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Here Are the Justice Department's Full Reports on Darren Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department

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On Wednesday, the Justice Department released its highly anticipated report unveiling patterns of racial discrimination among officers and officials from Ferguson, Missouri.The department also chose not to pursue charges against Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown last August.Here's the full report on the Michael Brown ...

In Anti-Obamacare Case, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Questions the Foundation of the Lawsuit

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During the Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday morning in King v. Burwell, the case that threatens to destroy Obamacare, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasted no time in grilling the attorney seeking to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act about a significant technical matter that could blow up his case.

Top State Republican Sued For "Bigoted, Racist, and Sexist" Comments

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The Georgia Republican Party, and its chair, John Padgett, have already been sued once in the past year over allegations of racial discrimination and racial slurs. Now, Padgett, his wife, and the company he owns are being sued again, on the grounds that they frequently engaged in "bigoted,

Meet the 85-Year-Old Texas Republican Pushing Her Party to Decriminalize Pot

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Early last year, John Baucum, the political director of a group called Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP), cornered Sen. Ted Cruz at a GOP event in Houston. Cruz, a former Texas prosecutor who talks the talk on states' rights, had criticized the Obama administration for declining to prosecute ...

Republican Senator Aims To Roll Back Healthy School Lunch Rules

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Our nation's school cafeterias are on track to serve more whole grains and less salt—but not if one Republican senator has anything to say about it. On Monday, Rep. John Hoeven (R-ND) announced plans to introduce a bill that would roll back 2014 legislation requiring school cafeterias to ...

How Hillary Clinton May Have Violated Government Rules on Emails

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The New York Times set off a Clinton-bomb when it revealed Monday night that Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, used a personal email account instead of a government account for all of her official business. The newspaper reported that Clinton had turned over 55,000 pages ...

Tea Party Loses Big in Today's Vote on Clean DHS Funding Bill

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The House will vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure will not target President Obama's executive actions on immigration, giving Democrats what they have long demanded and potentially enraging conservatives ...

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

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Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.Turning to the CEOs ...

There's Really No Plan B on Iran, Is There?

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Yesterday was one of my bad days, but one consequence of that is that I zoned out in front of the TV for long stretches. This allowed me to hear an endless procession of talking heads spend time talking about what we should do about Iran. The striking ...

Ohio students approve Israel divestment vote by landslide

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On Tuesday night, the student government at the University of Toledo in Ohio approved a resolution to divest from companies which profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights. The resolution passed with 21 student senators in favor and only four against. This comes just two weeks after a ...

Ferguson police arrested protesters after release of Justice Department report

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Updated by German Lopezon March 5, 2015, 12:07 a.m. ET@germanrlopez On Wednesday afternoon, the US Department of Justice released a searing report criticizing the Ferguson Police Department for disproportionately harassing, stopping, and arresting black residents in a pattern of racial bias, largely to raise revenue from fines and court fees. And, in a move that's sure to raise eyebrows among local law enforcement's critics, when a small number of protesters went to the police station Wednesday evening to demonstrate against the systemic racial disparities uncovered by the report, police began ...

Why the Duke Basketball Sexual-Assault Story Won't Go Away Quickly

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The Duke University student newspaper reported today that a player recently dismissed from the school's powerhouse men's basketball team had been twice accused of sexual assault. Moreover, it found that athletic department officials, including Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, knew about the allegations as early as last ...

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

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At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, GOP chairman Reince Priebus had some strong words about how President Barack Obama prioritizes threats to national security. "Democrats tell us they understand the world, but then they call climate change, not radical Islamic terrorism, the greatest threat to national security," ...

Is Your State Trying to Outlaw Vaccine Exemptions?

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Rhett Krawitt is seven years old. He is also a cancer survivor. After spending most of his young life battling leukemia, he is now taking up a new cause: fighting for mandatory vaccines. For close to four years, while he underwent chemotherapy, Rhett couldn't be vaccinated against dangerous ...

Video: Ali Abunimah on Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his much trailed and politically divisive speech to the US Congress today, forcefully denouncing a possible international agreement that would place Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program under strict supervision. Immediately afterwards, I spoke to The Real News Network’s Paul Jay to analyze ...

