that:
The man who famously said that a Republican must be willing to "lose the primary to win the general" in 2016 wants to court religious voters without taking the kinds of hard-line stands that could hurt him in the general election. He knows that wooing the evangelical base generally involves talking (and talking some more) about polarizing issues—abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage, to name a few—in ways that risk alienating the broader electorate come November. Bush wants to avoid that. But he also needs Christian conservatives' votes to get to November in the first place. Bush may have some secret strength here. While what we're hearing about in the news and polls is mostly social conservative suspicion of him, National Journal reports that:
In fact, powerful Christian conservatives are operating what amounts to a stealth campaign on Bush's behalf. Some are old allies from the Florida days; others are holdovers from George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns. Some are both, including Ralph Reed, president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a longtime friend of Jeb's who served as Southeast regional chairman of George W.'s 2004 reelection effort (and thus practically lived in Florida). Multiple GOP sources say that Reed has been urging Jeb Bush for several years to make a 2016 run and spoke with him recently to game out the campaign. Like many of the organizations that Bush's supporters lead, Reed's coalition demands impartiality from its leaders, so Reed can't openly back his man—unless, as some suspect will happen, Reed ultimately decides to join the campaign officially. (Reed declined to comment for this story.)

While the candidate isn't hitting the hustings to woo rank-and-file Christian voters, he's been busy surreptitiously building a formidable coalition of socially conservative luminaries.

Bush has met with a laundry list of such luminaries, and is reportedly making a good impression. Whether that will translate into endorsements—or at least neutrality—is another question, especially if Bush remains unwilling to throw the red meat publicly as well as privately. But if that happens, it would seriously shake up the establishment vs. far-right Republican primary dynamic that's been shaping up so far.
 
Indiana's religious freedom law: What you need to know
2015-03-27 16:40:17 (27 minutes ago) 
 
Delray's West Atlantic Avenue to receive more attention from city agency
2015-03-27 16:40:11 (27 minutes ago) 
Delray's West Atlantic Avenue district is going through a renaissance that many residents say is long overdue.
 
Battle of Missouri beers in newspaper bracket
2015-03-27 16:40:03 (27 minutes ago) 
It's an all-state final
 
Report: Rep. Tammy Duckworth to run for Illinois Senate
2015-03-27 16:30:45 (37 minutes ago) 

Congresswoman and Iraq War veteran is set to announce Senate candidacy by video on Monday.

       
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on Mexico’s Climate Announcement
2015-03-27 16:30:12 (37 minutes ago) 

The U.S. welcomes the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submission by President Peña Nieto earlier today and applauds Mexico for being the first major emerging economy to formally submit its INDC.  Mexico is setting an example for the rest of the world by submitting an INDC that is timely, clear, ambitious, and supported by robust, unconditional policy commitments.  In particular, Mexico’s target to peak its emissions by 2026 and drive them down thereafter is a landmark step in the global transition to a low-carbon economy.  Mexico’s submission is in keeping with the Lima Decision calling on all parties to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions well in advance of COP21 in Paris this December. We hope that Mexico’s actions will encourage other economies to submit INDCs that are ambitious, timely, transparent, detailed, and achievable.

 
Fatal jump from burning Northside building
2015-03-27 16:30:11 (37 minutes ago) 

One person died after jumping from a burning building on Apjones Street in Northside.

        
 
Official: Deaths of children in freezer ruled homicides
2015-03-27 16:29:43 (38 minutes ago) 

Their mother, Mitchelle Blair, is being held on child abuse charges.

       
 
Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked
2015-03-27 16:29:17 (38 minutes ago) 
Now's a good to enable two-factor auth, says biz chat startup

Workplace chat app Slack, popular among West Coast startup hipsters among others, has been hacked, its makers said today.…

 
Nearly 100 get food poisoning from 'food source,' but officials won't say what caused it
2015-03-27 16:28:33 (39 minutes ago) 
 
Google Loses Ruling In Safari Tracking Case
2015-03-27 16:28:19 (39 minutes ago) 
mpicpp sends this report from CNET: The floodgates are now open for UK users to sue Google over privacy violations tied to tracking cookies. In a landmark ruling, the UK's Court of Appeal has dismissed Google's request to prevent British Web users from suing the company over tracking cookies and privacy violations. The decision was announced Friday, according to the BBC. In spite of default privacy settings and user preferences — including an opt-out of consent to be tracked by cookies — Google's tracking cookies gathered information on Safari browser users for nine months in 2011 and 2012.

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Best cosplay ever!
2015-03-27 16:27:40 (40 minutes ago) 
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Stanford University reports allegations of cheating by students
2015-03-27 16:25:36 (42 minutes ago) 
Stanford University is investigating allegations of academic cheating by students during the recent winter quarter, according to University Provost John Etchemendy.
 
Millions of Americans work successfully with mental illness
2015-03-27 16:25:34 (42 minutes ago) 
Nearly one in five Americans say they’ve experienced mental illness at some point in their life.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-27 16:23:14 (44 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Better Call Saul's Vince Gilligan: 'We want to reward the fans'
2015-03-27 16:21:05 (46 minutes ago) 

Breaking Bad creator spoke during a panel in LA and revealed how fans of the AMC spinoff are at the heart of his creative decisions

The creator of Better Call Saul has promised to “reward” fans by staying true to the canon established by Breaking Bad.

“The folks who watch this show … they deserve to be rewarded for their strict attention,” creator Vince Gilligan told an audience at the Cary Grant Theater in Los Angeles, at a panel screening of the penultimate episode on Thursday night.

Related: Has Better Call Saul lived up to expectations?

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Meerkat and Periscope Aren’t Changing the News
2015-03-27 16:21:00 (47 minutes ago) 

When an explosion occurred in lower Manhattan on Thursday, the usual coterie of reporters, photographers, and camera people rushed to the scene. I know this because there was another class of observers with them—regular people, using their smartphones to stream the event, live and unmediated, to the Internet. Quickly, pundits in the tech press proclaimed we were witnessing the birth of a new kind of news. This form of video distribution, Owen Williams argued in Next Web, “is absolutely going to change the way news is viewed and created.” If he’s right, that change isn’t a welcome one.

 
Shiite Militias in Iraq Back Off Boycott Over U.S. Strikes on ISIS
2015-03-27 16:20:54 (47 minutes ago) 
A message of support from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a religious leader in Iraq, apparently has the militias cooperating with the U.S. role.
 
New app for women in danger launched
2015-03-27 16:20:51 (47 minutes ago) 
Pilot project comes in 11 languages
 
Police surround home with bomb threat suspect, woman inside
2015-03-27 16:20:51 (47 minutes ago) 
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man wanted by a federal marshal's task force has surrendered without incident and was escorted out of a western Pennsylvania home in handcuffs by state police, about eight hours after he first refused to come out.
 
Ted Cruz supporters leaving 'vulgar' messages for Pete King
2015-03-27 16:20:50 (47 minutes ago) 
Rep. Pete King says his office has been barraged with "vulgar, rabid" phone calls this week after his attacks on Ted Cruz.






 
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