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How two archaeologists’ hunch led to stunning claim about Buddha’s birth date

How two archaeologists’ hunch led to stunning claim about Buddha’s birth date | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.

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Leading Republicans’ states among worst hit by jobless benefits cuts

Leading Republicans’ states among worst hit by jobless benefits cuts | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Senior Republican senators including Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul represent some of the states most affected by the controversial cancellation of long-term unemployment benefits, according to a Guardian analysis of data released this week.

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The nuns’ Obamacare contraception lawsuit isn’t about religious freedom

The nuns’ Obamacare contraception lawsuit isn’t about religious freedom | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Does religious liberty extend to the right to not have to fill out paperwork? That’s the latest position religious organizations are taking against the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s crazy, yes. But, welcome to the future of “religious freedom” litigation.

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Sorry, conservatives: Antarctic sea ice increase is because of weather, not climate

Sorry, conservatives: Antarctic sea ice increase is because of weather, not climate | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The predicament and subsequent rescue of 52 passengers – both tourists and scientists – on the Russian ship Academik Shokalskiy has gripped media around the world. The smooth rescue was impressive and a great relief, although the vessel itself and its crew are still stuck – and now one of the icebreakers sent to help in the rescue, the Chinese ship Xue Long, is itself stuck in the ice.

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Mitt Romney is your new Sarah Palin

Mitt Romney is your new Sarah Palin | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Remember Mitt Romney? White man? I mean, really white man? Kinda rich? I mean, really reallyrich? Guy who used to indicate feelings of mirth by clearly enunciating HA HA HA HA HA sounds while grimace-smiling?  That guy?

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Fox's Benghazi Expert Endorsed Assassinating Obama Last Week

Fox's Benghazi Expert Endorsed Assassinating Obama Last Week | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Days after he wrote a column endorsing the assassination of President Obama, Fox hosted Michael Scheuer to accuse Hillary Clinton of effectively murdering the Americans who died during the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

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Pastor Andrew Hamblin Would Rather Die Or Go To Jail Than Give Up Handling Snakes

Pastor Andrew Hamblin Would Rather Die Or Go To Jail Than Give Up Handling Snakes | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
As part of a traditional Appalachian sect, the 22-year-old church leader illegally handled venomous snakes — and starred on the reality TV show Snake Salvation — until wildlife authorit...
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Chris Hayes Lambastes Right-Wing Media's "Annual Tradition Of Snow-Trolling"

Chris Hayes Lambastes Right-Wing Media's "Annual Tradition Of Snow-Trolling" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

From the January 2 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes

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Desperate M̶o̶r̶o̶n̶Utahn Vows To Starve Self Until Gays Can No Longer Marry

Desperate M̶o̶r̶o̶n̶Utahn Vows To Starve Self Until Gays Can No Longer Marry | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A 35-year-old Utah man says he's not eating until Utah illegally nullifies a federal judge's ruling and returns marriage discrimination to the state.
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New Jersey neo-Nazi alleges discrimination after ninth child taken away

New Jersey neo-Nazi alleges discrimination after ninth child taken away | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A serially unemployed, tattoo-swathed neo-Nazi is declaring that Child Protective Services is “discriminating” against him after removing his ninth child — a newborn girl named Eva Braun — from his custody. The New York Daily News reported that Heath Campbell arrived in court to protest the removal dressed entirely in Third Reich regalia.

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Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man To Learn About The Challenges He Faces

Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man To Learn About The Challenges He Faces | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
While many Americans were watching sports or relaxing with family, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) was learning first-hand what it's like to live without a home.
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Federal Court Invalidates Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants

Federal Court Invalidates Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"[T]here is nothing inherent to the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a 'concrete danger' that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use," judge rules.
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Barton: Drinking Starbucks Is Like Committing Treason Against God

Barton: Drinking Starbucks Is Like Committing Treason Against God | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Several months ago, David Barton told an audience that they could not continue to patronize Starbucks because of the company's support for marriage equality, declaring that "you can't dri
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The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid.
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The War Against Income Inequality Loses One in Seattle

The War Against Income Inequality Loses One in Seattle | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
It was not a good start to 2014 for Obama's big new push to rebalance the economy.
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GOP strategists warn party to stop playing games with debt ceiling

GOP strategists warn party to stop playing games with debt ceiling | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Republican strategists are attempting to warn the party that they have seen the biggest threat facing the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections and that it is themselves.Talking Points Memo reported on a blog post at The Hill that said the party’s tactical gurus are urging conservatives not to play their usual hostage game with the debt ceiling when it comes up for renewal for fear of a public backlash.

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David Brooks Has So Much To Be Ashamed Of, And Doesn’t Even Know It

David Brooks Has So Much To Be Ashamed Of, And Doesn’t Even Know It | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

David Brooks wrote a column today that was so stupid that I think it can actually be considered an own goal, where he literally—no joke—argues that because his own experiences with marijuana smoking suggested to him that it’s not the best use of your time, other people should go to jail and have their lives ruined over it.

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Maddow scorches Koch brothers on ‘correction’ demand: ‘I don’t play requests’

Maddow scorches Koch brothers on ‘correction’ demand: ‘I don’t play requests’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

On Friday night, Rachel Maddow delivered a blistering reply to a letter from attorneys representing billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch. While she has always been willing to make corrections on the show, she said, the Kochs’ current quibble is about a matter of actual verifiable fact and as such needs no correction.

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The last flight of Speedy Peterson

The last flight of Speedy Peterson | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Freestyle aerialist Speedy Peterson was a rock star on skis. After battling depression, his return to earth had a tragic end.
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Fox Host Cites Imaginary Legal Rule, Is Convinced It Will Destroy Obamacare

Fox Host Cites Imaginary Legal Rule, Is Convinced It Will Destroy Obamacare | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

"It's funny how Fox starts to reassure its viewers of its expertise right before it goes on to mangle facts."

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Peter LaBarbera and Christian radio host: Trans people are ‘satanic’ circus freaks

Peter LaBarbera and Christian radio host: Trans people are ‘satanic’ circus freaks | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

In a radio interview, longtime anti-LGBT crusader Peter LaBarbera disparaged “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts’ decision to come out of the closet, called transgender people “satanic” and called the “homosexual so-called marriage movement” a force of “evil” designed to “corrupt children.”

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Porno Pete’s New Year Ruined By Rose Bowl Parade Float

Porno Pete’s New Year Ruined By Rose Bowl Parade Float | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Porno Pete managed to squeak one final temper tantrum out of 2013, and you won’t be surprised to learn that it involves the Rose Bowl Parade float wherein two men got married. Indeed, out of the few seconds that the television showed this float slowly going down the parade route, celebrating the love of people he’s never met, Porno Pete gleanedseven “lessons.”

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Maine senate candidate’s domestic violence conviction proves he has ‘guts’

Maine senate candidate’s domestic violence conviction proves he has ‘guts’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A conservative Portland, Maine Senate candidate claims that experience he acquired while spending a decade fighting domestic abuse charges informs his “pro-family” agenda.

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Kluwe: Rabidly homophobic Vikings fired me for being pro-gay

Kluwe: Rabidly homophobic Vikings fired me for being pro-gay | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe says he was let go from team because he`s pro-gay; alleges rabid homophobia; boss said gays should be rounded up, nuked.
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Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem

Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A new poll by a pro-voter suppression group asked 1,000 American adults about the issue of voter fraud in the United States.
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