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Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared. NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi ...

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

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There's little the Washington-centric political-media universe loves more than the story of a fallen star. The defenestration of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reporters and pundits in a schadenfreude-driven tizzy. Was he fired? Was he in over his head? OMG, look at how the White House is dumping ...

Students stage walkout over Oklahoma high school’s treatment of three rape survivors

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Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. Your donation is much appreciated, and much needed. In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s ...

Are Term Limits a Good Idea?

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Jim Newton, a longtime local politics reporter in Los Angeles, wrote his final column for the LA Times today. In it, he offered up "a handful of changes that might make a big difference," and the one that resonates with me is his suggestion that both LA and ...

Obama's Immigration Order: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Not Much Precedent

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In the New Republic this weekend, Eric Posner warns that President Obama's recent executive action on immigration may come back to haunt liberals. Obama's order was perfectly legal, he says, but "it may modify political norms that control what the president can do." And since most of the ...

The 13 Most Successful Harvard Dropouts

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College isn't for everyone. Between tests, papers, and classes, there's a lot of stress, and plenty of students don't make it through. Some left the prestigious Ivy to pursue their passions, while others were forced to leave after partying too much. Either way, they all found extraordinary success ...

The Best Airbnb Rentals In 18 Big Cities Around The US

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Staying in an Airbnb rental gives travelers a uniquely authentic alternative to the traditional hotel.Airbnb hosts are known for their design sensibilities and attention to detail, and there's a ton of variety for the more adventurous traveler.We've rounded up some of the most interesting homes you can rent ...

A Survival Guide to the 10 Worst Airports in North America

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Some 3.55 million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving weekend, making this year’s busiest travel weekend the most crowded since 2007, according to AAA. (If it’s any consolation, the roads will also be jammed.) It’s going to be just as bad as it sounds: the new Bloomberg ...

GUNDLACH: Tesla Could Change Society

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DoubleLine Funds' Jeff Gundlach just spoke with CNBC's Sara Eisen, and in a wide-ranging interview, Gundlach discussed, among other things, Tesla. Gundlach said that Tesla is not about the cars, a view he shared with Bloomberg's Barry Ritholtz back in July."Tesla is all about the batteries," he said ...

Map: How Long Does Your State Give Rape Survivors to Pursue Justice?

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In most states, a major barrier to bringing the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault to justice is baked into the law. Nationwide, 34 states and Washington, DC, have statutes of limitations on filing rape or sexual-assault charges, ranging from 3 to 30 years. In New Hampshire, charges ...

A Startup Figured Out How To Print Light Just Like Paper

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That's exactly the type of technology Idaho-based startup Rohinni is working on, and it looks like it has the potential to change how all types of gadgets are made — from smartphones to cars, wearable devices, and of course, the traditional lamp. Rohinni calls this technology LightPaper, and ...

Here's My Hail Mary, Impossible To Believe, Will Never Happen Plan For Saving Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

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Samsung is in trouble because Android-based smartphones have been commoditized. When all phones run on the same Android software, and they all have the same features/specs, then the only thing that differentiates a phone is branding and price.Samsung's brand is OK, but nothing special. Its prices are high,

The 50 Best Law Schools In America

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Mike Nudelman/Business InsiderIf you go to the right law school, you've got a direct line to high-paying and prestigious jobs. We've ranked the 50 best law schools based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. Our ranking also ...

Uber Quietly Removed A Blog Post That Examined A Link Between Prostitution And Rides

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Gina Neff, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington and the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, noticed something missing from Uber’s Data Blog. Spurious: Uber took down data science blog post showing correlation between prostitution and ridership. Cached here http://t.co/1PJGh68OWJ ...

This Terrifying Vine Has To Be Fake, Right?

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Logan Paul, a Vine phenomenon who we have profiled in the past, just uploaded this horrifying Vine this past weekend. It was brought to my attention by The Daily Dot's Cooper Fleishman, who messaged me with: "This has to be fake, right?" Originally, when you created a Vine,

These State Lawmakers Want To Save Thanksgiving From Greedy Retailers

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In recent years, more and more big-box retailers have begun forcing their employees to work on Thanksgiving Day. Now, some Ohio state legislators have had enough. They're introducing bills that would give workers the right to refuse to punch in on Thanksgiving, and, if they do agree to ...

