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I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

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Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front ...

US Solar Electricity Production 50% Higher Than Previously Thought

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Phoenix not dinosaur

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Uta Frith at an Ada Lovelace Day editathon in the Royal Society. Image credit: Katie Chan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Little did I know that, having just started as chair of ...

Bon Jovi and Chris Christie: It's Complicated

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When Chris Christie took the stage at his high school alma mater to announce his presidential run, he entered and left to the music of a New Jersey rocker. Not ...

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill Requiring Childhood Vaccinations

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Amid heavy pushback from anti-vaccine groups, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today officially putting an end to the personal belief exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their ...

Managers of America Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose Except Straight Time for 60 Hours of Work a Week

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If you're paid 12 bucks an hour, you're not making much. But hey—at least you're eligible for overtime. Hooray! Federal law dictates that you be paid time-and-a-half for working more ...

UNHCR

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country ...

State Department Will Release More Hillary Clinton E-mails at 9 P.M.

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Saying that it is releasing another batch of e-mails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state "in further demonstration of our commitment to transparency," the State Department told journalists ...

Chris Christie Is Officially Running for President. Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Him.

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New Jersey's brash and outspoken Gov. Chris Christie is expected to officially launch his presidential campaign today, making him the 13th contender in the crowded GOP field. Christie will launch ...

Police Say the Biggest Pot Raid in Years Wasn't Really About Pot

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There were helicopters, SWAT teams, and nearly 100,000 marijuana plants yanked out of the ground, but last week's massive raid in Northern California's rugged Emerald Triangle was not your father's ...

Jesse Jackson Is Taking on Silicon Valley's Epic Diversity Problem

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In May 2014, the Reverend Jesse Jackson traveled from his home in Chicago to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, to address the search giant's annual shareholder meeting. Technology isn't ...

Tired of Tesla? Here’s a Three-Wheeled Electric Racer

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Think "electric car" and what springs to mind? A Tesla Model S? Maybe the BMW i3? What you almost certainly do not think of is the Morgan EV3. For those ...

Greece Can Stay in Euro Even With ‘No’ Vote, Schaeuble Tells Lawmakers

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers in Berlin that Greece would stay in the euro for the time being if Greek voters reject austerity in a referendum scheduled this ...

Greeks Lose Apple iCloud Space as Capital Controls Stop Payments

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A tourist wearing an "I Love Greece" cap checks her Apple Inc. iPad as she sails aboard a cruise ship in the Saronic gulf, west of Athens, Greece, on May ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the weekend, a young freedom fighter and community organizer mounted an awe-inspiring campaign to bring down the Confederate battle flag. Brittany “Bree” Newsome, in a courageous act ...

Someone Is Trying to Crowdfund a Greek Bailout, and Donations Are Surging

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A new campaign has been set up on Indiegogo, an online funding website with a mission of "empowering everyone to change the world." With a goal of raising 1.6 billion ...

WFP Airdrops, Airlifts Food To Reach Displaced In South Sudan

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Since the start of the conflict in December 2013, more than 2 million South Sudanese have been internally displaced or sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Recent peace talks have been ...

Scientists Unsure Why Female Flies Expel Sperm and Eat It

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This month has accidentally taken on a theme of “animals putting things outside their bodies that we think should stay inside” (starfish tags, sea squirt stomachs). So this post, which ...

Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut

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From fantastical to frightening, the animals of the Cambrian Period—beginning about 540 million years ago—tantalize the imagination. And they just keep getting weirder. A new species of ancient armored worm ...

Tsipras Dares EU to Eject Greece as ECB Signals Route to Safety

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The battle lines over Greece’s future hardened as the country prepares to leave the protection of Europe’s bailout regime and its citizens grapple with a new reality of capital controls.

San Francisco Hotels Are World’s Priciest as Rates Surge

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San Francisco already is one of the priciest U.S. cities for apartment renters and companies seeking office space. Now the area has a new distinction: it’s the world’s most expensive ...

The Supreme Court Just Stopped Texas From Closing Almost All Of Its Abortion Clinics

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The Supreme Court on Monday halted key portions of Texas's anti-abortion law from going into effect that would have shutdown two thirds of the state's abortion clinics. The stay is ...

Review: ‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph Ellis, Details the Constitution’s Gang of Four

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ByMICHIKO KAKUTANI More than two centuries after the ratification of the Constitution, the historian Joseph J. Ellis writes in his absorbing new book, “The Quartet,” “a mystic haze has formed” ...

