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Some Other Conversations With A Fact-Checker

Some Other Conversations With A Fact-Checker

The publication of The Lifespan of a Fact, which is based on seven years of email exchanges between writer John D’Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal, has prompted a lot of thoughtful discussion (an excerpt from the book ran in this month’s Harper’s).

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Win tickets to see comedian Mike Epps

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Comedian Mike Epps — aka Day-Day from the “Friday” movies — visits Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Friday night for a stand-up show with Bruce Bruce. Wanna go? We’ve got a pair of a tickets for one lucky reader. If you’re looking to buy ’em, they cost $39.50, $55.50 and $82.50 via Ticketmaster.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

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A hotly disputed proposal to build a 66,000-square-foot church near Walnut Creek drew accusations of everything from a secret agenda to build a convention center to religious discrimination during an emotional, all-day hearing Tuesday that again pitted neighbor against neighbor.




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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.





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Teach-In Tells Truth Of Economic Crisis Campaign for America’s Future is partnering with Free Speech TV and “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” on a national televised and Web-streamed teach-in on the economy February 21, featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Heather McGhee of Demos, businessman Leo Hindery Jr., CAF co-director Robert Borosage and Natalie Foster of Rebuild the Dream.


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Before we watched TV

Ian Sansom discovers how high culture was not always the preserve of the elite, no matter how hard they tried to make people think so, in Jonathan Rose’s The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes Jonathan Rose 538pp, Yale, £29.95 In 1989 John Carey, Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, was invited to give the TS Eliot Memorial Lectures at the University of Kent.

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Under wraps: Wasilla High School sculpture covered after concerns voiced

WASILLA – Jim Dault and Shala Dobson are proud to display their artwork at Wasilla High School. After all, the Meadow Lakes artists are Valley residents and have a familial connection with the school. That’s why Jan. 29 was an exciting day, Dault said.

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Bright House Networks finally reveals it’s behind mysterious Hello Friend ads | TV shows, TV news, media issues: The Feed | Tampa Bay Times

Best TV shows, worst TV shows, media issues and debates … it’s all here at the Feed, a blog on TV, media and modern life by St. Petersburg Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans. Possibly the most critical guy at the Times, he has served as music, media and TV critic at various times over 10 years.


L.A.’s man with the golden palate

Circling Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, lost in suffocating, 100-degree heat, I’m wondering: What could possibly justify leaving my air-conditioned office to stumble around this too-familiar Southern California bleakscape of tire outlets, big box stores, nail parlors and fast-food joints? A few minutes later, I’ve finally limped into 101 Noodle Express, and the answer is at hand.


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For car buyers, it’s harder to end up with a lemon By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writers DETROIT (AP) — Car shoppers today are less likely to end up with a lemon. In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to improve the quality and reliability of their vehicles – everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs.

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Situation Room: Suicide bomb plot JKUSA: Dow closes highest since 2008 Connect the World: UN action in Syria I.D.E.A.: Investing in start-ups pays Piers: Nikki Sixx on ‘rock docs’ Situation Room: Kin turns in fugitive

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Huckleberries Online

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Huckleberries Online was selected as the best 2008 Idaho newspaper blog by the Idaho Press Club. And as the best 2007 news blog in the Pacific Northwest by the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Protesters dismantle Occupy camp

20 February 2012 Last updated at 15:42 ET The Occupy Norwich social protest camp started in October Anti-capitalist protesters have started dismantling the Occupy Norwich camp after the local council was granted an order to repossess the land at Hay Hill. Occupy Norwich began on 15 October as an offshoot to the worldwide Occupy movement.

Protesters dismantle Occupy camp

Apple vs Amazon

Apple vs Amazon: The difference is in the little things | Om Malik

I am a big fan of Amazon’s Kindle devices, especially the really cheap $79 version which comes with a WiFi connection. I have been carrying this along with me as I travel across the planet. I have become increasingly frustrated with the device because I am unable to connect to the Internet.

Election 2012 Polling and News

Election 2012 Polling and News, Republican Presidential Candidates, Obama, Interactive Polling Data

The Republican presidential race is now a 32% to 30% statistical tie between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, in Gallup interviewing conducted wholly after Santorum’s victories in the Feb. 7 nominating contests. Gallup editors review the key indicators that are likely to determine the outcome of the U.S.

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