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A UN rep just slammed US police for trampling protesters' rights

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Amid renewed nationwide protests over police killings of black men, a representative from the United Nations toured the United States with a peculiar goal: to assess whether the exercise of ...

4 Totally Valid Critiques of Hillary Clinton's Speech

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Here’s a question: Where were Hillary Clinton’s stars-and-stripes MC Hammer parachute pants? What about her novelty Uncle Sam hat? The woman who wants to be our next president couldn’t even ...

Chelsea Manning could face solitary confinement for her suicide attempt

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It has been a terrible month for Chelsea Manning, the transgender former US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for sharing classified information with WikiLeaks. Several weeks ago, the Army ...

Trump faults GOP for poor convention ratings

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Donald Trump is suddenly distancing himself from last week's Republican National Convention, after television ratings show that the Democratic National Convention consistently pulled in more viewers across the country for ...

5 big fixes the new Vancouver Chief Planner needs to achieve

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The City of Vancouver has been without a chief planner since 2015. Although the assistant directors of planning at City Hall, and really the entire planning department staff, have done ...

Tweet for #Nutrition4Gold

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by HungerFree category: Health HungerFree EMBED Supporters 116 of 100 116% of goal supported Social Reach 7,478,644 People Time Left 6 days Ends Aug 04, 10:00 AM EDT Support HungerFree ...

Is this the future of Bernie's revolution?

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As the fractured Democratic National Convention gradually unified behind Hillary Clinton over the course of the week, Bernie Sanders' frustrated supporters were left to wonder what was next for their ...

17 Pictures Of Bill Clinton Playing With Balloons That You Need To See Before You Die

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View this embed › SORRY LITTLE GIRL, THAT’S BILL’S BALLOON. ID: 9337220 Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾Next On buzz› Next On buzz› Sorry, but you can only ...

Former Fox News Booker Says She Was Sexually Harassed and ‘Psychologically Tortured’ by Roger Ailes for More Than 20 Years

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The morning after Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigned, the cable network’s former director of booking placed a call to the New York law firm hired by 21st Century Fox ...

I rewatched Khizr Khan's speech

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If you haven't yet seen it, you really need to watch Thursday night's Democratic convention speech by Khizr Khan, the father of Army Cpt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim immigrant who ...

Trump tried to sell his vodka in Russia with this bizarro video

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. In ...

Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market

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Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation’s e-market at $130 billion by 2020 (coming third behind China and India).

This is the case Hillary Clinton now needs to make to voters

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When Bill Clinton spoke to the Democratic convention on Tuesday night, he warmly recalled the time in 1985 when Hillary Clinton learned about a preschool program in Israel that taught ...

These Photos Reveal Moments From Hillary Clinton's Philadelphia Convention That Few Will Ever See

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Photographer M. Scott Brauer is covering the Democratic National Convention for Mother Jones' Instagram account. Brauer, who has a kind of exaggerated paparazzi-esque style, also snapped photos at Donald Trump's ...

Democratic campaign group for Congress confirms computer hack

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WASHINGTON A committee that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives confirmed on Friday it had been hacked, a cyber intrusion that may be linked to ...

Are South Africa's great white sharks really 'dying out'?

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By Sarah Keartes July 28 2016 A recently published study of great white shark populations in South Africa has sparked widespread reports that the country's iconic ocean predators are "on ...

Americans Who’d Never Heard of Reverend William Barber II Won’t Be Able to Forget Him After Last Night

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Nation readers are well acquainted with Dr. Rev. William Barber II, this magazine’s civil rights correspondent, but most Americans have never heard of him. Last night was his coming out ...

Why Putin hates Hillary

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When mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin erupted in Moscow in December 2011, Putin made clear who he thought was really behind them: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. With ...

Donald Trump's long history of trying (and failing) to do business in Russia

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As he sought to dispel questions about his ties to Russia during a feisty press conference on Wednesday, Donald Trump was unequivocal: "I have nothing to do with Russia." If ...

Hillary Clinton tells the truth!

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Here is Gail Collins a couple of days ago in a big profile of Hillary Clinton with the ironic subhead, "How is it possible that we still don’t really know ...

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech, Annotated

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Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Bloomberg Politics reporters and editors have annotated her acceptance speech below. TwoMargins: Hillary Clinton DNC Acceptance Speech

I’m #StillSanders, but Tonight Hillary Got To Me

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Philadelphia—She got to me. After two weeks, and two conventions, and more Pepsi than I’d normally drink in a year, I don’t think I’m capable of rational analysis. But then ...

Hunting Syrian War Crimes From 5,000 Miles Away

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NAT SECGoogle Earth, USB sticks, and social media have helped a group of aspiring attorneys track atrocities in Syria—from a campus in SyracuseJul 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM ETEach image ...

