A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

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Associated Press The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November.

Follow this story on Breaking News.

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So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

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Yes, but also include our politicians in that

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The Global Gender Gap Index Is Out, And America's Rank Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Study: US government is an oligarchy

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America Is Ranked 23rd in This Major Gender Gap Global Index. The Solution Is Ridiculously Simple.

Since 2006 the World Economic Forum has annually released the Global Gender Gap Index to provide a perspective on economic, political, educational and health-related gender disparities around the world. Since the United States is, after all, the land of the free, one would think that we’d rank highly. Yet the U.S. was ranked 23rd out of 136 countries in 2013, far behind five-year front-runner Iceland.

In fact, the U.S. scores were fairly lousy on several indices, including being ranked 40th for labor force participation, 67th for wage equality and having one of the highest rates of maternal mortality for a developed nation. Political empowerment scored no better, with America earning a big fat zero in the “years with female head of state” category. To put it plainly, if our nation was a basketball team, we’d be the Duke of this year’s March Madness.

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Nato images reveal Russian forces on Ukraine border

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NATO supreme headquarters released a series of satellite images overnight reportedly showing a potentially ‘destablizing’ build-up of Russian armored vehicles and aircraft near the Ukrainian border.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

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Report: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign
The New York Times reports U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign on Friday, officials said. 
The resignation ends a five-year tenure that was plagued by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Officials told the Times that President Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation and will nominate Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her on Friday.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.
Photo: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

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Report: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign

The New York Times reports U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign on Friday, officials said. 

The resignation ends a five-year tenure that was plagued by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Officials told the Times that President Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation and will nominate Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her on Friday.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.

Photo: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Maryland Just Raised Minimum Wage, Eased Marijuana Laws and Banned Revenge Porn

Maryland lawmakers approved three big victories for state progressives Monday, agreeing to raise the state minimum wage, decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and outlaw revenge porn. Gov. Martin O’Malley has stated he will approve the measures, reversing his former stance against easing criminal penalties on weed. 

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