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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 ...

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GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country ...

ADP Says Companies in U.S. Add 237,000 Workers to Payrolls

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Companies in the U.S. added 237,000 workers to payrolls in June, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Wednesday. The median projection of 44 economists surveyed ...

Greece Compromise Bid Faces Resistance as Trust Fades

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he’s ready to end his standoff with creditors as the country gets a taste of financial meltdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s dominant leader,

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were overjoyed last month when they learned they'd received a $100,000 donation that could send 500 girls to camp. But the celebratory mood soon ...

I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

The Sea Route to Europe

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A large majority of the thousands of people who made dangerous sea journeys across the Mediterranean into Europe in the first six months of 2015 were fleeing war, conflict or ...

The Nobel Prize Is Bad And We Should Feel Bad

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The Nobel Prizes are not the final say in good science, and Nobel laureates are not necessarily the best scientists — much less the wisest human beings. It’s easy to ...

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

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Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front ...

US Solar Electricity Production 50% Higher Than Previously Thought

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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 ...

Phoenix not dinosaur

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Uta Frith at an Ada Lovelace Day editathon in the Royal Society. Image credit: Katie Chan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Little did I know that, having just started as chair of ...

A walk in the park increases poor research practices and decreases reviewer critical thinking

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Or so i’m going to claim because science is basically about making up whatever qualitative opinion you like and hard-selling it to a high impact journal right? Last night a ...

YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps

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Over the last few months, Google’s YouTube launched both 60fps video on the desktop and — later — for live video streams. Starting today, you can also watch the service’s ...

The NSA Just Got Six More Months of Unlimited Snooping in Your Phone Data

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Almost as soon as Congress passed the USA Freedom Act earlier this month, which ended the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records under the Patriot Act, the government ...

Bon Jovi and Chris Christie: It's Complicated

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When Chris Christie took the stage at his high school alma mater to announce his presidential run, he entered and left to the music of a New Jersey rocker. Not ...

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill Requiring Childhood Vaccinations

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Amid heavy pushback from anti-vaccine groups, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today officially putting an end to the personal belief exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their ...

No, Most U.K. Homes Do Not Get More In Welfare Than They Pay In Tax

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Do more than half of British households get more back from the government in benefits than they paid in tax? That statistic was widely reported on Tuesday, based on a ...

Elizabeth Warren Won't Rule Out Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

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The activist liberal wing of the Democratic Party was heartbroken when Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren decided to pass on running for president in 2016. Since then, some hard-core lefties have ...

Managers of America Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose Except Straight Time for 60 Hours of Work a Week

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If you're paid 12 bucks an hour, you're not making much. But hey—at least you're eligible for overtime. Hooray! Federal law dictates that you be paid time-and-a-half for working more ...

State Department Will Release More Hillary Clinton E-mails at 9 P.M.

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Saying that it is releasing another batch of e-mails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state "in further demonstration of our commitment to transparency," the State Department told journalists ...

Chris Christie Is Officially Running for President. Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Him.

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New Jersey's brash and outspoken Gov. Chris Christie is expected to officially launch his presidential campaign today, making him the 13th contender in the crowded GOP field. Christie will launch ...

Police Say the Biggest Pot Raid in Years Wasn't Really About Pot

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There were helicopters, SWAT teams, and nearly 100,000 marijuana plants yanked out of the ground, but last week's massive raid in Northern California's rugged Emerald Triangle was not your father's ...

Jesse Jackson Is Taking on Silicon Valley's Epic Diversity Problem

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In May 2014, the Reverend Jesse Jackson traveled from his home in Chicago to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, to address the search giant's annual shareholder meeting. Technology isn't ...

Tired of Tesla? Here’s a Three-Wheeled Electric Racer

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Think "electric car" and what springs to mind? A Tesla Model S? Maybe the BMW i3? What you almost certainly do not think of is the Morgan EV3. For those ...

No-Respect Recovery May Wind Up Becoming Longest Ever in U.S.

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It may not seem like much of a recovery to most Americans, but the current economic expansion has many of the makings to become the longest in more than 150 ...

