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Times Coverage of Ebola: Pulitzer-Winning Articles and More

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The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been the worst in history, claiming more than 10,000 lives. To convey the scale of the outbreak, The Times has mobilized dozens of reporters, photographers, video journalists and others over the last year, producing more than 400 articles, including about 50 ...

Tales From City of Hope #1: The Buzzcut Has Landed

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Well, I'm here at City of Hope. On Tuesday at 7 am the final round of chemotherapy begins. I'm staying in a little studio apartment in Parsons Village, which is on the grounds of the City of Hope campus. The picture on the right provides a glimpse of ...

Who Subsidizes Restaurant Workers' Pitiful Wages? You Do

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For Americans who like to eat out occasionally, the full-service restaurant industry is full of relatively affordable options—think Olive Garden, Applebees, or Chili's. But these spots aren't exactly a bargain once a hefty hidden cost is factored in: The amount of taxpayer assistance that goes to workers earning ...

#InterfaithWorks

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Watch the event live on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org Join the online conversation using hashtags #ToleranceReconciliation & #InterfaithWorks.A high-level debate will take place on 21-22 April 2015 at UN Headquarters with religious leaders from around the world to look at ways of promoting tolerance and reconciliation, and as a ...

The BP Oil Spill Happened 5 Years Ago Today. We're Still Paying the Price.

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 men and sending nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the sea. After the well was finally plugged, the national media went home, but the story is still very much unfolding ...

The Government Killed 8 Eagles, 730 Cats, and a Million Starlings Last Year

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President Obama finally released his kill list, and it's 46 pages long. No, not the list of suspected terrorists targeted for extrajudicial killing—the Department of Agriculture's tally of every animal it killed or euthanized over the last fiscal year. All 2,713,570 of them, from 319 different species. The ...

Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

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Exactly eighty-one years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now the most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster. To celebrate this special day in cryptozoology, Google today launched its Street View imagery of the famous lake. You can now use Street View to explore both ...

5 Numbers That Will Shape the Future of US Solar in 2015 and 2016

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NRG Energy Exec Questions Why Solar Is the ‘Bad Boy,’ While Efficiency Is Good Report: ‘Load Defection’ From Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries Is Already Here Will Railed Solar Racking Systems Soon Be Obsolete in the Residential Sector?

This Woman Turned Her Stoner Instagram Feed Into a Career

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Before Caroline Goldfarb posts a photo to Instagram under the handle officialseanpenn, she sends a group text to three of her closest confidants. Many are images of celebrities with a strong gay following, such as Barbra Streisand or Kathy Griffin, and her informal board—all gay men—is quick to ...

Adults Are The Future

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As someone who has publicly stumbled into a career in space, I often get asked about my interest in space as a little girl – if I had dreams of being an astronaut growing up, if I begged to go to space camp. These questions often bother me, not for being asked, but in the way they’re asked. In a sense, they’re not even questions. The interviewer is throwing me what they believe to be a softball question, assuming with almost certainty that I’ll have a quaint heart-warming story about ...

This new Twitter feature has a lot of people really upset

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Today, the world caught wind of a new plan by Twitter to enable all users to receive direct messages from anybody, regardless of whether or not you're following them. Twitter's direct messaging system usually only lets you send private, one-to-one messages to users who follow you on the ...

Ben & Jerry's made a stoner version of Apple's classic '1984' ad in honor of 4/20

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In honor of stoner holiday 4/20, Ben & Jerry's has released an ice cream burrito, the BRRR-ito.The company announced the new product in a parody of Apple's legendary "1984" commercial, which is "widely considered the greatest commercial in Super Bowl history." Both commercials feature rows of zombie-like people ...

Ellen Page explored legal action against Sony after nude video-game images leaked online

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Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesEllen Page has never appeared nude in a film. She did, however, appear nude in a video game. As a result Page explored legal action, emails from the Sony email breach show, according to the WikiLeaks archive of leaked Sony emails. The game, "Beyond: Two Souls," ...

Watch John Oliver make fun of patent trolls on 'Last Week Tonight'

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Last Week Tonight with John OliverJohn Oliver is not a fan of patent trolls. In the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver skewers patent trolls, or companies that make most of their money not from producing goods or providing services, but by amassing the rights to numerous ...

Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services

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Microsoft today announced Azure Service Fabric, a new Azure service that aims to make it easier for developers at startups and ISVs to create highly scalable cloud applications. The idea is to give developers the tools necessary to build cloud apps without ever having to worry about scaling ...

UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

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Note: Before the Committee of Experts on Public Administration was renamed it was called the Group of Experts in Public Administration and Finance. Click here to see sessions 12 to 15 of the Group of Experts in Public Administration and Finance Since its conversion from a Group into ...

The U.S. Economy Keeps Disappointing

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A woman walks past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S. The U.S. economy had a disappointing start to the year, and for now there isn't much evidence of a strong comeback. U.S. indicators are continuing to undershoot analysts’ estimates, according to the Bloomberg ...

Mom-and-Pop Traders Went on a Buying Binge During Friday's Market Plunge

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Individual investors in the stock market are often referred to as “retail.” This is because they trade in discount online brokerages like E*Trade’s and Fidelity’s, which is sort of like buying off the rack instead of the tailored suits and couture offered at the brokerages run by the ...

Tsipras Moves to Seize Public-Sector Funds to Keep Greece Afloat

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Running out of options to keep his country afloat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered local governments to move their funds to the central bank. With negotiations over bailout aid deadlocked, Tsipras needs the cash for salaries, pensions and a repayment to the International Monetary Fund. Greek bonds ...

The 12th Match Against Poverty

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Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo have helped kick-off 11 international Matches Against Poverty since 2003 that raised over 4 million US dollars to help boot out poverty worldwide.This year’s footballing fest, against an All-Star team from top French club Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne ...

Support Feministing’s work: A message from Sesali

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Feministing needs your help. We need to raise $30,000 this month to continue bringing you the feminist news, analysis, and ways to take action you love. Over the next month, members of the Feministing crew will be sharing stories about the work they do. If you agree ...

Quantity, Quality, and Scope: an Interview with Siri Carpenter › Communication Breakdown

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MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program (KSJ) announced April 13 that it will be providing financial support to the non-profit website The Open Notebook (TON). KSJ will give TON $60,000 under a one-year pilot agreement to support the site’s mission of helping science journalists sharpen their skills. TON is ...

Tribeca Review: Riveting 'The Survivalist' is ‘Mad Max' i

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Apr 20 13:39:10 EDT 2015 Writer-director Stephen Fingleton's first feature, "The Survivalist," takes place in a bleak, ruthless post-apocalyptic world that, with its small cast of stone-faced characters in a lawless land, recalls "Mad Max" and its sequels. But Fingleton swaps the ...

Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd Not Guilty of All Charges, Judge Rules

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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Cook County judge ruled prosecutors didn't prove their case — that a Chicago police detective acted recklessly when he fired into a crowd in 2012, killing 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Judge Dennis Porter's directed verdict means the legal team for Dante Servin didn't ...

IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

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Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 ...

Karl Rove Misrepresents Abortion Language In Human Trafficking Legislation To Blame Democrats For Lynch's Stalled Confirmation

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Fox News contributor Karl Rove misrepresented controversial anti-abortion language added to human trafficking legislation that is being used by Republicans to stall Loretta Lynch's confirmation to the Department of Justice, falsely claiming it was part "a forty year bipartisan agreement." In reality, the added provision would greatly expand ...

Bitcoin Vs. Wall Street: A Love-Hate Story

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Editor’s Note: Phillip Kim is a marketing analyst at Snapcard, a bitcoin wallet and bitcoin payment processor. For the first few years, there was no response from Wall Street. The Wall Street Journal didn’t mention bitcoin until a blog post in June 2011. As the bitcoin community waited,

We cannot liberate Palestine with colonized minds

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A Palestinian woman waves a flag in front of Israeli occupation forces during a Land Day protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 March. Land Day commemorates Israel’s violent suppression of protests by Palestinians against government land expropriations in the Galilee in 1976. The inability ...

XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

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Editor’s Note: Tim Reyes is a freelance writer residing in Silicon Valley. With degrees in Physics, he has been an engineer for NASA supporting development of flight software of robotic spacecraft to the planet Mars.Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the ...

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

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Editor’s note: Anthony P. Lee is a General Partner at Altos Ventures, a venture growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth, founder-led software, mobile and Internet companies. Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are thinking ...

Chomsky and Pappe clash on "solutions" for Palestine in new book

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On Palestine by Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky (UK: Penguin, 224 pp, US: Haymarket) When they write or speak about Palestine, few academics on the left command the same attention as Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe. Their latest joint effort, a sequel to the 2010 book Gaza in ...

Video: Israel strangles a Palestinian village

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The Palestinian village of Nabi Samwil is being strangled by Israel. Within a few years, it could disappear altogether. Nabi Samwil overlooks occupied East Jerusalem on one side and Ramallah on the other. With approximately 300 people in no more than a dozen houses, the village is located ...

