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Party unity finally comes to the Democrats

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2 mentions9 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

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

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4 mentions12 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bernie Sanders delegates threaten convention chaos

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4 mentions22 hours ago
"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,

18 great trends of the Obama administration—and 2 terrible ones

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2 mentions20 hours ago
So how has the country been doing during President Obama's term in office? Here's a scattering of indicators and how they've changed from 2008 (the last year of the Bush ...

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 ...

Afghanistan: Record level of civilian casualties sustained in first half of 2016

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3 mentions23 hours ago
KABUL - A UN report on Afghanistan published Monday shows a record number of civilian casualties since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just ...

Trump gets a sizeable convention bounce in the polls

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2 mentions22 hours ago
We now have four polls out that were taken after the Republican convention: CNN, CBS, Morning Consult, and Gravis Marketing. They show an average post-convention bounce for Trump of 6.3 ...

Even Trump-friendly media thinks Putin prefers Trump

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2 mentions22 hours ago
John Schindler on the DNC email leak: The important part of this story is that Russian intelligence, using its Wikileaks cut-out, has intervened directly in an American presidential election....The most ...

Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like

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This is what a mensch looks like. Al Franken couldn’t do it. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t do it. Cory Booker didn’t even come close to doing it. Even Sarah Silverman, may ...

Food Network Orders Travel Series With YouTube Star Hannah Hart (Exclusive)

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Food Network is going into business with YouTube star Hannah Hart.The cable network has ordered a six-episode travel and food series starring the comedian. The currently untitled project, which is ...

Why You Should Feel Free to Ignore Polls for a Few Weeks

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Donald Trump officially became the Republican party’s nominee Thursday night, and on Monday, the Democratic convention begins in Philadelphia. In the coming weeks, you can expect lots of polls — ...

Watch Donald Trump forcible shave a man's head

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2 mentions22 hours ago
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. Among ...

‘Jason Bourne’ Review: A Useless Sequel Makes the Case For Its Own Irrelevance

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All good things come to an end, and once they do, they’re usually better off left that way. So now we have “Jason Bourne,” a sequel to a franchise that ...

Morgan Stanley on Oil Prices: 'A Refinery-Driven Correction Is Upon Us'

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Gear up for a fall in oil prices.The global oil market is "severely oversupplied" with gasoline — with stocks at a five-year high — serving as a blow to crude ...

Giant corporations are reaping billions from federal "small business" contracts

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Verizon Communications is the largest wireless provider in the United States, with 177,000 employees and $91.7 billion in sales last year, and yet it somehow managed to wrangle more than ...

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin really BFFs?

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4 mentions18 hours ago
Today brings one of the weirdest stories of any recent presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton's campaign has essentially accused Donald Trump of being a pawn of the Russians. Not in hints; ...

Preparatory Committee III

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Venue:PrepCom3 will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at the Convention and Exhibition Hall Grand City Convex Surabaya, while certain parallel events ...

Could the Dutch Be Even More Bike-Friendly?

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In Amsterdam, the bicycle rules. Free of fear and helmets, hordes of cyclists fill the streets at rush hour, using their numbers to dominate drivers and pedestrians. More trips in ...

What Sank Yahoo? Blame Its Nice Guy Founders

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The epilogue in the long, sad story of Yahoo!, the web portal with the perpetually ebullient exclamation mark, is finally being written. After emerging as the top bidder in a ...

Amazon partners with UK government to test its drones

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Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the UK Government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air drone delivery service. In a ...

Oil Bulls Headed Over Demand Cliff as Refinery Shutdowns Loom

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Beware, oil bulls: Just as U.S. oil production sinks low enough to drain supplies, demand is about to fall off a cliff. American gasoline consumption typically ebbs in August and ...

Hillary Clinton for President

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Current Issue Hillary Clinton for President Current Issue The Advocate Interview: Hillary Clinton Commentary PTSD: It Comes With the Territory If You're LGBT Commentary A Lover and a Fighter: The ...

Yahoo is the latest piece of Verizon's $10 billion plan to challenge Facebook and Google

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It's official: Verizon will buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion.The deal, announced Monday morning, marks the end of an era for Yahoo and is another piece of what's been ...

