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If you've had to deal with government forms in the last few months, what's been your experience? Are they really getting easier to comprehend?
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So what does this tell us?

1. That beauty contest primaries and caucuses matter

2. That buzz doesn't equal support

3. That we're still not paying close enough to social media data in non-breaking news stories.

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Only on msnbc.com (at least for now). Health officials are warning that "possibly hundreds of people have been exposed."
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A young couple with wanderlust and a love of trains are found buried under 12,000 tons of coal in Florida. The Lakeland Ledger's account/obituary is beautifully written.
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The hot dog industry calls this ad "inflammatory." Would you call that perhaps an unfortunate choice of words?
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On Jeremy Lin, that ESPN headline and why it must be terrifying to be a young journalist today. Do you think the firing was justified? Or are the pressures too heavy on journalists who are still learning their craft before a worldwide audience?
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I passed by this headline being shared or referenced many times and never even thought of the derogatory connotation it had. It took me reading a post slamming the author and the headline before the other meaning became evident. I am not that young and have heard the term used in a derogatory fashion before but I saw the headline as it was written...a flaw in the armor.
How often does this happen, where the issue is made an issue because the media, social and otherwise, won't let it rest.
It was an honest mistake and I feel bad for the author. It was brought to his attention and he apologized. Why do people need to insist on blood?
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Gotta cash in while ya can I suppose.
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Police deaths are up 42 percent in just two years, and budget cuts are being blamed.
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Your WTF story of the day: Thieves tore apart the youth center of a Georgia church and made off with nearly everything they could — including a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave oven, broilers and the copper in the ceiling — while the congregation worshiped during Sunday services upstairs..
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    reporter, 2000 - present
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    www.msnbc.msn..com, 2000 - 2012
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    writer, editor, 1994 - 1999
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    assistant news editor, 1989 - 1994
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Schools cut lunch options for kids who can't pay - Health - Diet and nut...
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Even as schools raise prices on meals, new guidelines under federal consideration threaten to put an added burden on an already budget-strained program. Msnbc

Obama projects $900 billion to fix health care - politics - Health care ...
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Declaring that he'll be the last president confronted with reshaping health care in America, President Barack Obama proposes a $900 billion plan to overhaul a

Economy hitting elderly especially hard - Business - Personal finance - ...
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Even as elderly Americans file for bankruptcy in record numbers, support is drying up from meal, transportation and other home assistance agencies that can’t

Escort sites: Several steps ahead of the law - US news - msnbc.com
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Police have made little to no headway cracking down on prostitution even with the seeming abundance of evidence they can now find online at The Erotic Review

Agencies look at new kidney transplant rules - Health - Health care - ms...
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The rules that determine who goes to the top of the list for a kidney transplant could change dramatically. Msnbc.com's Alex Johnson reports.

Lack of computer skills foils many job-seekers - Technology & scienc...
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Computers may be an everyday part of modern life, but millions of Americans still find them a challenge. For them, finding a new job can be especially difficult

DEA to end medical marijuana raids - Health - Health care - More health ...
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Supporters of programs to provide legal marijuana to patients with painful medical conditions are celebrating Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement this week

Obama declares end of Iraq combat mission - politics - White House - msn...
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President Barack Obama makes it official, saying in a national address that Operation Iraqi Freedom is over and that the nation’s No. 1 priority is fixing the

Einstein — nutty professor or one cool dude? - Technology & science ...
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“Albert Einstein” is a powerful brand resting on a particular image: the old Einstein. The young Einstein who changed physics was very different. MSNBC.com’s

Most gas lines don't use latest inspection technology - US news - msnbc.com
www.msnbc.msn.com - written by M. Alex Johnson

Almost two-thirds of America’s gas pipelines — including the main that exploded in California — could have deadly faults because they can’t use the industry’s

Wanting to divorce, but unable to afford it - Business - Stocks & ec...
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The economic crisis may be doing what pastors, family therapists and marriage counselors have struggled to accomplish: keeping troubled marriages together

Falling flat-screen TVs a growing threat for kids - Health - Children's ...
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Childhood injuries from falling furniture and appliances are up more than 40 percent since 1990, according to new research.

Bible edits: Mary a 'virgin' or a 'young woman'? - US news - Life - Fait...
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U.S. Catholics and Protestants alike are being introduced to separate updated translations of the Bible, but the new versions aren't being met with universal

Sports fans play the Washington game - US news - Life - msnbc.com
www.msnbc.msn.com - written by M. Alex Johnson

If you've ever gone to a football, baseball, basketball or hockey game — or even watched one on TV — you have Ralph Nader and several special interest groups

Schools seek lucrative naming rights deals for facilities - US news - ms...
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Schools across the country are dropping their resistance to advertising, selling the rights to name their facilities to local businesses as education budgets

Romney campaign puts Mormon faith in spotlight - politics - Decision 201...
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When Mitt Romney faced questions about his Mormon beliefs in 2007, he gave a sober speech on faith. This year, he's firing back, trying a different approach to