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Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results

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It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he ...

Greece Referendum: Alexis Tsipras Calls for 30% Debt Haircut

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the nation’s debt will need to be cut by 30 percent, with a 20-year grace period for payment, in order to be sustainable, citing ...

Tim Hunt: Nobel Laureate's comments about girls and science.

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In early June, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt was asked to speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations at a science communications meeting ...

The Combined Black Workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter Could Fit on a Single Jumbo Jet

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We already knew that Google, Facebook, and Twitter employed relatively few African Americans, but new details show that the gap is truly striking. All three companies have in recent weeks ...

The Trouble With Nobel Prizes

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Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro When Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt made his infamous "trouble with girls" remark, we learned two things: As the the ...

Obama Just Came Out Hard Against the Washington Football Team’s Racist Name

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In an irony that will surely be lost on team owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are being kicked off their land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel ...

Greece Referendum: What happens if it's a “No”?

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Greek voters have received a clear message from the euro area: vote “Yes” in the July 5 bailout referendum. But Greece’s Syriza-led government is pushing the other way. What happens ...

Greeks Split Down Middle Before Bailout Referendum, Poll Shows

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Greece is divided right down the middle heading into Sunday’s referendum on European bailout proposals, portending even more upheaval for the stricken nation. A poll commissioned by Bloomberg News showed ...

Airborne spiders can sail on seas

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Spiders that travel on the wind are also adept sailors when they land on water, researchers have discovered. Morito Hayashi, a spider researcher at the Natural History Museum in London,

Viacom is Missing TV Viewers, Hit Shows, and Its Leader

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A half-dozen security guards stand watch outside the Vibrato Grill Jazz, a supper club in Los Angeles, as a stream of black SUVs, Bentleys, and Teslas pull up to the ...

Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep"

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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary ...

United Nations International Youth Day 2015

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The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth ...

Sorry, Obama. The Founding Fathers Loved Peas

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On Wednesday, after the New York Times proposed adding peas to guacamole (what's next, mayonnaise?), President Barack Obama announced that the proper way to make guacamole is with avocado, onions,

Jim Webb Just Announced He's Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know About Him.

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At long last, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) is officially a candidate for president. After weeks of supposedly imminent announcements—including ones his staff may not have known about—he declared ...

Chris Chistie Really Wants Republicans to Forget his Bromance With Obama

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After a somewhat lackluster response to his announcement that he was entering the presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be revving up his brusk, straight-talking persona in ...

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease

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Lina Moses sensed the ghost of Ebola as soon as her Land Cruiser entered the gate at Kenema Government Hospital. More than a hundred people had died in the treatment ...

When CEOs Are Accidentally Overpaid

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Why are chief executive officers paid so much? Although skyrocketing CEO pay is not a substantial factor behind the increase in income inequality, it is certainly startling. The average U.S.

Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial Confirms Series A Funding At $45-$50B Valuation

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Alibaba’s subsidiary company Ant Financial confirmed today that it closed a Series A funding round which includes investment from China’s largest pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The ...

Why Republicans and Millennials Love the Grateful Dead All the Same

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In 1984, former Eagle Don Henley wrote, in one of his most popular solo songs, “The Boys of Summer,” that he saw “a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.” When discussing ...

BP Set To Pay Largest Environmental Fine in US History for Gulf Oil Spill

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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7 ...

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

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One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to ...

More Jobs, But Still No Raises

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Strong U.S. job growth still isn’t having the effect that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has long been waiting for: better raises for workers. Until that happens, there's little reason ...

Saberkittens Were Double-Fanged for 11 Months

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The La Brea asphalt seeps have me trapped. It seems I can’t visit Los Angeles without stopping by the Ice Age treasure trove to pester the paleontologists at Project 23 ...

Jobs Report Disappoints, Participation Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1977

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The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The U.S. labor ...

How your brain links people and places

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Neurons that fire in response to images of Clint Eastwood may also become sensitized to landmarks and objects near him—in this case, the set of Unforgiven. What do Clint Eastwood ...

Watch "Little Horribles Ep 2 LMFAO" Full Episode Free

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Anti-BDS provision signed by Obama won’t stop this movement

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The Israel lobby is fighting a rearguard action against a movement that it is powerless to stop. (Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr) As the Palestinian civil society-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions ...

Here's the Grim Future That Awaits Greece's Babies Born in the Crisis

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A Greek, an Italian and German are born as the crisis that rattled markets from New York to Shanghai was about to unfold: Three nationalities, three very different economic fortunes.

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

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A mother and son receiving a WFP food voucher, distributed by NGO partner, ADRA, in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Copyright: WFP/Iuliia Korzh KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

Sinai launching possibly triggers rocket sirens in southern Israel

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Rocket alert sirens sounded Friday afternoon in southern Israel's Eshkol Regional Council in light of an apparent single rocket launching.According to initial indications, there was a possibility that a projectile ...

How to Make Your Dead Eagle A Legal Eagle

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In advance of Independence Day festivities, here is a strange-but-true American fact: It is a crime to be in possession of eagles and eagle parts other than for the purposes of ...

India’s BankBazaar Raises $60M Series C Led By Amazon

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BankBazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, has scored a $60 million Series C led by Amazon, with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, and ...

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

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Contractor was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal A robot has killed a contractor at one ...

The NSA and American Spies Targeted SPIEGEL

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DER SPIEGEL's headquarters in Hamburg, Germany: The newsmagazine filed a complaint Friday with the country's federal prosecutor after discovering it had been US spying target. Revelations from WikiLeaks published this ...


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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections ...

Here's What We Learned About the Movies From This Week's

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Jul 02 12:10:54 EDT 2015 This week's episode of Screen Talk is presented by Vimeo. Head here to check out movies you can rent ...

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John "Jed" York, chief executive officer of the National Football League San Francisco 49ers franchise, talks about the technological features of the team's new home, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,

Yemen: highest emergency response level declared for six months

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The heads of UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement met today to discuss the activation of the Level 3 emergency response for Yemen – the global ...

Sakyong message to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Sakyong, having just emerged from leading a deep retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center, wants to share with the Shambhala community the following letter he has written to Emanuel African ...

'Do It Like Miley' with Team Heartbreak, Alaska and Violet Chachki: VIDEO

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Musical duo Caleb and Brian Raux, better known as Team Heartbreak, have released the video for their new song “Do It Like Miley” which features RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Alaska ...

How football moved the goalposts for girls in rural India

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An NGO in one of India’s poorest states is helping to combat early marriage and to raise girls’ confidence, aspirations and school attendance through sportMonday 29 June 2015 07.09 EDTLast modified ...

Oceana Calls BP Settlement Proposal “A Disappointment” and “Woefully Inadequate”

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In response to the announcement of BP’s proposed settlement in the Gulf, Oceana’s vice president for the U.S. Jacqueline Savitz released the following statement: “Today’s announcement of a BP settlement ...

This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20

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Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless ...

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

Freedom to Marry Celebrates Love's Historic Victory at the Supreme Court: VIDEO

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As you prep your celebrations for the 4th of July, take a moment to celebrate the incredible victory won by love last week at the Supreme Court, courtesy of Freedom ...

Why Global Solar Demand Will Be Off the Charts

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

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