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Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’

Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’ | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

The failure of the coalition’s two programmes to help disabled people into work has highlighted the need for much more intensive employment support, according to one of the government’s own advisers.

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This story is about how People with disabilities now a days don't have very many job options and a source says that they should make more job options and choices for them to chose from

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Melaina Borchert's comment, March 3, 2013 7:19 PM
I agree. I think we should give disabled people more job options.
Tanner Schatzel's curator insight, March 7, 2013 5:57 AM

I like how they are trying to make people who are disabled have better jobs. It is really nice and they deserve it. They did not choose to be disabled so they should have the same choices we have.

Noah Duncan's comment, March 9, 2013 9:24 PM
I feel that it is very beneficial to everyone especially those who have disabilities and cannot perform to normal standards. I think that the government is taking a step in the right direction by helping those that cannot do it on their own.
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Land of 10,000 Stories: Minnesota police chief lights up social media | kare11.com

Land of 10,000 Stories: Minnesota police chief lights up social media | kare11.com | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
RT @KTVBStephanie Sweet story with a #BoiseState fan: http://t.co/gvA0Hxsmzn

Via Alan Horton
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A police officer in Kenyon, Mn has been writing his thoughts and opinions on society! He has become a very popular man over facebook, which is where he states all of his thoughts and opinions.

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Reanna Ostreng's comment, May 16, 2013 5:53 PM
I think this is a good way to get safety messages out their, especially to teenagers on face book. There are a lot of disturbing posts out their on face book, and seeing something that is actually encouraging or promoting something good is refreshing.
Melaina Borchert's comment, May 19, 2013 6:41 PM
This guy is pretty great. He seems like an all around nice guy. More cops should be like this. I like how hes reaching out to the youth through facebook.
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'Proud' Minn. gays and lesbians wonder: What's after marriage vote?

'Proud' Minn. gays and lesbians wonder: What's after marriage vote? | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples who've been together for years will soon have the option of getting married if the Minnesota Senate, as expected, passes legislation today legalizing same-sex marriage and recognizing out-of-state marriages.

Via MsHaeussinger
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I think its a wonderful idea that they are passing the law for same -sex couples to get married. I feel same-sex couples should have the same rights and shouldn't be looked at any differently than a couple with a man and a woman.

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Brian Burroughs's comment, May 19, 2013 8:09 AM
I am all for gay rights, but does this mean they are going to start getting more money for college and getting accepted into college more easily because they are a part of the sexual minority like the people of racial minorities are? Better not.
Riley Hanson's comment, May 20, 2013 12:27 PM
I am very happy this passed, People have the right to love and to be with whoever they want, you cannot take away people's happiness.
Riley Hanson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:29 PM

This will be very good for Minnesotans, people will no longer have to go to another state to get married, they can stay right here in Minnesota.  If only this passed awhile ago....

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Michael Jackson's kids face brutal court grilling on his sex life

Michael Jackson's kids face brutal court grilling on his sex life | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

Lawyers fear a judge’s decision to ban TV cameras from an LA Superior Court hearing will harm the family’s £31billion civil suit.

Michael Jackson’s children face a brutal grilling about his sex life and eccentric behaviour.

Lawyers fear a judge’s decision to ban TV cameras from an LA Superior Court hearing will harm the family’s £31billion civil suit.

And they are worried it will lead to a “digging the dirt” examination of the tragic star’s bizarre lifestyle – especially when son Paris, 16, and daughter Paris, 14, take the stand.

A source said last night: “We feel that with the world not watching, the kids will get a rough ride.

“The defence counsel’s approach is likely be far more aggressive.

“There may be lots of questions about Michael’s child molestation court cases and how he behaved when he was on drugs.”

The source added: “It could be stomach churning stuff.”

Jacko’s other son, Prince Michael ll, 11 – nicknamed Blanket – was just seven when his dad died at 50 in 2009 and may not give evidence.

Jurors were being sworn in last week for the suit against AEG Live.

The promoters are accused of negligently hiring Dr Conrad Murray – the personal medic sentenced to four years in 2011 for Jacko’s involuntary manslaughter by administering the surgical anaesthetic Propofol.

The family, led by Jacko’s mother Katherine, 82, also claim AEG tried to push the star into a tour that he was not physically capable of handling.

The case, due to start later this month, is expected to last about three months.

AEG deny all allegations.

 

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Why would people be grilling his kids about what his sex life was? I don't think the kids would feel comfortable and I don't think that michael would tell his kids about his sex life.

