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The Case for Making Fun of ISIS

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Last weekend, Dakota Johnson starred in a Saturday Night Live skit in which she played a young woman being dropped off by her father for her first foray into independent living. She was not going off to college or a new job, but rather to a waiting truckload ...

Florida Takes First Step Toward Criminalizing Trans People's Bathroom Use

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A Florida House subcommittee approved a controversial bill Wednesday that aims to bar citizens from using single-sex public restrooms, dressing rooms, and showers that do not correspond with the gender listed on their legal identification, reports the Tampa Bay Times.Introduced by Republican Rep. Frank Artiles on February 4,

Why Retailers Are Suddenly Desperate to Keep Their Least-Valuable Workers

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If the ability to throw a 100-mile-per-hour fastball sits at one end of the human-capital spectrum, stocking shelves and swiping bar codes is at the opposite. But the U.S. economy gets on quite nicely with just a few dozen ace pitchers, while it takes vast stadiums of cashiers—and ...

Here's Twitter's Prediction for Today's Jobs Report

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We're about an hour away from the February nonfarm payrolls release. (Don't worry. It's still going out despite the awful weather in Washington, DC, this morning, though it may be slightly late.) The consensus on Wall Street is that number of new jobs added should be about 235,000,

The Town From "True Blood" Is Filled With Toxic Explosives the EPA Fears Will Blow Up

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For the past few years, tiny Doyline, Louisiana, best known as the Southern Gothic setting of HBO's True Blood, has been perched next to a powder keg. Next month, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether to light a match. In 2012, an explosion at Camp Minden, a ...

All 31 U.S. Banks Passed Fed Stress Test

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The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve said all 31 big banks subjected to a stress test have sufficient capital to absorb losses during a sharp and prolonged economic downturn. It’s the first time since the central ...

Who Will Win the Duggar Primary?

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It may be that the fastest-growing demographic in the Republican Party is pro-life, telegenic, homeschooled, and mostly under the age of 27—you know, the Duggars. As in the stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting.In the past couple election cycles, this birth-control-shunning family has emerged ...

WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU

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#Youfit60Days @youfit Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chatos Stewart’s Annual Body Mass Index BMI) Chato Stewart: I’m Off the Charts Caption : The Measure of a Man. In 2014, my goal was to get in the mind set to stop dieting and change the way ...

'Center for Opportunity Urbanism' Think Tank Launched in Houston

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Nancy Sarnoff reports that Joel Kotkin has launched a new think tank, to be based in Houston. Kotkin will serve as the group's executive director, while Wendell Cox and blogger Tory Gattis will serve as senior fellows. Sarnoff quotes a statement from the organization in describing the think ...

LGBT Legal Groups Seeks Statewide Ruling In Alabama's Federal Court Marriage Case

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Groups seek order forcing officials across the state “to issue marriage licenses without regard to the sexual orientation or gender of the applicants.” Shanté Wolfe, left, and Tori Sisson wait for their marriage license to be processed before becoming the first couple to file their marriage license in ...

Here Are the Justice Department's Full Reports on Darren Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department

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On Wednesday, the Justice Department released its highly anticipated report unveiling patterns of racial discrimination among officers and officials from Ferguson, Missouri.The department also chose not to pursue charges against Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown last August.Here's the full report on the Michael Brown ...

In Anti-Obamacare Case, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Questions the Foundation of the Lawsuit

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During the Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday morning in King v. Burwell, the case that threatens to destroy Obamacare, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasted no time in grilling the attorney seeking to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act about a significant technical matter that could blow up his case.

Top State Republican Sued For "Bigoted, Racist, and Sexist" Comments

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The Georgia Republican Party, and its chair, John Padgett, have already been sued once in the past year over allegations of racial discrimination and racial slurs. Now, Padgett, his wife, and the company he owns are being sued again, on the grounds that they frequently engaged in "bigoted,

Meet the 85-Year-Old Texas Republican Pushing Her Party to Decriminalize Pot

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Early last year, John Baucum, the political director of a group called Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP), cornered Sen. Ted Cruz at a GOP event in Houston. Cruz, a former Texas prosecutor who talks the talk on states' rights, had criticized the Obama administration for declining to prosecute ...

Economic independence grows at Palestinian mushroom farm

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In a corrugated iron building a few miles from Jericho’s town center, rows of dirt trays are stacked floor to ceiling. Inside the trays, soft white mushrooms grow under florescent lights. Women in matching aprons and colorful headscarves pick the day’s harvest and package the small bulbs neatly ...

Republican Senator Aims To Roll Back Healthy School Lunch Rules

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Our nation's school cafeterias are on track to serve more whole grains and less salt—but not if one Republican senator has anything to say about it. On Monday, Rep. John Hoeven (R-ND) announced plans to introduce a bill that would roll back 2014 legislation requiring school cafeterias to ...

Gas deal with Israel is "knife at Jordan's throat," say campaigners

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Jordanians protest against a gas deal with Israel in Amman, 28 November 2014. Jordanian campaigners are demanding that an agreement on importing gas from Israel be scrapped. At least 26 organizations, including trade unions and political parties, have joined the Jordanian Campaign to Stop the Zionist Gas Deal.

How Hillary Clinton May Have Violated Government Rules on Emails

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The New York Times set off a Clinton-bomb when it revealed Monday night that Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, used a personal email account instead of a government account for all of her official business. The newspaper reported that Clinton had turned over 55,000 pages ...

