SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary order last night exempting two Catholic nonprofits from covering the cost of birth control for their employees. The exemption is based on religious objections to birth control and will remain in effect until Friday when the DOJ is required to respond to the lawsuit filed by the two nonprofits.
SCOTUSBlog update states:
New challenges to birth-control mandate (UPDATED)
UPDATE 11:21 p.m. In a case from the Tenth Circuit Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked enforcement of the mandate against the institutions in that case, while she awaits a response from the federal government, due by 10 a.m. on Friday. Four separate applications were filed from different federal Circuits, but not all sought immediate relief.
Also, hope everyone is having a great holiday. If you only look at one website in this list, I would recommend the first link. National Geographic’s 2013 compilation had me mesmerized for the better part of a day!
1. National Geographic
This site does have background sound, so you may wish to mute, while you enjoy the astounding photography and review of 2013.
2. Science Dump
Science Dump is a source for popular science videos and pictures. Our goal is to bring back the cool and fun in science by selecting the best on the web for u. Find our latest trending articles in de section below. Also have a look at our selection of documentaries and infographics.
This website has vintage photos from numerous past events. The linked photos are from Woodstock!
Fantastic independent news source, independent, founded by Chinese ex-pats. 35 nations, 21 languages. Their statement:
Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of The Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship in China.
Having witnessed events like Tienanmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing The Epoch Times in the Chinese language in the U.S. Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture.
Integrity and truthfulness in reporting, together with the stories that really matter, are cornerstones to The Epoch Times.
More Science and Technology sites to consider:
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Public domain photo from Wikimedia Commons.