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CIA had Tsarnaev's name put in terror watchlist after being contacted by Russians

CIA had Tsarnaev's name put in terror watchlist after being contacted by Russians | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Russian officials contacted the U.S. government at least twice in 2011 with concerns Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Chechen who two years later would carry out last week's deadly bombing of the Boston Marathon, Fox News' sources say.

Via Layla Khalili
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This article talks all about the boston marathon bombers. It talks about their journey to the U.S. and what happened at the marathon.

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Layla Khalili's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:58 AM

Apparently, one of the suspected bombers of the Boston bombing has been on the CIA "watchlist" for over two years after being in contact with Russians. They should have been keeping a closer eye on him.

MsHaeussinger's comment, April 25, 2013 6:37 AM
I'm wondering how extensive this watchlist can be? Also, can we expect to keep tabs on everyone with suspected terrorist ties?
Melaina Borchert's comment, April 27, 2013 7:01 PM
I'm sure its a really big list but there is a reason they were on it. So I feel like they should be taking the list seriously. If the events in Boston aren't enough proof of that.
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Can One Buy the Right to Name a Planet?

Can One Buy the Right to Name a Planet? | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 15, 2013 In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have no...

Via Chuck Black
Amanda Nandory's insight:

The article says that there are alot of other planets in the universe that are yet to be discoverd and the public has been invited to buy the rights to name a planet.

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Amanda Nandory's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:18 PM

The article says that there are alot of other planets in the universe that are yet to be discoverd and the public has been invited to buy the rights to name a planet.

Melaina Borchert's comment, April 18, 2013 6:35 PM
You can buy a planet to name but it actually has no effect on the actual scientific naming process. It's kind of a waste of money in my opinion.
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Timeline of recent events in North Korean tensions

Timeline of recent events in North Korean tensions | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
The U.N. Security Council imposes tough sanctions against North Korea to punish it for conducting a nuclear test on Feb. 12 in defiance of U.N. resolutions banning it from nuclear and missile activity.

Via littlebytesnews
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This article talks all about North korea's intentions that they have recently had.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 4, 2013 12:54 PM

Last heard on Fox that NK is moving missiles& http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/03/north-korea-warns-military-cleared-to-wage-nuclear-attack/?intcmp=trending ;

http://truthaboutbills.com/north-korea-reportedly-moved-missiles-closer/ ; and F22's are being dispatched to SK per http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/01/us-reportedly-sends-f-22-jets-to-join-south-korea-drills/

some members of Congress want to go to war and start pre-emptive strikes http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/inhofe-north-korea-strike/2013/04/03/id/497718  ; ...what do you think??

On Laura Ingraham show today, Frank Gaffney says NK could have ability to launch a missile which could lead to an EMP attack on the US infrastructure. They may not have ability to launch a nuclear missile at the US but if they can launch one that could cause an EMP attack that could be a huge problem.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/12/chaos-from-the-sky-why-the-emp-threat-is-real/

 

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Recent NK propaganda video using images of US soldiers as target practice

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2271151987001/north-korea-releases-disturbing-videos/?intcmp=obnetwork

 

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Tracking Hastert Rule Violations in the House

Tracking Hastert Rule Violations in the House | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
In a largely unnoticed vote on Tuesday, the House passed legislation without the support of a majority of Republicans, the fourth time in 2013 that the so-called “Hastert Rule” was broken by the majority party.
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Recently in the house they have been  passing laws and other stuff without including everyone. By not including everyone in they are breaking the Hastert Rule.

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Melaina Borchert's comment, April 14, 2013 5:33 PM
Well that's kind of a problem. They should probably include everyone. Also this is the fourth time its happened this year. So its not an accident either.
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Government Looks To Cut Or Freeze Minimum Wage

Government Looks To Cut Or Freeze Minimum Wage | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Government plans to freeze or cut the minimum wage have been criticised by anti-poverty campaigners, economists and ministers after Downing Street admitted it was something they "were looking into." Whilst George Osborne continues to defend benefit...
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This article talks all about the ideas of the goverment wanting to cut or keep the minimum wage about. Some people are saying that they should lower it because it would help create more jobs and some people are saying we shouldnt lower it and that it should be raise so we can help the economy.

