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Stuck In Seattle

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About 20 workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests clump together on the edge of a chasm near Seattle’s waterfront, peering down a hole 120 feet deep and 83 feet wide. The last men have been craned out of the pit in a yellow metal cage. Gulls squawk.

Indiana Pizzeria Says It Will Deny Service to LGBT People

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5 mentions12 hours ago
Catering pizza to your wedding guests might sound unconventional, but it does happen. Oh, does it happen. But if you're gay and in Indiana, don't call Memories Pizzeria in Walkerton: They won't help you make your wedding memories. The owners of the family-run business say it will refuse ...

Walmart Gave Workers a Raise—But It's Not Enough To Keep Them Off the Dole

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A typical Walmart Supercenter costs taxpayers more than $900,000 a year in public assistance doled out to its low-wage workers. This fact, published in a federal study in 2013, galvanized labor protests at Walmart stores across the country last year, leading the the retail giant to announce in ...

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

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There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in ...

Here's America's New Minimum Wage Map

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Seattle's new minimum wage law takes effect today, the first stage of an extended ramp-up that will see all business in the city paying $15 an hour by 2021. Workers at large businesses will see an increase today to $11, from Washington's state minimum wage of $9.47, already ...

Dilma Rousseff Charts Path From Petrobras Scandal

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is battling to regain the trust of voters and global investors alike as the economy sinks and a corruption scandal deepens. On Tuesday she charted what she hopes is a path to recovery. In an exclusive interview in the presidential palace in Brasilia, Rousseff ...

Syrian Journey: Choose your own route

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The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices ...

Why ‘The Nation’ Is Suing the Federal Government

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The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights. One of the most disturbing revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden is that the National Security Agency copies and searches the contents of virtually every text-based Internet communication ...

Economist: Sell Your Stocks and Take Six Months Off

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (Bloomberg) -- Investors should sell any equities bought over the past year, hold the proceeds as cash and take a holiday from the market for six months, according to Steen Jakobsen, Saxo Bank A/S’s ...

Arkansas Just Passed Its Own Indiana-Style 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act'

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Despite national outcry over a similar bill in Indiana, the Arkansas state Legislature on Tuesday passed its own 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' which critics warn would allow business owners to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgendered people on religious grounds.The bill now goes to Republican state Gov. Asa ...

If Hillary Clinton Testifies About Her Emails, She Should Do It In Public

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The chairman of the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks asked Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday to appear for a private interview about her exclusive use of a personal email account when she was secretary of state. ....Mr. Gowdy said the committee believed that “a transcribed interview would ...

Here Are All the Athletes, Celebrities, and CEOs Joining the Indiana Backlash

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Miley Cyrus, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and former NBA star Charles Barkley are just a few of the high-profile figures condemning Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who signed a law on Thursday that critics say will give businesses the option to discriminate against LGBT customers on religious grounds. Here's ...

Ditch the Keyboard, Take Notes By Hand

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Joseph Stromberg reports on recent research suggesting that taking notes by hand is way better for students than taking notes on a laptop: The two groups of students — laptop users and hand-writers — did pretty similarly on the factual questions. But the laptop users did significantly worse ...

Obama's New Climate Change Plan in Two Charts

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The White House just pitched to the United Nations a detailed statement of its goals for cutting climate pollution and how it expects to meet them. By the end of the day, developed countries were supposed to issue reports on all their climate-friendly activities—what the bureaucrats call an ...

No HBO? No Problem: Sling TV to Offer HBO Streaming Servi

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Wed Apr 01 15:58:08 EDT 2015 Exciting news in the world of cord cutters this week: Dish's Sling TV will be the first live internet TV service to offer VOD content from HBO, and the new service will be available Sunday, April 12 ...

It’s Time to Overhaul the Funding of Ocean Science

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The National Research Council (NRC) released the first-ever Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences(DSOS) report on 23 January 2015 as commissioned by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).The 147 page report looks toward the past ocean science, suggests research priorities for the next decade, and ...

Scientists Can Predict Your City's Obesity Rate by Analyzing Its Sewage

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If someone were to ask you what distinguishes skinny cities with from fat ones, you might think of the prevalence of fast food joints, the average length of automobile commutes, or the relative abundance of parks and jogging trails. But there's also another, more underground factor: their sewage.

With fins off the menu, shark slaughter is ebbing

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7 mentions12 hours ago
For decades, sharks have been sought for their fins and meat. But bans on finning and new attitudes toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators. • This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360, a publication of the ...

