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Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

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Thousands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 ...

New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

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Among the nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee, released Friday by Wikileaks and presumably provided by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” is a May 2016 message from DNC ...

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the first time, a team of refugees ...

A Look at the Weird, Wild World of Death Fraud

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A few years ago, as she delicately puts it, Elizabeth Greenwood decided that she had “screwed herself financially.” Saddled with more than $100,000 in college debt, she joked to a ...

An Indiana court just said women can't be jailed for ending their own pregnancies

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The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty in the death of her child after she bought abortion-inducing drugs off the internet.

Friday cat blogging

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Somebody pointed out last week that we haven't seen Hopper for a while. Is that true? Maybe! So here she is, in all her green-eyed glory. Have a nice weekend,

Breast-Feeding the Microbiome

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This is an edited excerpt from “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an imprint ...

I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid And Judge Its Nautical Merits

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If I were asked to picture a shipwreck, a clear image would pop into my mind. I’ve never seen a shipwreck in real life; most of us haven’t. My imaginary ...

Trump goes nuts in post-convention press conference

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Contaminated cell lines throw thousands of studies into question

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If your house is infested with termites, passing it off as pest-free to buyers is a quick way to get hit with a lawsuit. But science journals face no such ...

After Brexit, signs point to recession for Britain

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The latest survey of purchasing managers suggests bad news for Britain: The U.K. economy likely contracted in July as businesses responded to the uncertainty created by a vote to leave ...

Voting rights activists just won a big fight in the heart of Texas

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Voting rights advocates, the Department of Justice and a string of other plaintiffs enjoyed a rare victory this week when a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ voter ID law,

Donald Trump exposes the dark soul of the GOP

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This is what you need to know about Donald Trump's GOP. At the convention in Cleveland, Alex Jones, a prominent peddler of conspiracy theories, was in the hall as a ...

How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built

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A day in the life of Reince Priebus, reluctant GOP peacemaker. When Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 by winning Indiana and forcing Ted Cruz ...

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The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Donald Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

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When Peter Thiel has the first move in a chess game, he lifts his e5 pawn, the fifth from the left and the one directly in front of his king,

No, police fatalities are not going up

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Here's another chart to prepare you for Donald Trump's speech tonight. It shows the number of police fatalities since the violent crime peak of 1993. For 2016, I've extrapolated from ...

Verizon Nears Deal to Acquire Yahoo

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Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo! Inc., beating out rival bidders, people familiar with the matter said. The companies may be ready to announce the deal ...

Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Rings Terrifying Historical Alarm Bells

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Donald Trump’s speech tonight accepting the Republican nomination for president will probably go down as one of the most frightening pieces of political rhetoric in U.S. history. Even for people ...

Breaking: Hillary Clinton Makes Unannounced Visit to Pulse Nightclub to Pay Respects

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While many across the nation have been anxiously or curiously awaiting the announcement of who Hillary Clinton will choose as her vice presidential running mate, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ...

Yes, Car-Sharing Really Does Reduce Car Ownership

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I sold my Prius when I moved to Washington, D.C.—I expected the city’s Metro system to be a reliable alternative. (It isn’t, but that’s another story.) Luckily, my feet, my ...

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

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“What are they doing?” That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls ...

Brexit Wreaks Havoc on U.K. Economy as Recession Risk Rises

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The U.K. economy saw a “dramatic deterioration” in the wake of the Brexit vote as business activity shrank at its fastest pace since the financial crisis. A Purchasing Managers’ Index ...

12 things to know about the other thin-skinned billionaire speaking at tonight’s RNC

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At least one person speaking at the Republican convention tonight might actually be a match for Donald Trump when it comes to taking things (ahem) over the top. Tech investor ...

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in its first week ever

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Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has ...

How Paul Manafort tried to BS me—and the world.

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The news coverage of the third night of Donald Trump's GOP convention was marked—predictably and perhaps justifiably—by the chorus of boos that descended upon Sen. Ted Cruz when he spoke ...

Goldman Sees Significant Jump in China June Capital Outflows

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China’s weakening currency has triggered an increase in the amount of cash leaving the country, according to analysis by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The U.S. bank estimates $49 billion worth ...

Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources

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The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo may finally have an answer. According to three reports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way ...

Humpbacks protect seals and other animals from killer whales—but why?

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At first it seemed like the usual, deviously clever attack. Several killer whales were trying to catch a Weddell seal that had taken refuge atop a drifting patch of Antarctic ...

Anti-LGBT bathroom law just cost North Carolina the All-Star game

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The National Basketball Association is officially pulling the plug on North Carolina as the site of its annual All-Star game. The move, an economic blow for the city of Charlotte,

Meet the Brexit Negotiators: Veterans of Europe’s Backroom Wars

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David Davis, the U.K. minister responsible for Britain’s exit from the European Union, is starting out with a distinct disadvantage: his country hasn’t run its own trade policy since joining ...

Let’s Put Teeth Into Protecting Great Whites, Before We Lose Them Forever

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A highly publicized study undertaken by environmental researchers, shark scientists and an ecotourism operation in South Africa has brought the plight of the ocean’s most famous shark, the “Great White,” ...

Trump Cherry-Picks Data, Stretches Truth in Speech: Fact Check

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In his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump stretched the facts on numerous occasions, got them right in other cases and cherry-picked data to make his case ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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In relation to the declaration of a state of emergency for a period of three months in Turkey, the Secretary-General takes note of the repeated assurances by senior Turkish government ...

Full text: Donald Trump 2016 RNC draft speech transcript

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Remarks as prepared for delivery according to a draft obtained by POLITICO Thursday afternoon. Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of ...

UNICEF on Syria: "Absolutely nothing justifies attacks on children

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Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria, on the killings of children in northern Syria Share Tweet Share DAMASCUS, Syria, 20 July 2016 – “This week in Syria,

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

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GENEVA – Nearly 3,000 people fleeing the latest flare-up in South Sudan crossed into Uganda over the weekend and more are expected while tension remains high in the region, the ...

Bloomberg - WATCH LIVE: Donald J. Trump accepts Republican...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien Statement on Aleppo

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Reportfrom UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on Download PDF (144.94 KB) I am gravely alarmed by the disturbing developments in the eastern part of Aleppo City ...

Hollande Tells May to Choose EU Market or Migrant Curbs for U.K.

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French President Francois Hollande told U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain faces a choice: Accept unlimited immigration from the European Union or lose access to its single market. “There ...

Stack Overflow goes beyond Q&As and launches crowdsourced documentation

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Since its launch in 2008, Stack Overflow has become the go-to community for discussing programming-related questions. Now the service is launching a new product that aims to harness its community ...

Ted Cruz: I won't grovel before Trump like a "servile puppy"

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On Thursday morning—after he was booed at the Republican convention the night before—a defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared that he would not grovel "like a servile puppy" to endorse Donald ...

Search the DNC email database

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Today, Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks releases 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee -- part one of our new ...

Human brain mapped in unprecedented detail

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Think of a spinning globe and the patchwork of countries it depicts: such maps help us to understand where we are, and that nations differ from one another. Now, neuroscientists ...

How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

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In 1995, if you had told Toby Spribille that he’d eventually overthrow a scientific idea that’s been the stuff of textbooks for 150 years, he would have laughed at you.

First Lady Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke

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Find out why Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Jul 20, 2016James ...

Iraq: A worsening humanitarian crisis [PHOTO]

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The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is one of the largest, most complex and volatile in the world. Over 10 million Iraqis – nearly a third of the population – require ...

110-year-old lobster gets saved from supper table and heads back to Maine

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A lobster just over 15 pounds that also might be over 100 years old brought together some South Florida business associates in an emergency display of lobster love that brought ...

Rupert Murdoch to Succeed Ailes as Head of Fox News Channel

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Roger Ailes resigned as head of the Fox News Channel, felled by sexual harassment accusations leveled by a former anchor. He’ll be succeeded by 21st Century Fox Inc. founder and ...

Trump Moment of Truth Comes With Speech That Can Alter Race

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Even for a master showman like Donald Trump, Thursday night’s prime-time presidential nomination acceptance speech is a big test. After three days of stumbles at his national convention -- capped ...
 

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