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UNHCR email

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Today the UN Refugee Agency and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees in the neighbouring countries. Since early April,

Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say

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MONROE — John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife of nearly 60 years died ...

How spiders create the sounds of love

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Scientists have revealed the musical, flirtatious side of a common spider. Alexander Sweger and Prof George Uetz from the University of Cincinnati recorded the percussive courtship display of the so-called ...

So you’re related to Charlemagne? You and every other living European…

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4 mentions10 hours ago
The advent of cheap genetic sequencing has given birth to a burgeoning ancestry industry. But before you pay to spit in a tube, let me give you a few facts ...

Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

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2 mentions18 hours ago
The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating ...

Locantore: It's not about congestion; it's about freedom

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3 mentions31 minutes ago
Just about anywhere that public dialogue is happening in Denver right now — at neighborhood meetings, on social media, or in the conventional media — the topic of traffic congestion ...

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

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US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his ...

UN Pulse

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How did UNHQ librarians answer 20,000 questions in one month? Ask DAG! The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UN Headquarters has been helping people find answers to their questions about the ...

Public Transportation Is Failing America's Poor

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The nation’s crumbling infrastructure makes it hard for those living in poverty to access jobs, quality groceries, and good schools. Transportation is about more than just moving people from point ...

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

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3 mentions22 hours ago
Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies. That's right, monarch butterflies. The pollinators are ...

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival Winners, Live As They Come

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By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire Sun May 24 11:54:56 EDT 2015 This article is related to: Cannes 2015, Cannes Film Festival, Awards By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire

Proposed Law Would Require Mothers To Look At Pictures Of Congressmen She Disappointing Before Having Abortion

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WASHINGTON—Arguing that the measure would help women fully understand the consequences of their decision, members of the House of Representatives introduced a new bill this week that would require anyone ...

Ireland Is Latest Country to Approve Gay Marriage

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I don't have anything profound to say about this, but it's just a nice piece of good news. And I could use some good news these day: Irish voters have ...

Lopon Damchoe Wangmo teachings, May 30-31

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Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and KPC are pleased to announce that Lopon Damchoe Wangmo will be teaching at KPC on the weekend of May 30th.She will teach on Saturday and Sunday.

Haiti: Exporting coffee while protecting biodiversity

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By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions. Francisque Dubois, also known as "Papa café” among the people of Dondon, in northern Haiti, is one ...

“You get a cookie for being offended”: Mat Johnson on the fine art of racial satire

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Mat Johnson is a little apprehensive about his new novel, “Loving Day,” a satire of race relations and identity politics set in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. While writing it, he thought,

Toronto chief planner at odds with mayor over eastern Gardiner removal

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Toronto chief planner Jen Keesmaat is calling for the removal of the eastern Gardiner, putting her at odds with the mayor on one of the most important issues facing the ...

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana's Secrets

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There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever. In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C. The ...

Unconventional Landscapes by United Nations Development 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 ...

Two Jewish teens stabbed in east Jerusalem

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Two Jewish teens were stabbed in east Jerusalem near the Damascus Gate in the Old City on Saturday night. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the 17-year-olds to the Hadassah University ...

Breaking: California Farmers Agree to Water Cuts

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As California endures its fourth year of grueling drought, officials are getting more serious about mandatory water cuts. Gov. Jerry Brown imposed the state's first-ever water restrictions last month, ordering ...

What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers

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ByROBERT J. SHILLERComputers and robots are already replacing many workers. What can young people learn now that won’t be superseded within their lifetimes by these devices and that will secure ...

Key Israel lobbyist in European Parliament spreads lies about Ireland's gay marriage vote

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A Dublin mural in favor of the right to marriage for gay and lesbian couples. (William Murphy/Flickr) Like many Irish people, I’ve had tears of delight dripping from my eyes ...

The FBI's Response To Another Killer Cop Set Free? More Surveillance of #BlackLivesMatter

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On Thursday, FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano gave a press conference about how his agency was preparing for the soon-to-be announced verdict for Michael Brelo, the white Cleveland Police Officer ...

How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

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For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a ...

Henry Marsh’s “Do No Harm”

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For the schoolteacher, the changes had come slowly. First, his walking had grown unsteady; then his hearing had worsened. He had become stooped, and had begun walking with a cane,

Cholera epidemic claims 31 lives in Tanzania, including 29 Burundian refugees

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GENEVA, May 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee on Friday reported that a cholera epidemic this week in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian ...

