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Earth’s species may not be vanishing as fast as previously believed

Mass extinction? Man may still have time to catalog Earth's species. For years, ecologists and biologists have warned that the planet is sliding into a mass extinction event comparable to the one that did in the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But Earth’s species may not be vanishing as fast…

White House says promised immigration push will begin next week

Immigration reform: White House says promised push begins next week President Obama will begin his push for sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws – a major campaign promise that was embraced by Latino voters in November – on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced on Friday. The…

Maher criticizes men whose moods depend ‘on how well a 20-year-old kid tackles a 19-year-old kid’

Maher ended his show on Friday night with his theories on defense spending and his belief in a problem in American men’s masculinity. “New rule: America needs to show it’s the home of the brave by acting like it,” he began. Maher, who noted that the U.S. defense budget is…

Maher: Rand Paul’s questions to Clinton a result of ‘horsesh*t’ he heard on TV

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host discussed Obama’s inauguration speech and the congressional hearing on Benghazi this week. Maher said he agreed that the inauguration speech was partisan and that he’d “never heard an inauguration speech like that,” but asked, “Didn’t they kind of drive him…

Military spouse club finally offers same-sex spouse membership

It was only after Ashley Broadway earned the titled of “spouse of the year” for Fort Bragg that the base’s spouse club let Broadway — who is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack — into the group, reported NBC News. It was also after the group offered her a “special…

Stephen King: ‘How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?’

An essay written by Stephen King and available by Kindle download discusses gun violence in America, in response to the most recent mass murders and the current debate on gun control — which some are unsure will lead to a renewed assault weapons ban. In the essay, King claims he…

Apple co-founder Wozniak says new Steve Jobs film ‘wrong’

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said Friday that a new film about the late Steve Jobs is factually “wrong,” judging by a first clip from the movie that has been released. Wozniak, who quit Apple in 1987 after 12 years, said a scene depicted in an clip of the movie “jOBS,”…

USADA chief Tygart: Armstrong lied to Oprah

US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says Lance Armstrong lied in his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the shamed cyclist has until February 6 to “cooperate fully” if he wants to lessen his life ban. In an excerpt of an interview with the CBS network to air in full…

Moyers guest: Lobbyist concerns more important to Congress than ‘concerns of middle America’

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VA) was on Moyers and Company on Friday to discuss a loophole written into the fiscal cliff deal that allows a major biotechnology company to avoid cost controls on certain Medicare drugs — which amounts to a half a billion dollar tax break. The New York…

Virginia Senate passes LGBT protections for state employees

The Virginia Senate passed a measure banning discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals in state employment, reported Metro Weekly. That would put the laws for public employees in line with private sector policies, according to the news outlet. Senate Bill 701 received support from all 20 Democratic state senators,…

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