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Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared. NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi ...

The Incredible Story Of The Women Were Were Meant To Be The First Astronauts

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Space is a hard enough place to get to from a technological stand point without American propaganda working against you.During the early 1960s, both men and women underwent the arduous and, at times, bizarre training program to have the chance to be some of the first NASA astronauts ...

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

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16 mentions3 hours ago
Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ...

Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign

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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year, the United ...

Here's What Chinese Hackers Can Actually Do To The US Power Grid

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Flickr/Kool Cats PhotographyJonathan Pollet, founder of Red Tiger Security, is a 17-year veteran of the critical infrastructure industry. As an ‘ethical hacker,’ he consults for some of the world’s largest energy companies, as well as electric utilities, chemical plants, water treatment plants, etc. to help them better defend ...

These Are The Highest Paying Programming Languages You Should Learn, Ranked By Salary

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2 mentions12 hours ago
kirainet / FlickrComputer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the United States. In fact, the average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000. But, there are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than ...

How To Dress Like Silicon Valley's Elite

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2 mentions12 hours ago
But while it's true that many startup founders are still sporting the casual hoodie look, others are raising the bar for style. We've rounded up some tech executives who have their own signature sense of style. They all express themselves in different ways, though some are decidedly more ...

3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

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2 mentions36 minutes ago
They're the lengthier cousins of resumes, requiring you to call upon your writing skills and explain why you deserve the job. It can be a frustrating process, one that sometimes feels like a blatant cry of, "Please just hire me already!" Your letter may be one of hundreds ...

Underlining a need for more park space

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4 mentions11 hours ago
Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. If you have been to New York recently, you may have visited High Line Park,

Sea Shepherd Vancouver on USTREAM: Volunteers from Sea Shepherd Vancouver will live stream from Burnaby Mountain when the Kinder Morgan pipeline injunction...

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12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police has died

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 12-year-old boy wielding what turned out to be a BB gun when he was shot by police outside a Cleveland recreation center died early Sunday morning, a police union official confirmed. The boy, whose name has not been officially released, was shot in the ...

Technical Project Manager

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3 mentions6 hours ago
Do you want to help investigative journalism survive—and thrive? Mother Jones, an award-winning, ass-kicking, independent news organization is looking to level up our online technology infrastructure. We are building a next generation publishing platform to enable our journalists to tell the stories that matter and to get those ...

Boxer-Clad Coders Adorn Silicon Valley’s Billboard Boom

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2 mentions1 day ago
“Find the hottest tech talent,” reads the billboard for a technology jobs website that went up last month to tout new services for recruiting technology workers. Close “Find the hottest tech talent,” reads the billboard for a technology jobs website that went up last month to ...

Gulf Countries: Increase Migrant Worker Protection

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3 mentions13 hours ago
Migrant workers heading for Middle East countries have their picture taken for their passport at the immigration office in Tangerang, Indonesia on June 23, 2011. (Kuwait) – Labor ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27, 2014, should improve labor law protection, reform abusive ...

Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”

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2 mentions10 hours ago
The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveillance upon individuals’ privacy has been described as “the new frontier of human rights” by Member of the European Parliament, Claude Moraes, who was giving an annual lecture on behalf of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy at the ...

Stocks Are Now So Fantastically Expensive That They Will Likely Have Negative Returns For Years

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4 mentions1 day ago
So far, this concern has seemed unwarranted. And I hope it will remain so. (I own stocks, and I'm not selling them.) I've discussed the logic behind my concern in detail here. Today, I'll just focus on the primary element of it: Stocks are now more expensive than ...

ACLU Statement Regarding the Nov. 22 Arrest of Reporter in Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS – The ACLU of Missouri is reviewing information regarding the November 22 arrest of Trey Yingst, a News2Share reporter and producer, in Ferguson, Missouri. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, Mr. Yingst was arrested for allegedly standing in the street and failing to disperse ...

Cleveland Police Shoot And Kill 12-Year-Old Carrying A Fake Gun

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2 mentions6 hours ago
James Swartz of World Against Toys Causing Harm displays a toy gun on sale for the holidays this year. A 12-year-old boy died early Sunday from complications after being shot in the stomach by Cleveland police. The officers believed that the fake pistol the boy had been brandishing ...

