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Cheap microscopes: Yours to cut out and keep | The Economist

Cheap microscopes Yours to cut out and keep Apr 14th 2014, 16:30 by Economist.com ·           ·          

Cheap microscopes: Yours to cut out and keep | The Economist

Cheap microscopes Yours to cut out and keep Apr 14th 2014, 16:30 by Economist.com ·           ·          

Republican War on Voters

Republican War on Voters

Originally posted on breezespeaks:

I have said in the past that unless Republicans stop their war on women’s reproductive rights, and come to some form of compromise on immigration, they will not win any nationally elected office in the foreseeable future.  This was proven out when Romney failed to unseat President Obama, despite Obama’s abject failure at delivering on the many promises he made…

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America, Get Ready for ‘A2 Milk’ - Proponents say it’s healthier than current variety, which is rich in A1 protein

America, Get Ready for ‘A2 Milk’ – Proponents say it’s healthier than current variety, which is rich in A1 protein

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America, Get Ready for ‘A2 Milk’

PROPONENTS SAY IT’S HEALTHIER THAN CURRENT VARIETY, WHICH IS RICH IN A1 PROTEIN

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff 

Posted Mar 15, 2014 7:17 AM CDT 

(NEWSER) – Those sickened by US milk may not be lactose intolerant—in fact, if they were to head abroad, one in four might find the stuff easier to drink. That’s because of a protein known as A1 that’s…

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Thank God She Lost: Bitter Sarah Palin Calls for the Nuking of Russia ASAP

Thank God She Lost: Bitter Sarah Palin Calls for the Nuking of Russia ASAP

·         Sunday, March 09, 2014

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By: Sarah Jones

Saturday, March, 8th, 2014

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Sarah Palin was in rare form tonight at CPAC. The crowd loved her, more than any other speaker. She said if she doesn’t run for President, she loves Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Though she gave a rousing rendition of a rage-filled Green Eggs and Ham riff, proving that she is still the Queen of mean girl spite,…

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New Jersey Family Relocates To Colorado So Their Severely Ill Daughter Can Get Medical Marijuana | ThinkProgress

New Jersey Family Relocates To Colorado So Their Severely Ill Daughter Can Get Medical Marijuana | ThinkProgress

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New Jersey Family Relocates To Colorado So Their Severely Ill Daughter Can Get Medical Marijuana

BY TARA CULP-RESSLER

Brian Wilson holds his 2-year-old daughter Vivian outside Gov. Chris Christie's office in 2013

Brian Wilson holds his 2-year-old daughter Vivian outside Gov. Chris Christie’s office in 2013

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/GEOFF MULVIHILL

Brian and Meghan Wilson don’t want to leave their home state of New Jersey. They would prefer to remain near their…

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BBC News - Teen’s Facebook brag costs dad $80,000 lawsuit settlement

BBC News – Teen’s Facebook brag costs dad $80,000 lawsuit settlement

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Teen’s Facebook brag costs dad $80,000 lawsuit settlement

Anthony ZurcherBy Anthony Zurcher

A photo of Facebook's sign-up page.Some things are better left unposted

When Dana Snay learned her father had been awarded a cash settlement in an age-discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, the Miami-based Gulliver Preparatory School, she couldn’t resist bragging about it.

“Mama and Papa Snay…

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Jailed For Not Shoveling Your Sidewalk? That’s The Law In New York (On Paper, At Least)

Jailed For Not Shoveling Your Sidewalk? That’s The Law In New York (On Paper, At Least)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 S. EDITION

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Jailed For Not Shoveling Your Sidewalk? That’s The Law In New York (On Paper, At Least)

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Snowdrifts in Brooklyn, N.Y. Roxanne Palmer

Millions of New Yorkers who woke up this morning and groaned when they saw snowflakes falling from the sky yet again have another reason to complain: They could go to jail for not shoveling their sidewalk.

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Uh-Oh: Clown Shortage Looms in US
Analysts ponder cost of Facebook’s WhatsApp deal – The Washington Post

By Hayley Tsukayama, Published: February 20  Facebook’s mega purchase of WhatsApp exposed the 10-year-old social network’s growing anxiety about losing relevance and staying on top of the social media world, analysts said.

Analysts ponder cost of Facebook’s WhatsApp deal – The Washington Post

By Hayley Tsukayama, Published: February 20  Facebook’s mega purchase of WhatsApp exposed the 10-year-old social network’s growing anxiety about losing relevance and staying on top of the social media world, analysts said.

Salvation Army Donation: Big Bag of Pot – Pennsylvania outlet working with police to find owner

(NEWSER) – How … generous? An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet.

Salvation Army Donation: Big Bag of Pot – Pennsylvania outlet working with police to find owner

(NEWSER) – How … generous? An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet.