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Eric Holder taking Texas to court for voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will take Texas to court for a strict voter ID law that was implemented after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act. Co-Director of The Advancement Project Judith Browne Dianis and Matthew Miller, former aide to Eric Holder, join …

American Bloggers Praised Ukrainian President Before Election

No money changed hands, writers say.<p>WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — the colorless, pro-Russian leader who beat back the country's "Orange Revolution" and later imprisoned a prominent political rival — would appear an unlikely favorite for American political bloggers of any …

The Old Woman and a Potato: Ukraine’s Poverty Story Goes Viral · Global Voices

On Wednesday, March 13, journalist Olena Danko wrote a short post [uk] on her Facebook page about her supermarket encounter with an old woman who had …

As More Countries Scramble To Fill Revenue Holes, Ukraine Plans To Triple Beer Tax

Hold on to your Carlsberg: it’s about to get a lot more expensive to drink a pint in the Ukraine.<p>Ukraine, which is the largest country wholly in Europe, borders Russia and Poland. At the turn of the 19th century, the country was poor and largely ignored by its bordering countries. Conflicts within …

Sasha Rudensky’s Offbeat Photos of Russia and Ukraine

I now have a quite an extensive social support network in Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, and those connections have been crucial in my gaining …

Documentary Tells of One Man’s Plight to Help Drug-Addicted Street Kids in Ukraine

Gennadiy works through the political system as an activist, and he runs an orphanage, but the system doesn’t work fast enough for him—or for the …

Russia, Ukraine Block Sanctuaries in Antarctic Waters

This week's special meeting of the 25 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded today in Germany with no results. Despite an enormous amount of effort and increasing public scrutiny, Russia and Ukraine blocked proposals to create marine …

Plan to create massive Antarctic ocean sanctuaries blocked by surprise challenge from Russia and Ukraine | Graham Readfearn

Right about now, Australian government delegates in Germany would no doubt have been hoping they would be celebrating a historic moment when the …

Ukraine is not yet dead, but it’s about to go bankrupt

Ukraine’s national anthem, the famously morosely titled “Ukraine has not yet died,” gives a pretty good indication of the country’s troubled and tragic history. Unfortunately for Ukrainians, there is mounting evidence that another serious economic crisis is rapidly approaching, and that the …

Economics

For Female Scientists, There's No Good Time to Have Children

That's why so many drop out of the field. Here's how to make the system more fair for women in academia.<p>American women are leaving academic science, including the social sciences, in alarming numbers. Many will turn away from science while still in graduate school. Although women obtain more than …

Scientists hope volcanic rock can contain climate change

Capturing and storing greenhouse gases beneath the earth could allow climate change to be mitigated, but researchers still need to find a method that can both permanently and safely contain the gases. Now researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) believe that they may have …

Morgan Tsvangirai eyes victory at huge Zimbabwe election rally

Tens of thousands of supporters of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party turned out on Monday for what was said to be the biggest election rally of the country's post-independence history, in a last expectant push to finally unseat Robert Mugabe from power.<p>Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC’s …

Kids who were breastfed longer have higher IQs, new study shows

Young children who were breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests than formula-fed kids, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, say Harvard University researchers in a study published today in JAMA Pediatrics.<p>This study adds “to the body …

Breast Feeding

Senate Majority Whip: FISA Court Is 'Fixed' and 'Loaded'

Dick Durbin wants to add a civil-liberties advocate to the court's proceedings and to limit the NSA's data collection.<p>The Obama Administration says the FISA court adequately safeguards Americans' civil liberties. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, who holds the second-highest Democratic leadership …

Elizabeth Warren Has Thrown Her Support Behind Janet Yellen For Fed Chair

Warren — who lately has made curbing Wall Street's power and profitability a chief legislative agenda — signed onto the letter urging Obama to appoint Yellen.<p>If appointed, she would become the first female Fed chair when Ben Bernanke likely retires at the end of his term in January.<p>Of course, …

Gender

Welcome To Business Insider's Education Section!

From pre-K to graduate school, our education system is in a period of rapid change.<p>With skyrocketing tuition, plummeting acceptance rates, and questionable job prospects, a college degree has never before been so controversial. And the road getting there isn't so clear cut, either.<p>We'll cover these …

Education

Ted Cruz On Christie-Paul Feud: I'm Proud To Stand With Rand

"I am proud to stand side by side with Rand Paul."<p>Texas Senator and potential 2016 Republican primary contender Ted Cruz said he stood with Rand Paul when asked about an ongoing feud between the Kentucky senator and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Cruz was appearing on Fox News' online show</i> …

The Average Big American Company Hasn't Paid The Statutory Tax Rate In Decades

The OECD estimates that U.S. corporations pay face an average statutory tax rate of 39%, the second highest rate in the developed world. This is based on a combination of the federal statutory rate and a weighted-average of state-level tax rates.<p>But thanks to various tax breaks and loopholes, …

S&P 500

Further deep budget cuts will hurt economy, Interior secretary says

WASHINGTON-- Officials from the Obama administration are taking their case against proposed deep budget cuts advancing inCongressto the public, warning that they would hurt the economy and inhibit the government’s ability to enforce popular laws.<p>U.S. Secretary of the Interior<p>Sally Jewellon Monday …

Fox News Host Never Asked Baptist College Professor Why He Wrote Book About Islam

Lauren Green, the Fox host who prodded Reza Aslan, was less curious about the religion of a professor from a Southern Baptist-affiliated Kentucky university who wrote a book on Islam.<p>Last Friday, Fox News's online show <i>Spirited Debate</i> conducted an interview with religious scholar Reza Aslan, a …

Obama Isn't Too Worried That Delaying the Employer Mandate Is Illegal

Asked whether he consulted a lawyer before the Treasury Department postponed a rule, he says he's not worried about Congressional critics.<p>Part of what makes a seasoned politician successful is the ability to talk for a long time and say nothing. You can usually assume that anyone who makes it as …

Canvassers For Health Coverage Find Few Takers In Boca Raton

Tammy Spencer did a double take when she read the address on her paper and looked at the house in front of her.<p>Spencer, a volunteer with the nonprofit Enroll America, was spending a hot and humid Saturday morning knocking on doors in Boca Raton, a mostly posh South Florida city, looking for people …

Senate Confirms Obama's FBI Pick After Rand Paul Drops Fight About Drones

James Comey, a respected former deputy attorney general, sailed through on a 93-1 vote, with two senators voting present.<p>Senator Rand Paul had sought to block Comey but he dropped his opposition to holding a confirmation vote after the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to his request for …

Rand Paul

Panel Urges Lung Cancer Screening For Millions Of Americans

A federal task force is planning to recommend that millions of smokers and former smokers get a CT scan annually to look for early signs of lung cancer.<p>The 16-member US Preventive Services Task Force gives that lung cancer screening test a grade of B, which puts it on the same level as mammography …

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