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Cyperus echinatus - Wikipedia
Scirpus echinatus L. Cyperus echinatus is a species of plant in the sedge family.
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'Real life Garfield:' Obese Grand Rapids cat goes viral | wzzm13.com
Meet Bronson, or what some are calling, 'real life Garfield.' Not only is he polydactyl meaning he has thumbs, but he's also tipping the scale at nearly 30 pounds. Wilson is familiar with the feline lifestyle.
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Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act would force companies to look beyond shareholders | Fox Business
Autotrader executive analyst Michelle Krebs and Needham & Co. Managing Director Rajvindra Gill on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's comments that companies should not be accountable only to shareholders. Sen.
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Colorado Civil Rights Comm goes after Jack Phillips, after lawyer asks him to make a "gender transition" cake. Here we go again.
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Judge blasts Sun Sentinel for publishing confidential information in Parkland school shooting case - Sun Sentinel
Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer faulted the newspaper’s lawyer, Dana McElroy, for leaving her with the impression in previous hearings that the Sun Sentinel agreed not to publish any information that was exempt from disclosure under Florida’s public records laws.
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John Brennan’s last four tweets:
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Boy, 8, Runs into Street, Gets Hit By Car. Judge Must Decide: Was Mom at Fault for Not Being With Him? - Let Grow
“Mrs Ellis is a responsible mother who took proper care of Caine’s safety. She had taught him the Green Cross Code.
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BREAKING: Opponents say Utah's medical marijuana ballot measure would violate Mormons' religious beliefs, citing Masterpiece cake decision, and ask a state judge to keep voters from weighing in in November. #utpol
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Utah’s medical marijuana ballot measure would violate Mormons’ religious beliefs, opponents say in new court filing, which initiative supporters call a ‘Hail Mary’ - The Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the campaign against Utah’s medical marijuana initiative filed a lawsuit in state court Wednesday, seeking to keep the issue off the November ballot. It is their second lawsuit to block voters from weighing in on legalizing the federally illegal plant.
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Your personal brand is the most stupid way in which you’ve accidentally injured yourself.
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What you need to know about the Maryland football scandal involving DJ Durkin and the death of Jordan McNair - Baltimore Sun
It’s been two months since University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died following a preseason workout in College Park. Although questions still remain surrounding his death and accountability for it, here’s what we know so far.
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Trump is *encouraging* people to believe that he has an "enemies list.
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Last Friday was the 25th anniversary of the last time the federal gas tax was increased
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LMAO Paul Nehlen got clowned again. Crawl back into your hole, Adolf
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Autophobia - Wikipedia
Autophobia, also called monophobia, isolophobia, or eremophobia, is the specific phobia of isolation; a morbid fear of being egotistical, or a dread of being alone or isolated.[1] Sufferers need not be physically alone, but just to believe that they are being ignored or unloved.
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I've got a ticket to capitalism. I'd pay a lot....A LOT....to get it, but it's free! https://ift.tt/2KSHgy0
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Your Ticket to Capitalism Is Free | AIER
AIER’s Business Cycle Conditions Leading Indicators eased back in June, registering a 92 following three straight 100s.
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#Resistance Twitter Star Seth Abramson Wants to Turn His Threads Into a Book
Over the past two years, New Hampshire professor and writer Seth Abramson has cultivated a #resistance Twitter following of more than 500,000 by posting lengthy threads prognosticating about the direction of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
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Firefighter from Utah dies battling Mendocino Complex, the largest wildfire in California
A firefighter has died battling the largest wildfire in recorded California history, marking the latest fatality in a fire season that has taken a grim toll on first-responders.
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Nancy Pelosi twists an old McConnell quote into a ‘racist statement’ - The Washington Post
“Let me re­mind you that when the Re­pub­lic­ans took pow­er when President Obama was president of the United States, what Mitch McConnell said is, ‘The most im­port­ant thing we can do is to make sure he does not suc­ceed.’ If that wasn’t a rac­ist state­ment.
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The Kavanaugh Document Fight - WSJ
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin September 4, nearly two months after his nomination.
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JUST IN: Starting today, @budlight is installing “Victory Fridges” that will be full of beer in 10 Cleveland bars. When the Browns win first regular season game, fridges unlock and beer inside is free to fans.
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Omarosa reveals audio of Trump campaign aides allegedly discussing potential fallout of N-word - CBS News
President Trump says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman lied when she called him a racist who has said the N-word on tape. The president tweeted Monday night, "I don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. She made it up.
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DealBook<!-- --> Business and Policy
An abrupt tweet last week by Elon Musk about the prospect of taking Tesla private was dashed off with little forethought, and had not been cleared ahead of time with the company’s board, two people familiar with the chain of events said Monday.
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I’m still fascinated by this “fired like a dog” locution.
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When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
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The Painstaking Hunt for War Criminals in the United States | The New Yorker
A few years ago, Mike MacQueen, a historian working for the Department of Homeland Security, was at his desk combing through decades-old Bosnian military records, in search of war criminals who had eluded justice.
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Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont, Connecticut Primaries Preview : NPR
Primary voters in four more states — Connecticut, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Vermont — go to the polls on Tuesday. This year's been dominated by talk of Democratic gains, but today Republicans will pick nominees in several places where they hope to flip House seats and even governors' mansions.
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Liberalism 1.0 | Libertarianism.org
Deirdre McCloskey has a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic. What sort of rhetorical tactics should libertarians use?
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Libertarians are always the most racially clueless.
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Incomes Fell for Poorest Children of Single Mothers in Welfare Law’s First Decade | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Average incomes fell significantly among the poorest children in single-mother families in the first decade after enactment of the 1996 welfare law, reflecting a large drop in cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.
