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The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time
Society & Culture  (tags: movies, celebrity, interesting, society, culture, 'The Shawshank Redemption', global phenomenon, world )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - vanityfair.com
A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb's favorite-movies list--the ultimate in "guy cry" cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.
JON STEWART EXPLAINS THE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS TO IGNORANT REPUBLICANS: VIDEO
Science & Tech  (tags: humor, satire, climate-change, Jon Stewart, GOP, science, scientists, research, study, environment, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - towleroad.com
As hundreds of thousands protest climate change inaction on the streets of New York City, the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology struggles to understand the basic physics of sea level change and bases policy on...
Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruling Threatens Chaos on Election Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Wisconsin voter ID law, court ruling, ethics, dishonesty, rights, freedoms, elections, corruption, government, republicans, news, abuse, politics )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - theguardian.com
Election officials and civil liberties advocates are predicting that a surprise court ruling that lifted a stay on Wisconsin's controversial voter-ID law will produce chaos on election day,as estimates suggest that up to 300,000 eligible voters may not...
Obama Hails Arab Allies and Says Isis Offensive Is Not 'America's Fight Alone' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIL, Syria airstrikes, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qata, Bahrain, government, politics, freedoms, terrorism )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - theguardian.com
Overnight strikes against Isis took place in concert with five Arab allies - Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar - and marked a substantial escalation in the campaign against the militant group also known as Isil.
Voter Registration, Just a Click Away ~ VIDEO ~
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, National Voter Registration Day, government, ethics, politics, freedoms, rights, vote, elections, constitution, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - aflcio.org
Today is National Voter Registration Day and while volunteers around the country will be on street corners, outside of groceries stores, at bus and subway stops and elsewhere to help people register, you can get started right now, right here with just...
How the Israel Lobby Is Courting US Latinos
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Americans, Latinos, Israel Lobby, voting, elections, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, propaganda )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
This special report for The Electronic Intifada is the first of two on the Israel lobby's aggressive outreach campaign in the growing Latino American community.
Family Held at Gunpoint as Israel Arrests Another Palestinian Rights Defender
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine, ethics, freedoms, humans, illegal occupation, law, government, politics, society, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli soldiers raided the family home of Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, in the middle of the night last Thursday. He is the latest human rights defender in the occupied West Bank to be...
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., air strikes, Syria, Islamic State, military, government, terrorism )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive & risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Elections a 'More Meaningful Measure' If Voters Must Pass a Test (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, children, education, government, ethics, freedoms, rights, society )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - rawstory.com
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Monday argued that requiring a "citizenship test" to vote made the outcome of elections "more meaningful." Two Republican state legislators in Utah last week announced a bill that would require students to pass a ...
Actors and Others for Animals
Animals  (tags: Actors and Others for Animals, non-profit, Betty White, spokeswoman, Joann Worley President, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, cruelty, dogs, cats, pets, suffering )

BarbCat
- 11 hours ago - actorsandothers.com
Actors and Others for Animals is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of animals. Our main mission is to curb the pet overpopulation problem by subsidizing spay/neuter surgeries. Together...
 
 
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