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Obama Just Burned GOP Climate Deniers In "Anger Translator" Rant

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Towards the end of his annual speech to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in the nation's capital Saturday night, President Obama got "angry." Aided by Luther, his "anger translator" ...

Nepal: Worst earthquake in over 80 years leaves at least 1000 dead

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A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu. At present the death toll stands at over 1,000 dead but ...

Nepal earthquake: “the shake was like nothing I have experienced”

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The shake was like nothing I have experienced in my 57 years. It was strong and it shook for a long time. Many old monuments, including famous temples and stupas ...

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Victoria Cavanagh

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We kick off with Victoria Cavanagh, a communications officer for the UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), WFP – managed warehouses that stockpile equipment and relief items for use in the ...

Does music strike a chord with everyone?

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Stephen McAdams played movie tunes to Mbenzélé pygmies in the Congo rainforest to find out whether music is a universal language Why do you want to know whether music has ...

Earthquake survivors in Nepal urgently need help. Make an emergency donation now.

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The Card security code on your credit card or debit card is a 3 digit number on VISA and MasterCard branded credit and debit cards located on the signature strip ...

Tragedy Strikes Again on the Mediterranean

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We’re on the edge of Europe. Beyond the sheer cliffs in front of us, the azure blue Mediterranean stretches out as far as the eye can see. Just yesterday, three ...

Avalanches Sweep Everest as Nepal Quake Kills Hundreds

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The most powerful earthquake to hit Nepal in eight decades killed more than 600 people, triggered avalanches on Mount Everest and left hundreds trapped under rubble. The 7.8-magnitude temblor struck ...

America’s Gay Corporate Warrior Wants to Bring Full Equality to Red America

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In 1992, Tim Gill was living a Rocky Mountain version of the familiar tech dream. A sci-fi buff and self-described “pathological introvert,” he’d earned degrees in applied mathematics and computer ...

The Malaria Medics

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Hundreds of refugees from the Central African Republic gather under a mango tree in Gbadakila village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a few kilometres from the border. They ...

Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks

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Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map ...

Native American Actors Walk Off Set of New Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Jokes

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About a dozen Native American actors quit the set of a new Adam Sandler film, produced by Netflix, to protest the script's portrayal of Apache culture and what the actors ...

See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

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Young schoolgirls receive new notebooks and textbooks at a refugee camp in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Many girls in Pakistan still don't receive an education.Kimmasa Mayama/Reuters /Landovhide caption Young schoolgirls receive new ...

In line with strategy to mature into an emerging economy, Nepal joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

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Government aims for economic growth and women’s empowerment through digital payments initiative NEW YORK and KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 14, 2015- As part of its national vision to graduate from its ...

Jerusalem teen killed by Israeli forces in “cold blood,” family says

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Ali Muhammad Abu Ghannam has become the first Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli occupation forces this year. The 17-year-old was shot dead by Israel’s Border Police as he ...

Drogba Vs. Malaria

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2 mentions1 day ago | #defeatmalariaTwo days ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba launches an animated video that tells ...

Vanuatu: UNDP Launches Cash-for-Work Programme to Build Back Better

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began debris removal projects this week, providing income opportunities for cyclone-affected communities Port Vila, Vanuatu (21 April 2015) – Cyclone Pam-affected communities in Port ...

Israel responds to earthquake in Nepal 25 Apr 2015

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Gxms10MFAPress Room2015Israel responds to earthquake in Nepal 25 Apr 2015 two operating rooms, four intensive-care rooms, 80 hospital beds and specialists in neonatal and adult care.The team will include dozens ...

Friday Cat Blogging - April 24 2015

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While Kevin is undergoing treatment, we've invited lots of exciting guest writers to stop by in his honor. But there's no reason the hospitality can't extend to another species, is ...

It Already Looks Like This Quarter Will Be an Economic Disappointment

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Pumpjacks stand on the site of an oil well outside Williston, North Dakota, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. You can now hear the echo of weak first-quarter economic reports ...

Killer whales are stealing fishermen's catch to make extra calves

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A population of orcas off the Crozet Islands in the Southern Ocean are taking advantage of toothfish caught on fishing lines to reproduce more successfully, reports Conservation Magazine Jason G.

The Rise and Rise (and Rise) of Stephen Curry: The Wildly Miraculous and Quietly Inevitable Success of Golden State’s Point Guard

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There are slideshows on the Internet of the house, stately and fountained, where Stephen Curry lived as a boy — the house his parents built in 1996, the year Steph ...

Can Everyday Biking Keep Us Young?

