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Hillary Clinton Now Wants the Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of Gay Marriage - Bloomberg

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:12


Hillary Clinton Now Wants the Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of Gay Marriage
In a statement, the former secretary of state calls same-sex marriage a constitutional right. Arit John t aritbenie · David Knowles t writerknowles. Hillary Clinton believes the Supreme Court should rule in favor of same-sex couples, a Clinton campaign ...
Clinton: Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Constitutional RightRTT News
First Draft | Shifting Position, Clinton Says Gay Marriage Should Be a ...New York Times
Clinton has new position on same-sex marriageWBAL Baltimore
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A new way to welcome newcomers on

Drupal General - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:04

The first initiative on the 2015 roadmap is ‘Better account creation and login’. One of the listed goals for that initiative is “Build a user engagement path which will guide users from fresh empty accounts to active contributors, identifying and preventing spammers from moving further.” This is something Drupal Association team has been focusing on in the last few weeks.

The first change we rolled out a few days ago was a ‘new’ indicator on comments from users whose accounts are fewer than 90 days old. The indicator is displayed on their profile page as well. We hope this will help make conversations in the issue queues and forum comments more welcoming, as people will be able to easily see that someone is new, and probably doesn’t know yet a lot about the way community works.

Today we are taking another step towards making more welcoming environment for new users. But first, a bit of background.

New users and spam

It is not a surprise for anyone that a big number of user accounts registering on the site are spam accounts. To fight that and prevent spam content from appearing on, we have a number of different tools in place. Of course, we don’t want these tools to affect all active, honest users of the site, and make their daily experience more difficult. To separate users we are sure about from those we aren’t sure about yet, we have a special ‘confirmed’ user role.

All new users start without such a role. Their content submissions are checked by Honeypot and Mollom, their profiles are not visible to anonymous visitors of the site, and the types of content they may create are limited. Once a user receives a ‘confirmed’ role, his or her submissions will not be checked by spam fighting tools anymore; their profile page will be visible to everyone, and they will be able to create more different types of content on the site.

This system works pretty well, and our main goal is to ensure that valid new users get the ‘confirmed’ role as quickly as possible, to improve their experience and enable them to fully participate on the site.

The best way to identify someone as not a spammer is have another human look at the content they post and confirm they are not spammers. Previously, we had a very limited number of people who could do that-- about 50. Because of that, it usually took quite some time for new user to get the role. This was especially noticeable during sprints.

Today we’d like to open a process of granting a ‘confirmed’ role to the thousands of active users on the site.

‘Community’ user role

Today, we are introducing a new ‘Community’ role on the site. It will be granted automatically to users who have been around for some time and reached a certain level of participation on Users who have this role will be able to ‘confirm’ new users on the site. They will see a small button on comments and user profile of any user who has not yet been confirmed. If you are one of the users with ‘Community’ role, look out for this new Confirm button, and when you see one next to a user - take another look at what the person posted. If their content looks valid, just click ‘confirm’. By doing so, you will empower new users to fully participate on and improve their daily experience on the site.

With expect to have at least 10,000 active users with the ‘Community’ role. With so many people to grant the ‘confirmed’ role, new users should be confirmed faster than ever before.

If you aren’t sure if you have the ‘community’ role or not, don’t worry. We will send an email notification to every user whose account receives the new role. The email will have all the information about the role and how to use it.

Thanks for helping us make a better place!

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At Iowa fruit distributor, Clinton urges help for businesses - 12NewsNow.Com

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:01


At Iowa fruit distributor, Clinton urges help for businesses
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate ...
Live from New York: It's 'Hillary Clinton'kvor

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Hillary Clinton talks health care policy in Iowa - MSNBC

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:45


Hillary Clinton talks health care policy in Iowa
Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she wants to build on “what works” in the president's health care law, suggesting that she may be open to allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines and saying that she would fight for lower prescription drug ...
Clinton 2016 Takes Shape With No Stance On Significant Issues ... YetTown Hall

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2016ers don't like Tax Day either - CNN

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:35


2016ers don't like Tax Day either
(CNN) For many Americans, it's the most dreaded day of the year: Tax Day. As taxpayers scramble to submit their returns to the IRS before the midnight deadline, 2016 presidential hopefuls are also hustling, seizing on April 15 to share their vision for fixing the ...
Rubio: Tax reforms will strengthen economyMarketWatch
Rubio Defends His Tax Overhaul Against Criticism From All SidesBloomberg
Marco Rubio talks about the Industrial Revolution a lot. Here's why.Washington Post (blog)
Daily Caller -Miami Herald (blog) (blog)
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Iraq PM says Yemen could stoke regional war, slams Saudi operations - Reuters

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:26


Iraq PM says Yemen could stoke regional war, slams Saudi operations
WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Wednesday the fighting in Yemen could engulf the region in war, and suggested after talks in Washington that U.S. leaders shared his concerns and "want to stop this conflict as ...
In Slap at Riyadh, Iraqi Leader Puts US On the Spot Over …Foreign Policy (blog)
Iraqi leader: Campaign focusing next on Anbar, BeijiTulsa World

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Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths

AP - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:00
DETROIT (AP) -- An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house as part of a renewed effort to free the young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednesday....
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Hillary Clinton to Supreme Court: Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Nationally - Mother Jones

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:22

Mother Jones

Hillary Clinton to Supreme Court: Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Nationally
Mother Jones
Hillary Clinton's now-official presidential campaign has so far opted for gauzy announcement videos and vague feel good promises over much in the way of policy specifics. But on Wednesday, Clinton's team clarified one stance she she will take: same-sex ...

