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Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media

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Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris will begin with an unprecedented Leaders Event on 30 November, immediately after the official ...

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

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Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its delivery drone. You know, the flying delivery ...

Ben Carson and the conservative grift machine

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In the LA Times today Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore have a great piece about the American Legacy PAC and its 2014 Save Our Healthcare campaign. It was fronted by ...

Iraq: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 November 2015)

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Iraq faces a complex, and growing humanitarian crisis with at least 8.7 million Iraqis requiring humanitarian assistance. This includes about 3.2 million people who have fled their homes since January ...

Urgent And Ambitious Climate Action Needed To End Hunger In Our Lifetime

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ROME/PARIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the climate negotiations (COP21) 30 November-11 December 2015, in Paris, France. WHY WFP: The global climate negotiations are critical ...

Republican candidates are too busy this morning to denounce attack on Planned Parenthood clinic

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When I went to bed last night, none of the Republican presidential candidate had said anything about the horrific shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. But that was ...

The new, ugly surge in violence and threats against abortion providers

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Three people were shot dead and nine injured Friday at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, the first time since 2009 that anyone has been killed in an incident linked ...

UN agencies weigh in on climate change impacts ahead of Paris conference

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27 November 2015 – In the weeks leading up to the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), which begins in Paris on Monday and aims to reach a new universal ...

Colorado Police Union Calls Critics ‘Race Baiting Morons’ After Planned Parenthood Attacks

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One day after Robert Lewis Dear allegedly opened fire at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, killing three and injuring nine others, the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement ...

Carly Fiorina: Obama Is ‘Delusional’ If He Thinks Climate Change Is An Immediate Security Threat

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina dismissed the idea that climate change was a major security threat Sunday, a dismissal that ignores warnings from top security experts. “It is delusional for ...

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Pet Portraits for Rich People You Have to See to Believe

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Tom Palmore's commissions all come via word of mouth (by, say, the same people paying $15,000 to get painterly selfies done). Someone will see a painting of a pet at ...

The Deafening Silence of the Republican Field in the Wake of the Planned Parenthood Shooting

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The are many measures of how a presidential candidate might respond in a moment of national trauma. To my mind, the standard was set on the night of April 4,

100 Notable Books of 2015

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The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. BEATLEBONE. By Kevin Barry. (Doubleday, $24.95.) In razor-sharp prose, Barry’s novel imagines ...

EDEKA Weihnachtsclip

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Zuhause mit den Liebsten ist es am schönsten. Gerade zu Weihnachten! Mehr unter: unserem Gewinnspiel kannst du dich noch mehr auf Weihnachten einstimmen. Poste ein Foto, das du mit ...

Vote backing boycott challenges feminists to take clear stand on Palestine

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Members of the National Women’s Studies Association have voted to endorse the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel, in a landslide vote. Almost 90 percent of ...

Infographic: Violence against women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by ...

Ikea"€™s Newly Designed Refugee Shelters Are a Game Changer

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A Comedic, Yet Illuminating Ride Into the Heart of Conjuring American Spin Investigate 'Fortitude' and explore the real-life science behind the new series set in the Arctic Circle. 'In the ...

Orange the world to end violence against women

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This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the ...

Donald Trump and the politics of resentment

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As you surely know by now, the latest round of Republican campaign cretinism came a few days ago when Donald Trump mocked a reporter with chronic arthrogryposis, which restricts the ...

There's an active shooter situation at a Colorado Spring Planned Parenthood

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The Colorado Springs police department is reporting that three officers and an as-yet-undetermined number of civilians were shot earlier today outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The department says that the ...

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

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As African leaders, climate change experts and scholars understand it, the climate change agreement currently being negotiated and expected to be adopted in Paris in December is an opportunity to ...

The Platform Paradox

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Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective. Previously, Eric was the CEO and a co-founder of Brontes, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. I often hear VCs ...

The Conference of Youth

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From the 26th to the 28th of November 2015at the Parc des Expositions of Villepinte inParis area, we will gather to learn, debate,discover and take action in a dedicated place.The ...

Four tough things universities should do to rein in costs

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Universities in the United States are the best in the world, but the cost of attending them is rising faster than the cost of almost anything else. Professors blame administrative ...

Police and Gunman in Shootout Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A gunman inside a Planned Parenthood center here was exchanging gunfire with the police, the authorities said on Friday, after an hours long shooting spree that left ...

Netanyahu orders reassessment of EU role in Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess the involvement of European Union institutions in the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians. Until the reevaluation ...

