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Narrowing the Gaps: The power of investing in the poorest children

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From inadequate healthcare and nutrition to vulnerability to infectious diseases, children living in poor communities face inequities every day. But perhaps the most fundamental injustice is this: Children growing up ...

Quality education for all at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals

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The event seeks to highlight the growing momentum around the implementation of SDG 4, including in the area of SDG Learning. It also aims to shed light on the obstacles ...

Safe Birth Even Here: Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

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Safe Birth Even Here: Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp Nowhere is the risk of dying during childbirth greater than in disaster settings. Today, 3 in 5 maternal deaths occur in countries ...

Lunchtime photo

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What are Orange County’s most famous attractions? At a guess, I’d rank them something like this: Disneyland Knott’s Berry Farm Christ Cathedral (aka the Crystal Cathedral) Mission San Juan Capistrano ...

Trump blather notches another foreign policy win!

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On Monday, the White House warned that Syria would “pay a heavy price” if they launched another chemical attack. So how did that go? It’s yet another victory for Donald ...

Assisted suicide is a white thing

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California’s assisted suicide act went into effect last year, and today the Department of Public Health released statistics for 2016. A total of 191 people requested prescriptions for aid-in-dying drugs,

Some notes on California's single-payer health care plan

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Last night a reader emailed to ask what I thought about the death of California’s single-payer health care bill. Is Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon a progressive traitor because he tabled ...

Inquiring minds want to know: How stupid is Donald Trump?

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Ha ha ha ha: Here’s what Trump is griping about: A senator who supports the bill left the meeting at the White House with a sense that the president did ...

McConnell: Trump attacks are "beyond stupid"

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Mitch McConnell may have a dark and twisted soul, but he’s a pretty good legislative tactician. That’s why he’s basically told Donald Trump to stay out of health care negotiations ...

Why oh why did Susan Rice become a Republican punching bag?

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Susan Rice, the right’s favorite new¹ punching bag over the past few years, talks about her experience of continuing to be a punching bag even after she left government service: ...

Support for gay marriage just keeps going up

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Let’s start the day off with some good news. You never know: it might be the last we get today. Here’s the latest on same-sex marriage from Pew Research: Everyone ...

Springtime for Union Busting?

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Late June has become a time of terror for anyone on the left. These early days of summer are traditionally the last of the Supreme Court’s term, and at a ...

Donald Trump's favorable ratings abroad are even worse than at home

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President Donald Trump may have successfully campaigned on the promise to restore the country’s greatness, but when it comes to America’s international standing, the president’s young tenure has accomplished precisely ...

Why Doctor Doom Is the Best Supervillain

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In an age of superhero movies and TV anti-heroes, fictional villains are more complex than ever before. This week, Vulture examines villainous entertainment in all its forms. In late 2014,

The Best Comics of 2017 (So Far)

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This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. Below, in purely alphabetical order, are 12 of the best bound comics volumes — be they ...

#WorldRefugeeDay

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Millions of families have fled their homes to escape war or human rights abuses. Millions of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers – who are also students, musicians, cooks, and so much ...

More than 1,000 American mayors sent Donald Trump one helluva message

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The nation’s mayors sent a strong message to the Trump administration: If ...

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: wife

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left right left right left right left right BEIJING Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as ...

The best TV of 2017 so far

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TV Best of Master Of None (Photo: Ali Goldstein), Downward Dog (Photo: Brian Douglas/ABC), and The Handmaid’s Tale (Photo: George Kraychyk/Hulu). Image: Libby McGuire. From a business prospective, the forecast ...

Here's the tl;dr version of the Republican health care bill

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Need a quick couple of quickie graphics to summarize the Senate health care bill? I’m here to help. First, the basics: Next, a comparison of premiums. It’s true that the ...

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

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left right left right left right left right BERLIN The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of ...

Lunchtime photo

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Last week I put up a picture of a guy cycling and texting at Santa Monica beach. That’s kid stuff. Here’s a guy cycling, texting, and holding a beer¹ in ...

Trumpcare now has 6-month waiting period for slackers

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A new revision of the Senate health care bill is out, and as expected it adds a 6-month waiting period for anyone who hasn’t maintained continuous coverage: Can they get ...

If Trumpcare fails, Republicans will continue to sabotage Obamacare

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This is unusual, but it’s actually worth paying attention to one of President Trump’s tweets today: If Democrats manage to defeat Trumpcare, that’s hardly the end of the battle. If ...

New Seattle study suggests ideal minimum wage of about $12

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By chance, another study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has just come out. And it comes to a different conclusion than last week’s study. Among jobs paying less than $19 ...

