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Fundraising War Between Pro And Anti Death Penalty Activists in Nebraska

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Death penalty in Nebraska was abolished in May. Yet it seems that neither the Governor or the Pro-death penalty activists are willing to settle that easily. A fundraising race is trying to bring the penalty back throughout a statewide vote. Pro and anti penalty activists are fighting a fierce battle to either bring it back or forget about it for ...

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Zuckerberg Says Facebook’s Name Policy Works for Transgender People

It seems Facebook will continue to use its controversial real-name policy. Last week, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that they have no intention to change it in spite of the complaints from the transgender community. The creator of the social network publicly defended the policy by stating that “it can work for trans people”. The question is … can it ...

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The Chinese Crisis You Missed While Watching Greece

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While all eyes were focusing on the economic crisis in Greece, China was having its very own financial meltdown. Over ten million investors with little to no financial experience plowed their savings into the stock market only to witness its collapse just a few months later. Chinese leaders are taking on desperate measures to restore people’s confidence and to get the market back on ...

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In Spite of Supreme Court Decision, Women Will Still Get Access to Birth Control

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Women’s sexual and reproductive health have always been a hot topic of debate. Activists and women’s rights organizations all over the country fight relentlessly to ensure that reproductive healthcare medications are covered by employers and health insurance. The US Affordable Care act passed in 2012 heard women’s claims and included a provision that compelled employers to cover contraception at no ...

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UPDATE – Recently Passed Science Research Funding Bill

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The House of Representatives has recently passed a funding bill to support scientific work on the field of bio-medicine. The 21st Century Cures Act (aka HR 6) will direct a significant budget to promote the work of bio-medical research agencies. Although the new measure is still pending approval from the Senate and must by reviewed by the appropriations committees, prospects for its ...

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Largest Hack in US Government History Affects 20 Million

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Hackers infiltrated the government’s database and stole personal information from more than 20 million former and current federal employees, including social security numbers and an estimated one million fingerprints. The cyber attack also breached through information regarding health, criminal and financial history.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) had originally reported a figure close to the 4 million. Unfortunately, there ...

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Days After “NO” Vote, Greek Lawmakers Approve the Bailout Proposal

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  In the midst of a deep economic crisis, Greek lawmakers finally approved the controversial legislation which will once again bail the country out of a billionaire debt, with 229 votes in favor, 64 against and six abstentions. The bill basically imposes austerity in every major Greek economic practice, just a few days after the Greek population had overwhelmingly voted ...

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