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Research Grants at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University

Research Grants at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University From the FLP mailbox: The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library...Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Nation Status of Jerusalem

M y children were born in Jerusalem—to be precise, in West Jerusalem. As dual citizens, they each have an Israeli passport and an American one. In the Israeli documents, their birthplace is listed as Israel. On their U.S. passports, on the line for place of birth, "Jerusalem" appears instead of the name of a country. Show More Summary

All Three Kansas Abortion Clinics Support Greg Orman Over Pro-Life Pat Roberts

Kansans are facing a a pivotal choice for the U.S. Senate: incumbent pro-life GOP Senator Pat Roberts versus pro-abortion multimillionaire Greg Orman. Orman was unknown to Kansans before he bought over a million dollars in TV ads this summer denigrating Washington’s “gridlock” politics, and offering to end it. Show More Summary

UNICEF USA Must Reads

A weekly roundup of UNICEF issues in the news. (October 31, 2014)

Short Climate Change Program Sparks Viewers

We Americans could use “a population shift in knowledge and positive engagement in the issue of climate change,” as environmental scientist  and media guru Anthony Leiserowitz and colleagues have characterized it. While people and governments...Show More Summary

Meet the Amazon tribespeople who beat Chevron in court — but are still fighting for clean water

With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics.

Spillover #22

Time for our twenty-second #spillover thread. Some reminders: 1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions. 2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

Turn your last-minute Halloween costume into an environmental statement

If your artfully glitter-glued pants don’t have a clearly defined political stance, you might as well not go out at all.

With Big Oil on the horizon, this walnut farmer has bigger problems than squirrels

Paul Hain is an organic farmer in San Benito County who is involved in a campaign to raise awareness of the impacts that fracking.

Actress Countess Vaughn opens up about her abortion

I had an unwanted pregnancy. I had just started my TV show, I knew that in black Hollywood a girl having a baby, they’d get rid of you. I had to do something about it. I had to make a decision to get rid of a child for my career… I knew from the jump […] The post Actress Countess Vaughn opens up about her abortion appeared first on Jill Stanek.

Richard Berman, Tobacco To Fossil Fuels

The NYT imes just ran “Hard-Nosed Advice From Veteran Lobbyist: ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty’ - Richard Berman Energy Industry Talk Secretly Taped”. Rick Berman has long been the architect of “public charities” for any client willing to pay. Show More Summary

Super Mario Creator Now Making Movies

See Pikmin in 3-D  Games nintendo Super Mario Bros Pikmin Pikmin Short Movies The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto

Apple CEO Comes Out

A major figure in tech bravely leaves the closet Trending Apple Tim Cook lgbt StartOut

Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Off the Charts

Dystopia still tops at the box office, even three weeks early Film The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One

When Superman Lives Went Down

One of the most talked about unmade movies in recent memory Film Dan Gilroy Superman Lives Nicolas Cage Tim Burton Jon Peters

Seth Rogen Up to Play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs Bio

Sony Steve Jobs bio taking shape as casting talks continue Film Seth Rogen steve jobs Christian Bale Danny Boyle

State inadequately investigates nursing home complaints, audit finds

The California Department of Public Health has failed to effectively investigate nursing home complaints, a state audit released Thursday found, with a total of 11,000 unresolved complaints in its system.

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