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Lobbyists Quietly Advise GOP On Gay Marriage Shift

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:02

THE HILL July 30, 2014 by Megan R. Wilson

Republicans on K Street are helping members of their party shift their stance on gay rights issues.

Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland & Knight, carries a list of 40 to 50 Republican offices in the House and Senate she visits on behalf of Freedom to Marry, a group that backs same-sex marriage.

War On Christianity?

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:40

Huff Post Politics July 31, 2014 by Roy Speckhardt

When Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, was asked how LGBTQ couples could form a meaningful relationship in a country often hostile to gay people, he responded without a sense of irony that "The bigotry question goes both ways. And there is a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is on the other side."

Sen. Reid Vows To Protect Net Neutrality

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:33

THE HILL July 30, 2014 by Kate Tummarello

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pledging to protect net neutrality from Republican attacks.

IPCC Climate Change Report's Findings Must Be Accepted, MPs Say

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:32

The Guardian Tuesday July 29, 2014 by Fiona Harvey

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Smoke billowing out from a plant in Japan, where the second part of the IPCC report was launched

The world’s most comprehensive report yet on the science of climate change has been strongly endorsed by an influential group of MPs.

American Atheists To Launch Atheist TV Channel July 29

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:29

Digital Journal July 28, 2014 by Megan Hamilton

Stanford - American Atheists, a nonprofit organization, is about to go where no atheist organization has gone before: To its very own television channel, available via the Roku streaming service.

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Search For "Dark Matter" Enters Round 2

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:13

Scientific American July 28, 2014 by Clara Moskowitz

Three experiments will begin upgrades that could help them corner the particles responsible for the universe’s missing mass

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The SuperCDMS experiment will begin construction soon at the SNOLAB underground laboratory in Canada.

Two Americans Infected With Ebola: Outbreak Called Deadliest Ever

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:44

CNN July 28, 2014 by Joe Sutton and Holly Yan

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A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.


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