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Veghacker: My Dreams Seem More Intense Without Meat

One of the main reasons I’m not eating meat for a month is to see what difference it makes to my physical state — will I feel “healthier”? Will I lose weight? Something I didn’t anticipate what was that my dreams would become much more intense. More »      

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… One Last Plea This is the final pitch for C&J's annual fund drive, and I really, really need to make this powerful, persuasive and, above all, motivational to get me over the top. It's a job that goes beyond...Show More Summary

Florida State reopens library where three shot, gunman killed

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University reopened its main library on Friday, the day after a gunman injured three people when he opened fire in the lobby of the building where hundreds of students were studying for final exams. Show More Summary

Maine's Governor Proposes to Replace the Income Tax with a Broader Sales Tax

After winning reelection this month, Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage, announced that he wants to completely eliminate the state’s individual income tax. He would replace the lost revenue by broadening the sales tax base. This sort of swap is generally good tax policy. Show More Summary

One FSU Student Was Saved From Gunman When His Books Stopped a Bullet

Amid the brief, terrifying confusion at the entrance of Florida State University's main library last night, one student narrowly avoided being shot by a rampaging gunman. But only hours later, inspecting the books he'd checked out, did the student realize just how narrow his escape was. Read more...

Gunman killed on Florida State campus was 'acting alone,' police say

Tallahassee, Fla., police on Thursday said they killed a man who was "acting alone" when he opened fire in front of the main library on the campus of Florida State University, leaving three students injured. 

BREAKING: Shooting Florida University Campus

A dangerous situation has been reported on the Tallahassee campus of Florida State University, the Associated Press reports. An alert issue early Thursday by the university read: " "Dangerous Situation! Main Campus - Tallahassee. Seek shelter immediately, away from doors and windows." More to come... Join the conversation about this story »

A Restaurant Discriminated Against One of Its Servers for Not Going to Church

Saveur says they serve a great whoopie pie. The state of Maine has reminded Moody's Diner, a place that is "staffed by and frequented by persons who espouse the same Christian beliefs and attend the same church," that punishing workers for not being gung ho about God is called "discrimination" in legal circles. Show More Summary

Lead Ammo Policy Tests the Rhetoric of Hunting Lobby

The trophy hunting lobby in the United States conveniently and selectively invokes “science” in defense of reckless practices. In Maine, in arguing against Question 1 (to ban bear baiting, hounding and trapping), the National Rifle Association, U.S. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Quick Fundraiser Update Many thanks to everyone who contributed to keep Cheers & Jeers alive and kickin' for another year yesterday. The cajole-a-thon is off to a great start. The more you buy The moreShow More Summary

Street style tip of the day: Tweed

Houston is the 4 th largest city in the United States and we have at least 5 main highways and one toll way - some highways have about 5 lanes, if I'm not mistaken, and our tollway has 4. And when I think of a car that fits Houston's...Show More Summary

Why Religion Is so Weak in Maine

Recent research has clearly shown that religion is much more important in poorer countries. The same principle is true of states as I report in a paper to be published in Cross-Cultural Research. Yet, Maine stands out as a poor state where religion is relatively unimportant. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Molly on Midterms One can only imagine the kind of hay Texas' own Molly Ivins would've made of two Tuesday's ago. But I found some post-election nuggets from midterms past that show, if nothing else, we've...Show More Summary

Ubisoft launches Assassin's Creed: Unity live blog as devs battle bugs

Ubisoft has taken the unusual step of launching a live blog to chart its work fixing Assassin's Creed: Unity's plethora of launch bugs. The site states that Ubisoft's next patch will address a few common issues, such as main character Arno falling through the floor. Show More Summary

Researchers to Test New Treatments in Countries Hit Hardest by Ebola

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Until now, experimental treatments have mainly been available to the small number of patients treated in the United States and Europe, not Africans at the epidemic’s epicenter.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… He's back Yep. George W. Bush, having spent the midterms in GOP-imposed exile, has returned to bask in the adoration of the starry-eyed, tingle-up-the-leg media. Not in any kind of statesman or humanitarian role, but as a book hawker. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Little Gay Billy's BIG Gay Newsapalooza! I'm here, I'm queer, and I brung ya some beer. And some updates from LGBT Land: • November is Transgender Awareness Month and Kossack rserven is publishing excellent posts on trans stories happening here in the U.S. Show More Summary

End of Ebola monitoring is a 'step forward' for nurse Kaci Hickox

The controversial Ebola monitoring period of Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse exposed to the disease while treating sick patients in West Africa and who initially resisted quarantine upon her return to the United States, comes to an end on Monday after several weeks of court battles and public...

Sean Faircloth, Former Head of the Secular Coalition for America, Wins Seat on Bangor (Maine) City Council

At one point, before he became the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America in 2009 (a position he held for two years), Sean Faircloth (below) was a state legislator from Maine, serving five terms in the House (1992-1994; 2002-2008) and Senate (1994-1996). Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains, Entertainingly, What’s So Troubling About the Lottery

States across the country make billions of dollars each year by exploiting millions of Americans’ gambling addictions. This was the argument of John Oliver’s “main story” on Last Week Tonight Sunday night, which was about the lottery. Show More Summary

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