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Will Rick Santorum's Arch-Nemesis Detonate Another Google Bomb?

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Poor Rick Santorum. The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania is announcing his second presidential run today at a manufacturing company in Butler County, Pennsylvania. But he will be doing it ...

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

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Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in ...

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Lynch Says FIFA Probe Continues as U.S. Seeks More Arrests

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said American investigators continue to pursue defendants indicted in a wide-ranging corruption probe of international soccer. In a press conference at the U.S. attorney’s office ...

Greece Said Likely to Miss May Deal Deadline as Talks Go Nowhere

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Greece will likely miss a deadline for a deal with creditors by the end of the week as the two sides have made little progress during talks in recent days,

LaCour Made Up His Biggest Funding Source

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In the fallout of last week's unraveling of a much-touted study in Science about attitudes toward same-sex marriage, there have been some questions about the sources of funding Michael LaCour,

Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business

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Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat, by propping a sneakered foot onto an Eames chair, leaning back, and acknowledging how infrequently he speaks to ...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent $250K to Stop People From Voting

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Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candidates courting social ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you ...

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire's New Pet Project?

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An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn't quite Tony Stark, but he's close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A

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Cash-strapped Greece needs to repay almost 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) to the International Monetary Fund next month, an obligation Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said the country can’t and won’t ...

Phone Records Suggest Close Ties Between Arizona Commissioner Bob Stump and Utility APS

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Battery Storage Payback Takes Only a Few Years in PJM, S&C Finds Facing Continued Losses, Yingli Solar Warns Investors About Its Ability to Operate Hanergy Thin Film Power Shares Plunge ...

The Freewheeling Fun of Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery's Live Concerts

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Near the end of his life, jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) caught the ear of pop audiences with a series of records that were slick and sophisticated, but a ...

Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War

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(Bloomberg) -- Iraq is taking OPEC's strategy to defend its share of the global oil market to a new level. The nation plans to boost crude exports by about 26 ...

An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool

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When Alexandra Witze, reporting for Nature, attended the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in December 2014, she needed a strategy. The meeting covers topics in all areas of Earth ...

Airware Launches Fund To Catalyze The Rest Of The Commercial Drone Equation

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Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. But it needs to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell a whole commercial drone package to big construction, oil,

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

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Scientists shouldn’t be allowed to name their own creations. Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real,

Putin Burns His Dead to Hide Ukraine Aggression

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Russia is so desperate to hide its military involvement in Ukraine that it has brought in mobile crematoriums to destroy the bodies of its war dead, say U.S. lawmakers who ...

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

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Fox’s Empire is at the forefront of a significant year for representations of black and LGBT stories in media. The show, which unabashedly confronts homophobia in hip-hop, has become a ...

The Simple Reason Why Everyone Wants New Corporate Bonds

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Wall Street investment managers are inevitably judged against a benchmark such as a broad index of stocks or bonds or a mix of the two. Producing returns higher than the ...

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

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Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works. WATCH: Alabama Jails,

California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home

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One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a ...

Can FIFA become a role model for sustainable development?

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Leszek Sibilski |May 22, 2015 11:58amIt may be an overstatement to call football a religion, but it is more than a game. Football can topple governments and send nations to ...

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Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

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Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2015 Cannes Film Festival

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Tue May 26 14:56:31 EDT 2015 The latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, but many of its highlights are ...

Caterpillars contort their bodies to look like bird poop

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How to ward off hungry birds if you're a tasty caterpillar? Try to look like something really distasteful: bird poop. Some caterpillars are masters of disguise, fine-tuning their poo mimicry ...

From conflict resolution to prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the police in Liberia

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“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh, sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 ...

The Theology of Consensus

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Consensus decision-making’s little-known religious origins shed light on why this activist practice has persisted so long despite being unwieldy, off-putting, and ineffective. L.A. Kauffman traces its troubled history and calls ...

Beyond Metro, there's no big idea for transit in DC anymore

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The excellent Housing Complex writer Aaron Wiener is leaving the local reporting scene for a position at Mother Jones. For his valedictory column, he proposes 15 "not-so-modest proposals for how ...

Texas Senate To Debate Anti-Gay Marriage Proposal After Bigoted Adoption Measure Stalls

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A Texas Republican lawmaker says he dropped an anti-LGBT adoption measure Tuesday because he wanted the House to have time to consider an anti-abortion proposal before a midnight deadline. As ...

Did public pressure kill Denmark-Israel weapons deal?

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Israeli weapons, used against Gaza, are often marketed as “battle-tested.” Denmark has canceled what could have been a major arms purchase from Israel’s Elbit Systems. Arms industry publication Jane’s revealed ...

Experts, even facts, unwelcome in Gardiner debate: James

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People, not raccoons, are the problem in Toronto, city report finds Paul Bedford, former chief planner for the city of Toronto, talks to a city committee in 2011. For all ...

Holy Shit! Almonds Require a Ton of Bees

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Growing 80 percent of the globe's almonds in California doesn't just require massive amounts of water. It also takes a whole bunch of honeybees for pollination—roughly two hives' worth for ...

"Lower Cost Solar" a Utility-Scale Fig Leaf for an Outdated Monopoly Model

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Published on May 26th, 2015 |by John Farrell In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric ...

Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership

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The News Lens, an independent news site based in Taipei, has scooped up its series A. The exact amount of the funding was undisclosed, but the startup tells TechCrunch it ...

Why Is The U.S. Desperate To OK Slavery In Malaysia?

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WASHINGTON -- On Friday night, in an impressive display of dysfunction, the U.S. Senate approved a controversial trade bill with a provision that the White House, Senate leadership and the ...

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

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John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent ...

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Million Dolla

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By Eric Hynes | Indiewire Tue May 26 13:40:01 EDT 2015 Some movies are just as expensive as they seem. At the high end you have films like "Avengers: ...

The Proof That Centrism is Dead

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Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong. This is the latest installment in “The Score,” a monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert ...

Federal Court: Wisconsin Uses Bogus Traffic Data to Justify Highways

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State departments of transportation all over the country use specious traffic projections to justify hugely expensive road widening projects. That’s how you end up with the graph on the right ...

STATES: Hawaii plots road map to lead the world in renewable energy by 2045

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The goal passed by Hawaii's Legislature this month to some sounds like a blueprint for a future utopian world: 100 percent renewable power. But lawmakers in the Aloha State want ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

Indian E-commerce Giant Snapdeal Acquires MartMobi To Build Its Mobile Platform

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Snapdeal, one of the largest e-commerce players in India, has snapped up MartMobi for an undisclosed amount. Based in Hyderabad, Martmobi helped vendors build mobile apps and sites. Snapdeal said ...

SDS Leader Tom Hayden on Vietnam: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory

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Tom Hayden, longtime activist and former California state senator. He was one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society. As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, we look back ...

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,

Equator Initiative

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Our global search for local sustainable development solutions begins now. Eligibility spans 145 countries. Nomination forms available in 16 languages. Nominate today! Review our eligibility criteria to determine if your ...

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 ...

Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

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The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 18–26 May 2015. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by ...
 

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