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'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

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Name: Adem Shaqiri, 41, from The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Job title: Field Officer, Yemen, in charge of providing protection and aid to internally displaced people, or IDPs, in ...

Donald Trump might pardon his buddy, a sheriff known for treating immigrants terribly.

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3 mentions17 hours ago
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, there is speculation that Trump might use the speech as an opportunity to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...

Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS

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Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription, which will cost $50 per device and year,

Donald Trump's pick to oversee worker protections promoted sweatshops on remote US islands

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There’s lobbying, and then there’s working with Jack Abramoff to promote the sweatshop economy on remote Pacific islands. If you want to know about that kind of lobbying, you can ...

Soldier Excited To Take Over Father’s Old Afghanistan Patrol Route

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Saying he “never could have imagined” he would have the opportunity to follow directly in his father’s footsteps, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Tyler Corcoran was reportedly excited Tuesday to ...

Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?

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This story is a collaboration between New York and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the ...

Exclusive: Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

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WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer afford to pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the ...

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.

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This account is based on interviews with a dozen White House aides, associates of the president’s and friends of Mr. Bannon’s. A formal Naval officer, Mr. Bannon speaks often in ...

Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia

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The Trump administration has told the National Academy of Sciences to stop working on a study about the potential health risks for people living near mountaintop coal-removing sites in Central ...

Of Course Donald Trump Looked Directly Into the Eclipse

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President Donald Trump went to the Truman balcony of the White House with First Lady Melania and their son Barron on Monday to join millions across the country to witness ...

Stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio

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Joe Arpaio is a criminal. A few weeks ago, he was found guilty by a federal court for repeatedly violating a court order to stop illegally detaining Latinos. Yet President ...

This Trump official once praised a defender of Holocaust deniers

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Earlier this year, President Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, a leading anti-abortion activist, to be a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick was ...

Is Time a Problem for Game of Thrones?

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Does it matter that the Game of Thrones timeline makes absolutely no sense? We’re long past the point of arguing that time within the world of the show actually works,

Trump Finally Changed His Mind on Something and It’s Neverending War

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During a primetime address to the nation this evening from Fort Myer military base in Virginia, President Trump finally offered his long-awaited strategic plan for the war in Afghanistan.The speech ...

Democrats on Trump’s voting commission iced out since last meeting

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When President Trump announced the formation of his Commission on Election Integrity in May, the White House said the group would “study vulnerabilities in voting systems” and “utilize all available ...

Existing U.S. nuclear plants are ‘bleeding cash’, while new builds are a ‘fiasco’

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“It sometimes seems like U.S. and European nuclear companies are in competition to see which can heap greater embarrassment on their industry,” the Financial Times wrote earlier this month. This ...

‘Radical’ new biography of Darwin is unreliable and inaccurate

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Charles Darwin: Victorian mythmaker, by A. N. Wilson, John Murray A. N. Wilson is a prolific author who has written more than 45 books, including many biographies of subjects ranging ...

Saving Grace: The cost of diplomatic immunity

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The mother of 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, the South African model who has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her, says she is disappointed and angry with President Jacob Zuma's government for ...

Nigeria's Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child 'human bombs'

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There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have ...

The president can’t stop hiring people who oppose LGBTQ rights

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Sam Clovis, President Trump’s pick to head science research within the Department of Agriculture, has a record of virulently anti-LGBTQ comments, CNN reported on Monday. In 2014, Clovis commented on ...

Bill Cosby has a new lawyer: The man who won Michael Jackson’s acquittal

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For the retrial of his sexual assault case, Bill Cosby has a new lawyer and a new date. He will now be represented by Thomas Mesereau, the attorney best known ...

Russia’s Attacks on Democracy Aren’t Only a Problem for America

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Virtually all of the debates over the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia waged a multifaceted campaign to influence the 2016 election look at the issue through a prism of US ...

The 29 Greatest Car Movies Ever

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With the release of Furious 7 this week and the impending release of Mad Max: Fury Road next month, car movies have suddenly taken center stage. Of course, a “car ...

EPA classifies the cattle industry’s main lobbying group as a media organization

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What does it take to get an interview with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt? Increasingly, it seems that answer depends on the ideological affiliation the would-be interviewer represents. For the past ...

At Least 1 Dead After Earthquake Hits Italian Resort Island

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eclipseMissed the Solar Eclipse? Here's What It Looked Like Where You LiveeclipseThis Video of Skydivers Plunging Through the Solar Eclipse Is InsaneCOMPARECARDSSPONSOREDeclipseThe Moon Trolled the Sun Online During the Solar ...

Cleveland Browns tight end becomes first white NFL player to kneel during anthem

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On Monday night, the Cleveland Browns hosted the New York Giants in an unremarkable NFL preseason game. The most notable moment came before anyone even touched a football. During the ...

Millionaire wife of Trump’s treasury secretary mocks Oregon mom for not being rich

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The wife of a Trump administration official attacked a woman on Instagram for not being wealthy. On Monday night, Louise Linton posted a photo of herself and her husband — ...

