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Democrats intensify push for probe of Russian meddling in 2016 campaign

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Congressional Democrats are increasing the pressure for an official and public inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Eric Swalwell, (D-Calif.), a Democrat on the ...

#inno4dev in Iraq: Doing more, lots more, with less

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Return to Our Perspectives home page 30 Nov 2016 by Jennifer Colville, Team Leader, Innovation, UNDP Arab States Innovation is alive and well in Iraq as evidenced by the energy,

LGBT Clergy in the Age of Trump: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

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With Donald Trump having been elected president and nominating several people from the anti-LGBT religious right to his Cabinet, CNN Money took a moment to spotlight a different view of ...

Texas disregards all scientific knowledge in its latest attack on abortion rights

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Aggressively anti-abortion policies in Texas make the state a center of controversy for those concerned with the future of reproductive rights. That trend continues this week with the release of ...

This drug can break opioid addiction. Why aren't we using it?

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At 13, Patrick started shooting heroin. When I met him on a sunny Tuesday last August, he was a homeless 46-year-old with a chiseled face and close-cropped hair, sitting in ...

Oklahoma’s Scott Pruitt Said to Be Trump’s Pick to Lead EPA

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President-elect Donald Trump tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to people familiar with the decision, placing a chief opponent of the ...

Report: LGBT Students Still Face Discrimination at School

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A report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students. The lengthy report from Human Rights Watch, released Wednesday in Sioux ...

Take a Pledge to Defend the First Amendment From the Trump Administration

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What’s Going On? President-elect Donald Trump has shown, in the words of The Nation’s Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, an “unprecedented hostility” toward the press. He’s threatened to “open ...

Did the Opioid Epidemic Help Donald Trump Win?

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Drug overdoses and drug-related diseases have killed nearly 400,000 people in the United States over the past decade—on par with the number of American soldiers who died during World War ...

Keith Ellison Is No Anti-Semite

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Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison proposes to change how the Democratic National Committee operates, and his campaign for the chairmanship has nsettled a number of political and media insiders. That’s understandable.

Slack and Google announce partnership focused on better integrating their services

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Slack announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud this morning, which will bring a number of new features, including deeper integrations with Google services, to its collaboration platform for teams.

Why the World Needs Hairspray On Television Now More Than Ever

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“We are going to be the light in the darkness”—a simple, yet poignant, message from Ariana Grande, a celebrity who put her pop career on hold because she was dying ...

Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

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VATICAN CITY Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an ...

2016 Jealousy List

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The Father-Fuhrer from National Review I don’t agree with large portions of what Kevin D. Williamson wrote in this essay, but that doesn’t stop me from being jealous of it.

The Ohio senate approves fetal heartbeat bill.

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On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate voted to approve a ban on abortions once a heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs at six weeks into the pregnancy. The Columbus Dispatch ...

Locked On The Psych Ward: A BuzzFeed News Investigation

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Rosalind Adams is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Contact Rosalind Adams at rosalind.adams@buzzfeed.com. More ▾Next On News› Next On News›Promoted In The News ...

A white nationalist leader now aims to get recruits "while they are young" on college campuses

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How much support is there for the loose-knit coalition of white nationalists and other far-right extremists known as the "alt-right"? Despite a spike in media coverage for the movement in ...

The Most Important Appointment Since the Election Wasn’t Made by Trump

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On Monday, the first day of the new legislative session in the unofficial capital of liberal America, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon was defiant in his opposition to Donald Trump.

With Ben Carson at HUD, America’s Cities Really Could Become Hellholes

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If Democrats want to make the case that Dr. Ben Carson is unqualified to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, they can use the words of ...

A #DayInLGBT America 2016: Are You Ready?

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For the last four years, tons of you from every corner of America posted photos and shared your lives as part of this annual special report. The response was terrific,

This case may decide whether people of color have a vote that counts

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The 2016 election cycle might be over, but that doesn't mean voting rights issues are resolved. The first general election since the Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act ...

A Rare Look at the Disappearing World of Antarctica's Whales

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Ari Friedlaender kneels at the front of our inflatable boat as it bobs on the ocean. He holds a rifle, with two metal harpoons protruding from its muzzle. His gaze ...

Here's how Trump could reverse the DAPL victory

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Despite the celebrations taking place at the site of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), experts say the recent decision to stop the pipeline could be reversed by the ...