Palestinian Authority President making laws By decree, highlighting problems

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A new social security law in the West Bank has sparked protests against both the content of the law and the way it was legislated. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ...

Closing the Port to Illegal Fishers

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A new international agreement should help strip illegal fishers’ access to the market. One out of every four fish sold in the United States is illegally caught, but a new ...

‘Indignation’ Review: James Schamus’ Philip Roth Adaptation, Starring Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon, Resurrects the Focus Features Legacy

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There’s a 15-minute scene at the center of “Indignation,” James Schamus’ adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel, that could work on its own as a short film. Marcus (Logan Lerman), a ...

Obama brought down the house at the DNC—these Trump-hating Republicans couldn't agree more

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned address at the Democratic National Convention, where he burnished his legacy of hope, praised Hillary Clinton, and eviscerated Donald Trump as ...

Deep-sea ecosystems still under threat despite UN protection

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They aren’t the most famous ecosystems. Few people hit the streets to protect the Louisville ridge, the Josephine seamount or the Flemish Cap – the ecological marvels found on the ...

A first? Leatherback sea turtle nest found in the Keys

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What is thought to be the first leatherback sea turtle nest ever in the Florida Keys was discovered this month, and it looks like some of the hatchlings have made ...

Six decades of Britain's refugees: The stories of people who've fled to the UK

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Welcome to the Scream Room

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“We dream of a brand new start-But we dream in the dark, for the most part.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton.When I was a child, I always half-suspected that America wasn’t real. It ...

Obama has given a lot of speeches. Tonight's might just be his best.

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President Barack Obama gave his final Democratic convention speech as president on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. He brought the crowd to their feet with his evisceration of Donald Trump and ...

South African NGO brings together Palestinian factions for unity talks

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa - An initiative geared towards creating Palestinian unity is taking place in South Africa this week.A conflict resolution non-governmental organization, In Transition Initiative, is hosting Palestinians ...

Lebanon: Syrian Women at Risk of Sex Trafficking

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(Beirut) – Weaknesses and a lack of coordination in the Lebanese government’s response to sex trafficking is putting women and girls at risk, Human Rights Watch said today, on the ...

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There is a lot of data available about refugees and migrants. Here are some infographics based on official data sources that you can download and share.Google Plus One

Why You Shouldn't Necessarily Trust the Convention Bounce

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As the Democratic National Convention draws to a close in Philadelphia this week, Hillary Clinton can only wish for the kind of polling bump her husband enjoyed after he was ...

Troma Lives! Inside the Wacky, Repulsive and Weirdly Meaningful World of a B-Movie Legend

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If you’ve never heard of Lloyd Kaufman, you’ve managed to avoid the work of one of the most prolific pioneers of independent film from the past four decades. Kaufman’s New ...

Dispatches: Speaking Truth to Power Is a Crime in South Sudan

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On July 16, South Sudanese national security agents arrested Alfred Taban, editor in chief of the Juba Monitor, for two editorials calling for removal of President Salva Kiir and First ...

Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

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Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic ...

Michael Bloomberg on Trump: "I know a con when I see one"

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The Democratic Party gave a prime time speaking slot to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg at the party's convention Wednesday night for one reason: He is the perfect foil ...

Top Sanders backer Nina Turner says she was kicked off DNC program and "no reason was given"

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In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders delegate and surrogate, explained why she was at the center of the latest storm at the Democratic ...

WHO encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis

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Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016, WHO is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment ...

Republican-authored voting laws in Wisconsin and Kansas overturned

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On a day that began with a major ruling against Republican voting laws in North Carolina, a federal judge in Wisconsin issued a sweeping ruling that declared a number of ...

NARAL president discusses her abortion in DNC speech

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Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, may have made history at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday afternoon when she talked about her own abortion. Hogue opened her remarks ...

South Sudan fighting drives surge of refugees to Uganda

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GENEVA – Recent fighting in South Sudan has to date forced 37,491 people to flee to Uganda. To put this in context: more refugees have arrived in Uganda in the ...

Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest

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A delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the insurgent movement is fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul, sources in the ...

Here's a bit of mid-convention entertainment for you

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Low Cost Solar Goal In Reach, Energy Dept. Set To Blow Right Past It

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July 29th, 2016 by Tina CaseySo, that was fast. In 2011, the Obama Administration decided that solar power could reach parity with fossil fuels in ten years, and they’re already ...

Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa region hit by Boko Haram

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NIAMEY - Niger has extended a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by Boko Haram, the government said late ...

South Philly voters have a message for Barack Obama at the DNC: "Please don't leave"

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President Barack Obama will take to the Democratic National Convention stage in Philadelphia on Wednesday night to push Hillary Clinton's case for the White House. Obama has made no secret ...
 

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