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Edge of Tomorrow

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:30

Tom Cruise stars in a new alien invasion/time travel (time loop) movie called Edge of Tomorrow.

 

John Oliver's Net Neutrality Rant Crashes FCC Servers

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:36

Time Magazine June 3, 2014 by Doug Aamoth

The Political And Legal Future Of Obama's Proposed Clean Power Plan

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:06

Brookings Institution June 3, 2014 by Philip A. Wallach

Yesterday saw the release of the most important element of the Obama administration’s climate agenda, dubbed the Clean Power Plan.

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Obama Trying To Reclaim Leadership On Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:35

New York Times June 1, 2014 by Justin Gillis and Henry Fountain

At the end of his first year in office, President Obama flew to Copenhagen and made a big promise: that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2020 — a bold and risky pledge that hinged on a balky Congress to make it possible. His efforts became bogged down within months, and Mr. Obama’s pledge to the rest of the world soon looked like a pipe dream.

Gay Marriage Law Takes Effect In Illinois

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 20:05

ABC News June 1, 2014 by Associated Press

Gay and lesbian couples across Illinois can be legally wed as the state becomes the latest in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.

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NET NEUTRALITY: A War Over The Internet

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:08

The Tennessean June 1, 2014

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Are the days of an open Internet numbered?

Major Steps By The Obama Administration On Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 18:40

Reuters Sunday June 1, 2014 by Mark Felsenthal

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On Monday, the Obama administration will release new rules regulating carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants that run on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, a linchpin of his plans to tackle climate change.

Following are some key moments in President Barack Obama's efforts to address climate change:

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