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Tea Party Loses Big in Today's Vote on Clean DHS Funding Bill

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The House will vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure will not target President Obama's executive actions on immigration, giving Democrats what they have long demanded and potentially enraging conservatives ...

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

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Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.Turning to the CEOs ...

There's Really No Plan B on Iran, Is There?

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Yesterday was one of my bad days, but one consequence of that is that I zoned out in front of the TV for long stretches. This allowed me to hear an endless procession of talking heads spend time talking about what we should do about Iran. The striking ...

Why the Duke Basketball Sexual-Assault Story Won't Go Away Quickly

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The Duke University student newspaper reported today that a player recently dismissed from the school's powerhouse men's basketball team had been twice accused of sexual assault. Moreover, it found that athletic department officials, including Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, knew about the allegations as early as last ...

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

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At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, GOP chairman Reince Priebus had some strong words about how President Barack Obama prioritizes threats to national security. "Democrats tell us they understand the world, but then they call climate change, not radical Islamic terrorism, the greatest threat to national security," ...

Is Your State Trying to Outlaw Vaccine Exemptions?

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Rhett Krawitt is seven years old. He is also a cancer survivor. After spending most of his young life battling leukemia, he is now taking up a new cause: fighting for mandatory vaccines. For close to four years, while he underwent chemotherapy, Rhett couldn't be vaccinated against dangerous ...

Video: Ali Abunimah on Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his much trailed and politically divisive speech to the US Congress today, forcefully denouncing a possible international agreement that would place Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program under strict supervision. Immediately afterwards, I spoke to The Real News Network’s Paul Jay to analyze ...

Murder holes and hooligan chants: images of Israel's war crimes

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A Star of David spray painted at the Future House Association in Khuzaa, a community center for women and children. As well as killing more than 2,200 Palestinians and causing huge economic and environmental damage, the Israeli military left messages on the walls of Palestinian homes they occupied ...

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Marijuana provokes the munchies – by acting on cells that usually suppress our appetite An experimental kitchen group is running synaesthesia-inspired events A meta-study suggests one popular brain stimulation technique may not be living up to its promise NeuroPod is the neuroscience podcast from Nature. Each month, join ...

Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

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Many believe that pumped storage and batteries can help the region improve its grid infrastructure. Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena. Infrastructure quality in the region varies widely, and the emphasis on coal and hydropower to the ...

Did Rome college censor Ilan Pappe because of "Zionist intimidation"?

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The new venue for a debate with Ilan Pappe was packed with a standing room only crowd. Ilan Pappe, the outspoken Israeli historian, has criticized an Italian university for succumbing to “Zionist intimidation” by canceling a debate in which he was scheduled to take part. Just days before ...

Parking Madness 2015: Can Your Parking Crater Compete?

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Rochester won last year’s Parking Madness bracket with this downtown catastrophe where a real neighborhood once stood. March is a special month on Streetsblog. It’s the time when the nation’s worst downtown parking scars face off head-to-head for the shame of winning the “golden crater” — and the ...

Vices provide little relief in besieged Gaza

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Sales have dropped at the al-Sultan tobacco store in the central Gaza Strip. The economic siege on Gaza, imposed by Israel and enforced by Egypt for eight years, has affected even the most banal behaviors of the Strip’s 1.8 million residents. This includes their ability to indulge in ...

Friction at the Grid Edge: Hawaii’s PUC Orders HECO to Approve Solar Rooftops

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How much solar can distribution feeders handle? That experiment plays out every day in the Hawaiian islands. The latest skirmish in the Hawaiian solar power struggle stems from a letter sent out last week by HECO to 50 Big Island residents that suggested that until the islands' net ...

Prison Labor, Trade Wars and Mitt Romney’s Nephew: The Strange Politics of an Oregon Solar Farm

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Oregonian: Oregon's Signature Solar Energy Project Built on Foundation of False Hopes Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into ...

The World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities in 2015

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New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world’s most economically powerful city has reached something of a fever pitch. In 2012, London ...

Top 10 Cities For Electric Vehicles In The US Shown In New Infographic

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by James Ayre March 4th, 2015 by James AyreWhat are the top cities in the US for electric vehicles (EVs)? A good question. As determined by the charging station infrastructure company ChargePoint — while taking into account EVs on the road, charging infrastructure ...

