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Naked Is Not Nude: Going Native in Germany

Ah, Germany! Beer and bratwurst. Light and fruity Rieslings. Floating down the Rhine past castles. Quaint villages. Cosmopolitan cities with fabulous museums. Trains that run on time.<p>Yet what is it that I most miss about Germany? Any of the above?<p>No, it is the 'bads,' the thermes, the hot minerals …

Iowa Republican: I don’t have to know what “LGBTQ” means to know that I’m against it

Republican State Rep. Greg Heartsill worries that support materials for queer youth are “obscene”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>May 29, 2015 5:39pm (UTC)<p>An Iowa state legislator who has essentially been on a crusade to promote stigma among LGBTQ youth admitted last week that he doesn't actually know what "LGBTQ" …

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Thai student protestors arrested for “Hunger Games” salute

Five student protestors were arrested in Thailand today for holding up the three-fingered “Mockingjay” salute, which opponents to the country’s military junta have adopted from <i>The Hunger Games</i> as a symbol of their resistance.<p>In May, a coup led by the commander of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth …

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Santa Monica Shootings 'Premeditated,' Shooter 'Ready for Battle,' Police Say

A man who allegedly killed four people in a shooting spree in Santa Monica, Calif., before being gunned down in a shootout with police in the Santa …

If this was a pill, you’d do anything to get it

<i>Update, 7/1/2013: Today was the day that Health Quality Partners -- the wildly successful Medicare experiment I profiled back in April -- was supposed to shut down. But on Thursday, Medicare hit "snooze" on the doomsday clock. HQP, they said, could have another 18 months. Here's their</i> …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

E-Cigarettes Bring Smokers Back Inside, For Now

Smoking used to be sexy. Look at <i>Mad Men</i> or Humphrey Bogart. But that was then. These days, Americans are buying fewer cigarettes. Just this week, U.S. tobacco companies released their first quarter earnings, and, unsurprisingly, cigarette sales were down from last year.<p>But that doesn't mean tobacco …

Obama library speech

As provided by the White House.<p>—<p>REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA<p>AT DEDICATION OF THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY<p>Bush Presidential Center<p>Dallas, Texas<p>10:42 A.M. CDT<p>PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Please be seated. To President Bush and Mrs. Bush; to President …

Senate committee advances bill to prevent warantless email searches

A bipartisan committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill to clamp down on warrantless government searches of email and other private electronic …

How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters

The most complicated $100 bill yet<p>For as long as there has been money, there've been people trying to make fake money. In the U.S., the latest effort to stop counterfeiting will arrive October 8, when the next $100 bill is released.<p>The Federal Reserve has mixed in new features to make the bill more …

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