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Afghanistan presidential election hit by unexpected problem – too many voters

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Country braced for fraud and Taliban violence but failed to anticipate Afghans flocking to elect Hamid Karzai's successor

DESIGN AND VENTURE .ORG

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Anil Dash richly combines the perspectives of the Hill, the Valley, and the Hood in ways that few people in the world can combine into a rich signal in the noise. Anil immediately understood my work...

Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

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Facebook’s co-founder and CEO became a lightning rod for anonymity advocates because he said having multiple personas indicated a “lack of integrity.” But he seems to have moderated his views since then and is now willing to tolerate some elements of anonymity

Why We’re in a New Gilded Age by Paul Krugman

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Thomas Piketty isn’t a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.

Madonna earns the wrath of Joyce Banda - full statement

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It's worth reading the excoriating 11-point press release from the Malawi president to its would-be saviour in full, says Elliot Ross

Uber to Test Courier Service in New York City

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Uber isn't just for rides anymore, at least if you live in New York.

Glaxo And Unilever Take Note: How General Electric And Coca-Cola Are Winning In Africa

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Once more, a major business figure is predicting an African century. This time the continent's optimist is Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs group Glaxo SmithKline. His company is to plough £130m over five years into its factories in Kenya and Nigeria and build up to five ...

is the Tory mantra for 2015

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Conservative strategists want to ensure the Nigel Farage effect is short-lived- and to draw voters' attention back to the economy

Vladimir Putin's Nightingales: The State of the Russian Media

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All winter, Putin has been tightening his hold on the few remaining media outlets that have not fallen into line.

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at Columbia University on Monday.

We're still thanking Abba for the music, 40 years after Eurovision

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By ignoring fashionable opinion, four Swedes in spacesuits and a song called'Waterloo' created a genuine musical 'big bang'

Uberification of the US Service Economy

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Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category...

Smart Car tipping: The history of a prank trend

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San Franciscans woke up Monday morning to find four Smart Cars tipped over in separate neighborhoods, sparking the question of whether this is a coordinated campaign against the ultra-compact vehic...

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

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In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

Charles Koch: I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society

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In The Wall Street Journal, Charles Koch writes that instead of welcoming free debate, collectivists engage in character assassination.

Tow Tea: Allison Schrager and Malcolm Harris Tickets, New York

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Join a Q&A on data journalism with writer and economist Allison Schrager and Malcolm Harris.Tea and cookies will be served. Space is limited. RSVP here.Allison Schrager is a writer and economist. She worked in finance where she designed investment strategies for the average person. She has written for ...

‘It’s not about the cameras, it’s about how you see the world’ — and 49 other tips and inspirations from the BU narrative conference – Nieman Storyboard

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Fifty takeouts from some of the speakers at last weekend’s Boston University conference on narrative, culled from the Twitter feeds of Lauren Alexander, Allet

Ökat ryskt spionage i Sverige

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Ukrainakrisen har medfört att Ryssland har ökat sin underrättelseverksamhet i Sverige, enligt Säpo. Tydligaste tecknet på en upptrappning är de simulerade flygangreppen mot svenska mål.

Pin by Yangbo Du on Future We Want - Post 2015

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Social accountability for a #futurewewant: highlights from the @SocProgress Index with Matthew Bishop, @The Economist #2030Now #post2015 | See more about map tattoos, world map tattoos and ink tattoos.

Foreign aid reaches record high

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Official development assistance grew by 6.1% to $134.8bn in 2013, after a two-year slump triggered by global austerity

Bush: Putin 'dissed' our pet, said his dog was 'bigger, stronger, faster'

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When former president George W. Bush unveiled his paintings of world leaders during an interview with daughter Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY...

Revealed: The World's Most & Least Advanced Countries

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UNTIL recently, the popular way to compare the progress of one country relative to another was to use the size of their economies. America had the biggest GDP (and almost the biggest per capita GDP),

Twitter Trends in Sydney, Australia

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Latest Sydney, Australia Twitter trends, people, videos, images, and links

The Truth About Equal Pay

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Wendy Davis and the Democrats are on the attack about the Lilly Ledbetter Act, but would the bill have addressed the problem?

Revealed: The World's Most & Least Advanced Countries

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UNTIL recently, the popular way to compare the progress of one country relative to another was to use the size of their economies. America had the biggest GDP (and almost the biggest per capita GDP),

Let's allow young scientists to try it their way

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by Kathi E. HannaIn fall 2013, we interviewed a dozen leaders in academic medical research to gather their perspectives on a variety of issues, including educating and training the workforce of the future, particularly translational scientists. We wanted to know if there is a more proactive and strategic ...

Revealed: The World's Most & Least Advanced Countries

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UNTIL recently, the popular way to compare the progress of one country relative to another was to use the size of their economies. America had the biggest GDP (and almost the biggest per capita GDP),

The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

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When it comes to explaining Russia's Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Audio)

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Download "We Are One" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WeAreOne?Iqid=yt Featured on One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup(tm) Album. Pre-Order ...

Putin's Attack On East Ukraine Began Today: What This Means For Europe And The US

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Ukraine and the West will be confronted with this tragic fait accomplis in the next couple of weeks. It will be too late for the West to do anything other than to babble about enhanced sanctions and warn of further isolation of Russia. The transitional government of Ukraine ...

Napster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup

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Big tech industry players want to help get out the vote and are pouring millions into a new startup to boost American civic engagement. The company, called Brigade, is designed to combat a lack of political engagement and interest in all levels of government across America — although ...
 

 

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