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Meet the Megadonors Bankrolling Jeb Bush's Campaign

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Jeb Bush knows it doesn't look good if a candidate appears to get most of his financial support from a small group of wealthy donors. Earlier this spring, he asked ...

Why Has Maine Turned Into Crackpot Central?

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Yesterday, Steve Benen got me up to date on the latest lunacy from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. A few weeks ago, LePage decided to ignore a bunch of bills he ...

California's Drought Is So Bad That Thousands Are Living Without Running Water

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Most of us are feeling the effects of the California drought from a distance, if at all: Our produce is a little more expensive, our news feeds are filled with ...

World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

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Geneva ¦ 31 July 2015 - Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against ...

Worker Pay in U.S. Rises 0.2%, Smallest Gain Since 1982

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Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose in the second quarter at the slowest pace on record, dashing projections that an improving labor market would boost pay. The 0.2 percent ...

What is SoulCycle, And Why Are People Obsessed With It?

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A SoulCycle class at SXSW 2015 on March 16, 2015 in Austin, Texas. A company called SoulCycle, well-known in big cities like New York and San Francisco, has decided to ...

The $600 Million Mine Sold for a Dollar Underscores Ruin of Coal

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The destructive force of a collapse in world coal prices has been underlined by the sale of a mine valued at A$860 million ($624 million) three years ago for just ...

What We Learned About Donald Trump By Playing His Board Game

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Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "This isn't 50 consultants locked ...

Hillary Clinton Fires Back at the New York Times

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The New York Times had a bombshell on its hands the other day: the paper of record reported that government investigators had asked the Justice Department to investigate possible criminal ...

Homeland Security Is Tracking Black Lives Matter. Is That Legal?

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Last Friday, the Intercept released documents revealing that the Department of Homeland Security had been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Emails ...

Fumes From Iowa Hog-Manure Pit Kill Father and Son

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Here's another reason why Americans should think twice about how the United States is emerging as the globe's hog farm: concentrating thousands of hogs in one place means concentrating huge ...

The Blogger Who Beat the British Political Pollsters

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The night before Britain's general election, Matt Singh, a 33-year-old former trader who'd set himself up as a political blogger, published a post arguing that the opinion polls were all ...

Ebola Situation Report - 29 July 2015

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Figure 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases worldwide  Table 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Table 2: Cumulative number of confirmed cases by ...

For a Week, Walter Palmer Is the Worst Human Being Ever in History

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Max Fisher argues that the social media jihad against Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, is wildly out of control: Web users uncovered Palmer's personal information,

Will the Tea Party Shoot Itself in the Foot Yet Again?

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Paul Waldman notes today that although Jeb Bush is substantively pretty conservative, his tone on the campaign trail has remained resolutely moderate and affable. Waldman explains how this leads to ...

Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People

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In April, several days after North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a busted taillight and then fatally shot him, the usual cable-news transmogrification of ...

Human trafficking: Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

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A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the ...

Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

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With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser ...

Changing Our Perceptions of Beauty

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Rick Guidotti, a fashion photographer from New York City, once defined beauty by supermodels, hairstylists, makeup artists and magazine covers, but a chance encounter at a Manhattan bus stop changed ...

ISIS Is Losing the War, But That Doesn't Mean We're Winning It

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Zack Beauchamp says that ISIS is losing the war. His evidence is the map on the right. ISIS may have taken over Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, but ...

Venezuela Seizes Nestle, Polar Warehouse as Food Shortages Mount

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Venezuelan soldiers seized a food distribution center rented by companies including Nestle SA, PepsiCo. Inc and Empresas Polar in Caracas as the government looks to boost support ahead of elections.

A Culture Shift Gains Momentum in the Century-Old Utility Industry

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When Alex Laskey launched Opower eight years ago, there was just one chief customer officer in the entire U.S. utility industry -- and that person initially refused to meet with ...

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Update

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Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of ...

Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

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Google has long given Android developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a ...

U.S. Economy Picked Up in Second Quarter After Better 2015 Start

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The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture on ...

This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

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Luke Iseman has figured out how to afford the San Francisco Bay area. He lives in a shipping container. The Wharton School graduate’s 160-square-foot box has a camp stove and ...