Here's What Google's Massive New Android Update Will Look Like On Your HTC Phone

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Flickr/Kārlis DambrānsWe still have no idea when HTC phones will be getting Google's Lollipop update for Android, but one developer has posted some screenshots that give us a hint at what it might look like. An Android developer that goes by the nickname and Twitter handle LlabTooFeR has ...

Sony PlayStation Has Quickly Pulled A Blatantly Sexist Ad

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Sony quickly pulled an innuendo-ridden ad from its European PlayStation YouTube channel, The Verge reports, presumably because of spot's obvious sexist connotations. The ad, which first went online on November 21 but was soon set to "private" can still be viewed elsewhere on YouTube (watch it below), features ...

Hagel Paid for Obama's Confusion

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Spare a moment of pity for Chuck Hagel. Beginning with his humiliating confirmation hearings to be U.S. secretary of defense last year through last week's embarrassing revelations about the state of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, the ex-sergeant and senator always seemed in over his head. That said, Hagel ...

KRUGMAN: 'Angry Billionaires' Like Paul Singer Are Just Wrong About Inflation

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New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman spoke with our own Henry Blodget about a range of topics. In this clip, Krugman responds to Paul Singer's criticism that there's been a 'Krugmanization' of economics and talks inflation.

Samsung's Flagship Smartphone Isn't Selling

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Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 has been struggling to match the successes of its predecessor since it first went on sale back in February, and nine months on, things aren’t looking much better. Thanks to declining demand in many markets, the Galaxy S5 is missing sales projections by 40%.

Citigroup Fined $15 Million for Analyst Supervisory Failures

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Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-biggest U.S. bank, was fined $15 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for failing to supervise research analysts and their handling of material non-public information. The lender didn’t adequately protect against “potential selective dissemination of non-public research to clients and sales and trading staff” from January 2005 to February 2014, Finra said today in a statement. New York-based Citigroup issued roughly 100 warnings about analyst communications with clients and sales and trading staff and when it found violations, it took too long to discipline staff ...

Scientists Demonstrate Brain-to-Brain Communication

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Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt? Communicating directly with the brain could help scientists better understand how it encodes information. Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains. The ...

Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out

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Back when most of us first heard of Robbie Rogers, he'd already had the soccer career that thousands of kids across the country dream of. He had grown up as a gifted athlete, whose family endured tough times while carting him and his siblings to practices. The Southern ...

Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

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A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said. Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the ...

Dudley Defense Leaves Senators Unimpressed as Fed Scrutiny Rises

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Presidents of the 12 regional Fed banks, including Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley, are nominated by the banks' boards of directors and approved by the Fed's Washington-based board. Close Presidents of the 12 regional Fed banks, including Federal Reserve Bank of New York ...

Google Is Closing Its Google Glass Stores — Here's What They Looked Like On The Inside

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Google is closing all its Basecamp stores, the physical retail shops where it sold Google Glass, according to 9to5Google. According to this post on Google+ from a Google Glass developer, the company no longer needs the stores because so many people are buying the smart glasses online. But ...

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

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Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ...

Op-ed: How Gay Genius Alan Turing Got Me Through Middle School

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In a field dominated by heterosexual giants, science is a lonely discipline for a gay teenager. From Jonas Salk to Albert Einstein, nearly every scientific genius in history is straight, leaving few idols for a young scientist who happens to be gay. While shows such as Queer Eye ...

Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees

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When Apple CEO Tim Cook came out and made a public statement that he is “proud to be gay,” it marked a major moment for the LGBT community. As an executive of one of the top tech companies in the world, he metaphorically planted a flag on the ...

The Incredible Story Of The Women Were Were Meant To Be The First Astronauts

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Space is a hard enough place to get to from a technological stand point without American propaganda working against you.During the early 1960s, both men and women underwent the arduous and, at times, bizarre training program to have the chance to be some of the first NASA astronauts ...

New York Rocker

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NEW YORK ROCKERNew York, NY1976 - 1984Early and far-reaching punk proselytization brought to you by Alan Betrock for the first two years and by Andy Schwartz for the lion's share of the mag's tenure. A total of 58 issues were published including the Pix issue. Beginning in 1980,

Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign

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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year, the United ...

Here's What Chinese Hackers Can Actually Do To The US Power Grid

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Flickr/Kool Cats PhotographyJonathan Pollet, founder of Red Tiger Security, is a 17-year veteran of the critical infrastructure industry. As an ‘ethical hacker,’ he consults for some of the world’s largest energy companies, as well as electric utilities, chemical plants, water treatment plants, etc. to help them better defend ...

