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How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

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For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a ...

Cholera epidemic claims 31 lives in Tanzania, including 29 Burundian refugees

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GENEVA, May 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee on Friday reported that a cholera epidemic this week in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian ...

Friday Cat Blogging Counterpoint: I Don't Care About Your Cute Cat

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some remarkable writers, thinkers, and Friends of Kevin to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today, in the spirit ...

Does Mike Huckabee Know Where the Ark of the Covenant Is Buried?

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Harry Moskoff wouldn't immediately strike you as the guy to discover the true location of the Ark of the Covenant, the chest that supposedly once held the stone tablets on ...

Artificial-windpipe surgeon committed misconduct

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Papers authored by Paolo Macchiarini misrepresented success of pioneering procedure. Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini transplanting a synthetic trachea in 2011. A famed surgeon committed scientific misconduct in his reports of how ...

Blog from the Field: Floods, Helicopters and Delivering WFP Food

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We asked Alastair to tell us what a normal day was like ‘in the field’ and here’s what he had to say… Sunday is an ideal day to get out ...

China Inc. Is Coming To America

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Japan led a wave of investment into America in the 1980s. Now it's China's turn. A new report described as the first of its kind has broken down how much ...

Monsanto Is Funding a Free 'Reporting Boot Camp' for Food Writers

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The Washington, DC-based National Press Foundation announced yesterday that they're taking applications for an upcoming all-expenses-paid journalism conference called "Food, From Farm to Table." The conference promises to "take a ...

LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

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LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers ...

Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations

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On Thursday, Josh Duggar resigned as head of the Family Research Council's lobbying arm amid allegations from a sealed police report obtained by In Touch Weekly that he sexually molested ...

Join our Orange Day Twitter chat on how to use technology to end violence against women

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The UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as Orange Day, a day to raise awareness and take action on ending ...

Publish or perish

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Universities should release reports to show what they are doing to tackle misconduct — and funders should help them to do so effectively. As every politician knows, it is important ...

WeWork: Real Estate Empire, or Shared Office Space for a New Era?

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Workers of a certain age may recall that long ago, people once divided their waking hours into two parts: work and life. At quitting time, Fred Flintstone would slide down ...

International Day for Biological Diversity

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Humanity’s fate is tightly linked with biological diversity – the variety of life on earth. Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being. The examples are plenty. This year’s ...

A Pinot Noir

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In the early morning hours last Christmas Day, the wine cellar door at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry was pried open with a crowbar. The Napa Valley restaurant has three Michelin ...


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Biodiversity is essential for food security and nutrition. Thousands of interconnected species make up a vital web of biodiversity within the ecosystems upon which global food production depends. With the ...

How Yoshitaka Fujii, the Biggest Fabricator in Science, Got Caught

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Resume Reading — How the Biggest Fabricator in Science Got Caught In April of 2000, the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia published a letter to its editor from Peter Kranke and ...

Here's the Best Stuff from Edward Snowden's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"

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In the midst of the Congressional debate about mass surveillance and a Senate filibuster of a vote on the Patriot Act, it might be easy to forget how we got ...

Building skills of young leaders to prevent violence against women

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Bangkok, Thailand – Young activists from 13 countries in Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok from 5th to 7th of May 2015 to attend a regional training of trainers ...

Combating Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking

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Wildlife trafficking is among the five most lucrative illegal trades globally, worth an estimated 23 billion USD annually. It is a multifaceted global threat that erodes biodiversity, ecosystems and creates ...

Potential flaws in genomics paper scrutinized on Twitter

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Reanalysis of a study that compared gene expression in mice and humans tests social media as a forum for discussing research results. A recent Twitter conversation that cast doubt on ...

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

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On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the ...

Putin Channel: Kremlin TV Beats EU to Europe's Russian-Speakers

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Russian is the European Union’s seventh-most widely spoken language and the lingua franca of former Soviet countries in the EU’s eastern neighborhood. It’s a fact Europeans chose to ignore until ...

Ghost nets pose a threat to marine wildlife

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Once lost or discarded, old fishing nets can drift through the world’s seas for centuries, catching and killing marine wildlife as they go. Environmentalists and local groups are working to ...

Science is often flawed. It's time we embraced that.

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In his book Derailed, about his fall from academic grace, the Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel explained his preferred method for manipulating scientific data in detail that would make any nerd's ...

Mike Huckabee is beyond gross: The sick hypocrisy of a man who slimes Obama’s parenting, but defends Josh Duggar, admitted sexual molester

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Presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, became the first public figure to express support for the ultra-Christian Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show ...