Mexico to get its largest ever protected area

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Mexico is set to get its largest-ever protected area. The new Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, estimated to cover more than 5.7 million hectares, will be spread across several municipalities, including ...

The VA's woman problem

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Now that women can serve in combat roles in the US military, the number of female veterans is expected to climb in the coming years—and most of them will turn ...

Reddit overhauls upvote algorithm to thwart cheaters and show the site’s true scale

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Reddit has just completed a major redo of its scoring algorithm aimed at cracking down on bots and vote brigades while also showing just how big the site has gotten.

'Thousands' of geese die in toxic Montana pit mine

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Thousands of migrating snow geese died after landing in contaminated pit mine waters in Montana, mine officials have said. Officials estimate that as many as 25,000 birds landed in the ...

Trump’s Lies About Voter Fraud Are Already Leading to New GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

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Less than a month after Donald Trump unexpectedly carried Michigan by 10,000 votes, Republicans in the state legislature are already pushing to make it harder to vote. The presidential recount ...

Beauty products for black women are full of dodgy ingredients

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A disproportionately high number of hair and beauty products marketed to black women contain potentially harmful ingredients, according to a new investigation by a consumer advocacy and environmental research organization.

14 Not-Fake Shark Pictures From a Real Nat Geo Photographer

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When a man on Twitter claimed to be National Geographic's chief photographer, several photo editors at the magazine assembled to discuss. "Have you ever heard of this guy?" None had.

Meet Together for Girls' 16 Heroes for 2016

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Here at Together for Girls, we deal with data. The data tells us critical information like the scope and scale of the problem of violence, who is most vulnerable and ...

The Dividends of Funding Basic Science

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Dec. 5, 2016 7:01 p.m. ET President-elect Trump is calling for major reinvestment in public infrastructure—and any American can understand why. We all know from direct experience that much U.S.

The Best Movie Posters of 2016

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New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

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5 December 2016 – Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

Hedge Funds Get Big or Go Home

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Dec 6, 2016 6:30 AM EST Hedge funds have had a rough year. They have delivered unimpressive returns. They're battling one another for a stagnant pool of investor money. They're ...

Obamacare repeal is doomed. You can thank the pre-existing conditions ban.

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The current hotness in Republican circles is "repeal and delay." That is, they want to pass legislation that repeals Obamacare in, say, 2019, but doesn't replace it with anything. Then ...

IOM 65th Anniversary

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Migration: A Measure of Humanity’s Dignity #formigration IOM rose from the ashes of World War Two 65 years ago. In the battle-scarred continent of Europe, no government alone could help ...

Barring a massive change in how we fish, there won’t be any sushi left by 2048

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These days, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself at a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s an almost foregone conclusion that the ingredients will be sourced locally, seasonally, and sustainably. But amid ...

German Chancellor Merkel's party labels BDS antisemitic

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The Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) announced on Wednesday that it passed a resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish state at its party conference in ...

One Drop"€™s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA

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Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing ...

New Texas bill endangers LGBT youth: Behind the legislation that could lead to a surge in anti-gay conversion therapy

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The Texas Tribune has reported that the lieutenant governor of the Lone Star State is pushing legislation that would allow “faith-based communities to identify foster and adoptive families for children” ...

Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

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Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they ...

Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017

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Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s going to ...

A Photographer Gets Up Close with the Majestic Humpback Whale

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Swimming with humpback whales and hearing their haunting songs is an experience to cherish. “The sound travels through the water for miles, through your body and into your soul,” says ...

AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’

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After bringing the smart city concept to places like Singapore, Barcelona and Stockholm, AGT International and Israeli telecommunications company Cellcom plan to bring the same to Israel. The two companies ...

‘The Founder’ Review: Michael Keaton Is the Best Thing About This Overcooked McDonald’s Origin Story

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As Michael Keaton settles into the peak era of his acting career, his wizened features and melancholic gaze make him perfectly suited for exuding subtle desperation. It was only a ...

Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938

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Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen ...

UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

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TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its approach to ...

Why baby flatfish grow into the wonkiest animals in the world

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The mystery of how a Japanese flatfish pushes both eyes to one side of its body has finally been unravelled. When Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) are newly hatched, they have ...

Why Ben Carson's HUD confirmation hearing should probe his tie to a felonious dentist

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Donald Trump's selection of Ben Carson as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development is puzzling. After all, Carson was a world renowned brain surgeon who has never held ...
 

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