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South Sudan fighting drives surge of refugees to Uganda

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GENEVA – Recent fighting in South Sudan has to date forced 37,491 people to flee to Uganda. To put this in context: more refugees have arrived in Uganda in the ...

Bernie Sanders delegates to Bernie: You're not the boss of me

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At a press conference held on Tuesday by the Bernie Delegates Network, an outfit independent of the Sanders campaign, none of the speakers indicated they had any knowledge that dozens ...

Donald Trump's top ten giveaways to Vladimir Putin

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The number of pro-Putin positions that Donald Trump has taken has assumed quite remarkable proportions: He wants to reduce America's commitment to NATO and reorient its activities to the Middle ...

FEATURE: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons

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27 July 2016 – “Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water…” and so, Sherline Deus lists ...

Donald Trump just invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

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Donald Trump encouraged Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails during a bizarre press conference on Wednesday in Miami. "Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able ...

Scientists Sniff Out a New Antibiotic In Nose Microbes

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Your nose is a battleground. Just like your mouth or gut, it’s full of microbes. But while those other organs are regularlyflooded with food, the nose is a wasteland. Resources ...

All of the officers in the Freddie Gray case are going free

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Maryland prosecutors announced Wednesday morning that they are dropping all charges against three officers still awaiting trial for their involvement in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing to an unsuccessful ...

Donald Trump was very curious about his baby daughter's breasts

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald ...

In Nigeria, Mobile Money Assists Victims of Boko Haram Violence

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Attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria have caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In response, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an innovative emergency ...

The moment Hillary Clinton officially made history.

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Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night in Philadelphia when Democrats officially nominated her as their nominee for president, becoming the firstwoman from either party to achieve that long-held dream. The ...

We asked Hillary delegates: "Will Bernie's speech finally bring Democrats together?"

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On Monday, Bernie Sanders supporters protested the nomination of Hillary Clinton—both inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena and during a series of rallies on the streets. I even met some Sanders' ...

Does Russian money keep Donald Trump afloat?

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The president speaks: Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin might prefer Republican nominee Donald Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, because the business magnate has “repeatedly expressed admiration” for ...

Gender equality, women's empowerment central to Colombian peace process – UN officials

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26 July 2016 – Two senior United Nations officials today underscored that the centrality of women to the Colombian peace process, as shown by the 'historic commitment' by the Government ...

Bernie Sanders choked up as his brother told the convention their parents would have been proud.

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One of the most touching moments of the Democratic National Convention came during Tuesday's roll call of the states, when Larry Sanders cast his vote for his brother, Bernie, saying ...

UNICEF Statement on attacks on hospitals in Aleppo city

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Share Tweet Share AMMAN, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times ...

Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor ...

Watch Alan Grayson freak out on a Politico reporter

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) clashed with a Politico reporter following a DNC event in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, threatening to report the journalist to the Capitol Police and saying he ...

Chilling new evidence that mass shooters are feeding on each other like never before

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As a string of gun rampages continues in America and beyond, more evidence is emerging that copycat mass shooters are on the rise—a danger being amplified and accelerated by social ...

Democrats and Republicans have mirror image race problems

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On Sunday, Chuck Todd asked Donald Trump about former KKK grand wizard and famous white nationalist David Duke: On Tuesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked about Trump's reply ...

The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

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Einstein once described his friend Michele Besso as “the best sounding board in Europe” for scientific ideas. They attended university together in Zurich; later they were colleagues at the patent ...

We need smarter bears

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Over at John Cole's place, everyone is watching the Katmai Park live bearcam. So I watched too, and it's clear that Katmai Park needs a smarter breed of bear. I ...

Elizabeth Warren rips Donald Trump for stoking "fear and hatred" in DNC speech

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been one of the fiercest and most persistent critics of Donald Trump, and during her prime-time Democratic National Convention speech on Monday she continued her ...

Nina Turner, Prominent Sanders Delegate, Ejected from DNC

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#FreedomSquare Builds A World Without the Police In the Shadow of a Police State

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Originally posted to It’s Going Down For the past several days, a commune has been growing on the West Side of Chicago in the North Lawndale neighborhood in a vacant ...

A hack by any other name

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Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team.