Halting Problem Proves That A Lethal Robot Cannot Correctly Decide Whether To Kill A Human

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2 mentions19 hours ago
The idea of robotic soldiers that can shoot-to-kill has a long history in science fiction, perhaps most famously realised in The Terminator movies. The history of real robots designed to perform a similar function is significantly shorter. Back in 2006, the South Korean firm Samsung, unveiled a robotic ...

The Problem With International Development—and a Plan to Fix It

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3 mentions21 hours ago
It seemed like such a good idea at the time: A merry-go-round hooked up to a water pump. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, where children are plentiful but clean water is scarce, the PlayPump harnessed one to provide the other. Every time the kids spun around on the big ...

Meanwhile In America, Brown Girls Are Still Dreaming

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6 mentions8 hours ago
This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature ...

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

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10 mentions16 hours ago
A recent study suggests most people would rather harm themselves than a stranger for profit. Lead author Molly Crockett takes us behind the scenes of the research How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay ...

Republicans Finally Admit There Is No Benghazi Scandal

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2 mentions2 days ago
For two years, ever since Mitt Romney screwed up his response to the Benghazi attacks in order to score campaign points, Republicans have been on an endless search for a grand conspiracy theory that explains how it all happened. Intelligence was ignored because it would have been inconvenient ...

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

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18 mentions2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of ...

Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things

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13 mentions14 hours ago
I called up the legendary media critic Jack Shafer after word got out he'd been laid off at Reuters. There was some idea of putting it all together into an article but he speaks too well for himself for us to publish it any other way than as a Q and A. So here you go. Shafer: I thought I was lucky at Slate, where they treated my like a prince. But at Reuters, they treated me like a king, and I had a great run. I don’t fit their ...

News-y Books About Hot Topics and Current Events

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3 mentions18 hours ago
Swapna recommends five books about current hot topics in the news!Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future by Adam Sobel- Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will by Jamie ...

Cabinet approves 'Jewish State bill'

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The cabinet vote in favor of the controversial "Jewish State bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday.“People ask who needs this bill; we have managed 66 years without it,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said ahead of the meeting. “And I ask,

Iran seeks a second interim framework as historic nuclear talks stall

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A nuclear deal by the stroke of midnight on November 25, the deadline on talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, is now an "impossible" feat, Iranian diplomats said from Vienna on Sunday.Instead, delegates at the nuclear talks are discussing an extension of their efforts.

Coalition in turmoil after cabinet approves controversial 'Jewish state bill'

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition appeared to be unraveling after the cabinet approved legislation giving legal weight to Israel's Jewish character Sunday.During the heated discussion of the "Jewish state bill" in the cabinet, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said to Netanyahu: "The elephant in the room is that you ...

12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police at Cudell recreation center on west side

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7 mentions9 hours ago
CLEVELAND - Cleveland police said a 12-year-old boy was shot by an officer at a west side recreation center. Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association president Jeff Follmer said " the 12-year-old had a weapon". Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

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2 mentions2 days ago
Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably pick Sudan or maybe the Central African Republic. Here's a ...

Obama's Immigration Plan is Both Good Policy and Remarkably Shrewd Politics

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4 mentions2 days ago
There are questions about whether President Obama's immigration plan is legal. There are questions about whether it's good policy. And then there are questions about whether it's smart politics. On the latter point, I'd say that Obama has been unusually shrewd, almost single-handedly demolishing the plans of Republican ...

Erdan revokes resident status from man who aided terrorist in 2001 Dolphinarium attack

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Anna Kachkova, mourns her 16-year-old daughter Anya at one of 10 funerals held for the victims of a Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on June 1.. (photo credit:REUTERS) Interior Minister Gilad Erdan revoked the permanent resident status on Sunday morning of Mahmoud Nadi, the man who drove ...

Republicans Finally Sue Over Obamacare -- And There's Even a Surprise Included

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2 mentions3 days ago
House Republicans finally filed their long-awaited lawsuit against President Obama today, and it actually contained a surprise: The suit also challenges what it says is President Obama’s unlawful giveaway of roughly $175 billion to insurance companies under the law. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the administration will ...

