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AT&T Buys DirecTV in $49B Stock-And-Cash Deal – NBC News.com

AT&T Buys DirecTV in $49B Stock-And-Cash Deal DALLAS — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a merger in February.

AT&T Buys DirecTV in $49B Stock-And-Cash Deal – NBC News.com

AT&T Buys DirecTV in $49B Stock-And-Cash Deal DALLAS — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a merger in February.

Joke of the Day

Joke of the Day

A young executive was leaving the office late one evening when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” said the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work for me?”

“Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and…

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Income Inequality Emerges As Key Topic To Avoid In 2014 Elections | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Income Inequality Emerges As Key Topic To Avoid In 2014 Elections WASHINGTON—Citing the recent failure to increase the federal minimum wage and the continuing struggles of the country’s shrinking middle class, political strategists reported Monday that income inequality has emerged as the most important topic for politicians to avoid in this year’s upcoming elections.

Income Inequality Emerges As Key Topic To Avoid In 2014 Elections | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Income Inequality Emerges As Key Topic To Avoid In 2014 Elections WASHINGTON—Citing the recent failure to increase the federal minimum wage and the continuing struggles of the country’s shrinking middle class, political strategists reported Monday that income inequality has emerged as the most important topic for politicians to avoid in this year’s upcoming elections.

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Mother’s Day BY BOB ENGLEHART, THE HARTFORD COURANT  -  5/9/2014 PoliticalCartoons.com Cartoon.

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Mother’s Day BY BOB ENGLEHART, THE HARTFORD COURANT  -  5/9/2014 PoliticalCartoons.com Cartoon.

Nation Stunned to Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago : The New Yorker

NATION STUNNED TO LEARN CONGRESS ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING FIFTY YEARS AGO POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ ·         WASHINGTON (

Nation Stunned to Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago : The New Yorker

NATION STUNNED TO LEARN CONGRESS ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING FIFTY YEARS AGO POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ ·         WASHINGTON (

The struggle to ban killer robots | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

05/07/2014 - 17:10 The struggle to ban killer robots Kristin Bergtora SandvikNicholas MarshMaral Mirshahi NICHOLAS MARSH…

The struggle to ban killer robots | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

05/07/2014 - 17:10 The struggle to ban killer robots Kristin Bergtora SandvikNicholas MarshMaral Mirshahi NICHOLAS MARSH…

Genes and intelligence: The 3% solution | The Economist

Genes and intelligence The 3% solution A potent source of genetic variation in cognitive ability has just been discovered…

Genes and intelligence: The 3% solution | The Economist

Genes and intelligence The 3% solution A potent source of genetic variation in cognitive ability has just been discovered…

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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