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The Struggles of New York City's Taxi King

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Gene Freidman’s got a new hairdo. For as long as the New York tabloids have been taking photos of him, which is to say a while, Freidman has worn his ...

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

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A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down. No one is entirely clear on ...

Donald Trump: The Bible is great, but, um, let's not get into specifics

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As a blogger, it's hard not to love Donald Trump. Here's the latest, in an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann: I'm wondering what one or two of your ...

Heard of China’s Fake Rolexes? Now There’s a Fake Goldman Sachs

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China has been accused of pirating movies, handbags, Rolexes -- even cars. Add Goldman Sachs to the list. Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co. has been operating in the city ...

World Food Programme

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Our current subject is “24 Hours In…” and the goal is to use your photos to create a story that expresses the theme of 24 hours spent...somewhere! Stories could be ...

UN Data Science & Visualization

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Leading up to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, thousands of people worldwide have shared their ideas to reduce human loss and suffering from ...

Grieving Father of Slain Journalist Vows to Fight for Gun Control

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The father of a Virginia journalist who was gunned down during a live TV broadcast on Wednesday morning delivered an emotional and devastating message about gun laws on Fox News.

What Is a 'Great' Neighborhood? An Analysis of APA's Top-Rated Places

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Adapted from: Talen, Emily, Sunny Menozzi, and Chloe Schaefer. "What Is a 'Great Neighborhood'? An Analysis of APA's Top-Rated Places." Journal of the American Planning Association 81, no. 2 (April 3,

These two unlikely candidates are dominating the race for small donors

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Political campaigns often try to portray themselves as driven by grassroots support, but they face a formidable obstacle: Most Americans don't ever make a campaign donation. Even Barack Obama, renowned ...

Study: 42% Of Americans Check Their Email In The Loo

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Need a quiet spot to check your email? Looks like for many people, that’s the bathroom. According to a new study from Adobe, 42 percent of Americans use their time ...

19 heartbreaking photos of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath

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Without having been there—actually seeing it for yourself in person—it's hard to comprehend just how hard Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, particularly the Lower Ninth Ward. When the levees broke,

Tesla With ‘Insane Mode’ Busts Curve on Consumer Reports Ratings

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A Model S P85D on display at the Tesla Motors retail store in San Jose, California. Tesla Motors Inc.’s all-wheel-drive version of the battery-powered Model S, the P85D, earned a ...

Food Wastage Footprint 2

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Consumer Comfort in U.S. Improves to Five-Week High on Finances

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Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved to a five-week high, buoyed by more positive views about personal finances and the buying climate. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to 42 ...

Who'll Freeze First? A Puzzle About Size and Staying Warm

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It’s 20 below freezing (that’s -11C), a bitterly cold wintry day in a Tennessee forest, and biologist David George Haskell takes his clothes off. All of them. On purpose. In ...

Statement of the Executive Director of UN Women for the 500th day since the Chibok kidnappings

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Five hundred days ago, in the town of Chibok, northern Nigeria, Borno state, over 200 girls were abducted from their hostel by Boko Haram. The few who have returned are ...

Zambia to host 1st girl's summit to end child marriage

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LUSAKA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government has offered to host a girls' summit aimed at finding ways of ending child marriage on the African continent, the African Union ...

Four reasons why Joe Biden entering the race will help Bernie Sanders

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The politerati are getting a slight break from Trumpalooza these days, thanks to the Biden Bump. The veep has been actively discussing a possible presidential run with Democratic donors and ...

Hillary's email: Still no there there

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The AP's Ken Dilanian reports on the use of email in the State Department: The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State ...

Google Hopes Open Source Will Give Its Cloud A Path To The Enterprise

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“Google is not an enterprise company and we are trying to become cognizant of what the enterprise needs,” Craig McLuckie, Google’s product manager in charge of its Kubernetes and Google ...

Donald Trump Says He Wants to Raise Taxes on Himself

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump began to flesh out his economic vision for America, and it includes raising taxes on the wealthy. Trump said during a Wednesday interview on Bloomberg's With ...

Looking beyond urban cycling: How Metro Vancouver is retrofitting its suburbs

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For the past seven years, the City of Vancouver has been forging the way in providing sustainable transportation options to its citizens, including working towards a complete AAA (‘All Ages ...

Atlanta-Area Family Terrorized With Repeated Hate Crime Attacks

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A family from the Atlanta area has been under terrorized repeatedly following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. In the latest attack, their car was torched while ...

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant'

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GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to ...

Super PACs Promise Record-Shattering $10 Billion Presidential Election

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With the presidential election still more than a year away, it is estimated that a record $10 billion will be raised and spent by the time the next president is elected.

