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Friday Cancer Blogging - 24 October 2014

motherjones.com — A few of you have probably cottoned onto the fact that people don't usually spend a week in the hospital for a broken bone, even a backbone. So in the long tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon, here's my first-ever Friday news dump.
Oct 25, 2014

Yikes, @kdrum has cancer. How grim. Here's hoping for a swift remission and long-term good news. motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201…

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5 New York Epidemics That Were Way Worse Than Ebola Will Be

motherjones.com — Ebola has arrived in New York City. So should residents here be worried about a widespread outbreak? Almost certainly not: The disease is not airborne, and infected patients are only contagious once they show symptoms. Craig Spencer, the infected doctor in New York, has said he didn't have symptoms Wednesday night when he rode the subway between Manhattan and Brooklyn and went bowling.
Oct 24, 2014

"…other theorized sources [of yellow fever] included unsanitary conditions in slums and rotting coffee." bit.ly/1w0pHRH

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MotherJones: 5 New York Epidemics That Were Way Worse Than Ebola Will Be bit.ly/1w0pHRH

Former GOP Staffer: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst "Did and Said Nothing" to Stop Sexual Harassment

motherjones.com — A lawsuit filed last week by a former GOP staffer in the Iowa state Senate claims that US Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Republican, saw male colleagues sexually harass a female employee when Ernst served in the state Senate and "did and said" nothing to stop the abuse.
Oct 24, 2014

Former GOP staffer: Senate candidate Joni Ernst "did and said nothing" to stop sexual harassment motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

Former GOP Staffer: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst "Did and Said Nothing" to Stop Sexual Harassment motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

motherjones.com — Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians-including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire -who have grossly misrepresented their stance on women's reproductive rights.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MotherJones: Anti-abortion Colorado Republican candidate tries to pass himself off as pro-choice bit.ly/1D5IhYw pic.twitter.com/a5Kdyhep6I

Oct 24, 2014

Another anti-abortion rights Republican statewide candidate is pretending to support legal abortion: motherjones.com/mojo/2014/10/b…

Oct 24, 2014

This Republican candidate's deception on abortion and women's reproductive right may be the sneakiest yet: motherjones.com/mojo/2014/10/b…

Oct 24, 2014

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice motherjones.com/mojo/2014/10/b…

Students at a Nebraska High School Can Now Pose With Guns in Their Senior Portraits

By Inae Oh
motherjones.com — Seniors at Broken Bow High School in Nebraska have been granted their God-given right to pose with guns for their upcoming senior portraits, just as long as the photos are taken off campus and done "tastefully."
Oct 24, 2014

RT @markfollman: Students in Nebraska granted God-given right to pose with guns for their senior portraits: motherjones.com/mojo/2014/10/n… pic.twitter.com/1wNgG86Okm

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MotherJones: Students at a Nebraska high school can now pose with guns in their senior portraits bit.ly/1uLpSfc pic.twitter.com/xZE0nv2AA9

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Watching This Porcupine Taste a Pumpkin Is Why the World Is Going to Be Okay Today

motherjones.com — Imagine if we were all as happy as this adorable porcupine, enjoying the seasonal harvest with this much gusto. (You really need to wait until he takes his first bite-the sounds he makes are amazing).
Oct 25, 2014

Watching this porcupine taste a pumpkin is why the world is going to be okay today. motherjones.com/mixed-media/20… via @motherjones

Oct 24, 2014

Thanks @SuzyKhimm. now I can't stop watching this. (This film should be played loud): motherjones.com/mixed-media/20…

Oct 24, 2014

Paging Gov. Malloy RT @SuzyKhimm: Watching This Porcupine Taste a Pumpkin Is Why the World Is Going to Be Okay Today: bit.ly/1z4WQOF

Oct 24, 2014

Watching This Porcupine Taste a Pumpkin Is Why the World Is Going to Be Okay Today: bit.ly/1z4WQOF

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The Making of the Warrior Cop

motherjones.com — Story and Photos by Shane Bauer | Wed Oct. 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a dip of tobacco.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Meet the private companies outfitting local police with battle-ready gear, via @MotherJones: ow.ly/Ded1Q pic.twitter.com/7VrWI1LlZa

Oct 24, 2014

RT @INN: Inside the billion-dollar industry that turned local cops into Seal Team Six bit.ly/1rnk22C (@motherjones) #MustReads

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Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame

motherjones.com — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking news reporting. Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge, news of the shootings in Ottawa unfolded live on the CBC much like they do here in the United States: lots of sketchy details, conflicting reports, unreliable witnesses, and a thick fog of confusion.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MotherJones: The clown circus that is cable news in the US could learn something from Canada bit.ly/1s9BKpy

Oct 24, 2014

Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame | Mother Jones bit.ly/1z2V3tp

Oct 24, 2014

"The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking-news reporting": motherjones.com/mixed-media/20…

Oct 24, 2014

Interesting comparison of Canadian and American TV coverage of Ottawa violence Wednesday. motherjones.com/mixed-media/20…

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