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Britain May Just Sleep In on Black Friday

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Last year, British retail chains embraced Black Friday as a way to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season. What followed was, as the Brits would say, a shambles: ...

From War Zone to Workplace

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In June 2008, Jamuel Breeze moved to Atlanta from Newport News, Va., where he’d worked at Fort Eustis as an Army reservist with the rank of specialist. Breeze was 24,

You say you hate Black Friday? Maybe you're just lying to yourself.

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Over the past five years, Black Friday has migrated steadily into Thanksgiving, with each new year bringing fresh examples of big box stores flinging their doors open on Turkey Day.

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Talk About Science

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Thanksgiving dinner can go wrong so easily. Your uncle brings up the presidential election. Your mom’s cousin decides to go on about the entitlement of the millennial generation. Next thing ...

2 Valeant Dermatology Drugs Lead Steep Price Increases, Study Finds

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Two drugs sold by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to treat cancer-related skin conditions increased in price by about 1,700 percent over the last six years, according to a newly published survey ...

An Anglerfish Discovered, Thanks to an Oil Spill

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Let it not be said that nothing good ever came from an oil spill, as this newly described species of anglerfish proves. Three specimens were apprehended at monitoring stations between ...

How Walmart Keeps an Eye on 2 Million Workers

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In the autumn of 2012, when Walmart first heard about the possibility of a strike on Black Friday, executives mobilized with the efficiency that had built a retail empire. Walmart ...

A Message from #EarthToParis

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The world is speaking as one -- we need bold, ambitious, decisive action on climate change. Join the #EarthToParis Thunderclap to add your voice to this global call for climate ...

Big Banks Accused of Monopolizing Interest Rate-Swap Market

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Twelve of the biggest players in interest-rate swap trading were sued for allegedly conspiring to block fund managers from entering the exchange market. The antitrust complaint filed in New York ...

A Stunning Series of Screw-Ups Led to October's US Strike on an Afghan Hospital

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The Pentagon has completed its investigation of the US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan operated by Doctors Without Borders, and it paints a grim picture. Gen. John Campbell, the ...

Marco Rubio is using a convicted felon to help him win Florida

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Earlier this month, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) named his top campaign representatives across Florida, he tapped a conservative activist named Clyde Fabretti as one of the leaders of his ...

UN Climate Change Conference Paris 2015 by the numbers

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The Paris Climate Conference is officially known as the 21st Conference of Parties (“COP”) to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It meets each yr to take decisions to combat ...

UN World Food Program

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Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. Violence against ...

To protest Walmart on Black Friday, organizers are seeking food for underpaid "associates"

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The people who organized the largest-ever Black Friday demonstrations against Walmart last year are leaving their protest signs at home this year. Instead, they're launching a campaign to support 1,000 ...

Mike Medavoy on Producing the Original 'Rocky' and How the Film Industry Has Changed

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READ MORE: Life After Ferguson: Why Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay Support Blackout, the Black Friday Boycott It's been almost 40 years since "Rocky," which I helped make as the ...

New toolkit to strengthen the medico-legal response to sexual violence

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Although anyone can be a victim of violence, including children and women and men of all ages, recent global figures indicate that one in three women globally have experienced physical ...

Cycle Cities

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Across Canada, cycling is growing in popularity as a daily commuting option. It offers a convenient and affordable solution to crowded transit and congested streets in urban areas, and is ...

Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspension of human rights groups, warns of ‘civil war’

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25 November 2015 – The top United Nations human rights official today deplored the Burundian authorities’ suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights ...

The Revolutionary Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

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Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons? It’s crazy to me that we still don't ...

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 November 2015,

What It’s Like To Be A Syrian Refugee In America

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DEARBORN, MICHIGAN — The young woman paused, her face tightening as she forced herself to recall the nightmarish memory. Three years after leaving Syria for asylum in the United States,

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud

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Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion ...

and why this urban takeover should concern us all

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Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? From mid-2013 ...

JetBlue Wants to Hire Commercial Pilots, No Experience Necessary

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JetBlue Airways Corp., breaking with historical practices at U.S. airlines, plans to recruit potential pilots with no flight experience and provide its own training under a proposal awaiting approval from ...

BTG Pactual CEO Esteves Arrested In Brazil's Graft Probe, Police Say

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BTG Pactual Group’s CEO Andre Esteves was arrested on Wednesday as part of the growing corruption scandal that has already ensnared Brazil’s biggest builders and the state-run oil giant Petroleo ...

