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Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

By Chris Crum July 10, 2014

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

Alyssa Mastromonaco Leaving Obama Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco Leaving Obama Staff

The Associated Press tell us that President Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations, Alyssa Mastromonaco, is officially resigning from the White House. Mastromonaco was in charge of most of Obama’s schedule, the White House’s staffing as well as his …

Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit D.C. Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit D.C.

Actor Ben Affleck took a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the region. The Argo actor and director was accompanied by Russell Feingold, the …

Gov. Jay Inslee Halts Death Penalty In Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Halts Death Penalty In Washington
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Washington governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that while he’s in office, he will be suspending the use of the death penalty. “There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment,” Inslee said during a press conference. “There are too …

Mary Kay Letourneau:  Ex-Teacher Arrested Again Mary Kay Letourneau: Ex-Teacher Arrested Again
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Mary Kay Letourneau, the schoolteacher arrested in 1997 for sleeping with her sixth grade student, is in trouble yet again. The fifty-one-year-old was arrested Monday morning in Seattle, Wash., for “failing to appear in court for a suspended driver’s license …

$11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016 $11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016

In the fight to raise America’s minimum wage, no one was probably betting on the state of Maryland to lead the way. In the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted to raise the local minimum wage from $8.25 per hour …

Performer can't seem to stay out of court Performer can't seem to stay out of court
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A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered Chris Brown to return to rehab. The ruling came Wednesday, after Judge James R. Brandlin read reports of Brown’s latest transgressions. The Grammy-winning recording artist was kicked out of a residential …

Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage

Indiana was one of several midwestern states hit by tornadoes Sunday, and Governor Mike Pence has taken a helicopter tour of Hoosier communities that were hardest hit by the severe weather. Wide swaths of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, …

6'4 400 high schooler has no match 6'4 400 high schooler has no match

There is a new “The Fridge” in town, and hopefully you (or your high school kid) will be spared the job of trying to stop him. Tony Picard of White Swan High School in Yakima, Washington is the school’s dream …

HealthCare.gov Aims to Sign Up 4 of 5 Americans HealthCare.gov Aims to Sign Up 4 of 5 Americans

The Washington Post reported today that the Affordable Care Act’s primary website, HealthCare.gov, will be capable of getting 80 percent of Americans on an insurance plan, but that still leaves 20 percent who will remain without insurance. According to the …

Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, four individuals were arrested in connection with a virtual kidnapping scam. The scam targeted immigrants in the United States, specifically in areas surrounding Washington, D.C., due to the significant number of immigrants located there, who …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion
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An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see …

Boeing 777X Aircraft to be Built in Multiple Locales Boeing 777X Aircraft to be Built in Multiple Locales

Since its inception in the 1910′s, Boeing airplanes have been designed, engineered, and constructed in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Over the years, Boeing has established factories in several other locations in order to produce more parts, but the …

Redskins Player Brandon Meriweather Aims to Injure Redskins Player Brandon Meriweather Aims to Injure
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Step aside Ndamukong Suh–there’s another player who is being declared the dirtiest, and it isn’t the Detroit Lions defensive tackle this time. Instead, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is being called the dirtiest player around, something he isn’t attempting to …

NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors
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Hundreds of anti-NSA protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to take part in the “Stop Watching Us” rally. The people marched in front of the Capitol to protest the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of American citizens. Several White …

NSA Washington March Calls for Reducing Spying NSA Washington March Calls for Reducing Spying
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Reuters and CNN reported today on an anti-NSA march that took place in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of protesters turned out for the march, many carrying signs that bore slogans like “Thank You, Edward Snowden,” “Stop …