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These 10 States Will Be Hurting the Most After the Commodities Meltdown

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In the brutal commodities meltdown, all U.S. states are not created equal. In fact, the impact has been vastly different. The Bloomberg Commodity Index last week reached a 13-year low ...

Here's What Sandra Bland's Death Says About Our Broken Bail System

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If Sandra Bland indeed committed suicide after spending three days in a Texas jail, as the Harris county medical examiner determined last week, her death fits a pattern: Half of ...

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light. An optical fibre is shown activating tiny lasers created within pig skin cells.

"€˜Sea Slaves"€™: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

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Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed. SONGKHLA, Thailand — ...

World minimum marriage age: Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world

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You can get married as young as nine in Iran but men have to wait till their 22 to tie the knot in China Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist ...

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take a Position on the Keystone Pipeline

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Hillary Clinton took a strong stance on clean energy Monday, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that her efforts to tackle climate change would parallel President John F. Kennedy's ...

One City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence. This Report Suggests It's Working.

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Last year I told you about a radical new approach to reducing gun violence in Richmond, California, a city that had suffered for years under the toll of one of ...

Wait? The Robots Aren't Coming After All?

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Over at Vox, Matt Yglesias laments that, contrary to scare stories in the media, robots aren't taking away our jobs. In fact, productivity has dropped steadily over the past few ...

How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions

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3 mentions12 hours ago
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latest Republican to step into the presidential fray, has widely been labeled the moderate in a GOP field that tilts sharply to the right. Climate change?

35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers Posed for a Powerful New York Magazine Cover Story

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New York magazine just released its newest cover story, which features 35 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault for one powerful photo series. The arresting black ...

CISPA is back!

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Congress is rushing toward a vote on CISA, the worst spying bill yet. CISA would grant sweeping legal immunity to giant companies like Facebook and Google, allowing them to do ...

After Quick 8.5% Crash, Confusion Reigns in China’s Stock Market

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It’s days like Monday that reassure Tony Hann he was right to avoid stocks in mainland China. The severity of an 8.5 percent drop in the Shanghai Composite Index is ...

How Americans Die Abroad

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Last year, 68 million Americans traveled internationally. The overwhelming majority returned safely to U.S. shores. An unlucky few didn't. The government doesn't keep comprehensive records of civilian deaths abroad. But the ...

China Stocks Sink Most Since 2007 as State-Induced Calm Shatters

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China’s stocks tumbled, with the benchmark index heading for its biggest loss since June 2007, amid concern a three-week rally sparked by unprecedented government intervention is unsustainable. The Shanghai Composite ...

The automation myth: Robots aren't taking your jobs— and that's the problem

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Over the past five years, American politics has become obsessed with robots. President Obama has warned that ATMs and airport check-in kiosks are contributing to high unemployment. Marco Rubio said ...

Across Syrian Refugee Camps, Artist Diala Brisly Transforms Walls And Tents Into Canvases

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A paintbrush, paint tubes and a massive tent-sized canvas. There are no depressing or complex paintings in dark palettes. The artworks are simple; they depict the sun, the clouds and ...

The Fed Is Closer to Hitting Its Inflation Target Than People Think

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A woman walks past the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building as it is reflected in a puddle of water in Washington, D.C. This week’s meeting of the Federal Open ...

The Empty Chair & 35 Women Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Rapist

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I want to tell you I loved Bill Cosby for a long time. I loved him because as a kid, I watched The Cosby Show and I saw a family ...

Anti-NYC hacker takes New York Magazine offline

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On Sunday night, New York Magazine released a groundbreaking new cover featuring 35 victims of alleged assault from Bill Cosby. Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the ...

Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Plymouth

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The carcass of a rare beaked whale washed ashore Friday on Plymouth Long Beach, offering an unusual research opportunity for local marine biologists unaccustomed to sightings of the deep-sea mammal.

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Later Abortion

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Nine years ago, my husband and I were newlyweds, eager to start our family right away. We figured, why wait? So I started taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid. I ...

WATCH: 'Playing Gay' Doc Shows How TV Helped Win Marriage Equality

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A new documentary seeks to show the real-world impact of television's LGBT characters and storylines. Playing Gay: How America Came Out on Television argues that LGBT rights milestones like the ...

Opternative’s Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home

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The annoyance of going to the doctor keeps tons of people from finding out if they need glasses or updating their prescription. But it turns out you don’t need one ...

Yarmouk siege lifted on paper but still "hell" on the ground

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The situation in Yarmouk hasn’t improved much since April, when United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon described it as the “deepest circle of hell” in war-ravaged Syria. But Ban’sreport to the ...

Listen: NBA players on anti-BDS propaganda tour to Israel

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Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 27 July 2015 On Monday, award-winning political sportswriter, author and broadcaster Dave Zirin wrote an open letter in The Nation to NBA players who are on a propaganda tour in Israel ...

Vancouver Queer Film Festival fails to resolve Israel pinkwashing charges

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An image from 2014 Vancouver Pride, posted on Facebook by the pinkwashing group Yad b’Yad LGBTQ. The organizers of the 2014 Vancouver Queer Film Festival attracted anger and disappointment when ...

Jill Soloway Says "There Is an All Out-Attack" on Female

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Mon Jul 27 13:48:30 EDT 2015 Over the weekend, Jill Soloway brought her articulation and film smarts to the Cinefamily to promote, a new ...

