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The Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

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Initiated by the European Union and the United Nations Gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and crucial to ...

September 22, 2017

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Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) The Power of ONE: How individuals can make a difference ONE PLANET, ONE people, Shared Responsibility: What Are the SDGs and Why Do ...

Mercury and health

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Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is a ...

2017 Winner

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Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, is the 2017 winner of the UNHCR Nansen ...

Scoring goals for gender equality at the Global Goals World Cup

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Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took ...

Murray: Tennis women make same sacrifices as men

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Andy Murray practised against both boys and girls in his early years, and went on to play with some of the world's top female tennis players in mixed doubles. He ...

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

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Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever NEW YORK – Faced with record numbers of people displaced by conflict and persecution, and the rise and complexity of ...

The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

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The language of the bill provides them with a nearly unlimited range of policy options to use the money in the service of providing health care access, and no templates ...

Yahoo indictment offers clues into Russian election hacking

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The low-profile prosecution of a 22-year-old Canadian hacker may offer clues regarding how US intelligence officials learned about Russia’s efforts to disrupt last year’s election—and it could offer a lot ...

Watch the stunning contrast between how Trump and Obama talk about Colin Kaepernick

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The gaping chasm between the approach of the 44th and 45th presidents is hard to miss. But sometimes it’s easy to forget how different things were just a year ago.

Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—What You Need to Know

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After a tense 36 hours, scientists and ham radio operators have confirmed that the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico—arguably the world’s most iconic radio telescope, which has a dish stretching ...

NFL and NBA players are responding to Trump

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It’s September 23, 2017, and the president of the United States has gotten himself into a Twitter war with LeBron James. At a rally in Alabama Friday night—purportedly to support ...

The 5 biggest myths In Republicans' quest to lower corporate taxes

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Both Democrats and Republicans love to sell tax cuts with the same simple message: It will help the middle class. President Donald Trump has been no exception. Just last week,

Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

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HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack ...

Goodell forced to respond after Trump launches vicious attack on NFL players

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During a speech in Alabama to support Sen. Luther Strange, who faces a special primary election next Tuesday, President Donald Trump veered into an extended rant on the NFL, largely ...

Trump disinvites Stephen Curry from the White House after he already decided he would not go

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Less than 24 hours after he called NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” who should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, President Donald Trump rescinded ...

‘Alt-right Catholics’ are getting faith leaders disinvited from speaking at colleges

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A small group of right-wing Christian websites are attacking Catholic leaders who encourage the Church to build bridges with LGBTQ people, sparking online campaigns that push schools and Catholic institutions ...

Trump gets his facts about health care wrong in Saturday morning tweetstorm

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President Trump criticized Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and misrepresented the latest attempt by Republicans in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Twitter Saturday morning. Trump ...

Even With Huge Carbon Emissions Reductions World’s Periglacial Zones (Home To Permafrost) To Disappear By 2100, Research Finds

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September 23rd, 2017 by James AyreThe world’s periglacial zones, home to essentially all of the world’s permafrost, will “almost completely disappear” by the year 2100 even in the most optimistic ...

The United States is unprepared for the next major earthquake

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Two devastating earthquakes recently rocked Mexico in the short span of 12 days, killing nearly 300 people and leaving many more in need of aid and assistance. The dual tragedies,

Four Disabled Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality

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Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked ...

Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)

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September 23rd, 2017 by Andrea BertoliLithium is one of the central elements of the massive transition to electric cars that is just beginning. Lithium-ion batteries, after all, are basically what ...

Electric Car S-Curve Adoption By Country (Fun Chart!)

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September 23rd, 2017 by Zachary ShahanElectric car sales are increasing at very different speeds around the world. Some developed countries still only see a handful of electric car sales per ...

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

Tesla Reportedly Working With AMD On Self-Driving AI Chip

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September 23rd, 2017 by James AyreTesla is reportedly now working with the chip manufacturer AMD on the development of its own self-driving tech management AI chip, according to an unnamed ...

What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean?

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The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said ...

10 Ways Women Can Beat Back Misogyny In The Tech World: Part 2

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September 23rd, 2017 by Carolyn FortunaMisogyny in the tech world begins with internal policies that have a direct effect on how quickly and efficiently change happens at all levels. We ...

