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These 10 States Will Be Hurting the Most After the Commodities Meltdown

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4 mentions24 hours ago
In the brutal commodities meltdown, all U.S. states are not created equal. In fact, the impact has been vastly different. The Bloomberg Commodity Index last week reached a 13-year low ...

Here's Our Tally of Donald Trump's Wealth

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5 mentions4 hours ago
An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses.

Here's What Sandra Bland's Death Says About Our Broken Bail System

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If Sandra Bland indeed committed suicide after spending three days in a Texas jail, as the Harris county medical examiner determined last week, her death fits a pattern: Half of ...

Getting a Home Loan Is Expensive—Especially for Black Women

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A recent study in the Journal of Real Estate and Finance Economics finds that black home loan borrowers are charged higher interest rates than their white counterparts—and that black women ...

Life's big surprises: The Vital Question and Life's Greatest Secret

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Two recent books dive into the mysteries surrounding the origins of life and the genetic code and come up with deeply satisfying tales filled with tenacious arguments and bold ideas ...

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

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Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light. An optical fibre is shown activating tiny lasers created within pig skin cells.

"€˜Sea Slaves"€™: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

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Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed. SONGKHLA, Thailand — ...

World minimum marriage age: Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world

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3 mentions15 hours ago
You can get married as young as nine in Iran but men have to wait till their 22 to tie the knot in China Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist ...

Menstruation misery for Malawi schoolgirls: CHILIWOGO interface meeting in Machinga establish

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In an effort to end child marriages and improve the rights, welfare of the girl child in Malawi, Chilimba Women and Children Support Group (CHILIWOGO) recently conducted an interface meeting ...

World Hepatitis Day 2015: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

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The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is "Prevent hepatitis. Act now". Viral hepatitis is caused by 5 distinct hepatitis viruses. Infection from these viruses results in approximately 1.45 ...

Counter-Terrorism Committee to hold special meeting on "stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters"

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In its resolution 2178 (2014), the Security Council calls on Member States to prevent the recruiting, organizing, transporting, or equipping of individuals who travel to a State other than their ...

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take a Position on the Keystone Pipeline

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Hillary Clinton took a strong stance on clean energy Monday, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that her efforts to tackle climate change would parallel President John F. Kennedy's ...

Analyst Who Predicted Bottom for Shanghai Stocks Sees Further 14% Plunge

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Chinese stocks will decline by an additional 14 percent over the next three weeks as the market demonstrates a trading pattern that mimics that of the U.S. crash in 1929,

One City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence. This Report Suggests It's Working.

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Last year I told you about a radical new approach to reducing gun violence in Richmond, California, a city that had suffered for years under the toll of one of ...

Wait? The Robots Aren't Coming After All?

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2 mentions23 hours ago
Over at Vox, Matt Yglesias laments that, contrary to scare stories in the media, robots aren't taking away our jobs. In fact, productivity has dropped steadily over the past few ...

Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

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Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing ...

How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latest Republican to step into the presidential fray, has widely been labeled the moderate in a GOP field that tilts sharply to the right. Climate change?

35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers Posed for a Powerful New York Magazine Cover Story

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New York magazine just released its newest cover story, which features 35 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault for one powerful photo series. The arresting black ...

After Quick 8.5% Crash, Confusion Reigns in China’s Stock Market

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It’s days like Monday that reassure Tony Hann he was right to avoid stocks in mainland China. The severity of an 8.5 percent drop in the Shanghai Composite Index is ...

How Americans Die Abroad

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Last year, 68 million Americans traveled internationally. The overwhelming majority returned safely to U.S. shores. An unlucky few didn't. The government doesn't keep comprehensive records of civilian deaths abroad. But the ...

Ukraine: World’s unseen refugee crisis

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Ioana Moldovan | 24 Jul 2015 11:30 GMT | War & Conflict, Human Rights, Europe, Ukraine, Russia "All our belongings were destroyed. We don't have bed linen, we don't have a ...

China Stocks Sink Most Since 2007 as State-Induced Calm Shatters

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China’s stocks tumbled, with the benchmark index heading for its biggest loss since June 2007, amid concern a three-week rally sparked by unprecedented government intervention is unsustainable. The Shanghai Composite ...

CISPA is back!

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Congress is rushing toward a vote on CISA, the worst spying bill yet. CISA would grant sweeping legal immunity to giant companies like Facebook and Google, allowing them to do ...

Stripe Lands New Funding At $5B Valuation And Partnership With Visa

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Payment processing company Stripe is now valued $5 billion following its latest round of financing. Beyond adding more money to its coffers, the five-year-old company inked a deal with Visa which will ...

The automation myth: Robots aren't taking your jobs— and that's the problem

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Over the past five years, American politics has become obsessed with robots. President Obama has warned that ATMs and airport check-in kiosks are contributing to high unemployment. Marco Rubio said ...

Across Syrian Refugee Camps, Artist Diala Brisly Transforms Walls And Tents Into Canvases

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A paintbrush, paint tubes and a massive tent-sized canvas. There are no depressing or complex paintings in dark palettes. The artworks are simple; they depict the sun, the clouds and ...