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dillon von berge's comment, April 11, 2013 5:17 AM
This article is about how they are debating whether to keep the minimum wage or to raise or lower it. I think that they should raise it or keep it because I don't believe lowering the minimum wage will create jobs, but I think that raising it will help boost the economy
Matthew Nava's comment, April 14, 2013 5:38 PM
I think they should just keep the minimum wage where it is at. Lowering it will cause big problems, and a lot of people will get ticked off.
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 18, 2013 6:30 AM
I agree that we should not lower minimum wage any further. Enough businesses already employ people at the lowest possible rate, and I have worked with college students and people supporting families already struggling to pay off debt and bills. Lowering minimum wage would not keep money circulating through the economy.
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The rise of the Civil Hacker: Cracking Oakland's Code

The rise of the Civil Hacker: Cracking Oakland's Code | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Back in 2007, Michal Migurski noticed that the City of Oakland's crime-mapping site, Crimewatch, was nearly impossible to navigate — not to mention stuck in the late Nineties, design-wise.

Via Walter Neary
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This is about a guy who lives in San Francisco who is hacking in to the government to solve crime rate and decrease it

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Walter Neary's curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:13 PM

A survey of the state of civic hackers, with a focus on Oakland as a case history and leading example. Great examples of how code and coders can help a community and its conversations.

Melaina Borchert's comment, March 17, 2013 8:45 PM
This guys pretty awesome. He just like fixing things for no pay. Helping people out and being a good samaritan. The city shouldn't have gotten mad that he helped them. But I think they realized that.
Reanna Ostreng's comment, March 21, 2013 12:46 PM
I think this is an example of when hacking into databases can be a good thing. As long as this guy is doing it for a good purpose, I think he should be able to continue to do this job. It helps law enforcement, as well as the whole city.
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Video: Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint

Video: Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.

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This is an article about a man who was in texas at a border patrol about 30 miles from the mexican border and he refused to answer some questions that the officer had asked him and he stood up for his 4th amendment right by not anwering questions asked by the officer.

 

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Andrea Pastorino's comment, March 16, 2013 11:13 AM
I'm really impressed by the cold-heartedness of this man who's brave enough to stand up and fight for his rights. He seems to know very well his rights and he doesn't give up even when the officer becomes more and more inquisitive. Great example of a battle for rights.
Lauren Heim's curator insight, April 30, 5:48 PM

This truck driver had some  crazy bravery to stick up to the border patrol. And though he got pretty lucky he did have the right to do what he did. He held his ground when there was no probable cause and the border patrol had violated the 4th amendment or were about to. The man also plead the fifth in which he has the right to.

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 2, 10:37 AM
I think it takes a lot of courage to stand up to any patrol. This man stood up for his rights of the fourth and fifth amendment. I think he did the right thing.
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Americans endure bigger income cut than government can handle

Americans endure bigger income cut than government can handle | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
We’re a lot better at belt-tightening than the people we send to Washington.

Via littlebytesnews
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This article is about all the cuts the government is making. They are saying that americans are cuting all of their cable and all the extra things they don't need to save money because average income fell 3.6 percent in january. Since we are able to cut all of our extra spending they are saying the government should be able to do the same. They are also saying that its ridiculous the government cannot cut 2 percent of government spending but us americans are getting cut 2 percent each month for our paychecks

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:08 PM

Individual earnings are down the lowest in 20years...thanks Obamanomics.

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 7, 2013 10:21 AM
Great story!
Reanna Ostreng's comment, March 8, 2013 5:33 PM
I don't think it's fair that American citizens are having to make sacrifices with family budgets, while the federal government is only cutting 2 percent of their spending. In order to fix the whole deficit problem, I think everyone has to make sacrifices, including the federal government.
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The War Between the Amendments

The War Between the Amendments | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S.

Via Thomas Wentzel
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Since the Newtown shooting there has been alot of discussion on the second amendment. Personally I think everyone should be able to own a gun but i think they should only be able to own one if they have a license to. I think that people shouldnt be able to own guns like Ak's but they could own guns like a 20 gage.

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Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’

Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’ | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

The failure of the coalition’s two programmes to help disabled people into work has highlighted the need for much more intensive employment support, according to one of the government’s own advisers.

Amanda Nandory's insight:

This story is about how People with disabilities now a days don't have very many job options and a source says that they should make more job options and choices for them to chose from

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Melaina Borchert's comment, March 3, 2013 7:19 PM
I agree. I think we should give disabled people more job options.
Tanner Schatzel's curator insight, March 7, 2013 5:57 AM

I like how they are trying to make people who are disabled have better jobs. It is really nice and they deserve it. They did not choose to be disabled so they should have the same choices we have.

Noah Duncan's comment, March 9, 2013 9:24 PM
I feel that it is very beneficial to everyone especially those who have disabilities and cannot perform to normal standards. I think that the government is taking a step in the right direction by helping those that cannot do it on their own.
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As local children cope with being bullying, some lawmakers are pushing for action - St. Cloud Times

As local children cope with being bullying, some lawmakers are pushing for action - St. Cloud Times | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
As local children cope with being bullying, some lawmakers are pushing for action
St. Cloud Times
Stories like Ethan's are inspiring some Minnesota legislators to propose a significant overhaul of anti-bullying laws.

