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What We Learned About Donald Trump By Playing His Board Game

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Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "This isn't 50 consultants locked ...

Homeland Security Is Tracking Black Lives Matter. Is That Legal?

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Last Friday, the Intercept released documents revealing that the Department of Homeland Security had been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Emails ...

Fumes From Iowa Hog-Manure Pit Kill Father and Son

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Here's another reason why Americans should think twice about how the United States is emerging as the globe's hog farm: concentrating thousands of hogs in one place means concentrating huge ...

Ebola Situation Report - 29 July 2015

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Figure 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases worldwide  Table 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Table 2: Cumulative number of confirmed cases by ...

For a Week, Walter Palmer Is the Worst Human Being Ever in History

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Max Fisher argues that the social media jihad against Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, is wildly out of control: Web users uncovered Palmer's personal information,

Will the Tea Party Shoot Itself in the Foot Yet Again?

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Paul Waldman notes today that although Jeb Bush is substantively pretty conservative, his tone on the campaign trail has remained resolutely moderate and affable. Waldman explains how this leads to ...

Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People

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In April, several days after North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a busted taillight and then fatally shot him, the usual cable-news transmogrification of ...

Human trafficking: Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

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A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the ...

Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

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With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser ...

ISIS Is Losing the War, But That Doesn't Mean We're Winning It

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Zack Beauchamp says that ISIS is losing the war. His evidence is the map on the right. ISIS may have taken over Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, but ...

Venezuela Seizes Nestle, Polar Warehouse as Food Shortages Mount

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Venezuelan soldiers seized a food distribution center rented by companies including Nestle SA, PepsiCo. Inc and Empresas Polar in Caracas as the government looks to boost support ahead of elections.

A Culture Shift Gains Momentum in the Century-Old Utility Industry

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When Alex Laskey launched Opower eight years ago, there was just one chief customer officer in the entire U.S. utility industry -- and that person initially refused to meet with ...

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Update

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Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of ...

Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

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Google has long given Android developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a ...

U.S. Economy Picked Up in Second Quarter After Better 2015 Start

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The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture on ...

This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

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Luke Iseman has figured out how to afford the San Francisco Bay area. He lives in a shipping container. The Wharton School graduate’s 160-square-foot box has a camp stove and ...

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 ...

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Activity trackers train users to love lives that are all work The anthropologist Marcel Mauss once said that the difference between magic and religion is that people actually believe in ...

New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it. A Bloomberg Politics focus group of 12 Republican and independent voters who are supportive of ...

US GDP, Shell Cuts and China puzzle, what markets are talking about

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It's GDP day, Shell swings the axe and Chinese shares have more big moves into the close. Here are some of the things that people in markets are talking about ...

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 ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Climbed Last Week From Four-Decade Low

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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching a four-decade low, consistent with a stronger labor market. Jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 267,000 in the period ended ...

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 ...

UK Immigration: The Facts In Nine Charts

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Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport near London. Immigration is big news in the U.K. At the moment, the country's focus is on thousands of ...

Wasting Time With The Joneses

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Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective. Previously, Eric was the CEO and a co-founder of Brontes, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. Starting a company is ...

Australian Humpback Whale Comeback a 'Symbol of Hope'

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Australia's humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as ...

Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

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The congressional hearings into the Iran nuclear deal continue apace. Steve Benen points us today to this lovely exchange between Sen. Lindsey Graham and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Graham: Does ...

LinkedIn Beats Analyst Estimates With $712M In Q2 Revenue

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LinkedIn’s earnings today beat analyst expectations in dramatic fashion, sending the stock up as much as 14% in extended trading after it released its second-quarter results. The company reported earnings ...

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 ...

Same-Sex Couples Are Securing Retroactive Recognition Of Their Marriages

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Paul Hard receiving an amended death certificate for his husband in February. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all 50 states, is still ...

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 ...

China’s Hated Short Seller Is Now a Bull Predicting Huge Rally

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Jon Carnes is about the last person on Earth you’d expect to turn bullish on China’s stock market. This is a man who built his career on wagers against Chinese ...

Planned Parenthood president: These extremist videos are nothing short of an attack on women

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Cecile Richards is president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood has been a trusted nonprofit provider of women’s health care for nearly a century. Each year, 2.7 ...

A beautiful dreamer trapped in Gaza's nightmare

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Palestinian children at a UN school used as a shelter in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, September 2014. Before the war started, Reham loved her mornings. The sun shone its ...

Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

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Millions of men, women and children around the world are currently victims of human trafficking - bought and sold as commodities into prostitution and forced labour. This trade in people ...

'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 ...

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,

'God’s Love Has No Borders': Meet The Faith Leaders Who Offer A Lifeline To Immigrant Detainees

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When Sister Kathleen Erickson arrived in March to serve as the interim chaplain at a family detention facility in Texas, the center only held about 400 women and children. One ...

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 ...

Italian authorities confirm the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees

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MESSINA, Italy, July 29 (UNHCR)- Italian authorities have confirmed the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean on Tuesday, July ...

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 ...

How much coral reef does the world have? A global perspective needed

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Coral reefs are struggling in many areas of the world due to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and other stressors. Despite the best efforts of scientists and conservation practitioners worldwide to ...

YC-Backed PersistIQ Raises $1.7M To Create Smarter Automation For Salespeople

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Sales workflow startup PersistIQ has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. This is one of those stories where the startup says it raised the money months ago, got busy and only ...

AP finds new ways to smear Palestinians over same-sex rights

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Earlier this month, after being contacted by The Electronic Intifada, the Associated Press retracted the false claim that same-sex sexual relations are illegal under Palestinian law. No longer able to ...

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 ...

Lyft Line Gets Into Perpetual Ride Territory With New Triple Match Service

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Lyft is adding even more riders to its multiple ride-sharing service Lyft Line. Called Triple Match, the feature works like the regular Line service but allows drivers to pick up three ...

Kino Lorber Acquires Six-Hour Cannes Epic 'Arabian Nights

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By Ethan Sapienza | Indiewire Thu Jul 30 14:35:24 EDT 2015 READ MORE: The Most Ambitious Movie At This Year's Cannes Film Festival is 'Arabian Nights' Art house distributor Kino ...

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 ...
 

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