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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

What Can $100 Million Buy You - Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending in the Kentucky Senate race between GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes could reach $100 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

So..what would YOU name a planet?

The International Astronomical Union, the world's authority that has the fun task of naming objects in space, is giving you..the public..a chance to name up to 30 planets from a group of 305 exoplanets .

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

7 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue

Asbostos accident closes parts of U.S. Capitol

An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Truthdig

Air Travel Is Getting More Aggravating and Complicated

More stratified levels of service, workers who are underpaid and overworked, and a climate that is increasingly hostile to human activity - the experience of privatized air travel worldwide is rapidly deteriorating.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, US News

Common Dreams

Gaza's Children Trapped in Path of Israeli Air Assault

Karim Hussein al-Atawneh sustained a head injury during Israeli airstrikes on Al-Zuwaida in central Gaza on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

ThinkProgress

New Medical App Hopes To Help Prosecute Rape In War-Zones

A victim of a mass rape campaign in the DR Congo in 2011 . Her identity has been concealed for security reasons and because rape carries strong stigma.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Florida Inmate Reportedly Gassed To Death, Another Killed By Scalding Hot Water

Florida Department of Corrections inspector Aubrey P. Land was investigating common allegations of prison corruption last year, when he stumbled upon an inmate death that he said later made his skin crawl.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

ThinkProgress

Tennessee Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

At the beginning of July, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola gave birth to a baby girl. Two days later, the state of Tennessee charged her with assault.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Drug Testing, Prison, US News

OpEdNews

What's a little espionage among friends?: Station Chief Ousted as...

You have to wonder how much more the German public will take of the country's ongoing humiliation by the United States and its extensive program of secretly spying on what nominally is one of America's most reliable allies.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Rauner's (R) Firm Busted In Yet Another Pay-To-Play Scandal

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Kos

Overnight News Digest -- "So THAT'S what kept me from killing the kids" Edition

I recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, now a major motion picture that has led to theft in Amsterdam and a shortage of dry eyes in movie theaters around the world.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News

Crooks and Liars

Why Cops Get Away With Rape

Sexual misconduct committed by on-duty police officers goes vastly underreported.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Prince Fielder And The Beauty Of ESPN's Body Issue

A few weeks ago, when Real Madrid superstar-slash-walking Greek God Cristiano Ronaldo ripped home a penalty kick in the Champions League final then subsequently ripped off his shirt to reveal his superhuman abdomen, there were audible groans throughout the bar where I was watching.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, US News

ThinkProgress

16-Year-Old's Rape Goes Viral On Social Media: 'No Human Being Deserved This'

In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News

Truthdig

ABC News' Diane Sawyer Mistakes Stricken Palestinians for Israelis

In the current round of fighting between mighty Israel and the little Gaza Strip, Israeli airstrikes have killed 53 Palestinians.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

OpEdNews

IMF pushes Ukraine to "voluntarily commit suicide"

Western support will allow more IMF and European lending to prop the Ukrainian currency so the Ukrainian oligarchs can move their money safely to British and US banks, economist and author Michael Hudson told RT's Truthseeker.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Insomniacs Vent Hole w/ Craig Ferguson

Please do not speak of tonight's show. * Posting a spoiler will get you brollywhacked.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

Colorado judge becomes 16th in nation to rule prohibition of same-sex marriages is unconstitutional

District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the [Colorado] state and federal constitutions.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Dissident Voice

Examining the Flashpoints in Ukraine

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III , edited by Stephen Lendman , was rushed into print in order to capitalize on the current crisis there.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News

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