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Some say that cycling makes them feel younger, and as it turns out, research may soon prove that this is more than just a feeling. Larry Patterson was 62 years ...

American Inactivity Level Is Highest Since 2007, Survey Finds

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The number of Americans who were “totally sedentary” last year rose to its highest level since 2007, according to a new survey. Roughly 83 million Americans age 6 and over,

Varoufakis Said to Take Hammering From Frustrated Euro Ministers

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was heavily criticized by his euro-area colleagues amid mounting frustration at his refusal to deliver measures to fix his country’s economy and release financial aid,

If You Read One Post About Labor Force Participation This Decade, Let It Be This One

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp

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I’m a lucky lad. Every so often the creators of a really cool, really revolutionary cooking devices come to my house and make me food and this time it was ...

Bonus Friday Cat Blogging - 24 April 2014

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In the top photo, Hopper is scrooched under Karen's display case just to show she can do it. But something has caught her attention. It turned out to be Hilbert,

Hillary Wants A Piece of the Elizabeth Warren Love Fest

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Hillary Clinton desperately wants liberals to redirect their adoration of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) toward her presidential campaign. Since the official launch of her 2016 run earlier this month, Clinton ...

When Women Thrive, So Will the World

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When I took office in 2012, I was determined to promote a society in which all women had a chance to shine. Indeed, Japan cannot truly thrive in the 21st ...

Israeli ban on South African cabinet minister boosts boycott campaign

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Israel’s ban on the visit of a South African cabinet minister to the occupied West Bank has stirred up a diplomatic row and given a boost to the boycott, divestment ...

There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing

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Why are reproductive rights losing while gay rights are winning? Indiana’s attempt to enshrine opposition to gay marriage under the guise of religious freedom provoked an immediate nationwide backlash. Meanwhile,

Strong earthquake strikes Nepal

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A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 has struck west of the Nepali capital Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey has said. Some buildings have been damaged in the quake but there was ...

Consider the Sponge

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In the final exams for our undergraduate zoology degrees, my fellow-majors and I were given an assortment of petri dishes, each of them containing an animal. Our task was to ...

Deutsche Bank Trader Bittar’s Libor Messages Revealed

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Among the Deutsche Bank AG traders whose e-mails were made public when the lender was fined a record $2.5 billion for rigging Libor, one stands out. Identified only as Trader ...

Bitcoin's Problem With Women

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

Princeton students buoyed by close vote in Israel divestment referendum

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A student referendum calling on Princeton University to divest from firms profiting from the Israeli occupation in Palestine has been defeated by a very narrow margin. But campaigners are seeing ...


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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also called on all European countries to take a firmer line on racism and xenophobia which he said “under ...

It's Not the 1% Controlling Politics. It's the 0.01 Percent.

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Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kickstart their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money election yet. This chart from the ...

The Progress report is coming!

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Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 27 April in seven cities ...

Capital Goods Orders in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall for Seventh Month

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Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft, a proxy for future corporate spending on new equipment, dropped 0.5 percent, data from the Commerce Department showed Friday in Washington. Orders for ...

IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2015

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Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new series and/or country items are posted on the IMF website. The IMF has announced the 2015 Regional Photo Contest, which will ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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Frustration with Greece mounts, Nasdaq hits a record high and German businesses get more confident. Here are some of the things that people will be talking about today. One by ...

Color me camouflage The decorator crab...

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The decorator crab (Loxorhynchus crispatus) camouflages in style. It selects pieces of seaweed and soft animals like sponges, corals, anemones and bryzoans from around its neighborhood and secures them to ...

The Scientists Who Want to Fix America’s Guts

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Justin and Erica Sonnenburg believe that the root of many Western diseases can be traced to our languishing guts. On a Saturday evening in late March, as the sun ducked ...

When Women Code

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A Q&A with the director of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which looks at the cultural reasons behind the male-dominated world of software engineering Code builds things: websites,

Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO

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22 April 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could ...

The Feds Say One Schmuck Trading From His Parents' House Caused a Market Crash. Here's the Problem.

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a key Wall Street regulator, blasted out press releases declaring a great victory in their war on illegal manipulation ...

Indiewire Podcast: Remembering Richard Corliss, Examining

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By Indiewire | Indiewire Fri Apr 24 19:03:11 EDT 2015 In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson remember the late film critic Richard Corliss, who was instrumental in Thompson's ...

There Are Two New Russell Brand Documentaries, But Only O

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Fri Apr 24 18:13:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: SXSW Review: Russell Brand Needs to Make Peace With Ondi Timoner's 'BRAND: A Second Coming' British standup ...

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