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Republican mayor in the South becomes unlikely advocate for immigrants – CNN.com

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Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project (by Markus Kayser)

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New Math in HIV Fight – WSJ.com

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As a consequence of the wikileaked releases, military documents in the public domain now acknowledge that fifteen children were imprisoned, at some time or another, at Guantánamo (see table below). This is three more than the twelve the State Department acknowledged to the public after our earlier report on the subject, and seven more than the eight the State Department reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu/reports/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies

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My contention is that “Free” as described and used in many contemporary web-based businesses is a non-business model that is not only broken, but actively harmful to entrepreneurship. Free rarely works, and all the times that it doesn’t, it undermines entrepreneurial creativity, destroys market value, delivers an inferior user experience and pumps hot air into financial bubbles.

The price of “Free” | Serious Simplicity

Lately I’ve noticed that all of my most-used applications and services are things that I’ve paid for.

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Sometimes, I think this could be me.

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That’s right James Verone says he has no medical insurance. He has a growth of some sort on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem with his left foot. He is 59 years old and with no job and a depleted bank account. He thought jail was the best place he could go for medical care and a roof over his head. Verone is hoping for a three-year sentence.

Man robbed bank for $1 to cover jail health care | 9news.com

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‘Hey, if being a geek means you’re willing to take a 400-page book on vaccines and where they work and where they don’t, and you go off and study that and you use that to challenge people to learn more, then absolutely. I’m a geek. I plead guilty. Gladly.’

Microsoft’s Bill Gates: A rare and remarkable interview with the world’s second richest man | Mail Online

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dear-photograph:

Dear Photograph,

Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

Anonymous