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Newly discovered footage of MI's attorney general acting like a total creep has Twitter buzzing

American Bridge somehow dug up some old footage of Bill Schuette, Michigan’s Republican candidate for governor and really, you just have to watch this video. Prepare to be completely creeped out as Schuette makes downright icky statements to the woman behin

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Right to end life on Earth: Can corporations that spread climate change denialism be held liable?

If a corporation’s propaganda destroys the world, doesn’t that conflict with our right to live?
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Right to end life on Earth: Can corporations that spread climate change denialism be held liable?

If a corporation’s propaganda destroys the world, doesn’t that conflict with our right to live?

Yes, Virginia, there are progressives in rural America

Election Day 2018 was a significant success for Democratic Party efforts nationwide, capturing the U.S. House and several governorships, along with other statewide offices around the country. You’d think with this result, we’d be praising success, talkin
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Yes, Virginia, there are progressives in rural America

Election Day 2018 was a significant success for Democratic Party efforts nationwide, capturing the U.S. House and several governorships, along with other statewide offices around the country. You’d think with this result, we’d be praising success, talking about how to replicate it, and looking at ways to tweak and improve. Instead, as is typical, we have spent a lot of our time wringing our hands and wondering how, exactly, we could do better, combined with assumptions of why, exactly, we didn’t succeed in races that we had hoped to prevail in. Along with this handwringing has come a new call, often by former elected officials, to look seriously at the Democratic Party and contend that the answer is we are losing rural communities and trend red districts because, by gosh, the party is simply too liberal and progressive. So the answer is to come up with a way to be, well, less liberal  and progressive. In an interview with NPR, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill decried the fact that the party has imposed hard rules, which, in her view, make it difficult to attract voters to moderate candidates. What McCaskill doesn’t point out is that in 2016 Jason Kander, who ran a far more progressive campaign, performed just as well—and often better—in rural counties throughout the state.  Both candidates lost, and a presidential year does have an uptick, but if the reason rural voters stayed away was that they were upset with a progressive message, it would stand to reason that a progressive campaign would significantly underperform a moderate one. That simply didn’t happen. Why? Because this common wisdom, that rural areas are packed with Democratic voters who want socially conservative candidates, is a combination of hype, bunk, and a little bit of salesmanship. What it isn’t, however, is a recipe for success.

Ilhan Omar tells pastor 'you’re gonna have to just deal' with her hijab on the House floor

E.W. Jackson, a conservative pastor who claims he is not Islamaphobic, expressed his horror that Democratic legislators are hoping to reverse a ban prohibiting headwear from being worn on the House floor in his radio show. For people who wear headwear for re
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Ilhan Omar tells pastor 'you’re gonna have to just deal' with her hijab on the House floor

E.W. Jackson, a conservative pastor who claims he is not Islamaphobic, expressed his horror that Democratic legislators are hoping to reverse a ban prohibiting headwear from being worn on the House floor in his radio show. For people who wear headwear for religious reasons, this rule creates an obvious problem. But as The Hill first reported, Jackson expressed his concerns on his radio program and, well, they’re pretty Islamaphobic. «The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic,» Jackson said. «We are a Judeo-Christian country. We are a nation rooted and grounded in Christianity and that's that.»

I see George H.W. Bush through my Panamanian eyes, and the deaths he caused were unforgivable

I remember it like it was yesterday. I received a call from a friend. He was born in Panama of Panamanian parents like I was. We went to school together, and both came to America. He joined the military. I went to the University of Texas at Austin. We both be
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I see George H.W. Bush through my Panamanian eyes, and the deaths he caused were unforgivable