The benefits of central bank digital currency

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In third-century Rome, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus, chief legal advisor to Emperor Severus Alexander, described the fundamental rationale for a government-issued currency using terms that remain familiar to modern monetary economists.

The Alabama Senate Debate Went Totally Off the Rails

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Luther Strange and Roy Moore—the Republican candidates vying for Attorney General Jeff Session’s former Senate seat—took the debate stage in Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday night, in the final event before Tuesday’s ...

Tesla Exploring Opening Service Stations Alongside Superchargers

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September 23rd, 2017 by Kyle FieldTesla is reportedly exploring the possibility of opening service stations to be co-located with its Superchargers, reports GrubStreet. The news came from Tesla Chief Technology ...

“Tesla Supercharger” For Your Phone … As You Wait For Your Model 3

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September 23rd, 2017 by James AyreTesla Model 3 reservation holders that are getting a bit impatient, and desperate for any sort of distraction at all, may be interested in reading ...

White Whale Caught on Video—How'd it Get That Way?

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One of the world's most famous and beloved wild whales has been spotted off the east coast of Australia once again. A white whale, thought to be the famous individual ...

'Spotlight Initiative' to eliminate violence against women and girls

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Open Live Schedule All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4) 04:00 am 10:00 (CET) 76th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of the Democratic People's republic ...

The 15 best states for job seekers in 2017

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Everyone knows location is a big deal in the real estate world. But it's also a crucial factor in the job search, too. Personal finance site WalletHub found that landing ...

Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK.

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It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different — he was arrested,

Take a tour of Harvey Mudd College, the tiny STEM 'bootcamp' outside Los Angeles whose graduates out-earn Harvard and Stanford alums

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Located in Claremont, California is an 829-person liberal arts college that might go unnoticed to the uninitiated. It's not a member of the Ivy League, nor does it have the ...

The US and Syria are now the only countries to reject the Paris climate accord

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This story was originally published by Huffington Post and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate ...

The German elections are not boring. They are troubling.

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By Wolfgang Münchau For all those of you who think the German elections are boring, consider the following anecdote. Alexander Gauland, one of the two AfD leaders in this week’s ...

Freight startup Flexport soars from "€œunsexy"€ to $800M valuation

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Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the tranport of shipping containers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored ...

US Solar Industry Could Be Devastated By Today’s Tariffs Ruling

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September 22nd, 2017 by Jeremy BloomAre solar cells too cheap? That’s what the US International Trade Commission effectively ruled Friday, granting bankrupt US manufacturers SolarWorld and Suniva’s petition for relief ...

I bought bitcoin at a deli

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But inside there's an ATM that gives folks access to what some view as the future of payments and finance: bitcoin. The recently installed ATM was featured in a New ...

Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No.

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Oh wow, is it time for the end of the world again? Apparently so. The latest in this incredibly long list of doomsday-prophecies-that-will-never-happen™ is that the Earth will somehow be ...

Here's how the 'Rich Kids of Instagram' spent their summers

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"Rich Kids of Instagram" blog and Instagram account have been chronicling the escapades of the young and wealthy. The summer vacations taken by those featured on the blog this year ...

The Health And Human Services Department Made Employees Watch A 30-Minute Video About Leaks

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This week, all employees at the Health and Human Services Department were required to complete a training session about the dangers of leaking information. That request, outlined in an email ...

Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For

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Throughout the winter and spring of 2016, Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, proudly laying out an agenda that pulled together one progressive policy plank after another.

In season 4 of 'Transparent,' the Pfeffermans try to find themselves, but are hindered by tiring narcissism

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Jill Soloway's acclaimed Emmy-nominated series "Transparent" has returned for its fourth season, which follows the Pfeffermans as they travel to Israel, and embark on journeys of self discovery. Kind of.

The 20 best-selling music artists of all time

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The Beatles took the U.S. by storm in the early 1960s, and by the end of the decade, the "British invasion" quartet left a historic — and likely untouchable — ...

Apple and others have failed to revolutionize TV, so I went back to cable instead

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I'm one of those rare millennials who's had it with streaming everything I watch. After five years of living cord-free, getting most of my TV from a combination of Netflix,

IKEA made a massive bet on electric cars

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From solar panel systems to wind power, IKEA wants to make itself known as sustainability champion. It's latest pet project could be its most audacious to date: electric vehicles. IKEA’s ...

Dam the plastic flood!

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