The Two-Way
10:43 am
Wed July 23, 2014

FAA Extends Ban On Flights To Tel Aviv For Another 24 Hours

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 11:42 am

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.

As we reported, the agency first issued a ban Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport. In a statement today, the FAA said:

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Local Viewpoints
10:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Rodríguez On Williams Institute's Report On The Economic Impact Of Same-Sex Marriage In Texas

  Today, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law issued a report on the economic impact of legalizing same-sex marriage in Texas, and the results are substantial. According to the report, over the next three years, same-sex marriages in Texas would:

·         Inject $181.6 million into our state's economy;

·         Generate $14.8 million in sales tax revenue; and

·         Create between 523 and 1,570 new jobs.

These economic benefits are primarily a result of wedding spending and out-of-state guest spending.

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Goats and Soda
10:36 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

Masked Indian sex workers protest alleged police atrocities in Bangalore last year.
Manjunath Kiran AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 12:20 pm

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

That would be a huge step forward. "[Female] sex workers face a disproportionately large burden of HIV," the paper notes. They are 54 times more likely to be infected with HIV in their lifetime than women in the general population.

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10:33 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Career Readiness Boot Camp Coming To Las Cruces

  The City of Las Cruces is partnering with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) and Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to host a free “Job to Career Readiness Boot Camp” Wednesday, July 30, at the DACC Gadsden Campus, 1700 East O’Hara Road in Anthony, NM.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration beginning with 7:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch will be provided.

The boot camp will provide job seekers training on landing interviews, demonstrating workplace do’s and don’ts, and highlighting proper workplace etiquette.

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10:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

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Wisdom Watch
10:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

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The Salt
10:16 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

Spain's Alberto Contador eats a banana in as he rides in the pack during the sixth stage of the Tour de France on July 10, 2014. The cyclists aim to eat up to 350 calories an hour as they ride, and up to 9,000 calories a day.
Laurent Cipriani AP

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 2:33 pm

The famously grueling cycling race involves about 2,200 miles of furious pedaling, huge mountain climbs and downhill sprints at 50-plus miles per hour. But the Tour de France, now in its final days, is also an epic marathon of eating.

The cyclists now competing in the 101st rendition of the race are burning an average of 700 calories per hour while riding and, to keep their weight up and maintain their health through the three-week event, they must eat 6,000 to 9,000 calories every day.

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Krulwich Wonders...
10:03 am
Wed July 23, 2014

An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

Courtesy of I.M. Chait

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 12:05 pm

It's a highly specialized category to be sure: "Longest." But that's what the auctioneer is selling. According to the catalog of I.M. Chait Gallery, in Beverly Hills, "This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite ever to be offered at auction."

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 11:41 am

Less than a week after a commercial jetliner was shot down, Ukraine says two of its military planes were downed over a rebel-held area in the eastern part of the country.

Bloomberg reports:

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Shots - Health News
9:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

Intrauterine devices can be used immediately after a woman has given birth to prevent future pregnancies.

A woman is about to give birth. It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon. She doesn't want to take birth control pills while she's breast-feeding. And condoms aren't as error-proof as she'd like.

There are a couple of alternatives that are safe, effective and could work for years: an IUD or an implant. She'll need a doctor to get those.

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