Bree Newsome Explains Why She Tore Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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On Monday afternoon, Bree Newsome, the woman who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, made her first public comments since ...

Does Shark Week portrayal of sharks matter?

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I’ve been critical of factual inaccuracy and fearmongering on Shark Week documentaries for years. But how big of a problem is this, and how do we know? I asked some ...

Why You Should Care About Greece's Impending Meltdown

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After months of failed negotiations with its creditors, the government of Greece now has 24 hours to pony up a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. With ...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Death Penalty Drug "Equiva­lent of Being Burned at the Stake"

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On Monday the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5–4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones.

Antonin Scalia Compares Death Penalty Opponents to Marie Antoinette

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The Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a controversial lethal injection drug gave the court's dissenting liberal justices an opportunity to argue against the constitutionality of the death penalty ...

Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

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In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority ...

With New Budgeting Tools, AWS Makes It Easier For Developers To Manage Costs

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Amazon today announced two new tools that make it easier for developers to control their expenses on its AWS cloud computing platform. The first tool, called ‘Budgets,’ allows AWS users ...

Best of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 in Photos

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Opening festivities for Goodwood's annual hill climb celebration included fireworks, champagne, and dapper guests dressed in their Sunday best. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held on an estate an hour ...

13 of the South's Most Racist Monuments

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In his "Most American of Monuments" project, Nathan Millis documents statues, plaques, and other monuments to the confederacy that dot parks and government grounds throughout the American South. Millis completed ...

10 Takeaways: Sunrun’s Securitized Portfolio of Residential Solar Rooftops

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

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Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners ...

This Will Probably Not Be a Very Fun Week

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POSTSCRIPT: It's already happening. The Court has just upheld lethal injection procedures for executing death-row inmates and has struck down EPA rules on toxic emissions. On the brighter side, they ...

Europeans Rush to Gold Coins as Bank of Greece Stops Sales

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European investors are increasing purchases of gold as Greece’s turmoil boosts the appeal for an alternative to the euro. Demand from Greek customers for Sovereign gold coins was double the ...

Texas' Attorney General Is Confused About How Religious Liberty Works

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by Carolyn Davis - Guest Contributor Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:34 am Want to get married in Texas? Better make sure the clerk issuing your marriage license ...

Should You Put a Baby Bird Back in the Nest? Depends If It's Cute

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The first days of summer are here: long lazy days, the smell of cut grass‌ and baby birds falling out of trees. Every year, I see a new flock of ...

Why Does Jeb Bush Have a Mysterious Shell Company?

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Last week, the Jeb Bush campaign unveiled its official logo—Jeb!—which is only a slight variation on the logo Bush has used throughout his previous campaigns. As closely associated with the ...

With 61 Seconds in a Minute, Markets Brace for Trouble

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Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has been independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few ...

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

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Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20. This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development,

UNHCR EXTERNAL UPDATE

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This update provides further information on the current situation of displaced persons and their protection needs. It is intended to be complementary to the Situation report issued by OCHA. This ...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Storm 'The Killers' Screening, Remind Audience Cops Can be Killlers, Too

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On Monday night, Black Lives Matter activists crashed the Bryant Park screening of 1946 film noir classic The Killers. They held up a sign mirroring the movie poster, replacing the ...

US church votes by landslide to divest from Israeli occupation

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Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb addresses the United Church of Christ General Synod in Cleveland on 29 June. (United Church of Christ/Flickr) The United Church of Christ (UCC) today overwhelmingly passed ...

Network Processing Powerhouse Kentik, Formerly CloudHelix, Raises $12.1 Million in Series A Funding

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Kentik (formerly CloudHelix), a cloud-based networking analytics company, disclosed Tuesday that it had closed a $12.1 million Series A funding round in addition to announcing that it was now launching ...

ISIS Is Selling Looted Art Online for Needed Cash

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The Whatsapp message appeared on his iPhone: photos of an ancient Mesopotamian vase worth $250,000, part of a highly-valued set, is waiting to be extracted. The recipient, Amr Al Azm,

Watch: Martin Scorsese's Career Highlights, Shown Through

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By Max Winter | Press Play Tue Jun 30 10:43:31 EDT 2015 Though one would not typically associate Martin Scorsese with the close-up shot, given that he is more ...

U.S. Stocks Retreat Amid Concern on Fallout From Greek Crisis

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U.S. stocks retreated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropping the most since March, amid mounting concern about fallout from a potential Greece exit from the euro area. Financial ...

Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Climb to Nine-Year High

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Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. The pending home sales index increased ...
 

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