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June 30, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

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Goodbye Passwords! San Jose Mercury News

June 27, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

by Martha Irvine FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Frustration over passwords is as common across the age brackets. Bill Lidinsky, director of security and forensics at the School of Applied Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, recommends using a simple mental algorithm, including those that use a...

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“I did?” 

June 27, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Mayor Francis Slay fired the opening salvo in what could become a protracted, but ultimately enlightening, battle over Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage. After marrying four couples at City Hall this week, he was stopped by a lawsuit from the State's Attorney General, who is forced to uphold the State Constitution.  Where will it all wind up? Koster's move...

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The Daily Dose

June 27, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

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School Transfer

June 23, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

by Alex Stuckley / St. Louis Post Dispatch JEFFERSON CITY • One outspoken Missouri senator believes recent actions by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are legally meaningless. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, released a statement today pointing to numerous problems she has found in DESE's recent actions regarding the school transfer law, passed in 1993 to offer children in unaccredited...

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Supreme Court upholds EPA decision on Emissions with Limits

June 23, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval. The justices said in a 5-4 vote along ideological lines that...

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Green Beans with Cherry Tomatos

June 19, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

From AllRecipes.com: Ingredients Edit and Save Original recipe makes 6 servingsChange Servings 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil 2 cups cherry tomato halves Check All Add to Shopping List Directions Place beans and water in a large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil....

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June 19, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

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Cutting Carbon Emissions: Creating or Killing Jobs?

June 19, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

By MARIA ALTMAN The Environment Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions released earlier this month are sparking debate on whether the rule changes will create jobs or kill jobs. Credit (Veronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio) The new rules seek to reduce American’s carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. States have until June 30,...

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Civics for Kids

June 19, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Parade Magazine in honor of Father's Day: Did you know almost all American Presidents were Fathers? Do you know which President had 15 kids? Do you know who had the first child born in the White House? Or who threatened to punch a critic who made fun of his daughter's singing? Check out this fun article from Parade magazine http://parade.condenast.com/303079/viannguyen/dad-presidents-quiz-how-well-do-you-know-the-fathers-in-chief/?utm_source=parademagazine&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=vanity20140615