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Opinion pieces continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

The burden of relief for the uninsured should never again fall on taxpayers, the majority of whom have voluntarily taken out insurance.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

6 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Opinions sought on need for town manager in Alresford

The Chamber of Commerce in Alresford is canvassing opinion on whether there is a need for a town centre manager.

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11 hrs ago | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

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Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Clayton County, GA, Jonesboro, GA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: The Teachers Union With a Math Problem

The National Education Association drew headlines with its call for the resignation of Education Secretary Arne Duncan at its annual gathering in Denver last week.

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Press-Telegram

A tramp of 100 miles in the mountains ringing Los Angeles: Larry Wilson

When a book called “The Southern Sierras of California” arrived on the desk, billed as “A complete new edition of the 1923 classic,” I opened it with mild interest, figuring it to be filled with Kennedy Meadows stories.

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Related Topix: California, Kennedy, CA, Pasadena, CA, Coronado, CA

CNN

Opinion: Urban poverty, in black and white

Discoveries revealed from a 25-year study in Baltimore may hold truths for other urban areas, such as the South Bronx.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, African-American, Drugs, US Politics, US News

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

Pickens Sentinel

Why do some relationships work while others ...

I got into a discussion about relationships with a friend recently, and although I've had the thought before and have limited how often I share this opinion, I do believe I know why approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce so considering that statistic I figure I have even odds on getting this one right.

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Spenborough Guardian

Opinion: Richard Hartley from MyMirfield

Firstly we would like to thank the Mirfield Reporter for inviting MyMirfield to write a monthly column - and we wish to use this opportunity to show what a great town Mirfield is to live, work and shop.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas

Steuben Courier

Matthew T. Mangino: Overdose the leading cause of injury death

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state's biggest threat - heroin addiction.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Prison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Jul 10, 2014

UnionLeader.com

John Stossel: Why reporting good news is such a problem

WARS, PLANE CRASHES, mass murder - it's easy to report news that happens suddenly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Boston Herald

Blaze kills 4 adults, 3 kids on - horrible day in the city of Lowell': Watch the Video

Liz Preap, a neighbor of the fire building on Branch St. in Lowell, emotes after talking about awaking up to her neighbors' large apartment building in flames this morning, July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lowell, MA, Family, Kids

Ennisdailynews.com

Three times we grow

My wife and I were expecting our first child. We were in our late 20s and the anticipation was building as we passed the midway point in the pregnancy.

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Cheraw Chronicle

Your Voice1:26 pm | 0

"I don't know if I believe it or not, but everything is possible. We never know.

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KATU-TV Portland

Opinions differ on how Washington dog was severely burned

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- What caused a mysterious burn that nearly killed a Skagit County woman's dog? It happened after a local pet emergency hospital treated the dog for an accidental overdose, and now both sides are pointing fingers at each other.

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Related Topix: Mount Vernon, WA

Bangor Daily News

The tea party's embrace of martyrdom

Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz

The Daily Republic

Border crisis evolves into new threat

As we sort through the tale of the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have crossed into the United States since October 2013, what is capturing our attention seems to be lagging far behind what is actually happening on the ground.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Newberry Observer

The truth behind Declaration Of Ind...

Around the Fourth of July, you'll find lots of items that push for patriotism, but provide historical inaccuracies that undermine the message.

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Related Topix: Hunch, New York

KRNV-TV Reno

Storey County to seek second opinion in death investigation

An autopsy shows a Virginia City woman whose death has raised questions died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head; but officials are still calling it an accident.

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Related Topix: Storey County, NV, Virginia City, NV

CNN

Opinion: In hot car death, leave the mom alone

Editor's note: Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator and legal analyst. Robbins is the founder of Inspire52.com , a positive news website and author of "Stop Saying You're Fine," about managing change.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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