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4 bodies in Ohio house fire where 3 children were visiting grandma

4 bodies found in home where kids visited grandma http://t.co/tO1ZM7wbjH pic.twitter.com/Z9AJwswwRQ — WKBN 27 First News (@WKBN) December 26, 2014

Clueless Sierra Club Activist Doesn’t Know Facts About Flaring In North Dakota

The problem with environmental activists – at least the political sort who show up the most often in stories about energy development – is that the only thing which will ever satisfy them is a complete halt to fossil fuel energy development. Case in point, the State of North Dakota has made some very positive...

Blind Dog Falls 15 Stories, Lands in Hot Tub

A partially blind 13-year-old Boston terrier named Sam fell 15 stories from a high-rise apartment and landed in a hot tub Monday. The dog was found treading water in the tub by workers who heard the splash. Sam suffered suffered several fractures to his pelvis, five rib fractures and a cut but is walking and expected to recover in six to eight weeks. Show More Summary

In Police-Civilian Encounters, Your Eyes May Be Your Worst Enemy

Dan Kahan flags a recent bit of research about motivated reasoning as a "run-away winner" in the contest for coolest study of the year. That might be a stretch, but it is pretty interesting. Basically, it's about whether police bodycams will help resolve disputes about what really happened in encounters between cops and civilians. Show More Summary

How the GOP presidential candidates will talk about Obamacare

One of my favorite factoids from the 2012 presidential race emerged when Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax return. There may not have been much scandalous contained therein, but Romney’s sources of income were so varied and intricate that the return ran to a mind-boggling 379 pages. And it’s starting to appear that Jeb Bush […]

Face Of The Day

Heidi Woodman‘s project Gold Fever examines the Ghanaian gold industry. She describes the country’s relationship with gold as “complex and paradoxical”: On the one hand, the industry is crucial to the health of the country’s formal economy. But on the other, production of the precious metal has had devastating long-term effects on the environment. This […]

The Party of Big Money Remains

Despite their 3:1 cash advantage, the Jackasses were still buried by the 2014 Mid Term Landslide.

A Possible Explanation For Texas Insanity

Okay, so you guys keep asking why Texas is so crazy. Hell, where else could Louie Gohmert get elected and Rick Perry be considered a hot presidential prospect? Well, customer Rick may have found the answer. He was thumbing though old...Show More Summary

Klayman And Sheriff Arpaio Lawsuit Against Obama Thrown Out Of Court

Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attempt to sue President Obama over immigration has been foiled. “The plaintiff’s case raises important questions regarding the impact of illegal immigration on this Nation, but the questions amount to generalized grievances which are not proper for the Judiciary to address,” Judge Beryl Howell wrote in a Tuesday ruling… [...]

Friday Open Thread

First up – global warming hoax update: Arctic sea ice has reached the largest December extent in a decade. Government experts will of course not acknowledge this, because their funding and reputations depend on a misinformed public and Congress. Here in Las Vegas, there is a chance we’ll have a light dusting of global warming […]

A Ghostly Christmas

Observed on Corcoran Street, between 13th and 14th, Logan Circle:

'The Interview' Makes $1 Million at Box Office

The Interview banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend. "The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theaters...Show More Summary

PROTESTERS PLAN MARCH & RALLY in Brooklyn During Funeral of Slain Officer Rafael Ramos

On Saturday afternoon two New York City police officers were shot and killed execution style in Brooklyn. The police officers were sitting in their car when the gunman shot them. New York City Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were … Continue reading ?

Imperialist Food Coverage

I know The Economist has its roots in the British imperialist world. And I also know that the Chinese eat enough pork to play a not small role in global environmental degradation. However, an article on how Chinese pork consumption “is a danger to the world” that does not mention how European and European settler […]

Worst Flooding In Decades Forces Evacuation Of More Than 100,000 Malaysians

Five people have been killed in what the government is calling the worst flooding in more than 30 years. The post Worst Flooding In Decades Forces Evacuation Of More Than 100,000 Malaysians appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Walmart workers: 'No one should have to choose between keeping their job and keeping their baby'

Walmart likes to bill itself as a family friendly company, but this is the reality workers face at the moment they can't possibly prevent their work and their family from overlapping. Family friendly it ain't. Add that to wages too low...Show More Summary

Skin Cells Used To Create Artificial Sperm And Eggs

This work by scientists can help those with infertility and advance understanding of age-related diseases. Researchers in Cambridge made the early-stage sex cells by culturing human embryonic stem cells under carefully-controlled conditions for a week. They followed the success by showing that the same procedure can convert adult skin tissue into precursors for sperm and [...]

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