This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America

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NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut -- Luisa Cintron, 25, is sitting up as straight as she can, perched on the edge of the neatly made bed that doubles as a couch inside her dimly lit apartment. She is wearing a sweater and slacks, talking about the government program that she ...

Leaked emails expose Sony concern over report its cameras used in Gaza attack

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Press TV showed this missile part found in Gaza that includes a camera the reporter said was marked as manufactured by Sony. Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal was proud to add her name to a letter with some 200 other Hollywood big wigs supporting Israel last summer ...

Futurist and Filmmaker Jason Silva on How Watching Movies

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By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire Mon Apr 20 13:55:14 EDT 2015 Jason Silva, the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel's "Brain Games," is among the 2015 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award honorees. This afternoon, Silva will participate in the "Tribeca Talks: Immerse Yourself" panel about how today's entertainment has ...

Supreme Court may take up new LGBT cases May 1

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The U.S. Supreme Court may decide to take up new LGBT cases on May 1. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) The first case is King v. Christie, a challenge filed by the anti-gay Liberty Counsel against New Jersey’s prohibition on conversion therapy to minors, which was ...

Will Massachusetts’ Net Metering Caps Spoil the Community Solar Party?

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Report: ‘Load Defection’ From Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries Is Already Here NRG Energy Exec Questions Why Solar Is the ‘Bad Boy,’ While Efficiency Is Good Can a New Generation of Startups Revolutionize the Nuclear Industry? APS Proposes $21 Monthly Fee for Residential PV, Launches Home Energy Storage Pilot

EIA 2040 Forecast Understates Renewables, Policy, Contingencies

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Published on April 20th, 2015 |by Sandy Dechert Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook. EIA’s big news: American energy imports and exports will come into balance for the first time in over 50 years. Says EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski: “EIA’s AEO2015 shows ...

Middle East & North Africa Out-Of-School Children Initiative

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Nine countries are participating from MENA: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen. The work within the framework of the Initiative is led by Ministries of Education working closely with a team of national and local education officials and stakeholders from civil society and think ...

Meds Trump Therapy Recommendation for Treating ADHD

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When it comes to treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a lot of kids are getting the meds they need—but they may be missing out on other treatments. Despite clinical guidelines that urge that behavioral therapy always be used alongside medication, less than half of the children with ADHD ...

Egypt sentences 22 members of Muslim Brotherhood to death

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An Egyptian court sentenced 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday over an attack on a police station in a district outside Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said.The assault was part of a wave of violence that rocked the country after the army removed elected ...

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

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Pelicans are nesting at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay. Five years ago, the nesting season here was marred by the oil gushing out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.Debbie Elliott/NPRhide caption Pelicans are nesting at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay. Five years ago, the nesting season here ...

Inside Indonesia's Islamic Boarding School for Transgender People

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When Shinta Ratri visits her family in Yogyakarta, the Indonesian city where she still lives, she sits outside her family’s home and waits. She hasn’t been allowed inside since she was 16, when as a young boy she told her family she identified as a girl. Today, Shinta,

This Year, Earth Day Is All About the Oceans

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A Comedic, Yet Illuminating Ride Into the Heart of Conjuring American Spin 'In the City' features the leaders, citizens, and ideas making our cities better places to live. 'Angry Planet' is the place to be for extreme encounters with our rapidly changing environment The Edward Snowden Story, From ...

China Adds Equivalent of France's Entire Solar Capacity in Three Months

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Feifei Shen, BloombergApril 20, 2015| BEIJING -- China’s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to France’s entire supply of power from the sun. China connected 5.04 gigawatts of solar capacity to grids in the three months ended March 31, the National Energy Administration said ...

How to Deal When Protests Disrupt Your Day

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Among 21st century American life's many stresses and frustrations are the traffic stoppages, train delays and brunch interruptions resulting from protests of 21st century American life's many other brutalities and injustices. Each time a wave of compassion and outrage erupts into large-scale protest actions, many people whose normal ...

Illegal shark fins discovered at exclusive London Chinese restaurant

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The stock has been confiscated and destroyed by Trading Standards Oscar Quine is a writer, reporter and editorial assistant across The Independent titles A stock of illegally imported shark fins has been confiscated from one of Britain’s most exclusive Chinese restaurants and destroyed by Trading Standards, following a ...

Thunderclap: #NoworNever for NYC

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This is a crucial year to move New York City to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. These three days of action call attention to the past, present, and future of the climate crisis brought by capitalism to our neighborhoods and communities.If we fail to push our ...

Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again

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A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test. Maglev trains use electrically charged magnets to lift and move carriages above ...
 

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