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Republicans Painting Hillary Clinton as a Tool of the Superrich Forget One Little Thing

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this ...

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

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To get the best possible experience using our website we recommmend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. IE8 is no longer supported. A list of ...

When Your Kid Moves Out West, She Takes the U.S. Economy With Her

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The Texas State Capitol building stands beyond construction cranes at the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas, on April 4, 2015. About 900,000 people live in the ...

The Science of How Gay Marriage Will Destroy America

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case that could legalize same-sex marriage in every state by the end of the court's term in June. To ...

UN: Central African Republic at risk of becoming the world's largest forgotten humanitarian crisis

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With nearly 900,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) forcibly displaced since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, the CAR crisis is quickly becoming the largest forgotten humanitarian ...

Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

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B2B startups often rely on word-of-mouth and online advertising to get the word out about their products. Over time, they often add a marketing and sales department, but they typically ...

UNDP Supporting Nepal’s Government in Recovery Efforts

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Kathmandu - 26 April - Even as the UN Development Programme (UNDP) together with UN agencies and the international community strive to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and ...

Deutsche Bank: This Week's Tesla Announcement Could Be a Bigger Deal Than Investors Realize

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Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors Inc. is set to announce a home battery and a “very large” utility-scale battery later this week, and ...

Nepal Earthquake (as of 26 Apr 2015) - Nepal

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Nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake

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KATHMANDU, Nepal/NEW YORK, 26 April 2015 – At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF.The ...

Quote of the Day: George Bush Still in Foreign Policy Denial

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From Bloomberg's Josh Rogin, after reading a transcript of George W. Bush's remarks on the Middle East to a closed-door meeting with Jewish donors this weekend: For George W. Bush,

Greece’s Day of Reckoning Inches Closer as Debt Payments Loom

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Greece will look for ways to assemble enough cash to pay its pensioners and employees this week, after euro area finance ministers on Friday said they won’t disburse more aid ...

This Video of the Moment the Avalanche Hit Everest Basecamp Is Terrifying

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"The ground is shaking," a man's voice says, sounding incredulous. "Shit," he says, amid giggles of disbelief from others. Then, seconds later, the camera swings around to see something truly ...

GWAS Study Finds Increased Risk Of Death Among Older People

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Bethesda – One of the largest genome surveys to date has found a significant contributing factor to a risk of death. The study – one of the largest ever undertaken ...

Obama Just Burned GOP Climate Deniers In "Anger Translator" Rant

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Towards the end of his annual speech to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in the nation's capital Saturday night, President Obama got "angry." Aided by Luther, his "anger translator" ...

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind

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In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled that states couldn't prohibit interracial marriage, invalidating laws in 16 Southern states. Many Northern states had tossed out bans on interracial marriage in the ...

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 10 Tribeca Film Festival

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Apr 27 13:33:23 EDT 2015 Another film festival, another crop of great movies without a home. Fortunately, by the end of this year's Tribeca ...

BuzzFeed Pitches Advertisers On “Pound” Tech That Tracks A Story’s Viral Spread

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BuzzFeed is known as the king of viral content, and today it’s sharing more details about a new technology showing how that content actually spreads. By using what it calls ...

Why CNN Wouldn't Cut Away From White House Shindig To Cover Huge Freddie Gray Protest

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As politicians, celebrities, and journalists gathered for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner last night in D.C., just miles away in Baltimore, Maryland, a big crowd marched to protest the ...

Nepal: Earthquake Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 25 April 2015) - Nepal

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On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on 26 April.

Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi

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It’s not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore. Best to text them first. That’s why Facebook thinks video calling will live naturally inside Messenger. Today, Messenger is ...

Biotech Startup Pembient Is Making Rhino Horns, Sans Rhino

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There’s a startup called Pembient that is 3D printing rhinoceros horns in a lab on the far edge of San Francisco. These are not horns that look like rhino horns.

Dinosaurs, dragons and demons: The 8 weirdest porn genres

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PornHub is the 75th most popular website in the world, according to Internet analytics company Alexa. The porn site outranks the New York Times, HBO and the Weather Channel in ...

Nepal: Earthquake - Situation Report 3 - 2015 April 26

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At 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu and south of the China border. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including ...

Pinterest Adds Tools For Marketers To Post Better Pins

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Pinterest today said that it would launch what it’s calling its Marketer Development Program, in which a set of partners will get access to new tools that allow them to ...

