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images-6The circulation numbers for the first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the Paris massacre have reached 7 million, according to news reports — which means the next group of jihadists will have to buy a helluva lot more ski masks.

I wouldn’t put it past them, though. Jihadists hate leaving a job unfinished, as we learned in 2001. And now that 7 million people have a cartoon image of the prophet Mohammed resting on their coffee tables and toilet tanks, they have a lot more work to do.

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ebola_patientHello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue. Let’s get started.

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A People’s Holiday of the United States

Office of the Press Secretary

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Random Remembrances Of Dad

father's day Dad didn’t go to college. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines. He was in the Seabees. He helped survey and build the Subic Bay Naval Base. He once caught and cooked a wild jungle boar.

Dad worked for the same company his whole life: Baker Engineers. He worked in their offices in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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A Very Fox News Christmas

tvguide Last year, the people (okay, person) behind May Not Be True News previewed the holiday season programming on Al Gore’s Current TV. Shows such as “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus” and “No, Virginia” brought holiday cheer to many dozens of viewers. In August, the network went belly-up. Don’t blame us.

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Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

nelson The greatest American civil rights leader of my lifetime was a South African. I say this not just because Nelson Mandela’s fight for equality and justice followed a path blazed by Henry David Thoreau and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I say this because he carried the torch for freedom at a time when it was under siege throughout the world. He held it high and with dignity, never letting it be extinguished by violence and recrimination.

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STEM Sells: Getting The Female Perspective On Math

test Have you seen this viral video of three little girls building a Rube Goldberg-style “Princess Machine”? It was made by GoldieBlox, which is trying to encourage a love of math and engineering by designing construction toys “from the female perspective.”

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President Obama’s Press Conference On The Affordable Care Act

amflagThank you. It’s been six weeks since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s new marketplace has been open for business. And business is booming!

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