Ten Billion Reasons Why Russia Will Balk at Curbing Turkey's Gas

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Turkey relies on Russia for about half its natural gas supplies, paying state-controlled Gazprom PJSC as much as $10 billion last year. That makes their energy ties an unattractive target ...

Ex-Goldman Compliance Worker Sued by SEC for Insider Trading

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A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee hired to develop surveillance systems to detect illegal behavior was sued by the SEC for allegedly helping himself to inside information and trading on ...

Quiz: Violence against women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence Credits: UN Photo/Christopher Herwig (cover image), Gage Skidmore (Patrick Stewart); UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (Idris ...

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious—and the most tolerated—human rights violations, both a ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level in a Month

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Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market. First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 ...

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. It's time to stop tiptoeing around this.

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Let's take a look at a few headlines about Donald Trump lately: New York Times: Donald Trump’s shortcuts and salesmanlike stretches ABC News: Donald Trump gaining strength despite questionable comments ...

China's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning Sign

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China’s economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year, some of the ...

Environment: Seismic oil surveys threaten sea turtles

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Marine biologists already know that a number of ocean species are at risk from massive seismic blasting operations used to map oil and gas reserves beneath the ocean floor. A ...

If China Killed Commodities Super Cycle, Fed Is About to Bury It

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The last time the Bloomberg Commodity Index of investor returns was this low, Apple Inc.’s best-selling product was a desktop computer, and you could pay for it with francs and ...

18 U.S. Mayors To Obama: We'll Take Even More Refugees

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New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are ready and willing to take in even more refugees than the Obama administration has proposed, mayors wrote in a letter ...

Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity

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Bill Roberts leads product management for Adobe Creative Cloud Video. There’s way more to human communication than just words. Anytime you connect with someone face-to-face, or through a webcam with ...

Brussels terror expert has applauded Israel's atrocities

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A tribute to those killed by Islamic State during its attack on the Bataclan concert venue in Paris. (Roberto Maldeno/Flickr) These are busy days for the Brussels-based “terrorism expert” Claude ...

Belgium Starts Hunt for Driver Seen With Paris Terror Fugitive

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A judge in Brussels issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car with fugitive Salah Abdeslam two days before the Paris terror attacks that ...

The Other Laquan McDonalds: More Questionable Killings by Chicago Police

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Photo illustration by The Daily Beast; Photo by Jim Young/Reuters Laquan McDonald was one of 19 men killed by the Chicago Police Department last year. As national media turns its ...

Jeff Bezos vs. Elon Musk: A Thrilling, New Space Race

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For the past 15 years, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has been the great mystery of the space industry. The rocket company, founded by the chief executive officer, received attention ...

Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World

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On the centennial of the theory of general relativity, senior Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln reflects on Einstein's quest to understand the quantum world Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at ...

Surprising Differences between Lonely Women and Lonely Men

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It’s certainly true that men and women handle negative emotional states differently. When things aren’t going well in a woman’s life, she tends to interpret it as depression. When a ...

NYPD Violently Assaults Protesters, Arrests Family of Police Abuse Victims for Marching

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“They killed my brother, now they’re going to kill me,” said Akeem Browder while being arrested at a protest in NYC last night. His brother, Kalief Browder, committed suicide after ...

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

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Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 26 November 2015 Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy has left dead dozens of Palestinians, including 15 children, alleged to have attacked Israelis. The human rights group ...

Everything you need to know about the arrival of the Heads of State on 30 November

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The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, and the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and future President of COP21, Laurent Fabius, wanted to invite all Heads of State and ...

Turkey shoots down Russian jet

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Turkey shot down a Russian jet today. Since Vladimir Putin is a real leader, not the featherweight we have here in America, I'll bet he made it crystal clear what ...

Two whales killed by sole fish stuck in their blowholes

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They were just two regular flatfish caught up in extraordinary events – with each killing a pilot whale 1000 times its size. Pilot whales and common soles normally live separate ...

When they're not attacking each other, hackers say they're targetting ISIS

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The Saturday morning following the deadly terrorists attacks in Paris, the hacktivist network Anonymous declared war on ISIS. In a widely distributed video, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask ...

The Keleti Passage

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“We have some stories we’d like you to see,” says Gábor Kasza, an artist and activist based in Budapest, Hungary. “Photos of people with messages they’ve drawn or written for ...

Humpbacks whales making a return to B.C. waters

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By All Points West, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Whale-watchers and researchers have noticed an increase in humpback ...

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