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America’s Gay Corporate Warrior Wants to Bring Full Equality to Red America

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In 1992, Tim Gill was living a Rocky Mountain version of the familiar tech dream. A sci-fi buff and self-described “pathological introvert,” he’d earned degrees in applied mathematics and computer ...

Friday Cat Blogging - April 24 2015

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While Kevin is undergoing treatment, we've invited lots of exciting guest writers to stop by in his honor. But there's no reason the hospitality can't extend to another species, is ...

It Already Looks Like This Quarter Will Be an Economic Disappointment

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Pumpjacks stand on the site of an oil well outside Williston, North Dakota, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. You can now hear the echo of weak first-quarter economic reports ...

Varoufakis Said to Take Hammering From Frustrated Euro Ministers

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was heavily criticized by his euro-area colleagues amid mounting frustration at his refusal to deliver measures to fix his country’s economy and release financial aid,

If You Read One Post About Labor Force Participation This Decade, Let It Be This One

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

Bonus Friday Cat Blogging - 24 April 2014

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In the top photo, Hopper is scrooched under Karen's display case just to show she can do it. But something has caught her attention. It turned out to be Hilbert,

Hillary Wants A Piece of the Elizabeth Warren Love Fest

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Hillary Clinton desperately wants liberals to redirect their adoration of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) toward her presidential campaign. Since the official launch of her 2016 run earlier this month, Clinton ...

When Women Thrive, So Will the World

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When I took office in 2012, I was determined to promote a society in which all women had a chance to shine. Indeed, Japan cannot truly thrive in the 21st ...

Consider the Sponge

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In the final exams for our undergraduate zoology degrees, my fellow-majors and I were given an assortment of petri dishes, each of them containing an animal. Our task was to ...

Deutsche Bank Trader Bittar’s Libor Messages Revealed

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Among the Deutsche Bank AG traders whose e-mails were made public when the lender was fined a record $2.5 billion for rigging Libor, one stands out. Identified only as Trader ...

Bitcoin's Problem With Women

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also called on all European countries to take a firmer line on racism and xenophobia which he said “under ...

It's Not the 1% Controlling Politics. It's the 0.01 Percent.

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Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kickstart their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money election yet. This chart from the ...

Capital Goods Orders in U.S. Unexpectedly Fall for Seventh Month

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Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft, a proxy for future corporate spending on new equipment, dropped 0.5 percent, data from the Commerce Department showed Friday in Washington. Orders for ...

The Progress report is coming!

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Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 27 April in seven cities ...

IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2015

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Sign up to receive free e-mail notices when new series and/or country items are posted on the IMF website. The IMF has announced the 2015 Regional Photo Contest, which will ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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Frustration with Greece mounts, Nasdaq hits a record high and German businesses get more confident. Here are some of the things that people will be talking about today. One by ...

The Scientists Who Want to Fix America’s Guts

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Justin and Erica Sonnenburg believe that the root of many Western diseases can be traced to our languishing guts. On a Saturday evening in late March, as the sun ducked ...

Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO

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22 April 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could ...

The Feds Say One Schmuck Trading From His Parents' House Caused a Market Crash. Here's the Problem.

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a key Wall Street regulator, blasted out press releases declaring a great victory in their war on illegal manipulation ...

There Are Two New Russell Brand Documentaries, But Only O

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Fri Apr 24 18:13:00 EDT 2015 READ MORE: SXSW Review: Russell Brand Needs to Make Peace With Ondi Timoner's 'BRAND: A Second Coming' British standup ...

The People’s Republic Of Cruiseland

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Tai chi is difficult anywhere, but it’s a lot harder on a boat, where even mild rolling and pitching make balance all but impossible. I’d risen early for class, held ...

The American Teen Whose Death-by-Drone Obama Won't Explain

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On Thursday, President Barack Obama appeared in the White House press room to reveal that a US strike in January on an Al Qaeda compound had killed two hostages held ...

Trader Tied to Flash Crash Says He Simply Changed His Mind a Lot

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A self-described insomniac, Navinder Singh Sarao railed against high-speed traders for corrupting financial markets and defended his own rapid-fire success as the benefit of a quick mind. “I trade very ...

Tales From City of Hope #5: My Stem Cells Have Come Home to Papa

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It is 9:49 am PDT on April 24, and my stem cell transfusion is complete. It took less than 20 minutes. Now the stem cells just have to graft and ...

France To Head Open Government Partnership Only One Year After Joining It

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Over the past two years, France has been a leading country when it comes to open data and open government — and it is paying off. Only one year after ...