James Rustad "My name's Scott Walker" @jamesrustadsong

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My name’s Scott Walker - I believe in “Right to Work”I like to bust the Unions because I am a pompous jerkIf I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the worldJust don’t ask me if Obama loves America I don’t like teachersBecause I ...

Eric Holder: Taking the side of equality

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The U.S. Supreme Court Building.(Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) Over the next ...

Oil Can’t Match Solar On Cost, Even At $10/Barrel

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Giles Parkinson March 4th, 2015 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast ...

Bayit Yehudi MKs call to adopt Levy Report, legalize outposts

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'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to water grid Italian parliament approves symbolic recognition of Palestine Analysis: Netanyahu climbs a tree, Obama happy to see him fall Tel Aviv ...

Israel arrests four for allegedly selling weapons-making material to Hamas

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Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident donate organs for transplant Tel ...

"It's Easier to Get Laid at CPAC Than on Spring Break"

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While the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracts right-wingers all stripes, there was one thing virtually all attendees could agree on: this year's conference was young. Especially young. College and high school-aged conservatives packed the halls of CPAC, decked out in all manner of paraphernalia: retro Reagan-Bush '84 ...

Jordan's king calls fight against Islamic State 'a third world war'

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WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle 'evil' Obama in Star Wars-style light sabre duel US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' 'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

All sanctions must end for a nuclear deal, Iran says

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US envoy Power: There will never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel Netanyahu to AIPAC: Reports of demise in ties with the US are ‘just wrong’ Netanyahu set to 'reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal' Family of Haifa urologist killed in car accident ...

These California Maximum-Security Prisoners Are Making an Album

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Inmates at California's New Folsom prison are slowly creating a sequel of sorts to Johnny Cash's hit record, and if an early preview of one song is any indication, their mix of folk, soul, blues, and hip-hop may be worth the wait. The Prison Music Project, the brainchild ...

National Bike Month, Tesla "D" Launch Event in Switzerland... (Clean Transport Link Drop)

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan March 3rd, 2015 by Zachary ShahanHere’s some more clean electricity news & commentary for you in case you’ve already sailed through ours. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or ...

Mr Spock : The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few

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Chato Stewart: (day dreaming) Mr. Spock: Remember Caption: Live long and Prosper This above-title, to me, is to me one of the most iconic line in the all of Star Trek’s history!Aside from the #LLAP “Live long and Prosper” of course! You don’t have to be a Trekkie ...

2015 Top 10 Best Downtowns

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The best downtowns consistently change as our lifestyles, priorities and work patterns evolve. For decades in the U.S., our downtowns were places where we worked. We would drive in during the morning rush hour and drive back out during the evening rush hour. Suburban malls had drained our ...

Israelis among the healthiest eaters — study

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A new study in this month’s The Lancet Global Health Journal places the diet of the average Israeli among the healthiest in the world. The study, which looked at dietary habits — both good and bad — of adults in 187 countries, placed Israel in ninth place overall.

Don’t Qualify for DACA? SIJS Might Work for You

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by Aura Bogado| Print | Comment (14764) Monday, March 2 2015, 10:10 AM EST Tags: DACA, Immigration, SIJS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, USCIS President Obama’s deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has been big news since he announced it during his 2012 re-election campaign. More ...

Germans Are Buying More Stuff

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Retail sales in Germany recorded the biggest monthly increase in seven years, on the back of cheaper oil and rising wages. In January, seasonally-adjusted sales in real terms rose 2.9 percent from the previous month. While the indicator is highly volatile and subject to frequent and significant revisions,

BYD Looking To 'Revolutionize' Brazil’s Urban Transport

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 3rd, 2015 by James AyreThe rising star of the Chinese electric vehicle and solar energy technology world, BYD, is looking likely to continue rising, with the company now eyeing the Brazilian market. With the company’s first factory in the ...

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

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Shark fins dry in the sun covering the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong on Jan. 2, 2013. Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fins, but imports there have dropped by 29 percent since 2011, according to a new study.Antony Dickson/AFP/Getty ...

Can Brussels Deliver An Energy Union For Europe?

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Guest Contributor March 3rd, 2015 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on Energy Post. By Sonja van Renssen Energy Post takes stock of what the proposals for an Energy Union mean and ponders the key question: can Brussels deliver? The Commission is pushing hard ...