Murder holes and hooligan chants: images of Israel's war crimes

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A Star of David spray painted at the Future House Association in Khuzaa, a community center for women and children. As well as killing more than 2,200 Palestinians and causing huge economic and environmental damage, the Israeli military left messages on the walls of Palestinian homes they occupied ...

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Marijuana provokes the munchies – by acting on cells that usually suppress our appetite An experimental kitchen group is running synaesthesia-inspired events A meta-study suggests one popular brain stimulation technique may not be living up to its promise NeuroPod is the neuroscience podcast from Nature. Each month, join ...

What Happened When My Daughter Asked About My Abortion

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Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

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Many believe that pumped storage and batteries can help the region improve its grid infrastructure. Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena. Infrastructure quality in the region varies widely, and the emphasis on coal and hydropower to the ...

India Moves Into Top 5 Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal March 5th, 2015 by Smiti MittalThe Indian Government’s aggressive policies and ambitious capacity addition targets have helped it jump to the best rank in market attractiveness in the renewable energy sector in at least about two years. The latest edition ...

Did Rome college censor Ilan Pappe because of "Zionist intimidation"?

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The new venue for a debate with Ilan Pappe was packed with a standing room only crowd. Ilan Pappe, the outspoken Israeli historian, has criticized an Italian university for succumbing to “Zionist intimidation” by canceling a debate in which he was scheduled to take part. Just days before ...

Parking Madness 2015: Can Your Parking Crater Compete?

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Rochester won last year’s Parking Madness bracket with this downtown catastrophe where a real neighborhood once stood. March is a special month on Streetsblog. It’s the time when the nation’s worst downtown parking scars face off head-to-head for the shame of winning the “golden crater” — and the ...

Vices provide little relief in besieged Gaza

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Sales have dropped at the al-Sultan tobacco store in the central Gaza Strip. The economic siege on Gaza, imposed by Israel and enforced by Egypt for eight years, has affected even the most banal behaviors of the Strip’s 1.8 million residents. This includes their ability to indulge in ...

Solar Impulse 2 RTW Departure Delayed Due To Weather (Video)

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Amber Archangel March 4th, 2015 by Amber ArchangelOriginally published on 1Sun4All. Breaking News from the Solar Impulse Team via Twitter: “Due to weather considerations, the first possible RTW departure date has been postponed until March 9 2015!” Bertrand Piccard said on his ...

Friction at the Grid Edge: Hawaii’s PUC Orders HECO to Approve Solar Rooftops

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How much solar can distribution feeders handle? That experiment plays out every day in the Hawaiian islands. The latest skirmish in the Hawaiian solar power struggle stems from a letter sent out last week by HECO to 50 Big Island residents that suggested that until the islands' net ...

Prison Labor, Trade Wars and Mitt Romney’s Nephew: The Strange Politics of an Oregon Solar Farm

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Oregonian: Oregon's Signature Solar Energy Project Built on Foundation of False Hopes Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into ...

The World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities in 2015

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New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world’s most economically powerful city has reached something of a fever pitch. In 2012, London ...

An Appallingly Opaque Standard of Communication

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Everyone interested in good (and bad) writing should take a look at the March 2015 edition of The Psychologist (the journal of the British Psychological Society), where Managing Editor Jon Sutton and Simon Oxenham of the Neurobonkers blog have published “Words and Sorcery.” It’s an examination of “the ...

For Hoff Yeti Crabs Food, Sex, and Birth Determine Living Space At Vents

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Within just a few short centimeters the temperature drops from 350˚C to -1.5˚C (692 to 29.3˚F). At 2.6 kilometers deep in the Antarctic Ocean lies the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) dotted with hydrothermal vents. Here, in this unique spot the world’s coldest ocean is in contact with one ...

Top 10 Cities For Electric Vehicles In The US Shown In New Infographic

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by James Ayre March 4th, 2015 by James AyreWhat are the top cities in the US for electric vehicles (EVs)? A good question. As determined by the charging station infrastructure company ChargePoint — while taking into account EVs on the road, charging infrastructure ...

James Rustad "My name's Scott Walker" @jamesrustadsong

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My name’s Scott Walker - I believe in “Right to Work”I like to bust the Unions because I am a pompous jerkIf I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the worldJust don’t ask me if Obama loves America I don’t like teachersBecause I ...

DrugShortages on the App Store on iTunes

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We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app DrugShortages by FDA/CDER, get iTunes now. Access to drug shortage information is now easier and faster. FDA has developed an app that allows users to quickly identify current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations ...

