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Who Subsidizes Restaurant Workers' Pitiful Wages? You Do

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For Americans who like to eat out occasionally, the full-service restaurant industry is full of relatively affordable options—think Olive Garden, Applebees, or Chili's. But these spots aren't exactly a bargain once a hefty hidden cost is factored in: The amount of taxpayer assistance that goes to workers earning ...

The BP Oil Spill Happened 5 Years Ago Today. We're Still Paying the Price.

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 men and sending nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the sea. After the well was finally plugged, the national media went home, but the story is still very much unfolding ...

The Government Killed 8 Eagles, 730 Cats, and a Million Starlings Last Year

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President Obama finally released his kill list, and it's 46 pages long. No, not the list of suspected terrorists targeted for extrajudicial killing—the Department of Agriculture's tally of every animal it killed or euthanized over the last fiscal year. All 2,713,570 of them, from 319 different species. The ...

5 Numbers That Will Shape the Future of US Solar in 2015 and 2016

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NRG Energy Exec Questions Why Solar Is the ‘Bad Boy,’ While Efficiency Is Good Report: ‘Load Defection’ From Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries Is Already Here Will Railed Solar Racking Systems Soon Be Obsolete in the Residential Sector?

This Woman Turned Her Stoner Instagram Feed Into a Career

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Before Caroline Goldfarb posts a photo to Instagram under the handle officialseanpenn, she sends a group text to three of her closest confidants. Many are images of celebrities with a strong gay following, such as Barbra Streisand or Kathy Griffin, and her informal board—all gay men—is quick to ...

This new Twitter feature has a lot of people really upset

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Today, the world caught wind of a new plan by Twitter to enable all users to receive direct messages from anybody, regardless of whether or not you're following them. Twitter's direct messaging system usually only lets you send private, one-to-one messages to users who follow you on the ...

Ben & Jerry's made a stoner version of Apple's classic '1984' ad in honor of 4/20

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In honor of stoner holiday 4/20, Ben & Jerry's has released an ice cream burrito, the BRRR-ito.The company announced the new product in a parody of Apple's legendary "1984" commercial, which is "widely considered the greatest commercial in Super Bowl history." Both commercials feature rows of zombie-like people ...

Ellen Page explored legal action against Sony after nude video-game images leaked online

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Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesEllen Page has never appeared nude in a film. She did, however, appear nude in a video game. As a result Page explored legal action, emails from the Sony email breach show, according to the WikiLeaks archive of leaked Sony emails. The game, "Beyond: Two Souls," ...

Watch John Oliver make fun of patent trolls on 'Last Week Tonight'

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Last Week Tonight with John OliverJohn Oliver is not a fan of patent trolls. In the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver skewers patent trolls, or companies that make most of their money not from producing goods or providing services, but by amassing the rights to numerous ...

Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services

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Microsoft today announced Azure Service Fabric, a new Azure service that aims to make it easier for developers at startups and ISVs to create highly scalable cloud applications. The idea is to give developers the tools necessary to build cloud apps without ever having to worry about scaling ...

UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

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Note: Before the Committee of Experts on Public Administration was renamed it was called the Group of Experts in Public Administration and Finance. Click here to see sessions 12 to 15 of the Group of Experts in Public Administration and Finance Since its conversion from a Group into ...

Mom-and-Pop Traders Went on a Buying Binge During Friday's Market Plunge

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Individual investors in the stock market are often referred to as “retail.” This is because they trade in discount online brokerages like E*Trade’s and Fidelity’s, which is sort of like buying off the rack instead of the tailored suits and couture offered at the brokerages run by the ...

Tsipras Moves to Seize Public-Sector Funds to Keep Greece Afloat

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Running out of options to keep his country afloat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered local governments to move their funds to the central bank. With negotiations over bailout aid deadlocked, Tsipras needs the cash for salaries, pensions and a repayment to the International Monetary Fund. Greek bonds ...

The U.S. Economy Keeps Disappointing

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A woman walks past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S. The U.S. economy had a disappointing start to the year, and for now there isn't much evidence of a strong comeback. U.S. indicators are continuing to undershoot analysts’ estimates, according to the Bloomberg ...

The 12th Match Against Poverty

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Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo have helped kick-off 11 international Matches Against Poverty since 2003 that raised over 4 million US dollars to help boot out poverty worldwide.This year’s footballing fest, against an All-Star team from top French club Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne ...

Support Feministing’s work: A message from Sesali

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Feministing needs your help. We need to raise $30,000 this month to continue bringing you the feminist news, analysis, and ways to take action you love. Over the next month, members of the Feministing crew will be sharing stories about the work they do. If you agree ...

