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Why the World’s Largest Record Label Wants to Be a Movie Studio

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Amy Winehouse’s 9-year-old album “Back to Black” is outselling newer records from Beyonce, Adele and Pitbull, buoyed by critical praise for the documentary about the singer’s sudden rise and fall.

California Regulator Mary Nichols May Transform the Auto Industry

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Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told ...

This Video Shows a Police Officer Handcuffing an 8-Year-Old Boy With a Mental Disorder

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A Kentucky police officer has been named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday alleging that he illegally handcuffed and restrained two elementary school students with disabilities. According to the lawsuit,

Totally Not Desperate Ted Cruz Now Filming Himself Eating Bacon Off a Gun Barrel

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Lindsey Graham put his cell phone in a blender. Rand Paul stuffed the tax code into a wood chipper. And on Monday, Ted Cruz became the latest Republican presidential contender ...

Seven Amazing Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat Right Now

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3 mentions9 hours ago
Antonio Biagi was inspired by sweet panettone-like treats that get warmed to order in Italy when he introduced these ice cream sandwiches to his Soho gelato shop. The barely sweet,

Chilly at Work? A Decades-Old Formula May Be to Blame

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Summers are hot in Omaha, where heat indexes can top 100 degrees. But Molly Mahannah is prepared. At the office, she bundles up in cardigans or an oversized sweatshirt from ...

Abortion Is Not Murder

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Ramesh Ponnuru comments on Planned Parenthood's sale of fetal tissue from the abortions it performs: A recent Sarah Silverman tweet distilled one argument many liberals are making about the Planned ...

Black Lives Matter Organizers Labeled as "Threat Actors" by Cybersecurity Firm

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Documents from a "crisis management" report produced by the cybersecurity firm ZeroFox indicate that the firm monitored Black Lives Matter protesters during the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore earlier this ...

Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress

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2 mentions18 hours ago
Steve Benen points us to Jeb Bush's latest YouTube video: a cheap 15-second spot calling out members of Congress for being lazy bums and suggesting that the laziest ones deserve ...

Cloud Security Platform Zscaler Raises A $100M Series B Round Led By TPG, Now Valued At Over $1B

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Security platform Zscaler today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round led by late stage investor TPG. The company, which offers a wide range of ...

President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change

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President Barack Obama has been more vocal than any previous president about the need to combat climate change, and on Monday his administration is releasing a package of rules that ...

Here's How Much Water Golf Courses, Ski Resorts, and Pools Are Using in California

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California residents have gotten used to gentle coaxing to save water: ads urging residents to "Make It a Quickie" when showering and restaurants withholding water unless it's ordered, for example.

Where Joe Biden Is Coming From

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Three years ago, in mid-August 2012, I spent several days in close quarters with Joe Biden for a magazine profile I was writing. In an interview in his cabin aboard Air Force ...

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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4 mentions21 hours ago
From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens. A gene variant from archaic humans helps modern-day Tibetans to cope with high altitudes. Our ancestors ...

Former Libor `Ringmaster' Hayes Guilty of Manipulating Rates

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to rig the ...

Tracing the Urban Transportation Revolution

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5 mentions12 hours ago
CicLAvia participants cross the Fourth Street Bridge, with a view of downtown Los Angeles in the background. (Photo by Downtowngal) Over the last 30 to 40 years, a tectonic shift ...

Greece PMI, HSBC, Iran oil, what people in markets are talking about.

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Athens stock market reopens, Greek manufacturing PMI devastated, HSBC profits jump. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about this morning. Following a shutdown that lasted ...

One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?

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I've been wondering for a while who the first pollster would be to stop polling the Republican primary. Today I got my answer: As candidates jostle to make the cut ...

Banks Lead Greek Stock Slump in 1st Day of Trading After Closure

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Lenders led a record plunge in Greek equities as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. Piraeus Bank SA and ...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Aims To Spread Awareness About Gender Diversity In Tech

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When OneLogin Platform Engineer Isis Wenger agreed to participate in the company’s recruiting campaign, she didn’t anticipate the backlash that has come from it. “I was not personally ready for ...

As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

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Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more ...

What drives the urge to explore?

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First, there is nothing. From all appearances, the fast ferry, whipping through the water in the early morning sun, is headed out into the cold wastes of the Atlantic. But ...

Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

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During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70% of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives. ROYGANJ UPAZILA, SIRAJGANJ – Holding a makeshift soil ...

