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'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on the unsuspecting residents of San Francisco. Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises to 100. 5 easy organization tips for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is just as much about organizing your house for the new season as it is deep cleaning.

5 easy organization tips for spring cleaning

Whether you're scrubbing windowsills or clearing out your closet, here are a few easy steps you can take to get organized during the big purge. Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory. © Time Inc.

Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

All rights reserved. is a part of the network of sites. Clinton has received $16 million in post-presidency benefits. March 7, 2015: Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Future of Energy session at a university conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative in Coral Gables, Fla.

Clinton has received $16 million in post-presidency benefits

(AP) Former President Bill Clinton has received nearly $16 million in taxpayer funds since leaving the White House, covering everything from his pension to personnel to benefits -- and renewing questions over how much taxpayers really should spend on ex-presidents who make millions after leaving office.

A new Politico report and analysis examined the payments since he left office in 2001, and claimed it amounts to more than any other ex-president has received. Meanwhile, Politico points out, Clinton has a personal annual income that beats all the other living former presidents. His $15 million advance -- then a record -- for his 2008 memoir was just a sliver of his earnings. The Debt Limit Explained.

Richest 1% may own half of global wealth by 2016. The combined wealth of the world's richest 1 percent could overtake that of the other 99 percent by 2016 , according to a report by Oxfam published Monday, as billionaires, politicians and business leaders gather in Davos for the annual World Economic Forum.

Richest 1% may own half of global wealth by 2016

In a study called "Wealth: Having it all and wanting more. " the international charity warned that a sharp rise in inequality was holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when 1 in 9 people do not have enough to eat and more than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. © Provided by CNBC Of the remaining 52 percent of global wealth in 2014 , about 46 percent was owned by the rest of the richest fifth of the world's population. The other 80 percent of the world share d around 5.5 percent, according to Oxfam. Rising inequality has moved into the spotlight in recent years amid concerns that living standards have been hit by slow economic recovery in the wake of the global financial crisis. Citizens United v. FEC. Citizens United v.

Citizens United v. FEC

Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205, 558 U.S. 310 (2010)[dead link], is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by organizations. The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation. How A Wealthy, Clean-Cut ‘Duck Dynasty’ Tricked The World For Publicity. States sue Obama administration on immigration: Texas attorney general. Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny. WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

A Senate panel met Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which usually cost 30 to 80 percent less than their branded counterparts. Experts said there are multiple, often unrelated, forces behind the price hikes, including drug ingredient shortages, industry consolidation and production slowdowns due to manufacturing problems. But the lawmakers convening Thursday's hearing said the federal government needs to play a bigger role in restraining prices. Obama's executive action on immigration will have big repercussions on states. As Republicans in Washington debate how to fight Obama’s executive action, the real battle could take place in state legislatures that have a say over how exactly to carry out the plan.

Obama's executive action on immigration will have big repercussions on states

For starters, states will have to provide proper outreach and support to help the immigrants figure out how to apply for deferred action – and state governments can vary their efforts in reaching out to undocumented populations offering assistance. An estimated 3.7 million undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents are expected to benefit from Obama’s new deferred action program. Tennessee lawmakers, governor move closer to Common Core repeal. Tennessee may be the next state to put the Common Core Educational Standards on the chopping block.

Tennessee lawmakers, governor move closer to Common Core repeal

Two Republican state senators introduced legislation this week to repeal the national curriculum, a move that came on the heels of Gov. Bill Haslam calling for a public review of the English and math standards being pushed by Washington. The efforts show building momentum that could make the Volunteer State the third to opt out of the controversial program, which is aimed at establishing minimum national standards but has met with broad criticism from parent groups, conservatives and even some teachers unions. TMI Boswell, Pa. Back to Boswell, PA housing info, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, PA smaller cities, PA small cities, All Cities.

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No carpet rides here: Disney keeps no-fly zone over parks. WASHINGTON – What do the White House and the Magic Kingdom have in common?

No carpet rides here: Disney keeps no-fly zone over parks

Each is protected by a federally imposed no-fly zone. That's because for the past decade, Disney World and Disneyland have benefited from a deal slipped into a 300-page spending bill that designates airspace above both parks as no-fly zones. That means anyone caught trying to chopper into Cinderella’s castle could risk federal prosecution and jail time. The no-fly zones were put in place ostensibly for security reasons following 9/11 but have stayed in place in what some say is a cleverly crafted plan by Disney to keep pesky aerial advertisers out of its pristine airspace.

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