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Eventually, Two Billionaires Will Duke It Out For President Every Four Years

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This is from yesterday, but I really can't pass it up. Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger write in the Washington Post that presidential candidates are no longer much interested in "bundlers" who can raise a paltry million dollars or so for their campaigns. Terry Neese, a successful bundler ...

Middle East War Suddenly Getting a Lot More Warlike

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2 mentions4 hours ago
I'm a little behind on the news right now, but it sure looks like things are getting a whole lot hotter in the Middle East. Here are a few headlines: Tikrit airstrikes draw U.S. into battle between militants and Iraqi forces Obama Says He Will Delay Withdrawal of ...

3 Times the Old Ted Cruz Contradicted the New Ted Cruz

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4 mentions6 hours ago
Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) talks a good game as an uncompromising conservative. But before he vowed to destroy Obamacare only to admit he may use it, before he forsook rock'n'roll—back when he was a private appellate lawyer charging $695 an hour, Cruz forcefully argued positions that ...

Girls will drive development

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2 mentions11 hours ago Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, 25 March 2015 — Africa, Development Debates, Girls & Women Adolescent girls are the creators, nurturers and builders of both their own and the world’s future. They can play an enormous role in bringing about sustainable development.

Dates to watch for Greece

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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. This timeline was written by Bloomberg Intelligence Economist David Powell. It originally appeared on the Bloomberg Professional Service. © Bloomberg Finance L.P. All Rights Reserved ABOUT // TERMS // PRIVACY // BLOOMBERG.COM

A Morgan Stanley Analyst Talked to His Uncle, and He Had Some Very Bullish Comments About Car Sales

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Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas has published the latest installment of his conversations with "Chuck," an uncle of his who happens to be a Chevrolet dealer in Canton, Ohio. In their most recent conversation, Chuck had some very positive things to say about car sales. Indeed, the ...

5 Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes on Yemen, crude surges, European stocks dive. Here's your super-fast rundown of what's been happening, and what to look out for. Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched air strikes on rebel targets in Yemen. The rebels took over the palace of President Abdurabuh ...

Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food

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4 mentions3 hours ago
Like those breakfast cereals that look healthy on the box but have even more sugar inside than Cocoa Puffs, some rainforest trees engage in false advertising. It’s not their fault—it’s ours. Climate change has made their leaves less nutritious than they used to be. And the animals who ...

Amira's story

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Why Bombing This Tiny Oil Producer Is Roiling the Energy Market

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(Bloomberg) -- While Yemen contributes less than 0.2 percent of global oil output, its location puts it near the center of world energy trade. The nation shares a border with Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, and sits on one side of a shipping chokepoint used by ...

America's War on Drugs in Mexico Is Depressingly Similar to the Global War on Terror

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2 mentions20 hours ago
They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and national governments and control entire sections of the country. They provide employment and services to an impoverished public, which ...

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

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As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant.Young was tasked with lifting boxes ...

The Navajo Nation Will Soon Have the Country's First-Ever Junk-Food Tax

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3 mentions1 day ago
A version of this piece was originally published by Civil Eats. Next month, after three years of legislative tug-of-war, the Navajo Nation will become the first place in the United States to impose a tax on junk food. The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law ...

Google Will Not Integrate Its Dart Programming Language Into Chrome

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2 mentions17 hours ago
The lingua franca of the web is JavaScript, but with Dart, Google launched a project that effectively aimed to replace JavaScript. In Google’s view, Dart offered advantages like static typing and other features that made it a better choice for developers. The idea was for Google and other ...

Notorious Astroturf Pioneer Rick Berman Is Behind Business Group's Anti-Labor-Board Campaign

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In January, viewers catching the morning shows on CNN, Fox, or MSNBC met Heidi Ganahl, the bubbly founder and CEO of a national doggy day care chain called Camp Bow Wow. "I've worked hard and played by the rules to make my franchise business a success," Ganahl said ...

In Stockholm, Vision Zero 2.0 Is a Dream for a Car-Free, Highly Walkable Future

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The quality of life in many neighborhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by a decision to almost entirely eliminate cars. The concept of “Vision Zero,” imported to the United States from Sweden, has been showing up in more and more American cities, from New York to ...

