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The Atlantic
Bernie Sanders's Revolution Needs a Better PlanIf there’s one thing that fires up Bernie Sanders supporters—and makes his detr
Bernie Sanders's Revolution Needs a Better Plan
The Atlantic / Posted 2 hours ago
If there’s one thing that fires up Bernie Sanders supporters—and makes his detractors roll their eyes—it’s his call for a “political revolution.” To his base, it’s the very point of his anti-establishment, anti-elite candidacy. To his critics, it’s... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Courts shouldn't thwart transition to cleaner power plantsPerhaps the U.S. Supreme Court didn't kill a major federal effort to reduce air
Courts shouldn't thwart transition to cleaner power plants
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 6 hours ago
Perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court didn't kill a major federal effort to reduce air pollution from power plants, but it did cast a dark cloud over a worthy goal. As this battle plays out in the courts, Texas should continue its slow but steady progress... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kevin Schawinski: Living in a zombie galaxyThe Milky Way may already be dead and we wouldn’t know. In the case of galaxie
Kevin Schawinski: Living in a zombie galaxy
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
The Milky Way may already be dead and we wouldn’t know. In the case of galaxies, that food is a supply of fresh hydrogen gas from the cosmic web, the filaments and halos of dark matter that make up the largest structures in the universe. Like a... Read more
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Fortune
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?
Fortune / Posted 20 hours ago
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration before it expires next month. Easily the most controversial element of the bill would take control of the... Read more
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USA Today
How to make our votes matterWe need a mass movement to restore voter clout and reverse Big Money dominance.
How to make our votes matter
USA Today / Posted yesterday
We need a mass movement to restore voter clout and reverse Big Money dominance. Our votes matter. That promise rests at the heart of American democracy, at the center of the American ideal. But for many Americans, that promise has been compromised... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Some doctors escape licensure action for sexual misconductA number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sex
Some doctors escape licensure action for sexual misconduct
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
A number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sexual misconduct escape disciplinary actions from their state medical boards, according to a study. The study conducted by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen says that... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
NAACP Joining with ‘Democracy Awakening’ at the Nation’s Capital in AprilWASHINGTON - The NAACP will be with thousands of people who will converge on Wa
NAACP Joining with ‘Democracy Awakening’ at the Nation’s Capital in April
CommonDreams.org / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON - The NAACP will be with thousands of people who will converge on Washington, D.C., this spring as part of an unprecedented movement to demand a democracy that works for all Americans, one in which everyone has an equal voice and elected... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
How 2015 became the year of prescription drug price outragePrescription drug prices, always a hot-button issue, reached the boiling point
How 2015 became the year of prescription drug price outrage
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Prescription drug prices, always a hot-button issue, reached the boiling point this year after several small pharmaceutical companies bought the rights to established lifesaving drugs and jacked up prices by huge margins. The poster child for... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
New Report Spotlights Growing Support for Money in Politics ReformsWASHINGTON - A citizens’ movement to break the power of big money in politics w
New Report Spotlights Growing Support for Money in Politics Reforms
CommonDreams.org / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON - A citizens’ movement to break the power of big money in politics with tougher disclosure laws, financing systems that elevate small dollar donors, and other reforms is winning important victories in states and localities across the... Read more
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The Hill
The PARTS act is a win for consumers’ pocketbooksAs Americans, we support competition over monopolies. Why? Because competition
The PARTS act is a win for consumers’ pocketbooks
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
As Americans, we support competition over monopolies. Why? Because competition drives down prices, improves quality and gives consumers options to choose from. It puts consumers in the driver seat. Who doesn’t love the freedom to make your own... Read more
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The Courier Mail
HSBC in $US470m settlementBanking giant reaches settlement with US government over mortgage lending and f
HSBC in $US470m settlement
The Courier Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Banking giant reaches settlement with US government over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses. Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and... Read more
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Business Spectator
HSBC in $US470m settlementBanking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement w
HSBC in $US470m settlement
Business Spectator / Posted 3 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country’s economic meltdown. The US... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Sanders v. Clinton Democratic Debate: Corruption, Health Care and Theories of ChangeI can’t break out my Magic Markers™ for the Sanders v. Clinton debate last Thur
Sanders v. Clinton Democratic Debate: Corruption, Health Care and Theories of Change
Naked Capitalism / Posted 3 days ago
I can’t break out my Magic Markers™ for the Sanders v. Clinton debate last Thursday because there’s not enough time in the world. So I want to look at three seemingly distinct topics: corruption, health care, and what the smart people who ride the... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
HSBC reaches $470M deal with U.S., states over banking abusesBy Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a
HSBC reaches $470M deal with U.S., states over banking abuses
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 4 days ago
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country’s... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
HSBC reaches $470M deal with U.S., states over banking abusesBy Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a
HSBC reaches $470M deal with U.S., states over banking abuses
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 4 days ago
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country’s... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Protesters Say Medicines Will be Unaffordable with TPP [video] By Erica Y. King - The protesters claim the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free
Protesters Say Medicines Will be Unaffordable with TPP [video]
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 5 days ago
By Erica Y. King - The protesters claim the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement with 12 countries including the U.S., will keep them from being able to afford medicine to... Read more
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International Business Times
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie, already dead and we don't know it? Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps goin
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie, already dead and we don't know it?