Online Polls Are Rising. So Are Concerns About Their Results.

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Two of the most important trend lines in political campaign polling might be about to cross. One is the rise of online polling. The other is the decline of telephone ...

Sight & Sound Top 20 Films of 2015: 'The Assassin' Slays the Competition, Beautifully

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It's not even December, but "Sight and Sound" has unveiled the results of its annual Top 20 poll, with Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "The Assassin" topping the list. The results, which go ...

Violent anti-choice rhetoric must end, or anti-abortion violence never will

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Words matter. When we dehumanize people – when we call them demons, monsters, and murderers – we make it easier for others to do them harm. Let’s not pretend that ...

Likud central committee candidate proposes bill to give central committee members jobs

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New legislation that would make it easier for parties’ central committee members to apply for government jobs was proposed by Knesset Interior Committee chairman David Amsalem (Likud), who is running ...

Friday cat blogging

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I am an idiot. Yesterday, in a fit of bad timing, my camera chose to tell me its memory card was getting full. I had already transferred all the photos ...

It's Open Season on China's Securities Firms as Probes Intensify

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China’s biggest clampdown on malpractices in its securities industry kicked into higher gear this week with news that three of the nation’s largest brokerages are being investigated for alleged rule ...

Whale hunting: Five things you may not know

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Japan says it will continue to hunt whales in the Antarctic, despite an important international ruling that it should stop. It ceased hunting for more than a year after the ...

Fiorina and Huckabee: Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Not to Blame for Planned Parenthood Attacks: WATCH

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called the shooting of a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday an act of “domestic terrorism” but said that rhetoric from anti-abortion advocates is not to ...

Hate Group Bullies School Out Of Letting Kids Read Book About Transgender People

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A right-wing anti-LGBT group succeeded this week in scaring a Wisconsin school district out of trying to help its elementary students better understand the experience of a classmate who was ...

Manhunt for terrorist in Jerusalem after woman stabbed

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One person was wounded in a stabbing attack near a bus station in Jerusalem on Shamgar street on Sunday morning. Magen David Adom was treating a woman in her thirties ...

Although ISIS-Linked Attacks Mount, Bangladesh Denies The Group’s Role

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The Islamist militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a gun attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh in which one person was killed and three injured. A statement posted ...

Canada’s New Leadership Reverses Course on Climate Change

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OTTAWA — In less than a month, Canada has executed a complete about-face on global climate change. With the defeat of the Conservatives in the October general election, out went ...

Weekend News Brief: Adele, Nefertiti, Jacksonville, Astronaut, Bernie Sanders, Sunday Scruff

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RECORDS: Adele’s 25 first week sales are an unreal 3.38 million: “That’s the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. 25 ...

There’s Been A Recent Uptick In Violence At Planned Parenthood Clinics

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It isn’t yet clear why 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear opened fire in a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday afternoon, ultimately killing three people and injuring several more. But ...

Gillmor Gang: More Gravy

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The Gillmor Gang — Matt Mullenweg, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Matt Mullenweg joins the Gang for a deep dive on Calypso’s ...

Whales make mysterious visits to underwater mountains

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Some whales love mountains. New Caledonian humpbacks migrating between their breeding and feeding grounds pull over for days on end in waters around underwater mountains – though no one yet ...

Starvation in Yemen: 'We are hoping just to survive'

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Abdullah al-Osaimi worries every day about how to put food on the table for his wife and four children. The family fled several months ago from their home in Yemen's ...

Protest ban will not stop creative actions at COP21

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Original article at As a couple years of planning draw to a close, the protests in Paris around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, or COP21,

No One Knows Why So Many Tarantulas Are One Particular Shade of Vivid Blue

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Tarantulas: big, hairy, eight-legged, terrifying nightmares to some, adorable pets to others, blue. Yes. Blue. Although most of the 900 or so species of tarantulas are varying shades of black ...

J.K. Rowling Understands Her Superfans Because of Her Obsession with Morrissey

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling tells The Guardian that as a 16-year-old she used to listen to The Smiths’ “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” in her bedroom and hope to ...

Abortion Opponents Insist The Planned Parenthood Shooting Was Actually A Bank Robbery

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A shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday afternoon has left three people dead and several others injured. Details remain scarce about the motivations of the ...

None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting

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Approximately 10 hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, only two presidential candidates have issued statements expressing support for ...

Thanksgiving/Black Friday Online Sales Hit $4.5B, 34% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

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The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices — led by smartphones — accounting for a record $1.5 ...

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