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Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87
The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story
Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP
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guardian:

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87

The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story

Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP

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The largest subsidy in the federal system is the mortgage interest deduction, about $100 billion annually. Gas taxes don’t begin to reflect the costs incurred by automobile use, from pollution to depressed land values around highways. By contrast, urban mass transit, school systems, parks, affordable housing and even urban welfare recipients receive crumbs relative to the vastness of government largess showered on suburbia.
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Absolutely fantastic and culturally necessary read on our hidden biases, to which even the best-intentioned of us are susceptible.
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Madeline Silcock

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Sex Education in American Public Schools

This is the state of sex education in America, and it needs to change. Everyone should have access to quality sex education that includes positive, healthy relationship modeling (that is all-inclusive) and medically accurate, reliable information about contraception and abstinence. This should also include education about abortion and how to access an abortion in your state. Not enough young people are getting this information from reliable sources, and it is something we can, and need to, change.

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Yay!  Jennifer finally put this up on youtube.  Behold the awesome!

contortion + cats = YUP!

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