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Nike’s Deal Seems to Track U.S. Claim of FIFA Bribery in Brazil

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Brazil's football team jersey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is unveiled on November 24, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The indictment of FIFA officials by a U.S. grand ...

Silicon Valley Discovers the Cheapest Way to Help the Homeless: Give Them Homes

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Santa Clara County is perhaps best known as the home of Silicon Valley. It also has one of the country's highest rates of homelessness and its third largest chronically homeless ...

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

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Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in ...

The Nine Slides That Matter From Mary Meeker's State of the Internet

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Everyone hates drab PowerPoint presentations—unless, of course, that drab presentation is Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report. The famed venture capitalist presented her deep dive into tech trends on Wednesday ...

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Lynch Says FIFA Probe Continues as U.S. Seeks More Arrests

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said American investigators continue to pursue defendants indicted in a wide-ranging corruption probe of international soccer. In a press conference at the U.S. attorney’s office ...

The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster

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It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five yearsWednesday 27 May 2015 10.43 EDTLast modified on Wednesday ...

Greece Said Likely to Miss May Deal Deadline as Talks Go Nowhere

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Greece will likely miss a deadline for a deal with creditors by the end of the week as the two sides have made little progress during talks in recent days,

LaCour Made Up His Biggest Funding Source

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In the fallout of last week's unraveling of a much-touted study in Science about attitudes toward same-sex marriage, there have been some questions about the sources of funding Michael LaCour,

New Favorite Tumblr: Feminist Mad Max

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The MRAs were right. Check out the brilliant new “Feminist Mad Max” tumblr, a delicious slice of the internet at its best. Some of my favorite entries: Alexandra Brodsky is ...

Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day: Submit Your Posts Here

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Thanks for participating in Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day. Submit your posts below, and I'll add them to the master list for all to see on June 2. All LGBTQ ...

Scott Walker: Mandatory Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing' For Women

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in an interview on Friday that mandatory ultrasounds for women hoping to get an abortion was "just a ...

Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business

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Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat, by propping a sneakered foot onto an Eames chair, leaning back, and acknowledging how infrequently he speaks to ...

Reality Checks: Why Are Docs Still Second Class at Cannes

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By Anthony Kaufman | Indiewire Wed May 27 13:01:13 EDT 2015 On Sunday night, Cannes-watchers eagerly received news of the festival’s big winners for its 68th edition. But when ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you ...

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire's New Pet Project?

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An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn't quite Tony Stark, but he's close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired ...

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests. Conservationists say the remaining population of ...

What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A

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Cash-strapped Greece needs to repay almost 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) to the International Monetary Fund next month, an obligation Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said the country can’t and won’t ...

Apple Confirms A Fix Is In The Works For The Bug That Crashes iPhones By Way Of Text Message

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Apple says today it has a fix in the works for an odd software bug which has been able to crash users’ iPhones when they receive a text message with ...

CPD cops posed for photo standing over black man dressed in antlers

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It’s a racially charged photo the Chicago Police Department didn’t want the public to see: two white cops posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on ...

Hacking the nervous system

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One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince. When Maria Vrind,

Phone Records Suggest Close Ties Between Arizona Commissioner Bob Stump and Utility APS

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Battery Storage Payback Takes Only a Few Years in PJM, S&C Finds Facing Continued Losses, Yingli Solar Warns Investors About Its Ability to Operate Hanergy Thin Film Power Shares Plunge ...

Tilda Swinton Enters Marvel Universe with 'Doctor Strange

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Wed May 27 15:36:29 EDT 2015 THR reports that cinema chameleon Tilda Swinton has been tapped to portray a Tibetan mystic called Ancient One, a ...

The Freewheeling Fun of Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery's Live Concerts

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Near the end of his life, jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) caught the ear of pop audiences with a series of records that were slick and sophisticated, but a ...

Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War

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(Bloomberg) -- Iraq is taking OPEC's strategy to defend its share of the global oil market to a new level. The nation plans to boost crude exports by about 26 ...

An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool

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When Alexandra Witze, reporting for Nature, attended the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in December 2014, she needed a strategy. The meeting covers topics in all areas of Earth ...

Airware Launches Fund To Catalyze The Rest Of The Commercial Drone Equation

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Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. But it needs to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell a whole commercial drone package to big construction, oil,

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

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Scientists shouldn’t be allowed to name their own creations. Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real,

Putin Burns His Dead to Hide Ukraine Aggression

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Russia is so desperate to hide its military involvement in Ukraine that it has brought in mobile crematoriums to destroy the bodies of its war dead, say U.S. lawmakers who ...

The Best Films of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival According

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By Steve Greene | Criticwire Wed May 27 11:43:21 EDT 2015 This year's Cannes Film Festival elicited some of the more surprising reactions from critics in recent memory. With ...

For boy injured in Gaza beach massacre, war has never ended

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Gaza beach massacre survivor Muntasir Baker (right) and his cousin and fellow survivor Sayyid, with an adult relative. As soon as Israel’s bombs stop falling on Gaza, attention shifts and ...

Here Are The World's Most Underappreciated Sea Creatures

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May 22 is the official International Day for Biological Diversity, as noted by the United Nations. In honor of this momentous day, let’s take a moment to recognize those sea ...

Watch "Flatwoods Monster Case" Full Movie Online Free

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Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

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Editor’s note: Gené Teare heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase. Ned Desmond is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase. This report is the first in a series ...

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

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Fox’s Empire is at the forefront of a significant year for representations of black and LGBT stories in media. The show, which unabashedly confronts homophobia in hip-hop, has become a ...

The Simple Reason Why Everyone Wants New Corporate Bonds

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Wall Street investment managers are inevitably judged against a benchmark such as a broad index of stocks or bonds or a mix of the two. Producing returns higher than the ...

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

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Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works. WATCH: Alabama Jails,

California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home

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One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a ...

Can FIFA become a role model for sustainable development?

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Leszek Sibilski |May 22, 2015 11:58amIt may be an overstatement to call football a religion, but it is more than a game. Football can topple governments and send nations to ...

University Of Hawaii Completely Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

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Published on May 27th, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal, oil, and gas ...


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Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

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Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.

How ocean-friendly is your canned tuna?

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Your little can of tuna is faced with some weighty issues. The next time you’re at the supermarket choosing which brand to buy, you might want answers to how and ...

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2015 Cannes Film Festival

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Tue May 26 14:56:31 EDT 2015 The latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, but many of its highlights are ...

Caterpillars contort their bodies to look like bird poop

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How to ward off hungry birds if you're a tasty caterpillar? Try to look like something really distasteful: bird poop. Some caterpillars are masters of disguise, fine-tuning their poo mimicry ...

I Know an American 'Internment' Camp When I See One

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Last summer, the Obama administration announced its plans to open new immigrant family detention centers in response to the wave of women and children fleeing violence in Central and South ...

From conflict resolution to prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the police in Liberia

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“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh, sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 ...

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