Downtown and out? The truth about Tony Hsieh’s $350m Las Vegas project

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4 mentions13 hours ago
The multi-millionaire internet entrepreneur’s outlandish experiment in urban revival is fast becoming an object of ridicule. So what’s really going on in downtown Vegas? Colin Marshall investigates “You have to promise not to drink the Kool-Aid there.” That’s what a colleague familiar with Las Vegas’s infamous “Downtown Project” ...

A comprehensive database of the geographic spread of past human Ebola outbreaks

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Ebola is a zoonotic filovirus that has the potential to cause outbreaks of variable magnitude in human populations. This database collates our existing knowledge of all known human outbreaks of Ebola for the first time by extracting details of their suspected zoonotic origin and subsequent human-to-human spread from ...

IDF shoots Palestinian in Gaza in first fatality since war, Palestinians say

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The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August.The ministry identified the man as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, and said he was shot by soldiers east of ...

Lunch Lady Told First Grader He Couldn't Have Lunch Because Of A Negative Account Balance

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First grader Xavier says that when the lunch lady at his Snohomish County School District school was recently handing out bagged lunches to all the students, she told him, “Guess what, you can’t have a lunch.” His father says Xavier is on the school lunch program, but he ...

Scientists Want to Make a Malaria-Resistant Mosquito

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2 mentions3 days ago
Malaria has long bedeviled those who have sought to eradicate it, particularly in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, the disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths—the majority of those were African children. But now scientists are focusing on a promising new line of research: genetically ...

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America

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Over the past four to five years, the United States has been resegregated—politically. In states where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans and presidential races can be nail-biters, skillful Republican operatives have mounted racially-minded gerrymandering efforts—the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts—that have led to congressional delegations stacked with ...

How A 20-Year-Old College Student Became 'The Best Technology Reviewer On The Planet'

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Marques Brownlee is a 20-year-old college student who's been hailed "the best technology reviewer on the planet right now" by former Google VP Vic Gundotra. With nearly 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Brownlee has become a supremely influential personality in the tech and gadget space. He ...

Kenya bus attack: Military 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

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The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says. William Ruto said the armed forces had carried out two operations in Somalia, destroying equipment and a camp from which the bus attack was planned. In ...

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Police investigate claims of slavery in UK fishing fleet

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4 mentions12 hours ago
Police are investigating allegations of human trafficking and slavery in parts of Britain's fishing fleet. It is understood that among the claims are allegations that foreign fishermen suffering from exhaustion and malnutrition on UK-owned boats have leapt into the sea off the coast of Britain to escape abusive ...

4 Stupid Conservative Arguments Against Net Neutrality, Debunked

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Last week, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas set off a firestorm of ridicule when he took to Twitter in an attempt to mock the concept of net neutrality: "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Senator ...

Wall Street is Taking Over America's Pension Plans

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has ...

We are all fellow travelers (even if we don’t look sick)

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2 mentions12 hours ago
There is an unspoken code at airport gates. Don’t touch me. Don’t touch my stuff. Don’t step in front of me unless you have a heck of a good reason, especially if I got here before you did. We mark out our territory and imperceptibly edge forward, inch by inch, until the moment our row or zone is called. Then the race begins. Don’t look to the side. Don’t make eye contact. Get to that door before someone notices that you have three carry-ons, not two. On this particular day,

Japan Says It Just Wants to Count Whales—Not Kill Them— in 2015

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The good news is that Japan says it will only count, not kill, whales in the Southern Ocean over the next year. The bad news: The country plans to resume hunting whales in late 2015 and plans to kill 333 minke whales annually over the next 12. And ...

Tunisian beauty queen calls for 'free Palestine' at pageant

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Fatma Ben Guefreche from Tunisia speaks after being named the winner of the fourth annual World Muslimah award in Indonesia.. (photo credit:REUTERS) A Tunisian woman crowned the winner of a Muslim beauty pageant in Indonesia pulled for the Palestinian issue in her victory speech on Friday, AFP reported.

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive

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Eli Erlick — the 19-year-old dynamo behind Trans Student Education Resources — knows firsthand the need for more trans-inclusive policies and awareness in schools. After co-founding TSER at age 16, the trans activist now says her inspiration for establishing a nonprofit that helps educate both schools and trans ...

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