UN Pulse

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1950 - Security Council calls for peace at the 38th Parallel. When the People’s Army of North Korea crossed the 38th Parallel into the Republic of Korea on 25 June 1950, the matter came before the Security Council, resulting in the adoption of resolution 83 (1950) on 27 ...

Are Solar-Powered Homes Jacking Up Everyone Else's Electric Bills?

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Solar power is having a major moment. It's growing faster than any other energy source—in 2014, a new system was installed in the United States every three minutes—while the price of a typical panel has dropped 63 percent since 2010. By 2016, experts predict that solar will be ...

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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GENEVA – The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, according to a UNHCR report released today. The UNHCR's Asylum Trends 2014 report puts the estimated number of new asylum applications lodged in industrialized countries throughout the year at 866,000, a 45 per cent increase from 2013, when 596,600 claims were registered. The 2014 figure is the highest since 1992,

Facebook’s Aquila Drone Will Beam Down Internet Access With Lasers

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As the second day of its F8 conference began here at Fort Mason, Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam Internet down to billions of people around the world. Codenamed Aquila, the drone has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 yet uses lightwight ...

Nasdaq Composite Falls Most Since April as Tech Shares Tumble

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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell, sending the Nasdaq Composite Index down the most in 11 months, as a selloff in semiconductors spread to the broader market. A gauge of semiconductor stocks dropped the most since October amid analyst downgrades on suppliers to the personal-computer business. Intel Corp., Apple ...

A Murky, Sloppy Muddle: How Greece’s Exit From Euro Could Happen

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(Bloomberg) -- With the fight to keep Greece in the euro now in its sixth year, everyone is running out of patience. More importantly, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government in Athens is running out of money. While bond yields suggest investors expect Greece to stay in the euro,

We Heart It, An Image-Sharing App Used By 30M Young Women, Adds Messaging

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We Heart It, a visual bookmarking service popular with teenaged girls, is transforming itself into a messaging app with the launch of new feature called Postcards. In a previous era, young girls sat around with fashion magazines and scissors and cut out their favorite inspirational images, turning them ...

US Electricity From Wind Beat Hydro For 1st Time Ever In November

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Published on March 26th, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan The US Energy Information Administration now has electricity generation figures up for December 2014, but one of our readers, Christopher Patusky, actually spotted a very interesting milestone from November that I think was widely missed: wind power produced more electricity ...

A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

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Central Illinois corn farmer Jerry McCulley refills his sprayer with the weedkiller glyphosate on a farm near Auburn, Ill. A new assessment of the chemical finds that the (uncertain) risks mainly affect the people who work with it or who come in direct contact with areas where it's ...

British Council Film: The UN's Charles Radcliffe on fiveFilms4Freedom

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UN Free and Equal Campaign video helps launch 2015 #fiveFilms4freedom Charles Radcliffe, Chief of Global Issues at the United Nations Human Rights Office, and Head of the UN Free and Equal campaign, helps launch the 2015 #fiveFilms4freedom campaign to ask the world to watch a movie and show ...

Killer seals develop a taste for shark guts

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It's like Jaws but, this time, the shark is on the menu. In an incident that turns the phrase "shark attack" on its head, a seal has repeatedly attacked, killed and partially devoured medium-sized sharks. If this turnabout proves common, ecologists may need to reassess the role of ...

Reality Checks: Documentaries Struggle For Relevance in C

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By Anthony Kaufman | Indiewire Thu Mar 26 10:00:00 EDT 2015 It was all smiles, applause, and communal spirit at the Chicago Cultural Center on Monday, where the third and final stop in PBS' "Listening Tour" took place to discuss the fate of independent documentaries on public ...

Ebola: No lasting recovery without a special focus on women, says UNDP

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Women need to be at the center of all efforts to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola crisis, according to a study by UNDP.The epidemic has affected women disproportionately because of the essential role they play as caretakers, health personnel, farmers and small traders.

Uber Snags Raffi Krikorian, Former Twitter VP, As Engineering Lead For Its Moonshot Projects

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Uber continues to staff up with smart people to drive its growth as a technology business. The latest is Raffi Krikorian, who is now the company’s engineering lead at its Advanced Technologies Centern — the company’s joint venture with Carnegie Mellon University to work on moonshots such as ...

