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China hit by extreme air pollution

A large swath of China has been gripped for days by what is being called an "airpocalyse," a prolonged spell of the worst air pollution on record in Beijing.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 15, 2013 23:33
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[California] The Climate Change Denying, Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the No on 37 Campaign

Today, the No on 37 campaign’s already tattered credibility was dealt yet another big blow with news that its “top scientist” is nothing more than a corporate shill willing to misrepresent himself and the University for which he works.
Current TV, LLC
added Oct 7, 2012 12:37
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A tobacco moment, a fiscal cliff, and a Grexit: All are examples of shorthand for hugely complex current economic and financial problems

The Economist quotes a chief executive of a multinational bank, “This is the banking industry’s tobacco moment,” and explains that the reference is to “the lawsuits and settlements that cost America’s tobacco industry more than $200 billion in 1998.”
Gulf News (ae)
added Aug 5, 2012 22:27
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U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren't there

, it seems awfully hard for people to find a job. Anyone who goes into science expecting employers to clamor for their services will be deeply disappointed.”
The Washington Post
added Jul 7, 2012 23:05
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RIVKIN/FOLEY: The Supreme Court's bad call on Affordable Care Act

the precedent upon which the King majority relied for this contextual interpretation, FDA vs. Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. (2000)...manufacturers challenged [FDA's] authority to regulate tobacco products as “medical devices” or “drugs.” The court co
Los Angeles Times
added Jun 30, 2015 08:36
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WILLIAMS-YULEE v. FLORIDA BAR / CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA (PDF)

States have a compelling interest in preserving public confidence in their judiciaries. When the State adopts a narrowly tailored restriction like the one at issue here, those principles do not conflict. A State’s decision to elect judges does not comp
Supreme Court of the United States
added Apr 30, 2015 07:42
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Missouri Candidate Picks Up Where She Left Off After Rival’s Suicide

A week before Mr. Schweich, 54, took his own life, a dormant political action committee named Citizens for Fairness, which had been used the previous year in an unsuccessful effort to fight a smoking ban in St. Joseph, Mo., re-emerged with a radio commer
New York Times
added Mar 30, 2015 08:53
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Will Cancer Society's Redo Be Its Undoing?

DeVita talked about ...the Society's ongoing "transformation plan," ....Topping his list of concerns is the ACS's traditional commitment to funding research explaining that that in 1945 Mary Lasker wanted 25% of all monies raised by ACS to go to research,
MedPage Today
added Jan 26, 2015 11:30
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LARSEN: THE TROUBLE WITH AMICUS FACTS

today anyone can claim to be a factual expert...Facts submitted by amici are now funneled through the screen of advocacy. The result is that the Court is inundated with eleventh-hour, untested, advocacy- motivated claims of factual expertise.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:08
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Supreme Court's Website Makeover Debuts Monday

a makeover that will launch on Monday, when the justices return to the bench from their summer recess. The site will "have a new look and improved functionality," according to a press release issued Friday. The home page at www.supremecourt.gov will prese
National Law Journal
added Oct 4, 2014 20:50
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