Quantity, Quality, and Scope: an Interview with Siri Carpenter › Communication Breakdown

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MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program (KSJ) announced April 13 that it will be providing financial support to the non-profit website The Open Notebook (TON). KSJ will give TON $60,000 under a one-year pilot agreement to support the site’s mission of helping science journalists sharpen their skills. TON is ...

Tribeca Review: Riveting 'The Survivalist' is ‘Mad Max' i

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Apr 20 13:39:10 EDT 2015 Writer-director Stephen Fingleton's first feature, "The Survivalist," takes place in a bleak, ruthless post-apocalyptic world that, with its small cast of stone-faced characters in a lawless land, recalls "Mad Max" and its sequels. But Fingleton swaps the ...

Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd Not Guilty of All Charges, Judge Rules

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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Cook County judge ruled prosecutors didn't prove their case — that a Chicago police detective acted recklessly when he fired into a crowd in 2012, killing 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Judge Dennis Porter's directed verdict means the legal team for Dante Servin didn't ...

IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

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Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 ...

Karl Rove Misrepresents Abortion Language In Human Trafficking Legislation To Blame Democrats For Lynch's Stalled Confirmation

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Fox News contributor Karl Rove misrepresented controversial anti-abortion language added to human trafficking legislation that is being used by Republicans to stall Loretta Lynch's confirmation to the Department of Justice, falsely claiming it was part "a forty year bipartisan agreement." In reality, the added provision would greatly expand ...

XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

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Editor’s Note: Tim Reyes is a freelance writer residing in Silicon Valley. With degrees in Physics, he has been an engineer for NASA supporting development of flight software of robotic spacecraft to the planet Mars.Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the ...

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

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Editor’s note: Anthony P. Lee is a General Partner at Altos Ventures, a venture growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth, founder-led software, mobile and Internet companies. Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are thinking ...

Chomsky and Pappe clash on "solutions" for Palestine in new book

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On Palestine by Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky (UK: Penguin, 224 pp, US: Haymarket) When they write or speak about Palestine, few academics on the left command the same attention as Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe. Their latest joint effort, a sequel to the 2010 book Gaza in ...

We cannot liberate Palestine with colonized minds

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A Palestinian woman waves a flag in front of Israeli occupation forces during a Land Day protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 March. Land Day commemorates Israel’s violent suppression of protests by Palestinians against government land expropriations in the Galilee in 1976. The inability ...

Video: Israel strangles a Palestinian village

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The Palestinian village of Nabi Samwil is being strangled by Israel. Within a few years, it could disappear altogether. Nabi Samwil overlooks occupied East Jerusalem on one side and Ramallah on the other. With approximately 300 people in no more than a dozen houses, the village is located ...

Leaked emails expose Sony concern over report its cameras used in Gaza attack

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Press TV showed this missile part found in Gaza that includes a camera the reporter said was marked as manufactured by Sony. Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal was proud to add her name to a letter with some 200 other Hollywood big wigs supporting Israel last summer ...

This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America

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NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut -- Luisa Cintron, 25, is sitting up as straight as she can, perched on the edge of the neatly made bed that doubles as a couch inside her dimly lit apartment. She is wearing a sweater and slacks, talking about the government program that she ...

Futurist and Filmmaker Jason Silva on How Watching Movies

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By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire Mon Apr 20 13:55:14 EDT 2015 Jason Silva, the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel's "Brain Games," is among the 2015 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award honorees. This afternoon, Silva will participate in the "Tribeca Talks: Immerse Yourself" panel about how today's entertainment has ...

Supreme Court may take up new LGBT cases May 1

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The U.S. Supreme Court may decide to take up new LGBT cases on May 1. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) The first case is King v. Christie, a challenge filed by the anti-gay Liberty Counsel against New Jersey’s prohibition on conversion therapy to minors, which was ...

Will Massachusetts’ Net Metering Caps Spoil the Community Solar Party?

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Report: ‘Load Defection’ From Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries Is Already Here NRG Energy Exec Questions Why Solar Is the ‘Bad Boy,’ While Efficiency Is Good Can a New Generation of Startups Revolutionize the Nuclear Industry? APS Proposes $21 Monthly Fee for Residential PV, Launches Home Energy Storage Pilot

Meds Trump Therapy Recommendation for Treating ADHD

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When it comes to treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a lot of kids are getting the meds they need—but they may be missing out on other treatments. Despite clinical guidelines that urge that behavioral therapy always be used alongside medication, less than half of the children with ADHD ...

