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I passed Ph.D. school, everyone! As of October 1st, I am a postdoctoral fellow in Law & International Security at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. The main consequence of this change is that now, instead of saying “I’m… Continue Reading ?

Marco Rubio: I skipped ‘show votes’ to defund Planned Parenthood

The Florida senator said no further progress can be made until the nation elected a Republican president.

Ringling Won’t Be in the Northwest Anytime Soon

Ringling Bros. has announced that it will not bring its shows to the Pacific Northwest for at least a couple of years. Is the public finally fed up with... The post Ringling Won’t Be in the Northwest Anytime Soon appeared first on P...

Referendum papers filed on assisted suicide law

 A day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing assisted suicides for the terminally ill in California, opponents filed papers to seek a referendum to overturn the measure on the November 2016 ballot. A group called Seniors Against Suicide filed papers with the state attorney general’s office...

Rob Manfred Q&A: topics range from Dodgers TV debacle to Pete Rose

In the final week of the regular season, as teams jockeyed for postseason invitations and playoff seedings, Rob Manfred headed to Mexico. The commissioner is looking abroad to find baseball’s next great growth markets. In 2016, Major League Baseball will open an office in Mexico City and play World...

Prescription firm agrees to cover pricey new cholesterol drugs -- for some

The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager said it will cover two new cholesterol drugs -- including one by Amgen Inc. -- that offer a valuable alternative to statins but carry a steep price. Express Scripts Inc., a St. Louis company that helps employers manage the costs of prescription drugs,...

After Sony hack, Justice Department creates office to help companies stop cyberattacks

North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last November was a “catalyzing event” that pushed the U.S. government to bulk up protections for corporations against nation-state cyberattacks, a top Department of Justice official said. “We had started to move to confront the cyber espionage...

This salad brought to you by … a vegetable factory?

A new "vegetable factory" planned near Kyoto will be the world's first farmer-free farm.

Judge Rules Pro-Life Group Can Send Unreleased Videos of Aborted Baby Sales to Congress

A federal judge ruled today that the pro-life group behind the shocking Planned Parenthood videos can provide unreleased video footage to Congress. The judge has prevented the Center for Medical Policy from releasing some additional videos publicly because they contain footage of employees of the National Abortion Federation, a trade group that was caught along […]

Lawsuit over DuPont Teflon-making chemical C8 goes to jury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The first lawsuit against DuPont by a cancer patient who claims her disease was linked to a chemical used in the making of Teflon went to jurors at a U.S. federal court in Ohio on Tuesday after three weeks of testimony.

Peaceful pro-life grandma Linda Gibbons to remain in jail while Crown decides next move

Gibbons has spent a total of 10 years, eight months and one week in jail for her peaceful pro-life witness.

Marco Rubio supports selling the morning after pill over-the-counter

'I support the morning after pill being available over the counter – and I certainly support them being made available immediately for rape victims,' he said.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker DesertRose: "Do you remember the first adult (as in 'not written for kids,' not as in 'sexy') book you read? If so, what was it? How old were you? Have you re-read it in more recent years?"I'm sure this wasn't actually the first "grown-up" book that I read, but the first one I can remember is Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Show More Summary

Nutrition Spotlight: Butternut Squash. Cheap and Easy to Find, But Will You Really Cook It?

Butternut squash is cheap and easy to find. But will you really take the time to peel and cook it? Maybe. If you read this first you might. The post Nutrition Spotlight: Butternut Squash. Cheap and Easy to Find, But Will You Really Cook It? appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Watch Stephen Colbert apologize for Whole Foods’ future missteps

Whole Foods has made its fair share of blunders this year, creating a situation ripe for comedy.

Her Mom Just Died Of Brain Cancer, But Here’s Why She Opposed Assisted Suicide

In 2014, Maggie Karner wrote terminally ill cancer patient Brittany Maynard a letter urging her to reconsider her decision to legally commit suicide under Oregon’s assisted suicide provision. Maggie explained that she too was diagnosed with a glioblastoma grade IV brain tumor and given a terminal diagnosis. However, unlike Maynard, she was adamantly against assisted […]

Texas Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics

On September 3, NRL News Today posted a story outlining how a coalition of Texas abortion providers had appealed to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to hear a challenge to portions of Texas’ omnibus pro-life bill HB 2. Their request was prompted by last June’s decision by a three-judge panel of 5th Circuit Court […]

Michigan providing water filters in Flint after high lead readings

DETROIT (Reuters) - Michigan on Tuesday began distributing free water filters to residents of Flint, a week after confirming that some children had elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city began taking water from a nearby river.

Some of the biggest banks are cutting how much they lend to coal companies

Citigroup and ANZ announced they will slice their lending to coal mining operations and dirty coal plants. Do they go far enough?

This Fu@#ing Guy

[Content Note: Guns.]Your Republican front runner, on why he's changed his mind and now believes assault weapons should be legal: Donald Trump, on the telephone with CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo, who keeps trying to interrupt Trump but Trump...Show More Summary

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