Via in-recovery.com
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This article is about ethan who is 7 years old and has been bullied for 2 years now. He was tripped, teased and thrown into trash cans while classmates laughed. I think bullying needs to stop. Some people don't realize how much this can affect someones life.

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Shots Fired at Houston Airport

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Shots were fired near a ticket counter at Houston's largest airport on Thursday, critically injuring at least one armed man and sending people in the terminal scrambling and screaming, a Houston police spokesman and witnesses said.

Via Melaina Borchert
Amanda Nandory's insight:

There has been so many shootings that I feel we need to start making decisions fast so we can make sure things like this don't keep happening.

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Melaina Borchert's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:34 PM

Well there was another shooting. Theres not a whole ton of information yet. Only one person was injured so thats good. I'm starting feel more and more strongly about these background checks.

Reanna Ostreng's comment, May 11, 2013 6:22 AM
I also think they should do something about these background checks. Some people say that these checks won't stop the shootings, but if we can help reduce the number of them in any way, it will save many peoples' lives.
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They Don't Teach You This In School — The Stuff You Really Should Be Learning

They Don't Teach You This In School — The Stuff You Really Should Be Learning | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

TDTYTIS (started by a 17 year old) contains both videos and articles to help you learn the right stuff. Our videos aim to help you learn important lessons in a minute or less, by successful people answering the question "What's one thing that they didn't teach you in school, that you wish you had known when you were younger?". Our articles cover a huge range of topics from things you may find interesting, to pieces of advice from people who have done it all before.


Via Beth Dichter
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This talks about that school doesn't teach you that you don't have to follow everyone else. Anyone can do what they want. They can start from scratch.

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White House Says Mobile Phone Unlocking Should Be Legal | Techdirt

White House Says Mobile Phone Unlocking Should Be Legal | Techdirt | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

Well, that was amazingly fast. The White House has already responded to the petition concerning unlocking mobile phones, and said that mobile phone unlocking should be legal. If you don't remember, the Librarian of Congress (who technically is a part of the executive branch, working for the President) decided to remove the DMCA exemption for mobile phone unlocking, turning it into a possible copyright infringement risk. There was plenty of outrage, which led to a White House petition getting the necessary 100,000 votes.

The White House has quickly sided with the petitioners:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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The whole white house agrees that daily consumers should be able to unlock their phones without risking criminal or other penelties

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Melaina Borchert's comment, April 27, 2013 6:57 PM
Interesting. I didn't even know there was a mandatory cell phone lock in the library of congress. But people are agreeing so I'm happy.
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Can One Buy the Right to Name a Planet?

Can One Buy the Right to Name a Planet? | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 15, 2013 In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have no...

Via Chuck Black
Amanda Nandory's insight:

The article says that there are alot of other planets in the universe that are yet to be discoverd and the public has been invited to buy the rights to name a planet.

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Amanda Nandory's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:18 PM

The article says that there are alot of other planets in the universe that are yet to be discoverd and the public has been invited to buy the rights to name a planet.

Melaina Borchert's comment, April 18, 2013 6:35 PM
You can buy a planet to name but it actually has no effect on the actual scientific naming process. It's kind of a waste of money in my opinion.
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Senators unveil immigration reform bill

Senators unveil immigration reform bill | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

 

By Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai

 

(Reuters) - A group of Democratic and Republican senators on Tuesday unveiled long-awaited landmark legislation to remove the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants and give them an opportunity to eventually become U.S. citizens.

 

Under the proposal, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before December 31, 2011, and had stayed in the country continuously could apply for "provisional" legal status as soon as six months after the bill is signed by the president.

 

But beyond that, they would have to wait a decade or more for full citizenship which would entitle them to federal benefits, while the government works on further securing U.S. borders and enforcing the new immigration law.

 

The bill's sponsors - four Democrats and four Republicans - felt such conditions were necessary to help their plan succeed where similar measures have failed, mostly because of opposition to what opponents see as "amnesty" for law-breakers.... MORE

 


Via Michael Charney
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This article is about a bill that states that immigrants who were in the united states before 2011 and have stayed herein the U.S. will get citizen ship. If someone came to the U.S. after 2011 they had to wait a decade to gain full citizenship. 

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The National Digital Public Library is launched

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Robert Darnton: The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans — and eventually to everyone in the world — online and free of charge.


