Today's Takeaway | February 6, 2013

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Building in Louisville, Kentucky. (Staci Myers/flickr)

How Far Have Republicans Shifted on Immigration Reform? | Same-Sex Marriage and the Debate Over Immigration Reform | Ad Execs Attempt 'Kick Ass' Rebranding of Kentucky | The End of Muzak | Imagining a Drone Proof City | Can Technology Revolutionize Democracy?

How Far Have Republicans Shifted on Immigration Reform?

Before last November's election, few Republicans supported granting undocumented immigrants a path to legalized status. But then President Obama won reelection and 71 percent of the L...

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Debate Over Immigration Reform

A new bill in Congress would allow up to 40,000 immigrants in same-sex marriages a pathway to legal residency, but Republicans like Senator John McCain have said that adding "social i...

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Republicans Consider Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

In the first hearing on immigration reform in Congress this week, House Republicans indicated that they are open to a plan that would allow for legacy residency for the some 11 millio...

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Ad Execs Attempt 'Kick Ass' Rebranding of Kentucky

A group of ad executives in Kentucky decided it was time to give their state a branding makeover. The state's official slogan is "Unbridled Spirit."  But the "Kentucky for Kentucky" c...

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Muzak Headed for Bland, Easy Retirement

Many people know Muzak as a catch-all for plain background music, but it's actually the name of a brand and a company. And this week, the company that owns Muzak - Mood Media - had de...

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How a Planned City Could Protect Its Citizens from a Drone Attacks

What if protecting civilians from drone attacks was approached as a design challenge, rather than a legal one? Asher J. Kohn, a law student at Washington University at Saint Louis, re...

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Tech Has Revolutionized Everything Else — Why Not Government?

John McGinnis, author of "Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology," explains why he believes the federal government should legalize internet gambling on leg...

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