Mom-and-Pop Shop? There's an App for That

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Wray Serna, a Brooklyn-based apparel designer, started selling her first collection online in May via an digital platform called Tictail. A few weeks later, as orders poured in for her ...

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Activity trackers train users to love lives that are all work The anthropologist Marcel Mauss once said that the difference between magic and religion is that people actually believe in ...

New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it. A Bloomberg Politics focus group of 12 Republican and independent voters who are supportive of ...

The Drugs Work - public lecture in Bristol

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Pharmacology can get a bad rap in the press. Professors George Davey Smith and David Nutt fight the case for statins and SSRIs. In a public lecture hosted by the ...

These Baboons Eat Shark Eggs

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These are Chacma baboons. For the most part, they scavenge on land, but once every two weeks in the spring, they head out to the edge of the ocean to ...

US GDP, Shell Cuts and China puzzle, what markets are talking about

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It's GDP day, Shell swings the axe and Chinese shares have more big moves into the close. Here are some of the things that people in markets are talking about ...

The Eight Most Awkward Celebrity Tech Product Launches

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Technology companies often lean on celebrity appearances to build buzz for their glitzy product events, and Microsoft has traditionally been one of the worst offenders. But for the Windows 10 ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Climbed Last Week From Four-Decade Low

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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching a four-decade low, consistent with a stronger labor market. Jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 267,000 in the period ended ...

You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

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Sea bass, pollock, striped bass and other fish species are seen for sale at the Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine.Ryan Kellman for NPRhide caption Sea bass, pollock, striped bass ...

Here's Your Reminder Donald Trump's Two Sons Are Also Big Game Hunters

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On Tuesday, an American dentist admitted to paying $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil the lion, a beloved animal and popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. News of the killing sparked ...

How much coral reef does the world have? A global perspective needed

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Coral reefs are struggling in many areas of the world due to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and other stressors. Despite the best efforts of scientists and conservation practitioners worldwide to ...

UK Immigration: The Facts In Nine Charts

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Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport near London. Immigration is big news in the U.K. At the moment, the country's focus is on thousands of ...

MIND Reviews Whispersync for Voice

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I am an avid reader. But proclaiming as much in the past few years has made me feel a little dishonest—I can so rarely find time to read for pleasure.

Wasting Time With The Joneses

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Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective. Previously, Eric was the CEO and a co-founder of Brontes, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. Starting a company is ...

Eye-Tracking Goggles Look for Concussions

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Experimental technology aims to bring the doctor's office to the sidelines. Editor's Note: Models are used for illustrative purposes only; their presence is not meant to imply that they have ...

Australian Humpback Whale Comeback a 'Symbol of Hope'

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Australia's humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as ...

Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

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The congressional hearings into the Iran nuclear deal continue apace. Steve Benen points us today to this lovely exchange between Sen. Lindsey Graham and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Graham: Does ...

Barack Obama condemns anti-women traditions in Nairobi speech

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US president criticises treating women as second-class citizens in rousing address in Kenyan capital that also offers insight into his African heritageSunday 26 July 2015 08.08 EDTLast modified on Sunday 26 ...

LinkedIn Beats Analyst Estimates With $712M In Q2 Revenue

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LinkedIn’s earnings today beat analyst expectations in dramatic fashion, sending the stock up as much as 14% in extended trading after it released its second-quarter results. The company reported earnings ...

Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

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Millions of men, women and children around the world are currently victims of human trafficking - bought and sold as commodities into prostitution and forced labour. This trade in people ...

13 ‘keystone’ corporations hold sway over sustainability of global fisheries

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Mongabay is the world’s most popular rainforest information site and a well-known source of environmental news reporting and analysis. Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are considered keystone species in certain ecosystems.

Same-Sex Couples Are Securing Retroactive Recognition Of Their Marriages

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Paul Hard receiving an amended death certificate for his husband in February. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all 50 states, is still ...

Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah Just Got Indicted. Here's What He's Accused Of.

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The Department of Justice dropped 29 federal racketeering charges on Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and a handful of close associates this morning, claiming that he diverted campaign and charitable funds ...
 

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