Via Luca Baptista, Ivan Begtin
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The digital public library is coming on the internet on April 18th  and they have created this online library because sometimes books fall apart and get ruined and this is a way they wont get ruined and everyone can see everything.

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 6, 2013 12:51 PM
Oh, my - your mother was well ahead of her time!
Melaina Borchert's comment, April 7, 2013 7:51 AM
Well this will be nice too have in college. It will make getting information easier. But I don't understand how they are going to make this free of charge for everyone. How will the people who write these books get paid.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 7, 2013 10:28 AM
New models are going to have to be developed. Newspapers are facing this as well, but few people these days want to rely on only one news source. So perhaps a prescription service that allows access to multiple sources. I'll bet people are working on the models as I type.
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Election 2012: An analysis of the electorate - The Washington Post

Election 2012: An analysis of the electorate - The Washington Post | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
A look at key factors in the 2012 presidential election.

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This article talks about that the majority of the elector votes that obama got were from hispanics. This article also talks about unemployment and how the number of voters has increased in some states.

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Melaina Borchert's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:41 PM

So this is another election breakdown. This one talks about how much Hispanic voters contributed to Obamas win. It also shows how areas with high unemployment tended to lean toward Romney. Its got a lot of cool maps that show many different aspects of the election.

Layla Khalili's comment, April 6, 2013 8:20 PM
This is very interesting. I like how detailed each section of this article is, but I also find it slightly scary how much they know about every person who voted. How do they know who is unemployed after looking at polls and stuff. I guess there could be surveys. Anyway, nice article!
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11 Government websites hacked and defaced by AnonGhost

11 Government websites hacked and defaced by AnonGhost | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
A hacker group calling itself AnonGhost has hacked into 11 Governmemt websites belong to different countries."To All Governments of the World, We are watching you , we can see what you're doing , we control you , we are everywhere.

Via Daniel A. Libby, CFC
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Just thought this was interesting! its a random article

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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it

There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.


Via mrhooker, Andrew Lawrence
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I think we are depending too much on technology that we aren't able to do things on paper or in our head anymore. Yes i agree Technology can be a good thing but i think that since we use it so much that its turning our brain to mush.

 

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Andrew Lawrence's curator insight, February 28, 2013 7:24 PM

Love this. It really is astounding to realize how much we depend on and waste time on technology these days. More and more kids, including me, are watching more tv instead of going outside. It's almost sickening to think that some day kids maybe won't know what night games or ghost in the graveyard is...

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 3, 2013 7:15 AM
Technology is changing the way we learn, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. However, spending too much time using technology can significantly alter your ability to connect with the human world. There needs to be a balance, don't you agree?
Reanna Ostreng's comment, March 14, 2013 12:26 PM
I agree that there needs to be a balance between technology and the human world. The article also mentioned that kids are not doing as well with critical thinking and analysis. If kids don't know something, they can look it up online. This can be good or bad, but it is hindering kids from thinking on their own.
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Ten disabled people launch legal challenge against Government's 'spare bedroom tax'

Ten disabled people launch legal challenge against Government's 'spare bedroom tax' | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
A LEGAL challenge has been launched on behalf of ten disabled people who fear their benefits could be cut under the Government's
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Ten people with disabilities and their families are loosing up to 14 to 25 percent of their benefits and are going to go talk to the government about this. They want the court to say that the new regulations are not fair.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, March 10, 2013 1:51 PM
Interesting story, however, are you aware this happened in the UK?
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Supreme Court to Begin Weighing Gay Marriage Cases

Supreme Court to Begin Weighing Gay Marriage Cases | Gov and law- Amanda | Scoop.it
Victories for same-sex marriage in elections on Tuesday are evidence of a remarkable shift in public opinion and it is close to certain that the Supreme Court will agree to hear at least one case on the subject, with a decision expected by June.

Via MsHaeussinger
Amanda Nandory's insight:

Personally I approve of same-sex marriage. I think that you shouldnt be told who you can and cannot love.

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Joel Denney's comment, February 27, 2013 6:36 PM
Although I do mostly concur with Zach, I wonder if that same argument was made back in the 60's concerning integration...
Joel Denney's comment, February 28, 2013 1:58 PM
Here's some food for thought. Let's say a devout same-sex couple want to get married in a religious ceremony, not a civil union. Do they have the right to get married in a church that doesn't allow gay marriage? Do they have the right to force, say, a Catholic priest to perform a marriage ceremony?
Reanna Ostreng's comment, February 28, 2013 8:09 PM
I think that it will take longer for the federal government to reach a decision on whether gay marriage should be legalized or not. I believe that it should be a state decision. If a gay couple does not like the laws of their state, they can simply move to another state.