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps going. Our galactic neighbor Andromeda almost certainly expired a few billion years ago, but only recently started showing outward signs of its demise. Galaxies seem to be... Read more
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Herald Sun
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending
Herald Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify... Read more
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Weekly Times
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending
Weekly Times / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify... Read more
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Perth Now
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending
Perth Now / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify... Read more
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Adelaide Now
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending
Adelaide Now / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify... Read more
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The Courier Mail
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement
HSBC's $US470m deal with govt over lending
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $US470 million ($A654.19 million) settlement with the US government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify... Read more
61 related stories
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WWLP Springfield
HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abusesWASHINGTON (AP) — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with
HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country’s economic meltdown, the Justice... Read more
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Everett Herald
HSBC reaches $470 million deal over banking abuses Published: Friday, February 5, 2016, 1:42 p.m. WASHINGTON — Banking giant HS
HSBC reaches $470 million deal over banking abuses
Everett Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Published: Friday, February 5, 2016, 1:42 p.m. WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and... Read more
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Newsmax
HSBC Reaches $470M Deal with US, States Over Banking AbusesBanking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal gover
HSBC Reaches $470M Deal with US, States Over Banking Abuses
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department... Read more
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ABC News
HSBC Reaches $470M Deal With US, States Over Banking AbusesBanking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal gover
HSBC Reaches $470M Deal With US, States Over Banking Abuses
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department... Read more
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The Herald News
Kennedy files bill to give ratepayers chance to review electricity rate decisions Congressman Joe Kennedy questions Max Minzer, FERC general counsel, at Tuesda
Kennedy files bill to give ratepayers chance to review electricity rate decisions
The Herald News / Posted 6 days ago
Congressman Joe Kennedy questions Max Minzer, FERC general counsel, at Tuesday's House Subcommittee on Energy and Power meeting concerning his Fair RATES Act bill. A... Read more
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EarthSky
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie?Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps goin
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie?
EarthSky / Posted 7 days ago
Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps going. Our galactic neighbor Andromeda almost certainly expired a few billion years ago, but only recently started showing outward signs of its demise. Galaxies seem to be... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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First Coast News
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
First Coast News / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
KTVB Boise / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courtsWASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases
Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to limit role of courts
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — By siding with the Supreme Court's liberal wing on two major cases last week, Chief Justice John Roberts lent credence to conservatives' concerns that they can't count on his vote. But as he moves into his second decade as the nation's... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
On World Cancer Day, Patients’ Civil Disobedience Protest at PhRMA to Warn of ‘Death Sentence’ Imposed by Trans-Pacific Partnership Expansion of Medicine MonopoliesWASHINGTON - WHAT: Demonstration with protestors wearing surgical masks and scr
On World Cancer Day, Patients’ Civil Disobedience Protest at PhRMA to Warn of ‘Death Sentence’ Imposed by Trans-Pacific Partnership Expansion of Medicine Monopolies
CommonDreams.org / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON - WHAT: Demonstration with protestors wearing surgical masks and scrubs, carrying oversized pill bottles with giant price tags. News conference and civil disobedience on World Cancer Day in protest of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Big Brown, Big BadTom "Smitty" Smith wants a better air-quality plan in Texas. Photo by Jeff Prin
Big Brown, Big Bad
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Tom "Smitty" Smith wants a better air-quality plan in Texas. Photo by Jeff Prince. Exhaust emissions from Tarrant County cars create poor air quality around here, but other factors are making it hard for people to breathe, particularly folks with... Read more
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MedCity News
Good news for older surgeons: Medical residents can soon be worked like dogs againPatients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allow
Good news for older surgeons: Medical residents can soon be worked like dogs again
MedCity News / Posted 7 days ago
