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Live Coverage: EWA 2016

The annual Education Writers Association conference is taking place over the next few days in Boston, so there will be a bunch of livetweeting using the #ewa16 hashtag. For example: #ewa16 Tweets

Congress: Pentagon, Let Troops Have Their Own Personal Sidearms on Bases

This could prevent another Fort Hood-style shooting if military servicemembers are armed on base. Photo by U.S. Army Europe Images

Seattle Tidbits from the Metro LRP

This past Monday, Zach introduced STB riders to Metro’s new Long Range Plan.  The plan sets forth an ambitious series of large-scale goals for Metro. Most prominently, it brings truly frequent service (15 minutes or better, daytime and early evenings) within a 10-minute walk of 70 percent of King County residents.  While the plan is considerably […]

How Big Data Creates False Confidence

Topic: Technology In the case of language and culture, big data showed up in a big way in 2011, when Google released its Ngrams tool. Announced with fanfare in the journal Science, Google Ngrams allowed users to search for short phrases...Show More Summary

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at Yale: Search Engines and Free Speech

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Heather M. Whitney & Robert Mark Simpson: Search Engines and Free Speech Coverage Discussant: Heidi Kitrosser: Are search engine results covered by the 1A? Larger question of how we decide what’s salient is part of the paper. Survey relevant 1A case law about algorithms & results. Show More Summary

Prince Figures Prominently in MTV Podcast Network Rollout

Alex Pappademas, Wesley Morris, Ana Marie Cox, Jane Coaston and more.

That’s A Wrap!

Restaurant | Melbourne, VIC, Australia Categories: At The Checkout Food & Drink Funny Names Language & Words Tags: Restaurant "Don't pretend like I don't know how rolls work." (Read more...) The post That’s A Wrap! appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

We Are One New Jersey and Union County Celebrate Newly Confirmed U.S. Citizens

The road to U.S. citizenship is rarely easy. For those who complete the journey, the sense of reward and accomplishment is unparalleled. On April 27, a ceremony was held in honor of more than 100 new American citizens who were joined by their friends and family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, at an event sponsored by Union County and We Are One New Jersey.

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Traveling Band • Brand Your Music • Make Money From Your Music On YouTube • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at details to go over with your manager pre-tour, how to brand you music with a domain name, make money from it off YouTube, and more. Rachelle Wilber | Traveling Band - Touring Details to Go Over With Your Manager Jeff Sass | Brand...

WTNH Teams Up with College to Win Murrow Award

The students did research and interviews, then built a website

Environmental Impact Statement Released for Washington State Export Terminal

On Friday, Cowlitz County, Washington and the Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, a planned export terminal for...

Joseph Imperato; phony wounded sailor

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on this Joseph Imperato fellow. He is a Navy veteran of more than ten years. He was a radioman on submarines, the USS Francis Scott Key, the USS Andrew Jackson and the USS San Juan; Somehow, the Military Order of the Purple Heart got the idea […]

Wayne Simmons, Navy and CIA pretender pleads guilty to fraud

Someone sent us a link to the news that Wayne Simmons, the Fox News commentator who claimed that the CIA recruited him from the Navy decades ago, pleaded guilty to fraud in a courtroom the other day; “Wayne Simmons is a convicted felon with no military or intelligence experience,” said Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney […]

More Ineffectual “Sabre-Rattling” by Lil’ Kim

Well, the results of the Dork of NorK’ s latest episode of sabre-rattling have been released.  And it again looks like the “man” is probably going to need to have a public execution or two to soothe his injured feelings. Three days ago, Emmentaler-boi’s missile minions conducted two tests of the Musudan – North Korea’s […]

Saturday morning feel good stories

Cactivet and Top Kone send us our first story this morning from Sultan, Washington an 80-year-old woman found an intruder standing over her injured 75-year-old husband with a knife. The 80-year-old retreated to her bedroom closet and dug out her handgun, returned to her injured husband and ventilated the 25-year-old intruder. He was DRT (dead […]

Shooting in Self-Defense Denies the Perpetrator a Right to a Fair Trial, Writer Claims

The article in the Huffington Post entitled, “A Revision on the Bill of Rights Part III” claims that self-defense shooting acts deny people a right to a fair trial. Huh?!

Bernie Sanders Says He’d Use Dept of Justice to Go After Planned Parenthood Opponents

This isn’t a surprise, considering the Democratic Party refuses to acknowledge the horrors of Gosnell and Planned Parenthood’s abortion tactics. Photo by Nathan Congleton

Men Read Horrible Tweets about Female Journalists in Ad

Two female sports journalists sat through an ad put on which highlighted the rude, vile tweets that females get on social media. It’s worth a watch.  

Amicus: This Is Not Corruption

Listen to Episode 43 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in McDonnell v. United States, an appeal of the 2014 corruption conviction of Virginia’s former governor. Show More Summary

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