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Now You Don’t Have to Travel to Rome to See Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

No, it’s not the real deal, but it’s about as close—maybe even closer—than you’ll get without taking the trip to Rome.

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Beck Pitches Alternative School Funding Proposal

Sen. Jennifer Beck called for $175 million in new revenue for cash-starved school districts without making any state aid cuts to other districts.

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The Internet Can’t Get Over These Boys Wearing Skirts During the European Heat Wave

The children at Isca Academy in Exeter, England joined bus drivers in Nantes, France in beating the heat by wearing women’s garments.

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Woman Rips Uber Recruiter In Open Letter for Seeking Women Hires Amid Sexism Scandals

“Do you think this is normal?”

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Alexa and Google Home Owners Wouldn’t Go Back to Life Without Them

Sixty-five percent of smart speaker owners wouldn’t want to go back to life without them.

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3 Easy Ways to Make Movie Night an Exercise in Mindful Parenting

Teach kids to understand the value of money, debate, opinions, and to articulate what they want and why.

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The Georgia Congressional Special Election Is One for the Ages—Literally

The GOP has it’s work cut out for it with middle aged voters.

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‘Doctor Who’ 10×10 Recap: Pict’ Apart

Yay, it’s scary monster time again!

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‘Orphan Black’ 5×2 Recap: Not Your Little Girl Anymore

For Sarah, it’s always been all about Kira. Everything she has done, all of the running, the hiding, the subterfuge and the suffering, it has all been to keep her child safe from those who would use her for their

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Elizabeth Warren Says Dems Need ‘Help From the Republican Side’ to Stop Trumpcare in the Senate

“We have got to pull more people into this fight because we have got to make it clear to the Republicans in the Senate that we are watching and that if they destroy our healthcare system, if they wanna pass

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Advocates Say NYC’s Anti-Overdose Program Spends Too Much on Cops, Not Enough on Intervention

“The NYPD has had a long time to prove whether it can address the opioid epidemic, the overdose epidemic. It has not. It has failed. Now what we need to do is invest every dollar we can in public health.

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Christie’s Budget Could Divert $175M from Exxon Settlement

The lion’s share of a $225 million Exxon settlement could be diverted from cleanup efforts under a provision in Christie’s budget, according to an environmental group and a state lawmaker.

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Winners and Losers: Lawmakers Giveth; Lawmakers Taketh Away

Who’s up and who’s down in New Jersey politics.

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Jeff Bezos Crowdsources Philanthropic Plan Via the Troll-O-Sphere (AKA, Twitter)

CEO busts “The Ratio” as he asks for suggestions about where to give his money.

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Science Fiction Meets Reality With DARPA Experimental Spaceplane

Dubbed the “Phantom Express,” the robotic XS-1 is being developed by Boeing.

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Establishment Democrats Face an Army of Progressive Primary Challengers

An onslaught of Sanders backed candidates emerge on both the local and national levels.

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New York Conservative Party Blames Scalise Shooting on ‘Media Bully Fueled Hate’

“This is what media bully fueled hate looks like, not wedding cakes and 100-year-old statues.”

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Lyft Is the Tortoise, and Uber Is the Hare

Uber has made a big bet on autonomous vehicles, but Google, GM and Jaguar have made their bet on Lyft.

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Young Voters Have Spoken: Tories Must Scrap Tuition Fees

Young people can’t afford to buy homes, but they can set alarms to get up and vote.

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‘Doctor Who’ 10×9 Recap: Better Red Than Dead

Except for the rather provisional presence of Missy, the real overarching arc of this season of Doctor Who has to do with the evils and excesses of capitalism. Certainly a theme the show has touched on at various points before,

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