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2 Kansas Officers Fatally Shot Outside Market 2 Kansas Officers Fatally Shot Outside Market
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas police officers were fatally shot outside a grocery store Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller called the shootings of Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly "unspeakable." He said both Gogian, 50, and Atherly, 29, were shot in the head by a gunman who opened fire on them within minutes of their arrival to investigate the vehicle. "It's clearly beyond words. It's unspeakable almost about why...
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8862 Hits, 897 Comments, Added On 12/16/2012 11:28:19 PM

New Drug Showing Early Promise in Slowing or Stopping Mesothelioma Spread New Drug Showing Early Promise in Slowing or Stopping Mesothelioma Spread
A combination of researchers from France, Australia and the United Kingdom have uncovered a new drug that can prevent the spread of mesothelioma cancer within the body by activating a particular tumor suppressor gene. Their findings, presented Nov. 9 at the Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland,  came from a Phase I trial involving 29 mesothelioma patients and the drug GSK2256098. “These findings are important, but preliminary,” summarized Jean-Charles Soria,...
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9745 Hits, 866 Comments, Added On 11/14/2012 8:20:28 AM

Five Uncomfortable Facts About the Wonderful, Horrible Debt-Limit Debate Five Uncomfortable Facts About the Wonderful, Horrible Debt-Limit Debate
It's all debt limit, all the time, it seems. Everyone's talking about what may or may not happen when the U.S. government finally butts up against its legal borrowing limit on August 2. That's the date that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the feds will max out the credit lines that account for about 40 percent of all current spending. A quick explanation for the uninitiated: The debt limit or debt ceiling concept dates back to 1917. Prior to that date, Congress had to specifically approve...
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Author: gillespie@reason.com (Nick Gillespie)
34180 Hits, 855 Comments, Added On 7/8/2011 12:00:00 PM

Remembering Iconic Sitar Player Ravi Shankar Remembering Iconic Sitar Player Ravi Shankar
World-renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar, one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian music, has died in San Diego, near his Southern California home. He was 92 years old. Shankar, a master of the sitar, a multi-stringed, Indian classical instrument, helped popularize its use in the west.Shankar was a recognized master of classical Indian music, an art form with roots that extend back more than 4,000 years. Through his contact with musicians of different cultures, Shankar was the first to introduce Indian...
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9183 Hits, 846 Comments, Added On 12/12/2012 12:15:50 PM

Iraq Vet Seeks Atonement For Early War Tragedy Iraq Vet Seeks Atonement For Early War Tragedy
Laurent Rebours/AP A scene from the early days of the fighting in Iraq in the spring of 2003. In one incident, three members of an Iraqi family were killed. A U.S. Marine involved in the shooting recently tracked down the family to ask for forgiveness. On April 8, 2003, in the early days of the Iraq War, the Kachadoorian family found themselves in the middle of a firefight at a major intersection in Baghdad. They had approached the intersection in three cars and didn't respond to Marines' warnings...
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11783 Hits, 831 Comments, Added On 10/23/2012 1:41:00 PM

Spending $2,159 Less Per Student, Online School Outscores Florida Campuses on AP Exams Spending $2,159 Less Per Student, Online School Outscores Florida Campuses on AP Exams
Online students at Florida Virtual School outperformed their traditional-school peers on Advanced Placement tests in 2011, and at less cost, new studies show.Florida Virtual School reported scores that averaged 12 percentage points higher than conventional high schools on the 2011 AP exams. The Internet-based school offered 15 AP courses to 3,053 students, an 18 percent increase from the previous year.Some 58 percent of FLVS test-takers achieved qualifying scores of 3, 4 or 5, compared with 46 percent...
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15566 Hits, 809 Comments, Added On 1/22/2012 5:00:00 PM

California's Poor Long-term Prognosis California's Poor Long-term Prognosis
California's current economic recovery may be uneven at best, but things certainly look better now than the pits-of-hell period in 2008. A cautiously optimistic New York Times piece proclaimed "signs of resurgence," and there was even heady talk in Sacramento of eventually sighting that rarest of birds, a state budget surplus. Yet such outbreaks of optimism should not blind us to the bigger issue: the long-term secular decline of the state's economy. Whether you believe that the new higher taxes may...
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9530 Hits, 784 Comments, Added On 1/6/2013 10:38:20 PM

Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch
The U.N. Security Council has condemned North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a clear violation of U.N. resolutions that ban Pyongyang from carrying out missile or nuclear-related tests.The council held emergency talks Wednesday on the launch. Beforehand, Britain's U.N. ambassador Mark Lyall Grant called it a "provocation."In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney said North Korea would face "consequences" for firing the rocket. He called the move "regrettable" and said it violated U.N....
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9924 Hits, 758 Comments, Added On 12/12/2012 12:37:53 PM

Vietnam PM Keeps Post as Economic Struggles Continue Vietnam PM Keeps Post as Economic Struggles Continue
— Vietnam's prime minister appears to have survived a leadership challenge this week over his handling of the poorly-performing economy.  Communist Party officials ended any speculation that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung might lose his job when they concluded a top-level party meeting on Monday.The 175-member party central committee met for two weeks to discuss a long list of topics, ranging from economic reform and land use to education. The run-up to what is usually a low-key event attracted...
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10186 Hits, 756 Comments, Added On 10/17/2012 10:23:26 AM

Conflict Oil or Canadian Oil? Conflict Oil or Canadian Oil?
Fort McMurray, Alberta—This is the second dispatch from my oil sands tour. The first dispatch yesterday focused on the oil sands mining. After our Suncor oil sands mine tour, our band of flacks and hacks were bussed back to our motel for cocktails and dinner with various Canadian oil sheiks, including Alberta’s Minister of Energy Ronald Liepert, TransCanada Pipeline vice president Robert Jones, and ConocoPhillips Canada senior vice president Nick Olds, among others. In the fashion of...
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Author: rbailey@reason.com (Ronald Bailey)
10128 Hits, 696 Comments, Added On 8/10/2011 7:30:00 AM

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