Engine Yard’s Deis Launches Commercial Support For Its Docker-Based PaaS

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Earlier this year, cloud orchestration platform Engine Yard acquired Deis, an open-source Platform-as-a-Service project. Engine Yard has long been known for its support service and starting today, the company will ...

Girl Scouts Raise $100,000 in One Day After Dropping Transphobic Donor

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Within one day, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington has raised more than $100,000 dollars online — a sum being used to replace a donation the local council returned to ...

Greece Can Stay in Euro Even With ‘No’ Vote, Schaeuble Tells Lawmakers

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers in Berlin that Greece would stay in the euro for the time being if Greek voters reject austerity in a referendum scheduled this ...

Greeks Lose Apple iCloud Space as Capital Controls Stop Payments

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A tourist wearing an "I Love Greece" cap checks her Apple Inc. iPad as she sails aboard a cruise ship in the Saronic gulf, west of Athens, Greece, on May ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the weekend, a young freedom fighter and community organizer mounted an awe-inspiring campaign to bring down the Confederate battle flag. Brittany “Bree” Newsome, in a courageous act ...

Someone Is Trying to Crowdfund a Greek Bailout, and Donations Are Surging

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A new campaign has been set up on Indiegogo, an online funding website with a mission of "empowering everyone to change the world." With a goal of raising 1.6 billion ...

WFP Airdrops, Airlifts Food To Reach Displaced In South Sudan

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Since the start of the conflict in December 2013, more than 2 million South Sudanese have been internally displaced or sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Recent peace talks have been ...

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

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Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon. In a forest just west of Chesapeake Bay,

Scientists Unsure Why Female Flies Expel Sperm and Eat It

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This month has accidentally taken on a theme of “animals putting things outside their bodies that we think should stay inside” (starfish tags, sea squirt stomachs). So this post, which ...

Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut

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From fantastical to frightening, the animals of the Cambrian Period—beginning about 540 million years ago—tantalize the imagination. And they just keep getting weirder. A new species of ancient armored worm ...

Tsipras Dares EU to Eject Greece as ECB Signals Route to Safety

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The battle lines over Greece’s future hardened as the country prepares to leave the protection of Europe’s bailout regime and its citizens grapple with a new reality of capital controls.

San Francisco Hotels Are World’s Priciest as Rates Surge

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San Francisco already is one of the priciest U.S. cities for apartment renters and companies seeking office space. Now the area has a new distinction: it’s the world’s most expensive ...

The Supreme Court Just Stopped Texas From Closing Almost All Of Its Abortion Clinics

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The Supreme Court on Monday halted key portions of Texas's anti-abortion law from going into effect that would have shutdown two thirds of the state's abortion clinics. The stay is ...

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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 ...

Video: Israelis use electric stun guns on Gaza flotilla passengers

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Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday. According ...

Money Can Buy Happiness If You Spend It Wisely

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Choose experiences over goods, delay gratification and remember that wealthy people are not any happier than the average Joe Great thinkers have often warned us: when seeking happiness, do not ...

Review: ‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph Ellis, Details the Constitution’s Gang of Four

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ByMICHIKO KAKUTANI More than two centuries after the ratification of the Constitution, the historian Joseph J. Ellis writes in his absorbing new book, “The Quartet,” “a mystic haze has formed” ...

Bree Newsome Explains Why She Tore Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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On Monday afternoon, Bree Newsome, the woman who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, made her first public comments since ...

Does Shark Week portrayal of sharks matter?

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I’ve been critical of factual inaccuracy and fearmongering on Shark Week documentaries for years. But how big of a problem is this, and how do we know? I asked some ...

Siding With Industry, Supreme Court Rules Against E.P.A. Power Plant Limits On Mercury

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The Supreme Court invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The court ruled Monday in ...

Why You Should Care About Greece's Impending Meltdown

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After months of failed negotiations with its creditors, the government of Greece now has 24 hours to pony up a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. With ...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Death Penalty Drug "Equiva­lent of Being Burned at the Stake"

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On Monday the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5–4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones.

Antonin Scalia Compares Death Penalty Opponents to Marie Antoinette

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The Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a controversial lethal injection drug gave the court's dissenting liberal justices an opportunity to argue against the constitutionality of the death penalty ...

Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

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In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority ...
 

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