Eric Holder: Taking the side of equality

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The U.S. Supreme Court Building.(Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) Over the next ...

Oil Can’t Match Solar On Cost, Even At $10/Barrel

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Giles Parkinson March 4th, 2015 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast ...

Bayit Yehudi MKs call to adopt Levy Report, legalize outposts

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'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to water grid Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine Analysis: Netanyahu climbs a tree, Obama happy to see him fall Tel Aviv ...

Go Inside Bjork's Career-Spanning MOMA Retrospective

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Björk's Museum of Modern Art exhibition is set to open on March 8th, but before the curtain rolls back on this can't-miss multimedia event, Rolling Stone has your first look at the singer's career-spanning MOMA retrospective. The exhibit will feature "sounds, videos, objects, instruments, costumes, and images" from ...

Israel arrests four for allegedly selling weapons-making material to Hamas

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Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident donate organs for transplant Tel ...

"It's Easier to Get Laid at CPAC Than on Spring Break"

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While the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracts right-wingers all stripes, there was one thing virtually all attendees could agree on: this year's conference was young. Especially young. College and high school-aged conservatives packed the halls of CPAC, decked out in all manner of paraphernalia: retro Reagan-Bush '84 ...

Jordan's king calls fight against Islamic State 'a third world war'

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WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' 'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

All sanctions must end for a nuclear deal, Iran says

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US envoy Power: There will never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel Netanyahu to AIPAC: Reports of demise in ties with the US are ‘just wrong’ Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

These California Maximum-Security Prisoners Are Making an Album

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Inmates at California's New Folsom prison are slowly creating a sequel of sorts to Johnny Cash's hit record, and if an early preview of one song is any indication, their mix of folk, soul, blues, and hip-hop may be worth the wait. The Prison Music Project, the brainchild ...

National Bike Month, Tesla "D" Launch Event in Switzerland... (Clean Transport Link Drop)

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan March 3rd, 2015 by Zachary ShahanHere’s some more clean electricity news & commentary for you in case you’ve already sailed through ours. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or ...

Mr Spock : The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few

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Chato Stewart: (day dreaming) Mr. Spock: Remember Caption: Live long and Prosper This above-title, to me, is to me one of the most iconic line in the all of Star Trek’s history!Aside from the #LLAP “Live long and Prosper” of course! You don’t have to be a Trekkie ...

2015 Top 10 Best Downtowns

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The best downtowns consistently change as our lifestyles, priorities and work patterns evolve. For decades in the U.S., our downtowns were places where we worked. We would drive in during the morning rush hour and drive back out during the evening rush hour. Suburban malls had drained our ...

Israelis among the healthiest eaters — study

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A new study in this month’s The Lancet Global Health Journal places the diet of the average Israeli among the healthiest in the world. The study, which looked at dietary habits — both good and bad — of adults in 187 countries, placed Israel in ninth place overall.

Don’t Qualify for DACA? SIJS Might Work for You

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by Aura Bogado| Print | Comment (14764) Monday, March 2 2015, 10:10 AM EST Tags: DACA, Immigration, SIJS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, USCIS President Obama’s deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has been big news since he announced it during his 2012 re-election campaign. More ...

BYD Looking To 'Revolutionize' Brazil’s Urban Transport

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 3rd, 2015 by James AyreThe rising star of the Chinese electric vehicle and solar energy technology world, BYD, is looking likely to continue rising, with the company now eyeing the Brazilian market. With the company’s first factory in the ...

Germans Are Buying More Stuff

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Retail sales in Germany recorded the biggest monthly increase in seven years, on the back of cheaper oil and rising wages. In January, seasonally-adjusted sales in real terms rose 2.9 percent from the previous month. While the indicator is highly volatile and subject to frequent and significant revisions,

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

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Shark fins dry in the sun covering the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong on Jan. 2, 2013. Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fins, but imports there have dropped by 29 percent since 2011, according to a new study.Antony Dickson/AFP/Getty ...

Israeli mobile tech a big presence at Mobile World Congress

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If it’s late February/early March, it’s Mobile World Congress time – and once again this year, Israel will be well represented in Barcelona this week, with companies showing off the latest and greatest in cell and smart phone models, apps, and other innovations. As has been the case ...
 

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