Israel criticized for touting Nepal rescue while Gaza is still in ruins

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Carrying the flag: A photo published by the Israeli army shows its personnel preparing to deploy to Nepal (via Twitter). The director of Human Rights Watch has criticized Israel for ...

Clinton Foundation Acknowledges Mistakes as Schweizer Calls for Investigation

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The Clinton Foundation's acting CEO, Maura Pally, on Sunday admitted to some mistakes in the organization's listing of donations from foreign governments on its tax forms. In a statement, Pally ...

Young people played a game-changing role in the battle against Ebola in Liberia

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An Ebola survivor reports on a pioneering community initiative in Monrovia that could save lives in the fight against other infectious diseases Archie Gbessay, 28, stands at an intersection in ...

Nepal: Worst earthquake in over 80 years leaves at least 1000 dead

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A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu. At present the death toll stands at over 1,000 dead but ...

Nepal earthquake: “the shake was like nothing I have experienced”

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The shake was like nothing I have experienced in my 57 years. It was strong and it shook for a long time. Many old monuments, including famous temples and stupas ...

Watch "Bettie Page: The Girl In The Leopard Print Bikini" Documentary

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How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?

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When a car hit John Longo as he crossed Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn in December 2013, he was tossed skyward, high and far enough that he had time to contemplate ...

Sharing the Sea with Sharks

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In the South African coastal city where I grew up, shark incidents were fairly common out on the reef where the surfers congregated. As a boy, my father lost a ...

Heartland Institute Seeks To Enlighten Pope Francis

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Published on April 27th, 2015 |by Sandy Dechert Enlightenment visits Rome today and tomorrow. At least, that’s how the Heartland Institute bills it. This week we’ll see a match between ...

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Victoria Cavanagh

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We kick off with Victoria Cavanagh, a communications officer for the UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), WFP – managed warehouses that stockpile equipment and relief items for use in the ...

Latin America Spearheads a Global Effort to Find an Effective Alzheimer’s Drug

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When Alejandra was a 16-year-old teenager back in 2007, she had the aspirations of any girl her age. She attended an escuela secundaria in Medellín, one of Colombia's largest cities.

Lost sea lion pup gets a ride in a patrol car

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MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif.— A sea lion pup that had wandered away from the ocean was spotted by sheriff’s deputies on Sunday waddling along a foggy highway in Mendocino County in ...

Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children?

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Kraft Macaroni & Cheese—that favorite food of kids, packaged in the nostalgic blue box—will soon be free of yellow dye. Kraft announced Monday that it will remove artificial food coloring,

Does music strike a chord with everyone?

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Stephen McAdams played movie tunes to Mbenzélé pygmies in the Congo rainforest to find out whether music is a universal language Why do you want to know whether music has ...

The Rebel Russian Behind the Microbiome and Probiotics

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Resume Reading — The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze What do Jamie Lee Curtis, gut bacteria, and a long forgotten Russian scientist have in common? Why,

Should you stop eating fish?

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Oceanographer (and TED Prize winner) Sylvia Earle (TED Talk: My wish: Protect our oceans) has spent half a century campaigning to save the world’s seas. A new Netflix original documentary ...

Survey shows half of all Germans favor taking in more refugees

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A new opinion poll has found that half of all Germans are in favor of taking in more refugees. The figure varied widely between supporters of parties on the left ...

Car, bike or motorcycle? Depends on where you live

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Last year, we asked people in 44 countries whether they owned certain household items such as microwaves, televisions or radios. We did this in part to explore whether owning more ...

Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests

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By Ted Berg 3 hours agoFollow @ogtedbergDemonstrators destroy the windshield of a Baltimore Police car as they protest the death Freddie Gray. (Photo via Jim Watson/Getty Images) After protests in ...

Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup

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Thursday night at around 8pm I settled in line to wait for the launch of Apple’s newest device, the Apple Watch — just as I’ve done for every Apple launch ...

Nine Months After He Filmed Eric Garner's Killing, the Cops Are Trying to Put Ramsey Orta Behind Bars

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"At first I didn't think it would blow up this big," Ramsey Orta told me. He was describing the video he took of his friend Eric Garner being killed by ...

Peter Hamby leaving CNN for Snapchat

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Peter Hamby, widely recognized by Beltway insiders as one of CNN's best political reporters, is leaving the network to join Snapchat as Head of News, the On Media blog has ...

Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears

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Commercial whaling was banned in 1986, but a remote Indonesian village is one of the few places still hunting whales using traditional methods. From their homes perched on the slopes ...

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