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Forget Elizabeth Warren. Another Female Senator Has a Shot to Fill the Senate's New Power Vacuum.

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In the nanoseconds after Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid announced Friday morning that he will give up his leadership post and retire in 2016, liberal groups raced to promote their go-to solution for almost any political problem: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Much like the movement to draft Warren for ...

When Jeb Met Jeb: The Tragic True Story of a Governor and a Manatee

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It was the kind of feel-good photo op that campaigns love: A manatee nursed back to health from the brink of death and now set to be released back into the wild. And a GOP gubernatorial candidate seeking to show voters his softer side. As if in some ...

Here's More Proof the U.S. Economy Is Beating the Rest of the World

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At first glance, the corporate profits data released today by the Commerce Department don't look good. Profits fell by 0.8 percent in 2014 from the prior year, the first decline since the middle of the recession. Below the surface, however, the weakness was concentrated in earnings from abroad.

Community Control Is Destroying America's Cities

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YIMBY Today: Newark Building Largest Indoor Urban Farm in the World in the Ironbound, More DOB Digest: Four-Story, Nine-Unit Building Planned for 123 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, More First Look: 100 Varick Street, Shvo’s Future Addition to the SoHo Skyline YIMBY Today: Mixed-Use Building Proposed for 1640 ...

Instagram bans photo for showing menstruation

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What violates Instagram’s community guidelines? Periods, apparently. Instagram has an ugly history of policing bodies. Over the last year the social media site has come under fire for banning images of women’s pubic hair — even though, according to Mic, Instagram has tolerated men’s pubic hair. This week,

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Mr. President, Secretary General,Distinguished Members of the Council, Our discussion today – which we welcome and thank you for, Mr President – is a discussion both about tolerance, that breadth of view which acknowledges and embraces the differences between peoples; and its opposite: a maniacal ideology imposing conformity, harsh and cruel. The Preamble of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court begins: "Conscious that all peoples are united by common bonds, their cultures pieced together in a shared heritage, and concerned that this delicate mosaic may be shattered at ...

Jeremy Piven Wants You To Know That He's Not an Asshole

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Jeremy Piven wants you to know he's boring. Or, rather, he's nothing like Ari Gold, the brash, utterly tactless, yet somehow likable Hollywood agent he portrayed over eight seasons of HBO's Entourage—racking up three Emmys and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. Piven grew up a long ...

Oil Is Tumbling Again

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The price of crude is falling sharply this afternoon, and is down around 5 percent on the day. Earlier today, the Baker Hughes Rig Count showed the smallest decline in active rigs in months, one small sign that tapering off in drilling may be coming to an end.

Why the Most Popular Cities Are Out of Reach for Young Professionals

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Here’s one sign that your rent is too high and you can’t afford to buy a home: You live in a city that isn’t building enough new houses and apartments to keep up with the pace of a growing population. That sounds elementary, but new research from Zillow ...

We Could Stop Global Warming With This Fix—But It's Probably a Terrible Idea

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Back in the late 1990s, Ken Caldeira set out to disprove the "ludicrous" idea that we could reverse global warming by filling the sky with chemicals that would partially block the sun. A few years earlier, Mount Pinatubo had erupted in the Philippines, sending tiny sulfate particles—known as ...

A Physicist Is Building a Time Machine to Reconnect With His Dead Father

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American theoretical physicist Dr. Ronald Mallett pours dry ice into a ring laser at a laboratory at the University of Connecticut on March 23, 2015. The hour is late. His scientific papers were published years ago, filled with equations wrought by the energies of a younger man. But ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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Aluminum coins to be minted into 1 Japanese yen coins are held for a photograph at the Akao Aluminum Co. plant in Tokyo. Japan noflation, Yemen, Oil, and Greece. Here's your super-fast rundown of what's been happening, and what to look out for: At first look, today's inflation ...

Yes There's a Bush and a Clinton, but the 2016 Elections Represent Something Scary and New

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Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand about it in a nutshell: based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could ...

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

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Nearly two dozen major corporations, including Walmart, Nordstrom, and Safeway, are bankrolling a quiet, multistate lobbying effort to make it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care—the benefits collectively known as workers' compensation. The companies have financed a lobbying group, the ...

