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New START treaty close to final vote in Senate

The new START treaty, or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, has been approved to be voted on by the Senate. The Senate had seemed to stall on passing the treaty, which reduces American and Russian nuclear arsenals. The START treaty vote was incredibly close. Senate barely ratifies new START treaty The U.S. Senate has passed a
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NAACP convention resolution accuses Tea Party of racism

Some members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People think the Tea Party is racist. At the NAACP convention in Kansas City this week, NAACP members will vote Tuesday on a resolution that condemns the Tea Party for racism. Some Tea Party members countered by saying the NAACP is racist. A leader
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Toyota takes another hit with Lexus GX 460 Consumer Reports test

The Lexus GX 460 earned a rare “don’t buy” warning from Consumer Reports following performance testing by the magazine. If you thought about getting auto financing to buy one, bear in mind that the tests exposed a handling problem with the Lexus GX 460 that may cause a rollover of the SUV in everyday driving.
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Arizona Predator drone bid intensifies immigration reform debate

Arizona wants Predator drones to prowl the U.S.-Mexico border in its campaign to crack down on illegal immigrants. Arizona also wants more attack helicopters. Arizona Republican governor Janice Brewer’s requests for military hardware, combined with Arizona’s controversial immigration law, are giving Arizona an increasingly militant image as the Grand Canyon state has become the epicenter
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Hard-working people like you and me have had to turn to  Fast credit check personal loans or short term loans. People from all different backgrounds have bad credit. Many people have bad credit because of medical bills or other large expenses that came to them through no fault of their own. Even people who are
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Payday Loans and Bankruptcy in Canada: No Clear Correlation

Manitoba University Study Unintentionally Dispels Numerous Myths Human Ecology professors Ruth Berry and Karen Duncan of the University of Manitoba appear to have been ready to point the accusing finger at payday loans in Canada. Given supporting data, it appears they would have been happy to report that payday loans and bankruptcy were strongly connected
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Condom with teeth designed to cut down on sexual violence

Dr. Sonnet Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a female condom with jagged teeth, in an effort to cut down on sexual offenders in South Africa, a country with one of the worst rape rates in the world. Ehlers, who is sick and tired of seeing numbers of rape victims pouring in, has decided to give away thousands
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Enjoy these Earth Day activities for kids

Earth Day AND activities for kids? That’s a win-win situation for environmentalist parents. But for kids to truly appreciate the fun that can be had on Earth Day (April 22), it helps if mom and dad understand where Earth Day comes from and what it’s about. According to USA Today, this is the 40th anniversary
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Hubble Telescope astronomers travel back 13 billion years in time

For 20 years, the Hubble Telescope has held human beings in awe, presenting the wonders of the universe in stunning detail. Recent Hubble discoveries include an ancient galaxy 13 billion light years away and observation of an asteroid collision and its aftermath. The replacement for Hubble, expected to function until 2014, is the James Webb
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Find fast cash with payday loans online

Fortunately, quick cash for emergency expenses is readily available and easy to get. Payday loans online and short-term installment loans online can fix your budget deficit quickly. But if you spend a little time researching, you can find real cash money you may not even know you have. In the short time it takes to
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TeacherMate Improves Students’ Reading Scores

TeacherMate excites donors Despite the rough economy and the overall drop in charitable donations, Innovations for Learning, a nonprofit that supplies schools with the TeacherMate system, is doing quite well. The foundation has only been around for 18 months, but thanks to the founder’s focus on cost-efficiency, this nonprofit business is booming. Perhaps that’s because

Get Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2009

The Next Best Thing Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But do you know what the next best thing that comes after Thanksgiving is? That’s right, it’s Black Friday! It’s the biggest shopping day of the year! Black Friday is the day to go out and buy the things you have always wanted but couldn’t

Higher Education: Cost vs. Benefit

How many college grads does it take . . . For decades parents have pushed their kids toward college. For decades employers have cried out for better-educated workers. For decades, educators have steered students toward higher education whether they wanted it or not; whether they were equipped for it or not. Parents started saving for
Payday Lending Statistics

Report sheds light on controversial lending industry

Payday lending is a hot-button issue. Consumer Focus released a study saying the number of payday loans borrowed in the United Kingdom has quadrupled in the last four years. Montana’s I-164 initiative seeks to limit payday lending, and Arizona’s “Operation Sunset” ended all payday lending within the state on June 30. Federally, S.3245, the Payday
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Romaine Lettuce Recall 2010 incites calls for stronger regulation

Freshway Foods, based in Ohio, has instituted a romaine lettuce recall 2010. In all, 19 cases of E Coli have been confirmed in connection to the romaine lettuce recall. If you have possibly been sickened by the Freshway Foods lettuce recall, you may need money now to go see a doctor – though most cases
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Obama administration overhauls health care conscience clause

In parts of the U.S., conscience clauses exist within health care laws that permit health care workers to decline performing procedures that violate their religious beliefs. Some critics claim that following such conscience laws leads some health care workers to violate the Hippocratic Oath that they must treat patients fairly and ethically. Now may of
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You Don’t Need Secured Loans to Get Quick Cash

Get quick cash with no collateral If you think secured loans are the only way to get quick cash and that you have to put your personal property in jeopardy to get a loan, have I got good news for you! You can get payday loans and installment loans online with no down payment and