I remember it like it was yesterday. I received a call from a friend. He was born in Panama of Panamanian parents like I was. We went to school together, and both came to America. He joined the military. I went to the University of Texas at Austin. We both became naturalized citizens. Most of us expats believe he is now was a  “U.S. spy,” we think. After all, he never told us what he did for the government. But he was all over Latin America, and other places. That day he called me. It was just a few days before Christmas. “Egberto, it is going down today,” my friend said. “You did not hear it from me.”  By then I had already known something was going down. Folks in Panama were calling their relatives in the U.S. asking if they knew anything. They said planes (likely C-5s and C-130s) were landing at the U.S. Air Force Bases in the Canal Zone in Panama every few minutes, one after another. We knew it was coming. The United States military never allowed anything to get out of hand from its point of view in its “colony,” the Canal Zone in Colombia. Oops, I mean the U.S.-instigated-country-to-build-a-canal, Panama. What we did not know is how ferocious it would be. Sometime after 12 AM on December 20, 1989, all hell broke loose in the cities of Colon, Panama City, and David. The American military targeted the three main Panamanian cuarteles (or barracks) in the provinces of Colón, Panama, and Chiriquí respectively. The cuarteles in Colón and Panama City are in densely populated areas. Missiles from many understood-to-be the-test-run of the stealth fighter along with helicopters and C-130 gunships decimated the cuarteles and the surrounding buildings and tenements. Thousands of poor people live nearby, and the bombing and missile attacks decimated them. There was no way to get an accurate count of the dead nor was there any interest in doing so, they were just hauled off and dumped like debris.  During the hours of hell, my dad, rest his soul, was running around in his house in Arco Iris scared to death, less than three miles from the concentrated bombings and missile attacks. Then there was one tall building, a 15-story building that the military claim had snipers aiming at their flying assets. They sent missiles into that building where civilians lived. During the occupation portion of the invasion, the military blocked the movement of people from Arco Iris to Colón. Unable to speak Spanish they opened fire on a Panamanian attempting to go into Colón to get insulin to his wife. Many atrocities were committed throughout the country.

These muffins pack a rich and fortifying taste of cocoa to satisfy the morning appetite

Not overly sweet, in a perfectly breakfast kind of way, an unhurried indulgence before the whirlwind of the day
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These muffins pack a rich and fortifying taste of cocoa to satisfy the morning appetite

Not overly sweet, in a perfectly breakfast kind of way, an unhurried indulgence before the whirlwind of the day

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Xbox One for $219, iPad for $250: Best deals since Black Friday - CNET

Black Friday is over, but sales are everywhere. Like Google's Pixel 3 Black Friday prices are back, the Xbox One hits a new price low and the new iPad is just $250 at Target.
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Xbox One for $219, iPad for $250: Best deals since Black Friday - CNET

Black Friday is over, but sales are everywhere. Like Google's Pixel 3 Black Friday prices are back, the Xbox One hits a new price low and the new iPad is just $250 at Target.

Meet Ellen Page's superhero family in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy teaser - CNET

Dysfunctional superhero siblings investigate their father's murder, and maybe stop the apocalypse, in the new trailer.
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Meet Ellen Page's superhero family in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy teaser - CNET

Dysfunctional superhero siblings investigate their father's murder, and maybe stop the apocalypse, in the new trailer.

Kerala CM appeals to Centre not to lease out Thiruvananthapuram airport under PPP mode

The Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal to manage Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangaluru besides Thiruvananthapuram airports under PPP mode.
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Kerala CM appeals to Centre not to lease out Thiruvananthapuram airport under PPP mode

The Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal to manage Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangaluru besides Thiruvananthapuram airports under PPP mode.

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Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capit
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Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital, both of which cut their first checks for Korea with this […]

JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all
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JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.” It is a truism that the map is not […]

Will Dark Matter Mess with These Ultraprecise Atomic Clocks?

Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.
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Will Dark Matter Mess with These Ultraprecise Atomic Clocks?

Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.

This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium

As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the ground.
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This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium

As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the ground.

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you runn
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Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city, filling out useless forms, and waiting in motionless lines […]

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken, a mindfulness and meditation app spe
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Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken, a mindfulness and meditation app specifically geared toward helping people cope with the harsh realities of today’s society. Awaken got its […]

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Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent
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Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the San Francisco Chronicle ...

