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Malkin has big day as Penguins beat Red Wings 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory.

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Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest Harper's Index

Here are some excerpts for the November Harper’s Index: Estimated number of voters purged from Georgia’s voter rolls from 2008 to 2012: 750,000 From 2012 to 2016: 1,500,000 Percentage of white US Congress members that Amazon’s facial recognition
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Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest Harper's Index

Here are some excerpts for the November Harper’s Index: Estimated number of voters purged from Georgia’s voter rolls from 2008 to 2012: 750,000 From 2012 to 2016: 1,500,000 Percentage of white US Congress members that Amazon’s facial recognition software matched incorrectly with mug shots: 4 Of non-white Congress members: 10 Percentage of California homeowners who have earthquake insurance: 13 Percentage change from 2000 to 2017 in US consumer spending on music: +25 Percentage of US music-industry revenue that is received by musicians: 12 Portion of NBA revenue that goes to players: 1/2 Of WNBA revenue: 1/5 Chance a cohabitating US adult says their sex life has been impacted by their partner’s bedtime phone use: 1 in 3 Percentage of Americans with incomes over $1 million whose tax returns were audited in 2012: 12.1 Whose returns were audited last year: 4.4 Percentage of the US population with incomes under $150,000 who have “no interest” in joining the upper class: 57 TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “I am not so simple as not to know that it is better to eat good meat, be well, and sleep quietly with my women and children, to laugh and be merry with the English, and being their friend, to have copper hatchets and whatever else I want, than to fly from all, to lie cold in the woods, feed upon acorns and roots … and to be so hunted that I cannot rest, eat, or sleep, and so, in this miserable manner, to end my miserable life; and, Captain Smith, this might soon be your fate too, through your rashness.”                ~~Powhatan (Wahunsenacawh) This was part of a speech the father of Mataoka (Pocahontas) made to Jamestown’s Captain John Smith in 1609, just before the outbreak of the First Anglo-Powhatan War. TWEET OF THE DAY xwatch this with sound on pic.twitter.com/uluHvqB1DJ— Otters 🐾 (@OnlyOtters) October 15, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2016—Trump fact-checker explains why it matters how many lies Donald tells, not just how big they are: The Toronto Star’s daily tally of Donald Trump’s lies has become a phenomenon in recent weeks. It adds something new to the fact-checking routine we’d all become accustomed to, in which one or two Trump lies were singled out for fact-checking but others were let slide. Daniel Dale, who is responsible for the tally, has given Politico a fascinating account of how he came to the project. The poor guy used to cover two prolific liars in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug, and started keeping a tally of their lies. When he was reassigned to U.S. politics and encountered, in Trump, his “third once-in-a-lifetime liar,” he decided to repeat the tactic. Here’s why he thinks it’s a worthwhile project: My first day making a Trump lie list, September 15, I counted 12 false claims. Among them: Trump falsely claimed again to have opposed the Iraq War, falsely claimed that Clinton’s campaign invented the phrase “alt-right,” falsely described his rocky visit to a church in Flint, Michigan, falsely claimed his poll numbers with black voters were skyrocketing and falsely claimed Hispanic poverty has worsened under the Obama administration. As Dale acknowledges, it’s not likely to change any minds, due to “the limited power of truth to reach people who are sure they already know it.” But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth having reality on the record when it comes to the campaign to be president of the United States. LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Trump goes over the top at a rally, again. Gop conspiracy theories get still loonier, and as always, they have a pipeline right to the top. James O'Keefe is still at it. Armando, who we hardly even know, addresses the farce of the courts, and how it got this way. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)

Dad deported after he thought he was retrieving lost wallet says ICE 'didn’t even let me hug my son'

Campaign Action Flavio Musmanno, the undocumented immigrant who thought he was retrieving a lost wallet from a “Good Samaritan" when in fact he was getting lured by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, is struggling following his deportatio
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Dad deported after he thought he was retrieving lost wallet says ICE 'didn’t even let me hug my son'

