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#SOTU: ‘America,’ ‘New,’ ‘Jobs,’ ‘Time’ Stand Out In Obama’s State Of The Union Address Word Cloud

As the White House released the full text of President Obama’s State of the Union speech in advance as a way to improve public access and understanding, a few themes emerged quickly by entering the text into a Word Cloud applet that looks for which phrases and words are used most often and then represents that visually.

01/20/2015

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California Lawmakers Push For Right-To-Die Law After 29-Year-Old Woman With Brain Cancer Ended Her Life

The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication nearly a decade after similar legislation failed. Terminally ill patients can legally take their lives in five states, including Oregon.

01/20/2015

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FULL SPEECH TEXT: President Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery

President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union speech to Congress on January 20th, 2015, laying out his final two years of his presidency, and for the first time, speaking to a legislature completely controlled by the opposition party. The following text is released by the White House in advance of the president’s speech.

01/20/2015

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Thousands Of Young Adults Of Irish Heritage May Get Free Educational Trips To Ireland

American Irish eyes between 18 and 26-years-old will be smiling if a certain proposal passes in Ireland. They will have a chance to travel to Ireland and study about Gaelic culture and history for free.

01/20/2015

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15 California Community Colleges Allowed To Offer 4-Year Degrees For The First Time

California school officials are set to select as many as 15 community colleges for a pilot program that would allow them to offer 4-year degrees.

01/20/2015

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

President Obama State Of The Union To Press Middle Class Proposals In Front Of Skeptical GOP Majority

President Barack Obama was scheduled to give his sixth State Of The Union address Tuesday night, but for the first time before a Republican-controlled Congress.

01/20/2015

Rashad Jennings #27 of the Oakland Raiders blocks a punt by Sav Rocca #6 of the Washington Redskins that was recovered for Raiders touchdown at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders, A’s Asked To Compete For Best Plan To Redevelop Oakland Coliseum

In a political shift that signals change at Oakland City Hall, the mayor and Alameda County appear to be on the same page to allow both the A’s and the Raiders to submit competing proposals for the Coliseum site.

01/20/2015

A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

What Makes A City Gay? Salt Lake City, Boise, Dayton Top Advocate List, SF Does Not

The gayest city in America is Dayton, Ohio, with Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho making the list. San Francisco did not.

01/20/2015

Protestors carry signs during a Martin Luther King Jr. day demonstration on January 19, 2015 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Children Join ‘No Justice, No Peace’ Chant At Oakland Police Brutality Rally

Thousands marched in East Oakland on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, denouncing recent deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. A significant number of mothers brought young children, hoping to educate them through this action.

01/20/2015

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Small Fire On Grounds Of California Governor’s Mansion Deemed Suspicious

State fire officials are investigating a small-but-suspicious fire that broke out on the grounds of the California governor’s mansion.

01/19/2015

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