Highland Hospital in Oakland has what's supposed to be an emergency room, and that's where the documentary The Waiting Room is set.
But as it turns out, at a big public hospital in Oakland, an ER only does so much actual trauma care; it only handles so many things you would usually think of as emergencies. The rest of the time, it functions as a primary care health provider that's not at all designed to be one — largely for people who have no insurance.
By an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court today threw out fines the Federal Communications Commission filed against Fox and ABC.
The court did not address whether the FCC rules violated anyone's First Amendment right to free speech. Instead, the justices ruled that the FCC "failed to give Fox or ABC fair notice prior to the broadcasts in question that fleeting expletives and momentary nudity could be found actionably indecent."
An artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecrafts, which launched in 1977.
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This image of the Earth and moon (upper left) in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded by Voyager 1 on Sept. 18, 1977.
This image of the Earth and moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded by Voyager 1 on Sept. 18, 1977.
A concept drawing shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath. The heliopause marks the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space.
NASA's website says both Voyager probes carried "a phonograph record — a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing <a href="http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/sounds.html">sounds and images</a> selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth."
From the retired librarian in Kentucky who gave President Obama's campaign $19 to the Arkansas investment banker who gave the superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a half-million dollars — it's all there at the Federal Election Commission website.