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Scientists Drop Rational Jargon & UNLOAD About Climate Change

Researchers have been using all this fancy science jargon like "human influence," "observed warming" and "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" to describe the devastating effects of global warming on the Earth, making it that much easier for big corporations, government officials and other naysayers to deny that the planet is indeed warming. Show More Summary

Back-To-School Charlotte 2014 - Community Events

It's back-to-school time in Charlotte, as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students officially say goodbye to summer, and return to learning on Monday, August 25. Below is a handful of great community initiatives (of which I know organizers...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Ten Tips for Driving in Britain as a Tourist

I’m not a faint-hearted driver. I drove a cab for five years. I’ve backed down two-way roads that weren’t much wider than my car and where the land fell away on both sides. But the first time I drove in Britain left me with white knuckles—and some bits of advice. Show More Summary

Super PAC, Seven-Figure Donations Could Bolster A Karen Lewis Mayoral Run

Karen Lewis said she'll announce a mayoral run when she's ready. Maybe some heavy campaign contributions will speed up the timetable. [ more › ]

San Bernardino police officer critically injured in gun battle is ID'd

The San Bernardino police training officer critically wounded during a gun battle early Friday was identified as Gabriel Garcia and is the son of a captain on the force, officials said.

I Think I Got Crabs

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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Mark David Chapman Is Up For Parole, Again

It's been two years since John Lennon's killer was up for parole, and now he's facing the board again. Mark David Chapman's original sentence was for 20 years to life, and since being put behind bars in 1981 he's been up for parole (now) eight times. [ more › ]

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Owner could earn double $12M investment in 1 year

The owner of a vacant, four-story brick building on West 21st Street in Chelsea has put the property on the market, where it will likely fetch north of $30 million, a multiple of what the owner paid... To view the full story, click the title link.

People Should Stop Mountain Climbing

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rumo/Shutterstock GRAVITY The widow-maker. ...or people who mountain climb should stop having families and friends, and definitely stop proposing to other people. From the Seattle Times: My esteemed colleague David Schmader suggestsShow More Summary

Skateraid Still Looking for Volunteers For Its Final Year

Cathy sends in this announcement… SkaterAid 2014 Sunday, Sept. 28, 2pm – 7pm East Decatur Station (College Avenue, near the Avondale Marta Station)  The 10th annual SkaterAid 2014 Skate & Music Festival at East Decatur Station is a fundraising event for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children and honor the life of Ian Wochatz. There […]

The Obscure Menace of the Interior

I find language unstable. If I repeat the word "both" enough in my head, or hiss to myself the word "simple" so many times it slides into the word "impulse," the meanings of the words dissolve, and they assume a flat strangeness. I can't pull them back from nonsense. And yet I do not have this problem with rocks, or trees, or soil, or water. Show More Summary

Harry Reid apologizes for jokes at Asian American function

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insensitive and off-color remarks, apologized Friday for a pair of jokes he made before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.

This Week in Republican Minority Outreach

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock "As long as there's a Rick Perry, I will never be the dumbest Republican to talk about immigration." 1. Rand Paul, who on the one hand talks about the importance of minority outreach for the Republican...Show More Summary

The Best Places To Eat In Chicago When Good Is Good Enough

We aren't going to go out of our way to go to these places, but we are glad they are there. [ more › ]

Noni's, Pizzeria Vesuvius, other Downtown-area businesses to receive façade improvement grants

Facelifts are in the works for 20 commercial buildings in the greater Downtown area that will be funded with the help of $3 million in façade improvement grants, Invest Atlanta announced this week. They include Noni's Bar and Deli, Pizzeria Vesuvius, and some of the neighborhoods' coolest buildings.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

San Mateo man robs girl of $1, gets 2 years in prison

A San Mateo man was sentenced this week to two years in prison for using an airsoft pellet gun to rob a 16-year-old girl of $1.

Fitbit tells Schumer it doesn't sell personal data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. San Francisco-based... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say

Most everyone by now has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but two men in drought-stricken California are trying push a message of water conservation by using dirt instead. As in, dumping a bucket of dirt on their heads.

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