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Morning Reads: It’s Too Cold For Polar Bears; Why Americans Live Shorter Lives

California state senators introduce bill to ban NSA from operating in the Golden State, and other news.
Morning Reads: It’s Too Cold For Polar Bears; Why Americans Live Shorter Lives
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Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning! In Kimberley, Australia, they’re forecasting a high temp of 111 degrees today. Here are some of the stories we’re reading as we get ready for another freezing day here in the US …

Cruel –> MoJo’s Dana Liebelson and Patrick Caldwell point out that many of the Republican senators who voted against extending benefits for the long-term jobless represent states with the highest rates of unemployment. ALSO: At the WaPo, Robert Costa reports that GOP leaders in the House are coaching their rank-and-file members on how to express sympathy for the unemployed.

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