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Mom-and-Pop Shop? There's an App for That

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Wray Serna, a Brooklyn-based apparel designer, started selling her first collection online in May via an digital platform called Tictail. A few weeks later, as orders poured in for her ...

The Eight Most Awkward Celebrity Tech Product Launches

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Technology companies often lean on celebrity appearances to build buzz for their glitzy product events, and Microsoft has traditionally been one of the worst offenders. But for the Windows 10 ...

Here's Your Reminder Donald Trump's Two Sons Are Also Big Game Hunters

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On Tuesday, an American dentist admitted to paying $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil the lion, a beloved animal and popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. News of the killing sparked ...

Cincinnati Cop Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

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Officials in Hamilton County, Ohio, released body-camera footage on Wednesday that shows the shooting death of Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man pulled over by University of Cincinnati police officer ...

Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah Just Got Indicted. Here's What He's Accused Of.

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The Department of Justice dropped 29 federal racketeering charges on Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and a handful of close associates this morning, claiming that he diverted campaign and charitable funds ...

Donald Trump Is Doing Business With a Controversial Azerbaijani Oligarch

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Luxury hotels bearing Donald Trump's name grace some of the world's ritziest locations, including New York, Waikiki, and Rio. There is one outlier: the Trump Hotel and Tower in Baku,

FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

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FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden‘s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. The major innovation of FireChat ...

China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines

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United, the world’s second-largest airline, detected an incursion into its computer systems in May or early June, said several people familiar with the probe. The hackers who stole data on ...

Guest Post: For whom the road tolls?

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For those of who were following Architect This City during the Gardiner Expressway East debate here in Toronto, you might remember that Darren Davis (transport planner with Auckland Transport) wrote ...

Clinton Calls Out SEC for Dodging Rule on CEO Pay

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With Bernie Sanders nipping at her heels in the presidential primary, Hillary Clinton is doing all she can to let liberal financial wonks know she's on their side. The Democratic ...

Fed Says Labor Market Improves as It Moves Toward Rate Increase

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Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the ...

'Leaders and lifters' help ants move massive meals

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Scientists in Israel have discovered how ants co-operate to move big chunks of food back to their nests. A large team of ants does the heavy lifting but they lack ...

Defying child marriage in Malawi

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LILONGWE, Malawi – Luwiza Lewis dropped out of school in Standard 8 after becoming pregnant. She was just 15 years old. But after giving birth she was determined to go ...

Gold Out of Style Like Bell-Bottom Trousers Signals Lower Prices

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The problem for gold isn’t just that prices are dropping. For many, the metal also has lost its charisma. Sentiment means a lot in the bullion market, where only about ...

First glimpse inside the Siberian cave that holds the key to man's origins

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New revelations expected as Novosibirsk experts share latest ancient finds with world's leading specialists. The significance of the cave is immense, and the experts are convinced it has more secrets ...

Depositions Show Donald Trump as Quick to Exaggerate and Insult

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Donald J. Trump seemed irritated. He had been grilled for two hours in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project, and he told the lawyer that her questions ...

Ping City Pong

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Public Space can be the key to some of the most exciting celebrations of the communities around us — however, it’s also one of the challenges we’re hard pressed to ...

Soil-Dwelling Fungus Rode Joplin Tornado to Unexpected Human Home

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The most unexpected beneficiary of the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011 was a fungus named Apophysomyces. It may, in fact, have been the only beneficiary.

Manning: Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died While in Police Custody; Family Seeks Justice

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The death of Sandra Bland, an African American woman who died in a jail cell on July 13 , has the nation abuzz about the ongoing saga of police brutality ...

Getting a Home Loan Is Expensive—Especially for Black Women

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A recent study in the Journal of Real Estate and Finance Economics finds that black home loan borrowers are charged higher interest rates than their white counterparts—and that black women ...

Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

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Cott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first ...

A Native American Activist Died in Police Custody and Nobody Is Talking About It

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It's been almost two weeks since Rexdale Henry died in a Mississippi jail. Today, the civil rights activist and Choctaw tribe member's family is still looking for answers. On July ...

Stillbirth: Your Stories

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Few families are prepared when a baby dies prior to delivery. Here, parents who have navigated this difficult experience are sharing their insights. JUNE 26, 2015 Dr. Eleni Michailidis gave ...

Press briefing notes on Iraq, Libya and Yemen

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Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina ShamdasaniLocation: Geneva Date: 28 July 2015(1) IraqWe have received reports that suggest a violent clampdown on people who are attempting ...

