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2 mentions5 hours ago 5 hours ago
Following the Girl Summit 28 Too Many will work with a partner to develop a youth focused project which uses our research findings to develop tools and resources for community based action to tackle FGM.Raise the profile of our FGM programmes in 5 countries (Liberia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somaliland ...

785 of This Year's Unaccompanied Migrants Were Under 6 Years Old

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4 mentions7 hours ago 7 hours ago
785 of This Year's Unaccompanied Migrants Were Under 6 Years OldLittle kids, including a troubling number of children age five or younger, make up the fastest-growing group of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the US border in fiscal year 2014. So far this year, nearly 7,500 kids under 13 ...

What Happens If Obama Loses the Halbig Case?

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5 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
What Happens If Obama Loses the Halbig Case?So let's suppose the Halbig case goes up to the Supreme Court and they rule for the plaintiffs: in a stroke, everyone enrolled in Obamacare through a federal exchange is no longer eligible for subsidies. What happens then? Is Obamacare doomed? Not at all. What happens is that people in blue states like California and New York, which operate their own exchanges, continue getting their federal subsidies. People in red states, which punted the job to the feds, will suddenly have their subsidies ...

Meet the Suitmaker Who Dresses 6'8" Lebron James

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2 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
July 22 (Bloomberg) -- Fashion Designer and Tailor Waraire Boswell discusses haute couture and fashion for NBA stars on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Inside Anonymous' Cyberwar Against the Israeli Government

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
The shadowy hacker collective known as Anonymous has announced it will launch a round of cyber-attacks this Friday against the Israeli government, in retaliation for Israel's ongoing military intervention in Gaza. This onslaught would add to a wave of cyber assaults staged in recent weeks by hackers largely ...

France Prepared to Cancel Warship Sale to Russia

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2 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande said he’s prepared to cancel the sale of a second Mistral helicopter carrier ship to Russia if the European Union decides to expand its sanctions against Russia.The second ship, due in 2016, hasn’t yet been paid for, making it possible to withhold the sale ...

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor

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3 mentions1 hour ago 1 hour ago
Ethiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes’ factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked.Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up and ran outside. The former People’s ...

The (Possibly) Frightening Implications of the Halbig Case

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2 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
The (Possibly) Frightening Implications of the Halbig CaseIn the Halbig case that struck down subsidies on federal Obamacare exchanges earlier today, one of the key issues was deference to agency interpretation of the law. Longstanding precedent holds that courts should generally defer to agency interpretations as long as they're plausible. They don't have to be perfect. They don't even have to be the best possible interpretations. They merely have to make sense. So if and when this case makes it up to the Supreme Court, what's going to happen? A ...

Europe Agrees to Levy Moderate New Sanctions Against Russia

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2 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
Europe Agrees to Levy Moderate New Sanctions Against RussiaThe EU will widen its sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says. Frans Timmermans said "unanimous" and "forceful" decisions had been taken on enhanced sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict. ....A new sanctions list naming individuals and organisations will be drawn up by EU ambassadors by Thursday, Mr Timmermans told reporters after meeting his EU colleagues in Brussels. He said there was also agreement that the European Commission would look ...

The Latest Legal Attack Against Obamacare

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2 mentions13 hours ago 13 hours ago
The Latest Legal Attack Against ObamacareToday, the US District Court for the District of Columbia* will hear arguments in one of the last lingering legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The suit, Halbig v. Sebelius, argues that a single phrase in the law creates a loophole big ...

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

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3 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring Egypt, while U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew to Israel to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and meet on Wednesday with the Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank. However, there was no let-up in the fighting around Gaza, with plumes of black smoke spiraling ...

For Republicans, It's All Going According to Plan

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2 mentions13 hours ago 13 hours ago
For Republicans, It's All Going According to PlanSteve Benen draws a contrast today between an activist president who's at least trying to get things done, and a dysfunctional Congress than can't even make the attempt: Remember the VA crisis? Lawmakers quickly approved a reform bill, which now appears likely to fail because of House Republicans’ reluctance to compromise. Remember the plan to address the border crisis? The plan was for Congress to act before taking August off, but that now appears unlikely, too. The effort to extend unemployment benefits is ...

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Rory Kennedy's 'Last Days in Vietnam' Asks Who Goes and Who Gets Left Behind

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2 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
Rory Kennedy's hard-hitting war documentary "Last Days in Vietnam," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews, focuses on the emergency evacuation of U.S. forces in the final days of the Vietnam War."Last Days in Vietnam" is not only a tale of heroism, but on a ...

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis. Thanks, Republicans!

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3 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis. Thanks, Republicans!Would you buy a subprime-loan crisis from this man? A new New York Times investigation reveals that used car dealers are doling out giant loans to millions of poor Americans with bad credit. Many of these dealers are using ...

