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February 5, 2014
17:40 // 2 months ago
CVS has announced plans to become the first major U.S. pharmacy chain to stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products, despite the fact that it will cost the company an estimated $2 billion in annual sales. CVS plans to have completely removed tobacco products from its 7,600 locations by October 2014, though specific timelines for each store will likely vary. (Photo via Generic Brand Productions) source

CVS has announced plans to become the first major U.S. pharmacy chain to stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products, despite the fact that it will cost the company an estimated $2 billion in annual sales. CVS plans to have completely removed tobacco products from its 7,600 locations by October 2014, though specific timelines for each store will likely vary. (Photo via Generic Brand Productions) source

14:52 // 2 months ago
February 4, 2014

Thousands of non-Syrians are believed to be fighting in the country’s ongoing civil war

  • 7.5K foreign fighters are believed to be in Syria at this very moment, from more than fifty countries, fighting for the various factions taking part in the civil war that continues to ravage most of Syria. 
  • 1.8K of those fighters are believed to be of European origin, according to a recent report from Israel’s Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
  • 50+ fighters from the United States are also believed to be in Syria and, given the fact that al Qaeda is believed to be training fighters inside the country’s borders, many nations fear the influx of foreign fighters could lead to new acts of terrorism when the fighters return home. source
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15:45 // 2 months ago

New CBO report more than doubles projected ACA job losses

  • 800K jobs were expected to disappear from the U.S. economy by 2021, as a direct result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to original estimates from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
  • 2M jobs will actually disappear, most of which will be low-wage positions, according to revised projections from the CBO that were released on Tuesday. The new report takes into account a number of potential circumstances that the original report did not deal with, including the likelihood some people will choose unemployment and Medicaid instead of a job with reduced wages. source
14:01 // 2 months ago
January 30, 2014
We will not break the law to enforce the law. That’s my solemn promise to every New Yorker, regardless of where they were born, where they live, or what they look like. Those values aren’t at odds with keeping New Yorkers safe — they are essential to long-term public safety.
NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton • Promising to abandon the New York Police Department’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policies during a press conference at Brownsville Recreation Center. The conference also doubled as a platform for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce an out-of-court settlement with civil rights lawyers that had sued the city as a result of the controversial NYPD policy. source
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January 29, 2014
22:27 // 2 months ago