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Syria crisis: Gulf States should open their doors to Syrian refugees

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Over the past few years the world has witnessed the greatest refugee crisis of the 21st century unfold live on its television screens. What started as peaceful protests by Syrians ...

UNHCR chief issues key guidelines for dealing with Europe's refugee crisis

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GENEVA, Sept 4, (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency António Guterres, emphasizing the European Union faced a "defining moment", has laid out a set of key guidelines ...

Treatment of Migrants Evokes Memories of Europe’s Darkest Hour

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BUDAPEST — In Hungary, hundreds of migrants surrounded by armed police officers were tricked into boarding a train with promises of freedom, only to be taken to a “reception” camp.

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe

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The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive common effort that is ...

Here's the conservative playbook for tearing down Black Lives Matter

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In the wake of last Friday's murder of a Harris County, Texas, police deputy, Fox News pundits have bent over backward to find a way to connect the killing to ...

Chimp that attacked a drone with a stick planned ahead, researchers say

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In April, a chimp in The Netherlands took down a drone being used to film the Burgers' Zoo: Now researchers have published their analysis of the clip in the journal ...

Friday cat blogging

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Like Hillary Clinton, we've been watching a lot of HGTV lately. This has inspired Marian to create a long list of renovation projects she'd like to do. It's inspired me ...

Tip o' the day: Don't be trapped by the tyranny of the list

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2 mentions16 hours ago
A couple of days ago I stumbled across a story about the weekly email that NBER sends out touting its latest working papers. They recently decided to randomize the order ...

The journal of proposals, ideas, data and more

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4 mentions18 hours ago
New journal aims to publish from ‘all stages of the research cycle’. With so many science journals already in existence, it is rare for a new title to draw attention.

Guatemala's President Resigned and Spent the Night in Jail. What's Next?

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Otto Pérez Molina resigned as president of Guatemala late Wednesday night, stepping down after being implicated in a widespread corruption scheme that earlier this year cost his vice president her ...

Chart of the day: Net new jobs in August

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2 mentions20 hours ago
The American economy added 173,000 new jobs last month, 90,000 of which were needed to keep up with population growth. This means that net job growth clocked in at 83,000 ...

School choice will ensure kids a long commute, but will it give them a better education?

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The school choice movement has sent low-income students commuting far and wide in search of a better education, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Whether those long ...

The Cheap Phones Quietly Winning the U.S.

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In most AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile stores, it takes a while to find the ZTE phones, buried in the back, past the latest from Apple and Samsung. But they’re there.

China's Leaner Army May Pose a Bigger Challenge to U.S.

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Far from weakening the Chinese military, the troop cuts announced by President Xi Jinping will help counter U.S. advantages and improve the country’s ability to project force further from its ...

How Trump Invented Trump

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Past Trump Tower’s bow-tied doorman, through a shiny revolving door, toward the 60-foot waterfall, up a dim elevator, after glass doors and smiling assistants, Donald J. Trump, chairman of the ...

LinkedIn Open-Sources FeatureFu, A Toolkit For Building Machine Learning Models

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LinkedIn today announced that it is open-sourcing an internal tool called FeatureFu. The FeatureFu toolkit is meant to make it easier for developers to build their machine learning models around ...

Is That a Colony of Conjoined Twins or a Single Sea Creature?

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This gelatinous animal is actually a group of tiny clones, in which older members provide thrust through the water while younger ones steer. In the GIF, above, a scientist injects ...

Nepal: A Perilous Mountain Journey to Deliver WFP Food

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Aftershocks, landslides and monsoon rains are the challenges WFP faces in reaching remote communities with food in Nepal's high-altitude areas. The Larke Pass - situated at 5,000 metres above sea ...

Not Even 'Scissorhands' Can Cut Brazil Out of Its Fiscal Trap

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Joaquim Levy was supposed to be the man who would save Brazil’s finances. A University of Chicago-trained technocrat who earned the nickname “Scissorhands” for his tough budget-cutting policies, he strode ...

Telluride Review: Laurie Anderson's Lovely 'Heart of a Dog' Will Break Your Heart

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Fri Sep 04 23:30:00 EDT 2015 In the pantheon of memorable dogs in recent cinema — from "The Artist" show-stealer Uggie to Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye ...

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

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But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars. Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — ...

Payrolls Rose 173,000 in August as Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1%

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Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. The gain in payrolls, while ...

Lacker Says It’s Time for Fed to End Era of Zero Interest Rates

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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said it’s time for the central bank to end the era of record-low interest rates, now that the impacts from winter weather ...

A Ruling for Tom Brady Ignores the Biggest Question

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ByWILLIAM C. RHODENIn hitting Roger Goodell with a blow that shakes his already wobbly legacy, Judge Richard M. Berman summarized pent-up criticism of the N.F.L. commissioner when he said Goodell ...