Boehner Planning to Pick Up His Ball and Go Home

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Mr. Boehner said the three-month [highway] bill could come up for a House vote on Wednesday. If the bill passes, the House would adjourn for an August recess Wednesday, a ...

Unlike Dad, Rand Paul Is More Interested in Winning Than in His Principles

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Something is awry at the Rand Paul campaign. The main super PAC supporting his presidential bid raised just $3.1 million in the first half of 2015....On Sunday, a new NBC ...

Do You Hug a Pope? U.S. Lawmakers Seek Etiquette Tips for Visit

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U.S. lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they’re anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope. Pope ...

Fox's Poll Cutoff for the Republican Debate Works Better Than Rachel Maddow Suggested Last Night

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Last night Rachel Maddow invited Lee Miringoff, polling director for the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, to discuss the way Fox News is using polls to cut the Republican debate ...

"€˜Sea Slaves"€™: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

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Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed. SONGKHLA, Thailand — ...

Your Rent's About to Get Even Higher

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If the monthly rent check is already painful to write, brace yourself. The Census Bureau's U.S. rental vacancy rate, which tracks the share of properties that are unoccupied, fell to ...

Smoke That Pot Now, Chris Christie Tells Users in States That Allow It

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Residents in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana should toke up while they still can, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” ...

When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

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When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over ...

Cloud-Based IDE Nitrous Names New CEO As It Starts Going After Professional Developers

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Nitrous, the cloud-based code editor and integrated development environment that recently raised a $6.65 million funding round, today announced that it has brought on CoreOS and GitHub alum Alex Malinovich as its ...

These 10 States Will Be Hurting the Most After the Commodities Meltdown

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In the brutal commodities meltdown, all U.S. states are not created equal. In fact, the impact has been vastly different. The Bloomberg Commodity Index last week reached a 13-year low ...

Here's Our Tally of Donald Trump's Wealth

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An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses.

United Nations Population Division

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On 29 July, the Population Division will release the twenty-fourth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections. Watch live on UN Web TV 12:30pm EDT. The 2015 Revision ...

Here's What Sandra Bland's Death Says About Our Broken Bail System

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If Sandra Bland indeed committed suicide after spending three days in a Texas jail, as the Harris county medical examiner determined last week, her death fits a pattern: Half of ...


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The following organizations and individuals are active in lion conservation, research or activities that benefit lions, and need your support to continue their work.We provide here a brief overview of ...

Life's big surprises: The Vital Question and Life's Greatest Secret

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Two recent books dive into the mysteries surrounding the origins of life and the genetic code and come up with deeply satisfying tales filled with tenacious arguments and bold ideas ...

‘Third World’ LaGuardia to Be Built Anew With Delta’s Help

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport, consistently ranked among the worst in the U.S. in cleanliness, design and delays, will be torn down and rebuilt with help from Delta Air Lines Inc.

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Later Abortion

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Nine years ago, my husband and I were newlyweds, eager to start our family right away. We figured, why wait? So I started taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid. I ...

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

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Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light. An optical fibre is shown activating tiny lasers created within pig skin cells.

Twitter vigilantes gone bad: Stop live-tweeting takedowns of harmless strangers in public

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In case you were wondering whether Puritanism, nosiness and ruthlessness had gone out of fashion, this story, as reported by Metro UK on Friday, should let you know they are ...

World minimum marriage age: Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world

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You can get married as young as nine in Iran but men have to wait till their 22 to tie the knot in China Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist ...

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

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If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program ...

Awaiting Peace, but Not a Paycheck

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Rudy, with his gift for languages, found work at the front desk of a hotel. Nusheen got a job making sandwiches. And Simav, who was forced to put law school ...

Menstruation misery for Malawi schoolgirls: CHILIWOGO interface meeting in Machinga establish

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In an effort to end child marriages and improve the rights, welfare of the girl child in Malawi, Chilimba Women and Children Support Group (CHILIWOGO) recently conducted an interface meeting ...

How Classical Musicians Use iTunes (and Why They're Ready to Stop)

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The new version of Apple’s signature media software is a mess. What are people with large MP3 libraries to do? When the developer Erik Kemp designed the first metadata system ...

World Hepatitis Day 2015: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

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The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is "Prevent hepatitis. Act now". Viral hepatitis is caused by 5 distinct hepatitis viruses. Infection from these viruses results in approximately 1.45 ...

Counter-Terrorism Committee to hold special meeting on "stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters"

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In its resolution 2178 (2014), the Security Council calls on Member States to prevent the recruiting, organizing, transporting, or equipping of individuals who travel to a State other than their ...

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