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Wikimedia sues NSA, DOJ over mass surveillance

The Wikimedia Foundation announced Tuesday that it is suing the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice, challenging the NSA’s mass surveillance programs.<p>“We’re filing suit today on behalf of our readers and editors everywhere,” said Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, in a statement …

Senate to take up Lynch nomination next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he plans to bring Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general to the Senate floor next week.<p>Lynch, currently U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, cleared the Judiciary Committee on Feb. 26 with support from all …

Screenwriting Article – How Problems are the Solution to Your Screenplay

Screenwriting Article – How Problems are the Solution to Your ScreenplayHey guys. Today is going to be a short post as I’m super busy. But basically …

Writing

The Iowa Ag Summit: 10 takeaways

The GOP’s top contenders try to thread the needle on farm policy, ethanol.<p>The politics of ethanol have shifted enough over the last 15 years that several Republican presidential candidates felt comfortable – at an agricultural summit in Iowa Saturday – expressing their disagreement with special …

Sen. Lindsey Graham, potential Republican presidential candidate, says he’s never sent an email

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is considering a 2016 White House run but apparently won’t have to worry about his bid getting sidetracked with an email controversy like Hillary Clinton’s has.<p>Graham, a Republican, acknowledged Sunday that he has never sent an email, either on his congressional …

Broken, venal, dysfunctional: The GOP clown show, Hillary’s challenge, and our dangerously frozen democracy

<b>(AP)</b><p>Mitch can’t fix the Senate. Boehner can’t control his caucus. GOP’s a disaster; Democrats have no soul. Now what?<p>Bill Curry<p>March 8, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p><i>“We ought to start with the view that maybe there are some things we can agree on to make progress in this country… the Senate needs to be fixed…</i> …

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Wants To Open Embassy In Cuba By April

(Reuters) - The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.<p>A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to …

Shuttleworth Says Ubuntu's Future Is More Exciting than Space Travel

What now feels like a very long time ago was actually only a handful of years. Back in 2010, Canonical knew exactly what its future would hold and had a plan on how to get there. It wanted to build one OS for all devices: phones, TVs, tablets, the desktop, servers and beyond. It wanted the device …

Dawn of a new era: the revolutionary ion engine that took spacecraft to Ceres

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

The 20 Quirkiest Cities in America

They may not be perceived as showy—readers sized them up as being both hip and aloof—but Atlantans are increasingly coming out of their shells, at …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Your workplace is probably killing you

We may be long past the days of Upton Sinclair’s <i>The Jungle—</i>the seminal book that depicted the harsh working conditions in America’s meatpacking industry in the early 20th century—but the workplace is still hazardous to our health.<p>Workplace stress—such as long hours, job insecurity, and lack of …

The Workplace

The 8 weirdest things we've left on the moon

Humans tend to leave junk wherever we go.<p>The moon is no exception. It's estimated that we've left nearly 400,000 pounds of stuff on the moon over the course of dozens of human and uncrewed missions.<p>Most of the objects are simply defunct spacecrafts, probes, and rockets, intentionally crashed into …

The plot to destroy the Arctic: George W. Bush, Big Oil and the “Sixth Extinction”

Drilling in the Chukchi Sea is a catastrophe waiting to happen. So why does it have the Obama administration’s OK?<p>Subhankar Banerjee<p>March 8, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Here’s a <i>Jeopardy!-</i>style question for you: “Eight different species of whales can be seen in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public's imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …

Einstein's Gravity Confirmed on a Cosmic Scale

Proof of dark matter and dark energy, study says<p><b>The theory of gravity proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago can explain the dance of galaxies around one another just as well as it can model the motion of planets around the sun, according to a new study.</b><p>The finding suggests that the …

A Ton of Republicans just asked the Supreme Court to rule for gay marriage.

On Thursday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the justices to rule …

Companies tell Supreme Court: Legalizing gay marriage is good for business

Some 379 companies filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the US Supreme Court on Thursday, hoping to influence a case that could legalize gay …

How to turn Frank Underwood's America Works program into a killer real-world policy

If you've been watching the third season of Netflix's <i>House of Cards</i>, you'll have noticed something odd. Frank Underwood, amoral power-monger …

Iowa cattle call puts farm policy in the 2016 spotlight

Agriculture.will be center stage for Republican hopefuls.<p>A dozen GOP presidential hopefuls, 250 reporters, 1,000 spectators and one agribusiness mogul will descend on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday to discuss something that rarely sees the light of day in presidential campaigns: farm policy.<p>…

Jeb Bush Steps into the Fore in Iowa, Jabs Obama, Clinton

In his debut as a putative presidential candidate in this early-nominating state, Jeb Bush took a sharp jab at President Barack Obama while recalling campaigning in Iowa with his father decades ago. Mr. Bush’s declaration of affection for the state that hosts the first presidential nominating …

Government

Election 2016: Jeb Bush makes his first Iowa foray

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush told an Iowa audience Friday night that he was glad to be back in the Hawkeye State, where he spent so many hours helping his father campaign for president.<p>"Most of that time, at least the beginning of it, was right here in Iowa. And it was a blast," he said while …