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Giant corporations are reaping billions from federal "small business" contracts

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Verizon Communications is the largest wireless provider in the United States, with 177,000 employees and $91.7 billion in sales last year, and yet it somehow managed to wrangle more than ...

Preparatory Committee III

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Venue:PrepCom3 will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at the Convention and Exhibition Hall Grand City Convex Surabaya, while certain parallel events ...

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

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In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s ...

Breaking: DNC chair announces her resignation on the eve of the Philadelphia convention.

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Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday afternoon that she would resign her position following the end of the party's quadrennial convention this week in Philadelphia. The Florida ...

Gold Slumps as Stronger Dollar, Share Market Advance Cut Demand

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Gold fell, extending the first back-to-back weekly drop since May, as buoyant equity markets and gains in the dollar hurt demand ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and ...

A world without information? Right to Information and SDGs

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Find out why Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Jun 15, 2016The ...

The Beginners’ Guide to Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far?

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Britain’s divorce from the European Union is not going to be easy given there is no precedent and no planning was done before the historic referendum result. A bit more ...

Clinton launches app designed to gamify campaigning

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For better or worse, preaching the gospel of your candidate no longer requires leaving the couch. As anyone who’s cracked open a social media account over the past year can ...

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Across most of the United States, state laws do not protect transgender Americans from discrimination in public places – or when it comes to using the restroom, something we all ...

Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

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Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. While we tap away, the companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each and every one ...

Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

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Thousands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 ...

Afghanistan: UN expresses outrage at bomb attack that leaves scores dead in Kabul

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23 July 2016 – The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan has strongly condemned an attack on a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital today that claimed the lives of at ...

See the stunning winning photos of the 2016 Audubon photography awards

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Verizon Said to Announce $4.8 Billion Deal to Buy Yahoo Tomorrow

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Verizon Communications Inc. plans on Monday to announce a deal to buy Yahoo! Inc., a person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The deal, valued at about $4.8 billion,

The Search for the Elusive Natural Interest Rate

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Financial markets are remarkably strong in a world roiled by terror attacks, a coup attempt in Turkey, murders of police officers in the U.S., and Britain’s historic vote to leave ...

New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

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Among the nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee, released Friday by Wikileaks and presumably provided by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” is a May 2016 message from DNC ...

Emails released by Wikileaks raise questions of DNC's impartiality

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Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by DNC staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks On May 5, a DNC employee asked colleagues to "get someone to ask his belief," ...

Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being 'Ripped' Off Stage

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In his first interview since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he prevented Ted Cruz from being ripped off the stage by entering Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena as hundreds ...

Search the DNC email database

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Today, Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks releases 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee -- part one of our new ...

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the first time, a team of refugees ...

These WNBA players were fined for shirts supporting Black Lives Matter—and they're not going to take it

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In the locker room Thursday afternoon, following a home-court loss to the Indiana Fever, players from New York Liberty refused to answer questions about basketball. Same with the Fever. That ...

Telling Our Stories: Bi Stories Project Launches at Comic Con

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Commentary Telling Our Stories: Bi Stories Project Launches at Comic Con Politics Queer BLM Founders: Trump Among 'Worst Fascists in History' Youth Florida Principal's Facebook Post: Gays Should Be 'Put ...

A Look at the Weird, Wild World of Death Fraud

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A few years ago, as she delicately puts it, Elizabeth Greenwood decided that she had “screwed herself financially.” Saddled with more than $100,000 in college debt, she joked to a ...

Note to Correspondents: UN announces new sexual exploitation and abuse prevention effort and contribution to victims assistance

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New York, 22 July 2016 -- NEW E-LEARNING TRAINING TO PREVENT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE IS LAUNCHED -- The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) announced today the launch ...

An Indiana court just said women can't be jailed for ending their own pregnancies

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The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty in the death of her child after she bought abortion-inducing drugs off the internet.

Initial report: 1 killed in Florida nightclub shooting, over a dozen hurt

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A shooting at a nightclub in Florida early Monday local time left one person dead and over a dozen wounded, NBC reported. Police told the US news network that the ...

