Thursday, March 7, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Rand Paul's really, really long TED talk

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The contractor assigned to cleanup Hanford is now being charged $18.5 million for fraud after repeatedly inflating hours. (S-R)

The superintendent of Spokane Public Schools is subbing for teachers for a few days. Students survived. (S-R)

An judge strikes an Idaho law that outlawed abortion at 20 weeks, when physicians believe the fetus is able to feel pain. (KREM)

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Sen. Rand Paul pulled out a traditional filibuster in the Senate during John Brennan's nomination for CIA director last night. Paul stood for nearly 13 hours, discussing his concerns over domestic drone use and transparency. Idaho's Raul Labrador publicly expressed his support of Paul's filibuster. (NYT)

Get ready to get angry. Facebook is changing its look again. (TheAtlanticWire — video autoplays)

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Why's ballet such a big deal in Russia? (Slate)

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