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Friday, July 26, 2013

How MIT scientists taught mice to remember what never happened (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Researchers have created fake memories in mice indistinguishable from the mice's true recollections, an accomplishment that has bearings on much confidence we should have in our own memories.(NYU/AP) Here's how the mouse…


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Sheriff quashes conservative squeal at gun buyback delay: Background checks are ‘greater good’

Sheriff quashes conservative squeal at gun buyback delay: Background checks are ‘greater good’ (via Raw Story )

A Colorado sheriff says that gun rights activists who mocked background check laws that forced a gun buyback program to be canceled are missing the “bigger good” that the law is doing. The Boulder Daily Camera reported on Tuesday that a buyback…


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Women in combat no later than 2016, Pentagon says

Women in combat no later than 2016, Pentagon says (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan 2012 file photo. Women…


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Right-wing attorney says St. Louis Cardinals ban on crosses puts us ‘in grave danger’

Right-wing attorney says St. Louis Cardinals ban on crosses puts us ‘in grave danger’ (via Raw Story )

The Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri put every American “in grave danger” of God’s wrath when the team’s manager asked park custodians to stop leaving religious symbols on the pitcher’s mound, according to an attorney for…


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Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man

Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man (via Moyers & Company)

And you thought the government didn’t have a jobs program. It does. The problem is that the pay and benefits are lousy, and in many cases the working conditions ain’t so great either. We’re not talking about the civil service. No, as one of two…


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Insane circus clown, Glenn Beck Thinks the $1 bill proves America was founded to help Israel exist

Glenn Beck: The $1 bill proves America was founded to help Israel exist (via Raw Story )

In an odd rant about the secret symbolism on the $1 bill, right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck told an audience on Wednesday that America’s founders established the country so that conservative Christians could help the nation of Israel come…


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John Lewis Marches On

John Lewis Marches On (via Moyers & Company)

I’m writing to let you know of one of the most important and engaging broadcasts we’ve done in this series. Fifty years ago on August 28, 1963, more than a quarter-million people descended on the nation’s capital in a peaceful petition for “…


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Louis "King of the Stupid People" Gohmert: NSA program is like busting pot smokers by tracking stolen potato chips

Gohmert: NSA program is like busting pot smokers by tracking stolen potato chips (via Raw Story )

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday compared the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program of capturing metadata from telephone call to using a search warrant for stolen potato chips to bust marijuana smokers. During a nearly hour-long House floor…


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How do we know more CO2 is causing warming?

How do we know more CO2 is causing warming? (via Skeptical Science)

Posted on 24 July 2013 by gpwayne This post is a new 'basic' level rebuttal of the myth: "Increasing CO2 has little to no effect." What the Science Says An enhanced greenhouse effect from CO2 has been confirmed by multiple lines of empirical evidence…


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Batcrap Cray Cray Glenn Beck Says September 30, 2013 is the "The Day The Constitution Dies"

Um, okay. Can you say total freakin' nutjob?

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Sen. Richard Burr: Republicans shutting down govt. over Obamacare is ‘the dumbest idea’ ever

Sen. Richard Burr: Republicans shutting down govt. over Obamacare is ‘the dumbest idea’ ever (via Raw Story )

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) this week said that a fellow Republican senator’s idea to shut down the federal government to block President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard. Earlier this week, Sen. Mike…


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Larry Summers Will Kill The Economy (@SamSeder and @ddayen)

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DOJ Fights Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act

DOJ Fights Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Attorney General Eric Holder is filing a lawsuit requiring Texas to get permission from the Federal Government before making voting changes.


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From @SamSeder: Senator on NSA Surveillance: We are Being Lied to and Misled

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Vandals throw paint on Lincoln Memorial

Vandals throw paint on Lincoln Memorial (via Raw Story )

The National Park Service reported Friday morning that the memorial to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. was vandalized overnight. According to the Associated Press, a park police officer on patrol discovered that someone had thrown green…


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Via @MajorityFM: Politican Says DREAM Act Kids are Drug Mules

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5 Hackers Indicted for "Largest Data Heist Ever"

5 Hackers Indicted for "Largest Data Heist Ever" (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook US Attorneys say they have filed charges against a band of foreign cyber criminals who stole 160 million credit card numbers.


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US tide turning against gay conversion therapy

US tide turning against gay conversion therapy (via AFP)

As gay marriage wins wider acceptance across the United States, support for therapy aimed at "converting" homosexuals appears to be losing ground. Although California's move to ban the practice for minors looks set to be followed by other states, there…


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Colbert: Turns out ‘Robocop’ was optimistic view of Detroit’s future

Colbert: Turns out ‘Robocop’ was optimistic view of Detroit’s future (via Raw Story )

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed Detroit, Michigan’s looming bankruptcy. With its dwindling population, collapsing infrastructure and areas of complete lawlessness, Colbert said, the real Detroit…


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Gay in Belize? You're breaking the law. Still.

Gay in Belize? You're breaking the law. Still. (via GlobalPost)

Copyright ImageClick to View Enlarge BELIZE CITY, Belize — As a growing number of US gay couples exercise their new right to legally wed, here homosexuals wait for the day when they're no longer criminalized for being gay. This tiny Central American…


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Prosecutors Give Closing Arguments in Bradley Manning Trial

Prosecutors Give Closing Arguments in Bradley Manning Trial (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Manning's trial is drawing to a close. He is accused of leaking over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, and faces life in prison.


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Snowden's father says son 'did what he knew was right'

Snowden's father says son 'did what he knew was right' (via AFP)

Edward Snowden's father came out swinging in support of his fugitive son Friday, saying the intelligence leaker did "what he knew was right." The former National Security Agency contractor has been holed up in a Moscow airport for weeks after revealing…


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John Oliver lambastes Goldman Sachs for screwing America without fear of jail

John Oliver lambastes Goldman Sachs for screwing America without fear of jail (via Raw Story )

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver launched a blistering attack on the big banks by noting an important change to the board game Monopoly: the jail is being removed. “Yes, you heard right,” he remarked. “The game designed to teach…


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