MH370: Behind the tenacious deep-sea hunt for missing plane

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Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jon Donnison boards a ship seeking the missing Malaysian plane MH370 "You have to believe we'll find something," says Brady Hernandez, a friendly American from Louisiana, in a thick southern drawl. "But will we find something? I hope so.

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 ...

Victory.

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With 17 yes votes in the Senate, House Bill 2177 passed into law this sunny Thursday morning in the Capitol. #newmotorvoter is arguably the biggest piece of voting rights legislation in decades, helping eliminate a crucial barrier to participation in democracy for literally hundreds of thousands of ...

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 ...

Ohio students approve Israel divestment vote by landslide

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On Tuesday night, the student government at the University of Toledo in Ohio approved a resolution to divest from companies which profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights. The resolution passed with 21 student senators in favor and only four against. This comes just two weeks after a ...

Judge Tells NYPD to Follow the Law, Demands New Stop-and-Frisk Tactics

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It just got a little bit harder for the NYPD to stop-and-frisk you for no reason. Well, at least on paper. Earlier this week, a memo was sent out to all officers stating new rules regarding stop-and-frisk policies, effective immediately, DNAinfo reported. Officers can no longer stop people ...

Ferguson police arrested protesters after release of Justice Department report

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Updated by German Lopezon March 5, 2015, 12:07 a.m. ET@germanrlopez On Wednesday afternoon, the US Department of Justice released a searing report criticizing the Ferguson Police Department for disproportionately harassing, stopping, and arresting black residents in a pattern of racial bias, largely to raise revenue from fines and court fees. And, in a move that's sure to raise eyebrows among local law enforcement's critics, when a small number of protesters went to the police station Wednesday evening to demonstrate against the systemic racial disparities uncovered by the report, police began ...

Science stories – Equilibrium: Where are the women?

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Publishing is a huge part of a scientist’s life because until you publish you can’t claim to have discovered something. Dame Athene Donald FRS and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore retrace the lives of women who published in science and inspired others to follow them.This film is part of a ...

Take a close look at these stunning baby fish

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Acclaimed photographers from around the globe are heading to London for the Wildscreen Photography Festival. Check out this stunning body of work from...

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 ...

Western Shaanxi Becomes A Mecca For Wind Power

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March 6th, 2015 by Marc HoweChina’s north-western province of Shaanxi has given the green light to a batch of new wind power projects in an area that’s fast emerging as one of the country’s inland clean energy hubs. The People’s Daily reports that Shaanxi’s development and reform commission ...

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," ...

Last Call: Amy Klobuchar: Women Get Things Done in Congress, EMILY's List

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks at the EMILY's List 30th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.Joseph P. Williams is a news editor with U.S. News & World Report. E-mail him at JWilliams@usnews.com. ByAllie Bidwell|March 5, 2015ByTierney Sneed|March 5, 2015BySteven Nelson|March 4, 2015ByKimberly Leonard|March 4, 2015ByOlivia Marcus|March 4, 2015ByTierney ...

How the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Destroying the Oceans and the Future for Marine Life

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Twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles across the North Pacific Ocean and is one of the most frightening examples of just how much human activity is violating the planet. Spanning from the West Coast of North America to Japan,

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 ...

Announcing This Year’s Whiting Award Winners

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Congratulations to the ten winners of this year’s Whiting Awards: The Daily is delighted to have selections from work by all the 2015 honorees. Click each name above to read on and learn more about them. The Whiting Awards are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary this year. They’re based ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Immigrant Drivers License Issue Comes to Legislature

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Nebraska has drawn a hard line - no driver's licenses for thousands of immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. Those immigrants who are legally able to work say the law leaves them in no-man's land. Every morning on the way to work, Sylvia Fiallos is breaking ...

The strange world of felt presences

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What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?Thursday 5 March 2015 08.10 ESTLast modified on Thursday 5 March 2015 09.11 ESTOn 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had ...

What Happened When My Daughter Asked About My Abortion

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Trina Solar Posts Increased Revenue, Guidance, & Spin-Off Downstream Business

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill March 5th, 2015 by Joshua S HillIt’s good news all around for Trina Solar, which reported its 2014 fourth quarter and full-year financial earnings report Wednesday, boasting a convincing 41.9% increase on module shipments over 2013. Total module shipments ...

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 ...

Forests And Water:

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Colorado Shrinks The Risk Of Wildfire With Investments In Watershed Services Global Leaders Pledge $1 Billion To End Deforestation By 2030

Illegal fishing nets threaten dugong population

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Environment agency calls on community to help protect endangered species Abu Dhabi: Cases of dugongs — an endangered species — drowning after being trapped in abandoned, lost or illegal fishing nets have surged in the last five years, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), said on Wednesday. Studies ...

Toshiba's "Smart Community" Vision Explored In New Videos

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by James Ayre March 5th, 2015 by James AyreToshiba’s “Smart Community” vision for the future — which aims to “put peoples’ well-being first” — is on display in a number of new videos recently released by the company. In particular, the video just ...

Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are "60% Cheaper + 25% More Efficient Than Industry Standard"

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by James Ayre March 5th, 2015 by James AyreThe US-based solar energy company Rayton Solar recently came to my attention, and more importantly, its claim that it has developed a technology and approach to creating solar panels that’s “60%+ cheaper and 25% more ...

India Moves Into Top 5 Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal March 5th, 2015 by Smiti MittalThe Indian Government’s aggressive policies and ambitious capacity addition targets have helped it jump to the best rank in market attractiveness in the renewable energy sector in at least about two years. The latest edition ...

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 ...
 

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