Mazviita Chirimuuta Tells Us How We Should Be Defining Color

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Philosophers have a bad reputation for casting unwarranted doubt on established facts. Little could be more certain than your belief that the cloudless sky, on a summer afternoon, is blue.

Pandora’s “Sponsored Listening"€ Ad Format Exits Beta, Offering Mobile App Users An Hour Of Uninterrupted Listening

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Following the arrival of stronger-than-expected earnings last week, radio service Pandora this morning announced the expansion of its “Sponsored Listening” ad product, which is now being made available to all ...

WFP’s Cash Transfers Help Ebola survivors Make A Full Recovery

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Once receiving a clean bill of health after treatment for Ebola, survivors still need support to manage the trauma of the illness, and the loss of livelihoods that persist long ...

Armed Confederate supporters interrupt black child's birthday party with racial slurs, death threats

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In an Atlanta suburb this past weekend, Melissa Alford (a black woman) and her family were hosting an outdoor birthday party in Douglasville, Georgia, when a convoy of seven large ...

Video: Gaza teen will never have children after shooting by Israel

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“Before I was shot I did not bother anyone or get angry with anybody,” says Basel Kamal Safi from Deir Ammar refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Oscilloscope to Release Cannes Manhunt Thriller 'Catch Me

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By Kaeli Van Cott | Indiewire Mon Jul 27 11:23:15 EDT 2015 READ MORE: The 10 Films That Might Surprise or Shock Us at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival ...

Boy Scouts Ends Ban on Gay Adult Leaders: VIDEO

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The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board has voted to lift the organization’s ban on gay adults. “For far too long, this issue has divided and distracted us,” said ...

Hidden Hearing Loss from Everyday Noise

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Jackhammers, concerts and other common noisemakers may cause irreparable damage to our ears in unexpected ways Football fans of the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs routinely compete at ...

Why Do Some People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

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Christopher French, a professor of psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, explains: Although conspiracy beliefs can occasionally be based on a rational analysis of the evidence, most of the time ...

Isaac Herzog predicts government will fall by March

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Opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed optimism Monday that he will succeed in toppling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government by next spring.Herzog spoke at the last meeting of his Zionist Union ...

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Browse, save, and share recipes from our new app in the iTunes App Store™ You may have memorized the foolproof gem on the back of the Toll House bag, given ...

London Pop-Ups Craft Breaking Bad Cocktails and David Lynch Dinners

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Fans of Breaking Bad can get cooking on Friday, when a pop-up bar opens for business in a recreational vehicle that's based on the hit TV series in which a cancer-ridden chemistry ...

Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour Teaser Features Hot Guys and Nuns on Stripper Poles: WATCH

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The provocative first official teaser for Madonna’s upcoming Rebel Heart Tour is making waves online and we can’t wait to see more. The Rebel Heart Tour kicks off in Montreal ...

Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck justifies Sandra Bland’s arrest: She could have used cigarette as a weapon

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On Monday’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck speculated that an “irritated” Sandra Bland could have “attacked” Officer Brian Encinia with her cigarette, because the co-host is “sure someone ...

The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles

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6 mentions13 hours ago
A year ago he slept in his own apartment, but today Charles Jackson sleeps under a bridge bordering Silver Lake, one of the more fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A ...

Gawker Took Only One Day to Report and Vet the Story That Blew Up in Its Face

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Gawker took just one workday to investigate, vet, and publish its now-infamous article about a CFO's alleged extramarital sexting with a gay porn star, Mother Jones has learned from multiple ...

Car-sized ball of squid eggs filmed off the coast of Turkey

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Oh July 9th, 2015 a group of lucky divers happened upon something truly remarkable–A 4-meter-wide clear sphere floating off the coast of a small town in Turkey. The sphere was ...

Ancient Microbes Found Alive Deep Beneath the Ocean Floor

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Researchers working off the Shimokita Peninsula in Japan have discovered living microbes buried 8,000 feet below the seabed, a new record. And because they resemble those found in forest soils,

Michigan's Anti-gay Marriage Fight Could Wind Up Costing Taxpayers Millions

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Earlier this year, we reported that plaintiffs in successful same-sex marriage lawsuits have been awarded more than $800,000 in attorneys fees’ from states that defended the bans, with another $2.6 million ...

What To Watch This Week On TV: 'Wet Hot American Summer,' 'Matthew Shepard' and 'I Am Cait'

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you’re catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won’t admit you watch when no one’s looking. — Before Bradley Cooper ...

Eight Beers to Drink This Summer That Aren’t IPAs

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It's hot, it's humid, and you want some suds. Do you really need another semi-chilled IPA?Hops are great for adding bitterness and acidic flavors to beer, but if you consume ...

Republicans Is Weird, Summer 2015 Edition

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No, this isn't about Donald Trump. It's about Sen. Mike Lee of Utah—who plans to offer yet another amendment to repeal Obamacare, but this time with a special super-duper secret ...

Anti-gay Blogger’s Seattle Straight Pride Parade Ends in Epic Fail

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Blogger Anthony Rebello, known for calling gay marriage a “cry for attention,” was the sole participant in a straight pride parade he created and held at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Saturday ...

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