What's Next for the Microbiome?

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Advances in gene-sequencing technology have expanded our knowledge of microorganisms, revealing new species in every environment from the upper atmosphere — an extreme environment not before known to harbor life ...

This Story Maggie Gyllenhaal Just Told Perfectly Explains the Hollywood Sexism Complex

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Maggie Gyllenhaal recently lost a film role because she was apparently "too old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the 37-year-old actress revealed in a new interview ...

A.O. Scott on Why the New York Times Changed Its Review P

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By Sam Adams | Criticwire Fri May 22 10:11:29 EDT 2015 Yesterday, Variety broke the story that the New York Times was no longer reviewing every theatrical release in New ...

Republicans Hate Obamacare Even If They Like Their Own Obamacare Plans

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A new Kaiser poll gives us an in-depth look at what people think about health insurance plans purchased through an Obamacare exchange. Some of the results are unsurprising: people like ...

Joint Statement by UNHCR, OHCHR, IOM and SRSG for Migration and Development: Search and rescue at sea, disembarkation, and protection of the human rights of refugees and migrants now imperative to save lives in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

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We, the undersigned*, strongly urge the leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, to protect migrants and refugees stranded on vessels in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, to ...

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

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After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing ...

The Tea Party's Most Hated Presidential Hopeful? Hint: Not Hillary Clinton

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The tea party hates South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the feeling is mutual. It attacked the Republican lawmaker mercilessly during his Senate reelection campaign in 2014, but Graham held ...

The Most Ambitious Movie At This Year's Cannes Film Festi

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By Adam Cook | Indiewire Fri May 22 04:20:02 EDT 2015 The latest film from acclaimed Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes ("Our Beloved Month of August," "Tabu") is his most ...

By About 2020, We'll Probably Finally Know Whether a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Good Idea

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So my near neighbor of Los Angeles is poised to raise the minimum wage to $15. How should we think of that? Personally, I'm thrilled. Not because I think it's ...

Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

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Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about ...

Puerto Rico: Hedge Fund Vultures to the Rescue

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Bring ice skates on your next trip to Puerto Rico. There’s a sweet public rink in Aguadilla that claims to be the only place to skate year-round in the Caribbean.

School Lunches Just Got Way Better in These Six Cities (and It's Not the Food)

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School lunches may be healthier than when you were a kid, but the wasteful and polluting materials that cafeterias serve them on have actually gotten worse. In an effort to ...

Mozilla Will Soon Launch Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History

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It’s pretty odd hearing a not-for-profit organization like Mozilla talk about how it wants to help advertisers strengthen the conversation between brands and its users — especially given that I’ve ...

Listen: North Carolina county drops Israeli occupation profiteer G4S

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Durham County in North Carolina recently voted to drop the British security firm G4S over its role in prisons across the US, at Guantanamo Bay and its ongoing contracts with ...

NYC Prep Schools Binge on Debt to Lure Rich With New Pool, Labs

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The college building boom is coming to New York City’s elite private schools. With interest rates poised to rise, the Ivy League stepping stones are selling tax-exempt debt at the ...

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Summary: The Center for Sex & Culture is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves individuals and organizations across the sexuality and gender spectrum with classes, cultural events, a gallery, library ...

Here’s How to Make Millions as an Art Forger

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Perhaps the biggest surprise in art historian Noah Charney’s new book, The Art of Forgery, isn’t how easy it is to fake an artwork—it’s how little people care when the ...

Open-access publisher sacks 31 editors amid fierce row over independence

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Martin is a contributing news editor and writer based in Amsterdam A booming open-access (OA) publishing company has dismissed virtually the entire leadership of two medical journals amid a heated ...

Machine-Learning Algorithm Mines Rap Lyrics, Then Writes Its Own

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An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists. The ancient skill of creating and performing spoken rhyme is thriving today because of the inexorable rise ...

How Suburban Are Big American Cities?

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What, exactly, is a city? Technically, cities are legal designations that, under state laws, have specific public powers and functions. But many of the largest American cities — especially in ...

Pipeline rupture leaks oil onto Santa Barbara County beaches

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An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. Emergency officials ...

Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders

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Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America and former secretary of defense, on Thursday called to end the Scouts’ blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning ...

Ebola Situation Report - 20 May 2015

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

Navigating the Military System to Get an Abortion: Olivia Pope Can't Fix This Scandal

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A recent Scandal episode highlighted a few barriers when attempting to seek an abortion while deployed, but what’s a service member to do when she doesn’t have Olivia Pope’s help ...

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