Global report on trafficking in Persons

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In 2010, just few months short of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol, Member States renewed their commitment to the fight against trafficking in persons when the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (A/RES/64/293). In ...

Liberia will be Ebola-free by Christmas, says president

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Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious. "We've set a pretty tough target. But when you set a target it means ...

These Are The Highest Paying Programming Languages You Should Learn, Ranked By Salary

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kirainet / FlickrComputer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the United States. In fact, the average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000. But, there are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than ...

What's Next For Ferguson After The Media Goes Home

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Activist and writer Ashley Yates has lived in the St. Louis area since she was 15 years old, so the fatal shooting of Michael Brown hit close to home literally and figuratively. A young black woman in her 20s, Yates plays an instrumental role in mobilizing people who ...

In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

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Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine. With the rise of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, traffic congestion and environmental regulation, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them. A glimpse of the coming ...

How To Dress Like Silicon Valley's Elite

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But while it's true that many startup founders are still sporting the casual hoodie look, others are raising the bar for style. We've rounded up some tech executives who have their own signature sense of style. They all express themselves in different ways, though some are decidedly more ...

Two Innocent Men, Sentenced To Die For A Murder They Did Not Commit, Are Now Free

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On May 19, 1975, Ricky Jackson was a 20-year-old ex-Marine who had recently received an honorable discharge for health reasons. His 17-year-old friend Ronnie Bridgeman worked at a restaurant while he trained to be a welder at a nearby trade school. The two spent that day playing pick-up ...

7 tips for writing cold emails to prospective employers

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A cold email is like a handshake: We do it all the time, but we're not always sure if ours is strong enough. Despite the gray area of a cold email's effectiveness, it's still one of the most helpful ways to get the job you want. Like most ...

How to rebuild journalism

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I read Emily Bell's speech and her piece in the Guardian over the weekend. They fairly well reflect what you hear from journalism pundits these days. # I don't think they know how to listen to technology. They of course, being journalists, focus on the money. But there's a lot of open tech available for them to use. They don't look there. # It's like the blind men and the elephants, or Don's Amazing Puzzle (try it!). You see what you expect to see. Journalism is conservative. It wants things ...

Iran: Honors for Persecuted Writers

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(New York) – Five Iranians are among 35 writers to win the prestigious Hellman-Hammett award for courage and conviction in the face of political persecution. The other 30 winners come from 11 countries.Security and judicial authorities in Iran have continued their crackdown on free expression despite hopes that Hassan Rouhani’s election as president in 2013 would bring greater rights protections. On September 30, 2014, security authorities arrested Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, one of the five Iranian recipients of the Hellman-Hammett award, only five weeks after his release from a four-year prison ...

3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

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They're the lengthier cousins of resumes, requiring you to call upon your writing skills and explain why you deserve the job. It can be a frustrating process, one that sometimes feels like a blatant cry of, "Please just hire me already!" Your letter may be one of hundreds ...

Jordan: Vulnerable Refugees Forcibly Returned to Syria

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(Beirut) – Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported vulnerable Syrian refugees back to Syria in violation of Jordan’s international obligations. Those deported include wounded men and unaccompanied children.Refugee deportations violate the international law principle of nonrefoulement, which forbids governments from returning people to places where their lives or freedom would be threatened. Those deported include a group of 12 Syrian refugees who had been receiving treatment at a rehabilitation center in northern Jordan as well as four refugees, three of them children, whom Jordanian border police intercepted near the Syrian border.“Jordan ...

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her. Facing a possible 60 years in prison for ...

(2014/11/24) Obama’s militaristic immigration speech, top anchors have off-record meetings with Darren Wilson, celebrities record horrifically offensive Ebola song

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Episode #1128: Allison and Jamie discuss Obama’s militaristic immigration speech, top anchors have an off-record meetings with Darren Wilson, how conservatives rewrite history, a bunch of celebrities recorded a horrifically offensive Ebola song, turns out the Benghazi conspiracy theories are wrong (surprise!), tens of thousands of students in ...

Bangladesh: After Fire, Companies Evade Compensation

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(New York) – Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead. Survivors of the fire at Tazreen Fashions are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income.Only two out of 16 firms linked to the factory are believed to have paid any meaningful amount of compensation to the victims. Five companies have paid nothing, claiming the factory was making or storing their products without their knowledge or authorization. Other ...

Underlining a need for more park space

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Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. If you have been to New York recently, you may have visited High Line Park,
 

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