Earth Hour 2015

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"Climate Change is a people problem. This is the time to Use #YourPower. Join the global movement to #ChangeClimateChange." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voices the United Nations' support for Earth Hour 2015! Visit earthhour.org to Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change today. SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences Loading...Loading... Working...SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences ...

Astronaut twins study raises questions about genetic privacy

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NASA research on Mark and Scott Kelly may never get published. Don't let the moustache fool you: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (right) and his brother Mark are identical twins. When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly launches on a one-year mission to the International Space Station on 28 March, he ...

WFP Food Gives Women And Adolescent Girls In Afghanistan A Chance To Be Literate

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Shabnam, 24, proudly shows her bead work in a WFP-supported vocational training center in Shakardara district in Kabul. In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent ...

Exclusive: Watch Reggie Watts' Bizarre Short Film 'Brasil

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Fri Mar 27 10:34:23 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Watch: Reggie Watts Cameos in Twisty 'Creative Control' Trailer Editor's note: Before he became the bandleader for "The Late Late Show With James Corden," performance artist Reggie Watts appeared in the SXSW film "Creative Control," ...

Eventually, Two Billionaires Will Duke It Out For President Every Four Years

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This is from yesterday, but I really can't pass it up. Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger write in the Washington Post that presidential candidates are no longer much interested in "bundlers" who can raise a paltry million dollars or so for their campaigns. Terry Neese, a successful bundler ...

Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

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Most of Facebook’s announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a performance segmentation library called Year Class that is meant to help developers quickly figure out what kind ...

Middle East War Suddenly Getting a Lot More Warlike

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I'm a little behind on the news right now, but it sure looks like things are getting a whole lot hotter in the Middle East. Here are a few headlines: Tikrit airstrikes draw U.S. into battle between militants and Iraqi forces Obama Says He Will Delay Withdrawal of ...

3 Times the Old Ted Cruz Contradicted the New Ted Cruz

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) talks a good game as an uncompromising conservative. But before he vowed to destroy Obamacare only to admit he may use it, before he forsook rock'n'roll—back when he was a private appellate lawyer charging $695 an hour, Cruz forcefully argued positions that ...

3D Robotics Launches DroneKit, Its API For Building Drone Apps

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3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of DroneKit, its open-source API for writing drone apps. Because 3D Robotics has always taken a platform approach, DroneKit will work with any drone that uses its APM autopilot (and while there are quite a few of ...

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

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Long-term study in the reef’s marine park finds an 80% difference in the biomass of coral trout between areas where fishing is allowed and no-go zonesThursday 26 March 2015 23.45 EDTLast modified on Thursday 26 March 2015 23.48 EDTThe expansion of no-fishing zones across the Great Barrier Reef ...

Diver rolled by giant manta ray off Peru

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Josh Stewart being swept up by a manta ray; video screen grab Giant mantas are revered by divers, who find their presence soothing because they’re so gentle, and soar through the ocean with such grace. But during a recent expedition to a remote area off Peru, Josh Stewart ...

Watch: President Obama Gets Real About The Drug War With

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By Liz Shannon Miller | Indiewire Fri Mar 27 10:49:57 EDT 2015 READ MORE: 'The Wire' Changed His Life and 'Treme' Defined An Era: Wendell Pierce on Creating Great Art on TV The President of the United States has been on the record for a while as being ...

Girls will drive development

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https://dfid.blog.gov.uk/2015/03/25/girls-will-drive-development/ Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, 25 March 2015 — Africa, Development Debates, Girls & Women Adolescent girls are the creators, nurturers and builders of both their own and the world’s future. They can play an enormous role in bringing about sustainable development.

The 'Reach' of Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment May Get Wider

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Reproductive health and justice advocates are objecting that the popular bill still includes Hyde Amendment language to prohibit community health centers from performing abortions except in very limited circumstances.(Shutterstock) The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday easily passed a bipartisan bill that would permanently fix the way Medicare ...

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Steps into the Ring in 'Southpaw'

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By Zack Sharf | Indiewire Fri Mar 27 10:38:21 EDT 2015 READ MORE: First Look: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Ripped In Boxing Pic ‘Southpaw’ Thanks to tremendous work in films like "Prisoners," "Enemy" and last year's "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the more reliable dramatic actors currently ...

Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom'

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It didn't take long for the backlash to begin after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law at a private ceremony today. The response was swift, forceful, and ongoing — as the statements below demonstrate.Supporters of the new law — including the ...

Dates to watch for Greece

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A Morgan Stanley Analyst Talked to His Uncle, and He Had Some Very Bullish Comments About Car Sales

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Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas has published the latest installment of his conversations with "Chuck," an uncle of his who happens to be a Chevrolet dealer in Canton, Ohio. In their most recent conversation, Chuck had some very positive things to say about car sales. Indeed, the ...

5 Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes on Yemen, crude surges, European stocks dive. Here's your super-fast rundown of what's been happening, and what to look out for. Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched air strikes on rebel targets in Yemen. The rebels took over the palace of President Abdurabuh ...

Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food

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Like those breakfast cereals that look healthy on the box but have even more sugar inside than Cocoa Puffs, some rainforest trees engage in false advertising. It’s not their fault—it’s ours. Climate change has made their leaves less nutritious than they used to be. And the animals who ...

Family & Protesters Remember John Collado, Killed By NYPD In 2011

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John Collado, the grandfather and former pro-wrestler who was shot to death by police outside of his Inwood apartment three and a half years ago, would have turned 47 this week. On September 6th, 2011, Collado intervened in a tussle between his friend and another man who turned ...

Amira's story

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Why Bombing This Tiny Oil Producer Is Roiling the Energy Market

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(Bloomberg) -- While Yemen contributes less than 0.2 percent of global oil output, its location puts it near the center of world energy trade. The nation shares a border with Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, and sits on one side of a shipping chokepoint used by ...

Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features

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It’s not every day I’m impressed by a smartwatch. Plenty of Android Wear and Pebble devices have come and gone and aside from a brief “Huh” I haven’t really let any of them capture my attention. Olio is different. The brainchild of former Apple and HP product designer ...

App Review: Concussion Coach

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First, let's get something straight: concussions are miserable. Despite having edited countless stories on traumatic brain injury, I never fully grasped how painful, frustrating and debilitating the recovery from a concussion can be. One rollerblading accident later, I'm singing a new tune: for nearly six weeks, I have ...

Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation

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Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company’s weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that the company, which is just a month old, is valued at $40 million pre-money. Magic lets ...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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A languid langur, an even slower loris and a tufted titmouse drinking maple syrup from an icicle are among the pick of this week’s images from the natural world Polar bear spotted having fun near Svalbard, Norway. Photographer Roy Mangersnes also made a video of “the happiest polar ...

America's War on Drugs in Mexico Is Depressingly Similar to the Global War on Terror

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They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and national governments and control entire sections of the country. They provide employment and services to an impoverished public, which ...

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

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As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant.Young was tasked with lifting boxes ...

The Dance of Liberals and Radicals

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March 15 was the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's best speech, his "We Shall Overcome" address applying the final round of pressure on Congress to enact the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Much of the speech invoked the bravery, dignity and historical rightness of Martin Luther King Jr., and ...

Ebola: No lasting recovery without a special focus on women, says UNDP

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Women need to be at the center of all efforts to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola crisis, according to a study by UNDP.The epidemic has affected women disproportionately because of the essential role they play as caretakers, health personnel, farmers and small traders.

City councilman settles Occupy Wall Street lawsuit for $30G

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A city councilman who sued the city after he was roughed up by cops during the Occupy Wall Street protests settled his case Thursday for $30,000. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) said he was beaten, knocked to the ground and thrown in a police van for three hours on ...

Lost In Years Of ADHD

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I have a new job. I’m involved with the “Arts” department of a local community online publication. And as such, I get to use it as an excuse to go to different things that one might consider artistic. Music and drama, art shows and film screenings all fall ...

Revealed: TSA’s Secret 92-Point Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists

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Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to ...

The Navajo Nation Will Soon Have the Country's First-Ever Junk-Food Tax

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A version of this piece was originally published by Civil Eats. Next month, after three years of legislative tug-of-war, the Navajo Nation will become the first place in the United States to impose a tax on junk food. The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law ...

Google Will Not Integrate Its Dart Programming Language Into Chrome

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The lingua franca of the web is JavaScript, but with Dart, Google launched a project that effectively aimed to replace JavaScript. In Google’s view, Dart offered advantages like static typing and other features that made it a better choice for developers. The idea was for Google and other ...
 

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