May 23, 2015

This Is The Difference Between TPP And TPA (Hint: They Are Not The Same Thing)

In the fevered debate over international trade, these two are not the same thing.

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When It Comes to Dealing With Illegal Immigration, the U.S. and Britain Couldn't be More Different

"For whatever reason, the British political system seems to respond to public concern about the impact of illegal immigration."

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'Daddy!': Soldier Surprises His 9-Year-Old Girl Outside Her School After a Long Time Away — and Things Quickly Get Emotional

"I miss him when he's away, but I'm proud of him."

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St. Louis Cardinals' Mascot in Photo Holding 'Police Lives Matter' Sign. Want to Guess How That Went Over With the Front Office?

"I so want this photo to be a hoax."

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CNN's Jake Tapper Calls Out Democratic Party Over Photo It Used to Celebrate Memorial Day

"… this is not what Memorial Day Weekend is about."

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Stuart Stevens: Hillary Clinton 'Absolutely' Beatable in Democratic Primary

Polls currently show Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, but Mitt Romney's top political strategist says don't discount the possibility of an upset. "Absolutely she is beatable," Stuart Stevens, the senior political strategist to Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, said of Clinton Friday to this writer, who was guest hosting Hugh […]

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Thrown Out Before the Game Even Begins? Cincinnati Reds Manager Demonstrates How It's Done

You might recall that Price went on a profanity-laced tirade during an interview last month, dropping the F-bomb a whopping 77 times.

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'A Social Revolution': Ireland Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage in Landslide

"With today's vote, we have disclosed who we are: a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people."

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Man joins woman chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A second person has chained himself to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.

Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign says on Saturday morning that Matt Fuller joined student activist Chiara Rose in ...

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Heightened Security At Annual Southern GOP Event

'That is just Oklahoma hospitality.'

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Suspect in Murder of Ex-Girlfriend and Her Teen Son Is Shot Dead, Sheriff Says

Authorities have been on the hunt for Horn since late April when 46-year-old Sandra Kay Sutton escaped from his house in Sedalia, Missouri.

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Teacher Resigns After Using Racial Slur to Try to Teach a Lesson

"[I]t would seem that the lesson to extract here is that one derogatory term actually does carry more weight than another."

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Change certain on Pennsylvania's top court; 3 seats to fill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable.

The new justices who will join the state's highest court in January are expected to restore a full complement of seven elected, ...

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DC Metro Gave Away Bike Locks As Its Train Stations Burned And It Doesn't Want You To Know How Much It Spent

They may have cost $26 each...

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'There's Another Side to This Story That Hasn't Come Out': Slain Pair's Family Speaks Out After Cop Gets 'Not Guilty' Verdict

"They simply got out and started shooting."

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The War Nerd: Doing the math on Alawite casualty numbers

The Sunday Telegraph said recently that Assad's Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will collapse soon, because one-third of Syrian Alawite "males of military age" have already died fighting the Sunni. Lack of manpower, the theory goes, will doom the Alawites. There's no denying that Assad's forces have been looking weak lately. Islamic State has been making gains against them in the southeast, taking the only road connecting […]

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New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.

Changes have been proposed for both laws, which expire ...

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Groups that spent the most lobbying lawmakers on health care

Organizations that spent the most on lobbying Beacon Hill lawmakers about health care issues last year:


The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans: $1,055,620

The Massachusetts Hospital Association: $882,470

Steward Health Care: $674,451

Partners HealthCare System: $644,715

The Massachusetts Nurses Association: $576,437

Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization: $559,821

Blue Cross ...

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Baltimore Cop: Crime Is Up, Arrests Are Down, And Morale 'Is In The Sewer' [VIDEO]

The spike in crime and decrease in arrests in Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray is the partial result of low morale among the police force, an anonymous city cop told CNN. The 12-year veteran said of officers' morale: "It's in the sewers. It's down. It's the worst I have seen in my career." […]

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Remember the Professor Who Said 'White Males' Are 'the Problem'? Take a Look at What She Was Doing Online in 2007

"This was a jealous thing regarding another man."

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Matt Drudge rips GOP leadership: 'Night of the Republican suicide'

Media giant Matt Drudge blasted Republican leadership on Twitter Friday night after the GOP-led Senate approved a new free trade bill giving President Obama the authority to pass a Pacific trade deal.

"Twisted DC: Electing Republicans is guarantee of MORE powers for Obama... of course none of them read 'secret' ...

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Socialist Greeks Are Going Broke, but They're Still Refusing 'Humiliating Terms' From the People They Owe Money To

"We demand…respect."

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Cleveland Cop Found Not Guilty on All Counts in Massive Shooting

"The verdict should be no cause for a civilized society to celebrate or riot."

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Alabama joins coalition of states calling for convention to limit federal power

Alabama became the fourth state on Thursday to pass the legislation calling for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

Alabama is the first state to pass such legislation this year and joins Georgia, Florida, and Alaska which passed the Convention of States ...

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A Veteran You NEED To Know: Chris Melendez Is A Professional Wrestler, Oh, And He Only Has 1 Leg

Melendez and Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev share their stories about Memorial Day and what it means to them

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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

The Norwich Bulletin (Conn.), May 19, 2015

On May 20- or, rather, in the wee hours of May 21, the time at which insomniacs and odd-shift workers are most accustomed to spending time with him -David Letterman ...

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Hollywood Megastar Makes a Huge Apology…for Something He Hasn't Done Yet

"I am just dumb."

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Take a New Look at the Science-Approved Ultimate Road Trip Map

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You've Probably Never Tasted the World's Most Popular Beer

The top 10 beers come from only four countries.

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'A Very Proud Day to Be Irish': The Ballots Aren't Counted, but Both Sides Say They Know the Outcome of the Gay Marriage Referendum

"I'm not at all surprised by that to be honest with you."

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Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key ...

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News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Kentucky state senator acquitted of DUI, guilty of speeding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith, who was arrested on the first day of the 2015 legislative session for driving under the influence of alcohol, was found not guilty of the charges after a daylong trial Friday.

A ...

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Senate Blocks House Surveillance Bill, Extension of Patriot Act

"The Senate has refused to reauthorize bulk data collection."

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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

BEIRUT (AP) - With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

Once a house painter and now a member ...

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Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

The back-to-back votes left lawmakers without a clear fallback, although current law doesn't expire until midnight May 31.

The ...

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