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

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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 ...

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

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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.

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

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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 ...

Iran will always be three months away from having nukes

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2 mentions8 hours 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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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,

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

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3 mentions12 hours 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 ...

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

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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.

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 ...

Joe Biden's White House ambitions may die in Iowa—again

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Joe Biden's 2008 campaign died on the evening of the Iowa caucuses. "So many of you have sacrificed for me and I am so indebted to you," Biden told supporters ...

Meet the controversial doctor behind the new "Viagra for women"

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The path to market for the first-ever women's libido drug began in 2010 when Dr. Irwin Goldstein chased a pharmaceutical executive around a Miami medical conference. "Irwin is famous for ...

Global Sigh of Relief for 113 Hours Without Manic China Markets

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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 ...

Microsoft Azure Cuts Some VM Prices, Brings Premium Storage Options To G-Series VMs

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Microsoft is announcing a couple of updates to its Azure cloud computing service today that, among other things, include the launch of a new variant of its performance-optimizes G-type virtual ...

Welcome to Quantitative Tightening as $12 Trillion Reserves Fall

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The great global monetary tightening of 2015 is under way, but it’s not being led by the Federal Reserve. Even as U.S. policy makers ponder whether to raise interest rates ...

Celebrated drug rehab center spun out of control, Reuters finds

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REHAB GONE WRONG: Inez Szczupak holds the urn containing the ashes of her son, Martin. He died of a drug overdose a day after leaving a Phoenix House New York ...

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Signal Rebound After S&P 500's 3% Drop

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U.S. stock-index futures maintained gains after data showed a lower-than-estimated rise in private payrolls last month. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index E-mini futures expiring this month rose 0.6 percent to ...

Tiny ant takes on pesticide industry

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Few people like ants—they bite and overrun kitchen counters. But in Vietnam, thousands of farmers have turned to weaver ants to help them grow their cashews. That's because in 2008 ...

10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan

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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that ...

Putin's Got a New Problem With China

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As Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing this week to celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War II, the news on the economic ...

I have no headline worthy of Donald Trump's latest

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3 mentions22 hours ago
I hesitate to drop the P-bomb, but this bit of word salad from Donald Trump is eerily Palinesque. How is it possible that Spy magazine is no longer around to ...

Lawyers For Anti-Gay Clerk Argue It Is ‘Impossible’ For Her To Issue A Same-Sex Marriage License

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Things are not looking good for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licences. On Thursday, she will appear to at a court hearing to determine ...

GM embryos: time for ethics debate, say scientists

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Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases – and risk of ‘designer babies’Tuesday 1 September 2015 19.01 EDTLast modified on ...

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Urge by Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, was a longstanding contributor of thirty essays to The New York Review of Books. His last published article, below, appears in the Review’s ...

Google Launches New Native Ad Format In Gmail

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Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of ...

U.S. Olympic Committee Endorses Los Angeles Bid for 2024 Games

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The U.S. Olympic Committee will endorse Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games after the City Council agreed to allow a contract that would require the city to cover ...

American Muslims must not become tools of Israeli propaganda

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Dr. Saud Anwar, seen here in an undated photo with Vice President Joe Biden, rationalized his participation in an Israeli faithwashing junket as a “search for peace.” (Facebook) An article ...

Study: People are quicker to shoot a black target than a white target

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According to a new report from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racial bias can affect the likelihood of people pulling the trigger of a gun—even if shooters don't realize ...

First Tesla Model X Buyers Now Picking Colors, ‘Ludicrous Mode’

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The first customers who reserved Tesla’s Model X all-electric sport utility vehicles have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size and whether they ...

The pope just announced a huge change in how churches treat women and abortions.

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On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, he will allow priests the discretion ...

This Hillary Clinton Scandal Costs Exactly $30

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When you jaywalk, sometimes you get caught. Most of the time you don't. James O'Keefe, the conservative media activist best known for his sting on community organizing group ACORN, wants ...

On street harassment: Consent in public space

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first two posts here and here. Dude asked me the time. And let me tell you: ...

Venice Review: Thrilling 'Everest' is Guaranteed to Enhance Mountain-Climbing Fears

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Wed Sep 02 06:30:00 EDT 2015 "Never let go," pleads the tagline for "Everest," a bracing depiction of an ill-fated 1996 expedition to climb the ...

UN World Food Program

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Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, affecting thousands of vulnerable people in southeastern Bangladesh. DHAKA – Southeastern Bangladesh has experienced massive rainfall in two rounds since late ...

The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

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A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript

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Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as ...

Watch Donald Trump completely contradict himself on US troops in Iraq.

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Donald Trump, the celebrity tycoon and front-runner in the Republican 2016 race, doesn't hold back when he criticizes the Bush-Cheney crowd for the Iraq War. Over the years, he has ...

Watch "Dishonored Lady" Full Movie Online Free

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OPINION: Dr. Ben Carson’s tall tales about abortion and black women

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The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some ...

Google Revamps Logo to Reflect Increasing Shift to Mobile

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Google Inc. is changing its logo and identity, reflecting a digital world centered on mobile devices. The new logo uses a simpler sans serif while still retaining the four colors ...

Google Unveils New Logo

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Google announced it ...

Google Gets A New Logo

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Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of ...

The $1 Pocket Microscope (That, Yes, Really Works)

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The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes. It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope. Pomerantz, an entomologist working with ...

3D Robotics Launches 3DU To Promote The Use Of Drones In Education

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3D Robotics (3DR), the largest North American consumer drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its 3DU educational program. 3DU aims to bring drones to more schools — ranging from K-12 ...

The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope

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In a few months, the stethoscope will celebrate its 200th birthday. A medical breakthrough in 1816, it’s still a part of nearly every doctor’s visit today and a symbol of ...

Our Plastic Seas: Climate Change And Pollution Will Make Oceans More Hostile By 2050

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Trillions of pieces of plastic trash and ever-rising carbon emissions are making the oceans a hostile place for marine life. Birds and shellfish are dying off and coral reefs are ...

Spirit Animal Quiz

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Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

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Irreversible changes to trichodesmium microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces, say scientistsWednesday 2 September 2015 08.04 EDTLast modified on Wednesday 2 ...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

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AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the ...

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