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Legal? Yes. Ethical? Meh. Our flimsy campaign finance and lobbying laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> With Republicans staring down a blue wave in the fall, House Speaker Paul Ryan recently road-tripped to Las Vegas for an audience with billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson.<p>There, without technically asking, Ryan helped secure from the casino magnate a $30 million donation to a …

Government

Installation costs so much that it’s better to use expensive solar panels

Expensive yet efficient may work out economically.<p>As the price of solar panels has plunged, a strange thing has happened. The panels have gone from …

Texas Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Illegal Voting

On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason got out of work and drove through the rain to her home in Dallas. She walked through the door and tried to settle in for the evening. But her mother delivered something akin to a scolding.<p>"You have to go vote!" Mason's mother said, according to her attorney, J. Warren …

Civil Rights

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91-year-old woman fills in crossword at museum - only to discover it was a £60,000 artwork

A 91-year-old woman has been questioned by police in Germany — after she filled in the blanks in a piece of modern art based on a crossword puzzle.<p>The pensioner, who has not been named under German privacy law, was questioned under caution after she filled in the work valued at €80,000 (£67,000) …

Crossword Puzzles

This Canon 24-105mm Lens Mug Will Stir Your Drinks For You

Canon made lens replica mugs a big thing when it started handing them out during the 2010 Olympics. The market was soon flooded with all kinds of …

Sensoree’s 3D Printed Fabric Animates Your Goosebumps

I love 3D printing. It is so versatile, but I want it to be more wearable, flexible, and fun! I create biometric fashions and I’m always experimenting with materials. In the human body, we need joint material between the bones. If 3D prints are like bones, then we need a flexible joint material to …

Wearable Tech

Carly Fiorina praises Hillary Clinton in 2008 video

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton might not agree on much these days, but eight years ago the former Hewlett-Packard CEO had glowing words for the then-New York senator on the campaign trail.<p>A GOP vice presidential candidate, Fiorina in 2008 described …

Get ready for MPLAB Express, throw away your Arduino

Chas from iradan.com writes:I credit the maker movement with bringing electronics back from the crusty old and lonely electronics hobby back into the …

Rorschach's Crime Bill

Bill Clinton’s unforced error on the trail places the 1994 Violent Crime Act back in play.<p>“The ones that won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Bill Clinton admonished protesters at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton today in Philadelphia. The protesters peppered him with questions about …

Government

Pentagon: ISIS finance minister killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Pentagon said Friday that it had killed ISIS' finance minister, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, whom many analysts consider the group's No. 2 leader.<p>Those analysts believe al-Qaduli would have been expected to take control of the day-to-day running of ISIS, also called ISIL, if its …