Next-generation X-ray source fires up

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Swedish synchrotron promises to open up new avenues for researchers. Sweden's MAX-IV laboratory will host the first two 'fourth-generation' light sources. Electrons have begun circulating in a synchrotron in Lund,

Breaking news: Kids don't like to eat vegetables

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Excellent news! We have new research on whether kids like to eat vegetables: The Agriculture Department rolled out new requirements in the 2012 school year that mandated that children who ...

Palestinians salute Black solidarity, call for joint struggle

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Israel advocates are alarmed by growth in Black-Palestinian solidarity. (Sarah-Ji/Flickr) Palestinians have welcomed the declaration signed by more than 1,000 Black activists, artists and scholars in solidarity with the Palestinian ...

NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

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Brad is a co-founder and General Partner at Primary Venture Partners. Debating the importance of Software-as-a-Service long ago became a great way to flag yourself as a luddite. The enterprise ...

There Is No Reason to Deny Trans People Necessary Medical Care

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It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard ...

Instagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos

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One in five photos or videos on Instagram show up with annoying whitespace around them because people use other apps to letterbox their landscape or portrait imagery to fit in ...

U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Look for Floor After 6-Day Selloff

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U.S. stocks advanced, amid their steepest losing streak in four years, as investors made another go at finding a floor after yesterday’s early rally evaporated. New York Fed Bank President ...

A new loophole has allowed the GOP to out-fundraise Dems by a 10-to-1 margin

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Last December, the outgoing Congress slipped language into a spending bill that created a loophole allowing donors to make much larger contributions to political parties. Both parties supported the rule ...

MacGyvering a Female Engineer onto Television

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In late July, I had the honor of being selected as one of five winners of The Next MacGyver competition, an initiative designed to encourage more women to choose a ...

How Eric Ripert Became a Restaurant Legend Without Working Himself to Death

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Schmoozing his way through Central Park. Gray-lambskin leather jacket and gray cashmere hoodie by Dolce & Gabbana, $4,950 and $2,245; Collins pants in worn iron by J Brand, $258; ...

How to fight big ag by drinking really good tequila

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The Suburban surged and swerved, rattling across potholes and rocketing over heaves in the sun-scorched asphalt. At the wheel, Adolfo Murillo smiled with pride. "This road we're on here," he ...

Here's what America would look like if we enacted Donald Trump's immigration plan

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After launching his presidential bid by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists," Donald Trump last week unveiled his plan for immigration reform: He'd "take back our country," as he put it on ...

Economic Security and Reproductive Health Access Are Not Separate Issues. When Will Politicians Acknowledge This?

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Lawmakers need to stop sidelining abortion and contraception as "social issues." In the first GOP debate, the moderators asked the candidates about several topics they grouped together under the category ...

25 Years of Narcissistic Narcissism: Definitely You"€™re So Vain

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Chato Stewart 1990: (narcissism) Bla bla bla bla look at me bla bla bla‌. Chato: In my day we HAD Selfie Sticks Too‌We called them trees! Bobby Bob: Hey, look ...

George Zimmerman: Virginia “hate crime” shootings committed by “pansy” and condoned by “ignorant baboon” Barack Obama

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George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin who was last seen hawking paintings of the Confederate battle flag that praised the Second Amendment, took to Twitter in the wake of ...

Biohackers gear up for genome editing

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Amateurs are ready and able to try the CRISPR technique for rewriting genes. Biohackers such as Johan Sosa are exploring the creative potential of molecular biology. A complete lack of ...

Hungary scrambles to confront record migrant influx

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ROSZKE, Hungary Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants,

How Wall Street Is Losing Talent to Cleveland

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Wall Street banks have been bleeding talent to hedge funds, buyout firms and technology companies. Now they’re facing another predator: smaller lenders in states like Ohio and Rhode Island. U.S.

Goldman Looked Back at How the Fed Usually Reacts to Declines in the Stock Market

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Many people are wondering how the selloff in equities will affect the Fed. Goldman Sachs, which expects the first rate hike to come in December, took a look at how ...

Watch "Inside The Fifth Beatle" Full Documentary Free

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Massive International Project Raises Questions about the Validity of Psychology Research

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When 100 past studies were replicated, only 39 percent yielded the same results Investigators across five continents reported that they were able to replicate only about 40 percent of the ...

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

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WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been fearing for years. The National Labor Relations ...

Ocean warming and acidification needs more attention, argues US

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5 mentions7 hours ago
Thursday 27 August 2015 09.37 EDTLast modified on Thursday 27 August 2015 10.00 EDTThe US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the ...

Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Avaiable

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Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This ...

Europe Stocks Erase Losses, Are Little Changed as Betfair Gains

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European stocks reversed earlier losses as U.S. index futures rose. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added less than 0.1 percent at 1:37 p.m. in London. It further pared declines as ...

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