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- March 5, 2014
On Wednesday the U.S. Senate rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nomination for Department of Justice assistant attorney general. In a 47-52 vote, seven Democrats joined Republicans against Adegbile, who currently serves as Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. … Continue reading →
- March 4, 2014
What do the Arctic’s ice cap, America’s bee population and Chipotle’s guacamole have in common? They’re all potential casualties of global climate change. In Chipotle’s 2013 annual report, the company noted that increasing weather volatility, changes in weather patterns and … Continue reading →
- March 3, 2014
While self portraits have evolved over centuries of art movements, the more recent popularity of the selfie speaks to their longevity. Continue reading →
- February 28, 2014
In their new book, “The Outrage Industry: Public Opinion Media and the New Incivility,” Tufts University professors Sarah Sobieraj and Jeffrey M. Berry examine the rise of incendiary rhetoric and indignation in political commentary and how it’s become our new normal. Continue reading →
- February 26, 2014
Senate leaders held a hearing on reassessing solitary confinement in prisons for juvenile, pregnant and mentally ill patients in a Tuesday panel.
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