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10 things you should know about the killing of Laquan McDonald by police

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One week ago, Chicago officials finally released a disturbing video of police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald—an incident that took place back in October 2014. The ...

World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to zero

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30 November 2015 -- On this year's World AIDS Day, 1 December, WHO emphasizes that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS ...

The 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT Is James Bond Perfect

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Aston Martin has done exactly the right thing with its new DB9. This is the handsome devil the brand first debuted in 2003 as the modern successor to the vaunted ...

How to Slow Climate Change. With a Fake Volcano

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There’s a cheap, quick, dirty, and controversial way to combat global warming that isn’t on the agenda of the United Nations climate summit in Paris, which runs from Nov. 30 ...

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change

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Events |News | Statements | Interviews |Photos |Stories | Join the conversationA changing climate poses risks for all of humanity. However, for women and girls in particular, many of whom ...

How the world joined together to end AIDS for children

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At the turn of the century, and the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals, an HIV diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence for most children and their families in ...

The Road to Paris

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Related Publications2015 Infographic - How Climate Change Drives Hunger13 Nov 20152015 - Two minutes on Climate Change and Hunger 21 Nov 2014Climate Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: A Review ...

The Paris attacks had zero impact on the Republican race

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Here's the most recent Pollster aggregate of the GOP primary contest. Donald Trump's scheme to prove that Republican voters are the most gullible people on the planet continues apace. (Seriously ...

WHO key messages for COP21

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WHO conservatively estimates that climate change will cause some 250,000 additional deaths per year by the 2030s. The main health risks are more intense heatwaves and fires; increased prevalence of ...

None of this is normal

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After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — ...

Unearthing America's Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers

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The American public has turned away from outright denial of climate change. Sixty-three percent of adults describe the problem as "serious" in the latest opinion poll from the Washington Post ...

Why flying home for the holidays might be greener than driving

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In July, British tabloid the Daily Mail came out with a screaming headline: "EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push." Clinton's strategy to ...

When a kid kills his longtime abuser, who's the victim?

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You could hardly open a Pennsylvania newspaper in 2012 without running into a story about the prosecution of sexual predators or their enablers. The case of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn ...

Cambridge professor boycotts 13-year-old Israeli girl over Palestinian issue

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A 13-year-old Israeli student from a kibbutz in northern Israel was turned down by a Jewish professor at the United Kingdom's Cambridge University after reaching out for help on a ...

UM/UH accommodation

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Over the years, we've presented some surprisingly consistent evidence about age and gender differences in the rates of use of different hesitation markers in various Germanic languages and dialects. See ...

Hillary Clinton Calls for $275 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Spending

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Hillary Clinton is calling for a $275 billion boost in federal infrastructure spending over five years and the creation of an infrastructure bank, arguing that the measures will help create ...

We Are Transport! We Have Solutions!

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The COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change takes place in Paris from November 30 to December 11. Several organizations have formed the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate to ...

CMP 11 - Plenary 1

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Obama: COP21 Paris Climate Talks a Test of Global Resolve

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President Barack Obama told world leaders that the climate talks that opened Monday in Paris mark a turning point for collective action on global warming and stand as a rejection ...

Inflation May Guide the Pace of Fed Rate Hikes After December

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Federal Reserve officials have signaled that they will probably raise interest rates in December, which would mark an end to seven years of near-zero borrowing costs. Last month, officials said ...

Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier

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Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business apps — and for ...

The $30 Oil Cliff Threatening Russia's Economy

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Crude prices at that level will push the economy to depths that would threaten the nation’s financial system, according to 63 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey. Lower prices ...

CMP 11

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17:00 CET: Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP)


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In a video message from Paris, Ban Ki-moon calls for a change to the way humans live their lives to preserve Planet Earth in a more sustainable way.

Did the Yuan Really Pass the IMF Currency Test? You'll Know Soon

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and some two dozen officials on the fund’s executive board will gather Monday at headquarters in Washington for one of the most-anticipated decisions ...

