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Tell the FCC: Keep Families Connected End Predatory Prison Phone Rates - Petition
Business  (tags: petition, private phone service, exorbitant rates, prisons, predatory phone rates )

- 1 day ago -
Prison phone service providers will not do it on their own prisons in more than 40 states still contract with private phone service providers with exorbitant rates. Federal intervention is necessary to end predatory prison phone rates everywhere
Rein in Soaring Drug Costs By Supporting The Prescription Drug Affordability Act - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug companies, soaring prices, The Prescription Drug Affordability Act )

- 21 hours ago -
While drug companies contend that the higher prices are necessary to support the industries investment in research and development, they spend 19 times as much on marketing as they do on basic research.
Stop Dropping Turkeys From Planes at Annual Festival - Petition
Animals  (tags: Turkey Trot, turkey drop to their death, Yellville, Arkansas, Federal Aviation Administration )

- 19 hours ago -
For years, private planes flew over the Turkey Trot festival and threw turkeys, which cannot fly, out of the aircraft from a height of 1,000 feet. The birds plummet to the ground, unable to save themselves.
Hedge Funds Get Cheap Homes Homeowners Get The Boot
Business  (tags: Hedge Funds, investors, mortgages, government, real estate, homeowners shafted again, homeowners get the boot )

- 23 hours ago -
Seven years after the real estate market crashed, major investors are again buying mortgages by the thousands. This time, they are buying from the government at a significant discount.
World  (tags: London, UK, pictorial, Docklands, skyscrapers, Piccadilly )

- 5 hours ago -
London is a city of immense prosperity and power. But has it succeeded at the expense of the rest of the UK?
Triumph Of Song: Syrian Musicians Who Fled Civil War Build A New Orchestra In Germany
Offbeat  (tags: Syrians, Syrian musicians, Sendesaal Theater in Bremen, Germany, Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra )

- 1 day ago -
With music we can liberate ourselves from all the designations said flutist Fadwa Merkhan. My biggest wish is for us to be criticized and evaluated as artists, not as poor Syrians trying to stand up for art.
Sanders Vs. Clinton: Who Has the Best Plan for College Students?
Society & Culture  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, higher education, debt free, tuition, progressive, College Students )

- 1 day ago -
Sanders and Clinton have had fundamentally different responses to this crisis. While those differences have been papered over by some in the media, as well as some progressive groups, they are real and they are significant.
Death Row Inmate at 16, Later Freed, She Can't Escape Past
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, death, law )

- 7 hours ago -
Spared from execution, Cooper served 27 years. On a June day in 2013, she was released, a smiling but scared middle-aged woman riding off in a van, watching the prison razor wire fade in the rearview mirror.
This Turtle Is Fluorescent, and Scientists Aren't Sure Why (Videos)
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, flourescent, turtle, unusual, interesting, hawksbill sea turtle )

- 15 hours ago -
A hawksbill sea turtle was recently found that is stumping scientists. The turtle was glowing, but not through bioluminescence like a firefly or plankton that turns tides blue. It's biofluorescent, according to marine biologist David Gruber.
Cops Rupture Handcuffed Man's Spleen, Laugh at Him, Take Pics as He Lay Dying and Begging @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law, rights, freedoms, culture, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, crime, safety, government, health, usa )

- 22 hours ago -
A police sergeant and an officer were finally fired 14 months after surveillance video emerged.
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