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A Guide to Thanksgiving Etiquette for Your Dog

Thanksgiving is a celebration of gastronomic excess, with families around the nation sitting in front of plates stacked high with seasonal staples and spilled over with sides. For dogs, this offers an excellent opportunity to get in on the occasion and sneak in an extra snack. Show More Summary

Stigma + Violence = Social Control

"Concerns about institutionalized discrimination in the United States have repeatedly been raised..." — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein The post Stigma + Violence = Social Control appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Why 5-Star 2015 Recruit Trent Thompson Will Make Biggest Impact as a Freshman

The high school football fields of South Georgia are where Trent Thompson crafted a resume that vaulted him into being rated as the nation's top defensive tackle in the 2015 class. The 5-star phenom, who committed to Georgia in August,...Show More Summary

USMNT Year in Review: The Yanks' Highs and Lows of 2014

In 2014 the United States men’s national team scaled a few steps toward the rarefied summit of international soccer. But have they hit a plateau along the way? The national team continued its ascent under Jurgen Klinsmann at the World Cup in Brazil. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure--And More

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for one simple act that set my life's course. Shortly after high school graduation, I picked up an issue of National Geographic magazine with a story about the Coast Guard. I read about dramatic rescues...Show More Summary

Nation’s Largest Food Bank Reduces Portions, Turns Away Needy After Massive Food Stamp Cuts

Food stamp cuts in 2013 erased about 56 million meals' worth of benefit payments to New York City's hungry, driving demand for food bank services in the city so high that the charities had to cut back their offerings and even turn people away. The post Nation’s Largest Food Bank Reduces Portions, Turns Away Needy After Massive Food Stamp Cuts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'The President Will Have Some Deeper Things to Say'

On a night of high national tensions and violence, protestors at the White House were underwhelmed by President Obama's speech about the Ferguson grand jury.

5 College Football Recruits Who Had an Explosive Week

Playoff action is in full swing across the national high school football landscape as state titles and individual legacies hang in the balance. For many standouts, it's the final stretch run before embarking on collegiate careers. As the 2014 campaign creeps to a close, we continue to keep tabs on the top prospects. Show More Summary

U.S. Spent $7.6 billion On Afghanistan Drug War And It’s Worse Than Ever

Update: Afghanistan’s opium poppies have hit another high in 2014: Poppy cultivation is up 7 percent and estimated opium production is up 17 percent over last year, the United Nations reports. KABUL, Afghanistan — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s new president, has basked in a warm wave of national goodwill since taking office last month. Afghans [...]

Change Begins in Art: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Amazing NBA Acceptance Speech

We’d be remiss if we didn’t highly recommend the speech from Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards, video of which is now online (see below). Le Guin, who was honored at the ceremony with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, invoked in her acceptance the Amazon/Hachette pricing war (recently given [...]

“Groundbreaking” state spyware targeted airlines and energy firms

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The malware, known as Regin, is highly sophisticated and must have been the product of a nation state, researchers at Symantec have concluded. It has targeted many kinds of individuals and…

Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years

"Backdoor Regin" bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was developed by a wealthy nation.

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

by Walter Brasch For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it. According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 [...]Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama Delivers Immigration Speech in Las Vegas

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Following his address to the nation Thursday night outlining executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama traveled to Las Vegas Friday to speak to students at Del Sol High School about what his plan will mean for them.

Fast National Ratings Scrambled By Obama Speech, NFL Preemptions

Thursday fast national ratings already are impacted regularly by local NFL pre-emptions. Add to that coverage of President Obama's immigration speech by local stations, and you get a set of highly unreliable fast nationals. Because a...Show More Summary

The Kings' retired Chris Webber jersey is so dirty

Like, I know it's really high up and difficult to clean, but you gotta at least get up there with a damp towel before you're on national TV with Webber calling the game. You know they're gonna show it.

There’s No Reason for Any Nation Not to Vaccinate its Feral Dogs

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In comparison to other looming global problems, most people might not see rabies as rating particularly high on the list of health-related issues in need of address. It’s a disease that feels relegated to some distant backwater or far off past. Show More Summary

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Ranks as the No. 1 Public Affairs Program in Adults 25-54 with a Season High Performance

ABC’s “This Week” Beats NBC’s “Meet the Press” by Season-Best 268,000 News Demo Viewers  ABC’s “This Week” Only Program to Grow Week to Week and Year to Year in Both Total Views and Adults 25-54  Compared to CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the...

Can National Service Save the Economy?

Last year at a conference on national service, I heard a young man named Johann Shockency speak. Johann said that as a child, he had one goal: to serve his country through the armed forces. But as a high school freshman, Johann was diagnosed...Show More Summary

2014 National Book Award Winners

At an event in Manhattan yesterday evening, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the 2014 National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People's Literature, and Poetry. Phil Klay was awarded the highly anticipated prize in fiction for his...

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