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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections ...

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

Why Global Solar Demand Will Be Off the Charts

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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 ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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3 mentions8 hours ago
On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

Sorry, Liberals, But the Roberts Court Is Still Conservative

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2 mentions6 hours ago
There's no denying it: Last week was a great one for liberals. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges that would have gutted two of the most important progressive laws ...

Did Jeb Bush's Campaign and Super-PAC Cross the Line on Coordination?

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3 mentions6 hours ago
Jeb Bush officially declared that he was seeking the presidency two weeks ago, yet political observers have assumed he made the decision long ago and may have remained a shadow ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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2 mentions11 hours ago
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

The Job Creators America Is Keeping Out

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3 mentions2 hours ago
Here's a name for you to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It's the name of an American hero. Yet-Ming Chiang is a professor of materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials ...

UNHCR

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3 mentions20 hours ago
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 ...

Key Greek Referendum Debt Document Mistranslated

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4 mentions5 hours ago
Greek voters having to decide whether to approve or reject two documents from creditors face an additional challenge: the translation from English. One of the documents, titled “preliminary debt sustainability ...

ADP Says Companies in U.S. Add 237,000 Workers to Payrolls

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Companies in the U.S. added 237,000 workers to payrolls in June, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Wednesday. The median projection of 44 economists surveyed ...

Greece Compromise Bid Faces Resistance as Trust Fades

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he’s ready to end his standoff with creditors as the country gets a taste of financial meltdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s dominant leader,

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

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3 mentions15 hours ago
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were overjoyed last month when they learned they'd received a $100,000 donation that could send 500 girls to camp. But the celebratory mood soon ...

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

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4 mentions24 hours ago
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 ...

The Sea Route to Europe

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A large majority of the thousands of people who made dangerous sea journeys across the Mediterranean into Europe in the first six months of 2015 were fleeing war, conflict or ...

The crisis in non-fiction publishing

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When it comes to high-calibre non-fiction, risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat ‘smart thinking’ books that promise more than they deliver. But praise should be given to ...

The Nobel Prize Is Bad And We Should Feel Bad

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The Nobel Prizes are not the final say in good science, and Nobel laureates are not necessarily the best scientists — much less the wisest human beings. It’s easy to ...

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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6 mentions23 hours ago
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 ...

A walk in the park increases poor research practices and decreases reviewer critical thinking

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Or so i’m going to claim because science is basically about making up whatever qualitative opinion you like and hard-selling it to a high impact journal right? Last night a ...

YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps

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Over the last few months, Google’s YouTube launched both 60fps video on the desktop and — later — for live video streams. Starting today, you can also watch the service’s ...

The NSA Just Got Six More Months of Unlimited Snooping in Your Phone Data

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2 mentions1 day ago
Almost as soon as Congress passed the USA Freedom Act earlier this month, which ended the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records under the Patriot Act, the government ...

Bon Jovi and Chris Christie: It's Complicated

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3 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

No, Most U.K. Homes Do Not Get More In Welfare Than They Pay In Tax

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Do more than half of British households get more back from the government in benefits than they paid in tax? That statistic was widely reported on Tuesday, based on a ...

The Death Boats: A Survivor’s Tale

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2 mentions2 hours ago
Every day, I listen to stories of people fleeing for their lives, across dangerous borders and unfriendly seas to reach safety. The story of a young woman, Doaa, is so ...

Elizabeth Warren Won't Rule Out Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

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The activist liberal wing of the Democratic Party was heartbroken when Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren decided to pass on running for president in 2016. Since then, some hard-core lefties have ...

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 ...

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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4 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

No-Respect Recovery May Wind Up Becoming Longest Ever in U.S.

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It may not seem like much of a recovery to most Americans, but the current economic expansion has many of the makings to become the longest in more than 150 ...

“The erotics of books are alive and well”: Jonathan Galassi on his new novel

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You don’t have to work in publishing to enjoy Jonathan Galassi’s debut novel, Muse, a story that draws a lot from the writer’s own experience. Galassi is the publisher of ...

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

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Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon. In a forest just west of Chesapeake Bay,

Engine Yard’s Deis Launches Commercial Support For Its Docker-Based PaaS

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Earlier this year, cloud orchestration platform Engine Yard acquired Deis, an open-source Platform-as-a-Service project. Engine Yard has long been known for its support service and starting today, the company will ...

Girl Scouts Raise $100,000 in One Day After Dropping Transphobic Donor

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Within one day, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington has raised more than $100,000 dollars online — a sum being used to replace a donation the local council returned to ...

The Tale Of The Talented Mr C. — Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel

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“Good Evening,” began the polite email. “I recently transitioned into the role as Foreign Media Specialist for TechCrunch magazine here in San Francisco. As part of my new position I ...

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 ...

Texas women got a reprieve from the state's anti-abortion law. It might not last

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The US supreme court kept the state’s clinic-closing law from taking effect and depriving many women of access to abortion care. But the fight’s not overTuesday 30 June 2015 11.24 ...

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 ...

Boycott-hit Orange may dump Israeli partner by mid-2017

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Stéphane Richard, chief executive of Orange, meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, 12 June. Palestine solidarity activists are welcoming an announcement that the French multinational Orange could dump ...

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 ...
 

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