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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

Bernie Sanders delegates to Bernie: You're not the boss of me

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At a press conference held on Tuesday by the Bernie Delegates Network, an outfit independent of the Sanders campaign, none of the speakers indicated they had any knowledge that dozens ...

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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

Donald Trump's top ten giveaways to Vladimir Putin

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The number of pro-Putin positions that Donald Trump has taken has assumed quite remarkable proportions: He wants to reduce America's commitment to NATO and reorient its activities to the Middle ...

FEATURE: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons

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27 July 2016 – “Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water…” and so, Sherline Deus lists ...

Donald Trump just invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

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Donald Trump encouraged Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails during a bizarre press conference on Wednesday in Miami. "Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able ...

Scientists sniff out a new antibiotic in nose microbes

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Your nose is a battleground. Just like your mouth or gut, it’s full of microbes. But while those other organs are regularlyflooded with food, the nose is a wasteland. Resources ...

All of the officers in the Freddie Gray case are going free

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Maryland prosecutors announced Wednesday morning that they are dropping all charges against three officers still awaiting trial for their involvement in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing to an unsuccessful ...

Gender equality, women's empowerment central to Colombian peace process – UN officials

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26 July 2016 – Two senior United Nations officials today underscored that the centrality of women to the Colombian peace process, as shown by the 'historic commitment' by the Government ...

Donald Trump was very curious about his baby daughter's breasts

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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. Donald ...

The Independent's Case for Clinton

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Liberty is a work in progress. Painting: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share 2016 ElectionsMichael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City,

In Nigeria, Mobile Money Assists Victims of Boko Haram Violence

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Attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria have caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In response, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an innovative emergency ...

Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

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Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last ...

The moment Hillary Clinton officially made history.

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Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night in Philadelphia when Democrats officially nominated her as their nominee for president, becoming the firstwoman from either party to achieve that long-held dream. The ...

We asked Hillary delegates: "Will Bernie's speech finally bring Democrats together?"

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On Monday, Bernie Sanders supporters protested the nomination of Hillary Clinton—both inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena and during a series of rallies on the streets. I even met some Sanders' ...

Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement

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Philadelphia—A reader tweets: “Exploitation of grief? You mean like every Democratic convention ever?” Which, despite coming from a Republican troll with ten times as many tweets as followers, is a ...

Does Russian money keep Donald Trump afloat?

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The president speaks: Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin might prefer Republican nominee Donald Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, because the business magnate has “repeatedly expressed admiration” for ...

Bernie Sanders choked up as his brother told the convention their parents would have been proud.

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One of the most touching moments of the Democratic National Convention came during Tuesday's roll call of the states, when Larry Sanders cast his vote for his brother, Bernie, saying ...

UNICEF Statement on attacks on hospitals in Aleppo city

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Share Tweet Share AMMAN, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times ...

Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor ...

Watch Alan Grayson freak out on a Politico reporter

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) clashed with a Politico reporter following a DNC event in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, threatening to report the journalist to the Capitol Police and saying he ...

Chilling new evidence that mass shooters are feeding on each other like never before

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As a string of gun rampages continues in America and beyond, more evidence is emerging that copycat mass shooters are on the rise—a danger being amplified and accelerated by social ...

Conservationists Warn Endangered Species Will Vanish Forever Unless We Act Now

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Scientists from around the world are calling for increased efforts to protect many of the Earth’s largest and most enchanting species before humanity wipes them out. In an open letter ...

Democrats and Republicans have mirror image race problems

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On Sunday, Chuck Todd asked Donald Trump about former KKK grand wizard and famous white nationalist David Duke: On Tuesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked about Trump's reply ...

The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

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Einstein once described his friend Michele Besso as “the best sounding board in Europe” for scientific ideas. They attended university together in Zurich; later they were colleagues at the patent ...

We need smarter bears

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Over at John Cole's place, everyone is watching the Katmai Park live bearcam. So I watched too, and it's clear that Katmai Park needs a smarter breed of bear. I ...

Elizabeth Warren rips Donald Trump for stoking "fear and hatred" in DNC speech

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been one of the fiercest and most persistent critics of Donald Trump, and during her prime-time Democratic National Convention speech on Monday she continued her ...

No to shark fin: China’s biggest shipping line Cosco pledges total ban on carrying product

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News›Hong Kong›Health & Environment The announcement was made after a haul of endangered hammerhead shark fins was discovered on board their vessel, sparking outroar PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 July, 2016,

Nina Turner, Prominent Sanders Delegate, Ejected from DNC

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The Myth of Human Adult Neurogenesis?

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In a new paper that could prove explosive, Australian neuropathologists C. V. Dennis and colleagues report that they found very little evidence for adult neurogenesis in humans. In recent years,

#FreedomSquare Builds A World Without the Police In the Shadow of a Police State

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Originally posted to It’s Going Down For the past several days, a commune has been growing on the West Side of Chicago in the North Lawndale neighborhood in a vacant ...

A hack by any other name

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Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team.

Party unity finally comes to the Democrats

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This is annoying. I feel like I ought to have something to say about tonight's festivities, but I don't, really. The A-listers (Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders) all ...

How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

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When Joan was an undergraduate, in the 1970s, she asked her boyfriend why one of his roommates was finishing up a Ph.D. while another, in the same department, still had ...

Bernie Sanders's former press secretary goes on epic tweetstorm

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As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there's one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they're #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only ...

Watch President Obama's Full Speech at the Democratic National Convention

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President Obama delivered a flawless speech at Wednesday night’s Democratic National Convention, thanking the American people for lifting him in times of uncertainty during his eight years in office and ...

Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order

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"It's a Sad Day for Many of Us": Bernie Delegates Boo Sanders After Endorsing ClintonDNC 2016 2016 Election Bernie Sanders Chris HedgesPulitzer Prize-winning journalist, award-winning author and activist. His most ...

Bernie Sanders Supporters Just Staged a Massive Walkout at the DNC

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Bernie Sanders delegates are leaving the Wells Fargo Center in droves, protesting the Democratic National Committee’s bias toward Hillary Clinton throughout the primary process. In a video tweeted by NBC ...

Syria: "Crisis must end with a political solution, not a military victory", says UN Humanitarian Chief

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USG/ERC Stephen O'Brien's statement on Syria to the Security Council Mr. President, Every time I have briefed this Council, I have described the horrors of a brutal conflict characterized by ...

New U.S.-Mexico Vaquita Protections Useless Unless China Curbs Totoaba Demand

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In theory, July 9 was International Save the Vaquita Day, conceived to press Mexico to do more to protect the last few dozen members of a tiny and profoundly endangered ...

The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

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Etharin Cousin heads the United Nation's World Food Programme — but lately she sounds more like the captain of a ship facing some very ugly weather. "We are seeing all ...

Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention

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Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention PHILADELPHIA – As the first day of the Democratic National Convention got underway here Monday, around 5,000 protesters rallied ...

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016

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Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They ...

TIFF Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

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In the middle of summer, when moviegoing options are slim, it’s hard to visualize the sheer scope of films that will screen this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Bernie Sanders delegates threaten convention chaos

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"We got her. We got her." It's near midnight. Democratic Party delegates are milling about the lobby bar of the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. And on the big overhead screen,
 

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