Does Your Commute Make You Sick? Surprising Research Results

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Most of us at some point in our careers have worked farther from home than we’d like and endured a commute to work that involves a car, bus or train ...

Sydney House Prices Soar to Biggest Gain in 13 Years

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Sydney house prices soared in July by the most since December 2002, underscoring why regulators are cracking down on property investors. House prices jumped 18.4 percent from 12 months earlier ...

The tree of life gets a makeover

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STRANGE RELATIONS  People, pandas, and even mushrooms perch as closer cousins to single-celled choanoflagellates than to other multicellular organisms.  The tree of life might seem like a stable design, appropriate ...

Stand with Planned Parenthood

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There is more than one congressional district mapped to your zip code. Please enter your street address to help us find your representative. To help us find your state officials,

Fear and self-loathing in Gaza

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4 mentions10 hours ago
Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance Of Mustafa Ouda by Ahmed Masoud (Rimal Press) There is an act of violence in Ahmed Masoud’s Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance Of Mustafa Ouda that reverberates ...

US Senate Debate Planned Parenthood Funding

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The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood. *The transcript for this program ...

After baby's murder, Israeli sniper kills another Palestinian child

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Israel responded to the widespread revulsion over the murder of 18-month-old baby Ali Dawabsha by fatally shooting a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank. A photo of Laith al-Khalidi ...

IFC To Support First Utility-scale Solar Power Plants In Zambia

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Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Smiti Mittal The International Finance Corporation will assist Zambia to set up two of its first utility-scale solar power projects in an attempt ...

The Man Who Shot Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript dead-end street on ...

A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain

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In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of the functional connectivity of a single human brain. The brain in question ...

World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.It commemorates ...

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

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GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed ...

Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

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That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top ...

New EU fishing rules 'may be drawing seagulls inland'

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Reports of an increase in the number of seagulls coming inland to forage for food may be due to a new EU rules on the discarding of fish, the chairman ...

SoftBank Leads $100M Investment In India-Based Budget Hotel Network OYO Rooms

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SoftBank is back investing in India after it lead a $100 million round for OYO Rooms, a two-year-old startup that runs an online marketplace for affordable hotels in the country.

What A Race Around the World Has Taught Us About Ocean Pollution

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It can be easy to remain ignorant to the state of our oceans. If anything, most people come into contact with the ocean at the beach and gain no real ...

Snapdeal, One Of India’s Largest E-commerce Players, Reportedly Gets $500M From Alibaba, Foxconn And SoftBank

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Snapdeal, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, has scooped up $500 million in funding from Alibaba, Foxconn, and SoftBank, according to Re/code. The Wall Street Journal first reported in June ...

28 quotes, facts and graphs from the new UN global use of shark products report

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization just released fisheries and agriculture technical paper number 590, “the state of the global market for shark products.” Coauthored by legendary shark conservation ...

Our Sex-Crazed Congress

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3 mentions2 days ago
TO appreciate the dumbing down of American politics, consider this: Conservative Republicans, indignant about abortion, are trying to destroy a government program that helps prevent 345,000 abortions a year. Inevitably ...

Call Donald Trump's Cell Phone and Ask Him About His Important Ideas

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Last month, American reality show entertainer turned American political system entertainer Donald Trump publicized presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell number, urging his supporters to “try it.” In the spirit ...

After months adrift at sea, migrants receive critical care in Indonesia

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KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find ...

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

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Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims (New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human ...

This aquarium is 82 feet high and has an elevator inside it

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It's 82 feet high and holds more than 1,500 fish. It has a glass elevator that runs up and down the center of the tank. It is so big that ...

Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

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High-level brain areas accumulated far more changes in lipids than the brains of chimpanzees Forget the insult “fathead.” We may actually owe our extraordinary smarts to the fat in our ...

From coast to coast, Canada has crossed a protected bike lane tipping point

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Vancouver, B.C., has arguably made the most significant investment in a connected protected bike lane network of any North American city in the last four years. Last month, city ...

Tell Us What You Really Think About Donald Trump

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I've sort of promised myself not to write about Donald Trump, but (a) it's a weekend, and (b) David Fahrenthold has a pretty entertaining piece about Trump in the Washington ...

Bernie Sanders Clearly In Pocket Of High-Rolling Teacher Who Donated $300 To His Campaign

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BURLINGTON, VT—After accepting a check sent to his campaign office by a local elementary school teacher, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was roundly criticized Monday as being firmly in the pocket ...
 

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