Egypt sentences 22 members of Muslim Brotherhood to death

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An Egyptian court sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over an attack on a police station in a district outside Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said.The assault was part of a wave of violence that rocked the country after the army removed elected ...

This Year, Earth Day Is All About the Oceans

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A Comedic, Yet Illuminating Ride Into the Heart of Conjuring American Spin 'In the City' features the leaders, citizens, and ideas making our cities better places to live. 'Angry Planet' is the place to be for extreme encounters with our rapidly changing environment The Edward Snowden Story, From ...

China Adds Equivalent of France's Entire Solar Capacity in Three Months

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Feifei Shen, BloombergApril 20, 2015| BEIJING -- China’s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to France’s entire supply of power from the sun. China connected 5.04 gigawatts of solar capacity to grids in the three months ended March 31, the National Energy Administration said ...

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

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Pelicans are nesting at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay. Five years ago, the nesting season here was marred by the oil gushing out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.Debbie Elliott/NPRhide caption Pelicans are nesting at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay. Five years ago, the nesting season here ...

Illegal shark fins discovered at exclusive London Chinese restaurant

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The stock has been confiscated and destroyed by Trading Standards Oscar Quine is a writer, reporter and editorial assistant across The Independent titles A stock of illegally imported shark fins has been confiscated from one of Britain’s most exclusive Chinese restaurants and destroyed by Trading Standards, following a ...

LIVESTREAM: Walmart Workers, Community Speak Out About Retaliatory Closure of Pico Rivera Store

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Reacting to the sudden closure of 5 Walmart stores, including one in Pico Rivera, CA, Walmart workers are holding a press conference on Monday at noon PDT. Last Monday, workers at the store – with one of the most vocal OUR Walmart memberships in the country – were told with just hours’ notice that their store would close indefinitely. This store closing is one of five being reported nationally that the company claims is the result of emergency plumbing issues. Yet, local city officials near the Pico Rivera store and ...

1.5 Million Missing Black Men

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By JUSTIN WOLFERS, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY APRIL 20, 2015 In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North ...

Twitter makes it easier for strangers to send direct messages

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Twitter users can now turn on a setting that enables them to receive direct messages from anyone. James Martin/CNETTwitter is expanding its popular direct message feature to allow users to receive messages from other users regardless if they follow each other. The move is part of its ongoing ...

Girls' Rights

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By investing in a girl and her future, we know for a fact that she can lift herself out of poverty, altering the economic condition of her family, her community, and ultimately her country. How do we know? Decades of experience and in-depth research have proven it. Yet ...

Thunderclap: #NoworNever for NYC

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This is a crucial year to move New York City to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. These three days of action call attention to the past, present, and future of the climate crisis brought by capitalism to our neighborhoods and communities.If we fail to push our ...

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But they share the same mission: To serve citizens in the most effective ways possible. Join leading cities across America that are using data and evidence to improve results for their residents. What Works Cities helps you build on the work you're doing—to go further with what you've ...

Is Gulf Oil Spill's Damage Over or Still Unfolding?

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Every spring, scientists tromp through Louisiana's mud and waist-high grass, hunting for the hidden nests of a palm-size bird called the seaside sparrow. Their goal: to see whether the massive oil spill from a broken Gulf of Mexico rig known as Deepwater Horizon has hurt creatures that don't ...

United Nations Seventieth Anniversary

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The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements. It is also an opportunity to spotlight where the UN – and the international community as a whole – needs to ...

Gothenburg, Sweden's Congestion Pricing Program Is a Big Success

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Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise. When you think of congestion pricing—the road charges often seen as the best hope for reducing traffic—big cities come to mind. Existing programs in Singapore, London, Stockholm, and Milan, for instance, or the ongoing ...

America's Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015

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In Cupertino, Palo Alto, and McLean, Virginia, more than three-quarters of the workforce belongs to the creative class. When I wrote Rise of the Creative Class, I rated and ranked America’s metro areas on the share of the workforce that does creative class work. The creative class is ...

Report: Despite Obamacare, Insurers Aren't Covering Birth Control Consistently

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The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that insurers are not providing consistent coverage for non-pill birth control methods, and it can be fiendishly difficult to find information about which methods are covered. (Shutterstock) CVS came under fire last year for inappropriately charging 11,000 women a co-pay ...

Sophy Banks introduces our Inner Transition Week.

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This week is Inner Transition Week here at www.transitionnetwork.org and over the course of the week, we’ll bring you stories, and a collection of specially-commissioned new films, as well as pointing you towards the tools we’re using to support the inner and outer in Transition. We’ll hear from ...
 

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