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10:01pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Governing

Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:47 pm

A camera is used instead of a rearview mirror on the Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 10.
Mike Cassese Reuters/Landov

The statistics are pretty grim — on average 300 people a year die after being hit by cars backing up, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Half of them are children younger than 5.

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11:17am

Thu March 1, 2012
The Salt

States Crack Down On Animal Welfare Activists And Their Undercover Videos

Originally published on Thu March 1, 2012 1:00 pm

Some states are stiffening the punishment for activists who want to use undercover videos to expose conditions inside farms.

Just this week, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that would make it a crime to use false pretenses to gain access to a livestock operation to engage in activities not authorized by the owner.

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3:00pm

Wed February 29, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Amazingly Close Up View Of A Woodpecker

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 3:04 pm

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Maybe you won't agree, but we think this video is fascinating. It's a very close encounter with a woodpecker at a bird feeder in Dryden, N.Y.

(Hint: don't give up before the 15-second mark.)

(H/T to this blogger's old hometown friend, Jim Pearson.)

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10:08pm

Tue February 28, 2012
The Record

Music In Political Campaigns 101

Kid Rock performs during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Michigan Monday night. Romney asked for, and was given, permission to use the Detroit rocker's song "Born Free" in his campaign.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

8:56pm

Tue February 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Skipping Michigan And Arizona, Gingrich Has Georgia (And Trees) On His Mind

Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Newt Gingrich shakes hands during a campaign rally Tuesday in Rome, Ga.
Evan Vucci Associated Press

Newt Gingrich skipped Tuesday's primary states of Michigan and Arizona to spend time in a place he knows well — and which votes in a week — Georgia.

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