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MAIN News Archives for July 2014

07/31 -  City officials from Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., ask FCC to pre-empt state laws that ban cities' expansion of high-speed Internet networks
07/31 -  Federal appeals court upholds mandatory country of origin labels on meat and related products
07/31 -  Study indicates gender stereotype of women's incompetence in negotiations is result of people lying to them
07/31 -  Federal review finds errors from FBI lab that affected forensic testimony in 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases that span decades
07/29 -  Acclaimed author of To Kill A Mockingbird mired in litigation and struggle over her life and legacy
07/29 -  Federal judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside the home
07/29 -  'Canvas fingerprinting' is the tracking tool that is new and difficult to block
07/29 -  Environmentalists criticize proposed legislation to close Asheville coal ash ponds and three other facilities
07/28 -  Judge strikes down town's fracking ban, says Colorado's energy interests take precedence
07/28 -  Dan River Basin Association says river may never be cleaned up
07/28 -  New York Times editorial calls for marijuana legalization
07/28 -  Talk of impeachment really about Republican voter turnout
07/27 -  Despite rough start, NC 'Read to Achieve' program may be working
07/27 -  Federal judge upholds Jeffrey MacDonald murder conviction
07/27 -  Record levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching South America, studies show
07/27 -  NASA study shows US west using up ground water
07/26 -  Human remains thought to be historically connected to the Eastern Band of Cherokee halt construction at site in Macon County
07/26 -  History researchers scramble to preserved French dialect in Missouri before last speakers die
07/26 -  Invasive beetle spread fungus in Everglades and kills trees
07/26 -  Congressional members support legislation to restore voting rights to those with felony convictions
07/25 -  Charlotte's Levine Museum on the New South unveils historic LGBT exhibit
07/25 -  DOT proposes slower speeds for oil trains traveling through cities with more than 100,000 residents
07/25 -  Democratic candidate in Montana plagiarized thesis at United States Army War College
07/25 -  Polling trends and election analysis models create narratives of prediction, but not always the correct ones -- ask Eric Cantor
07/24 -  Children prefer or grow to like healthy school lunches, according to article in journal Childhood Obesity
07/24 -  Despite Hollywood's reputation for openness, GLAAD study finds the industry's films lack substantial number of LGBT characters
07/24 -  Federal judge rules Google must face charges of commingling user data and distributing it to advertisers without permission
07/24 -  Children's book Harriet the Spy Presages Domestic Surveillance
07/23 -  Collapse of oyster farms off Pacific Northwest coast may be connected to ocean's increasing acidity
07/23 -  Non-profit group's analysis of sea levels indicates threats to coasts of the Carolinas
07/23 -  Illegal wildlife products rank as world's fifth most lucrative illicit market
07/23 -  U.S. consumers buy 5 times as much clothing as they did in 1980 and recycle or donate on 15 percent - the rest go to the landfills
07/22 -  Noriega, former dictator of Panama, sues video games publisher of Call of Duty for use of likeness
07/22 -  NAACP chapter may file lawsuit against Cleveland County Board of Elections over precinct consolidations
07/22 -  Arizona State University's online education model competes with for-profit colleges
07/22 -  The Paleo diet and its Paleo companions offer revision of humans' relationship to agriculture
07/21 -  Solar farms taking root in North Carolina
07/21 -  Rick Perry: If the Federal government won't secure the border, the state of Texas will
07/21 -  Mayors tell Congress of fears that "Hobby Lobby" ruling may enable new anti-LGBT laws
07/21 -  Animal rights group sues NC over new "possum drop" law
07/20 -  Marijuana edibles entering mainstream as more states legalize medicinal pot
07/20 -  Southern African-American voters may be key to outcome of midterm elections
07/20 -  Conservative government in Australia repeals carbon tax
07/20 -  Simple math shows that 90 percent of coal ash remains in Dan River after cleanup
07/19 -  Media ignores science in service of petrochemical, large agricultural industies, research shows
07/19 -  Marvel Comics announces that Thor will be a woman in new series
07/19 -  Bolivia passes legislation to permit children at age 10 to work under parental supervision
07/19 -  Indigenous-led research identifies new travel route of salmon-feeding grizzlies in British Columbia
07/19 -  Nonconformist grande dame of Broadway passes, leaves legacy for U.S. performing arts
07/18 -  Almond milk as alternative to dairy milk has substantive drawbacks
07/18 -  First-ever map of global plastic in the oceans raises more questions and alarm
07/18 -  Wilmington man receives prison sentence and must pay $21 million restitution for violation of Toxic Substances Act
07/18 -  EPA temporarily halts coal ash cleanup of Dan River
07/17 -  New gun culture movement for women - the growth in the number of armed women and marketing for them in the U.S. has risen
07/17 -  CDC reports in its national survey 1.6% of Americans identify as gay.
07/17 -  "Nordic Model" of Swedish regulation of legal prostitution adopted by other countries, but also criticized
07/17 -  Asheville-based energy business in negotiations with Duke Energy for sale of solar energy in Montgomery County.
07/06 -  Attempts at voter suppression may backfire in North Carolina for Republicans
07/06 -  Oklahoma Tea Party candidate "doesn't have a problem" with death penalty for being gay
07/06 -  Tom Steyer, major donor to green causes, is also major investor in coal projects, Keystone pipeline
07/06 -  VA's chief medical inspector resigns after independent report
07/03 -  Scientists call for ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths
07/03 -  Maine's governor met "multiple times” with FBI 'domestic terrorist group' which discussed executing Democratic party leaders
07/03 -  NC excludes LGBT protections for state workers in governor’s employment executive order
07/03 -  NC house bill seeks to end film industry tax credits
07/03 -  New revelations expose Blackwater's criminal abuse of its role in Iraq
07/02 -  With permit to construct in South Dakota expiring, Keystone pipeline may be history
07/02 -  Advocates call for North Carolina to restore the Earned Income Tax Credit
07/02 -  NC Senate president pro tem Berger says any budget deal must reduce the number of people who are covered by Medicare
07/02 -  Supreme Court lets 9-11 victims lawsuits against Saudis proceed