Malaysia launches rescue operation after thousands of refugees stranded at sea

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Malaysia launched a search-and-rescue operation on Thursday to aid thousands of people still stranded on boats in the Andaman Sea. Those aboard are mostly Rohingya refugees and migrants fleeing persecution ...

Friday Cat Blogging Counterpoint: I Don't Care About Your Cute Cat

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some remarkable writers, thinkers, and Friends of Kevin to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today, in the spirit ...

5 major threats to biodiversity, and how we can help curb them

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That's why biodiversity is important. The wide variety of species on Earth, whether they're plants, animals or microscopic organisms, are vital to keep the world's many ecosystems healthy, balanced and ...

Does Mike Huckabee Know Where the Ark of the Covenant Is Buried?

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Harry Moskoff wouldn't immediately strike you as the guy to discover the true location of the Ark of the Covenant, the chest that supposedly once held the stone tablets on ...

Artificial-windpipe surgeon committed misconduct

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2 mentions3 days ago
Papers authored by Paolo Macchiarini misrepresented success of pioneering procedure. Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini transplanting a synthetic trachea in 2011. A famed surgeon committed scientific misconduct in his reports of how ...

Economists Offer These 10 Career Tips for Today's Graduates

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Millennials, America's favorite generation to hate, have racked up a lot of problems since the last recession. They've tallied obscene amounts of student debt. Rents are soaring. They're short on ...

Blog from the Field: Floods, Helicopters and Delivering WFP Food

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We asked Alastair to tell us what a normal day was like ‘in the field’ and here’s what he had to say… Sunday is an ideal day to get out ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Pushed Cancer Screening Cuts

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee have in recent days become high-profile public faces in the fight against cancer. Tweeting out hospital photos after Lee’s double ...

Salma Hayek UN women's panel

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'We can't stand as victims and say we need to make them aware of women,' Hayek told the UN Women's panel audience. 'Because guess what? They don't care.' Salma Hayek,

China Inc. Is Coming To America

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Japan led a wave of investment into America in the 1980s. Now it's China's turn. A new report described as the first of its kind has broken down how much ...

Your clothes are killing us

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That's the message of "The True Cost," a new documentary on the perils of the fashion industry, which is being released next week. The film is a sweeping, heartbreaking and ...

LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

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LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers ...

Monsanto Is Funding a Free 'Reporting Boot Camp' for Food Writers

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The Washington, DC-based National Press Foundation announced yesterday that they're taking applications for an upcoming all-expenses-paid journalism conference called "Food, From Farm to Table." The conference promises to "take a ...

The U.S. Is About to Change the Way It Calculates GDP

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An employee works on the inside of a tire at a tire manufacturing facility in Bryan, Ohio, on March 13, 2015. The way some parts of U.S. gross domestic product ...

The Prospects for Radical Democracy in Spain

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The upcoming municipal elections will be a key test for the rising leftist movement in Spain. "This participatory ethos is the heart and soul of the confluence candidacies: from online ...

Diplomacy: Pulling in different directions

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The underlying premise of Israeli-Palestinian talks for more than two decades has been direct negotiations toward a two-state solution.The two sides would sit and thrash out the issues, with US ...

Last Chance to See Your Photos Alongside Brian Skerry's at NMNH!

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Brian Skerry is a world-renowned underwater photographer and journalist with decades of experience. He combines artistic vision and passion for the ocean with deep knowledge of photographic principles and specialized ...

Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations

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On Thursday, Josh Duggar resigned as head of the Family Research Council's lobbying arm amid allegations from a sealed police report obtained by In Touch Weekly that he sexually molested ...

Join our Orange Day Twitter chat on how to use technology to end violence against women

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The UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as Orange Day, a day to raise awareness and take action on ending ...

How did you begin to unlearn racism?

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So many of our efforts are focusing on protesting the more obvious deleterious effects of systemic racism—via protests and legislation—that we don't always have time to have a conversation about ...

Publish or perish

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3 mentions2 days ago
Universities should release reports to show what they are doing to tackle misconduct — and funders should help them to do so effectively. As every politician knows, it is important ...

“This land is ours,” says Israel’s top diplomat, citing religious texts

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tzipi-hotovely.jpgTzipi Hotevely (Wikimedia Commons)Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s new deputy foreign minister, vowed to continue building Jewish-only settlements across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in a recent speech to ...

WeWork: Real Estate Empire, or Shared Office Space for a New Era?

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Workers of a certain age may recall that long ago, people once divided their waking hours into two parts: work and life. At quitting time, Fred Flintstone would slide down ...

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