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Why oh why did Susan Rice become a Republican punching bag?

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Susan Rice, the right’s favorite new¹ punching bag over the past few years, talks about her experience of continuing to be a punching bag even after she left government service: ...

Support for gay marriage just keeps going up

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Let’s start the day off with some good news. You never know: it might be the last we get today. Here’s the latest on same-sex marriage from Pew Research: Everyone ...

Donald Trump's favorable ratings abroad are even worse than at home

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President Donald Trump may have successfully campaigned on the promise to restore the country’s greatness, but when it comes to America’s international standing, the president’s young tenure has accomplished precisely ...

#WorldRefugeeDay

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Millions of families have fled their homes to escape war or human rights abuses. Millions of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers – who are also students, musicians, cooks, and so much ...

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: wife

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left right left right left right left right BEIJING Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as ...

Here's the tl;dr version of the Republican health care bill

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Need a quick couple of quickie graphics to summarize the Senate health care bill? I’m here to help. First, the basics: Next, a comparison of premiums. It’s true that the ...

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

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left right left right left right left right BERLIN The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of ...

Lunchtime photo

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Last week I put up a picture of a guy cycling and texting at Santa Monica beach. That’s kid stuff. Here’s a guy cycling, texting, and holding a beer¹ in ...

Trumpcare now has 6-month waiting period for slackers

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A new revision of the Senate health care bill is out, and as expected it adds a 6-month waiting period for anyone who hasn’t maintained continuous coverage: Can they get ...

If Trumpcare fails, Republicans will continue to sabotage Obamacare

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This is unusual, but it’s actually worth paying attention to one of President Trump’s tweets today: If Democrats manage to defeat Trumpcare, that’s hardly the end of the battle. If ...

New Seattle study suggests ideal minimum wage of about $12

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By chance, another study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has just come out. And it comes to a different conclusion than last week’s study. Among jobs paying less than $19 ...

Republican health bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance, CBO projects

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The stats on the Senate health care bill are in: The Republicans’ new plan to repeal Obamacare would leave 22 million more people uninsured in 2026 than under current law.

The Supreme Court will finally hear the case about the Christian baker and the gay wedding cake

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The Supreme Court this morning finally decided what to do with one of the most controversial cases on its docket, Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The petition,

The truth about Medicaid

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With the Senate health care bill finally out in the open, a tediously familiar game is unfolding once again. The game is to defend massive Medicaid cuts by claiming that ...

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Connecting… WATCH LIVE: Fed Chair Yellen speaks about the global economyBloomberg@business

Millennials Say GIFs, Emojis Communicate Their Thoughts Better Than Words

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president trumpMost of the World Has Little Confidence in Donald Trump, Poll FindstennisJohn McEnroe Says He Won't Apologize For His Serena Williams Commentsfood and drinkAmericans Are Totally Obsessed With Avocados ...

The ‘Twin Peaks’ Nuclear Explosion Sequence Synced to Pink Floyd is a Psychedelic Wonder

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What happens when you mix what is arguably the most experimental 11 minutes of David Lynch’s filmmaking career with the psychedelic chords of Pink Floyd? Buckle up, you’re about to ...

Falling through the cracks: Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis

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Share Tweet Share The ongoing cholera outbreak which has gripped Yemen since late April is another example of the dangers associated with a collapsing health system. To date, there have ...

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

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One of the world's largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and ...

Exclusive: A Look Inside Bob Dylan's Secret Archives

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The trucks began arriving in Tulsa in March 2016, each filled with priceless artifacts from Bob Dylan's past. Open up one box and see a handwritten draft of "Visions of ...

DeMario Jackson Gives His Version of Events in the Bachelor in Paradise Scandal

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As part of a three-segment interview with E! News spanning two nights, now-former Bachelor in Paradise contestant DeMario Jackson discussed in detail the sexual encounter he had with fellow contestant ...

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)

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This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. In the Peak TV era, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of television ...

Over 50? Trumpcare will raise your premiums $4,500.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has figured out what the net premiums would be under the Senate health care bill for all 3,143 counties in the United States. For folks in ...

Aston Martin Valkyrie Hybrid Is Exotic First For Company

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June 27th, 2017 by Nicolas ZartIt’s hard not to be impressed, if not left scratching our head, when we see such unique carmakers as Aston Martin recently announcing their wild ...