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Granola Bars Change 'Healthy' Label After Warning From FDA - RTT News

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:08

ABC News

Granola Bars Change 'Healthy' Label After Warning From FDA
RTT News
KIND, LLC said Tuesday that it adjusting the labeling language on four of its bars and its website following complaints from the Food and Drug Administration that the bars are mislabeled as being healthy. The labeling adjustments are being made to Kind Fruit ...
You Probably Shouldn't Go Nuts About the FDA's Kind Bar CrackdownTakePart
What Does The FDA's Warning To KIND Mean For Other 'Healthy' Foods?Yahoo Health

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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

AP - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small one-person helicopter has landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor's Center....
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Suspect in high-speed chase shot dead by police outside Houston elementary ... -

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:33

Suspect in high-speed chase shot dead by police outside Houston elementary ...
Police officers fatally shot a suspect at the end of a police chase Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County. The chase began about 10:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Weaver and about 30 minutes later ended in the 15100 block of Wallisville Road near ...
Suspect dies after police chase ends in gunfire on live TVUSA TODAY
Texas man shot dead on live TV following high-speed police chaseNew York Daily News
Suspect fatally shot by officers at end of police chase in HoustonWTVD-TV
Houston Sun Times -KCBD-TV
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Key findings of audit finding mismanagement at Philly VA - Salon

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:03

CBS Local

Key findings of audit finding mismanagement at Philly VA
—VA employees handling pension claims did not respond to thousands of inquiries pending on average for 312 days, due to inadequate staffing. The VA has a five-day standard for response. But as of last July in the Philadelphia office, inquiries were still ...
Government watchdog confirms most allegations about broken VA office in (blog)
Watchdog finds more delays for veterans in Philadelphia VA officeWashington Times

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Hillary 'Finally' In The Race - Western Queens Gazette

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:55

Washington Post

Hillary 'Finally' In The Race
Western Queens Gazette
Displaying a quieter, more well-balanced style than previously, Hillary Clinton made it official on Sunday—she's running for president again because, she said in a Tweet: “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.” Preceding that ...
Punchlines: Stop the Chipotle madnessUSA TODAY
11 Motivational Hillary Clinton Quotes That'll Energize You In Absolutely Any ...Bustle
Chuck Todd: Hillary Clinton 'Desperately Trying to Not Look Presidential'NewsBusters (blog)
Salon -Bloomberg -Las Vegas Blog (blog)
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Six Net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

InfoWorld - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:55

One of the main arguments for the trade groups and ISPs that have filed six -- yes, six -- lawsuits against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality rules is that the agency violated a 69-year-old administrative procedure law in crafting the new regulations.

The two ISPs and four trade groups filing lawsuits in recent days have challenged the FCC's decision -- as part of the new Net neutrality rules -- to reclassify broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service, instead of its long-standing classification of broadband as a lightly regulated information service. The plaintiffs, in addition to accusing the FCC of violating administrative procedure, will argue the agency violated ISPs' constitutional rights.

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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

AP - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states....
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Israeli ultra-Orthodox site cuts Kim Kardashian from photo

AP - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:53
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian - one of the world's most photographed women - from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week....
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Drupal Modules - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:41

Generic message templates designed for use with RNG.

Please post bug reports and feature requests to the GitHub project

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Ruskin mailman lands gyrocopter on US Capitol lawn to deliver campaign ... -

Google - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:12

Ruskin mailman lands gyrocopter on US Capitol lawn to deliver campaign ...
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: WASHINGTON — Doug Hughes, the 61-year-old mailman from Ruskin, successfully landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol today. Related News/Archive. Rand Paul and 2016: A message of change, delivered deadpan.
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custodyFox News
Pilot arrested after small chopper lands near CapitolUSA TODAY
Man taken into custody after landing single-person aircraft on Capitol groundsCNN -Minneapolis Star Tribune -ABC News
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Proving Google's abuse could be difficult for the EU

InfoWorld - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:06

The European Commission might have a hard time proving that Google abused its supposed dominant market power in the European search market.

The Commission, the European Union's executive and regulatory arm, filed official antitrust charges against Google on Wednesday after a five-year investigation. Google is alleged to have systematically favored its own comparison shopping product, Google Shopping -- conduct which could be construed as infringing EU antitrust rules.

"It is safe to say that this is a bold move for the Commission. From the outside it is not at all clear that this will be a home run for the institution," said Alfonso Lamadrid, a senior associate at the EU and Competition Law Department of Brussels law firm Garrigues, which is not involved in the case. He made his comments during a conference call organized by industry lobbyist group the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), of which Google is a member.

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GOP investigators asked Clinton about private email in 2012

AP - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:52
NORWALK, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state. The State Department later declined to address the question....
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