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Buddhist statue, discovered by Nazi expedition, is made of meteorite Archaeology News Report It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film; a 1,000 year-old ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analysed by scientists and has been found to be carved from a meteorite. The […] [Read More]
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Going to Extremes: Climate Change and the Increasing Risk of Weather Disasters

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Committee on Natural Resources Committee on Energy and Commerce Minority Staff Minority Staff September 25, 2012 Prepared for: Edward J. Markey, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on Natural Resources Committee on Energy and Commerce Complete report The United States and the world experienced a barrage of extreme weather events over the last […] [Read More]
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WOMEN USE CONTRACEPTION TO BETTER ACHIEVE THEIR LIFE GOALS

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New evidence confirms what most people already believe: Women use contraception because it allows them to better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security, according to “Reasons for Using Contraception: Perspectives of U.S. Women Seeking Care at Specialized Family Planning Clinics,” by Jennifer Frost and Laura Lindberg of the […] [Read More]
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“Capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level”

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Mitt Romney thinks it fair that he pays so little taxes on capital gains: And one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level, as high as 35 percent. This is wrong in so many ways – capital is NOT […] [Read More]
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Papyrus fragment: “Jesus said to them, my wife”

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From my fascinating blog Archaeology News Report: Four words on a previously unknown papyrus fragment provide the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, Harvard Professor Karen King told the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies today. King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, announced the existence of […] [Read More]
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New Orleans: “Vallas Turnaround Model” Invalidated

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, destroying or damaging 100 of the City’s 128 school buildings. In response, the Governor and Legislature of Louisiana adopted legislation shifting 107 of the “worst-performing public schools” to the Louisiana Recovery School District. Arne Duncan, President Obama’s Secretary of Education, has been […] [Read More]
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America’s Education System Neglects Almost Half of the Nation’s Black and Latino Male Students

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Persistent and serious increases in segregation by race and poverty A new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education, The Urgency of Now: Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, finds that only 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years […] [Read More]
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Poverty Rising Recently in Connecticut

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Poverty has continued to rise in Connecticut during Connecticut’s slow economic recovery, according to new Census data from the American Community Survey. In 2011, 10.9% of Connecticut residents (377,856) had incomes under the Federal Poverty Level, up from 10.1% in 2010. Poverty increased more quickly among children. Among Connecticut children under age 18, 14.9% (118,809 […] [Read More]
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Updated Restaurant Listings

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I have updated my comprehensive restaurant listings, with links and reviews, perfect for bookmarking, for Fairfield Westport Norwalk The comprehensive Bridgeport list continues to be the most popular, however. [Read More]
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Romney Attacks 47% of Americans, McMahon Agrees

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Believe it or not, Linda McMahon has echoed this: I’d like to see everyone pay their fair share,” said McMahon. “Forty-seven percent of the people today don’t pay any taxes, so let’s have a fair tax code where everybody pays their taxes.” Most of the hard working people who “pay no taxes” actually pay Social […] [Read More]
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