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Apparently Botched Arizona Execution Fuels Lethal Injection Debate

usnews.com — After asking that the state reveal its drug sources, an inmate's execution took nearly two hours. A death penalty opponent protests the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood III on Wednesday in front of the state prison in Florence, Ariz.
Jul 24, 2014

Botched AZ execution fuels arguments agnst drug secrecy, but that doesn't states or SCOTUS will do anything about it usnews.com/news/articles/…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @Tierney_Megan: Will the botched lethal injection in Arizona send us back to firing squads? usnews.com/news/articles/…

Jul 24, 2014

Will the botched lethal injection in Arizona send us back to firing squads? usnews.com/news/articles/…

The Good, the Bad and the Deep-Fried Side of Your Sushi Habit

health.usnews.com — You can have your sushi and eat it too. Here's how to keep it healthy. Using chopsticks will help you slow down and really taste your food. I am a sushi fan. I love the simplicity of sushi, the excitement of mixing various ingredients together in a tantalizing fusion and the lure of eating a cuisine that is completely foreign to my Hispanic and Polish roots.
Jul 24, 2014

My #sushi weakness ... the spicy mayo. Here's how to keep this #food option healthy: bit.ly/1rP35jQ.

Arizona Botched Execution Shows Why the Death Penalty Needs to Go

usnews.com — Americans want the punishment without the gory details, but that can't happen. Another botched execution shows the folly of continuing the death penalty. I have attended two traditional Hungarian pig slaughters, and it's a pretty jarring experience for an American.

6 Ways to Save Money on Fitness

health.usnews.com — Tight budget? Here's how to cut costs without sacrificing the quality of your workouts. Many people think fitness is expensive, and who can blame them? Health clubs made more than $21 billion in 2010 from their 58 million U.S. customers. Gym memberships cost an average of $58 per month, in addition to initiation fees.

Michael Waldman Decodes the Second Amendment Gun Control Debate

usnews.com — It may be one of the most hotly contested sentences in the history of the nation: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

How to Decode Your Financial Advisor's Jargon

money.usnews.com — Some terms that are endearing to advisors often leave clients scratching their heads. If your financial advisor doesn't want to abandon jargon, consider finding a new one. Susan B. Weiner reads a lot of bad writing.

Rand Paul's Urban League Message

usnews.com — He'll push criminal justice reform, school choice and economic freedom zones. An integral part of Sen. Rand Paul's plan to broaden the GOP is to actually appear before black audiences. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will attempt to gin up support for criminal justice reform, school choice and economic freedom zones during his address to the Urban League convention Friday.

Randy Newberg Demonstrates Elk Bugle on Capitol Hill

usnews.com — It's loud. And members of Congress may be hearing it if they don't reauthorize a piece of legislation. Well, here's one way to lobby Congress. "I will stand there and wake them up at [4 a.m.] with an elk bugle if that's what it takes," the Sportsman Channel's Randy Newberg told Whispers at a congressional briefing Wednesday.
Jul 24, 2014

Sportsman Channel star plans to use an "elk bugle" on Members of Congress - usnews.com/news/blogs/was…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @usnews: Loud, obnoxious elk noises may plague members of Congress if they don't reauthorize a certain piece of legislation ow.ly/zw1kI

Jul 23, 2014

What does the elk say? That's something Capitol Hill staffers learned today - usnews.com/news/blogs/was…

Jul 23, 2014

Sportsman Channel Host Randy Newberg Demonstrates Elk Bugle on Capitol Hill: It's loud. And members of Congres... bit.ly/1nrYfI4

Japan trade deficit at record $75B in first half

usnews.com — By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.

Anti-Immigrant Hate Coming From Everyday Americans

usnews.com — Frustration with the current immigration system is coming from citizens, not hate groups. Protesters turn back three buses carrying 140 immigrants as they attempt to enter a U.S. Border Patrol station for processing in Murrieta, Calif., earlier this month.
Jul 24, 2014

Nativist groups have started to fade away, but vitriol against kids remains. usnews.com/news/articles/…

Jul 24, 2014

Everyday Americans, not hate groups are rising up against immigrant kids. usnews.com/news/articles/…

More Evidence the Minimum Wage and Tax Increases Don't Kill Jobs

usnews.com — More evidence surfaces that minimum wage hikes and tax increases aren't so bad for business. It's a tired tale, by this point. Every time a policymaker suggests raising the minimum wage, the same complaints surface. " Job killer." " Bad for small business." And on and on.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @Pat_Garofalo: The minimum wage last went up 5 years ago today. Don't buy the reasons not to raise it again: is.gd/px0DMn

Jul 24, 2014

The minimum wage last went up 5 years ago today. Don't buy the reasons not to raise it again: is.gd/px0DMn

Jul 23, 2014

Here's my @USNewsOpinion piece from today on how wage and tax hikes keep stubbornly refusing to kill jobs: is.gd/px0DMn

Jul 23, 2014

The impt element, obv, is the living dead RT @Pat_Garofalo Zombie jobs? Or zombie lies? My latest for @USNewsOpinion: is.gd/px0DMn

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Study: Dogs Get Jealous

usnews.com — Beware petting another dog in front of your own. Dogs can get jealous when they see their owners display affection toward other dogs, a new study finds. Hell hath no fury like Fido scorned. A new study finds dogs, just like humans, can express jealousy when their owners show affection toward another dog.
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