Campaign Action Flavio Musmanno, the undocumented immigrant who thought he was retrieving a lost wallet from a “Good Samaritan" when in fact he was getting lured by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, is struggling following his deportation to his native Argentina last week. ”They didn’t even let me hug my son,” the dad told Univision Noticias from Mar de Plata, where he was now living with his elderly mother and other relatives. He continued: “They killed me … I’m sorry,” he said, breaking down into tears and burying his face in his hand, too overwhelmed to go on. Just days ago, Musmanno was in Ohio doing construction work when he received a call that his lost wallet had been found, and agreed to meet with the caller at a truck stop. But it wasn’t a kind stranger, it was ICE. The dad, who had been living in the U.S. for nearly 20 years, had no criminal record, and was in the process of adjusting his immigration status through his U.S. citizen wife, was thrown into detention.  Musmanno had been so cautious about his undocumented status, that he had even missed his own dad’s funeral out of fear he wouldn’t have been able to return to the U.S. But now back in Argentina, it was a bittersweet reunion for Musmanno and the rest of his family. He hadn’t seen his mom since 2005. “I wanted to see him come back triumphantly,” she said. “They sent him back like a dog, like a criminal. My son is not a criminal.” Musmanno said he’d never even gotten a parking citation. He told Univision Noticias that he thought Donald Trump was targeting dangerous people, not hard workers like him. But Trump is a liar, and it’s people like Musmanno who are suffering for his lies. According to Univision Noticias, his future remains uncertain. Even if things proceed in his favor, it could be as long as two to three years, at the least, before he’s able to return to the U.S.

Yet another study shows that HPV vaccinations don't increase girls' sexually risky behavior

A new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows what studies dating back to 2012 have shown. The human papillomavirus vaccination program does not promote more risky sexual behavior in girls. Not that this, any more than the
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Yet another study shows that HPV vaccinations don't increase girls' sexually risky behavior

A new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows what studies dating back to 2012 have shown. The human papillomavirus vaccination program does not promote more risky sexual behavior in girls. Not that this, any more than the previous studies—such as this one and this one—will change the minds of the foes of the HPV program. Whether it’s supplement-funded Alex Jones shrieking about “chemically lobotomized” girls, Republican politicians like Michelle Malkin spouting nonsense about «innocent little 12-year-old girls» being «forced to have a government injection,» or evangelical forced-birthers decrying what they call the promotion of teen promiscuity, the political attack on the vaccination program has borne all the earmarks of arrogant ignorance and scientific illiteracy that are characteristic of delusional right-wing “thought” and propaganda.  The vaccine protects against nine types of cancer caused through sexually transmitted infection with the HPV virus. The cancers most commonly attack the cervix, vagina, and vulva in women, and they can also appear in the throat, mouth, and anus, common locations for outbreaks in men. At least 80 million Americans are carriers. The vaccine also gives some protection against genital warts. In the opinion of physicians and medical researchers, the time to vaccinate against an STI-caused cancer is before an individual ever has sex. Like it or not, that means vaccinating people at an age most Americans believe is too early for anyone to be having sex even though some young people will do so anyway. But there are in our midst ideologues who would rather take a chance on their offspring (and other people’s offspring) developing cancer than the possibility they might engage in teenage sex. Vaccinating girls (and more recently boys) right around puberty will, these critics say, encourage promiscuity among people who would otherwise supposedly never even think about having sex when they’re too young.  So they’re unhappy with the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Cancer Institute that every girl be vaccinated somewhere before they are 13 and as early as 9. Some also recommend vaccinating boys, and the UK has declared it will vaccinate all boys in addition to girls. Because of the opposition in the United States, fewer adolescents have received the series of three HPV shots than they have other vaccines. The study, reports Rosa Furneaux, reiterates previous studies showing there is no legitimate reason for this reluctance if promiscuity is the fear. 

