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MORE THAN RIGHT: Ebola an airborne corruption to our security


Ebola is more than a health scare. Listen to Stephen Z. Nemo on Communities Digital News Hour on Blog Talk Radio: The brightest 20 minutes of your news week.

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FREEDOM: U.S. Education policy gets a failing grade (Part 1)


We spend the most but fall far down the list with respect to the quality of our public education. Perhaps someone needs a lesson about return on investment.

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Democrats desperate for Blacks to deliver in mid-term elections


LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2014 — With two weeks before the mid-term elections, Democrats are scrambling and befuddled. From the missteps of Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky, who three times dodged the question of whether she voted for President Obama; to Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, who was unable to name his favorite books and


Obama fatigue may keep cousin Pookie, voters, at home


One of the greatest gifts President Obama may have given us is that he has shown future presidents that American’s will not tolerate a president that ignores them.


Time for conservatives and moderates to shut up and vote Republican!


All conservatives and moderates need to duct tape their mouths for the next two weeks, shut up, and vote Republican.

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Ursula’s story: Know the signs and accept that you are being abused


BETHESDA, Maryland, October 21, 2014 — Ursula* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living, raising her child and healing in The United States. My relationship started off wonderful. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. He was nice, charming, always buying me gifts and we had this crazy chemistry.


Obama’s post-election surprises: Holder, Bergdahl, immigration and Keystone


To avoid further harm, Obama has delayed the release of critical information.


Nasal cells bring major breakthrough for spinal cord injuries


Thanks to transplanted cells from his nasal cavity, Darek Fidyka can walk again.

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Ebola plunges America into an epidemic of stupid


WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – A Maine teacher who visited Dallas for a conference was told to stay home for 21 days. School district administrators explained on their website, “the district and the staff member understand the parents’ concerns. Therefore, after several discussions with the staff member, out of an abundance of caution, this staff

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Advice on surviving Cancer: Get an advocate


Between being cooked from the inside out by radiation, poisoned with toxins while undergoing chemotherapy, having my insides rearranged with surgery, and endless trips to physicians, it was hard to hold onto my identity.

The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair.
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The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair is golden


The Greenhouse is Chef Arnaud Bignon’s exceptional two Michelin starred cutting edge temple to Haute Cuisine in the heart of Mayfair

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jim Lindberg of the punk band Pennywise


Jim Lindberg speaks about Pennywise, including a box set being released possibly in 2015, and a new side project the singer is working on.

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D.C. United win the Eastern Conference in amazing turnaround season


The biggest turnaround in MLS history results in an Eastern Conference win for D.C. United.

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Check your shorts: Cramer says stock market has hit bottom 


WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Very short column today. The Maven is short on time, short on money, and somewhat short the market via ETFs and plans to stay that way at least today. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is calling a bottom to the current downtrend. But Jim has done that before and he’s been wrong.

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Increased trust, decreased fear, in the doctor-patient relationship


“Just because doctors have to see every patient,” says Dr. Leana Wen, “doesn’t mean that patients have to see every doctor.”