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Beware of Splenda: The backlash against artificial sugars — As a diet soda addict, I knew this day would come. The day when science showed me the error of my assumptions. The day that my brain's quest for a guilt-free sugar fix would slowly begin to die. In the latest issue of the journal Nature , scientists report a startling finding.

Gamergate might be gaming sexism's Waterloo — The series of events the internet has called "Gamergate" might be a seminal moment for the gaming community in America. The Week's Ryan Cooper has a good summary of what gamergate actually is, and how real valuable consumer products brands aren't able to figure out the core of the controversy.

Did the media get Ferguson wrong? — In August, after a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed a young, unarmed black man named Michael Brown, the reaction by local residents, civil rights activists, and the media instantly went nuclear.

The U.S. government is actually trouncing Ebola. When will it get credit? — Here's a story you won't read. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American public health system has largely contained the exceptionally deadly Ebola virus, despite early mistakes and some confusing public statements from official voices. No person who contracted the disease in the United States has died.

Secret Service stretched mission to protect employee, report finds — A top Secret Service official ordered its Washington Field Office to protect an employee whose family had been threatened by a neighbor, a job that probably fell outside the scope of the agency's general duties, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has concluded.

60% of Obama Threats Made Online — Secret Service struggles to keep up.

Don't fall for Secret Service nostalgia — With Secret Service Director Julia Pierson out, and the Joe Clancy interregnum upon us, there will be a lot of calls for the Secret Service to go back to the way things were. Back when the Secret Service had a sterling reputation. Back when, apparently, no one ever cut corners.

Complaints allege sex abuse at immigration lockup — AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at a South Texas immigration lockup that houses women and their children. Lawyers with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the University of Texas Law School are representing immigrants who were held...

What's Wrong with the US Secret Service? — " Horsepower, Signature is wheels up ..." On Friday, September 19, Secret Service agents and Uniformed Division officers arrayed on the South Lawn of the White House watched as Marine One, with President Barack Obama on board, disappeared into the reflection of the setting sun off the Washington monument.

Exclusive: Piers Morgan dishes on CNN — BEVERLY HILLS, California - Piers Morgan swears he doesn’t miss CNN - but the network is still very much on his mind.“I’ve never looked back, because I never feel negative,” Morgan said in his first interview since his last show for CNN in March.
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Oct 29, 2014

Apple Pay is coming soon to 7-Eleven according to my local Slurpee barista.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @20committee: Culture of high-level corruption @ #NSA created by DIRNSA Keith Alexander is shocking & demands DoJ full court press http:…

Oct 23, 2014

Metrics unclear “@latimes: Child poverty in the U.S. is at its highest point in 20 years, according to new analysis:

Oct 22, 2014

Glad that @SariHorwitz is on the Ferguson shooting. If the truth is out there, she'll find it, regardless of how uncomfortable it might be.

Oct 22, 2014

Michael Brown's autopsy deserves plenty of coverage, but couldn't Fox have booked someone other than Mark Fuhrman to argue w Brown's lawyer?

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