Great moments in Science (if Twitter had existed)

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13 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Twitter is the source of a great deal of modern news, and scientists are often encouraged to tweet about their research. So what if Twitter had been around during the times of historic scientific breakthroughs and discoveries? A lot of news these days comes from, or is about,

A Texan Future For Myrmecos

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3 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
On January 1st I will be starting as Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas in Austin.* I can’t even begin to convey how excited I am about this unexpected progression of my career. I will be managing a working research collection of over 1 million invertebrates,

This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

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2 mentions1 hour ago 1 hour ago
Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked.Who needs gestural passwords or face recognition when you can unlock ...

Yahoo Acquiring Analytics Company Flurry to Boost Mobile

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2 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is adding to its mobile lineup with the acquisition of analytics company Flurry Inc.Yahoo said today it is buying the San Francisco-based startup, which analyzes data from mobile-phone users to help developers better understand their audiences, because “mobile is at the center of everything we do.” Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, who is in the midst of trying to turn around the Web portal, has stepped up acquisitions as she looks for new ways to jump start revenue growth. Last ...

Wacom Launches Bamboo Paper On Android, Windows 8 And Kindle Fire

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Drawing tablet and digitizer hardware maker Wacom is expanding the availability of its homegrown note-taking app today, with a launch that brings the previously iPad-only app to devices powered by Android and Windows 8, and to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. The note-taking app is optimized for handwritten notes ...

Open Labs Launches Stagelight 2.0, Signs Deals With Lenovo, Dell, Microsoft And Guitar Center

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2 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
Tons of news from Stagelight by Open Labs today. The Linkin Park- and Timbaland-backed production software for amateur musicians for the PC now comes preloaded on Lenovo and Dell laptops, tablets and computers. Additionally, Open Labs has signed distribution agreements with Intel, Microsoft and Guitar Center. The company ...

8 Strategies That Can Help Greentech Hardware Startups Win

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Someone reached out to me the other day to ask about greentech startups, and during the discussion mentioned having heard that it typically takes at least $100 million to successfully develop and commercialize a green technology.I replied that I knew of plenty of startups in our sector that ...

US Solar Manufacturer Suniva To Build 200-MW Facility in Michigan

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Meg Cichon, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com July 22, 2014|1 CommentsMassachusetts, USA -- U.S.-based solar cell and module maker Suniva announced that it will open a second manufacturing facility in 2014, set to be located in Michigan. The 200-MW facility will produce its high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules. Construction at the Michigan site will begin in Q4 2014, and is expected to bring up to 350 local jobs once fully operational. Suniva chose Michigan, a state not particularly known for solar, due to its knowledgeable workforce and central location, according ...

Zach Galifianakis Leads 'Mistaken For Strangers: The Play,' Based on The National Documentary

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2 mentions7 hours ago 7 hours ago
Since 1999, indie rock band The National has been making dark, soulful and heartbreaking music. In honor of the band's success, a documentary film, "Mistaken for Strangers," was released in 2013 and chronicled the band's long journey. Now, Funny Or Die has decided to adapt the acclaimed documentary ...

Spider gene study reveals tangled evolution

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
This female orb-weaving araneoid spider (Eriophora) from the Amazonian rainforest waits at the centre of its web for prey to arrive.There’s more than one way to catch a fly. Spider webs look like the perfect trap for ensnaring insects, but a spider ‘tree of life’ based on hundreds ...

GLAAD Report: Hollywood Doing More Harm Than Good With LGBT Representations (Especially Paramount and Warner Brothers)

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by /bent Tue Jul 22 08:53:30 EDT 2014 2 CommentsGLAAD released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) today, and the news was depressing as you'd expect.The report maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture ...

Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into A “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone

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3 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
Smart light bulbs – like the Philips’ Hue connected bulbs or those from LG, GE or Samsung - are an easy jumping off point for those wanted to experiment in the “connected home” arena without the complexity or costs involved with the installation of a full “smart home” ...

The Tree of Life: Turning down an endowed lectureship because their gender ratio is too skewed towards males #WomenInSTEM

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3 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
Just got this invitation.I have edited it to remove some of the identifying factors since I think the specific details do not matter.

LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

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2 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach a businesses and professionals.Bizo spun off from ZoomInfo back in 2008. It raised a total of $20 million in venture funding (at least as of its Series B two years ...

What’s Hotter Than Hottest Hot? The Last Two Months

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3 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
The average temperature of Earth’s surface last month exceeded all Junes before it, since record keeping began in 1880, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.That may sound familiar, because it’s the same language used to describe the month of May, which was the ...

Wage Stagnation Is No Illusion

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3 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Wage Stagnation Is No IllusionBloomberg has a long article today wondering whether wage stagnation is mainly due to demographic shifts: 25- to 34-year-olds will make up 22.5 percent of the workforce by 2022, compared with 21.6 percent in 2012....Meanwhile, the share of 45- to 54-year-olds in their best ...

The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

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2 mentions7 hours ago 7 hours ago
Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that.It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and ...

Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

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2 mentions7 hours ago 7 hours ago
An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise ...

If the Left Wants Scapegoats, Just Look in the Mirror

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5 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
If the Left Wants Scapegoats, Just Look in the MirrorThomas Frank is convinced that Barack Obama single-handedly prevented America from becoming the lefty paradise it was on course for after the financial meltdown of 2008: The Obama team, as the president once announced to a delegation of investment ...

Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

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2 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
BoardRounds Helps Hospitals Follow Up With Patients After They Leave The Emergency RoomYesterday Apple released a new ‘Stickers’ ad for the MacBook Air. I found it interesting for a few reasons. Overall, it’s a pretty decent ad and a fresh voice for Apple. They’ve been making some changes ...

Obama Planning to Retire to Rancho Mirage?

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Obama Planning to Retire to Rancho Mirage?President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out. The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community ...

Sixth-Grader May Have Stolen Marine Biologist's Lionfish Research

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2 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
There's a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington's remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter ...

Solexel, Thin Silicon Solar Startup, Lands $31M More in VC Funding

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5 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
More than $180 million in funding to-date for Solexel to reach volume production of record-efficiency thin silicon.Despite investor-flinchiness in a recovering global solar market, Solexel, a thin silicon solar cell and module builder just raised $31 million in a Round D of funding aimed at moving the company ...

Two Charts That Illustrate the Sophistication of Today’s PV Suppliers

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3 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
Back in the day, “supply expansion” used to be synonymous with “capacity expansion” in PV manufacturing. More demand than you can handle? Want to expand the business and set yourself up to take advantage of growth in the end market? Then increase your factory footprint and buy more ...

Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

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2 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
A recent report by Developer Economics details a mixed picture for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Microsoft reports its earnings today after the bell, making the results of the survey more interesting. How will Microsoft frame its progress in attracting developer attention, and will its notes agree with the established figures?The key chart from the report tracks the percent of developers that are using each platform, a metric that it refers to as “mobile platform mindshare.” Windows Phone has shown consistent growth, while Windows 8 has seen its ...

Microsoft Open Tech Brings Support For More Open-Source Projects To Azure

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
At O’Reilly’s Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., today, Microsoft’s Open Technologies subsidiary announced two new partnerships that bring support for more open source technologies to the Microsoft Azure platform. Developers will now be able to use Azure with Packer.io, for example, a service for creating machine images ...

Rand Paul Flubs the Facts on the Minimum Wage

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Rand Paul Flubs the Facts on the Minimum WageSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the minimum wage, like Trix, is for kids. Speaking in San Francisco over the weekend, the likely 2016 presidential candidate took issue with the president and first lady over an interview they gave to Parade,

BitLit Partners With HarperCollins To Make Buying Digital Versions Of Books You Already Own Easier

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The idea behind BitLit is pretty simple: scan the title page of a book you already own, write your name on the copyright page and scan that, too, and within a few seconds, you have access to the e-book version of your book.In an ideal world, this would ...

Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures

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3 mentions9 hours ago 9 hours ago
Timehop, the app that serves as a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing your social networking photos and posts from a year ago or more, has raised $10 million in new funding.The funding, which is Timehop’s Series B, was led by Shasta Ventures with the participation of ...

After Executive Order, 5 Congress Members Could Make The Difference on ENDA

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2 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
President Obama may have signed an order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors, but most LGBT people still live in areas without employment protections.President Barack Obama made good on a 2008 campaign promise Monday when he signed two executive orders that will protect many LGBT people from ...

Do We Need More Business Folks In Congress?

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Do We Need More Business Folks In Congress?So is this a vote for more business experience? Or even—shudder—a retroactive yearning for Mitt Romney? Like Kilgore, I'm skeptical. At a guess, people who answered the question about business experience were implicitly contrasting it with lawyers or career politicians, and ...

Israel kills militants entering from Gaza, death toll tops 500

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian militants who slipped across the border from Gaza through hidden tunnels on Monday, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500 amid growing international calls for an end.Defying a U.N. Security Council appeal for an immediate ceasefire, Israeli jets, tanks and artillery continued to pound the Gaza Strip, killing 28 members of a single family near the enclave's southern border with Egypt, medics said. The Islamist group Hamas and its allies fired multiple missiles across southern and ...

High School Kids Brave the Anti-Vax Jihadists

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
High School Kids Brave the Anti-Vax JihadistsHere's a heartwarming story for you. Prompted by the decline in vaccination rates among children in San Diego, a group of students at Carlsbad High School decided to make a short documentary about "the science of disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated." You can probably guess what happened next: Complaints began to arise when a local newspaper reported that the students were tackling "the issue of immunizations." A blogger who saw the article contended that the movie, still a work ...

Millionaire Hunters Lure Rich Chinese to Australia

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Berrick Wilson is one of at least 30 fund managers who have jumped into the business of luring China’s wealthy to Australia using a new visa program that helps Chinese invest abroad. Wilson has flown to China three times this year from the Melbourne headquarters of investment firm ...

Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

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2 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, including a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that ...

What The Abortion Fight Unfolding In Tennessee Means For The Rest Of The Country

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5 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are already gearing up for a big fight in Tennessee this fall, preparing to pour millions of dollars into a campaign regarding an abortion-related ballot measure up for consideration in November. The issue at hand, which is related to one ...
 

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