Trump official worked the angles to get his wife free government travel, report finds

The mystery of the phantom inspector general is still unsolved and the inspector general of the Interior Department is back in the news. The inspector general’s office released a new report about grifter behavior from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the
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Trump official worked the angles to get his wife free government travel, report finds

The mystery of the phantom inspector general is still unsolved and the inspector general of the Interior Department is back in the news. The inspector general’s office released a new report about grifter behavior from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the result of one of at least four such investigations into Zinke. In this case, Zinke got the department’s solicitor office to approve his wife traveling in government vehicles with him, even though it was against the rules: The employee who authorized the move told investigators that “she routinely advised” Zinke’s aides “that it would be ‘cleanest’ and ‘lowest risk’ if she did not ride with him” but could find a way to justify it. This summer, Zinke changed Interior’s policy so that family members could ride with him. Zinke confirmed to investigators that he had directed his staff to research the possibility of giving his wife a volunteer job at Interior, a move that one ethics official objected to on the grounds that it was designed so that Zinke wouldn’t “have to pay” for his wife’s travel. Zinke subsequently “denied that it was an effort to circumvent the requirement to reimburse the DOI for her travel,” the report states. This report came out just hours after the Interior Department denied that a Housing and Urban Development official and Trump loyalist would be taking over as acting inspector general, a claim HUD Secretary Ben Carson had made late last week. The White House also insists it knows nothing of any such appointment, but the claim from within the administration that a former Trump campaign staffer with no investigative experience would be taking over the role raised some red flags: While presidents have the right to hire and fire inspectors general, the Inspector General Act of 1978 specifies that candidates should be chosen “without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public administration, or investigations.” That’s hilarious, in the Trump context, and certainly points to a way the Trump administration could solve its little problem of corrupt cabinet officials: by shutting down internal investigations through the appointment of loyalists. That possibility is one more reason we need a Democratic Congress in a position to investigate and conduct oversight of these crooks. Get out the vote without leaving your house: Write letters to infrequent voters in battleground House districts.

Co-owner of SF Giants donated to PAC that compared Kavanaugh hearing to lynchings

Billionaire Charles B. Johnson is renouncing super PAC Black Americans for the President’s Agenda after the fracas
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Co-owner of SF Giants donated to PAC that compared Kavanaugh hearing to lynchings

Billionaire Charles B. Johnson is renouncing super PAC Black Americans for the President’s Agenda after the fracas

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Shareholders skip IL&FS rights issue, to wait for clarity on board's plans

IL&FS had required a line of credit by August 15 and wanted to close the rights issue by September 15 to avoid any default
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Shareholders skip IL&FS rights issue, to wait for clarity on board's plans

IL&FS had required a line of credit by August 15 and wanted to close the rights issue by September 15 to avoid any default

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Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida

New researchers set out to determine whether pythons could have adapted to an extreme Florida freeze event in 2010. They generated data for dozens of samples before and after the freeze event. By scanning regions of the Burmese python genome, they identified
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Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida

New researchers set out to determine whether pythons could have adapted to an extreme Florida freeze event in 2010. They generated data for dozens of samples before and after the freeze event. By scanning regions of the Burmese python genome, they identified parts of the genome that changed significantly between the two time periods, providing clear evidence of evolution occurring over a very short time scale in this population.

New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up UK ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the UK, according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown,
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New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up UK ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the UK, according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook which only this week claimed it was […]

Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury

Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch in just a few hours aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. But while there's just the o
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Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury

Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch in just a few hours aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. But while there's just the one launch, there are two spacecraft.

Exquisitely Preserved Lungs from 120 Million Years Ago Stun Scientists Studying Early Bird

Ancient organs rarely fossilize, so paleontologists were stunned to find the incredibly well-preserved remains of a lung that belonged to bird from the dinosaur age, a new study finds.
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Exquisitely Preserved Lungs from 120 Million Years Ago Stun Scientists Studying Early Bird

Ancient organs rarely fossilize, so paleontologists were stunned to find the incredibly well-preserved remains of a lung that belonged to bird from the dinosaur age, a new study finds.

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Answers sought in deaths of couple found in Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are trying to figure out what led to the deaths of a young couple in the Grand Canyon. National Park Service investigators said Friday that 25-year-old Garret Bonkowski and 22-year-old Jessica Bartz were fo
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Answers sought in deaths of couple found in Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are trying to figure out what led to the deaths of a young couple in the Grand Canyon. National Park Service investigators said Friday that 25-year-old Garret Bonkowski and 22-year-old Jessica Bartz were found dead earlier this month in an area overlooking ...