Top DNC staffer apologizes for email on Sanders’ religion

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A top staffer at the Democratic National Committee has apologized after suggesting that the organization use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him in the Democratic primary. One email among the ...

Friday cat blogging

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Somebody pointed out last week that we haven't seen Hopper for a while. Is that true? Maybe! So here she is, in all her green-eyed glory. Have a nice weekend,

Breast-Feeding the Microbiome

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This is an edited excerpt from “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an imprint ...

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The nation’s spotlight will shine on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. Now more than ever, it is imperative that our political leaders take swift action to ...

DNC Staffers Mocked the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Leaked Emails Show

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A new trove of internal Democratic National Committee emails, stretching back to April 2016, released by Wikileaks show that the organization’s senior staff chafed at Bernie Sanders’s continued presence in ...

I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid And Judge Its Nautical Merits

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If I were asked to picture a shipwreck, a clear image would pop into my mind. I’ve never seen a shipwreck in real life; most of us haven’t. My imaginary ...

Trump goes nuts in post-convention press conference

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Contaminated cell lines throw thousands of studies into question

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If your house is infested with termites, passing it off as pest-free to buyers is a quick way to get hit with a lawsuit. But science journals face no such ...

Shootings reported at Florida nightclub

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Two people have been killed and up to 16 more injured after a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police say. Officers are at the ...

After Brexit, signs point to recession for Britain

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The latest survey of purchasing managers suggests bad news for Britain: The U.K. economy likely contracted in July as businesses responded to the uncertainty created by a vote to leave ...

Voting rights activists just won a big fight in the heart of Texas

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Voting rights advocates, the Department of Justice and a string of other plaintiffs enjoyed a rare victory this week when a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ voter ID law,

'Justice League' and 'Wonder Woman' Debut Must-See Footage at Comic-Con: WATCH

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Warner Bros. has released the first official image from its forthcoming Justice League movie at San Diego’s Comic-Con during its Hall H presentation on Saturday morning In the first footage ...

Humpbacks protect seals and other animals from killer whales—but why?

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At first it seemed like the usual, deviously clever attack. Several killer whales were trying to catch a Weddell seal that had taken refuge atop a drifting patch of Antarctic ...

Yes, Car-Sharing Really Does Reduce Car Ownership

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I sold my Prius when I moved to Washington, D.C.—I expected the city’s Metro system to be a reliable alternative. (It isn’t, but that’s another story.) Luckily, my feet, my ...

Donald Trump exposes the dark soul of the GOP

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This is what you need to know about Donald Trump's GOP. At the convention in Cleveland, Alex Jones, a prominent peddler of conspiracy theories, was in the hall as a ...

Inside the scramble to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton and her team aren’t thrilled that the head of the Democratic National Committee was forced out on the eve of the nominee’s coronation – but they ...

How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built

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A day in the life of Reince Priebus, reluctant GOP peacemaker. When Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 by winning Indiana and forcing Ted Cruz ...

Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales

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A version of this story originally appeared on bioGraphic.com. “Hundreds of sperm whales swam to and fro, their huge bodies elegantly twirling and twisting through the water as they socialized.

Donald Trump reminds me of Vladimir Putin

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Garry Kasparov is chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and author of “Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.” Donald Trump’s ...

(((Echoes))): What it means and why it's now all over Twitter

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A protest against neo-Nazi trolls is echoing across Twitter right now — and all it takes is six parentheses. In the past two weeks, you likely noticed many people on ...

Chemical pollution gets to Antarctic marine bird colonies

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Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Universidad de Barcelona Summary: Latitude is the main factor which determines the organic pollutant concentration in Antarctic giant petrels – emblematic species in ...

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The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Donald Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

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When Peter Thiel has the first move in a chess game, he lifts his e5 pawn, the fifth from the left and the one directly in front of his king,

No, police fatalities are not going up

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Here's another chart to prepare you for Donald Trump's speech tonight. It shows the number of police fatalities since the violent crime peak of 1993. For 2016, I've extrapolated from ...
 

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