Sentence of the day: Court must rule on whether court can rule

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Sometime in the next few months, the state Supreme Court is likely to rule on whether the legislature has the right to strip the Supreme Court of its administrative authority.

China May Never Get Rich

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China is already the world's largest economy by some measures, such as purchasing power parity. It's clear, however, that the country's growth is slowing. Growth dipped from roughly 10 percent ...

Which Big Company Partnered With Coachella Energy Storage in Its $38M Li-Ion Battery Deal?

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Investment Bankers Think Solar and Wind Will Grow Way Faster Than the IEA Forecast In Germany, the Number of Battery Systems Installed With Solar Has Grown 35% This Year Spanish ...

Aretha Franklin Blocks Screening of 'Amazing Grace' at Telluride

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By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood Fri Sep 04 19:33:40 EDT 2015 In 1972, a year after their massive hit "Woodstock," Warner Bros set out to produce an Aretha ...

Syrian refugee crisis: senators call on US to take in thousands more

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Despite the US being a leader in humanitarian aid, the number of Syrian refugees it is set to admit pales in comparison to the 800,000 Germany will take inAmanda Holpuch ...

This map shows who wants to move to your country

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3 mentions2 days ago
As the migration crisis in Europe continues to unfold, the images of dead children, crowded train platforms, and people trying not to be sent to migrant camps have triggered worldwide ...

An Unspeakable Act. A Heroic Survivor.

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When a childhood is robbed by sexual violence, how does one Congolese family recover? She lives in Bitobolo, a village of nearly 20,000 people in the South Kivu region of ...

Maybe We'll Win The War Against HIV After All

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A new study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases shows a HIV-prevention treatment may have been successful at preventing new cases of the disease. The regimen, which is ...

AC Pledge No More Balloons After "BalloonGate"

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After a social media post showing balloons being released at the recent America’s Cup event in Sweden resulted in a slew of complaints, the America’s Cup said they “regret” the ...

Ebola transmission in Liberia over. Nation enters 90-day intensive surveillance period

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Today, 3 September 2015, WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of ...

Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.04.15

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Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Michael Arrington, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session 1pmPT/4pmET. John Borthwick is CEO and co-founder of betaworks. Betaworks is a company ...

Rhetoric vs. reality, police safety edition

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Scott Walker: "In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric....[This] rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives ...

Marx and Keynes put economics on the map, and they can take it right off again

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Over at PostEverything, Dan Drezner wonders why economics has managed to wield such an outsized influence within the social sciences. His strongest point—or at least the one he spends the ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

Month in Pictures: August 2015

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Palestinians carry the body of Saad Dawabsha during his funeral in the West Bank village of Duma on 8 August. Dawabsha died in hospital about a week after an arson ...

Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

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Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google ...

The GOP's problem is not Donald Trump.

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5 mentions2 days ago
Only a few weeks ago, pundits and political observers roundly proclaimed that Donald Trump, the reality-show tycoon who's mounted a takeover of the GOP, would flame out, fade, implode, or ...

These Men Are Stepping Up to Fight Child Marriage in Pakistan

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Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end,

Anchor babies exist, but probably not very many of them

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Do "anchor babies" exist? Or are they just a pernicious myth invented by the anti-immigration right? The LA Times sent reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to Rio Grande City in Texas to ...

How the migrant crisis is wreaking havoc on the European Union.

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3 mentions2 days ago
In July, the European Union was supposedly on the verge of disaster. Greece seemed ready to reject the demands of its creditors and dump the euro, paving the way for ...

J.K. Rowling, George Lucas, and the Danger of the Never-Ending Story

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In continuing to tinker with the universe she built eight years after it ended, J.K. Rowling might be falling into the same trap as Star Wars’s George Lucas. September 1st,

Chinese purchase of Israel's Ahava shows boycott is hurting

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Ahava’s factory in Mitzpe Shalem, an Israeli settlement built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. (Viktor Karppinen/Flickr) The owners of boycott-hit Dead Sea cosmetics maker Ahava ...

The Jobs of the Future Are in These Unlikely Places

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A decade ago, Richard Myers was the director of the Department of Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he enjoyed the fruits of a rich endowment and ...

Brazil's Stock Market May Be Eclipsed by Mexico's

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For the past two decades, Brazil has been the indisputable king of Latin American stock markets. At one point a few years ago, its market had gotten so big that ...

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting Virulent Polio for 28 Years

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At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long ...

Hands On With Samsung’s New Gear S2 Smartwatch

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Right now every electronics company is trying to figure out what the special sauce is that will help it bring smartwatches to the wrists of mainstream consumers (just yesterday, Motorola ...

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