Patients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allowed to work longer shifts, a study released Tuesday concludes, adding to a push to relax the strictest limits on resident hours. The New England Journal of Medicine study... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Federal pain panel rife with links to industry companiesMatthew Perrone AP Health Writer Published: February 3, 2016 11:00 AM WASHINGT
Federal pain panel rife with links to industry companies
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 7 days ago
Matthew Perrone AP Health Writer Published: February 3, 2016 11:00 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a third of the members on a government panel that made headlines by calling an effort to curb... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Study finds no harm in allowing surgeons-training to work longer shiftsWASHINGTON_Patients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons
Study finds no harm in allowing surgeons-training to work longer shifts
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON_Patients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allowed to work longer shifts, a study released Tuesday concludes, adding to a push to relax the strictest limits on resident hours. The New England Journal of... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Activists Question FreshPAC Chairman’s Lobbying ReportIn a letter to the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, Public Citize
Activists Question FreshPAC Chairman’s Lobbying Report
Washington City Paper / Posted 8 days ago
In a letter to the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, Public Citizen asks the board to look into why Horton, whose control of FreshPAC made him one of the mayor's most powerful supporters, registered as an Exelon lobbyist while also not... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Study Suggests Surgical Residents Can Safely Work Longer ShiftsPatients suffered no additional harm when doctors training to be surgeons were
Study Suggests Surgical Residents Can Safely Work Longer Shifts
KPBS San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
Patients suffered no additional harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allowed to work longer shifts, a study published Tuesday concludes. The findings provide fresh evidence for medical educators looking to relax the strictest limits on... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Long shifts for young surgeons don't threaten patient safety(Reuters Health) - Controversial rules that limit the hours young surgeons can
Long shifts for young surgeons don't threaten patient safety
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Controversial rules that limit the hours young surgeons can work while in training aren't needed to protect patient safety, a nationwide experiment finds. Allowing surgical residents to work long hours at hospitals doesn't... Read more
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Daily Mail
Is our Milky Way galaxy already dead and we don’t know it?Is the Milky Way a 'zombie'? Expert claims our galaxy may have died billions of
Is our Milky Way galaxy already dead and we don’t know it?
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Is the Milky Way a 'zombie'? Expert claims our galaxy may have died billions of years ago, but we don't know it yet In galaxies in 'green valley,' star formation is in the process of turning off These galaxies are in a transitional zone, and still... Read more
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Aliran Online
Beware hefty damages under ISDS, Bantah TPPA warns MustapaYou can now share this post using the Whatsapp button visible on smartphones.
Beware hefty damages under ISDS, Bantah TPPA warns Mustapa
Aliran Online / Posted 9 days ago
You can now share this post using the Whatsapp button visible on smartphones. Any action of introducing a policy or regulatory measure to safeguard public interest could be threatened with a billion dollar ISDS suit by a foreign corporation, says... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Federal pill panel rife with links to pharma companiesWASHINGTON — A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back o
Federal pill panel rife with links to pharma companies
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON — A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Step Toward Campaign TransparencyBarack Obama once confessed to politics' original sin but has yet to atone for
A Step Toward Campaign Transparency
Op-Ed News / Posted 12 days ago
Barack Obama once confessed to politics' original sin but has yet to atone for it. He now has an opportunity to do so. I speak of his promiscuous relationship with money in politics. During his 2008 race for the White House, Obama opted out of the... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Anti-TPP house fullThere was talk of having to move to the First Church of Otago as about 300 peop
Anti-TPP house full
Otago Daily Times / Posted 12 days ago
There was talk of having to move to the First Church of Otago as about 300 people packed Burns Hall to hear two anti-Trans Pacific Partnership agreement "experts'' last night. It was the final in a series of four public anti-TPP meetings around the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie, already dead and we don't know it?Can a galaxy (like NGC 3810 in this case) have a classical spiral structure and
Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie, already dead and we don't know it?
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Can a galaxy (like NGC 3810 in this case) have a classical spiral structure and also be already dead? Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, CC BY Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps going. Our galactic neighbor Andromeda... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Federal pain panel rife with links to pharma companiesWASHINGTON >> A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut
Federal pain panel rife with links to pharma companies
Bennington Banner / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON >> A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency Pain Research... Read more
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