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Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

The abortion controversy that could ensnare John Kasich

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Ohio, a state often considered ground zero for anti-abortion legislation, finds itself at the center of the latest reproductive rights controversy—one that could force its governor, Republican presidential candidate John ...

H&R Block lobbied to make tax forms even harder for poor people to fill out

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In late July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2016 federal agency funding bill that came with instructions to the Internal Revenue Service to vastly expand the paperwork for the ...

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain"€™s Quirks, Dies at 82

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Heads for Worst Month in Four Years

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U.S. stocks declined amid a swoon that has the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on the verge of its worst month in almost four years, as investors grow anxious over the ...

A Village on the Verge of Being Swept Away

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Residents of Newtok, Alaska voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part. NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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China stocks end a volatile month on a low note, euro-area inflation is unchanged, and a "super giant" gas field gets discovered. Here are some of the things people in ...

Asian Stocks Pull Back With Aussie as Fed, China Angst Simmers

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Asian stocks retreated with Australia’s dollar amid concern the U.S. will push ahead with raising interest rates as soon as September despite prospects of further volatility in China’s equity market.

UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan

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MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost ...

Hair update: Short wins by a landslide

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So what does the commentariat think on the hair front? Here's a smattering of comments from folks who like my new, shorter hair: JS: The short look, with the T-shirt,

Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’

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Rather than acknowledging the clear link between lax gun laws and deadly shootings, a Texas congressman has found a new culprit: multiculturalism. On the Chris Salcedo Show last week, the ...

Obama Just Renamed The Nation’s Highest Mountain. These People Aren’t Happy About It.

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On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would restore the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, currently called Mount McKinley, to Denali. The move, which comes in advance of the ...

Migrants’ deaths bring scrutiny to European handling of refugees

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BUDAPEST — The 71 people whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on the main highway between Budapest and Vienna last week may have died at the hands of ...

West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

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US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate An assistant professor in the ...

Public Transit Should Be Uber’s New Best Friend

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If Uber is worth its $50 billion valuation, it will have to do more than win over the market historically occupied by the taxi and limo industry — it will ...

First-Ever Rwandan Girl's Teen Magazine Aims To Empower Young Women

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In today’s social climate, life can be pretty tough for teen girls. But in countries where early marriages and teen pregnancies are often promoted over higher education and personal success,

#endFGM: The scope of the problem in graphics and numbers

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It's considered a violation of human rights, nonetheless two million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) each year - adding up to 140 million cases. This graphic series shows the ...

Climate change will bring greater biodiversity to world seas

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Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has ...

Confessions of a Neurotic Extravert

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“I’ve found that neurotic extraverts tend to be more confused about their own personality than anyone else.” — Personality neuroscientist Colin DeYoung My whole life I’ve been very confused about ...

Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

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In animal husbandry, the word "cull" means to remove undesirable animals from the herd — the scrawny and the sickly. To hear the word applied to human beings is harsh,

Oliver Sacks has left the building

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain,

Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 ...

97% firms not aware of sexual harassment at workplace law: Survey

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NEW DELHI: Even though the government is trying hard to crack the whip on employers not adhering to law pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplace, a large chunk ...

An Insider on Switching Between Top Venture Firms

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Earlier this week, we sat down with venture capitalist Brian O’Malley of Accel Partners to talk about where he’s shopping now. We also asked O’Malley — who was recruited into ...

Scott Walker Calls A U.S.-Canada Fence A ‘Legitimate Issue For Us To Look At’

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Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker said Sunday that he thought building a wall along the U.S.-Canada border was a “legitimate” issue for the United States to consider. Walker was asked ...

Which Member of Knesset was part of a deadly love triangle?

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A new documentary reveals that former MK Yohanan Bader, one of the founders of the Herut Party that eventually became the Likud, shot and killed a man in a duel ...

Homeless women find sexual violence part of life on the street

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Blaire Goode said she can remember dancing across her living room with the father of her 6- and 7-year-old children like it was yesterday. The night sky was dry, a ...

MK Rosenthal tries to curb 'black-market lobbying'

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Zionist Union MK Miki Rosenthal revived a bill that seeks to expand the definition of a lobbyist and further limit their activities."The lobbyists got more sophisticated; now we are, too," ...

Here Is A Video Of Sarah Palin Interviewing Donald Trump. It Is Bonkers.

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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. Follow him on RSS | Twitter Read Mother Jones on any Kindle—including Paperwhite and Fire—for ...

Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack

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The Justice Department took down what it called the largest “internet brothel” last week, arresting the CEO and six employees behind the online male escort service But there’s more ...

Google Tests Home-Services Search, Taking on Yelp, Angie’s List

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Google Inc. wants to help you find your next plumber or home cleaner. The Web company is testing a new feature in the San Francisco area that lets local businesses ...

IN PHOTOS: A movement of color at Bat Yam street fair

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A group of people wearing solid colored body suits took to the streets of Bat Yam over the weekend as part of a street art performance during the Bat Yam ...

Big Blue Live

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ISIS partly destroys another ancient Roman temple in Palmyra, monitor says

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The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.The militants targeted the Temple of Bel,

Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

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Shown a realistic human target — not just a silhouette like this one — shooters were more likely to pull the trigger if the target was black, according to an ...

It Could Have Been Me

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An accountant, a chief, a nurse, a student, a counsellor—each of them came close to being on Canada's list of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Thirteen remarkable women tell their ...

Rabbits, snails and lobster

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked outrage among Israel'sharedi communities Sunday after it was revealed by a leading haredi news site that, during an official state visit to Italy, he dined ...

“I knew this was a bullsh*t story, but I went along with it”: Police violence after Katrina and how it was covered up

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It is 9:00 a.m. on the first Sunday after Hurricane Katrina, September 4, 2005, and azure skies greet a city buried in water, panic, and death. New Orleans Police Department officers ...

Join Us for the 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup

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How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

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A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down. No one is entirely clear on ...

How to Write Proper Iran-Related Hate Mail

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In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.Something strange is happening ...

Mapping Sections of Canyon Floor

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Monterey Canyon is one of the deepest submarine canyons on the west coast of the United States. The canyon head lies just offshore of Moss Landing on the Central California ...

The Moment at the VMAs When Kanye West Announced He's Running For President in 2020: WATCH

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Kanye West’s acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the most bizarre and memorable televised moments in recent memory.

Serotonin-Deprived Cleaner Fish Are Socially Withdrawn

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You might have heard of serotonin as one of the ‘happy’ hormones in humans. Indeed, mood disorders like anxiety and depression are associated with low levels of serotonin. However, this ...

Ancient Rock Art in Utah Is Being Destroyed by Target Shooters

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Utah has been known for its rock art. This drawing is located in Canyonlands National Park. (Image via Wikimedia) Rock art is one of the most fragile cultural treasures in the ...

Trump ethics gripe against New York AG dropped

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ALBANY - Donald Trump has lost a battle in his fight against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The state ethics commission has decided against proceeding with a 2013 ethics complaint ...

British Airways Just Can’t Kick its 747 Habit

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If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways. The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the Queen of the Skies ...

Whale meat cargo ship arrives in Japan via new Arctic route to avoid protesters

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A cargo ship carrying 1,816 tons of whale meat from Iceland arrived in Japan’s Osaka port via the Arctic Ocean for the first time Sunday, after changing its conventional sea ...

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant'

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GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to ...

Leading national-religious rabbi: rabbis who harass the chief rabbinate have 'din rodef'

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the ...

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