Did Syriza Sell Out?

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No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika. Athens—Anyone who feels let down by anti-austerity Syriza’s apparent U-turn only three weeks after winning the Greek general elections might agree with German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s withering statement: “The Greek ...

Senators Challenge Obama With New Iran Bill

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced new legislation Friday afternoon to mandate Congressional review of any nuclear deal the Obama administration strikes with Iran. It's the latest effort by Congress to assert some kind of oversight of the administration’s efforts. According to the text, which I obtained, the ...

The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts' Hands. Again.

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by Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Legal Analyst, RH Reality Check Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?(Steve Petteway/ Wikimedia Commons) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in King v.

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi was a cold, loner, ex-fighter says

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The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was a cold loner who set himself apart from others, says a man who met him in Syria. The BBC has spoken to an IS defector who came across Mohammed Emwazi when he first arrived in Syria in 2012. Unlike ...

WATCH: IDF General Staff orders massive surprise drill in West Bank

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Boteach, under fire for controversial ad, blames Power for his woes US Senator Feinstein slams 'arrogant' Netanyahu: 'He doesn't speak for me' 'How Iran duped the West' - Israeli embassy produces mock 'New York Times' front page from future US hails Israeli decision to connect Palestinian town to ...

You've Probably Never Heard of America's Worst Police Force

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On the evening of August 11, 2007, several members of the Punta Santiago Scooter Club volunteered to serve as escorts for a 15-year-old girl celebrating her quinceañera. The yellow-shirted club members' parked scooters partially blocked traffic on Highway 3, a two-lane road outside the eastern Puerto Rican town ...

New Tesla Model S Easter Egg -- Turn The Model S Into The Lotus Espirit Submarine (VIDEO)

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 2nd, 2015 by James AyreEver wanted to drive (or pilot?) the car/submarine that James Bond used in The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, now you can — sort of anyways. Yet another hidden feature (aka “easter egg“) has been ...

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges Against Monica Jones

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Prosecutors for the city of Phoenix have dropped all charges against Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and sex-worker advocate convicted of "manifesting prostitution" after she accepted a ride from an undercover police officer in an antiprostitution sting in May 2013, reports Buzzfeed News. Jones's case drew ...

WFP supports Cuban farmers to meet national food security priorities

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Cuban farmers have worked mostly under a centralized model of agriculture, with the State providing inputs at highly subsidized prices and buying all their production at a fixed price. Now, as a result of Cuba’s ongoing process to update its economic model, new opportunities have been created for ...

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The highlight of the week was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the Senate and House. On net, I think her assessment of the US economy was more optimistic relative to the last FOMC statement, which gives a preview of the outcome of the March 17-18 FOMC ...

Geothermal Reducing Kenyan Electricity Costs

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by Jake Richardson March 2nd, 2015 by Jake RichardsonLately, the news out of Kenya about its electricity situation has been quite positive. Electricity costs for both consumer and industrial customers have decreased by about 30%. You can imagine how advantageous it is for ...

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The NYPD recently decided against policing protests with machine guns, but it looks like the Port Authority police aren't ready to put down their shotguns. Friday night, more than 30 Black Lives Matter protesters converged on Penn Station, carrying pictures and chanting the names of people who have ...

Immigration lawyers see uptick in deportation despite Obama’s assurances

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With President Obama’s executive actions on immigration in a state of legal uncertainty, the impact is hitting home for those eligible for deferred action. Immigration lawyers across the country are seeing a growth in deportations within the last week, despite the president’s recent assurances of safety. At Wednesday’s ...

Killing Obamacare Halfway Is Worse For Republicans Than They Think

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Stuart Butler is probably the country's single most influential right-wing health care wonk. He opposed Obamacare and has long pushed a different, more conservative vision of national health care policy. But Joshua Green writes today that even Butler is worried about what will happen if the Supreme Court ...

Rubbery Glass, Zero-Gravity Life and More: Scientific American’s March Issue

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HPV is the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and abroad, yet many people still go unvaccinated—especially men. Current HPV vaccination campaigns focus largely on women’s risk for cervical cancer but researchers have recently connected HPV to a surge in head and neck cancer in younger ...
 

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