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May 22nd, 2019
Schwarzenegger w cigar
By: Sonja Sharp – latimes.com – May 22, 2019 Beverly Hills has long been anything but a smoker’s paradise. The city was the first in California to ban smoking inside restaurants and most public places, back in 1987, and added outdoor venues to the list in 2007. Now it is poised to enact what officials say is the most stringent tobacco...
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May 22nd, 2019
Equality Act Vote Count
The House passed The Equality Act which specifically overrides the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, removing legal protection for Christians who want to exercise their right of conscience. 
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May 20th, 2019
Glass Half Empty
By: Marie Patino – bloomberg.com – May 20, 2019 Uneasiness and pessimism abound among the majority of the world’s population. Deloitte has released its Global Millennial Survey of 13,416 Millennials (born between 1983 and 1994) spread across 42 countries and 3,009 Gen Z respondents (born between 1995 and 2002) from 10 countries. The firm has conducted the survey for the past...
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May 16th, 2019
Fetal heartbeat monitor, cardiotocography
By: Caroline Kelly – cnn.com – May 16, 2019 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” said Ivey, a Republican,...
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May 15th, 2019
Oath on a Bible
By: Jeremy Dys – dailywire.com – May 13, 2019 One need not reach deep into the far reaches of political history to recall the controversy that erupted during the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC). There, delegates first voted to remove “God” from their platform and then, responding to voter outrage, quickly reversed themselves. Perhaps another vote is necessary, but this time...
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May 15th, 2019
illegals cross border - no wall
By: Terence P. Jeffrey – cnsnews.com – April 3, 2019 The five federal court districts that sit along the U.S.-Mexico border were the top five districts in the country for the number of defendants they convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in fiscal 2018, according to data published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The U.S. District Court for the Western...
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May 14th, 2019
Felicity Huffman
By: Joey Garrison – usatoday.com – May 13, 2019 Actress Felicity Huffman fought back tears as she pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Monday afternoon to charges in the nation’s largest college admissions scandal, becoming the highest-profile defendant to admit to crimes in the blockbuster case. The former “Desperate Housewives” actress admitted to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for...
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May 14th, 2019
Power of Social Media
By: Catey Hill – marketwatch.com – May 13, 2019 You’re not going to like this. Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health. Indeed, nearly half of millennials (49%) say that...
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May 14th, 2019
Graduation 2019 ASU
By: David Brooks – nytimes.com – May 7, 2019 On Monday I was honored to speak to the graduating students at Arizona State University. It was an intimidating occasion. A.S.U. is the most innovative university in the world. Plus, there were 35,000 people in the football stadium. Anybody speaking to college students these days is aware of how hard it is...
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May 7th, 2019
Hawksbill Sea Turtle w school of fish
By: Nathan Rott – npr.org – May 6, 2019 Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity’s burgeoning growth is putting the world’s biodiversity at perilous risk. Some of the...
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