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Italian authorities confirm the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees

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3 mentions10 hours ago
MESSINA, Italy, July 29 (UNHCR)- Italian authorities have confirmed the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean on Tuesday, July ...

Ted Cruz Super-PAC Has Just One Donor

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3 mentions11 hours ago
A super-PAC backing Ted Cruz called Keep the Promise II just filed its campaign disclosure, and it stands rather in contrast with the filing this morning from Jeb Bush's super-PAC. Right ...

The $600 Million Mine Sold for a Dollar Underscores Ruin of Coal

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3 mentions10 hours ago
The destructive force of a collapse in world coal prices has been underlined by the sale of a mine valued at A$860 million ($624 million) three years ago for just ...

Meet the Megadonors Bankrolling Jeb Bush's Campaign

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2 mentions13 hours ago
Jeb Bush knows it doesn't look good if a candidate appears to get most of his financial support from a small group of wealthy donors. Earlier this spring, he asked ...

Why Has Maine Turned Into Crackpot Central?

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Yesterday, Steve Benen got me up to date on the latest lunacy from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. A few weeks ago, LePage decided to ignore a bunch of bills he ...

California's Drought Is So Bad That Thousands Are Living Without Running Water

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3 mentions10 hours ago
Most of us are feeling the effects of the California drought from a distance, if at all: Our produce is a little more expensive, our news feeds are filled with ...

You Just Bought a Private Island. Now What?

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2 mentions8 hours ago
You see it listed online: a seven-acre island off the coast of Belize, surrounded by clear blue water and striking distance from an untouched barrier reef. Price: 492,000 pounds, or ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Wife Priscilla Pregnant With a Girl

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Mark Zuckerberg, the 31-year-old billionaire co-founder of Facebook Inc., said he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, 30, are expecting a baby girl. The couple had been trying for years and ...

World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

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5 mentions8 hours ago
Geneva ¦ 31 July 2015 - Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against ...

The U.S. Economy Is on Track to Finish a Decade Without Significant Growth

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3 mentions9 hours ago
A worker tightens a bolt on a completed lawnmower at a manufacturing facility in Coatesville, Indiana. The U.S. economy keeps chugging ahead, more like a tortoise than a hare. At ...

Worker Pay in U.S. Rises 0.2%, Smallest Gain Since 1982

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5 mentions13 hours ago
Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose in the second quarter at the slowest pace on record, dashing projections that an improving labor market would boost pay. The 0.2 percent ...

Sushinomics Data Show New Yorkers Are Still Getting a Raw Deal

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2 mentions12 hours ago
A sushi dinner in the tri-state area doesn’t come cheap: New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, are atop Bloomberg’s Sushinomics indexes for the fourth straight year. The average price of two ...

What is SoulCycle, And Why Are People Obsessed With It?

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4 mentions15 hours ago
A SoulCycle class at SXSW 2015 on March 16, 2015 in Austin, Texas. A company called SoulCycle, well-known in big cities like New York and San Francisco, has decided to ...

What We Learned About Donald Trump By Playing His Board Game

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3 mentions1 day ago
Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "This isn't 50 consultants locked ...

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

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9 mentions6 hours ago
In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions. Keep scrolling. Using a data set ...

Hillary Clinton Fires Back at the New York Times

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2 mentions23 hours ago
The New York Times had a bombshell on its hands the other day: the paper of record reported that government investigators had asked the Justice Department to investigate possible criminal ...

Homeland Security Is Tracking Black Lives Matter. Is That Legal?

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4 mentions1 day ago
Last Friday, the Intercept released documents revealing that the Department of Homeland Security had been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Emails ...

Mike Huckabee Will Not Rule Out Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is open to the idea of using federal troops and the FBI to stop women from having abortions. "I will not pretend there is nothing ...

Ebola vaccine works, offering 100% protection in African trial

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A man in the Guinean capital Conakry receiving the experimental Ebola vaccine in April. Martin is a contributing news editor and writer based in Amsterdam A highly unusual clinical trial ...

Fumes From Iowa Hog-Manure Pit Kill Father and Son

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2 mentions1 day ago
Here's another reason why Americans should think twice about how the United States is emerging as the globe's hog farm: concentrating thousands of hogs in one place means concentrating huge ...

The Blogger Who Beat the British Political Pollsters

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2 mentions18 hours ago
The night before Britain's general election, Matt Singh, a 33-year-old former trader who'd set himself up as a political blogger, published a post arguing that the opinion polls were all ...

PODCAST: How the Toronto Lineup Changed Oscar Season

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By Indiewire | Indiewire Fri Jul 31 17:45:14 EDT 2015This week's episode of Screen Talk is presented by Vimeo. Head here to check out movies you can rent on Vimeo selected ...