Democrats Kick Off 2016 Convention as a Far More Progressive Party

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Democrats flooding into Philadelphia this week for their 2016 convention will be ratifying a series of leftward policy shifts adopted by presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton amid prodding from democratic-socialist Senator ...

Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer

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2 mentions21 hours ago
In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is,

Apple’s China Problem Is That Local Phones are Good

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For Beijing resident Nie Miao, spending 5,000 yuan ($749) on a new iPhone 6S from Apple Inc. “just isn’t an option.” That’s because the lion’s share of his 7,000 yuan ...

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

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In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s ...

Turkey Open For Business With Purges Nearly Over, PM Says

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Aiming to limit the economic fallout from this month’s failed coup, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ruled out early elections and said the government plans a multibillion-dollar infrastructure fund to ...

Laverne Cox Dazzles In First 'Rocky Horror' Trailer

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Laverne Cox Dazzles In First 'Rocky Horror' Trailer When Exactly Was America Great? Inspired by Trump, Former KKK Leader Runs for Senate Telling Our Stories: Bi Stories Project Launches at ...

CrunchFund has a new partner: Susan Hobbs

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CrunchFund has a new partner, and it didn’t need to look far for her, either. Last week, Susan Hobbs joined the five-year-old, seed-stage outfit from Y Combinator, where she spent ...

Breaking: DNC chair announces her resignation on the eve of the Philadelphia convention.

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Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday afternoon that she would resign her position following the end of the party's quadrennial convention this week in Philadelphia. The Florida ...

Gold Slumps as Stronger Dollar, Share Market Advance Cut Demand

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Gold fell, extending the first back-to-back weekly drop since May, as buoyant equity markets and gains in the dollar hurt demand ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and ...

Remaining Yahoo to rebrand after sale of assets to Verizon in 2017

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One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is ...

Japan captures 115 whales in northwestern Pacific in May-July ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

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Japan has captured 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde’s whales in the northwestern Pacific during its annual “research whaling,” the Fisheries Agency said Monday, concluding this year’s whaling program starting ...

Turkey: Rights Protections Missing From Emergency Decree

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(Istanbul) – The first emergency decree under Turkey’s state of emergency is arbitrary, discriminatory, and unjustified as a response to the violent coup attempt or other public order concerns. The ...

Wikileaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason

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Just days after a bloody coup attempt shook Turkey, Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call "Erdogan emails." In response, Turkey's internet governance body swiftly blocked access to ...

A world without information? Right to Information and SDGs

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Find out why Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Jun 15, 2016The ...

The Beginners’ Guide to Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far?

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Britain’s divorce from the European Union is not going to be easy given there is no precedent and no planning was done before the historic referendum result. A bit more ...

Orca Cries Out For People To Help Her

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A group of hard-working rescuers in Canada have saved a stranded killer whale they heard crying for help in the distance. The fortunate Orca apparently became stuck on some rocks ...

WWF: Mexico and the US Step Up Protections for Vaquita

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Date July 22, 2016 Media Contact Brendan Rohr 202-495-4621 In This Press Release Vaquita Gulf of California Ocean Habitat Illegal Wildlife Trade Influencing Policy Wildlife Conservation Oceans Stop Wildlife ...

Clinton launches app designed to gamify campaigning

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For better or worse, preaching the gospel of your candidate no longer requires leaving the couch. As anyone who’s cracked open a social media account over the past year can ...

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

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On July 25, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Philadelphia, Pa. To commensurate the event and its embrace of corrupt politician Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, Wikileaks is ...

Shark Spotters Mobile Application :: Champion Page

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By: Shark Spotters Short URL: How often do you go to the beach and wonder when the last shark was spotted, what flag is currently flying, if the shark ...

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

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It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn’t it? And we can’t escape plastic pollution, either. Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long.


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Across most of the United States, state laws do not protect transgender Americans from discrimination in public places – or when it comes to using the restroom, something we all ...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Had to Go

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PHILADELPHIA—Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she would step down from from her position at the close of this week’s Democratic National Convention. The controversy-plagued Florida ...

Tim Kaine Was Fighting For Civil Rights While Donald Trump Was Discriminating Against African-Americans

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2 mentions18 hours ago
In 1965, after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the number of African-American voters increased dramatically in Richmond, Virginia. In response to African-Americans becoming a majority of the city’s ...

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