America Ranks in the Top 5 Globally—for Putting Its Citizens to Death

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America once again ranks among the top five nations in the world—in executions. Sigh. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International, which also notes that more and more nations have been opting not to kill their convicts. Amnesty tallies at least 607 known executions in 22 ...

13 of Roger Ebert's Best Reviews, Annotated by Matt Zolle

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By Sam Adams | Criticwire Wed Apr 01 13:13:42 EDT 2015 A decided non-April Foolish treat for Roger Ebert fans today, courtesy of editor Matt Zoller Seitz. To commemorate the second anniversary of Ebert's death on April 4, 2013, Seitz has picked out 13 of Ebert's best ...

Iran Nuclear Envoys Near Outline Agreement, Buy More Time

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P5+1 Ministers, European Union and Iranian officials wait for the opening of a plenary session on Iran nuclear talks at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel on March 31, 2015. (Bloomberg) -- Iran and world powers are closing in on an agreement detailing the main steps needed to resolve ...

Andy Cohen's Top 5 Shirtless Moments from Watch What Happens Live! - VIDEO

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Things can sometimes get a little kinky in the Bravo Clubhouse, much to Andy Cohen's delight. In a new video, the late night chat show offers up a few moments which guests weren't shy about stripping down. Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 8:30 PMEST by Andy Towle in ...

Here Comes a New Wave of Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds

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(Bloomberg) -- Hedge fund investors aren’t giving up just yet. At least five new hedge fund companies are on track to start with at least $1 billion this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, after eight firms started with a 10-figure sum last year. The industry hasn’t ...

Two Gay Killers Become First Same-Sex Couple To Marry In UK Prison: VIDEO

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Two convicted killers have become the first same-sex couple in the UK to be married in prison, reports the Independent. Mikhail Gallatinov (above left) is a convicted pedophile serving a life sentence for the murder of Adrian Kaminsky. Marc Goodwin (above right) was sentenced to life in 2007 ...

ISIL 'seizes most' of Yarmouk district in Damascus

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The Islamic State of the Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group has seized control over large parts of the Yarmouk district in southern Damascus, inhabited mainly by Palestinian refugees, according to a senior Palestinian official, witnesses and an activist monitoring group. Anwar Abdel Hadi, director of political affairs for ...

Language of New Proposal for Indiana Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill Under Consideration by Mike Pence

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The Indianapolis Star has published a report of the language under consideration for an amended version of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (aka the anti-gay 'religious liberty' bill): The measure goes much further than a "preamble" that was proposed earlier in the week, explaining exactly what the ...

Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said. Assad's comments, in an interview published by Russian government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday, appeared to contradict Moscow's ...

O'Reilly Cameraman Disputes Fox News Host's Falklands "War Zone" Story

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly continues to insist that he never misrepresented or embellished his wartime reporting experiences and other previous episodes—even after CNN, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Media Matters, and Mother Jones reported significant discrepancies between O'Reilly's accounts and what actually occurred. Last Tuesday, O'Reilly appeared ...

What's Really In Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill: A Legal Analysis

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Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has, along with a group of apologists on the right, gone to great lengths to assure the public that his state's right-to-discriminate law is no different than the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). That is an odd position to take for several ...

Yes, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Are Different Kinds of Conservatives

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Jeb Bush may project a warmer, fuzzier, less hardnosed conservatism than Scott Walker, but is there really much difference between them? Greg Sargent isn't so sure: Here’s what I’ll be watching: How will this basic underlying difference, if it is real, manifest itself in actual policy terms? On ...

Ohio State Rep: Why I Spoke Out About My Rape and Abortion

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Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As an Ohio Legislator, I have witnessed, for nearly 15 years, legislation introduced that intends to marginalize or completely eliminate a woman’s reproductive rights. The most recent and arguably worst offender is House Bill 69, termed,

Pesky Packing Peanuts Baked and Crushed to Make Battery Electrodes

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Packing peanuts make shipping fragile objects easy. But the puffy particles become a wasteful nuisance once the shipment is complete. Now researchers report a method to turn them into something useful. The chemical engineers carbonize the foam packaging and use the resulting carbon microsheets to construct lithium battery ...

