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How Radioactive Poison Became the Assassin’s Weapon of Choice — Matter. 4-million-year-old whale fossil found in Santa Cruz County. No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals - seattlepi.com. Steven R.

No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals - seattlepi.com

Hurst, Associated Press Updated 9:46 pm, Sunday, September 20, 2015. Human Rights Activist To Be Crucified & Beheaded By US Ally. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – A young Saudi Arabian man arrested as a teenager, Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, will be decapitated and then crucified, after his death penalty appeal was denied.

Human Rights Activist To Be Crucified & Beheaded By US Ally

Ali was arrested for taking part in an anti-government protest in 2012, when he was only 17 years old. He was allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession, and was sentenced to death in May 2014, according to anti-death penalty charity Reprieve. Lawmakers announce deal on medical marijuana legislation. California lawmakers said late Thursday that they have reached a deal on legislation to regulate and license medical marijuana.

Lawmakers announce deal on medical marijuana legislation

The regulatory framework to corral the billion-dollar medical cannabis industry will be contained in three bills that have received the blessings of the two chambers and Gov. Jerry Brown, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, one of the authors of the measures. Bonta said his measure, which along with the others will be released Friday, would require state and local licenses for medical marijuana businesses.

It would create a new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation to oversee the licensing and regulatory effort and involve the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health. Forbes Welcome. 2014 Census Data Confirm Dramatic Impact of the Affordable Care Act. SOURCE: AP/Eric Gay A man using two canes is helped in the waiting area at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas.

2014 Census Data Confirm Dramatic Impact of the Affordable Care Act

By Thomas Huelskoetter | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 New census data released today on poverty and health care measures for 2014 provide indisputable proof that the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is working to improve access to health care across the country. Since these new data only cover 2014, they do not include the full second open enrollment period of the ACA’s marketplaces and thus understate the full impact of the ACA.

As evident from the recently released National Health Interview Survey, however, the national uninsured rate had dropped by about one-third to a historic low of 9.2 percent as of early 2015, with 15.8 million people gaining coverage since the ACA’s marketplaces opened in late 2013. Medicaid expansion would improve coverage gains even further. California’s Upward-Mobility Machine. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Video The is struggling with budget woes that have deeply affected campus life.

California’s Upward-Mobility Machine

Yet the system’s nine colleges still lead the nation in providing top-flight college education to the masses. The Disappeared 43: Report Exposes Mexico’s Student Murder Cover-Up. On the road to stardom from the back seat of the family’s minivan.

The Disappeared 43: Report Exposes Mexico’s Student Murder Cover-Up

IRVING, Texas — Ahmed Mohamed is watching himself trend on my iPhone. “Man, I went viral.” Ahmed’s looking at a video of himself posted online, while he and his sister Eyman argue inside the family minivan over whether it has 24 million or 24,000 views. “This is seven digits!” It’s 24 million views, in 24 hours,” Ahmed yelps. California airman who thwarted train attack will get Purple Heart.

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone. Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need.

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage. So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and clear space on your iPhone: 1. Check your usage First thing: Find out what’s taking up the most space on your phone. Open the Settings app then go to General > Usage > Manage Storage. Hometown Salute for 3 Boyhood Friends Who Thwarted Train Attack in France. Photo.

Hometown Salute for 3 Boyhood Friends Who Thwarted Train Attack in France

3 Who Stopped Train Attack Were Boyhood Friends. Photo By May, it was decided: Three friends who met as middle-schoolers in California would take a European vacation.

3 Who Stopped Train Attack Were Boyhood Friends

“I’m going to Europe!!!! Like wow,” Anthony Sadler, 23, wrote on Twitter on May 14, three months before jetting off with Alek Skarlatos, 22, and Spencer Stone, 23. On his first international trip, he planned to spend three weeks traveling across Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain with Mr. Scientists Discover New Human Ancestor, Creationists Lose Last Remaining Brain Cell Freaking Out. September 10, 2015 •By Jameson Parker Anthropologists in South Africa announced the fascinating discovery of a never-before-seen human ancestor that has turned everything we know about the origins of our own species on its ear. Thought to be millions of years old, the species dubbed Homo naledi was a mixture of modern humans (slender arms and legs) and much more ancient extinct ancestors (like a very small brain cavity). Even more astonishing, scientists believe that despite the relatively small brains, this species buried their dead.

Newyorker. As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our cultural heritage and needs to be shared more broadly.

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Sometimes, I refer to the fact that religion and science are often in conflict; from time to time, I ridicule religious dogma. When I do, I sometimes get accused in public of being a “militant atheist.” Even a surprising number of my colleagues politely ask if it wouldn’t be better to avoid alienating religious people. Shouldn’t we respect religious sensibilities, masking potential conflicts and building common ground with religious groups so as to create a better, more equitable world? I found myself thinking about those questions this week as I followed the story of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who directly disobeyed a federal judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and, as a result, was jailed for contempt of court. Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Crumbles As Justice Department Says No Laws Were Broken.

Reality has bitten Republicans in the backsides again as the Justice Department is saying that Hillary Clinton’s emails broke no laws. Justice Department lawyers argued before a federal court that Hillary Clinton’s handling of her emails broke no laws. The Washington Times reported: In the most complete legal defense of Mrs. Jerry Brown: Oil lobby gutted climate bill - SFGate. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP. The Syrian refugee crisis, in 4 maps and charts. Pulitzer Prize Reporter Exposes Trump's Lack of Wealth, Mob Ties, Failure to Support Charity, and Much More.

The Hunger Game. Just exactly what is the universe expanding into?