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Jeb Bush says he helped save thousands of Ethiopian Jews. Here's what really happened.

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Did Jeb Bush help launch a covert mission to airlift thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s, saving them from starvation? He says he did. Twice in the ...

India Announces New Partnership to Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Everyone

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Government of India joins the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to share success stories from the world’s largest financial inclusion programme NEW DELHI / NEW YORK, September 1, 2015 ...

Joe Biden's White House ambitions may die in Iowa—again

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Joe Biden's 2008 campaign died on the evening of the Iowa caucuses. "So many of you have sacrificed for me and I am so indebted to you," Biden told supporters ...

Meet the controversial doctor behind the new "Viagra for women"

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The path to market for the first-ever women's libido drug began in 2010 when Dr. Irwin Goldstein chased a pharmaceutical executive around a Miami medical conference. "Irwin is famous for ...

Welcome to Quantitative Tightening as $12 Trillion Reserves Fall

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The great global monetary tightening of 2015 is under way, but it’s not being led by the Federal Reserve. Even as U.S. policy makers ponder whether to raise interest rates ...

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Signal Rebound After S&P 500's 3% Drop

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U.S. stock-index futures maintained gains after data showed a lower-than-estimated rise in private payrolls last month. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index E-mini futures expiring this month rose 0.6 percent to ...

Putin's Got a New Problem With China

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As Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing this week to celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War II, the news on the economic ...

I have no headline worthy of Donald Trump's latest

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I hesitate to drop the P-bomb, but this bit of word salad from Donald Trump is eerily Palinesque. How is it possible that Spy magazine is no longer around to ...

GM embryos: time for ethics debate, say scientists

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Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases – and risk of ‘designer babies’Tuesday 1 September 2015 19.01 EDTLast modified on ...

Urge by Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, was a longstanding contributor of thirty essays to The New York Review of Books. His last published article, below, appears in the Review’s ...

Google Launches New Native Ad Format In Gmail

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Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of ...

VICE News Condemns Turkish Government Over Detention of Its Journalists on Terrorism Charges

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A Turkish court leveled formal charges of terrorism at two VICE News journalists and their colleague on Monday, as global rights groups have called for the reporters to be released.

U.S. Olympic Committee Endorses Los Angeles Bid for 2024 Games

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The U.S. Olympic Committee will endorse Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games after the City Council agreed to allow a contract that would require the city to cover ...

Study: People are quicker to shoot a black target than a white target

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According to a new report from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racial bias can affect the likelihood of people pulling the trigger of a gun—even if shooters don't realize ...

First Tesla Model X Buyers Now Picking Colors, ‘Ludicrous Mode’

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The first customers who reserved Tesla’s Model X all-electric sport utility vehicles have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size and whether they ...

The pope just announced a huge change in how churches treat women and abortions.

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On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, he will allow priests the discretion ...

This Hillary Clinton Scandal Costs Exactly $30

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When you jaywalk, sometimes you get caught. Most of the time you don't. James O'Keefe, the conservative media activist best known for his sting on community organizing group ACORN, wants ...

On street harassment: Consent in public space

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first two posts here and here. Dude asked me the time. And let me tell you: ...

Venice Review: Thrilling 'Everest' is Guaranteed to Enhance Mountain-Climbing Fears

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Wed Sep 02 06:30:00 EDT 2015 "Never let go," pleads the tagline for "Everest," a bracing depiction of an ill-fated 1996 expedition to climb the ...

10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan

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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that ...

UN World Food Program

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Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, affecting thousands of vulnerable people in southeastern Bangladesh. DHAKA – Southeastern Bangladesh has experienced massive rainfall in two rounds since late ...

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript

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Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as ...

Watch Donald Trump completely contradict himself on US troops in Iraq.

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Donald Trump, the celebrity tycoon and front-runner in the Republican 2016 race, doesn't hold back when he criticizes the Bush-Cheney crowd for the Iraq War. Over the years, he has ...

Google Revamps Logo to Reflect Increasing Shift to Mobile

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Google Inc. is changing its logo and identity, reflecting a digital world centered on mobile devices. The new logo uses a simpler sans serif while still retaining the four colors ...

Google Unveils New Logo

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Google announced it ...

Google Gets A New Logo

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Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of ...

OPINION: Dr. Ben Carson’s tall tales about abortion and black women

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The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some ...

The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

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A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

The $1 Pocket Microscope (That, Yes, Really Works)

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The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes. It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope. Pomerantz, an entomologist working with ...

3D Robotics Launches 3DU To Promote The Use Of Drones In Education

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3D Robotics (3DR), the largest North American consumer drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its 3DU educational program. 3DU aims to bring drones to more schools — ranging from K-12 ...

Our Plastic Seas: Climate Change And Pollution Will Make Oceans More Hostile By 2050

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Trillions of pieces of plastic trash and ever-rising carbon emissions are making the oceans a hostile place for marine life. Birds and shellfish are dying off and coral reefs are ...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

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AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the ...

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 ...

BREAKING: KY Clerk Continues to Deny Same-Sex Couples Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling

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Kim Davis, the renegade Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses, claiming it would violate her religious freedom, refused two same-sex couples licenses again this morning, despite repeated losses ...

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Ed Yong

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A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind. A new study shows that the field suffers from a ...

Babies Learning Language: The slower, harder ways to increase reproducibility

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*** I also can't think of anything more boring than reading Studies 1 – 14 in my paper titled "A crazy idea about word learning that never really should have ...

California Passes Country’s Most Robust Equal Pay Law

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California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) after her wage equality bill passed the Senate On Monday, the California Senate unanimously passed an equal pay bill with the strongest measures aimed ...

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 ...

South Australian fishing community calls for seal cull

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Fisherman Glen Hill says he’s been battling against an increasing number of long-nosed fur seals for almost a decade, and he’s had enough. “The seals don’t belong here. They’ve got ...

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 ...

Spirit Animal Quiz

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Preview Big Blue LiveLive stream the 3-night event right here starting August 31 at 8pm ET!

Another Fatal Brain Disease May Come from the Spread of 'Prion' Proteins

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A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be caused by a newly discovered prion, a protein similar to the ones that cause mad cow and ...

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 ...

H&R Block lobbied to make tax forms even harder for poor people to fill out

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In late July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2016 federal agency funding bill that came with instructions to the Internal Revenue Service to vastly expand the paperwork for the ...

Refugees call for freedom outside Budapest rail station

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02 Sep 2015 10:05 GMT | Refugees, Human Rights, Hungary, Austria, Germany Hundreds of refugees stranded outside Budapest's main international railway station have started protesting for a second day as ...

Israeli night raids a routine terror for Palestinian children

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Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 1 September 2015 An Israeli soldier detains a child in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ommar in 2012. It’s a regular and ...

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 ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

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