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EPA Administrator Affirms Climate Change Is A Public Health Threat

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:42

Rhode Island Public Radio September 5, 2014

Climate change is one of the country’s most serious public health threats, said Gina McCarthy, the head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She spoke to a large crowd of local energy and environmental leaders at an annual conference today hosted by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. 

Rand Paul Should Check With the Pentagon Before He Slams Hillary Clinton

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:34

NEW REPUBLIC September 6, 2014 by Rebecca Leber

On Friday, Rand Paul suggested he knows more about international security than a certain former Secretary of State. Paul thought Hillary Clinton’s strong remarks on the threats of climate change—which came during her speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada—suggested an ignorance about America’s true key threats.

SCIENTOLOGY TESTS ITS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DEFENSE IN FRAUD LAWSUIT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:14

We have several correspondents on the scene today as the next dramatic showdown occurs in Luis and Rocio Garcia’s fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology.

CHILDREN OF GOD SECT UPBRINGING LED TO A LIFE OF CRIME AND DRUGS, FORMER CHILD MEMBER CLAIMS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:29

 

Children from the Children of God sect after being released back into their parents custody.

A MAN raised in the controversial religious cult, Children of God, has opened up about his evil upbringing, saying it led to a life of crime and drug addiction.

Joshua Cannane, 24, was one of 56 children taken from his parents in raids at Victorian properties run by “The Family” in the early 1990s.

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:07

NPR September 3, 2014 by Eyder Peralta

Bucking a long judicial trend, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Louisiana's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman acknowledged that his ruling "runs counter to all but two other federal decisions," but he goes on to say that other judges went too far in their opinions.

Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer and His NextGen Team: Climate Change Is Top-Tier Issue In 2014 Races

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:57

THE HILL September 3, 2014 by Laura Barron-Lopez

November may be two months away, but billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and his political action team say they've made climate change a "top-tier" issue in seven key races.

Since unveiling campaigns in seven states across the U.S., Steyer's group, NextGen Climate, said on call with reporters Wednesday that it is "successfully making climate change a top-tier issue for voters."

Polar Vortex Linked to Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:09

USA TODAY September 2, 2014

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A January 10, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. side of Niagara Falls in New York beginning to thaw after the "polar vortexs" that affected millions in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo: Nick LoVerde, AP)

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