'Transparent' Season 2 First Episode Available On Amazon Prime

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Amazon is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series ...

BHP Tumbles in London as Brazil Considers $5.2 Billion Dam Bill

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BHP Billiton Ltd. fell to a seven-year low in London after Brazil said it would seek as much as 20 billion reais ($5.2 billion) in compensation for a dam collapse ...

What Is a Real Man

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors Award-winning Indian actor-filmmaker-singer, Regional UN Women Ambassador for South Asia and advocate for its HeForShe campaign HuffPost UK ...

Cover Story: Moving Images

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The New Yorker is arguably the primary venue for complex contemporary fiction around, so I often wonder why the cover shouldn’t, at least every once in a while, also give ...

COP21: on eve of UN climate conference, Ban says 'time for action is now'

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29 November 2015 – On the eve of the opening in Paris of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries ...

Why do we forget names?

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A reader, Dan, asks “Why do we forget people’s names when we first meet them? I can remember all kinds of other details about a person but completely forget their ...

AG’s office backs Women of the Wall ahead of Hanukka lighting ceremonies

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The Attorney General’s Office has written to the Supervisor of the Western Wall and the Holy Places Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and underlined the importance of including women in official state ...

Iron Ore Breaches $40 in Singapore as China Port Holdings Expand

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Most-active iron ore futures in Singapore sank below $40 a metric ton for the first time on concern that the economic slowdown in China will cut demand as supplies from ...

Kobe Bryant to Retire From Basketball at End of Season, AP Says

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Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, will retire at the end of this season, the Associated Press reported. Bryan, 37, announced his 20th NBA ...

Climate Change Is Throwing Ocean Food Webs Out of Whack

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For a whole month this year, the world’s atmosphere contained more than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide, on average. That’s more CO2 than the atmosphere has seen for ...

The Silk Road Affair: Power, Pop and a Bunch of Billionaires

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Even in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, an ancient crossroads where torture and bribery allegations are endemic, Gulnara Karimova, the president’s Harvard-educated daughter, stood out for her ruthlessness. As the U.S. embassy noted ...

Have a Lethal Gremlins French Connection Christmas: 21 non-holiday holiday movies

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Every December it’s the same, as we settle down with classics like White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle On 34th Street. Frankly, after so many years, these standards ...

End the violence: the women's rights defenders killed in 2015

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Nadia Vera was found dead in her flat in Mexico City. She had been raped, tortured and shot in the head alongside four other people, including three women and a ...

Ted Cruz Describes Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter As ‘Transgendered Leftist Activist’

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the latest presidential candidate trying to downplay the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in motivating the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs Friday ...

COP21: A chance for a sea change

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From Nov. 30-Dec. 11, leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21. The conference aims to achieve ...

Smart Driving App Dash Expands Into The Trucking And Analytics Business

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Dash, an driving app we’ve previously described as a “Fitbit for cars”, has announced it is expanding beyond consumer-facing products with Dash XL and Dash IQ, two new products designed ...

Heartbreaking photos show wildlife killed by piles of rubbish washed up on Dorset beach

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These alarming pictures show the piles of waste found washed up and polluting one of the most beautiful beaches in the Westcountry. The images taken by Steve Trewhella, 51, show ...

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

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Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its delivery drone. You know, the flying delivery ...

Can the net transform the world's fishing industries?

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Local fishing communities in Indonesia are beset by a multitude of connected challenges, from illegal fishing to declining fish populations to their own personal safety in the country’s turbulent seas.

Sea turtle found dead, wedged inside lawn chair at Mickler's...

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A St. Augustine man found a disturbing scene at Mickler’s Landing this week. A sea turtle that apparently washed ashore wedged into and trapped by a lawn chair was found ...

Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media

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Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris will begin with an unprecedented Leaders Event on 30 November, immediately after the official ...

Michigan Avenue Black Friday protests cost stores 25-50 percent of sales

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Activists who blocked the entrances to stores on North Michigan Avenue on Black Friday to protest the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago cop may have ...

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