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Winter Outlook: Drought Likely To Persist Winter Outlook: Drought Likely To Persist
Jan. 21, 2012: A winter scene in Brooklyn, N.Y. Snow may be a relatively rare sight this coming winter in the U.S. Spencer Platt/Getty Images i Jan. 21, 2012: A winter scene in Brooklyn, N.Y. Snow may be a relatively rare sight this coming winter in the U.S. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Here are some of the details from the winter weather forecast released this morning by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center: — There are "enhanced chances for above normal temperatures across most...
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Freight Monorail is not Realistic for U.S. Freight Monorail is not Realistic for U.S.
A recently proposed U.S. freight Maglev system is more intriguing than previous systems but it is still completely unrealistic for the U.S. On October 15th the Transportation Research Forum reviewed the book “The Fight for Maglev: Making America the World Leader in 21st Century Transport” by James Jordan, James Powell and Gordon Danby. The 90-minute forum featured author Jordan, formerly energy research director for the U.S. Navy, discussing the book and reviewer Joseph Warren of the...
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Author: baruch.feigenbaum@reason.org (Baruch Feigenbaum)
244 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/19/2012 10:51:00 AM

Socialism, Capitalism: Merriam-Webster's Odd-Couple Words Of The Year Socialism, Capitalism: Merriam-Webster's Odd-Couple Words Of The Year
Enlarge image A demonstrator carries a sign calling people to "resist" President Barack Obama perceived socialist policies during a march of supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement in Washington. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images A demonstrator carries a sign calling people to "resist" President Barack Obama perceived socialist policies during a march of supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement in Washington. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images The dictionary Merriam-Webster has...
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244 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/5/2012 12:23:00 PM

Costas Gun Control Commentary Gets Notice Costas Gun Control Commentary Gets Notice
NEW YORK December 3, 2012, 09:40 pm ET NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas' "Sunday Night Football" halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter storm involving Ted Nugent, Rosie O'Donnell, Herman Cain and many more. The NBC sportscaster, who frequently delivers commentary at halftime of the weekly NFL showcase, addressed the weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Costas said that the...
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244 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/3/2012 7:40:02 PM

NBC Sports Partners With Yahoo For Content Deal NBC Sports Partners With Yahoo For Content Deal
NEW YORK December 9, 2012, 08:03 pm ET NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports Group and Yahoo have announced a content deal that combines the website's sports reporting with its partner's digital assets and television access. Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Group will maintain separate websites and newsrooms, but will work together on news and events coverage online and on the air. Mark Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports Group, says "The complementary nature of this partnership is unmatched in digital sports...
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244 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/9/2012 8:20:49 PM

Who's Behind The Fiscal Cliff Lobbying Effort? Who's Behind The Fiscal Cliff Lobbying Effort?
As the White House and Congress continue to wrangle over a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and its billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases, we wanted to take a look at who is spending big to influence the debate behind the scenes. We turned to Sarah Bryner, research director at the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money and its effect on public policy, for help in sorting out the players. Bryner also manages the center's data on lobbying and its "revolving door" database,...
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244 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/7/2012 12:27:00 PM

In Cairo: Several Killed, Hundreds Injured, As President Calls For Dialogue In Cairo: Several Killed, Hundreds Injured, As President Calls For Dialogue
Enlarge image A man who had been with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi when he was injured during overnight clashes in Cairo is carried from the scene by others. Gianluigi Guercia /AFP/Getty Images A man who had been with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi when he was injured during overnight clashes in Cairo is carried from the scene by others. Gianluigi Guercia /AFP/Getty Images At least five...
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244 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/6/2012 4:45:00 AM

Syrian Army Bombs Damascus Suburbs Syrian Army Bombs Damascus Suburbs
Syrian activists say the army has bombed two Damascus suburbs and poured in military reinforcements in an effort to try to reclaim territory controlled by rebels.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday the army fired rockets at the rebel-held Daraya and Moadamiah suburbs southwest of the capital. The group said it feared that troops massing on the suburbs' outskirts could be the prelude to an imminent ground assault.On Thursday, United Nations peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said the United...
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BYU LB Van Noy Scores 2 TDs In Poinsettia Bowl Win BYU LB Van Noy Scores 2 TDs In Poinsettia Bowl Win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Linebacker Kyle Van Noy forced a fumble in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown, and scored on a 17-yard interception return, both in the fourth quarter, to lead BYU to a 23-6 victory over San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night. The big plays swung the momentum for the Cougars (8-5) in what had been a tedious defensive struggle. San Diego State (9-4), playing in the hometown bowl for the second time in three years, missed the chance for its first 10-win...
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244 Hits, 7 Comments, Added On 12/20/2012 10:29:59 PM

Help Writer Dennis Lehane Find His Dog And You'll Be In His Next Book Help Writer Dennis Lehane Find His Dog And You'll Be In His Next Book
Tessa is missing in Brookline, Mass. Facebook.com Mystery writer Dennis Lehane is asking for help in solving a case that's very important to him: "Our recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline [Mass.] and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours," he wrote Tuesday on Facebook. "It's possible she's staying in some good Samaritan's home right now or has tucked herself away on a porch. But if anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts,...
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