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Two nurses now both Ebola-free - TejasHorn
[quote]Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola as she treated dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is free of the virus, National Institutes of Health officials said Friday. Pham, who was diagnosed Oct. 12, was transferred to the NIH hospital outside Washington where there’s a special bioc...


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NASA claims 2014 could be hottest on record - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/september-2014-warmest-record-nasa-20141014)]LINK[/link] [quote]September 2014 marks the second consecutive record-breaking warmest month, as August 2014 also was the warmest such month in NASA's records. May 2014 also was the hottest on reco...


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Rick Perry in London: "You always sound so darn smart" - TejasHorn
I'm gonna miss you Rick! :bow: [quote]"It's not just because to Americans, you always sound so darn smart and refined no matter what you're saying," he said. "And it's not just because of your many cultural exports from James Bond to Julie Andrews to Simon Cowell to One Direction [/quote] [l...


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BBC article: climate models underestimate plants' CO2 absorption - TejasHorn
[quote]Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. [/quote] [link=(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29601644)]LINK[/link] ...


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10 Things Right With The Old USA - TejasHorn
[quote]The U.S. is the largest and most productive economy in the world.[/quote] [quote]In nominal terms, U.S. manufacturing output was upt to $2.1. trillion in 2013. That's a 21% increase from the low 2009 numbers.[/quote] [quote]Today, exports are up to $196 billion per month, after they dro...


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The world's forests: A (modest) environmental success story - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.economist.com/news/international/21613327-new-ideas-what-speeds-up-deforestation-and-what-slows-it-down-clearing-trees)]LINK[/link] [quote]IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest set aside for posterity....


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July was cooler than average for U.S. - TejasHorn
[quote]The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 73.3°F, 0.3°F below the 20th century average, ranking near the middle of the 120-year period of record. [b]This was the coolest July for the Lower-48 since 2009[/b]. The average maximum (daytime) July temperature for the contiguo...


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Charles Manson still attracting crazy b*tches (pic included) - TejasHorn
[quote]'I am Charles Manson's wife'[/quote] [img]http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1526788!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/manson24n-3-web.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/09/justice/charles-manson-wife/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1)]LINK[/link]...


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Outlook for lawyers growing more grim - TejasHorn
[quote]Lawyers have been struggling for a while now, but it's gotten even worse: Half of lawyers are now making less than $62,000 a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement. [/quote] [quote]Back in 2008, associates at big firms made $125,000 straight out of school. But by las...


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Business leaders call for more immigrants - TejasHorn
[quote]Hotels and restaurants can't find enough employees, said Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson in a Washington Post editorial last August. "At large hotels at ski resorts such as Aspen or southwest Florida beaches with small local populations, we struggle to find sufficient numbers of peop...


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RIP "Unbroken" war hero Louis Zamperini - TejasHorn
Louis Zamperini has passed away at 97. For those who haven't read the book, it is an incredible story. Movie due out later this year. [img]http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131011153847-angelina-jolie-louis-zamperini-unbroken-story-body.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.latimes.com/local/o...


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Fairly amusing Onion video: Hipster molting season - TejasHorn
[quote]Beard Husks On Sidewalk Indicate Start Of Hipster Molting Season[/quote] [link=(http://www.theonion.com/video/beard-husks-on-sidewalk-indicate-start-of-hipster,36352/)]LINK[/link]...


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June snowstorm hammers Rockies - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.weather.com/safety/winter/montana-snow-june-20140616)]LINK[/link] [quote]Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies. Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall t...


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American middle class falling way behind rest of developed world - TejasHorn
[quote]The median wealth of families was $77,300 in 2010, a nearly 40% drop from 2007, according to Federal Reserve statistics. [/quote] [quote]Middle class Australians, by comparison, are leading the pack. The country's residents have the highest median net worth, coming in at $219,500. Australi...


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Worldwide, more peeps living to 100 (%-wise) - TejasHorn
Thought this broad was interesting.. [quote]Jeanne Calment was born on February 21, 1875, and lived to the age of [b]122[/b] in Arles, France (home of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, whom she met as a little girl). At 85, she took up fencing lessons. At 100, she was still riding her bike. She said ...


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Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - TejasHorn
[quote]A majority of respondents said they believe renting is more appealing than buying -- and that renters are just as likely to be successful financially as someone who owns a home.[/quote] [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/04/real_estate/american-dream-homes/index.html)]LINK[/link]...


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Mack Brown to join ESPN as analyst this fall - TejasHorn
Looks like Mack may be Lou's heir apparent... [quote]Former Texas football coach Mack Brown has reached an agreement to be a studio analyst for ESPN this fall, according to a source familiar with the process.[/quote] [link=(http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/texas-longhorns/201406...


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McDonald's new mascot, "Happy", terrifying its customers - TejasHorn
[img]http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn2/travel/876/493/rtetteee244.jpg?ve=1&tl=1[/img] [quote]In an effort to promote healthier eating among children, McDonald’s has introduced a new mascot for its Happy Meal. Called Happy, the fast food giant says it “brings ...


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Stairway to Heaven: LZ or Spirit? - TejasHorn
[quote]Now the late California’s allegation may get its day in court. Andes and the trust that handles California’s royalties say they’re teaming up to seek credit for Stairway. [/quote] [link=(http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-15/the-stairway-to-heaven-game-did-led-zeppelin-steal-the-...


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Most accomplished sports icon from your 'hood? - TejasHorn
And by hood I mean general area. Probably underrated by most Dallasites: [b]Lee "Buck" Trevino[/b] - Dallas, TX (b. 1939). The 5'7 former muni shark and U.S. Marine won [b]6 major titles[/b], including 2 PGA titles, 2 Open championships, and 2 US Opens. 17-7-6 record in the Ryder Cup. All...


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