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Yes, the '96 Welfare Reform Helped Reduce Child Poverty | Manhattan Institute
Viewed 20 years later, the 1996 welfare-reform law was never perfect, but it has been an unambiguous success. Last week, I took an epistemological look at what it means to say that the ’96 welfare reform was a success.
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As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat - The New York Times
Leonard Riggio radically altered bookselling in America when he bought an ailing New York City bookstore and turned it into a national chain of megastores. Now, his company — Barnes & Noble — is floundering, the publishing industry that depends on it is worried, and Mr.
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Welfare Reform Reduced Poverty And No One Can Contest It
[UPDATE, 5/8/16: I deleted the final section of this column (see below) because I misinterpreted the chart on which I based my conclusions. When I went back to the original source, I realized my mistake, and the conclusions I originally made were unsupported by the data.
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Poverty After Welfare Reform | Manhattan Institute
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark federal welfare reform that transformed antipoverty policy—changing an open-ended cash benefit, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, to a more limited entitlement, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
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IN 1970s films like “Duel” and “Smokey and the Bandit”, truckers are outlaws. If that was ever close to the truth, it is now a highway’s length from it.
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Do work requirements for federal assistance help people escape poverty? No. Here’s what really happens. - The Washington Post
Last month, the Trump administration reopened its effort to allow Kentucky to require low-income citizens to work in exchange for health-care coverage — part of its larger goal of imposing work requirements nationwide for all kinds of benefits, including assistance buying food.
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Consensus: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no-one believes, but to which no-one objects... What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner “I stand for consensus”? Margaret #Thatcher
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1. Exclusive: Multiple sources tell me that after she was fired by General Kelly, Omarosa told Trump aides that a former Apprentice contestant, Troy McClain, played the alleged "n-word" tape for her while visiting her at the White House last year.
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Inside the Left-Wing Harassment Campaign Against Ruby Rose’s Lesbian Batwoman
While shitty white men are hyper-visible everywhere—that’s kind of their thing—genre fandoms have earned bad reputations as bigoted-troll hotbeds.
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“More Americans can tell you the name of the shooter than the names of the victims and that is unacceptable.
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We all know violence is wrong and rioters masquerading as protesters warrant prosecution. What i don’t get us why the right keeps supporting bigots vs those fighting them?
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I negotiated a terrific deal to keep African American unemployment at a VERY low level, yet I get very LITTLE CREDIT for it. If the Blacks (particularly Omarosa) don’t show more support and thank their president than the unemployment rate will rise very RAPIDLY - this I promise!!
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Contra Podesta and Stern on Schumer’s Delusory Document Demand | National Review
In this post last week, I explained that the unprecedented volume of executive-branch records that Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley is seeking on the Kavanaugh nomination far exceeds what any senator could reasonably expect and, further, that Se
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I watched this Mark Zuckerberg protest song and now you all have to. I'm sorry those are just the rules.
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Poor beleaguered Chris Cillizza is so in over his head that Louise Mensch(!) is correcting him on basic journalistic due diligence.
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.@ChrisCuomo’s warning to those who stoke the flames of hatred: "Be aware, there are many more of us who see you as unequal, as less than, and you will be opposed at every turn because what you are about is wrong. And fighting you is right.
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What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? - The New York Times
The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell, a world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University, was found responsible for sexually harassing a male former graduate student, Nimrod Reitman.
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.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying....
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House Democrats seek to interview inflammatory 'alt-right' activist Chuck Johnson - POLITICO
Johnson says he will not cooperate with the toothless Democratic effort, but may have no choice if the House changes hands in the November midterms.
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Just when I’m feeling ready to step away from Twitter because this week but then I get this and thank you.
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Dana Perino: Omarosa's book will be forgotten -- her despicable behavior will not | Fox News
Former White House staff member, Omarosa Maginault Newman, is out with a new book. She revealed, with no personal shame, that she had taped conversations while she worked in the White House, including with the president in the Oval Office and the chief of staff in the Situation Room.
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Are there any more men who would like to tell me how and what I can tweet today
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At least @benshapiro didn’t catcall you.
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Karen Monahan, woman who accused Keith Ellison of domestic abuse, releases statement - Story | KMSP
(KMSP) - Karen Monahan, the woman who has accused Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic abuse, released a full statement to Fox 9 Sunday night.
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Trump offers White House staffers a special perk at his golf club - POLITICO
There’s an under-the-radar perk being offered to staffers in President Donald Trump’s administration — discounts on Trump-branded merchandise sold at his Bedminster golf club.
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My third (and last?) post on the Ben-Gurion fable in the @nytimes, where I show that @Max_Fisher recycled it almost word for word from a 2015 article he wrote for @voxdotcom #Israel
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Story so good, he told it twice – Martin Kramer – Medium
I originally thought that New York Times news columnist Max Fisher had taken his tall tale of Ben-Gurion’s July 1967 “prophecy” from Arthur Hertzberg. Actually, Fisher took it most directly from… Fisher.
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Oftentimes when @lachlan is on the phone with someone at the desk near me, I’ll rip out a page from a notebook to signal to him to confirm a quote or a detail from a source. This is my most recent and a fav
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Strzok fired today. Never forget: Director Comey: fired Dep Dir McCabe: fired Chief Counsel Baker: demoted, left Chief of Staff Rybicki: left FBI Counsel Page: demoted, then left Dep Dir of Counterintel Strzok: demoted, FIRED Never seen a federal agency where that’s happened
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Amazingly, it looks like Paul Nehlen will make it through the GOP primary tomorrow without having disclosed any information this cycle about his personal finances. Willful failure to file personal financial disclosures carries a max penalty of a year in prison and a $60k fine
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Trump's Lack of an Agenda Could Hurt Him in Midterms - The Atlantic
Over the past few days, the news for Republican congressional candidates has been almost unremittingly bleak.
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