WP Engine Raises $23M To Continue Its International Expansion, Push For Enterprise Adoption

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WP Engine, one of the leading managed WordPress platforms on the market, today announced that it has raised a $23 million follow-on funding round led by North Bridge Venture Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to date to $41.2 million. The WP Engine team says it will ...

Frats lobby Congress to make it harder to report campus sexual assault

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Much like the gun lobby, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC) is exploiting the efforts of student anti-violence activists to advance its own agenda — making campuses more dangerous and less equitable as a result — all under the pretense of “improving campus safety.” Yesterday, a ...

What has neuroscience ever done for us?

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9 mentions11 hours ago
Over the past 25 years the pace of progress in neuroscience research has been extraordinary, with advances in both understanding and technology. We might expect that this would stimulate improved understanding and treatment of mental health problems, yet in general this has not been the case. In fact,

Fund for Gender Equality issues call for proposals

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Innovative civil society initiatives seeking to spur women’s economic and/or political empowerment are invited to apply for funding.UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third Call for Proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda. UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality was launched in 2009 to accelerate implementation of gender equality commitments worldwide. It is the organization’s leading global grant mechanism and ...

Common Parasite Could Manipulate Our Behavior

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Imagine a world without fear. It might be empowering to go about your daily life uninhibited by everyday distresses. You could cross highways with confidence, take on all kinds of daredevilry and watch horror flicks without flinching. Yet consider the prospect a little more deeply, and the possibilities ...

Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

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In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in ...

Cruiseable Wants To Disrupt The Cruise Ship Sector, So Far Ignored By Others

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The cruise experience is so damn opaque that few can figure out what exactly is the right experience, especially amid all the schmaltzy marketing. Cruiseable is a new startup aimed at matching those who want a cruise ship vacation to the experience that fits them. On the face ...

Meet the new group that wants to disarm and displace the NYPD

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Original article at Jose LaSalle of Copwatch Patrol Unit speaks at a Disarm NYPD event on March 21. (WNV/Ashoka Jegroo) A newly-formed group of activists are teaming up with Copwatch, an anti-police brutality group that records video of police conduct in their communities, to create “no-cop zones,” ...

12,000 celebrate completion of first cycle of new Dirshu Torah study project

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Some 12,000 haredi men crammed into the Menorah Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv this week to celebrate the completion of the first seven-year cycle of a new study project established by the Dirshu organization, with several thousand more celebrating at a parallel event in Jerusalem. The event was ...

Meet Ted Cruz's Karl Rove: "He Leaves a Path of Destruction"

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It was no surprise on Monday when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) formally announced his presidential bid. By last summer, he was making key hires for his campaign crew. And this included recruiting a controversial Missouri-based political operative named Jeff Roe, who is known for his ruthless, bare-knuckled style ...

Flash Appeal: Emergency Response Plan for Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Pam, March - June 2015 - Vanuatu

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This document is produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with humanitarian partners in support of the Government of Vanuatu. It covers the period from 24 March to 24 June 2015 and is issued on 24 March 2015. Tropical Cyclone (TC) ...

Report: Thousands fewer served through women’s health program since state takeover

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An exam room at the Planned Parenthood Women’s Health Center in Waco, Texas on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News) Thousands fewer women are getting health services through the now state-run Women’s Health Program after Planned Parenthood was barred from being a provider. A report ...

Who is to blame for overfishing in Northern European waters?

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We have made real progress towards sustainable fishing in Europe. Last year, EU member states agreed new rules that laid the foundations for sustainable management of European fisheries – and some fish stocks are already recovering. The new Common Fisheries Policy aims to rebuild fish populations to levels ...

What games do you play as Israel suffocates your childhood?

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Shakira Riddell-Morales as Lubna and Yusuf Hofri as Khalil in the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Dalia Taha’s Fireworks. Dalia Taha’s new play Fireworks came to the end of its month-long run at London’s Royal Court Theatre in mid-March. One of the products of the theater’s seventeen years ...

Mike Huckabee Should Probably Stop Criticizing Hillary Over Her Emails

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thinks questions about Hillary Clinton's emails as secretary of state "will linger" throughout the 2016 presidential race. "If the law said you had to maintain every email for public inspection, that's what you got to do," he recently told ABC News. Huckabee also ...

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