I spent five days in the mountains with limited access to Twitter, and it was great

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I just got back from a five-day trip to Wyoming, where I visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and watched the total solar eclipse from Casper. Wyoming’s national parks ...

In Praise of Logan Lucky’s Very Good, Very Specific Game of Thrones Joke

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It’s a testament to the groundedness of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky that the film’s Game of Thrones joke is really more of a joke about A Song of Ice and ...

White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity

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2016 was a banner year for political athletes. Some of the most celebrated people in sports used their hyper-exalted, brought-to-you-by-Cialis platforms to speak out about a crisis-ridden world. But there ...

Dead marine life in Gulf sets off concerns over dead zone

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OFF THE GULF COAST - This year, 47 dolphins and 51 endangered sea turtles have died off the Gulf Coast and scientists are trying to figure out if they are ...

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A fisherman in Queens reeled in an unexpected catch from the East River yesterday: A sea turtle. Chris Carlson spotted the action near the Costco in Long Island City on ...

Tiny “Cyborg” Bacteria Is A Solar Powered Biofuel Factory & Carbon Sequestration Unit

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August 22nd, 2017 by Tina CaseyTalk about having your solar powered cake and eating it, too! A researcher at UC-Berkeley has figured out that when you coat a certain kind ...

As Trump plans major tax cut for rich, huge majority of Americans think wealthy should pay more

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President Trump’s plans to give a massive tax break to the rich but a polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans favor raising taxes on the wealthy. The disconnect ...

Australia On Track To Install 10-12 Gigawatts Of Solar By 2020

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August 22nd, 2017 by Joshua S HillAustralia’s 2016 cumulative solar PV installations nearly reached 6 gigawatts and surpassed the milestone in the first quarter of 2017, keeping the country on ...

Trump’s team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan

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President Donald Trump’s top aides and congressional leaders have made significant strides in shaping a tax overhaul, moving far beyond the six-paragraph framework pushed out in July that stoked fears ...

How Trump's Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

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By Esmé E. Deprez Esmé E. Deprez , Jeff Green Jeff Green , Mark Niquette Mark Niquette and Elise Young Elise Young In the aftermath of November’s election, there was ...

Alphabet Is Developing Clean Energy Storage Based On Molten Salt Technology

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August 22nd, 2017 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on Climate Central. By Bobby Magill Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is ...

Costa Rica Wants to Become World's First Country to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

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GMO By Carey Gillam As agrochemical giant Monsanto Co. faces a growing wave of U.S. lawsuits over its top-selling Roundup herbicide line, among its key defense arguments is that the ...

What Will The Cost Be For A Tesla Model 3 In Australia?

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August 22nd, 2017 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on RenewEconomy. By Alex Shoolman Officially, the Australian prices for the Tesla Model 3 haven’t been released yet. Let me be clear that ...

Equis Plans 1 Gigawatt Solar Plant In Heart Of Queensland’s Coal & Gas Region

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August 22nd, 2017 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. Singapore-based renewable energy developer Equis Energy has announced plans to build a 1,000MW solar farm – which would be Australia’s largest ...

'A recipe for permanent loss of capital': A $3.4 billion hedge fund is lashing out at tech stock valuations

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Tourbillon Capital is a New York hedge fund that manages $3.4 billion. The fund told clients its concerns over popular stocks such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. Tourbillon also hinted ...

In the line of fire

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From major disaster, conflicts and under-reported stories, we shine a light on the world’s humanitarian hotspots New research could help reveal who is buying online trafficking ads INTERVIEW-Proposed US aid ...

Paul Ryan says Trump ‘messed up,’ opposes any action to hold him accountable

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) ducked a question from a constituent at a town hall Monday evening who asked Ryan what specific steps he would take to hold President Trump ...

Angry Charlottesville residents take over city council meeting

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Hundreds of angry residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, swarmed a city council meeting on Monday night to express their outrage at the city’s response to the violent white nationalist rallies a ...

We tested 5 top ice cream brands to see which melted the fastest

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Summertime is the apex of ice-cream season. But heat can lead to a melted mess when you're trying to enjoy an ice-cream cone. We tested five major brands of vanilla ...

Trump’s new strategy in Afghanistan is to not announce a strategy

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President Donald Trump announced a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan on Monday, but his plan lacked major details, like a timetable and even the number of U.S. troops that will ...

Trump Slammed For Denouncing Bigotry In The Military After Transgender Ban

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President Donald Trump is being slammed by critics for what many said was a display of hypocrisy during Monday night’s address on the military. “When we open our hearts to ...

New study: West Coast ships kill more than 80 endangered whales annually

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Far more whales die in collisions with ships off the West Coast than ever wash up on beaches, a new study has found. Every year, an estimated 18 blue whales,

Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

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In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull up a chair and sit ...
 

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