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  • San Antonio Cops Gave Out Over 12,000 Citations Targeting Homeless People Since 2013

    23 October 2014, 8:59 am by: Scott Keyes

    On average, officers gave out 19 citations each day for the past 21 months.The post San Antonio Cops Gave Out Over 12,000 Citations Targeting Homeless People Since 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Over Half Of LGBT Students Feel Unsafe At School, Report Shows

    22 October 2014, 4:39 pm by: Zack Ford

    Though schools are gradually improving, GLSEN finds that LGBT students across the country still experience high levels of harassment and discrimination.The post Over Half Of LGBT Students Feel Unsafe At School, Report Shows appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • U.S. Solar Is 59 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought It Would Be Back In 2010

    22 October 2014, 4:27 pm by: Jeff Spross

    For large utility-scale solar systems, the price is as low as $1.92 per watt -- 59 percent below where it was expected to be at this time back in 2010.The post U.S. Solar Is 59 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought It Would Be Back In 2010 appeared first on…
  • Senator Blasts Obama For Working With World Partners To Contain Ebola Epidemic

    22 October 2014, 3:55 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    He says it amounts to "political correctness" that won't do anything to protect Americans.The post Senator Blasts Obama For Working With World Partners To Contain Ebola Epidemic appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

    22 October 2014, 3:31 pm by: Joe Romm

    A new study using long-term satellite observations confirms (for the umpteenth time) that fracking speeds up global warming and has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity.The post Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit…
  • University Of North Carolina Investigation Finds Rampant Academic Fraud Involving Athletes

    22 October 2014, 3:10 pm by: Travis Waldron

    An 18-year scheme of fraudulent classes benefited nearly 20 percent of UNC athletes, boosting their GPAs and helping them stay eligible, an investigation finds.The post University Of North Carolina Investigation Finds Rampant Academic Fraud Involving Athletes…
  • BP Oil Spill ‘Didn’t Ruin The Gulf,’ Says Politico Article Written By BP

    22 October 2014, 2:16 pm by: Emily Atkin

    Politico readers have to go through ten paragraphs of someone telling them BP's historic oil spill was environmentally negligible before they know that the writer is one of BP's top executives. The post BP Oil Spill ‘Didn’t Ruin The Gulf,’ Says Politico…
  • Seattle Cops Bring Lawsuit Claiming They Have A Constitutional Right To Use Excessive Force

    22 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Nicole Flatow

    A federal judge says no way.The post Seattle Cops Bring Lawsuit Claiming They Have A Constitutional Right To Use Excessive Force appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Fort Lauderdale Votes To Make It Harder To Feed The Homeless, Joining Two Dozen Other Cities

    22 October 2014, 1:38 pm by: Alan Pyke

    With food charities around the country already stretched beyond capacity, a couple dozen towns are setting out to make it even harder to feed one of the neediest groups: homeless people.The post Fort Lauderdale Votes To Make It Harder To Feed The Homeless,…
  • Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Calls For A New Grand Bargain For Europe

    22 October 2014, 1:01 pm by: Matt Browne - Guest Contributor

    In advance of his first visit to the United States as Vice-Chancellor, and ahead of meetings with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Vice-President Joe Biden, Gabriel sat down with CAP senior fellow Matt Browne to discuss the economic and political challenges…
  • Pennsylvania Governor Signs Free Speech Ban Targeting Criminal Offenders

    22 October 2014, 12:57 pm by: Ian Millhiser

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) isn't too keen on the First Amendment.The post Pennsylvania Governor Signs Free Speech Ban Targeting Criminal Offenders appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Major Scientific Breakthrough Allows Paralyzed Man to Walk Again

    22 October 2014, 12:46 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    The surgery and 19-month treatment has helped a Polish man regain feeling in his legs and live more independently. The post Major Scientific Breakthrough Allows Paralyzed Man to Walk Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030

    22 October 2014, 12:41 pm by: Ari Phillips

    A new report points to a number of encouraging signs in the global wind industry. The post Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • After Acid Attacks, Thousands Of Iranian Women Take To The Streets

    22 October 2014, 12:35 pm by: Beenish Ahmed

    "I'm not afraid. I won't change how I dress because we must fight against this strain of thought."The post After Acid Attacks, Thousands Of Iranian Women Take To The Streets appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Tech Company Will Offer 18 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave To Both Parents

    22 October 2014, 12:34 pm by: Bryce Covert

    Change.org's paid family leave benefits look to be the most generous in the tech industry.The post Tech Company Will Offer 18 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave To Both Parents appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Numerous Gunmen Suspected In Shootings Near Canadian Parliament

    22 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Igor Volsky

    The latest on the attacks in Canada. The post Numerous Gunmen Suspected In Shootings Near Canadian Parliament appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Coal Could Suffer Major Setback In The Deep South

    22 October 2014, 11:58 am by: Tom Kenworthy

    “The industry has said the Gulf is their [coal export] plan B.”The post Coal Could Suffer Major Setback In The Deep South appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • South Florida City Votes To Secede In Last-Ditch Effort To Avoid Being Swallowed By The Sea

    22 October 2014, 11:54 am by: Katie Valentine

    The resolution -- like all other secession attempts in the U.S., apart from the one in 1775 -- isn't likely to make it very far. But the three South Miami councilmembers who voted for the resolution still think sea level rise is serious enough to make the…
  • How Insurers Are Trying To Get Around Obamacare And Avoid Covering Sick Patients

    22 October 2014, 11:32 am by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    Some companies are trying to avoid the patients whom the law is supposed to protect.The post How Insurers Are Trying To Get Around Obamacare And Avoid Covering Sick Patients appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Rick Scott Refuses To Say If He Knowingly Delayed An Execution For A Political Fundraiser

    22 October 2014, 10:42 am by: Amelia Rosch

    The execution was originally scheduled for September 10, the same day as attorney general Pam Bondi's "hometown campaign kickoff".The post Rick Scott Refuses To Say If He Knowingly Delayed An Execution For A Political Fundraiser appeared first on…

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