Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday Links

A few stories in the news out there:

From Fredericksburg(dot)com, Mary Washington Healthcare will lay off 66 workers and cut back the hours of 46 others.

From Catholic Vote, five ways you are affected by gay marriage - even if you're neither gay nor married.

From Fox News, a fetus has been found at a sewage plant in Connecticut.

From Fox Business, jobless claims have risen more than had been expected.

From Reuters, Microsoft launches a new smartphone.

From CBS New York, the New York Daily News will no longer mention the name "Redskins" or the team's logo.

From EAG News, a school in Australia has banned "unsupervised cartwheels".

From Watchdog(dot)org, two teachers union bosses earn hefty salaries.

From The Verge, Sphero's Ollie is a smartphone-controlled toy that can move at up to 14 mph.

From The Weekly Standard, Secretary of State and former Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) is "sort of" thinking about running for the presidency in 2016.  (via Weasel Zippers)

From Real Clear Politics, Vice President and former Senator Joe Biden (D-Del) might also be running in 2016.

From the New York Post, the 9/11 Museum will display the shirt worn by the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden.

And from Live Science, a dinosaur unearthed in Argentina weighed as much as 12 modern elephants.

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