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Texas Congressman Wants National Parks Opened To Drilling

"Guys on the West Coast ... west of the Mississippi, they know they've got oil and gas under the land that they can't touch because it's on a national park or some sort of federal land,” said Rep. Pete Olson. The post Texas Congressman Wants National Parks Opened To Drilling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Michigan To 322 Married Same-Sex Couples: Recognition Of Your Marriages Is ‘Suspended’

The 332 same-sex couples that legally married in Michigan on Saturday have to wait for the state to actually recognize those unions as valid.The post Michigan To 322 Married Same-Sex Couples: Recognition Of Your Marriages Is ‘Suspended’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Georgia Wants To Make Food Stamp Recipients Pay To Prove They Don’t Do Drugs

Food stamps recipients in Georgia will likely soon have to pee in a cup whenever the state deems them suspicious -- and they'll pay $17 for the privilege.The post Georgia Wants To Make Food Stamp Recipients Pay To Prove They Don’t Do Drugs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New York Legislature Backs Plan To Effectively Abolish The Electoral College

Because the winner of the presidential election should be the person with the most votes.The post New York Legislature Backs Plan To Effectively Abolish The Electoral College appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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LGBT Developers Boycott Firefox After Anti-Gay CEO Takes Office

Firefox developers started boycotting Tuesday after the Web browser's parent company Mozilla hired a new CEO with anti-LGBT views. The post LGBT Developers Boycott Firefox After Anti-Gay CEO Takes Office appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Dom Tiberi urges more awareness of distracted driving

WBNS-10TV sports anchor Dom Tiberi, joined by family and a pair of Ohio State football coaches, followed up an emotional video yesterday with moving testimony urging more awareness of distracting driving. On the evening of Sept. 17, Tiberi’s 21-year-old daughter Maria was traveling 53 mph when she struck the back of a stopped semi and was killed. It is unknown why she didn’t stop.

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Countries Commit To Secure Nuclear Material At Hague Summit

Countries took important steps to reduce nuclear material at the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague this week, but there is still more work to be done. The post Countries Commit To Secure Nuclear Material At Hague Summit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Michigan abortion clinics see an influx of Ohioans

When a person calls the telephone number for the former Toledo abortion clinic Center for Choice or tries to access the Web site, he or she is redirected to the Northland Family Planning Centers that operate three abortion clinics in the Detroit area.
 
Renee Chilean, executive director of Northland, bought the old Center for Choice telephone number and Web site address when she heard the abortion clinic was being shut down by the Ohio Health Department last June.
 
Center for Choice closed after local hospitals declined to ...

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What Was Missing From The Meet The Press Panel On Paying College Athletes

Ramogi Huma of the National Collegiate Players Association and Domonique Foxworth of the NFL Players Association talk to ThinkProgress about how the NBC "debate" failed.The post What Was Missing From The Meet The Press Panel On Paying College Athletes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Pentagon: Congress’s Benghazi Witch-Hunts Have Cost Millions Of Dollars

Millions of dollars. Thousands of man-hours. And all for a non-existent conspiracy.The post Pentagon: Congress’s Benghazi Witch-Hunts Have Cost Millions Of Dollars appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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