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Syria crisis: Gulf States should open their doors to Syrian refugees

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4 mentions2 hours ago
Over the past few years the world has witnessed the greatest refugee crisis of the 21st century unfold live on its television screens. What started as peaceful protests by Syrians ...

How Trump Invented Trump

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9 mentions14 hours ago
Past Trump Tower’s bow-tied doorman, through a shiny revolving door, toward the 60-foot waterfall, up a dim elevator, after glass doors and smiling assistants, Donald J. Trump, chairman of the ...

Sentence of the day: Court must rule on whether court can rule

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2 mentions7 hours ago
Sometime in the next few months, the state Supreme Court is likely to rule on whether the legislature has the right to strip the Supreme Court of its administrative authority.

This map shows who wants to move to your country

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3 mentions13 hours ago
As the migration crisis in Europe continues to unfold, the images of dead children, crowded train platforms, and people trying not to be sent to migrant camps have triggered worldwide ...

An Unspeakable Act. A Heroic Survivor.

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3 mentions20 hours ago
When a childhood is robbed by sexual violence, how does one Congolese family recover? She lives in Bitobolo, a village of nearly 20,000 people in the South Kivu region of ...

Ebola transmission in Liberia over. Nation enters 90-day intensive surveillance period

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5 mentions9 hours ago
Today, 3 September 2015, WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of ...

Rhetoric vs. reality, police safety edition

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Scott Walker: "In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric....[This] rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives ...

Marx and Keynes put economics on the map, and they can take it right off again

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Over at PostEverything, Dan Drezner wonders why economics has managed to wield such an outsized influence within the social sciences. His strongest point—or at least the one he spends the ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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10 mentions10 hours ago
Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

The GOP's problem is not Donald Trump.

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5 mentions16 hours ago
Only a few weeks ago, pundits and political observers roundly proclaimed that Donald Trump, the reality-show tycoon who's mounted a takeover of the GOP, would flame out, fade, implode, or ...

Anchor babies exist, but probably not very many of them

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Do "anchor babies" exist? Or are they just a pernicious myth invented by the anti-immigration right? The LA Times sent reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to Rio Grande City in Texas to ...

How the migrant crisis is wreaking havoc on the European Union.

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3 mentions21 hours ago
In July, the European Union was supposedly on the verge of disaster. Greece seemed ready to reject the demands of its creditors and dump the euro, paving the way for ...

J.K. Rowling, George Lucas, and the Danger of the Never-Ending Story

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2 mentions3 hours ago
In continuing to tinker with the universe she built eight years after it ended, J.K. Rowling might be falling into the same trap as Star Wars’s George Lucas. September 1st,

Brazil's Stock Market May Be Eclipsed by Mexico's

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2 mentions3 hours ago
For the past two decades, Brazil has been the indisputable king of Latin American stock markets. At one point a few years ago, its market had gotten so big that ...

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting Virulent Polio for 28 Years

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2 mentions18 hours ago
At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long ...

Hands On With Samsung’s New Gear S2 Smartwatch

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Right now every electronics company is trying to figure out what the special sauce is that will help it bring smartwatches to the wrists of mainstream consumers (just yesterday, Motorola ...

The Jobs of the Future Are in These Unlikely Places

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3 mentions13 hours ago
A decade ago, Richard Myers was the director of the Department of Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he enjoyed the fruits of a rich endowment and ...

Google Search Will Now Surface Info On More Health Conditions

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2 mentions16 hours ago
Google says one in 20 searches on Google Search are for health-related information and since February of this year, it’s been using its Knowledge Graph to quickly bring up medical ...

UNDP Assists in Recovery from Floods in Myanmar

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2 mentions18 hours ago
[Yangon – August 11] As flood affected people in Myanmar return to their homes, the United Nations Development Programme is already taking steps to help communities recover from the disaster ...

Fighting the Second Skeleton

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4 mentions18 hours ago
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene ...

Ocean spin cycle traps hapless pufferfish.

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9 mentions5 hours ago
Oh little pufferfish. Your tiny little fins are no match for a mini-ocean maelstrom. You and your buddy are trapped in a small ocean vortex that keeps spinning you around ...

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2 mentions1 day ago
Do the series of small steps in meteorology add up to a giant leap? How well does Kerri Smith remember the past 399 episodes of the Nature Podcast? Einstein and ...

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

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9 mentions6 hours ago
But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars. Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — ...

How many trees are there in the world?

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2 mentions1 day ago
It’s a simple question: how many trees are there on Earth? The answer required 421,529 measurements from fifty countries on six continents. Now this new data has been combined to ...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe

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The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive common effort that is ...

UN World Food Program

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3 mentions1 day ago
Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a ...

Dean Jones, Star of Disney"€™s "€˜The Love Bug,"€™ Dies at 84

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Dean Jones, an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love ...

Review: How Michael Keaton Saves 'Spotlight'

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2 mentions9 hours ago
By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Sep 03 21:16:27 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top ...

