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10:07 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Supreme Court Strikes Indecency Rules, Doesn't Address Free Speech Issue

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 4:20 pm

By an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court today threw out fines the Federal Communications Commission filed against Fox and ABC.

The court did not address whether the FCC rules violated anyone's First Amendment right to free speech. Instead, the justices ruled that the FCC "failed to give Fox or ABC fair notice prior to the broadcasts in question that fleeting expletives and momentary nudity could be found actionably indecent."

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:03 am
Thu June 21, 2012

For Summer's First Full Day: The Science Of Skin Color And Vitamin D

Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:30 am

During a TED talk in 2009, anthropologist Nina Jablonski told her audience, "You have the evolution of the history of our species, part of it, written in your skin. Understand it, appreciate it, celebrate it. You are the products of evolution."

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Opinion
10:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Foreign Policy: Red Moon Rising

Chinese soldiers guard the perimeter of the Jiuquan space base, in north China's Gansu province on June 15, the eve of the launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. China has said it is committed to putting an astronaut on the moon by 2020.
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John Hickman is a professor of government and international studies at Berry College.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:57 am
Thu June 21, 2012

How Do You Encourage Your Kid Without Being A Crazy Stage Parent?

If your child's happy and she knows it, then her practice time will surely show it.
iStock

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:44 pm

All this week, we've been exploring ways to encourage kids' enthusiasm in learning music, from picking an instrument to finding a teacher to practicin

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The Salt
9:54 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

A promotional image for Let's Pizza.
A1 Concepts

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 11:19 am

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Great Balls Of Fire - Apparent Meteor Grounds Firefighting Planes In Colorado

A plane drops fire retardant in LaPlata County, near Durango, Colo.
Nathan Bilow AP

Firefighting planes got a surprise in central Colorado yesterday - witnesses reported apparent meteors near the blaze burning west of Colorado Springs.

The quaint term used for the witness observation is "sky sightings", according to AP.

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Space
9:28 am
Thu June 21, 2012

A Final Voyage, Into The Wild Black Yonder

An artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecrafts, which launched in 1977.
NASA via AP

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 3:16 pm

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Opinion
8:44 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Nation: In Egypt, A President Without Power

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute.

Last week's presidential elections in Egypt were supposed to mark the final step in what has been an arduous transition from military rule to an elected civilian government. Instead, sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising calling for freedom and social justice, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has assumed near-full control of all of the key branches of state.

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Opinion
8:43 am
Thu June 21, 2012

New Republic: No Second Go At Egyptian Revolution

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Eric Trager is the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

On Wednesday night, thousands of demonstrators descended onto Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule. It was the twentieth straight night of these protests, and the Muslim Brotherhood marked the occasion by calling on its hundreds of thousands of members nationwide to join an open-ended Tahrir Square sit-in and "complete the revolution."

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes 'All Kids Aren't Bad'

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
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Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 1:46 pm

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