How DIY Bond Traders Displaced Wall Street’s Hot Shot Bond Dealers

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(Bloomberg) -- Time was, Sherman McCoy could stride into Pierce & Pierce to bray for money on the bond markets with other Masters of the Universe. That was 1987. McCoy, the hotshot bond dealer at the center of the “Bonfire of the Vanities,” would be 66 by now,

Marco Rubio's 2016 Campaign Could Depend on This Billionaire Car Dealer

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As Jeb Bush sucks up cash from Florida's wealthy Republican donors for his all-but-announced presidential bid—his allies have set a goal of raising $100 million by the end of the month—many of the state's wealthiest conservatives have passed over Sen. Marco Rubio, another possible 2016 contender, who like ...

Facebook’s New Photo “Scrapbook” Lets Parents Give Kids An Official Presence

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For the first time, children under 13 are allowed to have an official presence on Facebook. They still can’t have a profile, but their parents can now tag photos of them (or pet) to create a “Scrapbook”. This lets parents collect photos of their baby, toddler, or pre-teen ...

Greek Proposals to Unlock Aid Need Lots of Work, EU Aides Say

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(Bloomberg) -- Greece’s proposed plans to bolster its finances in exchange for unlocking bailout funds still need lots of work, three European officials said. The 15-page draft, which was discussed Sunday in Brussels, requires more information and details and was a long way from serving as the basis ...

Rate that journal

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3 mentions1 day ago
Consumer-oriented websites allow researchers to compare the merits of scientific journals and review their publishing experiences. What if scientific journals were like hotels, restaurants and holiday operators — easy to compare online and reviewed by those who use them? That thought occurred to conservation biologist Neal Haddaway two ...

Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Kuwait City, 31 March 2015

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Let me express, like the Secretary-General and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, my deep gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah for hosting this conference here in the "International Humanitarian Center". After four years of conflict, we are at a tipping point. It is clear that the world's response to the crisis in Syria cannot be business as usual. The situation is becoming unsustainable. First, the situation of the refugees themselves. Over 3.9 million are registered in the neighbouring countries, and they are becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable,

Blue Crabs Migrate North as Ocean Warms

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5 mentions15 hours ago
In the last few years, researchers have noticed the appearance of an unusual southern species in New England waters, the delectable blue crab. Populations of the crabs are typically found between the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Cod in Massachusetts, but in 2012, shellfish wardens and wildlife managers ...

Cohen’s Point72 Starts Technology Venture Capital Unit

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(Bloomberg) -- Point72 Asset Management, the firm that manages the fortune of billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, started a venture capital unit that backs technology companies. The business, Honeycomb Ventures, will invest mainly in growth equity opportunities and is led by Point72 money manager David Fiszel, the firm ...

Metro Systems by Ridership Per Kilometer

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Last post, I brought up the fact that the Cairo Metro is by a large margin the world’s busiest per unit of length, to explain why the government should prioritize investing in more subway lines. In comments, some people asked, or brought up information, about other systems’ comparable ...

The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

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In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” The findings of three studies, published over the last several years inPerspectives on Psychological ...

Syria: Latest report to Security Council highlights “breath-taking” levels of savagery

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefed the UN Security Council today on Syria. She noted the briefing came just a little over a year after the Council adopted a resolution demanding action by parties to the conflict to cease attacks against civilians and ...

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

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2 mentions18 hours ago
Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp ...

In photos: Gaza fishermen "in God's hands"

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Tawfiq Abu Reyala’s wife and four children have no income after the fisherman was shot dead by Israeli naval forces. Hundreds of mourners gathered outside of al-Shifa hospital to protest the killing of Tawfiq Abu Reyaleh, a 34-year-old fisherman shot by the Israeli navy just hours before. Along ...

Comedy Central Defends Trevor Noah Amidst Backlash Over Offensive Jokes

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Comedy Central has come out in support of its Daily Show successor Trevor Noah following a wave of public criticism in response to a handful of the comedian’s resurfaced tweets. Comedy Central caught fans of its popular satirical news show off guard earlier this week when it announced ...

Palyul Lineage

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Excitement and forward activity prevail, along with confusion and uncertainty. Stick with the action, and the uncertainty will pass quickly. Avoid the tendency to hide or feel conflicted, this is your moment! After a time of preparation, waiting and hoping, what you have wished for is here. An ...

Musk: Tesla Will Unveil Major New Product on April 30

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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will be unveiling a major new product line on April 30th. He further stated that it will not be a car. Follow us on:FacebookTwitterInstagramYoutube

Toss back Tuesday: 1988

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This was a year of great turmoil in my life.I remember it with so much pain and so much personal growth.The year leading up to it, 1987, was filled with some great pop-music, fun parties and a year-long fence I was proverbially sitting on.A life-altering-change was needed, but ...

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