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UNHCR prepares for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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GENEVA – Displacement in Iraq may be about to worsen dramatically with the focus of military action turning towards retaking Mosul, the country’s second largest city, UNHCR, the UN Refugee ...

The Thirsty Little Snake That Swam Across the World

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If someone asked you to think about a global animal that has spread over much of the earth, you’ll probably think of something like the brown rat, the rock pigeon,

Donald Trump's Wall Street tower is filled with crooks

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Forty Wall ...

Here's why we keep making up new names for marginalized groups

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Good Morning America’s Amy Robach apparently had a brain fart the other day and referred to blacks as “colored people,” rather than the acceptable—even au courant—"people of color." But why ...

Bernie sells out, according to Bernie fans

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Bernie Sanders has finally announced the next step in his political revolution, but he's learning that it's no easy task to ride herd on a bunch of idealists who have ...

Including Diverse Voices in Science Stories

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A teacher stands in front of a classroom and instructs five- to seven-year-olds to take up their crayons and draw a surgeon, a fighter pilot, and a firefighter. When a ...

At Security Council, Ban calls for eradicating weapons of mass destruction ‘once and for all’

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23 August 2016 – Recalling that eliminating weapons of mass destruction was one of the founding principles of the United Nations and was in fact the subject of the first ...

Here's why we have no clue how often rape is happening in the US

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Federal agencies don't have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United States, according to ...

Busting the billion-dollar myth: how to slash the cost of drug development

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First, there was the pitching and rolling in an old Jeep for eight hours. Next came the river crossing in a slender canoe. When Nathalie Strub Wourgaft finally reached her ...


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Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty

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2 mentions19 hours ago
UNICEF reports on the harrowing journey of refugee and migrant children from Central America Share Tweet Share NEW YORK, 23 August 2016 – Every month, thousands of children from Central ...

World Food Programme

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MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

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A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs have demanded. The Environmental Audit Committee says the tiny balls of plastic used in ...

UNESCO - Timeline

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See more of UNESCO by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upcoming events and more. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can create one to see more ...

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

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A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal ...

Report: Bernie was right!

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4 mentions22 hours ago
A new Congressional Budget Office report examining trends in family wealth confirms what most Americans know from experience: the poor are buried in debt, the middle class is stuck, and—shocker—the ...

Economic anxiety is all about progress, not income

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2 mentions1 day ago
The debate continues over whether Donald Trump's blue-collar supporters—virtually of them white—are motivated by economic anxiety or racial anxiety. I think the evidence is pretty clear that racial anxiety plays ...

Hillary Clinton ran a very tight ship as Secretary of State

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The way Washington works—in fact, the way everything works—is that people socialize; they develop relationships; and they often try to leverage those relationships to call in favors. We have laws ...

Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above

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The sky over the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on June 23 was the color of a dull nickel, and a broad deck of lowering clouds threatened rain. A couple ...

Historic Olympics come to an end in style for Team Refugees

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – In a dazzling celebration of life, Brazil has brought down the curtain on an Olympics which enchanted and inspired millions around the world with powerful ...

"No one feared punishment, and no one was ever arrested"

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2 mentions1 day ago
On a Sunday afternoon in May, more than 100 people gathered on a grassy knoll sandwiched between a swamp and a construction company lot on the eastern outskirts of Memphis,

Why America needs a national memorial for the victims of lynching

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In early 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative released a comprehensive report on more than 4,000 lynchings of African-Americans between 1877 and 1950. The report, which identified more than 800 more ...

Special report: I spent five years with some of Trump's biggest fans. Here's what they won't tell you.

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In a framed photo of herself taken in 2007, Sharon Galicia stands, fresh-faced and beaming, beside first lady Laura Bush at a Washington, DC, luncheon, thrilled to be honored as ...

The Trump Files: How Donald Tried To Hide His Legal Troubles to Get His Casino Approved

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald ...

Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity

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It can be tough going to the movies as a cybersecurity expert. From the soapy stolen-identity flick “The Net” to the slick, punchline-packed take on surveillance depicted in “Ocean’s Eleven” ...

This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital

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It’s a sign that we’re living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake,

A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River

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On August 12, Montana officials realized that the mountain whitefish of Yellowstone River were dying en masse. They sent corpses off for testing and got grave news in return: The ...

