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Obama Trying To Reclaim Leadership On Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:35

New York Times June 1, 2014 by Justin Gillis and Henry Fountain

At the end of his first year in office, President Obama flew to Copenhagen and made a big promise: that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2020 — a bold and risky pledge that hinged on a balky Congress to make it possible. His efforts became bogged down within months, and Mr. Obama’s pledge to the rest of the world soon looked like a pipe dream.

Gay Marriage Law Takes Effect In Illinois

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 20:05

ABC News June 1, 2014 by Associated Press

Gay and lesbian couples across Illinois can be legally wed as the state becomes the latest in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.

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NET NEUTRALITY: A War Over The Internet

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:08

The Tennessean June 1, 2014

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Are the days of an open Internet numbered?

Major Steps By The Obama Administration On Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 18:40

Reuters Sunday June 1, 2014 by Mark Felsenthal

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On Monday, the Obama administration will release new rules regulating carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants that run on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, a linchpin of his plans to tackle climate change.

Following are some key moments in President Barack Obama's efforts to address climate change:

Evidence Of Climate Change Is In The Streets At High Tide In Norfolk

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 18:59

The Washington Post Saturday May 31, 2014 4:32 PM by Lori Montgomery

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Downtown Norfolk as seen from the Elizabeth River (Jay Westcott/For The Washington Post)

Religious beliefs can be used in manslaughter case, judge rules...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:53

A judge ruled last week that religious beliefs and practices can be used as evidence in the manslaughter trials of Travis and Wenona Rossiter, an Albany couple accused of depriving their 12-year-old daughter of life-saving medical care.


Submitted by nabashalam2 on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:39

Leah Remini

MSN News 7/11/13 By Riya Bhattacharjee of MSN News


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