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Congressman Paul Ryan’s first real test as the new Speaker of the House resulted in a two-year, $1.1 trillion spending plan. While the spending bill avoids a government shutdown and contains some concessions to Democrats, the fiscal deal also includes some major victories for conservatives. Chief among them, the plan will lift the 40-year-old ban ...

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Florida has long been a popular retirement destination for seniors all over the country, yet now the Sunshine State has been accused of benefiting from the deaths of its senior residents. Each year, more Americans choose cremation over traditional casket funerals than ever before, and cremations are particularly popular in Florida. The Cremation Association of ...

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The U.S. has just seen another record quarter for online advertising spending. In the third quarter, U.S. digital advertising revenues inched upwards to $15 billion, slightly up from the $14.3 billion in revenues seen in the previous quarter. That’s a 5% increase since quarter two, but a 23% year-over-year increase. Overall, online ad spending has ...

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Odds are you wouldn’t ever think of using urine as a power source, but that’s precisely the innovation that researchers from the University of the West of England came up with. They’ve made an actual pair of socks that use the liquid to generate electricity. Walking in the socks forces a bladder’s worth of urine, ...

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Twitter will finally start bringing in some ad revenue soon, and the small change could end up being incredibly lucrative for the social media monolith. According to CNBC and Re/Code, Twitter announced on Dec. 10 that it would start showing ads to “logged out” site visitors, i.e., anyone who visits the site and views tweets ...

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A pharmacy in Palisade, CO, has agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve a settlement concerning allegations that it violated the Controlled Substance Act and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005. Palisade Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy in the Colorado town, allegedly sold prescriptions without the proper information and was charged with committing 480 violations of ...

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As the No Child Left Behind era comes to an end, the U.S. has reached a new high-water mark in public education — high school graduation rates are at a record high. In the 2013-2014 school year (the last year data was available), the U.S. high school graduation rate hit a record 82%, capping four ...

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Whether or not you’ve heard of local SEO, or search engine optimization, it’s affecting you. Like or not, it’s what’s slowly replacing your phone books, The Huffington Post recently reported, but fortunately, this isn’t a bad thing. Search engine optimization is the process of streamlining a website and making efforts to improve its online visibility. ...

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Apartments have gradually become more accommodating to their tenants over the years when it comes to amenities, but a recent survey shows that residents still desire a few extra perks that many have not yet added. According to RIS Media, The National Multifamily Housing Council’s Kingsley Associates 2015 Apartment Resident Preferences Survey analyzed data from ...

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A former linen warehouse in Northern Ireland that is central to the region’s history is being considered for massive renovations, drawing the ire of those who wish to preserve its legacy. According to the Belfast Telegraph, a proposal has been made to alter and refurbish the Ewarts Linen Warehouse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, into a ...

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