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Wastewater Wells, Geothermal Power Triggering Earthquakes

The continental U.S. experiences small earthquakes every day. But over the past few years, their numbers have been increasing. Geoscientists say the new epidemic of quakes is related to industrial wastewater being pumped into underground storage wells.<p>Now there's new research that reveals two …

The Gender Gap in Senior-Level Government Jobs

There is a sig­ni­fic­ant gap between male and fe­male rep­res­ent­a­tion with­in seni­or-level fed­er­al gov­ern­ment po­s­i­tions. Of the 15 …

The US Is Super Unhealthy Compared To Wealthy Peer Countries [CHARTS]

Americans may be living longer, but not compared to other rich countries.<p>According to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, America has one of the shortest …

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North Dakota Abortion Clinic On Front Lines Of State Battle

* New state laws could force closure of state's only abortion clinic<p>* Part of wave of restrictions passed in GOP-led states since 2010<p>By John Whitesides<p>FARGO, N.D., July 11 (Reuters) - The signs outside the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo suggest a place under siege: "It is a federal …

Parties begin immigration dance

Now that House Republican leaders have committed to bite-size immigration reform, the real political calculus begins.<p>Speaker John Boehner and his team are feeling the pressure to pass an immigration bill and probably need Democratic votes to do so. And while Democrats by and large prefer a …

The most persuasive word you can use in a meeting is “yeah”

Words have power, especially in meetings. A new study from MIT’s Sloan School of Management finds that saying “yeah”, “give”, “start” and even “meeting” can boost a person’s persuasive powers among co-workers.<p>Statisticians Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim studied 95 meetings for the vocabulary used in …

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This pretty much kills the IRS scandal

The scandal has been a fiction all along as new documents show the IRS targeted liberal groups as well<p>Remember the IRS scandal? How the tax agency improperly singled out Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny in a nefarious political vendetta against conservatives because the agency is either …

US Panel Deals A Big Blow To 'Patent Trolls'

The International Trade Commission said it will soon require some complaining companies to prove upfront that they have a significant presence in the United States.<p>The commission said it created a pilot program in which its six administrative judges will in some cases determine within 100 days if …

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Cleaner air linked to more hurricanes

Efforts to improve the quality of our air could be causing more hurricanes as a sideeffect, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Met Office established a direct link between levels of industrial pollution and the frequency of hurricanes in the North Atlantic.<p>For much of the 20th century, …

Brought to you by Obamacare: Better hospital food

RALEIGH, N.C. — When Lauren Heath learned she had to spend an extra day in Rex Hospital after delivering her baby girl in May, she wasn't complaining.<p>"It means I get three more, really good meals," said Heath, 29, of Wake Forest, N.C. "The food is amazing."<p>Instead of mystery meat and Jell-O, she …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Rand Paul to vote against Gang of Eight immigration bill

“Reform should be dependent on border security first,” Paul told CNN’s Candy Crowley<p>Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, announced on Sunday that he is a "no" vote on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill because he thinks "reform should be dependent on border security first."<p>After CNN's Candy Crowley reminded …

Student Loan Proposal Would Avert Deadline, But Raise Borrowing Costs, Boosting Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- Student borrowers and their families would pay more to finance college under a proposal pushed by a bipartisan group of senators, increasing the federal government’s profits despite warnings over record student debt levels.<p>The proposal comes as the federal government has been …

Boehner sketches immigration plan

Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House.<p>But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for proponents of immigration reform.<p>If …

African-Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

For many years, high medical bills have been a leading cause of financial distress and bankruptcy in America. That pressure may be easing ever so slightly, according to a survey released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>But 1 in 5 Americans still face hardships …

President Obama wins the long game

After Republicans scuttled his potential nomination of Susan Rice as Secretary of State last year, the president announced Rice as his pick for a high-level job Republicans cannot block her from taking. Chris Hayes is joined by Salon's Joan Walsh.

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Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Apologize For Regime's Atrocities

The top two surviving leaders of Cambodia's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime have expressed remorse for their actions while in power and acknowledged a degree of responsibility for the atrocities committed in their names.<p>Nuon Chea, the chief lieutenant of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, …

Issa to probe IRS spending

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa might be in the middle of an investigation into how and why the IRS targeted conservative groups — but now he wants another piece of the tax-collecting agency.<p>Next week, the California Republican will hold a hearing to probe how the IRS …

Pakistan's Sharif condemns US drone strike on Taliban

<b>Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has condemned a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban's second-in-command.</b><p>Waliur Rehman reportedly died when a missile hit a house in the North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday.<p>Mr Sharif, whose Pakistan Muslim League-N won this …

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Romney Not Done With Politics

Mitt Romney may have lost the biggest prize in American politics last year, but that doesn't mean he's left the game for good.<p>While there's no evidence to suggest he's interested in a third consecutive run for the White House, the man who topped the 2012 Republican national ticket is signaling his …

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