Posts tagged ‘news’

February 18, 2013

Test Your News IQ

You know you're a news junky ifDo you know more about the news than the average American?

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,041 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted online Jan. 18-24 by the Pew Research Center. The new survey includes a mixture of multiple-choice questions using photographs, maps and symbols.

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July 30, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Fla. GOPer: We wanted to suppress black votes

Florida’s disgraced former GOP chairman says the party had meetings about “keeping blacks from voting”

In the debate over new laws meant to curb voter fraud in places like Florida, Democrats always charge that Republicans are trying to suppress the vote of liberal voting blocs like blacks and young people, while Republicans just laugh at such ludicrous and offensive accusations. That is, every Republican except for Florida’s former Republican Party chairman Jim Greer, who, scorned by his party and in deep legal trouble, blew the lid off what he claims was a systemic effort to suppress the black vote.

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July 1, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: Ancient impact crater may be largest ever found [video]

Scientists in Greenland have uncovered evidence for what may be the oldest impact crater ever found. And it would be hard to find one much older, because Greenland has some of the oldest exposed rock on earth. It’s also good it happened a long time ago — this impact was huge:

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June 7, 2012

The Daily Scoop: 40 years after Watergate, investigative journalism at risk

Investigative reporting has taken on every aspect of American society — from government, politics, business and finance to education, social welfare, culture and sports — and has won the lion’s share of each year’s journalism prizes. No matter how unpopular the news media may sometimes be, there has been, ever since Watergate, an expectation that the press would hold accountable those with power and influence over the rest of us. As Jon Marshall wrote last year in “Watergate’s Legacy and the Press,”Watergate “shaped the way investigative reporting is perceived and practiced and how political leaders and the public respond to journalists.”

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May 31, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Star Trek Sci-Fi Gadgets become Reality

MIT Researchers Create Star Trek-Style Needleless Injections

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