Ebola Situation Report - 29 July 2015

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Figure 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases worldwide  Table 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Table 2: Cumulative number of confirmed cases by ...

For a Week, Walter Palmer Is the Worst Human Being Ever in History

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Max Fisher argues that the social media jihad against Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, is wildly out of control: Web users uncovered Palmer's personal information,

Will the Tea Party Shoot Itself in the Foot Yet Again?

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3 mentions1 day ago
Paul Waldman notes today that although Jeb Bush is substantively pretty conservative, his tone on the campaign trail has remained resolutely moderate and affable. Waldman explains how this leads to ...

Video: Why is Obama freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard now?

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4 mentions2 hours ago
Earlier this week, the Obama administration decided not to oppose the release on parole of Jonathan Pollard, an American arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison for spying ...

Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People

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2 mentions1 day ago
In April, several days after North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a busted taillight and then fatally shot him, the usual cable-news transmogrification of ...

The Road to Athabasca: Why I’m Biking To the Tar Sands

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Six months ago, my friend Phil Jones announced that he was making a bicycle pilgrimage to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, and asked if anyone wanted to join him.

Mike Huckabee Won't Rule Out Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is open to the idea of using federal troops and the FBI to stop women from having abortions. "I will not pretend there is nothing ...

Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest’s Creative Team

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Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company’s early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest. She’ll be part of Pinterest’s creative team as a product design lead,

Human trafficking: Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

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A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the ...

Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

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3 mentions1 day ago
With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser ...

Changing Our Perceptions of Beauty

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Rick Guidotti, a fashion photographer from New York City, once defined beauty by supermodels, hairstylists, makeup artists and magazine covers, but a chance encounter at a Manhattan bus stop changed ...

ISIS Is Losing the War, But That Doesn't Mean We're Winning It

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Zack Beauchamp says that ISIS is losing the war. His evidence is the map on the right. ISIS may have taken over Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, but ...

Venezuela Seizes Nestle, Polar Warehouse as Food Shortages Mount

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Venezuelan soldiers seized a food distribution center rented by companies including Nestle SA, PepsiCo. Inc and Empresas Polar in Caracas as the government looks to boost support ahead of elections.

MyTape Is A Video-Sharing App To Capture And See The World Around You

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2 mentions7 hours ago
Meet MyTape, a brand new social app for iOS centered around video. On MyTape, you follow people, shoot videos and watch stuff around you. It’s a sort of mash-up between ...

A Culture Shift Gains Momentum in the Century-Old Utility Industry

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When Alex Laskey launched Opower eight years ago, there was just one chief customer officer in the entire U.S. utility industry -- and that person initially refused to meet with ...

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Update

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Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of ...

Stand with Planned Parenthood

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Once again, a group of anti-abortion activists has attacked Planned Parenthood doctors, nurses, and patients with false accusations. And once again, their political allies are seizing on these accusations as ...

How Israel protects its settlers who burn Palestinian children alive

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5 mentions9 hours ago
A relative mourns next to the body of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Dawabsha, who was killed after his family’s house was set on fire in a suspected attack by Jewish settlers ...

Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

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Google has long given Android developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a ...

Watch "Betty White - In Black and White" Full Documentary

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U.S. Economy Picked Up in Second Quarter After Better 2015 Start

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The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture on ...

Here's What These Filmmakers Wish They Knew Before They M

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2 mentions8 hours ago
By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire Fri Jul 31 09:55:41 EDT 2015 Based in Montreal, Canada and running from July 14-August 5, the Fantasia International Film Festival, now in its 19th year, is ...

This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

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Luke Iseman has figured out how to afford the San Francisco Bay area. He lives in a shipping container. The Wharton School graduate’s 160-square-foot box has a camp stove and ...

'Farce' Not Strong Enough Word to Describe Outrageous Planned Parenthood Hearing in Texas Legislature

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by Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check Texas lawmakers spent four-and-a-half hours “investigating” whether an entity that does not provide the legal service of fetal tissue donation has ...

Mom-and-Pop Shop? There's an App for That

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2 mentions2 days ago
Wray Serna, a Brooklyn-based apparel designer, started selling her first collection online in May via an digital platform called Tictail. A few weeks later, as orders poured in for her ...

Fitted

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2 mentions1 day ago
Activity trackers train users to love lives that are all work The anthropologist Marcel Mauss once said that the difference between magic and religion is that people actually believe in ...

How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

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2 mentions8 hours ago
A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety A new study confirms that a working connection between the two brain regions is necessary to ...

New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump

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2 mentions2 days ago
Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it. A Bloomberg Politics focus group of 12 Republican and independent voters who are supportive of ...
 

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