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MAIN News Archives for February 2015

02/27 -  FCC approves net neutrality rules, in big win for public
02/27 -  Drug testing of welfare recipients an utter waste of money, research reveals
02/27 -  Finalist for nation's number one teacher resigns; says she can't stand current environment
02/27 -  Kansas GOP senator wants to ban 'harmful' books
02/25 -  Bobby Jindal says Obama has disqualified self from serving as commander in chief
02/25 -  Atlantic: The battle for who should decide whether or not to whitewash US history classes
02/25 -  Pat Robertson: Yoga tricks people into speaking Hindu
02/25 -  Polio may stage comeback in US, thanks to antivaxxers
02/24 -  As Atlantic rises and Norfolk naval yard threatened, Virginia continues in denial
02/24 -  Former colleague says Bill O'Reilly is 'completely nutty'
02/24 -  UNC system professors afraid, to the delight of GOP legislators
02/24 -  ISIS burns 8000 rare books in Mosul
02/23 -  Kristof: Gender, racial privilege still alive and well
02/23 -  Two House bills propose national legalization of marijuana
02/23 -  New study evaluates adverse effects of global warming on world fisheries
02/23 -  Food supply, health-care firms getting rich from mass incarcerations in US
02/22 -  New AP courses proposed in OK to include Reagan speeches as required reading
02/22 -  Law faculty says closure of UNC centers will have chilling effect on free speech
02/22 -  NPS finds O'Reilly's new book on Lincoln assassination riddled with errors
02/22 -  Prominent climate change denier scientist took millions from fossil-fuel industry
02/21 -  Lack of coordination in US mental health care serious problem, report says
02/21 -  New research vindicates 'Limits to Growth' hypothesis, timeline
02/21 -  NC legislator, alone because of snow, passes all the laws he wants
02/21 -  NC institute advocating voter equality targeted for closure by GOP legislators
02/20 -  Biodiversity may reduce threat of disease, research suggests
02/20 -  FBI investigates claims that suspects in notorious lynchings are still alive
02/20 -  Guiliani: My comments weren't racist, since Obama's mom was white
02/20 -  Biden in NC: US must rebuild its infrastructure
02/19 -  New report brings focus to grim history of lynchings in South
02/19 -  Criminal charges in coal ash spill could cost Duke Energy $100 million
02/19 -  Research shows sulfur dioxide emissions above Federal levels at Asheville power plant
02/19 -  Mission Hospital featured in NPR story about hospital mistreatment of nurses
02/17 -  Boehner refuses to say whether he believes Homeland Security will shut down in face of budget negotiation breakdown
02/17 -  Greece attempting to sway 'fundamentalist economists' of Germany
02/17 -  SC house subcommittee votes to close state's only HBCU
02/15 -  Research: Rivers and streams can be major source of antibiotic resistance
02/15 -  Arson suspected in Houston-area mosque fire
02/15 -  GOP siphons more money away from low-income schools
02/15 -  Epidemic of wage theft costing workers millions each year
02/14 -  Research suggests raising children without religion may be a better alternative
02/14 -  Georgia's clean energy industry provides nearly 20k jobs
02/14 -  Iran sent Obama secret letter about nuclear talks, ISIS
02/14 -  One company increasingly controls US education
02/13 -  SC senator describes women as 'lesser cut of meat'
02/13 -  Papa John's loses customers over Obamacare stance
02/12 -  Research suggests chronic fatigue is a physical, not psychological, illness
02/12 -  FBI monitored African-American writers for decades, new report says
02/12 -  Forest Service report raises concern about future of southern forests
02/12 -  Seminole Nation votes to disenfranchise members with Black ancestry
02/11 -  Almost 20k square miles of polar ice cap melts into ocean each year, survey finds
02/11 -  Drug testing of TN welfare applicants shows only 0.2 percent of applicants with positives
02/11 -  OK considers a return to the gas chamber
02/11 -  Three Muslim students murdered at UNC
02/10 -  Bernie Sanders says he is considering running in 2016
02/10 -  Effort pushes for new monument to recognize WNC African-Americans
02/10 -  Jeb Bush's new webmaster sent unfortunate tweets about women
02/10 -  Joni Ernst says she can call self 'combat veteran' despite never seeing combat
02/09 -  Baton Rouge ER closes because LA won't accept Medicaid expansion
02/09 -  In example of flaws of privatizing prisons, judge to serve jail time for profiting for sending kids to jail
02/09 -  Hannity: 'I'm not trusting President Obama to tell me to vaccinate my kids'
02/09 -  New research shows optimism bias is why Americans shrug off income inequality
02/07 -  Buncombe has NC's highest vaccine exemption rate
02/07 -  Mental health crisis center planned in Asheville
02/07 -  Atlantic: Responses to Obama's prayer breakfast comments foolish and historically uninformed
02/07 -  Scott Walker attempts to rewrite state university's mission statement by deleting values of 'truth,' 'service'
02/06 -  Top Muslim body calls for killing and crucifixion of ISIS militants
02/06 -  Wisconsin officials call Scott Walker's budget 'nonsensical'
02/06 -  OK orders waste-water injection operation at oil well to shut down because of earthquakes
02/06 -  Virtual charter schools coming to NC despite research showing their failures
02/05 -  Asheville bans circus, other exotic animal acts from Civic Center
02/05 -  FCC chair describes proposal for net neutrality
02/05 -  How the media is dangerously politicizing vaccines
02/05 -  Brian Williams admits that his story of coming under fire in Iraq was false
02/04 -  BREAKING: Lakota Sioux define US House vote in favor of Keystone XL pipeline 'act of war,' close borders to pipeline
02/04 -  States now must deal with measles outbreaks as a result of policies implemented by anti-vax movement
02/04 -  Muhammad Ali hospitalized after being found unresponsive in his bed
02/04 -  Texas fracking boom has depleted region of water
02/04 -  Tillis does NC proud, advocates dropping laws demanding restaurant employees wash hands
02/03 -  Genesis of modern anti-vaccine movement lies in falsified data
02/03 -  NC school voucher program opposed by ACLU as intrusion of religion into public sphere
02/03 -  Supplements at major retailers found to be worthless
02/02 -  New documentary explores rape culture at UNC, other campuses
02/02 -  The typical millenial is $2k poorer and less employed than his or her parent at the current age
02/02 -  Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit many
02/02 -  Chris Christie offers support to anti-vaccine movement
02/01 -  Proposed religious freedom bill in Georgia would permit domestic violence, child abuse
02/01 -  Jeb Bush was a bully in high school, according to Boston Globe profile
02/01 -  NC ranked worst state for teachers in 2014
02/01 -  Duke's coal-ash ponds continue to leak in NC