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HowStuffWorks "How the Patriot Act Works"

HowStuffWorks "How the Patriot Act Works" | Current Events | Scoop.it
The Patriot Act was created to strengthen domestic security and prevent terrorism. Learn about the Patriot Act and find out why the Patriot Act is controversial.
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Obama highlights actions he is taking on his own

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to his go-it-alone strategy, emph
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I would like to understand how this is allowed in the checks and balances of our system.

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For women in America, equality is still an illusion

For women in America, equality is still an illusion | Current Events | Scoop.it
Every day, we hear about the horrors women endure in other countries: rape in Darfur, genital mutilation in Egypt, sex trafficking in Eastern Europe. We shake our heads, forward e-mails and send money.
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It's so true how we all pretend that all is well now and women are completely equally treated.  I see so many examples every day that show how untrue this can be.  Instead of trying to make us equal and force everyone to act like it's completely official, I wish the beauty of DIFFERENCE between the two sexes could be recognized. Each has something special to offer, and one is not lesser than the other. Each are beautiful in his or her own way, and there's no need to try and prove oneself to the other sex. Men are not better than women. But they are different.

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Bomb Attacks in Egypt Kill at Least 6 People

Bomb Attacks in Egypt Kill at Least 6 People | Current Events | Scoop.it
The blasts across Cairo took place despite intensified security measures ahead of the the third anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring revolt.
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Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users | TechCrunch

Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users | TechCrunch | Current Events | Scoop.it

Last week Princeton researchers released a widely covered study saying Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2015-2017.

 

But now Facebook’s data scientists have turned the study’s silly “correlation equals causation” methodology of tracking Google search volume against it to show Princeton would lose all of its students by 2021.

 

A Facebook spokesperson says “the report that Princeton put out is utter nonsense.” Indeed, it’s flawed throughout.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:12 PM

...And now for something completely different...

Sean Zercher's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:09 PM

Google search results are not an accurate representation of total internet use-- Facebook included.

 

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US judge strikes down Okla. same-sex marriage ban

US judge strikes down Okla. same-sex marriage ban | Current Events | Scoop.it
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Tuesday, but headed
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The couple filed their lawsuit all the way back  in 2004. I can't believe they have been patiently waiting for ten years--that's dedication!

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Arizona religious bill that angered gays vetoed

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PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national de
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10 Companies Making The Biggest Political Donations

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24/7 Wall St.: With the U.S. presidential election heating up, 24/7 Wall St. decided to examine public companies’ political contributions in the current election cycle. The donations include monies given to political parties, candidates, and political action committees.
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The Biggest Stereotype Of Every State In America In 1 Map

The Biggest Stereotype Of Every State In America In 1 Map | Current Events | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, President Obama will report to Congress on the condition of the country. But over the weekend, we got another taste of the state of the Union through Google.
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Claims of Police Brutality in Ukraine Amid Talks to Quell Unrest

Claims of Police Brutality in Ukraine Amid Talks to Quell Unrest | Current Events | Scoop.it
As negotiations went on between opposition leaders and the president of Ukraine, a video surfaced of Berkut riot police officers stripping a protester naked.
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Virginia’s New Attorney General Opposes Ban on Gay Marriage

Virginia’s New Attorney General Opposes Ban on Gay Marriage | Current Events | Scoop.it
The decision by Attorney General Mark R. Herring is an abrupt shift from positions taken by Virginia’s socially conservative elected officials.
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Vigil draws hundreds after New Mexico shooting

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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case an
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It kills me how frequent school shootings have become.

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Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits

Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits | Current Events | Scoop.it
Their status is up in the air. But Attorney General Eric Holder says their benefits should not be.
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It seems the federal governemnt is overstepping the state's authority.

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