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Senate Panel Unanimously Approves Veterans Affairs Nominee Bob McDonald

Reuters | Reuters | July 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday. McDonald, the former chief executive of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co, pledged...

The 12 Things Every First Apartment Needs

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | July 23, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Finding that first place to call home after college can be a stressful experience for a recent graduate. While retailers like IKEA, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond are here to help, such massive stores can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. Even worse? You might miss the opportunity...

Tennessee Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Obama, Other Politicians

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 23, 2014 | Politics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan were also...

World's Most Badass Dancing Old Man Has Amazing Salsa Moves, Too

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | July 23, 2014 | Latino Voices
This guy puts the meaning in "forever young."

Man Caught Attempting To Bring Gun Inside U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Capitol Police on Wednesday caught a man bringing a firearm into the U.S. Capitol, according to Roll Call. The man, who Roll Call reports is not a Capitol Hill employee, tried to enter the Cannon House Office Building when a screener detected the weapon on him, prompting Capitol...

How Much Do You Know About The Sex Lives Of College Students?

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 23, 2014 | College
When it comes to college students and sex, we're willing to bet you don't know as much as you think you do. Many of the findings from Dr. Sandra Caron's 20-year-study, which surveyed more than 5,000 college students between 1990 and 2010, are surprising to say the least....

16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood, Ranked From Worst To Best

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | July 23, 2014 | Comedy
Your childhood was all about passing Go and collecting $200.

Granddaughter Of Man Who Named Redskins Thinks Team Should Change Name

The Washington Post | Braden Goyette | July 23, 2014 | Sports
The current fervent fight to change the name of the Washington Redskins was fueled, in part, by a symposium last year on Native American sports mascots that featured a panel of experts and drew an audience of 300. At one point, a young man who had shown up in Redskins...

Everything You Need To Know About The Conflicting Court Decisions On Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Shadee Ashtari | July 23, 2014 | Politics
On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people:  the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law.  KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers. Q:...

Harry Reid Blames House GOP's 'Crazy Ideas' For Stalled Border Bill

Michael McAuliff | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans in the House for stalling efforts of Congress to deal with the crisis of children flocking to the border, saying the representatives were hamstrung by their own "crazy ideas." "I think that if you are focusing on the House, they...

Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs

AP | AP | July 22, 2014 | Politics
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar. The judge ruled Thursday that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with white lettering....

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed At The White House

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
In the latest episode of Snoop Dogg's GGN News, guest Jimmy Kimmel asked the rapper what frankly we've all been wondering: If Snoop has ever gotten high at the White House. "In the bathroom. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom," Snoop told Kimmel. ...

Obama Is Using Malaysia Airlines Crash To Advance 'Radical Homosexual Agenda,' According To Bryan Fischer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | July 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer fired off at President Barack Obama's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week. Perhaps not surprisingly, Fischer pointed to the president's acknowledgement of the loss of a group of World Health...

Judge Harry Edwards Issues Blistering Dissent Slamming 'Nonsense' Obamacare Decision

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | July 23, 2014 | Politics
In a crippling blow to President Barack Obama's signature health care law on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans purchased by consumers in 36 states operating federal insurance marketplaces. The 2-1 ruling by the three-judge panel of the...

How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind

Kathleen Miles | July 22, 2014 | World
Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and a highly cited researcher. He has received numerous awards for...

This Pit Bull Carried Her Injured Chihuahua 'Soul Mate' To Safety, Now They Need A Loving Home

Arin Greenwood | July 22, 2014 | Good News
About a week ago, Joanie the pit bull was discovered carrying an injured little friend -- Chachi the Chihuahua -- inside her mouth, around a Savannah, Georgia, neighborhood. Animal control officers found Joanie putting Chachi down from time to time, to lick the Chihuahua's badly infected eye. Chachi "appreciated the...

Baseball Fan Shapes Beard Into The Washington Nationals Logo (PHOTO)

Thomas McKenna | July 22, 2014 | Sports
Now this is how you earn your fan card, folks. Washington D.C. sports fan and self-described "avid beardsman" Eric Brooks made himself very easy to spot with some facial hair for the ages. “Going to the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies game on Wednesday. Practicing a freestyle beard to wear to the game (It’s sloppy because I did it very quick),” Brooks wrote on his Instagram post. Clearly, Brooks is a little too modest. We think the beard more than impressive. [H/t SB...

Put This Marijuana Quiz In Your Pipe And Smoke It

Nick Wing | July 22, 2014 | Politics
This year has already been a huge one for marijuana and pot policy, and if you don't know why, this quiz is already looking pretty tough. Whether you're an occasional toker, a hardcore marijuana policy expert or just love the fact that the substance has about 3 million different nicknames,...

Amid Gridlocked Congress, Harry Reid Accuses GOP Of 'Ransoming Children To Get Their Way'

Shadee Ashtari | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from recess," William...

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

Joe Van Brussel | July 22, 2014 | Small Business
Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude, and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren't satisfied with the status quo. It's an approach to life that...
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