25 Years Later, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman Is Still the Best Superhero Villain

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This week, Vulture is looking closely at an array of evil-doers, and the various projects in which they do evil. There’s a lot to admire about Batman Returns, the 1992 ...

It Takes Smart People To Make Smart Cities Work

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June 27th, 2017 by Steve HanleyImagine you live in a smart city of the future. As you commute to work in your connected car, the traffic lights are all green.

Panasonic HIT Solar Panel Sets New Record For High Temperature Efficiency

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June 27th, 2017 by Steve HanleyWhen we think of solar panel efficiency, we usually think in terms of how much of the sunlight hitting the panel gets converted into electricity.

The 10 Best Books of 2017 (So Far)

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This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. Much ink has been spilled this spring about Americans’ thirst for dystopian fiction, stories that tell ...

Bloomberg @business

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Connecting… Bitcoin vs. Ethereum? Here's what you should know about cryptocurrenciesBloomberg@business

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes

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Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the ...

Behind the Scenes of Disney's Donald Trump 'Hall of Presidents' Drama

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Note: If you have not done so already, read Motherboard's first report on the Trump/Disney drama at Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents. Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents—closed for ...

Dear American Jews: Boycott Netanyahu

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comments Print For the overwhelming majority of North American Jews, there are a number of valuable lessons in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s... Want to enjoy 'Zen' reading - with no ...

The Beam #4 Coming In July

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June 27th, 2017 by The BeamThe Beam is a tri-annual sustainability-focused print publication covering the energy transition and the race to a zero carbon economy. Does the name ring a ...

U.S. top court to rule on last cases as talk about Kennedy swirls

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left right left right WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that ...

30 Essential Directing Tips From 30 Master Filmmakers

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Renewable Energy Provides More Electricity Than Nuclear Power In US

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June 27th, 2017 by Joshua S HillRenewable energy sources are now providing more electricity than nuclear power for the first time ever in the United States, according to figures issued ...

Siemens Gamesa Installs 6 Megawatt Wind Turbines On Floating Foundations For Hywind Scotland

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June 27th, 2017 by Joshua S HillNewly anointed Siemens Gamesa has completed the installation of five 6-megawatt turbines on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, to be then towed to Scottish ...

Mossad goes Hollywood in video launching startup investment fund to access newest tech

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Back in February, Israel's espionage agency, the Mossad, had its first ever recruitment stand at the annual CyberTech conference in Tel Aviv. Now the Mossad has taken another step out ...

A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.

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The framed copy of Time Magazine was hung up in at least four of President Trump’s golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo ...

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

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Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the ...

There's a new wrestler called the Progressive Liberal and the fans love to hate him

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If you’re not familiar with professional wrestling terminology, you may not know the terms “face” and “heel.” The former basically means hero — the person fans come to cheer on ...

Pepe the Frog rises from grave to seek vengeance against alt-right

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If Pepe the Frog’s creator has anything to say about it, his creation will shake off the cloak of bigotry which has been thrown around its shoulders by members of ...

as it’s eaten!

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Ecosystems Oceans Invasive lionfish appear to threaten deep-reef species Hundreds of feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea, a lionfish stalks its prey. It splays colorful fins, darts forward ...

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

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Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler. But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all the weirdness modern Miami ...

10 million tonnes of fish catches dumped back into oceans: study

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Fishing fleets dump about 10 per cent of the fish they catch back into the ocean in an "enormous waste" of low-value fish despite some progress in limiting discards in ...

Israeli woman who refused to serve in army discharged after 110 days in prison

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comments Print A 19-year-old woman who served four stints in military prison after refusing to be inducted into the Israeli army was discharged on... Want to enjoy 'Zen' reading - ...

This chart shows the stunning trade-off at the heart of the GOP health plan

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The Republican repeal bills in the House and Senate both include multi-billion-dollar tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and deep health benefit cuts for the poorest Americans. The House bill ...

Preacher Season Premiere Recap: Highway to Hell

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On the Road Season 2 Episode 1 Editor's Rating 3 stars The title of Preacher’s second season premiere tells you everything you need to know: After a first season that ...

Twitter is a cesspool, but it’s our cesspool

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Poor Bret Stephens. He’s the latest punching bag for the left among New York Times columnists, and apparently he’s getting sick of it. “Twitter is about the naked, grunting brain,” ...

New U.K. Government Held Together by Fear

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After weeks of wrangling, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party agreed on Monday to give Prime Minister Theresa May the votes she needs to stay in office and push through legislation ...
 

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