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August 4, 2014

Grimes Is As Tough As McConnell — And As Nasty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -– It’s finally dawning on people, perhaps including some Republicans here in Kentucky, that the 35-year-old woman tearing into Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) day after day may be as tough and nasty as the 72-year-old five-term incumbent she is trying to oust. At the Fancy Farm picnic this past weekend, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) clearly bested McConnell in the most elemental of political confrontations:…

State Department Condemns ‘Disgraceful’ Shelling Of U.N. School In Gaza

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The State Department issued a statement Sunday condemning Israel’s “disgraceful” shelling of a United Nations school sheltering civilians in Gaza, saying that the United States is “appalled” by the attack which left 10 people dead. “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed,” reads the statement from State Department…

Rep. King Floats Impeachment, ‘That “I” Word We Don’t Want To Say’

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WASHINGTON — Just days after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called rumors of a GOP plan to impeach President Barack Obama “a scam started by Democrats at the White House,” tea party favorite Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) again stoked speculation about a possible impeachment push led by the far-right element of Boehner’s caucus. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” King said that if Obama’s expected executive actions to address the border…

MIT’s Media Lab: Entrepreneurism starts here

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It’s no secret that teaching kids to code is the new frontier of education. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and the world’s greatest technological mindssupport the non-profit organization Code.org. Groups like Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code and the online Codecademy offer new ways for children and adults to begin their study of computer programming languages. But there’s one place where this message has been preached for years, one place where…

Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

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William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It’s looming and threatening, but there’s little he can do. Kistler, a 63-year-old resident of Golden, Colorado, has been unable to build up a nest egg for himself and his wife with his modest salary at a nonprofit. He has saved little in a 401(k) over the past decade, after spending most of his working…