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7 min ago | Collider

Comic-Con Film Festival Is a Nice Break from Hall H and Opportunity to Learn the Basics of Filmmaking

This is my fourth year at San Diego Comic-Con , but not once have I ever stepped foot in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival - until today.

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1 hr ago | Center for American Progress

Improving Economic Opportunity

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the U.S. safety net has proved its mettle by keeping millions of families out of poverty and mitigating hardship for children and families.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Liberal Political News

2 hrs ago | JD Supra

Of Soccer Balls and Social Media

What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think.

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6 hrs ago | Health.com

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

7 hrs ago | Counterpunch

Profiles in Cowardice

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Israel, World News, Middle East

9 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

Ray Fisman, a Columbia University economist, recently authored a piece at Slate criticizing Sweden's experiment with school vouchers.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Education

10 hrs ago | Scientific American

Act on Climate Change, but Tackle Other Global Problems, Too

In the year 2393 a historian in the Second People's Republic of China penned a book about how scientists, economists and politicians living in the 21st century failed to act on the solid science they had that gave clear warnings of the climate catastrophe ahead.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Weather, Global Warming

12 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

Columbia University to host Origins of Armenian Art course

PanARMENIAN.Net - Dr. Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been appointed the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University for the Fall of 2014.

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16 hrs ago | Medical News

Columbia Nursing study looks to Massachusetts law for road map in New York

If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

New Light on Cancer Risk From Hysterectomy Device

A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman's body than previously thought, new research released Tuesday shows.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Uterine Cancer, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sarcoma

NYPress.com

From The Classroom To The Courthouse

Since a California judge ruled last month that several teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws were unconstitutional, it has sparked a new national debate over tenure in New York City, where 11 students have filed a class-action lawsuit in state Supreme Court.

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The Fairfield Ledger

New Parsons College Alumni Hall display focuses on history department

The Parsons College history department staff pictured in the college's 1968 yearbook are, from left, front row: L. Waugh, G. Solheim, L. Bicknell, L. Soblotne, N. White; back row: G. Dickson, A. Krammer, G. Newborg, R. Tree, E. Garrett, J. Hines, F. Schwengels, D. Hubler and R. Barton.

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Related Topix: Caldwell College, Grinnell College, Fairfield, IA, Northwestern University

The Marion Star

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin

USA Today

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News,

BayStreet.ca

Calico Announces Appointment of Rudi P. Fronk as a Director

Mr. Fronk currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seabridge Gold Inc., a NYSE and TSX publicly traded gold exploration/development company that he co-founded in 1999.

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Sulekha.com

has a Apartment apartment for rent

I am leaving for a trip and my beautiful, private room in a 3-bed room 2 bath apartment in Washington Heights is available.

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Related Topix: Washington Heights, Entertainment, Television, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Townhall

The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Opinion

National Review Online

Malkin: Meet the Head of the Lefties' Koch Network

But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor.

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Related Topix: ACLU

BrothersJudd Blog

Little Big Man is his Best Novel...:

Admirers regarded Berger as unique and underappreciated, a comic moralist attuned to the American past and present.

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Related Topix: University of Cincinnati

CBS Local

New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

Early this year, the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uterine Cancer, Health, Sports

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