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Texas Republican Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

Liberaland  A Texas state legislator used the term "coonass" in reference to Louisiana children who had to attended school in the Lone Star state after Hurricane Katrina hit. Video footage was released of Texas state Rep.

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Fast food looks like a zero sum game

Financial Post  The fast food industry increasingly looks like a zero sum game as customers focus more on value, inflation fails to create demand, and companies struggle to come up with new ideas. Sandwich chains and the fast food sector saw average same-store sales (SSS) growth of just 0.5% in July, following a similar performance in the second quarter, according to RBC Capital Markets.

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Planned Parenthood strikes 'pro-choice' label in favor of 'women's health'

The Washington Times  Planned Parenthood officials say "pro-choice" is no longer a label they like, and they'd much prefer if people started talking about the more generic - and less politically charged - issue of "women's health."

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Using Brainwaves To Predict Audience Reaction Is A Marketer's Dream

redOrbit.com  A study conducted at the City College of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Georgia Tech looks to have found a highly reliable way to predict audience reaction to TV shows and commercials. The method involves studying the brainwaves of only a few individuals as they watch the content.

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Is Texas the Greenest State? By One Measure, Maybe

Newsweek  When one thinks of "green energy," one doesn’t typically picture Texas. The Lone Star State, is, after all, home to the richest oil barons in the country. And Texans — with our gas-guzzling, smog-spewing pickups — haven’t exactly cultivated an image of environmental responsibility.

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The Global and China Insulin Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 6.1% From 2013 to 2019 to Reach USD 32.24 Billion in 2019

PR Newswire  ALBANY, New York, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketResearchreports.biz presents this most up-to-date research on Global and China Insulin Market (Rapid-Acting, Short-Acting, Intermediate-Acting, Long-Acting, Premixed, And Modern and Human Insulin) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast (Value and Volume), 2013 - 2019: Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts Research Report.

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George W. Bush's Biography Of His Father Out In November

International Business Times  George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, will release a biography of his father, George H.W. Bush, later this year. The currently untitled book on the life and career of the 41st president will be released on Nov. 11, Crown Publishers told The Associated Press, or AP.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Top 10 revealed

Toronto Star  There was loss, but there was also redemption on So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday. More TV recaps at thestar.com The eliminations were more wrenching than usual since four went home instead of the usual two, bringing the top 14 to the all-important top 10.

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Serena Williams beats back challenge at Bank of the West

San Jose Mercury News  STANFORD, Calif. — So much for any rust, nerve or health factors regarding Serena Williams' return to the tennis court Wednesday night at the Bank of the West Classic. For openers, she looked pretty smashing.

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As world watches in horror, many Israelis still say this is a necessary war

GlobalPost  JERUSALEM, Israel — At about 5:30 a.m., just before dawn on Wednesday, three or four artillery shells crashed into a UN-run school in the Jebaliya refugee camp in Gaza. Some 3,500 Palestinians had taken refuge there, after receiving warnings from the Israeli army that their own neighborhoods were targets in the conflict now in its fourth week and counting more than 1,300 deaths.

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Cubs fall to Rockies as Bonifacio is on clock for trade

Chicago Tribune  CHICAGO — Emilio Bonifacio was held out of the Chicago Cubs' lineup Wednesday night, and it appears highly likely the speedy switch-hitting infielder-outfielder will be traded before the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline.

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Scientists Unlock Cause Of Rare Childhood Cancer

Medical Daily  The cancer-causing trigger has been found after three years of searching for a better understanding of the rare childhood muscle cancer rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). Thanks to the collaborative effort from an international group of scientists, the breakthrough study, which has revealed the cause of a rare but deadly cancer affecting children, was published in the journal Cancer Cell on Thursday.

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