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For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options

Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water.

Poor, Misunderstood Chris Christie

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says everyone misunderstood him when he said he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage. The governor, speaking at a Garden State diner,...Show More Summary

Lesbian Woman Victimized by Rape Has No Regrets Not Having an Abortion

(LiveActionNews) — Michelle (not her real name) had lived a life full of pain. Her father had shot and killed himself right before her eyes. And her mother, disagreeing with Michelle’s lifestyle, didn’t speak to her anymore.  Michelle, a lesbian, had a partner whom she cared about. Then one day, a male friend whom she […]

World Polio Day: Celebrating Big Achievements

Thanks to a 26-year effort to eradicate polio, at least 10 million children have been saved from disabilities.

Edward Snowden - Wired

Edward Snowden stirs passions among many across the world. After all, in June of last year he provided classified materials to journalists working with The Guardian and The Washington Post detailing the extent of the U.S. government's mass surveillance practices. As a result, he is now being pursued by the most powerful government in the world. Show More Summary

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola

Five suggestions for parents and educators to keep in mind when explaining Ebola to children.

Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations, they have developed their own versions of...

Sexism in STEM Starts Early—So We Must Combat It Early Too

With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future. Image: Shutterstock The post Sexism in STEM Starts Early—So We Must Combat It Early Too appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Endorsement video: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork tribe build a casino

There's a temptation to view Proposition 48 as a larger statement on Indian gambling in California. But the ballot measure isn't a policy question on off-reservation casinos, it's a referendum on a specific gambling agreement.

What we learned from the Kings' 2-0 victory over the Sabres

There were multiple storylines heading into the Kings game against Buffalo on Thursday night but the usual themes emerged by the time they left with their fifth straight victory. Starting and finishing with the performance of goalie Jonathan Quick.

Some Las Vegas wedding chapels are turning away same-sex couples

Although same-sex marriage became legal on Oct. 9 in Nevada, some Las Vegas wedding chapels are refusing to perform the marriages.

Odds Are, You Are Suspicious

When you get off a train, do you get off ahead of passengers? Or do you get off behind passengers? When you're going on a trip, do you come off as nervous? Or are you an unusually calm traveler? How about if you make a phone call atShow More Summary

'Constantine' haunted by the ghost of a story

Even though John Constantine may not look like most heroes in the DC Universe — his costume is nothing more than a yellow trenchcoat and his constant smoking (at least in the comics) is something Superman would tsk-tsk — he's still one of the most popular. Unfortunately, while...

Why is the U.S. Deporting Families it Should be Protecting

This year, when a large number of families and children arrived in the United States seeking protection, the U.S. government's primary response has been to expand family detention and accelerate deportations. This Monday, the ACLU and...Show More Summary

Keanu Reeves is on fire in 'John Wick,' reviews say

Don't go messing with a man's dog -- especially when the man in question is a hyper-lethal ex-assassin trying to enjoy a quiet retirement. Such is the moral of "John Wick," the new revenge thriller starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Chad Stahelski, a veteran stuntman making his directing...

We Have A Deal: European Union Agrees To Cut Its Climate Emissions 40 Percent By 2030

The European Commission must still propose specific legislation for the European Parliament to pass. But this morning's deal is a sign that the necessary political compromises and understandings are in place. The post We Have A Deal: European Union Agrees To Cut Its Climate Emissions 40 Percent By 2030 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'Interstellar' makes some noise at Hollywood coming-out party

Taylor Swift shut down Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night, shaking it off in a brief concert for Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show.

How a Baby Was Saved Outside a Local Abortion Clinic Will Blow Your Mind

So what does valet parking have to do with saving lives? More than you might expect! You’ll find out in a moment … in a story that shows how creative God can be when using your presence at a 40 Days for Life vigil. You may wonder what you’ll say if someone approaches you to […]

Things I am too hot to care about

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.” –Fox News host Kimberly [...]

Abortion Rights Advocates Launch ‘Circus Disco’ Counter-Protest in New York

Supporters of the clinic have wanted to fight back for a long time, but were waiting for a window of opportunity to take a stand. Image: Courtesy of Anthony Brown The post Abortion Rights Advocates Launch ‘Circus Disco’ Counter-Protest in New York appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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