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Superhero Series Is Coming to Netflix Next Year

The Umbrella Academy, a new series about a dysfunctional superhero family, is coming to Netflix next year. On Saturday, Netflix unveiled The Umbrella Academy trailer on its YouTube channel. The series, which follows […] The post ‘The Umbrella Acad
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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Superhero Series Is Coming to Netflix Next Year

The Umbrella Academy, a new series about a dysfunctional superhero family, is coming to Netflix next year. On Saturday, Netflix unveiled The Umbrella Academy trailer on its YouTube channel. The series, which follows […] The post ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Superhero Series Is Coming to Netflix Next Year appeared first on Geek.com.

Pro Wrestler Kenny Omega Talks Gaming Inspirations and 2018 Gamers’ Choice Award Nomination

Professional wrestler Kenny Omega was recently announced as a nominee Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete) in the inaugural 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards. Among others like Ronda Rousey, Austin Creed (AKA Xavier Woods), and Gordon Hayward, […] The pos
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Pro Wrestler Kenny Omega Talks Gaming Inspirations and 2018 Gamers’ Choice Award Nomination

Professional wrestler Kenny Omega was recently announced as a nominee Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete) in the inaugural 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards. Among others like Ronda Rousey, Austin Creed (AKA Xavier Woods), and Gordon Hayward, […] The post Pro Wrestler Kenny Omega Talks Gaming Inspirations and 2018 Gamers’ Choice Award Nomination appeared first on Geek.com.

Nebraska tourism guide mistakenly features Missouri picture

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's newest state travel guide mistakenly features a picture of a Christmas celebration at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a production error allowed the picture of the Kansas City statio
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Nebraska tourism guide mistakenly features Missouri picture

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's newest state travel guide mistakenly features a picture of a Christmas celebration at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a production error allowed the picture of the Kansas City station to be used instead of Union Station in Omaha. A ...

15 Best Geeky Holiday Decorations for Your Home

With Christmas on the way, you’re probably scrambling to get your house in the holiday spirit. But, why settle for the typical tinsel when you can adorn your living space with geeky decorations […] The post 15 Best Geeky Holiday Decorations for Yo
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15 Best Geeky Holiday Decorations for Your Home

With Christmas on the way, you’re probably scrambling to get your house in the holiday spirit. But, why settle for the typical tinsel when you can adorn your living space with geeky decorations […] The post 15 Best Geeky Holiday Decorations for Your Home appeared first on Geek.com.

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution of Learning a Language With These Programs

To learn a new language is a popular New Year’s resolution, and it’s now easier than ever to achieve — especially with a fun program you can follow on any device. Purchase a […] The post Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution of Learnin
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Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution of Learning a Language With These Programs

To learn a new language is a popular New Year’s resolution, and it’s now easier than ever to achieve — especially with a fun program you can follow on any device. Purchase a […] The post Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution of Learning a Language With These Programs appeared first on Geek.com.

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Santa Clara runs away in 2nd half, beats Sonoma St. 82-54

Josip Vrankic and Tahj Eaddy each scored 19 points and Santa Clara blew the game open in the second half to beat Division II-member Sonoma State 82-54
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Santa Clara runs away in 2nd half, beats Sonoma St. 82-54

Josip Vrankic and Tahj Eaddy each scored 19 points and Santa Clara blew the game open in the second half to beat Division II-member Sonoma State 82-54

Tickford terminates Stanaway's 2019 contract

Following weeks of speculation over the young Kiwi's future, it's now clear that he won't continue with the team next season. That was communicated in a brief statement from Tickford, which claimed it was a 'mutual decision' between team and driver. «Ti
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Tickford terminates Stanaway's 2019 contract

Following weeks of speculation over the young Kiwi's future, it's now clear that he won't continue with the team next season. That was communicated in a brief statement from Tickford, which claimed it was a 'mutual decision' between team and driver. «Tickford Racing and Richie Stanaway have elected to terminate their partnership,» read the statement. "This decision is mutual, as team and ... Keep reading

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