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Podium Pandemonium: A Look at a 'Daily Show' Debate About Debates in New Hampshire

Podium Pandemonium: A Look at a 'Daily Show' Debate About Debates in New Hampshire

Monday, February 08, 2016  |  Emily Cassel

There has been a relentless stream of town halls, meet-and-greets, panel discussions and rallies in New Hampshire in advance of the Jan. 9 primary—but we were probably at the only event where “Party in the USA” blared from the speakers as the crowd filed into their seats.

We were definitely at the only...

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Wall Flowers: Waiting for Trump With Every Racist Aunt and Uncle in New England

Wall Flowers: Waiting for Trump With Every Racist Aunt and Uncle in New England

Friday, February 05, 2016  |  Chris Faraone

There’s a man with a dark complexion hocking “Bomb The Hell Out of ISIS” lapel pins. His heart’s not really in it.

The next vendor over from him isn’t legitimately feeling the energy, either, his long hair and thick Boston accent a dead giveaway that he’s a foreigner in Trump country. In any case, th...

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Above Normal, but Not Out of the Woods: Precipitation Chips Away at California Drought, but the Water Deficit Remains

Above Normal, but Not Out of the Woods: Precipitation Chips Away at California Drought, but the Water Deficit Remains

Tuesday, February 02, 2016  |  Paige Blankenbuehler

At the beginning of February last year, South Lake Tahoe in California was nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit—almost 20 degrees above its historic average.

At that time, the drought had been dragging along for four years, and chair lifts at nearby ski resorts were swaying over barren slopes. Representative...

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February Astronomy: The Moon Again Moves Across the Sky, Passing Planets as It Goes

February Astronomy: The Moon Again Moves Across the Sky, Passing Planets as It Goes

Friday, January 29, 2016  |  Robert Victor

For much of February, early risers will continue to enjoy all five bright planets before dawn, as the waning moon sweeps past all of them through Feb. 6. In its next trip around Earth, the moon will go past four planets from Feb. 24 through March 7.

February’s evening mid-twilight occurs about 40 min...

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Not the Only Leak: SoCal's Aliso Canyon Is a Reminder That Methane Emissions Are Widespread and Ongoing

Not the Only Leak: SoCal's Aliso Canyon Is a Reminder That Methane Emissions Are Widespread and Ongoing

Tuesday, January 26, 2016  |  Jonathan Thompson

After one of the many attempts to plug the methane-leaking well at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in the Los Angeles suburbs, the thing erupted like a geyser, spewing not only natural gas, but also the muddy slurry that company technicians had pumped into the well.

It reminded me of a ph...

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Aiding the Abused: Shelter From the Storm Wages a Lonely Battle to Protect Local Victims of Domestic Violence

Aiding the Abused: Shelter From the Storm Wages a Lonely Battle to Protect Local Victims of Domestic Violence

Monday, January 25, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In the United States, 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute of every day on average, according to a 2015 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence report. That equates to more than 10 million victims annually.

While there was a steady decline in the number of incidents ...

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