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Jeff Daniels is drawn to the unexpected — his role as a moody villain in a TV western filled that bill 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Over the span of his 37-year career, Jeff Daniels has repeatedly defied what kind of career a square-jawed, 6-foot-3-inch, light-haired Midwesterner belongs in. He’s played all manner of ordinary suits, from the secretly feckless (“Terms of Endearment”) to the in-over-his-head (“Something Wild”)....

Millions of Dish customers lose CBS signals, face Thanksgiving without network's football 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly 3 million Dish Network subscribers in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, have lost access to their local CBS television station — just two days before Thanksgiving, when many Americans want to watch NFL football.

The blackout comes amid a contentious fee dispute between satellite TV provider...

Justice Department sues to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to block AT&T’s proposed $85-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., saying the proposed combination is illegal and could stifle innovation in technology.

“This merger would greatly harm American consumers,” Assistant Atty. Gen. Makan Delrahim of the department’s...

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'Cosby Show' actor Earle Hyman dies at 91 20.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.

Jordan Strohl, a representative for the Actors Fund, said Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 91.

A North Carolina native, Hyman...

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'I a.m. Elizabeth Smart' on Lifetime 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Sesame Street Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, Alan, Julia, Nina and the rest of the neighborhood gather to appreciate all the Thanksgiving traditions, cultures and delicious foods their community has to offer in the season premiere of the venerable children’s show. 9 a.m. HBO

Saturday Night Live...

Friday's TV highlights: 'Hell's Kitchen' on Fox 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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MacGyver MacGyver and Jack (Lucas Till, George Eads) become thieves in order to expose a dealer in stolen artworks, then find themselves swindled out of the artwork they swiped. Billy Baldwin and Curtis Armstrong guest star. 8 p.m. CBS

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend After Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) moves...

The Food Industry Has the Trump Administration Right Where It Wants It 16.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. When Donald Trump was elected president, American consumer protection groups, food safety advocates and commentators were "on high alert." Two months prior, his campaign had posted -- and later deleted -- an online fact sheet that highlighted a number of "regulations to be eliminated" under his proposed economic plan. The document read in part: The FDA Food Police, which [sic] dictate how the federal government expects farmers to produce fruits and vegetables and even dictates the nutritional content of dog food. The rules govern the soil farmers use, farm and food production hygiene, food packaging, food temperatures and even what animals may roam which fields and when. It also greatly increased inspections of food 'facilities,' and levies new taxes to pay for this inspection overkill.  Now, with Trump's first year in office characterized by tumult and scandal (including the FBI's ongoing ...
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Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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The Energy 202: ANWR drilling is one step closer to happening. 16.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) passed the measure Wednesday, which would be attached to the tax overhaul.
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Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention 16.11.2017 AP National
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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AP EXPLAINS: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague 16.11.2017 AP National
Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here's a look at the algae menace and what's being done:...
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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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The Energy 202: With Chris Christie gone, wind energy may pick up speed in New Jersey 13.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: With Chris Christie gone, wind energy may pick up speed in New Jersey
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Wind industry apprehensive as provision in House tax bill puts future projects on shaky ground 13.11.2017 Denver Post: Business
The U.S. Senate's recently released tax bill preserves key wind construction tax credits that are at risk in the House's version, which threw the industry into a tailspin when it was released at the start of November as analysts forecast a deep cut in new wind power.
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Crisis is in the air 13.11.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Antibiotic legislation falls short in Maryland 11.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How your chicken sandwich could lead to an extended hospital stay.
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Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm 10.11.2017 AP National
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores....
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Wonkblog: Gary Cohn says the estate tax repeal isn’t just about the wealthy. Here’s the truth. 9.11.2017 Washington Post
Wonkblog: Gary Cohn says the estate tax repeal isn’t just about the wealthy. Here’s the truth.
The sound of hymns drifted from the Texas church. Then came gunfire. 9.11.2017 Washington Post
By the time Devin Patrick Kelley stopped shooting at a congregation of more than 50 people at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs last Sunday, the number who were unharmed could be counted on one hand. This account is based on interviews with witnesses, survivors, officials and a review of other news reports.
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Inside the Bold New Animal Liberation Movement: No Masks, No Regrets, All the Risk 7.11.2017 Mother Jones
When Julianne Perry first met the calf this summer, the animal was lying listlessly in a wooden crate on top of narrow slats, caked in her own dried diarrhea. Maggots crawled on her body. Just a few days old, she was emaciated. As she tried to get up, her knees buckled. “We could tell she […]
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