New .blog TLD opens up early registration applications

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One of the few new top-level domains that actually makes sense, .blog, is starting the process of registration. Automattic, which runs WordPress and a number of other useful web apps,

Muslim mother ordered off Cannes beach and fined for headscarf

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The French ban on the burkini is threatening to turn into a farce as police officers armed with pepper spray and batons marched onto a beach today and ordered a ...

Hey Yahoo, Barack Obama is not the founder of ISIS

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When Donald Trump declared that President Barack Obama was the "founder" of ISIS—and then stuck to that claim—most of the media dismissed this rhetoric as silly. No doubt, Trump, the ...

Naya Rivera Opens Up About Her Abortion While Starring On 'Glee'

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In her new memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, Naya Rivera gets real. The 29-year-old writes about having an abortion while filming the hit show “Glee” in ...

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

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In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest ...

Bitfinder, makers of the Awair air monitor, inhale $4.5 million in Series A

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Bitfinder, the company behind the Awair air quality monitor, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures, with ...

Puffin chicks in Gulf of Maine's largest colony starve to death at record rate

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Machias Seal Island, home of the largest puffin colony in the Gulf of Maine, has had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the vast majority of chicks starving to ...


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#TalkFP Many of us use contraception because it’s the right choice for us. Everyone—regardless of where they live—has the right to choose if and when to have children. Yet today,

Housekeeping Note

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I have to schlep up to LA this morning for—something. To be honest, I'm not sure what. It's a routine follow-up from my stem cell transplant last year, but the ...

Islamic State, losing fighters and territory, increasingly turns to child bombers

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He was just 15, according to local officials. Footage broadcast Monday on Kurdish television stations showed the dramatic moments as security forces gingerly stripped him of his explosives-laden belt. Tragedy ...

How Donald Trump's campaign chief created an online haven for white nationalists

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Last week, when Donald Trump tapped the chairman of Breitbart Media to lead his campaign, he wasn't simply turning to a trusted ally and veteran propagandist. By bringing on Stephen ...

Swift Boat 2.0 is now underway. Where's the press?

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As we all know, the loathsome Swift boating of John Kerry in 2004 worked a treat. So this year Trump supporters are engaging in Swift boat 2.0: a surprisingly overt ...

In the ocean, clever camouflage beats super sight

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DURHAM, N.C. -- In a matchup of animal superpowers, a clever form of camouflage might beat super sight -- at least in the ocean. There's nowhere to hide in the ...

Iran tosses out Russia for blabbing too much

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Last week Russia announced that it would start attacking Syria using bombers based in Iran. This produced a huge reaction both inside and outside Russia. Today Iran decided to kick ...

The Kidnapped Boys of Boko Haram

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Aug. 12, 2016 10:44 a.m. ET MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—In a forest of thorn trees somewhere far outside this city, the Boko Haram insurgency ran a boot camp for about 100 boys.

Welfare reform is 20 years old and it's worse than you can imagine

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Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi made a decision that could disrupt the lives of nearly 84,000 of his state's poorest residents. There was no public announcement or debate.

Gay Couple Makes Medical History, Welcomes Triplets Born with Both Fathers' DNA: WATCH

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Christo and Theo Menalaou, a gay couple who just had triplets in South Africa, have made medical history. Their newborns Joshua, Zoe, and Kate are the first triplets ever born ...


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First Thiel, now the Trumps: how billionaires threaten free speech

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Less than 24 hours after was killed by billionaire Peter Thiel’s legal crusade against it, another billionaire couple – Donald and Melania Trump – is already using the same ...

Donald Trump constantly makes one of the most offensive mistakes in men's suiting

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2 mentions2 days ago
We can no longer be silent. Presidential fashion is a low bar. It's almost expected that the leader of the free world wear a somewhat boxy, boring suit in navy,

Women journalists share their stories of sexual harassment

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Clara Rollins was an 18-year-old photography intern at a newspaper in the southeastern United States when a section editor asked her if she’d ever had sex. The editor sent Rollins ...

Donald Trump Jacked Up His Campaign’s Trump Tower Rent Once Somebody Else Was Paying It

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WASHINGTON ― After bragging for a year about how cheaply he was running his campaign, Donald Trump is spending more freely now that other people are contributing ― particularly when ...

British woman killed in possible Australian terror attack

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SYDNEY - A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers' hostel in Australia and two people were wounded, one seriously, in what police say may have ...

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