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A fascinating story unfolded this week, as Yale University went to war against a website that scraped the Yale University website. But first a quick history. Years ago, some students at Yale built a website that presented information about Yale courses. It did this by scraping the University’s official course website, but presented this information in a way that was easier to use. They called the site “Yale Bluebook”. No, this is not the site with whom Yale went to war this week.

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Tell Congress: Revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status The National Football League is one of the most profitable enterprises in the world. However, it is regularly subsidized by state and local governments to build and upgrade facilities, its lucrative TV deals are exempt from antitrust laws, and, worst of all, the NFL enjoys nonprofit status. You read that right: The NFL enjoys nonprofit status. At a time when austerity measures have forced across-the-board cuts that have slowed our economy, cost us jobs, and threaten even deeper cuts to come, it’s time to stop the public giveaways to the world’s most profitable sports association.

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US Headlines stories, spoof, satire and parody headlines Sorry, you can't go back any further! It's not always possible to go back to the previous snippet, but you should come across it again if you keep going forwards. Or, you can try to find it in the Snippet Archive 10#8514#Bureau#41741.5376042#1#429563 Today in History #7 Apr 12, 1633: Galileo is convicted of heresy. McSweeney's Internet Tendency: First Drafts of the Parables of Jesus. Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” One of the disciples asked, “What of the man who builds his house inside the house built on the rock?