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The abortion controversy that could ensnare John Kasich

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Ohio, a state often considered ground zero for anti-abortion legislation, finds itself at the center of the latest reproductive rights controversy—one that could force its governor, Republican presidential candidate John ...

Ohio Republicans are freaking out about the Denali name change

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On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of ...

This week's great showdown: Denali vs. McKinley

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So the big news this weekend was President Obama's decision to change the name of Mt. McKinley back to Denali. As near as I can tell, the only people who ...

Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

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In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that ...

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Robert Kagan thinks America's problem is too little war

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Over the weekend Robert Kagan wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal titled basically a long version of the "Munich!" argument that conservatives make every time we fail to ...

The Global Goals

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Our ambition is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days. Every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, mobile phone, pinboard and milk carton will ...

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain"€™s Quirks, Dies at 82

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Oil Set for Third Monthly Drop as U.S. Rig Count Gains Amid Glut

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Oil headed for a third monthly decline as U.S. drillers showed no signs of letting up even as a supply glut persists. Futures fell as much as 2 percent in ...

Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

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More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App ...

THE Look: Oh My Goth

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Walking around my high school’s hallways in my colorful polos and khaki shorts, I wore an insincere smile trying to impress people I didn’t know. Trying to fit in with ...

The FAA Starts Moving To The Cloud

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move away from its own data centers and toward cloud services. Last week, the FAA signed a deal with Computer Science Corp. (CSC) to help ...

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Heads for Worst Month in Four Years

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U.S. stocks declined amid a swoon that has the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on the verge of its worst month in almost four years, as investors grow anxious over the ...

A Village on the Verge of Being Swept Away

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Residents of Newtok, Alaska voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part. NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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China stocks end a volatile month on a low note, euro-area inflation is unchanged, and a "super giant" gas field gets discovered. Here are some of the things people in ...

Asian Stocks Pull Back With Aussie as Fed, China Angst Simmers

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Asian stocks retreated with Australia’s dollar amid concern the U.S. will push ahead with raising interest rates as soon as September despite prospects of further volatility in China’s equity market.

This Major Food Company Wants To Be The First To Tackle Emissions Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain

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On Monday, General Mills — the sixth-largest food company in the world — announced plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2025. The announcement comes at ...

UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan

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MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost ...

Hair update: Short wins by a landslide

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So what does the commentariat think on the hair front? Here's a smattering of comments from folks who like my new, shorter hair: JS: The short look, with the T-shirt,

Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’

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Rather than acknowledging the clear link between lax gun laws and deadly shootings, a Texas congressman has found a new culprit: multiculturalism. On the Chris Salcedo Show last week, the ...

Obama Just Renamed The Nation’s Highest Mountain. These People Aren’t Happy About It.

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On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would restore the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, currently called Mount McKinley, to Denali. The move, which comes in advance of the ...

Migrants’ deaths bring scrutiny to European handling of refugees

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BUDAPEST — The 71 people whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on the main highway between Budapest and Vienna last week may have died at the hands of ...

West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

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US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate An assistant professor in the ...

Public Transit Should Be Uber’s New Best Friend

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If Uber is worth its $50 billion valuation, it will have to do more than win over the market historically occupied by the taxi and limo industry — it will ...

First-Ever Rwandan Girl's Teen Magazine Aims To Empower Young Women

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In today’s social climate, life can be pretty tough for teen girls. But in countries where early marriages and teen pregnancies are often promoted over higher education and personal success,

#endFGM: The scope of the problem in graphics and numbers

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It's considered a violation of human rights, nonetheless two million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) each year - adding up to 140 million cases. This graphic series shows the ...

Climate change will bring greater biodiversity to world seas

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Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has ...

Confessions of a Neurotic Extravert

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“I’ve found that neurotic extraverts tend to be more confused about their own personality than anyone else.” — Personality neuroscientist Colin DeYoung My whole life I’ve been very confused about ...

Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

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In animal husbandry, the word "cull" means to remove undesirable animals from the herd — the scrawny and the sickly. To hear the word applied to human beings is harsh,

Merkel: Unacceptable how Iran continues to talk about Israel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran's participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran's attitude ...

Oliver Sacks has left the building

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain,

Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 ...

97% firms not aware of sexual harassment at workplace law: Survey

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NEW DELHI: Even though the government is trying hard to crack the whip on employers not adhering to law pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplace, a large chunk ...

The horrifying story of Jamycheal Mitchell, who starved to death in jail after stealing a Snickers

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For a living, I wade through hundreds and hundreds of awful cases of police brutality, torture, prison/jail abuse, misconduct, and racial injustice and have the agonizing pressure to choose which ...

An Insider on Switching Between Top Venture Firms

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Earlier this week, we sat down with venture capitalist Brian O’Malley of Accel Partners to talk about where he’s shopping now. We also asked O’Malley — who was recruited into ...

Scott Walker Calls A U.S.-Canada Fence A ‘Legitimate Issue For Us To Look At’

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Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker said Sunday that he thought building a wall along the U.S.-Canada border was a “legitimate” issue for the United States to consider. Walker was asked ...

Which Member of Knesset was part of a deadly love triangle?

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A new documentary reveals that former MK Yohanan Bader, one of the founders of the Herut Party that eventually became the Likud, shot and killed a man in a duel ...

Homeless women find sexual violence part of life on the street

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Blaire Goode said she can remember dancing across her living room with the father of her 6- and 7-year-old children like it was yesterday. The night sky was dry, a ...

MK Rosenthal tries to curb 'black-market lobbying'

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Zionist Union MK Miki Rosenthal revived a bill that seeks to expand the definition of a lobbyist and further limit their activities."The lobbyists got more sophisticated; now we are, too," ...

Here Is A Video Of Sarah Palin Interviewing Donald Trump. It Is Bonkers.

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Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack

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The Justice Department took down what it called the largest “internet brothel” last week, arresting the CEO and six employees behind the online male escort service Rentboy.com. But there’s more ...

The Problem With Ranking Urban Mobility By Rush-Hour Traffic Alone

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Focusing on the peak period, as the Texas A&M; Transportation Institute does, can miss the big picture. The lens you use to observe something says a lot about what you’ll ...

Google Tests Home-Services Search, Taking on Yelp, Angie’s List

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Google Inc. wants to help you find your next plumber or home cleaner. The Web company is testing a new feature in the San Francisco area that lets local businesses ...

IN PHOTOS: A movement of color at Bat Yam street fair

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A group of people wearing solid colored body suits took to the streets of Bat Yam over the weekend as part of a street art performance during the Bat Yam ...

Big Blue Live

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ISIS partly destroys another ancient Roman temple in Palmyra, monitor says

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The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.The militants targeted the Temple of Bel,

Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

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Shown a realistic human target — not just a silhouette like this one — shooters were more likely to pull the trigger if the target was black, according to an ...
 

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