Party unity finally comes to the Democrats

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This is annoying. I feel like I ought to have something to say about tonight's festivities, but I don't, really. The A-listers (Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders) all ...

How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

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When Joan was an undergraduate, in the 1970s, she asked her boyfriend why one of his roommates was finishing up a Ph.D. while another, in the same department, still had ...

Bernie Sanders's former press secretary goes on epic tweetstorm

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As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there's one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they're #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only ...

Bernie Sanders Supporters Just Staged a Massive Walkout at the DNC

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Bernie Sanders delegates are leaving the Wells Fargo Center in droves, protesting the Democratic National Committee’s bias toward Hillary Clinton throughout the primary process. In a video tweeted by NBC ...

Syria: "Crisis must end with a political solution, not a military victory", says UN Humanitarian Chief

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USG/ERC Stephen O'Brien's statement on Syria to the Security Council Mr. President, Every time I have briefed this Council, I have described the horrors of a brutal conflict characterized by ...

The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

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Etharin Cousin heads the United Nation's World Food Programme — but lately she sounds more like the captain of a ship facing some very ugly weather. "We are seeing all ...

Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention

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Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention PHILADELPHIA – As the first day of the Democratic National Convention got underway here Monday, around 5,000 protesters rallied ...

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016

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Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They ...

TIFF Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

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In the middle of summer, when moviegoing options are slim, it’s hard to visualize the sheer scope of films that will screen this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Bernie Sanders delegates threaten convention chaos

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"We got her. We got her." It's near midnight. Democratic Party delegates are milling about the lobby bar of the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. And on the big overhead screen,

Bahrain: Activist on Trial Over Twitter Comments

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(Beirut) – A Prominent Bahraini human rights activist faces up to 12 years in prison for criticizing the Saudi Arabia-led military operations in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today. Bahrain ...

Solar Energy Consuming Coal’s UK Market Share

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July 27th, 2016 by James AyreSolar energy, and renewable energy as a whole, is stealing notable market share from coal energy in the UK, according to the most recent market ...

18 great trends of the Obama administration—and 2 terrible ones

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So how has the country been doing during President Obama's term in office? Here's a scattering of indicators and how they've changed from 2008 (the last year of the Bush ...

Afghanistan: Record level of civilian casualties sustained in first half of 2016

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KABUL - A UN report on Afghanistan published Monday shows a record number of civilian casualties since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just ...

Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

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Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner ...

Trump gets a sizeable convention bounce in the polls

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We now have four polls out that were taken after the Republican convention: CNN, CBS, Morning Consult, and Gravis Marketing. They show an average post-convention bounce for Trump of 6.3 ...

Ted Cruz’s RNC Speech Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment-And It's Perfect: WATCH

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Ted Cruz has found himself yet again squarely in the cross hares of the folks behind the hilarious Bad Lip Reading videos. The satirists previously offered up a super-cut of ...

Even Trump-friendly media thinks Putin prefers Trump

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John Schindler on the DNC email leak: The important part of this story is that Russian intelligence, using its Wikileaks cut-out, has intervened directly in an American presidential election....The most ...

Plastic debris in oceans a growing hazard as toxins climb the food chain

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Plastic is part of the fabric of everyday life, from bags to bottles to synthetic clothing. In 2014, global production amounted to 311 million tons, up from 225 million tons ...

Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like

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This is what a mensch looks like. Al Franken couldn’t do it. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t do it. Cory Booker didn’t even come close to doing it. Even Sarah Silverman, may ...

Morgan Stanley on Oil Prices: 'A Refinery-Driven Correction Is Upon Us'

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Gear up for a fall in oil prices.The global oil market is "severely oversupplied" with gasoline — with stocks at a five-year high — serving as a blow to crude ...

Food Network Orders Travel Series With YouTube Star Hannah Hart (Exclusive)

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Food Network is going into business with YouTube star Hannah Hart.The cable network has ordered a six-episode travel and food series starring the comedian. The currently untitled project, which is ...

Why You Should Feel Free to Ignore Polls for a Few Weeks

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Donald Trump officially became the Republican party’s nominee Thursday night, and on Monday, the Democratic convention begins in Philadelphia. In the coming weeks, you can expect lots of polls — ...

Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

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Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the ...

Watch Donald Trump forcible shave a man's head

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Among ...
 

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