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CAR: WFP Reaches Out To Food-Insecure Families, Farmers

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The acute emergency has caused widespread disruption in C.A.R. with food production 50 percent lower in 2014 than before the crisis. Nearly a quarter of the population is in need ...


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Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, the reportprovides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990.The MDG target for drinking water was achieved in 2010 but ...


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Greece is a remarkable country full of wonderful people, but along dimensions of development and governance, the place is plainly pretty fucked up. It has been fucked up that way ...

Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results

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It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he ...

The Trouble With Nobel Prizes

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Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro When Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt made his infamous "trouble with girls" remark, we learned two things: As the the ...

Bobby Jindal Really, Really, Really Hates Gay Marriage

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After three courts told him he had to, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will finally allow his administration to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. ....Jindal's administration argued it's possible ...

Greece Referendum: Alexis Tsipras Calls for 30% Debt Haircut

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the nation’s debt will need to be cut by 30 percent, with a 20-year grace period for payment, in order to be sustainable, citing ...

"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ Historic Speech

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James Earl Jones, reading the words of Frederick Douglass. In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass ...

Tim Hunt: Nobel Laureate's comments about girls and science.

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In early June, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt was asked to speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations at a science communications meeting ...

21 Great Americans Who Aren't The Founding Fathers

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Every Fourth of July, Americans gather to celebrate, among many things, Independence Day and the Founding Fathers. America is basically obsessed with old white dudes. Just look at the money ...

The Combined Black Workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter Could Fit on a Single Jumbo Jet

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We already knew that Google, Facebook, and Twitter employed relatively few African Americans, but new details show that the gap is truly striking. All three companies have in recent weeks ...

Male Kangaroos' Arms Evolved to Pound the Crap out of Each Other

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When you look at a kangaroo or a wallaby, it’s obvious the animal is well built for bouncing around the outback. What may be less obvious is that its arms ...

Airborne spiders can sail on seas

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Spiders that travel on the wind are also adept sailors when they land on water, researchers have discovered. Morito Hayashi, a spider researcher at the Natural History Museum in London,

Your brain is like a wad of paper

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A simple theory may explain the various degrees of folding seen in mammalian brains, ranging from the smooth marmoset's brain (right column, top) to the craggy human's (right column, bottom).

Obama Just Came Out Hard Against the Washington Football Team’s Racist Name

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In an irony that will surely be lost on team owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are being kicked off their land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel ...

Greece Referendum: What happens if it's a “No”?

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Greek voters have received a clear message from the euro area: vote “Yes” in the July 5 bailout referendum. But Greece’s Syriza-led government is pushing the other way. What happens ...

Fast Food CEO Blames Low-Wage Workers for Poverty

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To be “poor” in America isn’t an identifying characteristic or a defining trait, like being forgetful or creative or tall.Ad PolicyThis article originally appeared at a low-income American comes ...

Greeks Split Down Middle Before Bailout Referendum, Poll Shows

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Greece is divided right down the middle heading into Sunday’s referendum on European bailout proposals, portending even more upheaval for the stricken nation. A poll commissioned by Bloomberg News showed ...

Viacom is Missing TV Viewers, Hit Shows, and Its Leader

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A half-dozen security guards stand watch outside the Vibrato Grill Jazz, a supper club in Los Angeles, as a stream of black SUVs, Bentleys, and Teslas pull up to the ...

Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep"

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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary ...

United Nations International Youth Day 2015

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The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth ...

Sorry, Obama. The Founding Fathers Loved Peas

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On Wednesday, after the New York Times proposed adding peas to guacamole (what's next, mayonnaise?), President Barack Obama announced that the proper way to make guacamole is with avocado, onions,

Jim Webb Just Announced He's Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know About Him.

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At long last, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) is officially a candidate for president. After weeks of supposedly imminent announcements—including ones his staff may not have known about—he declared ...

Does Bipolar Disorder Give YOU a SHORT Fuse?

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Ever wonder how many people living with bipolar disorder, live with anger and rage issues? I know for myself, I had the proverbial “Short Fuse” in my past. Yet, having ...

Chris Chistie Really Wants Republicans to Forget his Bromance With Obama

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After a somewhat lackluster response to his announcement that he was entering the presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be revving up his brusk, straight-talking persona in ...

