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Seattle shows San Francisco and New York how to fix the housing crisis

Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area have a lot in common — coastal locations, high-tech economies, and relatively high wages. But as California's Legislative Analysis Office wrote in a recent report, it's much easier to get permission to build new houses in the Seattle area. Consequently, the …

David Letterman shares all (even about the beard): “I don’t think I care that much about television anymore. I feel foolish for having been misguided by my own ego” | Salon.com

Boxer In Gay Porn Video Says He Was Drugged, Producers Deny Accusation

"My whole life, I’ve been what they call a whoremonger. I love females.”<p>A professional boxer claims he was drugged and forced to do gay porn, but the company who filmed his scene refuses to take that accusation lying down.<p>As a middleweight boxer, 35-year-old Yusaf Mack, has accumulated a 31-8-2 …

Investigation into Mexico's 43 missing students dismisses official story

Six-month investigation says government’s story of protesters being incinerated at rubbish dump is impossible<p>An official government account of the disappearance of 43 students that sparked a wave of public outrage in Mexico is scientifically impossible, according to an investigation by independent …

Project Thor: Denmark's first astronaut arrives at International Space Station with Lego

Denmark's first astronaut has arrived to join eight crew members on the International Space Station and has brought Lego<p>Life at the International Space Station is to get a little more fun after Denmark's first astronaut arrived clutching 26 Lego figurines, specially designed for the trip.<p>Andreas …

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The fountain of youth is located in the produce aisle.<p>The world's oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret …

Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful …

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day

Seventy years ago this week we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy<p>Christian Appy<p>August 5, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if …

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

Former President Jimmy Carter had some harsh words to say about the current state of America’s electoral process, calling the country “an oligarchy …

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle - The New Yorker

In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people. When the next full-margin rupture …

David Letterman on life after retirement: I’m avoiding places where “people want to come up and lick me”

<b>David Letterman (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>In all seriousness, though, he’s mostly standing in a river, pretending to trout fish with his son<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 12, 2015 9:10pm (UTC)<p>In his first post-retirement interview, David Letterman told the Indianapolis Monthly's Ron Pearson that he's …

This Guy Used 5 Seconds Of Video To Calculate How Fast The Amtrak Train Was Going

According to multiple reports, investigators believe that Amtrak Regional Train 188 -- the train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200 -- was speeding when it jumped the tracks. Just before it derailed, the train was rounding a curve …

45 Quotes From Literature That Will Actually Change Your Life

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” —Mary Shelley, Frankenstein<p>2. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."<p>—Harper Lee, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i><p>Submitted by Shelley Schoppert, …

Literature

Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians.<p>His answer in 1980 did not make him a gay rights hero. Kennedy …

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators.<p>Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars …

Lawyers say Alabama could execute innocent death row inmate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for a man who was scheduled to be executed last month told judges Tuesday that prosecutors for 20 years withheld …

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown made water conservation mandatory in the drought-stricken state of California. "As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can," he said.<p>But if the four-year drought continues, conservation alone — at least what's required by the …

Minimum Wage Increase Killing Seattle Restaurants? Anatomy Of A Lie From Inside The Bubble

It all began with a story published earlier this month in a local, Seattle lifestyle magazine, complete with a headline designed to tweak the interest of the reader while bearing little relationship to the facts of the actual printed story it heralds.<p>It was a story that chronicled the coming …

The 1 percent rigged everything: Why no one can end Ronald Reagan’s “dead wrong” voodoo economics

<b>(AP/Barry Thumma/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>A thriving middle class is the cause of growth. The middle class creates rich people — not the other way around<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 19, 2015 8:37pm (UTC)<p>Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, a highly visible champion of Seattle's $15/hour minimum wage, wrote a piece …

Your microwave dinner is making you obese: What the food industry doesn’t want you to know

New research indicates processed foods are even more harmful to our health than previously thought<p>Ari LeVaux<p>March 19, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Processed foods are suspected of causing a variety of heath issues. Foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, for …

4 numbers that prove America’s economic model is broken

<b>(CURAphotography via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>New data reveal the richest .1 percent are increasing their wealth by an astonishing $10 million per year<p>Paul Buchheit<p>March 18, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's something perversely wrong with a society that creates $30 …

'McFarland, USA' film revives long-buried memory for runner

I knew a movie involving one of the biggest disappointments in my youth might be made someday. Still, my heart began to sink when a screening of "McFarland, USA" rolled around to its climax.<p>At a cross-country race almost 30 years ago, the gun sounds and the seven boys from McFarland High burst …

Huge dunes, cool pool, sudden rain in Death Valley

Here's a video about huge dunes, a cool pool -- and what happens when rain hits Death Valley.<p>Most of it was shot in two dramatic spots, which lie about 27 miles from each other in Death Valley National Park.<p>One is Mesquite Flat, where sand dunes rise more than 100 feet from the desert valley's …

National Parks

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

The Prophet

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Stem Cells

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

Restaurant serves up chaos and cliff divers, with a side of nostalgia

In an increasingly desk-bound world where stimulating work can be hard to find, Travis Sims is a breed apart.<p>He's an Acapulco cliff diver.<p>Well, an Acapulco-style cliff diver.<p>The cliffs are fake. The 30-foot waterfall is phony. And he dives on the ragged outskirts of Denver.<p>"I tell you it's just the …