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Grim News - CO2 Concentration Teetering On Point Of No Return

We start at Cape Grim in Australia - where an atmospheric measuring station is picking up atmospheric CO2 levels that are on the verge of breaking 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Daily Topics - Friday July 29th, 2016

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Trump Gets His Talking Points from Storm Front

Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails was one of the stranger moments in what’s been one of the stranger campaigns in American history.

It was a sign that Trump is either stupid or trying to join the Ronald Reagan/Richard Nixon club of Republicans who have betrayed their country to get elected president.

Hedge Fund Managers' Outrageous Compensation is reporting on the outrageous compensation Hedge Fund Managers are getting.

New rankings show the top 25 managers had combined earnings of $12.94 billion in 2015.

Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?

Looks like it.

The Imperial College London, in a study gave patients psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical found in the mushrooms.

Daily Topics - Tuesday July 26th, 2016

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Can Food Preparation Conveyor Belt Plastic Make Your Baby Fat?

According to a new study published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat storage in the body even before birth.

Daily Topics - Monday July 25th, 2016

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What happens in a musician's brain when they play a song?

Let's get geeky on music. Ever wonder what's happening in a musician's brain when they're actually playing a song?

What about when a musician starts improvising - starts playing music directly "off the cuff"?

The WTO is harming Consumers

Here’s how...

The Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was shot down by the WTO because they say COOL is a non-tariff barrier to free trade and it treats Canadian and Mexico’s products “unfair.”

Daily Topics - Thursday July 21st, 2016

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Trumpism is a Scam -- You’re Actually Voting for Mike Pence

When he officially accepts the 2016 Republican nomination for president Thursday night, Donald Trump will do so as a different kind of Republican.

Or so the thinking goes.

How a Bank Robber is Right on Taxes

It's been nearly eight years since the 2008 global recession devastated the budgets of state and local governments across the country - and our lawmakers have explored every possible way to raise money except for raising taxes on corporations and our richest citizens.

Big Pharma Feels the Bern

Ever since Reagan, conservatives have been telling us about welfare queens.

The way they put it, there are thousands of undeserving poor people in this country right now bilking taxpayers for all they’re worth all while you and me are sweating out a hard day’s work.

And here’s the thing: conservatives are right.

Raising the D.C. minimum wage to $15 by 2020 would lift wages for 114,000 working people

A proposed ballot initiative would gradually raise Washington DC's minimum wage to $15 by mid-2020.

It would also help tipped workers, such as waiters and bartenders, eventually get paid the full minimum wage, instead of the $2.77 subminimum wage.

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Who's Rigging The Election?

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in nearly every poll following Trump's weeklong meltdown as at least nine women came forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual harassment.

And like a bad card player, Trump is certain that the real reason he's losing is because everyone else is cheating.

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