Air Sea Land: Okuda’s Largest Public Art Project Brings Colorful Sculptures to the Streets of Boston

Seven towering sculptures comprised of brightly colored facets have recently landed on the streets of Boston, courtesy of Okuda San Miguel. The multi-disciplinary Spanish artist, best known for his colorful interventions in and on buildings around the world,
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Air Sea Land: Okuda’s Largest Public Art Project Brings Colorful Sculptures to the Streets of Boston

Seven towering sculptures comprised of brightly colored facets have recently landed on the streets of Boston, courtesy of Okuda San Miguel. The multi-disciplinary Spanish artist, best known for his colorful interventions in and on buildings around the world, installed the series of seven sculptures called Air Sea Land in Boston’s seaport corridor. Okuda’s creations range from eight to twelve feet tall, and include regional wildlife like deer and squirrels, while also integrating mythological elements like a scaly humanoid sea creature and a seagull with arms and legs.  More

NASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw Game’ on Mars

If you’ve ever played one of those tricky claw games at an arcade, you know how absolutely frustrating it can be to maneuver to grab that stuffed animal. Now, imagine doing it on […] The post NASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw Game’ on
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NASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw Game’ on Mars

If you’ve ever played one of those tricky claw games at an arcade, you know how absolutely frustrating it can be to maneuver to grab that stuffed animal. Now, imagine doing it on […] The post NASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw Game’ on Mars appeared first on Geek.com.

1836 map created for Houston city founders goes on display

HOUSTON (AP) - If you think history is boring, J.P. Bryan is about to prove otherwise. The Houston oilman and avid historian opened his Bryan Museum in Galveston in 2015 to house his vast collection of Texana, and his newest acquisition, the only remaining Or
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1836 map created for Houston city founders goes on display

HOUSTON (AP) - If you think history is boring, J.P. Bryan is about to prove otherwise. The Houston oilman and avid historian opened his Bryan Museum in Galveston in 2015 to house his vast collection of Texana, and his newest acquisition, the only remaining Original Borden Map of the City ...

Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near some of the state's top tourist destinations. The Idaho Conservation League i
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Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near some of the state's top tourist destinations. The Idaho Conservation League in federal court documents made public Thursday agreed to have ...

Best GBA Games

Nintendo has changed gaming forever multiple times. But one of the most seismic shifts they are responsible for is basically inventing the idea of handheld gaming with the original Game Boy in 1989. […] The post Best GBA Games appeared first on Geek.com
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Best GBA Games

Nintendo has changed gaming forever multiple times. But one of the most seismic shifts they are responsible for is basically inventing the idea of handheld gaming with the original Game Boy in 1989. […] The post Best GBA Games appeared first on Geek.com.

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Watch: Jimmy Butler met with boos at Wolves' home opener

Jimmy Butler’s Minnesota Timberwolves teammates might be playing it cool with the disgruntled All-Star performer. But in no way does that mean fans in Minneapolis are OK with Butler’s trade request and the drama it has created. Wolves fans booed Butler bi
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Watch: Jimmy Butler met with boos at Wolves' home opener

Jimmy Butler’s Minnesota Timberwolves teammates might be playing it cool with the disgruntled All-Star performer. But in no way does that mean fans in Minneapolis are OK with Butler’s trade request and the drama it has created. Wolves fans booed Butler big time during introductions prior to the team’s home opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Target Center Friday night.  Not too often do we see a home player get heckled in this manner. In a way, Butler certainly does deserve it. Fans want the players to actually be part of the community. Butler has made it clear he has no intention of being in Minnesota long-term. By demanding a trade, he’s essentially saying he’s forced to play in front of the home crowd. Who wouldn’t be upset about those optics?

Dhooghe scores twice in Badgers’ 4-2 loss to Clarkson

Coming off a two-game sweep of Boston College last weekend, No. 15 Wisconsin (2-1-0) came out flat in a 4-2 loss to Clarkson (1-2-0) in upstate New York.
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Dhooghe scores twice in Badgers’ 4-2 loss to Clarkson

Coming off a two-game sweep of Boston College last weekend, No. 15 Wisconsin (2-1-0) came out flat in a 4-2 loss to Clarkson (1-2-0) in upstate New York.

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