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Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent $250K to Stop People From Voting

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Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candidates courting social ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you ...

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire's New Pet Project?

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An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn't quite Tony Stark, but he's close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A

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Cash-strapped Greece needs to repay almost 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) to the International Monetary Fund next month, an obligation Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said the country can’t and won’t ...

Phone Records Suggest Close Ties Between Arizona Commissioner Bob Stump and Utility APS

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Battery Storage Payback Takes Only a Few Years in PJM, S&C Finds Facing Continued Losses, Yingli Solar Warns Investors About Its Ability to Operate Hanergy Thin Film Power Shares Plunge ...

The Freewheeling Fun of Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery's Live Concerts

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Near the end of his life, jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) caught the ear of pop audiences with a series of records that were slick and sophisticated, but a ...

Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business

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Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat, by propping a sneakered foot onto an Eames chair, leaning back, and acknowledging how infrequently he speaks to ...

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

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Scientists shouldn’t be allowed to name their own creations. Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real,

Putin Burns His Dead to Hide Ukraine Aggression

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Russia is so desperate to hide its military involvement in Ukraine that it has brought in mobile crematoriums to destroy the bodies of its war dead, say U.S. lawmakers who ...

Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War

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(Bloomberg) -- Iraq is taking OPEC's strategy to defend its share of the global oil market to a new level. The nation plans to boost crude exports by about 26 ...

An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool

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When Alexandra Witze, reporting for Nature, attended the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in December 2014, she needed a strategy. The meeting covers topics in all areas of Earth ...

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

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Fox’s Empire is at the forefront of a significant year for representations of black and LGBT stories in media. The show, which unabashedly confronts homophobia in hip-hop, has become a ...

The Simple Reason Why Everyone Wants New Corporate Bonds

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Wall Street investment managers are inevitably judged against a benchmark such as a broad index of stocks or bonds or a mix of the two. Producing returns higher than the ...

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

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Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works. WATCH: Alabama Jails,

California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home

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One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a ...

Can FIFA become a role model for sustainable development?

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Leszek Sibilski |May 22, 2015 11:58amIt may be an overstatement to call football a religion, but it is more than a game. Football can topple governments and send nations to ...


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Caterpillars contort their bodies to look like bird poop

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How to ward off hungry birds if you're a tasty caterpillar? Try to look like something really distasteful: bird poop. Some caterpillars are masters of disguise, fine-tuning their poo mimicry ...

From conflict resolution to prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the police in Liberia

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“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh, sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 ...

Experts, even facts, unwelcome in Gardiner debate: James

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People, not raccoons, are the problem in Toronto, city report finds Paul Bedford, former chief planner for the city of Toronto, talks to a city committee in 2011. For all ...

Holy Shit! Almonds Require a Ton of Bees

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Growing 80 percent of the globe's almonds in California doesn't just require massive amounts of water. It also takes a whole bunch of honeybees for pollination—roughly two hives' worth for ...

Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership

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The News Lens, an independent news site based in Taipei, has scooped up its series A. The exact amount of the funding was undisclosed, but the startup tells TechCrunch it ...

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

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John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent ...

Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

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Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.

The Proof That Centrism is Dead

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Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong. This is the latest installment in “The Score,” a monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert ...

Federal Court: Wisconsin Uses Bogus Traffic Data to Justify Highways

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State departments of transportation all over the country use specious traffic projections to justify hugely expensive road widening projects. That’s how you end up with the graph on the right ...

Did public pressure kill Denmark-Israel weapons deal?

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Israeli weapons, used against Gaza, are often marketed as “battle-tested.” Denmark has canceled what could have been a major arms purchase from Israel’s Elbit Systems. Arms industry publication Jane’s revealed ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

Indian E-commerce Giant Snapdeal Acquires MartMobi To Build Its Mobile Platform

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Snapdeal, one of the largest e-commerce players in India, has snapped up MartMobi for an undisclosed amount. Based in Hyderabad, Martmobi helped vendors build mobile apps and sites. Snapdeal said ...

SDS Leader Tom Hayden on Vietnam: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory

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Tom Hayden, longtime activist and former California state senator. He was one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society. As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, we look back ...

UNHCR email

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Today the UN Refugee Agency and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees in the neighbouring countries. Since early April,

Equator Initiative

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Our global search for local sustainable development solutions begins now. Eligibility spans 145 countries. Nomination forms available in 16 languages. Nominate today! Review our eligibility criteria to determine if your ...

Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say

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MONROE — John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife of nearly 60 years died ...

Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

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The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 18–26 May 2015. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by ...

WSIS Forum 2015

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The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and ...

Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’

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Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the ...

Egyptians launch boycott of Orange-owned Mobinil over complicity in Israeli crimes

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BDS Egypt is urging customers to dump mobile phone provider Mobinil, which is owned by Israeli-occupation profiteer Orange. Egyptian campaigners are calling on fellow citizens to dump the mobile phone ...

America's Police Will Fight the Next Riot With These Stink Bombs

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AA Font size +PrintCharlie Riedel/AP Police advance to disperse the crowd after firing tear gas outsidethe Ferguson city hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. 4:44 PM ETBy ...

Get rid of your car, you don’t need it, says Jeremy Clarkson

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4 mentions2 days ago
In today’s Sunday Times Jeremy Clarkson spends the majority of a Porsche review banging on about Millennials falling out of love with motor-cars. Soon almost no one will want to ...

UN Careers

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Bookmark this page and make sure you check it regularly to stay informed about general updates, possible changes and new developments related to the examination. YPP 2015 Sample Examination for ...

Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market

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Editor’s note: Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures. Bitcoin’s most disrupting feature is its decentralized architecture. Indeed, bitcoin relies on a P2P network of computers to ...

Protesters Hit Coney Island to Remind Beach-Goers About Our War on Black People

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While President Obama was saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a group of protesters in New York sought to honor Americans who ...

How spiders create the sounds of love

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3 mentions3 days ago
Scientists have revealed the musical, flirtatious side of a common spider. Alexander Sweger and Prof George Uetz from the University of Cincinnati recorded the percussive courtship display of the so-called ...

Lufthansa CEO Advocates Random Psych Tests for Pilots

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Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks, Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March ...

stop killing black people

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#StopKillingBlackPeople banner shutting down Coney Island boardwalk for black people killed by cops. #MemorialDay NYC— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) NYC now: body outlines on black beach towels at Coney Island ...

Israel orders wife of Palestinian jailed for Facebook comments expelled from Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman stands stand near an Israeli checkpoint during a “Jerusalem Day March” held by Israeli nationalists to celebrate 48 years since the occupation of East Jerusalem, 17 March.

Foreign Ministry workers 'confused' in wake of ministry distributions

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Foreign Ministry workers: we don't know who is in charge.The formation of the coalition and the division of the various ministries have left the workers of the Foreign Ministry "confused," ...

Bernie Sanders Takes it To Wall Street with Financial Transactions Tax

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2 mentions20 hours ago
Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors Co-director, CEPR; author, 'The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive' Last week Bernie Sanders, the Senator from ...

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