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Constitutional Amendment To Take Big Money Out Of Politics Killed By Special Interests

Constitutional Amendment To Take Big Money Out Of Politics Dies

Most Americans Support Campaign Finance Reform

Last week, the Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have reinstated Congress’ ability to regulate out-of-control political spending, previous legislative authority that was restricted by the conservative justices in the Supreme Court’s rulings in Citizens United and McCutcheon. James Gaines of Reuters noted that the amendment “was…

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Alzheimer’s Impacts More Women Than Men
Family Members More Likely To Contract Disease

Although Alzheimer’s disease affects both men and women, the condition is gaining attention as a women’s health issue. There is no known physiological link between gender and development of the disease, but statistics show that more women than men are affected. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, almost two-thirds of Ameri­cans diagnosed with…

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NFL Reputation, Revenue Taking Hit Over Domestic Violence Issue

NFL Reputation, Revenue Taking Hit Over Domestic Violence

Public Opinion Demanding Accountability

The NFL is scrambling to maintain credibility under mounting public pressure. The Ray Rice scandal certainly isn’t the first, but it could be the worst. Not only does it demonstrate questionable conduct and character by Ray Rice, it exhibits incompetence, negligence and possible misconduct by the league in the discussion and disclosure of key facts.

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Ray…

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Cooking With Marijuana
Boulder Or Bust For Vogue Reporter

By Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue

As we circled the Denver airport, I could see the haze of cannabis smoke floating over the city—and almost smell it. But the Denver haze was certainly not marijuana smoke. As we would soon learn, although Colorado has legalized the recreational use of cannabis—smoking, eating, drinking, and absorbing (sublingually or…

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Alzheimer’s Rates Will Rise 600 Percent In Arab Countries by 2030
Experts Demand More Research, Prevention, Treatment

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease could increase by more than 600 percent in the UAE within the next 15 years if preventative measures are not implemented immediately, leading medical experts have warned.

Alzheimer's prevention and statins

Alzheimer’s brain damage is severe and fatal. Diagnosis is far from a science. Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are…

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts Climate Catastrophe Within 20 Years
Failure To Act Compounding Global Warming

With every year that passes, we’re getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That’s the key message in this year’s “Low Carbon Economy Index,” a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

carbon emissions and global warming

Failure to curb our carbon emissions is making global warming worse every day.

The report highlights an “unmistakable…

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Alzheimer’s Taking Heavy Financial Toll On Families

Families, Patients Taxed By Alzheimer’s Care Dementia patients and their families are being hit by a ‘care tax’ of more than £20,000 (or about US$25,000) a year, research has revealed. 

Alzheimer’s Taking Heavy Financial Toll On Families

Families, Patients Taxed By Alzheimer’s Care Dementia patients and their families are being hit by a ‘care tax’ of more than £20,000 (or about US$25,000) a year, research has revealed. 

Half Of Global Deforestation Illegal
Food Production Driving Deforestation

In the past decade, demand from the international market for agricultural products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber caused the deforestation of tropical forests at an average rate of five football fields every minute. This has resulted in a total loss of 200,000 square kilometers of land, an area twice the size of South Korea.

Deforestation and global warming

Deforestation is a threat…

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Rising Electricity Rates Will Promote Conservation, Alternatives
Higher Energy Costs Will Promote Renewable Energy

The average price of residential electricity rose at the highest rate in five years in the first six months of 2014, the U.S. government reported Tuesday.

Prices averaged 12.3 cents per kilowatt hour in the first six months of 2014, a 3.2 percent increase from the same period a year prior, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. That’s…

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BP Grossly Negligent In Gulf Disaster
Halliburton, Transocean Found Negligent

BP Plc acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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BP found grossly negligent in the gulf disaster.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held a trial…

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