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U.S. Senate Confirms Wilhelmina Wright as Federal District Court Judge for Minnesota

article by MSR Online via spokesman-recorder.com

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced that the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Wilhelmina “Mimi” Wright… 339 more words

Community

IS IT THE GOOD TURTLE SOUP OR MERELY THE SLOTH?

A WONDERFUL HOAX was played on members of New York City’s exclusive Explorer’s Club back in 1951. To paraphrase Cole Porter’s “At Long Last Love,” 682 more words

Sci-Tech

Yale University Removes Portraits of former U.S. Vice President John Calhoun, a Proponent of Slavery

John C. Calhoun graduated from Yale University in 1804. He went on to become vice president of the United States, serving under both John Quincy Adams… 139 more words

Education

What could it be?

It’s been a while since we have had any direct contact from a physician regarding Mermaid’s nevus so our updates regarding progress have been slim, but we have something exciting to share! 421 more words

Does Knowledge About Guns Laws Promote More Gun Laws? Maybe Yes, Maybe No.

A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University and covered in The Trace appears to confirm a truism in how people develop and hold opinions, namely, the more you want to believe in something, the more you can make yourself believe in something.  634 more words

Blogs

What's Happenin': Lunar Fest in New Haven This Weekend

(WTNH) – Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Saturday? Lunarfest is an all-day, free event, kicking off with an outdoor lion dance parade down Whitney Avenue with special performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists on February 6th.   190 more words

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Mental health on college campuses: A look at the numbers

Approximately 42,773 Americans commit suicide every year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, many of who are college students.

The University of Pennsylvania,  61 more words

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