Words for cutting: Why we need to stop abusing “the tone argument”

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Spend enough time in activist circles and you’ll likely hear about the “tone argument” in short order, as well as some variation on the sarcastic meme “intent is fucking magic!” ...

Who's Tired Of Politics?

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Yesterday lifelong political junkie George Packer reluctantly confessed something: "It might not be wise for a sometime political journalist to admit this, but the 2016 campaign doesn’t seem like fun ...

New Kinloch mayor blocked by police from entering city hall

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KINLOCH, MO (KTVI) – Our Fox 2 cameras were the only ones there as the newly-elected Kinloch mayor was greeted by police for her first day on the job. Betty ...

Chimpanzee ‘personhood’ case sows confusion

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New York judge amends an order that animal rights group said granted a writ of habeas corpus to two research animals. An animal rights group wants two chimpanzees in a ...

United Nations Security Council (7433th Meeting), Open Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, New York, 24 April 2015

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We are all longing for a shred of hope, for some good news, but since my last briefing to this Council, things have only gotten worse. The regional spillover effects ...

U.N. Refugee Chief: Europe Must Step Up Mediterranean Crisis Response

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The intensifying tragedy on the Mediterranean Sea poses the sternest test to Western humanitarian values in two generations. If we aren’t careful, we risk letting our most fundamental principles slip ...

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal

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A Comcast Corp. field service technician, arrives to install cable service at a residence in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 19, 2011. Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its ...

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

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Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on ...

What happens when we punch a hole in the seafloor?

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Fig 3. Temporal sequence of landscape at/around Hole D/E. From Nakajima et al. 2015. A longtime submariner I know tells the story of a most unusual dive. On this particular ...

Google’s Q1 2015 Earnings Miss With $17.3B Revenue, $6.57 EPS

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Google reported its earnings for its first financial quarter of 2015 today. The company reported revenue of $17.3 billion and earnings per share of $6.57. GAAP net income for the ...

World Immunization Week 2015: Close the immunization gap

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13 March 2015 -- The World Immunization Week, which will be held from 24-30 April 2015, will signal a renewed global, regional, and national effort to accelerate action to increase ...

U.S. Shale Fracklog Triples as Drillers Keep Oil From Market

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Think the U.S. is awash in crude now? Thank the fracklog that it’s not worse. Drillers in oil and gas fields from Texas to Pennsylvania have yet to turn on ...

In India, UN Women Executive Director hears from rural tech gurus

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Shihore, Gurarat — Music, dance and more than 500 rural women greeted UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as she entered the Town Hall of Shihore, a village block in ...

Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano

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A giant blob-shaped reservoir of searing-hot rock has been discovered far below the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park — one that could fill the Grand Canyon more than 11 times ...

The U.S. Economy Hasn't Disappointed Analysts This Much Since the Great Recession

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen ...

Investors Swing For The Fences With $1B In Sports Tech Deals

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From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, technology is transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. With all of this momentum VCs are ...

'Living figures' make their debut

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The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, the subject of the first paper to publish a living figure. In July last year, neurobiologist Björn Brembs published a paper about how fruit flies ...

Girls in ICT Day 2015

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You are here Home > ITU's Areas of Action > Women and Girls in ICT > Girls in ICT Day > Girls in ICT Day 2015International Girls in ICT Day ...

11 Women Whose Work on Sustainability Could Literally Save the World

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Aside from celebrating our planet, Earth Day is a time to reflect on how we can maintain nature’s beauty and our natural resources. Because as we know, those resources are ...

In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope

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Zainab Mansaray, WFP’s Senior Programme Assistant was still asleep when her 13-year-old son, Madieu Jalloh knocked on her door shouting: ‘’Mamy, mamy, are you up? I have to go to ...

Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day by Firing 57 Environmental Agency Employees

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Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy ...

Watch: From Tarantino to Cronenberg, Great Directors Talk

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Mon Apr 20 10:01:19 EDT 2015 Film4 sits down with great directors including Quentin Tarantino, David Cronenberg, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, James Cameron, Peter Jackson,

Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") Wit

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By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act Fri Apr 24 10:15:16 EDT 2015 Barbie revealed today that the company is honoring 6 "Sheroes" - women heroes who inspire ...

Grexit Is So 2012. Citigroup Introduces Grimbo to Crisis Lexicon

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A pedestrian passes a "Grexit" headline on a newspaper displayed at a street kiosk in Athens, Greece. Citigroup Inc. economist Ebrahim Rahbari is again trying his hand at etymology. In ...
 

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