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In Nigeria, Mobile Money Assists Victims of Boko Haram Violence

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Attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria have caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In response, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an innovative emergency ...

The moment Hillary Clinton officially made history.

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Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night in Philadelphia when Democrats officially nominated her as their nominee for president, becoming the firstwoman from either party to achieve that long-held dream. The ...

We asked Hillary delegates: "Will Bernie's speech finally bring Democrats together?"

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On Monday, Bernie Sanders supporters protested the nomination of Hillary Clinton—both inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena and during a series of rallies on the streets. I even met some Sanders' ...

Does Russian money keep Donald Trump afloat?

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The president speaks: Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin might prefer Republican nominee Donald Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, because the business magnate has “repeatedly expressed admiration” for ...

UNICEF Statement on attacks on hospitals in Aleppo city

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Share Tweet Share AMMAN, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times ...

Watch Alan Grayson freak out on a Politico reporter

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) clashed with a Politico reporter following a DNC event in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, threatening to report the journalist to the Capitol Police and saying he ...

Chilling new evidence that mass shooters are feeding on each other like never before

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As a string of gun rampages continues in America and beyond, more evidence is emerging that copycat mass shooters are on the rise—a danger being amplified and accelerated by social ...

Democrats and Republicans have mirror image race problems

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On Sunday, Chuck Todd asked Donald Trump about former KKK grand wizard and famous white nationalist David Duke: On Tuesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked about Trump's reply ...

We need smarter bears

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Over at John Cole's place, everyone is watching the Katmai Park live bearcam. So I watched too, and it's clear that Katmai Park needs a smarter breed of bear. I ...

Elizabeth Warren rips Donald Trump for stoking "fear and hatred" in DNC speech

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been one of the fiercest and most persistent critics of Donald Trump, and during her prime-time Democratic National Convention speech on Monday she continued her ...

Nina Turner, Prominent Sanders Delegate, Ejected from DNC

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A hack by any other name

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Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team.

Party unity finally comes to the Democrats

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This is annoying. I feel like I ought to have something to say about tonight's festivities, but I don't, really. The A-listers (Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders) all ...

How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

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When Joan was an undergraduate, in the 1970s, she asked her boyfriend why one of his roommates was finishing up a Ph.D. while another, in the same department, still had ...

Bernie Sanders's former press secretary goes on epic tweetstorm

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As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there's one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they're #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only ...

Syria: "Crisis must end with a political solution, not a military victory", says UN Humanitarian Chief

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USG/ERC Stephen O'Brien's statement on Syria to the Security Council Mr. President, Every time I have briefed this Council, I have described the horrors of a brutal conflict characterized by ...

The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

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Etharin Cousin heads the United Nation's World Food Programme — but lately she sounds more like the captain of a ship facing some very ugly weather. "We are seeing all ...

Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention

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Protesters for Bernie, Campaign Finance Reform, Immigrant Rights Swarm DNC Convention PHILADELPHIA – As the first day of the Democratic National Convention got underway here Monday, around 5,000 protesters rallied ...

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016

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Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They ...

TIFF Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

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In the middle of summer, when moviegoing options are slim, it’s hard to visualize the sheer scope of films that will screen this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Bernie Sanders delegates threaten convention chaos

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"We got her. We got her." It's near midnight. Democratic Party delegates are milling about the lobby bar of the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. And on the big overhead screen,

18 great trends of the Obama administration—and 2 terrible ones

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So how has the country been doing during President Obama's term in office? Here's a scattering of indicators and how they've changed from 2008 (the last year of the Bush ...

Afghanistan: Record level of civilian casualties sustained in first half of 2016

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KABUL - A UN report on Afghanistan published Monday shows a record number of civilian casualties since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just ...

Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

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Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner ...

Trump gets a sizeable convention bounce in the polls

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We now have four polls out that were taken after the Republican convention: CNN, CBS, Morning Consult, and Gravis Marketing. They show an average post-convention bounce for Trump of 6.3 ...

Even Trump-friendly media thinks Putin prefers Trump

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John Schindler on the DNC email leak: The important part of this story is that Russian intelligence, using its Wikileaks cut-out, has intervened directly in an American presidential election....The most ...

Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like

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This is what a mensch looks like. Al Franken couldn’t do it. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t do it. Cory Booker didn’t even come close to doing it. Even Sarah Silverman, may ...

Morgan Stanley on Oil Prices: 'A Refinery-Driven Correction Is Upon Us'

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Gear up for a fall in oil prices.The global oil market is "severely oversupplied" with gasoline — with stocks at a five-year high — serving as a blow to crude ...

Food Network Orders Travel Series With YouTube Star Hannah Hart (Exclusive)

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Food Network is going into business with YouTube star Hannah Hart.The cable network has ordered a six-episode travel and food series starring the comedian. The currently untitled project, which is ...

Why You Should Feel Free to Ignore Polls for a Few Weeks

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Donald Trump officially became the Republican party’s nominee Thursday night, and on Monday, the Democratic convention begins in Philadelphia. In the coming weeks, you can expect lots of polls — ...

Watch Donald Trump forcible shave a man's head

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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. Among ...

‘Jason Bourne’ Review: A Useless Sequel Makes the Case For Its Own Irrelevance

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All good things come to an end, and once they do, they’re usually better off left that way. So now we have “Jason Bourne,” a sequel to a franchise that ...

Giant corporations are reaping billions from federal "small business" contracts

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Verizon Communications is the largest wireless provider in the United States, with 177,000 employees and $91.7 billion in sales last year, and yet it somehow managed to wrangle more than ...

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin really BFFs?

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Today brings one of the weirdest stories of any recent presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton's campaign has essentially accused Donald Trump of being a pawn of the Russians. Not in hints; ...

Preparatory Committee III

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Venue:PrepCom3 will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at the Convention and Exhibition Hall Grand City Convex Surabaya, while certain parallel events ...

Could the Dutch Be Even More Bike-Friendly?

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In Amsterdam, the bicycle rules. Free of fear and helmets, hordes of cyclists fill the streets at rush hour, using their numbers to dominate drivers and pedestrians. More trips in ...

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

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2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS,

What Sank Yahoo? Blame Its Nice Guy Founders

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The epilogue in the long, sad story of Yahoo!, the web portal with the perpetually ebullient exclamation mark, is finally being written. After emerging as the top bidder in a ...

Emphasizing Animal Well-Being and Choice: Why Zoos and Aquariums Should Become Sanctuaries

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How can zoos and aqauriums foster cultures of care and conservation?From Exhibit to Classroom: Transitioning Zoos and Aquariums for the Twenty-First CenturyJeanne Gang

Oil Bulls Headed Over Demand Cliff as Refinery Shutdowns Loom

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Beware, oil bulls: Just as U.S. oil production sinks low enough to drain supplies, demand is about to fall off a cliff. American gasoline consumption typically ebbs in August and ...

Amazon partners with UK government to test its drones

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Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the UK Government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air drone delivery service. In a ...

Bill Clinton To Headline Second Day Of The Democratic National Convention

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Even before the primetime portion of the Democratic National Convention began, news was made on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. If you're just catching up, here's ...

Hillary Clinton for President

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Current Issue Hillary Clinton for President Current Issue The Advocate Interview: Hillary Clinton Commentary PTSD: It Comes With the Territory If You're LGBT Commentary A Lover and a Fighter: The ...

Yahoo is the latest piece of Verizon's $10 billion plan to challenge Facebook and Google

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It's official: Verizon will buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion.The deal, announced Monday morning, marks the end of an era for Yahoo and is another piece of what's been ...

Democrats Kick Off 2016 Convention as a Far More Progressive Party

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Democrats flooding into Philadelphia this week for their 2016 convention will be ratifying a series of leftward policy shifts adopted by presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton amid prodding from democratic-socialist Senator ...

DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

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PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic ...

Let Me Remind You Fuckers Who I Am

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by Hillary Clinton What the fuck is your problem, America?? I’m Hillary goddamn Clinton. I’m a political prodigy, have been since I was 16. I have an insane network of ...

Apple’s China Problem Is That Local Phones are Good

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For Beijing resident Nie Miao, spending 5,000 yuan ($749) on a new iPhone 6S from Apple Inc. “just isn’t an option.” That’s because the lion’s share of his 7,000 yuan ...

Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer

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In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is,

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

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In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s ...
 

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