Google's New Bike Plan Wants Silicon Valley to Be More Like Copenhagen

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Commuting in Silicon Valley is a drag. The big tech companies that make their homes there know that, and devote significant resources to sweetening the trip to work for their ...

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease

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Lina Moses sensed the ghost of Ebola as soon as her Land Cruiser entered the gate at Kenema Government Hospital. More than a hundred people had died in the treatment ...

When CEOs Are Accidentally Overpaid

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Why are chief executive officers paid so much? Although skyrocketing CEO pay is not a substantial factor behind the increase in income inequality, it is certainly startling. The average U.S.

Watch "The Fat Spy" Full Movie Online

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Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial Confirms Series A Funding At $45-$50B Valuation

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Alibaba’s subsidiary company Ant Financial confirmed today that it closed a Series A funding round which includes investment from China’s largest pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The ...

Why Republicans and Millennials Love the Grateful Dead All the Same

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In 1984, former Eagle Don Henley wrote, in one of his most popular solo songs, “The Boys of Summer,” that he saw “a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.” When discussing ...

BP Set To Pay Largest Environmental Fine in US History for Gulf Oil Spill

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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7 ...

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

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One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to ...

More Jobs, But Still No Raises

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Strong U.S. job growth still isn’t having the effect that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has long been waiting for: better raises for workers. Until that happens, there's little reason ...

'I'll Vote No With Both Hands:' An 85-Year-Old's Story Of Struggle In Greece

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Penelope Tyraki is 85 years old. She has 10 children and 17 grandchildren. She survived the Nazis. This is how she remembers it: Early one morning, 75 years ago, German ...

UN expert urges States to agree to specific legal obligations to fight violence against women and girls

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GENEVA (22 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for the creation of a legally binding framework on violence against women and ...

How Bringing Back The Great Whale Can Limit Climate Change (VIDEO)

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Published on July 4th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert The oceans are huge carbon sinks for the world. Fish and whales comprise only a tiny part of their overall biomass.

Saberkittens Were Double-Fanged for 11 Months

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The La Brea asphalt seeps have me trapped. It seems I can’t visit Los Angeles without stopping by the Ice Age treasure trove to pester the paleontologists at Project 23 ...

Jobs Report Disappoints, Participation Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1977

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The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The U.S. labor ...

The NSA and American Spies Targeted SPIEGEL

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DER SPIEGEL's headquarters in Hamburg, Germany: The newsmagazine filed a complaint Friday with the country's federal prosecutor after discovering it had been US spying target. Revelations from WikiLeaks published this ...

How your brain links people and places

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Neurons that fire in response to images of Clint Eastwood may also become sensitized to landmarks and objects near him—in this case, the set of Unforgiven. What do Clint Eastwood ...

Tsipras Learning Europe’s Number 1 Rule: Don’t Mess With Merkel

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The German chancellor’s disapproval helped end the political careers of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Greek leader George Papandreou. The support of Merkel, politically secure in her 10th ...

Watch "Little Horribles Ep 2 LMFAO" Full Episode Free

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Anti-BDS provision signed by Obama won’t stop this movement

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The Israel lobby is fighting a rearguard action against a movement that it is powerless to stop. (Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr) As the Palestinian civil society-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions ...

Here's the Grim Future That Awaits Greece's Babies Born in the Crisis

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A Greek, an Italian and German are born as the crisis that rattled markets from New York to Shanghai was about to unfold: Three nationalities, three very different economic fortunes.

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

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A mother and son receiving a WFP food voucher, distributed by NGO partner, ADRA, in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Copyright: WFP/Iuliia Korzh KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today ...

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

Sinai launching possibly triggers rocket sirens in southern Israel

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Rocket alert sirens sounded Friday afternoon in southern Israel's Eshkol Regional Council in light of an apparent single rocket launching.According to initial indications, there was a possibility that a projectile ...

How to Make Your Dead Eagle A Legal Eagle

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In advance of Independence Day festivities, here is a strange-but-true American fact: It is a crime to be in possession of eagles and eagle parts other than for the purposes of ...

India’s BankBazaar Raises $60M Series C Led By Amazon

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BankBazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, has scored a $60 million Series C led by Amazon, with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, and ...

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