The Fed Is Closer to Hitting Its Inflation Target Than People Think

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A woman walks past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building as it is reflected in a puddle of water in Washington, D.C. This week’s meeting of the Federal Open ...

The Empty Chair & 35 Women Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Rapist

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2 mentions16 hours ago
I want to tell you I loved Bill Cosby for a long time. I loved him because as a kid, I watched The Cosby Show and I saw a family ...

Anti-NYC hacker takes New York Magazine offline

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On Sunday night, New York Magazine released a groundbreaking new cover featuring 35 victims of alleged assault from Bill Cosby. Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the ...

Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Plymouth

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The carcass of a rare beaked whale washed ashore Friday on Plymouth Long Beach, offering an unusual research opportunity for local marine biologists unaccustomed to sightings of the deep-sea mammal.

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

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Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coastMonday 27 July 2015 17.30 EDTLast modified ...

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Later Abortion

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Nine years ago, my husband and I were newlyweds, eager to start our family right away. We figured, why wait? So I started taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid. I ...

WATCH: 'Playing Gay' Doc Shows How TV Helped Win Marriage Equality

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A new documentary seeks to show the real-world impact of television's LGBT characters and storylines. Playing Gay: How America Came Out on Television argues that LGBT rights milestones like the ...

Opternative’s Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home

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The annoyance of going to the doctor keeps tons of people from finding out if they need glasses or updating their prescription. But it turns out you don’t need one ...

Christian community to be divided by new section of Israel's wall

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Palestinians in Beit Jala have long protested Israel’s plans to partition their land. The Israeli high court ruled this month that the military can begin construction on a segment of Israel’s ...

The battle for hearts, minds and trade in Africa

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Bringing basic necessities to villagers is helping the Indian government's battle against Naxal fighters. PTSD and economic crisis are blamed for increase in violence - and stigma often prevents victims ...

Yarmouk siege lifted on paper but still "hell" on the ground

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The situation in Yarmouk hasn’t improved much since April, when United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon described it as the “deepest circle of hell” in war-ravaged Syria. But Ban’sreport to the ...

Meretz MK votes for Yehuda Glick in Knesset

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The Knesset Law Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for an amendment that would allow three ministers in Likud to quit the Knesset and return if they leave the cabinet.The bill, if ...

Listen: NBA players on anti-BDS propaganda tour to Israel

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Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 27 July 2015 On Monday, award-winning political sportswriter, author and broadcaster Dave Zirin wrote an open letter in The Nation to NBA players who are on a propaganda tour in Israel ...

Vancouver Queer Film Festival fails to resolve Israel pinkwashing charges

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An image from 2014 Vancouver Pride, posted on Facebook by the pinkwashing group Yad b’Yad LGBTQ. The organizers of the 2014 Vancouver Queer Film Festival attracted anger and disappointment when ...

Jill Soloway Says "There Is an All Out-Attack" on Female

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Mon Jul 27 13:48:30 EDT 2015 Over the weekend, Jill Soloway brought her articulation and film smarts to the Cinefamily to promote Wifey.tv, a new ...

Mazviita Chirimuuta Tells Us How We Should Be Defining Color

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Philosophers have a bad reputation for casting unwarranted doubt on established facts. Little could be more certain than your belief that the cloudless sky, on a summer afternoon, is blue.

See the World Through the Eyes of the One Percent

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Edward Steichen’s monumental 1955 exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Family of Man, was in essence about inclusivity. The 503 photographs by 273 prominent and unknown artists ...

Pandora’s “Sponsored Listening"€ Ad Format Exits Beta, Offering Mobile App Users An Hour Of Uninterrupted Listening

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Following the arrival of stronger-than-expected earnings last week, radio service Pandora this morning announced the expansion of its “Sponsored Listening” ad product, which is now being made available to all ...

Extremists Target Planned Parenthood

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Bridge Project pulls the curtain open on anti-choice extremist group Center for Medical Progress and their highly edited and misleading attacks on Planned Parenthood. Center for Medical Progress activists have ...

Video: Gaza teen will never have children after shooting by Israel

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“Before I was shot I did not bother anyone or get angry with anybody,” says Basel Kamal Safi from Deir Ammar refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

WFP’s Cash Transfers Help Ebola survivors Make A Full Recovery

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Once receiving a clean bill of health after treatment for Ebola, survivors still need support to manage the trauma of the illness, and the loss of livelihoods that persist long ...

An Open Letter to Rudy Gay

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Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi, left, of Israel, hugs forward Rudy Gay at the close of a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J.

Blue Whale

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The largest creature in the sea and the largest creature that has ever lived, this amazing clip shows the awesome size of the Blue Whale. SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe946,629Loading...Loading...Working...SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe946,629Loading...Loading...Working...Add toWant to watch this ...

'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey' Off Broadway REVIEW

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Amidst the din of “masc 4 masc only” demands resounding in gay culture these days, there’s nothing more exhilarating than a loud and clear reminder that being yourself without apology ...
 

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