Republican health bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance, CBO projects

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The stats on the Senate health care bill are in: The Republicans’ new plan to repeal Obamacare would leave 22 million more people uninsured in 2026 than under current law.

Rep. Jordan Hopes Health Vote Doesn't Affect Tax Reform

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The truth about Medicaid

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With the Senate health care bill finally out in the open, a tediously familiar game is unfolding once again. The game is to defend massive Medicaid cuts by claiming that ...

The Supreme Court will finally hear the case about the Christian baker and the gay wedding cake

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The Supreme Court this morning finally decided what to do with one of the most controversial cases on its docket, Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The petition,

Bloomberg @business

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Connecting… WATCH LIVE: Fed Chair Yellen speaks about the global economyBloomberg@business

More Than 250 US Mayors Commit To 100% Renewable Energy Amidst Adoption Of New Climate Resolution

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June 28th, 2017 by Joshua S HillMore than 250 United States mayors have adopted a new bipartisan climate change resolution that includes a push for US cities to commit to ...

Millennials Say GIFs, Emojis Communicate Their Thoughts Better Than Words

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president trumpMost of the World Has Little Confidence in Donald Trump, Poll FindstennisJohn McEnroe Says He Won't Apologize For His Serena Williams Commentsfood and drinkAmericans Are Totally Obsessed With Avocados ...

The Road To 100%: Meeting Hawaii’s Clean Energy Goals

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June 28th, 2017 by Andrea BertoliAt the GreenBiz Verge Honolulu last week (formally the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit), I had the opportunity to connect with the renewables and sustainability ...

Navigant Research Identifies 1,842 Microgrid Projects Worldwide, Totaling Nearly 20 Gigawatts

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June 28th, 2017 by Joshua S HillIn its latest report analyzing the global microgrid sector, Navigant Research has identified a total of 1,842 microgrid projects worldwide, totaling nearly 20 gigawatts ...

Poll: Only 12% of Americans support the Senate health care plan

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Just 12% of Americans support the Senate Republican health care plan, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid a roiling debate over whether the GOP will deliver on its ...

Bloomberg Politics @bpolitics

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Connecting… Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face off at #PMQs for the first time since Parliament openedBloomberg Politics@bpolitics

Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections

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A 'painless' sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people. The patch has a hundred tiny hair-like ...

The ‘Twin Peaks’ Nuclear Explosion Sequence Synced to Pink Floyd is a Psychedelic Wonder

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What happens when you mix what is arguably the most experimental 11 minutes of David Lynch’s filmmaking career with the psychedelic chords of Pink Floyd? Buckle up, you’re about to ...

Falling through the cracks: Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis

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Share Tweet Share The ongoing cholera outbreak which has gripped Yemen since late April is another example of the dangers associated with a collapsing health system. To date, there have ...

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

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This story has been updated. In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise ...

Cleantech Revolution Comes To You! (Watch Live!)

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June 28th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanOur 4th Cleantech Revolution Tour conference is kicking off in a few moments in Berlin. We decided to invite the world at the last minute ...

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

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One of the world's largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and ...

Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'

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Ice from three of the UK's biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation. Samples of iced drinks from Costa Coffee, Starbucks ...

Are Bubbles a Whale's Way of Giving the Finger?

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Humpback whales are mysterious and graceful creatures. They’re most famous for their unusual yet beautiful dance-like breaching, where they launch themselves out of the sea and into the air. Scientists ...

DeMario Jackson Gives His Version of Events in the Bachelor in Paradise Scandal

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As part of a three-segment interview with E! News spanning two nights, now-former Bachelor in Paradise contestant DeMario Jackson discussed in detail the sexual encounter he had with fellow contestant ...

Exclusive: A Look Inside Bob Dylan's Secret Archives

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The trucks began arriving in Tulsa in March 2016, each filled with priceless artifacts from Bob Dylan's past. Open up one box and see a handwritten draft of "Visions of ...

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)

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This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. In the Peak TV era, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of television ...

Inside The NAACP’s Fight To Stop Betsy DeVos From Expanding Charter Schools

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President Donald Trump may call education the “civil rights issue of our time,” but just weeks before he was elected, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization strongly rejected the very ...

25 Years Later, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman Is Still the Best Superhero Villain

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This week, Vulture is looking closely at an array of evil-doers, and the various projects in which they do evil. There’s a lot to admire about Batman Returns, the 1992 ...

Over 50? Trumpcare will raise your premiums $4,500.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has figured out what the net premiums would be under the Senate health care bill for all 3,143 counties in the United States. For folks in ...
 

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