Shark sanctuaries announced around Dutch Caribbean islands

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7 mentions13 hours ago
THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch government announced Sept. 2 that the waters surrounding Bonaire and Saba in the Caribbean Sea will become shark sanctuaries. Dutch State Secretary for Economic ...

Chart of the day: The future of health care costs looks surprisingly rosy

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2 mentions1 day ago
You've seen various versions of this chart from me before, but perhaps you'd like to see it from a pair of highly-qualified researchers rather than some shorts-clad blogger? Not a ...

Why Elephants Don't Explode: How Nature Solves Bigness

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3 mentions20 hours ago
It’s obviously cold, and yet this teeny little fur ball is dashing frantically across the ice, probing, sniffing, darting, never pausing, never resting, it just barrels on, ferociously hunting, hunting,

Rand Paul will protect your data from the government—but not from his campaign

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3 mentions2 days ago
Rand Paul's campaign established itself as the cool internet campaign early when it hired Austin-based GOP digital hipster Vincent Harris to run a small social media empire heavy on memes.

UN70

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2 mentions1 day ago
In 1945, representatives met in San Francisco, USA, at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. That same year, on 24 October, the ...

These Are a Few of the Stock Charts That Spook Louise Yamada

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Louise Yamada, one of the most famous chart watchers to ever watch a chart, is not very optimistic about the stock market these days. She warned at the beginning of ...

At Robot Preschool, Lots of Toys and No Snacks

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2 mentions5 hours ago
On the seventh floor of Berkeley’s technology research hall, a bright blue and yellow plastic ray gun sits on a long table, along with wooden spoons, model planes, and a ...

Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings are right in their normal groove

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2 mentions2 days ago
Greg Sargent says that Hillary Clinton's tanking favorability ratings should take no one by surprise. It's what happens every time an election starts up and she's once again viewed as ...

These U.S. Jobs Will See The Biggest Raises Next Year

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2 mentions7 hours ago
Even as the landscape for wages looks bleak, at least one rung of the compensation ladder is doing just fine. And 2016 may be even better. White-collar workers will get ...

Iran will always be three months away from having nukes

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2 mentions2 days ago
Paul Waldman writes about the asymmetric political risks that Democrats and Republicans face over the Iran nuclear deal: If the agreement proves to be a failure — let’s say that ...

Photo shows a tiny victim of Europe's refugee crisis

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2 mentions16 hours ago
(CNN)He's maybe a year old, maybe a little older. Lying face down, his head to one side with his bottom slightly up -- the way very young children like to ...

Here's the price tag for CAP's new child care program: About $100 billion

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2 mentions2 days ago
The Center for American Progress—aka "Hillary's Think Tank"—has released "A New Vision for Child Care in the United States." But it's not really very new. It's just a tax credit ...

Telluride Announces 2015 Lineup, Including 'Steve Jobs,' 'Black Mass' and Rooney Mara Tribute

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Sep 03 11:00:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Telluride Film Festival Taps Rachel Kushner as Guest Director The Telluride Film Festival has announced the program ...

Obama must end support for Israeli apartheid against Palestinian scholars

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4 mentions10 hours ago
Radhika Balakrishnan, Karma R. Chávez, Ira Dworkin, Erica Caple James, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Doug Kiel, Barbara Lewis and Soraya Mekerta The Electronic Intifada 3 September 2015 Palestinians climb a ladder ...

Phone Review: Moto X Style Gives Users Exactly What They Want

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2 mentions1 day ago
The Moto X Style is the first flagship phone produced by Chicago's Motorola since Lenovo purchased the company from Google in October 2014. Its little brother, the 2015 Moto G,

Global Sigh of Relief for 113 Hours Without Manic China Markets

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3 mentions23 hours ago
Like investors around the world, the Franklin Templeton SinoAm money manager has struggled to keep up with escalating volatility in Chinese markets -- swings that increasingly set the tone for ...

Jeb Bush says he helped save thousands of Ethiopian Jews. Here's what really happened.

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3 mentions2 days ago
Did Jeb Bush help launch a covert mission to airlift thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s, saving them from starvation? He says he did. Twice in the ...

Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

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2 mentions13 hours ago
Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? An company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has ...

VICE News Condemns Turkish Government Over Detention of Its Journalists on Terrorism Charges

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7 mentions2 days ago
A Turkish court leveled formal charges of terrorism at two VICE News journalists and their colleague on Monday, as global rights groups have called for the reporters to be released.

But There's a Powerful Twist Everyone Should See

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2 mentions7 hours ago
"How to get perfect red lips" is a solid instructional video, with a clear step-by-step process for applying long-lasting lipstick. But there's a more important reason to watch it: The ...

Santorum Mocks Liberals For Believing That Diversity Benefits America

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Lagging in the polls and hoping to get a boost before the next Republican presidential debate, Rick Santorum chided the idea that multiculturalism is a benefit for America during a ...

India Announces New Partnership to Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Everyone

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Government of India joins the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to share success stories from the world’s largest financial inclusion programme NEW DELHI / NEW YORK, September 1, 2015 ...
 

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